13-13-2: AUTHORITY TO CONTINUE:
Any building, structure or use which existed lawfully at the time of the adoption of this Title, and which remains or becomes nonconforming upon the adoption of this Title, or of any subsequent amendment thereto, may be continued only in accordance with the following regulations:
   A.   Repairs And Alterations: Ordinary repairs and alterations may be made to a nonconforming building or structure, provided that no structural alterations shall be made in or to such building or structure, all of which is designed or intended for a use not permitted in the district in which it is located, except those required by law, or except to make the building or structure and use thereof conform to the regulations of the district in which it is located.  Ordinary repairs and alterations shall be determined by the Director of Community Development and shall include, among other things the replacement of storage tanks where the safety of operation of the installation requires such.
   B.   Additions And Enlargements:
      1.   A nonconforming building or structure all or substantially all of which is designed or intended for a use not permitted in the district in which it is located shall not be added to or enlarged in any manner unless such nonconforming building or structure, and use thereof, is made to conform to all the regulations of the district in which it is located.
      2.   A nonconforming building or structure which is nonconforming only as to bulk, may be added to or enlarged, provided such additions or enlargement conforms to all regulations of the district in which it is located.
   C.   Moving: No building or structure shall be moved in whole or in part to any other location unless every portion of such building or structure, and the use thereof, is made to conform to all regulations of the district in which the moved building is located.
   D.   Restoration Of Damaged Nonconforming Buildings Or Structures: A building, structure or portion thereof, all or substantially all of which is designed or intended for a use which is not permitted in the district in which it is located, and which is destroyed or damaged by fire or other casualty or act of God to the extent that the cost of restoration to the condition in which it was before the occurrence will exceed fifty percent (50%) of the total cost of reconstructing the entire building or structure, shall not be restored unless said building or structure and the use thereof shall conform to all regulations of the district in which it is located. In the event that such damage or destruction is less than fifty percent (50%) of the cost of reconstructing the entire building or structure, no repairs or construction for restoration shall be made unless such work is started within one year from the date of the partial destruction and is diligently prosecuted to completion.
   E.   Discontinuance Of Use Of Nonconforming Building Or Structure: A building, structure, or portion thereof, all or substantially all of which is designed or intended for a use which is not permitted in the district in which it is located, and in which the use has ceased by discontinuance or abandonment, on the effective date of this Title or thereafter is abandoned and remains unoccupied, or is not used for a continuous period of one year, shall not thereafter be occupied or used, except by a use which conforms to the use regulations of the district in which it is located.
   F.   Change Of Use In Nonconforming Building Or Structure: The nonconforming use of a building or structure, all or substantially all of which is designed or intended for a use not permitted in the district in which it is located, may be changed to a use permitted in the district in which the building or structure is located.
   G.   Nonconforming Use Of Conforming Buildings Or Structures: The existing nonconforming use of a part or all of a conforming building or structure may be continued subject to the following provisions:
      1.   The nonconforming use of a part of such building or structure shall not be expanded or extended into any other portion of such building or structure, nor changed to any other nonconforming use.
      2.   If a nonconforming use of such a building or structure is discontinued, or abandoned for a period of six (6) consecutive months, it shall not be renewed, and any subsequent use of such building or structure shall conform to the use regulations of the district in which the premises are located.
   H.   Nonconforming Use Of Land: The nonconforming use of land not involving a building or structure, or in connection with which any building or structure thereon is incidental or accessory to the principal use of land, may be continued subject to the following provisions:
      1.   Such nonconforming use shall not be expanded or extended beyond the area it occupies.
      2.   If such a nonconforming use of land is discontinued or abandoned for a period of six (6) consecutive months, it shall not thereafter be renewed, and subsequent use of land shall conform to the regulations of the district in which the land is located.
      3.   No nonconforming use of land shall be changed to another nonconforming use.
      4.   Where the nonconforming use of land is accessory to the nonconforming use of a building or structure, it shall be discontinued on the same date on which the nonconforming use of the building or structure is discontinued. (Ord. G-60, 3-22-1966; Ord. G-368, 10-22-1985; Ord. G-568, 4-1-1996; Ord. G-575, 9-24-1996)