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Royalton Borough Zoning Ordinance

Royalton Borough Zoning Ordinance

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Royalton Borough Zoning Ordinance
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ZONING ORDINANCE
 
ROYALTON BOROUGHDAUPHIN COUNTY
 
PENNSYLVANIA
 
 The preparation of this Ordinance was financed in partthrough a Planning Grant fromthe PennsylvaniaDepartment of Community Affairs under the Provisionsof Act 17A, approved June 18, 1980 as administered bythe Bureau of Planning, Pennsylvania Department of Community Affairs.
 
 This Ordinance was prepared for the Royalton BoroughCouncil by the Tri-County Regional Planning CommissionStaff, with the assistance of the Royalton BoroughPlanning Commission.
 
 
 TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
Page
 
ARTICLE I TITLE, AUTHORITY, PURPOSE, COMMUNITY
 
DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES ........................ 1
 
ARTICLE II DEFINITIONS .................................. 3
 
ARTICLE III GENERAL PROVISIONS ............................ 23
 
ARTICLE IV DESIGNATION OF DISTRICTS ....................... 38
 
ARTICLE V NONCONFORMING BUILDINGS AND USES ............... 40
 
ARTICLE VI "R-ST" RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT .................. 42
 
ARTICLE VII "R-MT" RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT .................. 45
 
ARTICLE VIII "R-V" RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT .................. 48
 
ARTICLE IX "R-MP" RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT .................. 52
 
ARTICLE X "C-G" COMMERCIAL DISTRICT .................... 54
 
ARTICLE XI "I-L" INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT .................... .
 
57
 
ARTICLE XII SIGNS .......................................... 59
 
ARTICLE XIII MOTOR VEHICLE ACCESS ...........................
6 3ARTICLE XIV OFF-STREET PARKING
..................................
65
 
ARTICLE XV FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT
...............................
71
 
ARTICLE XVI AMENDMENTS
.........................................
83
 
ARTICLE XVII ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT
.......................
84
 
 
ORDINANCE NO.
 
AN ORDINANCE
 
Permitting, prohibiting, regulating, restricting and determining theuses of land, water courses, size, height, bulk, location, erection,construction, repair, maintenance, alteration, razing, removal anduse of structures; areas and dimensions of land to be occupied by usesand structures, as well as areas, courts, yards, and other open spaces
 
and distances to be left unoccupied by uses and structures; thedensity of population and intensity of use; and providing for repeal,
 
and variances; for conditional uses for the administration andenforcement of the ordinance, and such other provisions as may benecessary to implement the proposes of this Ordinance.
 
ARTICLE 1
 
 TITLE, AUTHORITY, PURPOSE, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES
 
Section 1
 
 This Ordinance shall be known as and
 
may be cited as the "BOROUGH OF ROYALTONZONING ORDINANCE."
 
Section 2. AUTHORITY: This Ordinance is enacted and ordained underthe grant of powers by the General Assembly of theCommonwealth of Pennsylvania, Act 247. "The PennsylvaniaMunicipalities Planning Code", July 31, 196 8, asamended.
 
Section 3. PURPOSE: This Ordinance is enacted for the followingpurposes:
 
A. To promote, protect and facilitate one or moreof the following: the public health, safety,morals, general welfare, coordinated and practicalcommunity development, proper density of population, civil defense, disaster evacuation, theprovision of adequate light and air, policeprotection, vehicle parking and loading space,transportation, water, sewerage, schools, publicgrounds and other public requirements, as well as
 
B. To prevent one or more of the following: overcrowding of land, blight, danger and congestionin travel and transportation, loss of health,life or property fromfire, flood, panic orother dangers. This Zoning Ordinance is madein accordance with an overall program, and withconsideration for the character of themunicipality, its various parts, and the suitabilityof the various parts for particular uses andstructures, as well as
 
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