Township of Lower Saucon, PA
Northampton County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Lower Saucon 2-20-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-03.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Environmental Advisory Council — See Ch. 14.
Official Map — See Ch. 32.
Construction codes — See Ch. 65.
Earth disturbances — See Ch. 77.
Firearms, bows, crossbows and atlatls — See Ch. 82.
Floodplain management — See Ch. 90.
Hazardous materials — See Ch. 97.
Junkyards and junk dealers — See Ch. 103.
Sewers — See Ch. 130.
Solid waste — See Ch. 135.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 140.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 145.
Water — See Ch. 174.
Attachment 1 - Appendix A: Permitted, Conditional and Special Exception Uses Attachment 2 - Appendix B: Accessory Land Uses Attachment 3 - Appendix C: General Sign Requirements Attachment 4 - Appendix D: Lot Area and Bulk Chart
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also superseded former Ch. 180, Zoning, adopted 5-20-1998 by Ord. No. 98-7, as amended.
Article I General Provisions

§ 180-1 Title.

§ 180-2 Short title.

§ 180-3 Purpose.

§ 180-4 Amendment procedures.

§ 180-5 Definitions; word usage.

Article II Administration

§ 180-6 Zoning permit required.

§ 180-7 Occupancy permit required.

§ 180-8 Zoning Officer.

§ 180-9 Fees.

§ 180-10 Violations and penalties.

§ 180-11 Zoning Hearing Board.

§ 180-12 Limitations on buildings, structures and uses.

§ 180-12.1 Governing body powers and duties; conditional uses.

§ 180-12.2 Requests for reasonable accommodation.

Article III Classification of Districts

§ 180-13 Establishment of districts.

§ 180-14 Classes of districts.

§ 180-15 Zoning Map.

§ 180-16 Interpretation of primary district boundaries.

§ 180-17 Interpretation of secondary district boundaries.

Article IV Rural Agricultural District (RA)

§ 180-18 Purpose.

§ 180-19 Permitted uses.

§ 180-20 Conditional uses.

§ 180-21 Accessory uses.

§ 180-22 Lot requirements.

§ 180-23 Yard requirements.

Article V Open Space Residential District (R80)

§ 180-24 Purpose.

§ 180-25 Permitted uses.

§ 180-26 Conditional uses.

§ 180-27 Accessory uses.

§ 180-28 Lot requirements.

§ 180-29 Yard requirements.

Article VI Rural Suburban District (R40)

§ 180-30 Purpose.

§ 180-31 Permitted uses.

§ 180-32 Conditional uses.

§ 180-33 Accessory uses.

§ 180-34 Lot requirements.

§ 180-35 Yard requirements.

Article VII Suburban Residential District (R20)

§ 180-36 Purpose.

§ 180-37 Permitted uses.

§ 180-38 Conditional uses.

§ 180-39 Accessory uses.

§ 180-40 Lot requirements.

§ 180-41 Yard requirements.

Article VIII Semi-Urban Residential District (R12)

§ 180-42 Purpose.

§ 180-43 Permitted uses.

§ 180-44 Conditional uses.

§ 180-45 Accessory uses.

§ 180-46 Lot requirements.

§ 180-47 Yard requirements.

Article IX Mobile Home District (MH)

§ 180-48 Purpose.

§ 180-49 Permitted uses.

§ 180-50 Conditional uses.

§ 180-51 Accessory uses.

§ 180-52 Lot requirements.

§ 180-53 Yard requirements.

Article X Urban Residential District (UR)

§ 180-54 Purpose.

§ 180-55 Permitted uses.

§ 180-56 Conditional uses.

§ 180-57 Accessory uses.

§ 180-58 Lot requirements.

§ 180-59 Yard requirements.

Article XI Village Center District (VC)

§ 180-60 Purpose.

§ 180-61 Permitted uses.

§ 180-62 Conditional uses.

§ 180-63 Accessory uses.

§ 180-64 Lot requirements.

§ 180-65 Yard requirements.

§ 180-65.1 Architectural requirements.

Article XII General Business District (GB1)

§ 180-66 Purpose.

§ 180-67 Permitted uses.

§ 180-68 Conditional uses.

§ 180-69 Accessory uses.

§ 180-70 Lot requirements.

§ 180-71 Yard requirements.

Article XIII Limited General Business District (GB2)

§ 180-72 Purpose.

§ 180-73 Permitted uses.

§ 180-74 Conditional uses.

§ 180-75 Accessory uses.

§ 180-76 Lot requirements.

§ 180-77 Yard requirements.

Article XIV Light Industrial District (LI)

§ 180-78 Purpose.

§ 180-79 Permitted uses.

§ 180-79.1 Conditional uses.

§ 180-80 Special exception uses.

§ 180-81 Accessory uses.

§ 180-82 Lot requirements.

§ 180-83 Yard requirements.

Article XIVA Light Manufacturing District (LM)

§ 180-83.1 Purpose.

§ 180-83.2 Permitted uses.

§ 180-83.2.1 Conditional uses.

§ 180-83.3 Special exception uses.

§ 180-83.4 Accessory uses.

§ 180-83.5 Lot requirements.

§ 180-83.6 Yard requirements.

Article XV Office and Laboratory District (O&L)

§ 180-84 Purpose.

§ 180-85 Permitted uses.

§ 180-86 Conditional uses.

§ 180-87 Accessory uses.

§ 180-88 Lot requirements.

§ 180-89 Yard requirements.

§ 180-89.1 (Reserved)

§ 180-89.2 Specific provisions for existing nonconforming lots.

Article XVI General Requirements

§ 180-90 Purpose.

§ 180-91 Overall requirements.

§ 180-92 General lot and yard requirements.

§ 180-93 Maximum height of buildings and structures.

§ 180-94 Water and sewage.

§ 180-95 Environmental protection standards.

§ 180-96 Neighborhood protection.

§ 180-97 Landscaping.

§ 180-98 Traffic impact; driveways; off-street parking and loading; drive-in facilities; required rights-of-way.

§ 180-99 Signs and billboards.

§ 180-100 Nonconformities.

Article XVII Additional Regulations for Certain Permitted, Conditional and Special Exception Uses

§ 180-101 Purpose.

§ 180-102 Site plan review.

§ 180-103 Animal-related uses.

§ 180-103.1 General agricultural uses.

§ 180-103.2 Intensive agricultural uses.

§ 180-104 Gas stations and repair shops.

§ 180-104.1 Advertising signs.

§ 180-105 Salvage and storage areas.

§ 180-106 Planned office and laboratory parks.

§ 180-107 Cemeteries.

§ 180-108 (Reserved)

§ 180-109 Industrial uses.

§ 180-110 Lodging.

§ 180-111 Club, lodge or social building (private).

§ 180-112 Commercial recreation.

§ 180-113 Golf courses.

§ 180-114 Outdoor theaters.

§ 180-115 Conversion dwelling units.

§ 180-116 Single-family cluster developments.

§ 180-117 Rental and condominium dwelling units.

§ 180-118 Residential group homes.

§ 180-119 Residential dwelling units.

§ 180-120 Convenience shopping centers.

§ 180-121 Hospital and extended-care facilities.

§ 180-121.1 Residential hospice facility.

§ 180-122 Drug rehabilitation centers; mental health facilities.

§ 180-123 Public utility facilities.

§ 180-124 Adult-oriented establishments.

§ 180-125 Government uses; schools and educational institutions; community recreational buildings and uses; semipublic and private institutions.

§ 180-126 Drive-in restaurants, drive-in banks or financial offices, and car-washing services.

§ 180-127 Nursery schools; day-care centers.

§ 180-127.1 Commercial communications facilities.

§ 180-127.2 Forestry.

§ 180-127.3 Impervious and building coverage charts.

Article XVIII Additional Regulations for Accessory Uses

§ 180-128 Purpose.

§ 180-129 Power-generating equipment, satellite dishes, windmills, etc.

§ 180-130 Noncommercial swimming pools.

§ 180-131 Residential accessory buildings or structures.

§ 180-132 Temporary stands or offices.

§ 180-133 Recreational vehicle or travel trailer storage.

§ 180-134 Noncommercial nurseries or greenhouses.

§ 180-135 Tennis courts.

§ 180-136 Home professional office/occupation.

§ 180-137 Accessory relative apartments.