City has not asked residents at Flats at Mixson to move out

Published: May. 3, 2016 at 10:13 PM EDT|Updated: May. 3, 2016 at 10:14 PM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Officials for the City of North Charleston say they have not asked residents at a North Charleston apartment complex to leave.

Residents at Flats at Mixson say they received letters telling them that they must move out by the end of the month.

On Tuesday, city officials said they have not asked for the residents to move in a certain time frame.

They did ask the property owner to make a plan to relocate those residents, and that is why residents got a letter from the property saying they must leave by May 31.

The problem is structural damage to the buildings in the complex.

The engineer of the complex sent a letter to the city in March stating the property had prolonged water damaged.

The engineer also said the buildings had some design problems and were not safe for people to live in long term.

Right now there is not an immediate danger to the buildings.

The City's Public Safety and Housing Board will meet on May 23 to decide the next step for the buildings, whether it be repair or demolition.

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