Municipality of Bethel Park, PA
Allegheny County
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69.7.1. 
The following rules of construction shall apply to this ordinance:
1. 
The particular shall control the general.
2. 
In case of any difference of meaning or implication between the text of this ordinance and any caption or illustration, the text shall control.
3. 
The word "shall" is mandatory and not discretionary. The word "may" is permissive.
4. 
Words used in the present tense shall include the future, words used in the singular number shall include the plural, and the plural the singular, unless the context clearly indicates the contrary.
5. 
The phrase "used for" includes "arranged for", "designed for", "intended for", "maintained for" and/or "occupied for".
69.8.1. 
All definitions in the Municipalities Planning Code, (53 P.S. 10101 et. seq.) as amended, are hereby adopted and made a part hereof by reference.
69.8.2. 
ACCESSORY BUILDING or ACCESSORY USE — A building or use customarily incidental and subordinate to the principal building or use and located on the same lot with such principal building or use. The combined floor area of all building(s) accessory to a nonresidential use shall be limited to not more than 10% of the gross floor area size of the first floor of the principal building. The combined floor area of all sheds or buildings for domestic storage shall not exceed 400 square feet, and detached garages for residential use with approved driveways shall not exceed 1,000 square feet. An accessory use includes, but is not limited to, the following:
[Amended 5-13-1991 by Ord. No. 5-13-91C; 9-13-1999 by Ord. No. 9-13-99B]
1. 
Children's playhouse, garden house or private greenhouse.
2. 
Civil defense shelter serving not more than two families.
3. 
Garage, shed or building for domestic storage.
4. 
Incinerator incidental to residential use.
5. 
Storage of merchandise normally carried in stock on the same lot with any commercial use unless such storage is excluded by the district regulations.
6. 
Storage of goods used in or produced by manufacturing activities, on the same lot or parcel of ground with such activities, unless such storage is excluded by district regulations.
7. 
Nonpaying guesthouse or rooms for nonpaying guests within an accessory building, provided such facilities are used for the occasional housing of guests of occupants of the principal building and not for permanent occupancy by others as housekeeping units.
8. 
Servants' quarters or servants' house.
9. 
Off-street motor vehicle parking area; loading unloading facility; and residential parking areas. Driveways serving residential parking areas or garages shall not be included in the calculation of percentage of lot coverage.
[Amended 8-14-2017 by Ord. No. 8-14-17]
10. 
Home occupation.
11. 
Fence, sign.
69.8.3. 
ADULT ARCADE — Any place to which the public is permitted or invited wherein coin-operated or slug-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 so displayed are distinguished or characterized by depicting or describing of specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas.
[Added by Ord. No. 5-9-94A]
69.8.4. 
ADULT BOOK STORE — A commercial establishment having a substantial or significant portion of its stock-in-trade including books, magazines, photographs or other materials, which are distinguished and characterized by their evidence of matter depicting, describing or relating to the specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas defined herein or an establishment with a segment or section devoted to the sale or display of such material.
[Added by Ord. No. 8-10-87C]
69.8.5. 
ADULT CABARET — A nightclub, bar, restaurant, or similar commercial establishment which regularly features:
1. 
Persons who appear in the state of nudity; or
2. 
Live performances which are characterized by the exposure of specified anatomical areas or by specified sexual activities; or
3. 
Films, motion pictures, video cassettes, slides, or other photographic reproductions which are characterized by the depiction or description of specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas.
[Added by Ord. No. 5-9-94A]
69.8.6. 
ADULT MOTEL — A hotel, motel or similar commercial establishment which:
1. 
Offers accommodations to the public for any form of consideration; provides patrons with closed-circuit television transmissions, films, motion pictures, video cassettes, slides, or other photographic reproductions which are characterized by the depiction or description of specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas, and has a sign visible from the public right-of-way which advertises the availability of this adult type of photographic reproductions; or
2. 
Offers sleeping rooms for rent four or more times in one calendar day during five or more calendar days in any continuous thirty-day period.
[Added by Ord. No. 5-9-94A]
69.8.7. 
ADULT MOTION PICTURE THEATER — A commercial establishment where, for any form of consideration, films, motion pictures, video cassettes, slides or similar photographic reproductions are regularly shown which are characterized by the depiction or description of specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas.
[Added 5-9-1994 by Ord. No. 5-9-94A]
69.8.8. 
ADULT THEATER — A theater, concert hall, auditorium or similar commercial establishment which regularly features persons who appear in a state of nudity or live performances which are characterized by the exposure of specified anatomical areas or specified sexual activities.
[Added 5-9-1994 by Ord. No. 5-9-94A]
69.8.9. 
ADULT USE — Any use involving specified sexual activity notwithstanding the characterization of that use by the applicant.
[Added 8-10-1987 by Ord. No. 8-10-87C]
69.8.10. 
ALLEY — A serviceway at least 25 feet wide providing a secondary public means of access to abutting properties.
69.8.11. 
ALTERATIONS — As applied to a building or structure, a change or rearrangement in the structural parts or in the exit facilities, or an enlargement, whether by extending on a side or by increasing in height, or the moving from one location to another, or any change in use from that of one zoning district classification to another.
69.8.12. 
ALTERATIONS, STRUCTURAL — Any change in the supporting members of a building, such as bearing walls, columns, beams, girders or foundations.
69.8.13. 
AMUSEMENT ESTABLISHMENT — An enclosed building where the principal use is the entertainment or recreation of the general public or a particular organization excluding adult use as defined herein.
[Amended 5-11-1987 by Ord. 5-11-87C; 5-8-1989 by Ord. No. 5-8-89G]
69.8.13.1. 
ANTENNA — Any system of wires, rods, discs, panels, flat panels, dishes, whips, or other similar devices used for the transmission or reception of wireless signals. An antenna may include an omnidirectional antenna (rod), directional antenna (panel), parabolic antenna (disc) or any other wireless antenna. An antenna shall not include tower-based wireless communications facilities as defined below.
[Added 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. 5-11-15B]
69.8.14. 
APARTMENT — A room or suite of rooms in a multiple-family structure which is used as a single housekeeping unit and which contains complete kitchen, bath and toilet facilities permanently installed.
69.8.15. 
APARTMENT HOUSE — A building used by three or more families living independently of each other and containing dwelling units.
69.8.16. 
ARCHITECT — A professional architect licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
[Added 1-12-1987 by Ord. No. 1-12-87E]
69.8.17. 
APPROVED — Approved by a designated authority or person in strict conformance with the terms of this ordinance and the Bethel Park Code.
[Added 1-21-1987 by Ord. No. 1-12-87E]
69.8.18. 
AREA, BUILDING — The total of areas taken on a horizontal plane at the main grade level of the principal building and all accessory buildings, exclusive of uncovered porches, terraces and steps.
69.8.19. 
AREA, FLOOR — The sum of the gross horizontal areas of all floors of a building or buildings, measured from the exterior faces of exterior walls or from the center line of common walls separating buildings.
[Amended 8-11-1986 by Ord. No. 8-11-86D]
69.8.20. 
ASSEMBLY HALL — A room, hall or building used for lectures, meetings, sermons and gatherings of over 50 people.
[Added 8-11-1986 by Ord. No. 8-11-86D]
69.8.20.1. 
ASSISTED LIVING CARE — A residential facility designed and designated for the long-term care of persons requiring special assistance. This includes nursing homes, personal care boarding homes intended to provide residence for over eight adults and specialized elderly housing and similar types of residential facilities. Such residential units shall not include full cooking facilities as part of each unit.
[Added 4-13-1998 by Ord. No. 4-13-98B]
69.8.21. 
AUTOMOBILE REPAIR, MAJOR — Engine rebuilding or major reconditioning of worn or damaged motor vehicles or trailers; collision service, including body, frame or fender straightening or repair; and overall painting of vehicles.
69.8.22. 
AUTOMOBILE REPAIR, MINOR — Incidental repairs, replacement of parts, motor service to automobiles and state inspection, but not including any operation specified under "automobile repair, major" above.
69.8.23. 
BASEMENT — A story partly underground but having at least 1/2 of its height above the average level of the adjoining ground. A basement shall be counted as a story for the purposes of height measurement if the vertical distance between the ceiling and the average level of the adjoining ground is five feet or more or if the basement is used for business or dwelling purposes.
69.8.24. 
BILLBOARD — See "sign, off-premises and "sign, commercial outdoor advertising."
[Amended 1-12-1987 by Ord. No. 1-12-87E; 4-9-2007 by Ord. No. 4-9-07]
69.8.25. 
BOTTLE CLUB — Principal use of property involving the assembly of patrons for social, amusement or entertainment purposes wherein the patrons either provide or bring onto the premises their own intoxicating beverages.
[Added 10-11-1978 by Ord. No. 10-11-76D]
69.8.26. 
BUFFER AREA — A strip of land which is landscaped and maintained in a manner prescribed by the Planning Commission. Walls and fences as approved by the Planning Commission may be erected in a buffer area. However, all other structures are excluded and not permitted in a buffer area. Structures included are, but not necessarily limited to, buildings, parking lots, parking spaces, roads, streets, driveways and signs.
[Amended 11-13-1972 by Ord. No. 11-13-72A]
69.8.27. 
BUILDING — Any structure having a roof, supported by columns or by walls and intended for the shelter, housing or enclosure of persons, animals or any other property. Separation by party and fire walls shall not constitute separate buildings.
[Amended 12-11-1978 by Ord. No. 12-11-78C]
69.8.28. 
BUILDING HEIGHT — The vertical distance of the building from the average elevation of the proposed finish grade to the highest point of the roof for flat roofs, to the deck line of mansard roofs and to the eave line for gable, hip and gambrel roofs. Said measurement shall be made on the side of the building with the primary building entrance used by the public. No floor area above the height may be occupied for any use.
[Amended 10-9-1989 by Ord. No. 10-9-89F]
69.8.29. 
BUILDING 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 line.
[Amended 8-13-1979 by Ord. No. 8-13-79B]
69.8.30. 
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES — Any use involving business or professional offices and not including retail trade or manufacturing.
[Added 8-11-1986 by Ord. No. 8-11-86D]
69.8.31. 
CELLAR — A portion of a building having 1/2 or more of its height below the average grade of the adjoining ground. In a dwelling, a cellar may not contain living quarters.
69.8.32. 
CLINIC, MEDICAL OR DENTAL — A facility for the outpatient diagnosis and treatment of human ailments not involving twenty-four-hour-per-day operation and not involving the sale of drugs or foodstuffs on the premises.
69.8.33. 
CLUB AND CLUBHOUSE — A nonprofit association of persons who are bona fide members paying periodic dues, which owns, hires or leases a building or lot or portion of either or both, the use of which is primarily restricted to members and their guests.
[Added 8-11-1986 by Ord. No. 8-11-86D]
69.8.34. 
CLUSTER AREA — A recorded lot within a cluster subdivision containing a group of single-family homes. Further subdivision of the cluster area is permitted for conveyance and recording of the individual residences. Said lots in the subdivision do not need to meet the dimensional requirements set forth for the zoning district they are located in.
[Added 6-10-1996 by Ord. No. 6-10-96B]
69.8.34.0.0. 
CO-LOCATION — The mounting of one or more WCFs, including antennae, on an existing tower-based WCF, or on any structure that already supports at least one non-tower WCF.
[Added 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. 5-11-15B]
69.8.34.0. 
COLUMBARIUM — A structure of vaults lined with recesses for urns containing cremated human remains. The structure is used, or intended to be used, for the placement of urns containing cremated human remains. This structure can be located as a separate structure or located within the walls of an existing structure.
[Added 11-8-2010 by Ord. No. 11-8-10D]
69.8.34.1. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The former definition of “communications antenna,” added 1-11-1999 by Ord. No. 1-11-99B, was repealed 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. 5-11-15B.
69.8.34.1.1. 
(Reserved)[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: The former definition of “communication antenna, alternative mounting structure,” added 2-9-2009 by Ord. No. 2-9-2009C, was repealed 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. 5-11-15B.
69.8.34.1.2. 
(Reserved)[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: The former definition of “communications antenna, stealth,” added 2-9-2009 by Ord. No. 2-9-2009C, was repealed 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. 5-11-15B.
69.8.34.2. 
(Reserved)[4]
[4]
Editor's Note: The former definition of “communications facility, added 1-11-1999 by Ord. No. 1-11-99B, was repealed 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. 5-11-15B.
69.8.34.3. 
COMMUNITY CENTER — A building and/or appurtenant land owned, leased and/or operated by the Municipality, used for meetings, assemblies, theatrical performances, recreation, limited retail sales directly associated with the community uses and associated functions within the center and with the recreational functions on the appurtenant land, providing meals to Bethel Park residents and guests, education and other similar uses reasonably calculated to improve the quality of life of the residents of the Municipality.
[Added 6-8-1998 by Ord. No. 6-8-98D]
69.8.35. 
COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL FACILITY, MAJOR — A residential facility providing residence for no more than eight dependent children, foster children, disturbed children, mentally retarded persons or physically handicapped persons or adjudicated delinquents and including no more than two live-in supervisors who provide service for such residents. For the purposes of this definition, a "child" is any person under the age of 19. This definition does not include rest homes, convalescent homes, homes for the elderly or other similar uses described elsewhere in this ordinance.
[Added 10-11-1982 by Ord. No. 10-11-82A]
69.8.36. 
COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL FACILITY, MINOR — A residential facility providing residence for no more than three dependent children, foster children, disturbed children, mentally retarded persons or physically handicapped persons and including no more than two live-in supervisors. For the purposes of this definition, a "child" is any person under the age of 19. This definition does not include rest homes, convalescent homes, homes for the elderly or other similar uses described elsewhere in this ordinance.
[Added 10-11-1982 by Ord. No. 10-11-82A]
69.8.37. 
COMMUTER PARKING — A parking lot constituting a principal use on a lot intended for use by the public to park vehicles while using available mass transit.
69.8.38. 
CONVALESCENT HOMES — An institution or building for the inpatient long-term care of convalescent or postoperative patients, including therewith full-time nursing care.
69.8.39. 
COPY SHOP — A retail establishment for the purposes of reproducing and printing written and graphic materials by photographic methods.
[Added 1-12-1987 by Ord. No. 1-12-87E]
69.8.40. 
COUNCIL — The Municipal Council of Bethel Park.
[Added 1-12-1987 by Ord. No. 1-12-87E]
69.8.41. 
COVERAGE — That percentage of the lot covered by the building area.
69.8.42. 
DAY-CARE FACILITY — A use involving the care of children in lieu of parental care for a portion of the day or the care of elderly or handicapped adults for a portion of the day.
[Added 5-8-1989 by Ord. No. 5-8-89G]
69.8.43. 
DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT — A written agreement between the developer or applicant and the Municipality which guarantees the completion of site improvements and specifies the requirements for the posting of security.
[Added 1-12-1987 by Ord. No. 1-12-87E]
69.8.44. 
DEVELOPMENT AREA — An area or parcel of land that is to be developed under one subdivision or land development plan. This can include land that extends into abutting municipalities. Any land in other municipalities shall be considered zoned the same as the property in Bethel Park for the purpose of determining any overall parking, dimensional and density requirements for the development. Regulations in the abutting neighboring Municipality must also be met for areas within that Municipality.
[Added 6-10-1996 by Ord. No. 6-10-96B]
69.8.44.1. 
DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEMS (DAS) — Network of spatially separated antenna sites connected to a common source that provides wireless service within a geographic area or structure.
[Added 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. 5-11-15B]
69.8.45. 
DISTRICT, ZONING — A section of the Municipality for which uniform regulations governing the use, height, area and intensity of use of buildings and land and open spaces about buildings are herein established.
69.8.46. 
DISTURBED CHILD — A child who, because of dysfunctions in emotions, behavior or social relationships, is unable to successfully continue his developmental progress utilizing only the ordinary community influences and supports.
[Added 10-11-1982 by Ord. No. 10-11-82A]
69.8.47. 
DRIVE-IN FACILITIES — Establishments which offer in-car service or take-out service, including, but not limited to, banks, food stores and film developing, but not including drive-in theaters and carry-out restaurants. Where the drive-in facility is accessory to the principal use, the parking requirements of the principal use shall be used.
[Added 8-11-1986 by Ord. No. 8-11-86D]
69.8.47.1. 
DRIVING LANES — That interior driving aisle or aisles used for the main access or vehicles within a parking lot.
[Added 9-14-1998 by Ord. No. 9-14-98A]
69.8.48. 
DWELLING — A building designed or used exclusively as the living quarters for one or more families.
69.8.49. 
DWELLING, GROUP — A group of two or more one-family, two-family or townhouse dwellings, multiple-family dwellings or multistory multiple-family dwellings occupying a lot in one ownership and having common yards.
[Amended 7-9-1973 by Ord. No. 7-9-73A; 2-10-1975 by Ord. No. 2-10-75A]
69.8.50. 
DWELLING, MULTIPLE-FAMILY — A dwelling or group of dwellings on one plot or lot containing separate living or dwelling units for three or more families, but which may have joint services or facilities, or both, and not exceeding 35 feet in height.
[Amended 6-8-1970 by Ord. No. 6-8-70A]
69.8.51. 
DWELLING, MULTISTORY MULTIPLE-FAMILY — A multiple-family dwelling of more than 35 feet in height, but not exceeding 75 feet in height, unless further restricted in district regulations herein.
[Amended 6-8-1970 by Ord. No. 68-70A]
69.8.52. 
DWELLING, ONE-FAMILY — A detached building designed for or occupied exclusively by one family.
69.8.53. 
DWELLING, TOWNHOUSE — A building developed for or occupied exclusively by not fewer than three families living independently of each other in dwelling units that are attached side by side by an unpierced party wall, each with a separate and distinct entrance.
[Added 7-9-1973 by Ord. No. 7-9-73A; 2-10-1975 by Ord. No. 2-10-75A]
69.8.54. 
DWELLING TWO-FAMILY — A building designed for or occupied exclusively by two families living independently of each other, with separate dwelling unit entrances.
69.8.55. 
DWELLING UNIT — A building or portion thereof providing complete housekeeping facilities for one family.
69.8.56. 
EDUCATIONAL STUDIO — A use involving the training of individuals or groups in specialized physical activities, not including specified sexual activities. Included, but not limited to, are dance studios, martial art studios and gymnastic studios.
[Added 5-11-1987 by Ord. No. 5-11-87C]
69.8.56.1. 
EMERGENCY — A condition that: 1) constitutes a clear and immediate danger to the health, welfare, or safety of the public; or 2) has caused or is likely to cause facilities in the rights-of-way to be unusable and result in loss of the services provided.
[Added 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. 5-11-15B]
69.8.57. 
FAMILY — A single person occupying a dwelling unit and maintaining a household; two or more persons related by blood or marriage or adoption occupying a dwelling unit and sharing common kitchen and cooking facilities, living together and maintaining a common household; not more than three unrelated persons occupying a dwelling unit and sharing common kitchen and cooking facilities and living together and maintaining a common household; and not more than two unrelated persons when residing with at least two persons related by blood, marriage or adoption.
[Amended 12-11-1978 by Ord. No. 12-11-78C]
69.8.58. 
FARM — A tract of land under one ownership or forming a single property not less than five acres in area, and may include a private housing for animals not less than 200 feet distant from any adjacent property line.
[Amended 1-12-1987 by Ord. No. 1-12-1987E; 5-8-1989 by Ord. No. 5-8-89G]
69.8.58.1. 
FCC — Federal Communications Commission.
[Added 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. 5-11-15B]
69.8.59. 
FENCE —
[Repealed 7-13-1970 by Ord. No. 7-13-70A]
69.8.59.1. 
FENCE, SNOW — An enclosure or barrier of nonmasonry construction, not more than five feet high, used for a temporary period, not to exceed from November 1 through May 1, to control the drifting snow.
[Added 4-13-1998 by Ord. No. 4-13-98B]
69.8.60. 
FENCE, ORNAMENTAL — An enclosure or barrier of nonmasonry construction where the open portion thereof exceeds in area the closed portion when viewed from a perpendicular position.
[Added 7-13-1970 by Ord. No. 7-13-70A]
69.8.61. 
FENCE, PRIVACY — An enclosure or barrier of nonmasonry construction where the closed portion thereof exceeds in area the open portion.
[Added 7-13-1970 by Ord. No. 7-13-70A]
69.8.61.1. 
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS — Establishments which offer financial-related services, including but not limited to banks, saving and loans, credit agencies, investment companies, brokers and dealers of securities and commodities. Establishments offering short-term loans or offering cash loans in return for physical collateral are not considered to be financial institutions.
[Added 9-13-1999 by Ord. No. 9-13-99B]
69.8.62. 
FLOOD — A temporary inundation of normally dry areas.
[Added 6-8-1981 by Ord. No. 6-8-81A]
69.8.63. 
GARAGE, PRIVATE — An accessory building housing only motor-driven vehicles, the property of and for the use of the occupants of the lot on which the private garage is located.
69.8.64. 
GARAGE, PUBLIC — Any garage other than a private garage, available to the public, and which is used for storage, parking, repair, rental, greasing, washing, servicing, adjusting or equipping of motor-driven vehicles.
69.8.65. 
GASOLINE SERVICES FACILITIES — An area of land, together with any structure thereon, used for the retail sale of motor fuel and lubricants and incidental services, such as the lubrication and hand washing of motor vehicles, and the sale, installation or minor repair of tires, batteries or other automobile accessories. Any use meeting the definition of "gasoline service facilities" shall not be considered an accessory use. Gasoline service facilities, where permitted, shall be the principal use, and any other uses on the same lot shall be subject to the district regulations governing setbacks, times of operation, lighting, signage and any other regulation governing gasoline service facilities.
[Added 12-13-1971 by Ord. No. 12-13-71B; amended 3-13-1972 by Ord. No. 3-13-72A; 12-11-1978 by Ord. No. 12-11-78C; 9-13-1999 by Ord. No. 9-13-99B]
69.8.66. 
GROSS FLOOR AREA — Same as area floor.
[Added 8-11-1986 by Ord. No. 8-11-86D]
69.8.66.1. 
HEALTH SERVICES OFFICES — Offices of health practitioners, such as physicians, dentists, chiropractors, physical therapists, psychiatrists, optometrists and veterinarians.
[Added 9-13-1999 by Ord. No. 9-13-99B]
69.8.67. 
HEIGHT — See "Building Height."
69.8.67.1. 
HEIGHT OF A TOWER-BASED WCF — The vertical distance measured from the ground level, including any base pad, to the highest point on a tower-based WCF, including antennae mounted on the tower and any other appurtenances.
[Added 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. 5-11-15B]
69.8.68. 
HOME OCCUPATION — Shall mean an accessory use of a nonresidential nature which is conducted within a dwelling unit by a resident of the dwelling unit, which is clearly incidental and accessory or secondary to the use of the property for residential purposes and which meets the following additional conditions:
[Amended 12-14-1981 by Ord. No. 12-14-81B; 8-10-1987 by Ord. No. 8-10-87A]
1. 
The occupation or activity, including the storage of materials, shall be carried on wholly within the principal building.
2. 
No more than one paid assistant not residing at the resident household shall be employed at the location of the home occupation. Said paid assistant may not be involved in the actual manufacturing or production of a product(s).
3. 
There shall be no exterior display or sign except a nameplate not exceeding 1 1/2 square feet and attached to the principal building, no exterior storage of materials and no other exterior indication of the home occupation or variation from the residential character of the lot or of the surrounding neighborhood.
4. 
No offensive odor, noise, vibration, smoke, dust, heat glare shall be produced.
5. 
The home occupation shall not generate traffic, including truck deliveries, in any greater volume than would normally be expected in a residential neighborhood, and any need for parking generated by the occupation shall be met by offstreet parking accommodations and shall be in accordance with the regulations of this ordinance.
6. 
No more than two vehicles related or identified as related to the home occupation are permitted to be parked off-street at any one time.
[Amended 9-13-1999 by Ord. No. 9-13-99B]
7. 
Employees or persons affiliated with said home occupation, other than the one permitted assistant and residents, shall not report to or meet at such residence.
8. 
All home occupations are required to obtain a certificate of occupancy.
9. 
In particular, a home occupation includes, but is not limited to the following: art studio, dressmaking, teaching (with musical and art instruction limited to a single pupil at a time), family day-care homes (as defined by the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare) and the professional office of an engineer, architect or insurance agent. Among those home occupations excluded are: dancing studios, art and musical instruction in groups, automotive repairs, barbershops, beauty shops, mortuary establishments, stores, medical, chiropractor, dental offices, group day-care homes (as defined by the Department of Welfare). The acceptability or unacceptability of a home occupation not specifically listed above will be determined by the Director of Community Development in accordance with the provisions set forth above.
69.8.69. 
HOSPITAL — An institution or building for the reception, care and medical treatment of the sick or injured, containing facilities for surgery and twenty-four-hour-per-day emergency treatment, including ancillary commercial activities customarily incident thereto.
69.8.70. 
HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY — See "assisted living care."
[Amended 4-13-1998 by Ord. No. 4-13-98B]
69.8.70.1. 
HOUSING FOR SENIORS — Multiple-family dwelling or multistory multiple-family dwelling designed and operated specifically for occupancy by residents who are 55 years old or older, where 80% or more of the occupied units in the development are occupied by a resident who is 55 years old or older. Such multiple-family dwelling or multistory multiple-family dwelling may include full cooking facilities as part of each residential unit, a central kitchen and dining room for the building, or any combination thereof.
[Added 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. 5-11-15A]
69.8.71. 
HOTEL — A building in which lodging is provided and offered to the public for compensation and in which ingress and egress to and from rooms is made from an inside lobby or office supervised by a person in charge at all hours and which is open to transient guests in contradistinction to a boardinghouse, lodging house or rooming house.
69.8.72. 
HOTEL, MOTOR — A building in which lodging is provided and offered to the transient public for compensation and in which egress and ingress to and from rooms may be made either through an inside lobby or office supervised by a person in charge at all times or directly from the exterior.
69.8.73. 
INSTITUTIONAL HOUSE — A public or private benevolent or eleemosynary establishment devoted to the shelter, maintenance or education and care of minor children; homeless, aged or infirm persons; or members of a religious community. This classification shall not include an almshouse or penal or reformatory institutions for the custody, care or treatment of persons suffering from amentia, mental derangement or drugs or alcohol addiction.
69.8.73.1. 
LARGE MEDICAL CENTER — A mix of medical uses with common service areas and a total floor area exceeding 12,000 square feet.
[Added 4-13-1998 by Ord. No. 4-13-98B]
69.8.74. 
LOADING SPACE — A space within the main building or on the same lot therewith providing for the standing, loading or unloading of vehicles.
69.8.75. 
LOT, CORNER — A lot at the junction of two or more intersecting streets and having frontage on two or more such streets.
69.8.76. 
LOT, COVERAGE — That percentage of the lot covered by the principal and accessory buildings.
[Added 1-12-1987 by Ord. No. 1-12-87E]
69.8.77. 
LOT, DEPTH OF — The mean horizontal distance between the front lot line and the rear lot line, measured midway between the side lot lines.
69.8.78. 
LOT, INTERIOR — A lot other than a corner lot or a through lot.
69.8.79. 
LOT LINE, FRONT — In the case of an interior lot, the line separating the lot from the street; in the case of a corner lot, the line separating the narrowest frontage of the lot from the street.
69.8.80. 
LOT LINE, REAR — That lot line which is most distant from and is most parallel to the front lot line.
[Added 1-12-1987 by Ord. No. 1-12-87E]
69.8.81. 
LOT LINE, SIDE — Any lot line which is not a front or rear lot line.
[Added 1-12-1987 by Ord. No. 1-12-87E]
69.8.82. 
LOT, THROUGH — A lot having frontage on two parallel or approximately parallel streets and which is not a corner lot.
69.8.83. 
LOT WIDTH — The dimensions of a lot measured between the side lot lines on the building line.
69.8.83.1. 
MONOPOLE — A WCF or site which consists of a single pole structure, designed and erected on the ground or on top of a structure, to support communications antennae and connecting appurtenances.
[Added 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. 5-11-15B]
69.8.84. 
MOTEL — See "hotel, motor."
69.8.85. 
MPC — The Municipalities Planning Code (53 P.S. § 10101 et seq.) as amended.
[Added 5-8-1989 by Ord. No. 5-8-89F]
69.8.86. 
MUNICIPALITY — The Municipality of Bethel Park.
[Added 1-12-1987 by Ord. No. 1-12-87E]
69.8.86.1. 
NATURAL GAS COMPRESSOR STATION — A facility designed and constructed to compress natural gas that originates from an Oil and Gas well or collection of such wells operating as a midstream facility for delivery of Oil and Gas to a transmission pipeline, distribution pipeline, natural gas processing plant or underground storage field, including one or more natural gas compressors, associated buildings, pipes, valves, tanks and other equipment.
[Added 9-13-2010 by Ord. No. 9-13-10]
69.8.86.2. 
NATURAL GAS PROCESSING PLANT — A facility designed and constructed to remove materials such as ethane, propane, butane, and other constituents or similar substances from natural gas to allow such natural gas to be of such quality as is required or appropriate for transmission or distribution to commercial markets, but not including facilities or equipment designed and constructed primarily to remove water, water vapor, oil or naturally occurring liquids from natural gas.
[Added 9-13-2010 by Ord. No. 9-13-10]
69.8.86.2.1. 
NON-TOWER WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS FACILITY (NON-TOWER WCF) — All non-tower wireless communications facilities, including but not limited to antennae and related equipment. Non-tower WCF shall not include support structures for antennae or any related equipment that is mounted to the ground or at ground level.
[Added 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. 5-11-15B]
69.8.87. 
NUDE MODEL STUDIO — Any place where a person who appears in a state of nudity or displays specified anatomical areas is provided to be observed, sketched, drawn, painted, sculptured, photographed or similarly depicted by other persons who pay money or any form of consideration, except when such place has no sign visible from the exterior of the structure that indicates a nude person is available for viewing.
[Added 5-9-1994 by Ord. No. 5-9-94A]
69.8.88. 
NUDITY or A STATE OF NUDITY — The appearance of a human bare buttock, anus, male genitals, female genitals or female breast.
[Added 5-9-1994 by Ord. No. 5-9-94A]
69.8.89. 
NURSING HOME — See "convalescent homes."
69.8.90. 
NURSERY SCHOOL — A school designed to provide daytime care or instruction for two or more children of preschool age.
69.8.91. 
OFFICE, BUSINESS OR PROFESSIONAL — Any building or portion thereof devoted to office purposes, of which no part is used for manufacturing, retail trade or dwelling other than a sleeping quarter for a watchman or custodian.
[Added 8-11-1986 by Ord. No. 8-11-86D]
69.8.91.1. 
OIL AND GAS — Crude oil, natural gas, methane gas, coal bed methane gas, propane, butane and/or any other constituents or similar substances that are produced by drilling a well of any depth into, through, and below the surface of the earth.
[Added 9-13-2010 by Ord. No. 9-13-10]
69.8.91.2. 
OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENT or DEVELOPMENT — The well site preparation, well site construction, drilling, hydraulic fracturing, and/or site restoration associated with an oil and gas well of any depth; water and other fluid storage, impoundment and transportation used for such activities; and the installation and use of all associated equipment, including tanks, meters, and other equipment and structures, whether permanent or temporary; and the site preparation, construction, installation, maintenance and repair of oil and gas pipelines and associated equipment and other equipment and activities associated with the exploration for and production and transportation of oil and gas other than natural gas compressor stations and natural gas processing plants or facilities performing the equivalent functions that operate as midstream facilities.
[Added 9-13-2010 by Ord. No. 9-13-10]
69.8.92. 
ONE-HUNDRED-YEAR FLOOD — A flood that, on the average, is likely to occur every hundred years, that is to say it has a one-percent chance of occurring each year although the flood may occur in any year.
[Added 6-8-1981 by Ord. No. 6-8-81A]
69.8.93. 
OPEN SPACE DEVELOPMENT — A residential subdivision where individual detached single-family dwellings are permitted closer together than normally allowed in a residential zone and on smaller lots than normally permitted, but where the overall density of the development is not increased beyond that allowed in the district. Open space areas of undisturbed land are required to be preserved in such a plan.
[Added 6-10-1996 by Ord. No. 6-10-96B]
69.8.93.1. 
OPERATOR (oil and gas) — Any person, partnership, company, corporation and its subcontractors and agents who have an interest in real estate for the purpose of exploring or drilling for, producing, or transporting oil or gas.
[Added 9-13-2010 by Ord. No. 9-13-10]
69.8.94. 
OUTDOOR PATIO USE — An accessory use of an outdoor portion of a lot for the service and/or consumption of food and drink, not including live entertainment and/or not including recorded music of any type where such music would be audible from the property line of the nearest property zoned R-1, R-2 or R-3.
[Added by 1-10-1983 by Ord. No. 1-10-83C; amended 7-11-1988 by Ord. No. 7-11-88D]
69.8.94.1. 
OUTDOOR WINTER RECREATIONAL USE — A use that consists of providing outdoor physical fitness and sports activities occurring principally during the winter portion of the year and is conducted on snow or ice covered areas. Activities include, and are similar to the following: tobogganing, sledding, snow tubing, snowboarding, skiing, cross country skiing, snow surfing, acrobatic skiing, ice skating, curling and ice hockey. This excludes the use of specialized motorized equipment for individual recreational use, such as snowmobiles.
[Added 2-12-2007 by Ord. No. 2-12-07A]
69.8.95. 
OVERLAY ZONE — A special zoning district with a set of requirements that is described in the ordinance text, is mapped and is imposed in addition to those of the underlying district.
69.8.95.1. 
PARKING AREA — That interior portion of an improved or impervious parking lot. This is measured for landscaping calculation purposes as being the total area inside the edge of pavement, excluding the portion occupied by the buildings or structure.
[Amended 9-14-1998 by Ord. No. 9-14-98A]
69.8.96. 
PARKING LOT — Any lot, parcel or yard used in whole or in part for the storage of parking of two or more vehicles where such usage is not incidental to or in conjunction with a one-family or two-family dwelling.
69.8.97. 
PARKING SPACE — An off-street parking space available for the parking of one motor vehicle and having passageways and driveways appurtenant thereto and giving access thereto and having a direct access to a street or alley.
[Amended 12-11-1978 by Ord. No. 12-11-78C]
69.8.98. 
PAVING — Concrete or bituminous wearing surfaces with appropriate base consistent with sound engineering practices. "Paving" shall not include tar and chip and other similar practices.
[Added 12-11-1978 by Ord. No. 12-11-78C]
69.8.99. 
PERSONAL CARE BOARDING HOME — A state licensed residential facility for adults in which food, shelter and personal assistance or supervision are provided for a period exceeding 24 consecutive hours for more than three adults but not exceeding eight adults, who are not relatives of the operator and who require assistance or supervision in such matters as dressing, bathing, diet or medication prescribed for self-administration, but do not require hospitalization or care in a skilled nursing or intermediate care facility.
[Amended 1-12-1987 by Ord. No. 1-12-87E]
69.8.100. 
PERMITTED USE — Use which, upon proper application for development, shall be granted by the designated authority if in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance.
[Added 1-12-1987 by Ord. No. 1-12-87E]
69.8.101. 
PETITIONER — An individual, group of individuals or firm who requests a zoning text or Zoning Map change through the filing of an application for such change. The Council is not a petitioner.
[Added 1-12-1987 by Ord. No. 1-12-87E]
69.8.102. 
PLACE OF WORSHIP — A building or group of buildings, including customary accessory buildings, designated or intended for public worship.
[Added 1-12-1987 by Ord. No. 1-12-87E]
69.8.103. 
PLANNING COMMISSION — The Planning and Zoning Commission of the Municipality of Bethel Park.
69.8.104. 
PRINTING SHOP — A retail establishment for the purpose of reproducing and printing written and graphic materials where type is cast and inserted into a mechanical printing press machine.
[Added 1-12-1987 by Ord. No. 1-12-87E]
69.8.104.1. 
PROTECTED STRUCTURE (oil and gas) — Any residence, commercial business, school, religious institution or other public building located within 1,000 feet of the surface location of a well that may be impacted by noise generated from drilling or hydraulic fracturing activity at a well site. The term shall not include any structure owned by an oil and gas lessor who has signed a lease with the operator granting surface rights to drill the subject well or whose owner or occupants have signed a waiver relieving the operator from implementation of the measures established in Section 69.88.2(15) of this ordinance for the owners' or occupants' benefit.
[Added 9-13-2010 by Ord. No. 9-13-10]
69.8.105. 
RECREATIONAL USE — A use which consist of providing indoor physical fitness and sports activities. Recreational uses include, but are not limited to, the following: gymnasiums, roller and ice skating rinks, indoor sport courts, indoor golf, educational studios, weight lifting and aerobic exercise facilities, swimming pools, bowling and batting cages. Recreational uses do not include video arcades, billiards and adult uses.
[Added 9-13-1993 by Ord. No. 9-13-93A]
69.8.106. 
RECREATIONAL CENTER — A site where the principal use is a private recreation development as defined in this ordinance or a public park or public facility.
[Added 8-11-1986 by Ord. No. 8-11-86D]
69.8.107. 
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARKING — The temporary storage of recreational vehicles for a continued period of time not exceeding 72 hours. Continuity of a single period shall not be considered broken or terminated unless the recreational vehicle involved shall have been removed from the property owner's premises for a period of at least 24 consecutive hours.
[Added 8-14-1995 by Ord. No. 8-14-95A]
69.8.108. 
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE — A single-axle or multiple-axle structure mounted on wheels or otherwise capable of being made mobile for the purpose of travel, recreational and vacation use, and shall include, but not be limited to, travel trailers, mobile homes, tent trailers, boat trailers, pickup campers and horse trailers.
[Added 8-14-1995 by Ord. No. 8-14-95A]
69.8.109. 
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE STORAGE — The placement of recreational vehicles at a given location within the Borough for continuous periods of time exceeding 72 hours.
[Added 8-14-1995 by Ord. No. 8-14-95A]
69.8.110. 
REGULATORY FLOOD ELEVATION — The hundred-year flood elevation plus a freeboard safety factor of 1 1/2 feet.
[Added 6-8-1981 by Ord. No. 6-8-81A]
69.8.111. 
REPAIR SHOP — A building or lot or portion of either or both where the principal use, which must be operated within the building, is for the repair of goods and servicing of buildings. This includes, but is not limited to, plumbing, electrical repair, automotive body repair and appliance repair.
[Added 8-11-1986 by Ord. No. 8-11-86D]
69.8.111.1. 
RELATED EQUIPMENT — Any piece of equipment related to, incidental to, or necessary for, the operation of a tower-based WCF or non-tower WCF. By way of illustration, not limitation, related equipment includes generators and base stations.
[Added 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. 5-11-15B]
69.8.111.2. 
RESIDENTIAL PARKING AREA — An off-street parking area (including a driveway) accessory to a residential use, which shall be an area of land (concrete, asphalt, compacted gravel or like material), other than a street or right-of-way, designated and used principally for parking and temporary loading and unloading. The residential parking area must have direct access from a driveway; or if the residential parking areas are detached from driveways, they must have direct access from a public street or alley.
[Added 8-14-2017 by Ord. No. 8-14-17]
69.8.112. 
RESTAURANT — An establishment where refreshments, beverages or meals may be obtained by the public. It includes, but is not limited to, the following: cafes, lunchrooms, dairy lunchrooms, cafeterias, tearooms, pancake and waffle shops, etc.
[Added 12-11-1978 by Ord. No. 12-11-78C]
69.8.113. 
RESTAURANT, CARRYOUT — An establishment where refreshments, beverages, meals or frozen desserts are served for consumption primarily outside of the premises and where not more than 12 permanent seats are provided.
[Amended 1-12-1987 by Ord. No. 1-12-87E]
69.8.113.1. 
RESTAURANT, HIGH-TURNOVER — An eating establishment with over 10 seats where refreshments, beverages, meals or desserts are not served at the table and include both carryout and eat-in meals. An establishment that has fewer than 10 seats and serves prepared food shall be considered a retail use for the purpose of this chapter.
[Added 4-13-1998 by Ord. No. 4-13-98B]
69.8.113.2. 
RESTAURANT, LOW-TURNOVER — An eating establishment with over 10 seats where refreshments, beverages or meals are served by wait staff for consumption primarily on the premises.
[Added 4-13-1998 by Ord. No. 4-13-98B]
69.8.114. 
REST HOME — A building of residential character housing long-term aged residents capable of self-care. However, nothing in this ordinance shall prohibit the employment or retention of nursing or attendant staff.
69.8.115. 
RETAIL BUSINESS — Any building or lot or portion thereof the principal use of which is for the selling of goods to the general public.
[Added 8-11-1986 by Ord. No. 8-11-86D]
69.8.115.1. 
RETAIL BUSINESS, DISCOUNT — An establishment which offers a broad range of retail trade or specialty items with a pricing structure normally below retail costs.
[Added 9-14-1998 by Ord. No. 9-14-98A]
69.8.116. 
SEAT — Space provided for one individual to sit as provided for by the local building code regulations.
[Added 1-12-1987 by Ord. No. 1-12-87E]
69.8.117. 
SELF-SERVICE LAUNDRY — A business that provides home-type washing, drying or ironing machines or dry-cleaning machines to be used by customers on the premises.
69.8.118. 
SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS — Same as "repair shop."
[Added 8-11-1986 by Ord. No. 8-11-86D]
69.8.119. 
SEXUAL ENCOUNTER CENTER — A business or commercial enterprise that as one of its primary business purposes offers for any form of consideration:
[Added 5-9-1994 by Ord. No. 5-9-94A]
1. 
Physical contact in the form of wrestling or tumbling between persons of the opposite sex; or
2. 
Activities between male and female persons and/or persons of the same sex when one or more of the persons is in a state of nudity.
69.8.120. 
SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESS — An adult arcade, adult bookstore, adult cabaret, adult motel, adult motion-picture theater, adult theater, nude model studio or sexual encounter center.
[Added 5-9-1994 by 5-9-94A]
69.8.121. 
SHOPPING CENTER — A parcel of land at least 10 acres in size under one ownership which contains at least five individual businesses all sharing a common parking lot and with not more than two access points per street.
[Added 5-11-1987 by Ord. No. 5-11-87C]
69.8.121.1. 
SHORT-TERM LENDING ESTABLISHMENT — An establishment which offers short-term cash loans (15 days or less) or offers cash loans in return for physical collateral.
[Added 9-13-1999 by Ord. No. 9-13-99B]
69.8.122. 
SIGN — Any surface, fabric or device bearing lettered, pictorial, sculptured or other matter designed to convey information visually and exposed to public view; any structure designed to carry the above visual information; any structure or device designed or installed principally to direct or attract attention, except traffic signs or devices. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, noncommercial copy may be substituted for commercial copy on any lawful sign structure.
[Amended 4-9-2007 by Ord. No. 4-9-07]
69.8.123. 
SIGN, BUSINESS IDENTIFICATION — A sign as defined in this ordinance whose purpose is to attract attention to a business establishment or its wares, including decorative and ornamental signs or those bearing script, except for information signs.
[Added 1-12-1987 by Ord. No. 1-12-87E]
69.8.123.1. 
SIGN, COMMERCIAL OUTDOOR ADVERTISING — A permanent off-premises, sign, erected maintained or used in the outdoor environment for the purpose of providing copy area for commercial or noncommercial messages.
[Added 4-9-2007 by Ord. No. 4-9-07]
69.8.124. 
SIGN, DIRECTIONAL — A sign, located on premises, providing information of traffic circulation patterns within a parking facility.
[Added 1-12-1987 by Ord. No. 1-12-87E]
69.8.124.1. 
SIGN, FLOODLIGHTED — Sign externally illuminated by a single or several light sources. These include painted bulletins and poster panels. Floodlighted signs may only be illuminated from the top of the sign, except where identified in Section 69.50.1.5, allowing for lighting of signs in connection with residential subdivisions.
[Added 11-9-1998 by Ord. No. 11-9-98E]
69.8.125. 
SIGN, FREESTANDING — Any sign not attached to or part of any building, but separate and permanently affixed by any other means in or upon the ground. Included, without limitations, are pole signs, pylon signs and masonry wall-type signs.
[Added 1-12-1987 by Ord. No. 1-12-87E]
69.8.125.1. 
SIGN, LUMINOUS-ELEMENT — Sign with panels of translucent plastic or glass which are illuminated by interior light sources, such as HID, fluorescent or incandescent lamps or luminous tubing.
[Added 11-9-1998 by Ord. No. 11-9-98E]
69.8.125.2. 
SIGN, LUMINOUS-LETTER — Sign with illuminated letters and nonilluminated background, such as those with exposed lamps, exposed luminous tubes, raised glass or plastic letters.
[Added 11-9-1998 by Ord. No. 11-9-98E]
69.8.125.3. 
SIGN, OFF-PREMISES — A sign whose message content may not necessarily bear any relationship to the activities conducted on the premises on which it is located, or the expansion of commercial or noncommercial speech by the owner or bona fide user of the premises on which it is located.
[Added 4-9-2007 by Ord. No. 4-9-07]
69.8.126. 
SIGN, PRICING AND INFORMATIONAL — A sign permanently fixed and located on premises providing a description of prices and services at that location. Included are menu boards, price listings and similar such signs.
[Added 1-12-1987 by Ord. No. 1-12-87E]
69.8.127. 
STABLE, PRIVATE — Any accessory building in which horses are kept for riding, driving and stabling for private use, not for hire or sale.
69.8.128. 
STORY — That portion of a building 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 next above it.
69.8.129. 
SPECIAL EDUCATION SCHOOL — A private or public school which either: i) does not provide a curriculum similar to that of a public school; or ii) that maintains hours not similar to a public school; or iii) both of the above.
[Added 5-8-1989 by Ord. No. 5-8-89G]
69.8.129.1. 
SPECIALTY MEDICAL CENTERS — A medical center for specialized medical care not found in a typical physician's office.
[Added 4-13-1998 by Ord. No. 4-13-98B]
69.8.130. 
SPECIFIED ANATOMICAL AREAS —
[Added 8-10-1987 by Ord. No. 8-10-87C]:
1. 
Areas of the human body less than completely opaquely covered and limited to:
2. 
Human genitals and pubic regions.
3. 
Buttocks.
4. 
Female breast below the point immediately below the top of the aureole.
5. 
Human male genitals in a discernible turgid state, even if completely and opaquely covered.
69.8.131. 
SPECIFIED SEXUAL ACTIVITY — shall mean:
[Added by Ord. No. 8-10-878C]
1. 
Acts of human masturbation, sexual intercourse or sodomy;
2. 
Fondling or other erotic touching of human genitals, pubic regions, buttocks, or female breasts;
3. 
Human genitals in a state of sexual stimulation or arousal.
69.8.131.1. 
STEALTH TECHNOLOGY — Camouflaging methods applied to wireless communications towers, antennae and other facilities which render them more visually appealing or blend the proposed facility into the existing structure or visual backdrop in such a manner as to render it minimally visible to the casual observer. Such methods include, but are not limited to, architecturally screened roof-mounted antennae, building-mounted antennae painted to match the existing structure and facilities constructed to resemble trees, shrubs, and light poles.
[Added 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. 5-11-15B]
69.8.132. 
STREET — A public or private way, other than an alley, which affords the principal means of access to abutting properties. If there is no officially established grade, the Municipal Engineer shall establish same.
69.8.132.0. 
SUBSTANTIALLY CHANGE or SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE — 1) Any increase in the height of a wireless support structure by more than 10%, or by the height of one additional antenna array with separation from the nearest existing antenna not to exceed 20 feet, whichever is greater, except that the mounting of the proposed wireless communications facility may exceed the size limits set forth herein if necessary to avoid interference with existing antennae; or 2) any further increase in the height of a wireless support structure which has already been extended by more than 10% of its originally approved height or by the height of one additional antenna array.
[Added 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. 5-11-15B]
69.8.132.1. 
SWIMMING POOL, PRIVATE — Any permanently or indefinitely constructed structure intended for swimming or recreational bathing that contains water over 18 inches deep at any point, or a surface area exceeding 100 square feet. This includes in-ground, aboveground and on-ground swimming pools, hot tubs and spas.
[Added 9-13-1999 by Ord. No. 9-13-99B]
69.8.133. 
TIGHT SCREEN PLANTING — An evergreen planting of shrubbery or trees whose growth within three years will be at least six feet in height and which shall be planted at a distance apart which will provide a tight vegetative screen within three years.
[Added by Ord. No. 5-8-89G]
69.8.133.1. 
TOWER-BASED WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS FACILITY (TOWER-BASED WCF) — Any structure that is used for the purpose of supporting one or more antennae, including, but not limited to, self-supporting lattice towers, guy towers and monopoles, utility poles and light poles. DAS hub facilities are considered to be tower-based WCF.
[Added 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. 5-11-15B]
69.8.134. 
USE — The specific purpose for which land or a building is designed, arranged, intended or for which it may be occupied or maintained. The term "permitted use" or its equivalent shall not be deemed to include any nonconforming use.
69.8.135. 
WALL, ORNAMENTAL — An enclosure or barrier of masonry construction other than standard structural cinder block or concrete block, and not including a wall for the purpose of retaining earth.
[Added by Ord. No. 7-13-70A]
69.8.136. 
WAREHOUSE, FREIGHT TERMINALS AND TRUCKING TERMINALS — An enclosed building, or portion thereof, where the principal use is temporary storage of goods to be later moved to another location.
[Added by Ord. No. 8-11-86D]
69.8.136.0. 
WBCA — Pennsylvania Wireless Broadband Collocation Act, as amended (53 P.S. § 11702.1 et seq.).
[Added 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. 5-11-15B]
69.8.136.1. 
WELL SITE (oil and gas) — A graded pad designed and constructed for the drilling of one or more oil and gas wells.
[Added 9-13-2010 by Ord. No. 9-13-10]
69.8.136.2. 
WIRELESS — Transmissions through the airwaves including, but not limited to, infrared line of sight, cellular, personal communications services, microwave, satellite, or radio signals.
[Added 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. 5-11-15B]
69.8.136.3. 
WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS FACILITY (WCF) — The antennae, nodes, control boxes, towers, poles, conduits, ducts, pedestals, electronics and other equipment used for the purpose of transmitting, receiving, distributing, providing, or accommodating wireless communications services.
[Added 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. 5-11-15B]
69.8.136.4. 
WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS FACILITY APPLICANT (WCF APPLICANT) — Any person that applies for a wireless communication facility building permit, zoning approval and/or permission to use the public right-of-way (ROW) or other municipality-owned land or property.
[Added 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. 5-11-15B]
69.8.136.5. 
WIRELESS SUPPORT STRUCTURE — A freestanding structure, such as a tower-based wireless communications facility or any other support structure that could support the placement or installation of a wireless communications facility if approved by the municipality.
[Added 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. 5-11-15B]
69.8.137. 
YARD — A space on the same lot with a principal building, open, unoccupied and unobstructed by structures, except as otherwise provided in this Ordinance.
69.8.138. 
YARD, FRONT — A yard extending across the full width of the lot, unoccupied other than by steps, walks, terraces, driveways, lampposts and similar structures, the depth of which is the least distance between the front lot line and the building line.
69.8.139. 
YARD, REAR — A yard extending across the full width of the lot between the rear of the principal building and the rear lot line, unoccupied by other than accessory buildings, uses or structures, the depth of which is the least distance between the rear lot line and the rear of such building. In the case of through lots, the rear lot abutting the street shall provide a yard equal to the front yard of the applicable zoning district or equal to an established building line.
69.8.140. 
YARD, SIDE — A yard between the principal building and the side lot line, extending between the rear yard line, the front yard line, unoccupied other than by accessory buildings, uses, or structures. In the case of corner lots, the sides abutting a street shall provide a yard equal to the front yard of the applicable zoning district or equal to an established building line.
[Amended by Ord. No. 1-12-87E]
69.8.141. 
ZONING DISTRICT — See "District, Zoning."
69.8.142. 
ZONING DISTRICT MAP — A map entitled "Municipality of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, Zoning District Map", dated September 1, 1966.