Sec. 35.1-2. Legislative intent.
(a) It is the intention of the city to guide its future growth and development in accordance with a comprehensive plan of land use and population density that represents the most beneficial and convenient relationships among the residential, non-residential and public areas within the city.
(b) To provide adequate light, air and privacy; to preserve and protect lives and property from fire, floods and other dangers; and to prevent overcrowding of the land and undue congestion of population.
(c) To protect the character and the social and economic stability of all parts of the city; to encourage the orderly and beneficial development of all parts of the city; and to protect and conserve the value of land and buildings appropriate to the various districts established by this comprehensive zoning ordinance.
(d) To bring about the gradual conformity with the current Comprehensive Plan of Lynchburg of the uses of land and buildings throughout the city through the comprehensive zoning ordinance set forth herein, and to minimize conflicts among the uses of land and buildings.
(e) To promote the most beneficial relationship between the uses of land and buildings, and the street system which serves these uses, having particular regard to the potential amount and intensity of such land and building uses in relationship to the traffic capacity of the street system, so as to avoid congestion in the streets, and to promote safe and convenient vehicular and pedestrian traffic movements appropriate to the various uses of land and buildings throughout the city.
(f) To provide a guide for public action in the orderly and efficient provision of public facilities and services, and for private enterprise in building development, investment and other economic activity relating to uses of land and buildings throughout the city.
(g) Interpretation, purpose or conflict—In their interpretation and application, the provisions of this ordinance shall be held to the minimum requirements adopted for the promotion of health, safety, morals or the general welfare of the community. (Ord. No. O-78-352, 12-12-78)
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