Unreinforced masonry retrofit mandate



Unreinforced masonry retrofit mandate

The Alliance is working with several neighborhood property owners on a city proposal to mandate seismic retrofits of unreinforced masonry buildings.
The Alliance is working with several neighborhood property owners on a city proposal to mandate seismic retrofits of unreinforced masonry buildings. The policy committee working on this issue is scheduled to make formal recommendations on Nov. 8 and the Portland City Council is expected to vote on the policy later this year. The Alliance has strongly encouraged the city to use a lower requirement for smaller buildings due to the extreme financial impact of a full retrofit, which in many cases exceeds the value of the building. The Alliance sent a letter to Mayor Wheeler outlining our position on the issue. Read the letter.