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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
CONSERVATION. The sustained use and appearance of a structure or area essentially in its existing state.
CONVERSION. The restrained alteration of a structure to accommodate uses for which the resource was not originally constructed, but which maintain the structure’s general character (especially the external appearance).
MAINTENANCE. Conformance of a building and its facilities to the code under which the building was constructed or to another applicable maintenance code.
REHABILITATION. The process of returning a structure to a state of efficiency or soundness by repair or alteration designed to encourage its continued use but without noticeably changing the exterior appearance of the resource.
RENOVATION. The process of altering or repairing a structure and its facilities so it conforms to minimum standards of sanitation, fire and life safety.
STABILIZATION. The process of applying measures designated to halt deterioration and to establish the structural stability of an unsafe or deteriorated resource while maintaining the essential form as it presently exists without noticeably changing the exterior appearance of the resource.
(`93 Code, § 12-260) (Ord. 1040, passed 4-12-83)