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55 families displaced after Miami area condo deemed unsafe

Florida Daily Life
The skyline of downtown Miami is seen, Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

55 families were forced to vacate a North Miami Beach condo building after it was determined to be structurally unsound by an engineering inspector.

The five story Bayview 60 Homes at 3800 Northeast 168th Street is due for its 50 year recertification and the owners of the building were carrying out repairs while the inspection was being conducted.

The engineering firm submitted their findings on April 1 and notified the city that the building was unsound.

North Miami Beach building officials then ordered the building to be vacated.

Residents displaced by the evacuation order will receive relocation assistance from the city and will later be allowed back in to claim larger pieces of property such as furniture.

In 2021, North Miami Beach ordered residents of the 156 unit Crestview Towers building to evacuate because of structural issues.

To date, the building remains uninhabitable.

Building owners and municipalities are taking a harder look at the structural integrity of South Florida condos ever since the Champlain Towers collapse in nearby Surfside claimed the lives of 98 people in June of 2021.

Governor Ron DeSantis may call a special session of the Florida Legislature in order to pass new laws affecting condo safety.