Portland URM Update - Wednesday, Feb. 27th

Posted By: Jonathan Clay Advocacy Alerts, Portland/SW Washington,

On Wednesday, February 27th Portland City Council voted to amend the timeline for the placard and tenant notification requirements concerning unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings within the city of Portland.

Rental applications for tenancies located in designated URM buildings must have the required disclosure for prospective tenants by June 1, 2019. The disclosure reads "the building is an unreinforced masonry building, and unreinforced masonry buildings may be unsafe in the event of a major earthquake."

The new date for placarding requirements for designed URM buildings has been pushed back to November 1, 2020.