11-1-2: INTENT AND PURPOSE:
This Title is adopted for the purpose of:
   A.   Protecting the public health, safety, morals, comfort, convenience and general welfare.
   B.   Dividing the City into zones and districts and restricting and regulating therein the location, construction, reconstruction, alteration and use of structures and land.
   C.   Promoting orderly development of the residential, business, industrial, recreational and public areas.
   D.   Providing adequate light, air and convenience of access to property.
   E.   Limiting congestion in the public right of way.
   F.   Preventing overcrowding of land and undue concentration of structures by regulating the use of land and buildings and the bulk of buildings in relation to the land and buildings surrounding them.
   G.   Providing for the compatibility of different land uses and the most appropriate use of land throughout the City.
   H.   Providing for an orderly transition from a rural to an urban or suburban environment.
   I.   Establishing standards and procedures regulating land use. (1971 Code § 28-2)