A non-conforming use may not be re-established after discontinuance for more than one (1) year.
A non-conforming building or structure may be rebuilt on the same footprint and with the same dimensions (including height), unless it has, for more than one (1) year, been unusable for its current purpose by reason of deterioration, destruction, demolition, neglect, accident, condemnation, or any other reason. (Amended March 2016)
Where a lot of record at the time of the effective date of this Ordinance has less area and/or frontage than herein required in the District in which it is located:
The lot may be used for a single family dwelling if permitted in that district subject to New Hampshire Water Supply and Pollution Control Division approval and subject to all district regulations applicable to lots within the district wherein the lot is located with the exception of lot size and/or frontage.
The lot may be used for any non-residential use permitted in the district in which it is located in compliance with maximum density requirements, setbacks, and New Hampshire DES Water Supply and Pollution Control Division regulations.
17.3Special Exceptions.(Amended March 2000.)
When the dimensions of a lot or the placement of existing structures on a lot are such that there is no reasonable placement of a proposed new structure on that lot which conforms with the lotsetback requirements, the Zoning Board of Adjustment may grant a special exception to permit reduced setbacks, provided that:
The lot dimensions or existing structures which result in the difficulty must have been in existence prior to the adoption of the setback requirements that are to be reduced.
17.4Status of Variances and Special Exceptions.(Amended March 1992.)
A building or use permitted by a variance or special exception granted by the Zoning Board of Adjustment shall have the same status as a non-conforming building or use, and shall be subject to the restrictions of this section.
Furthermore, if construction has not begun or the use has not commenced within two (2) years of the granting of the variance or special exception, or March 10, 1992, whichever is later, then the variance or special exception shall expire. All rights conferred by a variance or special exception shall be void upon expiration. Upon application, extensions of time in which to exercise the rights accorded by the variance or special exception may be granted by the Zoning Board of Adjustment for good cause shown beyond the reasonable control or contemplation of the applicant and not prejudicial to the intent and spirit of the Zoning Ordinance. If the variance or special exception is not exercised within the time period provided, then the application shall be deemed withdrawn without prejudice upon the expiration of the time period.