§ 123-2 - Purpose.

§ 123-2 - Purpose.

The general purpose of this chapter is to guide the character of non-residential and multi-family development, re-development, expansion, and change of use in order to provide for the health, safety, convenience, prosperity, and general welfare of the Town's inhabitants, businesses and visitors. Throughout these regulations, the Board seeks to balance the demand for growth, development and change with the need to preserve and enhance those qualities that make Conway a safe and desirable place to live, work and visit. In keeping with this general purpose, the following are specific objectives of this chapter:

  1. To balance the landowner's rights to use their land with the corresponding rights of abutting landowners and the public at large to be protected from undue hazards, disturbances, nuisances, pollution and diminution of property values;
  2. To protect public safety by means such as requiring appropriate provision and arrangement of roads, driveways, sidewalks, traffic aisles, parking, loading areas and emergency vehicle accesses;
  3. To provide for fire safety and prevention;
  4. To protect and preserve significant natural and man-made features, including but not limited to scenic views, stone walls, large trees, and historic structures;
  5. To promote the harmonious and aesthetically pleasing development of the Town, ensuring visual harmony of neighborhoods, providing adequate provision of greenspace and open space, protecting the natural beauty of the Town and enhancing the quality of life for residents;
  6. To maintain the vitality of the tourist economy while allowing economic growth in all sectors of the economy;
  7. To protect environmental quality by means such as controlling erosion and providing for sanitary sewage disposal; and
  8. To ensure the provision of adequate facilities and services as are necessary to serve the proposed uses.
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123-2