i'm trying to work the case studies a little different so i don't end up buried in the 7" tall window with all the data in it. on question #17 i am having a problem.
the question asks for the "minimum number of off street parking spaces".
the "SCENARIO" describes a "programmed building area' of 108,000 square feet and describes it as an "Event Center"
the "PROGRAM ELEMENTS" describe various programmatic parts of a larger building (the "Event Center"). these include all kinds of programmatic spaces including main entry, exterior plaza, concession retail, main concourse, athletic locker rooms etc, etc. one of which is a "Main Event Space".
in the "ZONING ORDINANCE" it shows various zoning type uses with one being "Theater, Auditorium, Arena or Stadium". with a required parking space description of "1 per 4 seats".
i do see that the programmatic space of "main Event Space" says that it has 5,000 seats. and obviously i know that i can get 4 into 5000 for a total of 1250 seats - as an answer.
but this seems logically not to make any architectural or code or zoning sense to me since the "Event Center" (of 108,000 square feet) does not only have a "Event Space" - it also has an EXTERIOR PLAZA, MAIN ENTRY, MAIN CONCOURSE, TICKETING and BUILDING SUPPORT SUITE, GUEST SERVICES/INFORMATION, CONCESSION/RETAIL, PUBLIC RESTROOM, ATHLETIC LOCKER ROOMS, HOSPITALITY ROOMS, GENERAL BUILDING STORAGE, LOADING/STAGING AREA - and an EXTERIOR SERVICE YARD.
i mean, no code official would let you base your minimum parking requirements upon a sliver of the building's program unless there was something specific in the code that stated you could use the "main function" of the building as the only metric for minimum parking.
and the "Scenario" even goes so far as to state (in the first two sentences!) that the new Event Center is to host a variety of campus events including banquets, commencement and speakers etc.
i mean, i plan to simply go to the ZONING ORDINANCE tab, enter "parking" in the search bar, find "EVENT SPACE", write down "1 per 4 seats" then go back to the PROGRAM ELEMENTS and find whatever is listed with a SEATING. then do my arithmetic.
but this seems exceptionally illogical and non-standard.
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