Chapter 14
Zoning

Article 1
Title, Purpose, and Interpretation

§14-101.    Title

§14-102.    Purpose

§14-103.    Community Development Objectives

§14-104.    Interpretation

Article 2
Definitions of Terms

§14-201.    Rules of Interpretation

§14-202.    Terms Defined

Article 3
Establishment of Zoning Districts and Map

§14-301.    List of Districts

§14-302.    Official Zoning Map

§14-303.    Interpretation of District Boundaries

§14-304.    Use Adjustment on District Boundaries

Article 4
Conformance Required

§14-401.    Application of District Regulations

§14-402.    Uses Not Provided for

Article 5
Conservation Recreation District (CR)

§14-501.    Purpose

§14-502.    Permitted Uses

§14-503.    Conditional Uses

§14-504.    Lot Area, Building Height and Yard Requirements

§14-505.    Minimum Off-Street Parking Requirements

§14-506.    Signs and Advertising Structures

§14-507.    Supplementary District Regulations

§14-508.    Environmental Improvements and Energy Conservation Requirements

Article 6
Agricultural District (A)

§14-601.    Purpose

§14-602.    Permitted Uses

§14-603.    Conditional Uses

§14-604.    Intensive Agriculture Overlay District

§14-605.    General District Requirements

§14-606.    Lot Area, Building Height, and Yard Requirements

§14-607.    Minimum Off-Street Parking Requirements

§14-608.    Signs and Advertising Structures

§14-609.    Supplementary District Regulations

§14-610.    Environmental Improvements and Energy Conservation Requirements

Article 7
Residential Forest District (RF)

§14-701.    Purpose

§14-702.    Permitted Uses

§14-703.    Conditional Uses

§14-704.    Lot Area, Building Height, and Yard Requirements

§14-705.    Minimum Off-Street Parking Requirements

§14-706.    Signs and Advertising Structures

§14-707.    Supplementary District Regulations

§14-708.    Environmental Improvements and Energy Conservation Requirements

Article 8
Low Density Residential District (RLD)

§14-801.    Purpose

§14-802.    Permitted Uses

§14-803.    Conditional Uses

§14-804.    Lot Area, Building Height, and Yard Requirements

§14-805.    Minimum Off-Street Parking Requirements

§14-806.    Signs and Advertising Structures

§14-807.    Supplementary District Regulations

§14-808.    Environmental Improvements and Energy Conservation Requirements

Article 9
Medium Density Residential District (RMD)

§14-901.    Purpose

§14-902.    Permitted Uses

§14-903.    Conditional Uses

§14-904.    Lot Area, Building Height, and Yard Requirements

§14-905.    Minimum Off-Street Parking Requirements

§14-906.    Signs and Advertising Structures

§14-907.    Supplementary District Regulations

§14-908.    Environmental Improvements and Energy Conservation Requirements

Article 10
Special Purpose Residential District (RSP)

§14-1001.    Purpose

§14-1002.    Permitted Uses

§14-1003.    Lot Area, Building Height, and Yard Requirements

§14-1004.    Alterations or Expansions of Mobile Home Parks

§14-1005.    Minimum Off-Street Parking Requirements

§14-1006.    Signs and Advertising Structures

§14-1007.    Supplementary District Regulations

§14-1008.    Environmental Improvements and Energy Conservation Requirements

Article 11
Village Residential District (RV)

§14-1101.    Purpose

§14-1102.    Permitted Uses

§14-1103.    Conditional Uses

§14-1104.    Lot Area, Building Height, and Yard Requirements

§14-1105.    Supplemental Townhouse and Garden Apartment Standards

§14-1106.    Minimum Off-Street Parking Requirements

§14-1107.    Signs and Advertising Structures

§14-1108.    Supplementary District Regulations

§14-1109.    Environmental Improvements and Energy Conservation Requirements

Article 12
Residential Institutional District (RI)

§14-1201.    Purpose

§14-1202.    Permitted Uses

§14-1203.    Conditional Uses

§14-1204.    Lot Area, Building Height, and Yard Requirements

§14-1205.    Utilities

§14-1206.    Minimum Off-Street Parking Requirements

§14-1207.    Signs and Advertising Structures

§14-1208.    Supplementary District Regulations

§14-1209.    Environmental Improvements and Energy Conservation Requirements

Article 13
General Commercial District (GC)

§14-1301.    Purpose

§14-1302.    Permitted Uses

§14-1303.    Conditional Uses

§14-1304.    Performance Required

§14-1305.    Lot Area, Building Height, and Yard Requirements

§14-1306.    Minimum Off-Street Parking and Loading Requirements

§14-1307.    Signs and Advertising Structures

§14-1308.    Supplementary District Regulations

§14-1309.    Environmental Improvements and Energy Conservation Requirements

Article 14
Neighborhood Commercial District (NC)

§14-1401.    Purpose

§14-1402.    Permitted Uses

§14-1403.    Performance Required

§14-1404.    Lot Area, Building Height, and Yard Requirements

§14-1405.    Minimum Off-Street Parking and Loading Requirements

§14-1406.    Signs and Advertising Structures

§14-1407.    Supplementary District Regulations

§14-1408.    Environmental Improvements and Energy Conservation Requirements

Article 15
Limited Industrial District (LI)

§14-1501.    Purpose

§14-1502.    Permitted Uses

§14-1503.    Conditional Uses

§14-1504.    Performance Standards

§14-1505.    Lot Area, Building Height, and Yard Requirements

§14-1506.    Minimum Off-Street Parking Requirements

§14-1507.    Signs and Advertising Structures

§14-1508.    Supplementary District Regulations

§14-1509.    Environmental Improvements and Energy Conservation Requirements

§14-1510.    Access to Major Road

Article 16
General Industrial District (GI)

§14-1601.    Purpose

§14-1602.    Permitted Uses

§14-1603.    Conditional Uses

§14-1604.    Performance Standards

§14-1605.    Lot Area, Building Height, and Yard Requirements

§14-1606.    Minimum Off-Street Parking Requirements

§14-1607.    Signs and Advertising Structures

§14-1608.    Supplementary District Regulations

§14-1609.    Environmental Improvements and Energy Conservation Requirements

Article 17
Planned Development District (PD)

§14-1701.    Purpose

§14-1702.    Permitted Uses

§14-1703.    Planned Development Guidelines

§14-1704.    Utilities

§14-1705.    Minimum Off-Street Parking and Loading Requirements

§14-1706.    Signs and Advertising Structures

§14-1707.    Supplementary District Regulations

§14-1708.    Environmental Improvements and Energy Conservation Requirements

Article 17A
Coordinated Mixed Use Overlay

§14-1751.    Purpose

§14-1752.    Permitted Uses

§14-1753.    Coordinated Mixed Use Overlay Guidelines and Procedures

§14-1754.    Uses in a Coordinated Mixed Use Development

§14-1755.    Coordinated Mixed Use Development Design Requirements

§14-1756.    Common Open Space Requirements for Coordinated Mixed Use Development

§14-1757.    Blocks Within a Coordinated Mixed Use Development

§14-1758.    Streets and Alleys Within and Access to a Coordinated Mixed Use Development

§14-1759.    Residential Development Standards Within a Coordinated Mixed Use Development

§14-1760.    Commercial Development Within a Coordinated Mixed Use Development

§14-1761.    Recreational and Commercial-recreational Development Within a Coordinated Mixed Use Development

§14-1762.    Area and Bulk Guidelines for a Coordinated Mixed Use Development

§14-1763.    Required Loading and Service Areas

§14-1764.    Floodplain Control

§14-1765.    Signs

§14-1766.    Landscaping and Street Trees

§14-1767.    Lighting

§14-1768.    Street Furniture

§14-1769.    Architectural Design Standards and Guidelines

§14-1770.    Industrial Performance Standards

§14-1771.    Utilities

§14-1772.    Supplementary District Regulations

§14-1773.    Environmental Improvements and Energy Conservation Requirements

Article 18
Floodplain District (FP)

§14-1801.    Intent

§14-1802.    Definition of Terms Utilized in the SFHA

§14-1803.    Delineation of District

§14-1804.    District Provisions

§14-1805.    Flood Damage Control Regulations

§14-1806.    Additional Safeguards

§14-1807.    Factors to Be Considered by the Zoning Hearing Board When Reviewing Applications

§14-1808.    Nonconformities

§14-1809.    Lot Area, Yard and Sign Requirements

§14-1810.    Designation of the Floodplain Administrator

§14-1811.    Duties of the Floodplain Administrator

§14-1812.    Building Permits Required

§14-1813.    Application Procedures and Requirements

§14-1814.    Additional Administrative Requirements

§14-1815.    Enforcement

§14-1816.    Statement of Disclaimer

Article 19
Resource Extraction Overlay District (RE)

§14-1901.    Purpose

§14-1902.    Overlay Concept

§14-1903.    Permitted Uses

§14-1904.    Conditional Uses

Article 20
Environmental Protection Overlay District (EP)

§14-2001.    Purpose

§14-2002.    Overlay Concept

§14-2003.    Exemptions

§14-2004.    Applicability

§14-2005.    Conservation Plan Content

§14-2006.    Minimum Conservation and Natural Resource Protection Standards

§14-2007.    Site Planning

§14-2008.    Site Disturbance

Article 21
Historic Overlay District (H)

§14-2101.    Purpose

§14-2102.    Definition of Terms Utilized in the Historic Overlay District

§14-2103.    Overlay Concept

§14-2104.    Delineation of Historic Overlay Districts and Historic Overlay Buffer Areas

§14-2105.    Historic Overlay District and Historic Overlay Buffer Area Provisions

§14-2106.    Permitted Uses

§14-2107.    Conditional Uses

§14-2108.    Architectural Compatibility Criteria

Article 22
Supplementary District Regulations

§14-2201.    Intent

§14-2202.    Accessory Buildings and Structures

§14-2203.    Accessory Uses

§14-2204.    Projections into Yards

§14-2205.    Municipal Uses

§14-2206.    Lot Averaging Standards

§14-2207.    Visibility at Intersections

§14-2208.    Fences, Walls, and Hedges

§14-2209.    Erection of More than One Principal Structure on a Lot

§14-2210.    Structures to Have Access

§14-2211.    Water Supply and Sewerage Facilities Required

§14-2212.    Minimum Habitable Floor Area and Lot Area Requirements

§14-2213.    Corner Lot Restriction

§14-2214.    Exceptions to Height Regulations

§14-2215.    Dangerous Structures

§14-2216.    Animals

§14-2217.    Parking and Storage of Certain Vehicles

§14-2218.    Parking, Storage, or Use of Major Recreational Equipment and/or Tractor Trailers, Etc.

§14-2219.    Public Utilities Exemption

§14-2220.    Timber Harvesting

§14-2221.    Front Yard Exception

§14-2222.    Front Yard Exception for Through Lots

§14-2223.    Minimum Dimensional Requirements for Flag Lots

§14-2224.    Oil and Gas Operations

Article 23
Environmental Improvements and Energy Conservation Requirements

§14-2301.    Intent

§14-2302.    Definitions

§14-2303.    Requirement for Environmental and Energy-Conserving Improvements

§14-2304.    Environmental and Energy Conserving Standards

§14-2305.    Solar, Wind, and Alternate Energy Standards

§14-2306.    Maintenance and Protection Assurances

§14-2307.    Variances

§14-2308.    Plans and Permits

Article 24
Off-Street Parking and Loading

§14-2401.    Intent

§14-2402.    Definitions

§14-2403.    Requirements for Off-Street Parking and Loading Facilities

§14-2404.    General Standards

§14-2405.    Schedule of Required Off-Street Parking Spaces

§14-2406.    Handicapped Parking

§14-2407.    Separate or Combined Use of Facilities

§14-2408.    Access Drives to Parking Areas and Curbing for All Uses Excepting Single-and Two-Family Dwellings

§14-2409.    Driveways and Curbs for Single- and Two-Family Dwellings

§14-2410.    Loading and Unloading Space

§14-2411.    Illumination of Parking and Loading Areas

§14-2412.    Improvements to Parking and Loading Areas

§14-2413.    Approval of Parking and Loading Plans

Article 25
Signs and Advertising Structures

§14-2501.    Intent

§14-2502.    Area of Sign

§14-2503.    General Regulations

§14-2504.    Signs Permitted in All Districts

§14-2505.    Signs in Residential, Conservation Recreation, and Agricultural Districts

§14-2506.    Signs in Commercial and Industrial Districts

§14-2507.    Nonconforming Signs

Article 26
Criteria for Special Exceptions, Conditional Uses, and Other Selected Uses

§14-2601.    General Description

§14-2602.    Procedure

§14-2603.    Plan Requirements

§14-2604.    General Standards for All Special Exception and Conditional Use Applications

§14-2605.    Criteria for Specific Land Uses

§14-2606.    Group Family Dwellings

§14-2607.    Family Day Care Homes

§14-2608.    Group Day Care Homes

§14-2609.    Day Care Centers

§14-2610.    Guest Homes

§14-2611.    Intensive Agricultural Operations

§14-2612.    Home Occupations and Home Businesses

§14-2613.    Communication Antennas, Towers, and Equipment for Commercial Operation

§14-2614.    Adult-Oriented Businesses

§14-2615.    Commercial Uses Permitted in the Village Residential (RV) District

§14-2616.    Farm-Based Businesses

§14-2617.    Gasoline Pumps and Other Service Station Equipment

§14-2618.    Golf Courses, Country Clubs

Article 27
Nonconformities–Lots, Uses, and Structures

§14-2701.    Intent

§14-2702.    Nonconforming Lots of Record

§14-2703.    Nonconforming Uses of Land

§14-2704.    Nonconforming Structures

§14-2705.    Nonconforming Uses of Structures or Land and Structures in Combination

§14-2706.    Uses under Special Exception or Conditional Use Provisions Not Nonconforming Uses

§14-2707.    Nonconforming Signs

§14-2708.    Nonconforming Uses, Activities, Construction, and Other Development in the General Floodplain District

Article 28
Administration and Enforcement: Building and Permits and Certificates of Zoning Compliance

§14-2801.    Administration, Enforcement, and Authority

§14-2802.    Building and Zoning Permits Required

§14-2803.    Application for a Building and Zoning Permit

§14-2804.    Incomplete Applications

§14-2805.    Approval or Disapproval of a Building and Zoning Permit

§14-2806.    Revocation of a Building and Zoning Permit

§14-2807.    Expiration of a Building and Zoning Permit

§14-2808.    Certificate of Zoning Compliance

§14-2809.    Continuation of Use, Construction, Development, Etc., Deemed Unlawful by Zoning Officer

§14-2810.    Temporary Use Permits

Article 29
Violations and Remedies

§14-2901.    Enforcement Notice

§14-2902.    Causes of Action

§14-2903.    Jurisdiction

§14-2904.    Enforcement Remedies

§14-2905.    Right of Entry

Article 30
Zoning Hearing Board and Other Administrative Procedures

§14-3001.    Zoning Hearing Board Creation and Appointments

§14-3002.    Organization of Zoning Hearing Board

§14-3003.    Expenditures for Services

§14-3004.    Hearings of the Zoning Hearing Board

§14-3005.    Hearings, Appeals, and Notice

§14-3006.    Jurisdiction

§14-3007.    Zoning Hearing Board’s Functions–Variances

§14-3008.    Zoning Hearing Board’s Functions–Special Exceptions

§14-3009.    Borough Council’s Functions–Conditional Uses

§14-3010.    Expiration or Revocation of a Zoning Hearing Board or Borough Council Decision

§14-3011.    Parties Appellant Before Zoning Hearing Board or Borough Council

§14-3012.    Time Limitations

§14-3013.    Stay of Proceedings

§14-3014.    Validity of Ordinance; Substantive Questions

§14-3015.    Procedure to Obtain Preliminary Opinion

§14-3016.    Applicability of Ordinance Amendments

Article 31
Appeals to Court

§14-3101.    Land Use Appeals

§14-3102.    Jurisdiction and Venue on Appeal; Time for Appeal

§14-3103.    Appeals to Court; Commencement; Stay of Proceedings

§14-3104.    Intervention

§14-3105.    Hearing and Argument of Land Use Appeal

§14-3106.    Judicial Relief

Article 32
Amendments

§14-3201.    Power of Amendment

§14-3202.    Enactment of Zoning Ordinance Amendments

§14-3203.    Curative Amendments

§14-3204.    Publication, Advertisement, and Availability of Ordinances

Zoning Map Amendments

Appendix 14-A
Standard Animal Weights Used to Calculate Animal Equivalent Units (AEUs)

Appendix 14-B
Burd Coleman Historic Overlay District Map
Minersvillage Historic Overlay District Map
North Cornwall Historic Overlay District Map

Zoning Map
Historic and Resource Extraction Overlays Map
Environmental Protection Overlay Map
Coordinated Mixed Use Overlay District Map