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Legal Nonconforming

A property that does not meet all aspects of the current ordinance but is considered to be grandfathered in under the previous version of the code. (e.g. a warehouse established prior to the adoption of regulations that limit or prohibit the use within a zoning district; A structure built prior to the adoption of minimum setback requirements that encroaches into a required yard setback).

Glossary 
Land Survey and Zoning Terminology