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The purpose of this subchapter is to promote the protection, enhancement, perpetuation and use of improvements of special character or historical interest or value in the interest of the health, prosperity, safety and welfare of the people of the city by:
(A) Providing a mechanism to identify and preserve the historic and architectural characteristics of the city which represents elements of the city’s cultural, social, economic, political and architectural history;
(B) Promoting civic pride in the beauty and noble accomplishments of the past as represented in the city’s landmarks and historic districts;
(C) Stabilizing and improving the economic vitality and value of the city’s landmarks and historic areas;
(D) Protecting and enhancing the attractiveness of the city to have buyers, visitors and shoppers and thereby supporting business, commerce, industry and providing economic benefit to the city; and
(E) Fostering and encouraging preservation, restoration of structures, areas and neighborhoods and thereby preventing future urban blight.
(1986 Code, § 2.33.010) (Ord. 1498, passed - -1998)