Hartville condo developers settle Fair Housing complaint

June 16, 2016
A Hartville, Ohio, developer and Minerva architect have agreed to pay $160,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the Fair Housing Act related to the design and construction of two condominium complexes in Hartville, according to the Justice Department.
     Hartville-based developer Dean Windham and architect Milton Studer of Minerva reached the settlement with the Justice Department. The lawsuit accused Studer and Windham of building two neighboring condo complexes "with a variety of features that made them inaccessible to persons with disabilities," according to a news release issued Thursday by the Justice Department.
     Both complexes are on Laurencrest Street SW. The defendants have denied the allegations in the complaint, according to the consent order filed in U.S. District Court in Akron. Judge John R. Adams was assigned to the case.