Leland Point’s Size Obstacle For Roach Control

BALDWIN (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department says the problems at the Leland Point housing complex in Baldwin Borough have a lot to do with its size.

It is the largest complex of its kind in the state with more than 1,000 units.

“We’ve had as many as 32 complaints in recent years, mainly dealing with housekeeping, issues such as overflowing dumpsters,” a representative of the health department said.

The Allegheny Health Department has routine bi-weekly inspections. The management company appears to be cooperating; however, the sheer size of the place makes roach control daunting.

“We’ve pinpointed one apartment that has evidence of a roach infestation, but there could be others and that’s what we’re going to do to check things out tomorrow,” the ACHD representative said.

Last summer District Attorney Steve Zappala visiting the apartment complex himself found what he described as safety concerns.

Since then, Greystar Management is now in full compliance regarding emergency lighting, fire alarms and other cited safety problems, according to the district attorney’s office.

Baldwin Borough Police Chief Michael Scott says Leland Point has been on their radar for health and safety issues since 2009.

“Namely windows that are broken or missing, doors that are missing or are inoperable,” Scott said.

Currently, updates with Judge David Cashman are scheduled every 30 days.

“Things that need repaired or replaced and what the time frame the management company has up there for doing that,” Scott said.

Greystar Management had no comment. The next status conference with Judge Cashman is set for early next month.

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One Comment

  1. Dan Taylor says:

    it’s both .. who places the tennants there in the first place .. who screens does the checks ups and follow ups on references if any ..who addresses problems that occur or do nothing about them .. the Responsilbity To Manage ANY place .. Rest .. With .. THE MANAGEMENT COMPANY …come on ya jackwagon this is not rocket science here..

  2. KAREN says:

    I lived there for 2 years and the place went downhill. You can’t blame the landlord, when the tenants are trashing the place! My neighbors were freaking filthy and ignorant! A freaking cats litterbox is cleaner than most of those tenants apartments! When humans get everything handed to them, humans tend to be ungrateful!

  3. Eazytime says:

    Commonn sense tells you that a 3rd or 4th generation welfare person, used to handouts , free food stamps, free medical & whatever else freebies they can con out of food banks so they have money for drugs have no respect for themselves, any property or even other human beings. Solution to this problem, move them all out, burn the place to the ground, build a park over it. Baldwin Twp would be better off. So sorry to the 6 police officers who would get laid off for lack of work when that cesspool is gone.

    1. sharon says:

      Becareful when talking about closing it because those poeple might move into your neighborhood. That is what happened when they closed Arlingotn Heights and St. Clair villages.

  4. greg says:

    Not everyone who lives here receives any kind of welfare. Some of us work 50 hours a week and do not use drugs. The new management compnay is working hard to make things better for all tenants here. Criminal background checks are being done, and many people are being evicted. While this neighborhood is far from safe you are fooling yourself if you beleive anywhere is completely safe.

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