nonconforming use


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nonconforming use

The use of a property in a manner that was permitted at one time but that now violates a zoning or other restriction.The use is allowed to continue—is grandfathered—as a nonconforming use.Depending on the particular laws of the jurisdiction,a nonconforming use may not be allowed to continue after a sale, long-term lease, substantial destruction of the property, or abandonment for a period of time.

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Lost Valley originally received in 1991 a county nonconforming use permit that would allow it annually to host up to 150 students, 35 staff members and their families, and a total of 3,000 visitors.
CDA is carrying out operation not only against the illegal slums also against the nonconforming use of the houses in the city as well as the nonconforming use of the Agro Farms.
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By definition, a nonconforming use or structure is one in which the use or structure was legally permitted prior to a change in the law, and the change in law would no longer permit the re-establishment of such structure or use.
Regulations emerged in the zoning context that allowed a nonconforming use to continue provided there were no major alterations to the use.
The Supreme Court held (1) the "vested rights" doctrine was inapplicable; and (2) the mine owner was subject to the grading permit requirement as the grading requirement was a reasonable police power regulation and there was no indication that complying with grading requirement would terminate the owner's existing nonconforming use.
12) A nonconforming use is "[a] use which lawfully existed prior to the enactment of a zoning ordinance, and which is maintained after the effective date of the ordinance, although it does not comply with the zoning restrictions applicable to the district in which it is situated.
Li and Brown (1980) and Colwell, Gurjral, and Coley (1985) provide evidence that the same nonconforming use may produce both positive and negative externalities.
Contrary to an understanding that the nonconforming use would not continue in perpetuity, Lane County has a 40-year history of revalidating the nonconformity and periodically reissuing expired permits that would allow the construction of additional buildings.
Naeem Bukhari, argued that the CDA byelaws which prohibited nonconforming use were in contradiction to the fundamental rights provided by the Constitution of Pakistan and were liable to be struck down.