Township of Easttown, PA
Chester County
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§ 455-13 Land uses.

A. 
Except as may be hereinafter specified, no building, structure, or land shall be used or occupied, and no building or structure or part thereof shall be erected, constructed, moved, or altered, and no new lot shall be created unless in conformity with all of the appropriate regulations herein specified for the district in which it is located.
B. 
Land Use Table. A land use may be permitted by right, conditional use, or special exception, or may not be permitted in a district at all. See the attached Land Use Table in Figure 3-1 to determine if and by what means a land use is permitted in each zoning district.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The Land Use Table is included as an attachment to this chapter.
C. 
General requirements for permitted land uses.
(1) 
Permitted uses by right. Within each district, there may be principal uses and their accessory uses permitted by right, provided that:
(a) 
The use is reviewed, approved, and a zoning permit is obtained from the Zoning Officer.
(b) 
There is only one principal use permitted per lot meeting the dimensional requirements, except as provided in § 455-35A.
(c) 
The use complies with all applicable general and supplemental development and design requirements.
(2) 
Permitted uses by conditional use. Within each district, there may be principal uses and their accessory uses permitted by conditional use as per Article XIV, provided that:
(a) 
A conditional use is granted by the Board of Supervisors, and a zoning permit is obtained from the Zoning Officer.
(b) 
There is only one principal use permitted per lot meeting the dimensional requirements, except as provided in § 455-35A.
(c) 
The use complies with all applicable general and supplemental development and design requirements.
(3) 
Permitted uses by special exception. Within each district, there may be principal uses and their accessory uses permitted by special exception as per Article XV, provided that:
(a) 
A special exception is granted by the Zoning Hearing Board, and a zoning permit is obtained from the Zoning Officer.
(b) 
There is only one principal use permitted per lot meeting the dimensional requirements, except as provided in § 455-35A.
(c) 
The use complies with all applicable general and supplemental development and design requirements.
(4) 
Accessory uses and structures. All typical accessory uses and/or structures to the permitted uses shall be permitted, provided:
(a) 
They are located on the same lot as the principal use.
(b) 
They are clearly subordinate to the principal use.
(c) 
They have been properly addressed as part of the application for a building permit, subdivision, land development, special exception or conditional use, and a zoning permit has been obtained from the Zoning Officer as per § 455-95.
(d) 
They comply with all applicable general and supplemental development and design requirements in §§ 455-47 and 455-48.
(5) 
Natural resource protection. Where applicable, all permitted uses shall comply with the natural resource protection requirements specified in Chapter 274, Natural Resources Protection, as incorporated by reference in Article VII of this chapter.
(6) 
General regulations. Where applicable, all permitted uses shall comply with the general regulations and specifications indicated in Article VIII.
(7) 
Supplemental regulations. Where applicable, all permitted uses shall comply with the supplemental regulations and specifications indicated in Article IX.
(8) 
Off-street parking and loading. Where applicable, all permitted uses shall comply with the off-street parking and loading requirements specified under Article X.
(9) 
Signs. Where applicable, all permitted uses shall comply with the requirements for signs, as specified under Article XI.

§ 455-14 Dimensional requirements.

A. 
Lots and structures in all districts shall meet or exceed the minimal or meet or fall below the maximum dimensional requirements contained in Figure 3-2, Dimensional Requirements Table.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The Dimensional Requirements Table is included as an attachment to this chapter.
B. 
Maximum height requirements do not apply to chimneys, steeples on churches, elevator bulkheads, ventilators, and ornamental spires.
C. 
No yard or lot existing as of the effective date of this chapter shall be reduced in dimension or area below the minimum requirement herein. Yards or lots created after the effective date of this chapter shall meet at least the minimum requirements herein.
D. 
No part of a yard, or other open space, or off-street parking or loading space required about or in connection with any building for the purpose of complying with this chapter shall be included as part of a yard, open space, or off-street parking or loading space similarly required for any other building.
E. 
The front yard setback requirements of this chapter for dwellings shall not apply to any lot where the average setback on developed lots located wholly or in part within 100 feet on each side of such lot and within the same block and zoning district and fronting on the same street as such lot is less than the minimum setback required. In such cases, the front yard setback on such lot may be less than the required setback, but not less than the average of the existing setbacks on the developed lots.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Original § 301.F, regarding minimum road frontage requirements, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 9-21-2009 by Ord. No. 391-09.
F. 
The maximum impervious surface permitted on any lot shall be as set forth in Figure 3-2, Dimensional Requirements Table.[3]When calculating existing and proposed impervious surface to determine compliance with maximum impervious surface, impervious surfaces located within rights-of-way shall be excluded from the calculation.[4]
[Amended 6-2-2014 by Ord. No. 422-14; 12-15-2014 by Ord. No. 424-14]
[3]
Editor's Note: The Dimensional Requirements Table is included as an attachment to this chapter.
[4]
Editor's Note: Original § 301.H, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 6-2-2014 by Ord. No. 422-14.