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(a) No person shall erect any structure, and no permit or zone clearance shall be issued for any new structure or for any exterior modification of a structure unless and until an architectural design review is first conducted in accordance with this article and approval of the design is obtained. It shall be unlawful for any person to proceed with the construction or exterior modification of any structure without first obtaining such approval and complying with all of the terms and conditions thereof.
(b) Architectural design review and approval is required in connection with any application for, or modification of, a development permit, residential planned development permit, trailer park development permit, planned development permit, special use permit, hillside planned development permit, or any similar entitlement required by this chapter, and which would authorize the construction or modification of a structure, except for single-family subdivisions and individual townhome and condominium units where architectural design review shall be conducted in conjunction with the submittal of a minor modification or precise plan of design application.
(c) If the property is located within a subdivision governed by CC&R's which require approval of modifications to the property by a Property Owners Association or other private entity, the property owner(s) are advised to obtain appropriate approvals prior to submitting an application to the City. Project approvals by the City do not constitute compliance with any applicable CC&R.
(§ 1, Ord. 1177-NS, eff. April 27, 1993, as amended by § 4, Ord. 1481-NS, eff. July 12, 2007)