Township of Upper Providence, PA
Delaware County
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[Ord. No. 198, passed 12-14-1989; Ord. No. 389, passed 10-28-2004]
A sketch plan may be submitted by the applicant as a basis for informal discussion with the Planning Commission and the Council as to the intended use and arrangement of a proposed subdivision or land development. The sketch plan shall be clearly and legibly drawn.
(a) 
Scale. A scale of either 50 feet or 100 feet to an inch is recommended to facilitate preliminary and final plan preparation. In the event that the tract contains more than 100 acres, it is recommended that the sketch plan be drawn to a scale of no less than 200 feet per inch. However, all sketch submissions shall depict the entire site on one sheet of paper.
(b) 
Data. The contents of a sketch plan shall be at the discretion of the applicant; however, it is recommended that, as a minimum, the following information be included to assist in plan discussions and classification:
(1) 
Tract boundaries, as per the legal description with the deed.
(2) 
Location of tract.
(3) 
North arrow.
(4) 
Streets on and adjacent to the tract, properly named and identified.
(5) 
Topographic and physical features.
(6) 
Proposed general lot layout.
(7) 
Proposed street layout.
(8) 
Area of the total tract.
(9) 
Proposed average lot size as a note on the plan.
(10) 
Scale, both written and graphic.
(11) 
A calculation of the features affected by the definition of Lot Area in Section 1220.08.
[Ord. No. 198, passed 12-14-1989; Ord. No. 389, passed 10-28-2004]
The following materials shall be submitted for consideration as the preliminary plan for a subdivision or land development:
(a) 
Scale.
(1) 
The preliminary plan shall be drawn at a scale of 50 feet to the inch, or 100 feet to the inch if the average size of the proposed lots or plan is five acres or larger.
(2) 
Preliminary plans shall be on sheets not larger than 34 inches by 44 inches, overall. It is recommended that, as much as it is practical, plan sheets should be held to the following overall sizes: 17 inches by 22 inches; 22 inches by 34 inches; and 34 inches by 44 inches. If the preliminary plan requires more than one sheet, a key map showing the relative location of the section shall be included. The scale of such a key map shall not be less than 200 feet to the inch.
(b) 
The preliminary plan shall include the following information, as a minimum:
(1) 
Title block, including:
A. 
Name of the proposed subdivision or land development or other identifying title.
B. 
Address on site.
C. 
Date on which the plan was prepared, including all revisions, their location, and a description of each.
D. 
Name, address, license number, and seal of the registered engineer, surveyor, landscape architect, or land planner who certified the plan.
E. 
Statement identifying the plan as being a preliminary plan.
(2) 
A location map, drawn at a scale of less than 800 feet to the inch, showing the relationship of the tract to surrounding properties, roads, and watercourses within 1,000 feet of any part of the property. In addition, the name and approximate distance to the nearest street and recognized city, town or village shall be shown.
(3) 
Tract boundaries as per the legal description with the deed, including metes and bounds for each property line.
(4) 
Calculated metes and bounds for the proposed subdivision lines, including lot lines.
(5) 
Area of the total tract and the area of each proposed lot.
(6) 
All existing buildings and facilities within the tract, including sewer and water systems.
(7) 
The location and, where applicable, the dimensions of the existing easements, rights of way, public lands, utility lines, monuments, flood plain boundary lines, and wetlands.
(8) 
All existing streets on or immediately adjacent to the tract, including name, legislative route or Township designation, right-of-way width, and cartway width.
(9) 
Location, right-of-way width, cartway width, and name of all proposed streets within a subdivision or land development.
(10) 
Clear sight triangles at all proposed intersections.
(11) 
Parcels of land to be dedicated or reserved for nonresidential use, including a statement of the intended use of all nonresidential lots and a statement of restrictions of any type which will exist as covenants in the deed(s) for all nonresidential lots.
(12) 
Proposed building locations, parking lots, provisions for access and traffic control, locations of loading docks, and provisions for the landscaping and lighting of the site, where applicable.
(13) 
Existing Township zoning regulations applicable to the tract, including district designation, lot area, building setback lines, dimension requirements and zoning boundaries that traverse or are within 300 feet of the tract (this includes Flood Hazard, Steep Slope Districts, and wetlands, where appropriate).
(14) 
Names of owners of all properties and names of all subdivisions adjacent to the tract.
(15) 
North arrow.
(16) 
An approval block for signatures. (See Appendix D.)
(17) 
Notarized signature of the legal landowner's knowledge of the proposed subdivision or land development.
(18) 
The name and address of the legal landowner.
(19) 
The name and address of the applicant/equitable owner.
(20) 
Average lot size, as a note on the plan.
(21) 
Proposed method of water supply and sewage disposal, as a note on the plan.
(22) 
Where off-site water service is proposed, as well as the preliminary design of water distribution facilities, including the size and location of water mains, fire hydrants, storage tanks, and, where appropriate, wells or other water sources.
(23) 
Where on-site water service is proposed, documentation as to an adequate supply should be indicated. Approximate location of well sites should be indicated.
(24) 
Where off-site sewer service is proposed, the preliminary design of sewage systems, including, but not limited to, the location and grade of sewers, pumping stations, force mains, and, where applicable, sewage treatment facilities, showing the type and degree of treatment intended and the size, capacity and location of such treatment facilities.
(25) 
Where water is to be provided by a means other than the private wells owned and maintained by the individual owners of lots within a subdivision or development, the applicant must present evidence that the subdivision or development is to be supplied by a certified public utility, a bona fide cooperative association of lot owners, or by a municipal corporation, authority, or utility.
(26) 
Where on-site sewage disposal systems are proposed, the applicant shall submit a statement establishing the suitability of the soil to absorb sewage wastes. Soil test sites and the approximate location of the system should be indicated.
(27) 
If land to be submitted lies partly in an adjacent municipality, the applicant shall submit information concerning the location and design of streets, the layout and size of lots, and provisions of public utilities on land subject to his or her control within the adjacent municipality. The design of public improvements shall provide for a smooth, practical transition where specifications vary between municipalities. Evidence of approval of this information by the appropriate officials of the adjacent municipality shall also be submitted. The section of a development located in the Township is subject to the land use ordinances of the Township.
(28) 
A statement describing proposed public improvements, including streets, curbs and storm water inlets; a typical cross-sectional diagram of proposed street construction and the means of water supply and sewage disposal to be provided.
(29) 
No plat which will require access to a highway under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation shall be finally approved unless the plat contains a notice that a highway occupancy permit is required, pursuant to Section 420 of the State Highway Law, before such driveway access to a State highway is permitted.
(30) 
A statement or certificate by the applicant indicating that the plans are or are not in conformance with engineering, zoning, building, sanitation, and other applicable Township ordinances and regulations, and, if they are not in conformance, the reasons for requesting an exception.
(31) 
Where the preliminary plan covers only part of the applicant's entire holdings, an additional plan shall be submitted showing the remainder and its proposed subdivision and use.
(c) 
Accompanying data. The preliminary plan shall be accompanied by the following supplementary materials:
(1) 
A preliminary Conservation Plan, as stipulated in Section 1228.04.
(2) 
A preliminary Improvement Construction Plan, as stipulated in Section 1228.05.
(3) 
An Impact Statement, as stipulated in Section 1228.06, where applicable.
(4) 
A calculation of the features affected by the definition of Lot Area in Section 1220.08.
[Ord. No. 198, passed 12-14-1989; Ord. No. 389, passed 10-28-2004]
Final plans for the subdivision of land and land development shall conform in all important details with preliminary plans as reviewed by the Council, including any conditions specified as a result of the preliminary plan review. The following shall be submitted by the applicant(s):
(a) 
Scale and size.
(1) 
The subdivision or land development plans submitted for review for final approval shall be clear and legible black- or blue-on-white prints of the drawings. Upon completion of the review, and for signature by the Council, clear reproducible prints for all plans shall be submitted. Space shall be provided for signature by the Council on the face of the plans.
(2) 
Final plans shall be on sheets not larger than 34 inches by 44 inches, overall. It is recommended that, as much as it is practical, plan sheets should be held to the following overall sizes: 17 inches by 22 inches; 22 inches by 34 inches; and 34 inches by 44 inches. Where necessary to avoid sheets larger than the maximum size prescribed above, final plans shall be drawn in two or more sections and shall be accompanied by a key map showing the relative location of the sections. The scale of final plans shall be 100 feet to the inch or less. The scale of the key map shall not be less than 200 feet to the inch.
(b) 
Data. The final plan shall include the following information as a minimum:
(1) 
Title block, including:
A. 
Name of the proposed subdivision or land development or other identifying title.
B. 
Address of site.
C. 
Date on which the plan was prepared, including all revisions, their location, and a description of each.
D. 
Name, address, license number, and seal of the registered engineer, surveyor, landscape architect, or land planner who certified the plan.
E. 
Statement identifying the plan as being a final plan.
F. 
Scale of the plan, both written and graphic.
(2) 
A location map, drawn at a scale of 800 feet to the inch, showing the relationship of the proposed subdivision, lot, and road layout to surrounding properties, roads, and watercourses within 1,000 feet of the tract. In addition, the name and approximate distance to the nearest street and recognized city, town or village shall be shown.
(3) 
All existing streets on or adjacent to the tract, including name, legislative route or township number, right-of-way width, and cartway width.
(4) 
The location and, where applicable, the dimensions of existing easements, rights of way, public lands, utility lines, monuments, flood plain boundary lines, and wetlands.
(5) 
Any private deed restrictions, easements, or other restrictions which may be imposed by the developer and placed on the property as a condition of sale.
(6) 
Parcels of land to be dedicated or reserved for nonresidential use, including a statement of the intended use of all nonresidential lots, and a statement of restrictions, of any type which will exist as covenants in the deed(s) for all nonresidential lots.
(7) 
All existing buildings, towers, sewers, water mains, culverts, petroleum product or gas mains, fire hydrants and other significant man-made facilities on the tract.
(8) 
The zoning applicable to the tract being subdivided along with all zoning boundaries, if any, that traverse or are within 300 feet of the tract. This includes Flood Hazard, Steep Slope Districts, and wetlands, where applicable.
(9) 
The name of the owners of all abutting unplotted lands and the names of all abutting subdivisions or developments.
(10) 
North arrow.
(11) 
An approval block for signatures. (See Appendix D.)
(12) 
Notarized signature of the legal landowner's knowledge of the proposed subdivision or land development.
(13) 
The name and address of the legal landowner.
(14) 
The name and address of the applicant/equitable owner.
(15) 
Exact metes and bounds for all proposed subdivision lines and lot lines, to the nearest 100th of a foot.
(16) 
Exact lot areas to the nearest one-hundredth of an acre.
(17) 
Approximate distance to the intersection of the center lines of the nearest established street intersection.
(18) 
Complete curve data for all street center lines and street right-of-way line curves proposed on a plan, including radius, tangent, arc, and chord.
(19) 
Required clear sight triangle areas at all proposed intersections.
(20) 
The plan for lots within a subdivision shall show the proposed house locations, lot numbers, and all streets named.
(21) 
The building setback line for each street and the side and rear yard setbacks for each lot.
(22) 
Method of water supply and sewage disposal, as a note on the plan.
(23) 
Where on-site water service is to be provided, documentation as to an adequate supply should be indicated. Approximate location of well sites should be indicated.
(24) 
Where on-site sewage disposal systems are to be provided, the applicant shall submit a statement establishing the suitability of the soil to absorb sewage wastes. Soil test sites and the approximate location of the system should be indicated. The Sewage Enforcement Officer shall certify that the on-site sewage disposal system site and the alternative site for each lot have passed all tests required for State approval for the location of an on-site sanitary sewage disposal system.
(25) 
Where off-site sewer service is to be provided, the final design of all facilities, including, but not limited to, sewer mains and laterals, manholes, pumping stations and sewage treatment facilities, should be indicated.
(26) 
Where off-site water service or central water supply is to be provided, the final design, including the location and size of all water service facilities within the subdivision, shall be shown and shall include wells, storage tanks, pumps, mains, laterals, valves and hydrants. The plan shall contain a statement that the placement of the fire hydrants, if required, and the components of the system have been reviewed by the Fire the Fire Marshal and the Media Water Company, and that the placement of the fire hydrants and the components of the system are compatible with the fire-fighting methods and equipment of the Township.
(27) 
Location of permanent reference monuments.
(28) 
Proposed building locations, the location and size of parking lots, provisions for access and traffic control, locations of loading docks, and provisions for the landscaping and lighting of the site. The plan shall be in conformance with the requirements of the Upper Providence Township Zoning Code. Where subdivision of land is proposed as part of land development because of the creation of mortgages encumbering less than the entire tract, the final plan shall be submitted showing the proposed division of property, including easements for access to all parcels not fronting on public roads.
(29) 
Final plans shall show sufficient information so that conformity to zoning and subdivision design standards is demonstrated, including, but not limited to, the grade of streets, the degree of curvature, the sight distance, etc.
(30) 
If required, a plan showing the location and type of street lights to be installed, together with the necessary contract for street light installation for approval by the Township, shall be provided.
(31) 
Certification by the engineer, land surveyor, landscape architect, or land planner who prepared the plan, that the plans are in conformity with zoning, building, sanitation, and other applicable Township ordinances and regulations. In any instance where such plans do not conform, evidence shall be presented that an exception has been officially authorized.
(32) 
A statement describing proposed public improvements, including streets, curbs and storm water inlets; a typical cross-sectional diagram of proposed street construction, and the means of water supply and sewage disposal to be provided.
(33) 
A certification of ownership which shall be lettered onto the plan and shall be duly signed by the owner(s) of the property and notarized.
(c) 
Accompanying data. The final plan shall be accompanied by the following supplementary materials:
(1) 
The final Conservation Plan, as stipulated in Section 1228.04.
(2) 
An Improvement Construction Plan, as stipulated in Section 1228.05.
(3) 
An Impact Statement, as stipulated in Section 1228.06, when applicable.
(4) 
A calculation of the features affected by the definition of Lot Area in Section 1220.08.
[Ord. No. 198, passed 12-14-1989]
A Conservation Plan is required to accompany the preliminary and the final subdivision or land development plan. It shall be clearly and legibly drawn to the same scale as that of the preliminary and final plans. At the preliminary plan stage, the Conservation Plan should include each of the basic elements listed below, at a level of detail sufficient to inform the Township of proposed conservation activities.
(a) 
The Conservation Plan shall show the total tract boundaries of the property being subdivided or developed, and shall show:
(1) 
The contour lines, at vertical intervals of not more than two feet for land with an average natural slope of 8% or less, and at intervals of not more than five feet for land with an average natural slope exceeding 8%.
(2) 
The location and elevation to which contour elevations refer; where reasonably feasible, the datum used shall be a known and established benchmark.
(3) 
All existing watercourses, tree masses, trees over eight inch caliper which are not part of a tree mass, and other significant natural features within the proposed subdivision and within 50 feet of the boundaries of the proposed subdivision. Where flood plain and/or ground-water protection areas, as defined in the Township Zoning Code, are located on the tract, such area(s) shall be delineated in accordance with the Flood Hazard and Steep Slope Districts overlay map contained in the Township Zoning Code.
(4) 
The locations of all soil classifications.
(5) 
The location and results of soil percolation tests, whenever on-site disposal of sewage is planned.
(6) 
Notations which indicate the following:
A. 
All trees or portions of tree masses proposed to be cleared as part of the proposed subdivision or land development plan, together with reasons for such clearing.
B. 
All proposed alterations of the natural grade, whether by cut or by fill, exceeding two feet, together with reasons for such alteration.
C. 
Compliance with all applicable erosion and sedimentation control standards.
(b) 
A required element of any conservation plan shall be a plan for the control of erosion and sedimentation, as well as for storm water management. Any preliminary and final plan for a subdivision or land development must be accompanied by a storm water management plan; contents of the submitted plan shall reflect discussion by the applicant with the Township Engineer. The minimum components of that plan are as follows (except where already prepared as part of the Conservation Plan, as required by subsection (a) hereof:
(1) 
A narrative summary of the project, including:
A. 
A general description of the project;
B. 
A general description of accelerated erosion control;
C. 
A general description of sedimentation control;
D. 
A general description of storm water management, both during and after construction; and
E. 
The date that the project is to begin and the expected date final stabilization will be completed.
(2) 
Mapping of various physical features of the project area, both existing and proposed, including:
A. 
The location of the project relative to highways, Municipal boundaries, and other identifiable landmarks;
B. 
The property lines of the proposed project area;
C. 
The contour lines of vertical intervals of not more than two feet for land with an average natural slope of 8% or less, and at intervals of not more than five feet for land with an average natural slope exceeding 8% (include the location and elevation to which contour lines refer);
D. 
Acreage or square footage of the project;
E. 
The streams, lakes, ponds, or other bodies of water within the subject property or within 50 feet of any boundary of the property;
F. 
All other significant natural features, including existing drainage swales, tree masses, and areas of trees and shrubs to be protected during construction;
G. 
Proposed location of underground utilities, sewer and/or water lines;
H. 
Scale of map and north arrow; and
I. 
Existing roads and easements.
(3) 
Mapping of the soils and underlying geology of the project area, including:
A. 
The soil types, including depth, slope, texture, structure, and locations; and
B. 
The geologic formations underlying the project area and extending 50 feet beyond all property boundaries.
(4) 
A map of proposed alterations to the project area, including:
A. 
The changes to land surface and vegetative cover;
B. 
The areas of cuts;
C. 
The areas of fill;
D. 
Structures, roads, paved areas, and buildings; and
E. 
Proposed storm water control facilities and the finished contours at intervals as described in paragraph (b)(2)C.
(5) 
Calculations and a description of the amount of run-off from the project area and the upstream watershed area, in accordance with the terms of Section 1230.19(e)(2), including:
A. 
The method of calculation and figures used (including square footages for impervious surfaces of buildings, driveways, parking areas, etc.); and
B. 
All factors considered.
(6) 
The staging of earth-moving activities, described in the narrative, including:
A. 
Cover removal, including all cuts and fills;
B. 
The installation of erosion and sedimentation control facilities and practices;
C. 
The installation of improvements, including streets, storm sewers, underground utilities, sewer and water lines, buildings, driveways, parking areas, recreational facilities and other structures; and
D. 
A program of operations to convert erosion and sedimentation controls to permanent storm water management facilities, including a chart of the relative time sequence of activities.
(7) 
Temporary control measures and facilities for use during earth-moving, in both map and narrative form, including:
A. 
Purpose;
B. 
Temporary facilities or other soil stabilization measures to protect existing trees and shrubs from earth-moving activities;
C. 
Types, locations, and dimensional details of erosion and sedimentation control measures and facilities;
D. 
Design considerations and calculations of control measures and facilities; and
E. 
Facilities to prevent the tracking of mud by construction vehicles onto existing roadways.
(8) 
Permanent storm water management program (indicating, as appropriate, measures for ground water recharge) and facilities for site restoration and long-term protection, in both map and narrative form, including:
A. 
Purpose and relationship to the objectives of these Regulations;
B. 
Establishment of permanent vegetation or other solid stabilization measures;
C. 
Installation of infiltration facilities, rooftop storage, cisterns, seepage pits, French drains, etc., to serve structures;
D. 
Use of semipervious materials for driveways, parking areas, etc.;
E. 
Types, locations, and dimensioned details of storage and conveyance;
F. 
Location of wells and septic tank leach fields; and
G. 
Design considerations and calculations supporting the storm water management program.
(9) 
A narrative description of the maintenance procedures for both temporary and permanent control facilities, and of ownership arrangements, including:
A. 
The methods and frequency of removal of, and the ultimate disposal site for, sediment and other materials removed from control facilities, both during and upon completion of the project; and
B. 
The proposed ownership and financial responsibility for the maintenance of the permanent control facilities.
[Ord. No. 198, passed 12-14-1989]
An Improvement Construction Plan shall be required to accompany the preliminary and the final plan whenever an improvement is to be constructed or installed. At the preliminary plan stage, the Improvement Construction Plan should include each of the basic elements listed below, at a level of detail sufficient to inform the Township of proposed improvements.
(a) 
Scale. The Improvement Construction Plan shall have the same scale as is required for a preliminary and final plan.
(b) 
Data. The Improvement Construction Plan shall contain sufficient information to provide working plans for the layout and construction of proposed streets, utilities, storm water retention structures, and other improvements. Such a plan shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following:
(1) 
A Horizontal Plan, showing the layout of proposed improvements, including stations corresponding to those shown on the profiles, horizontal curves, the location and size of inlets and manholes, and existing contours.
(2) 
A Profile Plan, indicating final grades of streets and sewers, and the extent of the cut and fill operations.
A. 
The Profile Plan shall show the vertical section of the existing grade and proposed grade along the center line of the proposed street. Where storm drainage and/or sanitary sewer lines are to be installed, these shall also be indicated on the Profile Plan.
B. 
The horizontal scale on the Profile Plan shall not be less than one inch equaling 100 feet; the vertical scale shall also be not less than one inch equaling 100 feet. In cases where larger scales are used, the ratio shall be 1:10, vertical to horizontal.
C. 
A typical cross-section street construction shall be shown on the Profile Plan, and shall indicate the following:
1. 
The right-of-way width and the location and width of paving within the right-of-way;
2. 
The type, thickness and crown of paving;
3. 
The location, width, type, and thickness of curbs and sidewalks to be installed, if any; and
4. 
The typical location, size and depth of any underground utilities that are to be installed in the right-of-way, where such information is available.
[Ord. No. 198, passed 12-14-1989; Ord. No. 344, passed 1-11-2001; Ord. No. 391, passed 2-10-2005]
In all preliminary plan applications for subdivisions and/or land developments in which the property proposed for development includes 25 dwelling units for residential uses or consists of five acres or more for commercial and industrial uses, the Council shall consider the impact of the proposed use on the Township and on the facilities and systems, as listed hereafter. The applicant shall provide all of the information, data and studies needed to allow the Council to reach conclusive evaluation of the areas set forth hereafter. One or more of the following impact statements may be required at the discretion of the Council:
(a) 
Organization of statement. The impact statement should be one written document. Necessary maps, charts, etc. should be labeled as consecutively-numbered exhibits and properly referenced throughout the text of the written document. The statement should be written in a manner and style that clearly focuses on information, data, and analyses of the issues and objectives described above. The sources of all data should be appropriately documented.
(b) 
Conducting of survey statement. The survey shall be conducted by one of the following certified professionals: an engineer, planner, lawyer, or landscape architect. The cost of the study shall be the responsibility of the applicant.
(c) 
Land use compatibility.
(1) 
Objectives. The objective of the impact statement regarding land use compatibility is to provide the Planning Commission and Council with adequate data so as to be able to properly evaluate:
A. 
The compatibility of the proposed land use and density with existing and planned surrounding land uses; and
B. 
The compatibility of the proposed land use and density with the natural features and environmental constraints of the site to be developed, as identified with the Township Comprehensive Plan.
(2) 
Minimum contents. As a minimum, the land use compatibility impact statement should include the following:
A. 
Maps illustrating the proposed density and the existing planned and zoned densities of surrounding tracts of land;
B. 
Population projections for the proposed development and a description of the proposed development's impact on the existing projections of the Township population;
C. 
Plans indicating the distance from boundaries of the proposed development to buildings of adjacent tracts of land;
D. 
For areas of excessive slope (15% or more) and for proposed commercial, industrial, and multifamily uses, cross-sectional drawings of the elevation of the exteriors of all buildings to show the relationship of the building to the contours;
E. 
Perspectives and other drawings showing views of the proposed development from surrounding properties;
F. 
Statements concerning the noise, air, and visual pollution which the proposed development will generate;
G. 
Illustrations, plans or other descriptions of any screening or buffering measures proposed to minimize land use incompatibilities generated by the proposed development;
H. 
A complete analysis of the site's physical and environmental features. The site analysis shall include a base map of the site and separate overlay maps illustrating the following:
1. 
Soil characteristics;
2. 
Vegetation;
3. 
Topography; and
4. 
Ground water supply; and
I. 
Written text interpreting the information and data presented in terms of the aforementioned objectives.
(d) 
Transportation.
(1) 
Objectives. The objective of the impact statement on transportation is to provide the Planning Commission and Council with enough information and data to be able to properly determine:
A. 
The impact generated by the proposed development on the road and street network in the Township. The impact on the entire street network (as well as on the streets and roads providing immediate access) must be thoroughly evaluated.
B. 
The capital improvements to existing transportation facilities that will be needed because of additional traffic volumes generated by the proposed development.
C. 
The traffic safety problems that may be generated by the proposed development.
(2) 
Minimum contents. As a minimum, the transportation impact statement should include the following:
A. 
Existing twenty-four-hour and peak-hour traffic volume data for all roads and streets which provide direct access to the proposed development and for the minor collectors and the arterial which will serve it, as well as any major intersection within the impact area.
B. 
Estimates of the total number of vehicular trips to be generated by the development for:
1. 
A typical twenty-four-hour period; and
2. 
A typical a.m. and p.m. period.
C. 
Assignment of future twenty-four-hour and peak-hour volumes to the minor collectors, major collectors and arterial, and access streets which will serve the proposed development, based on the estimates from above and the estimate of the normal growth 7in[??] overall traffic volumes.
D. 
Projected twenty-four-hour and peak-hour turning movement seven data for all access points proposed for the development.
E. 
Capacity analysis of existing and future traffic on major intersections of the Township which will be impacted by the additional volumes generated by the proposed development.
F. 
The most recent data about existing accident levels at these intersections, categorized by accident type for each intersection.
G. 
Descriptions of the improvements to roads, streets and intersections that will be required in order to avoid problems of traffic congestion and traffic safety that might be generated by traffic from the proposed development.
H. 
Cost estimates of any proposed improvements that will be required.
I. 
Descriptions of existing and planned public transportation services in the Township and the potential to serve the proposed development.
J. 
Descriptions of any actions proposed or offered by the applicant to alleviate any burdens caused by the impact of the proposed development on the transportation network.
K. 
Written text to interpret the information and data presented in terms of the aforementioned objectives.
(e) 
Schools.
(1) 
Objective. The objective of the impact statement for schools is to provide the Planning Commission and Council with enough information and data to be able to properly evaluate the impact that the proposed development will have on the school district.
(2) 
Minimum contents. As a minimum, the school district impact statement should include the following:
A. 
A family profile for the proposed development, which includes a detailed description of the anticipated family structure.
B. 
Existing enrollment data categorized, grade-by-grade, for each school likely to serve the proposed development.
C. 
Capacity data, categorized by type of school, for each individual school facility likely to serve the proposed development.
D. 
School district projections of estimated enrollments, both grade-by-grade and school-by-school, for each of the next six years.
E. 
Grade-by-grade estimates of the number of school enrollments to be generated by the proposed development in each of the next six years. The sources of per-unit statistics and the methodology used to project estimates should be clearly described.
F. 
A comparison of school district projections (paragraph (e)(2)D. hereof) with increases in enrollments to be generated by the proposed development (paragraph (e)(2)E. hereof) and a statement about whether or not the current projections of the school district seem to take into account the enrollment growth to be generated by the proposed development.
G. 
Descriptions of any expansion plans that the school district may have.
H. 
Comparisons of existing and planned capacities with the growth in enrollments estimated for the proposed development.
I. 
A description of any new facilities that will be needed to serve the enrollment growth generated by the proposed development.
J. 
Data about how school children living in the proposed development will be transported to school. Among the issues of concern are:
1. 
Will additional buses be needed?
2. 
Will adequate pedestrian facilities be available it children must walk to nearby school sites?
K. 
Estimates of day care and/or nursery school facilities that may be needed to service the proposed development.
L. 
Descriptions of any actions proposed or offered by the applicant to alleviate any burdens caused by the impact of the proposed development on the school district and school facilities.
M. 
Written text to interpret the information and data presented in terms of the aforementioned objectives.
(f) 
Commercial facilities.
(1) 
Objective. The objective of the impact statement on commercial facilities is to provide the Planning Commission and Council with enough information and data to be able to properly evaluate the impact of the proposed development on commercial facilities so as to be able to ensure that a serious imbalance of residential and commercial land uses will not be created.
(2) 
Minimum contents. The commercial facilities impact statement should contain consumer expenditure estimates statistics and calculations as follows:
A. 
Estimates of demand levels that will be generated by the proposed development for commercial activities of the following types:
1. 
Grocery shopping facilities;
2. 
Other retail shopping facilities;
3. 
Commercial services;
4. 
Service stations; and
5. 
Eating establishments.
B. 
Descriptions of the amounts of these services currently available in the Township or in nearby areas.
C. 
Analysis of how the estimated demand for the commercial services will be met, including the impact of the commercial aspect of the Township's Comprehensive Plan and estimates of the amount of new commercial construction that will be generated by the proposed development.
(g) 
Economy.
(1) 
Objective. The objective of the economic impact statement is to provide the Planning Commission and Council with enough information and data to be able to adequately evaluate the potential effect of the proposed development on the economy of the Township and the area.
(2) 
Minimum contents. As a minimum, the impact statement on the economy should contain:
A. 
A statement concerning the reason that the applicant has chosen Upper Providence Township for the location of the proposed development.
B. 
Data about the size and characteristics of the labor force in the Township and in the surrounding municipalities.
C. 
Estimates of the size and characteristics of the labor force that will live in the proposed development.
D. 
Analysis of employment locations for the labor force that will live in the proposed development (i.e. where the labor force will work).
E. 
Estimates of the number and types of new jobs that will be directly generated by the proposed development.
F. 
Data about the Township and surrounding municipalities's housing supply, including data about owner/renter composition, rental levels and values of housing units, and an analysis of the impact of the proposed development on the housing supply.
G. 
A statement or analysis concerning the relationship between the proposed development and the demand for new housing in the Upper Providence area.
H. 
Text or other written material relating the above data and information to the aforementioned objectives.
(h) 
Community facilities.
(1) 
Objective. The objective of the impact statement on community facilities is to provide the Planning Commission and Council with enough information and data to permit them to evaluate the impact that the proposed development will have on community facilities so as to be able to ensure that adequate community facilities are available to service the residents of the proposed development.
(2) 
Minimum contents. As a minimum, the community facilities impact statement should provide:
A. 
A full description of how water service will be provided to the proposed development, including descriptions of new, system-wide improvements that will be required to service the development and the estimated cost of providing such improvements.
B. 
Descriptions of the impact of servicing the proposed development on the system's surplus capacity; water pressures throughout the system; ground water supply; increased maintenance needs; and customer service rates.
C. 
A full description of how sewer service will be provided to the proposed development, including descriptions of new, system-wide improvements that will be required to service the proposed development and the estimated cost of providing such improvements.
D. 
Descriptions of the impact of servicing the proposed development on the capacity of treatment facilities; the capacities of major collector pipes and pumping stations; increased maintenance needs; and customer service rates.
E. 
Preliminary plans illustrating the proposed provisions for storm drainage.
F. 
A storm water run-off analysis comparing the run-off from the site of its existing, natural state to the run-off from the development site. The one-hundred-year storm should be used for comparison; hydrographs for twenty-four-, twelve-, six- and three-hour storm durations should be prepared. The run-off analysis should also describe any external run-off that passes through the site and should determine the impact of the proposed storm drainage improvements on external run-off for the same storm intensities.
G. 
Documentation from utility companies regarding the availability of electric and gas services.
H. 
A description of measures offered by the applicant to offset any adverse impacts on community facilities.
I. 
Text or other written material relating the above data and information to the aforementioned objectives.
(i) 
Police and fire.
(1) 
Objective. The objective of the impact statement on police and fire services is to provide the Planning Commission and Council with adequate information and data to enable the Township to determine:
A. 
That adequate fire and police protection can be provided to the residents of the proposed development;
B. 
That the police and fire protection services will not be overburdened; and
C. 
The extent of capital improvements or increases in services that will be needed to adequately service the proposed development.
(2) 
Minimum contents. As a minimum, the impact statement on police and fire services shall include:
A. 
An estimated number of crimes against property (thefts, vandalism, etc.) which can be expected as a result of the proposed development and the resultant number of additional police calls expected (based on the proportion of crimes normally reported).
B. 
A description of any internal security measures which will be provided to the proposed development.
C. 
An estimate of new personnel which will be needed to serve the proposed development (including the source of standards used to derive estimates).
D. 
A description of the present equipment's capability to handle the additional load which will result from the proposed development. The impact on the availability and type of existing police, fire, and other emergency equipment should also be considered.
E. 
The adequacy of existing equipment to handle the additional load (police, fire, and other emergency equipment) and what deficiencies will result from the new development. (Will the amount and type of present equipment be adequate?)
F. 
Any contributions the developer intends to make to alleviate manpower and equipment shortages.
G. 
Adequacy of Township fire codes and a description of additional fire, building, and other code enforcement and inspection responsibilities that will be generated by the proposed development.
H. 
Descriptions of the water system's ability to provide adequate fire protection, including data about pressures and durations.
I. 
Written text to interpret the information and data presented in terms of the aforementioned objectives.
(j) 
Recreation.
(1) 
Objective. The objective of the impact statement concerning recreation is to provide sufficient information and data to the Planning Commission and Council so that they may adequately evaluate:
A. 
The demand for recreational facilities which the proposed development will generate and determine whether adequate facilities exist or are planned; and
B. 
The extent or scope of any new facilities or services that will be required as a result of the proposed development.
(2) 
Minimum contents. As a minimum, the recreational impact statement should include the following:
A. 
A description of the projected age-breakdown of the residents of the proposed development.
B. 
A description of any recreational facilities to be provided by the developer.
C. 
A description of who the responsible party(ies) will be for maintenance of any recreational facilities to be provided by the developer.
D. 
A description of existing Municipal recreational facilities and the impact of the proposed development on these facilities. Accepted standards for required recreation shall be used as a measure of impact.
E. 
Discussion of the potential for any recreation facilities to be provided by the developer to compensate for any anticipated deficiencies of the Township's recreational facilities.
F. 
A description of accessibility of developer-proposed facilities to general Township residents.
G. 
A description of any contributions that the developer plans to make for Township recreation to compensate for expected impacts.
H. 
Written text to supplement and interpret the information and data presented in terms of the aforementioned objectives.
(k) 
Cost-revenue analysis.
(1) 
Objective. The objective of the portion of the impact statement requiring a cost-revenue analysis is to provide the Planning Commission and Council with sufficient information to determine what the net cost to the Township will be in furnishing necessary services and facilities to the proposed development. (Net cost is defined as the difference, whether deficiency or surplus, between government expenditures required by the proposed development and the revenues it will generate.)
(2) 
Minimum contents. As a minimum, the impact statement shall include the following:
A. 
A list of all services which will be supplied to the proposed development by the Township and joint agencies or authorities which supply services to the Township.
B. 
A description of the total additional annual cost for each service. Documentation should include the method for estimating all such costs.
C. 
A list of all new capital facilities which will be required as a result of the proposed development, as well as the annual costs for providing each. The cost, or portion thereof, for any facility to which the developer will make a contribution should not be included.
D. 
A list, categorized by revenue source, of the total estimated revenue to be generated by the proposed development. Documentation should include the method for estimating the amount expected for each source of revenue.
E. 
An analysis and comparison to determine whether providing services and facilities to the proposed development will represent a financial surplus or deficiency for the Township.
F. 
Written text interpreting the information and data presented in terms of the aforementioned objectives.
(l) 
Recreational impact fees.
(1) 
Objective. The objective of this portion of the impact statement requiring the payment of fees is to provide the Township with adequate recreational facilities for all residents of the Township in accordance with the Planning and Zoning Code.
(2) 
Development causing increases in population by one or more new residences must share in the cost of additional recreational facilities.
(3) 
The contribution for recreational purposes shall be made in the amount of $1,500 per new dwelling unit payable upon final Subdivision and Land Development approval.
(4) 
All fees paid to the Township shall, upon receipt, be deposited in an interest-bearing account identifying the specific subdivision for which the fee was received. Interest earned on such accounts shall become funds of that account. Funds from such accounts shall be expended only in properly allocable portions of the costs incurred to construct the specific recreation facilities for which the funds were collected.
(5) 
Upon request of any person who paid any fee under this subsection, the municipality shall refund such fee, plus interest accumulated thereon, from the date of payment, if the municipality had failed to utilize the fee paid for the purposes set forth in the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance within three years from the date such fee was paid.