The MSSRP OF 2013
Run by the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection, the MSSRP was created in 2013 in an effort to prepare and protect the city of San Francisco from damage caused by future seismic events. Many buildings throughout San Francisco are at risk for severe structural damage in the event of an earthquake but years of background research and analysis have determined that "soft story" buildings are among the most vulnerable. Notices to affected property owners began issuing in 2013, requiring action by the following year. If you have received notice that your building is included in the MSSRP and have failed to comply, you may receive a Notice of Violation (NOV) and your building(s) may be placarded with a warning sign, notifying tenants and the public of the risk posed by the building.
Is Your Building in Violation?
Have you received a Notice of Violation (NOV)? Are you experiencing permitting delays with an existing plan? Was your building was excluded from the 2013 Mandate but you still have concerns about it's structural integrity in the event of an earthquake? As of September, 2017, there were still almost 500 buildings that had failed to submit retrofit permits. If you are unsure if your building qualifies or if you have received a Notice of Violation and have yet to take action, now is the time to take the next step in securing your property and the safety of it's occupants.