This policy expressly allows operators of boarding houses to serve shared meals, but expressly prohibits community kitchens in rooming houses. The policy also sets very basic standards for community kitchens, when allowed, to include a certain amount of square feet per residence and one refrigerator per 12 residents, or one refrigerator per community kitchen when each residential unit contains a refrigerator.
This policy allows shared meals in boarding houses and establishes basic standards for community kitchens in certain multi-unit housing developments.
The housing code, which includes this policy, is intended to maintain the minimum requirements necessary for the protection of "health." § 3.
"The purpose of this Code is to provide for the maintenance of the minimum requirements necessary for the protection of life, limb, health, property, safety and welfare of the general public and the owners and occupants of residential property in the City of Atlanta." § 3.
The Police Department is authorized to issue a permit for any rooming house, boarding house, residence hotel, apartment hotel or single room occupancy residence. Operators must also obtain a current business license, although no person or department is named with the responsibility for issuing business licenses. § 26(a).
Violatiors of provisions in sec. 26 are subject to revocation of their rooming house, boarding house, residence hotel, apartment hotel or single room occupancy residence permit. § 26(b).
This policy is located in Atlanta, Georgia Code of Ordinances, Part III Land Development Code, Appendix E Atlanta Housing Code of 1987, Article II Minimum Standards, Section 26 Rooming Houses, Boarding Houses, Residence Hotels, Single Room Occupancy Residences and Buildings with Special Uses. History: Ord. No. 1991-05, § 1, 1-29-91.