The zoning regulations and districts as herein set forth have been prepared in accordance with an adopted Comprehensive Plan for the City of Newport to promote the public health, safety, morals, and general welfare of the City, to facilitate orderly and harmonious development and the visual or historical character of the City, and to regulate the density of population and intensity of land use in order to provide for adequate light and air. In addition, this Ordinance has been prepared to provide for vehicle off street parking and loading and/or unloading space, as well as to facilitate fire and police protection, and to prevent the overcrowding of land, blight, danger, and congestion in the circulation of people from fire, flood or other dangers. The zoning regulations and districts as herein set forth are employed to protect highways, other transportation facilities, public facilities, including schools and public grounds, the central business district, natural resources and other specific areas in the City of Newport which needs special protection by the City.