At the outset, it is important to understand that, although the Zoning Code established regulations for land use within specific zoning “districts” within the Town that are intended to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the Town. The determination of which district is appropriate for a particular parcel within the Town, however, is determined by the Town’s “comprehensive” plan, a separate document. It is equally important to understand that Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits decisions related to the development or use of land based upon the race, sex, religion, national origin, color, disability, or familial statues of residents or potential residents. Similarly, a municipality may not make zoning or land use decisions on neighbors’ fears that a dwelling would be occupied by members of theses protected classes. As a result, zoning ordinances may not contain provisions that treat uses such as affordable housing, supportive housing, or group homes for people with disabilities differently than other similar uses. Establishment of land use policies such as density or design requirements that make residential development prohibitively expensive, prohibitions on multifamily housing, or a ceiling of four (4) or fewer unrelated adults in a household may be considered discriminatory if it can be proven that these policies have a disproportionate impact on minorities, families with children, or people with disabilities. As a result, the Town’s Zoning Code has been developed with the intention of providing regulations that promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the Town in a nondiscriminatory manner.