§ 158.004  PURPOSE.
   (A)   The provisions of this chapter have been established for the purpose of promoting the health, safety and general welfare of the community and for maintaining a high quality living environment. The zoning regulations and districts have been designed and developed to lessen congestion in the streets; to secure safety from fire and other hazards; to provide adequate light and air; to prevent the overcrowding of land; to avoid undue concentration of population; to facilitate the adequate provision of transportation, water, sewage, schools, parks and other public requirements; to maintain the aesthetics of development and redevelopment; to conserve property value;  to promote innovative and energy conscious design, and ensure efficient and effective circulation systems; to encourage the conservation of land resources, minimization of auto travel; to promote orderly economic growth and to protect and preserve historical, architectural or aesthetically important sites.
   (B)   The zoning regulations and districts have been made with reasonable consideration of the character of the district, the suitability and aesthetic quality for the particular uses, and with a view of conserving the value of buildings and encouraging the most appropriate use of land throughout the community in accordance with the city’s Comprehensive Plan.
   (C)   This chapter is adopted under the authority of state statutes and any amendments thereto and other applicable authority.
(Ord. 3399, passed 12-5-2005)