Borough of Forest Hills, PA
Allegheny County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Part 1 BASIC PROVISIONS

§ 27-101 Short Title.

§ 27-102 Authority.

§ 27-103 Interpretation.

§ 27-104 Statement of Purposes.

§ 27-105 Community Development Objectives.

§ 27-106 Compliance.

§ 27-107 Buildings Exempt from Regulations.

Part 2 DEFINITIONS

§ 27-201 General Rules of Interpretation.

§ 27-202 Specific Meanings.

§ 27-203 Fair Housing Act.

Part 3 DISTRICT REGULATIONS

§ 27-301 Zoning District Map.

§ 27-302 Zoning Districts.

§ 27-303 District Regulations.

§ 27-304 Permitted and Conditional Uses.

§ 27-305 Area and Bulk Regulations.

§ 27-306 Height Regulations.

Part 4 TCO TOWN CENTER OVERLAY DISTRICT

§ 27-401 Purpose.

§ 27-402 Authorized Uses.

§ 27-403 Area and Bulk Regulations.

§ 27-404 Parking Regulations.

Part 5 MXO MIXED USE OVERLAY DISTRICT

§ 27-501 Purpose.

§ 27-502 Procedure.

§ 27-503 Permitted and Conditional Uses.

§ 27-504 Dimensional Requirements.

§ 27-505 Common Open Space and Landscaping.

§ 27-506 Supplemental Regulations.

§ 27-507 Voluntary Design Enhancements.

Part 6 PLANNED DEVELOPMENT

§ 27-601 Purpose.

§ 27-602 Development Plan Required.

§ 27-603 Planned Developments/General Requirements.

§ 27-604 Planned Nonresidential Developments.

§ 27-605 Planned Residential Developments.

§ 27-606 Required Improvements.

§ 27-607 Compliance With Other Provisions Required.

§ 27-608 Application and Review Procedures.

§ 27-609 Other Agencies to Review for Tentative Approval.

§ 27-610 Tentative Approval.

§ 27-611 Status of Plan After Tentative Approval.

§ 27-612 Application for Final Approval.

§ 27-613 Improvements.

§ 27-614 Other Agencies to Review Final Application.

§ 27-615 Final Approval.

§ 27-616 Mediation.

§ 27-617 Recording.

§ 27-618 Revocation.

§ 27-619 Modifications.

§ 27-620 Enforcement.

Part 7 OFF-STREET PARKING

§ 27-701 Off-Street Parking Requirements.

§ 27-702 Off-Street Loading.

§ 27-703 Parking Lot Landscaping.

Part 8 SIGNS

§ 27-801 General Requirements.

§ 27-802 Exempt Signs.

§ 27-803 Permitted Signs.

§ 27-804 Review and Approval.

§ 27-805 Temporary Signs.

§ 27-806 Sign Replacement.

§ 27-807 Removal of Signs When Use Is Discontinued.

Part 9 CONDITIONAL USES

§ 27-901 Applicability.

§ 27-902 Application and Approval Procedure.

§ 27-903 Expiration of Approval.

§ 27-904 General Standards and Criteria.

§ 27-905 Special Standards and Criteria.

Part 10 SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS

§ 27-1001 Performance Requirements.

§ 27-1002 Fences, Walls and Landscaping.

§ 27-1003 Corner Lots.

§ 27-1004 Storage of Vehicles.

§ 27-1005 Private Swimming Pools.

§ 27-1006 Temporary or Portable Structures.

§ 27-1007 Satellite Dishes.

§ 27-1008 Regulations Governing Communications Antenna and Communications Equipment Buildings.

§ 27-1009 No Impact Home-Based Business.

§ 27-1010 In-Fill Development.

§ 27-1011 Accessory Uses.

§ 27-1012 Restaurant, Small.

§ 27-1013 Home-Based Business.

§ 27-1014 Environmental Impact Statement.

§ 27-1015 Storage, Transfer and Sale of LPG.

§ 27-1016 Building-Mounted and Ground-Mounted Solar Panels.

§ 27-1017 Mobile Food Vehicles.

§ 27-1018 Little Free Libraries.

§ 27-1019 Regulations Governing Oil and Gas Development and Related Operations.

Part 11 ZONING HEARING BOARD

§ 27-1101 Membership.

§ 27-1102 Alternate Members.

§ 27-1103 Organization of the Board.

§ 27-1104 Fees and Expenditures.

§ 27-1105 Jurisdiction of the Board.

§ 27-1106 Parties Appellant Before the Board.

§ 27-1107 Variances.

§ 27-1108 Special Exception Applications.

§ 27-1109 Changes of Nonconforming Uses.

§ 27-1110 Time Limitations for Appeal.

§ 27-1111 Stay of Proceedings.

§ 27-1112 Conduct of Hearings.

§ 27-1113 Board Decisions.

§ 27-1114 Mediation.

§ 27-1115 Appeals to Court.

Part 12 NONCONFORMING USES, STRUCTURES AND LOTS

§ 27-1201 Applicability.

§ 27-1202 Continuation.

§ 27-1203 Alterations, Repair, Enlargement, Reconstruction of Nonconforming Structures.

§ 27-1204 Alteration, Enlargement or Expansion of a Nonconforming Use.

§ 27-1205 Change of Use.

§ 27-1206 Construction Approved Prior to Adoption.

§ 27-1207 Abandonment.

§ 27-1208 Unlawful Use Not Authorized.

§ 27-1209 Zoning District Changes.

§ 27-1210 Nonconforming Lot.

§ 27-1211 Status of Conditional Uses and Special Exception Uses.

§ 27-1212 Termination of Nonconforming Signs.

Part 13 ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT

§ 27-1301 Zoning Officer.

§ 27-1302 Required Zoning Permits.

§ 27-1303 Schedule of Fees.

§ 27-1304 Enforcement Remedies.

§ 27-1305 Amendments to Zoning Ordinance/Map.

§ 27-1306 Landowner Curative Amendments.

§ 27-1307 Municipal Curative Amendments.

§ 27-1308 Planning Commission.

§ 27-1309 Borough Council Jurisdiction.

Part 14 ZONING DISTRICT RECLASSIFICATIONS

§ 27-1401 Zoning District Reclassifications.