FLORIDA – Hope turns to desperation at Orange’s Tymber Skan enclave

Orlando Sentinel:  Hope turns to desperation at Orange’s Tymber Skan enclave
June 14, 2014
By David Damron

They called it Tymber Skan on the Lake, evoking a familiar picture-postcard Florida setting when it opened in the early 1970s on Lake Catherine. When Chuck Hankins’ mom moved there in 1979, her neighbors were snowbirds, retirees and working-class folks. But today, Tymber Skan conjures a different image: one of desperation, hardship and neglect.

What happened?

“Every social ill of the last 50 years has come home to roost in Tymber Skan,” said Robert Spivey, Orange County’s code-enforcement chief. Hurricanes. Crime. The Great Recession. Chronic unemployment. They all combined to wreak havoc on the Orange County condominium community that today is littered with broken and boarded-up windows, bashed-in doors and other units that have become playpens for vandals.  Read more:

Posted on June 14, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on FLORIDA – Hope turns to desperation at Orange’s Tymber Skan enclave.

Comments are closed.