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A. Ceiling Heights:
1. Habitable Rooms: The minimum ceiling height for all habitable rooms shall be seven feet six inches (7'6"), except for kitchens, which may be seven feet zero inches (7'0"). This height may be six feet four inches (6'4") when the requirements of this chapter for emergency egress, light and ventilation are met and a one hundred twenty (120) volt electrical powered smoke detector is installed in the room. The only exception is that a smoke detector is not required in a kitchen. Projections shall be allowed to six feet zero inches (6'0") when the projection is not in the pattern of circulation and projections are not greater than twenty percent (20%) of the floor area of the room.
2. Nonhabitable Rooms Except Bathrooms: All nonhabitable rooms, except bathrooms, shall have no minimum ceiling height requirement.
3. Bathrooms And Toilet Rooms: Bathrooms and toilet rooms shall have a minimum ceiling height of six feet zero inches (6'0") with no projections below the six foot (6') minimum. The bathroom ceiling height at the back of a sink, toilet or tub without shower may be sloped to a minimum height of five feet zero inches (5'0") at the wall when the ceiling height is no less than six feet zero inches (6'0") at a point two feet zero inches (2'0") from the wall adjacent to the bathroom plumbing fixture.
4. Sloping Ceilings: In any room with a sloping ceiling, at least one-half (1/2) the floor area shall have a minimum ceiling height as required by this section. No portion of the room with a ceiling height below five feet zero inches (5'0") may be used in the floor area computation.
5. Corridors: A minimum ceiling height of six feet four inches (6'4") shall be required in corridors.
B. Room And Corridor Size:
1. Floor Area And Room Dimensions: Dwelling units shall have at least one habitable room with not less than one hundred twenty (120) square feet of floor area. Habitable rooms other than a kitchen shall have an area not less than seventy (70) square feet and shall not be less than seven feet (7') in length or width.
2. Sleeping Room Dimensions: Every room used for sleeping shall have at least seventy (70) square feet of floor area. Where more than two (2) persons occupy a room used for sleeping, the required floor area shall be increased at the rate of fifty (50) square feet for each occupant in excess of two (2).
3. Corridors: The minimum width of corridors shall be thirty six inches (36"). In dwelling units constructed prior to 1983, a minimum corridor width of thirty inches (30") shall be permitted.
C. Special Dwellings:
1. Efficiency Dwelling Units: An efficiency dwelling unit shall:
a. Have a living room of at least one hundred ninety (190) square feet of floor area. An additional one hundred (100) square feet of floor area shall be provided for each occupant in excess of two (2);
b. Have a closet;
c. Have a kitchen sink and cooking and refrigeration facilities, each having a clear working space of at least thirty inches (30") in front of the fixture or appliance;
d. Have a bathroom containing a toilet, sink and bathtub or shower.
2. Congregate Housing: Individual units in congregate housing shall have at least one room with not less than seventy (70) square feet of floor area per occupant. When individual rooms are less than one hundred twenty (120) square feet, a separate common room shall be provided of at least one hundred twenty (120) square feet for each ten (10) units, with a minimum of one common room per floor. When separate rooms are not provided with cooking facilities, the common room may be a common kitchen with a floor area as defined by the floor area computation.
D. Cooking Facilities:
1. Cooking Facilities In Dwelling Units: Each dwelling unit shall have a kitchen that supplies:
a. A range with stove top and oven, or in the alternative, a nonportable cooktop and oven. Hot plates, pans, and similar units shall not be considered as cooking facilities. All cooking appliances shall be maintained in good working condition.
b. An approved sink, with a minimum dimension of twelve inches by twelve inches by four inches (12" x 12" x 4") deep.
c. A minimum of four (4) square feet of counter space.
d. A refrigerator.
2. Cooking Facilities For Individual Units In Congregate Housing: As long as such cooking facilities do not encroach into the required floor area, required cooking facilities may be supplied in individual units, provided all of the following items are supplied:
a. A range with stove top and oven, or in the alternative, a nonportable cooktop and oven. Hot plates, pans, and similar units shall not be considered as cooking facilities and are not allowed. Portable cooking devices are not allowed in individual rooms;
b. An approved sink, with a minimum dimension of twelve inches by twelve inches by four inches (12" x 12" x 4") deep;
c. A minimum of four (4) square feet of counter space;
d. A refrigerator.
3. Common Kitchens In Congregate Housing: When cooking facilities are not provided within individual units, congregate housing shall have a common kitchen area which shall contain the following minimum facilities: a sink for each twenty (20) tenants or portion thereof, a range for each twenty (20) tenants or portion thereof, and a refrigerator for each ten (10) tenants or portion thereof. The minimum kitchen area shall be one hundred twenty (120) square feet based on the floor area computation for the first ten (10) occupants or portion thereof, and an additional thirty (30) square feet for each additional ten (10) persons or portion thereof.
E. Window Size Alterations: When window size modifications are necessary to meet light, ventilation or emergency egress, the window shall meet the most currently adopted uniform building code standard. (Ord. 74-98 §§ 11-13, 1998: Ord. 68-96 § 1, 1996: Ord. 55-95 § 4 (Exh. A), 1995)