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Notwithstanding the provisions of § 14-305(1) (Purpose) through § 14-305(9) (Nonconforming Parking or Site Improvements) above, the provisions of this § 14-305(10) (Reconstruction of Destroyed Structures) shall apply when nonconforming buildings, uses, lots, parking, site improvements, or accessory signs are destroyed or rendered unusable by fire or an act of God or a third party over which the owner has no control.
(b) Rights Following Destruction.
Following destruction, as defined in § 14-305(10)(a) (Applicability): (a) a replacement structure that does not reduce the nonconforming setbacks or exceed the nonconforming area or height of the destroyed structure may be constructed, and (b) the nonconforming use that existed prior to the destruction may be re-established, and (c) the property need not provide any more off-street parking spaces or loading areas than the property had before the destruction. These provisions shall apply only if reconstruction begins within three years after the destruction and is completed without interruption; otherwise the building, use, lot, parking, site improvement, or accessory sign may only be reconstructed in compliance with the Zoning Code for the zoning district where it is located.
(c) Voluntary Destruction.
Any nonconforming structure, use, lot, parking area, site improvement, or accessory sign destroyed through means other than described in § 14-305(10)(a) (Applicability) shall be reconstructed in compliance with the Zoning Code for the zoning district where it is located.