Thursday, September 20, 2012
set for Essex Court Apartments and a nearby apartment building – two Major
eyesores along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive & i-20
Mayor Kasim Reed
Councilmember C.T. Martin
Police Chief George Turner
C. J. Davis
Solicitor Raines Carter
Drive Merchants Association President Dr. Steve Lee
Demolition of major derelict apartment complex
9 a.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2012
Located in the back of 1999 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (press
– After being cited many times for code violations dating back to 2003, a
major derelict property along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive will be demolished on
in 1961, Essex Court Apartments are located at 1991 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Drive and have been a public
nuisance for years. Another property set for demolition is located at 1999
Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
press conference is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 13 prior to the
on-site demolition in the back parking lot of 1999 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
in view of Essex Court Apartments and I-20.
City of Atlanta has placed a new emphasis on code enforcement, with a specific
emphasis on targeting vacant, blighted properties.
demolition is being paid for by the new owner of the properties to make way for
a new development.