This article is 2 years old. It was published on December 6, 2019.
Today, the City of St. Louis filed a petition in the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court to enjoin a public nuisance against SM-T.E.H. Realty 3, LLC, the owner of the Southwest Crossing Apartments complex in south St. Louis. For several years, SM-T.E.H. Realty 3, LLC has maintained and continues to maintain a nuisance property at this location, which poses a threat to the public safety and welfare of the residents of the City. The City has cited SM-T.E.H. Realty 3, LLC for 68 property code violations, which remain unabated, and has condemned 14 units for failure to secure certificates of inspections as required by City code. SM-T.E.H. Realty 3, LLC has also failed to maintain a refuse provider as required by City code and failed to maintain a management company capable of managing a complex of this size. For these reasons and more, the City is now asking the Court to intervene and order SM-T.E.H. Realty 3, LLC to take corrective action or order the property be sold. The City stands ready, willing and able to help facilitate any potential sale of the property to a responsible owner and will continue to cite SM-T.E.H. Realty 3, LLC for any additional violations in the interim.
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