§ 155.02  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning. In the event of a conflict between the following definitions and the definitions included in any other ordinance of the city, the following definitions shall control.
   ALTERATION. Any act or process requiring a building permit or demolition permit, or any act or process included in § 155.07(A), that changes one or more of the historic, cultural, architectural or archaeological features of an area or site, or the exterior architectural appearance of a property, structure or object, including, but not limited to, the erection, construction, reconstruction or relocation of any property, structure or object, or any part of a property, structure or object, or land altering activities.
   APPLICANT. A person who submits an application for issuance of a certificate of appropriateness or certificate of economic hardship.
   APPLICATION. A form submitted for approval of alteration, interior alteration, construction, demolition or relocation that requires issuance of a certificate of appropriateness or certificate of economic hardship.
   AREA. A specific geographic division of the city.
   BUILDING REVIEW BOARD. The Building Review Board of the city.
   BUSINESS DAY. A day on which the Community Development Department is open for business. Sections of this chapter that refer to time periods in which BUSINESS DAYS are not specified shall be understood to refer to calendar days.
   CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS. A certificate issued by the Commission indicating review and authorization of plans for alteration, interior alteration, construction, demolition or relocation of a landmark or property, structure, site or object within a district.
   CERTIFICATE OF ECONOMIC HARDSHIP. A certificate issued by the Commission after a determination by the Commission that the previous denial of a certificate of appropriateness has resulted in a denial of all reasonable use of and return from the property.
   COMMISSION. The City Historic Preservation Commission.
   COMMISSIONERS. Persons appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council, to the City Historic Preservation Commission.
   COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT. The City Community Development Department.
   CONSTRUCTION. The act of adding to a structure, or the erection of a new principal or accessory structure on a property or site, in a manner that requires a building permit.
   CONTRIBUTING SIGNIFICANCE. A classification applied to an area, property, structure, site or object within a district signifying that it contributes generally to the qualities that give the district historic, cultural, architectural or archaeological significance as embodied in the criteria for designating a district. An area, property, structure, site or object can be contributing even if it has been altered, as long as it maintains the character defined for the district.
   COUNCIL. The City Council.
   DEMOLITION. Any act or process that destroys all or any part of an exterior wall, foundation, interior, roof structure or exterior column or load-bearing wall of a landmark, an interior landmark or a property, structure, site or object within a district.
   DESIGN GUIDELINE. Any design standard specified by the Commission for alteration, interior alteration, construction or relocation that is unique to a particular landmark or district to be used in conjunction with other design standards in this chapter, and the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation of Historic Properties, as amended.
   DISTRICT. An identifiable area with definable boundaries designated as an HISTORIC DISTRICT by the Council and in which a significant number of the properties, structures, sites or objects have a high degree of historic, cultural, architectural or archaeological significance and integrity. Many of the properties, structures, sites or objects included in the DISTRICT may qualify as landmarks and may or may not be contiguous. For purposes of this chapter and unless otherwise expressly provided by Council in the ordinance for designation, all designations shall presumptively include the lot(s) of record associated with structures and objects located in the district.
   EXTERIOR ARCHITECTURAL APPEARANCE. The architectural character and general composition of the exterior of a property, structure or object, visible from a public street or public way, including, but not limited to, the kind and texture of the building material and the type, design and character of all architectural details and elements, including, but not limited to, windows, doors, light fixtures, trim and signs.
   INTERIOR ALTERATION. Any act or process requiring a building permit or a demolition permit, or an act or process included in § 155.07(A) that changes one or more of the historic, cultural, architectural, or archaeological features of an interior landmark.
   INTERIOR LANDMARK. The interior portion of a structure designated as an INTERIOR LANDMARK by the Council because of its historic, cultural, architectural or archaeological significance to the city. For purposes of this chapter, any INTERIOR LANDMARK designation shall be limited exclusively to those areas and features within a structure expressly described or depicted in the Council’s ordinance for designation, and may include without limitation the configuration of interior space, the kind, color and texture of the building materials and finishes, the type and style of windows, doors, lights, signs, affixed elements such as columns, cornices, baseboards, fireplaces and mantels, flooring, paneling, light fixtures, hardware and other fixtures appurtenant to such interior.
   LAND ALTERING ACTIVITY. Any act or process requiring a permit that changes one or more of the historic, cultural, architectural, natural or archaeological features of an area, property or site, including but not limited to, berming, scraping, leveling, grading, pile driving, excavating and compacting.
   LANDMARK. A site, property, structure or object designated as a LANDMARK by the Council that has a high degree of historic, cultural, architectural or archaeological significance to the city. Designation by Council as a LANDMARK does not require that the site, property, structure or object be of higher historic, cultural, architectural or archaeological significance than a site property, structure or object contributing significance in a District. For purposes of this chapter and unless otherwise expressly provided by Council in the ordinance for designation, all designations shall presumptively include the lot(s) of record associated with the structure or object designated as a LANDMARK and shall be limited to the exterior of the LANDMARK.
   LOT OF RECORD. A zoning lot as defined in the City Zoning Code, § 159.002.
   MEMBERS. Members of the Commission, also referred to throughout this chapter as COMMISSIONERS.
   NOMINATOR. A person or persons who submit a form for the designation of a landmark, interior landmark or district.
   NON-CONTRIBUTING. A designation applied to a property, structure, site or object within a district indicating that it is not a representation of the qualities that give the district historic, cultural, architectural or archaeological significance as embodied in the criteria for designating a district.
   OBJECT. Anything constructed, fabricated or created, the use of which does not require permanent or semi-permanent location on or in the ground, and can be moved from one location to another, including, without limitation, ships, boats, railroad cars, automobiles, wagons, tractors, statues and works of art.
   OWNER OF RECORD. Any person having a legal or equitable interest in a property. The OWNER OF RECORD may be established by reference to the most current property tax assessment rolls as maintained by the Assessor of the county.
   PERSON. An individual, corporation, governmental agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, two or more persons having a joint or common interest or any other legal entity.
   PLAN COMMISSION. The City Plan Commission.
   PROJECT. Any alteration, construction, demolition or relocation of an area, property, structure, site or object.
   PROPERTY. Land and structures or land and objects identified as a separate lot for purposes of the subdivision and zoning regulations of the city.
   RELOCATION. Any repositioning of a structure or object on its site or to another site.
   REPAIR. Any change to an area, property, structure, site or object that is not alteration, construction, relocation or demolition.
   RULES. The rules and procedures of the City Historic Preservation Commission, as they may exist from time to time.
   SITE. The location of an event, activity, structure or object.
   STRUCTURE. Anything constructed or erected, the use of which requires, directly or indirectly, a permanent location on or in the ground, including without limitation buildings, garages, fences, gazebos, signs, billboards, antennas, satellite sending or receiving dishes, swimming pools, walks, walls, steps, sidewalks and works of art.
   ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS. The City Zoning Board of Appeals.
(Prior Code, § 51-2)  (Ord. 2012-03, passed 2-6-2012)