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ROH 10/27/14 <br />ORDINANCE NO. NS -2874 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF SANTA ANA AMENDING CHAPTER 41 OF THE <br />SANTA ANA MUNICIPAL CODE TO ALLOW THE <br />ADAPTIVE REUSE OF ELIGIBLE BUILDINGS IN PROJECT <br />INCENTIVE AREAS. <br />THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA DOES ORDAIN AS <br />FOLLOWS: <br />Section 1. The City Council of the City of Santa Ana hereby finds, determines <br />and declares as follows: <br />A. The Santa Ana Municipal Code does not currently contain standards for <br />the adaptive reuse of vacant and /or obsolete buildings. Such adaptive <br />reuse programs are necessary to ensure that development proposals for <br />older buildings can be reviewed in a comprehensive, thorough manner to <br />ensure compatibility with the site and surrounding land uses. <br />B. Older buildings may have construction methods and site configurations <br />that make them suitable for alternate uses beyond the original use <br />intended. <br />C. The adaptive reuse of structures, including historic and non - historic <br />structures, has been found to support environmental sustainability by <br />encouraging the reuse of built structures for alternate uses. <br />D. The proposed zoning code provisions will not adversely affect the <br />character, livability or appropriate development in the City and that the <br />adaptive reuse ordinance is consistent with the goals, objectives and <br />provisions of the City's General Plan. <br />E. Zoning Ordinance Amendment No. 2014 -02 is to amend Chapter 41, <br />establishing a new Article XVI.II, allowing certain buildings to apply for the <br />adaptive reuse of the building. This Zoning Ordinance Amendment will <br />allow the adaptive reuse of a building to be reviewed by all pertinent <br />Departments of the City and the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA). <br />F. Zoning Ordinance Amendment No. 2014 -02 supports the General Plan <br />policies of encouraging high- density residential development within the <br />City's District Centers, support projects that contribute to the <br />redevelopment and revitalization of the urban centers, promote <br />rehabilitation of commercial properties and encourage increased levels of <br />capital investment, support development which provides a positive <br />Ordinance No. NS -2874 <br />Page 1 of 8 <br />