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A nonconforming building or structure, which is not more than fifty percent. damaged or partially destroyed by whatever cause, including acts of God but not including acts of malicious mischief or vandalism, may be restored and the occupancy or use of such building, which existed at the time of such partial destruction, may be continued or resumed, provided that such restoration does not exceed the size of the original building and that such restoration is started within a period of one year and is diligently prosecuted to completion. For all buildings and structures, other than single-family houses which are located in the business or office district of the City, in the event that such damage or destruction exceeds fifty percent of such nonconforming building, no repairs or reconstruction shall be made unless every portion of such building is made to conform to all regulations for new buildings in the district in which it is located except that residences on lots of less than the required width may be rebuilt if they are more than fifty percent destroyed.
If the building is a single-family home, which is located in a business or office district of the City, and the single-family home is more than fifty percent damaged or if it is destroyed by whatever cause, then it may be restored and the occupancy and use of such building may be continued or resumed, provided that such restoration does not exceed the size of the original building and that such restoration is started within a period of one year and is diligently prosecuted to completion.
(Ord.9808. Passed 6-9-98.)