|Owner / Applicant Information|
|The Crossing National|
|2930 S. NAPPANEE ST.|
|Fire Protection & Code Consultants, LLC|
|1520 Main Street|
|169 W. Main Street|
|Project Type||New||Addition||Alteration||Existing||Change of Occupancy||Y|
|Project Status||U||F=Filed U or Null=Unfiled|
|IDHS Issued Correction order?||No||yes|
|Violation Issued by:||SFM|
|Local Building Official|
|Local Fire Official|
|Code Name:||12-4-11 Change of Occupancy or Use of Existing Buildings|
|Conditions:|| An existing building previously used as a retail store will be used by The Crossing National as one of their facilities that assist struggling students to become contributing members of their communities through academics, job training and fath-based character education.
Because The Crossing National program is recognized as a school by the State Board of Education, the location is classified as a school. The inspector has cited the facility as a change of occupancy and the GAR requires the building to be modified to comply with the requirements for a new building or use Chapter 34 of the Building Code.
|DEMONSTRATION THAT PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELFARE ARE PROTECTED:|
|1=Non-compliance with the rule will not be adverse to the public health, safety or we|
| 2= Applicant will undertake alternative actions in lieu of compliance with the rule to ensure that granting of the variance will not be adverse to public health, safety, or welfare. Explain why alternative actions would be adequate (be specific).
|Facts:|| 1. The building will function more like a Group B occupancy that a Group E occupancy. There will be less than 50 occupants in the building at any one time. Students come to the facility and work individually on computers with the help of mentors.
2. Based on the actual use of the facility being more like a Group B occupancy, the exception to GAR Section 12-4-11 would not consider this use a change of occupancy for this buildinig constructed prior to April 30, 1998.
3. Exit signs and emergency egress lighting will be made to comply with current code requirements.
4. The basement of the building will not be occupied and only used for service of the building. The basement access will be secured so only authorized personel have access.
|DEMONSTRATION OF UNDUE HARDSHIP OR HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURE:|
| Imposition of the rule would result in an undue hardship (unusual difficulty) because of physical limitations of the construction site or its utility services.
| Imposition of the rule would result in an undue hardship (unusual difficulty) because of major operational problems in the use of the building or structure.
|Y|| Imposition of the rule would result in an undue hardship (unusual difficulty) because of excessive costs of additional or altered construction elements.
| Imposition of the rule would prevent the preservation of an architecturally or a historically significant part of the building or structure.
|Facts:|| The owner's undue hardship is the cost involved to have the building evaluated under Chapter 34, have a structural evaluation done, and hire a licensed Design Professional to produce as- built drawings of the building. The Crossing National's programs are constantly changing each year to meet the needs of the new students coming into the program. For this reason The Crossing National only sees the current location being used for approximately two years, thus the cost is not justified for the this short term.