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     76-2-304. Criteria and guidelines for zoning regulations. (1) Zoning regulations must be:
     (a) made in accordance with a growth policy; and
     (b) designed to:
     (i) secure safety from fire and other dangers;
     (ii) promote public health, public safety, and the general welfare; and
     (iii) facilitate the adequate provision of transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks, and other public requirements.
     (2) In the adoption of zoning regulations, the municipal governing body shall consider:
     (a) reasonable provision of adequate light and air;
     (b) the effect on motorized and nonmotorized transportation systems;
     (c) promotion of compatible urban growth;
     (d) the character of the district and its peculiar suitability for particular uses; and
     (e) conserving the value of buildings and encouraging the most appropriate use of land throughout the jurisdictional area.

     History: En. Sec. 3, Ch. 136, L. 1929; re-en. Sec. 5305.3, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 11-2703; amd. Sec. 17, Ch. 582, L. 1999; amd. Sec. 6, Ch. 87, L. 2003; amd. Sec. 11, Ch. 446, L. 2009.

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