§ 1109.

PRESERVATION LOTS: ELIGIBILITY FOR TRANSFER OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS

Lots on which are located Significant or Contributory Buildings or Category V Buildings in those certain Conservation Districts and portions thereof as indicated in Section 8 of the Appendix relating to that District are eligible preservation lots as provided in Section 128 of this Code for the purposes of Transferable Development Rights (“TDR”), as provided in this Section:

a.

Significant Buildings. Lots on which are located buildings designated as Significant Buildings – Category I or Category II – are eligible to transfer the difference between the allowable gross floor area permitted on the lot by Section 124 of this Code and the gross floor area of the development on the lot, if all the requirements for transfer set forth in Section 128 are met. Lots on which are located Significant Buildings which have been altered in conformance with the provisions of this Article retain eligibility for the transfer of TDR.

b.

Contributory Buildings. Lots on which are located buildings designated as Contributory Buildings – Category III or Category IV – are eligible to transfer the difference between the allowable gross floor area permitted on the lot by Section 124 of this Code and the gross floor area of the development on the lot, if all the requirements for transfer set forth in Section 128 are met. Alteration or demolition of such a building in violation of Section 1110, or alterations or demolitions made without a permit issued pursuant to Sections 1111 through 1111.7, eliminates eligibility for the transfer of TDR; provided, however, that such eligibility may nonetheless be retained or acquired again if, pursuant to Section 1116(b), the property owner demonstrates as to any alteration that it was a Minor Alteration as defined in this Article and has applied for a Permit for Minor Alteration pursuant to Section 1111.1; or that the property owner has obtained a Permit to Alter to restore the original distinguishing qualities and character-defining features that were altered. Once any TDR have been transferred from a Contributory Building, the building is subject to the same restrictions on demolition and alteration as a Significant Building. These restrictions may not be removed by the transfer of TDR back to the building.

c.

Category V Buildings in Conservation Districts. Where explicitly permitted in Section 8 of the Appendix establishing a Conservation District, lots located in such a District on which are located Category V Buildings (designated as neither Significant nor Contributory) are eligible to transfer the difference between the allowable gross floor area permitted on the lot under Section 124 of the Code and the gross floor area of the development on the lot, if all the requirements for transfer set forth in Section 128 are met; provided, however, that a lot is eligible as a Preservation Lot pursuant to this Section only if:

1.

the exterior of the building is substantially altered so as to make it compatible with the scale and character of the Significant and Contributory Buildings in the district, including those features described in Sections 6 and 7 of the Appendix to Article 11 describing the relevant district, and has thus been determined by the HPC to be a Compatible Rehabilitation, and the building meets or has been reinforced to meet the standards for seismic loads and forces of the Building Code ; or

2.

the building on the lot is new, having replaced a Category V Building, and has received approval by the HPC as a Compatible Replacement Building, pursuant to Section 1113.

AMENDMENT HISTORY

History

(Added by Ord. 414-85, App. 9/17/85; amended by Ord. 95-12, File No. 120301, App. 5/21/2012, Eff. 6/20/2012)

Undesignated introductory paragraph and divisions (b) and (c) amended; Ord. 95-12, Eff. 6/20/2012.

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