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(A) Existing uses of lands, buildings, and structures. At the discretion of the property owner, the lawful uses of any dwelling, building, or structure, and of any land or premises as existing and lawful on the effective date of this chapter may be continued, although the use may not be in conformity with the provisions herein.
(B) Existing nonconformities.
(1) No nonconformity existing on the effective date of this chapter shall be enlarged upon, expanded, or extended, other than in conformity with the provisions of this chapter (§ 152.223).
(2) The continuance of all nonconforming uses and structures shall be subject to conditions and requirements as after provided in § 152.223.
(C) Future uses of land and future erection and use of buildings and structures. Beginning with the effective date of this chapter, and except as otherwise hereinafter provided, no land or premises shall be used and no building or structure located, erected, altered, or used, other than in the conformity with the provisions of this chapter.
(Ord. passed 10-23-1978, § 1.02; Am. Ord. 2005-7, passed 7-25-2005) Penalty, see § 152.999