§ 13-64-400

Business live/work units

a.

Business live/work units.  Every business live/work unit shall comply with the special provisions of this Section 13-64-400.  Any building permit plans for the construction or establishment of business live/work units shall clearly state that the proposal includes business live/work units, and shall label the units intended to be business live/work units.

b.

Occupancies.  Business live/work units shall be classified as residential units.  Separation of occupancy requirements set forth in Section 13-56-280 shall not apply to business live/work units.  Business live/work units shall not be used for any of the purposes set forth in Chapter 13-112 relating to hazardous use units.  Business live/work units shall not be used for the commercial sale or distribution of liquor.  Business live/work units shall not be used as restaurants or for the commercial preparation of food or food products.

c.

Demarcation within the business live/work unit.  The work portion of the business live/work unit shall be contiguous with and open to the residential portion.  For the purpose of clarifying the respective portions and functions of the business live/work unit, an architectural demarcation consisting of fixed and permanent architectural elements shall be provided between the work and residential portions of the business live/work unit.  These architectural elements may include, without limitation, partial partitions, doors (including sliding doors, folding doors or bi-parting doors), glazing or counters.

d.

Limitations.  The following limitations shall apply to each business live/work unit:

1.

The business live/work unit shall be a minimum of 800 gross square feet and a maximum of 3,000 gross square feet.

2.

The work portion of the business live/work unit shall be a minimum of one-third of the total floor area of the business live/work unit or 400 square feet, whichever is greater, and a maximum of 50 percent of the total floor area of the unit.

3.

The residential portion of the business live/work unit shall be a minimum of 50 percent of the total floor area of the unit.

4.

The business live/work unit shall be limited to the ground floor.

5.

The operation or storage needs of the work portion of the business live/work unit shall not be permitted in the residential portion of the business live/work unit.  Storage for the work portion of the business live/work unit shall constitute no more than 10 percent of such work floor area.

e.

Required separations.  Individual business live/work units shall be completely separated from portions of the building not within the unit or from other business live/work units within the same building as required by Section 13-64-020(a) and (b).

f.

Exit requirements.  Business live/work units are subject to all requirements of Chapter 13-160 and the following specific requirements:

1.

The exit capacity for each portion of the business live/work unit (residential and work space) shall be based on the occupant load of each function served by the exits.

2.

Business live/work units are permitted to use locking devices in accordance with Chapter 13-164.

g.

Structural.  Floor loading for the work portion of the business live/work unit shall be designed to conform to the loads found in Chapter 13-52 based on the function of the space.

h.

Plumbing.  The requirements of Chapter 18-29 shall apply to the work portion of the business live/work unit based on the function of such work space.  Plumbing fixtures which serve an individual business live/work unit shall be located within such unit and shall not be shared with other dwelling or commercial units within the building.  Plumbing fixtures shall be provided for the residential portion of the business live/work unit as required by Sections 13-196-350 through 13-196-370, Section 13-196-390, Section 13-196-420 and Section 13-96-430.

i.

Residential cooking equipment.  Cooking appliances or equipment shall be provided for the residential portion of the business live/work unit as required by Section 13-196-440.

j.

Heating.  Heating shall be provided for the business live/work unit as required by Sections 13-96-400 through 13-96-410.

k.

Ventilation.  The requirements of Chapter 18-28 shall apply to the work portion of the business live/work unit based on the function of the space.

l.

Natural light and ventilation.  The requirements of Chapter 13-172 for natural light and ventilation shall apply to the residential portion of the business live/work unit.  Borrowed light from storefront windows and glazed doors which are contiguous to a public street and meet the requirements of Section 13-172-070(c) shall be permitted to provide the required borrowed natural light for a maximum of 50 percent of the residential portion of the business live/work unit.  Storefront glazing which is contiguous to a public street and has been modified to provide openable portions, including operable entry doors, may provide natural ventilation for a maximum of 50 percent of the residential portion of the business live/work unit in conformance with Section 13-172-090(C).

m.

Smoke detectors.  At least one hardwired smoke detector shall be installed in the non-residential portion of the business live/work unit.  This detector and the detectors in the residential portion of the unit shall be wired in series so that if one detector sounds an alarm all of the detectors in the unit (residential and work space) will also sound an alarm.

(Added Coun. J. 6-27-12, p. 30744, § 8)

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