§ 156.141  NONCONFORMING LOTS.
   (A)   Continuance of nonconforming lots.
      (1)   Subject to all limitations herein set forth, any nonconforming lot may continue without change in boundaries and may be utilized or developed, provided that the uses and development are otherwise authorized by these regulations.
      (2)   If, however, the owner of two or more adjoining nonconforming lots decides to build on, or sell off, these lots, the owner must combine them to comply with the minimal dimensional requirements of this chapter.
      (3)   Where but one lot is involved, the owner may nonetheless use such lot, provided the dimensional requirements, including front, side, and rear yard setbacks, are reduced no more than 20%.
      (4)   If a variance greater than 20% is required to accommodate the proposed use of the lot, a request for relief from the requirements of this section must be filed with the Board of Zoning Appeals.
   (B)   Discontinuance of nonconforming lots. Any lot that is made conforming by combining with other lots for purpose of sale or development, or by subdividing or resubdividing, thereafter shall be recognized as a conforming lot, and shall comply in full with the provisions of these regulations.
('81 Code, § 155.71) (Ord. passed 8-13-79; Am. Ord. 02024, passed 6-11-02; Am. Ord. 14047, passed 8-12-14)  Penalty, see § 156.034