Sec. 27-51.  Completion and restoration of buildings.


Nothing herein contained shall require any change in the plans, construction or designation of a building, the foundation for which has been completely constructed on or before the effective date as defined in Sec. 27-2, and the remaining construction of which shall have been completed within one year after such date.  In addition, any commercial or industrial building or structure, for which a permit has been approved not more than twelve (12) months prior to becoming nonconforming or nonstandard as a result of an amendment to this chapter, may be constructed according to the terms of that permit.


When a nonconforming building or structure is damaged by a fire, explosion, act of God or the public enemy, or allowed to deteriorate to the extent that more than fifty percent (50%) of the floor area requires reconstruction or to the extent of more than fifty percent (50%) of its replacement cost at the time of the damage or destruction, the nonconforming building or structure shall not be restored except in conformance with the regulations of the district in which the building is located. 


Source:  Ord. No. 4603, 1, 9-16-02