Township of Worcester, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Worcester 4-11-1988 by Ord. No. 100. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Planning Commission — See Ch. 21.
Uniform Construction Code — See Ch. 52.
Hazardous materials — See Ch. 83.
Sewers — See Ch. 122.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 130.
150a Table of Zoning Map Amendments
Article I General Provisions

§ 150-1 Title.

§ 150-2 Declaration of legislative intent.

§ 150-3 Community development objectives; interpretation.

§ 150-4 Conflict with other provisions.

Article II Establishment of Districts

§ 150-5 Classes of districts; Zoning Map.

§ 150-6 District boundaries.

§ 150-7 Federal and state owned property.

Article III Terminology

§ 150-8 Word usage; interpretation.

§ 150-9 Definitions.

Article IV AGR Agricultural District

§ 150-10 Legislative intent.

§ 150-11 Use regulations.

§ 150-12 Lot area and width regulations.

§ 150-13 Yard regulations.

§ 150-14 Coverage regulations.

§ 150-15 Height regulations.

§ 150-16 Parking regulations.

§ 150-17 Special requirements.

Article V R-AG-200 Residential-Agricultural District

§ 150-18 Legislative intent.

§ 150-19 Use regulations.

§ 150-20 Lot area and width regulations for cluster option.

§ 150-21 Yard regulations for cluster option.

§ 150-22 Coverage regulations for cluster option.

§ 150-23 Height regulations for cluster option.

§ 150-24 Parking regulations for cluster option.

§ 150-25 Special requirements for cluster option.

Article VI R-AG-175 Residential-Agricultural District

§ 150-26 Applicability.

§ 150-27 Use regulations.

§ 150-28 Lot area and width regulations.

§ 150-29 Yard regulations.

§ 150-30 Coverage regulations.

§ 150-31 Height regulations.

§ 150-32 Parking regulations.

§ 150-33 Special requirements.

Article VII R-175 Residential District

§ 150-34 Legislative intent.

§ 150-35 Use regulations.

§ 150-36 Lot area and width regulations.

§ 150-37 Yard regulations.

§ 150-38 Coverage regulations.

§ 150-39 Height regulations.

§ 150-40 Parking regulations.

§ 150-41 Special requirements.

Article VIII (Reserved)

§ 150-42 (Reserved)

§ 150-43 (Reserved)

§ 150-44 (Reserved)

§ 150-45 (Reserved)

§ 150-46 (Reserved)

§ 150-47 (Reserved)

§ 150-48 (Reserved)

§ 150-49 (Reserved)

Article IX R-150 Residential District

§ 150-50 Legislative intent.

§ 150-51 Use regulations.

§ 150-52 Lot area and width regulations.

§ 150-53 Yard regulations.

§ 150-54 Coverage regulations.

§ 150-55 Height regulations.

§ 150-56 Parking regulations.

§ 150-57 Special requirements.

Article X (Reserved)

§ 150-58 (Reserved)

§ 150-59 (Reserved)

§ 150-60 (Reserved)

§ 150-61 (Reserved)

§ 150-62 (Reserved)

§ 150-63 (Reserved)

§ 150-64 (Reserved)

§ 150-65 (Reserved)

Article XI R-100 Residential District

§ 150-66 Legislative intent.

§ 150-67 Use regulations.

§ 150-68 Lot area and width regulations.

§ 150-69 Yard regulations.

§ 150-70 Coverage regulations.

§ 150-71 Height regulations.

§ 150-72 Parking regulations.

§ 150-73 Special requirements.

Article XII R-75 Residential District

§ 150-74 Legislative intent.

§ 150-75 Use regulations.

§ 150-76 Lot area and width regulations.

§ 150-77 Yard regulations.

§ 150-78 Coverage regulations.

§ 150-79 Height regulations.

§ 150-80 Parking regulations.

§ 150-81 Special requirements.

Article XIII MR Multi-Residential District

§ 150-82 Legislative intent.

§ 150-83 Use regulations.

§ 150-84 Lot area and width regulations.

§ 150-85 Yard regulations for single-family detached dwellings.

§ 150-86 Coverage regulations.

§ 150-87 Height and size regulations.

§ 150-88 Parking regulations.

§ 150-89 Special requirements.

Article XIV RO Residential Office District

§ 150-90 Legislative intent.

§ 150-91 Use regulations.

§ 150-92 Lot area and width regulations.

§ 150-93 Yard regulations.

§ 150-94 Coverage regulations.

§ 150-95 Height regulations.

§ 150-96 Parking regulations.

§ 150-97 Special requirements.

Article XV MHD Mobile Home Development District

§ 150-98 Use regulations.

§ 150-99 Public hearing.

§ 150-100 Accessory uses.

§ 150-101 Site design.

§ 150-102 Roadways.

§ 150-103 Parking.

§ 150-104 Utilities.

§ 150-105 Municipal use.

Article XVI R-50 Residential Alternative District

§ 150-106 Legislative intent.

§ 150-107 Use regulations.

§ 150-108 Special regulations for townhouse development.

§ 150-109 Special regulations for mobile home parks.

§ 150-110 Conflict of regulations.

Article XVIA Conservation Subdivisions

§ 150-110.1 Legislative intent.

§ 150-110.2 Use regulations.

§ 150-110.3 Density determination.

§ 150-110.4 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 150-110.5 Open space in Option 1.

§ 150-110.6 Lot area, width and yard requirements.

§ 150-110.7 Impervious surface coverage.

§ 150-110.8 Height regulations.

§ 150-110.9 Design process for delineation of open space and development areas.

§ 150-110.10 Uses permitted in open space.

§ 150-110.11 Open space design standards.

§ 150-110.12 Ownership and maintenance of open space and common facilities.

§ 150-110.13 (Reserved)

§ 150-110.14 (Reserved)

§ 150-110.15 (Reserved)

§ 150-110.16 (Reserved)

§ 150-110.17 (Reserved)

§ 150-110.18 (Reserved)

§ 150-110.19 (Reserved)

§ 150-110.20 (Reserved)

Article XVIB LPD Land Preservation District

§ 150-110.21 Declaration of legislative intent.

§ 150-110.22 Permitted uses.

§ 150-110.23 Neighborhood design standards.

§ 150-110.24 Open land standards.

§ 150-110.25 Ownership and maintenance of common facilities and open land.

§ 150-110.26 Density and dimensional standards.

§ 150-110.27 Sewage and water facilities.

§ 150-110.28 Conditional use sketch plan.

Article XVII C Commercial District

§ 150-111 Legislative intent.

§ 150-112 Use regulations.

§ 150-113 Lot area and width regulations.

§ 150-114 Yard regulations.

§ 150-115 Coverage regulations.

§ 150-116 Height regulations.

§ 150-117 Parking regulations.

§ 150-118 Special requirements.

Article XVIII SC Shopping Center District

§ 150-119 Legislative intent.

§ 150-120 Use regulations.

§ 150-121 Lot area and width regulations.

§ 150-122 Yard regulations.

§ 150-123 Coverage regulations.

§ 150-124 Height regulations.

§ 150-125 Parking regulations.

§ 150-126 Special requirements.

Article XIX LI Limited Industrial District

§ 150-127 Legislative intent.

§ 150-128 Use regulations.

§ 150-129 Lot area and width regulation.

§ 150-130 Yard regulations.

§ 150-131 Coverage regulations.

§ 150-132 Height regulations.

§ 150-133 Parking regulations.

§ 150-134 Special requirements.

Article XIXA Industrial Research District

§ 150-134.1 Legislative intent.

§ 150-134.2 Use regulations.

§ 150-134.3 Lot area and width regulation.

§ 150-134.4 Yard regulations.

§ 150-134.5 Coverage regulations.

§ 150-134.6 Height regulations.

§ 150-134.7 Parking regulations.

§ 150-134.8 Special requirements.

Article XX FP Floodplain Conservation District

§ 150-135 General provisions.

§ 150-136 Word usage; definitions.

§ 150-137 Identification of floodplain areas.

§ 150-138 Floodplain Conservation District uses.

§ 150-139 Variances.

§ 150-140 Technical provisions in event of variance being granted.

§ 150-141 Activities requiring special permits.

§ 150-142 Administration.

§ 150-143 Enactment; when effective.

§ 150-144 through § 150-146. (Reserved)

Article XXA SS Steep Slope Conservation District

§ 150-146.1 Legislative intent.

§ 150-146.2 Overlay concept; applicability.

§ 150-146.3 Determination of steep slope areas.

§ 150-146.4 Steep slope regulations.

Article XXB Riparian Corridor Conservation District

§ 150-146.5 Legislative intent.

§ 150-146.6 Establishment and width determination of district.

§ 150-146.7 Permitted uses.

§ 150-146.8 Uses specifically prohibited.

§ 150-146.9 Nonconforming structures and uses.

§ 150-146.10 Boundary interpretation and appeals procedure.

§ 150-146.11 Inspections.

§ 150-146.12 Management of district.

Article XXC AQRC Age-Qualified Residential Community

§ 150-146.13 Legislative intent.

§ 150-146.14 Permitted uses.

§ 150-146.15 Development regulations.

§ 150-146.16 Unit occupancy.

§ 150-146.17 Declaration of age restriction.

Article XXD Cedars Village Overlay District

§ 150-146.18 Purpose; applicability.

§ 150-146.19 Establishment of district.

§ 150-146.20 Permitted uses: Class 1.

§ 150-146.21 Area and bulk regulations: Class 1.

§ 150-146.22 Use regulations: Class 2.

§ 150-146.23 Area and bulk regulations: Class 2.

§ 150-146.24 Additional development standards.

§ 150-146.25 Application of transferable development rights.

§ 150-146.26 Signs.

§ 150-146.27 Street access and parking.

§ 150-146.28 Landscaping and buffer requirements.

§ 150-146.29 Lighting.

§ 150-146.30 Refuse disposal areas.

Article XXI Signs

§ 150-147 General sign regulations.

§ 150-148 Signs permitted in residential and agricultural districts.

§ 150-149 Signs permitted in MHD, MR and RO Districts.

§ 150-150 Signs permitted in C and SC Districts.

§ 150-150.1 Signs permitted in Village overlay districts.

§ 150-151 Signs permitted in LI District.

§ 150-151.1 Signs permitted in IR District.

§ 150-152 Permits and fees.

Article XXIA Billboard Overlay District

§ 150-152.1 Purpose and intent.

§ 150-152.2 General regulations.

Article XXII Off-Street Parking and Loading

§ 150-153 Required off-street parking facilities.

§ 150-154 Location of off-street parking.

§ 150-155 Ingress and egress.

§ 150-156 Required off-street loading and unloading facilities.

§ 150-157 Reduction of facilities.

§ 150-158 Design requirements.

§ 150-159 Reserve areas.

§ 150-160 Oversized vehicles.

Article XXIII Nonconformity

§ 150-161 Land.

§ 150-162 Buildings.

§ 150-162.1 Expansion of nonconforming structure.

§ 150-162.2 Vertical expansion of nonconforming structure.

§ 150-163 Change of use.

§ 150-164 Discontinued use.

§ 150-165 Change of resumption of nonconforming uses.

§ 150-166 Expansion of nonconforming uses.

§ 150-167 Damage or destruction.

§ 150-168 Building condemned.

§ 150-169 Nonconforming signs.

§ 150-170 Zoning permit required.

Article XXIV General Regulations

§ 150-171 Applicability.

§ 150-172 Effect of private covenants.

§ 150-173 Lots of record.

§ 150-174 Reduction of lot area.

§ 150-175 Obstructions to vision at intersection prohibited.

§ 150-176 Modification of front yard requirements.

§ 150-177 Accessory uses and structures.

§ 150-177.1 Agricultural uses and structures.

§ 150-178 Frontage.

§ 150-179 Flag lots.

§ 150-180 Municipally owned land.

§ 150-181 Projections into yards.

§ 150-182 Fencing and walls.

§ 150-183 Minimum habitable floor area.

§ 150-184 Isolation distances for drilled wells.

§ 150-185 Standards for on-site sewage disposal systems.

§ 150-186 Ultimate right-of-way.

§ 150-187 Special height regulations.

§ 150-188 Junkyards.

§ 150-189 Stockyards.

§ 150-190 Piggeries and pigs.

§ 150-191 Dogs.

§ 150-192 Housing of animals, livestock and poultry.

§ 150-193 Prohibited uses.

§ 150-194 Vehicular storage.

§ 150-194.1 Private vehicle sales.

§ 150-195 Private ownership of roads.

§ 150-196 Corner lots.

§ 150-197 Windmills.

§ 150-198 Satellite earth stations.

§ 150-199 Highway setbacks.

§ 150-200 Exterior lighting.

§ 150-201 Standards for home occupations.

§ 150-202 Application; review and approval or disapproval by the Board of Supervisors.

§ 150-203 Detention basins in yard areas.

§ 150-204 Wetlands.

Article XXV Administration

§ 150-205 Zoning Officer and Assistant Zoning Officer; appointments and qualifications.

§ 150-206 Zoning Officer duties and powers.

§ 150-207 Permits.

§ 150-208 Application for permit.

§ 150-209 Requirement of use and occupancy permits.

§ 150-210 Application for use and occupancy permits.

§ 150-211 Issuance of use and occupancy permits.

§ 150-212 Issuance or refusal of permits.

§ 150-213 Fees.

§ 150-214 Requirement of development plans.

§ 150-215 Conditional uses.

§ 150-215.1 Expiration of conditional uses.

Article XXVI Zoning Hearing Board

§ 150-216 Appointment.

§ 150-217 Powers and duties.

§ 150-218 Standard for Zoning Hearing Board actions.

§ 150-219 Variances.

§ 150-220 Orders.

§ 150-221 Rules of procedure.

§ 150-222 Meetings.

§ 150-223 Technical assistance.

§ 150-224 Notice of hearings.

§ 150-225 Expiration of special exceptions and variances.

§ 150-226 Certificates of the Zoning Hearing Board.

§ 150-227 Appeal to Court.

§ 150-228 Building permits.

Article XXVII Violations and Penalties; Enforcement; Fees

§ 150-229 Violations; duties of Zoning Officer.

§ 150-230 Notice of violation.

§ 150-231 Violations and penalties.

§ 150-232 Remedies.

§ 150-233 Charges and fees.

Article XXVIII Amendments

§ 150-234 Amendment by the governing body.

§ 150-235 Landowner proposed amendments.

Article XXIX Transferable Development Rights

§ 150-236 Purposes and authority.

§ 150-237 Definitions.

§ 150-238 Sending district.

§ 150-239 Right to transfer development rights.

§ 150-240 Calculation of development rights.

§ 150-241 Application for transferable development rights certificate.

§ 150-242 Subdivision of sending parcel.

§ 150-243 Conveyance of TDRs.

§ 150-244 Deed of transferable development rights.

§ 150-245 Declaration of restrictive covenants.

§ 150-246 Application of transferable development rights.

§ 150-247 Public acquisition of transferable development rights.

§ 150-248 Amendment and/or extinguishment.