Franklin Zoning Ordinance

20 322 Chapter Appeal of Administrative Decision PROCEDURES Franklin Zoning Ordinance Effective January 1, 2023 and take final action to approve or disapprove the application. 20.17.6 Approval Criteria Final action shall be based on whether the application meets Chapter 15, Signs, any other applicable provision of this Ordinance, and all applicable building codes. 20.17.7 Time Limit A. Installation, construction, alteration, relocation, or demolition of a sign authorized by a sign permit shall be completed within 180 days of the date of the sign permit approval. B. Upon written request, one six-month extension may be granted by the Department of Building and Neighborhood Services if the applicant can show good cause. 20.18 Appeal of Administrative Decision 20.18.1 Purpose The purpose of an appeal of administrative decision is to provide a process: A. Where it is alleged by the applicant that there is error in any order, requirement, permit, decision, or refusal made by any administrative official in carrying out or enforcing any provision of this Ordinance; and B. For interpretations of the zoning map when there are disputed questions of lot lines or district boundary lines as they arise in the administration of the zoning regulations. This Section establishes the specific review procedures for appeals of administrative decision. 20.18.2 Applicability A. For certain standards in this Ordinance, the DRT has the expressed authority to make a determination of whether and to what extent to apply a standard. If an applicant disagrees with a DRT decision, the applicant may appeal the decision to the FMPC. B. All other appeals of administrative decisions shall comply with the specific procedures in this Section. 20.18.3 Application Submittal An appeal shall be made in accordance with Section 20.2, Common Review Requirements, except as varied below: A. Appeals shall be initiated by the person aggrieved or affected by the order, decision, determination, or interpretation made by the administrative official. B. A written appeal shall be filed with the Department of Planning and Sustainability within 30 days of the date of the order, decision, determination, or interpretation. 20.18.4 Forwarding of the Record to the BZA Upon receiving the written appeal, the Department of Planning and Sustainability shall gather and transmit to the BZA the record of the appeal, which includes the written appeal and all papers, documents, and other materials relating to the order, decision, determination, or interpretation. 20.18.5 BZA Final Action The BZA shall review the application at a public meeting, hold a public hearing, and vote: A. To uphold or reverse the administrative decision for an appeal where it is alleged by the applicant that there is error in an administrative decision;