(A)   Within the districts established by this chapter or amendments that may later be adopted, there exist lots, structures, uses of land and structures and characteristics of use which were lawful before July 3, 2002, or before the date of adoption of any applicable amendment, but which would be prohibited, regulated or restricted under the terms of this chapter or future amendments.
   (B)   It is the intent of this subchapter to permit these non-conformities to continue until they are removed but not to encourage their survival. It is further the intent of this subchapter that non-conformities shall not be enlarged upon, expanded or extended, nor be used as grounds for adding other structures or uses prohibited elsewhere in the same district.
(Ord. 04-21, passed 10-6-2004, § 30)