This Zoning Code is for regulating and restricting the height, number of stories and size of buildings and other structures, their construction, alteration, extension, repair, maintenance, replacement or removal, their density of occupancy, all facilities in or about them, their location and use, the use of them or of land for trade, industry, residence or other purposes, the percentage of lot they may occupy and the size of yards, courts and other open spaces, the establishment, maintenance or setting back of building lines upon the streets, protection and preservation of natural resources; for creating zoning districts for such purposes and establishing boundaries thereof; for establishing classes of buildings, other structures and land for such purposes; for defining certain terms used herein; and for providing for administration and amendment and for the Zoning Hearing Board; and for the imposition of penalties for violations thereof.
This chapter shall be known as and may be cited as the "Easton Zoning Code of 2007."
The accompanying zoning district map is hereby declared to be part of this chapter and shall be known as and may be cited as the "Official Zoning Map" and the "Official Map of the City of Easton."
The accompanying block class map is hereby declared to be part of this chapter and shall be known as and may be cited as the "Official Block Class Map."
If any article, section, subsection, provision, regulation, sentence, clause, phrase or word in this chapter or the zoning district boundaries as shown on the Zoning Map shall be for any reason declared to be illegal, unconstitutional or invalid, by any Court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect or impair the validity of the remaining provisions of this chapter or the Zoning Map.
Council hereby declares that it would have adopted this chapter and each article, section, subsection, provision, regulation, sentence, clause, phrase and word thereof and each zoning district boundary of the Zoning Map, irrespective of the fact that any one or more of the sections, subsections, provisions, regulations, sentences, clauses, phrases, words or boundaries may be declared illegal, unconstitutional or invalid.