I am working on a major remodel of an existing retail facility (single story with mezzanine and elevator) that is being converted to a fitness facility. As part of the remodel we are keeping some existing accessible multi-accommodation restrooms and adding new locker rooms with accessible multi-accommodation restrooms.
The owner wants to retain the existing accessible men and women's multi-accommodation restrooms on the mezzanine. To meet the plumbing fixture count the owner wants to convert the existing men's restroom into a women's restroom.
The outcome of the conversion would provide women with 2 accessible multi-accommodation restrooms on the mezzanine while the men would not have any.
If a man was on the mezzanine and needed to use the restroom, he would have to use the elevator or stairs to go down to the main level and use the restroom.
Is this allowed by code?
My gut feeling is telling me that it is not, but I can't find a section in the 2010 CBC or CPC to tell me either way.
Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.