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Township of West Goshen, PA
Chester County
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[Added 7-27-2005 by Ord. No. 6-2005]
A building may be erected, altered or used and a lot or premises may be used for any of the following purposes and for no other.
A. 
Single-family detached dwelling.
B. 
Agriculture. (See § 84-50.)
C. 
Forestry, subject to the standards in § 84-57.8.
D. 
Any of the following accessory uses shall be permitted:
(1) 
Customary residential accessory uses.
(2) 
Swimming pool, provided that it is located in the rear yard or side yard of the dwelling to which it is accessory and is a minimum of 10 feet from any lot line. On a lot which fronts on two or more streets and on corner lots, a swimming pool may be erected within the building envelope to the rear of the dwelling. A swimming pool shall be enclosed by a minimum four-foot-high continuous barrier.
[Amended 4-15-2009 by Ord. No. 3-2009]
(3) 
Home occupation, no-impact home-based business and home-related business.
[Amended 6-12-2013 by Ord. No. 03-2013]
(4) 
Family day-care homes.
E. 
The following uses shall be permitted as a special exception when authorized by the Zoning Hearing Board subject to Article XVII of this chapter. The area and bulk regulations for uses permitted by special exception, § 84-13B of this chapter, and design standards for uses permitted by special exception, § 84-14B of this chapter, shall apply to all uses permitted by special exception in the R-3A Single-Family Attached Dwelling Overlay District except the conversion of private residence to college dormitory use.
(1) 
Religious or philanthropic uses, excluding correctional or penal institution.
(2) 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection E(2), Public utility facility, was repealed 9-2-2014 by Ord. No. 3-2014 and 10-8-2014 by Ord. No. 4-2014.
(3) 
Noncommercial recreational use, such as nonprofit swimming pools, provided that the principal activity shall not be one which is customarily carried on as a business and provided that all services shall be for members and their guests.
F. 
(Reserved)[2]
[2]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection F, regarding the conversion of private dwelling for lodging for college students, was repealed 6-12-2013 by Ord. No. 02-2013.
G. 
The following uses shall be permitted as a conditional use when authorized by The Board of Supervisors. In allowing a conditional use, the Board may attach such reasonable conditions and safeguards, in addition to those expressed in this Zoning Chapter, as it may deem necessary to implement the purposes of the MPC and this Zoning Chapter.
(1) 
The educational uses specified in § 84-57.10 of this chapter, subject to the regulations specified in § 84-57.10 of this chapter.
(2) 
Single-family attached dwelling subject to the area and bulk requirements in § 84-14.2 and the design standards in § 84-14.3.
The area and bulk regulations in § 84-13 shall apply to single-family detached dwellings and uses permitted by special exception. The following area and bulk regulations shall apply to a development tract which is proposed for development with single-family attached dwellings:
A. 
Minimum development tract area: 1.25 acres.
B. 
Minimum lot width at building setback line: 100 feet.
C. 
Minimum lot width at street line: 50 feet.
D. 
Maximum number of dwelling units per acre: 8.5 units per acre averaged over the development tract.
E. 
Maximum height: three stories, not exceeding 40 feet.
F. 
Minimum building setback from the street right-of-way: 30 feet.
G. 
Minimum side yard: 20 feet.
H. 
Minimum rear yard: 20 feet.
I. 
Minimum distance from building to any property line of the development tract: 30 feet.
J. 
Minimum green area; 50%.
K. 
Maximum lot coverage: 25%.
L. 
Maximum paved area: 20%.
M. 
Public water service and public sewer service required.
N. 
Minimum off-street parking: 2.5 spaces per dwelling unit.
O. 
Individual single-family attached units may be conveyed in fee simple with a front yard, rear yard and one side yard for end units, provided that the following area and bulk requirements are met for each individual lot:
(1) 
Minimum building setback from street right-of-way: 30 feet.
(2) 
minimum rear yard: 20 feet.
(3) 
minimum side yard: zero for units with two party walls and six feet for end units on side with no party wall.
The following design standards shall apply to single-family attached dwellings:
A. 
Parking: as required by § 84-55E and 84-55J of this chapter.
B. 
Landscaping: as required by § 84-55C of this chapter.
C. 
Access and traffic control: as required by § 84-55D of this chapter.
D. 
All utilities shall be designed, placed and installed underground.