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Chapter 18. General Zoning Ordinance

Sec. 18-144. Demolition

Demolition of locally designated historic building sites and improvements within a historic district shall be in accordance with the following:

(1) Demolition Permit Required. No person shall demolish all or part of a historic structure or structure within a historic district or destroy all or part of a historic site unless the Historic Preservation Committee recommends and the Plan Commission approves such work and the building services supervisor issues a permit to raze.

(2) Demolition Permit Application. Upon receipt of an application for a permit to demolish a historic property, the Committee may recommend that the Plan Commission deny approval for a period of up to 12 months, during which time the Committee and the applicant, in good faith, shall attempt to find a means by which to save such property from demolition.

(3) Demolition Permit Issuance Procedure. If at the end of 12 months, no mutually agreeable method of saving the property is underway, or no funds have been granted to preserve the property, the building services supervisor may issue a demolition permit without the approval of the Plan Commission.