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19.16.020 Application of requirements

            The requirements of this Chapter shall be considered a minimum, except in those cases where otherwise noted (i.e. specified ranges or specific numbers).

            This requirement shall take effect when building permits are required for the following situations:

            (1)        All new construction on vacant parcels.

            (2)        Any substantial modification to an existing site or structure in which the estimated construction cost is greater than Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) in either a single application or any number of applications within a ten (10) year period.

            The required landscaping percentage shall be strictly followed; however, the Planning Commission may lessen the percentage requirement after the petitioner has met with staff to discuss the problem and presented justification for a lesser percentage.  Exceptions should be based on a physical hardship associated with the property and should be limited in their application.

Ord. No.97-35, Recodified, 6/19/1997
Ord. No. 97-19, Enacted, 4/17/1997
Ord. No. 04-69, Recodified, 12/16/2004