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After cars get damaged, Hallandale Beach considers tightening requirements for demolitions

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – After a demolition damaged several cars in Hallandale Beach, officials moved quickly to try to prevent that from happening again.

During a Wednesday night online commission meeting, Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy F. Cooper told commissioners the situation at 1928 S. Ocean Dr. was concerning.

“We have a lot of demolitions going on throughout the city,” Cooper said.

In response, commissioners voted unanimously to direct staff to review the city’s demolition requirements. Once the permit is issued it’s tougher for the city to enforce new requirements., so officials are aiming to do so before.

Cars outside Hallandale Beach apartment building damaged by debris from neighboring demolition site

Cooper said there is a need to do so because the company that worked on the problematic demolition was operating within the perimeters of what is allowed.

Florida Demolition Inc., or FDI, was the contractor. Cooper said on Wednesday that the new developer was committed to cleaning things up.

Meanwhile, residents at the Taromina Apartments were still waiting to get their cars fixed on Thursday afternoon. One car has a crack on the windshield. Other cars have what appears to be cement, which could eat at the finish of the paint.

FDI did not respond to Local 10 News’ requests for comment.

About the Author:

Jeff Weinsier joined Local 10 News in September 1994. He is currently an investigative reporter for Local 10. He is also responsible for the very popular Dirty Dining segments.