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Permits issued for repairs at Circle University City apartments

Mecklenburg County code enforcement issued 14 building permits this week for planned repairs to floors at the Circle University City apartments.
Mecklenburg County code enforcement issued 14 building permits this week for planned repairs to floors at the Circle University City apartments. mhames@charlotteobserver.com

Mecklenburg County code enforcement issued 14 building permits this week for planned repairs to floors at the Circle University City apartments.

Charlotte-based developer Crescent Communities last month moved residents out of the 187-unit student housing complex across from UNC Charlotte’s main entrance after finding apparent defects with floor trusses used in the construction.

The permits issued involve about 40 units at the complex. Engineer drawings indicate that contractors will repair connections that hold together the wood that forms the floor trusses.

Code enforcement officials were not available for comment on Friday.

The floor issues at Circle University first came to light in January, when two students told the Niner Times student newspaper that part of their ceiling caved in during a party in the room above.

No one was hurt, and a Crescent spokeswoman said damage was cosmetic. County inspection records show that Crescent requested an inspection in February after structural damage to the floor system was found in units 302 and 402.

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