Township of College, PA
Centre County
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§ 200-19 Single-Family Residential District.

A. 
Intent. It is the intent of the Single-Family Residential District to promote the following:
(1) 
To provide for low-density housing in appropriate locations and to permit limited public and quasi-public uses appropriate for residential neighborhoods.
(2) 
To protect residential areas from changes and intrusions which may cause deterioration.
(3) 
To meet minimum standards of health and safety by protecting against hazards and nuisances.
(4) 
To provide for adequate daylight, ventilation, quiet, privacy and recreational opportunity.
(5) 
To prevent congestion and the overcrowding of land caused by excessive densities.
B. 
District regulations. Only the uses listed below shall be permitted in the Single-Family Residential District. All uses must conform to the lot, yard setback and maximum height regulations stipulated herein, as well as other appropriate requirements of this chapter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Criteria and Standards for the Single-Family Residential District (R-1) are included as an attachment to this chapter.
C. 
Duplexes. Lots meeting the minimum requirements above shall be permitted to be developed with duplexes under the following additional regulations:
[Added 9-15-2016 by Ord. No. O-16-05]
(1) 
General. Any structure existing at the time of adoption of this subsection shall not be permitted to be utilized as a duplex.
(2) 
Lots less than two acres. Those lots being developed with a duplex that measures less than two acres in lot size shall be subject to the following additional regulations.
(a) 
Only one duplex shall be permitted per lot.
(b) 
No proposed duplex may be closer than 500 feet to another duplex measured from the nearest lot lines of the lots containing the proposed and existing duplexes.
(3) 
Lots greater than two or more acres. Those lots being developed with a duplex that measures two acres or more in lot size shall be subject to the following additional regulations.
(a) 
The requirements of § 200-19C(1) shall not apply to those lots that are two acres or greater in size unless subdivided into lots smaller than two acres.
(b) 
Multiple duplexes shall be permitted to be built on a lot exceeding two or more acres with the following restrictions.
[1] 
No individual, business, corporation or similar entity shall be permitted to own more than two dwelling units or a single structure classified as a duplex on said lot. An individual of one of the duplex units shall be permitted to rent his/her dwelling unit to other residents.
[2] 
More than one duplex may be built upon a lot exceeding two or more acres given that the density of said development does not exceed four dwelling units per acre inclusive of all lands of the parent tract with the exception of land that will be utilized for public rights-of-way and/or public open space/parkland. In calculating the developable density, any fraction of a dwelling unit shall be rounded down.

§ 200-20 Two-Family Residential District.

A. 
Intent. In addition to the intent of the Single-Family Residential District, it is the intent of the Two-Family Residential District to promote the following:
(1) 
To provide a buffer between low-density residential neighborhoods and more intense land uses.
(2) 
To provide for low- and moderate-income housing.
(3) 
To promote diversity of housing types and character.
B. 
District regulations. Only the uses listed below shall be permitted in the Two-Family Residential District. All uses must conform to the lot, yard setback and maximum height regulations stipulated herein, as well as other appropriate requirements of this chapter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Criteria and Standards for the Two-Family Residential District (R-2) are included as an attachment to this chapter.

§ 200-21 Multifamily Residential District.

A. 
Intent. It is the intent of the Multifamily Residential District to promote the following:
(1) 
To provide for medium-density housing in appropriate locations and to permit limited uses appropriate to residential neighborhoods.
(2) 
To protect residential areas from changes and intrusions which may cause deterioration.
(3) 
To meet minimum standards of health and safety by protecting against hazards and nuisances.
(4) 
To provide for adequate daylight, ventilation, quiet, privacy and recreational opportunity.
(5) 
To prevent congestion and the overcrowding of land caused by excessive densities.
(6) 
To provide for low- and moderate-income housing.
(7) 
To promote diversity of housing types and character.
B. 
District regulations. Only the uses listed below shall be permitted in the Multifamily Residential District. All uses must conform to the lot, yard setback and maximum height regulations stipulated herein, as well as other appropriate requirements of this chapter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Criteria and Standards for the Multifamily Residential District (R-3) are included as an attachment to this chapter.

§ 200-22 Village Center District.

[Amended 7-22-1993 by Ord. No. O-93-03]
A. 
Intent. In addition to the intent of § 200-19A(2) through A(5) of the Single-Family Residential District, the intent of the Village Center District is as follows:
(1) 
To encourage the historic character and identity of the village environment as a distinct cultural and physical entity.
(2) 
To protect and encourage a harmonious mixture of housing, retail and service establishments and community facilities, with special attention to the balance between residential and commercial uses.
(3) 
To establish an enjoyable and safe network of pedestrian pathways and crosswalks within the village.
(4) 
To accommodate required parking in a way to minimize the functional and visual impact on the public and adjacent properties. Perpendicular parking should be discouraged on Pike Street along the front of buildings and encouraged behind or to the side of buildings and adequately screened. Large parking lots and parking in the front yard shall be discouraged.
(5) 
To encourage the reuse of historic buildings and properties.
(6) 
To protect residential and commercial areas from changes and dimensions which may cause deterioration.
(7) 
To protect and enhance the natural environment, including the protection of and access to streams, the maintenance and replacement of the shade trees and other vegetation.
(8) 
To provide for adequate daylight and ventilation.
(9) 
To provide for the public convenience and to avoid congestion.
B. 
District regulations. Only the uses listed below shall be permitted in the Village Center District. All uses must conform to the lot, yard setback and maximum height regulations stipulated herein, as well as other appropriate requirements of this chapter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Criteria and Standards for the Village Center District (V) are included as an attachment to this chapter.

§ 200-23 Mobile Home Park District.

A. 
Intent. It is the intent of the Mobile Home Park District to promote the following:
(1) 
To provide for future mobile homes in appropriately located, well-designed parks.
(2) 
To permit limited public and quasi-public uses appropriate for residential neighborhoods.
(3) 
To meet minimum standards of health and safety by protecting against hazards and nuisances.
(4) 
To provide for adequate daylight, ventilation, quiet, privacy and recreational opportunity.
(5) 
To prevent congestion and the overcrowding of land caused by excessive densities.
(6) 
To provide for low- and moderate-income housing.
B. 
District regulations. The regulations for this district are those stipulated in Chapter 127, Mobile Homes.

§ 200-24 Planned Residential Development District.

A. 
Intent. It is the intent of the Planned Residential Development District to promote the following:
(1) 
To encourage innovations in residential development and renewal so that the growing demand for housing may be met by greater variety in type, design and layout of dwellings and by the conservation and more efficient use of open space ancillary to said dwellings.
(2) 
To encourage a more efficient use of land and public services.
(3) 
To reflect changes in the technology of land development so that economies secured may inure to the benefit of those who need homes.
(4) 
To provide a procedure which can relate the type, design and layout of residential development to the particular site.
(5) 
To encourage a pattern of development which preserves trees and natural topography and prevents soil erosion.
(6) 
To provide an environment of stable character in harmony with surrounding development.
B. 
District regulations. The regulations for this district are those stipulated in Chapter 145, Planned Residential Development.