Property owner expected to make repairs for residents Wednesday

One landlord is in hot water after residents filed complaints on the building's deteriorating conditions.

As we reported, a judge ruled the landowner of the complex at 219 W. Overland Drive had to make several repairs by today.

The complaints from residents included holes in the ceilings, inadequate heating and even a bug infestation.

But that's not it. A staff attorney at Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid said when city code inspectors walked through the building, they found more violations that went beyond those complaints.

Therefore, Don Luciano, has approximately until the end of this month to bring the building up to the city's code. If not, he could face jail time.

“These are different proceedings and the judge was enforcing her December order which is separate and independent from the city’s code enforcement,” said Cassandra McCrae, staff attorney. “It would be out of hope that Mr. Luciano, rather than vacating the building, would respond to the City’s correction letter by investing in his property and bringing it up to code so people can continue to call it home.”

KFOX14 did reach out to Luciano, but he did not respond to any of the calls.

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