The "Special Battery Park City 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 strengthen the business core of Lower Manhattan by improving the working environment;

(b)        to provide major additional space for expansion of office uses and their ancillary facilities;

(c)        to broaden the regional choice of residence by introducing new housing in the vicinity of the major employment center of Lower Manhattan;

(d)        to achieve a harmonious visual and functional relationship with adjacent areas;

(e)        to create an environment which will be lively and attractive and provide daily amenities and services for the use and enjoyment of the working population and the new residents;

(f)        to take maximum advantage of the beauty of the Hudson River waterfront, thereby best serving the downtown business community, the new residential population and providing regional recreation as well; and

(g)        to promote the most desirable use of land and direction of building development in the Lower Manhattan area.