Key point. The definition of the term "church" and the subject of accessory uses are addressed in chapter 5.
Most municipalities in the United States have enacted zoning laws. The purpose of a municipal zoning law
is to regulate the growth and development of the city in an orderly manner. Among the objectives to be served is to avoid mixing together of industrial, commercial, business and residential uses; the prevention of undue concentrations of people in certain areas under undesirable conditions; making provisions for safe and efficient transportation; for recreational needs; and for the enhancement of aesthetic values, all in order to best serve the purpose of promoting the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the city and its inhabitants. Naylor v. Salt Lake City Corporation, 410 P.2d 764, 765 (Utah 1966).
Municipalities have no inherent authority to enact zoning laws. Zoning ...