Any lawful use of land existing on the date of the adoption or amendment of this chapter that would not be permitted under the terms of this chapter may lawfully continue, subject to the following provisions.
   (A)   Relocation. No nonconforming use of land shall be moved, in whole or in part, unless, upon relocation, such use will conform to all pertinent regulations of the district in which it will be located.
   (B)   Change of use. A nonconforming use of land shall not be changed except to a use that is permitted under the applicable district regulations.
   (C)   Discontinuance. When a nonconforming use of land is voluntarily discontinued for a period of 12 consecutive months, it shall not thereafter be resumed, and any subsequent use of such land shall conform to the applicable district regulations. Any voluntary discontinuance caused by government action and without any contributing fault by the owner or operator shall not be counted in calculating the length of discontinuance.
(Ord. 2831, passed 3-4-1999)