It is well-settled that local municipalities may exercise police power to promote reasonable objectives in the regulation of land use through zoning ordinances. New York City was the first city to adopt a zoning code in 1916, and others followed suit creating ordinances for the orderly development of residential, commercial and industrial uses of property; nonetheless, local zoning ordinances are subject to federal law and have been stricken for failure to comply with federal statutes and the United States Constitution.

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