The regulations set by this chapter throughout the city and within each district shall be minimum regulations and shall apply uniformly to each class or kind of structure or land.
   (A)   Compliance.  All buildings, structures, or land may hereafter be used, constructed, altered, or occupied only when in conformity with all of the regulations herein specified for the district in which they are located.
   (B)   Alterations. No building or other structure shall hereafter be altered:
      (1)   To accommodate or house a greater number of persons or families than permitted by the zoning district; or
      (2)   To have narrower or smaller rear yards, front yards, or other side yards, other than permitted.
   (C)   Minimum yard and lot requirements.  No yard or lot existing at the time of passage of this chapter (January 3, 1984) shall be subdivided or reduced in dimension or area below the minimum requirements set forth herein.  Yards and lots created after the effective date of this chapter shall meet at least the minimum requirements established by this chapter.
   (D)   City functions.  No provisions of this chapter shall deprive or be construed as depriving the city of the power to construct or maintain within the city any building or structure required for the performance of its governmental or proprietary functions; provided that the building, structure, or function shall conform to the provisions of the district in which it is located and of this chapter, and be built so as to conform with the surrounding conforming uses insofar as possible.
(1993 Code, § 154.026)  (Ord. 84-1, passed 1-3-1984)