Heights residents fuming over construction

November 17, 2009 2:14:41 PM PST
People in the Heights say a never-ending construction project is threatening their property values and their safety. Construction on three properties on Rutland near 22nd Street started three and half years ago. As the delays grew, so did the weeds and piles of debris.

Homeless people took shelter in the buildings during Hurricane Ike. That worried parents, whose children played nearby.

At one point, they gathered signatures to take to city hall.

"In less than half a day, I had 18 signatures and emails and people ready to go because everyone was disgusted with the whole situation," said resident Doris Murdock.

City officials say there's not much they can do because there's no maximum time limit to construct a new home. The city has issued citations to force the builder to clean up the trash.

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