Township of Willistown, PA
Chester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Willistown 10-13-1981 by Ord. No. 4-1981. The original numbering of this ordinance, as well as the subsequent renumbering to conform to the style of this Code, is detailed in the Derivation Table included at the end of this chapter. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Planning Commission — See Ch. 39.
Flood hazard areas — See Ch. 83.
Soil erosion and sedimentation control — See Ch. 109.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 123.
139a Derivation Table
Article I General Provisions

§ 139-1 Objectives, goals and purposes.

§ 139-2 Conformity required; nonconforming buildings or uses.

§ 139-3 Interpretation of provisions.

§ 139-4 Title.

Article II Definitions and Word Usage

§ 139-5 Word usage.

§ 139-6 Definitions.

Article III Establishment of Districts; Zoning Map

§ 139-7 Establishment of districts.

§ 139-8 Zoning Map.

§ 139-9 District boundaries.

§ 139-10 Lots in more than one district.

Article IV RU Rural Districts

§ 139-11 Intent; regulations to apply.

§ 139-12 Use regulations.

§ 139-13 Area and height regulations.

§ 139-14 Access to street.

§ 139-15 Multiple uses.

Article V RA Residence Districts

§ 139-16 Regulations to apply.

§ 139-17 Use regulations.

§ 139-18 Area regulations.

§ 139-19 Height regulations.

§ 139-20 Access to street.

§ 139-20.1 Conditional uses.

Article VI RA-1 Residence Districts

§ 139-21 Regulations to apply.

§ 139-22 Use regulations.

§ 139-23 Area regulations.

§ 139-24 Height regulations.

§ 139-25 Access to street.

Article VII R-1 Residence Districts

§ 139-26 Regulations to apply.

§ 139-27 Use regulations.

§ 139-28 Area regulations.

§ 139-29 Height regulations.

Article VIII R-2 Residence Districts

§ 139-30 Regulations to apply.

§ 139-31 Use regulations.

§ 139-32 Area regulations.

§ 139-33 Height regulations.

Article IX R-3 Residence Districts

§ 139-34 Regulations to apply.

§ 139-35 Use regulations.

§ 139-36 Area regulations.

§ 139-37 Height regulations.

Article X O Office Districts

§ 139-38 Objectives.

§ 139-39 Use regulations.

§ 139-40 Area, height and special design regulations.

§ 139-40.1 Conditional uses.

Article XI M Multifamily Districts

§ 139-41 Objectives.

§ 139-42 Use regulations.

§ 139-43 Application for conditional use.

§ 139-44 Filing of application.

§ 139-45 Review of application by Planning Commission.

§ 139-46 Hearing on application.

§ 139-47 Decision of Board of Supervisors.

§ 139-48 Duration of conditional use.

§ 139-49 Site development standards.

§ 139-50 Traffic circulation and parking.

§ 139-51 Utility service.

§ 139-52 Occupancy, maintenance and ownership requirements.

§ 139-53 Buffer strips and screening.

§ 139-54 Scenic preservation.

§ 139-55 Reduction in density.

Article XII Planned Residential Development

§ 139-56 (Reserved)

§ 139-57 (Reserved)

§ 139-58 (Reserved)

§ 139-59 (Reserved)

§ 139-60 (Reserved)

§ 139-61 (Reserved)

§ 139-62 (Reserved)

§ 139-63 (Reserved)

§ 139-64 (Reserved)

§ 139-65 (Reserved)

Article XIII HB Highway Business Districts

§ 139-66 Regulations to apply.

§ 139-67 Use regulations.

§ 139-68 Area and height regulations.

Article XIV O-P Office-Professional Districts

§ 139-69 Regulations to apply.

§ 139-70 Use regulations.

§ 139-71 Area and height regulations.

§ 139-71.1 Conditional uses.

Article XV I Restricted Industrial Districts

§ 139-72 Purpose.

§ 139-73 Use regulations.

§ 139-74 Prohibited industrial uses.

§ 139-75 Area, height and special design regulations.

§ 139-75.1 Conditional uses.

Article XVI FPC Floodplain Conservation District

§ 139-76 Incorporation by reference.

§ 139-77 (Reserved)

§ 139-78 (Reserved)

§ 139-79 (Reserved)

§ 139-80 (Reserved)

§ 139-81 (Reserved)

§ 139-82 (Reserved)

§ 139-83 (Reserved)

§ 139-84 (Reserved)

§ 139-85 (Reserved)

§ 139-86 (Reserved)

§ 139-87 (Reserved)

§ 139-88 (Reserved)

§ 139-89 (Reserved)

Article XVII Supplementary Regulations

§ 139-90 Nonconforming buildings or uses.

§ 139-91 Nonconforming lots.

§ 139-92 Conversion of dwelling to two- or three-family use.

§ 139-93 Public utility exception.

§ 139-93.1 Wireless communications facilities.

§ 139-93.2 Wind energy systems.

§ 139-93.3 Solar energy systems.

§ 139-94 Yard exception for accessory uses and buildings.

§ 139-95 Common garages.

§ 139-96 Visual obstructions prohibited.

§ 139-97 Prohibited uses.

§ 139-98 Off-street parking space.

§ 139-99 Landscaping within parking areas.

§ 139-100 Highway frontage development.

§ 139-100.1 Traffic impact studies.

§ 139-101 Surface land uses affiliated with transmission pipelines.

§ 139-102 Forestry.

§ 139-103 Front yard exception.

§ 139-104 Helistop and other aviation facilities.

§ 139-105 Fences or walls.

§ 139-106 Outside lighting.

§ 139-107 Conservation requirements.

§ 139-108 Common open space.

Article XVIII Signs

§ 139-109 Conformance required.

§ 139-110 Use and location requirements.

§ 139-110.1 Standards for signs based on type of construction.

§ 139-111 General restrictions.

Article XIX Administration

§ 139-112 Enforcement.

§ 139-113 Zoning permit.

§ 139-114 Certificate of occupancy.

§ 139-115 Temporary use permit.

§ 139-116 Identification and registration of nonconforming uses and structures.

§ 139-117 Fees and deposits.

§ 139-118 (Reserved)

§ 139-118.1 Application for conditional use approval.

Article XX Zoning Hearing Board

§ 139-119 Establishment and membership; terms; removal.

§ 139-120 Organization; conduct of hearings; records.

§ 139-121 Expenditures for service; fees.

§ 139-122 Hearings.

§ 139-123 Functions: appeals from Zoning Officer.

§ 139-124 Functions: challenge to the validity of the Zoning Ordinance or Map.

§ 139-125 Functions: variances.

§ 139-126 Functions: special exceptions.

§ 139-126.1 Recording of terms of approval.

§ 139-126.2 Expiration of approval for special exception or variance.

§ 139-126.3 Parties appellant before Board.

§ 139-126.4 Time limitations.

Article XXI SSC Steep Slope Conservation District

§ 139-126.5 Incorporation by reference.

Article XXII Planned Highway Corridor District

§ 139-127 Purpose.

§ 139-128 Overlay district; applicability.

§ 139-129 Qualifying conditions.

§ 139-130 Application for conditional use.

§ 139-131 Permitted conditional uses.

§ 139-132 Area and height regulations.

§ 139-133 Design standards.

§ 139-134 Demolitions.

Article XXIII Amendments

§ 139-135 Procedure to amend.

§ 139-136 Referral to Township and County Planning Commissions.

Article XXIV Violations; Penalties; Remedies; Liability

§ 139-137 Violations defined.

§ 139-138 Enforcement notice.

§ 139-139 Causes of action; notice.

§ 139-140 Violations and penalties.

§ 139-141 Municipal liability.

Article XXV Paoli Pike Corridor District

§ 139-142 Purpose.

§ 139-143 Overlay district; applicability.

§ 139-144 Qualifying conditions.

§ 139-145 Application for conditional use.

§ 139-146 Permitted conditional uses.

§ 139-147 Area and height regulations.

§ 139-148 Design standards.

§ 139-149 Applicability.

Article XXVI OSC Open Space Conservation District

§ 139-150 Purpose.

§ 139-151 District established.

§ 139-152 Use provisions.

§ 139-153 Development standards.

§ 139-154 Common open space standards.

§ 139-155 Design standards.

§ 139-156 Common open space ownership and maintenance standards.

§ 139-157 Management and operation of common open space and facilities.

Article XXVII Natural Resource Protection and Density Calculations

§ 139-158 Incorporation by reference.

Article XXVIII Riparian Buffer Area (RBA) Conservation District

§ 139-159 Incorporation by reference.

Article XXIX Historic Preservation

§ 139-160 Intended purposes.

§ 139-161 General provisions.

§ 139-162 Historic Resources Inventory.

§ 139-163 Willistown Historical Commission.

§ 139-164 Demolition or removal of historic resources.

§ 139-165 Special use provisions.

§ 139-166 Review of proposed signs.

§ 139-167 Integrity of cultural landscape or historic setting.

§ 139-168 Landscaping.

§ 139-169 Standards for rehabilitation.

§ 139-170 Article XXVI - Open Space Conservation District (cluster development provisions).

§ 139-171 Historic Resource Impact Study.

§ 139-172 Certified historic districts.

§ 139-173 Design standards.

Article XXX UDA Unified Development Area District

§ 139-174 Purpose.

§ 139-175 Zoning overlay concept; eligibility.

§ 139-176 Permitted uses.

§ 139-177 Development standards.

§ 139-178 Content of application for approval of unified development plan.

§ 139-179 Procedures.

Article XXXI TD Transportation District

§ 139-180 Purpose.

§ 139-181 Permitted uses.

§ 139-182 General standards.

§ 139-183 Development standards.

§ 139-184 Master plan requirements.

Article XXXII TCD Town Center District

§ 139-185 Purpose.

§ 139-186 Permitted uses.

§ 139-187 Area, bulk, height and buffer requirements.

§ 139-188 Special development regulations.

Article XXXIII C-I Commercial-Industrial Overlay District

§ 139-189 Purpose.

§ 139-190 Overlay district; applicability.

§ 139-191 Qualifying conditions.

§ 139-192 Applications for conditional use.

§ 139-193 Permitted conditional uses.

§ 139-194 Area and height regulations.

§ 139-195 Design and performance standards.