There are several possible ways to begin, phase and complete the
process of creating occupiable live/work spaces. The applicant
would need to state which of the following s/he has chosen:
- Either a complete or partial conversion of an existing building
to one or more live/work occupancies, i.e. R-7 or F-7 with "complete
buildout of individual spaces," which means that the spaces will
be presented to prospective buyers or tenants (or ready for owner/occupant(s))
as finished spaces with Certificates of Occupancy. This will be
the most common form of application.
- Either a complete or partial "shell conversion," which means that
the basic core and shell of the building will be completed, including
seismic retrofit, upgrade of utilities, repair or replacement
of roof and windows, construction of demising walls with proper
sound insulation, and installation of "stubbed-in" utilities necessary
to meet future Minimum Residential Requirements, per table 327B-A.
- A building constructed under "shell conversion" must have its
individual units finished out under separate permit before they
can be occupied. This can be accomplished incrementally, i.e.
some units can be finished and occupied while others still remain
at the "shell" stage.
- New construction live/work, while not presently permitted under
Oakland Zoning Regulations, is anticipated in this code in the
form of R-8 and F-8 occupancies.
- New shell construction is also not presently permitted under Oakland
Zoning Regulations; when it is permitted it will be similar to
(2) above, in that it will need to be completed under separate
permit(s) before individual units can be occupied.
Note on plans regarding the nature of the permit: for (complete)(partial)
conversion of an existing building to the specific occupancy with
complete build-out of individual spaces; for (complete)(partial)
shell conversion of existing building to the specific occupancy
with individual spaces to be completed under separate permit;
for finished improvement of an individual tenant space within
a previously converted or constructed shell building or portion
of building; [as applicable for other than JLWQ: for new complete
building; or for new shell building];
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