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A. The size, shape and orientation of lots shall be appropriate for the type of development use contemplated. Insofar as practical, side lot lines shall be at right angles to straight street lines or radial to curved street lines.
B. Where feasible, lot lines shall follow municipal boundaries rather than cross them, in order to avoid jurisdictional problems.
C. Generally, the depth of residential lots shall be not less than 1 nor more than 2½ times their width.
D. Depth and width of parcels intended for nonresidential areas shall be adequate for the use proposed and sufficient to provide satisfactory space for on-site parking, loading and unloading, setbacks, landscaping, etc.
E. If, after subdividing, there exists remnants of land, they shall be either incorporated in existing or proposed lots, or legally dedicated to public use, if acceptable to the municipality.
2. Lot Frontage.
A. All lots shall front on a public street, or on a private street if it meets the requirements of these regulations.
B. Double or reverse frontage lots shall be avoided except where required to provide separation of residential development from major streets or to overcome specific disadvantages of topography, orientation or location.
C. All residential reverse frontage lots shall have a planting screen easement of at least 20 feet in width across which, there shall be no right of access.
3. Lot Dimensions. See the Dauphin Borough Zoning Ordinance [Chapter 27].
4. Soils Evaluations for Individual Sewage System Permits.
A. The developer shall arrange for soils evaluation tests to be made on all lots not served by sanitary sewers.
B. Soils evaluation tests shall be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. [Ord. 2012-03]
C. The results of these soil evaluation tests shall be submitted to the Borough Council in a report signed by the developer and by the Pennsylvania Department of Environment Protection. [Ord. 2012-03]
D. From the results of these tests, the lot size shall be established large enough to provide for the specified minimum area required for the absorption fields as prescribed in accordance with the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, but in no case shall the lot size be less than as designated in the Dauphin Borough Zoning Ordinance [Chapter 27].
E. The approval of the Borough Council will not be given to a subdivision where on-lot sewage disposal is to be provided, unless the size of lots and the disposal system conforms to the requirements of the standards indicated in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, but in no case shall the lot site be less than as designated in the Dauphin Borough Zoning Ordinance [Chapter 27]. [Ord. 2012-03]
5. Lot Sizes on Slopes. The minimum lot area established shall be increased in accordance with the Borough Council’s requirements, based on reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Soil Conservation Service indicating that, because of slope or surface runoff, subsurface drainage of septic tank effluents are likely to result in hazardous conditions. [Ord. 2012-03]
6. Wedge-Shaped Lots. In the case of wedge-shaped lots, no lot shall be less than 50 feet in width measured along the arc at the front street right-of-way line.
7. Corner Lots. Corner residential lots, must have enough extra width to permit appropriate setbacks from both streets.
8. Building Setbacks. Refer to the Dauphin Borough Zoning Ordinance [Chapter 27].
9. Side and Rear Yard Setback Requirements. Refer to the Dauphin Borough Zoning Ordinance [Chapter 27].
10. Off-Street Parking. Refer to the Dauphin Borough Zoning Ordinance [Chapter 27].
11. Access Drives.
A. Width. Within 10 feet of a street right-of-way line, an access drive may not exceed 35 feet in width.
B. Number. The number of access drives may not exceed two per lot on any street frontage.
C. Offsets. An access drive may not cross a street right-of-way line:
(1) Within 40 feet of the right-of-way line of an intersecting street.
(2) Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
(3) Within 40 feet of another access drive on the same property.
D. Sight Distance. An access drive must be located in safe relationship to sight distance and barriers to vision.
E. Slope and Cuts. An access drive may not exceed a slope of 5 percent within 25 feet of the street right-of-way lines; where a drive enters a bank through a cut, the shoulders of the cut may not exceed 50 percent in slope within 25 feet of the point the drive intersects the street right-of-way.
(Ord. 6/6/1977, §404; as amended by Ord. 2012-03, 12/4/2012)