City Gives Residents In 36-Unit Condo The Boot As Rotting Wood Threatens Collapse Of 6-Year Old Structure; Suit Against Developer, Others Pending
In Bradenton, Florida, the Bradenton Herald reports:
- They received their packing papers Friday night. And all day Saturday, U-Haul trailers and cars packed with personal items began trailing out of Mainstreet at Bradenton Condominiums, 210 Third St. W., after the city of Bradenton sent a letter to all 36 units, stating the 6-year-old condo was considered unsafe.
- The primary issue: the two stairwells situated on opposite sides of the building. In many areas, stucco has been cut away to reveal rotting wood. One stairwell is completely closed off. “We’ve got to believe other parts of the structure are suffering the same damage,” said Darren Inverso, an attorney representing the condo association in a lawsuit that began two years ago against developers, subcontractors and engineers. “We’re not exactly sure what the cause of the water damage is, but we know we have dry rot, which is resulting in a partial collapse of the structure.”
For more, see Bradenton tells condo residents to move out.