What does the process look like for a teardown/rebuild?
The teardown/rebuild process is broken down into three main phases. Phase 1 is a review of existing conditions and demolition. A survey of the existing site is conducted, including information regarding the existing foundation height and grading. Phase 2 is a review of the site plan for the proposed house by the city’s building, zoning and engineering officials. The Phase 3 is the final survey of the property to ensure substantial compliance with the approved Phase 2 for the project. This final step allows for any final field modifications to the grading.
What about the dust from demolition?
Beginning January 1, 2020, the City of Montgomery does require builders to control dust by watering down the site during the demolition process.
What hours are the contractors permitted to work?
Construction work may be conducted between the hours of 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Hours are restricted to 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
How is the overall drainage of the site evaluated?
All new single-family homes require an updated grading plan that is reviewed by the City Engineer. Whenever possible, downspout and sump pump lines are routed into the storm sewer in order to minimize additional water run-off. In other instances, downspout and sump pump lines must maintain a minimum setback of 10’ from property lines.
Who do I call if there is mud on the street?
During normal business hours, please contact our Construction Compliance Inspector at 513-792-8322. Outside of normal business hours, please contact the non-emergency line for the Police Department at 513-985-1600.
Who do I contact if I have concerns with building setbacks or foundation height?
Contact the City Planner at 513-792-8347.
Why wasn’t I contacted before this teardown occurred?
Notification of new construction to neighbors is not required. However, properties within 300’ would be notified if a variance to the Board of Zoning Appeals is being requested in conjunction with the new build.
Who reviews the design/colors of new houses being built in Montgomery?
With the exception of the Heritage District, the City does not have restrictions on architectural style, colors, or materials of new homes.
What are the rules for port-o-lets on construction sites?
Port-o-lets must be located outside of the right-of-way, behind the sidewalk. Please contact the Construction Compliance Inspector at 513-792-8322, should you have a question/concern about port-o-let placement.
Who do I contact about construction debris spilling over onto my property?
Please contact the Construction Compliance Inspector at 513-792-8322, regarding debris or overfilled dumpsters.