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A. The purpose of these provisions is to prescribe the procedure for the review of the design and appearance of new development within the City. A design review permit shall be required for all new development or expansions to existing development as follows:

1. New residential developments of three or more contiguous lots in any district and a total of three or more new residential units;

2. New single-family residences in new residential subdivisions of three or more units; and

3. Proposed buildings or substantial additions or other substantial exterior modifications to existing buildings for which a building permit is required in districts other than single-family or duplex districts;

B. The following shall be exempt from the requirement for a design review permit:

1. Rooftop photovoltaic installations shall not require design review unless the Planning Director determines that review is appropriate due to unusual characteristics of the installation or building. (Ord. 1111, 2018)