City of Boca Raton inspects older condos on a case-by-case basis


Our list of old Boca Raton buildings is growing, condo owners are complaining about creaks, jolts and ratings.

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Could this happen in Boca Raton? The collapse of the Champlain Sud towers now leads municipal authorities to inspect the buildings.

BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and publisher

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) – The city of Boca Raton is now taking a more aggressive approach to inspecting older buildings than Mayor Scott Singer originally indicated earlier this week following questions from BocaNewsNow.com.

While Mayor Singer first said the City would review policies, procedures and develop an action plan, the City is now responding to calls from owners of beachfront – and bayfront – condos just in case. by case. City officials inspect these buildings – many of which date from the early 1970s – as needed.

“In light of this horrific tragedy, residents told us about our building security processes and procedures,” said City of Boca Raton spokesperson Anne Marie Connolly. “Currently, City staff are proactive and respond to calls related to structural issues on a case-by-case basis. In addition, staff are working on developing certification and recertification requirements for buildings located in the city. We will continue to work diligently to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents, which is always our top priority. “

BocaNewsNow.com was the first to publish a list of aging condominiums that may be at risk, based solely on their age. This list, which we’ve updated and republished below, has led several condo owners to complain to BocaNewsNow.com that calling attention to the age of buildings will lead to a decrease in property values ​​and properties. huge ratings. Their fear: Condominium associations will embark on multi-million dollar renovation projects that will have to be paid for by condominium owners.

The owners of the Champlain Tower condos reportedly faced an appraisal of $ 100,000 – per unit – for renovations that had not started by the time the building collapsed, presumably killing at least 160. One Multi-million dollar renovation and restoration project could easily lead to appraisals in the tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars per condo unit, depending on the size of the building.

Here’s our current list of old and aging condominiums in and around Boca Raton. If you are aware of a building that we missed, please send an email to news (at) BocaNewsNow.com, or use the form below. We are starting to compile 40-year inspection reports shared by condo owners in several of these buildings.

Boca Tower Condominium at 2121 North Ocean Blvd. Built in 1972.

La Fontana at 2003 North Ocean Blvd. in Boca Raton. Built in 1981.

The Brighton at 2000 North Ocean Blvd. in Boca Raton. Built in 1979.

Ocean Reef Towers at 2066 North Ocean Blvd. in Boca Raton. Built in 1973.

Parker Highland East Condominium, at 4605 South Ocean Blvd. at Highland Beach. Built in 1981.

Condominium apartments in Boca Mar at 310 South Ocean Blvd. in Boca Raton. Built in 1972.

Beresford Condominium at 350 South Ocean Blvd. in Boca Raton. Built in 1977.

Chalfonte Condominiums at 500 South Ocean Blvd. in Boca Raton. Built in 1975.

Cloister Beach Towers at 1200 South Ocean Blvd. in Boca Raton. Built in 1966.

The Addison’s on the Ocean at 1400 South Ocean Blvd. in Boca Raton. Built in 1985.

Stratford Arms at 2600 South Ocean Blvd. in Boca Raton. Built in 1974.

Pointe Sud, 1401 South Federal Highway in Boca Raton. Built in 1975.

Ocean Towers, 2800 South Ocean Blvd. in Boca Raton. Built in 1972.

Porta Bella Yacht and Tennis Club, 859 and 899 Jeffrey Street in Boca Raton. Built in 1975.

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