16.65.025   Exemptions.
   The following development projects are exempt from the provisions of this chapter:
   (a)   Residential projects consisting of the construction of one or two units, other than accessory dwelling units and junior accessory dwelling units, unless: (1) included in a mixed use project, (2) constructed on a lot created by an Urban Lot Split under Chapter 21.10; or (3) resulting in a two-family use on a single-family zoned lot;
   (b)   Accessory dwelling units, unless: (1) constructed on a lot created by an Urban Lot Split under Chapter 21.10; or (2) the accessory dwelling unit is constructed on a single-family zoned lot containing a two-family use;
   (c)   Junior accessory dwelling units and, notwithstanding subsection (b), all accessory dwelling units less than 750 square feet;
   (d)   Places of worship;
   (e)   Colleges and universities;
   (f)   Commercial recreation;
   (g)   Hospitals and convalescent facilities;
   (h)   Private clubs, lodges, and fraternal organizations;
   (i)   Private education facilities;
   (j)   Public facilities;
   (k)   Retail service, eating and drinking service, personal service, or automotive service when the total additional service related square footage is 1,500 square feet or less. This exemption shall apply only when the additional square footage of new development does not exceed 1,500 square feet. New development that is larger than 1,500 square feet shall pay a fee or otherwise comply with this chapter for all square footage, including the first 1,500 square feet;
   (l)   New gross square footage used for (1) an on-site cafeteria, recreational facility, or day care facility provided for employees or their children and not open to the public; or (2) a hazardous materials storage facility;
   (m)   Projects that have established a vested right not to be subject to this chapter; and
   (n)   Any nonresidential project otherwise determined to be exempt pursuant to city council resolution.
   If a development project is exempt from this chapter at initial construction, but later converts to a use subject to this chapter, the converted square footage will be deemed net new square footage or dwelling units, as applicable, subject to the requirements of this chapter.
(Ord. 5542 § 23, 2022: Ord. 5408 § 3 (part), 2017)