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  • APPENDIXC
    GROUP U—AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS

    The provisions contained in this appendix are not mandatory unless specifically referenced in the adopting ordinance.

    SECTIONC101
    GENERAL

    C101.1 Scope.

    The provisions of this appendix shall apply exclusively to agricultural buildings. Such buildings shall be classified as Group U and shall include the following uses:

    1. 1.Livestock shelters or buildings, including shade structures and milking barns.

    2. 2.Poultry buildings or shelters.

    3. 3.Barns.

    4. 4.Storage of equipment and machinery used exclusively in agriculture.

    5. 5.Horticultural structures, including detached production greenhouses and crop protection shelters.

    6. 6.Sheds.

    7. 7.Grain silos.

    8. 8.Stables.

    SECTIONC102
    ALLOWABLE HEIGHT AND AREA

    C102.1 General.

    Buildings classified as Group U Agricultural shall not exceed the area or height limits specified in Table C102.1.

    TABLE C102.1

    BASIC ALLOWABLE AREA FOR A GROUP U, ONE STORY IN HEIGHT AND MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF SUCH OCCUPANCY

    IIIIII and IVV
    ABABIII A and IVIII BAB
    ALLOWABLE AREA (square feet)a
    Unlimited60,00027,10018,00027,10018,00021,10012,000
    MAXIMUM HEIGHT IN STORIES
    Unlimited12424232
    MAXIMUM HEIGHT IN FEET
    Unlimited160655565555040

    For SI: 1 square foot = 0.0929 m2.

    1. a.See Section C102 for unlimited area under certain conditions.

    C102.2 One-story unlimited area.

    The area of a one-story Group U agricultural building shall not be limited if the building is surrounded and adjoined by public ways or yards not less than 60 feet (18 288 mm) in width.

    C102.3 Two-story unlimited area.

    The area of a two-story Group U agricultural building shall not be limited if the building is surrounded and adjoined by public ways or yards not less than 60 feet (18 288 mm) in width and is provided with an approved automatic sprinkler system throughout in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1.

    SECTIONC103
    MIXED OCCUPANCIES

    C103.1 Mixed occupancies.

    Mixed occupancies shall be protected in accordance with Section 508.

    SECTIONC104
    EXITS

    C104.1 Exit facilities.

    Exits shall be provided in accordance with Chapters 10 and 11.

    Exceptions:

    1. 1.The maximum travel distance from any point in the building to an approved exit shall not exceed 300 feet (91 440 mm).

    2. 2.One exit is required for each 15,000 square feet (1393.5 m2) of area or fraction thereof.

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