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(A) This chapter and zoning map are intended to promote, protect and facilitate the public health, safety, morals, general welfare, coordinated and practical community development, proper density of population, civil defense, the provisions of adequate light and air, police protection, vehicle parking and loading space, transportation, water and sewage, schools, public grounds and other public requirements; as well as preventing the overcrowding of land, blight, danger and congestion in travel and transportation, loss of health, life or property from fire, flood, panic or other dangers. More specifically, these broad purposes are designed to clearly achieve the objective of the city Comprehensive Plan as incorporated in “A Comprehensive Plan for the City of Corry and Wayne Township”, completed in 1974.
(B) The specific objectives upon which this chapter have been based included the following:
(1) To support and encourage order and beauty in the development of the city’s environment for the convenience and pleasure of present citizens and future residents through sound land development practices and the provision of adequate public utilities and facilities;
(2) To encourage future land development to compliment a logical, harmonious and efficient pattern of future city growth;
(3) To encourage future residential use to occur in a harmonious arrangement within compact neighborhood units;
(4) To preserve strategic properties suitable for industrial development for the establishment of suitable diversified industry throughout the city;
(5) To guide commercial development in such a way so as to minimize adverse influence on adjacent roads or land values, to maintain and protect existing commercial uses and to encourage new commercial facilities to locate in functional designed centers with safe and adequate highway access;
(6) To protect property values to ensure suitable, attractive and efficient development of the community;
(7) To encourage development of integrated and cohesive suburban development; and
(8) To encourage developers to incorporate adequate public facilities and open spaces in neighborhood design.
(Ord. 1347, passed 3-18-1991)