requesting a preliminary certification and reservation of tax credits under
of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, the owner shall apply for
approval of a proposed rehabilitation plan for a certified historic
(1) The owner shall
provide (A) a rehabilitation plan; (B) photographs of the interior and exterior
of the certified historic structure; (C) a written description of the project
including estimated start and completion dates; (D) a project site plan that
includes the location of the certified historic structure, and any associated
new construction, demolition and site improvements; and (E) such additional
architectural or other drawings or technical information as are necessary to
evaluate rehabilitation work.
The owner shall provide a certificate of title or title insurance, or if the
application is submitted by the owner's duly authorized agent, a written
statement from the owner in accordance with section
(2) of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.
(3) The owner shall provide information as to
the projected square footage of residential and nonresidential uses and the
projected number of housing units in the certified historic structure. An owner
seeking to qualify for a tax credit for a project that includes affordable
housing as provided in section
of the Connecticut General Statutes shall also submit information as to the
number of units of affordable housing, the proposed rent or sale prices of such
units, and the median income for the municipality in which the project is
located. The owner shall inform the officer of any change in the square footage
of residential use, the number and the type of housing units and, if the
proposed project contains affordable housing units, the owner shall also
provide said information to the department. In such cases, the owner shall
provide the officer with an amended affordable housing certificate.
(4) In phased projects, the application shall
indicate the number of phases, the timeframe for each and include sufficient
information to evaluate whether all phases of the proposed rehabilitation work
meet the standards.
(5) The officer
shall review and issue a decision not more than thirty calendar days after
receipt of a complete application. If an application is incomplete, not more
than thirty calendar days after receipt the officer shall notify the owner in
writing and indicate what information is needed to undertake or complete the
review. The owner shall have thirty calendar days after the date of
notification by the officer to respond in writing and provide the requested
information. Upon written request by the owner on or before the original
deadline, the officer shall grant an extension to the owner.
(6) The owner may satisfy the application
requirements under subdivision (1) of this subsection if, prior to the
commencement of construction, the owner (A) has obtained a recommendation of
approval from the officer of the Part 2 application of the Historic
Preservation Certification Application used by the National Park Service for a
building located in a district listed on the National Register of Historic
Places or for a building individually listed on the National Register of
Historic Places; and (B) provides evidence of said recommendation of
elements of a rehabilitation plan shall meet the standards.
(2) If the rehabilitation plan meets the
standards, the officer shall issue an approval.
(3) If the rehabilitation work as described
in the application appears to meet the standards, but additional material is
needed to document one or more items of proposed rehabilitation work, and such
material is not available in the timeframe established for the owner's
substantive response, the officer may issue a conditional approval of the
rehabilitation plan. The owner shall submit such additional material required
to meet the condition imposed prior to filing an application for a preliminary
certification and reservation of tax credits. If the condition has been met,
the officer shall approve the proposed rehabilitation plan. No preliminary
certification and reservation of tax credits shall be issued by the department
until the condition imposed has been met.
(4) If the rehabilitation plan does not meet
the standards, the officer shall notify the owner in writing what modifications
to the rehabilitation work are needed for conformance to the standards. The
owner shall have thirty calendar days after the date of notification by the
officer to respond in writing indicating how the owner intends to bring the
rehabilitation work into conformance. Upon written request by the owner on or
before the original deadline, the officer shall grant an extension to the
owner. If the rehabilitation plan is not brought into conformance with the
standards, the officer shall deny approval and provide a written explanation
citing the reason for denial.
Approval of a rehabilitation plan for a certified historic structure shall not
constitute certification for purposes of a reservation of tax credits as
specified in section
of the Connecticut General Statutes;
The owner shall inform the officer of any
changes to the approved rehabilitation plan and file an amendment in accordance
of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.