Nonconforming use


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Nonconforming use

A building or use that is inconsistent with an area’s zoning regulations. They may be “grandfathered” in subsequent zoning changes, but upon conversion to a new or adaptive use, will be required to adhere to the applicable regulations, unless a variance is granted.
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If a permitted nonconforming use is discontinued for a year or more, part or all of it becomes invalid, according to county code.
Action is taken against the nonconforming use of houses in light of the given rules.
after all, how would they even know they have nonconforming uses or structures on their property?
Cattanach spoke of major policy regulatory inconsistencies in the regulations for compact development (the current town center concept has been up, not out), nonconforming uses, and the development approval process.
right to a nonconforming use of land is transferable under Oregon law.
Typically, a local government sets forth a specific time frame by which a nonconforming use must be terminated.
This line of reasoning, popularized in the context of billboard amortization, suggests that the monopolistic position afforded to the owner of a nonconforming use during the amortization period is itself a type of compensation for future loss.
Board of Adjustment, "phasing out a nonconforming use .
Silva;(16) namely, "what is the appropriate legal standard to determine whether a nonconforming use has been discontinued under the [New York City] Zoning Resolution?
The specification that permits estimation of the positive accessibility/expectations benefits and the negative externalities for property i associated with nonconforming use j is given by: [2] [Mathematical Expression Omitted] where i indexes property and j indexes nonconforming land use; [P.
In 2013 the Lost Valley collective, now calling itself the Lost Valley Education and Events Center, applied for and the county again granted a "verification" of the nonconforming use.
Justice Shaukat Siddiqui remarked that running of a guest house was an activity falling within the definition of nonconforming use.