Chapter 27 - Part 10 - A-O, Apartment-Office

PART 10

 

A-O APARTMENT-OFFICE

 

 

§1001.          PURPOSE. 

 

The purpose of A‑O, Apartment‑Office Dis­trict is to provide reasonable standards for the harmoni­ous development of apart­ments, business and professional offices; to moderate the inten­sity of uses as a transition from economic centers to residen­tial ar­eas; to avoid undue congestion in the streets; and to otherwise create conditions conducive to carrying out these and the other purposes of this Chapter. 

 

(Ord. 84‑2, 3/29/1984, §1000)

 

 

§1002.          PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS. 

 

All applications for permits pursuant to this Part shall be submitted to the Zoning Officer who shall have the option of submitting such applications to the Planning Commission or to the Township Board of Commissioners for recommenda­tions prior to issuing a permit.   

 

(Ord. 84‑2, 3/29/1984, §1001, and Ord. 15-06, 4/2/2015)

 

 

§1003.          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.       Townhouses.

 

C.       Multistory apartment structures.

 

D.      Boarding House.  [Ord. 00-06]

 

E.       Family day care home, group day care home, child day care center, private nursery or kindergarten.

 

F.       Public utilities and facilities.

 

G.      Municipal buildings and/or uses.

 

H.      Commercial and public recreational facilities, playgrounds and parks.

 

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

 

J.        Educational instruction and schools, colleges and universities, public and private, including accessory uses.

 

K.      Convalescent facilities and nursing homes.

 

L.       Business, professional offices and office complexes.

 

M.      Medical clinics, dental clinics and laboratories or hospitals, medical buildings, pharmacies located in a medical clinic or medical building where limited to dispensing of medicine, drugs and prescriptions.  Offices of licensed practitio­ners of the healing arts (including all disciplines and specialties), surgeons, osteopaths, chiropractors, dentists, physical therapists, veterinarians and similar practitioners.

 

N.      Banks, investment brokers and finance agencies.

 

O.      Studios for instruction of music, arts, science, radio and television.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

          S.       Adult Day Care Facilities, subject to the requirements of Section 1821. [Ord. 12-04]

 

          T.       Residential Solar Energy System. [Ord. 13-07]

         

          U.       Non-Residential Solar Energy System   [Ord. 13-07]

 

 

(Ord. 84­‑2, 3/29/1984, §1002; as amended by Ord. 85‑4, 4/2/1985; by Ord. 92-5, 2/4/1992, §9(A); by Ord. 96-2, 8/1/1996, §9(A); by Ord. 00-06, 3/2/2000, §1(B); by Ord. 02-06, 11/6/2000, §6; and by Ord. 09-01, 01/29/2009, §6, by Ord. 12-04, 06/28/2012, by Ord. 13-07, 08/29/2013, and by Ord. 2016-05, 09/01/2016)

 

 

§1004.          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.       Retail stores and personal services shops.  These conditional uses shall be permitted only within the principal use structure and shall not exceed 10% of the total floor area.

 

B.       Medical Clinics-Limited

 

(Ord. 84‑2, 3/29/1984, §1003; as amended by Ord. 96-2, 8/1/1996, §9(B); and by Ord. 08-07, 06/26/2008, §4)

 

 

 

 

§1005.          BUILDING HEIGHT LIMIT. 

 

No building shall be erected to a height in excess of 40 feet; provided, however, that the height limit 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 40 feet.  However, in no case shall the maximum height exceed 45 feet. 

 

(Ord. 84‑2, 3/29/1984, §1004; as amended by Ord. 98-7, 8/27/1998, and by Ord. 15-09, 06/02/2015)

 

 

§1006.          LOT AREA AND WIDTH. 

 

Lots shall have the following areas and widths according to the uses thereof:

 

A.       Residential Uses.  The lot area shall be not less than re­flected in the following table:

 

No. of Dwelling Units

With Public Water

and Sewer

With Public Sewer Only

Without Public Sewer

1 & 2

11,550 sq. ft.

14,000 sq. ft.

30,000 sq. ft.

3

13,000 sq. ft.

16,000 sq. ft.

30,000 sq. ft.

4

15,000 sq. ft.

19,000 sq. ft.

30,000 sq. ft.

5

17,000 sq. ft.

21,500 sq. ft.

30,000 sq. ft.

6

19,000 sq. ft.

24,000 sq. ft.

30,000 sq. ft.

Each Add

1,500 sq. ft.

2,000 sq. ft.

30,000 sq. ft.

Townhouse

2,000 sq. ft.

3,000 sq. ft.

30,000 sq. ft.

 

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

 

No. of Dwelling Units

With Public

Sewer (ft.)

Without Public

Sewer (ft.)

1 & 2

85'

100'

3

85'

100'

4

90'

150'

5

95'

150'

6

95'

150'

Each addi­tio­nal

2.5' additional to max of 250'

5' additional to max of 300'

Townhouse

20' Interior

40' Corner

100'

 

C.       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 150 feet at the street line. 

 

D.      For nonresidential lots without public sewer, the area and frontage requirements shall be not less than 30,000 square feet and lot width of not less than 150 feet at the street line. 

 

E.       Density shall not exceed 10 dwelling units per gross acre. 

 

(Ord. 84-2, 3/29/1984, §1005; as amended by Ord. 04-05, 5/27/2004, §§I(B) and I(C))

 

 

§1007.          PLAT/LOT COVERAGE.

 

1.       The maximum lot coverage of any lot in this zoning district shall be 60 percent of the total lot area. 

 

2.       The maximum lot coverage of any lot in this zoning district may be increased to up to 70 percent for residential uses when the following conditions are met:

 

          A.       The maximum plat coverage (the area of any plat covered by impervious material) is 60 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, §1006; as amended by Ord. 85‑4, 4/2/1985; by Ord. 05-11, 09/06/2005, §1; and by Ord. 05-14, 11/01/2005, §2 )

 

 

§1008.          YARD REGULATIONS FOR NONRESIDENTIAL USES. 

 

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

 

A.       Front yard ‑ 30 feet.

 

B.       Side yards ‑ 20 feet each.

 

C.       Rear yard ‑ 25 feet.

 

(Ord. 84‑2, 3/29/1984, §1007)

 

 

§1009.          YARD REGULATIONS FOR RESIDENTIAL USE. 

 

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

 

A.       Front yard ‑ 30 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 and rear yards ‑ the minimum side and rear yards shall be not less than the following:

 

 

Interior Lots

Corner Lots

Rear Yard

No. Dwe­ll­ing

Total Two Re­qui­red Side Yards

Mini­mum Re­quired

Side Yards

Total Two Re­quired

Side Yards

Minimum Exteri­or

Side Yards

Mini­mum Depth

1 & 2

30'

10'

35'

25'

30'

3

30'

15'

40'

25'

30'

4

32.5'

15'

40'

25'

30'

5

35'

15'

40'

25'

35'

6

37.5'

17.5'

42.5'

25'

35'

7

40'

20'

45'

25'

35'

8

42.5'

20'

45'

25'

35'

Each ad­di­tional dw­ell­ing unit

Plus 1' to max of 75'

Plus .5' to max of 35'

Plus .5' to max of 60'

 

 

 

(Ord. 84‑2, 3/29/1984, §1008; as amended by Ord. 05-10, 11/01/2006, §2)

 

 

§1010.          MULTIPLE BUILDINGS; OPEN SPACE. 

 

When erected as two or more buildings on a single lot, buildings shall be spaced as follows:

 

A.       Buildings shall be located as to provide the following distanc­es between buildings:

 

(1)      Front to front - 60 feet.

 

(2)      Front to rear - 50 feet.

 

(3)      Front to end (side) - 35 feet.

 

(4)      Rear to rear - 50 feet.

 

(5)      End to end - 25 feet.

 

(6)      End to rear - 30 feet.

 

B.       Outer and inner courts shall be permitted when such courts are not less than 50 feet or not less than the dimen­sions of the full height of the building walls enclosing the court, whichever is greater. 

 

 

(Ord. 84‑2, 3/29/1984, §1009)

 

§1011.           BUFFER YARDS. 

 

A buffer yard of at least 20 fe­et in width shall be required whenever a permitted nonresiden­tial use abuts a residential use in the Township or in an adjacent municipality. 

 

(Ord. 84‑2, 3/29/1984, §1010; as amended by Ord. 85‑4, 4/2/1985)

 

 

§1012.          ACCESSORY BUILDINGS.

 

1.       No accessory building shall be permitted in front yard ar­eas. 

 

2.       An accessory building shall not exceed one story in height. 

 

(Ord. 84‑2, 3/29/1984, §1011)

 

 

§1013.          OFF‑STREET PARKING.

 

1.       Off‑street parking shall be provided in accordance with Part 20, "Off‑Street Parking," of this Chapter. 

 

2.       All parking shall be located at least 8 feet from any building or structure and 10  feet from any street right‑of­‑way line. Curbing shall be installed to enforce this regulation. [Ord. 92-5]

 

(Ord. 84‑2, 3/29/1984, §1012, amended by Ord. 92‑5, 2/4/1992, §9(B))

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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