Township of West Hanover, PA
Dauphin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of West Hanover 1-20-1986 as Ch. 27 of the 1986 Code; amended in its entirety 1-3-1995 by Ord. No. 1995-17. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Planning Commission — See Ch. 52.
Building construction — See Ch. 78.
Floodplain management — See Ch. 108.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 170.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 173.
195a Illustrations
Article I General Provisions

§ 195-1 Title.

§ 195-2 Statutory authority.

§ 195-3 Purpose.

§ 195-4 Community development objectives.

§ 195-5 Interpretation.

§ 195-6 Applicability.

§ 195-7 Proposed land uses.

Article II Definitions

§ 195-8 Purpose.

§ 195-9 Interpretation.

§ 195-10 Definitions.

Article III Designation of Districts

§ 195-11 Enumeration of zoning districts.

§ 195-12 Establishment of Zoning Map.

§ 195-13 Boundaries between districts.

§ 195-14 Interpretation of boundaries.

Article IV Conservation District

§ 195-15 Purpose.

§ 195-16 Principal permitted uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-17 Principal conditional uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-18 Accessory permitted uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-19 Development requirements.

Article V Flexible Rural Agriculture District

§ 195-20 Purpose.

§ 195-21 Principal permitted uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-22 Principal conditional uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-23 Accessory permitted uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-24 Development requirements.

Article VI Rural Residential District

§ 195-25 Purpose.

§ 195-26 Principal permitted uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-27 Principal conditional uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-28 Accessory permitted uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-29 Development requirements.

Article VII Low-Density Residential District

§ 195-30 Purpose.

§ 195-31 Principal permitted uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-32 Principal conditional uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-33 Accessory permitted uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-33.1 R-1 conditional accessory permitted uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-34 Development requirements.

Article VIII Medium-Density Residential District

§ 195-35 Purpose.

§ 195-36 Principal permitted uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-37 Principal conditional uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-38 Accessory permitted uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-39 Development requirements.

Article IX Suburban Residential District

§ 195-40 Purpose.

§ 195-41 Principal permitted uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-42 Principal conditional uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-43 Accessory permitted uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-44 Development requirements.

Article X Neighborhood Commercial (NC) District

§ 195-45 Purpose.

§ 195-46 Principal permitted uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-47 Principal conditional uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-48 Accessory permitted uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-49 Development requirements.

§ 195-49.1 Design standards.

Article XI Business Enterprise (BE) District

§ 195-50 Purpose.

§ 195-51 Principal permitted uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-52 Principal conditional uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-53 Accessory permitted uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-54 Development requirements.

Article XII Commercial Highway District

§ 195-55 Purpose.

§ 195-56 Principal permitted uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-57 Principal conditional uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-58 Accessory permitted uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-59 Development requirements.

Article XIII Interchange District

§ 195-60 Purpose.

§ 195-61 Principal permitted uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-62 Principal conditional uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-63 Accessory permitted uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-64 Development requirements.

Article XIV Industrial Enterprise District

§ 195-65 Purpose.

§ 195-66 Principal permitted uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-67 Principal conditional uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-68 Accessory permitted uses, buildings and structures.

§ 195-69 Development requirements.

Article XV Floodplain Overlay District

§ 195-70 General provisions.

§ 195-71 Establishment of floodplain districts.

§ 195-72 District provisions.

§ 195-73 Prohibited uses.

§ 195-74 Existing structures in identified floodplain areas.

§ 195-75 Administration.

§ 195-76 Variances.

§ 195-77 Special exceptions in floodplain districts; additional factors to be considered.

Article XVI Environmental Protection Overlay District

§ 195-78 Purpose.

§ 195-79 Stream Protection Overlay District (SPOD).

§ 195-80 Hillside and Slope Protection Overlay District (HSPOD).

§ 195-81 Lake and Pond Protection Overlay District (LPPOD).

§ 195-82 Wetland Protection Overlay District (WPOD).

Article XVII Open Space Residential and Nonresidential Development

§ 195-83 Purpose.

§ 195-84 Applicability.

§ 195-85 Open space areas defined.

§ 195-86 Determining open space, conservation features percentage, density and minimum lot size calculations.

§ 195-87 Permitted uses.

§ 195-88 Requirements.

§ 195-89 Roadway standards.

§ 195-90 Methods of ownership and maintenance.

§ 195-91 Maintenance standards.

§ 195-92 (Reserved)

Article XVIII General Regulations

§ 195-93 Purpose.

§ 195-94 Accessory apartments in C, FRA, RR, R-1, R-2, R-3 and NC Districts.

§ 195-95 Accessory uses.

§ 195-96 Bulk and area modifications and exceptions.

§ 195-97 Erosion and sedimentation control.

§ 195-98 Historic preservation.

§ 195-99 Home occupations.

§ 195-100 (Reserved)

§ 195-101 Stormwater management and drainage.

§ 195-102 Waste and sewage disposal.

§ 195-103 General regulations for specific uses.

§ 195-104 Outdoor storage of recreation vehicles.

§ 195-105 Outdoor storage of tires.

§ 195-106 Outdoor storage of domestic composting.

§ 195-107 Outdoor display of merchandise.

§ 195-108 Trailers used for storage.

§ 195-109 Outdoor storage of merchandise.

§ 195-110 Planned business development.

§ 195-111 Specific standards for commercial recreation areas in CH and IE Districts.

§ 195-112 Solar energy systems.

§ 195-113 (Reserved)

§ 195-114 Bus shelters.

§ 195-115 (Reserved)

§ 195-116 (Reserved)

§ 195-117 (Reserved)

§ 195-118 (Reserved)

§ 195-119 (Reserved)

§ 195-120 (Reserved)

Article XIX Development Standards

§ 195-121 Purpose.

§ 195-122 Buffering.

§ 195-123 Landscaping.

§ 195-124 Screening.

§ 195-125 Lighting.

§ 195-126 Sidewalks.

Article XX Performance Standards

§ 195-127 Purpose.

§ 195-128 Air pollution.

§ 195-129 Electromagnetic interference.

§ 195-130 Fire and explosive hazards.

§ 195-131 Glare and heat.

§ 195-132 Lighting.

§ 195-133 Noise.

§ 195-134 Outdoor storage and refuse disposal.

§ 195-135 Toxic and hazardous substance storage.

§ 195-136 Ground vibration.

Article XXI Motor Vehicle Access

§ 195-137 Purpose.

§ 195-138 Driveways and curbs.

Article XXII Off-Street Parking

§ 195-139 Purpose.

§ 195-140 General parking regulations.

§ 195-141 Off-street parking requirements.

§ 195-142 Location and management requirements.

§ 195-143 Design standards.

§ 195-144 Off-street loading and unloading.

Article XXIII Signs

§ 195-145 Purpose.

§ 195-146 Administration procedures.

§ 195-147 Signs exempt from permit and fee requirements; prohibited signs.

§ 195-148 Signs in C, FRA, RR, R-1, R-2 and R-3 Districts.

§ 195-148.1 Table of Permitted Signs.

§ 195-149 Signs in NC, BE, CH, I and IE Districts.

§ 195-150 Standards for specific types of signs.

Article XXIV Nonconforming Buildings and Uses

§ 195-151 Intent.

§ 195-152 Continuation of nonconformity.

§ 195-153 Nonconforming lots of record.

§ 195-154 Nonconforming uses.

§ 195-155 Nonconforming buildings or structures.

§ 195-156 Effect of district changes.

Article XXV Conditional Uses

§ 195-157 Specific standards for conditional uses.

§ 195-158 Boardinghouses in R-3 District.

§ 195-159 Churches in FRA, RR and R-1 Districts.

§ 195-160 Community activity buildings in RR, R-1, R-2 or R-3 Districts.

§ 195-161 Convenience stores in R-1 District.

§ 195-162 Elementary or secondary schools and institutions of higher education in RR and FRA District.

§ 195-163 Hazardous waste management facilities in IE District.

§ 195-164 Health clubs in R-3 District.

§ 195-165 Hospitals in BE and CH Districts.

§ 195-166 Incinerators in IE District.

§ 195-167 Junkyards in IE District.

§ 195-168 Manufactured home parks in R-3 District.

§ 195-169 Nursing or convalescent homes in R-3 or NC Districts.

§ 195-170 Public libraries in RR or R-1 Districts.

§ 195-171 Private recreation areas in RR, R-1, and R-3 Districts.

§ 195-172 Single-family dwellings on lots in C District.

§ 195-173 Storage self-service facilities in CH District.

§ 195-174 Adult entertainment uses in I District.

§ 195-175 Motor vehicle washing in I District.

§ 195-176 Truckstops in I District.

§ 195-177 Sportsman clubs in FRA District.

§ 195-178 Light industrial of low to moderate hazard in CH District.

§ 195-179 Heavy industrial of low to moderate hazard in the CH District.

§ 195-180 Radio and television towers in the C, FRA, RR or I Districts.

§ 195-181 Concentrated animal operations/concentrated animal feeding operations.

§ 195-182 Conditional uses in EPODS.

§ 195-182.1 Helipads in C, FRA, RR, BE, CH, I and IE Districts.

§ 195-182.2 Airports in the FRA, RR, and CH Districts.

Article XXVI Administration and Enforcement

§ 195-183 Appointment and powers of Zoning Officer.

§ 195-184 Zoning permit requirements.

§ 195-185 Certificate of use.

§ 195-186 Fees.

§ 195-187 Violations and penalties.

§ 195-188 Conditional uses.

§ 195-189 Amendments.

§ 195-190 Curative amendment by landowner.

§ 195-191 Curative amendments by Board of Supervisors.

Article XXVII Zoning Hearing Board

§ 195-192 Appointment of members; terms; vacancies.

§ 195-193 Removal of members.

§ 195-194 Organization of Board; quorum; designation of alternates; procedures.

§ 195-195 Expenditures for services; compensation.

§ 195-196 Conduct of hearings.

§ 195-197 Jurisdiction.

§ 195-198 Applicability of judicial remedies.

§ 195-199 Variances.

§ 195-200 Special exceptions.

§ 195-201 Parties appellant before Board.

§ 195-202 Time limitations.

§ 195-203 Stay of proceedings.

§ 195-204 Procedure to obtain preliminary opinion.

§ 195-205 Application for appeal; fee.

§ 195-206 Appeals to Court of Common Pleas.

Article XXVIII Conflicts; Municipal Exemption

§ 195-207 Conflicts and inconsistencies with other ordinances.

§ 195-208 Municipality exempt from regulations.