Nearly 500 Property Owners Miss Deadline For Soft Story Building Retrofits

The owners of nearly 500 “soft story” buildings missed a city deadline Friday to apply for permits to do seismic retrofitting work, a San Francisco building department official said on Monday.

Out of the 3,464 buildings required to get permits to start seismic improvements by last Friday, 484 are still out of compliance, according to Department of Building Inspection spokesman Bill Strawn.

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