§ 155.004  INTERPRETATION.
   (A)   In the interpretation and application of the provisions of this chapter, such provisions shall be held to be the minimum requirements for the promotion and protection of the public health, safety, morals and general welfare.
   (B)   In addition:
      (1)   Where the conditions imposed by any provision of this chapter upon the use of land, buildings or structures; height of buildings or structures; floor area requirements; lot area and width requirements; yard and other open space requirements; and other provisions of this chapter are either more restrictive or less restrictive than comparable conditions imposed by any other provision of this chapter or of any other law, ordinance, resolution, rule or regulation of any kind, the regulations which are more restrictive or which impose higher standards or requirements shall govern;
      (2)   This chapter is not intended to abrogate any easement, covenant or other private agreement; provided that where the regulations of this chapter are more restrictive or impose higher standards of requirements than such easements, covenants or other private agreements, the requirements of this chapter shall govern; and
      (3)   No building, structure or use not lawfully existing at the time of the adoption of the ordinance codified in this chapter shall become or be made lawful solely by reason of the adoption of this chapter; and to the extent that, and in any manner that, the unlawful building, structure or use is in conflict with the requirements of this chapter, the building, structure or use remains unlawful under the provisions of this chapter.
(Ord. 1999-2, Zoning § 1, subs. .040, passed 2-15-1999)  Penalty, see § 155.999