Modification of Certain Certification Requirements in the Special South Richmond Development District

The provisions of this Section shall apply without requiring a building to comply with flood-resistant construction standards as established in paragraph (a) of Section 64-12 (Applicability).

In the Special South Richmond Development District, Sections 107-22 (Designated Open Space), inclusive, and 107-23 (Waterfront Esplanade) shall not apply to the reconstruction or repair of buildings that were damaged due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, provided that:

(a)        the dimensions of the building footprint are no greater than the footprint that existed on October 28, 2012; and

(b)        there is no increase in impervious surfaces on the zoning lot.

In addition, the provisions of Section 107-22, inclusive, shall not apply to a site alteration that is not a development or enlargement where the Commissioner of Buildings determines it is the minimum necessary to enable the reconstruction of a building.

These provisions shall not affect the terms of a certification previously made by the City Planning Commission. The provisions of this Section shall apply to buildings that are the subject of an application for approval of construction documents that has been approved by the Department of Buildings no later than one year after the adoption of new final Flood Insurance Rate Maps that supersede the maps in effect on October 28, 2012. Construction pursuant to such approval may continue until a date six years after the adoption of such superseding Flood Insurance Rate Maps. After such date, the vesting provisions of Section 11-30 (BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED BEFORE EFFECTIVE DATE OF AMENDMENT) shall apply as if the change in flood map were a change in provisions of the Zoning Resolution.