Soft Story Retrofit: How and Why it Impacts You!

Published in Apartment Management Magazine August 2016 Issue The Earthquake Safety Implementation Program created the Mandatory Soft Story Retrofit Program as a multi-year community-based effort in 2013. It is originally enforced to ensure the resilience and safety of San Francisco’s housing stock by retrofitting older, wood-framed multi-family units in soft-story condition. However, the regulation has made its way into Los Angeles. Many apartment, commercial, and residential properties have what is known as a soft-story condition. The term is a description of a building having habitable room(s) above a porch area, carport, or garage that is not designed specifically to transmit lateral or s

L.A. Apartments Ask Manhattan Rents For Rolls-Royce, Botox

With its 40 stories and monthly rents of as much as $25,000, a new Los Angeles apartment tower is reaching Manhattan’s heights. And its amenities may make New Yorkers jealous: a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce, in-house Botox and your latte brewed to order before you even ask for it. In a city known for sprawling mansions, the 283-unit Ten Thousand, scheduled to open in January on the border of Century City and Beverly Hills, is testing the market for high-end living with high-rise views. It follows the success of the nearby 8500 Burton Way, which opened almost four years ago as one of the city’s first ultra-luxury rental buildings and is now fully leased with rents of $12,000 to $40,000 a mont

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