1153.02  NONCONFORMING USE OF CONFORMING BUILDINGS.
   The nonconforming use of a building, structure or accessory building, otherwise conforming to the area, yard and height regulations, and existing at the time this Zoning Ordinance became effective, may be continued, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.
   (a)   Change of Use.  The nonconforming use within a building, structure or accessory building may not be changed in any manner except to a more restricted use classification.
   (b)   Upon written request filed with the Chief Building Official, a nonconforming use within a building, structure or accessory building may be altered, added to or enlarged, with the Planning Commission approval, in the manner set forth herein.  After approval by the Planning Commission, review by the Architectural Board of Review shall be required:
      (1)   The alteration, addition or enlargement of the nonconforming use within a building, structure or accessory building shall generate only a minimum of additional traffic and will not discourage or interfere with the appropriate development or impair the value of the surrounding conforming district.
      (2)   The written request shall include a current site plan with a brief description and use of the nonconforming use to be altered, added to or enlarged.
   (c)   Discontinuance of Use.  If a nonconforming use within a building, structure or accessory building or portion thereof is discontinued for a period of one year or changed to a conforming use, any further use of the building, structure or accessory building or portion thereof shall be in conformity with the regulations of the district in which such buildings are located.
      (Ord. 2006-122.  Passed 11-28-06.)