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In interpreting and applying the provisions of this Planning and Zoning Code, they shall be held to be the minimum requirements adopted for the promotion of the public health, safety, convenience and general welfare.
The lot or yard areas required by this Planning and Zoning Code for a particular building shall not be diminished, and shall not be included as a part of the required lot or yard areas of any other building. The lot or yard areas of buildings existing at the time of the passage of this Planning and Zoning Code shall not be diminished below the requirements herein provided for buildings hereafter erected, and such required area shall not be included as a part of the required areas of any building hereafter erected.
It is not intended by this Planning and Zoning Code to repeal, abrogate, annul or in any way to impair or interfere with any existing provisions of law or ordinance, or which shall be adopted or issued pursuant to law relating to the use of buildings or premises; nor is it intended by this Planning and Zoning Code to interfere with or abrogate or annul any easements, covenants or other agreements between parties, provided, however, that where this Planning and Zoning Code imposes a greater restriction upon the use of buildings or premises, or upon the height of buildings, or requires larger yards than are imposed or required by such existing provisions of law or ordinance, or by such rules, regulations or permits, or by such easements, covenants or agreements, the provisions of this Planning and Zoning Code shall control.
(Ord. 121-1962. Passed 12-17-62.)