The “Special Coney Island 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 preserve, protect and enhance the character of the existing amusement district as the location of the city’s foremost concentration of amusements and an area of diverse uses of a primarily entertainment and entertainment-related nature;

(b)        to facilitate and guide the development of a year-round amusement, entertainment and hotel district;

(c)        to facilitate and guide the development of a residential and retail district;

(d)        to provide a transition to the neighboring areas to the north and west;

(e)        to provide flexibility for architectural design that encourages building forms that enhance and enliven the streetscape;

(f)        to control the impact of development on the access of light and air to streets, the Boardwalk and parks in the district and surrounding neighborhood;

(g)        to promote development in accordance with the area’s District Plan and thus conserve the value of land and buildings, and thereby protect the City’s tax revenues.