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To these ends the Title is designed to set up and accomplish certain standards and objectives by:
(A) Dividing the entire Village into zones or districts and restricting and regulating therein the location, construction, reconstruction, alteration and use of buildings, structures and land, whether for residence, business, manufacturing or other specified uses.
(B) Preventing the overcrowding of land through regulating and limiting the height and bulk of buildings hereafter erected as related to land area.
(C) Establishing, regulating and limiting the building or setback lines on or along streets, alleys or property lines.
(D) Regulating and limiting the intensity of the use of lot areas, and regulating and determining the area of open spaces within and surrounding such buildings.
(E) Establishing standards to which buildings or structures therein shall conform.
(F) Prohibiting uses, buildings or structures incompatible with the character of the residence, business or manufacturing districts.
(G) Providing for off-street parking of motor vehicles and setting standards for the loading and unloading of commercial vehicles.
(H) Preventing additions to and alterations or remodeling of existing buildings or structures in such a way as to avoid the restrictions and limitations imposed hereunder.
(I) Providing for the gradual elimination of those uses, buildings and structures which are incompatible with the character of the districts in which they are made or located, including, without being limited thereto: 1) elimination of such uses of unimproved lands or lot areas when existing rights of the persons in possession thereof are terminated or when the uses to which they are devoted are discontinued; 2) elimination of uses to which such buildings and structures are devoted if they are adaptable for permitted uses; and 3) elimination of such buildings and structures when they have reached the age fixed by the corporate authorities of the Municipality as the normal useful life of such buildings or structures.
(J) Providing for the acquisition by purchase, condemnation or otherwise of any buildings or structures which do not conform to the standards fixed by the Village.
(K) Defining and limiting the powers and duties of the administrative officers and bodies as provided hereinafter.
(L) Prescribing penalties for the violation of the provisions of this Title or of any amendment thereto. (Ord. 93-13, 8-10-1993)