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No person may move a historic property unless the planning director has approved an application to do so and the necessary permits have been obtained. The planning director shall approve the application unless a postponement will likely result in preservation of the historic property at its current site. A postponement shall be for a maximum of 60 days from the time the city determines the application is complete. If the planning director requires postponement, the decision shall be in writing and contain findings and conclusions. The planning director shall consider all of the following in assessing the likelihood of historic preservation:

(1) Relocation is the only viable alternative for preservation of the historic property.

(2) The effects of the moving upon the use and development of the historic property.

(3) The historic property is structurally capable of relocation.

(4) The proposed new relocation site will not reduce the historic significance or historic architectural significance of the historic property.

When a historic property is moved to a new location, the historic property status is automatically removed for that property at the new site unless the planning director, using the process required for designation, determines that the historic landmark designation is appropriate.

(Section 9.8185, see chart at front of Chapter 9 for legislative history from 2/26/01 through 6/1/02.)