[Ord. No. 777 §26-71, 3-23-1994]
Notwithstanding the general purpose of this Chapter as defined in Section 400.020, the City of Billings is hereby divided into zoning districts in order: to prevent the overcrowding of the land; to provide adequate light and air; to facilitate adequate provisions of facilities for transportation, utilities and other public requirements to secure public safety; to promote a more compatible relationship of land uses within the City; to promote the orderly development of the City in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan; and to effectuate the use of other accepted purposes of zoning.
For the purposes of the regulations, the City of Billings is divided into the following categories of zoning districts.
[Ord. No. 777 §26-72, 3-23-1994]
All territory which may hereinafter be annexed to the City shall automatically be classified as either "A-1" or "R-1L" based upon the annexation request and approval by the Board of Aldermen. Rezoning annexed territory to other classifications shall be subject to the procedures set forth in Article XVII.
[Ord. No. 777 §26-73, 3-23-1994]
There shall be a map known and designated as the Official Zoning Map which shall show all the boundaries of all zoning districts within the City limits. This map shall be kept in the office of the City Clerk.
The Official Zoning Map is incorporated herein by reference. Amendments to this map shall be made in accordance with the procedures set forth in Article XVII.
Where uncertainty exists with respect to the boundaries of the various districts as shown on the Official Zoning Map, the following rules shall apply:
District boundaries are either streets or alleys unless otherwise shown.
Where the district boundaries are not otherwise indicated and where the property has been or may hereafter be divided into blocks and lots, the district boundaries shall be construed to be the lot lines and where the districts designated on the map are bounded approximately by lot lines, said lot lines shall be construed to be the boundaries of the districts unless otherwise indicated.
In unsubdivided property, the district boundary lines on the map shall be determined by use of the scale appearing on the map.