KISSIMMEE – After weeks of repairs,
evacuated tenants can now move back home to their Kissimmee
spokesperson Chris Brumbaugh said in a statement Wednesday
that temporary repairs have been completed at two buildings
under Images Condominium Association. He clarified that all
buildings are now open for occupancy.
The news comes after four buildings in the complex just off
West Osceola Parkway were deemed unsafe by the county
earlier this month. Records revealed at least seven other
buildings needed repairs.
Photos revealed cracks in the infrastructure, cracked floors
and significantly rotted wood framing. Residents also told
News 6 walkways seemed unsafe.
Crews jump-started repairs, but construction was delayed
after Osceola County officials issued a stop-work order due
to permitting issues. A contractor with the county started
on repairs, but officials overseeing the work said the
contractor did not pull permits. The stop-work order was
lifted once the contractor’s plans were approved.
Additional building deemed unsafe at Kissimmee condo
“Staff will monitor
the buildings and shoring condition monthly, and will also
ensure the permanent repairs will be permitted and
complete,” Brumbaugh said.