Franklin Zoning Ordinance

20 320 Chapter Final Plat PROCEDURES Franklin Zoning Ordinance Effective January 1, 2023 C. Changes to vested site plans may result in the review body denying their vesting, as outlined in Section 20.19, Vesting. 20.13 Final Plat See the Subdivision Regulations. 20.14 Grading Permit See the Stormwater Management Ordinance. All proposed development shall be shown on an approved development plan or site plan prior to grading. 20.15 Building Permit 20.15.1 Purpose The purpose of a building permit is to ensure that construction adheres to all applicable building codes, ordinances, and regulations. 20.15.2 Applicability A. Applications for building permits shall comply with all applicable building codes, ordinances, and regulations. B. In addition to all other proposals that require a building permit, a building permit is required to construct a new parking pad or modify an existing driveway or parking. New residential driveways are subject to the requirements of the Department of Building and Neighborhood Services. 20.15.3 Application Submittal In applying to the Department of Building and Neighborhood Services for a building permit, the applicant shall: A. Submit a dimensioned sketch or scale plan indicating the shape, size, and location of the lot to be built upon, and the shape, size, height, and location of existing buildings and buildings proposed to be constructed or altered; B. State the existing and proposed uses of buildings or structures on the permit application; C. Submit a geotechnical report where grading is proposed on a lot containing naturally occurring slopes of 20 percent or greater to ensure proper slope stability; and D. Supply any other information required by the Department of Building and Neighborhood Services for determining compliance with this Ordinance. 20.15.4 Critical Lots A. A critical lot plan must be submitted prior to issuance of a building permit for single family residential lots deemed to be critical lots. Critical lots are: 1. Lots that are difficult to stabilize due to exposed subsoil, steep slopes, extent of exposure, and are subject to erosion or sedimentation as a result of cutting, filling, grading, or other disturbance of the soil; 2. Lots with areas prone to flooding due to aging or undersized stormwater infrastructure; 3. Lots where the build-out has the potential to impact or disrupt public utilities crossing the lot; 4. Lots with other site conditions that warrant additional administrative review; or 5. Lots with tree save areas or specimen trees to be preserved as part of a site plan approval. B. Critical lots shall be reviewed by the Planning and Sustainability Department or Engineering Department, as applicable, prior to issuance of a building permit.