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A. Nomination Proposal
A nomination proposal for a proposed HPZ is provided to both the City Historic Preservation Office and the PDSD Director for review and recommendation to the Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission Plans Review Subcommittee for formal consideration of the nomination. The nomination proposal should include a completed application form, with a map outlining the geographic boundaries of the proposed area, a summary of the historic resources in the proposed HPZ, and a completed National Register of Historic Places form, or National Register nomination, or a State of Arizona Historic Property Inventory Form. Multiple photographs and attached Statements of Significance and Integrity must also be attached to the nomination proposal. Proposed HPZs will also require a list of recommended Advisory Board Members.
Staff shall review the survey and inventory information and accept or reject the application within 14 days of submittal.
B. Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission Plans Review Subcommittee
1. Public Meeting
The applicant presents the nomination proposal materials and any other evidence of historical significance and integrity in a public meeting. The Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission Plans Review Subcommittee votes to recommend approval or denial of the nomination.
If the Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission Plans Review Subcommittee votes to recommend approval, the applicant receives a recommendation letter from the PDSD Director as formal notification that the nomination proposal will be forwarded to the Mayor and Council to initiate the establishment or amendment of the HPZ.
The Mayor and Council make a decision whether to initiate the establishment or amendment of a HPZ. An amendment to the designations of properties within an established HPZ does not require initiation by the Mayor and Council.
1. Public Meeting
Requests to initiate the consideration of establishing or amending a HPZ are considered by the Mayor and Council in a public meeting.
The Mayor and Council shall make the decision whether to initiate the process to consider the establishment of, or amendment to, a HPZ. As part of the decision to initiate, the Mayor and Council shall determine the proposed boundaries of the HPZ and appoint a HPZ Advisory Board to assist in the evaluation. Appointment, terms, and qualifications of the HPZ Advisory Board shall be in accordance with Section 2.2.8.
The nomination proposal and decision are forwarded to the Zoning Examiner in accordance with Section 3.5, Rezoning (Change of Zoning).
3. Expiration of Initiation
The initiation by the Mayor and Council of the establishment of, or amendment to, a HPZ expires five years from the date the Mayor and Council make the decision to initiate.
D. Additional Requirements for HPZs
1. Design and Cultural Inventory and Survey
It is the responsibility of the applicant and HPZ Advisory Board to recommend design for the proposed HPZ. The proposed design shall be submitted to the Mayor and Council with the survey and inventory. The applicant shall consult with the City Historic Preservation Office during the preparation of the Cultural Inventory and Survey and Design . Refer to Section 5.8.6, Design Standards and Technical Standards Manual Section 9-02.0.0.
E. Change of Zoning
Upon acceptance of the Design Standards and Inventory and Survey information by the City Historic Preservation Office and the PDSD Department, the application is reviewed by the Zoning Examiner and considered for approval in accordance with Section 3.5, Rezoning (Change of Zoning). The Zoning Examiner recommendation is then forwarded to the Mayor and Council. The Mayor and Council decision on the change of zoning may include the designation of , , or as Contributing, Non-Contributing or Intrusive, and the designation of the boundaries of the HPZ.
F. Dissolution of a HPZ
Dissolution of a HPZ is reviewed and considered for approval in accordance with Section 3.5, Rezoning (Change of Zoning).
(Ord. 11150, 3/18/2014)