Sec. 27-48.  Continuation of nonstandard use.

 

(a)   Nonstandard uses lawfully existing at the time of the effective date of this chapter may be continued, although such uses do not conform to the provisions hereof.

 

(b)   Nonstandard structures and buildings may be enlarged, extended, or reconstructed, as follows:

 

(1)       Enlargement, extension, or reconstruction may be made as required by law or ordinance or ordered by the zoning official or his or her designee to secure the safety of the structure.

 

(2)       Enlargement, extension, or reconstruction of buildings or structures may be made when such changes conform to front yard, side yard, rear yard, height, and unobstructed open spaces for the district in which they are located.

 

(3)       Enlargement, extension, or reconstruction of buildings or structures may otherwise be made if such changes maintain the existing side yard, front yard, and rear yard setback lines of the building or structure, and do not result in a building or structure line that is closer to the property line than that which existed prior to the enlargement, extension, or reconstruction and does not result in creating an obstruction to vision which violates Sec. 27-290 of this Code. 

 

Source:  Ord. No. 4603, 1, 9-16-02