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Rebuild Ordinance

Last modified: 7/18/2013 9:15 AM

The Planning Office and the Office of Development Services have collaborated with community representatives to develop a revised, updated definition of 'rebuild' as a means of categorizing residential alteration projects. In August, the Board of Supervisors adopted the revised ordinance, which became effective on October 1, 2010.

For a given project, a 'rebuild' classification means the proposed alterations are significant enough to treat the project as a new residence. It is a factor in determining the applicability of certain requirements and procedures, including: building site approval, city annexation, green building requirements, water-efficient landscaping requirements, and floodplain management standards.

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Rebuild Ordinance

The revised ‘rebuild’ definition is based on the magnitude of overall structural changes to foundation, walls, and roof. There are also new application submittal and process changes involved.