The 110-year-old building housing King's Market has already been strengthened with steel beams to make it more resilient in the event of an earthquake. While that work isn't very visible, the latest project will be. Scaffolding is up to enable Dave Koch's company DKC Stoneworks, LLC to work on the building's facade.
Koch says the primary project is seismic retro-fitting the parapet wall. Secondary projects include installation of stainless flashing and stabilizing and re-grouting masonry units.
The work should take about two weeks, though the scaffolding may be up a bit longer if a decision is made to have painting done.