The local assessor shall review each application by making a physical review of the property to determine if the revitalization project increased the assessed value of the real property. If the assessor determines that the assessed value of the real property has increased, the assessor shall proceed to determine the assessed value of the property and certify the valuation determined to the county auditor at the time of transmitting the assessment rolls. The assessor shall notify the applicant of the determination, and the assessor’s decision may be appealed to the local board of review at the times specified in section 441.37 . After the tax exemption is granted, the local assessor shall continue to grant the tax exemption, with periodic physical review by the assessor, for the time period specified by ordinance. The tax exemption for the succeeding years shall be granted without the taxpayer having to file an application for the succeeding years, unless additional revitalization projects occur on the property.