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For the purposes of this article, certain terms are defined as follows:
Alteration. Any construction, replacement or change to the exterior of a building or structure when it is visible to the public. The term “alteration” shall not include a proposed sign or changes to an existing sign. Painting and ordinary maintenance and repairs shall not be considered alterations.
Board. The Danville Architectural Heritage Board.
Building. Any structure designed or constructed for residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, or other use.
Certificate of Appropriateness. The permit, issued by the Danville Architectural Heritage Board, which gives its approval for work or demolition to be done in a historic district or on a landmark.
Certified Local Government. A government meeting the requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act and the implementing regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Kentucky Heritage Council.
Commission. The Board of Commissioners of the City of Danville.
Demolition. Any act that destroys in whole or in part a landmark or a building or structure in a historic district.
Designated Property. A landmark, or a building or structure in a historic district. Designated property shall include all lots within a historic district and the entire lot containing a landmark.
Historic District. An area of architectural, historical or cultural significance which meets one (1) or more of the criteria contained in section 6 of this article and which has been designated a historic district by the city.
Landmark. A building or structure of architectural, historical or cultural significance which meets one (1) or more of the criteria contained in this article and which has been designated as a landmark by the city.
Major Structural Change. Structural alterations and structural repairs made within any twelve (12) month period costing in excess of fifty percent (50%) of the physical value of the structure, as determined by comparison of the extent/value of the alterations involved and the replacement value of the structure at the time the plans for the alteration are submitted, using the Building Officials Conference of America (BOCA) chart for construction cost.
New Construction. An addition to an existing building or structure or the construction of a new building or structure.
Ordinary Maintenance and Repairs. Any work, the purpose of which is to correct deterioration or to prevent deterioration of a designated historic property. The work shall restore the property to its appearance prior to deterioration or shall result in the protection of its present appearance. The work shall involve the use of the same building materials as are original to the property, or available materials that are as close as possible to the original. Work that changes the external appearance of a property shall be considered an alteration for purposes of this article.
Structure. Anything constructed or erected, the use of the ground, including (but without limiting the generality of the foregoing) barns, smokestacks, advertising signs, billboards, backstops for tennis courts, bridges, fences, pergolas, gazebos, radio andtelevision antennae, solar collectors, microwave antennae, including the supporting towers, roads, ruins or remnants, including foundations, swimming pools or walkways.
(Ord. No. 1479, 6-30-93; Ord. No. 1802, § 2, 4-23-12; Ord. No. 1813, § 1, 12-10-12; Ord. No. 1838, § 1, 6-23-14)