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    Cyburbian michaelskis's avatar
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    Accessory activities being nonconforming?

    If a provision in a zoning ordinance changes, the use, structure, or property may become legally nonconforming. However, what if there is a change that influences an accessory component?

    These could include screening and location for residential garbage cans, surface materials for residential driveways and parking areas, and the outdoor storage of recreational vehicles including boats, motor homes, jetskis, and ATVs.

    How would your community handle regulations requiring different regulations than what was previously not addressed when the residential use is permitted?
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    Cyburbian mike gurnee's avatar
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    They become non-conforming. Anythi\ng else would mean you made the ordinance retroactive. Some items may be outside of zoning such as sanitation department rules on placement of garbage containers.

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