What is the purpose of Zoning?

On November 22, 1926, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the zoning ordinance adopted by Euclid, Ohio, was constitutional. This Supreme Court decision in the Village of Euclid vs. Ambler Realty Co. legitimized zoning as a way of controlling land uses in the United States. The purpose of zoning is to promote and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the community. The zoning ordinance divides the municipality into zones, which regulates the location, construction, intensity, and bulk of residential, commercial, and industrial uses.