§ 1458.07  VACANT PROPERTY PLAN.
   The owner or person in control of the vacant property shall submit a Vacant Property Plan that shall be approved by the Chief Building Official and Fire Marshal. The Vacant Property Plan shall be selected from and include the minimum requirements from one of the three following categories:
   (a)   Demolition. If the vacant property is to be demolished, the Vacant Property 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.
   (b)   Secured structure. If the vacant property is to remain unoccupied, the Vacant Property Plan shall contain all of the following:
      (1)   A plan for fire alarm and fire protection as required by all applicable state and city regulations and as approved by the Fire Marshal.
      (2)   A plan of action to remedy any declared public nuisance or code violation existing in the building or on the property.
      (3)   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 Building Official.
      (4)   A regular maintenance plan for all exterior lighting and illumination fixtures.
      (5)   A plan for the maintenance of all structural openings, such as windows, doors, areaways and other openings to avoid the necessity of boarding up. 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 Chief Building Official.
      (6)   A plan of action to maintain the vacant property and property in compliance with the vacant Property Maintenance Standards set forth in § 1458.08 of this chapter.
   (c)   Rehabilitation. If the vacant property is to be returned to lawful occupancy or use, the Vacant Property Plan shall include a rehabilitation time frame for the building and property. The rehabilitation time frame shall not exceed 12 months. The City Manager or their designee 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 Property Maintenance Standards as provided in § 1458.08 of this chapter at all times during rehabilitation.
(Ord. O2019-18, passed 4-2-2019)