Zoning has three aims: (1) to assure orderly community growth and thereby to safeguard the general public welfare; (2) to regulate the use of private property thereby protecting the community against the harmful invasion of buildings and structures; and, (3) to conserve property values.
Zoning must be flexible where practicable and should be used to enforce sound land use policies as determines by an appropriate general plan. The zoning regulations in the ordinance must be comprehensive in character. it should be applied to the entire city in a uniform manner. Sporadic or piecemeal zoning should be considered carefully to ensure zoning district integrity, complementing the current use of the land and using the land to the best advantage of all users, blending into a cohesive and functional pattern.
Section 8-1-3 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.
Section 8-1-4 Consistency
Actions initiated under this Code shall be consistent with the General Plan and with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations as these plans, laws and regulations may provide.
Section 708(a) Signs Permitted
No signs shall be erected or maintained in an NC (neighborhood Convenience), LC (Limited Commercial), or GC (General Commercial) zoning district, except as permitted in this Section, other Sections of this Code, or as permitted pursuant to law is prohibited. These provisions shall be applicable to all commercial districts.