Re: Site design- parking & fire access
From: Kathryn McCamant (
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:05:08 -0700 (PDT)
I would suggest that you don't want to talk with your local fire marshall
until you have a clear strategy/approach and you understand how what you
are asking for fits into the local codes. If you just go in and ask,
you'll get the retail answers which may or may not work for you. I really
thing this is a realm you want to work closely with your architect and
civil engineer on and let them do the talking to fire marshall. But, of
course, you need creative design professionals that are ready to fight for
what you want and understand how to do that.


Kathryn McCamant, President, Architect
CoHousing Partners, LLC
241 Commercial Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
T.530.478.1970  C.916.798.4755

On 7/26/13 12:47 PM, "Wayne Tyson" <landrest [at]> wrote:

>Jerry, the first thing you should do is contact the local Fire Marshal.
>or she will be glad to evaluate your plans and tell you what you need to
>The Fire Marshal will probably have to approve whatever you do anyway and
>will not only inform you about the Fire Code, but have valuable
>about additional options, like sprinklers, on-site suppression equipment
>training, preferred building materials, and building separation.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Jerry McIntire" <jerry.mcintire [at]>
>To: "Cohousing-L" <cohousing-l [at]>
>Sent: Friday, July 26, 2013 8:39 AM
>Subject: [C-L]_ Site design- parking & fire access
>> Hello,
>> Where could I find discussions of site design going on, especially
>> considerations for fire truck access when parking is centralized? I
>> haven't
>> seen discussions like that here in quite a while. Any suggestions are
>> welcome.
>> Jerry McIntire
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