Chapter 18.60
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

Sections:

18.60.010    Purpose.

18.60.020    Function.

18.60.030    Planning Commission review.

18.60.040    Planning Commission actions.

18.60.050    Procedure for architectural review.

18.60.055    Exceptions. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.60.060    Fees.

18.60.070    Appeals.

18.60.080    Miscellaneous provisions.

18.60.085    Permit modifications.

18.60.090    Repealed.

18.60.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to assist merchants, commercial property owners, builders and developers in their understanding and implementation of the City of Mt. Shasta design guidelines, its design criteria and the requirements of this chapter. This chapter is specifically designed to enhance the community aesthetic appeal, welfare, comfort, and concern for its unique environment as expressed in the City of Mt. Shasta design guidelines. (Ord. CCO-11-02 § 1, 2011; Ord. 441, 1988; Ord. 437, 1987)

18.60.020 Function.

The function of architectural review shall be to review and approve all improvements, alterations or maintenance affecting external appearance of existing buildings, signs and structures, as well as review and approve all proposed new projects for buildings, signs and structures requiring a building permit prior to the issuance of said permit and said approval shall not be unreasonably withheld and approval or rejection shall be within a 60-day period after receipt of a completed application. The Planning Commission shall endeavor to ensure that all projects proceed in compliance with the City of Mt. Shasta design guidelines in order to assure that the architecture and general appearance of buildings, structures, signs and grounds are in keeping with the character of their neighborhood and not detrimental to the orderly and visually harmonious development of the City of Mt. Shasta. (Ord. CCO-11-02 § 1, 2011; Ord. 441, 1988; Ord. 437, 1987)

18.60.030 Planning Commission review.

The powers and duties of the function of architectural review as set forth in this chapter shall be performed by the Planning Commission of the City of Mt. Shasta. (Ord. CCO-11-02 § 1, 2011; Ord. 441, 1988; Ord. 437, 1987)

18.60.040 Planning Commission actions.

Planning Commission actions shall be based on those criteria set forth in Section F.2, Review Process, Subsection 4 of the City of Mt. Shasta design guidelines. (Ord. CCO-11-02 § 2, 2011; Ord. CCO-01-07, 2001; Ord. 441, 1988; Ord. 437, 1987)

18.60.050 Procedure for architectural review.

The Planning Commission shall adopt a procedures document and design criteria and guidelines which set forth the procedures and criteria for architectural review. Said document shall be published and dated and shall be approved by the City Council by resolution. A copy of the current procedures document shall be maintained in the office of the City Clerk. Copies shall be available to the general public. The procedures document and design criteria may consist of more than one document. (Ord. CCO-11-02 § 3, 2011; Ord. 441, 1988; Ord. 437, 1987)

18.60.055 Exceptions. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

(A) Maintenance and Emergency Repairs.

(1) “Maintenance” as used in this section means the upkeep of property, consisting of exterior painting within the parameters of the City of Mt. Shasta design guidelines or replicating the existing colors of the building, window and door replacement, reroofing, the addition of landscaping, or other work which, in the opinion of the Building Official, would not change the design of the subject structure.

(2) “Emergency repairs” as used in this section means actions deemed by the Building Official as being required to preserve health and/or safety.

(B) Single-family dwellings, duplexes, or triplexes in the R-1 and R-2 districts. (Ord. CCO-11-02 § 3, 2011; Ord. CCO-01-07, 2001; Ord. CCO-94-02 § I, 1994; Ord. 441, 1988)

18.60.060 Fees.

The City Council of the City of Mt. Shasta shall adopt applicable fees for design review, such fees to be fixed by resolution, and to be in an amount equal to the costs of processing design review applications. (Ord. 441, 1988; Ord. 437, 1987)

18.60.070 Appeals.

The applicant may file an appeal to the City Council on any decision of the Planning Commission on architectural review pursuant to Chapter 18.32 MSMC. (Ord. CCO-11-02 § 3, 2011; Ord. 441, 1988; Ord. 437, 1987)

18.60.080 Miscellaneous provisions.

(A) Noncompliance.

(1) In addition to any other fines, penalties or enforcement provisions set forth in this chapter, failure to comply in any respect with an approved architectural review application shall constitute grounds for the immediate stoppage of the work involved in said noncompliance until the matter is resolved.

(2) An occupancy permit shall not be issued in part or whole for any building or group of buildings subject to architectural review unless and until the work specified in the architectural review approval has been completed.

(B) Revocation, Expiration and Extension of Approval.

(1) In any case wherein demolition or removal of any existing structure is proposed, architectural review and approval is required. Said demolition or removal shall be completed, and all debris removed from the site, within the specific period of days designated in the design review approval, or the entire approval shall be deemed to have expired and all work is to be stopped as per subsection (A)(1) of this section.

(2) Architectural review approvals shall automatically expire in one year unless a different expiration date or unlimited expiration is stipulated at the time of approval. Prior to the expiration of an architectural review approval, the applicant may apply to the Planning Director for an extension of one year from the original date of expiration. The Planning Director shall grant the extension and may make minor modifications of the approved design at the time of extension if he finds that there has been no substantial change in the factual circumstances surrounding the originally approved design. Any further extensions beyond one year shall require Planning Commission approval. (Ord. 441, 1988; Ord. 437, 1987)

18.60.085 Permit modifications.

The Planning Director may approve minor modifications of an approved permit upon a finding that any such changes would not alter the overall design and layout of the project. (Ord. CCO-94-02 § II, 1994; Ord. 441, 1988)

18.60.090 Fines and penalties.

Repealed by Ord. CCO-20-04. (Ord. CCO-95-04, 1995; Ord. CCO-94-02 § III, 1994; Ord. 441, 1988; Ord. 437, 1987)