Hundreds of tenants displaced from their North Miami abodes last week after the roof on the Gold King Apartments collapsed won’t be returning home just yet.
Contractors have been working for days to fix up the decades-old property since its roof caved the day after Christmas under a heavy rain, apparently while repairs were underway. But city officials said Tuesday evening that continuing issues with the building’s air conditioning and elevators, among other unresolved problems, were keeping the city’s building inspector from giving the go-ahead for tenants to come back New Year’s Eve.
“Maybe Thursday they’ll conduct another inspection,” said Police Maj. Neal Cuevas, a city spokesman.
Regardless, Cuevas said there are a dozen units that were severely damaged and won’t be inhabitable for weeks.