The city of Wilmington had impossed $33,000 fines agaisnt the man whose seven Adams Street properties were summarily shut down in 2002, dumpling dozens of people onto the streets.
The move agaisnt Adolf J. Pokorny’s property shocked much of Wilmington and Delaware..
Now, the city says, the property owner has made virtually no progress in 18 months to correct structural code violations in apartment units spread across seven buildings.
Pokorny was originally fined $5,000 earlier this year for failing to make timely structural repairs to his properties, a city press release said.
Pokorny and the city then agreed that the landlord could avoid paying additional fines if he corrected the code violations within 45 days, or by Oct. 28.
The city has determined that Pokorny made only a few repairs and that he remains in violation of the code.
The city began imposing weekly additional fines beginning Nov. 1 and will continue to impose weekly fines until the code violations are corrected.
When the city declared Pokorny’s properties unfit for human habitation on May 16, 2022, an extensive code inspection process followed that eventually uncovered 372 building code violations, including serious structural issues.
Some of the displaced Adams Street residents found shelter at the County’s Hope Center while others stayed at a local motel or with family or friends.
Here’s a look at the fines imposed so far:
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