FLORIDA – Work stoppage leaves condo residents with holes in their building
Pompano Beach – Missing and rusted window screws, mismatched doors and holes in their building are some of the problems that have the residents of the 27-story Renaissance 1 condominium angry and anxious. Work stopped June 6 on a concrete restoration project for the building because the engineer left the project. “We cannot allow the job to go forward,” said Sandra King, public communications director for Pompano Beach. When a new engineer [with] approved plans comes in, work can begin again, King added. Until then, the residents of Renaissance I, 1360 S. Ocean Blvd., will be left with holes in their building and hurricane windows improperly installed. A stucco project running the vertical length of the building has also received criticism. Orange markings are sprayed at equal points up and down. “It looks so unprofessional,” said one resident.
To fix the windows, which were not installed properly and could be vulnerable to hurricane force winds, the residents have been asked to pay about $3,500 each. But after paying $2,000 last year for improvements that were later found to be done incorrectly, some residents are demanding the plans for the windows in writing. “What are we paying for if there’s nothing on record?” asked resident Joseph Longobardo. “There’s nothing to say what you’re getting . . . it’s like throwing money at the ocean. Read more: