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When a building permit or zoning relief is requested, the Zoning Officer 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 Zoning Officer determines that development plan review is not required, compliance with the design standards of the Regulations, Article 5 shall be determined by the Zoning Officer in consultation with the Administrative Officer. 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 Zoning Officer 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: a new principal building; the addition of new floor area greater than 1,000 square feet to an existing building; or 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, except that applications involving only single-family or two-family residential development are not subject to development plan review.
(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.
(Ord. passed 10-30-06; Am. Ord. 2013-11, passed 8-19-13)