3.24.060 List of structures and sites--Landmarks, historic districts and structures of merit designated--Permit application review.

From and after six months from the first meeting of the commission, or upon the completion of the foregoing initial list of structures, sites and areas, or in the event such list is completed by the commission prior to six months from the first meeting of the commission, the commission may:

A.    Designate, after public hearings, structures, sites and areas including single structures or sites, portions of structures, groups of structures, manmade or natural landscape elements, works of art, or integrated combinations thereof, having a special character, or special historical, architectural, or aesthetic interest or value, as:

1.    A landmark, and shall designate a landmark site for each landmark, or

2.    An historic district constituting a specific designated section of the City;

B.    For the purposes of this chapter, structure of merit includes structures, sites and areas, including single structures or sites, portions of structures, groups of structures, man-made or natural landscape elements, works of art, or integrated combinations thereof, having a special character, or special historical, architectural or aesthetic interest or value;

C.    Review and decide on permit applications for construction, alteration and demolition on landmark sites, in historic districts and on structure of merit sites and on initiated landmark sites, initiated historic districts and initiated structure of merit sites, as more fully set forth in Sections 3.24.220 through 3.24.250 and 3.24.350A below;

D.    Take steps to encourage or bring about preservation of structures, sites and areas where the commission has decided to suspend action on a permit application, as more fully set forth in Sections 3.24.220 through 3.24.250 below. (Ord. 5686-NS § 1 (part), 1985: Ord. 4694-NS § 2(h), 1974)