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A deconstruction or demolition shall include any full or partial deconstruction or partial demolition work. All applications to deconstruct or demolish any building or structure or portion thereof on any lot or parcel of ground within the City shall comply with the following prior to any deconstruction or demolition work occurring:
A. Application: Prior to actual deconstruction or demolition work, the applicant shall apply for and obtain all necessary permits. A site inspection shall first occur at the site.
B. Bond: Prior to deconstruction or demolition of any building or structure or a partial demolition deemed significant by the building official or designee, the applicant shall post a surety bond as follows:
1. General: The building official shall require bonds in such forms as deemed necessary to ensure the mitigation of hazardous conditions resulting from work occurring in conjunction with the deconstruction or demolition of building and structures, or applicable partial demolitions, beneath large structures, or on projects having unique site conditions, for the existing site. The building official may cash the bond and the proceeds from the posted bond shall be used to correct or eliminate hazardous conditions on the site when the permit applicant fails to complete work in accordance with approved plans, specifications, and permits. The amount of the bond required shall be in conformance with this chapter.
In lieu of a surety bond, the building official may allow the applicant to post a cash bond or instrument of credit with the building official in an amount equal to that which would be required in the surety bond. The bond shall ensure that sufficient funds are available to repay the city of Boise City for any expenditure incurred by the City for the protection or removal of property, both real and personal. The bond shall further ensure the property is in a proper and safe condition, that all combustible and non-combustible materials are removed, and that any remaining excavation is filled.
2. Amount Of Bond: The bond shall be kept and maintained in force and effect until all of the work required by the permit has been completed and the property has been put into proper and safe condition after the building or structure or portion thereof is deconstructed or demolished. All combustible and noncombustible debris or material shall be cleared away and any remaining excavation is filled in to ground level. The bond amount shall be established upon local construction market rates approved by the building official or in an amount equal to three percent (3%) of the structure replacement square footage cost for the occupancy group and type of construction noted in the Building Valuation Data, published by the International Code Council.
In the event the applicant fails to perform the duties and responsibilities imposed by this chapter, the bond shall be forfeited and may be utilized and in an amount necessary to complete the duties and responsibilities of the applicant or to adequately secure the site, building, or structure. Any funds remaining from the bond after it is utilized to perform the outstanding work on the permit shall be returned to the applicant.
1. General: Permit holders deconstructing or demolishing buildings or structures or portions thereof shall provide a public liability insurance policy, or a certificate of liability insurance, and endorsements to the Planning and Development Services Department. The limits of coverage shall include property damage and personal injuries in the minimum amount as specified in the Idaho Tort Claims Act set forth in Idaho Code title 6, chapter 9 and shall cover any work or activity performed under the permit.
2. Exception: Property owners of single-family dwellings or structures, who are not licensed, registered or established contractors or developers, deconstructing or demolishing the primary or secondary buildings or structures on the parcel without contract labor and equipment, are exempt from providing verification of insurance.
D. Notification Prior To Deconstruction or Demolition: The permit applicant shall certify, on the permit application, to the Planning and Development Services Department that arrangements have been or will be made with the owner of utilities and adjacent properties for the protection of such facilities when it is necessary to cut, repair, remove, raise, or replace any cable, wire, piping, or any objects, whether they are publicly or privately owned, that may interfere with the deconstruction or demolition of such building or structure or portion thereof.
E. Special Permits: The permit applicant, before deconstructing or demolishing buildings or structures or portions thereof, shall obtain the required permits including Erosion and Sediment Control and Public Works sewer plug. The City shall be provided with verification or a copy of any required permits or certify that they have been obtained.
F. Debris Removal:
1. All combustible and noncombustible debris or material shall be removed from the premises on which the deconstruction or demolition work is carried out within thirty (30) calendar days from the completion of the deconstruction or demolition, or from the stoppage of the work thereon if the work remains uncompleted, unless the Planning and Development Services Department extends the time therefor because of weather, terrain, or other special circumstances, but such extension shall not exceed ninety (90) calendar days.
2. It is unlawful for any owner or person in possession of real property to permit the debris to remain on the property without removal. Any debris remaining thirty (30) calendar days after the completion of the deconstruction or demolition work or from stoppage of work without an approved extension by the City shall constitute a nuisance as defined by Idaho Code or Boise City Code. Any unsupported portions of a building or structure or debris existing beyond the periods set forth above may be subject to abatement by the City. Buildings or structures or portions thereof deconstructed or demolished upon any lot or parcel without valid permits, or where work is abandoned under a valid permit, may be subject to abatement as authorized by Idaho Code or Boise City Code.
3. After removal of any building or structure or portion thereof, all foundations that will not be utilized in the permitted new construction shall be removed and all excavations shall be filled in to the level of the adjoining grade. All land disturbing activities shall be performed in compliance with "Construction Site Erosion Control", of this title in Boise City Code. An application and plans shall be submitted to the City for any new construction proposed which utilize remaining foundations, under a separate permit.
G. Barrier Needed: Any remaining foundations or open excavation exceeding thirty inches (30") in depth below the existing grade approved for further use shall be surrounded by a readily visible barricade and be maintained until the construction has progressed sufficiently to remove any hazards to the public for a period of time not to exceed thirty (30) calendar days from the date of permit issuance. Any remaining foundations or open excavation exceeding thirty inches (30") in depth below the existing grade approved for further use that constitutes a hazard to the public after thirty (30) calendar days from date of permit issuance shall be enclosed with a minimum six foot (6') high fence constructed of wood, metal chain link or any other method as approved by the building official.
H. Partial Deconstruction Or Demolition: The partial deconstruction or partial demolition of buildings or structures that leaves or exposes an exterior wall of an adjoining or adjacent building or structure shall be evaluated by all applicable City departments to ensure that currently adopted Code provisions are met or maintained in both the remaining buildings or structures and any future developments or improvements. The remaining buildings or structures shall also be evaluated by a State licensed engineer for structural integrity. Any additional City or structural engineering requirements shall be included in the deconstruction or demolition permit and the associated costs bonded for as herein provided. The scope of work identified in this deconstruction or demolition permit shall be completed or the bond shall be forfeited and may be utilized in an amount necessary to complete the duties and responsibilities of the permit applicant or to adequately secure the site, building, or structure. After work has been completed, any remaining bond amount shall be returned to the permit applicant.
I. Existing Parking Surfaces: Existing asphalt and concrete parking surfaces adjacent to or surrounding the removed building or structure and covering fifty percent (50%) or more of the parcel shall be allowed to remain, providing a method of soil stabilization as required in "Construction Site Erosion Control", of this title in Boise City Code. Prior to issuance of a deconstruction or demolition permit, a request to the Planning and Development Services Department must be submitted and approved to enable existing building surfaces to remain intact on site.
J. Abatement: Deconstruction or demolition of buildings or structures or portions thereof begun without a valid permit, or where work is abandoned under a valid permit, may be subject to abatement and reimbursement as provided by Idaho Code or Boise City Code. Buildings or structures under deconstruction or demolition with or without valid permits may be required to be secured with a minimum six foot (6') high fence constructed of wood, metal chain link or any other method as approved by the building official. (Ord. 15-21, 5-4-2021)