17.02.020 – Purpose and intent

This Title is adopted for the purposes of:

  1. Promoting the public health, safety, comfort, convenience and general welfare; and
  2. Preserving and enhancing the quality of life for residents and visitors; and
  3. Protecting the character of established residential neighborhoods; and
  4. Maintaining business and industrial areas that are attractive and economically viable; and
  5. Conserving the value of property throughout the City of St. Charles; and
  6. Preserving historic and architectural resources within the City of St. Charles; and
  7. Providing adequate light, air, privacy and convenience of access to property; and
  8. Reducing traffic congestion and promoting safety in public streets and private access ways in the City of St. Charles and surrounding areas; and
  9. Protecting against fire, explosion, noxious fumes and other dangers; and
  10. Minimizing the impact of unavoidable nuisance-producing uses; and
  11. Implementing the goals and objectives of the St. Charles Comprehensive Plan.
(2006-Z-26: § 1; 1960-16: § II)