52-43 C1 or C4 Districts
Except for the use of land with minor improvements, in C1 Districts, a non-conforming use listed in Use Group 7, 8 or 9, or, in C4 Districts, a non-conforming use listed in Use Group 7, may be enlarged or extended, provided that:
(a) such enlarged or extended portion does not occupy more than 25 percent of the floor area or space which such non-conforming use occupied or utilized within the building or other structure at the time when it became non-conforming; provided, however, that in no event shall any such enlargement or extension create a non-compliance or increase the degree of non-compliance of a non-complying building or other structure; and
(b) such enlarged or extended portion conforms to the applicable district regulations on accessory off-street parking spaces and loading berths, as set forth in Section 52-41 (General Provisions).
In the specified districts, such use may be extended into any floor area where it would be permitted as a changed use under the provisions of Section 52-36 (Non-Conforming Commercial Uses in Commercial Districts) provided that the applicable district regulations on accessory off-street loading berths, as set forth in Section 52-41, shall apply to such extended floor area.
In C1 Districts, no extension may be made in a building designed for residential use.