§ 157.02  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning. Words in the present tense include the future tense. The singular number includes the plural, and the plural, the singular. Terms not defined in this section shall have the meanings customarily assigned to them.
   ALTERATION.  A material or color change in the external architectural features of any building, structure or site within a historic district.
   CITY.  The City of Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
   CLASSIFICATIONS.
      (1)   OUTSTANDING.  The "O" classification means that the property has sufficient historic or architectural significance such that it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places (the "National Register"). OUTSTANDING resources can be of local, state, or national importance.
      (2)   NOTABLE.  The "N" classification means that the property does not merit the outstanding rating, but it is still above average in its importance. A NOTABLE structure may be eligible for the National Register.
      (3)   CONTRIBUTING.  The "C" classification means that the property is at least 40 years old, but does not meet the criteria for an "O" or "N" classification. CONTRIBUTING properties are important to the density or continuity of the area's historic fabric. CONTRIBUTING properties can be listed in the National Register only as part of a historic district.
      (4)   NON-CONTRIBUTING.  Property classified as "NC" is not included in a historic sites and structures inventory unless it is located within the boundaries of a historic district. Such properties may be less than 50 years old, or they may be older properties that have been altered in such a way that they have lost their historic character, or they may be otherwise incompatible with their historic surroundings.
   COMMISSION.  The historic preservation commission established by this chapter.
   DEMOLITION.  The complete or substantial removal of any building or structure located in a historic district.
   HISTORIC DISTRICT.  A single building, structure, site, monument, streetscape, or square, or a concentration of buildings, structures, sites, monuments, streetscapes, squares or neighborhoods, the boundaries of which are described or delineated on a map approved in an ordinance adopted by the City Council.
   INTERESTED PARTY.  One of the following:
      (1)   The Mayor.
      (2)   The City Council.
      (3)   The city Plan Commission or other agency having land use planning jurisdiction over a historic district designated by ordinance.
      (4)   A neighborhood association, whether incorporated or unincorporated, a majority of whose members are residents of a historic district designated by an ordinance adopted by the City Council.
      (5)   An owner or occupant of property located in a historic district established by an ordinance adopted by the City Council.
      (6)   Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, Inc., or any of its successors.
      (7)   The state historic preservation officer designated under I.C. 14-21-1-19.
   PERSON.  Includes a firm, a partnership, a limited liability company, or a corporation, as well as an individual.
   PRESERVATION GUIDELINES.  Locally developed criteria which identify design concerns to assist property owners in maintaining the character of the historic district or buildings during the process of rehabilitation or new construction.
   PRIMARY AREA.  The principal area of historic and/or architectural significance within a historic district as delineated on the map establishing the boundaries of the historic district.
   ROUTINE MAINTENANCE.  Work for which no Certificate of Appropriateness is required.
   SECONDARY AREA.  An area in a historic district delineated on the map establishing the boundaries of the historic district that is adjacent to a primary area and which has a visual relationship to the primary area and could affect the preservation of the primary area. The purpose of designating a SECONDARY AREA is to assure its compatibility and harmony with an adjacent, primary area.
   SHALL.  The word SHALL is always mandatory.
   VISUAL COMPATIBILITY.  Those elements of design that meet the guidelines set out in § 157.09 of this code.
(Ord. 20-2011, passed 11-16-11)