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Where a lawful structure exists at the effective date of adoption or amendment of this title that could not be built under the terms of this title by reason of restrictions on area, lot coverage, height, yards, its location on the lot, or other requirements concerning the structure, such structure may be continued so long as it remains otherwise lawful, subject to the following provisions:
A. No such nonconforming structure may be enlarged or altered in any way which increases its nonconformity. Any structure or portion thereof may be altered to decrease its nonconformity.
B. A nonconforming structure or nonconforming portion of a structure destroyed by any means may be reconstructed so long as the reconstruction does not increase its nonconformity and reconstruction occurs within two (2) years of its destruction.
C. Should such structure be moved for any reason for any distance whatever, it shall thereafter conform to the regulations for the district or zone in which it is located after it is moved.
D. No nonconforming portion of a structure may be enlarged or altered in any way which increases its bulk (such as lot area, open space, yards, lot coverage, height, impervious surface ratios and floor area ratios). (Ord. 501, 11-18-2008)