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The following definitions shall apply to this section of the zoning ordinance and are in addition to the definitions found in § 154.03 of this chapter.
ADDITION. Any act or process that changes one or more of the exterior architectural features of a building or structure and increases the floor area of the building or structure.
ALTER or ALTERATION. Any act or process that changes one or more of the currently existing exterior architectural features of any building or structure or that results in any change to an archaeological feature of the premises, including a change or rearrangement in the structural parts or an addition, whether by extending a side or by increasing height. Alteration shall include a change in design, material or exterior architectural feature, but shall not include ordinary maintenance to correct any deterioration or damage to a structure or to restore the structure to its condition prior to such deterioration or damage provided such work does not involve a change in design, material or currently existing exterior architectural feature.
APPLICANT. Any owner, association, partnership, corporation, or agents thereof, who applies for a certificate of appropriateness in order to undertake any change on a premises subject to the regulations of this section.
CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS. A document issued by the Planning and Historic Preservation Commission (hereinafter referred to as GPHPC), as prescribed by § 154.46(B), signifying that the proposed construction, reconstruction, alteration, demolition, or removal of a structure subject to the provisions of this section and within an historic district or the subdivision of a lot containing a landmark or pivotal building has been reviewed and found to be in compliance with these regulations.
CHANGE. Any alteration, demolition, removal, construction or reconstruction involving any property subject to the provisions of this section.
CONTRIBUTING BUILDING. Any building designated as such pursuant to § 154.45 which is at least 50 years old, has more than ordinary architectural or historical merit, generally contributes to the historical fabric of the village, and is located in an historic district.
DEMOLISH or DEMOLITION. Any act or process, whether by action or inaction, that razes or destroys, in whole or in part, any building subject to the provisions of this section.
EXTERIOR ARCHITECTURAL FEATURE. A function or decorative element of a building including, but not limited to doors, windows, shutters, cornices, chimneys, latticework, walls, roofs, eaves, porches, gutters, downspouts, stair rails and similar features.
HISTORIC DISTRICT. An area designated as such pursuant to § 154.45 so as to maintain the historic character and integrity of pivotal and contributing buildings.
HISTORIC SITE. A premises that contains something of archaeological or historical significance, may or may not include a pivotal or contributing building, or be wholly within an historic district, and is designated by the procedures in § 154.45. An historic site may comprise one or more properties.
LANDMARK. Any building, structure, site or object that is at least 50 years old and has special character or special historical or aesthetic value as part of the development, heritage or cultural characteristics of the village or the United States and which has been designated as a landmark pursuant to the provisions of § 154.45, provided, however, that the term landmark may also include the premises, or part thereof, on which the landmark is situated.
MAINTENANCE. Ordinary repairs and refurbishing to correct any deterioration or damage to a structure or to restore the structure to its condition prior to such deterioration or damage provided such work does not involve a change in design, material or exterior architectural feature. Maintenance of a structure includes, but is not limited to, normal procedures to keep the structure in good condition. Maintenance includes cleaning, painting, patching, tuck-pointing, replacing of a worn part with a new one of the same material and design.
NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK. A site, building, or object in private or public ownership, judged by the Secretary of the Interior to possess national significance in American history, architecture, archeology, or culture.
NON-CONTRIBUTING BUILDING. A building that does not contribute to the distinctive character of an historic district. Typically constructed after most of the buildings in an historic district were built, NON-CONTRIBUTING BUILDINGS are usually of a different character than the contributing buildings due to their age and the difference in their scale, massing, material, and detailing. All buildings not identified as landmarks (§ 154.45(J)), pivotal (§ 154.45(K)) or contributing (§ 154.45(M)) within an historic district are considered to be non-contributing buildings.
PIVOTAL BUILDING. Any building that is designated as a pivotal structure pursuant to § 154.45, which was built prior to 1900 and which is representative of the original development of Glendale and therefore of higher architectural and historical significance.
PRESERVE or PRESERVATION. The process, including maintenance, of treating an existing building to arrest or slow further deterioration, stabilize the landmark and provide structural safety without changing or adversely affecting the character or appearance of the landmark.
RECONSTRUCTION. The reproducing by new construction of the exact form and detail of a vanished structure, or a part thereof, as it appeared at a specific period of time, as detailed in the Secretary of the Interior's Guidelines.
REMOVAL. Any relocation of a pivotal or contributing building on its premises or to another premises.
SITE IMPROVEMENTS. Any improvements made to property other than a dwelling or principal building, including but not limited to signs, accessory buildings and walls, fences, paving and parking areas, landscaping and street fixtures such as gaslights, benches, street signs, fountains, and sidewalks.
(Ord. 1993-52, passed 11-4-93; Am. Ord. 2001-40, passed 4-1-02; Am. Ord. 2004-15, passed 6-15-04; Am. Ord. 2009-40, passed 9-14-09; Am. Ord. 2010-49, passed 12-6-10)