Sec. 35.1-6. Boundaries of districts; zoning map; determination of questions as to boundaries.
The boundaries of each of the districts provided for by Section 35-1 are hereby established as shown on the map entitled "Official Zoning Map of Lynchburg, Virginia," certified by the clerk of council, dated December 12, 1978, which said map is hereby declared to be a part of this ordinance. The said maps and all notations, references and designations shown thereon shall be as much a part of this ordinance as if the same were fully described herein. Where uncertainty exists as to the location of any boundaries shown on the official zoning map, the following rules shall apply:
(a) District boundaries are intended to follow streets, rights-of-way, watercourses or lot lines, or be parallel or perpendicular thereto, unless such district boundary lines are fixed by dimensions as shown on the zoning map.
(b) Where district boundaries are indicated as following approximately streets, rights-of-way or watercourses, the center line thereof shall be construed to be such boundaries, except for flood hazard districts, the boundaries of which shall be determined by water surface profiles.
(c) Where district boundaries are indicated as following approximately lot lines, such lot lines shall be construed to be such boundaries.
(d) If, after application of the rules contained in this ordinance, the district classification of any land is in question, it shall be deemed to be in the most restrictive of adjoining districts.
(e). Whenever any street, alley or other public way is vacated by official action as provided by law, the zoning districts adjoining the sides of such public way shall be automatically extended, depending on the side or sides to which such lands revert, to include the right-of-way of the public way thus vacated, which shall thenceforth be subject to all the regulations of the extended district or districts. (Ord. No. O-78-352, 12-12-78)
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