The HPC, Planning Commission, Board of Appeals, and Board of Supervisors shall find in their review of applications for any new or replacement structure or for an addition to any existing structure in a Conservation District that such construction is compatible in scale and design with the District as set forth in Sections 6 and 7 of the Appendix that describes the District.
Applications for a building or site permit to construct or add to a structure in any Conservation District shall be reviewed and approved, approved with modifications, or disapproved by the HPC before any other Planning approval action that may be required, including review by the Planning Commission pursuant to the procedures set forth in Section 309 and shall only be approved pursuant to Section 309 if they meet the standards set forth in this Article. For projects that require Section 309 review, the Planning Commission may modify the decision of the HPC pursuant to Section 1114, provided that the project does not concern a designated Significant (Categories I and II) or a Contributory (Category III) building.
If a building or site permit application to construct or add to a structure in any Conservation District is approved by the HPC pursuant to this Article without modification by the Planning Commission and if the building is constructed in accordance with such approval, and if the building is located in a Conservation District for which, pursuant to Section 8 of the Appendix establishing that district, such a transfer is permitted, the building shall be deemed a Compatible Replacement Building, and the lot on which such building is located shall be eligible as a Preservation Lot for the transfer of TDR.
(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)
Section header amended; formerly undesignated paragraph amended and designated as divisions (a), (b), and (c); Ord. 95-12, Eff. 6/20/2012.