Township of Lower Providence, PA
Montgomery County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Lower Providence 7-15-1999 by Ord. No. 432.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Planning Commission — See Ch. 37.
Fences and walls — See Ch. 81.
Junkyards and dealers — See Ch. 98.
Outdoor lighting — See Ch. 105.
Parks — See Ch. 106.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 123.
Swimming pools — See Ch. 126.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed the former Zoning Ordinance, adopted 5-8-1955 by Ord. No. 250, as amended.
Article I Title; Effective Date; Purpose; Definitions

§ 143-1 Title; effective date.

§ 143-2 Short title.

§ 143-3 Purpose.

§ 143-4 Community development objectives.

§ 143-5 Effective date.

§ 143-6 Definitions.

Article II Zoning Districts

§ 143-7 Districts enumerated.

§ 143-8 Zoning Map.

§ 143-9 Boundaries of districts.

§ 143-10 Federal- and state-owned property.

§ 143-11 Boundary tolerances.

Article III General Provisions

§ 143-12 Applicability.

§ 143-13 One principal use maximum.

§ 143-14 Reduction of lot area.

§ 143-15 Modification of front yard requirements.

§ 143-16 Yard requirements of corner lots.

§ 143-17 Triangular lots.

§ 143-18 Minimum lot dimensions without public sanitary sewer and public water.

§ 143-19 Accessory uses and accessory buildings/structures; bus shelters.

§ 143-20 Access to public street.

§ 143-21 Location of on-lot sanitary sewer disposal systems.

§ 143-22 Concentrated animal feedlot operations (CAFO).

§ 143-23 Noise standards for all zoning districts.

§ 143-24 Temporary structure or use.

§ 143-25 Height and location of nonhabitable structures.

Article IV Regulations Governing Residential Districts

§ 143-26 Applicability; legislative intent.

§ 143-27 Permitted uses.

§ 143-28 Design and development standards and requirements.

§ 143-29 Application and review procedures.

§ 143-30 Projection of awnings, patio covers, patios and decks into yards.

Article V R-1 Residential District

§ 143-31 Declaration of legislative intent; applicability.

§ 143-32 Use regulations.

§ 143-33 Area, setback, bulk, height and parking requirements.

§ 143-34 Design and development standards and requirements.

Article VI R-2 Residential District

§ 143-35 Declaration of legislative intent; applicability.

§ 143-36 Use regulations.

§ 143-37 Area, setback, bulk, height and parking requirements.

§ 143-38 Design and development standards and requirements.

§ 143-39 (Reserved)

Article VII OSR Open Space Residential Overlay District

§ 143-40 Intent.

§ 143-41 Eligibility criteria.

§ 143-42 Site plan requirements.

§ 143-43 Site capacity and bonus provision for OSR development.

§ 143-44 Dimensional standards for OSR single-family detached dwellings.

§ 143-45 Open space residential design standards.

§ 143-46 Estate lots.

§ 143-46.1 Open space standards.

Article VIII R-3 Residential District

§ 143-47 Declaration of legislative intent; applicability.

§ 143-48 Use regulations.

§ 143-49 Area, setback, bulk, height and parking requirements.

§ 143-50 Design and development standards and requirements.

Article IX R-4 Residential District

§ 143-51 Declaration of legislative intent; applicability.

§ 143-52 Use regulations.

§ 143-53 Area, setback, bulk, height and parking requirements.

§ 143-54 Design and development standards and requirements.

Article X R-5 Residential District

§ 143-55 Declaration of legislative intent; applicability.

§ 143-56 Use regulations.

§ 143-57 Area, setback, bulk, height and parking requirements.

§ 143-58 Design and development standards and requirements.

Article XI MHP Mobile Home Park District

§ 143-59 Declaration of intent.

§ 143-60 Applicability.

§ 143-61 Use regulations.

§ 143-62 General site requirements.

§ 143-63 Buffer area.

§ 143-64 Area, height and bulk requirements.

§ 143-65 Parking areas.

§ 143-66 Compliance with prevailing law.

§ 143-67 Submission of plans.

§ 143-68 Application requirements.

§ 143-69 Application procedure.

Article XII Off-Street Parking Standards

§ 143-70 Legislative intent.

§ 143-71 General regulations for off-street parking.

§ 143-72 Reserve parking.

§ 143-73 Shared parking.

§ 143-74 Overflow parking.

Article XIII RPW Ridge Pike West District

§ 143-75 Legislative intent.

§ 143-76 General regulations.

§ 143-77 Use standards.

§ 143-78 Dimensional standards.

§ 143-79 Performance standards for specific uses.

Article XIV Conditional Use Applications

§ 143-80 Procedures for consideration of conditional use applications.

§ 143-81 (Reserved)

§ 143-82 (Reserved)

§ 143-83 (Reserved)

§ 143-84 (Reserved)

§ 143-85 (Reserved)

§ 143-86 (Reserved)

§ 143-87 (Reserved)

§ 143-88 (Reserved)

Article XV General Commercial District

§ 143-89 Legislative intent.

§ 143-90 General regulations.

§ 143-91 Class One permitted uses.

§ 143-92 Class One conditional uses.

§ 143-93 Class Two permitted uses.

§ 143-94 Class Two conditional uses.

§ 143-95 Class Three permitted uses.

§ 143-96 Class Three conditional uses.

§ 143-97 Class Four permitted uses.

§ 143-98 Dimensional standards, Class One through Three uses.

§ 143-99 Dimensional standards for shopping centers.

§ 143-100 Conditional use standards for multiple uses on lot.

§ 143-101 Design standards for shopping centers.

§ 143-102 Satellite use regulations.

§ 143-103 Conditional use standards for lots of insufficient width.

Article XVI HC Highway Commercial District

§ 143-104 Legislative intent.

§ 143-105 General regulations.

§ 143-106 Class One permitted uses.

§ 143-107 Class One conditional uses.

§ 143-108 Class Two permitted uses.

§ 143-109 Class Two conditional uses.

§ 143-110 Class Three permitted uses.

§ 143-111 Class Three conditional uses.

§ 143-112 Dimensional standards, Class One through Three uses.

§ 143-113 Conditional uses standards for multiple uses on lot.

§ 143-114 Conditional use standards for lots of insufficient width.

Article XVII Professional and Business Office District

§ 143-115 Legislative intent.

§ 143-116 Permitted uses.

§ 143-117 Conditional uses.

§ 143-118 Standards for consideration of conditional uses.

§ 143-119 Development regulations.

§ 143-120 New construction/restoration.

§ 143-121 Parking requirements.

§ 143-122 Access regulations.

§ 143-123 Landscaped planting and buffer areas.

Article XVIII I Industrial Districts

§ 143-124 General provisions.

§ 143-125 Uses prohibited in all industrial districts.

§ 143-126 General performance standards.

§ 143-127 General design requirements.

§ 143-128 Procedural requirements.

§ 143-129 Purpose of LI Limited Industrial District.

§ 143-130 Use regulations for LI District.

§ 143-131 Area and bulk regulations for LI District.

§ 143-132 Additional requirements for LI District.

§ 143-133 Use regulations for I District.

§ 143-134 Area and bulk regulations for I District.

§ 143-135 Purpose of IP District and establishment of sectors.

§ 143-136 Use Regulations for IP District.

§ 143-137 Area and bulk regulations for IP District.

Article XIX Signs

§ 143-138 Declaration of legislative intent.

§ 143-139 Applicability.

§ 143-140 Signs permitted in all districts.

§ 143-141 Signs permitted in nonresidential districts

§ 143-142 Signs in EVC Evansburg Village Commercial District and VC Village Commercial District.

§ 143-142.1 Signs in shopping centers.

§ 143-143 Signs permits.

§ 143-144 Nonconforming signs.

Article XX Nonconforming Uses

§ 143-145 Land.

§ 143-146 Buildings.

§ 143-147 Change of use.

§ 143-148 Discontinued use.

§ 143-149 Extension of nonconforming use.

§ 143-150 Change or resumption of nonconforming use.

§ 143-151 Buildings destroyed by fire or condemned.

§ 143-152 Temporary nonconforming use.

§ 143-153 Storage of vehicles in connection with nonconforming business.

Article XXI Administration

§ 143-154 Zoning Officer.

§ 143-155 Duties and powers.

§ 143-156 Appeals.

§ 143-157 Permits

Article XXII Zoning Hearing Board

§ 143-158 Membership; terms; appointments; removal.

§ 143-159 Alternate members.

§ 143-160 Organization; rules of procedure; records.

§ 143-161 Jurisdiction.

§ 143-162 Appeals; application.

§ 143-163 Board action on application or appeal.

§ 143-164 Notice of hearing.

§ 143-165 Hearing procedures.

§ 143-166 Decision of Board.

§ 143-167 General standards for Board review.

§ 143-168 Specific standards for variances and special exceptions.

§ 143-169 Review of challenges and appeals.

§ 143-170 Expiration.

§ 143-171 Appeal to court.

Article XXIII Violations; Enforcement Remedies; Fines and Charges

§ 143-172 Violations; causes of action.

§ 143-173 Enforcement notice.

§ 143-174 Enforcement remedies and fines.

§ 143-175 Charges.

Article XXIV Amendments

§ 143-176 Procedure for amendment.

§ 143-177 Petition for amendment by landowners.

Article XXV Floodplain Conservation District

§ 143-178 Declaration of legislative intent.

§ 143-179 Definition and establishment of District.

§ 143-180 Adoption of map.

§ 143-181 Determination of floodplain elevation for approximated floodplain and alluvial soils floodplain.

§ 143-182 Modification and floodplain boundaries.

§ 143-183 Other provisions; overlay concept.

§ 143-184 Permitted activities.

§ 143-185 Prohibited activities.

§ 143-186 Conditional uses.

§ 143-187 Identification of floodplain areas; municipal liability.

§ 143-188 Nonconforming uses.

§ 143-189 Application procedures for conditional uses and variances.

§ 143-190 Additional standards for approval of uses by variances.

§ 143-191 Standards for new or improved structures.

§ 143-192 Land use and building permit procedures.

§ 143-193 Definitions.

§ 143-194 Repeal of prior provisions.

§ 143-195 Severability.

Article XXVI Public Facilities and Open Space Overlay District

§ 143-196 Legislative intent.

§ 143-197 Establishment of district.

§ 143-198 Permitted uses.

§ 143-199 Conditional uses.

§ 143-200 Dimensional standards.

§ 143-201 Conditional use criteria.

§ 143-202 Development standards.

§ 143-203 Traffic impact study.

§ 143-204 Landscaping.

Article XXVII Institutional Overlay District

§ 143-205 Legislative intent.

§ 143-206 Establishment of district.

§ 143-207 Permitted uses.

§ 143-208 Conditional uses.

§ 143-209 Special exception uses.

§ 143-210 Dimensional standards for permitted uses.

§ 143-211 Dimensional standards for conditional uses.

§ 143-212 Conditional use criteria.

§ 143-213 Development standards.

§ 143-214 Traffic impact study.

§ 143-215 Buffers.

§ 143-216 Landscaping.

§ 143-217 Occupancy by the elderly.

Article XXVIII Adult Uses

§ 143-218 Purpose and intent.

§ 143-219 Definitions.

§ 143-220 Classification.

§ 143-221 Permit required.

§ 143-222 Issuance of permit.

§ 143-223 Fees.

§ 143-224 Inspection.

§ 143-225 Expiration of permit.

§ 143-226 Suspension of permit.

§ 143-227 Revocation of permit.

§ 143-228 Transfer of permit.

§ 143-229 Location of sexually oriented businesses.

§ 143-230 Regulations pertaining to exhibition of sexually explicit films or videos.

§ 143-231 Exemptions.

§ 143-232 Injunction.

§ 143-233 Severability.

§ 143-234 When effective.

Article XXIX SS Steep Slope Conservation District

§ 143-235 Legislative intent.

§ 143-236 District boundaries.

§ 143-237 Overlay concept.

§ 143-238 Uses permitted.

§ 143-239 Special exception uses permitted.

§ 143-240 Prohibited uses.

§ 143-241 Application procedures.

§ 143-242 Procedures and standards for special exception uses and variances.

§ 143-243 Nonconforming uses or structures.

Article XXX MU Mixed-Use District

§ 143-244 Intent.

§ 143-245 Permitted uses.

§ 143-246 General requirements for mixed-use developments.

§ 143-247 Mixed-use requirements.

§ 143-248 Performance, design and general regulations.

§ 143-249 (Reserved)

Article XXXI Communications Equipment, Antennas and Towers

§ 143-250 Intent; regulations.

Article XXXII BO Billboard Overlay District

§ 143-251 Legislative intent.

§ 143-252 District established.

§ 143-253 Conditional use.

§ 143-254 Dimensional standards.

§ 143-255 Conditional use criteria.

§ 143-256 Procedure for conditional use.

Article XXXIII Ridge Pike Business District

§ 143-257 Legislative intent.

§ 143-258 Uses permitted unless prohibited.

§ 143-259 Permitted uses.

§ 143-260 Conditional uses.

§ 143-261 Prohibited uses.

§ 143-262 Dimensional regulations for all uses.

§ 143-263 General regulations for all uses.

§ 143-264 Special sign regulations for all uses.

Article XXXIV Riparian Buffer Overlay Zone

§ 143-265 Creation and purposes of riparian buffers.

§ 143-266 Definitions.

§ 143-267 Relationship to other zoning regulations.

§ 143-268 Establishment.

§ 143-269 Activities and uses permitted in the RBOZ.

§ 143-270 Requirements and standards for all conditional uses.

§ 143-271 Restoration and revegetation of riparian buffers.

§ 143-272 Mitigation measures.

§ 143-273 Ephemeral watercourses.

Article XXXV EVC Evansburg Village Commercial District

§ 143-274 Legislative intent.

§ 143-275 Permitted uses.

§ 143-276 Dimensional standards.

§ 143-277 Parking and access standards.

§ 143-278 Screening buffer.

§ 143-279 Conditions of approval for all Class Three conditional uses.

Article XXXVI VC Village Commercial District

§ 143-280 Legislative intent.

§ 143-281 Permitted uses.

§ 143-282 Dimensional standards.

§ 143-283 Parking and access standards.

§ 143-284 Screening buffer.

§ 143-285 Conditions of approval for all Class Three conditional uses.

Article XXXVII Outdoor Wood-Fired Boilers

§ 143-286 Legislative intent.

§ 143-287 Limitation on use.

§ 143-288 Conditional use standards for Phase 2 outdoor wood-fired boilers.