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Hallandale Beach condo makes immediate repairs after city posted safety notice

Had repairs not been made on time, 370 residential units would have been evacuated

A Hallandale Beach condo building underwent important repairs in order to avoid a forced evacuation of hundreds of residents.

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – A Hallandale Beach condo building underwent important repairs in order to avoid a forced evacuation of hundreds of residents.

City officials said an engineer’s report from June for the Olympus Towers and Marina found numerous issues, such as spalled concrete and exposed rebar.

Hallandale Beach condo deemed unsafe

On Friday, officials posted a Building Safety Advisory Notice, giving the building a 48-hour deadline to complete the repairs.

According to the city, the building retained a professional engineer, hired a contractor and ordered necessary materials, and precautionary work began Saturday morning.

Had the work not been completed by Sunday at 1 p.m., residents would have had to leave.

The evacuation order would’ve affected all 370 units in the building.


About the Author:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.