§ 155.226  NONCONFORMING ACTIVITIES.
   A regulated or use activity that was lawful before the passage of this subchapter, but which is not in conformity with the provisions of this subchapter, may be continued subject to the following.
   (A)   No activity shall be expanded, changed, enlarged or altered in any way that increases its value at the time of its becoming a nonconforming structure, unless the structure is permanently changed to a conforming use.
   (B)   No structural alteration or addition to any nonconforming structure over the life of the structure shall exceed 50% of all its value at the time of its becoming a nonconforming structure, unless the structure is permanently changed to a conforming use.
   (C)   If a nonconforming use or activity is discontinued for 12 consecutive months, any resumption of the activity shall conform to this subchapter.
   (D)   If any nonconforming use or activity is destroyed by human activity or an act of God, it shall not be resumed except in conformity with the provisions of this subchapter.
   (E)   Activities or adjuncts thereof that are or become nuisances shall be not entitled to continue as nonconforming activities.
(Ord. 208, passed 12-19-1983)  Penalty, see § 155.999