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Borough of Burgettstown, PA
Washington County
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In C Commercial Districts, the following regulations shall apply:
Uses permitted:
All uses permitted in any residence district, and subject to the controls set forth therein, and further provided that any residential use shall be permitted only when accessory and incidental to one or more commercial uses.
Stores and shops for the conducting of any retail business.
Personal service shops (barbershops, beauty parlors, etc.).
Banks, theatres, offices, restaurants and similar community services.
Garages and filling stations, subject to the following provisions:
No repair work is performed out of doors.
Pumps, lubricating or other devices are located at least 20 feet from any street line or highway right-of-way.
All fuel, oil or similar substances are stored at least 35 feet distant from any street or lot line.
All automobile parts, dismantled vehicles and similar articles are stored within a building.
Shops for custom work; shops for making articles or products to be sold at retail on the premises.
Restaurants, cafes, tearooms and similar establishments.
Theatres, assembly halls, billiard or pool parlors, bowling alleys, and any public recreation use.
Motor vehicle sales room.
Mortuaries, funeral homes and undertaking establishments.
Parkway or bus passenger station, telegraph office, express office, electric substation, printing plant.
Accessory buildings and accessory uses on the same lot customarily incidental to any of the above permitted uses.
Any use of the same general character as the above permitted uses when authorized as a special exception, but not to include any uses which are permitted only in a less-restricted use district.
Signs. Only those signs referring or relating to the uses conducted on the premises or to the materials or products made, sold, or displayed on the premises shall be permitted, and further provided that all signs and advertising structures shall be maintained in accordance with Article X hereof.
Height regulations.
The height of a building shall not be greater than 35 feet.
The height of a dwelling shall not be less than one story.
Area regulations. A commercial lot shall be no less than 6,000 square feet and shall have a minimum lot width of 40 feet.
Coverage regulations. All buildings, including accessory buildings, shall not cover more than 65% of the lot area.
Yard regulations. Each lot shall have front, side, and rear yards of not less than the depth or width indicated below:
Front yard depth: 25 feet.
Side yards: two; width: five feet each side of a principal building, provided that when a written agreement is provided by adjoining property owners, no side yard shall be required where two or more commercial uses abut side to side. However, in no case shall party walls be permitted between properties of separate ownership. In the case of a series of abutting structures abutting and paralleling a public right-of-way, an open and unobstructed passage for vehicles and pedestrians, of at least 20 feet in width, shall be provided at grade level at intervals of not more than 400 feet.
Rear yard depth: 20 feet.
Off-street parking shall be provided in accordance with Article XI.
In the case of a building erected, altered or remodeled for commercial or business purposes, there shall be at least one off-street loading and unloading facility provided. The minimum size loading space shall be 10 feet by 25 feet and shall be provided according to the following schedule:
Square Feet of Gross Floor Area Each Space Can Service
No. of Spaces
Retail Storing and Warehousing
Office Buildings and Hotels
25,000 or less
100,000 or less
25,000 to 75,000
100,000 to 300,000
75,000 to 200,000
300,000 to 600,000 and over
In no case where a building is erected, altered or remodeled for commercial or business purposes shall the public right-of-way be used for loading or unloading of materials.