What happens during that year?

During the one-year waiting period, the applicant and the Commission will make a good faith effort to find an alternative use for the building that will result in its preservation. The owner will cooperate with the Commission by providing reasonable access to the structure. Alternatives to demolition include, but are not limited to:

  • Incorporation of the building into the future development of the site
  • Adaptive reuse of the building
  • Utilization of financial incentives to rehabilitate the building
  • Seeking a new owner willing to purchase and preserve, restore or rehabilitate the building
  • Moving or relocating the building

The owner is responsible for properly securing the building, if vacant, to the satisfaction of the Inspector of Buildings. Should the owner fail to secure the building to the satisfaction of the Inspector of Buildings, the subsequent destruction of such building through any cause, which destruction could have been prevented by the required security measures, is considered a demolition in violation of the Bylaw.

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1. What is the purpose of the Demolition Review Bylaw (Chapter 96 of the Dover Town General B-laws)?
2. How does it do this?
3. What action begins the process?
4. Which structures come under the Bylaw?
5. What does the Commission do next?
6. What makes a structure historically significant?
7. What happens if my building is not historically significant?
8. What if the Commission decides my building is historically significant?
9. What is involved in a demolition plan review?
10. After I submit this information, what happens?
11. What is a “preferably preserved” structure?
12. What happens if the Commission decides my building is preferably preserved?
13. What happens during that year?
14. What if all this fails and the one-year moratorium expires?
15. When does the Commission meet?
16. Who appoints the members of the Commission?