This chapter shall be known as the "Zelienople Borough Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance" or as the "Subdivision Ordinance."
The requirements of this chapter are based in authority granted to municipalities by Section 501 of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, Act 247 of 1968, as amended.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10501.
The purpose of this chapter, in accordance with Section 501 of the Municipalities Planning Code, is to ensure the following through standard approval procedures and design requirements for all subdivisions and land developments within the Borough of Zelienople:
Proper design and installation of public improvements associated with subdivisions and land developments, including but not limited to streets and utilities.
Proper arrangement of sites to ensure optimal traffic circulation, consequently minimizing impacts on and off site.
Pedestrian circulation, both on and off site, in a manner integrated with existing neighborhoods and business districts.
Implementation of the "community development objectives" through site design and the provision of amenities installed to specified standards, including landscaping, lighting, and parking.
This Subdivision Ordinance recognizes the following community development objectives rooted in the Borough's adopted findings, "the Long-Range Program for the Borough of Zelienople," August 1966, as amended, and subsequent plans.
Encourage and facilitate safe pedestrian and vehicular circulation.
Facilitate the provision and maintenance of community character through the redevelopment of existing sites in a manner commensurate with community standards relating to site amenities and integration with adjacent sites.
Provide for the proper arrangement of future developments in a manner contemplating future access and development and impacts on adjacent neighborhoods.
Encouraging the preservation of woodlands and hillsides.
Encouraging the preservation of existing business districts and residential neighborhoods through complementary site design standards and amenities.
No subdivision or land development, nor any sanitary sewer, public water supply, street or access drive associated therewith, shall be recorded or constructed unless in a manner as approved by those approval processes set forth in this chapter, unless expressly exempted herein.
No transfer of property by deed shall occur unless all deed references are concurrent with plans approved in accordance with the mandates of this chapter or represent the transfer of lots of record.
Where provisions of another Borough ordinance or state or federal statute differ from those provided herein, the stricter shall prevail.