Florida apartment in North Miami evacuated after report says it’s structurally unsafe

An apartment building in Florida was evacuated after it was deemed structurally unsafe on Tuesday afternoon, according to CNN.

Residents at Bayview 60 Homes — located on 3800 Northeast 168th Street in North Miami — were forced out of the building after the owner called for the city to take action following a recent inspection.

The property owner hired Bronislaus P. Taurinski Structural Engineers for the inspection and a report came citing a deflection in the elevation of the “building’s floor slabs.”

Built in 1972, the apartment building was undergoing repairs since July 2021 to prepare for its 50-year recertification inspection, according to NBC6.

On Monday, Residents were told they had to leave the apartment. They were able to return to the property for their belongings on Tuesday morning.

Men are seen moving furniture from the Bayview 60 Homes apartment building on April 5, 2022, in North Miami Beach, Fla.
Men are seen moving furniture from the Bayview 60 Homes apartment building on April 5, 2022, in North Miami Beach, Fla.
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The Surfside condo tower that collapsed on June 24, 2021, when inspections discovered the building was damaged.
The Surfside condo tower that collapsed on June 24, 2021, when inspections discovered the building was damaged.
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The move follows the evacuation of another North Miami apartment building. Crestview Towers evacuated more than 300 of its residents in July 2021. A report showed the building was “structurally and electrically” unsafe.

Bayview sits just three miles north of Champlain Towers South, a 12-story condominium that partially collapsed in June 2021 in Surfside, Fla.

The collapse killed 98 people and inspections discovered the building was destabilized and in many violations of living situations.

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