Township of Upper Chichester, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Upper Chichester 12-13-2012 by Ord. No. 678. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Blighted Property Review Committee — See Ch. 15.
Planning Commission — See Ch. 76.
Business use registration — See Ch. 208.
Certificate of zoning classification — See Ch. 228.
Construction standards — See Ch. 240.
Entertainment and temporary uses — See Ch. 282.
Garage sales — See Ch. 329.
Grading and excavating — See Ch. 334.
Historic preservation — See Ch. 351.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 490.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 500.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 505.
Trees — See Ch. 536.
Attachment 1 - Figure 1, Philadelphia International Airport Surface Areas Attachment 2 - Appendix A: Zoning Illustrations Attachment 3 - Upper Chichester Township Zoning Map
Article I Purpose, Districts and Administration

§ 600-1 Title.

§ 600-2 Purpose.

§ 600-3 Community development objectives.

§ 600-4 Establishment of districts.

§ 600-5 Establishment of controls.

§ 600-6 Zoning Map, district boundary lines and tolerances.

§ 600-7 Interpretation.

Article II Terminology

§ 600-8 Word usage.

§ 600-9 Definitions.

Article III R-1 Low Density Residential District

§ 600-10 District purpose.

§ 600-11 Uses permitted by right.

§ 600-12 Uses permitted by special exception.

§ 600-13 Conditional uses.

§ 600-14 Accessory uses.

§ 600-15 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 600-16 Homeowners' associations.

Article IV R-2 Medium Density Residential District

§ 600-17 District purpose.

§ 600-18 Uses permitted by right.

§ 600-19 Uses permitted by special exception.

§ 600-20 Conditional uses.

§ 600-21 Accessory uses.

§ 600-22 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 600-23 Homeowners' associations.

Article V R-3 High Density Residential District

§ 600-24 District purpose.

§ 600-25 Uses permitted by right.

§ 600-26 Uses permitted by special exception.

§ 600-27 Conditional uses.

§ 600-28 Accessory uses.

§ 600-29 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 600-30 Homeowners' associations.

Article VI TH Townhouse District

§ 600-31 District purpose.

§ 600-32 Uses permitted by right.

§ 600-33 Conditional uses.

§ 600-34 Accessory uses.

§ 600-35 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 600-36 Special development regulations.

§ 600-37 Open space maintenance.

§ 600-38 Homeowners' associations.

Article VII APT Apartment District

§ 600-39 District purpose.

§ 600-40 Uses permitted by right.

§ 600-41 Conditional uses.

§ 600-42 Accessory uses.

§ 600-43 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 600-44 Homeowners' associations.

Article VIII MH Mobile Home District

§ 600-45 District purpose.

§ 600-46 Uses permitted by right.

§ 600-47 Accessory uses.

§ 600-48 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 600-49 Special development regulations for mobile home parks.

§ 600-50 Ownership and management of mobile home parks.

Article IX C-1 Neighborhood Commercial District

§ 600-51 District purpose.

§ 600-52 Uses permitted by right.

§ 600-53 Uses permitted by special exception.

§ 600-54 Conditional uses.

§ 600-55 Accessory uses.

§ 600-56 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 600-57 Special development regulations.

§ 600-58 Performance standards.

§ 600-59 Site plan review requirements.

Article X C-2 Highway Commercial District

§ 600-60 District purpose.

§ 600-61 Uses permitted by right.

§ 600-62 Uses permitted by special exception.

§ 600-63 Conditional uses.

§ 600-64 Accessory uses.

§ 600-65 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 600-66 Special development regulations.

§ 600-67 Performance standards.

§ 600-68 Site plan review requirements.

Article XI I-C Industrial Commercial District

§ 600-69 District purpose.

§ 600-70 Uses permitted by right.

§ 600-71 Uses permitted by special exception.

§ 600-72 Conditional uses.

§ 600-73 Accessory uses.

§ 600-74 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 600-75 Special development regulations.

§ 600-76 Site plan review requirements.

Article XII I Industrial District

§ 600-77 District purpose.

§ 600-78 Uses permitted by right.

§ 600-79 Uses permitted by special exception.

§ 600-80 Conditional uses.

§ 600-81 Accessory uses.

§ 600-82 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 600-83 Special development regulations.

§ 600-84 Other development regulations.

§ 600-85 Performance standards.

§ 600-86 Site plan review requirements.

Article XIII PRD Planned Residential Development District

§ 600-87 District purpose.

§ 600-88 Administration.

§ 600-89 Conditions of eligibility.

§ 600-90 Uses permitted by right.

§ 600-91 Uses permitted by special exception.

§ 600-92 Accessory uses.

§ 600-93 Minimum percentage of dwelling types.

§ 600-94 Required mix of residential uses.

§ 600-95 Density and open space.

§ 600-96 Dimensions for development.

§ 600-97 Design standards.

§ 600-98 Common open space.

§ 600-99 Development in stages.

§ 600-100 Application for tentative approval.

§ 600-101 Public hearings.

§ 600-102 Findings.

§ 600-103 Status of plan after tentative approval.

§ 600-104 Application for final approval.

§ 600-105 Legal remedies.

§ 600-106 Bonding or security for completion of improvements.

§ 600-107 Insurance and indemnity.

§ 600-108 Recording.

§ 600-109 Fees.

§ 600-110 Homeowners' associations.

Article XIV PRC Planned Retirement Community District

§ 600-111 District purpose.

§ 600-112 Use regulations.

§ 600-113 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 600-114 Additional design standards.

Article XV CCRC Continuing Care Retirement Community

§ 600-115 District purpose.

§ 600-116 Use regulations.

§ 600-117 Yard and area regulations.

§ 600-118 Sign regulation.

Article XVI Steep Slope Conservation District

§ 600-119 District purpose.

§ 600-120 General provisions.

§ 600-121 Zoning Map overlay.

§ 600-122 Boundary definition.

§ 600-123 Interpretation of district boundaries.

§ 600-124 Use regulations.

§ 600-125 Standards for approval of special exception uses.

§ 600-126 Administration of steep slope provisions.

Article XVII Floodplain Conservation Overlay District.

§ 600-127 Statutory authorization.

§ 600-128 District purpose.

§ 600-129 General provisions.

§ 600-130 Administration; violations and penalties.

§ 600-131 Identification of floodplain areas.

§ 600-132 Technical provisions.

§ 600-133 Prohibited activities.

§ 600-134 Existing structures in identified floodplain areas.

§ 600-135 Variances.

§ 600-136 Definitions; word usage.

Article XVIII Parking Regulations

§ 600-137 Purposes.

§ 600-138 Applicability.

§ 600-139 Required parking ratios.

§ 600-140 General regulations for off-street parking.

§ 600-141 Design regulations.

§ 600-142 Common parking.

§ 600-143 Design and layout of off-street loading facilities.

§ 600-144 Screening and landscaping requirements.

Article XIX Signs

§ 600-145 Purpose.

§ 600-146 Scope and applicability.

§ 600-147 Determination of size of signs.

§ 600-148 Sign restrictions and standards.

§ 600-149 Signs exempt from permit.

§ 600-150 Permit required for certain signs.

§ 600-151 Billboards.

§ 600-152 Permits.

§ 600-153 Nonconforming signs.

Article XX Supplemental Regulations

§ 600-154 Purpose.

§ 600-155 Overall requirements.

§ 600-156 Sidewalks and curb cuts.

§ 600-157 Projections into required setbacks.

§ 600-158 Visibility at corner lots.

§ 600-159 Accessory structures.

§ 600-160 Walls, fences and vegetation.

§ 600-161 Public utility buildings.

§ 600-162 Refuse.

§ 600-163 Lighting.

§ 600-164 Condominiums.

§ 600-165 Restrictions on keeping of animals.

§ 600-166 Sale of agricultural products.

§ 600-167 Regulations for satellite antennas.

§ 600-168 Regulations for private, noncommercial swimming pools.

§ 600-169 Stormwater management.

§ 600-170 Fire protection.

§ 600-171 General landscaping and plan requirements.

§ 600-172 Screening regulations.

§ 600-173 Airport zoning.

§ 600-174 Lots without public sewer or public sewer and water.

§ 600-175 Environmental impact statement (EIS).

§ 600-176 Interior (flag) lots.

§ 600-177 Regulations for gasoline service stations.

§ 600-178 No-impact home-based businesses.

§ 600-179 Homeowners' association.

§ 600-180 Restaurant-cafe.

Article XXI Standards and Procedures for Special Exceptions

§ 600-181 Purpose.

§ 600-182 General dimensional standards where specific standards unprovided.

§ 600-183 General requirements for review of special exception uses.

§ 600-184 Regulations for health clinics.

§ 600-185 Conversion of dwellings to nonresidential use.

§ 600-186 Single-family semidetached dwellings (twins) in R-3 District.

§ 600-187 Wireless communication facilities.

Article XXII Standards and Procedures for Conditional Uses

§ 600-188 Purpose.

§ 600-189 General dimensional standards where specific standards unprovided.

§ 600-190 General requirements for review of conditional uses.

§ 600-191 Standards for intermediate and group day-care facilities.

§ 600-192 Standards for adult day-care centers.

§ 600-193 Standards for private clubs.

§ 600-194 Standards for collection and processing facilities.

§ 600-195 Standards for adult entertainment uses.

§ 600-196 Standards for professional home offices.

§ 600-197 Standards of group-based community residence facilities.

§ 600-198 Standards for car wash facilities.

Article XXIII Performance Standards

§ 600-199 Purpose.

§ 600-200 Administration.

§ 600-201 Performance standards.

§ 600-202 Construction work.

Article XXIV Administration, Enforcement and Amendments

§ 600-203 Purpose.

§ 600-204 Administration.

§ 600-205 Enforcement; violations and penalties.

§ 600-206 Permits.

§ 600-207 Amendments.

Article XXV Zoning Hearing Board

§ 600-208 Administration and procedure.

§ 600-209 Powers of Zoning Hearing Board.

§ 600-210 Hearings.

§ 600-211 Notice of requirements.

§ 600-212 Notice of decisions.

§ 600-213 Standards for action.

§ 600-214 Standards of proof.

§ 600-215 Appeals before Zoning Hearing Board and to court.

Article XXVI Nonconforming Uses, Structures and Lots

§ 600-216 Purposes.

§ 600-217 Continuation.

§ 600-218 Change of use.

§ 600-219 Enclosure.

§ 600-220 Abandonment.

§ 600-221 Restoration.

§ 600-222 Enlargement.

§ 600-223 Repairs and maintenance.

§ 600-224 Displacement.

§ 600-225 Nonconforming lots.

§ 600-226 Reduction of lot area.

§ 600-227 Nonconforming signs.

§ 600-228 Registration of nonconforming uses.

§ 600-229 Ownership.

§ 600-230 Effect of violations.

Article XXVII Airport District Overlay

§ 600-231 Purpose.

§ 600-232 Relation to other Zoning Districts.

§ 600-233 Definitions.

§ 600-234 Establishment of airport zones.

§ 600-235 Permit applications.

§ 600-236 Variances.

§ 600-237 Use restrictions.

§ 600-238 Preexisting nonconforming uses.

§ 600-239 Obstruction marking and lighting.

§ 600-240 Conflicting regulations.

§ 600-241 Severability.