The indoor gym in Barrio Logan where a platform collapsed Saturday was not issued several required city permits.
City investigators determined that the warehouse used by Vault PK, the parkour training facility, had not been issued a permit since 2004.
That means the company did not have permission to build the structure that fell. The building also lacks fire sprinklers, the correct number of exits and the appropriate number of bathrooms. Investigators also found serious structural deficiencies, including a support beam that may not have been able to support the roof, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
The 90,000-square-foot warehouse is owned by the Metropolitan Transit System.
MTS bought the property in 2013 and leased 36,000 square feet of it to Diana Ocampo, owner of San Diego Sports Entertainment Center, according to the newspaper.
MTS’s lease with Ocampo states that she must obtain all necessary permits, which did not occur, the agency said in a release.
“To prevent this type of accident in the future, MTS is conducting a comprehensive review of its property management practices to ensure that tenants comply with all city laws, regulations, ordinances and codes,” the release reads. “Additionally, MTS has already taken corrective action for the violations solely associated with the MTS building.”
–City News Service
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