City of Easton, PA
Northampton County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
A. 
Legislative intent.
(1) 
The purpose of the Institutional-1 District is to accommodate the orderly development and expansion of Lafayette College, including an area of transition between the College and the surrounding neighborhoods.
B. 
Requirements.
(1) 
The maximum impervious surface ratio for the district is 50%.
(2) 
The build-to line for the district shall vary to blend with those of the adjacent neighborhoods.
(3) 
Both new construction and redevelopment in the district shall comply with Article XXXV, Context Sensitive Design Standards, particularly standards for buffers and buffer areas, natural resource protection, and street trees and landscaping.
A. 
Uses permitted by right in the Institutional-1 District are as follows:
(1) 
A1 Single-family dwelling.
(2) 
A2 Single-family semidetached dwelling.
(3) 
A3 Single-family attached dwelling.
(4) 
A11 Rooming house.
(5) 
A14 Dormitory.
(6) 
B1 Cultural activities and exhibitions.
(7) 
B2 Amusements.
(8) 
B3 Parks.
(9) 
B4 Private social clubs.
(10) 
C2 General bookstore/coffe shop.
[Added 9-12-2018 by Ord. No. 5653[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also redesignated former Subsection A(10) through (12) as Subsection A(11) through (13).
(11) 
C3 General merchandise.
(12) 
C4 Food establishments.
(13) 
C5 Eating and drinking places.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(13), C6 Retail specialty establishments, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 9-12-2018 by Ord. No. 5653.
(14) 
D7 Administrative offices.
(15) 
D9 Bed-and-breakfast.
(16) 
D10 Community services.
(17) 
D11 Day-care center.
(18) 
D15 Medical services.
[Added 9-12-2018 by Ord. No. 5653[3]]
[3]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also redesignated former Subsection A(18) through (38) as Subsection A(19) through (39).
(19) 
E1 Educational services.
(20) 
E2 Government services.
(21) 
E3 Hospitals.
(22) 
E4 Extended-care facility.
(23) 
E5 Religious worship services.
(24) 
E6 Residential treatment center.
(25) 
E7 Rehabilitation facility.
(26) 
H1 Passenger depot.
(27) 
H3 Parking lot or structure.
(28) 
I1 Accessory amusements.
(29) 
I2 Accessory offices.
(30) 
I3 Accessory structure.
(31) 
I4 Temporary structure.
(32) 
I5 Accessory storage.
(33) 
I6 Accessory parking area.
(34) 
I7 Accessory swimming pool.
(35) 
I8 Accessory religious shelter.
(36) 
I9 Small family day-care home.
(37) 
I11 Non-impact home-based business.
(38) 
J1 Timber activities (in accordance with Article XXXI, Supplemental Standards).
(39) 
J2 Timber harvesting operation (in accordance with Article XXXI, Supplemental Standards).
A. 
A7 Multifamily dwelling.
B. 
A8 Residential lowrise.
C. 
A12 Mixed residential/business.
D. 
A13 Group homes.
E. 
C6 Retail specialty establishments.
[Added 9-12-2018 by Ord. No. 5653[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also redesignated former Subsection E, C11 Liquid fuels, as Subsection F.
F. 
C9 Liquid fuels.
[Amended 9-12-2018 by Ord. No. 5653]
G. 
C10 Retail sales – large scale.
[Added 9-12-2018 by Ord. No. 5653[2]]
[2]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also redesignated former Subsections F through H as Subsections H through J.
H. 
H4 Utility services.
I. 
H5 Communications facilities.
J. 
I10 Large family day-care home.
The Table of Dimensional Criteria for the Institutional-1 (INS-1) District is located at the end of this chapter.
A. 
Shall not exceed 15 feet in height.
B. 
Shall not be located in any required front yard.
C. 
Shall be 10 feet from any property line.
D. 
Shall be located at least six feet from other structures.
A. 
The principal building shall have a minimum building height of 30 feet.
B. 
In addition to other design standards of this article pertaining to lot area and width, build-to lines, side yards, building height, and impervious surface, the following shall apply:
(1) 
The context sensitive design standards of Article XXXV.
(2) 
Landscaping and buffering shall be in accordance with Article XXX.
C. 
Parking requirements.
(1) 
Off-street parking lots located along the street front shall be buffered with a masonry wall or hedge a minimum of 30 inches in height.
(2) 
Off-street parking is required for all uses in the INS-1 District in accordance with § 595-179, Minimum spaces required. Where two or more uses are located in the same structure, parking spaces shall be provided for each use and all such required parking spaces shall be cumulative.
A. 
The requirements of § 595-251, Special exceptions, shall be met.
B. 
The supplemental standards of Article XXXI shall be met.
C. 
Communications facilities, including communications towers and communications antennas mounted on an existing public utility transmission tower, building or other structure and existing communications towers and communications equipment buildings, shall meet the requirements of Part 6, Communications Facility Regulations.