as introduced - 82nd Legislature (2001 - 2002) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to municipal planning; zoning; clarifying the 1.3 treatment of legal nonconforming uses; amending 1.4 Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 462.357, by adding a 1.5 subdivision. 1.6 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.7 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 462.357, is 1.8 amended by adding a subdivision to read: 1.9 Subd. 1e. [NONCONFORMITIES.] Any nonconformity, including 1.10 the lawful use or occupation of land or premises existing at the 1.11 time of the adoption of an additional control under this 1.12 chapter, may be continued, but if the nonconformity or occupancy 1.13 is discontinued for a period of more than one year, or any 1.14 nonconforming building or structure is destroyed by fire or 1.15 other peril to the extent of 50 percent of its market value, any 1.16 subsequent use or occupancy of the land or premises shall be a 1.17 conforming use or occupancy.