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URM Buildings Seismic Retrofit Project Feedback

Do you own, live, or do business in an unreinforced masonry (URM) building in Portland? There are over 1,700 of these structure throughout the city. URMs pose a danger to public safety during an earthquake. Numerous examples from around the U.S. and elsewhere show URM buildings are likely to partially or completely collapse when the ground starts shaking. When they collapse, these buildings harm residents and people in the surrounding area. In order to ensure the safety of resident before the next quake, the City of Portland is working on a mandatory policy to require owners to retrofit these buildings.

Please use this form to submit a suggestion or comment about the proposed policy. You may also submit comments by attaching a document (see below).


URM Buildings Seismic Retrofit Project Feedback
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