1140.01  PURPOSE.
   The purpose of this chapter is to maintain a high character of community development, to promote stability of property and property values, to provide for orderly development, to provide for proper movement of traffic, and to secure the general safety of citizens by regulating the exterior architectural characteristics of structures and the characteristics of the property as a whole throughout the hereinafter defined Commercial Overlay District.
   It is the further purpose of this chapter to recognize and preserve the distinctive architectural character of this community which has been greatly influenced by the architecture of an earlier period in this community’s history.  This purpose shall be served by the regulation of exterior design, use of materials, the finish grade line, ingress and egress, and landscaping and orientation of all structures hereinafter altered, constructed, reconstructed, erected, enlarged or remodeled, removed or demolished in the hereinafter defined Commercial Overlay District. 
(Ord. 15-01.  Passed 8-27-01.)