The intent of this section is to recognize certain uses, lots of record and structures which legally existed at the time of enactment of this chapter and which would be prohibited or unreasonably restricted by the provisions, regulations, standards or procedures herein. This section shall not, however, be construed to perpetuate or encourage the survival or expansion of such uses, lots or structures.
Any use of land or structures which by the enactment of this chapter is made nonconforming may be continued on the premises and to the extent preexisting, provided that:
No nonconforming use shall be expanded, extended, or otherwise increased so as to occupy a greater area of land than was committed to the nonconforming use at the time of such enactment.
No nonconforming use shall be extended so as to displace a conforming use.
Any nonconforming use of land or structures which has ceased, for any reason, for a continuous period of one year beginning on and prior to the date of adoption of this chapter shall be considered abandoned or discontinued and shall not be reestablished, and only conforming uses shall be thereafter permitted.
A nonconforming use of land or structures once changed to a conforming use shall not be permitted to change back to a nonconforming use.
Any lot of record held under separate ownership prior to the enactment of this chapter and having lot width or lot depth, or both, less than the minimum area requirements set forth in this chapter may be developed with any compatible use listed for the zone in which such nonconforming lot is located without requiring a variance, provided that such lot:
Does not adjoin other property held by the same owner where sufficient land could be transferred to eliminate the nonconformity without reducing such other property to nonconforming dimensions; and
Has sufficient area, width and depth to undertake development which will:
Any preexisting structure which by the enactment of this chapter is made nonconforming may be used for any compatible use listed for the district in which such structure is located, provided that it shall not be enlarged or extended so as to increase its nonconformance in terms of setback or lot coverage.
Nothing under the provisions of this chapter shall prevent the repair, restoration or reconstruction of a nonconforming structure damaged by fire or other hazard, provided that:
Should a nonconforming structure be moved any distance for any reason, such structure shall conform to the requirements of the district into which it is moved.