SECTION PM-801  LEGISLATIVE PURPOSE
PM-801.1 Revitalization areas: The purpose of this Chapter is to promote the public welfare by encouraging the revitalization of deteriorating neighborhood commercial revitalization areas and to provide that a reasonable degree of control may be exercised over the design, construction, alteration and repair of the front faces of commercial buildings in designated neighborhood commercial revitalization areas in order to prevent further deterioration and blight in such areas and to protect surrounding neighborhoods from the adverse effects of deterioration and blight.
PM-801.2 Center City: It is further the purpose of this Chapter to promote the public welfare in the Center City Extended Commercial Area by ensuring the continued suitability of the area as the City's primary business district, by encouraging the growth of the hotel and tourism industry therein, and by prohibiting the type of building disrepair that leads to property value depreciation, through the use of the reasonable controls specified herein. Additionally, this Chapter is intended to promote health and safety in the area by eliminating dangerous conditions on properties, including structural weaknesses on appurtenances, exposed electrical elements, broken glass, and solid security shutters which act to block visibility of police and fire personnel.
PM-801.3. It is further the purpose of this Chapter to promote the public welfare in other specified neighborhood commercial areas by ensuring the continued visibility of businesses in these areas and to provide that a reasonable degree of control may be exercised over the design, construction, alteration and repair of the front faces of commercial buildings in these designated neighborhoods in order to prevent deterioration and blight. Additionally, this Chapter is intended to promote health and safety in these specified neighborhood commercial areas by eliminating dangerous conditions on properties including, but not limited to, solid security shutters which act to block the visibility of police and fire personnel and which attract graffiti and vandalism.