Part 2 — Unified Development Ordinance Zoning Regulations
City of Andover Unified Development Manual
F. Assurance of Landscaping Completion: If completion of all landscaping work shown on a Site Plan Review landscaping plan is not possible due to seasonal or weather conditions, the property owner may submit an assurance to the City for the completion of the landscaping, and obtain a final occupancy certificate for a structure prior to the completion of required landscaping work . 1. The acceptable assurance guaranteeing the completion of the landscaping — such as an irrevocable letter of credit, certified check, or other acceptable assurance — must be equal to 125% of the expected cost of the landscaping work . a. The assurance must be accompanied by a written assurance from the property owner that landscaping will be completed to the satisfaction of the Zoning Administrator within 6 months of the date the assurance was received by the City. b. The property owner's written assurance must also include permission for the City to install satisfactory landscaping on the site, if the property owner fails to do so within 6 months of the date the assurance was received by the City. 2. After installation of landscaping, the Zoning Administrator or their designated representative will conduct an inspection. When the landscaping is in compliance with the landscaping plan approved by the Site Plan Review Committee, the assurance will be returned to the property owner. 3. If the property owner does not install compliant landscaping within 6 months of the date the assurance was received by the City, the assurance is forfeited, and the City will utilize the funds as necessary to install satisfactory landscaping on the site.
G. Inspection. After installation, the Zoning Administrator or their designated representative must inspect for conformance to the Site Plan Approval application documents, including the quantities, locations, and condition of landscape materials. 1. At the time of inspection, the property owner must document and substantiate that the completed project conforms to the Site Plan Approval application documents, including landscaping quantities, locations, species and plant sizes. H. Duration of Site Plan Approval. An approved Site Plan is valid for 5 years following the date of approval. 1. If a building permit is not issued for the project within 5 years following the date of Site Plan approval, the approval is rescinded, and a new application must be submitted. I. Ongoing Maintenance. It is property owner's responsibility to maintain all of the elements of an approved Site Plan, including landscaping, as necessary to meet Site Plan Approval standards. 1. Site plan elements which are not maintained to the standards of the approved Site Plan are a Zoning Violation. 2. If the Zoning Administrator determines that elements of an approved Site Plan are not being adequately maintained, the Administrator must give notice in writing to the property owner, specifying the elements in need of maintenance. a. The owner must have at least 30 days to comply with the notice. b. Any person disagreeing with any requirements of the notice may file an appeal with the Board of Zoning Appeals within 30 days following the date of the notice.
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