(A)   The purpose of this zoning code and the intent of the legislative authority in its adoption is to promote and protect to the fullest extent permissible under the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Ohio, and the Ohio Revised Code as modified by the Charter of the City of Springdale, the public health, safety, convenience, comfort, prosperity, and the general welfare of the city by regulating the following:
      (1)   The use of buildings, other structures, and land for residences, public facilities, business, services, industry, or other purposes;
      (2)   The bulk, height, design, percent of lot coverage, and location of buildings;
      (3)   The population densities within the city;
      (4)   The division of land into districts of such numbers and dimensions as will best serve the public welfare;
      (5)   The administration and amendments to this zoning code; and
      (6)   The penalties for the violation of this zoning code.
   (B)   This zoning code is intended to achieve, among others, the following objectives:
      (1)   To protect the character and value of residential, institutional, public, business, commercial and manufacturing uses; and to ensure their orderly and beneficial development;
      (2)   To provide adequate open spaces for light, air, and outdoor uses;
      (3)   To prevent overcrowding of the land;
      (4)   To prevent excessive concentration of population;
      (5)   To regulate and control the location and spacing of buildings on the lot, and in relation to the surrounding property;
      (6)   To regulate the location of buildings and intensity of uses in relation to streets to cause the least interference with and damage by traffic movements, and hence result in less street congestion and improved public safety;
      (7)   To ensure economical extensions to sewers, water supply, waste disposal, and other public utilities, as well as development of recreation, schools, and other public facilities;
      (8)   To accomplish the respective goals set forth in the purpose and “intent” subsections of each section; and
      (9)   To protect the public health, safety, morals, comfort, and general welfare.
(Ord. 4-2016, passed 3-2-16)