Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance - July 2022

Administration 15.11 Historic Preservation


prior to submitting an application to determine what information is required for the application. D. Required Application Information: Sketch Plan (15.4.2) and Building Elevations for Design Review (15.4.7) (each may be waived by Administrator as appropriate). E. Determination of Compliance: Once an application containing all needed elements is submitted, the Administrator shall review the application and approve or deny it based on compliance with the standards contained in this chapter and in any applicable Historic District Standards. All decisions shall be in writing and delivered via electronic mail, personal delivery, or first class mail to the property owner and party seeking determination, if different from the owner. F. Public Notification: N/A G. Appeals: Appeals of the decisions of the Administrator shall be heard by the HPC (15.11.3 below). H. Permit Validity: One year I. Permit Extension: The Administrator may grant one extension of this time period of up to one year upon submittal by the applicant of sufficient justification for the extension. Sufficient justification may include, but is not limited to, delays in other outside agency permits, financing institution delays, or other similar reasons beyond the control of the applicant. Applicability: Any exterior change that does not qualify for a Minor COA according to the provisions of Section 15.11.2.A. B. Process Type: Quasi-Judicial (See also 15.5) C. 15.11.3. Certificate of Appropriateness – Major Works (Major COA) A. Pre-Application Meeting: It shall be the policy of the HPC, in regard to applications involving new construction or extensive alterations and/or additions to existing structures, that a sub-committee of the commission or Town Staff shall be available to meet with persons involved in planned or pending applications in order to advise them informally, at an early stage in the development process. This advice shall be on the Historic District Design Standards, the nature of the area where the proposed project will take place and other relevant factors. In giving such advice, the members of the sub-committee or staff, collectively and individually, shall refrain from any indication of approval or disapproval. Advice or opinions given by any member of the sub- committee at such an informal meeting shall not be considered official or binding upon the commission. D. Required Application Information: Each application for a Major Certificate of Appropriateness shall contain a Sketch Plan (15.4.2), Building Elevations and/or Existing Condition Photographs, and Proposed Materials for Design Review (15.4.7) (each may be waived by Administrator as appropriate). Other information necessary to show that the use or structure complies with the standards set forth in this ordinance and the Historic District Design Standards shall also be provided. E. Determination of Compliance: The Administrator shall review the application to ensure that it is complete, prepare a report and recommendation on the application, and schedule the matter for an evidentiary public hearing before the HPC. F. Public Notification: Level 1 & 3 required. G. Evidentiary Public Hearing: The HPC shall hold an evidentiary hearing on the proposal. The applicant and other property owners likely to be materially affected by the application shall be given an opportunity to be heard. H. HPC Review: Following the evidentiary public hearing the HPC may approve, deny or approve with conditions the application for a Major COA. No Major COA shall be

Town of Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance – July 19, 2022


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