Township of Radnor, PA
Delaware County
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[Amended 11-23-1981 by Ord. No. 81-28; 5-12-1982 by Ord. No. 82-12; 6-11-1990 by Ord. No. 90-25]
PA Planned Apartment Districts are designed primarily to make special provisions for low-density, low-lot coverage apartment development appropriate with a predominantly single-family residential environment. PA Districts may be established and developed only in accordance with the special provisions of § 280-132 and subject to the regulations of this article and any other pertinent provisions of this chapter. In PA Planned Apartment Districts, the regulations contained in this article shall apply.
A building or unified group of buildings may be created or used and a lot may be used or occupied for any of the following purposes:
A. 
Single-family detached dwellings.
B. 
Low-density apartment development, provided that the proposed use shall comply with the special area, height, setback, buffer and other requirements as set forth below.
C. 
Accessory structures and uses on the same lot and customarily incidental to the foregoing permitted uses, which shall include:
[Amended 10-26-1998 by Ord. No. 98-09]
(1) 
Rental or management office to provide services exclusively for the development.
(2) 
Private garage or off-street parking lot or area.
(3) 
Home occupations, subject to the provisions of Article XX, Section 115.1.
(4) 
Swimming pools and tennis courts, subject to the following requirements:
(a) 
No swimming pool or tennis court shall be located within the front yard setback or closer than 75 feet to any side or rear property line.
(b) 
Light standards for illumination shall not exceed a height of 20 feet and shall be equipped with a shielding device to protect streets and adjoining property from glare or hazardous interference. A lighting plan shall be submitted and approved by the Township Engineer prior to installation.
(5) 
Signs as permitted in Article XXI, Signs.
D. 
The following uses, only when authorized as a special exception by the Zoning Hearing Board of Radnor Township, subject to the general standards prescribed in § 280-145:
[Added 3-14-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-10]
(1) 
Student home, subject to the general standards and provisions of § 280-115.2.
A. 
Lot area and width. Every lot on which a building or structure is hereafter erected or used shall have a lot area of not less than five acres, and such lot shall not be less than 300 feet in width at the building line.
B. 
Density. The total number of dwelling units shall not exceed 10 units per acre.
C. 
Lot coverage. Not more than 20% of the area of each lot may be covered by buildings and accessory structures, and not less than 50% of the total lot area, exclusive of those areas within the public right-of-way, shall be landscaped and retained as passive open space.
[Amended 4-27-1998 by Ord. No. 98-04]
D. 
Building placement. No building shall be located less than 150 feet from a street right-of-way line nor less than 100 feet from a side or rear property line, and no parking, loading or service area shall be located less than 100 feet from a street right-of-way or other property line.
E. 
Building height. No building or structure shall exceed two stories or 38 feet in height.
F. 
Building size and spacing. The greatest dimension in length or depth of a building shall not exceed 160 feet. The distance between any two buildings shall not be less than 45 feet.
G. 
Riparian buffer setback: 35 feet.
[Added 12-8-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-22]
A. 
In addition to the requirements of this chapter, the plan for the proposed development shall comply with the special standards of Chapter 255, Subdivision of Land, relating to apartment development.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 255, Subdivision of Land, § 255-40.
B. 
Along each side or rear property line which directly abuts a single-family residence district in the Township or a similar district in an adjoining municipality, a buffer planting strip, as defined in § 280-4B, of not less than 50 feet in width shall be provided.
C. 
All off-street parking and loading, access facilities and service areas used by motor vehicles shall comply with the provisions of §§ 280-103, 280-104 and 280-105. Off-street parking and loading spaces shall be located immediately contiguous to the development.
D. 
All rooms shall comply with the provisions of § 280-35B(6) relating to minimum room size. A basement shall not contain habitable rooms except for janitor's living quarters, which shall be counted as a dwelling unit.