I am in an r-2 district. An oil heating service company was here before me and the building is nonconforming. I want to operate a body shop. Both are classified c-2 and the change of use statement reads: a nonconforming use or structure shall not be changed into a use which is permitted in a less restrictive district than the district where the nonconforming use is first permitted. This paragraph is hard to understand. Is this a change of use. Will i be able to fight this or do i have to cease operation. and apply for a new business variance or permit.