The Zoning Ordinance codified in this title is adopted:
   A.    To promote the orderly and beneficial development of the City of Shaker Heights in accordance with City land use policy;
   B.    To promote the public peace, health, safety, morals, comfort, prosperity and general welfare of the citizens of the City of Shaker Heights;
   C.    To protect the character and stability of residential, institutional, business and technical areas;
   D.    To promote and protect the economic viability of citizens and businesses;
   E.    To minimize congestion in the public streets and to ensure efficient and safe traffic circulation;
   F.    To provide for orderly growth and development; to afford adequate facilities for the safe, convenient, and efficient means for the traffic circulation of its population; and to safeguard the public against flood damage;
   G.    To provide adequate open spaces for light, air, and outdoor uses;
   H.    To preserve and enhance aesthetic and property values throughout the City;
   I.    To promote development, which meets applicable State and Federal Regulations such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Clean Air Act;
   J.    To divide the City of Shaker Heights into districts of such number, shape, and area, and of such different classes, according to the use of land and buildings and the intensity of such use, as may be deemed best suited to carry out the purposes of this Zoning Ordinance;
   K.    To encourage compatibility between different land uses and to protect the scale and character of existing development from the encroachment of incompatible uses;
   L.    To regulate and restrict the location and intensity of use of buildings, structures and land for trade, industry, residence, and other uses;
   M.    To define the powers and duties of administrative officers and decision-making bodies as provided herein; and
   N.    To establish standards and procedures for the implementation of this Zoning Ordinance.