HALLANDALE BEACH — Some residents of a Hallandale Beach condominium remain worried despite structural repairs over the weekend that averted the evacuation of their building.
Structural repairs at the Olympus Condominums in Hallandale Beach made it safe for now, according to the city.
president of the Olympus board of directors, declined to
comment Monday but blasted what he referred to as “a few
concerned unit owners” in an email to owners and residents
Saturday. He said the work cost the condominium $100,000,
which he says would cost each unit owner $92. “STOP
AND REFLECT ON THAT,” he said.
Hallandale Beach officials said they received and reviewed an engineer’s report for the Olympus Towers Building B that was dated June 23, 2021, one day before the condo collapse in Surfside. They said they’ve had “numerous concerns from the building’s residents regarding the report and condition of the building.”
Cathie Schanz, the head of Hallandale Beach’s parks and recreation department, said in an email Saturday that the city received pictures from the condo association of the repairs and that the engineer completed the inspection and submitted a certification report.
Officials said the biggest concerns were exposed rebar in the parking garage and corroded steel beams and pipe support for the cooling tower.
The city said Sunday that “mandatory evacuation is no longer necessary” at the Olympus Towers Condominium and Marina but that it must continue to make repairs.
Some unspecified repairs are still required by the building owner, “without delay,” according to the city, but no hard deadline was provided in Sunday’s letter.