Lake County approves bird-friendly design ordinance

A bird-friendly building design ordinance has been approved for unincorporated Lake County.

The new regulation, which goes into effect Aug. 11, requires bird-friendly design as part of new construction or major renovation of nonresidential development.

Projects must use at least 80% bird-friendly glass on their exteriors from ground level to 100 feet high. The ordinance also applies to nonresidential accessory structures such as storage buildings, glass-enclosed gazebos, pavilions and similar structures.

Permits for major renovation or new buildings in unincorporated Lake County are required. Projects can comply through a variety of approaches.

Contact the county’s building, planning and development department at (847) 377-2600.

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