URGENT NOTICE – IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED!
TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PARKING LEVEL P1
To: Residents, Retailers, Tenants of Vallagio Lofts
From: VNA Board of Directors
As we previously advised, last August, the Board received an unsolicited letter from Knott Laboratory, LLC (“Knott”) stating they believed that level P1 of the parking garage must be evacuated as they believe it may be unsafe. When they were asked for documentation to support their opinion, they advised they did not have such data, but for $15,000 they would come to the property and complete the necessary investigation. Arapahoe County came to the building and did not require the evacuation or closure of Level P1.
The Board contacted Lerch Bates (“LB”), an engineering firm, to complete an evaluation and provide an opinion on what, if any, issues exist and what would be required to rectify any deficiencies identified. After their visual inspection, LB advised the HOA Board that there were no safety issues and proscribed some measures to be taken. After LB issued the letter, they were apparently contacted by a representative of Knott Lab, voicing the same concerns they made in the letter last August. As a result, LB became concerned about potential liability and reversed their position until they can complete a more extensive investigation. A representative of Knott again contacted Arapahoe County claiming that level P1 is unsafe. A County Attorney became involved and is insisting that Level P1 of the garage be closed until the investigation of the issues are completed. Please be assured the Board is working with legal counsel to determine what can be done to address Knott’s conduct and the damages they have caused.
UNTIL WE RECEIVE AN ENGINEERING REPORT, THE COUNTY ATTORNEY IS REQUIRING LEVEL P1 BE EVACUATED AND CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ALL VEHICLES MUST BE MOVED FROM LEVEL P1 AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.
While the Board does not agree there is a reason to evacuate P1, there is no alternative. Failure to take this action may result in the County not only closing P1, but requiring closure of the entire building.
The Board, in conjunction with Miller RE Services, our management company, is working hard to get this issue addressed as quickly as possible. LB is scheduled to be onsite Monday and Tuesday, March 21 & 22, 2022 with ground penetrating radar to complete their investigation.
The Board and Miller RE will send out updates each time new information is available.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this important matter.