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ORDINANCE NO. 1487 <br />AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF LOS <br />GATOS AMENDING SECTION 3.50.130 OF THE <br />ZONING ORDINANCE ON AN INTERIM BASIS TO <br />ALLOW RECONSTRUCTION OF A DESTROYED NON- <br />CONFORMING BUILDING WITH A CONDITIONAL <br />USE PERMIT AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS, PENDING <br />PREPARATION OF A NEW DOWNTOWN PLAN. <br />The Town Council of the Town of Los Gatos does hereby ordain: <br />Section A. Findings <br />The Council hereby finds as follows: <br />1. As a result of many changes in the Zoning Ordinance over the years, <br />it is estimated that as many as 80 percent (80 %) of the uses in the Downtown <br />Area may be nonconforming and many of these uses would have to be removed <br />by 1986. <br />2. Since the conditions described in para. 1 would have a drastic <br />effect on the Downtown, the Council has authorized the preparation of a <br />Downtown Plan to consider more creative alternatives. <br />3. In the interim, in order to prevent undue hardship and avoid <br />creation of conditions which may be in conflict with the forthcoming <br />Downtown Plan, it is necessary to amend the Zoning Ordinance to allow <br />destroyed nonconforming buildings to be rebuilt under certain conditions. <br />Section B <br />Section 3.50.130 of the Zoning Ordinance is hereby amended to add <br />the following paragraph: <br />Any other provisions in this section to the contrary notwithstand- <br />ing, if any other nonconforming building is destroyed to the extent of more <br />than 50 percent (50 %) of its value, it may be rebuilt with a conditional <br />use permit, subject to the following conditions, in addition to any others <br />required by the Zoning Ordinance: <br />