Chapter 27 – Part 8 – R-T, Residential-Towne

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PART 8

 

R-T RESIDENTIAL TOWNE

§801.  PURPOSE. 

The
purpose of the R‑T, Residential‑Towne Dis­trict is to provide for the orderly
expansion of multifamily residen­tial develop­ment in areas which can feasibly
be supplied with essential public facilities; to provide for the public health
and to prevent the over‑crowding of the land through the application of maximum
housing densities; to provide standards which will encourage the installation
of public facilities and the preservation of public open space; to exclude
activities of a commercial or industrial nature and any activi­ties not
compatible with residential development; to provide for the public convenience
and avoid undue congestion on the roads. 
To provide for an equitable sharing of the investment and maintenance
for sewer, water, electric, gas and other utilities; to otherwise create condi­tions
conducive to carrying out the purposes of this Chapter. 

(Ord. 84‑2,
3/29/1984, §800)

§802. PERMITTED
USES.
 

A
building may be erected or used and a lot may be used or occupied for any of
the following purposes and no other:

A.       Single family, detached dwellings.

B.       Single family, semidetached dwellings.

C.       Single family, attached dwellings.

D.      Two family, detached dwellings.

E.       Two family, semidetached dwellings.

F.       Family day care home.

G.      Public utilities and facilities

H.      Private nursing homes and hospitals.

I.        No-impact home-based business.  [Ord. 02-06]

J.        Accessory uses on the same lot and
customarily incidental to any of the permitted uses. [Ord. 2016-05]

          K.      Wind
turbines permitted by special exception. 
[Ord. 09-01]

 

I.               
  L.     Residential Solar Energy System [Ord.13-07]

(Ord. 84‑2,
3/29/1984,
§801, as amended by Ord. 92-5, 2/4/1992, §7; by Ord. 94-1, 5/3/1994, §1B; by Ord.
96-2
, 8/1/1996, §7; by Ord. 02-06, 11/6/2002, §5; by Ord. 09-01,
01/29/2009, §5, by Ord. 13-07, 08/29/2013, and by Ord. 2016-05,
09/01/2016)

 

 

§803. CONDITIONAL
USES.
 

The
following conditional uses and no other may be allowed by the Township Board of
Commissioners after recom­mendations by the Planning Commission, pursuant to
the express stan­dards and criteria set forth in Part 19 of this
Chapter. 

A.       Mobile home park.

B.       Churches or similar places of worship,
parish houses and con­vents.

C.       Schools, libraries, museums and municipal
buildings.

D.      Municipal parks, playgrounds and
recreation areas includ­ing swim­ming pools.

E.       Private parks, playgrounds and recreation
areas includ­ing swim­ming pools when accessory to and incidental to residen­tial
development of the district and not operated for gain or profit. 

F.       Planned residential development pursuant
to Part 16 of this Chapter.

(Ord. 84‑2,
3/29/1984, §802; as amended by Ord. 84‑7, 7/3/1984; and by Ord. 86‑6,
8/5/1986, §1)

§804. BUILDING
HEIGHT LIMIT.
 

No
building shall be erected to a height in excess of 35 feet; provided, however,
that this height may be increased 1 foot for each additional foot that the
width of each yard exceeds the minimum required.  All yards shall ex­ceed the minimum by the
number of feet proposed to be added to the maximum height of 35 feet.

(Ord. 84‑2,
3/29/1984, §803)

§805. LOT AREA AND WIDTH.

1.       For residential lots, the area shall be
not less than reflect­ed in the following table:



Dwelling Type

Lot
Area Per Dwelling Unit with Public Water & Sewer (sq. ft.)       

Lot Area Per Dwelling
Unit With Public Sewer

(sq. ft.)  

Lot Area Per

Dwe­lling Unit without Pub­lic Sewer (sq. ft.)  

Single Fam­ily De­tached

7,500

9,000

30,000

Single Fam­ily Semide­tac­hed

4,500

5,500

30,000

Two Family De­tached

6,000

7,000

30,000

Two Family Semi­attached

4,500

5,500

30,000

Single Family Attached

2,000

3,000

30,000

[Ord.
94-1
, Ord. 99-10]

2.       For residential lots, the frontage shall
be not less than reflected in the following table:

Dwelling Type

Minimum Frontage at the Street Line per Lot
with

Pub­lic Sew­er          

Interior (ft)     Corner ft.

Minimum Fro­nt­age at the Street Line per Lot

wit­hout Pub­lic Sew­er (ft.) 

Single fam­ily de­tached

75

85

100

Single fami­ly semi­de­tac­hed

45

60

100

Single family at­tac­hed

20

40

100

Two family detached

60

75

150

Two family semi-

de­tached

45

60

150

3.       For nonresidential lots with public
sewer, the area and frontage requirements shall be not less than 10,000 square
feet and lot width of not less than 100 feet at the street line.  [Ord. 85‑4]

4.       For nonresidential lots without public
sewer, each lot shall be not less than 30,000 square feet and lot width of not
less than 150 feet along the street line. 

(Ord. 84‑2,
3/29/1984, §804; as amended by Ord. 85‑4, 4/2/1985; and by Ord.
94-1
, 5/3/1994, §1B)

§806. MAXIMUM
DENSITY.
 

1.       Except only as provided in subsection (2)
below, the maximum density in this District shall be no more than six dwelling
units per acre and no more than twelve (12) dwelling units per building.

2.       The maximum density may be increased to
ten (10) dwelling units per acre provided that 50% of the overall tract is
designated as open space as defined and described in §1820.2.D, infra. If this open space option is
elected, there shall be no more then twelve (12) dwelling units per

          building.

(Ord. 84‑2,
3/29/1984, §805; as amended by Ord. 97-7, 7/31/1997, §1 and Ord.
99-10
, 12/30/99)

§807. PLAT/LOT
COVERAGE.

1.       The maximum lot coverage of any lot in
this zoning district shall be 40 percent of the total lot area. 

2.       The maximum lot coverage of any lot in
this zoning district may be increased to up to 60 percent for
single-family detached dwellings and up to 70 percent for all other type of
residential dwellings when the following conditions are met:

          A.       The
maximum plat coverage (the area of any plat covered by impervious material) is
40 percent; and

          B.       At
least 15 percent of the plat area must be in open space parcels accessible
for the use of the residents within the plat. 

3.       Any portion of a lot not covered with
impervious material and not required to be otherwise developed as part of the
stormwater management facilities required by the Township shall be planted and
maintained with vegetative material. 

(Ord. 84‑2,
3/29/1984, §806; as amended by Ord. 85‑4, 4/2/1985; by Ord.
02-04
, 8/1/2002; and by Ord. 05-14, 11/01/2005, §1)

§808. YARD
REGULATIONS.
 

Each
lot shall have front, side and rear yards of not less than the width and depth
indicated below:

A.       Front yard ‑ 25 feet.  The front yard setback may be reduced to
15 feet when all of the following conditions are met:

          1.       Garages
(attached or free standing) are in the rear of each unit/lot. 

          2.       A
maximum of 24 dwelling units shall have access onto a single driveway. 

          3.       A
minimum driveway width of 20 feet. 

          4.       A
minimum of 80 percent of the residential structures must abut open space
at the rear property line. 

          5.       A
minimum development perimeter open space of 20 feet is provided in addition to
the required rear yard setback. 

          6.       All
units must be townhouses no more than three (3) stores in height. 

          7.       Trees
shall be planted along the street in the front yard.  The trees shall be spaced a maximum of
50 feet part and be of the following species or equal:  Columnar Red Maple (Acer rubrum Cv.
Columnare) and Bradford Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryanna Cv. Bradford). 

B.       Side yards ‑ 10 feet each, provided that
side yards shall not be required in the case of a side lot line coinciding with
a party wall between attached residen­tial structures.  [Ord. 94-14]

C.       Rear yard ‑ 25 feet.

(Ord. 84‑2,
3/29/1984, §807; as amended by Ord. 92-5, 2/4/1992, §7(B); by Ord.
94-14
, 12/1/1994, §4; and by Ord.05-10, 11/01/2005, §1)

§809. OPEN
SPACE.
 

It
is recommended that any open space proposed within a develop­ment in the R-T,
Residential Towne zoning district use the guidelines set forth in §1820 of this Chapter. The intent
of this provision is to provide open space which will be estab­lished
consistently with those areas set forth in the future development constraints
map and other open space tracts in order to assist the Township in developing a
connected system of large, contiguous tracts of open space throughout the
Township.

(Ord.
84-2
, 3/29/1984, §808; as amended by Ord. 94-14, 12/1/1994, §5; and
by Ord. 04-05, 5/27/2004, §I(J))

§810.  SIDE
YARDS OF CORNER LOTS.
 

The
exterior yard of a corner lot shall be not less than the minimum front yard
requirement set forth herein. 

(Ord. 84‑2,
3/29/84,
§809)

§811.  OFF‑STREET
PARKING.

Parking
shall be provided in accor­dance with Part 20, “Off‑Street Parking,”
of this Chapter.

(Ord.
84-2
, 3/29/1984, §810; as added by Ord. 92-5, 2/4/1992, §7(C))

§812.    STREET STANDARDS.

All public and non-public streets in this zoning district
shall be constructed in accordance with Township standards.

(Ord. 99-10, 12/30/99)

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