City of Easton, PA
Northampton County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
A. 
Legislative intent.
(1) 
The purpose of the Street Corridor Enhancement Overlay District is to accommodate medium- and high-intensity development at the gateways to the City and within the primary vehicular access corridors, and to promote compact, walkable, mixed-use buildings with local and regional commercial services, light industrial, and residential uses.
B. 
Requirements.
(1) 
The build-to line shall be 0 to five feet outside of the DD and 0 feet within it.
(2) 
The building height of the underlying district may be exceeded in accordance with § 595-127.
(3) 
Select nonresidential uses shall be permitted in accordance with this section.
(4) 
All development in the district shall comply with Article XXXV, Context Sensitive Design Standards.
[Amended 9-12-2018 by Ord. No. 5653]
All uses permitted by right in the underlying zoning district shall be permitted by right in the Street Corridor Enhancement (SC) Overlay District.
A. 
A7 Multifamily dwelling.
B. 
A12 Mixed residential/business.
C. 
B3 Parks.
D. 
C2 General bookstore/coffee shop.
E. 
C3 General merchandise (except on 13th Street between Washington and Pine Streets and between Church and Bushkill Streets where this use is still considered a special exception).
F. 
C5 Eating and drinking places without drive-through service (except on 13th Street between Washington and Pine Streets and between Church and Bushkill Streets where this use is considered a special exception).
G. 
D2 Finance, insurance, and real estate.
H. 
D3 Personal services.
I. 
D4 Business services.
J. 
D6 Professional services.
K. 
D7 Administrative offices.
L. 
D15 Medical services.
M. 
F4 Publishing.
N. 
F10 Cottage industry.
O. 
H1 Passenger depot.
[Amended 9-12-2018 by Ord. No. 5653]
A. 
If a use is permitted by right in the underlying zoning district, a special exception is not necessary. Special exception uses in the Street Corridor Enhancement (SC) Overlay District are as follows:
(1) 
A9 Residential midrise (in College Hill, South Side, and West Ward Districts only).
(2) 
B1 Cultural activities and exhibitions.
(3) 
B2 Amusements.
(4) 
B4 Private social club.
(5) 
C4 Food establishments.
(6) 
C6 Retail specialty establishments.
(7) 
C9 Liquid fuels.
(8) 
C10 Retail sales – large scale.
(9) 
C11 Pharmacy.
(10) 
D5 Repair services.
(11) 
D9 Bed-and-breakfast.
(12) 
D10 Community services.
(13) 
D11 Day-care center.
(14) 
D14 Automotive repair.
(15) 
E1 Educational services.
(16) 
E2 Government services.
(17) 
E5 Religious worship services.
(18) 
H3 Parking lot/structure.
The Table of Dimensional Criteria for the Street Corridor Enhancement (SC) Overlay District is located at the end of this chapter.
A. 
In addition to other design standards of this article pertaining to build-to lines, building height, and impervious surface ratio, the context sensitive design standards of Article XXXV shall apply.
B. 
Supplemental standards of Article XXXI shall be met.
C. 
Parking shall be provided in accordance with § 595-179. It shall be located to the rear or side of the principal building and screened in accordance with Article XXX. Parking structures shall be designed in accordance with § 595-178.
D. 
There shall be a maximum building footprint of 8,000 square feet.
E. 
The principal building shall have a minimum height of 30 feet and two stories.
F. 
The primary facade of buildings longer than 30 feet at the build-to line shall be designed to look like more than one building. Each additional forty-foot building segment shall be designed to look like an additional building (i.e., a sixty-foot building shall be designed to look like two buildings, a ninety-foot building shall be designed to look like three different buildings). When this results in a fraction of a building, any fraction 15 feet or greater shall be counted as an additional segment (i.e., a forty-five-foot building shall be designed to look like two buildings, a seventy-five-foot building shall be designed to look like three different buildings). Pilasters, alternate materials, recesses and projections, or other architectural elements shall be used to differentiate each segment from the next. Color shall not be used to differentiate segments.
G. 
Primary entrances shall be located along the street front. Secondary entrances may be located at the side or rear of buildings.
H. 
No blank walls shall face a street. Such building walls facing a street shall have fenestration, entrances or other features.
I. 
No drive-in uses shall be permitted.
A. 
All uses requiring special exception.
(1) 
The requirements of § 595-251, Special exceptions, shall be met.
(2) 
No uses with a drive-in shall be permitted.
(3) 
All nonresidential uses located within the Street Corridor Enhancement Overlay and the Downtown District, fronting Northampton Street in the areas from Larry Holmes Drive/Riverside Drive to 6th Street, or fronting on Center Square, shall have a permitted arts, entertainment, recreational, retail, or service use occupying the first floor. Such use shall occupy an area equal to the linear frontage along the street line by a depth of at least 20 feet and shall provide direct pedestrian access from the sidewalk into the commercial area.
[Amended 9-12-2018 by Ord. No. 5653]
(4) 
Nonresidential uses shall not be permitted anywhere on a floor above residential uses within the same building.
(5) 
Residential uses within a mixed residential/business building shall not be located on or below the first floor.
(6) 
The use shall comply with § 595-128, Development and design standards.