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7:00 PM, September 1, 2021
The primary concern of the Town of Bay Harbor Islands is the safety of its residents. As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure the structural integrity of all buildings in the Town, we initiated a mandatory inspection of all buildings of a certain age and size. These inspections are being conducted by a third-party, professional engineering company at no cost to the structure owners. Earlier today, we received an inspection report on a multi-story residential apartment building located at 1080 93rd Street. The report indicated significant structural defects, and as a result the structure has been declared as unsafe by the Town of Bay Harbor Islands’ Chief Building Official. Due to this designation, the residents of the building's 24 occupied units have been ordered to immediately evacuate. The Town of Bay Harbor Islands is working closely with the building’s management company, the building’s court ordered receiver, and several charitable organizations to provide support to displaced residents and their pets.
The building is 56 years old, and has been repeatedly cited by the Town of Bay Harbor Islands, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and Miami-Dade’s elevator safety section for numerous violations. Unfortunately, neither the property owner nor subsequent receiver have rectified the structure’s issues, and today’s notification by the independent engineer of a safety issue necessitates the evacuation of the building.
All questions regarding the evacuation should be addressed to the property manager Erick Pamblanco (“CK”) at 904-505-4461, the recently appointed court-ordered receiver at 305-321-5988 or to the Bay Harbor Islands Town Manager, Maria Lasday, at 305-866-6241. Media requests, please email email@example.com.