This Code is intend­ed for the pur­pos­es of coor­di­nat­ed, effi­cient and eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment of the Coun­ty, pro­vid­ing ade­quate ser­vices and util­i­ties, safe con­ve­nient access and a desir­able and attrac­tive liv­ing envi­ron­ment through good sub­di­vi­sion design. In achiev­ing these pur­pos­es, the Coun­ty shall uti­lize devel­op­ment stan­dards which are direct­ed toward rea­son­able costs for ini­tial devel­op­ment and con­tin­u­ing main­te­nance; such stan­dards shall include the following:

(A) The prop­er loca­tion and width of streets and the prop­er loca­tion of build­ing set­back lines, open spaces, recre­ation­al areas and pub­lic lands.

(B) The avoid­ance of con­di­tions which would lead to the cre­ation of blight­ed areas.

(C) The avoid­ance of over­crowd­ing of pop­u­la­tion and con­ges­tion of vehic­u­lar traffic.

(D) Prop­er grad­ing and improve­ment of streets, curbs, gut­ters, side­walks and pro­vi­sion of water, sew­er, storm water drainage and ero­sion control.

(E) The pro­vi­sion of ade­quate space for traf­fic and util­i­ty facil­i­ties; for access of emer­gency appa­ra­tus; for the con­trol of the num­ber, spac­ing, type and design of access points to exist­ing or future streets; for min­i­mum width, depth, and area of lots; for ade­quate light and air; and for a prop­er dis­tri­b­u­tion of population.

(F) Pro­vi­sion of ade­quate right‑of‑way ease­ments such that exten­sions are con­tin­ued with­in sub­di­vi­sions and may be con­tin­ued to adja­cent lands.