The real estate company that owns Perrywood Gardens recently gave a tour of the eight-building apartment complex to local officials, outlining a $500,000 improvement program.
Tryko purchased the 41-year-old complex in March aware of the "adverse conditions" at the property, according to a news release Wednesday.
Many improvements have already been made, while others—including the evaluation of water pipes and the presence of bats on the property—are underway.
The improvements, according to the release, include:
- Nine new roofs, vinyl siding, replacing air conditioners and evaluating the HVAC and mechanical systems
- Post office boxes were moved to an indoor location
- Pest-control measures were taken in two units
- Landscaping was used to improve grading for drainage and runoff
- Lighting improvements were made for safety and energy efficiency
An evaluation of underground utilities is also underway, the release said.
Mark Gold, Tryko’s vice president of operations, said in a release: “While Tryko was fully aware of certain conditions when we purchased Perrywood Gardens, several others have come to the forefront. We remain committed to the repositioning of this well-located property, adding value and improving the lifestyle for residents."
The tour included representatives for the Harford County Council and the offices of Sen. Nancy Jacobs and Del. Glen Glass, as well as religious and community leaders, the release stated.
Larry Carmichael, chairman of the Bush River Community Council, said: "We are encouraged that Tryko Partners has purchased the Perrywood Gardens Apartments and have committed to improve the quality of life at the complex. We have met with the Tryko team and look forward to working with them cooperatively to work toward realizing this apartment community’s full potential."
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