§ 14.455  PLAN REVIEW.
   Construction must not commence on any new or remodeled food establishment or lodging establishment, or any existing structure converted to a food establishment or lodging establishment until the Health Authority has reviewed and approved the plans and specifications. Those construction projects being expedited under the fast track building permit process, must not have any equipment or floor, wall or ceiling finish materials installed until the Health Authority has reviewed and approved the plans and specifications.
   (a)   Building permits and planning approval. No structure of any kind will be erected until the plans and arrangements of building, passageways, street and parking spaces have been first approved by the Planning and Building and Inspection Divisions. Building permits shall be issued for such structural work.
   (b)   Submission of plans.
      (1)   Two complete sets of printed or one set of digital plans and specifications must be submitted to the Health Authority for review.
      (2)   One full set of plans approved by the Health Authority must  be maintained on site of the construction project.
      (3)   All building, electrical, plumbing and HVAC plans as applicable must be submitted to the Building and Inspection Division and the Health Authority.
   (c)   Plan review fees. Fees for plan review by the Health Authority of new or remodeled food establishments, lodging establishments and public pools shall be those set by the city in § 14.03. If work has commenced prior to approval of construction or remodeling plans, additional fees may be assessed.
   (d)   Additional criteria for food establishments.
      (1)   The plans and specifications for a food establishment must include:
         (A)   The intended menu;
         (B)   The anticipated volume of food to be stored, prepared, and sold or served;
         (C)   The proposed layout to-scale, mechanical schematics, construction materials and finish schedules;
         (D)   The proposed equipment types, manufacturers, model numbers, locations, dimensions, performance capabilities and installation specifications;
         (E)   A complete set of elevations including drawings for all custom fabricated equipment;
         (F)   A functional flow plan indicating how food will be handled; and
         (G)   Other information that may be required by the Health Authority for the proper review of the proposed construction, conversion or modification.
   (e)   Additional criteria for lodging establishments.
      (1)   The plans and specifications for a lodging establishment must include:
         (A)   The proposed layout to-scale, mechanical schematics, construction materials and finish schedules;
         (B)   The proposed equipment types, manufacturers, model numbers, locations, dimensions, performance capabilities and installation specifications; and
         (C)   Other information that may be required by the Health Authority for the proper review of the proposed construction, conversion or modification.
   (f)   Additional criteria for public pools.
      (1)   Plans for public pools must be submitted and approved as specified in Minnesota Rules part 4717.0450. Those public pool remodeling projects not requiring submission of plans to the State Department of Health must be submitted to the Health Authority for review and approval prior to commencing construction or equipment replacement.
      (2)   The plans and specifications for those public pools reviewed by the Health Authority must include:
         (A)   A survey showing proper setbacks, easements, pool placement, equipment placement, fence location, deck location, impervious surface coverage of the lot, and location of overhead electrical wires;
         (B)   The proposed equipment types, manufacturers, model numbers, dimensions, performance capabilities and installation specifications; and
         (C)   Fencing plan including type, material, height, gate location and latching mechanism.
(Ord. 87, passed 8-20-1956; recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995; deleted by Ord. 2001-49, passed 11-19-2001; added by Ord. 2007-9, passed 2-26-2007; Ord. 2011-16, passed 8-1-2011; Ord. 2014-18, passed 12-1-2014; Ord. 2019-14, passed 2-4-2019)