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The word it out. The City of Seattle’s ‘list’ of unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings is creating lots of news. See the Seattle Times and KIRO News links for more information.
Please note that if a building owner is changing the use of the building or doing a ‘substantial alteration’ to the building, seismically retrofitting is not optional, it is required.
URM Building Policy Update / Seattle Deptartment of Construction and Inspections / Nancy H Devine, PE, SE / 04.20.16
1164 URM buildings are on the City of Seattle's list of structures that may require seismic upgrades.
Dan’s KUOW Interview / KUOW, Steve Scher / 04.21.14
Why Some Building's Aren't Ready for 'The Big One'
Design Perspectives: A center for design that’s fitting for a ‘design city’ / Daily Journal of Commerce, Clair Enlow / 05.24.17
Four organizations that promote architecture and design awareness share the space at 1010 Western Ave. AIA Seattle, AIA Washington, Seattle Architectural Foundation, and Design in Public.
Hopelink Service Center Redmond / Daily Journal of Commerce, Lynn Porter / 05.22.17
After a long and frustrating search, Hopelink got a 75-year lease from the city for a 2-acre site where it plans to build the Redmond Integrated Service Center.
The Penrose Luxury Hotel / Daily Journal of Commerce, Brian Miller / 05.19.17
The former YMCA and a new addition next door will house the 82-room Penrose Hotel, as well as a restaurant and bar.
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