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File #: 18-1598    Version: 1 Name: 10/1/18 - Chapter 103 Historic Preservation Ordinance Amendment
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/1/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/15/2018 Final action: 10/15/2018
Enactment date: 10/1/2018 Enactment #: ORD-18-29
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Section 8:413 of Chapter 103 (Historic Preservation) of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor Regarding Extension of Authorization for Work in Historic Districts (Ordinance No. ORD-18-29)
Attachments: 1. 18-29 Historic Preservation Ordinance Briefed and Approved.pdf, 2. 18-29 Historic Preservation Ordinance Briefed.pdf, 3. HDC Ord. 8.413.amendment.pdf, 4. 18-29 Historic Preservation Ordinance Approval Notice.pdf
Title
An Ordinance to Amend Section 8:413 of Chapter 103 (Historic Preservation) of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor Regarding Extension of Authorization for Work in Historic Districts (Ordinance No. ORD-18-29)
Memorandum
Approval of this ordinance amendment will allow the extension of expiration dates for work that has been authorized by either the Historic District Commission or administratively by staff on the Commission's behalf. City Code currently stipulates that work approved by the commission must be completed within three years of approval. There is no mechanism to extend that approval and large projects, especially site planned projects, often take longer than three years to complete.

This proposed amendment will allow approvals to be extended to six years (1) automatically if any permit for the work is issued within the first three years; or (2) administratively upon request of the owner if it is shown that there has been no change in the relevant facts. These revisions were presented to the Historic District Commission at their September 20, 2018 meeting and were approved unanimously.

Staff recommends approval.
Staff
Prepared by: Jill Thacher, City Planner/Historic Preservation Coordinator
Reviewed by: Brett Lenart, Planning Manager
Derek Delacourt, Community Services Area Administrator
Christopher Frost, Senior Assistant City Attorney
Approved by: Howard Lazarus, City Administrator
Body
ORDINANCE NO. ORD-18-29

First Reading: October 1, 2018 Approved: October 15, 2018
Public Hearing: October 15, 2018 Published: October 18, 2018
Effective: October 28, 2018

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 8:413 (ISSUANCE OF PERMITS) OF CHAPTER 103 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF ANN ARBOR

The City of Ann Arbor ordains:

Section 1. That Section 8:413 of Chapter 103 of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor be amended to read as follows:

8:413. - Issuance of permits.
(1) Prior to the issuance of any permit, the commission shal...

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