Public Hearing And Second Reading: Dec.17th, 2019
Written by Janet Thome
Boulder, Colorado had it’s first meeting regarding the possible adoption of Appendix Q for Tiny Homes on Nov. 19th, 2019. A public hearing and second reading has been scheduled for Dec. 17th, 2019 at 6PM.
Appendix Q was adopted into the 2018 International Residential Code ( IRC ) building code to provide regulations and standards for tiny homes on a foundation that is 400 square feet or less
The International Residential Code is a comprehensive, stand alone residential code that creates minimum regulations for one-and two family dwellings of three stories or less.
The IRC brings together all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel, gas, energy and electrical for provisions for one-and two-family residences. Appendix Q was adopted to the IRC building code standards through the ICC Code Developement Process.
Jurisdictions may use Appendix Q as a model code to adopt, reference or amend. Builders or even jurisdictions that have not adopted the 2018 IRC or the Appendix, can seek approval ”on a project basis through the alternative materials and designs provision” in the IRC.-David Eisenberg, co-author of The Strawbale House Book.
Attend or Watch Council Meetings
Regular City Council meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of the month in the Council Chambers located in the Municipal Building, 1777 Broadway St. See City Council Meeting Calendar for scheduled events. The public can attend meetings, watch them online or view them on Boulder 8 TV on Comcast in high definition on channel 880 or standard definition on channel 8.
Speak at Council Meetings
City Council meetings are open to the public and you may sign up to speak to council about city issues. You can sign up online through Eventbrite to speak on open comment items for meetings. Read Rules of Decorum for details on how council meetings are run and expectations for participants.
Follow The Code Development Process
THIA is documenting the code development process and participating in the public comment stages across the country as jurisdictions adopt Appendix Q for tiny homes.