Chapter 25 ZONING ORDINANCE.
Article 9. N-P Neighborhood Preservation Zone.
Sec. 25-9-01. Purpose.
To stabilize and protect the established diverse character of older,
predominately residential neighborhoods, where a mix of housing types and other
uses exists. These areas along the fringes of the central business district are
characterized by houses generally constructed prior to 1940 and the continued
use of these structures as single-family residences is encouraged. The zone is
intended to preserve the overall low density residential character of these
neighborhoods while also providing for the continuance of certain existing uses
that were legally in existence at the time the zone was created. This zone does
not permit the construction of new multiple-family dwellings nor their
expansion, enlargement or conversion. Commercial uses other than those listed in
the commercial land use table (Article 13) are not permitted except in area
where the transition overlay zone has been applied. The zone is intended to be
applied to those areas designated medium low density residential in the general
plan with a minimum district size of one block face or the equivalent. (Amended
during the March 2009 supplement.)