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Township of West Goshen, PA
Chester County
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[Amended 10-24-1995 by Ord. No. 7-1995; 5-9-2001 by Ord. No. 6-2001; 11-14-2012 by Ord. No. 08-2012; 6-12-2013 by Ord. No. 03-2013; 6-18-2019 by Ord. No. 6-2019]
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. 
Retail sales.
B. 
Personal service establishment.
C. 
Office building.
D. 
Laboratory facilities, medical clinics.
E. 
Wholesale sales, storage or distribution.
F. 
Forestry, subject to the standards in § 84-57.8.
G. 
Accessory uses to the aforementioned permitted uses, including a home-related business as an accessory use to an existing lawful nonconforming single-family detached dwelling.
H. 
Learning center.
The following area and bulk regulations shall apply:
A. 
Lot size: two acres minimum.
B. 
Lot width at building line: 300 feet minimum.
C. 
Lot width at street right-of-way line: 50 feet minimum.
D. 
Lot coverage: 30% maximum.
E. 
Floor area ratio: 0.40 maximum.
F. 
Building setback line: 40 feet minimum for any building or parking area.
G. 
Side yards: 15 feet minimum for each, except that the building on any corner lot must be set back 20 feet from the lot line on side street.
H. 
Green area (landscaped): 20% minimum.
I. 
Rear yard: 100 feet minimum.
J. 
Maximum building height: three stories, not to exceed 35 feet.
[Amended 7-24-1979 by Ord. No. 3-1979]
K. 
Paved surface area: may not exceed 55% of total lot.
L. 
Public water and public sewer facilities shall be required.
The following design standards shall apply:
A. 
Screening: as required by § 84-55A of this chapter, or as directed by the Zoning Hearing Board.
B. 
Storage: as required by § 84-55B of this chapter.
C. 
Landscaping: as required by § 84-55C of this chapter.
D. 
Access and traffic control: as required by § 84-55D of this chapter.
E. 
Interior circulation: as required by § 84-55E of this chapter.
F. 
Lighting: as required by § 84-55F of this chapter.
G. 
Loading: as required by § 84-55H of this chapter.
H. 
Parking: as required by § 84-55I of this chapter.
The following limitations shall be applied to any use permitted in this district.
A. 
No use shall be conducted in any open area.
B. 
No goods shall be displayed in any open area.
C. 
No odors shall be emitted which are perceptible at the lot line adjoining another zoning district.
D. 
No glare shall be allowed which is perceptible at the lot line adjoining another zoning district.
E. 
No loading shall be permitted in the area between the building and any street line.
F. 
No noise emanating from a use in this section shall exceed the level of ordinary conversation at the rear lot line. Short, intermittent noise peaks may be permitted if they do not exceed normal traffic noise peaks.