Township of Lower Salford, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Lower Salford 10-4-1956 by Ord. No. 8; amended in its entirety 10-3-1962 by Ord. No. 62-6. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Planning Commission — See Ch. 31.
Indian Valley Regional Planning Commission — See Ch. 32.
Building construction — See Ch. 58.
Building permit and zoning application fees — See Ch. 84, Art. I.
One- and two-family dwellings — See Ch. 115.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 123.
Sewers — See Ch. 135.
Streetlighting districts — See Ch. 139.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 140.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 142.
Table of Zoning Map Amendments Zoning Map Dimensional Standards Table of Dimensional Standards for Neighborhood Development Option
Article I Purpose; Interpretation

§ 164-1 Purpose.

§ 164-2 Interpretation.

Article II Community Development Objectives

§ 164-3 General objectives.

§ 164-4 Specific objectives.

Article III Definitions

§ 164-5 Definitions and word usage.

Article IV Classification of Districts

§ 164-6 Designation of districts.

§ 164-7 Zoning Map.

§ 164-8 District boundaries.

§ 164-9 Federal- and state-owned property.

§ 164-10 Conformance required.

Article V General Provisions

§ 164-11 Regulations for each district.

§ 164-12 Lots of record.

§ 164-13 Modification of front yard requirements.

§ 164-14 Obstructions of vision prohibited.

§ 164-15 Accessory uses.

§ 164-16 Home occupations.

§ 164-16.1 No-impact home-based business.

§ 164-17 Fences.

§ 164-18 Removal of topsoil.

§ 164-19 Removal of subsurface solids.

§ 164-20 Lot frontage.

§ 164-21 Home child day-care facilities.

§ 164-22 Common open space.

§ 164-23 Adult entertainment uses.

§ 164-24 Mobile homes.

§ 164-25 Consideration of conditional use applications.

§ 164-25.1 Ownership.

§ 164-25.2 Lighting.

§ 164-25.3 Environmental performance standards.

§ 164-25.4 Garage/yard sales.

§ 164-25.5 Municipal exemption.

§ 164-25.6 Conservation easements and deed restrictions.

§ 164-25.7 Labor and industry approval.

§ 164-25.8 Setback from utility corridors.

§ 164-25.9 Communications antennas.

Article VI R-1A Residence Districts

§ 164-26 District regulations.

§ 164-27 Permitted uses.

§ 164-27.1 Golf course residential development standards.

§ 164-28 Area and width regulations.

Article VIA LPOD Land Preservation Overlay District

§ 164-28.1 Intent.

§ 164-28.2 Overlay concept.

§ 164-28.3 Conditional uses.

§ 164-28.4 Conditional use standards.

§ 164-28.5 Density and dimensional standards.

§ 164-28.6 Design standards.

§ 164-28.7 Common open space standards.

§ 164-28.8 Ownership and maintenance of common facilities and open land.

§ 164-28.9 Sewage and water facilities.

Article VII R-1 Residence Districts

§ 164-29 District regulations.

§ 164-30 Permitted uses.

§ 164-31 Area and width regulations.

Article VIII Planned Community Residential Development

§ 164-32 Legislative intent.

§ 164-33 Conditions for application of provisions.

§ 164-34 Maximum density.

§ 164-35 Area regulations.

§ 164-36 Width and yard regulations.

Article VIIIA R-1 Cluster District

§ 164-36.1 Intent.

§ 164-36.2 Permitted use and site requirements.

§ 164-36.3 Neighborhood design standards.

§ 164-36.4 Density and dimensional standards.

§ 164-36.5 Ownership and maintenance of common facilities and open land.

Article IX R-2 Residence Districts

§ 164-37 District regulations.

§ 164-38 Permitted uses.

§ 164-39 Area and width regulations.

Article X R-3 Medium-Density Residence Districts

§ 164-40 Legislative intent.

§ 164-41 Permitted uses; conditional uses.

§ 164-42 Area, yard, coverage and height regulations.

§ 164-43 R-3 limited cluster option.

§ 164-44 R-3 full cluster option with central open space.

Article XI R-4 Medium-High-Density Mixed Dwelling Districts

§ 164-45 Legislative intent.

§ 164-46 Use regulations.

§ 164-47 Density and dimensional standards.

§ 164-48 Open space requirements.

§ 164-49 Density bonuses.

§ 164-50 Additional regulations.

§ 164-51 (Reserved)

§ 164-52 (Reserved)

Article XIA MHP Mobile Home Park District

§ 164-52.1 Legislative intent.

§ 164-52.2 Use regulations.

§ 164-52.3 General provisions and requirements.

§ 164-52.4 Density.

§ 164-52.5 Conventional single-family homes.

§ 164-52.6 Mobile homes.

§ 164-52.7 Common open space.

§ 164-52.8 Buffers.

§ 164-52.9 Conformance with other standards.

Article XII R-5 High-Density Mixed Dwelling Districts

§ 164-53 Legislative intent.

§ 164-54 Use regulations.

§ 164-55 Density and dimensional standards.

§ 164-56 Open space requirements.

§ 164-57 Density bonuses.

§ 164-58 Additional regulations.

§ 164-59 Supplemental regulations for certain townhouse developments.

§ 164-60 (Reserved)

§ 164-61 (Reserved)

§ 164-62 (Reserved)

Article XIIA AO Administrative Office District

§ 164-62.1 Declaration of intent.

§ 164-62.2 Permitted uses.

§ 164-62.3 Dimensional standards.

§ 164-62.4 Development requirements.

§ 164-62.5 Parking requirements.

§ 164-62.6 Landscaped buffer requirements.

§ 164-62.7 Plan submission requirements.

Article XIIB OLC Office-Limited Commercial District

§ 164-62.8 Legislative intent.

§ 164-62.9 Permitted uses.

§ 164-62.10 Conditional uses.

§ 164-62.11 Conditional use standards and criteria.

§ 164-62.12 Dimensional standards.

§ 164-62.13 Additional requirements.

Article XIIC RO Residential-Office District

§ 164-62.14 Legislative intent.

§ 164-62.15 Permitted uses.

§ 164-62.16 Conditional uses.

§ 164-62.17 Dimensional standards.

§ 164-62.18 Conditional use standards and criteria.

Article XIII C Commercial Districts

§ 164-63 District regulations.

§ 164-64 Permitted uses.

§ 164-65 Area and width regulations: exclusive commercial uses.

§ 164-66 Area and width regulations: exclusive residential uses.

§ 164-67 Area and width regulations: combined commercial and residential uses.

§ 164-68 Additional regulations.

§ 164-69 Shopping center uses.

§ 164-70 Review of plans for commercial uses other than shopping centers.

Article XIIIA VC Village Commercial District

§ 164-70.1 Legislative intent.

§ 164-70.2 Use regulations.

§ 164-70.3 Standards and criteria for conditional uses.

§ 164-70.4 Density and dimensional standards.

§ 164-70.5 Additional regulations.

§ 164-70.6 Neighborhood development option.

§ 164-70.7 through 164-70.20. (Reserved)

Article XIIIB MU Mixed-Use District

§ 164-70.21 Legislative intent.

§ 164-70.22 Permitted uses.

§ 164-70.23 Conditional uses.

§ 164-70.24 General requirements for mixed-use developments.

§ 164-70.25 Mix requirements.

§ 164-70.26 Dimensional standards.

§ 164-70.27 Design standards.

§ 164-70.28 Administration.

§ 164-70.29 Standards for existing nonconforming light industrial use, warehouse and contractor's yard.

Article XIV I Industrial District

§ 164-71 Legislative intent.

§ 164-72 Permitted uses.

§ 164-73 Conditional uses.

§ 164-74 Dimensional standards.

§ 164-75 Environmental performance standards.

§ 164-76 Additional requirements.

§ 164-77 Review of plans for industrial uses.

§ 164-78 (Reserved)

§ 164-79 (Reserved)

§ 164-80 (Reserved)

§ 164-81 (Reserved)

§ 164-82 (Reserved)

§ 164-83 (Reserved)

§ 164-84 (Reserved)

§ 164-85 (Reserved)

Article XIVA Institutional Regulations

§ 164-85.1 Legislative intent.

§ 164-85.2 Applicability.

§ 164-85.3 Classification of uses.

§ 164-85.4 Dimensional standards.

§ 164-85.5 Additional regulations.

§ 164-85.6 Conditional use criteria.

Article XV Floodplain Conservation District

§ 164-86 Legislative intent.

§ 164-87 Applicability.

§ 164-88 Abrogation and greater restrictions.

§ 164-89 Severability.

§ 164-90 Warning and disclaimer of liability.

§ 164-91 Definitions.

§ 164-92 Identification of floodplain areas.

§ 164-93 Description and special requirements of Floodplain Conservation District.

§ 164-94 Changes in identification of area.

§ 164-95 Boundary disputes.

§ 164-96 Corporate boundary changes.

§ 164-97 Uses permitted by right.

§ 164-97.1 Uses prohibited in Floodplain Conservation District.

§ 164-97.2 Nonconforming structures and uses in Floodplain District.

§ 164-97.3 Special requirements for subdivisions.

§ 164-97.4 Variance procedures.

§ 164-97.5 Standards for granting variances.

§ 164-97.6 General provisions in the event of a variance being granted.

§ 164-97.7 Special requirements for manufactured homes.

§ 164-97.8 Special requirements for recreational vehicles.

§ 164-97.9 Development which may endanger human life.

§ 164-97.10 Improvements to existing structures in the event of a variance.

§ 164-97.11 Elevation and floodproofing requirements in the event of a variance.

§ 164-97.12 Design and construction standards in the event of a variance.

§ 164-97.13 Activities requiring special permits.

§ 164-97.14 Application requirements for special permits.

§ 164-97.15 Application review procedures for special permits.

§ 164-97.16 Special technical requirements for special permits.

§ 164-97.17 Administration.

§ 164-97.18 Application procedures and requirements.

§ 164-97.19 Changes.

§ 164-97.20 Start of construction.

§ 164-97.21 Enforcement.

§ 164-97.22 Appeals.

Article XVI Off-Street Parking and Loading

§ 164-98 Declaration of legislative intent.

§ 164-99 Required off-street parking capacity.

§ 164-100 Reduction for common parking.

§ 164-101 Design requirements for industrial and commercial parking lots.

§ 164-102 Reserve parking.

§ 164-103 Off-street loading facilities required.

§ 164-104 Construal of provisions.

§ 164-104.1 Handicapped-accessible parking.

Article XVII Signs

§ 164-105 Conformance required.

§ 164-105.1 Definitions; sign types.

§ 164-106 Permitted signs.

§ 164-107 Permitted signs in C Commercial Districts.

§ 164-107.1 Permitted signs in OLC Office-Limited Commercial, RO Residential-Office and MU Mixed-Use Districts.

§ 164-108 Permitted signs in I Industrial Districts.

§ 164-109 General regulations.

§ 164-110 Illuminated signs.

§ 164-111 Temporary signs.

§ 164-112 Signs on streets and roads.

§ 164-113 Permit required for certain signs.

§ 164-114 Nonconforming signs.

§ 164-115 Violations and penalties.

Article XVIIA Sign Regulations for VC Village Commercial Districts

§ 164-115.1 Legislative intent.

§ 164-115.2 Applicability.

§ 164-115.3 Sign classifications.

§ 164-115.4 Minimum sign setback line (MSSL).

§ 164-115.5 Sight triangles at intersections.

§ 164-115.6 Permitted sign area and height.

§ 164-115.7 Additional regulations for special conditions.

§ 164-115.8 Nonconforming signs.

Article XVIIB Off-Premises Advertising Sign Overlay District

§ 164-115.9 Purpose and intent.

§ 164-115.10 General regulations.

Article XVIII Nonconforming Uses

§ 164-116 Continuation of nonconforming use.

§ 164-117 Extension or expansion of nonconforming uses.

§ 164-118 Changes of nonconforming use.

§ 164-119 Discontinuance or abandonment of nonconforming use.

§ 164-120 Restoration or expansion of nonconforming building or building in which nonconforming use exists.

§ 164-121 Condemned building.

§ 164-122 Temporary nonconforming use.

§ 164-123 Signs.

§ 164-124 (Reserved)

§ 164-125 (Reserved)

Article XIX Administration

§ 164-126 Enforcement; Zoning Officer.

§ 164-127 Powers and duties of Zoning Officer.

§ 164-128 Building permit; use and occupancy permit.

§ 164-129 Application for permit.

§ 164-130 Fees.

§ 164-131 Appeals.

Article XX Zoning Hearing Board

§ 164-132 Composition; appointment; definition.

§ 164-133 Powers and duties.

§ 164-134 Standards for Board consideration.

§ 164-135 Exercise of powers.

§ 164-136 Rules of procedure.

§ 164-137 Meetings.

§ 164-138 Notice of hearing.

§ 164-139 Expiration of special exceptions and variances.

§ 164-140 Appeal to Court.

§ 164-141 Fees.

Article XXI Amendments

§ 164-142 Amendment by governing body.

§ 164-143 Landowner-proposed amendments.

§ 164-144 (Reserved)

§ 164-145 (Reserved)

Article XXII Violations

§ 164-146 Penalties.

§ 164-147 Notice of violation.

§ 164-148 Additional remedies.