Following explosion, Dunwoody apartment complex gives residents one month to relocate


Following an explosion that left four injured and damaged 40 to 50 homes, an apartment complex in Dunwoody is demanding that all residents move out.

Dunwoody Police and fire crews responded to reports of an explosion at Arrive Apartments at 2000 Asbury Square just before 1:30 p.m. on September 12. On the day of the explosion, Atlanta Gas Company received a call from someone at the apartment complex who said they smelled like gas.

In the days following the explosion, an inspection revealed two separate leaks in the apartment complex and Atlanta Gas Light suspended natural gas service to the complex until further notice. On September 17, Arrive Apartments sent a letter to all residents, telling them to leave by October 31.

“In order to fully inspect the infrastructure serving our community, it has become evident that we will not be able to quickly return gas service to our residents,” read the letter, which Reporter Newspapers obtained through a request for open files. “We unfortunately cannot commit to a reasonable timeframe to restore hot water, heating or functional gas stoves and without a clear date for this return of gas service, we believe the prudent step is to start. leave the property. “

According to the letter, Arrive will not charge rent to residents until their move date. Arrive will be offering hotel rooms to displaced residents until September 30.

Arrive did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

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