Borough of West Chester, PA
Chester County
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of West Chester 8-23-1966 by Ord. No. 13-66; amended in its entirety 10-6-1988 by Ord. No. 19-1988. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Planning Commission — See Ch. 23.
Brush, grass and weeds — See Ch. 41.
Building construction — See Ch. 43.
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 62.
Housing and property maintenance — See Ch. 66.
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 75.
Residential Parking Program — See Ch. 77.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 94.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 95.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 97.
Trees — See Ch. 102.
Abandoned vehicles — See Ch 103.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 104.
112a Table of Zoning Map Amend 112b summary table of area and bulk
Article I General Provisions

§ 112-1 Title.

§ 112-2 Compliance required; applicability.

§ 112-3 Purpose.

§ 112-4 Interpretation.

§ 112-5 Exemption.

Article II Terminology

§ 112-6 Word usage.

§ 112-7 Definitions.

Article III Zoning Districts

§ 112-8 Establishment of districts, compliance required.

§ 112-9 Districts enumerated; Zoning Map.

§ 112-10 Rules for interpreting district boundaries.

Article IV NC-1 Neighborhood Conservation District

§ 112-11 Purpose.

§ 112-12 Use regulations.

§ 112-13 Height regulations.

§ 112-14 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 112-15 Traditional neighborhood development (TND).

§ 112-15.1 Procedures for application and design criteria for skilled nursing facilities in conjunction with personal care homes.

§ 112-15.2 Special design standards.

§ 112-16 Open space provisions.

§ 112-17 Criteria for open space use.

Article V NC-2 Neighborhood Conservation District

§ 112-18 Purpose.

§ 112-19 Use regulations.

§ 112-20 Height regulations.

§ 112-21 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 112-22 Professional Office Overlay District.

§ 112-23 Additional regulations for residential construction.

§ 112-23.1 Existing Student Home (ESH) Overlay District.

Article VI NC-3 Neighborhood Conservation District

§ 112-24 Purpose.

§ 112-25 Use regulations.

§ 112-26 Height regulations.

§ 112-27 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 112-28 Additional regulations for multifamily dwellings, nursing homes, housing for elderly and mobile home parks.

Article VII TC Town Center District

§ 112-29 Purpose.

§ 112-30 Use regulations outside the Retail Overlay District.

§ 112-30.1 Use regulations within the Retail Overlay District.

§ 112-31 Height regulations.

§ 112-32 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 112-33 Design standards.

§ 112-33.1 Conditional use standards for HO-60 Overlay District.

Article VIII CS Commercial Service District

§ 112-34 Purpose.

§ 112-35 Use regulations.

§ 112-36 Height regulations.

§ 112-37 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 112-38 Design standards.

§ 112-38.1 Conditional use standards for HO-75 Overlay District.

Article IX ID Industrial District

§ 112-39 Purpose.

§ 112-40 Use regulations.

§ 112-41 Height regulations.

§ 112-42 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 112-43 Design standards.

§ 112-44 Special plan approval procedures.

Article X IS Institutional District

§ 112-45 Purpose.

§ 112-46 Use regulations.

§ 112-47 Height regulations.

§ 112-48 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 112-49 Design standards.

Article XI H Historic District

§ 112-50 Legislative authority.

§ 112-51 Purpose.

§ 112-52 Additional definitions.

§ 112-53 General provisions.

§ 112-54 Applicability.

§ 112-55 Powers and duties of Building Inspector.

§ 112-56 Historical and Architectural Review Board.

§ 112-57 Preapplication review procedure.

§ 112-58 Review by Historical and Architectural Review Board.

§ 112-59 Application for building permit.

§ 112-60 Evaluation criteria.

§ 112-61 Findings and report by Historical and Architectural Review Board.

§ 112-62 Procedures by Borough Council; approval.

Article XII FP Floodplain Conservation District

§ 112-63 Statutory authorization; purpose.

§ 112-64 Findings of fact.

§ 112-65 Development which may endanger human life.

§ 112-66 Activities requiring special permits.

§ 112-67 General provisions.

§ 112-68 Description of district.

§ 112-69 Use regulations.

§ 112-70 Special exceptions; additional factors to be considered.

§ 112-71 Administration.

§ 112-71.1 Definitions.

§ 112-71.2 Special requirements for recreational vehicles.

Article XIII Parking and Loading Regulations

§ 112-72 Intent.

§ 112-73 General regulations and design standards.

§ 112-74 Parking space requirements.

§ 112-75 Commercial parking lots.

§ 112-76 Off-lot parking as a conditional use.

§ 112-77 Conditional reduction of off-street parking areas.

§ 112-78 (Reserved)

§ 112-79 Screening and landscaping.

Article XIV Sign Regulations

§ 112-80 Intent.

§ 112-81 Scope and applicability; restrictions and standards.

§ 112-82 Signs not requiring permits.

§ 112-83 Signs requiring permits.

§ 112-84 Permit requirements.

§ 112-85 Fees.

§ 112-86 Summary of sign area regulations.

Article XV Supplementary Regulations Applicable to All Districts

§ 112-87 Purpose.

§ 112-88 Lot and yard requirements.

§ 112-89 Exceptions to height regulations.

§ 112-90 Height limitations of fences and walls.

§ 112-91 Sight distances at intersections.

§ 112-92 Right-of-way widths for streets.

§ 112-93 Outdoor storage and display.

§ 112-94 Permits for temporary structures or uses.

§ 112-95 Environmental controls.

§ 112-96 Nonconformities.

Article XVI Special Regulations Applicable to Certain Districts and Uses

§ 112-97 Purpose.

§ 112-97.1 Wireless communications facilities.

§ 112-98 Accessory uses, buildings and structures.

§ 112-99 Landscaping and screening requirements.

§ 112-100 Impact assessment report.

§ 112-100.1 Standards for granting a special exception for a student home.

§ 112-100.2 Historic carriage house regulations.

§ 112-100.3 Airport hazard area.

Article XVII Administration and Enforcement

§ 112-101 Zoning Officer.

§ 112-102 Building permit required.

§ 112-103 Application for building permit.

§ 112-104 Issuance of building permit; posting; notification of completion.

§ 112-105 Use and occupancy permit required.

§ 112-106 Application for use and occupancy permit.

§ 112-107 Issuance of use and occupancy permit.

§ 112-108 Issuance or refusal of permits.

§ 112-109 Fees.

§ 112-110 Notice of violation.

§ 112-111 Violations and penalties.

§ 112-112 Remedies.

§ 112-113 Criteria and procedures for conditional uses.

§ 112-114 (Reserved)

Article XVIII Zoning Hearing Board

§ 112-115 Establishment.

§ 112-116 Membership; appointment; terms; removal.

§ 112-117 Organization and procedure.

§ 112-118 Hearings and decisions.

§ 112-119 Powers and duties.

§ 112-120 Time limit after variance or special exception granted; extension.

§ 112-121 Appeals and application procedures.

Article XIX Amendments

§ 112-122 Authority.

§ 112-123 Procedure upon proposal by landowner.

Article XX (Reserved)

§ 112-124 (Reserved)

§ 112-125 (Reserved)

§ 112-126 (Reserved)

§ 112-127 (Reserved)

§ 112-128 (Reserved)

§ 112-129 (Reserved)

§ 112-130 (Reserved)

§ 112-131 (Reserved)

§ 112-132 (Reserved)

Article XXI Mixed Use District

§ 112-133 Purpose.

§ 112-134 Use regulations.

§ 112-135 Height regulations.

§ 112-136 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 112-137 Design standards.

Article XXII TRANS Transportation Corridor Overlay District

§ 112-138 Purpose.

§ 112-139 Applicable districts.

§ 112-140 Special design and development standards.