Township of Springfield, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Springfield 12-16-1940 by Ord. No. 242; reenacted and amended in its entirety 8-8-1962 by Ord. No. 487.[1] Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform Construction Code — See Ch. 13.
Planning Commission — See Ch. 65.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 95.
Attachment 1 - Table of Zoning Map Amendments Attachment 2 - Summary of Zoning Requirements Attachment 3 - Schedule of Sign Regulations
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Editor's Note: This ordinance, as amended, was reaffirmed by the Board of Commissioners 12-12-2007 by Ord. No. 889.
Article I Legislative Intent; Objectives

§ 114-10 Declaration of legislative intent and general community development objectives.

§ 114-11 Detailed community development objectives.

Article II Definitions

§ 114-20 General usage.

§ 114-21 Definition of terms.

Article III Districts

§ 114-30 District designations.

§ 114-31 Boundaries; Zoning Map.

§ 114-32 Interpretation of boundary lines.

§ 114-33 Division of lots by boundary lines.

Article IIIA AAA Residential District

§ 114-3A0 Legislative intent.

§ 114-3A1 Permitted uses.

§ 114-3A2 Density and dimensional standards.

§ 114-3A3 Inventory and analysis.

§ 114-3A4 Design standards.

§ 114-3A5 Ownership and maintenance of common facilities and open space.

§ 114-3A6 Phasing.

§ 114-3A7 Tracts 25 acres or larger that provide minimum of 75% open space.

Article IIIB AAA-AT Age Targeted Residential Overlay District

§ 114-3B0 Legislative intent.

§ 114-3B1 Permitted uses.

§ 114-3B2 General regulations.

§ 114-3B3 Density and dimensional standards.

§ 114-3B4 Inventory and analysis.

§ 114-3B5 Design and development standards.

§ 114-3B6 Ownership and maintenance of common facilities and open space.

Article IIIC AAA-AQ1 Age Qualified Residential-1 Overlay District

§ 114-3C0 Legislative intent.

§ 114-3C1 Applicability.

§ 114-3C2 Permitted uses.

§ 114-3C3 Density and dimensional standards.

§ 114-3C4 Inventory and analysis.

§ 114-3C5 Design and development standards.

§ 114-3C6 Ownership and maintenance of common facilities and open space.

Article IV AA Residence District

§ 114-40 General.

§ 114-41 Permitted uses.

§ 114-42 Lot and building area.

§ 114-43 Lot width.

§ 114-44 Yards.

§ 114-45 Design alternative.

Article V A Residence District

§ 114-50 General.

§ 114-51 Permitted uses.

§ 114-52 Lot and building area.

§ 114-53 Lot width.

§ 114-54 Yards.

Article VI B Residence District

§ 114-60 General.

§ 114-61 Permitted uses.

§ 114-62 Lot and building area.

§ 114-63 Lot width.

§ 114-64 Yards.

Article VII C Residence District

§ 114-70 General.

§ 114-71 Permitted uses.

§ 114-72 Lot and building area.

§ 114-73 Lot width.

§ 114-74 Yards.

Article VIII D Residence District

§ 114-80 Legislative intent.

§ 114-81 Permitted uses.

§ 114-82 Lot and building area.

§ 114-83 Lot width.

§ 114-84 Yards.

§ 114-85 Additional standards.

§ 114-86 Access and parking standards.

§ 114-87 Landscaping.

§ 114-88 Townhouses.

Article VIIIA Multifamily Apartment District

§ 114-8A0 Legislative intent.

§ 114-8A1 General regulations.

§ 114-8A2 Permitted uses.

§ 114-8A3 Development requirements.

§ 114-8A4 Application and review.

Article VIIIB Cluster Residential District

§ 114-8B0 Purpose.

§ 114-8B1 General requirements.

§ 114-8B2 Drawings and plans.

§ 114-8B3 Area and design regulations; permitted uses.

§ 114-8B4 Prohibited uses.

Article VIIIC Multiple Use Residence District

§ 114-8C0 Legislative intent.

§ 114-8C1 Permitted uses.

§ 114-8C2 Lot and building area.

§ 114-8C3 Lot width.

§ 114-8C4 Yards.

§ 114-8C5 Mobile home parks.

Article VIIID Institutional District

§ 114-8D0 Purpose.

§ 114-8D1 Permitted uses.

§ 114-8D2 Lot and building area.

§ 114-8D3 Lot width.

§ 114-8D4 Yards.

§ 114-8D4A Yards for personal care homes/assisted living residences.

§ 114-8D5 Special development regulations.

Article IX B1 Business District

§ 114-90 General.

§ 114-91 Permitted uses.

§ 114-92 Prohibited uses.

§ 114-93 Lot and building area.

§ 114-94 Yards.

§ 114-95 Landscaping.

Article X B2 Business District

§ 114-100 General.

§ 114-101 Permitted uses.

§ 114-102 Prohibited uses.

§ 114-103 Lot and building area.

§ 114-104 Yards.

§ 114-105 Landscaping.

Article XI S Shopping Center District

§ 114-110 General.

§ 114-111 Plan requirements.

§ 114-112 Area and design requirements.

§ 114-113 Use regulations.

Article XII Industrial District

§ 114-120 General.

§ 114-121 Permitted uses.

§ 114-122 Prohibited uses.

§ 114-123 Lot and building area.

§ 114-124 Yards.

Article XIIA Floodplain Conservation District

§ 114-12A0 Legislative intent

§ 114-12A1 Legislative intent.

§ 114-12A2 Applicability.

§ 114-12A3 Abrogation and greater restrictions.

§ 114-12A4 Severability.

§ 114-12A5 Warning and disclaimer of liability.

§ 114-12A6 Definitions.

§ 114-12A7 Identification of floodplain areas.

§ 114-12A8 Floodplain Conservation District (Identified Floodplain Area).

§ 114-12A9 Changes in identification of area.

§ 114-12A10 Boundary disputes.

§ 114-12A11 Corporate boundary changes.

§ 114-12A12 Uses permitted by right.

§ 114-12A13 Uses prohibited in Floodplain Conservation District (Identified Floodplain Area).

§ 114-12A14 Nonconforming structures and uses.

§ 114-12A15 Improvements to existing structures.

§ 114-12A16 Variances.

§ 114-12A17 Variance procedures and conditions.

§ 114-12A18 Special requirements for subdivisions.

§ 114-12A19 Special requirements for manufactured homes.

§ 114-12A20 Special requirements for recreational vehicles.

§ 114-12A21 Variance conditions.

§ 114-12A22 Technical provisions for granting of variances.

§ 114-12A23 Elevation and floodproofing requirements for variances.

§ 114-12A24 Special technical requirements for variances.

§ 114-12A25 Design and construction standards.

§ 114-12A26 Activities requiring special permits.

§ 114-12A27 Application requirements for special permits.

§ 114-12A28 Application review procedures for special permits.

§ 114-12A29 Special technical requirements for special permits.

§ 114-12A30 Designation of Floodplain Administrator.

§ 114-12A31 Permits required.

§ 114-12A32 Duties and responsibilities of Floodplain Administrator.

§ 114-12A33 Application procedures and requirements.

§ 114-12A34 Review by County Conservation District.

§ 114-12A35 Review of application by others.

§ 114-12A36 Changes.

§ 114-12A37 Placards.

§ 114-12A38 Start of construction.

§ 114-12A39 Enforcement; violations and penalties.

§ 114-12A40 Appeals.

§ 114-12A41 Enactment.

Article XIIB Regulations for Areas of Steep Slopes

§ 114-12B0 Legislative intent.

§ 114-12B1 Modification of requirements.

§ 114-12B2 Definitions.

§ 114-12B3 Regulations.

§ 114-12B4 Liability.

Article XIIC Limited Industrial District

§ 114-12C0 Legislative intent.

§ 114-12C1 Permitted uses.

§ 114-12C2 Prohibited uses.

§ 114-12C3 Lot and building area.

§ 114-12C4 Building height.

§ 114-12C5 Yards.

Article XIII General Regulations

§ 114-130 Bulk and area provisions.

§ 114-131 Yard encroachments.

§ 114-132 Public utility buildings.

§ 114-133 Dwellings.

§ 114-134 Off-street parking and loading provisions.

§ 114-135 Fences and walls.

§ 114-136 Sight obstruction at intersections.

§ 114-136.1 Private sales and auctions.

§ 114-137 Prohibited uses.

§ 114-138 Nonconforming uses.

§ 114-139 Real estate subdivisions.

§ 114-139.1 Conversion of school buildings in residential districts.

§ 114-139.2 (Reserved)

§ 114-139.3 Seasonal sidewalk cafes.

Article XIV Signs

§ 114-140 Purpose and intent.

§ 114-141 Exempted signs.

§ 114-142 Prohibited signs.

§ 114-143 Permitted signs.

§ 114-144 Type and quantity of permitted signs.

§ 114-145 Schedule of Sign Regulations.

§ 114-146 Illumination; maintenance.

§ 114-147 Removal of signs.

§ 114-148 Political signs.

§ 114-149 Permits and fees.

Article XIVA Wireless Communications Facilities

§ 114-149.1 Short title.

§ 114-149.2 Purposes and findings of fact.

§ 114-149.3 Applicability.

§ 114-149.4 General requirements for all wireless supports and wireless communications facilities.

§ 114-149.5 General requirements for all tower-based wireless supports.

§ 114-149.6 Tower-based wireless supports outside of rights-of-way.

§ 114-149.7 Tower-based wireless supports in the rights-of-way.

§ 114-149.8 General requirements for all nontower wireless supports.

§ 114-149.9 Nontower wireless supports outside the rights-of-way.

§ 114-149.10 Nontower wireless supports in the rights-of-way.

§ 114-149.11 Violations and penalties applicable to all wireless supports and facilities.

§ 114-149.12 Miscellaneous.

Article XV Administration and Enforcement

§ 114-150 Zoning Officer.

§ 114-151 Building permits.

§ 114-152 Use and occupancy permits.

§ 114-153 Issuance or refusal of permits; appeals.

§ 114-154 Mobile home park permits, license fees and inspections.

§ 114-155 Conditional use procedures.

Article XVI Zoning Hearing Board

§ 114-160 Appointment; composition.

§ 114-161 Powers.

§ 114-162 Reference of matters to other agencies.

§ 114-163 Rules of procedure.

§ 114-164 Appeals; notices of hearing.

§ 114-165 Special exceptions and variances.

§ 114-166 Fees for application for filing applications or petition.

Article XVII Amendments

§ 114-170 Enactment of Zoning Ordinance amendments.

§ 114-171 Procedure for landowner curative amendments.

§ 114-172 Publication, advertisement and availability of ordinance.

§ 114-173 (Reserved)

Article XVIII Interpretation; Penalties

§ 114-180 Interpretation; conflicts.

§ 114-181 Remedies.

§ 114-182 Violations and penalties.

§ 114-183 Severability.