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The following definitions shall apply specifically and exclusively to this chapter:
ALTERATION: Any construction or change of the exterior of a building, object, site, or structure or of an interior space designated a landmark. For buildings, objects or structures, alteration shall include, but is not limited to, the changing of roofing or siding materials; changing, eliminating or adding doors, door frames, windows, window frames, shutters, fences, railings, porches, balconies, swings, or other ornamentation and the changing of paint color. "Alteration" shall not include "ordinary maintenance and repair" as defined in this section.
BUILDING: A structure created to shelter any form of human activity, such as a house, barn, church, hotel, or similar structure. "Building" may refer to a historically related complex, such as a courthouse and jail or a house and barn.
CEMETERY: Any site which contains at least one burial, marked or previously marked, considered a dedicated cemetery under Arizona state statutes, even through suffering neglect or abuse.
CONSTRUCTION: The act of adding an addition to a structure or the erection of a new principal or accessory structure on a lot or property, that requires a building permit.
CONTRIBUTING SIGNIFICANCE: A classification applied to a building site, structure or object within a historic district signifying that it contributes generally to the qualities that give the historic district cultural, historic, architectural or archaeological significance as embodied in the criteria for designating a historic district, but without having "exceptional significance" as defined in this section.
DEMOLITION: Any act or process that partially or totally destroys a landmark or a structure within a historic district.
DESIGN GUIDELINE: A specific type of design criteria approved by the commission at the time of designation of a landmark, historic district, historic landscape district, or urban conservation district and to be used in conjunction with other design criteria in this chapter in reviewing alteration, construction, removal or demolition.
EXCEPTIONAL SIGNIFICANCE: A classification applied to a building, site, structure, or object signifying the individual contribution the resource brings to the community in representation of the qualities that give the community cultural, historic, architectural, or archeological distinction. "Exceptional significance" can be applied to either a "landmark" or to those resources within a "historic district" which are of individual importance.
EXTERIOR ARCHITECTURAL APPEARANCE: The architectural character and general composition of the exterior of a structure, including, but not limited to, the kind, color and texture of the building material and the type, design and character of all architectural doors, walls, roofs, overhangs, signs and yards and/or open spaces.
HISTORIC DISTRICT: An area with definable boundaries designated a "historic district" by the city council and in which a substantial number of the properties, sites, structures or objects have a high degree of cultural, historic, architectural, or archaeological significance and integrity, many of which may qualify as landmarks, and which may also have within its boundaries other properties, sites, structures or objects which, while not of such cultural, historic, architectural or archaeological significance to qualify as landmarks, nevertheless contribute to the overall visual characteristics of the significant properties, sites, structures or objects located within it.
INTERIOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN: The architectural character and general composition of the interior of a structure, including, but not limited to, room design and configuration, materials and the type, pattern and character of all architectural details and elements, including, but not limited to, staircases, doors, hardware, moldings, trim, plaster work, light fixtures and wall coverings.
LANDMARK: A property, site, structure, or object that is individually designated by the city council that is worthy of rehabilitation, restoration, and preservation because of its historic, cultural, architectural or archaeologically exceptional significance to the city of Eloy.
NONCONTRIBUTING: A designation applied to a site, structure or object within a historic district indicating that it is not a representation of the qualities that give the historic district cultural, historic, architectural or archaeological significance as embodied in the criteria for designating a historic district.
ORDINARY MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR: Regular, customary or usual care, reconstruction or renewal of any part of an existing building, structure or object, for the purposes of preserving said property and maintaining it in safe and sanitary condition.
PROPERTY: Land and improvements identified as a separate lot for purposes of the subdivision and zoning regulations of the city of Eloy.
REPAIR: Any change that is not alteration, construction, removal or demolition.
STRUCTURE: Anything constructed or erected, the use of which requires a permanent or semipermanent location on or in the ground, including, without limitation, buildings, garages, fences, gazebos, advertising signs, billboards, antennas, satellite sending or receiving dishes, and swimming pools. (Ord. 94-380, 3-28-1994)