Almost two months after flooding left residents at a Lisle apartment complex homeless, they will be able to return to their homes next weekend, officials announced Friday.
Starting at 8 a.m. on June 15, residents of the Towers at Four Lakes complex will be able to move back in now that flood cleanup has been completed, water and life safety systems restored, and temporary fixes made to the buildings' electrical system, according to a news release from Marquette Management, the Naperville-based property management company that operates the apartment complex.
Marquette staff and student volunteers from Montini High School in Lombard will be helping residents move in next Saturday. Mayor Joe Broda will also be welcoming residents back, officials said.
Residents of some 450 apartments have had to seek temporary housing arrangements as a result of the floods on April 17 and 18. About 3.5 million gallons of water flooded the lobbies and basement levels of the two towers and a below grade parking structure. It knocked out both buildings' mechanical systems and electrical system.
A switch gear in the electrical system was destroyed and still needs replacement, but officials from ComEd were able to come up with a temporary fix that would allow residents to return to their homes, officials said.
None of the apartments were damaged during the floods. Many residents have stayed at area hotels, other Marquette-managed apartments and a church shelter.
Residents will get a rebate for rent, utilities and pet and parking fees from April 18 through June 30, Marquette officials said.