Information about the City of Portland committee looking at seismic policy issues involving unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings.
The URM Policy Committee has been meeting monthly to prepare a seismic retrofit policy for Portland City Council to consider in 2017. The committee recently completed an initial report currently up for public review. Two public forums were held in September to gather feedback on the draft report which can be viewed here. More than 175 people attended the forums, dozens sharing their comments and concerns.
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A short video about the City's concerns about unreinforced masonry buildings
View the workplan for the URM Seismic Retrofit Project.
View the project description for the URM Seismic Retrofit Project.
Resources for the Portland URM Seismic Retrofit Project.
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