Township of Plymouth, PA
Montgomery County
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In the Office Laboratory District the following regulations shall apply:
[Ord. No. 379, § 6, 11-13-1961; Ord. No. 464, § 3, 10-11-1965; Ord. No. 1293, § 5, 6-15-1999]
A building may be erected, altered or used, and a lot may be used or occupied for any of the following purposes and no other:
A. 
Offices for administration, executive, professional, sales and other similar uses the normal attributes of which do not involve the actual storage, exchange or delivery of merchandise on the premises.
B. 
Laboratory for scientific, agricultural or industrial research and development.
C. 
Bank or other financial institution; municipal use.
D. 
Any of the following purposes when authorized as a special exception:
1. 
Educational, religious, philanthropic use, excluding correctional or penal institution.
2. 
Hospital, medical center or life care facility.
3. 
Accessory use on the same lot with and customarily incidental to any of the foregoing permitted uses, including cafeteria located within the main building and operated by the employer for the exclusive use of its employees.
E. 
Notwithstanding the foregoing, no exterior storage of materials or equipment shall be permitted and no use shall be permitted which may be noxious or offensive by reason of odor, dust, fumes, smoke, gas, vibration or noise, or which may constitute a public hazard whether by fire, explosion or otherwise.
F. 
Parking structures accessory to any permitted use and in accordance with the requirements of Section 1705.
[Ord. No. 1626 § I, 11-14-2016]
[Ord. No. 971, § 1, 6-8-1987; Ord. No. 1626 § I, 11-14-2016]
A. 
The maximum height of any building erected or used for any use permitted by Section 1200 shall be 40 feet, except as provided in Subsection B of this section.
B. 
The maximum height of any building erected or used for any use permitted by Section 1200 may be increased to 105 feet under the following conditions:
1. 
Any building or portion of a building in excess of 40 feet in height must be within 300 feet of the property line abutting a limited access highway.
2. 
Any building or portion of a building in excess of 40 feet in height must be at least 300 feet from any residential district.
[Ord. No. 840, § 1, 9-8-1980; Ord. No. 852, § 1, 5-11-1981; Ord. No. 971, § 2, 6-8-1987; Ord. No. 1293, § 6, 6-15-1999; Ord. No. 1320, § 6, 4-10-2000; Ord. No. 1476, § 21, 6-11-2007]
A. 
Minimum district area: Not less than six acres.
B. 
Minimum lot area and width: A lot area shall be not less than three acres and have a lot width of not less than 300 feet at the building line.
C. 
Front yard: There shall be a front yard on each lot which shall be not less than 100 feet in depth.
D. 
Side yards: There shall be two side yards on each lot which shall have an a width of not less than 100 feet, neither side yard having a width of less than 40 feet, and provided that any side yard abutting a street shall have a width of not less than 100 feet.
E. 
Side yards: There shall be two side yards on each lot which shall have a width of not less than 100 feet, neither side yard having a width of less than 40 feet, and provided that any side yard abutting a street shall have a width of not less than 100 feet, except that the minimum yard requirement from a property line abutting a limited access highway shall be 50 feet for parking structures and 60 feet for all other buildings or structures.
[Ord. No. 1626 § I, 11-14-2016]
F. 
Building coverage: Not more than 25% of the area of every lot shall be occupied by buildings.
G. 
Lots abutting residential districts: In no case shall any building or structure be erected closer than 100 feet to any residential district.
H. 
Maximum impervious surface coverage: The maximum impervious surface coverage shall be 75% of the total tract area.
I. 
Green space area requirement: The minimum required green space area on any lot shall not be less than 25%.
[Ord. No. 1626 § I, 11-14-2016]
Parking areas shall be permitted within the front yard of any lot, subject to the screening requirement of Section 1204. No parking area shall be permitted closer than 150 feet to any residential district unless authorized as a special exception, but in no case shall any parking area be permitted closer than 50 feet to any residential district.
[Ord. No. 1626 § I, 11-14-2016]
All front yards shall be maintained for a depth of 35 feet and for the entire length thereof as green areas and planted in grass, shrubs and/or trees, except for necessary ways of access therethrough, and all areas delimited by any side or rear lot line abutting or directly across the street from a residential district shall be maintained for a depth of 50 feet and for the entire length thereof as green areas and planted in grass, shrubs and/or trees, except for necessary ways of access therethrough.