Township of Upper Merion, PA
Montgomery County
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[Added 11-22-1971 by Ord. No. 71-287]
[Amended 3-26-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-837]
The following regulations shall apply in G, U-R, HR, AR, AR-1, C-O, NC, LC, GC, SC, SM, SM-1, LI and HI Zoning Districts. They shall also apply to R-3 Districts where multifamily use is proposed.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GREEN AREA
That area set aside for the growing of vegetation, including trees, bushes, grass, flowers and plants, and also including lakes, ponds, streams and other natural features, maintaining as much as possible any existing natural growth. "Green area" may include walkways for nonvehicular traffic only. Areas set aside for recreational use shall not be counted as "green area," except that those areas devoted exclusively to golf course use, including a driving range when conducted as an accessory use thereto, but not including a miniature golf course nor any nighttime golf course activities, may be counted toward the requisite "green area."
[Amended 6-15-1987 by Ord. No. 87-516]
Any lot used or occupied in any of the following districts shall be provided with minimum green areas based upon the total lot area set forth as follows:
District
Green Area
(percent)
R-3 Residential, multifamily only
25
U-R Unit Residential
35
GR Garden Apartments
35
HR High-Rise Apartments
35
AR Administrative and Research
25
AR-1 Administrative and Research
25
C-O Commercial Office
25
NC Neighborhood Commercial
[Amended 3-26-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-837]
25
LC Limited Commercial
[Amended 3-26-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-837]
25
GC General Commercial
[Amended 3-26-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-837]
20
SC Shopping Center
20
SM Suburban Metropolitan
20
SM-1 Suburban Metropolitan
15
LI Limited Industrial
15
HI Heavy Industrial
15
Regional Shopping Center*
[Added 8-12-1993 by Ord. No. 93-616]
20
Notes:
*For purposes of calculating green area in regional shopping centers, all portions of public highway adjacent to the regional shopping centers which are planted and/or maintained by the owners or operators of a regional shopping center may be included in the calculation of the required green area.