(A)   Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, standard automatic fire suppression sprinkler systems shall be installed and maintained in accordance with the latest adopted edition of the Uniform Fire Code and its appendices as promulgated by the International Conference of Fire Officials in all new and remodeled commercial arid industrial (that is, nonresidential) occupancies exceeding 5,000 square feet of gross floor area. When the above areas have eaves or overhangs exceeding a distance of three feet from the wall or support, gross roof area shall be used to determine the need for automatic fire sprinklers. The determination of total square footage includes, but is not a public nuisance limited to, covered walkways, patios, porches or any architectural feature attached to or within ten feet of the structure.
   (B)   In existing buildings where an automatic sprinkler system does not exist, and a change in the character of occupancy or uses is made which would require remodeling pursuant to a building permit, or where the gross floor area is increased, and the gross floor area exceeds the above 5,000 square feet before or after the alteration or addition, an approved automatic sprinkler system shall be installed throughout the structure. This section shall be subject to the provisions set forth in § 3804 of the Uniform Building Code.
(1994 Code, § 15.04.060)  (Ord. 92-100, passed - -1992)