§ 157.090  INTENT.
   Within the districts established by this chapter, or amendments that may later be adopted, there exist lots, structures, uses of land and structures and characteristics of use which were lawful before this chapter was passed or amended, but which would be prohibited, regulated or restricted under the terms of this chapter or future amendments. It is the intent of this subchapter to permit these nonconformities to continue until they are removed, but not to encourage their continuation. The uses are declared by this chapter to be incompatible with permitted uses in the districts involved. It is further the intent of this subchapter that nonconformities shall not be enlarged upon, expanded or extended, nor be used as grounds for adding other structures or uses prohibited elsewhere in the same district.
(2000 Code, § 66-141)  (Ord. 75-01, passed 7-14-1975)