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It is hereby declared that the provisions of this title shall apply to all properties as hereinafter specifically provided:
(A) New Uses: No building or structure or part thereof shall hereafter be erected, constructed, reconstructed, enlarged, moved or structurally altered, and no building, structure or land shall hereafter be used, occupied or arranged or designed for use or occupancy, nor shall any excavating or grading be commenced in connection with any of the above matters, except as permitted by the regulations herein which are applicable to the zoning district in which such building, structure or land is located.
(B) Existing Uses: Except as otherwise provided, all structural alterations or relocations of existing building occurring hereafter, and all enlargements of or additions to existing uses occurring hereafter, shall be subject to all regulations herein which are applicable to the zoning district in which such buildings, uses or land shall be located.
(C) Existing Special Uses: Where a structure and use thereof of land lawfully exists on the effective date of this title, and is classified by this title as a special use in the district where it is located, such use for that particular structure shall continue to be considered a lawful special use. A special use permit issued in accordance with procedures herein set forth shall be required only for any expansion or major alteration of such existing legal special use. If the special use ceases for a period of more than six (6) months, the special use permit shall be void and the special use may not again be started.
(D) Nonconforming Uses: Any lawful building, structure or use existing at the time of enactment of these zoning provisions may be continued, even though such building, structure or use does not conform to the provisions herein for the district in which it is located, and whenever a district shall be changed hereafter, then the existing lawful use may be continued, subject to the provisions of chapter 11 of this title. Any nonconforming uses at the time of the adoption of this title which are identified herein as specific uses that must be brought into compliance will not be allowed to continue past the time frame specified for compliance. (Ord. 99-06, 6-21-1999)
(E) Individual Lots Of Record: An individual lot of record in existence at the time of the adoption of this title which can fulfill at least eighty percent (80%) of the required lot area and at least eighty percent (80%) of the required lot width, may be developed for a use permitted within the zoning district in which the lot is located, provided that it can be developed in full compliance with the yard and setback requirements of this title. Otherwise, an individual lot of record in existence at the time of the adoption of this title, which is unable to meet the requirements of this title as to lot coverage, lot area, lot width and yard requirements can be developed only after a variance is granted by the planning commission. (Ord. 99-06, 6-21-1999; amd. Ord. 05-01, 5-16-2005)
(F) Contiguous Parcels: Except as provided in chapter 11 of this title, when two (2) or more parcels of land, each of which lacks adequate area and dimension to qualify for a permitted use under the requirements of the district in which they are located, are contiguous and are held in one ownership, at the time or subsequent to the adoption of this title or amendment, they shall be used as one zoning lot for such use, unless said parcels meet at least eighty percent (80%) of the required lot width and lot area as described in this title, in which case, the parcels may be developed pursuant to the requirements of subsection (E) of this section.
(G) Special Permits: Where the code enforcement officer has issued a special use permit, a temporary use permit, or a permit for a variance pursuant to the provisions of this title, such permit shall become null and void unless work thereon is substantially under way within six (6) months of the date of the issuance of such permit by the code enforcement officer.
(H) Access: No land shall be used for public motor vehicle access to any other lot or land unless that portion of the land has been officially approved as a street, public or private, by the proper authorities. (Ord. 99-06, 6-21-1999)