East Donegal Township, PA: Agricultural Zoning Ordinance

The zoning code for the township of East Donegal combines reduced density with maximum lot sizes.  This maintains farm parcels that are large enough for sustained agricultural use, while ensuring that people looking to buy land for new residences don't compete directly with farmers for agricultural land.  The zoning code establishes agricultural districts in which one residence is allowed per 25 acres.  New subdivisions are capped at a maximum of two acres.  Two new lots are allowed per parcel as long as the new development occurs on non-tillable land. 

Downloadable Documents: 
East Donegal, Pa., Zoning Code § 502 (2002).
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