§ 501  PURPOSES OF THE VARIOUS ZONING DISTRICTS.
   In addition to furthering the purposes of this chapter, as stated in Article 1, each of the foregoing listed districts is created with specific intent as follows:
   (A)   Low Density Residential (R-60). This district is established to provide low density residential areas, areas for agricultural use and where future community expansion is likely to occur.
   (B)   Low Density Residential (R-40).  This district is established to provide residential areas which are suited for large lot single-family development, agricultural and certain other uses.
   (C)   Medium Density Residential (R-30).  This district is established to provide residential areas which are located in rural areas of town or where environmental conditions preclude smaller single-family lot sizes, and where agricultural and certain other uses may be established.
   (D)   Medium Density Residential (R-20).  This district is established to provide residential areas suitable for development but where intensive non-residential uses are restricted.
   (E)   High Density Residential (R-10). This district is established to provide a wide range of urban housing types within the central built-up areas of town where water and sewer service is provided.
   (F)   Residential Multifamily (RM). This district is established to provide areas for multifamily housing, including apartments and condominiums, meeting certain design and site planning requirements; and where complementary non-residential uses may be allowed.
   (G)   Mobile Home/Transient Trailer (MT).  This district is established to provide areas for mobile home parks and transient trailer parks.
   (H)   General Business (GB). This district is established to provide areas for most retail, wholesale, and service businesses, serving both local as well as regional markets. Within the GB District, mixed-use development projects are also allowed as an option to provide for village- style development of a mix of uses, including multi-family residential, small-scale retail, office, and public uses, while preserving open space, and to limit commercial sprawl.
   (I)   Limited Business (LB). This district is established to provide areas for day-to-day localized shopping needs, convenience shopping services to neighborhood areas, and to provide limited specialized business uses in certain parts of town. Within the LB District, mixed-use development projects are also allowed as an option to provide for village-style development of a mix of uses, including multi- family residential, small-scale retail, office, and public uses, while preserving open space, and to limit commercial sprawl.
   (J)   Office Business (OB). This district is established to provide areas for planned office parks, light industrial and research centers and professional office buildings.
   (K)   Light Industry (LI). This district is established to provide for light industry and non-manufacturing businesses, heavy commercial uses, automotive and mechanical services and outdoor storage uses and is explained in § 724.
   (L)   Office Park (OP).  This district is established to provide a park-like setting for office uses, certain industrial uses, and miscellaneous compatible uses.
   (M)   Open Space (OS).  This district is established to reserve certain areas for conservation of natural resources and open recreational and institutional uses.
   (N)   Public (P). This district is established to provide for major public lands owned by federal, state or municipal governments. The purpose of this district is to relate the zoning map to major elements of actual land use and to the Comprehensive Community Plan, and to provide zoning controls if the public use is abandoned or the land is sold for private use.
   (O)   Traffic Sensitive Districts. These districts are designated by the letter "A" and identify districts where special regulations regarding lot width/frontage shall apply. They are intended to provide for adequate and safe access onto major thoroughfares within the town.
(Ord. passed 10-30-06; Am. Ord. 2018-16, passed 9-4-18)