§ 155.009  NONCONFORMING USES OF LAND.
   Where, at the effective date of passage of or amendment of this chapter, lawful use of land exists that is no longer permissible under the terms of this chapter as enacted or amended, the use may continue, as long as it remains otherwise lawful, subject to the provisions of divisions (A) through (C) below.
   (A)   No nonconforming use shall be enlarged or increased, nor extended to occupy a greater area of land than was occupied at the effective date of passage or amendment of this chapter.
   (B)   No nonconforming use shall be moved in whole or in part to any other portion of the lot or parcel occupied by the use at the effective date of adoption or amendment of this chapter.
   (C)   If the nonconforming use of land ceases for any reason for a period of more than 30 days, any subsequent use of the land shall conform to the regulations specified by this chapter for the district in which the land is located. Should any nonconforming structure be destroyed by any natural means, it may be rebuilt so long as it is completed within 2 years of the loss.
(Ord. 208, passed 12-19-1983)