Township of Lower Gwynedd, PA
Montgomery County
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GENERAL REFERENCES
Establishment — See Ch. 1254, Section 1254.01.
Signs — See Ch. 1292.
Off-street parking and loading — See Ch. 1294.
Nonconforming uses — See Ch. 1296.
General provisions and definitions — See Ch. 1298.

§ 1289.1.01 Application of chapter.

[Ord. 437. Passed 11-15-2005]
In a "PO-2" Professional Office District, the regulations set forth in this chapter shall apply.

§ 1289.1.02 Permitted uses.

[Ord. 437. Passed 11-15-2005]
In a "PO-2" Professional Office District, a building may be erected or used and a lot may be occupied for any of the following purposes and no other:
(a) 
The office or studio of a personal physician, dentist, teacher, architect, artist, engineer, accountant, musician, lawyer, outside salesperson or realtor.
(b) 
General office use.
(c) 
A bank or a financial institution.
(d) 
A municipal use.
(e) 
Any use similar to those specified above in Subsections (a), (b) and (c) when authorized as a special exception by the Zoning Hearing Board.

§ 1289.1.03 Prohibited uses.

[Ord. 437. Passed 11-15-2005]
In a "PO-2" Professional Office District, the following uses are specifically prohibited:
(a) 
Retail sales and the display of materials for sale to the public.
(b) 
Personal service shops.
(c) 
A public or private school.
(d) 
A hospital or clinic.
(e) 
Any type of day care facility.

§ 1289.1.04 Lot area and width.

[Ord. 437. Passed 11-15-2005]
(a) 
Minimum Lot Area. In a "PO-2" Professional Office District, a lot area of not less than 25,000 square feet shall be provided for every building.
(b) 
Minimum Lot Width. A lot width of not less than 140 feet shall be provided for every building.

§ 1289.1.05 Yards.

[Ord. 437. Passed 11-15-2005]
(a) 
Front Yard. In a "PO-2" Professional Office District, there shall be a front yard on each lot which shall be not less than 20 feet in depth.
(b) 
Side Yards. There shall be two side yards on each lot which shall not be less than 20 feet in width.
(c) 
Rear Yard. There shall be a rear yard on each lot which shall not be less than 30 feet in depth.
(d) 
District Yard. No side or rear yard adjacent to any residentially zoned district shall be less than 60 feet in width or depth.
(e) 
Corner Lots. Yards for corner lots are regulated by Section 1298.09.

§ 1289.1.06 Lot coverage.

[Ord. 437. Passed 11-15-2005]
(a) 
Building Coverage. In a "PO-2" Professional Office District, the total building coverage is twenty percent (20%).
(b) 
Impervious Coverage. In a "PO-2" Professional Office District, the total impervious coverage shall not exceed fifty-five percent (55%).

§ 1289.1.07 Building height.

[Ord. 437. Passed 11-15-2005]
The maximum height of a building or other structure erected or enlarged in a "PO-2" Professional Office District shall not exceed thirty-five (35) feet, and two stories.

§ 1289.1.08 Off-street parking and loading.

[Ord. 437. Passed 11-15-2005]
(a) 
Parking and Loading. In a "PO-2" Professional Office District, all-weather parking and loading facilities shall be provided in accordance with Chapter 1294.
(b) 
Setbacks. No parking, loading or driveway area shall be located closer than 5 feet to any side property line, and/or in the required front yard, except as required for normal ingress and egress. In the case of any property line being adjacent to a single-family residential district, no parking, loading or driveway area shall be located closer than 30 feet to such property line except required for normal ingress and egress. No parking, loading or driveway area shall be located closer than 15 feet to any rear property line.

§ 1289.1.09 Special requirements.

[Ord. 437. Passed 11-15-2005]
(a) 
Signs. Signs shall be permitted in accordance with the regulations for the "PO" District in Chapter 1292.
(b) 
Landscaping. All development in the "PO-2" Professional Office District shall be designed and maintained in accordance with the landscape provisions of the Subdivision Regulations. In addition, there shall be a suitable and effective landscape barrier at the edge of the property adjacent to any public street. Such buffer strip shall be at least 10 feet wide and shall channel motor vehicle ingress and egress from the property providing a maximum of one access road per 100 feet of frontage and in no case more than two access roads per property.
(c) 
Utilities. All development in a "PO-2" Professional Office District shall be served by public sewer and water. All utilities serving a permitted use in this district shall be underground.
(d) 
Outdoor Land Use. There shall be no outdoor storage or display of goods or materials for marketing, storage or any other purpose. The outdoor storage of trash shall be designed and maintained to be completely screened from view by a landscape buffer.
(e) 
Hazardous Uses. No building shall be erected, altered or maintained, and no lot shall be used for any purpose, trade or business, that is noxious, offensive or potentially injurious to health by reason of odor, noise, dust, smoke, heat, gas, radiation, hazardous substance, hazardous waste or vibration.
(f) 
Building Spacing. The distance at the closest point between any buildings shall be not less than 30 feet.
(g) 
Site Lighting. Exterior lighting provided in conjunction with any building or use shall be placed not higher than 14 feet above grade and shall be screened so as not to permit the source of illumination to be seen from off the premises. Only color-corrected types of illumination shall be used. The hours of illumination of such lights shall be limited to hours of business operation and shall otherwise be extinguished between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
(h) 
Gross Building Floor Area. No building shall contain a gross floor area greater than eleven thousand (11,000) square feet excluding unoccupied basements.