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The following special classes of nonconforming uses are established and the requirement applicable to each class are as specified:


There shall be a specific exemption from the preceding prohibitions in Section 5.12. Nonconformities, which shall apply specifically to rebuilding, altering, replacing, improving, enlarging, extending, substituting or modifying a nonconforming use when such use is occupied as a singlefamily dwelling as a nonconforming use is to be rebuilt, replaced, or substituted on a lot or parcel which, in all other respects, complies with all other provisions of this ordinance.

The owner of tenant of said single-family shall make application to the Board of Ap- peals through the Township Clerk requesting exemption from the aforesaid prohibitions of Section 5.12. If the Board of Appeals, after a hearing upon such application, shall determine that for reasons of health, sanitation, safety, or the well- being of the occupants that the request is proper, then the Board of Appeals may authorize the tenant or owner to rebuild, alter, replace, improve, enlarge, extend, substitute or modify said dwelling place.

Prior to granting any such request under the provisions of this section, the Board of Appeals shall make the following findings of fact and apply the following standards:

  • 1.

    That the dwelling was originally constructed as a dwelling place, and has continuously been occupied as a dwelling place.

  • 2.

    That the dwelling currently is occupied as a dwelling place by the owner, or is not occupied by the owner, then the premises shall not be leased or rented for monetary gain, except that if the dwelling is already being leased or rented its use as rental property shall be allowed to continue.

  • 3.

    That by reason of original construction, current condition, or as part of the proposed changes, the use will have electrical and sanitation facilities meeting the requirements of this Zoning Ordinance and any applicable building codes.

  • 4.

    That by reason of original construction, current condition, or proposed change, the dwelling will meet the building code requirements set forth by this Zoning Ordinance and the Building code when applicable.


That the use if adequately serviced by public utilities and private or public highways or roads.


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