Township of Williams, PA
Northampton County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Part 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS AND ADMINISTRATION

§ 27-101 Short Title.

§ 27-102 Purpose and Objectives.

§ 27-103 Application.

§ 27-104 Public Utility Exemptions.

§ 27-105 Township and Municipal Authority Exemption.

§ 27-106 Interpretation.

§ 27-107 General Procedure for Permits.

§ 27-108 Permits and Certificates.

§ 27-109 Zoning Officer.

§ 27-110 Zoning Hearing Board and Variances.

§ 27-111 Hearings.

§ 27-112 Appeals.

§ 27-113 Amendments.

§ 27-114 Curative Amendments.

§ 27-115 Filing Fees and Costs.

§ 27-116 Enforcement; Violations and Penalties; Remedy.

§ 27-117 Conditional Use Process.

§ 27-118 Special Exception Use Process.

§ 27-119 Liability.

Part 2 DEFINITIONS

§ 27-201 General Interpretation.

§ 27-202 Terms Defined.

Part 3 DISTRICTS

§ 27-301 Districts Designated.

§ 27-302 Application of District Regulations.

§ 27-303 Zoning Map.

§ 27-304 District Boundaries.

§ 27-305 Municipal Boundaries.

Part 4 "A" AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT

§ 27-401 Purpose.

§ 27-402 Permitted by Right Uses.

§ 27-403 Special Exception Uses.

§ 27-404 Conditional Uses.

§ 27-405 Lot and Setback Regulations.

§ 27-406 Additional Requirements.

Part 5 "LDR" LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT

§ 27-501 Purpose.

§ 27-502 Permitted by Right Uses.

§ 27-503 Conditional Uses.

§ 27-504 Lot and Setback Regulations.

§ 27-505 Additional Requirements.

Part 6 "MDR" MODERATE DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT

§ 27-601 Purpose.

§ 27-602 Permitted by Right Uses.

§ 27-603 Special Exception Uses.

§ 27-604 Conditional Uses.

§ 27-605 Lot and Setback Regulations for Uses Common to All Uses.

§ 27-606 Lot and Setback Regulations for Uses Other Than Townhouses, Garden Apartments, Manufactured Home Parks, Mid-Rise Apartments, Retirement Villages and Life Care Centers.

§ 27-607 Lot and Setback Regulations for Townhouses, Garden Apartments and Retirement Villages.

§ 27-608 Lot and Setback Regulations for Manufactured Home Parks.

§ 27-609 Additional Requirements.

Part 7 "LC" LOCAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT

§ 27-701 Purpose.

§ 27-702 Permitted by Right Uses.

§ 27-703 Special Exception Uses.

§ 27-704 Conditional Uses.

§ 27-705 Prohibited Uses.

§ 27-706 Lot and Setback Regulations.

§ 27-707 Additional Requirements.

Part 8 "HC" HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL DISTRICT

§ 27-801 Purpose.

§ 27-802 Permitted by Right Uses.

§ 27-803 Special Exception Uses.

§ 27-804 Conditional Uses.

§ 27-805 Prohibited Uses.

§ 27-806 Lot and Setback Regulations.

§ 27-807 Additional Requirements.

Part 9 "PUCD" PLANNED UNIT COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

§ 27-901 Purpose.

§ 27-902 Planned Unit Commercial Development.

§ 27-903 Permitted by Right Uses.

§ 27-904 Special Exception Uses.

§ 27-905 Conditional Uses.

§ 27-906 Prohibited Uses.

§ 27-907 Lot and Setback Regulations.

§ 27-908 Standards for Approval of a Planned Unit Commercial Development.

§ 27-909 Additional Requirements.

Part 10 "LI/B" LIGHT INDUSTRIAL BUSINESS DISTRICT

§ 27-1001 Purpose.

§ 27-1002 Definition of Planned Business Development.

§ 27-1003 Permitted by Right Uses.

§ 27-1004 Special Exception Uses.

§ 27-1005 Conditional Uses.

§ 27-1006 Specifically Prohibited Uses.

§ 27-1007 Standards FDA Approval of a Planned Business Development.

§ 27-1008 Lot and Setback Regulations.

§ 27-1009 Additional Requirements.

Part 11 "GI" GENERAL INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT

§ 27-1101 Purpose.

§ 27-1102 Permitted by Right Uses.

§ 27-1103 Special Exception Uses.

§ 27-1104 Conditional Uses.

§ 27-1105 Specifically Prohibited Uses.

§ 27-1106 Lot and Setback Regulations.

§ 27-1107 Additional Requirements.

Part 12 "SC" SPECIAL CONSERVATION DISTRICT

§ 27-1201 Purpose.

§ 27-1202 Permitted by Right Uses.

§ 27-1203 Special Exception Uses.

§ 27-1204 Conditional Uses.

§ 27-1205 Lot and Setback Regulations.

§ 27-1206 Additional Requirements.

Part 13 GENERAL REGULATIONS

§ 27-1301 Limit of One Principal Use.

§ 27-1302 Street Frontage: Number of Uses or Buildings.

§ 27-1303 Maximum Height of Buildings.

§ 27-1304 Special Lot and Yard Requirements, Site Distance and Buffer Yards.

§ 27-1305 Landscaping.

§ 27-1306 Establishment of Future Right-of-Way Widths for Streets.

§ 27-1307 Industrial and Commercial Driveways.

§ 27-1308 Access Onto Arterial Streets.

§ 27-1309 Nonconformities.

§ 27-1310 Temporary Structure or Use.

§ 27-1311 Site Plan Review.

§ 27-1312 Hazards to Public Health and Safety.

§ 27-1313 Traffic Impact Study.

§ 27-1314 Stormwater Management.

§ 27-1315 Recreation Land, Open Space and Fees Requirements.

§ 27-1316 Posting of Address.

§ 27-1317 Condominium Ownership.

§ 27-1318 Nonresidential Building Separation.

§ 27-1319 Community Impact Analysis.

§ 27-1320 Interchange Area Planning Guidelines.

Part 14 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIC USES

§ 27-1401 Applicability.

§ 27-1402 Additional Requirements for Specific Principal Uses and Lot Configurations.

§ 27-1403 Additional Requirements for Accessory Uses.

Part 15 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

§ 27-1501 Environmental Preservation Required.

§ 27-1502 Nuisances, Fire and Explosive Hazards Prohibited.

§ 27-1503 Steep Slopes.

§ 27-1504 Wetlands.

§ 27-1505 Setbacks From Surface Waters and Drainage Swales.

§ 27-1506 Floodplain Area Regulations.

§ 27-1507 Filling, Excavation and Grading.

§ 27-1508 Storage of Explosives and Hazardous Substances.

§ 27-1509 Sewage Waste Disposal.

§ 27-1510 Noise Control.

§ 27-1511 Vibration.

§ 27-1512 Air Pollution and Odors.

§ 27-1513 Light, Glare and Heat Control.

§ 27-1514 Placement of Outdoor Machinery and Dumpsters.

§ 27-1515 Radioactivity and Electrical Disturbances.

§ 27-1516 Preservation of Trees and Forests.

§ 27-1517 Reviews to Determine Compliance With Performance Standards.

§ 27-1518 Stripping of Topsoil.

§ 27-1519 Hazardous Waste and Sewage Sludge.

§ 27-1520 Special Environmental Protection Within Canal Corridors and Along Scenic Roads.

§ 27-1521 Forestry Activities.

Part 16 OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING

§ 27-1601 Required Number of Off-Street Parking Spaces.

§ 27-1602 General Regulations for Off-Street Parking.

§ 27-1603 Design Standards for Off-Street Parking.

§ 27-1604 Parking of Commercial Vehicles in Residential Districts; Unregistered Commercial Vehicles.

§ 27-1605 Off-Street Loading.

Part 17 SIGNS

§ 27-1701 Scope and Applicability.

§ 27-1702 Nonconforming Signs.

§ 27-1703 Definitions of Signs.

§ 27-1704 Construal of Provisions.

§ 27-1705 Abandoned or Outdated Signs.

§ 27-1706 Location.

§ 27-1707 Illuminated Signs.

§ 27-1708 Vehicle Signs.

§ 27-1709 Temporary Signs.

§ 27-1710 Exempt Signs.

§ 27-1711 Signs Prohibited in All Districts.

§ 27-1712 Signs and/or Structures Identifying Major Residential or Business Developments.

§ 27-1713 Area of Signs.

§ 27-1714 Maximum Height of Signs.

§ 27-1715 Signs Permitted in Residential Districts.

§ 27-1716 Signs Permitted in Commercial Districts.

§ 27-1717 Signs Permitted in Industrial and Business Districts.

§ 27-1718 Approval of Signs Associated with Proposed Conditional Uses, Special Exception, and Nonconforming Uses.

§ 27-1719 Off-Premises Advertising Signs (Billboards).

§ 27-1720 Sign Area Bonus.

Part 18 "SWZD" SOLID WASTE ZONING DISTRICT

§ 27-1801 Purpose.

§ 27-1802 Definitions.

§ 27-1803 Permitted Wastes.

§ 27-1804 Non-Permitted Wastes.

§ 27-1805 Permitted by Right Uses.

§ 27-1806 Accessory Uses.

§ 27-1807 Uses Permitted by Right in Post-Closure Landfill Sites.

§ 27-1808 Conditional Uses.

§ 27-1809 Specifically Prohibited Uses.

§ 27-1810 Lot and Setback Regulations.

§ 27-1811 Additional Requirements.

§ 27-1812 Inapplicability of Other Zoning Ordinance Provisions.

Part 19 CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT

§ 27-1901 Scope and Applicability.

§ 27-1902 General Regulations in Conservation Development.