Holmes Beach officials deemed a vacation rental building structurally unsafe on Friday, leading to the voluntary evacuation of several vacationers who were staying in the fourplex.
Mayor Judy Titsworth said the tourists were relocated to other properties by their vacation rental companies. She said the concern was mostly focused on the building’s balconies.
“One of the tenants called code enforcement and told them he was concerned about the safety of the building,” she said. “It did appear to be unsafe. Cracks were showing up on the balconies. We notified the management companies, so they voluntarily relocated everybody to other properties.”
The has led to concerns over the structural integrity of other buildings across Florida.
Titsworth said Holmes Beach plans to review its options for a local ordinance, following the