Zachs v. Zoning Board of Appeals

In Zachs v. Zoning Board of Appeals, 218 Conn. 324, 328-29, 589 A.2d 351 (1991) the court also stated that "there must be a change in the character of the existing use in order to bring it within the prohibition of the zoning ordinance." Zachs v. Zoning Board of Appeals, supra, 218 Conn. at 331. In Zachs, our Supreme Court stated that "in deciding whether the current activity is within the scope of a nonconforming use consideration should be given to three factors: (1) the extent to which the current use reflects the nature and purpose of the original use; (2) any differences in the character, nature and kind of use involved; and (3) any substantial difference in effect upon the neighborhood resulting from differences in the activities conducted on the property." Id., at 332.