NONCONFORMING LOTS, STRUCTURES, AND USES
It is the intent of these Regulations to permit nonconforming lots, structures, and/or uses to continue until they are removed, but not to encourage their survival. It is further the intent of these Regulations that non-conformities shall not be enlarged upon, expanded, extended, or be used as grounds for adding structures or uses prohibited elsewhere in the same zone.
In any zone in which single-family dwellings are permitted, a single family dwelling and permitted accessory uses, including manufactured and certified mobile homes as permitted in Article IX, may be erected on any single lot of record at the effective date of adoption or amendment of these Regulations. Such lot must be in separate ownership and not of continuous frontage with other lots in the same ownership. This provision shall apply even though such lot fails to meet the requirements for area and width or both that are generally applicable in the zone, provided that yard dimensions and requirements other than those applying to area or width or both of the lot shall conform to the Regulations for the district in which such lot is located. Variance of yard requirements shall be obtained only through action of the Board of Zoning Adjustment.
Where, at the time of passage of these Regulations, the lawful use of a building or premises exists which would not be permitted by the regulations imposed by these Regulations, the use may be continued so long as it remains otherwise legal with the following limitations:
a.A non-conforming structure shall not be enlarged, replaced, or structurally altered except in conformance with this order. Any