Township of Frazer, PA
Allegheny County
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[Ord. 175, 8/5/2014, § 8-701]
The provisions of this chapter do not require any changes or improvements to be made to lawfully existing structures located within an Identified Floodplain Area. However, when an improvement is made to any existing structure located within an Identified Floodplain Area, the provisions of § 8-702 of this chapter shall apply.
[Ord. 175, 8/5/2014, § 8-702]
1. 
The following provisions shall apply whenever any improvement is made to an existing structure located within an Identified Floodplain Area:
A. 
Any modification, alteration, reconstruction, or improvement, of any kind to an existing structure, to an extent or amount of 50% or more of its market value, shall constitute a substantial improvement and shall be undertaken only in full compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
B. 
The above activity shall also address the requirements of the Uniform Construction Code and the standardized codes adopted thereunder, including but not limited to, the 2009 International Building Code and the 2009 International Residential Code, or latest edition of either that is incorporated into the Uniform Construction Code.
C. 
Any modification, alteration, reconstruction, or improvement of any kind to an existing structure, to an extent or amount of less than 50% of its market value, shall be elevated and/or floodproofed to the greatest extent possible.
D. 
Any modification, alteration, reconstruction, or improvement of any kind that meets the definition of "repetitive loss" in § 8-201 of this chapter shall be undertaken only in full compliance with the provisions of this chapter.