Flood-Stricken Plaza Towers Residents Allowed to Return at 3pm

Posted at 11:54 AM, May 08, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. –  About 1,000 Plaza Towers residents will be allowed back in their homes Wednesday after being forced from their homes following West Michigan’s Flood of 2013.

According to a letter sent to residents, Plaza Towers management said residents may return to their condominiums and apartments at 3pm.

“The city has granted us temporary occupancy which means that we can reopen and operate while we are under construction.  There should be no interruptions in this occupancy permit,” states the letter.

“We have obtained alternative parking in the Louis Campau parking ramp for all apartment residents. Please see one of our management team members to get your parking card for this lot. Residents may park there as soon as they come back,” management said.

The basement is still not open and residents will face more obstacles when they return because only one elevator is working in the apartments.

The letter went on to say, “We appreciate all the patience and understanding that all the residents of the Plaza Towers community displayed during this difficult situation. We are happy to be welcoming you back.”

At one point there were seven feet of standing water in the building’s parking  garage, which forced power to be shut down in the tower along the Grand River.