Section 175-89 BOARD REVIEW OF MAJOR ACTIONS.
A. The following major actions and any other actions not specifically exempted by the terms of this ordinance or which, in the opinion of the Administrator, may constitute a major permanent and detrimental change to the character of an historic district shall be approved only after a public meeting and favorable action by a majority vote of the Board of Architectural Review:
1. The razing, demolishing or moving of a designated landmark or contributing structure.
2. Construction of any new main building, or an accessory building which exceeds five hundred (500) square feet in size within a designated historic district or on a site adjacent to a designated landmark site.
3. Any addition to or substantial alteration of a designated landmark or structure on a contributing property, which increases the square footage of the structure or otherwise alters substantially its size, height, contour or outline.
4. Any significant change or alteration of the exterior architectural style of a designated landmark or contributing property.
5. Any addition to a non-contributing structure, which alters substantially the size height, contour or outline by increasing the square footage and/or volume of the structure by one hundred percent (100%) or more of the original structure.
6. Any fence or sign that is not in conformance with the design guidelines adopted in accordance with this Article.
7. Any other major actions not specifically covered by the terms of this section but which would have a substantial effect on the character of the Historic District.
B. The Board of Architectural Review shall be guided in its review by the guidelines and criteria established in Section 175-91. The BAR shall have authority to request modifications in order to comply with the guidelines and criteria.
C. The Board of Architectural Review shall not disapprove an application except with respect to the criteria and guidelines set forth in Section 175-91. The BAR shall give reasons for its decisions, shall act promptly on applications before it and shall coordinate its procedures with those of other agencies and individuals charged with the administration of this Article. The BAR shall be strict in its judgment of plans for those structures designated as landmarks and contributing properties but shall be lenient in its judgment of plans for non-contributing properties. For plans involving new construction the Board's concern shall focus on whether such plans are compatible with and enhance the historic or architectural value of surrounding structures or the surrounding area.
D. In all final decisions rendered pursuant to this Article, the BAR shall briefly state its findings in writing, and in the case of disapproval, it may make recommendations to the applicant with respect to the design, texture,, material, color, line, mass, dimension or lighting of the alteration or the improvement involved. The requirements of this section shall be deemed to have been satisfied if such findings and recommendations, if any, are set forth in the regularly maintained minutes of the BAR.
No. Z-5-92 Amended Entire Section 4-13-92-Effective Upon Passage)
(Ord. No. Z-3-97 Amended “A & B and Added “C & D” 10-27-97-Effective Upon Passage)