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Applications for Major certificates of appearance approval are subject to review by the Appearance Review Board. Minor Certificates of Appearance are subject to review by the Appearance Review Official.
The following types of cases are subject to Major certificates of appearance approval:
The following types of cases are subject to Minor certificates of appearance approval:
Applicant contacts city staff to schedule a pre-application meeting. The Appearance Review Board application will be distributed at this meeting.
City staff will review your application. Within five days of receiving the application we'll issues a written determination of completeness. If anything is missing from your application, we'll let you know.
If you qualify for a minor review, we'll let you know if it was approved, approved with conditions or denied. You will receive this decision withing 15 days of the completeness determination. If it was approved, you will receive your Certificate of Appearance Approval withing 5 days of the written decision. You can then being filing for building permits. If you would like the request reviewed by the Appearance Review Board, you can file that request with the board within five days of the written determination.
If you are applying for a major review or your would like the board to hear your minor review application, city staff will schedule your application for an upcoming Appearance Review Board meeting.
You will be provided a public notice placard that must be placed on your property at least seven days prior to your scheduled Appearance Review Board meeting.
At least seven days prior to the Appearance Review Board Meeting, we'll post a staff report as part of the meeting agenda.
The board will consider your application and forward a recommendation to the City Council.
If City Council grants approval or approval with conditions, Appearance Review Officer issues Certificate of Appearance Approval within five days of City Council action. Applicant may then apply for building permits (subject to any other approvals that may be required from Municipal Planning Board, Historic Preservation Board or Board of Zoning Adjustment). If City Council grants approval with conditions or denies application, applicant may file a quasi-judicial appeal or submit a revised application.
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