§ 152.002  PURPOSE.
   (A)   This chapter is adopted for the following purposes:
      (1)   Promoting the public health, safety, comfort, morals, convenience and general welfare;
      (2)   Encourage employment of the principles of good design in community development;
      (3)   To enhance economic development and growth;
      (4)   Securing adequate light, air, convenience of access and safety from fire, flood and other dangers;
      (5)   Lessening or avoiding congestion in public ways;
      (6)   Implementing the comprehensive plan; and
      (7)   Otherwise accomplishing the purposes of I.C. 36-7-4.
   (B)   To that end, this chapter does the following:
      (1)   Regulates the location, height, bulk, area and use of buildings, structures and land;
      (2)   Regulates the size of yards, setbacks, courts and other open spaces;
      (3)   Provides for adequate off-street parking spaces;
      (4)   Guides the density and distribution of population and the orderly use and intensity of use of land for residences, trades, industries, public activities and other specified purposes;
      (5)   Provides for reasonable standards assuring the use and enjoyment of property to all;
      (6)   Creates districts of a kind, character, number, shape and area as may be necessary to carry out those purposes, and establishing the boundaries thereof;
      (7)   Establishes a Board of Zoning Appeals;
      (8)   Provides for the method of administration, amendment and enforcement of this chapter; and
      (9)   Establishes penalties for the violation of this chapter.
(Ord. 2006-13, passed 4-3-2006; Ord. 2012-9, passed 7-2-2012)