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.