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(a) No application for a permit to construct, alter or demolish any structure or other feature on a proposed landmark site or in a proposed historic district, filed subsequent to the day that a resolution adopted to initiate designation or a resolution adopted to confirm initiation of designation of the proposed landmark site or historic district, shall be approved by the Department while proceedings are pending on such designation for 180 days after a resolution is passed initiating designation or confirming nomination of designation.
The HPC or the Board of Supervisors may approve by resolution a one-time extension of up to 90 days of the above time period. The Board of Supervisors may approve by resolution one further extension of up to 90 days. If final action on such designation has not been completed before the end of the relevant time period, the permit application may be approved.
Notwithstanding the above, the Department may approve a permit to construct, alter or demolish a structure or other feature on a proposed landmark site or in a proposed historic district while proceedings are pending on a proposed designation if the property owner or authorized agent of the property owner applies for and is granted approval of a Certificate of Appropriateness for such work pursuant to the requirements of this Article 10.
(b) The provisions of this Article 10 shall be inapplicable to the construction, alteration or demolition of any structure or other feature on a landmark site or in a historic district, where a permit for the performance of such work was issued prior to the effective date of the designation of the said landmark site or historic district, and where such permit has not expired or been cancelled or revoked, provided that construction is started and diligently prosecuted to completion in accordance with the Building Code.
(Added Ord. 27-67, App. 1/26/67; amended by Ord. 94-12, File No. 120300, App. 5/21/2012, Eff. 6/20/2012)
Division (a) amended; Ord. 94-12, Eff. 6/20/2012.