17.36.050   EXEMPTIONS.
   This chapter shall not apply to:
   .010   Conversion of a building or structure to a similar or less intensive land use.
   .020   Reconstruction of any building or structure destroyed by fire or other natural cause, to the extent the replacement structure does not increase usable square footage.
   .030   That portion of any building or structure (“new structure”) which is constructed as a replacement for a substantially similar use of a building or  structure (“original structure”) which existed on the property within ninety (90) days immediately preceding commencement of such construction.  For purposes of calculating the fee payable pursuant to this chapter, the number of residential units, or (for a commercial/entertainment/amusement/industrial development) the square footage, of the original structure shall be deducted from the number of residential units or square footage of the new structure.
   .040   That portion of any building or structure which is enlarged or expanded and which portion existed on such property immediately prior to commencement of such enlargement or expansion, provided the use of such portion is not otherwise changed.  For purposes of calculating the fee payable pursuant to this chapter, the number of residential units, or (for a commercial/entertainment/amusement/industrial development) the square footage, of the original structure shall be deducted from the number of residential units or square footage of the new structure.  (Ord. 6027 § 1 (part); July 11, 2006.)