The Burlington Planning and Zoning Office refuses to issue a Certificate of Occupancy to a landlord who replaced rotting wood siding with nice new siding.
“It was a distinct loss when the original siding was replaced,” [Mary O’Neil, a historic-preservation officer with the city’s Planning and Zoning Office] said of the three ALPH buildings. “They no longer look the way the used to look.”
Apparently, Ms. O’Neil likes the look of rotting wood.
The City’s justification for the hold up: the siding has a 4-inch reveal. The original siding had a 3-inch reveal.
Seriously. This is your tax dollars at work, folks.