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(a) Nothing in this Zoning Code shall prevent the reconstruction, repair or rebuilding or continued use of any nonconforming building or structure damaged by fire, collapse, explosion or act of God wherein the expense of such reconstruction does not exceed the assessed valuation of the building or structure at the time such damage occurred.
(b) When a nonconforming building or structure or use is damaged or destroyed to the extent of the assessed valuation or less, repairs or rebuilding shall be permitted in a manner which does not increase its nonconformity. However, every effort shall be made to rebuild or repair such nonconforming building or structure in conformity with this Zoning Code.
(c) In the event that any nonconforming building or structure is destroyed by any means to the extent of more than the assessed valuation, said structure or use shall not be rebuilt, restored or reoccupied for any purpose except in conformity with the provisions of this Zoning Code.
(d) Nonconforming single-family residential structures are exempt from this section. However, application for rebuilding shall be made within one year from the date of damage or destruction.
(e) Legal nonconforming vehicle sales uses that are located outside of the area provided in Section 1288.09(k) but comply with all of the provisions of this Section 1288.09 and all other provisions of the zoning ordinance shall be exempt from this section. However, application for rebuilding shall be made within one year from the date of damage or destruction.
(Ord. 1993-08. Passed 4-6-93; Ord. 2002-32. Passed 11-4-02; Ord. 2019-11. Passed 12-12-19.)