|Re: COHOUSING-L digest 458||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Christopher L. Wood (c.l.woodcsu-e.csuohio.edu)|
|Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1998 22:03:49 -0500|
How about designing some kind of ramp? Maybe it could wind around the outside of the building and be incorporated as a design element? It would still add some cost, but probably not be as expensive as an elevator. >Date: Sun, 5 Apr 98 21:21:27 -0700 >From: Lynn Nadeau <welcome [at] olympus.net> >To: "cohousing l" <cohousing-l [at] freedom.mtn.org> >Subject: upstairs for Common House? >Message-ID: <E0yM3PV-00012O-00 [at] olympus.net> > > > >We at RoseWind Cohousing in Port Townsend Washington are working on our >common house design. There are a number of reasons that second-floor >space would help us out. > >BUT the local city building inspector, with Uniform Building Code in >hand, says that we are a type A-3 "assembly" building and that any >"occupiable" upstairs space MUST be handicapped accessible. That >translates into not only the space for an elevator, but around $20,000 >elevator cost. Which we don't have. > >Question:Who has managed to get upstairs space permitted, that is not >handicapped accessible? >(Is there anyone from Winslow reading this? I remember a Teen Room over >the kitchen.) >How was the building classified, per building code, or what exceptions >applied that allowed that upstairs space? Or is there someone I could >contact to find out? > >We'd be very appreciative if you have info to share. > >Best wishes, Lynn Nadeau welcome [at] olympus.net > > >General RoseWind info- started 9 years ago, PUD with city, >lot-development model, non-profit corporation with homeowners' >association. 19 families, room for 6 more (in single-family, or duplex or >row houses). Eight homes built and occupied. Three homes half finished. A >straw bale home starts in May. Common House in planning phase-- with >preliminary plans based on our programming and budget. > > Christopher L. Wood http://grail.cba.csuohio.edu/~chwood email@example.com Don't ask me, I just go to classes <A HREF="http://www.csuohio.edu">here</A>.
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