Chapter 27 - Part 7 - R-S, Residential-Suburban

PART 7

 

R-S RESIDENTIAL-SUBURBAN

 

 

§701.  PURPOSE. 

 

The purpose of the R‑S, Residential‑Suburban District is to provide reasonable standards for the orderly expansion of the urban‑type residential development to prevent the overcrowding of the land; to encourage subdi­visions and land development in areas where sewer and water services are available; to exclude activities of a commercial and industrial nature and any activities not compatible with residential development; and to otherwise create conditions condu­cive to carrying out the purposes of this Chapter. 

 

(Ord. 84‑2, 3/29/1984, §700)

 

 

§702. PERMITTED USES. 

 

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

 

A.       Single family, detached dwellings.

 

B.       Family day care home.

 

C.       Public utilities and facilities.

 

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

 

          E.       Open space development pursuant to §1820 of this Chapter.

 

F.       Accessory uses on the same lot and customarily incidental to any of the permitted uses.

          [Ord. 2016-05]

 

          G.      Telecommunication towers located on property owned by Hampden Township, provided that any telecommunications tower not constructed by Hampden Township provide for Hampden Township to co-locate on such tower for providing emergency, police, fire and/or municipal communications at no cost or charge to Hampden Township.  

 

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

 

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

 

(Ord. 84‑2, 3/29/84, §701; as amended by Ord. 92-5, 2/4/1992, §6; as amended by Ord. 96-2, 8/1/1996, §6; by Ord. 02-06, 11/6/2002, §4; by Ord. 04-05, 5/27/2004, §I(H); by Ord. 08-10, 08/28/2008, §2; by Ord. 09-01, 01/29/2009, §4, by Ord. 13-07, 08/29/2013, and by Ord. 2016-05, 09/01/2016)

 

 

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

 

B.       Schools, libraries, museums and municipal buildings.

 

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

 

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

 

(Ord. 84‑2, 3/29/1984, §702, as amended by Ord. 94-1, 5/3/1994 by Ord. 94-14, 12/1/1994, §3; by Ord. 96-2, 8/1/1996, §6; and by Ord. 04-05, 5/27/2004, §I(I))

 

 

§704. 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, §703)

 

 

§705. LOT AREA AND WIDTH. 

 

A lot area of not less than speci­fied below shall be required:

 

A.       Lot area and width with public water and sewer:  each single family, detached dwelling shall be located in a lot with an area of not less than 10,000 square feet and a lot width of not less than 90 feet along the street line and not less than 100 feet at the building line. 

 

B.       Lot area and width with public sewer, no public water:  each single family, detached dwelling shall be located on a lot with an area of not less than 12,500 square feet and lot width of not less than 90 feet along the street line and not less than 100 feet at the building line. 

 

C.       Lot area and width with no public sewer:  each single family, detached dwelling shall be located on a lot with an area of not less than 30,000 square feet and a lot width of not less than 100 feet along the street line and not less than 150 feet at the building line. 

 

D.      For nonresidential lots with public sewer:  the lot width 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] 

 

E.       For nonresidential lots without public sewer:  the lot area shall be not less than 30,000 square feet and lot width of not less than 150 feet at the street line. [Ord. 85‑4] 

 

(Ord. 84‑2, 3/29/1984, §704; as amended by Ord. 85‑4, 4/2/1985)

 

 

§706. LOT COVERAGE.

 

1.       The maximum lot coverage of any lot in this zoning district shall be 30% of the total area of said lot less an addi­tion­al area required to be free of impervious material as part of the stormwater management facilities required by this Township. 

 

2.       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 this Township shall be planted and maintained with vegetative material.  

 

3.       For any subdivision of two or more lots which provides a minimum of 20 percent of the subdivided tract in contiguous permanent open space in a configuration approved at the sole discretion of the Board of Commissioners, the maximum lot coverage of any lot in the subdivided tract may be 50 percent of the total area of said lot.

 

(Ord. 84‑2, 3/29/1984, §706; as amended by Ord. 85‑4, 4/2/1985; and by Ord. 02-04, 8/1/2002)

 

 

§707. YARDS. 

 

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

 

A.       Front yard ‑ 25 feet.

 

B.       Side yards ‑ 10 feet minimum and a total of 30 feet for the two side yards. 

 

C.       Rear yard ‑ 25 feet.

 

(Ord. 84‑2, 3/29/1984, §706; as amended by Ord. 85‑4, 4/2/1985)

 

 

§708. SIDE YARDS OF CORNER LOTS. 

 

The exterior yard of a corner lot shall be not less than 25 feet. 

 

(Ord. 84‑2, 3/29/1984, §707)

 

 

 

§709. OFF‑STREET PARKING. 

 

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

 

(Ord. 84‑2, 3/29/1984, §708)

 

 


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