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Escambia CountyClerk's OriginalORDINANCE NO. 2015- 37AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERSAMENDING THE ESCAMBIA COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES PART1, CHAPTER 14, ART. 111, SECTIONS 14-61 THROUGH 14-65BUILDINGS AND BUILDING REGULATIONS; ESTABLISHING LOCALADMINISTRATIVE AND TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDABUILDING CODE SPECIFIC TO SANTA ROSA ISLAND; DANEFFECTIVE DATE.WHEREAS, Chapter 553, Fla. Stat., was adopted by the Florida Legislature toprovide a mechanism for the uniform adoption, updating, amending, interpretation andenforcement of a state building code, called the Florida Building Code; andWHEREAS, the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners is adopting arequirement to (1) regulate the area within the jurisdiction of the Santa Rosa IslandAuthority as coastal high hazard areas and (2) require accumulation of costs of.improvements and repairs of buildings, based on issued building permits, over a 10year period, for the purpose of participating in the National Flood Insurance Program's2Community Rating System, and, pursuant to s. 553.73(5), Fla. Stat, is formatting thoserequirements to coordinate with the Florida Building Code; andCDC)WHEREAS, the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners previouslyadopted requirements to (1) increase the minimum elevation requirement for buildingsand structures; and (2) require nonconversion agreements for certain enclosed areasbelow elevated buildings, prior to July 1, 2010 and pursuant to s. 553.73(b), Fla. Stat., is3as180formatting that requirement to coordinate with the Florida Building Code; andWHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners has determined that it is in thepublic interest to adopt the proposed floodplain management regulations that arecoordinated with the F/orida Bu#ding Code; andWHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners finds this ordinance serves thehealth, safety, welfare of the residents to and visitors to Escambia County, Florida.NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTYCOMMISSIONERS OF ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA:Therefore, this ordinance creates Part 1, Chapter 14, Art. Ill, Sections 14-61through 14-65, Local Amendments to the Florida Building Code Applicable in PensacolaBeach under the Control of the Santa Rosa Island Authority.SECTION 1. Thereby created as follows, with additions to the Florida Building Codeindicated with underlines and deletions with s#iketheughs:1

Sec. 14-61. - Short title. This article shall be known and may be cited as the "LocalAmendments to the Florida Building Code Applicable in Pensacola Beach under theControl of the Santa Rosa Island Authoritv."Sec. 14-62. - Local administrative amendments to the Florida Building Code,Building. The Florida Building Code, Building is hereby amended by the followingadministrative amendment.Modify Sec. 107.3.5 as follows:107.3.5 Minimum plan review criteria for buildings.Commercial Buildings: Building8. Structural requirements shall include:Flood requirements in accordance with Section 1612, including lowest floorelevations, enclosures, flood damage-resistant materials, and nonconversionlease amendment.Residential (one- and two-family)6. Structural requirements shall include:Flood hazard areas, flood zones, design flood elevations, lowest floor elevations,enclosures, equipment, flood damage-resistant materials, and nonconversionlease amendment.Sec. 14-63. - Local technical amendments to the Florida Building Code, BuildingAmendments. TheFlorida Building Code, Building is hereby amended by the followingtechnical amendments.(1) Add a new definition in Section 202 as follows:SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENT. Any combination of repair, reconstruction,rehabilitation, alteration, addition or improvement of a building or structure takingplace during a 10-year period, the cumulative cost of which equals or exceeds 50percent of the market value of the structure before the improvement or repair isstarted. For each building or structure, the 10-vear period begins on the date ofthe first permit issued for improvement or repair of that building or structuresubsequent to the date of this ordinance. If the structure has sustainedsubstantial damage, any repairs are considered substantial improvementregardless of the actual repair work performed. The term does not, however,include either:2

1. Any project for improvement of a building required to correct existinghealth, sanitary or safety code violations identified by the Escambia CountyBbuilding Qefficial and that are the minimum necessary to assure safe livingconditions.2. Any alteration of a historic structure provided that the alteration will notpreclude the structure's continued designation as a historic structure.(2) AddanewSec. 1612.4.lasfollows:1612.4.1 SRIA specific requirements.1. All buildings and structures within the iurisdiction of the SRIA shall bedesigned and constructed in accordance with the requirements of ASCE 24applicable to coastal hiqh hazard areas.2. The minimum elevation requirements shall be as specified in ASCE 24 orthe base flood elevation plus 3 feet, whichever is higher.Sec. 14-64. - Local technical amendments to the Florida Building Code,Residential. TheFlorida Building Code, Residential \s hereby amended by thefollowing technical amendment.(1) Modify Sec. R322.2 as follows:R322.2 Flood hazard areas (including A Zones).All buildings and structureswithin the iurisdiction of the SRIA shall be designed and constructed inaccordance with Section R322.3. All areas that have been determined to beprone to flooding but not subject to high velocity wave action shall be designatedas flood hazard areas. Flood hazard areas that have bccn dclincatcd as subjectto wave heights bctwccn 11/2 feet (157 mm) and 3 feet (911 mm) shall bedesignated as Coastal A Zones. All building and structures constructed in wholeor in part in flood hazard areas shall be designed and constructed in accordancewith Sections R322.2.1 through R322.2.3.(2) Modify Sec. R322.3.2 as follows:R322.3.2 Elevation requirements.1. All buildings and structu res crcctcd within coastal high hazard areas shallbe elevated so that the lowest portion of all structural members supporting thelowest floor, with the exception of piling, pile caps, columns, grade beams, matand raft foundations, and bracinq, is elevated to or above the base floodelevation plus 3 feet or the design flood elevation, whichever is higher.2. Cross bracinq shall not be permitted unless a building or structure doesnot have walls designed to break away and provided the bracinq is located above3

the base flood elevation plus 3 feet or the desiqn flood elevation, whichever ishigher, and provided such bracing is perpendicular to the shoreline. Crossbracing shall not be used as part of the structural calculations to meet therequired design criteria.3. Basement floors that are below grade on all sides are prohibited.4. The use of fill for structural support is prohibited.5. Minor grading, and the placement of minor quantities of fill, shall bepermitted for landscaping and for drainage purposes under and around buildingsand for support of parking slabs, pool decks, patios and walkways.Exception: Walls and partitions enclosing areas below the design floodelevation shall meet the requirements of Sections R322.3.4 and R322.3.5.(3) Modify Sec. R322.3.4 as follows:R322.3.4 Walls below design flood elevation. Walls and partitions arepermitted below the elevated floor, provided that such walls and partitions are notpart of the structural support of the building or structure and:1. Electrical, mechanical, and plumbing system components are not to bemounted on or penetrate through walls that are designed to break away underflood loads; and2. The walls are constructed with insect screening or open lattice; or3. The walls are designed to break away or collapse without causingcollapse, displacement or other structural damage to the elevated portion of thebuilding or supporting foundation system. Such walls, framing and connectionsshall have a design safe loading resistance of not less than 10 (470 Pa) and nomore than 20 pounds per square foot (958 Pa); or4. Where wind loading values of this code exceed 20 pounds per square foot(958 Pa), the construction documents shall include documentation prepared andsealed by a registered design professional that:4.1. The walls and partitions below the design flood elevation have beendesigned to collapse from a water load less than that which would occur duringthe design flood.4.2. The elevated portion of the building and supporting foundation systemhave been designed to withstand the effects of wind and flood loads actingsimultaneously on all building components (structural and nonstructural). Water4

loading values used shall be those associated with the design flood. Windloading values used shall be those required by this code.5. Walls shall be provided with flood openings that meet the criteria inR322.2.2, Item 2.Sec. 14-65. - Local technical amendments to the Florida Building Code, ExistingBuilding. The Florida Building Code, Existing Building \s hereby amended by thefollowing technical amendment.Modify a definition in Section 202 as follows:SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENT. Any combination of repair, reconstruction,rehabilitation, alteration, addition or improvement of a building or structure takingplace during a 10-year period, the cumulative cost of which equals or exceeds 50percent of the market value of the structure before the improvement or repair isstarted. For each building or structure, the 10-year period begins on the date ofthe first permit issued for improvement or repair of that building or structuresubsequent to the date of this ordinance. If the structure has sustainedsubstantial damage, any repairs are considered substantial improvementregardless of the actual repair work performed. The term does not, however,include either:1. Any project for improvement of a building required to correct existinghealth, sanitary or safety code violations identified by the Escambia CountyBuilding Official and that are the minimum necessary to assure safe livingconditions.2. Any alteration of a historic structure provided that the alteration will notpreclude the structure's continued designation as a historic structure.SECTION 2. Fiscal Impact Statement.In terms of design, plan application review, construction and inspection of buildings andstructures, the cost impact as an overall average is negligible in regard to the local technicalamendments because all development has been subject to the requirements of the localfloodplain management ordinance adopted for participation in the National Flood InsuranceProgram. In terms of lower potential for flood damage, there will be continued savings andbenefits to consumers.SECTION 3. Applicability.For the purposes of jurisdictional applicability, this ordinance shall apply withinjurisdiction of the Santa Rosa Island Authority. This ordinance shall apply to allapplications for development approval, including building permit applications andsubdivision proposals, submitted on or after the effective date of this ordinance.5

SECTION 4. Severability.If any section, sentence, clause or phrase of this Ordinance is held to be invalid orunconstitutional by any Court of competent jurisdiction, then said holding shall in no wayaffect the validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance.SECTION 5. Inclusion in Code.It is the intention of the Board of County Commissioners that the provisions of thisOrdinance shall be codified as required by F.S. § 125.68, and that the sections,subsections and other provisions of this Ordinance may be renumbered or re-letteredand the word "ordinance" may be changed to "section," "article," or such otherappropriate word or phrase in order to accomplish such intentions.SECTION 6. Effective Date.This Ordinance shall become effective upon filing with the Department of State.DONE AND ENACTED this 24th day of September,2015.BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERSOF ESCAMBIA OUNTY, FLORIDAcia nBy:/ Whrz w iSte*rrSa YO, ChairmanATTEST:Dqte Executedci 1826/3*.*PAM CHILDERSClerk of the Circuit CourtApproved as to form and legal4051[*tal'#e#,44 111 00/1*f'.f t.»sumciency. -".2 90'4*Ul--ST- Y[)eputy Clerk08:«-9//9//5443&5%3*.ENACTED: September 24, 2015FILED WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE: September 30, 2015EFFECTIVE DATE: September 30, 20156