§ 230.

DEMOLITION OF INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS IN PDR DISTRICTS, REPLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS

a.

In order to preserve the existing stock of buildings suitable for industrial activities and to create new viable space for industrial operations in PDR Districts, an industrial building that is not unsound and is proposed for demolition must be replaced by a new building that complies with the criteria set forth below:

1.

If the building proposed for demolition represents greater than 0.4 FAR, then the replacement building shall include at least one square foot of industrial use for each square foot of industrial use in the building proposed for demolition.

2.

If the building proposed for demolition represents 0.4 FAR or less, then the replacement building shall include at least two square feet of industrial use for each square foot of industrial use in the building proposed for demolition.

b.

Definitions. For the purpose of this subsection, the following definitions shall apply:

1.

Unsound shall refer to buildings in which rehabilitation would cost fifty percent (50%) or more to construct a comparable building.

2.

For purposes of this section, industrial use shall refer to any legally authorized use of a building or portion of a building that is included in Planning Code Sections 220, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227(a), 227(b), 227(c), 227(t), and 227(u).

3.

An industrial building shall mean any building containing any industrial use.

AMENDMENT HISTORY

History

(Added by Ord. 99-08, File No. 080339, App. 6/11/2008; renumbered and amended by Ord. 196-11 , File No. 110786, App. 10/4/2011, Eff. 11/3/2011)

Former Sec. 231A renumbered as this new Sec. 230; division (b)(2) amended; Ord. 196-11, Eff. 11/3/2011.

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