§ 1224.06  NONCONFORMING STRUCTURES.
   A nonconforming building or structure may continue to be used or occupied by a use permitted in the applicable zoning district so long as it remains otherwise lawful and does not constitute a public nuisance, subject to the following provisions:
   (a)   Any nonconforming structure or site may be enlarged, maintained, repaired, or altered provided, however, no such enlargement, maintenance, repair or alteration shall either create an additional nonconformity or increase the degree of the existing nonconformity of all or any part of such structure or site, unless otherwise specified in this code.
   (b)   A nonconforming structure shall not be relocated in whole or in part to any other location on the same or any other lot unless the entire structure shall thereafter conform to the regulations of the applicable zoning district after being relocated.
   (c)   The principal use of a nonconforming building may be changed to any other use permitted in the applicable zoning district as long as the new use complies with all regulations of this code specified for such use, except the regulations to which the building did not conform prior to the change in use.
   (d)   The governmental acquisition of a portion of a lot for a public purpose that results in reduction in a required yard or setback below that required in the applicable zoning district shall not render a structure nonconforming.
   (e)   Damage or destruction of a nonconforming structure containing a conforming use.
      (1)   If a nonconforming structure is damaged, but not to an extent greater than 50% of the structure's market value, as determined by the applicable county's auditor, such structure and use may be reestablished on the same lot to the same size and intensity of use as was previously existing immediately prior to the damage or destruction. Such reestablishment of the use shall require the issuance of a certificate of zoning compliance. If an owner rebuilds a legally nonconforming structure under this provision, they may expand the structure provided, as stated in division (a) hereof, any expansion or change does not increase the nonconformity that existed prior to the damage.
      (2)   If a nonconforming structure is damaged beyond 50% of the structure's market value, such structure shall only be rebuilt in compliance with the requirements of this code.
      (3)   If the owner voluntarily removes the structure or reduces the nonconformity, that has not been damaged or destroyed, that owner shall not be permitted to rebuild the structure to the original height, size, or setback.
(Ord. O2018-02, passed 2-20-2018)