B. Scope. This section applies to any property with potential for listing or properties on the current Redmond Heritage Resource Register that have either suffered a substantial loss of their significant features or have been destroyed in compliance with the King County Interlocal Agreement for historic preservation.
C. Nomination Procedure. The City of Redmond, any person, group, owner, or member of the Landmark Commission may nominate a structure, object, or site to be a historic landmark. Except for properties listed in the RZC Appendix 5, Redmond Heritage Resource Register, as key historic landmarks, the owner must sign the application for nomination. The applicant shall file an application for designation as a historic landmark with the Administrator. The application submittal requirements and the procedure to be followed are set forth in King County Code Chapter 20.62, as the same now exists or as hereafter amended.
E. Procedure for Removal of Historic Landmark Designation. Any site, structure, or geographic area may be removed from designation if it has either suffered a substantial loss of significant features or has been destroyed. Removal of designation shall follow the procedures established in King County Code Chapter 20.62.
F. Criteria for Removal of Historic Landmark Designation.
1. The significant features of the landmark have suffered irreparable loss due to circumstances other than neglect such that the landmark no longer complies with the designation criteria in section (D), Historic Landmark Designation Criteria, above; or
2. The landmark was destroyed by accident or natural disaster; or
G. Waiver or Modification of Codes Allowed.
1. Once a structure is designated a historic landmark, the following authorities or their successors may waive the code that falls under their authority where enforcement of the code is not technically feasible or would threaten or destroy the historic significance of the structure. The designated authority shall decide the code that may be waived and the extent of the waiver.
a. The Building Official may waive a building code adopted in RMC Title 15 to the extent allowed by RCW 19.27.120 and the provisions of the International Building Code regarding historic buildings, as adopted by the City.
2. The owner of a historic landmark or a person authorized by the owner must apply for a code waiver in writing. The application shall include any information required by the authorities listed in subsections 1.a through c of this section.
3. The designated authority shall either rely on the historic landmark designation report as it relates to the waiver being requested or shall rely on the expertise of a King County historic preservation officer, or other person similarly trained in historic preservation.
H. Transfer of Development Rights. Properties designated as historic landmarks except for public parks or cemeteries shall be eligible for transfer of development rights provided for in RZC 21.48, Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Program.