Zoning Board Determination of Preexisiting Nonconfroming Use Upheld

An appellate court upheld a zoning board determination that the owner of a commercial property maintained a legal preexisting nonconforming use of a parking lot. In Matter of Jacobsen v. Town of Bedford Zoning Board of Appeals, the court reiterated the rule that such a decision will not be overturned "if it is rational and is not illegal or an abuse of discretion, even if the reviewing court would have reached a different result."