A. This article shall not apply to any Residential Hotel that is an Affordable Housing Project. An Affordable Housing Project that is exempt from the provisions of this article shall lose its exempt status and become subject to the provisions of this article when it ceases to be an Affordable Housing Project.
B. This article shall also not apply to any Residential Hotel that:
1. was completely and continuously unoccupied by any Person from October 11, 2005, through and including the date that the Owner applies for a building permit for a Residential Hotel that constitutes a proposed Conversion or Demolition of the Residential Hotel, or is a new development on the site of a Destroyed or Demolished Residential Hotel; or
2. pursuant to California Government Code Section 7060, et seq., was first approved for residential occupancy on or after January 1, 1990, as evidenced by a certificate of occupancy issued by LADBS on or after that date; or
3. pursuant to California Government Code Section 7060, et seq., sent or delivered to HCID before October 11, 2005, a notice of intent to withdraw all of the building's accommodations from rent or lease; or (Amended by Ord. No. 182,718, Eff. 10/30/13.)
4. consisted entirely of Residential Units that were rented or offered for rent for periods of no less than 30 days from October 11, 1995, to the effective date of this article. This exemption applies only to Residential Hotels containing 55 or fewer units.