§ 4-211  PURPOSE.
   The purpose of this article is to provide for the preservation, protection, enhancement, restoration, rehabilitation, renovation and perpetuation of certain improvements, building exteriors, structures, signs, objects, sites and areas within the city for the following reasons:
   (A)   To preserve, protect, enhance and perpetuate certain resources which reflect elements of cultural, artistic, social, economic, political, architectural, engineering, historic or other heritage by reviewing the appropriateness of proposed alterations to existing resources, by controlling indiscriminate erection of new improvements and by fostering proper maintenance and repair of existing resources;
   (B)   To promote the continuing use of such resources within the city, thereby serving as a stimulus and support to business and industry;
   (C)   To promote and encourage continued private ownership and utilization of resources to the end that the objectives listed herein can be attained;
   (D)   To encourage preservation of historic neighborhoods or structures; and
   (E)   To foster, preserve and encourage harmonious architectural styles and signage, reflecting the distinct phases of the history of the city.
(Ord. 3075, passed 3-20-01)