Topic: Any way out of stairway width reqs for renovations?
Any way out of stairway width reqs for renovations?
I would like to change the stairs in my home from the existing horse shoe shape seen in narrow row houses (that breaks up the space on the first floor into two rooms) to a more common straight shape. My understanding is that DC code requires stairs to be of a certain width if they’re not changes to the existing case. That width would take 1/3 of the first floor. Does anyone know if one can petition for an exemption due to the narrow footprint of the house? Or another way around that requirement?