§ 20.24.010  INTENT AND PURPOSE.
   Within the zones established by this zoning code or amendments that may later be adopted, there exist or will exist lots, structures, and uses of land and structures which were lawful before the adoption or amendment of this zoning code, but which no longer comply.  The intent of this chapter is to permit those nonconformities to continue until they are removed or required to be terminated, but not to encourage their survival.  Such uses and structures are declared to be incompatible with permitted uses, structures and standards in the zones involved, and it is intended that they shall not be enlarged upon, expanded or extended, nor be used as grounds for adding other structures or uses prohibited elsewhere in the same zone, except as may be expressly permitted in this chapter.
(Ord. 425, passed 10-14-68)