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Borough of State College, PA
Centre County
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This ordinance shall be known and may be cited as "The State College Zoning Ordinance."{10}
This ordinance is enacted for the following purposes: to promote health, safety, morals, and general welfare of the Borough by lessening congestion in the roads and streets; securing safety from fire, panic, and other dangers; providing adequate light and air; preventing the overcrowding of land; avoiding undue concentration of population; facilitating the adequate provision for transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks, and other public requirements; and encouraging the most appropriate use of land.
From and after the effective date of this ordinance, the use of all land and all buildings or portions thereof erected, altered with respect to height and area, added to or relocated, and every use within a building or use accessory thereto in the Borough shall be in conformity with the provisions of this ordinance. Any existing building or structure and any existing use of building or land not in conformity with the regulations herein prescribed shall be regarded as nonconforming but may be continued subject to the regulations herein provided in respect to nonconforming buildings or use.
In interpreting and applying the provisions of this ordinance, they shall be held to be the minimum requirement for the promotion of public health, safety, comfort, convenience, and general welfare. Where the provisions of this ordinance impose greater restrictions than those of any statute, other ordinance, or regulation, the provisions of this ordinance shall be controlling. Where the provisions of any statute, other ordinance, or regulation impose greater restrictions than this ordinance, the provisions of this statute, other ordinance, or regulations shall be controlling.
Attachment EN - End Notes Attachment 1 - UPD Attachments Attachment 2 - Amendments to the Zoning Map Attachment 3 - Zoning Map