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Luxury Loft Tenants Angry at Unkept Promises

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About three months ago, the St. Anne's luxury loft complex collapsed while under construction. The development has been fraught with controversy, drawing heat for a collapse of the building's fifth floor and an architectural feature on the side of the building resembling a large cross.

 

Many who live there feel they were rushed into a complex that wasn't ready to house them. Now they're saying the owners of the luxury lofts made quite a few promises they haven't kept.

Rob Tutsock lives at the St. Anne luxury lofts. He says now, there are new problems.

"They just asked us to renew and they raised my rent to $950 for a studio apartment that doesn't even have the amenities of a $500 apartment right down the road," said Tutsock.

People living here say they are paying top dollar and say they don't have nearly what they were promised they would.

"The lovely gymnasium. As you can see in here, they've got some carpet and some mirrors. I don't know how much working out I could get done in here," said Tutsock. "The planning of the building itself is pretty poor. I have a chandelier in my room and when I open my cupboard, the chandelier hits the cupboard. I had a fixture fall from the ceiling and land in my bed."

He says the list goes on.

East Lansing Development Analyst Tim Schmitt says regardless of the roof collapse, the building still wouldn't have been done before tenants moved in.

"Common areas and shared spaces don't get done until last, because they want to make sure they have the residential portion buttoned up as quick as possible," said Schmitt.

 

Tutsock says he feels like he's paying for luxuries he has yet to see and has a message to send to potential tenants.

"I honestly feel like I'm being robbed. My advice to anyone thinking about living here is don't. That's it."

 

6 News reached out to DTN, the managing company, but they referred us to the building company and said all construction problems should be dealt with by them. 

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