Borough of Bridgeville, PA
Allegheny County
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[Ord. 984, 12/14/2015]
All words used in this chapter shall carry their customary dictionary definitions as provided in the most recent edition of Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, except where specifically defined herein. Words used in the present tense shall include the future. The singular number shall include the plural, and the plural the singular. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not permissive; the word "may" is permissive. The words "used" or "occupied," as applied to any land or structures shall be construed to include the words "intended, arranged or designed to be used or occupied." The word "person" shall include the individual, corporation, partnership, incorporated association or any other entity. Words in the masculine gender shall include the feminine gender. The words "includes" and "including" shall not limit the defined term to the specific examples but are intended to extend the term's meaning to other instances of like kind and character.
[Ord. 984, 12/14/2015]
The following words and phrases shall have the particular meaning specified for the purpose of interpreting this chapter:
ACCESS
A means of providing vehicular or pedestrian ingress and egress to and from a property.
ACCESSORY USE OR STRUCTURE
A use or structure, located on the same lot with the principal use or structure, that is subordinate and incidental to the principal structure or use of the property and that may occupy a separate structure and/or area on or in the ground, including, but not limited to, storage sheds or other storage structures, off-street parking, signs, off-street loading, gazebos, children's playhouses, greenhouses for personal use, garages, carports, swimming pools, decks, fences, patios, walls, antennas and similar structures.
ADJACENT; ADJOINING
Sharing common property lines uninterrupted by any alley, public street or private street right-of-way.
ADULT ARCADE
Any place where the public is permitted or invited wherein coin-operated or electronically, electrically or mechanically controlled still or motion-picture machines, projectors or other image-producing devices are maintained to show images to five or fewer persons per machine at any one time and where the images displayed are sexually explicit or depict nudity or sexual conduct, as defined herein.
ADULT BOOKSTORE OR VIDEO STORE
An establishment having a substantial or significant portion of its stock in trade, including, but not limited to, videocassettes, movies, books, magazines and other periodicals, which is distinguished or characterized by its emphasis on matters depicting, describing or relating to nudity or sexual conduct, as defined herein, or an establishment with a segment or section devoted to the sale or display of such material.
ADULT BUSINESS
Any of the following uses, as defined herein: adult arcade, adult bookstore or video store, adult novelty store, adult live theater, adult mini motion-picture theater, adult motion-picture theater, adult motel, adult newsrack, adult nightclub, bathhouse, body-painting studio, escort service, massage parlor, nude model studio or sexual encounter or meditation center, and any other use of a premises, not specifically defined herein, that includes or primarily offers to its patrons or members retail goods, commercial services or entertainment that is characterized by an emphasis on matter or activities depicting, describing or relating to nudity or sexual conduct, as defined herein.
ADULT ENTERTAINMENT
Movies, videos, still or motion pictures, photographs, slides, films or other visual representation, books, magazines or other printed material or live dramatic, musical or dance performances that are sexually explicit or depict nudity or sexual conduct, as defined herein.
ADULT LIVE THEATER
Any commercial establishment which features live shows for public viewing in which all or some of the performers are displaying nudity or engaging in sexual conduct, as defined herein.
ADULT MINI MOTION-PICTURE THEATER
A completely enclosed building, as defined herein, with a capacity for accommodating 50 or more persons, used for presenting material distinguished or characterized by an emphasis on matter depicting, describing or relating to sexual conduct or nudity, as defined herein.
ADULT MOTEL
A hotel or motel presenting adult motion pictures by means of closed-circuit television, the material being presented having as a dominant theme or presenting material distinguished or characterized by an emphasis on matter depicting, describing or relating to nudity or sexual conduct, as defined herein, for observation by patrons therein.
ADULT MOTION-PICTURE THEATER
A completely enclosed building, as defined herein, with a capacity for accommodating 50 or more persons used for presenting material distinguished or characterized by an emphasis on matter depicting, describing or relating to nudity or sexual conduct, as defined herein, for observation by patrons therein.
ADULT NEWSRACK
Any coin-operated machine or device that dispenses printed material substantially devoted to the depiction of nudity or sexual conduct, as defined herein.
ADULT NIGHTCLUB
Any nightclub, as defined herein, that offers adult entertainment, as defined herein.
ADULT NOVELTY STORE
Any commercial establishment offering one or more of the following items for sale to the general public: apparel, accessories and performance aids used to enhance or participate in sexual conduct.
ADULT THEATER
A theater (live, motion-picture or mini motion-picture), tavern, banquet hall, party room, conference center, restaurant, nightclub, hall, auditorium, club, recreation center, indoor entertainment center or other commercial establishment that, as one of its principal business purposes, offers adult entertainment.
ADULT VIDEO STORE
Any commercial establishment where more than 5% of the inventory offered for sale or rental to the public consists of films, tapes, DVDs or other visual media that depict nudity or sexual conduct.
ADVERTISING SIGN
See "sign" and "billboard."
AISLE
A paved area of a minimum width specified by this chapter that provides direct access to one or two rows of parking spaces and connects those parking spaces with the driveways that provide circulation through a parking area.
ALLEY
A permanent service way providing secondary means of access to abutting lands.
ALTERATIONS
All incidental changes in or replacement of the parts of a building or other structure; enlargements, whether by extending on a side or by increasing the height; or the moving from one location to another.
AMENDMENT
See "zoning amendment."
APARTMENT
See Subsection C, "multifamily dwelling," under "dwelling types."
APARTMENT IN COMBINATION WITH BUSINESS
A dwelling unit located in the same building with an office and/or retail business.
APPLICANT
A landowner or developer, as hereinafter defined, who has filed an application for development, including his heirs, successors and assigns.
APPLICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT
Every application, whether preliminary or final, required to be filed and approved prior to the start of construction or development, including, but not limited to, an application for zoning approval of a development plan. Every application for development must include the form designated by the Borough Manager and all other plans and information required by the Code of the Borough.
ARCHITECT
A registered professional architect licensed as such by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
AREA OF LOT
See "lot area."
ARTERIAL STREET
See "street, arterial."
ASSEMBLY
See "place of assembly."
ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY
A residential building or group of buildings designed to provide multifamily dwelling units for elderly or physically or mentally disabled persons who are independently mobile and are not in need of the level of service provided by a personal care home but that provides on-site supervision and assistance available to the residents on an occasional, "as-needed" basis, and where at least one meal each day is provided in a common dining area and that includes certain design features associated with the needs of the elderly that are not customary in the construction of conventional dwelling units, such as emergency call systems, handicapped facilities, common dining facilities, common laundry facilities, minimal housekeeping services, common leisure and recreational facilities, transportation services and similar supporting services for the convenience of the residents.
AUTHORIZED USE
See "use, authorized."
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE STATION
A retail establishment that provides for one or more of the following activities:
A. 
The servicing of motor vehicles and operations incidental thereto and limited to the retail sale of petroleum products and that may include one or more of the following activities: retail sales and installation of automotive accessories; automobile washing by hand; undercoating and rustproofing; waxing and polishing of automobiles; tire changing and repairing (excluding recapping); battery service, changing and replacement, excluding repair and rebuilding; radiator cleaning and flushing, excluding steam cleaning and repair; installation of accessories; and state inspection; and/or
B. 
The following operations, if conducted within a completely enclosed building, as defined by this chapter: lubrication of motor vehicles; replacement of exhaust systems; brake servicing limited to servicing and replacement of brake cylinders, lines and brake shoes; wheel balancing; the testing, adjustment and replacement or servicing of carburetors, filters, generators, points, rotors, spark plugs, voltage regulators, water and fuel pumps, water hoses and wiring; and/or
C. 
The operation of a convenience store, as herein defined, provided that retail sales of petroleum products is a part of the operation.
BAKERY
A retail establishment that sells baked goods and confections to businesses and the general public and that may involve on-site processing of the goods offered for sale on the premises, but which shall not include on-site processing of goods for delivery to other retail or wholesale outlets.
BAR or TAVERN
See "eating and drinking establishment."
BASEMENT OR CELLAR
An enclosed area partly or completely below grade. It shall be considered a building story if more than 1/3 of the perimeter walls are five feet or more above the average exterior grades. (No basement or cellar in a dwelling may contain a separate housekeeping unit with kitchen and sleeping facilities.)
BATHHOUSE
An establishment that provides baths of all kinds, including methods of hydrotherapy involving nudity or sexual conduct, but not including hydrotherapy treatment practiced by or under the supervision of a medical practitioner, such as a medical doctor, physician, chiropractor or similar professional licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
BED-AND-BREAKFAST
A dwelling which may or may not be the principal residence of the operator where sleeping rooms are offered to transient overnight guests for compensation and where the only meal included with the overnight accommodations is breakfast.
BED-AND-BREAKFAST INN
A dwelling which is not the principal residence of the operator where sleeping rooms are offered to transient overnight guests for compensation and where breakfast is included with the overnight accommodations and where other meals may be served or provided to the guests and the general public.
BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTOR
An establishment, licensed by the commonwealth for retail and wholesale sales by the case to businesses and the general public of beer and other malt beverages, soft drinks and snacks, but not including the sale of wine or liquor.
BILLBOARD
Any off-premises sign with a changeable or permanent advertising face that advertises an establishment, person, activity, product or service that is unrelated to or not available on the premises on which the sign is located.
BOARD
The Zoning Hearing Board of the Borough of Bridgeville.
BODY-PAINTING STUDIO
Any establishment that provides the service of applying paint or other substance, whether transparent or nontransparent, to or on the human body in a state of nudity, as defined herein.
BOROUGH
The Borough of Bridgeville, Allegheny County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
BUFFER AREA
A landscaped area of a certain depth specified by this chapter which is planted and maintained in shrubs, bushes, trees, grass, or other landscaping material which meets the standard of providing a compact year-round visual screen at least six feet in height and within which no structure or building is permitted except a wall or fence.
BUILDING
Any structure having enclosing walls and roofs and having a permanent location on the land intended for the shelter, housing and/or enclosure of persons, animals or other property. (See also "completely enclosed building.")
BUILDING FOOTPRINT
The area of the lot expressed in square feet that is covered by the ground floor of a building, measured between exterior faces of walls. If the floor area of any upper floor exceeds the floor area of the ground floor by more than 10%, the upper floor shall be used to determine the building footprint.
BUILDING HEIGHT
See "height of building."
BUILDING LINE, FRONT
A line parallel to or concentric with the front lot line, the minimum measurement of which is the front yard depth required by this chapter. (See also "building setback line.")
BUILDING PERMIT
A permit issued by the Borough Building Inspector pursuant to the authority granted by and in conformance with the requirements of the Uniform Construction Code (UCC).
BUILDING SETBACK LINE
An established line within a property defining the minimum required distance between the face of any structure to be erected and an adjacent street right-of-way or property line, the minimum measurement of which is the yard depth required by this chapter.
BULK
The volume of a building or structure indicating the total space enclosed by the exterior walls and roof.
BUSINESS OR PROFESSIONAL OFFICES
Any office of recognized professions, other than medical, such as lawyers, architects, engineers, real estate brokers, insurance agents and others who, through training, are qualified to perform services of a professional nature, and other offices used primarily for accounting, corresponding, research, editing or other administrative functions, but not including banks or other financial institutions. (See also "medical offices" and "medical clinic.")
BUSINESS SERVICES
Establishments engaged in providing services to business offices on a fee or contract basis, including, but not limited to, advertising and public relations; management and consulting services; employment services; building security and maintenance services; equipment servicing, rental/leasing and sales; computer and data processing services; mailing, photocopying, quick printing and fax services; sale of office supplies; and similar business services, but not including the rental, sale or repair of vehicles or heavy equipment.
CANDY OR ICE CREAM STORE
See "store, candy or ice cream."
CAR WASH
A facility, whether automatic, semiautomatic or manual, where the principal use is washing and polishing vehicles.
CARPORT
An attached or detached structure to house or protect motor vehicles that is open to the weather for at least 40% of the total area of its sides.
CARTWAY
That portion of the street right-of-way that is surfaced for vehicular use, excluding curbs and shoulders.
CATERING SERVICE, INCLUDING RENTAL HALL
A service providing meals or refreshments and a venue for public or private entertainment for a fee.
CELLAR
See "basement or cellar."
CEMETERY
Property used for the interring of dead persons or domestic pets, including mausoleums, columbariums, crematories and funeral homes when operated in conjunction with and within the boundaries of the cemetery.
CENTER LINE OF STREET
See "street center line."
CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY
A document issued by the Zoning Officer indicating that a premises for which a zoning compliance certificate has been issued is ready for occupancy and is in compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
CHANGE IN USE OR OCCUPANCY
The discontinuance of a use of a building or lot followed by the establishment of a different use whether by the same owner or tenant or by a new owner or tenant.
CHECK CASHING FACILITY
A business establishment, other than a financial institution, as defined herein, where the principal use is exchanging checks written to individuals for cash and/or offering cash advances or short-term loans against anticipated paychecks.
CHURCH
A building or buildings, other than a dwelling, used primarily as a place of worship on a regular basis by a religious denomination, that may also include, as accessory uses, rooms for religious education, social and recreational activities and administrative offices, rectories, parsonages, convents, preschool programs and elderly or child day-care centers.
CLEAR SIGHT TRIANGLE
A triangular area of unobstructed vision at the intersection of two streets or of a driveway and a street defined by line of sight a given distance from the intersection of the center lines of two streets or the center lines of the driveway and the street. (See the illustration in Appendix A.)[1]
CLINIC
See "medical office/clinic."
CLINIC, VETERINARY
See "veterinary clinic."
COLLECTOR STREET
See "street, collector."
COMMERCIAL
A business, enterprise, activity or other undertaking engaged in for a profit.
COMMERCIAL GREENHOUSE
A retail business that sells flowers, plants, shrubs, trees and other natural flora and products that aid their growth and care and that may include a greenhouse and/or the growing of plant material outside on the lot.
COMMERCIAL RECREATION
See "recreation, commercial."
COMMERCIAL SCHOOL
See "school, commercial."
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE
A motor vehicle licensed by the Department of Transportation, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, having a gross vehicle weight in excess of 10,000 pounds; or any other vehicle, either motorized, self-propelled or designed to be towed by another vehicle, for use in commercial or industrial enterprises, such as air compressors, welding units and the like; or any and all earthmoving equipment, such as bulldozers, hi-lifts, backhoes, ditching equipment and the like.
COMMON AREA
That area in a subdivision, including common open space, owned or leased and maintained by an association or other combination of persons for the benefit of the residents of the development and, if owned under the Pennsylvania Unit Property Act,[2] including all common elements designated for the use of all dwelling unit owners.
COMMON OPEN SPACE
See "open space, common."
COMMONWEALTH
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
COMMUNICATIONS ANTENNA
Any structure designed for transmitting or receiving wireless communications of video, voice, data and similar transmissions, including, but not limited to, omnidirectional or whip antennas, directional or panel antennas and satellite or microwave dish antennas that may be mounted on an existing building, an existing public utility storage or transmission structure or an existing communications tower, excluding transmission and receiving devices licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) exclusively for private use by citizens.
COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT CABINET
An unmanned structure that contains the equipment necessary to maintain and operate communications antennas.
COMMUNICATIONS TOWER
Any structure, whether freestanding or attached to a building, designed to support multiple communications antennas, including monopole, self-supporting and guyed towers and one or more of the following mounts for antennas: rotatable platform, fixed platform, multipoint or side-arm mounts and pipe mounts for microwave dish antennas.
COMMUNITY CLUB
An organization comprised of residents in the neighborhood in which it is located, the primary purpose of which is the advancement of its members' interests in recreation, education, cultural or civic pursuits and activities.
COMPARABLE USE NOT SPECIFICALLY LISTED
A use which is not specifically listed in a particular zoning district but which is determined by the Zoning Hearing Board in accordance with the express standards and criteria set forth in this chapter to be similar in characteristics and impacts to another use which is specifically listed in the same zoning district as a permitted use, conditional use or use by special exception.
COMPLETELY ENCLOSED BUILDING
A building designed and constructed so that all exterior walls shall be solid from the ground to the roofline, containing no openings except for windows and doors that are designed so that they may be kept closed and any other small openings required for the ventilation system.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
The Comprehensive Plan of the Borough which guides the physical development of the Borough and which consists of maps, charts and textual matter in accordance with the provisions of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.[3]
CONDITIONAL USE
A use permitted in a particular zoning district by the Borough Council pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and Part 6 of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, 53 P.S. § 10601 et seq.
CONSTRUCTION
The construction, reconstruction, renovation, repair, extension, expansion, alteration or relocation of a building or structure, including the placement of mobile homes.
CONSTRUCTION TRAILER, TEMPORARY
A structure designed, used or constructed to provide temporary offices for construction supervision on the site of an approved subdivision or land development during the time that a valid building permit or grading permit is in effect.
CONTRACTING BUSINESS
The administrative offices of a business that provides landscaping, construction, remodeling, home improvement, land development and related services on a contractual basis and that may include the storage of materials, equipment and vehicles, provided that all materials, equipment and vehicles are stored within a completely enclosed building, as defined herein.
CONTRACTOR'S YARD
An establishment that may or may not include administrative offices for a business that provides landscaping, construction, remodeling, home improvement, land development and related services on a contractual basis but that involves the outdoor storage of all or part of the materials, equipment or vehicles used in the business.
CONVENIENCE STORE
See "store, convenience."
CORNER LOT
See "lot, corner."
COUNCIL
The Borough Council of the Borough of Bridgeville, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
COUNTY
The County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
COVERAGE
See "lot coverage."
CREMATORIUM
An establishment containing a furnace designed to cremate or reduce to ashes human remains of the deceased.
CUTOFF ANGLE
The angle formed by a line drawn from the direction of light rays at the light source and a line perpendicular to the ground from the light source, above which no light is emitted. (See Appendix B.)[4]
DAY SPA
A business establishment which provides one or more of the following services to customers who do not stay overnight on the premises: massage therapy, facials, body wraps, tanning, steam or sauna baths, herbal treatments, hair styling, manicure, pedicure, nutritional counseling, Yoga, exercise, aromatherapy, reflexology and relaxation therapy.
DAY-CARE CENTER
A facility, licensed by the commonwealth, located within a building which is not used as a dwelling unit, for the care during part of a twenty-four-hour-day of children under the age of 16 or individuals with disabilities or elderly individuals 60 years of age or older.
DAY-CARE HOME
See "family day-care home."
DECIDUOUS TREE
Any of a number of tree species that lose their leaves seasonally.
DECISION
Final adjudication of any board or other body granted jurisdiction under any land use ordinance or this chapter to do so, either by reason of the grant of exclusive jurisdiction or by reason of appeals from determinations. All decisions shall be appealable to the Court of Common Pleas of the county and judicial district where the Borough lies.
DECK OR PATIO
Any uncovered outdoor living area, without a roof, in excess of 24 square feet constructed on or above the surface of the ground.
DENSITY, DWELLING UNIT
See "dwelling unit density."
DEPTH OF LOT
See "lot, depth of."
DETERMINATION
Final action by an officer, body or agency charged with the administration of any land use ordinance or applications thereunder, except the following:
A. 
The Borough Council.
B. 
The Zoning Hearing Board.
C. 
The Planning Commission, only if and to the extent the Planning Commission is charged with final decision or preliminary or final plans under the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance.[5] Determinations shall be appealable only to the boards designated as having jurisdiction for such appeal.
DEVELOPER
Any landowner, or agent of such landowner, or tenant, with the permission of such landowner, who makes or causes to be made a subdivision of land or a land development.
DEVELOPMENT
Any man-made change to improved or unimproved real estate, including, but not limited to, construction; the placement of mobile homes, streets and other paving utilities; filling, grading and excavation; mining; dredging; drilling operations; storage of equipment or materials; and the subdivision of land.
DEVELOPMENT PLAN
The provisions for development, including a plat of subdivision, all covenants relating to use, location and bulk of buildings and other structures, intensity of use or density of development, streets, ways and parking areas, common open space and public facilities. The phrase "provisions of the development plan" shall mean the written and graphic materials referred to in this definition.
DIRECT VEHICULAR ACCESS
A curb cut on or a private driveway leading directly to a public street right-of-way. In the case of the requirement for direct vehicular access to an arterial or collector street, the point of access shall be onto the arterial or collector street without traversing any other public street right-of-way.
DISABILITY
"Handicap" as defined by the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3601 et seq.
DISSEMINATE
To manufacture, issue, publish, sell, lend, distribute, transmit, broadcast, exhibit or present material or to offer or agree to do the same, or to have in one's possession with intent to do the same.
DISTANCE BETWEEN BUILDINGS
The minimum spacing between two buildings on the same lot, measured from the outermost wall or projection, excluding bay windows, chimneys, flues, columns, ornamental features, cornices and gutters that project beyond the wall of the building no more than two feet.
DISTRICT
See "zoning district."
DOMESTIC PETS
Animals, fish or fowl customarily found in a dwelling and kept for company or pleasure, including, but not limited to, dogs and cats, provided that there is not a sufficient number to constitute a kennel, as herein defined; hamsters, parakeets or canaries and similar small animals or birds, but not including any exotic animals such as lions, tigers, bears, ocelots or other feral cats or poisonous snakes, alligators, monkeys or other animals normally found in a zoo; nor any horses, pigs, chickens or other fowl or livestock customarily found on a farm.
DRIVE-THROUGH FACILITY
Any principal use or accessory use that involves a window, service lane, bay or other facility where customers are provided services either inside or outside their vehicles and where cars may or may not wait in line to access these services, including, but not limited to, drive-in or drive-through windows at fast-food restaurants, banks or other businesses, exterior automated teller machines (ATMs), quick oil change facilities, car washes and similar automotive services and other such facilities.
DRIVEWAY
A private vehicular way providing access between a street and a parking area or garage located on a lot.
DWELLING
A residential building designed exclusively as living quarters for one or more families, including single-family, two-family and multifamily dwellings, but not including hotels, motels or personal care boarding homes.
DWELLING TYPES
The following dwelling types are included in this chapter:
A. 
A residential building containing only one dwelling unit that is the only principal structure on the lot and is surrounded on all sides by open space.
B. 
A residential building that is the only principal structure on the lot, designed exclusively for occupancy by two families living independently of each other, and containing two dwelling units, each with a separate entrance directly to the outside, including double houses and duplexes.
C. 
A residential building designed exclusively for occupancy by three or more families living independently of each other and containing three or more dwelling units, including townhouses, garden apartments, midrise apartments and high-rise apartments.
D. 
A factory fabricated single-family dwelling that is delivered to its site in at least two sections that are set upon a permanent foundation and the sections joined together. Such dwellings shall be certified as meeting the minimum standards for manufactured housing in Pennsylvania. Modular dwellings shall be permitted wherever single-family dwellings are allowed, provided that they are installed on a permanent foundation and connected to all available utilities.
DWELLING UNIT
Two or more rooms designed for or occupied by one family only and containing sleeping facilities, cooking and food storage facilities, and, in a separate room, toilet, and tub or shower, with hot and cold water supply, all for the exclusive use of the family occupying the dwelling unit.
DWELLING UNIT DENSITY
The maximum number of dwelling units authorized by this chapter per acre of land.
EASEMENT
A grant of one or more property rights by the property owner to and for use by the public, a utility, a corporation or any other person, for access, utilities, slope or other purposes in which no permanent structure shall be erected.
EATING AND DRINKING ESTABLISHMENT
Retail businesses selling food and/or drink for consumption on the premises, including bars or taverns, fast service restaurants and full service restaurants.
EDUCATIONAL STUDIO
An establishment that provides training to individuals or groups in specialized recreational activities or avocations, including, but not limited to, dance, gymnastics, martial arts, photography, music, arts and crafts and similar pursuits.
EFFECTIVE DATE
The date on which this chapter is duly adopted by Borough Council or as specified in the chapter so adopted.
ENGINEER
A registered professional engineer licensed as such by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
ENLARGEMENT
An addition to the floor area of an existing building, an increase in size of another structure, or an increase in that portion of a tract of land occupied by an existing use.
EQUIPMENT STORAGE YARD
An area of land devoted to the storage, whether temporary or permanent, of construction equipment, farm equipment or other heavy equipment or vehicles in excess of 26,000 pounds GVW.
EROSION
The removal of surface materials by the action of natural elements.
ESCORT
A person who, for consideration, agrees or offers to act as a companion, guide or date for another person or who agrees or offers to privately model lingerie or to privately perform a striptease for another person.
ESCORT AGENCY
A person or business association who furnishes, offers to furnish or advertises to furnish escorts as one of its primary business purposes for a fee, tip or other consideration.
ESCORT SERVICE
A business that provides a service by appointment or upon request where individuals leave one premises and go to another premises for a specified period of time for the purpose of engaging in nudity or sexual conduct, as defined herein.
ESSENTIAL SERVICES
The erection, construction, alteration or maintenance by public utilities or municipal or other governmental agencies of underground or overhead gas, electrical, steam or water transmission or distribution, collection, communication, supply or disposal systems. The term shall not include a communications tower, communications antenna or communications equipment cabinet, which are separately defined and regulated by this chapter.
ESTABLISH AN ADULT BUSINESS
Includes any of the following:
A. 
The opening or commencement of any adult business as a new business;
B. 
The conversion of an existing business, whether or not an adult business, to any adult business;
C. 
The addition or change of any adult business to any other existing adult business or to a non-adult business; or
D. 
The relocation of any adult business.
A. 
An individual, or two or more persons related by blood, marriage, adoption or foster child care, including domestic servants or gratuitous guests thereof; or a group of not more than three unrelated persons living together without supervision in a dwelling unit, or not more than eight persons living together in a group living arrangement with supervision, provided that the group living arrangement meets all of the following criteria:
A. 
It provides nonroutine support services, including supervision, personal care, social or counseling services, and transportation, to persons who need such assistance in order to use and enjoy a dwelling or to avoid being placed within an institution, because of physical disability, old age, mental retardation, or other "handicap" or "disability," as defined by the Fair Housing Amendments Act or the Americans With Disabilities Act.
B. 
It provides for the joint occupancy of a dwelling unit where the residents maintain a common household and practice, on a permanent or long-term basis, a joint economic, social and cultural life.
C. 
It does not involve the housing of persons on a transient basis.
D. 
It does not involve the housing or treatment of persons accepted for residence in the group living arrangement on the basis of their status as criminal offenders, juvenile offenders or delinquents or who would otherwise qualify for residence by virtue of having been found by any governmental tribunal, court or agency to be a danger to society or are on release or under the jurisdiction of the criminal justice system, a government bureau of corrections or similar institution.
B. 
Family shall not include persons living together in a group care facility, personal care boarding home or transitional dwelling, as defined herein, or any other supervised group living arrangement for persons not protected by the Fair Housing Act or for any persons who constitute a direct threat to others or their physical property.
FAMILY DAY-CARE HOME
A facility, licensed or approved by the commonwealth, as required by the laws of the commonwealth, located within a dwelling in which the operator resides, for the care on a regular basis during part of a twenty-four-hour day of not more than six children under 16 years of age, including care provided to children who are relatives of the provider, where such use shall be secondary to the use of the dwelling for living purposes and shall meet all applicable requirements for a home occupation.
FENCE
An artificially constructed barrier of wood, masonry, stone, wire, metal or any other manufactured or natural material or combination of materials erected for the enclosure of land and/or dividing one area of land from another. This definition shall not include retaining walls that are designed and approved in accordance with the Uniform Construction Code (UCC).
FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
A bank, savings-and-loan association or similar institution that lends money or is engaged in a finance-related business, excluding check cashing facilities, as defined herein.
FINANCIAL SECURITY
Surety, in a form acceptable to the Borough Solicitor, in the form of cash, a certified check or irrevocable letter of credit or escrow account or set-aside agreement from a federal or commonwealth chartered lending institution, or a corporate performance bond or a labor and material payment bond from a surety company authorized to conduct business in the commonwealth, which may be classified as the following:
A. 
A financial security which guarantees the satisfactory completion of improvements required by this chapter.
B. 
A financial security which guarantees the structural functioning and integrity of improvements required by this chapter for a specified period after their completion and acceptance by the Borough.
FIRE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
Facilities owned and operated by a public agency or nonprofit corporation used for the storage of fire trucks, firefighting equipment, ambulances and other emergency medical equipment and for the training of firefighters, paramedics and other medical rescue personnel and that may or may not include offices, meeting rooms, exercise rooms, sleeping quarters for the employees and volunteers, kitchen facilities and a social hall.
FLOODPLAIN
Areas adjoining any rivers, streams, ponds or lakes subject to the one-hundred-year-recurrence-interval flood as delineated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or subject to erosion caused by a one-hundred-year-recurrence-interval flood, as well as any areas identified in the future by anyone else expert and experienced in the preparation of hydrological studies and the determination of flood lines subject to the review and approval of a professional engineer selected by the Borough. (See also "identified floodplain area.")
FLOOR AREA, GROSS
The sum of all the horizontal floor areas of a building, measured between exterior faces of walls.
FLOOR AREA, HABITABLE
The total floor area of all rooms in a dwelling excluding laundry, kitchen, bathrooms, closets, pantries or other storage areas, hallways, garage and basement recreation areas.
FLOOR AREA, NET
The total floor area of a building designed for tenant occupancy, or areas accessible to the customers, clients or general public, but excluding storage areas, equipment rooms, food preparation areas in a restaurant and common areas such as halls, corridors, stairwells, elevator shafts, restrooms, interior vehicular parking and loading areas and similar common areas, expressed in square feet and measured from the center line of joint partitions and exteriors of outside walls.
FOOTPRINT
See "building footprint."
FORESTRY
The management of forests and timberlands when practiced in accordance with accepted silvicultural principles, through developing, cultivating, harvesting, transporting and selling trees for commercial purposes which does not involve any land development.
FRONT BUILDING LINE
See "building line, front."
FRONT LOT LINE
See "lot line, front."
FRONT YARD
See "yard, front."
FRONT YARD LINE
See "yard line, front."
FUNERAL HOME
A building used for the embalming of the deceased for burial, the display of the deceased and ceremonies connected therewith before burial or cremation and which may include a crematorium as an accessory use.
GARAGE, PRIVATE
An accessory building or a portion of the principal building, not accessible to the general public, used for the shelter and storage of private vehicles and personal property of the occupants of the principal building.
GARAGE, PUBLIC PARKING
A parking area that is located in a building or parking structure that is the principal use on the lot and that may be operated by either a public agency or private entity, whether for profit or not, and that is available for use by the general public, usually for a fee.
GARAGE, VEHICLE REPAIR
A building, or part thereof, used for the servicing and repair of motor vehicles, including engine overhaul, body work and the recapping/retreading of tires and where all storage of parts and dismantled vehicles and all repair work are conducted entirely inside a completely enclosed building, as defined by this chapter.
GOVERNING BODY
The Borough Council, Bridgeville Borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
GRADING PERMIT
A permit for activities regulated under Chapter 9 of the Code of Ordinances of the Borough entitled "Grading and Excavating."
GREENHOUSE, COMMERCIAL
See "commercial greenhouse."
GROCERY STORE
See "store, grocery."
GROSS FLOOR AREA
See "floor area, gross."
GROSS LEASABLE AREA
See "leasable area, gross."
GROUP CARE FACILITY
A dwelling or other premises used as a supervised long-term group living arrangement licensed by the commonwealth for any of the following:
A. 
Persons who do not meet the definition of mentally or physically handicapped provided in the Fair Housing Amendments Act or the Americans With Disabilities Act, excluding those regulated by the definition of "transitional dwelling."
B. 
Persons who do meet the definition of mentally or physically handicapped provided in the Fair Housing Amendments Act or the Americans With Disabilities Act living in an institutional setting and not maintaining a common household.
C. 
Persons who, whether handicapped or not, are criminal offenders, juvenile offenders or delinquents or who have been found by any governmental tribunal, court or agency to be a danger to society or who are under the jurisdiction of the criminal justice system, a governmental bureau of corrections or similar agency or institution.
HABITABLE FLOOR AREA
See "floor area, habitable."
HALF STORY
A story with a cubic content of not more than 50% of the cubic content of the first, or ground, story of the building.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
Any material designated as a hazardous material under the terms and provisions of the Pennsylvania Solid Waste Management Act of 1980[6] and/or any regulations promulgated thereunder by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) and designated as "hazardous materials."
HEAVY MANUFACTURING
See "manufacturing, heavy."
HEIGHT OF BUILDING
The vertical distance measured from the average elevation of the proposed finished grades at the front of the building to the highest point of the roof for flat roofs; to the deck line of mansard roofs; and to the mean height between eaves and ridge for gable, hip and gambrel roofs, provided that chimneys, spires, towers, mechanical penthouses, tanks, and similar projections of the building not intended for human occupancy shall not be included in calculating the height. If there are two or more separate roofs on a single building, the height of such building shall be calculated from the highest roof.
HEIGHT OF SIGN
The vertical distance measured from the average elevation of the finished grade around the sign to the highest point on the sign and its supporting structure, including the foundation of the sign, if it is elevated above the ground level.
HEIGHT OF STRUCTURE
For structures other than buildings or signs, the vertical distance measured from the average elevation of the finished grade around the structure to the highest point on the structure.
HIGH-RISE APARTMENT
See Subsection F under "dwelling types."
HIGH-TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES
The assembly of component parts or the production of finished products, excluding any process that involves toxic or highly volatile substances, including computer components and accessories; electrical parts, accessories and equipment; laboratory apparatus; robotics; optical instruments; precision instruments; surgical, medical and dental instruments and supplies; timers and timepieces; search detection and navigational equipment; musical instruments and photographic equipment and accessories.
HOME OCCUPATION
A business or commercial activity that does not meet the definition of a "no-impact home-based business" conducted as an accessory use entirely within a dwelling by the residents thereof, which use is clearly secondary to the use of the dwelling for living purposes and does not, in any way, change the character of the dwelling.
HOME-BASED BUSINESS, NO-IMPACT
A business or commercial activity administered or conducted as an accessory use that is clearly secondary to the use of a dwelling for residential purposes and that involves no customer, client or patient traffic, whether vehicular or pedestrian, and no pickup, delivery or removal functions to or from the premises in excess of those normally associated with residential use.
HOSPITAL
A facility licensed by the commonwealth for the short-term care, including ambulatory care, of human persons suffering from physical or mental illnesses, but not including narcotics addiction caused by the current or illegal use of a controlled substance or those whose presence would constitute a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals or whose presence would result in substantial physical damage to the property of others where there are not reasonable means to accommodate the disability that would eliminate any direct threat, and which may or may not include facilities for major surgery and which may be publicly or privately operated.
HOTEL
See "motel or hotel."
ICE CREAM STORE
See "store, candy or ice cream."
IDENTIFIED FLOODPLAIN AREA
An area as defined in Chapter 8 of the Code of Ordinances of the Borough, entitled "Floodplains."
IMPERVIOUS MATERIAL
Surfacing material with a coefficient of runoff greater than 0.85, applied to parking areas, driveways, streets, sidewalks and areas paved in concrete and asphalt and any other areas determined by the Borough Engineer to be impervious within the meaning of this definition.
IMPROVEMENT
See "development."
IMPROVEMENTS, PRIVATE
All improvements to be owned, maintained or operated by a private entity such as an individual, corporation or homeowners' association, including roads, streets, walkways, parking areas, gutters, curbs, waterlines, sewers, stormwater management facilities, landscaping, lighting, traffic control devices and other facilities for which plans and specifications must comply with the minimum requirements of Chapter 22 of the Code of Ordinances of the Borough, "Subdivision and Land Development," and/or conditions attached to the granting of zoning approval or conditional use approval, including temporary erosion and sedimentation control and stormwater management control methods undertaken during construction.
IMPROVEMENTS, PUBLIC
All roads, streets, walkways, sidewalks, gutters, curbs, sewers, waterlines, stormwater management facilities, landscaping, streetlighting, traffic control devices and other facilities to be dedicated to or maintained by the Borough for which plans and specifications must comply with the minimum requirements of Chapter 22 of the Code of Ordinances of the Borough, "Subdivision and Land Development."
INDEPENDENT LIVING FACILITY
A residential building or group of buildings designed to provide housing for elderly or senior citizens, who are independently mobile and not in need of supervision, but that includes certain design features associated with the needs of elderly or senior citizens not customary in the construction of conventional multifamily dwellings, such as emergency call systems, handicapped facilities, minimal housekeeping and laundry services, common leisure and recreational services, personal services (beauty shop or barbershop or cleaner's valet), transportation services and similar support services for the convenience of the residents.
INDOOR ENTERTAINMENT
A commercial establishment located within a completely enclosed building, as defined by this chapter, where customers or patrons engage in nonathletic leisure activities as spectators or participants, including, but not limited to, theaters (live and motion picture), arenas, virtual reality and simulation gaming parlors, video arcades, dance halls and similar facilities, but excluding any adult business, as defined herein.
INTERIOR LOT
See "lot, interior."
JUNKYARD
An area of land, with or without buildings, used for the storage, outside a completely enclosed building, of used and discarded materials, including, but not limited to, waste papers, rags, metal, building materials, house furnishings, machinery, vehicles, or parts thereof, with or without the dismantling, processing, salvage, sale or other use or disposition of the same. A salvor yard or establishment which recycles parts for vehicles or machinery shall be deemed to be included in the definition of "junkyard." The deposit or storage on a lot of one or more unlicensed or currently uninspected, wrecked or disabled vehicles, or the major part thereof, also shall be deemed to constitute a junkyard.
KENNEL
An establishment within a completely enclosed building, licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for the boarding, breeding or training of domestic pets for compensation.
KNOWING
Having general knowledge of, or reason to know or a belief or grounds for belief, which warrants further inspection or inquiry of the character and content of any material described therein which is reasonably susceptible of examination by the defendant.
LAND DEVELOPMENT
Land development as defined in Chapter 22 of the Code of Ordinances of the Borough, entitled, "Subdivision and Land Development."
LAND DEVELOPMENT PLAN
A plan prepared in accordance with the application requirements of the Borough Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance for approval of a land development, as defined herein.
LANDOWNER
The legal or beneficial owner or owners of land, including the holder of an option or contract to purchase (whether or not such option or contract is subject to any condition), a lessee if he is authorized under the lease to exercise the rights of the landowner, or other person having a proprietary interest in land.
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
A registered professional landscape architect licensed as such by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
LANDSCAPING CONTRACTOR
A retail business that includes the growing and/or selling of flowers, plants, trees, shrubs and other natural flora and the products that aid their growth and care and that may include one or more of the following activities as accessory uses only: storage of decorative landscaping materials such as landscaping ties, decorative rocks, marble chips, sandstone or limestone chips; storage of mulch, reddog, sand or gravel to be used in landscaping; and/or shredding, screening or storage of topsoil.
LANDSCAPING PLAN
A plan prepared by a person knowledgeable in the characteristics of plant materials and the proper techniques for installing and maintaining them, including a registered architect or landscape architect or a member of the American Nurserymen's Association, identifying each tree and shrub by size, type and scientific name; the location of each, including a planting diagram; and such other diagrams or reports as are necessary to show the method of planting, staking and mulching, grass seeding specifications and mixtures and existing trees to be preserved, if any.
LAUNDROMAT
A retail business equipped with a number of individual clothes washing machines and clothes dryers and that may include individual dry cleaning machines for use by the general public, excluding laundry facilities provided as an accessory use in a multifamily residential building.
LEASABLE AREA, GROSS
The floor area of a building excluding floors outside dock service areas, boiler (HVAC system) rooms, freight tunnels or corridors, elevator shafts and stairways, public restrooms, public lobbies, common mall areas, atriums and courtyards provided solely for pedestrian access to the building from the exterior or primarily intended for aesthetic enhancement or natural lighting purposes.
LIGHT MANUFACTURING
See "manufacturing, light."
LOADING BERTH
An area within a principal building or on the same lot with the principal building designed in accordance with the requirements of this chapter and used for the standing, loading or unloading of tractor-trailer trucks and other vehicles.
LOCAL STREET
See "street, local."
LOT
A designated parcel, tract or area of land established by a plat or described in a deed or other instrument recorded pursuant to the laws of the commonwealth to be used, developed or built upon as a unit.
LOT AREA
The total area of a lot or site measured on a horizontal plane between the front, side and rear lot lines, excluding any street rights-of-way.
LOT COVERAGE
That percentage of the lot area covered by all principal and accessory structures on a lot.
LOT FRONTAGE
That portion of the lot that adjoins the street right-of-way or through which access is provided to a public street.
LOT LINE, FRONT
That lot line which is contiguous with the street right-of-way line or in the case where the lot line is contiguous with the street center line, the front lot line shall be considered to be coterminous with the street right-of-way line. In the case of a lot which has no frontage on a street, the front lot line shall be the lot line through which vehicular access is provided, regardless of which way the dwelling faces.
LOT LINE, REAR
The line generally parallel to the front lot line, which defines the rear of the lot.
LOT LINE, SIDE
Any lot line that is not a front lot line or rear lot line.
LOT LINES
The lines that bound a lot and separate it from the street and adjacent properties.
LOT OF RECORD
Any lot that, individually or as part of a subdivision, has been recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
LOT WIDTH
The horizontal distance between side lot lines measured along the front building line.
LOT, CORNER
A lot at the intersection of and fronting on two or more street rights-of-way.
LOT, DEPTH OF
The mean horizontal distance between the front and rear lot lines.
LOT, INTERIOR
A lot other than a corner lot or a through lot.
LOT, NONCONFORMING
See "nonconforming lot."
LOT, THROUGH
A lot that fronts on two parallel streets or that fronts on two streets that do not intersect at the boundaries of the lot.
MANUFACTURED HOUSING UNIT
See "mobile home."
MANUFACTURING, HEAVY
The mechanical or chemical transformation of raw materials or substances into new products or other raw materials or any manufacturing process not included in the definition of "light manufacturing" or "high-technology industries."
MANUFACTURING, LIGHT
The processing and fabrication of certain materials and products where no process involved will produce noise, vibrations, air pollution, fire hazard, or noxious emission which will disturb or endanger neighboring properties. Light manufacturing includes the production of the following goods: home appliances, electrical instruments, office machines, precision instruments, electronic devices, timepieces, jewelry, optical goods, musical instruments, novelties, wood products, printed materials, lithographic plates, type composition, machine tools, dies and gauges, ceramics, apparel, lightweight, nonferrous metal castings, film processing, light sheet metal products, plastic goods, pharmaceutical goods and food products, but not including animal slaughtering, curing, nor rendering of fats.
MEDIATION
A voluntary negotiating process in which parties to a dispute mutually select a neutral mediator to assist them in jointly exploring and settling their differences, culminating in a written agreement that the parties themselves create and consider acceptable.
MEDICAL CLINIC
An establishment or office where human patients are examined, diagnosed and treated by doctors or dentists but not hospitalized overnight. A clinic shall consist of offices for members of the medical staff of the clinic and a series of treatment rooms, including recovery rooms.
MIDRISE APARTMENT
See "Subsection E" under "dwelling types."
MINI WAREHOUSE OR SELF-STORAGE FACILITY
A building or group of buildings consisting of individual self-contained, self-service storage spaces, where each unit is not greater than 500 square feet and the units are rented for the storage of business and household goods.
MINOR
Any person under the age of 18 years of age.
MIXED-USE (RESIDENTIAL/NONRESIDENTIAL)
A building or development that combines residential, commercial, cultural, institutional, or industrial uses, where those functions are physically and functionally integrated, and that provides pedestrian connections.
MOBILE HOME
A transportable, single-family dwelling intended for permanent occupancy, contained in one unit, or in two or more units designed to be joined into one integral unit capable of again being separated for repeated towing, that arrives at a site complete and ready for occupancy except for minor and incidental unpacking and assembly operations, and constructed so that it may be used without a permanent foundation.
MODULAR DWELLING
See "Subsection D" under "dwelling types."
MOTEL OR HOTEL
An establishment that offers transient overnight lodging accommodations, including extended stays, to the general public and that also may provide additional supporting services such as restaurants, meeting rooms, recreation facilities and living quarters for a resident manager or proprietor.
MULTIFAMILY DWELLING
See "Subsection C" under "dwelling types."
MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY
A body politic and corporate created pursuant to the Act of May 2, 1945 (P.L. 382, No. 164), known as the "Municipality Authorities Act of 1945."[7]
MUNICIPALITIES PLANNING CODE (MPC)
Act of 1968, P.L. 805, No. 247, as reenacted and amended (53 P.S. § 10101 et seq.).
NET FLOOR AREA
See "floor area, net."
NO-IMPACT HOME-BASED BUSINESS
See "home-based business, no-impact."
NONCONFORMING LOT
Any lot, the area or dimension of which was lawful prior to the adoption or amendment of this chapter, but that fails to conform to the requirements of the zoning district in which it is located by reasons of such adoption or amendment.
NONCONFORMING SIGN
Any lawful sign which does not conform to the applicable sign regulations of the district in which it is located, either on the effective date of this chapter or as a result of subsequent amendments thereto.
NONCONFORMING STRUCTURE
A structure or part of a structure manifestly not designed to comply with the applicable area and bulk regulations or supplementary provisions of this chapter or amendment heretofore or hereafter enacted, where such structure lawfully existed prior to the enactment of this chapter or amendment to its location by reason of annexation. Such nonconforming structures include, but are not limited to, nonconforming signs.
NONCONFORMING USE
A use, whether of land or of a structure, that does not comply with the applicable use provisions in this chapter or amendment heretofore or hereafter enacted, where such use was lawfully in existence prior to the enactment of this chapter or an amendment thereto or prior to the application of this chapter or amendment to its location by reason of annexation.
NUDE MODEL STUDIO
Any place where a person who appears in a state of nudity or who displays "specified anatomical areas" and is provided to be observed, sketched, drawn, painted, sculptured, photographed or similarly depicted by other persons who pay money or any form of consideration. "Nude model studio" shall not include a proprietary school licensed by the State of Pennsylvania or a college, junior college or university supported entirely or in part by public taxation; a private college or university which maintains and operates education programs in which credits are transferable to a college, junior college or university supported entirely or partly by taxation; or in a structure:
A. 
That has no sign visible from the exterior of the structure and no other advertising that indicates a nude person is available for viewing; and
B. 
Where in order to participate in a class a student must enroll at least three days in advance of the class; and
C. 
Where no more than one nude model is on the premises at any one time.
NUDITY
The showing of the human male or female genitals, pubic area or buttocks with less than a fully opaque covering, or the showing of the female breast with less that a fully opaque covering of any portion thereof below the top of the nipple, or the depiction of covered male genitals in a discernibly turgid state.
NURSING HOME
A facility licensed by the commonwealth for the short-term or long-term care of patients requiring full-time intermediate or skilled nursing care or both, but not including facilities for major surgery or institutions for the care and treatment of narcotics addiction caused by the current and illegal use of a controlled substance or for individuals whose presence would constitute a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals or whose presence would result in substantial physical damage to the property of others where there are no reasonable means to accommodate the disability that would eliminate any direct threat.
OFF-STREET PARKING AREA
See "parking area."
OFFICE, PROFESSIONAL
See "business or professional offices."
OFFICES
See "business or professional offices."
OFFICES, BUSINESS OR PROFESSIONAL
See "business or professional offices."
OFFICES, MEDICAL
See "medical offices."
OFFICIAL DATE OF FILING
The date of the Planning Commission meeting at which an application is first considered after filing of an application that is determined to be complete and properly filed.
OPEN SPACE, COMMON
A parcel or parcels of land or an area of water, or a combination of land and water, within a development site and designed and intended for the use or enjoyment of residents of a development, not including streets, off-street parking areas and areas set aside for public facilities.
OPEN SPACE, PUBLIC
Any parcel or area of land or water which is essentially unimproved and set aside, dedicated or otherwise reserved for use by the general public.
OUTDOOR SALES
Any display of merchandise outside an enclosed building which is offered for sale, regardless of whether the purchase is completed indoors or outdoors.
OWNER
See "landowner."
PA DEP
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, or its successor agency.
PARKING AREA
A paved, open, off-street area, accessory to the principal use of the lot, containing two or more parking spaces, including the aisles and/or driveways which provide access to the parking spaces.
PARKING GARAGE
See "garage, public parking."
PARKING LOT
See "public parking lot."
PARKING SPACE
An open or covered paved area with a dust-free or all-weather surface (or space in a private garage or other structure) for the storage of one motor vehicle.
PAROCHIAL SCHOOL
See "school, public or private."
PATIO
See "deck or patio."
PAVED AREA
A percentage of the total lot area permitted to be covered with an impervious material, as defined herein.
PERFORMANCE
Any live or reproduced exhibition, including, but not limited to, any play, motion-picture film, dance or appearance presented to or performed before an audience.
PERMITTED USE
See "use, permitted."
PERSON
Any individual, partnership, firm, association, corporation or other legal entity.
PERSONAL CARE BOARDING HOME
A premises licensed by the commonwealth in which food, shelter and personal assistance or supervision are provided for a period exceeding 24 hours for four or more adults who are not relatives of the operator, who do not require the services in or of a licensed long-term care facility, but who do require assistance or supervision in matters such as dressing, bathing, diet, financial management, evacuation of a residence in the event of an emergency or medications prescribed for self-administration, and not including care and treatment of narcotics addiction caused by the current and illegal use of a controlled substance or care for individuals whose presence would constitute a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals or whose presence would result in substantial physical damage to the property of others where there are no reasonable means to accommodate the disability that would eliminate any direct threat.
PERSONAL CARE BOARDING HOME, LARGE
A personal care boarding home for more than 12 adults, who are not relatives of the operator.
PERSONAL CARE BOARDING HOME, SMALL
A personal care boarding home for a minimum of four and a maximum of 12 adults, who are not relatives of the operator.
PERSONAL SERVICES
Any enterprise conducted wholly within an enclosed structure for gain, which primarily offers to the general public services to individuals, their apparel or personal effects such as shoe repair, valet service, watch repairing, barbershop, beauty parlors and related activities, but not including the repair of automobiles or other heavy equipment or machinery.
PET CREMATORIUM
An establishment containing a furnace designed to cremate or reduce to ashes animal remains of the deceased.
PET GROOMING
Any establishment that offers services for domestic pets, including, but not limited to, bathing, trimming, manicuring, massaging or other services to maintain the animals' well-being and which may sell pet care products and pet supplies as an accessory use, but not including a veterinary clinic or kennel, as defined herein.
PET SERVICES
A business establishment that sells pet food and other pet care products to the general public and that may offer pet grooming, a boarding kennel and/or limited veterinary services as accessory uses, or a business establishment that offers services for the care during part of a twenty-four-hour-day of domestic pets as a principal use and which may sell food or other pet care products as an accessory use.
PETS, DOMESTIC
See "domestic pets."
PLACE OF ASSEMBLY
An indoor or outdoor space with or without fixed seating used for public gatherings for religious, recreational, educational, cultural, political, social or entertainment purposes.
PLACE OF WORSHIP
A building use and/or lot where people regularly observe, practice, or participate in religious or spiritual services, meeting and/or activities.
PLANNED BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
A commercial development in which the building, streets, walkways, planted areas, parking, loading and related activities are integrated and designed in accordance with an overall plan for an entire site under single ownership.
PLANNING COMMISSION
The Planning Commission of Bridgeville Borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
PORCH
A roofed or uncovered accessory structure without enclosing walls with an area of more than 24 square feet that is attached to or part of the principal building and which has direct access to and from the principal building.
POSTSECONDARY SCHOOL
See "school, postsecondary."
PRESCHOOL FACILITY
An establishment that offers private educational services to children who are under the minimum age for education in public schools.
PRINCIPAL BUILDING OR STRUCTURE
The building or structure in which the principal use is conducted.
PRINCIPAL USE
See "use, principal."
PRIVATE
Any facility or establishment limited to members of an organization or to other persons specifically invited or permitted where no advertisement or inducement has been made to the general public.
PRIVATE GARAGE
See "garage, private."
PRIVATE IMPROVEMENTS
See "improvements, private."
PRIVATE RECREATION
See recreation, private.
PRIVATE SCHOOL
See "school, public or private."
PRIVATE STREET
See "street, private."
PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
See "swimming pool, private."
PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER
A qualified individual who is licensed as a professional engineer in a state or commonwealth in the United States.
PROFESSIONAL OFFICES
See "business or professional offices."
PUBLIC
Owned, operated or controlled by a government agency, federal, state, county or local.
PUBLIC BUILDING
Any building owned or operated by a government agency, federal, state, county or local, used to provide services to the public, including administrative offices, public works buildings and storage yards, libraries, museums, senior centers, recreation buildings, government service centers and similar facilities.
PUBLIC GARAGE
See "garage, public parking."
PUBLIC HEARING
A formal meeting held pursuant to public notice by Borough Council or the Planning Commission, intended to inform and obtain public comment, prior to taking action in accordance with this chapter.
PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS
See "improvements, public."
PUBLIC MEETING
A forum held pursuant to notice under the Act of July 3, 1986 (P.L. 388, No. 84), known as the "Sunshine Act," 65 P.S. § 271 et seq.[8]
PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice published once each week for two successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Borough. Such notice shall state the time and place of the hearing and the particular nature of the matter to be considered at the hearing. The first publication shall not be more than 30 days and the second publication shall not be less than seven days from the date of the hearing.
PUBLIC OPEN SPACE
See "open space, public."
PUBLIC PARKING GARAGE
See "garage, public parking."
PUBLIC PARKING LOT
A parking area on the surface of the ground that is the principal use on the lot, that may be operated by either a public agency or private entity, whether for profit or not, and that is available for use by the general public, usually for a fee.
PUBLIC PLACE OR VEHICLE
Any street, alley, park, school or other public place or any dance hall, rental hall, theater, amusement area, liquor establishment, store, place of public accommodation or other private property in the Borough generally frequented by the public for the purposes of education, recreation, amusement, entertainment, sport, shopping or travel, or any vehicle for public transportation, owned or operated by the government, either directly or through a public corporation or authority or owned or operated by any nongovernmental agency for the use, enjoyment or transportation of the general public.
PUBLIC RECREATION
See "recreation, public."
PUBLIC SANITARY SEWER
See "sanitary sewer, public."
PUBLIC SCHOOL
See "school, public or private."
PUBLIC STREET
See "street, public."
PUBLIC UTILITY BUILDING OR STRUCTURE
Any administrative building, maintenance building, garage or other building intended for human occupancy or storage of movable equipment owned or operated by a utility company regulated by the Public Utility Commission (PUC), or any building or structure owned or operated by a utility company regulated by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) or any governmental agency or municipal authority that is necessary for the generation, treatment, regulation or intermunicipal distribution of essential services, as defined herein, including, but not limited to, long-distance transmission facilities such as electrical power lines or high-pressure natural gas or petroleum lines, switching facilities, substations, treatment plants, reservoirs, water towers, transmission towers and similar facilities.
REAR LOT LINE
See "lot line, rear."
REAR YARD
See "yard, rear."
REAR YARD LINE
See "yard line, rear."
RECREATION, COMMERCIAL
An indoor or outdoor recreation facility which is operated as a business for profit and which is open to the general public for a fee, including, but not limited to, such facilities as parks, playing fields, swimming pools, tennis centers, skating rinks, bowling alleys, pool halls, miniature golf, driving ranges, fitness centers and similar facilities. (See also "indoor entertainment.")
RECREATION, PRIVATE
Recreational facilities, whether operated for profit or not, which are open only to bona fide members and their guests and where no advertisement or inducement has been made to the general public, including, but not limited to, such facilities as golf clubs, tennis clubs, riding academics, parks, pavilions, and playing fields, but not including sportsmen's clubs and any other facility involving the use of any type of weapon.
RECREATION, PUBLIC
Recreation facilities which are operated by a governmental agency and which are open to the general public, whether or not a fee is charged, including, but not limited to, such facilities as parks, playgrounds, playing fields, swimming pools and tennis courts.
REPAIR SHOP
A service establishment providing maintenance and repairs of items that can be carried in by hand, including personal effects (such as jewelry, watches, bicycles), small household appliances, office equipment, small gasoline engines and similar items, but not including repair of large appliances, motorized vehicles or heavy equipment.
REPORT
Any letter, review, memorandum, compilation or similar writing made by any body, board, officer or consultant other than a solicitor to any other body, board, officer or consultant for the purpose of assisting the recipient of such report in the rendering of any decision or determination. All reports shall be deemed recommendatory and advisory only and shall not be binding upon the recipient, board, officer, body or agency, nor shall any appeal lie therefrom. Any report used, received or considered by the body, board, officer or agency rendering a determination or decision shall be made available for inspection to the applicant and all other parties to any proceeding upon request, and copies thereof shall be provided at cost of reproduction.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Any establishment, including laboratories, that carries on investigation in the natural, physical or social sciences or engineering and development as an extension of such investigation with the objective of creating end products and that may include supporting storage and transportation facilities and pilot manufacturing as accessory uses, but not including the mass production of such products.
RESTAURANT
See "eating and drinking establishment."
RETAIL STORE
See "store, retail."
RIGHT-OF-WAY
Land reserved or dedicated for use as a street, crosswalk or other means of travel, or other public or private purposes, including existing and future rights-of-way.
SANITARY SEWER, PUBLIC
Any sewer system owned by a municipality or municipal authority in which sewage is collected from more than one lot and piped to an approved sewage disposal plant.
SCHOOL, COMMERCIAL
A privately operated, for-profit establishment providing technical or skilled training, vocational or trade educational courses and programs.
SCHOOL, PAROCHIAL
See "school, public or private."
SCHOOL, POSTSECONDARY
An educational institution that provides training beyond the secondary school curriculum and which is authorized by the commonwealth to award associate, baccalaureate or higher degrees.
SCHOOL, PUBLIC OR PRIVATE
An accredited institution of learning that offers elementary and secondary level instruction or which offers associate, bachelor or higher degrees in the several branches of learning required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
SEAT
The area required for one individual to sit on as regulated by the Uniform Construction Code.
SELF-STORAGE FACILITY
See "mini warehouse or self-storage facility."
SEMIPUBLIC SWIMMING POOL
See "swimming pool, semipublic."
SERVICE STATION, AUTOMOBILE
See "automobile service station."
SETBACK
See "building setback line."
SEXUAL CONDUCT
Acts of masturbation, homosexuality, sexual intercourse, actual or simulated, or physical contact with a person's clothed or unclothed genitals, pubic area, buttocks or, if such person be a female, breast.
SEXUAL ENCOUNTER OR MEDITATION CENTER
A business, agency or person which, for consideration, provides for commercial purposes a place where persons, not all members of the same family, may congregate, assemble or associate for the purpose of engaging in nudity or sexual conduct, as defined herein.
SEXUAL EXCITEMENT
The condition of human male or female genitals when in a state of sexual stimulation or arousal.
SIDE LOT LINE
See "lot line, side."
SIDE YARD
See "yard, side."
SIDE YARD LINE
See "yard line, side."
SIGN
Any display of any letters, numerals, figures, emblems or pictures displayed for the purpose of conveying information or attracting attention, whether attached to or displayed on any structure or the surface of anything, including, but not limited to, the ground or any rock, tree or other natural object, and which display is visible beyond the boundaries of the lot on which the sign is located.
SIGN FACE
The entire area upon which graphic or written material or information is placed for viewing from a single direction.
SIGN HEIGHT
See "height of sign."
SIGN TYPES AND CLASSES
See definitions for various types and classes of signs in Part 12.
SIGN, NONCONFORMING
See "nonconforming sign."
SIGN, SURFACE AREA OF
The area enclosed by one continuous line, connecting the extreme points or edges of an advertising panel containing letters, or the sum of the areas of each letter, in the case of freestanding letters which are mounted on a building wall, rather than painted on or affixed to an advertising panel. In the case of freestanding pole or ground signs, this area shall not include the main supporting sign structure but shall include all other ornamental attachments and connecting features which are not part of the main supports of the sign. In the case of letters which are painted on or affixed to an awning or canopy, rather than mounted on a wall or affixed to an advertising panel, the area of the sign shall be the area of the geometric shape formed by outlining the height and width of all of the letters, including the space between the individual letters. For two-sided signs, only one face is counted in computing the surface area.
SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING
See "Subsection A" under "dwelling types."
SITE
A lot or lots which are the subject of an application for development.
SITE AREA
The total area within the boundary lines of a site proposed for development, expressed in acres or square feet.
SITE PLAN
An accurate drawing of a site prepared by a surveyor, engineer, architect or landscape architect, in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, now and as they are amended in the future, and showing all information required by this chapter for an application for development.
STOOP
A covered or uncovered porch located at a front, side or rear door to a dwelling unit not exceeding 24 square feet in area.
STORE, CANDY OR ICE CREAM
A retail establishment that sells candy and/or ice cream and which may include on-site processing of the products sold on the premises but which shall not include on-site processing of products for delivery off the premises.
STORE, CONVENIENCE
A retail store offering a limited selection of grocery, household and personal items for quick purchase and that may include the dispensing of gasoline.
STORE, GROCERY
A retail establishment that primarily sells meat, food and household products but that may also include as accessory uses a pharmacy, a florist, a travel agency, a video rental (excluding an adult video store), a coffee shop, a delicatessen, banking and copy/fax services.
STORE, RETAIL
Any retail sales establishment conducted wholly within an enclosed structure which sells goods, services or merchandise to the general public for personal, household or office consumption and which shall not include wholesaling, manufacturing or processing of the goods offered for retail sale.
STORY
That portion of a building, other than the basement, as defined by this chapter, included between the surface of any floor and the surface of the floor next above it, or if there is no floor above it, the space between the floor and the ceiling above it.
STREET
A public or private way which affords vehicular access to abutting properties, but not including alleys, driveways, parking lots or walkways. "Street" includes the entire right-of-way.
STREET CENTER LINE
A line which is at an equal distance from both street lines or right-of-way lines.
STREET LINE
See "lot line, front."
STREET, ARTERIAL
A public street that serves large volumes of high-speed and long-distance traffic. Streets classified as arterial in the Borough for the purposes of interpreting this chapter are Bower Hill Road, Chartiers Street, Lesnett Road and Washington Avenue.
STREET, COLLECTOR
A public street that, in addition to giving access to abutting lots, intercepts local streets and provides a route for carrying considerable volumes of local traffic to community facilities and arterial streets. For the purposes of interpreting this chapter, streets classified as collector in the Borough are Baldwin Street, Bank Street, Dewey Avenue, McLaughlin Run Road, Prestley Road, Ridge Road and Station Street.
STREET, LOCAL
Any public street not defined herein as an arterial or a collector street.
STREET, PRIVATE
A street, including the entire private right-of-way, that is privately owned and maintained and that is intended for private, rather than public, use.
STREET, PUBLIC
A public right-of-way dedicated and open for public use that has been adopted by the Borough, county, commonwealth or other governmental body.
STRUCTURE
Any man-made object having an ascertainable stationary location on or in land or water, whether or not affixed to the land.
STRUCTURE, HEIGHT OF
See "height of structure."
STRUCTURE, NONCONFORMING
See "nonconforming structure."
SUBDIVISION
The division or redivision of a lot, tract or parcel of land by any means into two or more lots, tracts, parcels or other divisions of land, including changes in existing lot lines for the purposes, whether immediate or future, of lease, partition by the court for distribution to heirs or devisees, transfer of ownership or building or lot development; provided, however, that the subdivision by lease of land for agricultural purposes into parcels of more than 10 acres, not involving any new street or easement of access or any residential dwelling, shall be exempted.
SUPPLY YARD
A commercial establishment which stores or offers for sale building supplies, steel supplies, coal, heavy equipment, feed and grain, and similar goods, but not including the wrecking, salvaging, dismantling or storage of automobiles and similar vehicles.
SURFACE AREA OF SIGN
See "sign, surface area of."
SURVEYOR
A professional surveyor registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
SWIMMING POOL
Any outdoor body of water in an artificial or semi-artificial receptacle or other container, whether in-ground or aboveground, used as a recreational facility for swimming, bathing, soaking or wading or any natural or man-made receptacle which is capable of containing water at a depth at any point of more than 18 inches or a surface area of more than 100 square feet, including apparatus and equipment necessary to maintain the swimming pool and the healthful condition of the water. This definition includes permanent in-ground or aboveground pools, hot tubs, exercise pools, decorative ponds or any other similarly constructed confinement for retaining water of the specified depth and area. This definition does not include temporary inflatable pools that are not left in place for the entire summer.
SWIMMING POOL, PRIVATE
A swimming pool which is accessory to a single-family dwelling, the use of which is restricted to the residents of the dwelling and their invited guests.
SWIMMING POOL, SEMIPUBLIC
A swimming pool which is owned and operated by a homeowners' association, a community corporation or other community association for the benefit of the residents of a residential subdivision or multifamily development.
TAVERN
See "eating and drinking establishment."
TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION TRAILER
See "construction trailer, temporary."
TEMPORARY USE OR STRUCTURE
Any use or structure that is intended to be used either on a seasonal basis, during the time of construction and completion of an approved development or for any other period of time that is six months or less, including, but not limited to, tents, air-supported structures, bleachers, portable bandstands, reviewing stands, mobile office units, construction trailers, model homes or sales offices and similar uses or structures.
THEATER
A business establishment, other than an adult movie theater or adult movie house, inside a completely enclosed building devoted to showing pictures and/or live dramatic or musical performances on a paid admission basis. A theater usually contains an auditorium in addition to other performance-related facilities. This term shall not refer to a place of assembly.
THROUGH LOT
See "lot, through."
TOWNHOUSE
See "Subsection H" under "dwelling types."
TRAFFIC IMPACT STUDY
An analysis prepared, signed and sealed by a qualified traffic engineer analyzing the expected trip generation expected to result from a proposed development based on the ratios and methodology contained in the current edition of the manuals of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), including current and projected capacities and levels of service of all streets and intersections within 1,000 feet of the site proposed for development or the next nearest intersection and recommendations for improvements to streets and/or traffic control devices within the site or immediately adjacent to the boundaries of the site.
TRANSITIONAL DWELLING
A dwelling unit or other premises occupied on a short-term basis as a supervised group living arrangement by persons assigned by a court of law or assigned, self-referred or referred by a public agency, semipublic agency, nonprofit entity, or for-profit entity and managed by a public agency, semipublic agency, nonprofit entity, or for-profit entity responsible for the occupants' care, safety, conduct, counseling and supervision for a specified period of time, including, but not limited to, alcoholic recovery, shelters for battered persons and their children, maternity homes, community reentry services following incarceration, prison assignment, house arrest, juvenile personal care/child residential facilities or other court-ordered treatment and other such short-term supervised assignments or occupancies, but not including juvenile incarceration facilities.
TRUCK AND HEAVY EQUIPMENT RENTAL, SALES AND SERVICE
An establishment engaged in the rental, sale and/or service of vehicles in excess of 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight (GVW) and/or any other heavy equipment, including, but not limited to, construction or farm equipment, whether or not the equipment is classified as a motor vehicle.
TRUCK TERMINAL
A building and adjacent loading area where cargo is stored and where commercial vehicles load and unload cargo on a regular basis which may or may not include facilities for the maintenance, fueling, storage or dispatching of the vehicles.
TWO-FAMILY DWELLING
See "Subsection B" under "dwelling types."
USE
The purpose, business or activity for which any land or structure is utilized.
USE BY RIGHT
An authorized use permitted by administrative decision of the Zoning Officer.
USE BY SPECIAL EXCEPTION
A use authorized by this chapter that may be granted only by the Zoning Hearing Board following a public hearing subject to express standards and criteria contained in this chapter.
USE, AUTHORIZED
Any use allowed by this chapter as a use by right, conditional use, or use by special exception. The term "authorized use" or its equivalent shall not be deemed to include any nonconforming use.
USE, NONCONFORMING
See "nonconforming use."
USE, PERMITTED
An authorized use specifically allowed as a matter of right upon review and approval by the Zoning Officer subject to compliance with all applicable requirements of this chapter and land development plan approval, if applicable.
USE, PRINCIPAL
The primary or predominant use to which the property is or may be devoted and to which all other uses on the premises are accessory.
VARIANCE
Relief granted pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and Articles VI and IX of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, 53 P.S. § 10101 et seq.
VEHICLE ACCESSORIES SALES AND INSTALLATION
An establishment engaged in the retail sales and installation of accessories for trucks, automobiles and motorcycles, including but not limited to such items as tires, hubcaps, mirrors, seat covers, floor mats, tonneau covers, truck caps, windshield wipers, trim packages, running boards and the like, but not including any mechanical parts.
VEHICLE RENTAL, SALES AND SERVICE
The rental, sales and service of automobiles, motorcycles and trucks under 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight (GVW), but not including any heavy equipment or any other vehicle or equipment that is not classified as a "motor vehicle" under the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code.
VEHICLE REPAIR BAY
An area within a building, designated for mechanical or body repair of a vehicle and being a minimum size of 12 feet wide by 18 feet long with additional three-foot aisle in front or back of the vehicle repair bay.
VEHICLE REPAIR GARAGE
See "garage, vehicle repair."
VETERINARY CLINIC
An establishment where animals are examined and treated by veterinarians and which may include indoor kennels for temporary boarding of animals during treatment.
VIEWING BOOTHS
Booths, stalls, partitioned portions of a room, cubicles, compartments, rooms or other enclosures which are available to members of the public, patrons or members for viewing 1) films, movies, videos or visual reproduction of any kind depicting or describing nudity or sexual conduct or 2) persons who appear in a state of nudity or who offer performances or presentations characterized by the exposure of nudity or by sexual conduct, as defined by this chapter.
WAREHOUSE
A building used primarily for the storage and handling of freight or merchandise, but not including the maintenance or fueling of commercial vehicles.
WATER SURVEY
An inventory of the source, quantity, yield and use of groundwater and surface water resources within the Borough.
WHOLESALE BUSINESS
An establishment primarily engaged in selling merchandise to retailers, institutional, industrial, commercial or professional business customers or other wholesalers, rather than the general public, or acting as a broker for such merchandise sales.
WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTOR
A wholesale business which includes the warehousing of merchandise and distribution of such merchandise from the site of the principal business to other wholesale or retail businesses or institutional customers.
YARD
An open space between a structure and an adjoining lot line, unoccupied and unobstructed by any portion of any structure other than a fence from the ground upward, except as otherwise provided herein.
YARD LINE
A line drawn parallel to the corresponding lot line at a distance specified for the required depth of yard in each respective case.
YARD LINE, FRONT
A line which bounds the front yard and is parallel to the front lot line.
YARD LINE, REAR
A line which bounds the rear yard and is parallel to the rear lot line.
YARD LINE, SIDE
A line which bounds the side yard and is parallel to the side lot line.
YARD, FRONT
A yard extending across the full width of the lot and adjoining the front lot line. The depth measurement required by this chapter for the front yard shall be the horizontal distance between the front lot line and line parallel thereto known as the "building setback line."
YARD, REAR
A yard extending across the width of the lot between the side yards and adjoining the rear lot line. The minimum depth measurement required by this chapter shall be the horizontal distance between the rear lot line and a line parallel thereto.
YARD, SIDE
A yard extending between the building setback line and the rear yard line parallel to the side lot line. The minimum width measurement required by this chapter shall be the horizontal distance between the side lot line and a line parallel thereto.
ZONING AMENDMENT
A change to the text of this chapter or to the Zoning District Map proposed for adoption by Borough Council pursuant to the procedures specified in this chapter.
ZONING COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE
A document issued by the Zoning Officer indicating that the proposed use of property is in compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
ZONING DISTRICT
An area accurately defined as to boundaries and location on the Zoning District Map and within which area only certain types of land uses are permitted and within which other types of land uses are excluded, as set forth in this chapter.
ZONING DISTRICT MAP
The official map delineating the zoning districts of Bridgeville Borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, together with all amendments subsequently adopted, which is incorporated in and made a part of this chapter by reference thereto.
ZONING HEARING BOARD
The Zoning Hearing Board of the Borough of Bridgeville, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
ZONING OFFICER
The person appointed by the Borough to administer this chapter, as required by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Code, who shall have all the powers and duties and be subject to all the provisions set forth in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code with respect to zoning officers.
[1]
Editor's Note: Appendix A is included as an attachment to this chapter.
[2]
Editor's Note: The unit Property Act are repealed 7-2-1980 by P.L. 286, No. 82. For current provisions, see the uniform Condominium Act, 68 Pa.C.S.A. § 3101 et seq.
[3]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10101 et seq.
[4]
Editor's Note: Appendix B is included as an attachment to this chapter.
[5]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 22, Subdivision and Land Development.
[6]
Editor's Note: See 35 P.S. § 6018.101 et seq.
[7]
Editor's Note: The Municipality Authorities Act of 1945 was repealed 6-19-2001 by P.L. 287, No. 22. See now 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq.
[8]
Editor's Note: Former 65 P.S. § 271 et seq. was repealed 10-15-1998 by P.L. 729, No. 93; see now 65 Pa.C.S.A. § 701 et seq.