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For purposes of this chapter the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings ascribed to them respectively.
(a) "Alteration" means any change, demolition, removal or construction involving any buildings or structures located on any real property subject to the provisions of this chapter. The alteration shall not be related to ordinary maintenance or repair of any property provided that such work involves no change in material, design, texture, color or outer appearance of such property. "Alteration" includes any change to features such as shades or draperies which are visible from the exterior of the building.
(b) "Preservation" means the process of sustaining the form and extent of a structure essentially as it now exists. Preservation aims at halting further deterioration and providing structural stability but does not contemplate significant rebuilding.
(c) "Reconstruction" means the process ofreproducing by new construction the exact form and detail of a vanished structure, or part of it, as it appeared at a specific period of time. Reconstruction should be undertaken only when the property to be reconstructed is essential for understanding and interpreting the value of a historic district and sufficient historical documentation exists to insure an exact reproduction of the original.
(d) "Rehabilitation" means the process of returning a property to a state of utility, through repair or alteration, which makes possible and efficient contemporary use. In rehabilitation, those portions of the property which are important in illustrating historic and cultural values are preserved or restored.
(e) "Restoration" means the process of accurately recovering the form and details of a property as it appeared at a particular period of time by means ofremoval of later work and the replacement of missing original work.
(Ord. 2019-90. Passed 8-5-19.)