Kenyon Place Sprinkler Malfunction

Kenyon Place Sprinkler Malfunction

Just when we thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse, yesterday a sprinkler pipe in the Kenyon Place attic malfunctioned, causing significant damage to the Kenyon Place independent living apartment building. While three apartments (306, 206 and 106) suffered the most damage, the entire Kenyon Place building experienced various levels of water damage. We spent the majority of the day yesterday relocating all Kenyon Place residents to either their family members, another apartment on the Friendship Haven campus, or the Brookstone Inn in Fort Dodge.

Today our focus has been on learning more about the damage and a timeline for cleanup and repairs. ServePro is on site, and will be for the next several days, to completely dry out the building. We have partnered with Jensen Builders for the rebuilding, and they were on campus to give us their assessment. 

After consulting with ServePro and Jensen Builders, we now anticipate the earliest the residents will safely be able to return to Kenyon Place will be mid-October. If residents are able to stay with friends or family during this time, we are encouraging them to do so. If that isn’t an option, we are working on making rooms in River Ridge Apartments available for as many of the displaced residents as possible.

Rollie Peterson, Vice President of Residential Life (573-6729), will be having individual conversations this afternoon with residents to let them know the options and see what works best for them so we can develop a long-term plan.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Posted on August 26, 2020
Filed Under: Around Campus, Blog, General