Soft-Story Buildings

San Francisco Soft-Story Property Owners Get Earthquake-Retrofit WarningsSan Francisco city officials are reminding property owners, nearly 25 years after the Loma Prieta earthquake,that seismic upgrades are required.
Mayor Lee Signs New Earthquake Upgrade Requirement For SF Apartment BuildingsSan Francisco Mayor Ed Lee signed legislation on Thursday—the 107th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake and fire—that aims to make thousands of apartments in the city safer during the next large quake.
SF Supervisors Approve Legislation Requiring Retrofit Of Soft-Story BuildingsThe legislation would require the seismic retrofit of soft-story buildings, with the hope of preventing the loss of thousands of apartments in a major earthquake.