You will get many answers including suggestions for different antennas.
This link to RF Safety articles and calculators will help you design your antenna so it does not subject the neighbors to RF levels over the limit.http://www.arrl.org/rf-exposure
The antenna run right along the apartments is a recipe for excessive RF exposure on the higher bands and RFI. I suggest placing the antenna away from the apartments. A screwdriver antenna in the yard would be good and a Tarheel 100A with a 6' whip is only 10' tall and covers 80-10 meters (I have a Tarheel 200A in the yard). My antenna is mounted like the one shown in the third photo; a length of 4" x 4" hollow plastic fence post is slipped over it and a bird house is mounted on the post. http://www.tarheelantennas.com/base_installation_photoshttp://www.tarheelantennas.com/mobile_antennas
Given the two radios you mention the Icom would be my choice. The FT-817 is only 5 watts and while you will make contacts it will be some work. On the other hand with 5 watts any concerns about RFI and RF exposure go away. In that case run the antenna wire around the apartment and make it 65' or longer.