10-1-1: Title
10-1-2: Purpose
10-1-3: Nature
10-1-4: Authority
10-1-1: TITLE:
This title shall be known as the zoning title of the village. (Ord. 244, 6-10-2003)
10-1-2: PURPOSE:
The chapters, sections, and use districts created by this title are adopted for the purpose, among others, of:
Promoting the public health, safety, morals, comfort, and general welfare;
Helping to achieve greater efficiency and economy of land development by promoting the grouping of those activities which have similar needs and are compatible;
Encouraging such distribution of population, land use, and land development that will facilitate adequate and economic provisions of transportation, communication, water supply, drainage, sanitation, education, recreation, and other public requirements;
Lessening or avoiding congestions in the public streets and highways;
Protecting against fire, explosion, noxious fumes, and other hazards in the interest of the public health, safety, comfort and general welfare;
Helping to prevent hazards to people and damage to property from the accumulation of runoff storm water;
Helping to ensure that all residential, commercial, and manufacturing structures, as well as other types of structures, will be accessible to firefighting and other emergency equipment;
Prohibiting the formation or expansion of nonconforming uses of land, buildings, and structures adversely affecting the character and value of desirable development in each district;
Promoting the development of residential neighborhoods which are free of noise, dust, fumes, and heavy traffic volumes in which each dwelling unit is assured of light, air, and open spaces;
Helping to prevent land development activities which lead to roadside blight and to minimize the effects of nuisance producing activities;
Conserving the taxable value of land and buildings throughout the village;
Defining and limiting the powers and duties of the administrative officer and bodies as provided herein;
Preserving the architectural features and general architectural character of the village as stated in the Chipman design study and accompanying manual. (Ord. 244, 6-10-2003)
10-1-3: NATURE:
This title classifies and regulates the use of land, buildings, and structures within the corporate limits of the village of Annawan, Illinois. The regulations contained herein are necessary to promote the health, safety, convenience, and welfare of the inhabitants by dividing the village into zoning districts and regulating the use of land and the use and size of buildings as to height and number of stories, the coverage of the land by buildings, the size of yards and open spaces, the location of buildings and the density of population, and the historic preservation and design of buildings. (Ord. 244, 6-10-2003)
10-1-4: AUTHORITY:
This title is adopted in pursuance of the authority granted by the Illinois Compiled Statutes and the Illinois historic preservation act 1 . (Ord. 244, 6-10-2003)



1. 65 ILCS 5/11-48.2-1 et seq.