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Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

Readiness. Response. Recovery.

Phone: 503-823-4375

Fax: 503-823-3903

TDD: 503-823-3947

Unreinforced Masonry (URM) Seismic Retrofit Project

Information about the City of Portland committee looking at seismic policy issues involving unreinforced masonry buildings, URMs.

The URM Policy Committee is meeting monthly to prepare a seismic retrofit policy for Portland City Council to consider later this year.

Public forums are scheduled for the following dates:

  • September 8th: 6 to 8 p.m. at the Exchange Ballroom (123 NE 3rd Ave.)
  • September 22nd: 6 to 8 p.m. at the Portland Development Commission (222 NW 5th Ave.)

If you are interested in receiving updates about the project, click here and ask to be added to our email distribution list.


Sept. 8 Public Forum Notes

Review comments from attendees of first public forum

URM Workplan

View the workplan for the URM Seismic Retrofit Project.

URM Project Description

View the project description for the URM Seismic Retrofit Project.

Policy Committee