IBC 2006 definition "Congregate Living Facilties".
I would call it R-3 congregate living facility as long as the OL is 16 people or less and they are sharing bathroom and kitchen facilities. Any more than that and it starts looking like R-1 transient boarding house.
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Not enough info - Typically R-1 R-1 Residential occupancies containing sleeping units where the occupants are primarily transient in nature, including: Boarding houses (transient) Hotels (transient) Motels (transient)
Definitions: TRANSIENT. Occupancy of a dwelling unit or sleeping unit for not more than 30 days. sleeping unit (a.k.a bed room)
CONGREGATE LIVING FACILITIES. A building or part thereof that contains sleeping units where residents share bathroom and/or kitchen facilities.
BOARDING HOUSE. A building arranged or used for lodging for compensation, with or without meals, and not occupied as a single-family unit.
IF not define as a congregate living facilities it is a boarding house by building code definitions.
Since A B&B is not defined by the buidling codes, you have to place it into the occupancy it most closely relates to. A B&B is not typically occupied as a single family unit......people outside the family pay to stay there. (usually a bedroom).
FWIW, Be sure to check state laws as they pertwin to B&B facilities.
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Vmac - Glad to be a NYer for this one... we define them and provide requirements for them in the Existing Buildings Appendix (J) of the NYSRC.
" BED AND BREAKFAST DWELLING. Owner-occupied residence, resulting from the conversion of a one-family dwelling, used for providing overnight accommodations and a morning meal to not more than 10 transient lodgers, and containing not more than five bedrooms for such lodgers."
"SECTION AJ704 BED AND BREAKFAST DWELLINGS
AJ704.1 Scope. Owner-occupied one-family dwellings converted for use as bed and breakfast dwellings as defined in Section AJ202 shall comply with this section.
AJ704.2 Occupancy. A residence converted to a bed and breakfast dwelling shall have no more than five sleeping rooms for accommodating up to 10 transient lodgers.
AJ704.3 Special conditions. A one-family dwelling is permitted to be converted for use as a bed and breakfast dwelling under the following conditions:
1. No sleeping rooms for transient use shall be located above the second story. 2. A fire-safety notice shall be affixed to the occupied side of the entrance door of each bedroom for transient use indicating: 1. Means of egress; 2. Location of means for transmitting fire alarms, if any; and 3. Evacuation procedures to be followed in the event of a fire or smoke condition or upon activation of a fire or smoke-detecting or other alarm device.
AJ704.4 Means of egress. Means of egress shall include at least one of the following alternatives:
1. A limited area sprinkler system installed in conformance with NFPA 13D protecting all interior stairs serving as a means of egress; 2. An exterior stair conforming to the requirements of Sections R314.1 and Section R314.2 of this code, providing a second means of egress from all above grade stories or levels; or 3. An opening for emergency use conforming to the requirements of Section R310 of this code within each bedroom for transient use, such opening to have a sill not more than 14 feet above level grade directly below and, as permanent equipment, a portable escape ladder that attaches securely to such sill. Such ladder shall be constructed with rigid rungs designed to stand off from the building wall, shall be capable of sustaining a minimum load of 1,000 pounds, and shall extend to and provide unobstructed egress to open space at grade."
I know you can't use them, but maybe they'll help...
Can I interest anyone in a code change proposal??
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