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Discussion in 'Commercial Building Codes' started by Nancy A, Aug 1, 2020.

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  1. Nancy A

    Nancy A Registered User

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    I am designing a new florist shop on the ground floor of an existing 5-story office building, the space was previously a B-Occupancy use. The building is fully sprinkled, Type VB construction and the space is approx. 5500 USF and will be divided fairly equally between retail shop, production and dry storage (boxes and fillers). There are plenty of exits (4 total). I am assuming that the shop is M-Occupancy and the Storage is S1-Occupancy, but what is the production/flower arrangement assembly area, F-2?
     
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    Welcome

    ahhh balmy La Jolla, view must be bad.

    Anyway from ex calif::::

    I would leave it as M and S, and not divide to much, if not needed.

    I would say the arranging is part of the M.

    Now if CBC has other qualifiers, cannot help.

    Give it a few days, there are CBC people on the site.
     
  3. fatboy

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    Welcome Nancy!

    How big are the ancillary uses?

    I'm same as cda, not CA savvy.
     
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    They arrange flowers in all the local grocery stores!!! And still charge triple for roses,,,

    Without being a F.
     
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    My point exactly.
     
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    5 Story VB?
     
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    I too would accept it as a M and S.
    I would make the S an S1, due to the plastics, boxes, baskets, etcetera.
     
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