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24.55.210 Major Residential Alterations and Additions.

(Added by Ordinance No. 187017, effective April 19, 2015.)

A.  Purpose.  The delay provisions are intended to provide notice of a major residential alteration or addition to recognized organizations and to surrounding neighbors.

B.  Where the delay applies.  The major residential alteration and addition delay applies to sites with residential structures in areas with a residential Comprehensive Plan Map designation.  The regulations only apply to applications for major alteration and additions of residential structures.  They do not apply to accessory structures such as garages or other outbuildings.

C.  Delay in issuing.  The building permit for a major residential alteration or addition will not be issued except as provided for in this Section (24.55.210).

D.  Notification.

1.  Emailed notice.  At least 35 days before a building permit is issued for a major residential alteration or addition, the applicant for the permit must email a letter to the recognized organization(s) whose boundaries include the site that contains at least the following information.

a.  Notice that an application for a major alteration or addition has been or will be submitted to the Bureau of Development Services,

b.  The date the application was filed, if applicable,

c.  A general description of the proposed alteration or addition,

d.  Notice that there is a delay period of 35 days from the date the notice is sent, and

e.  The contact information of the applicant.

2.  Posted notice.  At least 35 days before the building permit is issued for the major residential alteration or addition, the applicant must post door hangers provided by the Bureau of Development Services on the properties abutting or across the street from the site of the project.  See Figure 200-1 in Section 24.55.200.  The notice must contain all of the following information.

a.  Notice that an application for a major alteration or addition has been or will be submitted to the Bureau of Development Services,

b.  The permit application number, if an application has already been filed,

c.  The approximate date the construction activity will commence,

d.  Contact information of the agencies that regulate asbestos and lead-based paint, and

e.  Contact information for the applicant.

E.  Required information prior to permit issuance.  Prior to issuing a major alteration or addition permit, the delay period must expire and the applicant must submit to the Bureau of Development Services:

1.  A copy of the sent email and a list of the names and email addresses of all recognized organizations that received the notification and the date the notifications were emailed, certified by the applicant or the owner or owner’s agent, and

2.  A copy of the door hanger and a list of addresses of all properties that received the notification and the date the notifications were posted, certified by the applicant or the owner or owner’s agent.

F.  End of the delay period.  The building permit for the major alteration or addition may be issued any time after the end of the 35-day notice period.

G.  Expiration of permit application.  If for any reason, the permit application for a major residential alteration or addition expires prior to issuance of the permit or if an issued permit expires prior to the project being commenced, a new permit application, notification and delay period will be required.