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City of Easton, PA
Northampton County
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[Amended 6-24-2009 by Ord. No. 5210; 4-11-2012 by Ord. No. 5352; 5-9-2018 by Ord. No. 5636]
All areas of the City of Easton are hereby divided into districts of different types, each type being of such number, shape, kind and area and of such common unity of purpose and adaptability of use that is deemed most suitable to carry out the objectives of this chapter and the City Comprehensive Plan. The following districts are hereby established:
Abbreviation
District
CH
College Hill
CH/INS-IT
College Hill/Institutional 1 Transitional Zone
SS
South Side
WW
West Ward
WW/INS-2T
West Ward/Institutional 2 Transitional Zone
RC
River Corridors and Other Green Areas
INS-1
Institutional-1
INS-2
Institutional-2
DD
Downtown
AR
Adaptive Reuse
ET
Expressway Transitional
Abbreviation
Special Overlay District
SC
Street Corridor Enhancement Overlay
IO
Innovation Overlay
FH
Flood Hazard Overlay
SSC
Steep Slope Conservation Overlay
A. 
Districts are bound and defined as shown on the map entitled "City of Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, Zoning District Map" and as may further be revised. This map with all explanatory matters thereon accompanies and is hereby made part of this chapter.[1]
[Amended 6-24-2009 by Ord. No. 5210]
[1]
Editor's Note: Said Zoning District Map is included at the end of this chapter.
B. 
The Block Classes of the Zoning Districts shall be as shown upon the map attached to and made a part of this chapter, depicting Block Classes A, B and C.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Said Zoning Block Class Map is included at the end of this chapter.
C. 
The Flood Hazard Map exists as an overlay to any zoning district now or hereafter applicable to any lot in accordance with Article XXV, Flood Hazard Overlay District.
The Zoning Administrator shall determine the exact location of zoning district boundaries using the following guidelines:
A. 
Where district boundaries are indicated as approximately coinciding with the center lines of streets, highways or streams, such center lines shall be construed to be such boundaries.
B. 
Where district boundaries are so indicated that they approximately coincide with lot lines, such lot lines shall be construed to be such boundaries, or where district boundaries are extension of lot lines or connect the intersections of lot lines, such lines shall be such district boundaries.
C. 
Where district boundaries are so indicated that they are approximately parallel to center lines of streets or highways, such district boundaries shall be construed as being parallel thereto and at such distance therefrom.