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The following language is adopted as a new Section 1031:
"1031. FRONTAGE AND FIRE DEPARTMENT ACCESS REQUIREMENTS FOR GROUP E-1
1031.1 Frontage requirement.
The portion of a building containing a Group E-1 occupancy shall abut the number and type of public ways or yards specified in Table 1031.1. For purposes of this section, each side shall be at least 12 percent of the perimeter of the occupancy. The width of required public ways and yards shall be measured as provided in Section 506.3.
Occupant Load of Group E-1 Occupancy
Minimum Number of Sides Abutting a Public Way or Yard
at Least 30 Feet Wide
Public Way or Yard
at Least 10 Feet Wide
Up to 100
101 to 500
501 to 1,000
1,001 to 2,500
More than 2,500
For SI: 1 foot = 304.8 mm.
1031.2 Fire department access panels.
Where the exterior wall on any story of a Group E-1 occupancy exceeds 100 linear feet (30.5 m) without windows, doorways or similar openings, fire department access panels shall be provided at intervals not exceeding 50 feet (15.2 m).
Exception:Exterior walls of auditoriums, assembly halls, field houses, gymnasiums, swimming pools, and theater areas.
Fire department access panels shall be not less than 32 inches (812.8 mm) wide and 48 inches (1219.2 mm) high. Fire department access panels shall be located not more than 32 inches (812.8 mm) above the floor.
Fire department access panels shall be approved by the fire code official and constructed of materials and installed in such a manner to be readily removed by the fire department.
(Added Coun. J. 10-7-20, p. 21791, Art. II, § 25)