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In support of these purposes, this Ordinance contains regulations designed to:

A. Protect existing neighborhoods, preventing their decline and promoting their livability;

B. Address future needs, growth, and change in the jurisdiction;

C. Conserve land and water resources;

D. Preserve groundwater quality and supply;

E. Recognize geologic features, soil and topography;

F. Improve air quality;

G. Minimize congestion in the streets and reduce reliance on automobiles by providing options for walking, bicycling, and transit use;

H. Secure safety from fire and other dangers;

I. Provide adequate light and air;

J. Prevent overcrowding of land and undue concentrations of population;

K. Provide adequate transportation, water supplies, sewer service, schools, parks, open space, and public facilities;

L. Conserve the value of buildings;

M. Examine the most appropriate use of the land;

N. Regulate the location of business and industry;

O. Regulate the height and bulk of buildings;

P. Protect the capacity of floodways and non-encroachment areas in order to prevent loss or damage to homes or property;

Q. Regulate the area of yards and open spaces for buildings;

R. Provide for the needs of agriculture;

S. Protect historic sites and areas;

T. Encourage an aesthetically attractive community;

U. Encourage the development of affordable housing;

V. Promote equity and socio-economic diversity; and

W. Prevent secondary effects from land uses that could negatively impact nearby land uses, consistent with prior ordinances restricting such uses and evidence supporting such restrictions.