Township of North Newton, PA
Cumberland County
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The purpose of the R-2 Residential Zoning District is to provide a wide range of housing types at relatively high densities. The R-2 Zone applies to areas which may be within the future service area of public sewer and water systems. Certain civic and residential related uses have been included to allow convenient access for this higher concentration of residents.
A. 
Single-family detached dwelling.
B. 
Single family semidetached dwelling.
C. 
Single-family attached dwelling.
D. 
Two-family detached dwelling.
E. 
Multifamily dwelling.
F. 
Group home (see § 300-102).
G. 
Natural areas, wildlife refuge, parks, greenways.
H. 
Forestry (see § 300-98).
I. 
Solar energy systems, accessory (see § 300-129).
J. 
Municipal uses including public recreational facilities and public utilities (see § 300-115).
The following uses and buildings incidental to any permitted uses shall be permitted:
A. 
Uses and structures which are customarily associated with the permitted uses.
B. 
Home occupation (see § 300-106).
C. 
No-impact home-based business (see § 300-116).
D. 
Child care, in home (see § 300-91).
E. 
Roadside stands, subject to the following conditions:
(1) 
All structures used to display goods shall be no more than 500 square feet in size, and shall maintain a setback of 15 feet from the edge of the road right-of-way.
A. 
Uses which, in the opinion of the Board of Supervisors, are of the same general character as those listed as permitted uses and which will not be detrimental to the intended purposes of the district.
B. 
Bed-and-breakfast inns (see § 300-88).
C. 
Retirement facility (see § 300-123).
D. 
ECHO housing (see § 300-97).
E. 
Mobile/manufactured home park (see § 300-114).
F. 
Commercial day-care facility (see § 300-92).
G. 
House of worship and related uses (see § 300-107).
H. 
School (see § 300-127).
I. 
Conversion apartments (see § 300-96).
A. 
No public/community sewer and water. Any lot, tract or parcel used for the following purposes shall comply with the following:
Minimum Yard Setbacks
Use
Minimum Lot Area*
(square feet)
Minimum Lot Width
(feet)
Maximum Impervious Lot Coverage
Front
(feet)
Side
(feet)
Rear
(feet)
Maximum Building Height**
(feet)
Single-family detached dwelling
40,000
150
35%
40
20 each
20
35
Single-family semidetached
30,000 per unit
75 per unit
35%
40
20
20
35
Two-family detached
30,000 per unit
150
35%
40
25 each
25
35
Single-family attached
Not permitted without public/community sewer and water
Multifamily
Not permitted without public/community sewer and water
Other permitted use
40,000
150
40%
40
30
40
35
Accessory use or structure
N/A
N/A
N/A
Not permitted in required front yard
10
10
20
NOTES:
*
All uses relying upon on-lot sewers must comply with § 300-43.
**
Maximum height limitation does not include chimneys, spires, steeples, unoccupied towers, tanks, silos related to farm operations, antenna or other similar projections.
B. 
Public/community sewer or water. Any lot, tract or parcel used for the following purposes shall comply with the following:
Minimum Yard Setbacks
Use
Minimum Lot Area*
(square feet)
Minimum Lot Width
(feet)
Maximum Impervious Lot Coverage
Front
(feet)
Side
(feet)
Rear
(feet)
Maximum Building Height**
(feet)
Single-family detached dwelling
30,000
100
35%
35
20 each
20
35
Single-family semidetached
20,000 per unit
50 per unit
35%
35
20
20
35
Two-family detached
20,000 per unit
100
35%
35
25 each
25
35
Single-family attached
Not permitted without public/community sewer and water
Multifamily
Not permitted without public/community sewer and water
Other permitted use
30,000
100
40%
40
25 each
40
35
Accessory use or structure
N/A
N/A
N/A
Not permitted in required front yard
10
10
20
NOTES:
*
All uses relying upon on-lot sewers must comply with § 300-43.
**
Maximum height limitation does not include chimneys, spires, steeples, unoccupied towers, tanks, silos related to farm operations, antenna or other similar projections.
C. 
Public/community sewer and water. Any lot, tract or parcel used for the following purposes shall comply with the following:
Minimum Yard Setbacks
Use
Minimum Lot Area
(square feet)
Minimum Lot Width
(feet)
Maximum Impervious Lot Coverage
Front
(feet)
Side
(feet)
Rear
(feet)
Maximum Building Height*
(feet)
Single-family detached dwelling
10,000
80
35%
25
10 each
20
35
Single-family semidetached
6,000 per unit
50 per unit
35%
25
15 one side
20
35
Two-family detached
6,000 per unit
100
35%
25
15 each
25
35
Single-family attached
2,500 per unit, provided no more than 5 dwelling units per acre
20 per dwelling unit
50%
25
15 end unit
25
35
Multifamily
1.5 acres, provided no more than 5 units per acre
200
50%
50
30 each
50
35
Other permitted use
11,000
80
60%
30
20 each
30
45
Accessory use or structure
N/A
N/A
N/A
Not permitted in required front yard
10
10
20
NOTES:
*
Maximum height limitation does not include chimneys, spires, steeples, unoccupied towers, tanks, silos related to farm operations, antenna or other similar projections.
A. 
Regardless of any lot area requirements listed in this chapter, the minimum required lot size may be increased to ensure an acceptable level of nitrate-nitrogen in the adjoining groundwater. Such determinations will be made by the PADEP and/or the Sewage Enforcement Officer.
B. 
Every use relying upon on-lot sewage disposal systems shall be required to properly maintain and repair such systems.
All nonresidential and multifamily uses shall comply with § 300-71 of this chapter.
Off-street parking shall be provided as required by § 300-81 of this chapter.
The placement, type, and size of all signs erected in the R-2 Zoning District shall be regulated by the provisions of § 300-82 of this chapter.
All commercial, industrial, institutional, and multifamily uses shall comply with § 300-74 of this chapter.