Borough of New Britain, PA
Bucks County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of New Britain 3-7-1978 by Ord. No. 161; amended in its entirety 6-14-1994 by Ord. No. 262. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Open burning — See Ch. 144.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 165.
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 280.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 375.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 385.
Attachment 1 - Table of Uses and Districts Attachment 2 - Summary of Sign Types Permitted in Zoning Districts Attachment 3 - Zoning Map
Article I Title, Purpose and Interpretation

§ 450-1 Short title.

§ 450-2 Purpose.

§ 450-3 Interpretation of provisions.

§ 450-4 Severability.

Article II Terminology

§ 450-5 Word usage.

§ 450-6 Definitions.

Article III Districts

§ 450-7 Establishment of districts.

§ 450-8 Classes of districts.

§ 450-9 Zoning Map.

§ 450-10 Interpretation of district boundaries.

Article IV Use Regulations

§ 450-11 Applicability of regulations.

§ 450-12 Uses by right, special exception, conditional use, and uses not permitted.

§ 450-13 Uses subject to other regulations.

§ 450-14 Use regulations.

Article V District Requirements

§ 450-15 R-1 Residential District.

§ 450-16 R-2 Residential District.

§ 450-17 VH Village Historic District.

§ 450-18 MHP Mobile Home Park District.

§ 450-19 C-1 Commercial District.

§ 450-20 C-2 Commercial District.

§ 450-21 C-3 Commercial District.

§ 450-22 HC Historic Commercial District.

§ 450-23 SC Shopping Center District.

§ 450-24 LI Light Industrial District.

§ 450-25 C-U College/University District.

§ 450-26 E-I Educational Institutional District.

§ 450-27 P-OS Park and Open Space District.

§ 450-28 Historic Overlay District.

§ 450-29 Student Home Overlay District.

§ 450-29.1 MUO Mixed-Use Overlay District.

Article VI General Regulations Applicable to All Districts

§ 450-30 Lot area and yard required.

§ 450-31 Exceptions for existing alignment.

§ 450-32 Height.

§ 450-33 Access to public streets, minimum lot width, and lane lots.

§ 450-34 Obstructions to vision at intersections, streets, driveways and vehicle accessways.

§ 450-35 Lighting.

§ 450-36 Corner lots and through lots.

§ 450-37 Trash and dumpster screening.

§ 450-38 Environmental protection standards.

§ 450-39 Buffer yard and landscape requirements.

§ 450-40 Protection standards; nuisances.

§ 450-41 Floodplain regulations.

§ 450-42 Parking standards.

Article VII Signs

§ 450-43 Scope and applicability.

§ 450-44 Sign regulations.

§ 450-45 Signs in residential districts.

§ 450-46 Signs in nonresidential districts.

§ 450-47 Sign permits.

§ 450-48 Monitoring of signs.

§ 450-49 Nonconforming signs.

Article VIII Administration

§ 450-50 Zoning Officer; duties and powers.

§ 450-51 Zoning permits required.

§ 450-52 Application requirements for zoning permits.

§ 450-53 Fees.

§ 450-54 Life of a permit.

§ 450-55 Certificate of occupancy.

§ 450-56 Conditional uses.

Article IX Zoning Hearing Board

§ 450-57 Establishment and membership.

§ 450-58 Organization of Zoning Hearing Board.

§ 450-59 Persons entitled to initiate action before the Board; jurisdiction.

§ 450-60 Manner of initiating action before the Board.

§ 450-61 Time limitations.

§ 450-62 Hearings.

§ 450-63 Variances.

§ 450-64 Special exceptions.

§ 450-65 Factors to be considered.

§ 450-66 Validity of ordinance; substantive questions.

Article X Amendments and Appeals

§ 450-67 Power of amendment.

§ 450-68 Public hearings prior to amendment.

§ 450-69 Submission to Borough Planning Commission and Bucks County Planning Commission.

§ 450-70 Proposals by curative amendments.

§ 450-71 Private petition for amendment.

§ 450-72 Appeals to court.

Article XI Enforcement

§ 450-73 Jurisdiction.

§ 450-74 Enforcement notices.

§ 450-75 Causes of action.

§ 450-76 Enforcement; violations and penalties.

Article XII Nonconformities

§ 450-77 Definitions.

§ 450-78 Registration of nonconforming uses and structures.

§ 450-79 Continuation.

§ 450-80 Extension of nonconforming uses and structures.

§ 450-81 Restoration.

§ 450-82 Abandonment.

§ 450-83 Changes of nonconforming use.

Article XIII Repealer and Effective Date

§ 450-84 Repealer.

§ 450-85 Effective date.