This Zoning Ordinance is adopted for the following purposes:

a. - To promote and protect the health, safety, comfort, morals,
welfare, convenience and necessity of the public;

b. - To secure adequate light, pure air, privacy and convenience of
access to property;

c. - To divide the area of municipality into zones, prescribing and
regulating therein the location, erection, reconstruction,
alteration, and use of buildings, structures and land for
residential, business, manufacturing, and other specified uses;

d. - To fix reasonable standards to which buildings and structures
shall conform and to provide that alterations or remodeling of
existing buildings or structures be conducted in accordance with
current standards as set forth herein;

e. - To regulate and limit the intensity of use of land;

f. - To protect against fire, explosions, noxious fumes, and other

g. - To avoid or lessen congestion in the public streets.

h. - To protect the physical and mental health of the public by
reducing or abating objectionable smoke, noise or other objectionable
materials or influences wherever possible;

i. - To establish setback lines along streets, trafficways, drives,
parkways, and storm and flood water runoff channels or basins, and to
regulate the location of structures relative to such lines;

j. - To otherwise avoid or decrease the hazards to persons or damage
to property resulting from the accumulation or runoff of storm and
flood water;

k. - To prevent the overcrowding of land and the undue concentration
of structures by regulating and limiting the use and bulk of
buildings in relation to the surrounding land;

l. - To protect the character and maintain the stability of
residential, business and industrial areas within Gurnee;

m. - To prohibit uses or structures which are incompatible with the
character of other appropriate existing or intended development
within zoning districts;

n. - To provide for the gradual elimination of those existing uses of
land, buildings and structures, and of those buildings and structures
that do not conform to the standards of the zone in which they are

o. - To conserve and enhance the taxable value of land and

p. - To promote the orderly development of Gurnee in accordance with
the Comprehensive Plan;

q. - To facilitate the more efficient use of existing utilities and
to make more feasible the development of sewer and water extensions;

r. - To define and limit the powers and duties of the administrative
officers and bodies as provided herein.