§ 4-225  UNUSUAL AND COMPELLING CIRCUMSTANCES AND DEMOLITION OF A LANDMARK, A RESOURCE ON A LANDMARK SITE OR CONTRIBUTING RESOURCE WITHIN A HISTORIC DISTRICT.
   (A)   When an applicant fails to prove unreasonable economic hardship in the case of a landmark, other resource on a landmark site or contributing resource within a historic district, the applicant may provide to the Commission additional information which may show unusual and compelling circumstances in order to receive Commission recommendation for demolition of the landmark, other resource on a landmark site or contributing resource within a historic district.
   (B)   The Commission, using criteria set forth in this article, shall determine whether unusual and compelling circumstances exist and shall be guided in its decision in such instances by the following additional considerations:
      (1)   The significance of the resource as defined in §§ 4-216 and 4-217;
      (2)   The importance of the resource to the integrity of a historic district, an area, or a cluster;
      (3)   The difficulty or the impossibility of reproducing such a resource because of its design, texture, material, detail, or unique location;
      (4)   Whether the resource is one of the last remaining examples of its kind in the neighborhood, the county, or the region;
      (5)   Whether there are definite plans for reuse of the property if the proposed demolition is carried out, and what effect such plans will have on the character of the surrounding area, as well as the economic impact of the new development;
      (6)   Whether reasonable measures can be taken to save the resource from further deterioration, collapse, arson, vandalism or neglect; and
      (7)   Whether the resource has become so damaged or dilapidated that it is declared unsafe or dangerous by the city as provided for in § 4-230.
(Ord. 3075, passed 3-20-01)