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6.08.020 Definitions.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 187975, effective September 7, 2016.)  As used in this Chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:

A.  “Commercial” means any structure designed or intended to be used, or actually used, for occupancy for other than residential purposes.

B.  “Construct” or “Construction” means erecting, constructing, enlarging, altering, repairing, improving, or converting any building or structure for which the issuance of a building permit is required pursuant to the provisions of Oregon law.

C.   “Improvement” means any improvements to real property resulting in a new structure, additional square footage added to an existing structure, or the addition of living space to an existing structure.

D.  “Mass Shelters” means a structure that contains one or more open sleeping areas, or is divided only by non-permanent partitions, furnished with cots, floor mats, or bunks. Individual sleeping rooms are not provided. The shelter may or may not have food preparation or shower facilities. The shelter is managed by a public or non-profit agency to provide shelter. For mass shelters, “affordable” means that shelter is provided on a daily basis without a fee. The number of beds is determined by the maximum number of people who can be given overnight accommodations at one time on the site.

E.  “Median family income” means median family income by household size for the Portland Metropolitan Statistical Area as defined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development as adjusted for inflation and published periodically.

F.  “Net Revenue” means revenues remaining after the administrative fees described in Section 6.08.130 are deducted from the total Construction Excise tax collected.

G.  “Residential” means structure designed or intended to be used, or actually used, for occupancy for residential purposes including any residential structure, dwelling, or dwelling unit.

H.  “Value of Improvement” means the total value of the improvement as determined by the construction permit or building permit for the Improvement. The Bureau will calculate the total value by determining the value per square foot based on building type using the International Code Council Building Valuation Data Tables and multiplying that value by the area of the new structure or additional square footage from the exterior surface of the outside wall.