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1107.04 REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS.
All applications for building permits with accompanying drawings, renderings, data and material samples to be used shall be submitted to the Building Commissioner. After processing same, he shall submit such applications as follows:
(a) One-Family and Two-Family Dwellings. The Building Commissioner shall submit to the Chairman of the Architectural Review Board, in the order received, all applications for building permits for the above mentioned buildings, and the accompanying drawings, specifications, data and material.
The Board shall review all such applications, as provided in Chapter 1111. When an application is approved by the Board, or the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Building Commissioner shall issue a building permit.
(b) Multi-Family, Institutional, Business, Commercial and Industrial Buildings. The Building Commissioner shall submit to the Chairman of the Commission two copies of all applications for the above mentioned buildings, together with all accompanying data and material. This requirement shall apply to new construction and alterations or additions to existing buildings of these types. Further, the Building Commissioner shall make a preliminary review of the drawings and materials presented, for conforming to existing zoning and building requirements for the building district involved, and shall notify the Chairman of the Commission of his findings.
Upon receipt of the application and all accompanying material, the Chairman of the Commission shall proceed to place the request on the agenda of the next regular meeting of the Commission, provided only that the application and material shall have been filed with the Building Commissioner at least three days prior to the date of such scheduled regular meeting. If the application and material shall not have been submitted at least three days prior to the next regular meeting, the Chairman of the Commission may place this on the agenda of the next succeeding regular meeting of the Commission.
The purpose of placing this on the agenda shall be for the Commission to make a determination as to whether the application and material are complete in all respects as required by ordinance and whether the application complies with the Zoning Code and other ordinances of the Municipality. If the Commission determines that the application is not valid and complete in all respects, it shall return the application and material to the applicant, notifying him in writing in what manner the application is deficient or in violation of the Zoning Code and other regulations.
If the Commission determines that the application is complete and sufficient in all respects, the Chairman of the Commission shall transmit a copy of the application, together with all accompanying data and material, to the Chairman of the Architectural Review Board for its review, report and recommendation. The Board shall, within twenty-eight days from receiving such application, provide and furnish to the Commission its report and recommendation.
Within forty days after an application shall have been deemed by the Commission to be valid and sufficient in all respects, or at such longer time as may be agreed to by the applicant and the Commission, the Commission shall evaluate the development proposal, together with the report and recommendations of the Board, and shall either approve or disapprove the application.
If the application for a building permit is approved by a majority vote of the Commission, the Building Commissioner shall issue a building permit, provided, however, rulings of the Commission relative to such application shall be final two weeks after the date of decision, unless such decision is reviewed by Council upon its own initiative and is overruled, modified or affirmed by a vote of at least five members of Council.
(c) Lapse of Building Permit. Failure to begin the construction of all, or a substantial portion of the building or other improvements approved by the Commission within one year after the issuance of a permit shall make null and void the approval, unless an extension of time is granted by the Commission.
(d) Issuance of Building Permit. A building permit shall be issued within five days following approval as provided in subsections (a) or (b) hereof, provided that the applicant has made payment of all construction, occupancy, utility and sanitary fees and/or bonds as required in Chapter 1311 of the Codified Ordinances.
(e) Duration of Building Permit. A building permit shall be issued for a period of time which coincides with that established under Chapter 1109.
(Ord. 29-1967. Passed 9-12-67.)