Unless otherwise specifically provided in this subchapter and subject to the restrictions and qualifications set forth herein, non-conformities that were lawful on the effective date of this chapter may be continued. However, it is the intent of this subchapter that non-conformities are not to be expanded, and they should be abolished or reduced to conformity as quickly as the fair interest to the parties will permit. Non-conformities made unlawful by generally applicable public health, safety or welfare ordinances of the city, enacted in whole or in part pursuant to authority other than the city’s zoning authority, shall not be governed by this section and shall have no right of being continued unless otherwise provided by law.
(Ord. 3399, passed 12-5-2005)