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    Cyburbian SW MI Planner's avatar
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    require site plan review for demolitions?

    Does anyone require site plan review for a demolition permit? We do not, however they have to apply for a permit. My question, is if you require a site plan, on what basis would you be able to approve or deny a request? Building code already covers the removal of the foundation, and pmc already requires it be seeded or whatever.

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    Not required here. When I was in California and a structure in the coastal zone was proposed to be demolished, a coastal zone development permit was required. They were always approved.

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    no site plan review but we do look to make sure the building is not historic, or within a specified distance from a wetland. In some instances a land use permit may be required if it could change the hydrology of the wetland.

    Like RJ said- in California a Coastal Development Permit is often required if in the Coastal Zone.

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    No actual site plan review south of the border either. We do review demolition plans along the lakeshore to ensure environmental protection.

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    No.....

    But I would suggest that a copy of the current zoning regulations be given to the owner, just in case there is a disconnect and the property becomes non-conforming. I guess it depends on what your code says about rebuilds.
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    Quote Originally posted by SW MI Planner View post
    Does anyone require site plan review for a demolition permit? We do not, however they have to apply for a permit. My question, is if you require a site plan, on what basis would you be able to approve or deny a request? Building code already covers the removal of the foundation, and pmc already requires it be seeded or whatever.
    We require a demo permit, but no site plan. We go out to the site after the structure is down and make sure it was disposed of properly. We also inspect fire jobs before we issue remodel permits.
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    When a demolition permit is applied for, we check to make sure that the building is not of historic significance and we ask if there are immediate plans for redevelopment. If the property is within our redevelopment district which encompasses our downtown and lakefront, site plan review is required (what will be replacing this?). If redevelopment is not imminent, the site must be graded and seeded.
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    Thanks everyone! Does anyone have any demolition standards in their zoning ordinance - something that says the entire foundation has to be removed and the parcel seeded? Anything else it should address?

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    Our demolition regs are mainly in the Building Code and administered by the Building Dept. I think they require a plat of survey of the pre-demo site and then an inspection to make sure the property is fully and properly cleared and/or restored.

    Though, for single family and in our downtown, we require that a development proposal be approved by the Design Commission prior to the demolition of any existing structures. But this could be overridden for hazardous properties.
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