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Bronwyn McNully / Allison Daniel Civil Engineering and Architecture March 4, 2013 Land Use and Regulations The

location of the structure we are building is in Noblesville, Indiana. Noblesville follows the Noblesville Code of Ordinances and the Indiana Building Code (American Legal Publishing Corporation). The state of Indiana follows the 2006 International Building Code ( Indiana Association of Building Officials). The building planned needs to fit universal design rules and regulations as well as ADA requirements. To keep in code, an elevator was added for handicap use and all doors were a minimum of 36 inches. Due to the flat surfaces, no ramps were required. However, if ramps eventually are built into the design, the slope will only be a quarter to half inch per foot with multiple landings. All areas in the store are spacious and open-ended, so turning radii are built in to the design. All doors are double doors, which leaves plentiful room for wheelchair accessibility. The kitchen is designed to be wheelchairfriendly, including having front-facing stove knobs. All walkways are large enough to accommodate both a wheelchair and pedestrians, and the bathroom is equipped with rails and stalls accessible to handicapped customers. The planned structure, including a bookstore, green roof, tea shop and lounge, falls under Assembly Groups A-2 and A-3 (International Code Council). The construction types possible are I and II, A and B, III A and B, IV A and B, and V A and B. Construction type I is steel framing surrounded by concrete or fire proofing, type II is steel framing, III has a noncombustible exterior and treated wood interior, type IV is heavy timber, and type V consists of any material allowed by code. Any type with the sub-classification of A means that the type is further fire-retardant, and B is without. The least restrictive construction type for this particular building would be IA, but is rather excessive (International Code Council). Even type VB would be permitted, but a reasonable recommendation for this particular building would be IIIA, due to the number of stories and the kitchen on the second floor being a potential fire hazard. For the interior walls of the bookstore and subsequently, the lounge and tea shop drywall would be recommended. This allows for posters, advertisements, and wall dcor to line the walls, while not being too easily breakable and easy to heat. For the bookstore and lounge, the flooring should be

carpet in order to absorb and muffle sound. The flooring in the tea shop should be tile to allow for easy cleaning and moving of furniture. The occupancy load for the entire building is 609 people, according to the 2006 International Code Means of Egress chart (International Code Council). The bookstore and lobby are standing room only, which means 5 ft2 per person, or 500 people total. The lounge is fixed seating, and 11 seats means 11 people. The tea shop has tables and chairs, which means 15 ft2 net, with an area of 956 ft2. This means 63 people. The office has fixed seating, and is 96 square feet, and with a net square footing as stated earlier, the occupancy is 6 people. The green roof has fixed seating with an area of 400 square feet, so the occupancy is 26 people. Storage areas are 300 gross, and with only 688 square feet, the occupancy is two. A commercial kitchen has an occupancy load of 200 square feet per person, and the area is only 336 square feet, so the occupancy of the kitchen is one person. In total, this means 609 people. Following under the assumption that the structure possesses a sprinkler system, the minimum egress is 121.8 inches total (International Code Council), because stairs need an exit width of 0.3 per occupant, and the upstairs occupancy is 102 people. This means 30.6 inches. All other stairs are 0.2 per occupant, and the total occupancy is 609 people, which means 121.8 inches. There must be two exits for the second floor and three for the first, meaning a total of 5 exits for the building (International Code Council). As stated by the Means of Egress chart, there must be at least two exits available, meaning that having a solitary exit is impossible from any floor. The building is a combination of A-2 and A-3 planned businesses, and the bathroom requirements are different for each. For the A-2 buildings, there needs to be 1 water closet per 75 people, male and female. For the A-3 buildings, there needs to be 1 water closet per 125 men and per 65 women. In order to keep with both the codes, the more number with the closest ratio of occupants to water closets was taken. This means that there are roughly four water closets required for the men (half of the occupancy, roughly, divided by the 75 occupants per closet), and five water closets required for women (half of the occupancy divided by 65 occupants per closet). The planned building fits the stated requirements. The proposed building lies on a Planned Business zone with a government use overlay district. As stated by the Noblesville Code of Ordinances, section 159.107, The purpose of the PB District is to encourage well-planned business uses (American Legal Publishing Corporation). The minimum lot size,

according to the same section of the Code, is 20,000 square feet with a maximum height of 3 stories or 35 feet. According to Section 159.120 of the Code, everything pertaining to the building must be within guidelines and code. No lots may be reduced past the minimum amount allotted. Every building must have street access and a lot. Going over setbacks is not permitted, and neither is removing topsoil from the lot except during construction (American Legal Publishing Corporation). Following all these requirements, the proposed building is indeed permitted on the property chosen. Landscaping is required during the construction process (American Legal Publishing Corporation). The landscaping regulations are based off of the local codes and ordinances. The landscaping for Noblesville is required to promote a healthy ecology, aesthetics of the city, prevent soil erosion, provide shade, and enhance the surrounding habitat. All landscaping materials are allowed within only one year after the final permit is issued. The permit must contain specific information specified by the code (American Legal Publishing Corporation). This process is very in-depth and monitored as it affects the wildlife, aesthetics and ecology of Noblesville.

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