Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-416b-5 - Approval of proposed rehabilitation plan

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) Prior to requesting a preliminary certification and reservation of tax credits under section 10-416b-8 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, the owner shall apply for approval of a proposed rehabilitation plan for a certified historic structure.
(b) Application Requirements
(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.
(2) 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 10-416b-2(a) (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 10-416b 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 approval.
(c) Approval Actions
(1) All 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.
(5) 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 10-416b of the Connecticut General Statutes;
(6) The owner shall inform the officer of any changes to the approved rehabilitation plan and file an amendment in accordance with section 10-416b-6 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.

Notes

Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-416b-5
Adopted effective October 6, 2008; Adopted effective September 17, 2012

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