1210.07 TRANSITION RULES.
   In determining the applicability of this Zoning Ordinance with respect to the previously applicable zoning regulations, the following rules shall apply:
   A.    Existing Permitted Uses Rendered as Conditional Uses.  When a lot is used for a purpose classified as a permitted use prior to the effective date of this Zoning Ordinance, and such use is classified as a “conditional use” by this Zoning Ordinance, such use shall be deemed a lawful conditional use for the purpose of this Zoning Ordinance.
   B.    Principal Uses Rendered Nonconforming.  When a lot is used for a purpose which was a lawful use before the effective date of this Zoning Ordinance and this Zoning Ordinance, or any amendment thereto, no longer classifies such use as either a permitted use or conditional use in the zoning district in which it is located, such use shall be deemed a legal nonconforming use and shall be regulated pursuant to Chapter 1215, Nonconformities.
   C.    Principal Buildings, Structures and Lots Rendered Nonconforming.  Where any building, structure or lot lawfully existing on the effective date of this Zoning Ordinance does not meet all standards set forth in this Zoning Ordinance, or any amendment thereto, such building, structure, or lot shall be deemed nonconforming and shall be regulated pursuant to Chapter 1215, Nonconformities.
   D.    Accessory Uses or Structures Rendered Nonconforming.  When an accessory use or structure was lawful before the effective date of this Zoning Ordinance or any amendment hereto, but is rendered nonconforming by the provisions of this Zoning Ordinance or any amendment hereto, such accessory use or structure shall be deemed a legal nonconforming accessory structure and shall be regulated pursuant to Chapter 1215, Nonconformities.
   E.    Previously Approved Site Plans.  When a site plan for any structure or lot has been lawfully approved prior to the effective date of this Zoning Ordinance, and construction has begun within one (1) year after the approval and is being diligently pursued to completion, the site plan may be completed in accordance with the plans on the basis of which the permit was issued and may, upon completion, be occupied under a certificate of occupancy for the use originally intended, pursuant to Chapters 1251 and 1252 governing off-street parking and loading.
   F.    Previously Issued Building Permits.  When a building permit for a building or structure has been lawfully issued prior to the effective date of this Zoning Ordinance, and construction has begun within six (6) months of the issuance of such permit and is being diligently pursued to completion, the building or structure may be completed in accordance with the plans on the basis of which the building permit was issued and may, upon completion, be occupied under a certificate of occupancy for the use originally intended, pursuant to Chapters 1251 and 1252 governing off-street parking and loading.
   G.    Previously Granted Variances.  All variances granted prior to the effective date of this Zoning Ordinance shall remain in full force and effect.