(A)   Purpose. In interpretation and application, the provisions of this chapter shall be held to be minimum requirements to provide adequate light, air, access, circulation, open yard spaces, off-street parking areas and protection to property value from incompatible uses; to limit and restrict the height, size and location of buildings and uses; to secure safety from fire and other dangers; to lessen congestion in the streets; to limit the density and intensity of use of land; to promote the most appropriate and compatible uses of land in various districts of the city; to provide for enforcement of and variations to these provisions; and to impose penalties for violation thereof.
   (B)   Intent. It is the intent of this chapter to provide simplified regulations and controls for buildings and uses of land most commonly encountered in city development. Regulations and controls for unusual or unique buildings, conditions or uses of land shall be imposed by the Zoning Board of Appeals so that the intent of this chapter shall be carried out.
(Ord. 161, passed 12-10-2001)