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Alter: Any architectural, mechanical or structural change to an historic property which requires a permit under the Construction Code of the City.

Archaeological resources: Any material remains of past human life, activities or habitation which are of historic or pre-historic significance. Such material includes, but is not limited to pottery, basketry, bottles, weapons, weapon projectiles, tools, structures or portions of structures, pit houses, rock paintings, rock carvings, intaglios, graves, skeletal remains, personal items and clothing, household or business refuse, printed matter, manufactured items, or any piece of any of the foregoing items.

Area: Two or more parcels of land, sites, houses, buildings or structures which may include streets and alleys.

Association: The direct link between an important historic event or person and a historic property.

Building Official: The person or his designee authorized to grant permits for construction, alterations and demolitions pursuant to the Phoenix Construction Code and to make interpretations thereof.

Certificate of Appropriateness: An official form of the City stating that proposed work on historic property is compatible with the historic character of the property and, therefore: 1) may be completed as specified in the Certificate; and 2) any building permits or other Construction Code permits needed to do with work specified in the Certificate may be issued by the City’s Planning and Development Department; and 3) any other permits required by other City ordinances, such as Grading and Drainage may be issued.

Certificate of no effect: An official form of the City stating that proposed work on historic property will have no detrimental effect on the historic character of the property and therefore may proceed as specified in the certificate without obtaining further authorization under this ordinance, and authorizing the issuance of any permits required by the City Construction Code for said proposed work.

City at large: All land within the corporate limits of the City.

City Council: The Mayor and City Council of the City of Phoenix, Arizona.

Construction Code: The Construction Code of the City which regulates construction in the City and requires building permits, electrical permits, plumbing permits and other permits to do work regulated by the Construction Code.

Demolish: Any act or process which requires a permit under Construction Code of the City and which destroys in part or in whole a house, building or other structure within an Historic Preservation District other than solely interior elements or demolition that does not alter exterior features or demolition that is not visible from outside the house, building or other structure.

Demolition approval: Authorization for removal of all or part of a structure which is located within an Historic Preservation District or an area under applications for historic preservation designation.

Design: The combination of elements that create the form, plan, space, structure and style of a property.

Development: Any modification, alteration, remodeling, new construction or excavation which requires a permit under the Construction Code of the City, or which affects the historical character of an historic property.

Feeling: A property’s expression of the aesthetic or historic sense of a particular period of time.

HP: Historic preservation.

HP Commission: The Historic Preservation Commission of the City of Phoenix Commission.

HP district: Historic Preservation District of the Phoenix Zoning Ordinance.

Historic Preservation Commission: The Commission created by this ordinance.

Historic Preservation District: A zoning district in the form of an overlay zone, in which property retains the uses of and is subject to the regulations of the underlying zone, but which property is also subject to the provisions of the Historic Preservation Ordinance.

Historic Preservation Officer (of the City of Phoenix): The City official who administers this ordinance and maintains the Phoenix Historic Property Register.

Historic property: One or more parcels of land, sites, houses, buildings, structures, objects, or areas which have been zoned HP.

Integrity: The ability of a property to convey its significance.

Landmark: A structure or site which contains an outstanding or unique example of an architectural style, which contains or is associated with a major historic event or activity, which contains important, intact archaeological resources, which is a site or structure of unique visual quality and identification, or which is a site of general historic or cultural recognition by the community. A landmark shall also meet all criteria for designation as an HP district.

Location: The place where the historic property was constructed or the place where the historic event occurred.

Materials: The physical elements that were combined or deposited during a particular period of time and in a particular pattern or configuration to form a historic property.

Minor work: Any change, modifying, restoring, rehabilitating, renovating, surfacing, or resurfacing of the features of historic property which does not materially change the historic characteristics of the property.

Move: Any relocation of a structure on its site or to another site.

Owner: The owner as shown on the records of the Property Records Section of the Phoenix City Clerk’s office on the date of the filing of an application.

Phoenix Historic Property Register: The list of contributing resources, including sites, structures, buildings, districts and objects within Historic Preservation Districts in the City of Phoenix as compiled and kept by the Historic Preservation Officer of the City of Phoenix.

Planning and Development Commission: The Planning and Development Commission of the City of Phoenix, Arizona.

Record owner: Same as "owner."

Remodel: Same as "alter."

Removal: Same as "move".

Replacement/reuse plan: A plan for redevelopment of a site within an HP district indicating a proposed development which shall be in accordance with existing zoning, adopted specific plans, and HP design guidelines. Such plans shall consist of a plot plan illustrating building locations, parking, walls and landscaping. They shall also include general elevation drawings of structures including roofs, doors and windows and other openings.

Setting: The physical environment of a historic property.

Workmanship: The physical evidence of the crafts of a particular culture or people during any given period in history or prehistory. (Ord. No. G-3513, 1992; Ord. No. G-4603, 2004)