According to a report by CNN, the owners of the Champlain Towers South that collapsed in Florida were facing assessments worth $15 million as part of the repairs. The payments was set to start this Thursday, one week after the building collapsed. The disaster resulted in 11 confirmed deaths and the search-and-rescue crews are still digging through the rubble.
The Champlain Towers South condo association approved the assessment in April. It was planned to complete the repairs according to the county’s 40-year certification process, stated a document by CNN. The document states that the organization had already begun the assessment process 2 years after an engineering consultant discovered “major structural damage” in 2018. The engineer’s findings were released in documents by the town of Surfside in Florida.
The document that was sent to residents of the building explained the cost of the assessment, saying it would range from $80,190 to $336,135 depending on the size of the condo, CNN reported. It included fixing some issues that the engineering discovered in his 2018 report such as new pavers and planter landscape.