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Pasadena Requires Retrofits to 500 Earthquake-Vulnerable Buildings
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Pasadena Requires Retrofits to 500 Earthquake-Vulnerable Buildings

By John Orona For decades engineers have known the danger soft-story buildings pose to life and property when the next catastrophic earthquake strikes. Now, Pasadena has a plan to minimize the destruction. On Monday, the Pasadena City Council presented a draft ordinance to require retrofitting for nearly 500 wooden soft-story buildings throughout the city. The…

Meeting on Soft-Story Buildings Retrofit Ordinance in Pasadena
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Meeting on Soft-Story Buildings Retrofit Ordinance in Pasadena

The Planning and Community Development Department will be hosting a meeting on Nov. 8 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Pasadena City Hall Council Chambers (second floor at 100 N. Garfield, Pasadena, CA 91101), to provide general information regarding a potential ordinance requiring the retrofitting of wood soft-story apartments and condominium buildings. The ordinance,…

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