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When a building permit or zoning relief is requested, the Building/Zoning Official shall confer with the Town Planner, who shall determine whether or not development plan review is required based on the criteria below. Whether or not development plan review is required, all development, except single-family and two-family residential development, must meet the design standards of Article 5 of the Regulations, unless a waiver is granted by the Planning Board. For development where the Town Planner determines that development plan review is not required, compliance with the design standards of the Regulations, Article 5 shall be determined by the Town Planner in consultation with the Building/Zoning Official. In cases where it is determined that development plan review is not required, but one or more waivers from the design standards of the regulations is requested, the waiver request(s) shall be forwarded by the Town Planner to the Planning Board for consideration.
(A) Development subject to development plan review. Any use where this chapter specifically requires development plan review, and any development which proposes one or more of the following is subject to development plan review, except that applications involving only single-family or two-family residential development are not subject to development plan review:
(1) A new principal building;
(2) The addition of new floor area greater than 1,000 square feet to an existing building;
(3) A new parking area or addition to an existing parking area which in either case results in greater than 5,000 square feet of new parking surface; or
(4) Any alteration of a building façade visible from a public street, except for alterations that include only painting, repair or replacement of exterior siding or trim, or replacement of existing windows. Except for minor repair of existing materials, use of exterior building materials or windows not in compliance with the design standards of the Regulations requires the granting of a waiver from the Regulations by the Planning Board.
(B) Residential use. Development plan review shall not be required for one- and two-family residences located in any zoning district. DPR shall be required for any other residential development, including the expansion of existing structures and the demolition of existing structures in coordination with or anticipation of new construction, in any zoning district.
(C) Screening of rooftop equipment. When a building permit is requested for exterior renovation or other alteration to an existing building, except for minor repair of existing materials, the Building/Zoning Official shall confer with the Town Planner to confirm that any existing or proposed rooftop equipment, such as HVAC equipment, is screened from view from the public street. If necessary, installation of such screening shall be completed in conjunction with the work for which the building permit was initially requested. The style and appearance of new screening shall be consistent with the overall building design, and shall be approved by the Town Planner prior to issuance of the building permit.
(Ord. passed 10-30-06; Am. Ord. 2013-11, passed 8-19-13; Am. Ord. 2021-5, passed 5-17-21)