[Amended 11-30-2011 by L.L. No. 5-2011]
There is hereby established a Comprehensive Plan and a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program for the City of Hudson, New York, which plans are set forth in the text and maps that constitute this chapter and the policies and programs identified in the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. The Comprehensive Plan is adopted for the purposes set forth in Subdivisions 24 and 25 of § 20 of Article 2-A of Chapter 21 of the Consolidated Laws of the State of New York. The Local Waterfront Revitalization Program is adopted for the purposes set forth in Subdivisions 1 to 7 and 10 of § 912 of Article 42 of Chapter 18 of the Consolidated Laws of the State of New York. In addition, the plans and maps are adopted for the following purposes:
Facilitation of the efficient and adequate provision of public facilities and services.
Provision of privacy for families.
Prevention and reduction of traffic volume and congestion and the provision of safe and adequate traffic access to uses generating large volumes of vehicles, including trucks.
Maximum protection of residential areas.
Gradual elimination of nonconforming uses.
Protection of limited areas for industrial use and the encouragement of a mix of uses in the local waterfront revitalization area boundary.
Protection of business areas by limiting the size of buildings so as to prevent injury to business which would be caused by over-congestion of traffic and parking.
Protection of the City's historical, cultural, visual, and natural resources, especially those natural resources located within the City's local waterfront revitalization area boundary.
The above shall not in any way be construed to limit the purposes of this chapter.