Wednesday's condemnation of the Quality Inn on Pleasant Valley Boulevard is based on 12 violations that involve plumbing, structural and electrical issues, according to the Altoona Department of Code Enforcement.
Among corrective orders listed by the city codes office in a report released Friday are replacing foundation piers "where missing, rotted, sunken, leaning or collapsed"; repairing the roof where it leaks; provide for extermination of pests; and repairing leaking drain, water supply lines and faucets.
The motel was given a July 5 deadline to comply.
"Apparently, there are serious health issues and structural issues that must be addressed," Mayor Bill Schirf said. "Our codes department is to be commended for taking quick action on this."
The department received several complaints about the facility on Tuesday.
Schirf said he saw pictures of areas of concern to code officers.
"I really saw problems," he said. "Pictures speak a thousand words."
A paper flyer taped to the lobby door of the motel on Friday stated: "Due to major breakdown we are closed! Sorry for any inconvenience caused to our valued customers. We will be opening soon. Thank you."
Also taped to the lobby door was a permit for plumbing work.
Property owner Mantiff Altoona Hospitality of Wayne, N.J., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.
Mirror Staff Writer William Kibler is at 949-7038.