Apparent asbestos forces dozens to move out of Denver apartments

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DENVER -- College students who live at the Overlook Apartments, at 14th and Irving Streets, said proximity to a light rail station is what makes the complex most attractive to them -- it's that much easier to get to campus downtown.

Some same college students have been forced to look for new housing after, they said, the landlord and public health officials told them there was asbestos in two of the towers.

Two students said when there were informed, they were also told they only had hours to take away non-tainted, personal items before the building would be sealed off to residents.

In the meantime, Overlook Apartments has paid for hotel vouchers and given residents per diem.

Though, with mid-terms on the horizon, students said the timing could not be worse.

A phone call and e-mail sent to the Overlook Apartment's Property Management were not returned.


  • profeah024

    You forgot to add the us residents did get hotel but only till the 16th and they also terminated our lease kicked us out and ruined all our belongings…

  • profeah024

    They also kicked us out and terminated our lease also destroyed every piece of furniture and clothing after telling us thing weren’t that bad we would be back in a worst case 3 weeks it’s been a month…they exposed us to asbestos and didn’t even test for it when they ripped the old carpet at the end of January and started to grind down the hallways filling apartments with all kinda of dust February 10th kicked us out the 16th…I feel wronged big time…

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