Pasadena Seismic Retrofits

Owners of hundreds of multifamily residential buildings in Pasadena would need to pony up the cash to pay for seismic retrofits under a plan advanced by the City Council on Monday.

The council directed the city attorney to draft an ordinance to require certain older buildings be shored up to protect against earthquakes. The structures impacted are known as “soft-story” buildings — which can include apartments with parking spaces underneath and those built prior to 1978.

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Source:  Pasadena Star-News

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