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Chapter 162 of the Municipal Code of the City of Quincy, 1980, governs the division of zoning districts, and the regulation of the use of premises within the corporate city limits and all contiguous unincorporated territory within one and one-half miles of said corporate limits.

Intent and Purpose

  1. Promoting and protecting the public health, safety, morals, comfort, and general welfare of the city;

  2. Providing adequate light and air;

  3. Encouraging the most appropriate use of land throughout the city;

  4. Conserving and enhancing the taxable value of land and buildings;

  5. Preventing the overcrowding of land;

  6. Avoiding undue concentration of population;

  7. Fostering a more rational pattern of land use relationship between residential and non-residential uses;

  8. Protecting residential and non-residential areas from harmful encroachments by incompatible uses;

  9. Preventing such additions to and alterations of remodeling of existing buildings or structures as would not comply with the restrictions and limitations imposed hereunder;

  10. Lessening congestion on the public streets;

  11. Preserving and increasing the amenities of the city;

  12. Providing for the gradual elimination of non-conforming uses of land, building and structures which are adversely affecting the character and value of desirable development in each district;

  13. Protecting the air, water and land resources of the city from the hazards of pollution;

  14. Preserving and maintaining the essential character of the city and existing amenities;

  15. Preserving and protecting buildings, groups of buildings, neighborhoods and communities of distinguished architectural character and appearance;

  16. Providing for the orderly and functional arrangement of land uses and buildings;

  17. Establishing standards for the orderly development or redevelopment of neighborhoods, or functional and geographic parts of neighborhoods;

  18. Securing for the public adequate locations for housing, employment, shopping, education and recreation;

  19. Facilitating the adequate provision of transportation, utility systems, schools, parks and other public requirements;

  20. Providing for orderly sequences of growth in neighborhoods and the community;

  21. Promoting the economic diversity of the community and to enhance opportunities for participation in the economic and social system of the community;

  22. Encouraging the construction and maintenance of a full range of housing opportunities;

  23. Establishing a comprehensive land use regulation ordinance to serve the City of Quincy and the unincorporated territory within one and one-half miles of the corporate limits, based upon the community's development plans and overall city policies and objectives; and

  24. To exercise the full power and authority granted it under the Constitution of the State of Illinois and all applicable laws of said state or the United States as they pertain to zoning.

View The Municipal Code of the City of Quincy, 1980.