City of Easton, PA
Northampton County
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[Added 9-24-2008 by Ord. No. 5120]

§ 595-61 Permitted uses.

A. 
J1 Timber activities (in accordance with Article XXXI, Supplemental Standards).
B. 
J2 Timber harvesting operation (in accordance with Article XXXI, Supplemental Standards).
C. 
Uses permitted by right in Block Class A:
(1) 
A1 Single-family detached dwelling.
(2) 
A2 Single-family semidetached dwelling.
(3) 
I3 Accessory structure.
(4) 
I4 Temporary structure.
(5) 
I5 Accessory storage.
(6) 
I6 Accessory parking area.
(7) 
I7 Accessory swimming pool.
(8) 
I11 No-impact home-based business.
D. 
In addition to the uses in Subsection C, the following uses are permitted by right in Block Classes B and C:
(1) 
A3 Single-family attached dwelling.
(2) 
A4 Two-family detached dwelling.
(3) 
A5 Two-family semidetached dwelling.
(4) 
A6 Two-family attached dwelling.
(5) 
I3 Accessory structure.
(6) 
I4 Temporary structure.
(7) 
I5 Accessory storage.
(8) 
I6 Accessory parking area.
(9) 
I7 Accessory swimming pool.
(10) 
I11 No-impact home-based business.

§ 595-62 Special exception uses.

A. 
A7 Multifamily dwelling.
B. 
A8 Residential lowrise.
C. 
A9 Residential midrise.
D. 
A12 Mixed residential/business.
E. 
A15 Mixed-use/dormitory.
[Added 4-26-2017 by Ord. No. 5590[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the redesignation of Subsections E through DD as Subsections F through EE, respectively.
F. 
B1 Cultural activities and exhibitions.
G. 
B2 Amusements.
H. 
B3 Parks.
I. 
B4 Private social clubs.
J. 
C2 Hardware.
K. 
C3 General merchandise.
L. 
C4 Food establishments.
M. 
C5 Eating and drinking places.
N. 
C6 Retail specialty establishments.
O. 
C7 Furniture and other furnishings.
P. 
D1 Information and data.
Q. 
D2 Finance, insurance and real estate.
R. 
D3 Personal services.
S. 
D4 Business services.
T. 
D5 Repair services.
U. 
D6 Professional services.
V. 
D7 Administrative offices.
W. 
D9 Bed-and-breakfast.
X. 
E1 Educational services.
Y. 
E5 Religious worship services.
Z. 
F10 Cottage industry.
AA. 
H1 Passenger depot.
BB. 
H3 Parking lot/structures.
CC. 
H4 Utility service.
DD. 
H5 Communications facility.
EE. 
I9 Small family day-care home.

§ 595-63 Dimensional criteria.

The Table of Dimensional Criteria for the College Hill/Institutional 1 Transitional Zone (CH/INS-1 T) District is located at the end of this chapter.

§ 595-64 Accessory buildings.

A. 
Shall not exceed 15 feet in height.
B. 
Shall be four feet from any and all side lot lines.
C. 
Shall be four feet from the rear lot line, where no vehicular access exists, and six feet otherwise.
D. 
Shall be located at least four feet from other structures.

§ 595-65 Design standards.

A. 
In addition to other design standards of this article pertaining to lot area and width, build-to lines, side yards, building height, and impervious surface, the following shall apply:
(1) 
The context sensitive design standards of Article XXXV.
(2) 
Off-street parking shall be accessed via an alley, where such alley exists.
(3) 
No new attached garage may be front-loaded.
(4) 
Driveways accessed via a street, and not an alley, shall be no more than nine feet wide.
(5) 
Dwelling units and/or rooms within a mixed-use/dormitory located within the College Hill/Institutional 1 Transitional Zone District may have up to four unrelated persons per dwelling unit.
[Added 4-26-2017 by Ord. No. 5590]
(6) 
Residents of Lafayette College-owned residence halls are required to park in Lafayette College parking areas.
[Added 4-26-2017 by Ord. No. 5590]
(7) 
Off-street parking for retail businesses shall be calculated as one per every 600 square feet within the College Hill/Institutional 1 Transitional Zone District. A detailed parking study shall be required. The study shall provide a determination of the future percentage of pedestrian versus vehicle volumes. The study shall also provide documentation that the projected number of off-street parking spaces needed is sufficient to meet off-street parking standards set forth in this subsection. Joint-use parking shall follow Article XXXII, § 595-186.
[Added 4-26-2017 by Ord. No. 5590]
(8) 
When located directly beside any building under 40 feet in height, the applicant shall use one or more of the following design strategies:
[Added 4-26-2017 by Ord. No. 5590]
(a) 
Incorporate transitions of appropriate height and scale;
(b) 
Step back the upper stories from the stories below;
(c) 
Tuck the upper stories inside a pitched roof; and/or
(d) 
Use pitched roofs with dormer windows for upper story rooms.

§ 595-66 Standards and criteria governing special exceptions.

A. 
All requirements of § 595-251, Special exceptions, shall be met.
B. 
All supplemental standards of Article XXXI shall be met.
C. 
Communications facilities, including communications towers and communications antennas mounted on an existing public utility transmission tower, building or other structure and existing communications towers and communications equipment buildings, shall meet the requirements of Part 6, Communications Facility Regulations.