City Announces Community Meeting Regarding Potential Soft-Story & Retrofit Ordinance

The Planning and Community Development Department will be hosting a meeting to provide general information regarding a potential ordinance requiring the retrofitting of wood soft-story apartments and condominium buildings. Wood soft-story buildings are wood-framed buildings with more than one story that typically have extensive ground story windows, garage doors, or open-air spaces (such as parking) with little or no solid walls. The ordinance, if adopted, is estimated to go into effect in the Spring of 2019. The City will make a presentation containing general information about the draft requirements and applicability of the ordinance. The public is welcome to attend the meeting and provide comments. The details for the meeting are below:

Date:             Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Time:             6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location:      Pasadena City Hall Council Chambers

100 N. Garfield, 2nd Floor, Pasadena, CA 91101


For additional information and to stay informed on future updates related to the ordinance: