Township of Lower Gwynedd, PA
Montgomery County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
STATUTORY REFERENCES
General provisions and definitions — See Penna. Mun. Plan. Code, Art I.
Zoning — See Penna. Mun. Plan. Code, Art. VI.
GENERAL REFERENCES
General provisions and definitions — see Section 1254.04; Ch. 1298
Establishment — see Section 1254.01
Signs — See Ch. 1292
Off-street parking and loading — See Ch. 1294
Nonconforming uses — See Ch. 1296

§ 1260.01 Application of chapter.

[Ord. 223. Passed 12-10-1985]
In a "B" Residential District, the regulations set forth in this chapter shall apply.

§ 1260.02 Permitted uses.

[Ord. 223. Passed 12-10-1985]
In a "B" Residential District, a building may be erected or used, and a lot may be used or occupied, for any of the following purposes and no other:
(a) 
Farming;
(b) 
One single-family detached dwelling;
(c) 
Municipal use; and
(d) 
Accessory uses in accordance with Section 1250.04(2) and Chapter 1298.

§ 1260.03 Lot area and width.

[Ord. 223. Passed 12-10-1985]
(a) 
Minimum Lot Area.
(1) 
In a "B" Residential District, a lot area of not less than 30,000 square feet shall be provided for every dwelling or other building where neither a public sewer nor a public water supply is available.
(2) 
Where both a public sewer and a public water supply are available, a lot area of not less than 18,000 square feet shall be provided for every dwelling or other building.
(b) 
Minimum Lot Width. A lot width of not less than 120 feet at the building line shall be provided for every dwelling or other building.

§ 1260.04 Yards.

[Ord. 223. Passed 12-10-1985]
(a) 
Front Yards. In a "B" Residential District, there shall be a front yard on each lot, which yard shall be not less than 50 feet in depth.
(b) 
Side Yards.
(1) 
There shall be two side yards on each lot, neither of which shall be less than 30 feet wide.
(2) 
In the case of any building other than a single-family detached dwelling or a building accessory thereto, there shall be two side yards, neither of which shall be less than forty feet wide.
(c) 
Rear Yards. There shall be a rear yard on each lot, which yard shall be not less than 65 feet in depth. An accessory use structure, if entirely separate from the main building and located at least 10 feet farther back than the rear of the main building, may be erected in the rear yard, but not within 10 feet of the rear or side property lines.
(d) 
Corner Lots. Yards for corner lots are regulated by Section 1298.09.

§ 1260.05 Lot coverage.

[Ord. 223. Passed 12-10-1985]
(a) 
Building Coverage. In a "B" Residential District, the total building coverage shall not exceed 20%.
(b) 
Impervious Coverage. The total impervious coverage shall not exceed 35%.

§ 1260.06 Building height.

[Ord. 223. Passed 12-10-1985]
(a) 
The maximum height for dwellings, buildings or other structures erected or enlarged in a "B" Residential District shall be 35 feet, not exceeding 2 1/2 stories.
(b) 
The maximum height for any building accessory to any dwelling shall be 14 feet, not exceeding one story.

§ 1260.07 Off-street parking.

[Ord. 223. Passed 12-10-1985]
(a) 
Residential. For each dwelling unit in a "B" Residential District, two all-weather off-street parking spaces shall be provided in accordance with Chapter 1294.
(b) 
Nonresidential. For any permitted use other than a residential use in such District, parking facilities shall be provided in accordance with Chapter 1294. Such parking shall not occupy any portion of the front, side or rear yards required under this chapter.
(c) 
Setbacks. No parking area or driveway shall be located closer than five feet to any property line, except that portion of the driveway required for normal ingress and egress.

§ 1260.08 Special requirements.

[Ord. 223. Passed 12-10-1985; Ord. 251. Passed 2-16-1988]
(a) 
Signs. In a "B" Residential District, signs shall be permitted in accordance with Chapter 1292.
(b) 
Swimming Pools; Tennis Courts; Equine Facilities. Swimming pools, tennis courts and equine facilities may be permitted in such District, subject to Chapter 1298.
(c) 
Detention Basins. Detention basins shall be allowed in yard areas only in accordance with Section 1298.14.