The regulations established by this chapter within each zoning district shall be minimum regulations and shall apply uniformly to each class or kind of structure or land, except as hereinafter provided:
   (A)   No building or other structure shall hereafter be erected or altered:
      (1)   To be greater in height or bulk;
      (2)   To accommodate or house a greater number of families;
      (3)   To occupy a greater percentage of parcel area; or
      (4)   To have narrower or smaller front yards, rear yards, side yards, or other open spaces, than specified by this chapter.
   (B)   No part of a yard, or other open space, or off-street parking or loading space required by this chapter in connection with any building shall be included as part of a yard, open space, or off-street parking or loading space similarly required for any other building.
   (C)   No yard or parcel existing at the time of passage of this chapter shall be reduced in dimension or area below the minimum requirements set forth herein.  Yards or parcels created after the date of adoption of this chapter shall meet at least the minimum requirements established by this chapter.
   (D)   The zoning district regulations which apply to lands which may hereafter be annexed to any city shall continue in effect until the lands are otherwise classified or rezoned by the jurisdiction having authority to make the changes.
   (E)   All lands within the unincorporated jurisdiction of the county shall be zoned.  The immunity from zoning lands held in ownership or in trust by the United States or by the State of New Mexico to the extent this immunity exists from local control shall be recognized until the immunity ceases. For purposes of this chapter, immunity ceases at the time the land is no longer held in fee simple or trust by the United States or the State of New Mexico.
(Ord. 2004-05, passed 9-15-2004)  Penalty, see § 154.999