1.01    Title

1.02    Purpose

1.03    Intent

1.04    Consistency

1.01 Title

This code shall be known and cited as the Litchfield Park Zoning Code (short title: Zoning Code).

1.02 Purpose

These regulations are adopted for the following purposes:

a.    To protect and provide for the public health, safety, and general welfare of the city.

b.    To implement the city’s general plan.

c.    To provide for adequate light, air, and privacy, to secure safety from fire, flood, and other danger, and to prevent overcrowding of the land and undue congestion of population.

d.    To protect the character and the social and economic stability of all parts of the city.

e.    To encourage the orderly and beneficial development of all parts of the city.

f.    To protect and conserve both the value of land and the improvements thereon throughout the city.

g.    To guide public and private policy and action in order to ensure adequate and efficient transportation, water, sewage, schools, parks, playgrounds, recreation and other public requirements and facilities.

h.    To provide the most beneficial relationship between the uses of land and buildings.

i.    To establish reasonable standards of design and procedures for subdivisions and redesigned subdivisions.

j.    To prevent the pollution of air and water; and to encourage the wise use of management of natural resources throughout the city.

k.    To preserve the natural beauty and topography of the city and to ensure appropriate development with regard to these natural features.

l.    To provide for open spaces. (Ord. 04-91 § 1 (part))

1.03 Intent

It is the intent of this code not to interfere with, abrogate, or annul any easement, covenant or other agreement between parties; provided, however, that where this code imposes a greater restriction upon the use of buildings, structures or land, the provisions of this code shall prevail.

1.04 Consistency

Actions initiated under this code shall be consistent with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations.