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17-15-0102 Intent. In older cities, such as Chicago, many buildings and uses that were established in compliance with all regulations in effect at the time of their establishment have been made nonconforming by zoning map changes (rezonings) or amendments to the Zoning Ordinance text. The regulations of this chapter are intended to clarify the effect of such nonconforming status and avoid confusion with illegal buildings and uses (those established in violation of zoning rules). The regulations are also intended to:
17-15-0103 Authority to Continue. Any nonconformity that existed on the effective dates specified in Sec. 17-1-0200 or any situation that becomes a nonconformity upon adoption of any amendment to this Zoning Ordinance, may be continued in accordance with the regulations of this chapter.
(Added Coun. J. 5-26-04, p. 25275; Amend Coun. J. 3-9-05, p. 44391)