The provisions of this Resolution shall apply as modified by this Chapter and by the special regulations set forth herein. The provisions of this Chapter establish optional special regulations which are designed to facilitate, on a temporary basis, the recovery of areas impacted by a severe disaster and in so doing promote and protect public health, safety and general welfare. These general goals include, among others, the following purposes:

(a)        to expedite the recovery of neighborhoods that have experienced physical or non-physical impacts from a severe disaster;

(b)        to enable the reconstruction and alteration of buildings damaged by a severe disaster, by removing disincentives; and

(c)        to promote the most desirable use of land in accordance with a well-considered plan and thus conserve the value of land and buildings, and thereby protect the City’s tax revenues.