This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "2000 Zoning Ordinance of the City of New Rochelle."
Except as provided in this section, nothing herein shall require any change in the plans, construction or designated use of a building or structure for which a building permit has been lawfully issued prior to or, under the circumstances noted below, within 60 days after the effective date of this chapter, provided that the proposed use complies with the use requirements of this chapter, and further provided that construction shall begin within six months of the date of such permit; the foundation or 15% of the construction valuation shall be completed within one year of the date of such permit; and the entire building or structure shall be completed within two years of the date of such permit. In addition, if the Building Official determines that an application (with accompanying construction plans) for a building permit filed prior to the effective date of this chapter meets all requirements of the Zoning Chapter in existence as of the date immediately prior to the effective date of this chapter, has received all necessary conditional or final approvals by the City Council or the Board of Appeals and complies with the use requirements of this chapter, then the Building Official shall issue all necessary permits within a reasonable time, but not longer than 60 days from such date, provided the applicant has taken all steps deemed necessary by the Building Official to obtain such permit and submitted complete applications.
Any of the above periods may be extended up to 50% by the Building Official, upon showing of good cause.
Notwithstanding the preceding, the Building Official may require any such plans, construction or use to be subject to the site plan approval procedures as set forth in Article XIII of this chapter and to be modified to comply with the requirements of this chapter to the extent that the Planning Board determines such compliance to be reasonable and practical.