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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 (URM) buildings.

The URM Policy Committee has been meeting monthly to prepare a seismic retrofit policy for Portland City Council to consider in 2017. Click here for the Policy Committee's draft report and click here for the draft cover memo.

Click here to view public comments received on the proposed policy.

The committee's final meeting is on Wednesday, October 4th from 3-5 p.m. at Prosper Portland (222 NW 5th Avenue).

Portland City Council will hold its first session to review the committee's final recommendations on Thursday, October 19th from 2-5 p.m. at Portland City Hall (1221 SW 4th Avenue). Council will not vote on any changes to the building code at this meeting.

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

BDS URM Database

Click to be redirected to a searchable database of Portland URM buildings.