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On Behalf of | Apr 20, 2023 | Land Development & Zoning

Life Safety Code and the Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings

Repainting the interior of an existing multi-family property.  Replacing existing carpet with hardwood floors.  Reconfiguring cubicles within an existing office space.  Leasing a former restaurant space to a professional office.  Adding a 100 s.f. space to an existing building.  What do these improvements or changes have in common?  They all may be considered acts of “rehabilitation” for purposes of the National Fire Protection Association Life Safety Code and, as such, depending upon the scope, may trigger the need to bring an existing building or some portion of it up to current life…