1242.01  NON-CONFORMING USES: EXISTING.
   (a)   Legal Non-conforming Uses: Continuation.  The lawful use of a building or premises existing at the time of the adoption or amendment of this Code may be continued except as hereinafter specified, although such use does not conform with the provisions of this Code for the district in which it is located.  Such uses shall be known as: legal non-conforming uses.
   (b)   Legal Non-conforming Uses: Substitution.  Any lawful use of any dwelling, building or structure existing at the effective date of this Code may be continued, even though such use does not conform to the provisions hereof.  The legal non-conforming use of a building may be changed to another non-conforming use of the same or less intensity as determined by the Board.  Whenever a legal non-conforming use has been changed to a less intense use, such use shall not thereafter be changed back to a more intense use.  The non-conforming use of a building may be extended throughout those parts thereof, which were arranged and designed for such use at the time of adoption of this Code. 
   (c)   Legal Non-conforming Uses: Repair, Alteration, Enlargement.  Repairs, rehabilitation, incidental non-structural alterations and normal maintenance may be performed on a building or structure housing a legal non-conforming use.  No building or structure being used for a legal non-conforming use shall be structurally altered or enlarged except when authorized by the Board, or required by law or Code.
   (d)   Non-conforming Use: Made to Conform.  Whenever a non-conforming use has been changed to a conforming use, such use shall not thereinafter be changed to a non-conforming use.
   (e)   Non-conforming Use: Discontinuance of Use.  No building, structure or premises where a non-conforming use has been discontinued for a period of twenty-four consecutive months or more shall be allowed a non-conforming use without approval by the Board.
(Ord. 08-33.  Passed 5-4-09.)