18.55.070 Rebuilding duplexes in R-1 zones.
In areas currently zoned R-1 or areas subsequently zoned R-1 either through a rezoning or upon territory being annexed into the corporate limits of the city of Electric City, if a duplex exists as a nonconforming use and is destroyed, it may be replaced, rebuilt, or added to by the owner/purchaser/vendee of the duplex without reference to the provisions of this section. In the case of such aforesaid replacement, rebuilding, or addition, the duplex may be replaced, rebuilt, or added to upon obtaining a building permit as is required for all construction in the city; provided, that the replacement, rebuilding, or addition otherwise complies with all other current or subsequently enacted ordinances of the city.
If an exclusion from any ordinances is desired during this rebuilding, replacement or addition process, application must be made to the city council, who may allow the sought after exclusion if the city council finds that strict adherence to the ordinances would work an injustice against the owner/purchase/vendee of the duplex and further would not be detrimental to the health, safety, or welfare of the surrounding area. (Ord. 514 § 1, 2016; Ord. 464 § 1, 2012; Ord. 416 § 1, 2009)