Township of Upper Burrell, PA
Westmoreland County
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The purpose of the R-A Agricultural Residential District is to provide for agricultural activities and low-density single-family residential development in the more remote rural areas of the Township where public sewers are not available and are not anticipated to become available in the immediate future and to provide for accessory uses and other compatible uses as conditional uses or uses by special exception.
In the R-A Agricultural Residential District, only the following uses are authorized:
A. 
Permitted uses.
(1) 
Principal uses.
(a) 
Agriculture, subject to § 350-102.
(b) 
Boarding stable or riding academy, subject to § 350-102.
(c) 
Church.
(d) 
Communications antenna mounted on an existing building or existing public utility storage or transmission structure, subject to § 350-106.
(e) 
Essential services.
(f) 
Forestry, subject to § 350-104.
(g) 
Oil and gas well operations, subject to § 350-107.
(h) 
Passive recreation.
(i) 
Public buildings.
(j) 
Schools, public or private, excluding postsecondary.
(k) 
Single-family dwellings.
(2) 
Accessory uses.
(a) 
Agricultural sales, subject to § 350-102.
(b) 
Communications antenna mounted on an approved communications tower, subject to § 350-106.
(c) 
Community clubhouse in a subdivision or planned residential development.
(d) 
Fences, subject to § 350-97.
(e) 
Home gardening.
(f) 
Keeping of domestic pets.
(g) 
No-impact home-based business, subject to § 350-105.
(h) 
Off-street parking and loading, subject to Article XVII.
(i) 
Private garages and storage buildings, subject to § 350-97.
(j) 
Private residential swimming pools or sports courts, subject to § 350-97.
(k) 
Private stable, subject to § 350-102.
(l) 
Signs, subject to Article XVIII.
(m) 
Temporary construction trailer, model home or sales office, subject to § 350-101.
(n) 
Other accessory uses customarily incidental to and on the same lot with any permitted use, conditional use or use by special exception authorized in this district.
B. 
Conditional uses.
(1) 
Principal uses.
(a) 
Active recreation, high-impact, subject to § 350-93A(1).
(b) 
Active recreation, low-impact, subject to § 350-93A(1).
(c) 
Airports, airstrips, subject to § 350-93A(3).
(d) 
Fire and emergency medical services, subject to § 350-93A(19).
(e) 
Golf course; golf or country club, subject to § 350-93A(21).
(f) 
Hobby farm, subject to § 350-93A(23).
(g) 
Mineral removal, subject to § 350-93A(29).
(h) 
Mobile home park, subject to § 350-93A(30).
(i) 
Personal care boarding home, subject to § 350-93A(22).
(j) 
Planned residential development, subject to Article XIV.
(k) 
Oil and gas wells.
[Added 7-21-2011 by Ord. No. 5-2011]
(l) 
Natural gas compressor stations.
[Added 7-21-2011 by Ord. No. 5-2011]
(2) 
Accessory uses.
(a) 
Bed-and-breakfast, subject to § 350-93A(6).
(b) 
Private use helipad, subject to § 350-93A(35).
C. 
Uses by special exception.
(1) 
Principal uses.
(a) 
Cemetery, subject to § 350-93A(10).
(b) 
Commercial greenhouse, subject to § 350-93A(11).
(c) 
Communications tower, subject to § 350-93A(13).
(d) 
Day-care center or preschool facility in a church or school, subject to § 350-93A(16).
(e) 
Kennel, subject to § 350-93A(27).
(f) 
Landfill, subject to § 350-93A(28).
(g) 
Outdoor shooting range, subject to § 350-93A(31).
(h) 
Public utility building or structure, subject to § 350-93A(36).
(i) 
Sportsmen's club, subject to § 350-93A(37).
(j) 
Temporary use or structure, other than a temporary construction trailer, model home or sales office, subject to § 350-93A(39).
(k) 
Veterinary clinics, subject to § 350-93A(42).
(2) 
Accessory uses.
(a) 
Family day-care home, subject to § 350-93A(18).
(b) 
Home occupation, subject to § 350-93A(24).
(c) 
Pet grooming as a home occupation, subject to § 350-93A(24).
In the R-A Agricultural Residential District, all uses shall be subject to the following regulations, except as they may be modified by the express standards and criteria for the specific conditional uses and uses by special exception contained in Article XV.
A. 
Minimum lot area.
(1) 
Agriculture: 10 acres.
(2) 
Airport or airstrip: 30 acres.
(3) 
Boarding stable or riding academy: 10 acres.
(4) 
Private stable: five acres.
(5) 
Kennel: five acres.
(6) 
Hobby farm: three acres.
(7) 
Single-family dwelling:
(a) 
Without public sewers: one acre.
(b) 
With public sewers: one acre.
(8) 
All other principal uses: one acre.
B. 
Minimum lot width:
(1) 
Single-family dwelling:
(a) 
Without public sewers: 125 feet.
(b) 
With public sewers: 125 feet.
(2) 
All other principal uses: 125 feet.
C. 
Maximum lot coverage: 20%.
D. 
Minimum front yard:
(1) 
Principal and accessory structures: 50 feet.
E. 
Minimum rear yard:
(1) 
Principal structures: 50 feet.
(2) 
Accessory structures: See § 350-97C.
F. 
Minimum side yard:
(1) 
Principal structures:
(a) 
Dwellings: 25 feet.
(2) 
All other principal structures: 25 feet.
(3) 
Accessory structures: See § 350-97C.
G. 
Special yard requirements: See § 350-97.
H. 
Permitted projections into required yards: See § 350-98.
I. 
Maximum height:
(1) 
All principal structures: 2 1/2 stories, but no more than 35 feet. [NOTE: Height of single-family dwelling may be increased by up to 10 additional feet, provided side and rear setbacks are increased by the same number of feet.]
(2) 
Accessory farm structures: 50 feet.
(3) 
All other accessory structures: one story, but no more than 15 feet.
J. 
Height exceptions: See § 350-99.
See Article XVII.
See Article XVIII.
See § 350-96.
See § 350-103.