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

(a)        to protect the existing scale and form of development and the traditional residential character of the Grand Concourse including desirable design features of certain buildings through the establishment of design guidelines for renovation or alteration;

(b)        to encourage new development which is in keeping with the scale and character of the area by providing for street wall continuity and bulk regulations consistent with existing development along the Grand Concourse;

(c)        to preserve and enhance the residential character of the Grand Concourse by limiting ground floor retail and commercial uses to certain specified locations;

(d)        to regulate the location of retail and commercial signage; and

(e)        to promote the most desirable use of land in the area and thus to conserve the value of land and buildings, and thereby to protect the City's tax revenues.