The home at 2536 Botella Avenue 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 Calumet Grove.
All three homes have been plagued with inactivity. The lack of stabilization and
unkempt appearance of the properties has frustrated neighbors.
Community Development District 2 Supervisor Bill Schikora got an earful from
residents at a recent question-and-answer session and raised the topic at
Friday’s board meeting.
“I would not want something like that in my neighborhood,” said Schikora, of the
damaged home on Lago De Leon, where homeowners paid a premium for a water view.
The door to the lanai at the Alhambra home has been standing open for many
months and snakes have been seen slithering in and out of the home. There also
appear to be wasp nests at the home.