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Single Restroom for Small Theater?

Discussion in 'Commercial Plumbing Codes' started by ImprovKevin5, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. ImprovKevin5

    ImprovKevin5 Registered User

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    Hello,

    I am currently looking for space in Charlotte, North Carolina and have found a potential option for my new theater company. It's located in an office park, zoned I-2. It's 1,185sf, with sprinklers, two exits, plenty of parking, one restroom and a small kitchenette. My question is, are we able to use this space for our classes/practices as well as for small shows with only one rest-room? What is the highest occupancy we could get? The space is very open with the exception of a small 200sf office and the bathroom and kitchenette. What are our options for making this work?! Thanks!
     
  2. cda

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    Welcome


    So for the theater

    How many seats were you anticipating ??
     
  3. ImprovKevin5

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    Honestly, we are open to whatever we can make work. Ultimately, we'd love to have somewhere in the 50 range for this particular venue.
     
  4. mark handler

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    Assuming it is a B occupancy
    1 per 25 for the first 50 and 1 per 50 for the remainder exceeding 50

    So based on your comments, not
     
  5. ImprovKevin5

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    B occupancy as in zoning b? There’s a chance we will be zoned A if they allow us a beer and wine license. There are common area restrooms in the main hall of the office building that we have access too. And we may price changing the kitchenette into a second bathroom. I’m so sick of not being able to start my business because of codes. There’s no help it seems!
     
  6. cda

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    I am thinking assembly occupancy
     
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    Plus you more than likely want to have two restrooms

    Or your customers will complain
     
  8. Ty J.

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    What state are you in? Your state may require separate sex restrooms
     
  9. JCraver

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    If this is true then you might get away with not having a RR at all. Can you post a sketch of the entire building, and your part of it? That'll help with the answers.
     

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