Sec. 11-163. Designation of Rental Inspection Districts.

 

Sec. 11-163. Designation of rental inspection districts.
 
The city council finds that (i) there is a need to protect the public health, welfare and safety of the occupants of residential rental dwelling units inside the rental inspection districts that are designated below; and (ii) the residential rental dwelling units within the rental inspection districts that are designated below are either (a) blighted or in the process of deteriorating, or (b) the residential rental dwelling units are in need of inspection by the inspections division to prevent deterioration, taking into account the number, age and condition of the residential rental dwelling units inside the rental inspection districts designated below, and (iii) the inspection of residential rental dwelling units inside the rental inspection districts designated below is necessary to maintain safe, decent and sanitary living conditions for tenants and other residents living in the rental inspections districts designated below. Therefore, the areas described in this section are hereby designated as rental inspection districts as provided by Section 36-105.1:1 of the Code of Virginia for the purpose of conducting periodic inspections at specific time intervals in order to determine that the buildings are in compliance with current building code regulations. The provisions of this division shall be applicable to all residential rental dwelling units, whether occupied or not, that are located in the following areas of the city:
 
(a) That area of the city designated as census tract #4 by the 2010 Census Data.
 
(b) That area of the city designated as census tract #5.00 by the 2010 Census Data.
 
(c) That area of the city designated as census tract #6 by the 2010 Census Data.
 
(d) That area of the city designated as census tract #7 by the 2010 Census Data.
 
(e) That area of the city designated as census tract #11 by the 2010 Census Data.
 
(f) That area of the city designated as census tract #19 by the 2010 Census Data.
 
The census tracts identified above encompass that area of the city beginning at the eastern corporate limit of the city, thence northwest along the James River and the corporate limits of the city to the Norfolk Southern Railway tracks near Riverside Park, thence south along said tracks to Blackwater Creek, northwest along Blackwater Creek to an unnamed tributary creek, along said tributary southwest to the intersection of Page Street and Hillcrest Avenue, northwest on Page Street to Tate Springs Road following said road southeast to Langhorne Road; continuing on Langhorne Road southeast to Memorial Avenue, southwest on Memorial Avenue to Fort Avenue continuing northeast on said road to its intersection with Rutherford Street, continuing on Rutherford Street southeast to its intersection with Craighill Street, thence southeast on Craighill Street to its intersection with Edley Place, continuing southeast on Edley Place to its intersection with the Norfolk Southern Railway tracks, south along the said tracks to a railroad intersection, continuing southeast along Norfolk Southern Railway tracks to their intersection with the southeastern corporate limits of the city; thence northeast along the corporate limits of the city to the point of beginning.
 
An individual residential rental dwelling unit outside of the above designated rental inspection districts will be subject to the rental property inspection ordinance based upon a separate finding for each individual dwelling unit by city council that (i) there is a need to protect the public health, welfare and safety of the occupants of that individual residential rental dwelling unit; (ii) the individual residential rental dwelling unit is either (a) blighted or (b) in the process of deteriorating; or (iii) there is evidence of violations of the building code that affect the safe, decent and sanitary living conditions for tenants living in such individual residential rental dwelling unit. (Ord. of 10-28-03, O-03-177, eff. 10-1-03; Ord. No. O-05-032, 3-08-05; Ord. No. O-13-026, 02-12-13)
 
Last updated date: 04/12/2013 04:09 PM