Miami tenants return home to Civic Towers after substantial renovation
After two years of renovations tenants at Civic Towers are happy to be back home near the Miami Medical District.
Civic Towers, an affordable housing development in Miami composed of two buildings, one with apartments for 195 families, and a 150-unit for seniors, was undergoing a much-needed renovation when Hurricane Irma caused major damage to both buildings in September of 2017.
Redwood Housing Partners had purchased Civic Towers in February, 2017 and started renovation work in March. When Hurricane Irma hit Miami in September, Civic Towers was vulnerable to the storm. Water intrusion required the substantial rehab to start over.
The City of Miami deemed the buildings damaged to the point that not only the units being worked-on, but all the apartments were uninhabitable. All residents needed to be relocated at once. The owners secured hotel rooms and available apartments, in addition to providing storage facilities for resident belongings.
A new set of permits, strategies and workflow was set in place and the renovation work started over. In December of 2018 residents began to return and a grand-opening ceremony was held in April of 2019. Residents now have a home they can be proud of.
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