Township of Middlesex, PA
Butler County
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§ 175-20
Purpose. 

§ 175-21
Authorized uses. 

§ 175-22
Area and bulk regulations. 

§ 175-23
Parking and loading. 

§ 175-24
Signs. 

§ 175-25
Screening and landscaping. 

§ 175-26
Steep slope controls. 

§ 175-20 Purpose.

The purpose of this district is to provide for the continuation of large farms and to authorize low-density single-family development in areas outside the service area if public utilities are provided within the Township or in areas expected to be served by the extension of public utilities from adjoining communities and to authorize compatible public, semipublic and accessory uses as conditional uses or uses by special exception which complement the agricultural and low-density residential development.

§ 175-21 Authorized uses.

In the AG-B Agricultural District, the following uses are authorized:

A. 

Permitted uses.

(1) 

Principal uses.

(a) 

Farms.

(b) 

Greenhouse or tree nursery.

(c) 

Single-family dwellings.

(d) 

Two-family dwellings.

(e) 

Government buildings.

(f) 

Municipal fire houses.

(g) 

Schools.

(h) 

Public utilities, except buildings.

(i) 

Municipal recreation.

(2) 

Accessory uses.

(a) 

Signs, subject to Article XIV.

(b) 

Off-street parking and loading, subject to Article XIII.

(c) 

Private garages and storage sheds.

(d) 

Private residential swimming pools or tennis courts, subject to § 175-142C.

(e) 

Fences.

(f) 

Gardening as an avocation.

(g) 

Keeping of domestic pets.

(h) 

Private stables or hobby farms, subject to § 175-146.

(i) 

Sale of farm products, subject to § 175-145C.

(j) 

Construction trailer or temporary dwelling, subject to § 175-147.

(k) 

Other accessory uses customarily incidental to and on the same lot with any permitted use, conditional use or use by special exception authorized in this district.

B. 

Conditional uses.

[Amended 11-21-2012 by Ord. No. 125]

(1) 

Principal uses.

(a) 

Mobile home parks, subject to § 175-120.

(b) 

Golf courses and country clubs, subject to § 175-110.

(c) 

Public recreation, subject to § 175-126.

(d) 

Noncommercial recreation, subject to § 175-126.

(e) 

Public utility buildings, subject to § 175-127.

(f) 

Lakes, ponds, water impoundments, subject to § 175-117.

C. 

Uses by special exception.

(1) 

Principal uses.

(a) 

Kennels and veterinary clinics, subject to § 175-116.

(b) 

Horse boarding and riding academies, subject to § 175-114.

(c) 

Mineral removal, subject to § 175-119.

(d) 

Landfill, subject to § 175-118.

(e) 

Conversion apartments, subject to § 175-106.

(f) 

Places of worship, subject to § 175-101.

(g) 

Cemeteries, subject to § 175-100.

(h) 

Day-care center or nursery school in a place of worship or school, subject to § 175-107.

(i) 

Temporary use or structure, other than a construction trailer or temporary dwelling, subject to § 175-129.

(j) 

Communications facilities, subject to § 175-132.

(2) 

Accessory uses.

(a) 

Kennels and veterinary clinics, subject to § 175-116.

(b) 

Horse boarding and riding academies, subject to § 175-114.

(c) 

Home occupations, subject to § 175-113.

(d) 

Private use helipad, subject to § 175-125.

§ 175-22 Area and bulk regulations.

[Amended 11-21-2012 by Ord. No. 125]

In the AG-B Agricultural District, all uses shall be subject to the following regulations or by the express standards and criteria for the specific conditional uses or uses by special exception contained in Article XI.

A. 

Minimum lot size:

(1) 

Farms: 20 acres.

(2) 

Single-family dwellings: one acre (43,560 square feet.).

(3) 

Two-family dwellings: two acres (87,120 square feet.).

(4) 

All other uses: one acre (43,560 square feet.).

B. 

Minimum lot width: 150 feet.

C. 

Maximum lot coverage:

(1) 

Farms: 5%.

(2) 

All others: 20%.

D. 

Minimum front yard: 50 feet from front lot line or 75 feet from street center line, whichever is greater.

E. 

Minimum rear yard:

(1) 

Principal structures: 75 feet.

(2) 

Accessory structures: 10 feet.

F. 

Minimum side yard:

(1) 

Dwellings: 25 feet each side.

(2) 

Accessory structures: 10 feet each side.

G. 

Special yard requirements: See § 175-142.

H. 

Permitted projections into required yards: See § 175-143.

I. 

Maximum height:

(1) 

All principal structures: 35 feet and 2 1/2 stories.

(2) 

All accessory structures.

(a) 

Less than two acres: 15 feet.

(b) 

Two or more acres: 25 feet

J. 

Height exceptions: See § 175-144.

§ 175-23 Parking and loading.

See Article XIII.

§ 175-24 Signs.

See Article XIV.

§ 175-25 Screening and landscaping.

See § 175-140.

§ 175-26 Steep slope controls.

See § 175-141.