1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
|Status: Decision Rendered - Reconsideration of ID 9788, item 2a|
|Appeal ID: 10399||Project Address: NW Naito between 16th and 18th Aves|
|Hearing Date: 1/15/14||Appellant Name: Charles Kidwell|
|Case No.: B-004||Appellant Phone: 503-228-2840|
|Appeal Type: Building||Plans Examiner/Inspector: Nauman Quraishi|
|Project Type: commercial||Stories: 5 Occupancy: S-3, R-2 Construction Type: Type I-A, III-B|
|Building/Business Name:||Fire Sprinklers: Yes - Location not given|
|Appeal Involves: Erection of a new structure||LUR or Permit Application No.: 13-151461-CO|
|Plan Submitted Option: pdf [File 1]||Proposed use: Multi-family, mixed-use|
OSSC 503 General Building Height and Area Limitations
Building Code Appea//0#9788 -Item #2a (date: 5/8/13) was denied. This submittal of that item for reconsideration of the issue has more information and definition as shown of the attached additional drawings.
The building height and area shall not exceed the limits specified in Table 503 based on the type of construction as determined by Section 602 and the occupancies as determined by Section 302.
|Code Modification or Alternate Requested|
This appeal item only applies to the building on Lot 10.
Item 2a (Reconsideration) There will be an open trellis overhead structure above the deck which will not constitute a roof. The open lattice material is 1"x3" steel tubes spaced at approximately 2'-0" OC. There is no roof covering.
|Reason for alternative|
The Roof 'Observation' Deck is not a habitable space per OSSC 202 (i.e. It does not include any space for living, sleeping, cooking. Bathrooms, toilet rooms, closets, halls, storage or utility spaces). It is only accessible f rom the dwelling unit floors and not open to the public. It is not for general use by the public or rented out to the public. The roof deck will only be used by the residents of the building and their guests.
Roof deck with cover located above the 4th story of the Type IIIB portion of the building: Granted provided trellis remains open and uncovered and the maximum deck size is less than 750 sq. ft. A furniture layout must be provided as part of the permit plan review, and maximum occupant load signage shall be mounted at the deck. This approval excludes the use of the deck for BBQ or other open flame.
The Administrative Appeal Board finds that the information submitted by the appellant demonstrates that the approved modifications or alternate methods are consistent with the intent of the code; do not lessen health, safety, accessibility, life, fire safety or structural requirements; and that special conditions unique to this project make strict application of those code sections impractical.