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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY (CO). A document, certified by the Chief Building Official, that certifies that a particular building may now be used or occupied because that building has been constructed in accordance with all provisions of the Building Code, an approved site development plan and all other ordinances and laws applicable thereto.
COMMERCIAL. Buildings, structures or uses designed or intended for business, retail or professional activities of any kind. For purposes of this subchapter, COMMERCIAL shall also include hotels and motels.
DEVELOPER. Any person proposing a development which requires site plan approval pursuant to this section. The term is used interchangeably with APPLICANT or PETITIONER.
DEVELOPMENT. The construction, installation, demolition or removal of a structure, impervious surface, including adding, removing, exposing, excavating, leveling, grading, digging, furrowing, dumping, piling, dredging, or otherwise significantly disturbing or altering soil, mud, sand or rock of a site. The clearing, scraping, grubbing, killing or otherwise removing vegetation from a site shall also be considered DEVELOPMENT.
DEVELOPMENT ORDER. Any order granting, denying or granting with conditions an application for a development permit.
(F.S. § 163.3164)
DEVELOPMENT PERMIT. Includes any building permit, zoning permit, subdivision approval, rezoning, certification, special exception, variance or any other official action of local government having the effect of permitting the development of land.
(F.S. § 163.3164)
IMPERVIOUS SURFACE. Those hard-surfaced areas which either prevent or retard the entry of water into soil mantle, as it entered under natural conditions prior to development and/or cause water to run off the surface in greater quantities or at an increased rate of flow from that present under natural conditions, prior to development. Common impervious surfaces include, but are not limited to, rooftops, sidewalks, patio areas, driveways, parking lots, storage areas and other surfaces which similarly impact the natural infiltration or runoff patterns which existed prior to development, including normal water inn ponds or lakes.
INSTITUTIONAL. Public and quasi-public buildings and uses, buildings for public assemblage, libraries, fire stations, hospitals, sanitariums, convalescent homes, private schools, private camps and clubs and similar type uses.
MULTI-FAMILY. Buildings, structures and uses designed or intended for residential occupancy, which includes three or more living dwelling units, including apartments, efficiencies, townhouses and condominiums. MULTI-FAMILY does not include motels or hotels.
OWNER. The owner or owners of record of the property that is the subject of a request.
SUBSTANTIAL OR MAJOR CONSTRUCTION. Construction activity which has occurred on a site which meets or exceeds 50% of the required construction expenditure for fulfillment of the development order, or when at least 25% of the required construction expenditure for fulfillment of the development order occurs in any calendar year.
TRAFFIC IMPACT STATEMENT. A traffic report/study to identify that the impact of the traffic generation and flow will not adversely affect the community. The statement must be signed and sealed by a state registered professional engineer. Minimum information must include a.m. and p.m. peak hour trips, traffic volume counts, turning movements, traffic assignment studies, accident analysis and geometric design, traffic safety effects, traffic signal studies, pedestrian activity and safety/site distance with respect to subject property accesses.
(Ord. 2002-03, passed 6-25-2002)