Borough of Ephrata, PA
Lancaster County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Ephrata 9-20-1989 as Ord. No. 1183. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Planning Commission — See Ch. 69.
Shade Tree Commission — See Ch. 87.
Building construction — See Ch. 135.
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 141.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 183.
Garage and yard sales — See Ch. 189.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 281.
Trees — See Ch. 297.
319a Land Uses Table 319b Types of Dwelling Units 319c Figure A 319d Figure C 319e ROD Map
Article I Administration

§ 319-1 Title.

§ 319-2 Purpose.

§ 319-3 Compliance required; types of regulations included.

§ 319-4 Exemptions.

§ 319-5 Interpretation of provisions.

§ 319-6 General administrative procedure.

§ 319-7 Permits and certificates.

§ 319-8 Zoning Officer.

§ 319-9 Zoning Hearing Board.

§ 319-10 Hearings.

§ 319-11 Appeals.

§ 319-12 Amendments.

§ 319-13 Curative amendments.

§ 319-14 Filing fees and costs.

§ 319-15 Remedies; violations and penalties.

Article II Terminology

§ 319-16 Interpretation.

§ 319-17 Definitions.

Article III Zoning Districts

§ 319-18 Establishment of zoning districts.

§ 319-19 Application of district regulations.

§ 319-20 Zoning Map.

§ 319-21 Interpretation of district boundaries.

§ 319-22 Summary of land uses.

Article IV Low-Density Residential District (RLD)

§ 319-23 Purpose.

§ 319-24 Uses and structures.

§ 319-25 Lot and setback regulations.

§ 319-26 Additional requirements.

Article V Medium-Density Residential District (RMD)

§ 319-27 Purpose.

§ 319-28 Uses and structures.

§ 319-29 Lot and setback regulations.

§ 319-30 Additional requirements.

Article VI High-Density Residential District (RHD)

§ 319-31 Purpose.

§ 319-32 Uses and structures.

§ 319-33 Lot and setback regulations.

§ 319-34 Additional requirements.

Article VII Central Business District (CBD)

§ 319-35 Purpose.

§ 319-35.1 Retail Overlay District (ROD).

§ 319-36 Uses and structures.

§ 319-37 Lot and setback regulations.

§ 319-38 Additional requirements.

§ 319-38.1 Other Retail Overlay District requirements.

Article VIII Neighborhood Commercial District (NCD)

§ 319-39 Purpose.

§ 319-40 Uses and structures.

§ 319-41 Lot and setback regulations.

§ 319-42 Additional requirements.

Article VIIIA Neighborhood Commercial-2 District (NCD-2)

§ 319-42.1 Purpose.

§ 319-42.2 Uses and structures.

§ 319-42.3 Lot and setback regulations.

§ 319-42.4 Additional requirements.

Article IX Planned Mixed-Use District (PMD)

§ 319-43 Purpose.

§ 319-44 Uses and structures.

§ 319-45 Lot and setback regulations.

§ 319-46 Specific standards for special exception uses.

Article X Highway Commercial District (HCD)

§ 319-47 Purpose.

§ 319-48 Uses and structures.

§ 319-49 Lot and setback regulations.

§ 319-50 Additional requirements.

Article XI Light Manufacturing District (LMD)

§ 319-51 Purpose.

§ 319-52 Uses and structures.

§ 319-53 Lot and setback regulations.

§ 319-54 Additional requirements.

Article XII General Industrial District (IND)

§ 319-55 Purpose.

§ 319-56 Uses and structures.

§ 319-57 Lot and setback regulations.

§ 319-58 Additional requirements.

Article XIII Conservation District (CD)

§ 319-59 Purpose.

§ 319-60 Uses and structures.

§ 319-61 Lot and setback regulations.

Article XIV Linear Park District (LPD)

§ 319-62 Purpose.

§ 319-63 Uses and structures.

§ 319-64 Lot and setback regulations.

Article XV General Regulations

§ 319-65 Limit of one structure on a residential lot.

§ 319-66 Principal buildings.

§ 319-67 Exceptions to height.

§ 319-68 Special lot and yard requirements and buffer yards.

§ 319-69 Accessory uses.

§ 319-70 Specific principal uses.

§ 319-71 Temporary structure or use.

§ 319-72 Zoning classification of annexed areas.

§ 319-73 Special development standards and site plan review.

§ 319-73.1 No-impact home-based business.

Article XVI Additional Requirements For Special Exception Uses

§ 319-74 Applicability.

§ 319-75 Requirements for all special exception uses.

§ 319-76 Specific special exception standards.

Article XVII Environmental Protection

§ 319-77 Environmental preservation required.

§ 319-78 Nuisances, fire and explosive hazards prohibited.

§ 319-79 Wetlands.

§ 319-80 Floodplain regulations.

§ 319-81 Noise control.

§ 319-82 Vibration control.

§ 319-83 Outdoor storage control.

§ 319-84 Stormwater runoff.

§ 319-85 Soil erosion and sedimentation control.

§ 319-86 Odor.

§ 319-87 Light and glare.

Article XVIII Off-Street Parking and Loading

§ 319-88 Required number of off-street parking spaces.

§ 319-89 General regulations for off-street parking.

§ 319-90 Design standards for off-street parking.

§ 319-90.1 On-street parking regulations.

§ 319-91 Parking of commercial vehicles in residential districts; unregistered vehicles.

§ 319-92 Off-street loading.

Article XIX Signs

§ 319-93 Scope and applicability.

§ 319-94 Nonconforming signs.

§ 319-95 Types of signs.

§ 319-96 Construction.

§ 319-97 Abandoned or outdated signs.

§ 319-98 Location.

§ 319-99 Vehicle signs.

§ 319-100 Temporary signs.

§ 319-101 Signs exempt from permits.

§ 319-102 Signs prohibited in all districts.

§ 319-103 Signs and/or structures identifying major residential developments.

§ 319-104 Height of signs.

§ 319-105 Signs permitted in residential districts.

§ 319-106 Signs permitted in commercial and industrial districts.

§ 319-107 Off-premises signs.

§ 319-108 Illumination.

Article XX Nonconformities

§ 319-109 Registration of nonconforming uses and structures.

§ 319-110 Continuation.

§ 319-111 Enlargement.

§ 319-112 Restoration and conformity.

§ 319-113 Change of ownership.

§ 319-114 Abandonment.

§ 319-115 Change from one nonconforming use to another.

§ 319-116 District changes.