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Where a lawful structure exists on the effective date of adoption or amendment of this Zoning Code that could not be built under the terms of this Zoning Code by reason of restrictions on area, height, setbacks or other characteristics of the structure or its location on the lot, such structure may be continued, as long as it remains otherwise lawful, subject to the following provisions:
(a) A nonconforming structure may be enlarged if the original nonconforming structure remains in place as part of the enlarged structure, unchanged as to structure, location and height, and the addition is in full compliance with the provisions of this Zoning Code.
(b) A nonconforming structure which is demolished by any means can be reconstructed, if such reconstruction is limited to the location and height of the original structure, however, the Planning Commission may in the exercise of reasonable discretion allow a change in location and form if it is demonstrated by the applicant, after public hearing, that the new location or form shall be less nonconforming, i.e., shall be less intrusive in all respects to surrounding properties and to the City as a whole. A nonconforming structure that is demolished by any means may not be replaced by a larger structure unless the nonconformity is eliminated for the entire structure. Demolition for purposes of this section means the complete or partial destruction of a structure to the extent that it cannot be used or occupied for its permitted purpose.
(Ord. 141. Passed 4-11-17.)
(c) Should any structure be moved for any reason for any distance whatever, it shall thereafter conform to the regulations for the district in which it is located after it is moved.
(d) Any structure, or structure and land in combination, in which a nonconforming use is superseded by a permitted use, shall thereafter conform to the regulations pertaining to the uses permitted in the district in which such structure is located, and the nonconforming use may not thereafter be resumed.
(Ord. 85. Passed 1–11–99; Ord. 88. Passed 9–13–99.)