The "Special Stapleton Waterfront District" established in this Resolution is designed to promote and protect public health, safety and general welfare. These general goals include among others, the following specific purposes:

(a)        encourage design of development that is in character with the neighborhood and surrounding community;

(b)        maintain and reestablish physical and visual public access to and along the waterfront;

(c)        strengthen the traditional town center of Stapleton by allowing the development of residential and commercial uses;

(d)        encourage the creation of a lively and attractive environment that will provide daily amenities and services for the use and enjoyment of the working population and the new residents;

(e)        take maximum advantage of the beauty of the New York Harbor waterfront, thereby best serving the business community, the residential population and providing regional recreation; and

(f)        promote the most desirable use of land and thus conserve and enhance the value of land and buildings, and thereby protect City tax revenues.