Saturday, May 12, 2007

Purpose and Intent of Zoning - Per City of Chicago

17-1-0500 Purpose and Intent
This Zoning Ordinance is adopted for the purpose of:

17-1-0501 promoting the public health, safety and general welfare;
17-1-0502 preserving the overall quality of life for residents and visitors;
17-1-0503 protecting the character of established residential neighborhoods;
17-1-0504 maintaining economically vibrant as well as attractive business and commercial areas;
17-1-0505 retaining and expanding the city's industrial base;
17-1-0506 implementing the policies and goals contained with officially adopted plans, including the Central Area Plan;
17-1-0507 promoting pedestrian, bicycle and transit use;
17-1-0508 maintaining orderly and compatible land use and development patterns;
17-1-0509 ensuring adequate light, air, privacy, and access to property;
17-1-0510 encouraging environmentally responsible development practices;
17-1-0511 promoting rehabilitation and reuse of older buildings;
17-1-0512 maintaining a range of housing choices and options;
17-1-0513 establishing clear and efficient development review and approval procedures; and
17-1-0514 accommodating growth and development that complies with the preceding stated purposes.

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