Mom, Son Take a Stand Against Eviction

1 decade 3 years 2 months ago Thursday, June 01 2006 Jun 1, 2006 Thursday, June 01, 2006 10:43:04 AM CDT June 01, 2006 in News
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The eleven-story structure is scheduled to be demolished later this year, and Wednesday was the deadline for residents to be out of the twin tower complex across from campus. Fifty-nine-year-old Paula Fesenmeyer and her son Hans are the last remaining tenants. And the woman says they're not leaving because they have no place to go. Fesenmeyer has sued UMKC over upkeep of the towers, saying the building can't be knocked down because it is evidence in her lawsuit. UMKC gave the 600 residents notice 18 months ago that it planned to tear down the buildings to make way for student housing. The Fesenmeyers had not been served an eviction notice or a deadline to move as of Wednesday. But university lawyers say if they don't leave the building, they will take whatever action is required. About 488 of the 600 residents were students.

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