Township of North Coventry, PA
Chester County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of North Coventry 12-9-1968 by Ord. No. 30; amended in its entirety 6-23-2003. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Historical Commission — See Ch. 24.
Planning Commission — See Ch. 61.
Code enforcement — See Ch. 141.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 194.
Impact fees — See Ch. 203.
Junkyards — See Ch. 213.
Mobile home parks — See Ch. 232.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 320.
370a Appendix A 370b Appendix B 370c Appendix C 370d Appendix D 370e Table 9-3 370f Figure 9-3 370g Figure 9-4 370h Figure 9-5 370i Figure 34.3 370j Figure 34-4A 370k Figure 34-4B 370l Figure 34-4C TND Overlay District Design Guidelines
Article I Preamble

§ 370-1 Short title.

§ 370-2 Purpose.

§ 370-3 Community development objectives.

§ 370-4 Interpretation and scope.

§ 370-5 Construal of provisions.

§ 370-6 Repealer.

§ 370-7 Effective date.

Article II Definition of Terms

§ 370-8 Interpretation and word use.

§ 370-9 Definitions.

Article III Establishment of Districts

§ 370-10 Classes of districts.

§ 370-11 Zoning Map.

§ 370-12 Interpretation of district boundaries.

§ 370-13 Boundary tolerances.

Article IV Conservation, Rural, and Residential Districts

§ 370-14 RC Resource Conservation District.

§ 370-15 RR Rural Residential District.

§ 370-16 R-1 Residential District.

Article V Village Districts

§ 370-17 V-1 Village District; Cedarville.

§ 370-18 V-2 Village District; Kenilworth.

Article VI Town Center Districts

§ 370-19 TC-1 Town Center Residential District.

§ 370-20 TC-2 Town Center Mixed Use District.

Article VII Commercial Districts

§ 370-21 C-1 Commercial District.

§ 370-22 C-2 Commercial Parking District.

§ 370-23 C-3 Planned Commercial District.

§ 370-24 C-4 Neighborhood Commercial District.

Article VIII Industrial Districts

§ 370-25 I-1 Industrial District.

§ 370-26 I-2 Industrial District.

Article IX Overlay Districts

§ 370-27 General applicability.

§ 370-28 Flood Plain Conservation Overlay District.

§ 370-29 Natural Resource Conservation Overlay District.

§ 370-30 Interchange Overlay District.

§ 370-31 Scenic Preservation Overlay District.

§ 370-32 Historic Preservation Overlay District.

§ 370-33 Ridgeline Protection Overlay District.

§ 370-34 Communications Towers, Antenna and Equipment Overlay District.

§ 370-34.1 Well Head Protection Overlay District.

§ 370-34.2 Water Budget Impact Zone Overlay District.

§ 370-34.3 Airport Overlay District.

§ 370-34.4 Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) Overlay District.

Article X Supplemental Use Regulations

§ 370-35 Applicability.

§ 370-36 Accessory use.

§ 370-37 Accessory building or structure.

§ 370-38 Adaptive reuse of an existing structure.

§ 370-39 Adult commercial use.

§ 370-40 Agriculture.

§ 370-41 Animal hospital, veterinary office, kennel or animal shelter.

§ 370-42 Automobile service station or repair facility/gas station/car wash.

§ 370-43 Banking or other financial institution with drive-through service windows or drive-through automated teller.

§ 370-44 Bed-and-breakfast.

§ 370-45 Cemetery.

§ 370-46 Club or lodge.

§ 370-47 Commercial day-care center.

§ 370-48 Convenience store.

§ 370-49 Educational use, nonprofit and commercial.

§ 370-50 Home occupations.

§ 370-51 Hospitals.

§ 370-52 Hotel, motel and resort.

§ 370-53 Industrial park or office park.

§ 370-54 Junkyard.

§ 370-55 Mini-warehouse (self-storage).

§ 370-56 Mixed use proposal.

§ 370-57 Mobile home park.

§ 370-58 Multifamily or townhouse development.

§ 370-59 Nursing home or convalescent home.

§ 370-60 Shopping center or highway commercial development.

§ 370-61 Quarrying/mining.

§ 370-62 Recreation (indoor/outdoor commercial facilities).

§ 370-63 Recycling center.

§ 370-64 Residential conversion.

§ 370-65 Restaurant, fast-food.

§ 370-66 Retirement community.

§ 370-67 (Reserved)

§ 370-68 Temporary structure or use.

§ 370-69 Transfer station.

§ 370-70 Transitional housing.

Article XI Common Regulations

§ 370-71 Applicability.

§ 370-72 Federal and state owned property.

§ 370-73 Lot area, yard and height requirements.

§ 370-74 Fences, hedges and walls.

§ 370-75 Performance standards.

§ 370-76 Outdoor storage.

§ 370-77 Outdoor lighting.

§ 370-78 Utilities, sewer and water.

§ 370-79 Buffering and screening.

§ 370-80 Landscaping.

§ 370-80.1 Official Map.

§ 370-81 Open space design, management and ownership.

§ 370-82 Access and traffic control.

§ 370-83 Interior circulation.

§ 370-84 Information requirements for conditional use or special exception proposals.

Article XII Off-Street Parking and Loading Provisions

§ 370-85 Applicability.

§ 370-86 Alterations to existing structures and uses.

§ 370-87 Required off-street parking spaces.

§ 370-88 Reserve parking.

§ 370-89 Location of parking.

§ 370-90 Required landscaping.

§ 370-91 Off-street parking in required yards.

§ 370-92 Size and design of parking spaces.

§ 370-93 Traffic lane and driveway dimensions.

§ 370-94 Off-street parking surfacing requirements.

§ 370-95 Stormwater management.

§ 370-96 Off-street loading.

Article XIII Signs

§ 370-97 Applicability.

§ 370-98 Statement of intent.

§ 370-99 Definitions.

§ 370-100 General sign regulations.

§ 370-101 Regulations for specific sign types.

§ 370-102 Exempt signs.

§ 370-103 Prohibited signs.

§ 370-104 Temporary sign regulations.

§ 370-105 Signs in residential districts.

§ 370-106 Signs in the mixed use districts.

§ 370-107 Signs in commercial and industrial districts.

§ 370-108 Construction and maintenance.

§ 370-109 Removal of unsafe, unlawful or abandoned signs.

§ 370-110 Permits and applications.

§ 370-111 Nonconforming signs.

Article XIV Residential Design Options in the RC, RR and R-1 Districts

§ 370-112 Purpose.

§ 370-113 Minimum standards.

§ 370-114 Dimensional and density standards.

§ 370-115 Dwelling unit and open space determination.

§ 370-116 (Reserved)

§ 370-117 (Reserved)

§ 370-118 (Reserved)

Article XV Nonconforming Regulations

§ 370-119 Applicability.

§ 370-120 Continuation.

§ 370-121 Nonconforming use.

§ 370-122 Nonconforming structure.

§ 370-123 Nonconforming lot.

§ 370-124 Nonconforming sign.

Article XVI Administration

§ 370-125 Purpose.

§ 370-126 Application of regulations.

§ 370-127 Administration and enforcement.

§ 370-128 Powers and responsibilities of the Zoning Officer.

§ 370-129 Violations.

§ 370-130 Enforcement remedies.

§ 370-131 Common permit regulations.

§ 370-132 Fees.

§ 370-133 Issuance or refusal of permits.

§ 370-134 Zoning permits.

§ 370-135 Sign permits.

§ 370-136 Building permits.

§ 370-137 Use and occupancy permits.

§ 370-138 Conditional use process.

§ 370-139 Liability.

Article XVII Zoning Hearing Board

§ 370-140 Establishment and membership.

§ 370-141 Membership, appointment, terms, removal.

§ 370-142 Organization of Zoning Hearing Board.

§ 370-143 Applications for hearings.

§ 370-144 Notice of hearings.

§ 370-145 Expenditures for services.

§ 370-146 Hearings.

§ 370-147 Jurisdiction.

§ 370-148 Granting of variances.

§ 370-149 Granting of special exceptions.

§ 370-150 Expiration of special exceptions and variances.

§ 370-151 Parties appellant before the Zoning Hearing Board.

§ 370-152 Time limitations.

§ 370-153 Parties to the hearing.

§ 370-154 Stay of proceedings.

Article XVIII Amendments

§ 370-155 Power of amendment.

§ 370-156 Planning Commission referral.

§ 370-157 Curative amendment procedures.

§ 370-158 Hearings.

§ 370-159 Decisions of the Board of Supervisors.