Board of Adjustment renders attic exemption useless

On January 9, the Board of Adjustment voted to change the way the Attic Exemption will be reviewed -effective immediately.

In short, they changed the way the contributing area is measured by the zoning reviewers. It says that 50% of the floor area must be below 7 FT if height; however, the 2009 IRC says that to consider the space habitable it must have 50% of the floor area above 7ft in height.  Go figure....

Their specific language can be found in the Advocacy Page under the section "Additional Codes & Ordinances" titled "BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT ATTIC EXEMPTION INTERPRETATION"