RULE 034.00.99-006 - Emergency Amendment: Section C of the CZDC Ordinance

RULE 034.00.99-006. Emergency Amendment: Section C of the CZDC Ordinance

EMERGENCY AMENDMENT TO SECTION C OF THE CZDC ORDINANCE

Due to the continuing need for expedited approvals of reconstruction caused by the tornado of January 21, 1999 and other acts, and the continuing threats to the public health and welfare posed by delays in approvals of these permits, the Capitol Zoning District Commission adopts the following emergency rule for insertion in Section C of the CZDC Ordinance:

In cases where more than 75% of the historic true divided light windows of one design in a, structure are totally destroyed due to an act outside the owner's control, the CZDC staff may issue a Certificate of Appropriateness for the replacement of such windows with windows that are substantially identical to the historic windows in the configuration of the panes, the dimensions of all defining elements such as panes, muntin, mullions, and sash, the reveal, and sash and glazing materials. This includes the approval of double glazed simulated divided light windows which include a paintable fixed exterior applied muntin and a spacer bar dividing the double panes of glass if such windows appear substantially identical to the historic windows from the public way. The determination of whether a window appears substantially identical to the original shall be made by the CZDC staff after an inspection of the proposed replacement windows. In no case shall a new window be considered substantially identical if the linear dimensions of any element visible from the public right of way vary by more than 10% from the dimensions of the historic window it is to replace. For the purposes of this section, "an act outside the owner's control" shall not include normal deterioration due to weathering, insect infestation, or other similar maintenance issue.

Approved by the Capitol Zoning District Commission on October 28, 1999

(11/18/1999)

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