Prohibited new or altered structures on Meridian Street
Sec. 59. A new structure may not be erected upon a parcel of Meridian Street property or an existing structure upon the property may not be altered if the structure would do any of the following:
(1) Permit a residential usage that, in relation to the parcel upon which situated, would be of a substantially greater density than the average residential density of Meridian Street property lying within one thousand (1,000) feet of the property in question, excluding for purposes of determining the average Meridian Street property used for multiple family residential or commercial purposes.
(2) Appear substantially smaller or larger in size and scale than the average size and scale of the single and double family residential dwellings situated upon Meridian Street property lying within one thousand (1,000) feet of the property in question.
(3) Have a set-back from Meridian Street significantly less than the average set-back of structures facing upon Meridian Street that are situated upon Meridian Street property lying within one thousand (1,000) feet of the property in question.
(4) Have side lots measuring less than fifteen (15) feet from the property line of the subject property to the wall of the structure erected or altered.
(5) If primarily a residential dwelling, have a ground floor area of less than two thousand (2,000) square feet or forty percent (40%) of the total area of the parcel of land upon which the dwelling lies, whichever is less.
(6) Including all other structures upon the parcel, have a total ground floor area greater than fifty percent (50%) of the total area of the parcel of land upon which the structure lies.
(7) Substantially encroach upon the view and exposure of a residential structure on a neighboring property.
Subdivision of Meridian Street property
Sec. 60. A parcel of Meridian Street property may not be
subdivided into lots having:
(1) an area of less than fifteen thousand (15,000) square feet; or
(2) frontage of less than one hundred (100) feet upon Meridian Street or upon an east-west street intersecting with Meridian Street.
Conditions for constructing, reconstructing, altering, or demolishing Meridian Street property
Sec. 61. (a) A person may not construct on Meridian Street property a structure or feature or reconstruct, alter, or demolish Meridian Street property unless the following conditions have been met:
(1) The person has previously filed with the commission an application for a certificate of appropriateness in the form and with the plans, specifications, and other materials that the commission prescribes.
(2) A certificate of appropriateness has been issued by the commission as provided in this section.
(b) After the filing of an application for a certificate of appropriateness, the commission shall determine whether the proposed construction, reconstruction, or alteration of the structure in question:
(1) will be appropriate to the preservation of the area comprised of Meridian Street and bordering property; and
(2) complies with the architectural and construction standards then existing in the area.
(c) In determining appropriateness, the commission shall consider, in addition to other factors that the commission considers pertinent, the historical and architectural style, general design, arrangement, size, texture, and materials of the proposed work and the relation of the proposed work to the architectural factor of other structures in the area. The department of metropolitan development may not issue a permit for the construction, reconstruction, alteration, or demolition of a structure in the area unless the application for the permit is accompanied by a certificate of appropriateness.
(d) The issuance of or refusal to issue a permit is a final determination appealable under section 64 of this chapter. With respect to a certificate of appropriateness, the commission may, by rule or regulation, provide for:
(1) the public hearings;
(2) notice of the hearings; or
(3) the filing of the application for the certificate;
that the commission considers necessary.
(e) Notwithstanding this section, the commission may, by rule or regulation:
(1) define; and
(2) exempt from the application of this section;
specific types and categories of construction, reconstruction,