A nonconforming use of a building or land which has been abandoned shall not thereafter be returned to such nonconforming use. The enactment of this section shall not in any way affect the force and legality of previous orders requiring the discontinuance of nonconforming uses. A nonconforming use shall be considered abandoned, as follows:
   (a)   When the intent of the owner to discontinue use is apparent.
(Ord. C79-74. Passed 1-20-75.)
   (b)   When voluntarily discontinued for a period of not less than six months.
(Ord. C54-91. Passed 8-19-91.)
   (c)   When the characteristic equipment and furnishings of the nonconforming use have been removed from the premises and have not been replaced by similar equipment within ninety days, unless other facts show intention to resume the nonconforming use.
   (d)   When such nonconforming use has been replaced by a conforming use.
   (e)   When such nonconforming use has been changed to another use by special permission from the Board of Zoning Appeals.
(Ord. C79-74. Passed 1-20-75.)