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occupancies. The Secretary shall promulgate rules and regulations for appropriate occupancy
separations in buildings of mixed occupancy; Provided, that, where any occupancy separation is
required, the minimum shall be a “One-Hour Fire-Resistive Occupancy Separation”; and where the
occupancy separation is horizontal, structural members supporting the separation shall be protected by
an equivalent fire-resistive construction.
SECTION 704. Location on Property
No building shall be constructed unless it adjoins or has direct access to a public space, yard or
street on at least one of its sides.
For the purpose of this Section, the centerline of an adjoining street or alley shall be considered
an adjacent property line.
Eaves over required windows shall not less than 750 millimeters from the side and rear property
(b) Fire Resistance of Walls
Exterior walls shall have fire resistance and opening protection in accordance with the
requirements set forth by the Secretary. Projections beyond the exterior wall shall not exceed beyond a
point one-third the distance from an assumed vertical plance located where the fire-resistive protection
of openings is first required to the location on property whichever is the least restrictive. Distance shall
be measured at right angles from the property line. When openings in exterior walls are required to be
protected due to distance from property line, the sum of the areas of such openings in any storey shall not
exceed 50 percent of the total area of the wall in that storey.
(c) Buildings on Same Property and Buildings Containing Courts
For the purpose of determining the required wall and opening protection, buildings on the same
property and court walls shall be assumed property line from the existing building shall be the distance
to the property line for each occupancy as set forth by the Secretary: Provided, that two or more buildings on the same property may be considered as one building if the aggregate area of such building
is within the limits of allowable floor areas for a single building, and when the buildings so considered,
house different occupancies or are of different types of construction, the area shall be that allowed for
the most restrictive occupancy or construction.
SECTION 705. Allowable Floor Areas
The allowable floor areas for one-storey building and buildings over one-storey shall not exceed
the limits prescribed by the Secretary for each occupancy groups and/or types of construction.
For purposes of this Section, each portion of a building separated by one or more area separation
walls may be considered a separate building provided the area separation walls meet the requirements
prescribed therefor by the Secretary.
SECTION 706. Allowable Floor Area Increases
The floor areas hereinabove provided may be increased in certain specific instances and under
appropriate conditions, based on the existence of public space, street...
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- Fall '12