HAVENíT WE BUILT ENOUGH?
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published October 24, 2022
definitely not the same Florida that it was even when I moved
here in 1989. And it really isnít the same Florida that that I
remember as a kid coming down to visit my sister in the 70s.
The amount of building of homes and businesses since then is
like no other place in the country -----by far.
this what we really wanted? Is this what we came here for? For
those of you that were born here, is that what you stayed here
the tragedy of a building collapse. And you read that the
building was rushed through when it was built. Who knows how
many others were? You also wonder about whether the land can
safely support so many hi-rise condominiums next to one another
because the experts continue to investigate that matter. This
is not New York where the foundation in Manhattan is bedrock.
Dig down a few feet here and youíve hit water.
news we see cars floating in underground condominium parking
lots and we marvel at it, but perhaps donít associate the danger
it brings and the questions it raises. Why are those cars
floating? Is it perhaps that we have built buildings on nearly
every available square inch and there is simply nowhere for the
rain water to go?
driving down A1A and marveling at the ocean view? Those days
are gone forever. The views replaced by new condos, one after
the other. Remember when there was no traffic getting to your
me wrong. I am a fan of progress. But what is the definition
of progress? Have we progressed or at least in some way, have
we destroyed a way of life that we will no longer be able to get
back? Did municipality after municipality have to yield to
developers and a larger tax base, or could they have kept their
towns a little simpler?
love to hear from some people that have been here a while and of
course from some people that may have just gotten here. My
guess is that the results are going to be mixed, but letís see.
HOA & Condo Blog
Eric Glazer graduated
from the University of Miami School of Law in 1992 after
receiving a B.A. from NYU. He has practiced community
association law for three decades and is the owner of
Glazer and Sachs, P.A. a five attorney law firm with
offices in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.
Eric is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in
Condominium and Planned Development Law.
Since 2009, Eric has been the host of Condo Craze
and HOAs, a weekly one hour radio show that airs at 11:00 a.m.
each Sunday on 850 WFTL.
Eric is the first attorney in the State of
Florida that designed a course that certifies condominium and
HOA residents as eligible to serve on a Board of Directors and
has now certified more than 20,000 Floridians all across the
state. He is certified as a Circuit Court Mediator by The
Florida Supreme Court and has mediated dozens of disputes
between associations and unit owners. Eric also devotes
significant time to advancing legislation in the best interest
of Florida community association members.