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 at the end of this chapter.

§ 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 at the end of 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 at the end of 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 at the end of 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.