1323.07  VACANT BUILDING PLAN.
   (a)    The owner or person in control of the vacant commercial, industrial or institutional building shall submit a vacant Building Plan that shall be approved by the PMEO and the Fire Chief. The vacant Building Plan shall be selected from and include the minimum requirements from one (1) of the three (3) following categories:
      (1)    Demolition. If the vacant commercial, industrial or institutional building is to be demolished, the vacant Building Plan shall include a proposed time frame for demolition which shall include a commencement date within sixty (60) days of approval of the proposed demolition time frame and shall not exceed one (1) year in duration.
      (2)    Secured structure. If the vacant commercial, industrial or institutional building is to remain vacant, the vacant Building Plan shall contain all of the following:
                           A.   A plan for fire alarm and fire protection as required by the Fire Chief.
         B.   A plan of action to remedy any public nuisance existing on the exterior of the building or on the property.
         C.   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.
         D.   A regular maintenance plan for all exterior lighting and illumination fixtures.
         E.   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.
         F.   A plan of action to maintain the vacant commercial, industrial or institutional property in compliance with the vacant Building Maintenance standards set forth in Section 1323.08 of this Chapter.
      (3)    Rehabilitation.  If the vacant commercial, industrial or institutional building is to be returned to lawful occupancy or use, the Vacant Building Plan shall include a rehabilitation time frame for the building and property. The rehabilitation time frame shall not exceed twelve (12) months.  The PMEO 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 Building Maintenance standards as provided in Section 1323.08 of this Chapter at all times during rehabilitation.  (Ord. 2019-24.  Passed 5-13-19.)