City Adopts Ordinance Clarifying Regulations for Garages and Rooftop Decks

April 6, 2017

On March 29, 2017, the City Council adopted an ordinance to clarify building and zoning requirements related to private garages and rooftop decks. The ordinance is expected to significantly streamline the permit process for homeowners seeking to build rooftop decks on private garages. The ordinance also incorporates several longstanding building code interpretations into the text of the building code, and clarifies several exiting and fire-resistive requirements related to features of rooftop decks. The ordinance will take effect April 19, 2017. 

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