Saturday, July 30, 2011

River City Residents Sue Water District Over 2010 Storm

You might remember a story back in 2010 about a massive amount of rain flooding the basement at the River City condominiums. Well according to Crain's, these residents are suing:

A year after a massive storm crippled their curvy South Loop home, River City condo owners are striking back with a lawsuit against the agency that's supposed to prevent flooding.

During a two-day storm that dumped as much as 7½ inches on the area in July 2010, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago carelessly failed to open up the locks connecting the Chicago River to Lake Michigan, causing the river to overflow its banks and flood River City, 800 S. Wells St., according to a lawsuit filed by the condominium association for the 448-unit building.
(Hat tip: AS!)


Anonymous said...

It's nice and all that RC is FINALLY suing, but they have the biggest morons for lawyers.

I also doubt residents are going to see any of that money in their pockets despite paying a special assessment, half of which was for the flood damage.

On top of having to pay the regular assessment during the 3 weeks WE WEREN'T ABLE TO LIVE THERE.

Anonymous said...

That building's a lemon: they should tear it down and put the flippin train tracks back (with a station fronting Harrison - again).