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Within the districts established by this chapter or amendments that may later be adopted, there exist lots, structures, and uses of land 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 purpose of this subchapter to permit these nonconforming lots, structures, and uses to continue until they are removed, but not to encourage their permanent establishment. It is further the purpose of this subchapter that a nonconforming structure or use shall not be enlarged or extended beyond the scope and area of its operation at the time it became a legal nonconforming use, except as specified in § 153.233.
('91 Code, § 153.195) (Ord. 1910-1954, passed 10-21-54; Am. Ord. passed 4-20-78; Am. Ord. 09-3306, passed 10-15-09)