15.15.03.06

.06 Replacement Dwelling House Application Procedure.

Before the Foundation may consider a request for the construction of a replacement dwelling house, a landowner must first obtain approval from the Foundation for a new tenant house. A landowner must submit the following information:

A. An application for conversion of an existing dwelling to a tenant house and for construction of a replacement dwelling house, completed and signed by each titled landowner;

B. An unmarked copy of the tax map, or boundary survey, which outlines the entire Foundation district or easement property;

C. A second copy of the tax map, which shall include the following:

(1) Property boundaries of the Foundation district or easement property;

(2) Location of, and access to, the proposed replacement dwelling house;

(3) Location of, and access to, the existing dwelling which will house the tenant or tenants which made it necessary to construct a replacement dwelling house; and

(4) Location of, and access to, all preexisting dwellings, lot exclusions, tenant houses, and farm buildings;

D. A letter of recommendation from the local agricultural land preservation advisory board;

E. A written statement from the local planning and zoning office or the county program administrator indicating that the proposed replacement dwelling house may be constructed under current local regulations;

F. A signed statement from the landowner acknowledging that the replacement dwelling may only be approved and used for the current or future landowner’s personal residential use; and

G. A written statement or plan from the landowner stating the size of the proposed replacement dwelling house as calculated by first multiplying the exterior footprint of the portions of the structure with multiple stories by the number of stories with windows, and then adding the exterior footprint of any portions of the structure with one story, but excluding basements, attics, and porches not used as living space, garages, or unenclosed decks.