The "Special St. George 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)        to build upon St. George’s existing strengths as a civic center, neighborhood and transit hub by providing rules that will bolster a thriving, pedestrian-friendly business and residence district;

(b)        to establish zoning regulations that facilitate continuous ground floor retail and the critical mass needed to attract and sustain a broader mix of uses;

(c)        to require a tall, slender building form that capitalizes on St. George’s hillside topography and maintains waterfront vistas;

(d)        to encourage the reuse and reinvestment of vacant office buildings;

(e)        to accommodate an appropriate level of off-street parking while reducing its visual impact;

(f)        to enhance neighborhood economic diversity by broadening the range of housing choices for residents at varied incomes; and

(g)        to promote the most desirable use of land and building development in accordance with the District Plan for St. George and thus conserve the value of land and buildings and thereby protect the City’s tax revenues.