SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection is hoping that the Napa earthquake will be a wakeup call for owners of 2,000 soft story apartment buildings that have not been screened for seismic safety. The city’s screening deadline is September 15th.
San Francisco has an estimated 6,000 soft-story buildings. These include apartments built over carports, garages, or open-commercial space.
The city’s Department of Building Inspection Director Tom Hui said if they haven’t been reinforced, they’re not safe.