Township of Radnor, PA
Delaware County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
A. 
PB Planned Business Districts are designed to make special provisions for the requirements of the modern, well-planned, integrated shopping and business district. Among other things, the district regulations:
(1) 
Require that the district be developed as a group or groups of properly related business and compatible facilities comprising a single architectural scheme with appropriate landscaping.
(2) 
Contain a comprehensive set of design requirements governing such things as access, land use, building placement, building coverage, highway protection, off-street parking, buffering and screening.
B. 
PB 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.
C. 
In PB Planned Business Districts, the regulations contained in this article shall apply.
A building or a unified group of buildings may be erected or used and a lot may be used or occupied for any of the following purposes:
A. 
A planned neighborhood or community shopping center, including the following uses as part of an integrated retail business development:
(1) 
Retail store.
(2) 
Office or studio.
(3) 
Clothes-cleaning-and-pressing pickup agency, including automatic self-service laundry.
(4) 
Any use permitted in C-1 Local Commercial Districts, provided that any processing activity in conjunction with a custom shop or other permitted use shall comply with the provisions of § 280-47D.
B. 
The following additional uses, when specifically authorized in conjunction with the total development of a Planned Business District not less than 20 acres in size for any use or combination of uses, and their proposed location shall be consistent with a plan for the overall development of the tract approved in accordance with the provisions of § 280-132:
(1) 
Office building.
(2) 
Motel, hotel or inn, provided that such use clearly is designed so as to constitute a logical and harmonious element of the overall development plan for the district.
(3) 
Indoor place of amusement or recreation, including theater or bowling alley.
(4) 
Community or civic center building or use, including library.
(5) 
Scientific or industrial research, testing or experimental laboratory or similar establishment for research or product development, provided that there is no commercial production or storage of any commodity or substance except for storage necessary for scientific research.
(6) 
Business school.
(7) 
Automobile accessories store (not including service station) or sale agency as part of a retail shopping center.
(8) 
Publishing or job-printing establishment.
(9) 
Any use of the same general character as any of the above permitted uses.
C. 
Accessory uses may include:
(1) 
Storage within a completely enclosed building in conjunction with a permitted use.
(2) 
Living quarters for watchmen, caretakers or the staff or employees of a permitted institution.
(3) 
Signs as permitted in Article XXI, Signs.
(4) 
Outdoor dining in accordance with the requirements of § 280-115.4.
[Added 4-8-2013 by Ord. No. 2012-09]
A. 
Lot area. The area of the lot or tract which is developed shall be not less than three acres, except as is otherwise provided in § 280-59B above.
B. 
Building area. Not more than 20% of the total area of the lot or tract devoted to a permitted use may be occupied by buildings, and not less than 45% of the total area, exclusive of those areas within the public right-of-way, shall be devoted to landscaping and planted in accordance with Chapter 255, Subdivision of Land.
[Amended 5-12-1986 by Ord. No. 86-13; 4-27-1998 by Ord. No. 98-04]
C. 
Building placement. No building shall be located less than 100 feet from a street right-of-way or other property line, and no parking, loading or service area shall be located less than 50 feet from a street right-of-way or other property line.
D. 
Height regulations. No building shall exceed three stories or 38 feet in height.
[Amended 8-7-1978 by Ord. No. 78-19; 5-12-1986 by Ord. No. 86-13]
E. 
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 a shopping center or a group of business uses on a lot.
B. 
Any application for development under the terms of this article shall provide initially at least for the construction of either a minimum of 20,000 square feet of ground floor area or a minimum of 10 of the permitted main uses.
C. 
Except for outdoor dining, no permanent storage of merchandise, articles or equipment shall be permitted outside a building, and no goods, articles or equipment shall be stored, displayed or offered for sale beyond the front lines of a building.
[Amended 4-8-2013 by Ord. No. 2012-09]
D. 
Along each side or rear property line which directly abuts a 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 30 feet in depth, shall be provided. Along each street line bounding a residence district, a strip of land not less than 20 feet in depth shall be suitably landscaped except for necessary sidewalks and accessways crossing the strip.
E. 
All off-street parking, loading, access facilities and service areas used by motor vehicles shall comply with the provisions of §§ 280-103, 280-104 and 280-105.