Demolition in the downtown first requires a review process, called a Downtown Demolition Permit. This review is done concurrently with a design review application. The intent of this review is to protect structures with historical, cultural or civic importance to Lafayette; and preserve the supply of commercial and residential units in the Downtown.
Is my project subject to a Downtown Demolition Permit?
A Downtown Demolition Permit is required if:
- You propose to move, remove or destroy all or any exterior portion of any structure located in the downtown, as shown on General Plan Map I-3.
A Downtown Demolition Permit application must be submitted to the Planning & Building Department for review. The hearing body for the application for a demolition permit shall be the hearing body designated for the Design Review Permit application.Check the Project Checklist to determine if your project is subject to other triggers for review.