The Friday-night evacuation of a couple from their home in
the Village of Alhambra after the discovery of a sinkhole is stirring concerns
among already-rattled residents.
An orange notice has been posted at the home at 1613 Duran
Drive, informing the public that the house is “unsafe and its use or occupancy
has been prohibited.”
This latest depression has formed during a long painful period of coping with
Village of Alhambra residents remain upset about the lack of progress at a home
damaged by a sinkhole in 2017 during Hurricane Irma. The home at 2536 Botello
Ave. in the Village of Alhambra has been purchased by the same company that
purchased two homes damaged by sinkholes in February 2018 in the Village of
“I would not want something like that in my neighborhood,” said Community
Development District 2 Supervisor Bill Schikora, of the damaged home on Lago De
Leon, where homeowners paid a premium for a water view.
The vacant home appears to have attracted snakes and wasps.
Last year, the CDD 2 Board of Supervisors agreed to tap into reserve funds to
pay for $100,000 in sinkhole repairs at Lago De Leon. Over the past decade, CDD
2 has spent $78,000 repairing sinkholes at that particular pond.