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(A) The owner or person in control of the vacant commercial or industrial building shall submit a vacant building plan that shall be approved by the Safety and Service Director. The vacant building plan shall be selected from and include the minimum requirements from one of the three following categories:
(1) Demolition. If the vacant commercial or industrial building is to be demolished, the vacant building plan shall include a proposed time frame for demolition which shall include a commencement date within 30 days of approval of the proposed demolition time frame and shall not exceed one year in duration;
(2) Secured structure. If the vacant commercial or industrial building is to remain vacant, the vacant building plan shall contain all of the following:
(a) A plan for fire alarm and fire protection as required by the Safety and Service Director;
(b) A plan of action to remedy any public nuisance existing in the building or on the property;
(c) A lighting plan for the exterior of the building and property, walkways adjacent thereto, parking or loading areas and night-time illumination of areas and walkways of the building and property which may be vulnerable to vandalism and vagrancy as determined by the Chief of Police;
(d) A regular maintenance plan for all exterior lighting and illumination fixtures;
(e) A plan for the maintenance of all structural openings, such as windows, doors, areaways, and other openings to avoid the necessity of installing clear polycarbonate coverings. Windows, doors, areaways, and other openings that are located on the first floor and facing the street shall not be papered, soaped, blacked out or boarded up, and to avoid the appearance of vacancy, a form of display shall be set up that shall be approved by the Safety and Service Director or a designee; and
(f) A plan of action to maintain the vacant commercial or industrial building and property in compliance with the vacant building maintenance standards set forth in § 153.08.
(3) Rehabilitation. If the vacant commercial or industrial building is to be returned to lawful occupancy or use, the vacant building plan shall include a rehabilitation time frame for the building and property. The rehabilitation time frame shall not exceed 12 months. The Safety and Service Director may grant an extension of time upon receipt of a written statement from the owner detailing the reasons for the extension. All applicable laws shall be complied with and all required permits shall be obtained. The building shall be kept secured and in compliance with the vacant building maintenance standards as provided in § 153.08 of this chapter at all times during rehabilitation.
(1982 Code, § 165.07) (Ord. 2013-10, passed 2-10-2014; Ord. 2017-04, passed 8-14-2017)