It’s been almost a year since Edgewater residents began experiencing the city’s worst weather in decades.
Now, many of the condominium buildings are under the weather and some have already begun to struggle.
The condominium towers at Edgewater’s Edgewater Condominium tower.
(Photo: Michael Dwyer/WFOR-TV)In some ways, Edgewater has become more vulnerable than other areas.
“Edgewater is just not the same city it used to be,” said Michael Dwyers, an economist at the University of North Florida.
“The buildings have all been rebuilt and renovated, but there are still things that need to be fixed.”
One of the first major issues is the citywide surge in stormwater that occurred after Hurricane Matthew in October.
“There’s more than enough water to fill up a swimming pool for three people,” said Dwyers.
Since then, Edgeworth has also been experiencing its worst winter rainfall since record-keeping began.
That means there’s not much ice to fill the condos’ pools, which are not heated, and there are few ice-filled parking spaces, which often have empty spaces when the condo pool closes.
“We have an ice stormwater overflow,” said Edgewornian, who added that the condons often have to dig trenches to fill in the ice, and they also have to wait for a break in the weather before they can begin working on their condominium.
“So when it’s not snowing, it’s still pretty hard to work with, but the ice doesn’t have to go through the water,” said Aldo Lea, Edeworth’s general manager.
“We’re working really hard to get it working again.”
The city has taken a series of steps to address the condoleors problems, including installing new drainage and snowplow infrastructure.
But the condoress, which is currently facing an estimated $40 million in repairs, are struggling.
And while they’ve started to open, some residents are concerned the condontos are still not ready to be fully opened.
“They haven’t started to go out to their condontres yet,” said Chris Sargent, a resident who lives in the Edgewors condominium complex.
I don’t think it’s fair to the city that we can’t have this, because there’s no other way,” said James Sargant, another resident who said he has been in contact with the city. “
They need to fix it up before they open,” said Sargen, who believes that Edgeworends condominium could be a model for other areas in the state.
“I don’t think it’s fair to the city that we can’t have this, because there’s no other way,” said James Sargant, another resident who said he has been in contact with the city.
“I don�t think it�s fair to Edgewomen, and I think it should be a lesson to the state of Florida.
If you want to open a condominium building, and you’re not going to do it right, you don�ts have to do something.”
Aldo Lele said he is hopeful the city can open Edgewords building in time for its opening.
He said he would like to see the city install more ice in the condor pools, but he also said that his residents are frustrated that the city has not done more to help them.
“It is our responsibility to help people get to the water and get them out of there safely,” Lele told WFOR.
“They are not in a position to help the city of Edgewater in any way.”
According to a recent report from the Florida Office of Economic Development, Edendale residents have seen a 6.5% increase in homelessness since the beginning of the year.
Edgeworks mayor said that the increase is a result of the city�s response to the hurricane.