Township of Middlesex, PA
Butler County
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§ 175-27
Purpose. 

§ 175-28
Authorized uses. 

§ 175-29
Area and bulk regulations. 

§ 175-30
Parking and loading. 

§ 175-31
Signs. 

§ 175-32
Screening and landscaping. 

§ 175-33
Steep slope controls. 

The purpose of this district is to accommodate areas with existing development on smaller lots adjacent to the regional transportation network and easily served by the future extension of public utilities in the Township.

In the R-1 Suburban Residential District, the following uses are authorized:

A. 

Permitted uses.

(1) 

Principal uses.

(a) 

Single-family dwellings.

(b) 

Two-family dwellings.

(c) 

Government buildings.

(d) 

Municipal firehouses.

(e) 

Schools.

(f) 

Public utilities, except buildings.

(g) 

Municipal recreation.

(h) 

Landscape business, subject to § 175-155.1.

[Added 3-28-2012 by Ord. No. 123]

(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) 

Construction trailers or temporary dwellings, subject to § 175-147.

(i) 

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.

(1) 

Principal uses.

(a) 

Planned residential development, subject to Article X.

(b) 

Public recreation, subject to § 175-126.

(c) 

Noncommercial recreation, subject to § 175-126.

(d) 

Public utility buildings, subject to § 175-127.

C. 

Uses by special exception.

(1) 

Principal uses.

(a) 

Places of worship, subject to § 175-101.

(b) 

Conversion apartments, subject to § 175-106.

(c) 

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

(d) 

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

(2) 

Accessory uses.

(a) 

Home occupations, subject to § 175-113.

In the R-1 Suburban Residential District all uses shall be subject to the following regulations, except as they may be modified by Article X governing planned residential development 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) 

Single-family dwelling: 22,000 square feet.

(2) 

Two-family dwelling: one acre (43,560 square feet).

(3) 

All other uses: one acre.

B. 

Minimum lot width:

(1) 

Single-family dwelling: 100 feet.

(2) 

Two-family dwelling: 150 feet.

(3) 

All other uses: 150 feet.

C. 

Maximum lot coverage: 35%.

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: 50 feet.

(2) 

All accessory structures: 10 feet.

F. 

Minimum side yard:

(1) 

Principal structures.

(a) 

Single-family dwellings: 15 feet each side.

(b) 

Two-family dwellings: 25 feet each side

(c) 

All other uses: 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: 15 feet.

J. 

Height exceptions: See § 175-144.

See Article XIII.

See Article XIV.

See § 175-140.

See § 175-141.