By ordinance, when the restoration of a nonconforming building
involves the majority of the building, the restoration must be approved by the zoning board of appeals (ZBA) and cannot increase the building's nonconformity.
The answer: He would not be allowed a home in that zone unless he bought a pre-existing, nonconforming building
with continuous use as a home since before the zoning change.
That section requires the amortization of all nonconforming building
colors within two years of the effective date of the code provision.
1952) (upholding an ordinance that prohibited alterations to nonconforming buildings
in excess of fifty percent of value unless they conformed to all of the requirements for new buildings); Bird v.