§ 38-1601. Intent and purposes.  

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  • The intent and purposes of this article are as follows:


    To ensure sufficient space between major streets and buildings and structures to provide adequately for natural light, circulation of air, protection from fire, floods, tornados and hurricanes, access for fire-fighting apparatus or rescue and salvage operations; and


    To ensure adequate and safe distances between competing phenomena and interests respectively associated with major streets and buildings and structures adjacent to major streets, including but not limited to, vehicular traffic, pedestrian traffic, noise, congestion, pollution emanating from vehicles, intensified use of land associated with development and growth, and the public health, safety, and welfare; and


    To establish uniform major street setback distances to address the concerns set forth in subsections (1) and (2).

(P & Z Res., art. XXI, § 1; Ord. No. 91-14, § 6, 6-18-91)