Syracuse, N.Y. - Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh has announced the Syracuse Division of Code Enforcement issued an Unfit for Human Habitation declaration on Tuesday February 28th for the common areas at Ballantyne Gardens Apartments located at 141-169 Ballantyne Road.
Because the action covers common area spaces at the 138-unit complex on Syracuse’s south side, residents are able to stay in their apartments.
Code Enforcement inspectors issued five code violations for serious issues at the four-building complex located on South Salina Street at Ballantyne Road.
Two violations relate to unsanitary conditions of trash, debris and evidence of urine and blood in stairwells and common areas at the property.
Three violations address a sewage back-up in a single building at the complex requiring repair, cleanup and sanitization.
The declaration triggers a stop rent order for public rents paid to the property owner.