Township of Lower Gwynedd, PA
Montgomery County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
STATUTORY REFERENCES
General provisions and definitions — See 53 P.S. § 10101 et seq.
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.

1288.01 Application of chapter.

[Ord. 233A. Passed 6-18-1987]
In an "F-1" Limited Industrial District, the regulations set forth in this chapter shall apply.

1288.02 Permitted uses.

[Ord. 233A. Passed 6-18-1987]
In an "F-1" Limited Industrial District, a building or combination of buildings may be erected or used, and a lot may be used or occupied, for any of the following purposes and no other:
(a) 
Manufacturing, fabricating, assembling or processing of scientific and precision instruments and controls, electronic components (including computers), pharmaceuticals, optical goods, jewelry and timepieces.
(b) 
Any use permitted in a "D-1" Special Use District.
(c) 
A municipal use.
(d) 
Any use similar to those set forth in Subsections (a) to (c) hereof, when authorized as a special exception by the Zoning Hearing Board.

1288.03 Lot area and width.

[Ord. 233A. Passed 6-18-1987]
(a) 
Minimum Lot Area. In an "F-1" Limited Industrial District, a lot area of not less than 25 acres shall be provided.
(b) 
Minimum Lot Width. A lot width of not less than 200 feet shall be provided.

1288.04 Yards.

[Ord. 233A. Passed 6-18-1987; Ord. 328. Passed 7-22-1996]
(a) 
Front Yard. In an "F-1" Limited Industrial District, there shall be a front yard on each lot which shall not be less than 200 feet.
(b) 
Side Yards. There shall be two side yards on each lot, neither of which shall be less than 200 feet.
(c) 
Rear Yards. There shall be a rear yard on each lot which shall not be less than 200 feet.
(d) 
District Yard. No side or rear yard adjacent to any residential district shall be less than 400 feet.
(e) 
Corner Lots. Yards for corner lots are regulated by Section 1298.09.

1288.05 Lot coverage.

[Ord. 233A. Passed 6-18-1987]
(a) 
Building Coverage. In an "F-1" Limited Industrial District, the total building coverage shall not exceed 20%.
(b) 
Impervious Coverage. The total impervious coverage shall not exceed 50%.

1288.06 Building height.

[Ord. 233A. Passed 6-18-1987; Ord. 397. Passed 3-19-2002]
The maximum height for buildings or other structures erected or enlarged in this district shall be 60 feet, with a maximum of three stories. Rooftop equipment may project an additional 10 feet above the roof.

1288.07 Off-street parking and loading.

[Ord. 233A. Passed 6-18-1987; Ord. 397. Passed 3-19-2002]
(a) 
Parking and Loading. In an "F-1" Limited Industrial 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 200 feet to any front, side or rear property line, 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 300 feet to such property line, except as required for normal ingress and egress. In the case of any property line being adjacent to a limited access, four-lane highway, no parking, loading, or driveway area shall be located closer than 50 feet to such property line.

1288.08 Special requirements.

[Ord. 233A. Passed 6-18-1987; Ord. 251. Passed 2-16-1988; Ord. 400. Passed 5-21-2002]
(a) 
Signs. Signs shall be permitted in accordance with Chapter 1292.
(b) 
Minimum District Size. The minimum area of any "F-1" Limited Industrial District shall be 40 acres.
(c) 
Landscaping. All development in an "F-1" Limited Industrial District shall be designed and maintained in accordance with the landscape provisions of the Subdivision Regulations. There shall be a suitable and effective landscape barrier to separate the property from any adjacent public street. Such buffer strip shall be at least 10 feet wide and shall channel motor vehicle ingress and egress from the property. There shall be a maximum of one access road per 200 feet of frontage and in no case more than two access roads per frontage.
(d) 
Utilities. All development in an "F-1" Limited Industrial District shall be served by public sewer and water. All utilities serving a permitted use in this district shall be underground.
(e) 
Outdoor Land Use. The outdoor storage of goods, materials and trash shall be designed and maintained to be completely screened from view by a landscape buffer, and such uses shall conform to all building setbacks.
(f) 
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 or vibration.
(g) 
Building Spacing. The distance at the closest point between any buildings shall be not less than 30 feet.
(h) 
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 (except security lighting) shall be limited to hours of business operation and shall otherwise be extinguished between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of the following day, prevailing time. Exterior lighting, when set back a minimum of 300 feet from an adjacent residential district and a minimum of 200 feet from an adjacent nonresidential district, may exceed the fourteen-foot height limitation stated in this subsection, but shall not be placed higher than 25 feet above grade.
(i) 
Detention Basins. Detention basins shall be allowed in yard areas only in accordance with Section 1298.14.

1288.09 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: Former Section 1288.09, Application procedure, was repealed 2-21-1995 by Ord. No. 314.