One of my cities asked me a question about allowing a non-conforming business in a residential area to expand. The City's zoning ordinance is very clear that non-conforming uses cannot be enlarged in a residential area. The City wants to grant permission to the property owner to expand but they want to do it in a way that is fair and logical.
The City is wondering weather they should sit down with the planning and zoning board and draft a new ordinance or a procedure policy. Any suggestions?