The project is a multi-family residential project comprised of two separate buildings, one on Malcolm, one on Glendon.
The property is in an Alquist-Priolo “zone of required investigation” an requires study sufficient to disprove the existence of fault traces. The city allowed construction despite a fault trace being found on one of the parcels. Further, the city did not require a seismic study for the other parcel.
FTC seeks to force the city to adhere to state law.
Issues & Rationale
- Failure to investigate under one parcel as required by the Alquist-Priolo Act which requires investigation of virtually all construction in earthquake zones.
- Failure to enforce set-back rules and requirements.
- Allowing construction on an active fault trace.
- Public safety is compromised by a failure to adhere to rules concerning earthquake zones.