Township of Middlesex, PA
Butler County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Middlesex 10-7-1992 by Ord. No. 21; amended in its entirety 9-20-2006 by Ord. No. 108. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 53.

Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 65.

Floodplain management — See Ch. 84.

Grading, excavation and fill — See Ch. 89.

Impact fees — See Ch. 97.

Improvement design standards — See Ch. 101.

Stormwater management — See Ch. 144.

Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 150.

ARTICLE I
General Provisions (§ 175-1 — § 175-6) 

ARTICLE II
Word Usage; Definitions (§ 175-7 — § 175-8) 

ARTICLE III
Map; Districts; Boundaries; General Regulations (§ 175-9 — § 175-12) 

ARTICLE IV
AG-A Rural Residential District (§ 175-13 — § 175-19) 

ARTICLE V
AG-B Agricultural District (§ 175-20 — § 175-26) 

ARTICLE VI
R-1 Suburban Residential District (§ 175-27 — § 175-33) 

ARTICLE VII
C-1 Neighborhood Commercial District (§ 175-34 — § 175-43) 

ARTICLE VIII
C-2 Highway Commercial District (§ 175-44 — § 175-53) 

ARTICLE IX
I-1 Restricted Industrial District (§ 175-54 — § 175-63) 

ARTICLE X
Planned Residential Development (§ 175-64 — § 175-82) 

ARTICLE XI
Standards and Criteria for Conditional Uses and Uses by Special Exception (§ 175-92 — § 175-137) 

ARTICLE XII
Supplementary Regulations (§ 175-138 — § 175-155.1) 

ARTICLE XIII
Off-Street Parking and Loading (§ 175-156 — § 175-158) 

ARTICLE XIV
Signs (§ 175-159 — § 175-165) 

ARTICLE XV
Nonconforming Uses, Structures and Lots (§ 175-166 — § 175-170) 

ARTICLE XVI
Zoning Hearing Board (§ 175-171 — § 175-182) 

ARTICLE XVII
Administration and Enforcement (§ 175-183 — § 175-189) 

ARTICLE XVIII
Amendments (§ 175-190 — § 175-198) 

ARTICLE XIX
R-2 Residential District (§ 175-199 — § 175-208) 

ARTICLE XX
TC Town Center District (§ 175-209 — § 175-219) 

ARTICLE XXI
C-3 Regional Commerce District (§ 175-220 — § 175-230) 

ARTICLE XXII
Airport District Overlay (§ 175-231 — § 175-242) 

ARTICLE XXIII
R-AG Residential Agriculture District (§ 175-243 — § 175-249) 

Article I General Provisions

§ 175-1 Title.

§ 175-2 Statutory authority.

§ 175-3 Interpretation.

§ 175-4 Purposes.

§ 175-5 Community development objectives.

§ 175-6 Compliance required.

Article II Word Usage; Definitions

§ 175-7 Word usage

§ 175-8 Terms defined.

Article III Map; Districts; Boundaries; General Regulations

§ 175-9 Zoning District Map.

§ 175-10 Enumeration of districts; general concepts.

§ 175-11 District boundaries.

§ 175-12 Regulations applicable in all districts.

Article IV AG-A Rural Residential District

§ 175-13 Purpose.

§ 175-14 Authorized uses.

§ 175-15 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 175-16 Parking and loading.

§ 175-17 Signs.

§ 175-18 Screening and landscaping.

§ 175-19 Steep slope controls.

Article V AG-B Agricultural District

§ 175-20 Purpose.

§ 175-21 Authorized uses.

§ 175-22 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 175-23 Parking and loading.

§ 175-24 Signs.

§ 175-25 Screening and landscaping.

§ 175-26 Steep slope controls.

Article VI R-1 Suburban Residential District

§ 175-27 Purpose.

§ 175-28 Authorized uses.

§ 175-29 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 175-30 Parking and loading.

§ 175-31 Signs.

§ 175-32 Screening and landscaping.

§ 175-33 Steep slope controls.

Article VII C-1 Neighborhood Commercial District

§ 175-34 Purpose.

§ 175-35 Authorized uses.

§ 175-36 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 175-37 Parking and loading.

§ 175-38 Signs.

§ 175-39 Performance standards.

§ 175-40 Storage.

§ 175-41 Screening and landscaping.

§ 175-42 Vehicular access.

§ 175-43 Steep slope controls.

Article VIII C-2 Highway Commercial District

§ 175-44 Purpose.

§ 175-45 Authorized uses.

§ 175-46 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 175-47 Parking and loading.

§ 175-48 Signs.

§ 175-49 Performance standards.

§ 175-50 Storage.

§ 175-51 Screening and landscaping.

§ 175-52 Vehicular access.

§ 175-53 Steep slope controls.

Article IX I-1 Restricted Industrial District

§ 175-54 Purpose.

§ 175-55 Authorized uses.

§ 175-56 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 175-57 Parking and loading.

§ 175-58 Signs.

§ 175-59 Performance standards.

§ 175-60 Storage.

§ 175-61 Screening and landscaping.

§ 175-62 Vehicular accesses

§ 175-63 Steep slope controls

Article X Planned Residential Development

§ 175-64 Purpose; legislative authority.

§ 175-65 Design standards.

§ 175-66 Common open space reservation.

§ 175-67 Failure to maintain common open space.

§ 175-68 Additional building setbacks.

§ 175-69 Landscaping, signs, parking and loading regulations.

§ 175-70 Vehicular and pedestrian access.

§ 175-71 Screening.

§ 175-72 Building spacing.

§ 175-73 Application for tentative approval.

§ 175-74 Public hearings.

§ 175-75 Grant or denial of approval.

§ 175-76 Criteria for approval.

§ 175-77 Findings of fact.

§ 175-78 Timing.

§ 175-79 Certification of decision.

§ 175-80 Status of plan after tentative approval.

§ 175-81 Application for planned residential development final approval.

§ 175-82 through § 175-91. (Reserved)

Article XI Standards and Criteria for Conditional Uses and Uses by Special Exception

§ 175-92 Approval of conditional uses; expiration.

§ 175-93 Approval of uses by special exception; expiration.

§ 175-94 General standards and criteria.

§ 175-95 Standards for specific uses.

§ 175-96 Adult businesses.

§ 175-97 Automobile service stations.

§ 175-98 Billboards.

§ 175-99 Car washes.

§ 175-100 Cemeteries.

§ 175-101 Places of worship/places of assembly.

§ 175-102 Clinics, hospitals or nursing homes.

§ 175-103 Collection and recycling facilities.

§ 175-104 Commercial recreation.

§ 175-105 Comparable uses not specifically listed.

§ 175-106 Conversion apartments.

§ 175-107 Day-care centers or nursery schools.

§ 175-108 Drive-in facilities.

§ 175-109 Flex space.

§ 175-110 Golf courses or country clubs.

§ 175-111 Group care facilities, personal care boarding homes or transitional dwellings.

§ 175-112 Hazardous waste disposal, treatment, transportation or storage.

§ 175-113 Home occupations.

§ 175-114 Horse boarding or riding academies.

§ 175-115 Junkyards.

§ 175-116 Kennels or veterinary clinics.

§ 175-117 Lakes, ponds or water impoundments.

§ 175-118 Landfills or resource recovery facilities.

§ 175-119 Mineral removal.

§ 175-120 Mobile home parks.

§ 175-121 New and used vehicle sales and service.

§ 175-122 Outdoor sales of mobile homes, recreational vehicles and heavy equipment.

§ 175-123 Planned industrial parks.

§ 175-124 Planned shopping centers.

§ 175-125 Private use helipads.

§ 175-126 Noncommercial recreation.

§ 175-127 Public utility buildings.

§ 175-128 Supply yards.

§ 175-129 Temporary uses or structures other than construction trailers or temporary mobile homes.

§ 175-130 Vehicle repair garage or heavy equipment repair.

§ 175-131 Wholesale sales in conjunction with retail business.

§ 175-132 Communication facilities.

§ 175-133 Manufacturing.

§ 175-134 Public recreation.

§ 175-135 Restaurants.

§ 175-136 Vehicle sales.

§ 175-137 Commercial supply yards.

Article XII Supplementary Regulations

§ 175-138 Applicability.

§ 175-139 Performance standards.

§ 175-140 Screening and landscaping.

§ 175-141 Steep slope controls.

§ 175-142 Special yard requirements.

§ 175-143 Permitted projections into required yards.

§ 175-144 Height exceptions.

§ 175-145 Agricultural uses.

§ 175-146 Private stables or hobby farms.

§ 175-147 Temporary construction trailers/sheds and temporary dwellings.

§ 175-148 Basement structures.

§ 175-149 Storage.

§ 175-150 Vehicle access.

§ 175-151 Land development and grading.

§ 175-152 Mobile homes located outside mobile home parks.

§ 175-153 No-impact home-based businesses.

§ 175-154 Sidewalks and bikeways.

§ 175-155 Greenways.

§ 175-155.1 Landscape business.

Article XIII Off-Street Parking and Loading

§ 175-156 Off-street parking.

§ 175-157 Off-street loading.

§ 175-158 Storage requirements.

Article XIV Signs

§ 175-159 Applicability.

§ 175-160 Classification.

§ 175-161 General regulations.

§ 175-162 Signs authorized in all zoning districts.

§ 175-163 Signs authorized in residential zoning districts.

§ 175-164 Signs authorized in commercial and industrial districts.

§ 175-165 Billboards.

Article XV Nonconforming Uses, Structures and Lots

§ 175-166 Applicability.

§ 175-167 Nonconforming uses.

§ 175-168 Nonconforming structures.

§ 175-169 Nonconforming lots.

§ 175-170 Registration of nonconformity.

Article XVI Zoning Hearing Board

§ 175-171 Organization; general powers and duties.

§ 175-172 Membership; terms; vacancies; holding of additional offices.

§ 175-173 Alternate members.

§ 175-174 Jurisdiction of the board.

§ 175-175 Variances.

§ 175-176 Uses by special exception.

§ 175-177 Conduct of hearings.

§ 175-178 Failure to render decision or hold hearing in time.

§ 175-179 Mediation option.

§ 175-180 Fees and expenditures.

§ 175-181 Time limitations.

§ 175-182 Stay of proceedings.

Article XVII Administration and Enforcement

§ 175-183 Zoning Officer.

§ 175-184 Enforcement.

§ 175-185 Building permits.

§ 175-186 Certificates of occupancy.

§ 175-187 Fees.

§ 175-188 Method of appeal.

§ 175-189 Access modifications.

Article XVIII Amendments

§ 175-190 Introduction and consideration.

§ 175-191 Petitions.

§ 175-192 Required referrals.

§ 175-193 Posting of notice of hearing.

§ 175-194 Public hearing.

§ 175-195 Mediation.

§ 175-196 Filing amendment with county planning commission.

§ 175-197 Rehearing.

§ 175-198 Landowner curative amendments.

Article XIX R-2 Residential District

§ 175-199 Purpose.

§ 175-200 Authorized uses.

§ 175-201 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 175-202 Parking and loading.

§ 175-203 Signs.

§ 175-204 Performance standards.

§ 175-205 Storage.

§ 175-206 Screening and landscaping.

§ 175-207 Vehicular access.

§ 175-208 Steep slope controls.

Article XX TC Town Center District

§ 175-209 Purpose.

§ 175-210 Authorized uses.

§ 175-211 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 175-212 Parking and loading.

§ 175-213 Signs.

§ 175-214 Performance standards.

§ 175-215 Storage.

§ 175-216 Screening and landscaping.

§ 175-217 Vehicular access.

§ 175-218 Steep slope controls.

§ 175-219 Design standards.

Article XXI C-3 Regional Commerce District

§ 175-220 Purpose.

§ 175-221 Authorized uses.

§ 175-222 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 175-223 Parking and loading.

§ 175-224 Signs.

§ 175-225 Performance standards.

§ 175-226 Storage.

§ 175-227 Screening and landscaping.

§ 175-228 Vehicular access.

§ 175-229 Steep slope controls.

§ 175-230 Design standards.

Article XXII Airport District Overlay

§ 175-231 Purpose.

§ 175-232 Relation to other zone districts.

§ 175-233 Definitions.

§ 175-234 Establishment of airport zones.

§ 175-235 Permit applications; exceptions.

§ 175-236 Variance.

§ 175-237 Use restrictions.

§ 175-238 Preexisting nonconforming uses.

§ 175-239 Obstruction marking and lighting.

§ 175-240 Violations and penalties.

§ 175-241 Appeals.

§ 175-242 Conflict with other provisions.

Article XXIII R-AG Residential Agriculture District

§ 175-243 Purpose.

§ 175-244 Authorized uses.

§ 175-245 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 175-246 Parking and loading.

§ 175-247 Signs.

§ 175-248 Screening and landscaping.

§ 175-249 Steep slope controls.