We are a church in Oklahoma that is building a 30,000 sq ft facility.
We have about 4,000 sq ft on the 2nd floor.
We have been informed by the State Fire Marshall that we must have an elevator or lift installed. $50,000 addition.
We have heard that if the 2nd floor is finished with less than 3,000 sq ft that we would not be required to have an elevator or lift.
ADA requirements are not mandatory, since we are a church.
Does anyone know if the 3,000 sq ft comment is legit or not?