Township of Derry, PA
Dauphin County

§ 225-57 Permitted uses.

[Amended 6-8-1999 by Ord. No. 460]
A. 
Permitted uses are as follows:
(1) 
Any residential use permitted in §§ 225-33, 225-37, and 225-41.
(2) 
Private community facilities, recreation areas and other common area improvements normally associated with residential development.
(3) 
Public or private conservation areas and uses for the conservation of open space, water, soil and wildlife resources including State or County sponsored agricultural and/or conservation districts.
(4) 
Stores for the retail sale of household commodities, such as food, drugs, confectionery, hardware, clothing, household appliances, flowers, dry goods, furniture, books, stationery, newspaper and magazines, jewelry, radios, televisions, musical instruments, video and audio recording and playback devices, and other such goods normally used in a household, not including motor vehicles.
(5) 
Personal service establishments.
(6) 
Business or professional offices.
(7) 
Financial institutions without drive-up windows.
(8) 
Post offices.
(9) 
Funeral homes.
(10) 
Studios or galleries for teaching dancing, art, music or other similar cultural pursuits.
(11) 
Hotels and motels.
(12) 
Bed and breakfast home.
(13) 
Tourist home.
(14) 
Boarding home.
(15) 
Museums charted as nonprofit.
(16) 
Churches.
(17) 
Public parks, playgrounds and recreation facilities not operated for private profit.
(18) 
Municipal buildings and uses.
(19) 
Public or nonprofit fire services and public or nonprofit emergency services.
(20) 
Libraries.
(21) 
Full service restaurants and fast casual restaurants.
[Amended 5-28-2013 by Ord. No. 632]
(22) 
Group child care facility.
(23) 
Public or private utility service structures not including communications antennas or communications towers. (See §§ 225-104 and 225-197.)
(24) 
Schools.
(25) 
Indoor motion picture theaters.
(26) 
Performing arts theaters.
(27) 
Dry cleaning service.
(28) 
Commercial parking lot or structure.
(29) 
Private parking lot or structure.
(30) 
Accessory uses customarily incidental to the principal use.

§ 225-58 Special exception uses.

Special exception uses are as follows:
A. 
Accessory dwelling unit. See § 225-103.

§ 225-59 Conditional uses.

Conditional uses are as follows:
A. 
Group home for persons with disabilities. See § 225-113.
B. 
Uses similar to specified permitted uses. See § 225-115.
C. 
Unique buildings. See § 225-110.

§ 225-60 Lot requirements.

A. 
Lot and density criteria for residential uses. All buildings intended for residential use, in whole or in part, shall comply with the regulations set forth in Articles VIII, IX and X, as they apply to various types of residential uses with respect to lot area, density, yard area, vegetative cover, impervious cover, building height, lot width, lot depth and minimum distance between principal buildings.
B. 
Minimum lot area: none.
C. 
Maximum F.A.R. for uses other than residential: 0.30 per net developable acre, except that for hotels or motels erected after the effective date of this amendment[1] on lots of less than five gross acres, the maximum F.A.R. shall not exceed 1.5 per net developable acre.
[Amended 8-25-2009 by Ord. No. 587]
[1]:
Editor’s Note: "This amendment" refers to Ord. No. 587, adopted 8-25-2009.
D. 
Minimum yard area depth.
(1) 
Front: 25 feet or 1/2 of adjacent street right-of-way, whichever is greater, except that for hotels or motels erected after the effective date of this amendment[2] on lots of less than five gross acres, if the Township requests and is granted additional legal right-of-way by the developer/owner, the front yard setback can be reduced to 23 feet, with the option to reduce the setback to 12.5 feet on one side where the property faces two or more streets, and up to two loading and unloading spaces may be placed in the front yard.
[Amended 8-25-2009 by Ord. No. 587]
[2]:
Editor’s Note: "This amendment" refers to Ord. No. 587, adopted 8-25-2009.
(2) 
Rear: 45 feet.
(3) 
Side: six feet.
E. 
Minimum vegetative cover: 30%, except that for hotels and motels erected after the effective date of this amendment[3] on lots of less than five gross acres, the minimum vegetative cover shall be at least 20%.
[Amended 8-25-2009 by Ord. No. 587]
[3]:
Editor’s Note: "This amendment" refers to Ord. No. 587, adopted 8-25-2009.
F. 
Maximum impervious cover: 60%, except that for hotels and motels erected after the effective date of this amendment[4] on lots of less than five gross acres, the maximum impervious cover shall not exceed 70%.
[Amended 8-25-2009 by Ord. No. 587]
[4]:
Editor’s Note: "This amendment" refers to Ord. No. 587, adopted 8-25-2009.
G. 
Maximum height.
(1) 
Principal use: 40 feet, except that for hotels or motels erected after the effective date of this amendment[5] on lots of less than five gross acres, the maximum height for a principal use may not exceed 65 feet.
[Amended 8-25-2009 by Ord. No. 587]
[5]:
Editor’s Note: "This amendment" refers to Ord. No. 587, adopted 8-25-2009.
(2) 
Detached accessory use: 20 feet.
H. 
Minimum lot width: 40 feet.
I. 
Minimum lot depth: 100 feet.