507.7 Group A-3 Buildings of Type III and IV Construction
The area of a Group A-3 building of Type III or IV construction, with not more than one story above grade plane and used as a place of religious worship, community hall, dance hall, exhibition hall, gymnasium, lecture hall, indoor swimming pool or tennis court, shall not be limited provided all of the following criteria are met:
- The building shall not have a stage other than a platform.
- The building shall be equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1.
- The assembly floor shall be located at or within 21 inches (533 mm) of street or grade level and all exits are provided with ramps complying with Section 1012 to the street or grade level.
- The building shall be surrounded and adjoined by public ways or yards not less than 60 feet (18 288 mm) in width.