Township of Middlesex, PA
Butler County
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§ 175-44
Purpose. 

§ 175-45
Authorized uses. 

§ 175-46
Area and bulk regulations. 

§ 175-47
Parking and loading. 

§ 175-48
Signs. 

§ 175-49
Performance standards. 

§ 175-50
Storage. 

§ 175-51
Screening and landscaping. 

§ 175-52
Vehicular access. 

§ 175-53
Steep slope controls. 

The purpose of this district is to provide for retail and service facilities which serve the needs of the general community and which are located in high-volume traffic corridors to allow convenient access and to minimize the traffic impact on neighborhoods and local roads.

In the C-2 Highway Commercial District, the following uses are authorized:

A. 

Permitted uses.

(1) 

Principal uses.

(a) 

Any permitted use specifically listed in the C-1 District.

(b) 

Apparel and accessories store.

(c) 

Appliance, home furnishing store.

(d) 

Bakery, candy, confectionery, ice cream or pastry retail sales, including food processing for sale on premises or delivery elsewhere.

(e) 

Business services.

(f) 

Catering service, including rental hall.

(g) 

Drugstore.

(h) 

Grocery store.

(i) 

General merchandise store.

(j) 

Other retail stores.

(k) 

Business and professional offices.

(l) 

Business services.

(m) 

Commercial school.

(n) 

Restaurant.

(o) 

Funeral home.

(p) 

Garden center.

(q) 

Motel/hotel.

(r) 

Private club.

(s) 

Theaters, excluding adult theaters.

(t) 

Public utilities, except buildings.

(2) 

Accessory uses.

(a) 

Signs, subject to Article XIV.

(b) 

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

(c) 

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

(d) 

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) 

Automobile service station, subject to § 175-97.

(b) 

Billboards, subject to § 175-98.

(c) 

Car wash, subject to § 175-99.

(d) 

Commercial recreation, subject to § 175-104.

(e) 

Drive-in facilities, subject to § 175-108.

(f) 

New and used vehicle sales, subject to § 175-121.

(g) 

Outdoor sales of mobile homes, recreational vehicles or heavy equipment, subject to § 175-122.

(h) 

Planned shopping center, subject to § 175-124.

(i) 

Vehicle repair garages, subject to § 175-130.

(j) 

Wholesale sales in conjunction with retail business subject to § 175-131.

(k) 

Commercial supply yard.

C. 

Uses by special exception.

(1) 

Principal uses.

(a) 

Clinic or hospital, subject to § 175-102.

(b) 

Comparable uses not specifically listed, subject to § 175-105.

(c) 

Day-care center, subject to § 175-107.

(d) 

Group care facility or transitional dwelling, subject to § 175-111.

(e) 

Veterinary clinics, subject to § 175-116.

(f) 

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

(2) 

Accessory uses:

(a) 

Home occupation in a single-family dwelling which is a nonconforming use, subject to § 175-113.

(b) 

Private use helipad, subject to § 175-125.

In the C-2 Highway Commercial District, all uses shall be subject to the following regulations, except as they may be modified by the express standards and criteria for the specific conditional uses and uses by special exception contained in Article XI.

A. 

Minimum lot size: one acre (43,560 square feet).

B. 

Minimum lot width: 150 feet.

C. 

Maximum lot coverage: 30%.

D. 

Minimum front yard: 75 feet from front lot line or 100 feet from street center line, whichever is greater.

E. 

Minimum rear yard: 75 feet.

F. 

Minimum side yard:

(1) 

Adjoining AG or R District: 40 feet.

(2) 

All others: 20 feet each side.

G. 

Minimum distance between buildings: 20 feet (where there is more than one building on a lot)

H. 

Special yard requirements: See § 175-142.

I. 

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

J. 

Maximum height:

(1) 

All principal structures: 45 feet and three stories.

(2) 

All accessory structures: 20 feet and one story.

K. 

Height exceptions: See § 175-144.

See Article XIII.

See Article XIV.

See § 175-139.

See § 175-149.

See § 175-140.

See § 175-150.

See § 175-141.