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17.13.060 Partial and Full Exemptions.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 176511, 179008, 181669, 183448, 187150, 189050 and 189244, effective November 7, 2018.)  The uses listed and described in this Section will be exempt, either partially or fully, from payment of the Parks and Recreation SDC.  Any Applicant seeking an exemption under this Section must specifically request that exemption no later than the time of the City’s completion of the final inspection.  Where New Development consists of only part of one or more of the uses described in this section, only that/those portion(s) of the development which qualify under this section are eligible for an exemption.  The balance of the New Development which does not qualify for any exemption under this section will be subject to the full SDC.  Should the Applicant dispute any decision by the City regarding an exemption request, the Applicant must appeal as provided by Section 17.13.120.  The Applicant has the burden of proving entitlement to any exemption so requested.

A.  Temporary uses are fully exempt so long as the use or structure proposed in the New Development will be used for not more than 180 days in a single calendar year.

B.  Affordable housing is exempt pursuant to Section 30.01.095.

C.  Alteration permits for commercial interior alteration work are fully exempt, including commercial alterations that change occupancy.  This exemption does not apply to alterations that create additional Dwelling Units.

D.  New construction or remodeling of Dwelling Units where no additional Dwelling Unit(s) are created and the square footage of each remodeled Dwelling Unit does not change the range of square footage in the SDC Methodology Report is fully exempt.

E.  New construction or remodeling of Non-Residential Development where no additional square footage or change of use is created is fully exempt.

F.  Campus Housing is fully exempt.

G.  For New Development which includes a mix of exempt and non-exempt forms of development, the applicable exemption(s) apply only to that portion of the New Development to which the exemption applies.

H.  Certain accessory Dwelling Units are exempt pursuant to Section 17.14.070.