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1321.07 ISSUANCE OF PERMITS; SIMILARITY OF BUILDINGS.
(a) Residential structures shall be architecturally designed so as to be distinctly different from their neighboring structures. Exceptions to any of the following requirements are at the discretion of the Architectural Board of Review.
(b) The Architectural Board of Review shall not approve any application for a permit
to erect or construct any residential building or structure which, at the discretion of the Board, is similar in all of the following respects to any neighboring existing or approved structure. The Architectural Board of Review shall consider, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:
(1) Similar facade or architectural style
(2) Similar in color, and exterior materials and treatments
(3) Similar in size and arrangement of windows, doors, garage, gable, porch, or other openings or breaks and materials, in the front elevation, including reverse arrangement, with respect to each other and the remainder of the building or structure. Any portion of a structure abutting a right-of-way shall also be considered.
(c) In addition buildings or structures shall be deemed to be like each other if in any
dimension the difference between them is not more than two feet in more than two of the three following criteria.
(1) A minimum of two foot difference in main roof ridge length.
(2) A minimum of two foot difference in the overall structure height from the foundation plate.
(3) An overall structure width from the outermost walls.
(d) A "neighboring structure" shall be deemed to be any two structures, existing,
permitted or approved adjacent to either side of the proposed structure. In addition, the three structures across the road, street, lane or drive, centered on the proposed structure shall be deemed to be neighboring structures.
(Ord. 2019-192. Passed 1-27-20.)