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Section 1203.12    Certificates of Appropriateness

  1. Applicability
    1. All development in a Historic District shall require a Certificate of
      Appropriateness from the Architectural and Historic Board of Review
      ("AHBR") pursuant to the procedures set forth in this section.
    2. Any alteration, removal, moving, or demolition of a historic landmark that
      affects the exterior architectural features of any such structure or building
      shall require a Certificate of Appropriateness from the AHBR pursuant to the
      procedures set forth in this section.

  2. Procedures for Approval of Certificates of Appropriateness
    Applications for approval of Certificates of Appropriateness shall follow the core
    development approval process set forth in Section 1203.02 of this Chapter, except for
    the following modifications:
    1. After Step 2 "Application": Referral to the Historic District Subcommittee
      and Step 3: "Staff Review and Report".
      1. Within five (5) days from receipt of a complete application, the City
        Manager shall forward the application to the Historic District
        Subcommittee of the AHBR for the Subcommittee's review and
        recommendation. The staff shall undertake its review and shall draft
        its report in coordination with and support of the Subcommittee's
        review.
    2. After Step 3 Staff Review and Report: Review and Action by the AHBR
      (Step 6 of the Core Development Review Process).
      1. The staff report and Historic District Subcommittee recommendation
        on an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness shall be
        forwarded to the whole AHBR for its consideration at the first regular
        or special meeting of the AHBR held after receipt by the
        Subcommittee of the application. The AHBR shall consider the
        application and take final action.

      2. The AHBR shall review the application, Subcommittee
        recommendation, and staff report and take final action by either
        approving, approving with conditions, or denying such application

      3. based on its compliance with the standards set forth in Section
        1204.07 below.

      4. No review or action by either the PC (Step 4) or the City Council
        (Step 5) is required on an application for a Certificate of
        Appropriateness.

  3. Standards for Review
    All applications for Certificates of Appropriateness shall demonstrate compliance
    with the standards and criteria set forth in Section 1204.07 of this Code.

  4. Application
    Applications for Certificates of Appropriateness shall be submitted to the City
    Manager upon such forms as approved by the City Manager.

  5. Submittal Requirements
    See Appendix A for submittal requirements for an application for a Certificate of
    Appropriateness.