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If a lawful use of a structure, or of a structure and land in combination, exists at the effective date of adoption or amendment of this Zoning Code that would not be allowed in the district under the terms of this Code, the lawful use may be continued so long as it remains otherwise lawful subject to the following provisions:
(a) No existing structure devoted to a use not permitted by this Zoning Code in the district in which it is located shall be enlarged, extended, constructed, reconstructed, moved or structurally altered except in changing the use of the structure to a use permitted in the district in which it is located.
(b) No additional signs or display devices may be attached to the building or placed on land outside the building.
(c) Any nonconforming use may be extended throughout any parts of a building which were manifestly arranged or designed for such use at the time of adoption or amendment of this Zoning Code, but no such use shall be extended to occupy any land outside such building.
(d) If no structural alterations are made, any nonconforming use of a structure, or structure and lands, may be changed to another nonconforming use provided that the Board of Zoning Appeals, either by general rule or by making findings in the specific case, shall find that the proposed use is equally appropriate or more appropriate to the district than the existing nonconforming use. In permitting such change, the Board of Zoning Appeals may require appropriate conditions and safeguards in accord with the provisions of this Zoning Code.
(e) Any structure, or structure and land in combination, in or on which a nonconforming use is superseded by a permitted use, shall thereafter conform to the regulations for the district in which such structure is located, and any nonconforming use shall not thereafter be resumed.
(f) When a nonconforming use of a structure, or structure and land in combination, is discontinued or abandoned for six consecutive months, the structure, or structure and land in combination, shall not thereafter be used except in conformance with the regulations of the district in which it is located.
(g) When a nonconforming use status applies to a structure and land in combination, removal or destruction of the structure per Section 1124.04(b) shall eliminate the nonconforming status of the land.
(Ord. 34-17. Effective 12-7-17.)