1240.05  PURPOSE.
   This Zoning Code establishes certain districts in Carlisle and regulates and restricts the ways in which land can be used and subdivided in order to promote the public health, safety and general welfare.  Further, this Code:
   (a)   Promotes the orderly and beneficial development of Carlisle in accordance with its land use policies.
   (b)   Establishes districts of such classification and number to implement the Carlisle Comprehensive Plan that encourages the most appropriate uses of the land and guides the future development of the community and to carry out the purposes of this Zoning Code.
   (c)   Encourages compatibility between different land uses and protect the scale and character of existing development from the encroachment of incompatible uses.
   (d)   Regulates and restrict the location, bulk, height, design, and land coverage of buildings to protect the character and value of Carlisle's residential, business, industrial, institutional and recreational areas.
   (e)   Regulates the area and dimension of lots, yards, setbacks, and other open spaces to provide adequate open spaces for light and air.
   (f)   Regulates and limit the density of population to prevent overcrowding of the land.
   (g)   Ensures efficient traffic circulation, manage congestion on the streets and improve public safety by locating buildings and uses adjacent to streets in such a manner that they will cause the least interference with, and be damaged least by, traffic movements.
   (h)   Facilitates adequate provisions for public utilities and facilities such as schools, recreation facilities, sewer, water, transportation, and other public necessities.
   (i)   Provides regulations, standards and procedures for the administration, amendment and enforcement of this Zoning Code.
   (j)   Preserves and strengthens the reasonable balance of commercial and industrial activities within Carlisle, so long as they are consistent with the residential character and the foregoing objectives, in order to serve the convenience of the residents of Carlisle and provide a strong economic and tax base to assure the ability to provide essential services to its residents.
   (k)   Accomplishes the specific intents and purposes set forth in the introduction of the respective chapters.
   (l)   Guides the future development of Carlisle in accordance with the objectives of the Comprehensive Plan.
      (Ord. 8-13. Passed 5-14-13.)