A. The nonconforming use of a portion of a building may be extended throughout the building, and to new square footage added to the building; provided, that in each case a conditional use permit shall first be obtained.
B. The nonconforming use of a building may be changed to a use of the same or more restricted nature; provided, that in each case a conditional use permit shall first be obtained. If a nonconforming use is replaced by a use of lesser intensity, the occupancy thereafter may not revert to a nonconforming use of greater intensity.
C. If the nonconforming use of a building ceases for a continuous period of 12 months, it shall be considered abandoned and shall thereafter be used only in accordance with the regulations for the district in which it is located. Replacement uses continuing the nonconforming use within the 12-month period shall be substantially similar to the previous nonconforming use. The cessation or abandonment of use shall mean any giving up, closing, surrender, interruption, termination or discontinuance of a nonconforming use, regardless of intent to surrender the nonconforming use. (Ord. 1111, 2018)