Borough of Rosslyn Farms, PA
Allegheny County
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§ 190-1000 Purpose.

The purpose of the I-1 General Industrial District is to accommodate existing and future development of general industrial uses in appropriate locations that are separated from residential and commercial areas and are geographically located near transportation and natural resources.

§ 190-1001 Authorized uses.

In the I-1 General Industrial District only the following uses are authorized:
A. 
PERMITTED USES
1. 
Principal Uses
a. 
Assembly of small electrical appliances and production, including communications equipment; computer components and accessories; electrical parts, accessories and equipment; electronic components, accessories and equipment; search, detection and navigational instruments and equipment; surgical, medical and dental instruments and supplies; laboratory apparatus; photographic equipment and supplies
b. 
Automotive service station; tire retreading or recapping; battery manufacturer, provided the same is located completely within an enclosed building
c. 
Boat building
d. 
Building materials sales establishment, in an enclosed building
e. 
Car wash
f. 
Contractor's establishment, including storage of equipment
g. 
Distribution plant, including parcel delivery, ice and cold storage plant, bottling plant, and food commissary or catering establishment
h. 
Laboratory-experimental, photo, or motion picture, film or testing
i. 
Landscaping Contractor
j. 
Machinery, repair, sales and display
k. 
Manufacturing, fabricating, compounding, assembling or treatment (not employing a boiling process) of articles of merchandise from the following previously prepared materials; bone; canvas; cellophane; clay; cloth; cork; feathers; felt; fiber; fur; glass; hair; horn; leather; paint; paper; rubber; plastics; precious or semiprecious metals or stones; shell; straw; textiles; tobacco; wood (but not including heavy wood-working shop); and yarns
l. 
Manufacture of pottery and figurines or other similar ceramic products, using only previously pulverized clay
m. 
Manufacture, fabrication and maintenance of electric and neon signs, billboards, commercial advertising structures, metal products of a light nature including heating and ventilating ducts and equipment - cornices, eaves, and the like and also including plumbing, heating or electrical contracting business
n. 
Manufacture of musical and small precision instruments, watches and clocks, toys, novelties, rubber and metal hand stamps
o. 
Manufacture, processing, canning, packaging or treatment of such products as beverages, cosmetics, drugs, perfumed toilet soap, perfumes, pharmaceuticals, and food products not including fish smoking, curing, or canning, rendering of fats or oils, or the slaughter of animals.
p. 
Office, professional or business
q. 
Printing, lithographing, type composition, ruling and binding establishment
r. 
Recreation (Public, Private or Commercial)
s. 
Research Laboratory
t. 
Robotics
u. 
Storage, excluding the following:
1. 
Celluloid
2. 
Coal and Coke
3. 
Garbage, offal, dead animals or refuse
4. 
Gas (in its various forms except propane) in excess of 10,000 cubic feet
5. 
Gasoline in excess of an amount necessary for use on the premises or to supply retail trade at service stations
6. 
Gun powder, fireworks or other explosives
7. 
Junk, scrap, metal, paper, rags or used tires
8. 
Petroleum and petroleum by-products in excess of an amount necessary for use on the premises
9. 
Raw hides or skins
10. 
Terminal warehousing or transfer depot
11. 
Unscreened outside storage
v. 
Alcohol Manufacture and Distillation
w. 
Boiler Works
x. 
Building-mover and Wrecker's Establishment
y. 
Public Parking Garage or Parking Area
z. 
Feed and Fuel Sales Establishment, excluding bulk sales or tank farms
aa. 
Hospital, only with emergency facilities incidental to an industry
bb. 
Iron or Steel or other Metal, but not including metal salvage or junk yards
cc. 
Laundry; Dry Cleaning Plant
dd. 
Lumber Storage, Millwork and Sales
ee. 
Machine Shop
ff. 
Manufacture of: appliances, electrical or mechanical; machines - electric or mechanical - for home or office, and the like; and phonographs, radios, telephones or other instruments or machines for receiving, reproducing or transmitting sound
gg. 
Mini-warehouse
hh. 
Office, in conjunction with, and on the same zoning lot with, an industrial plant development, provided the gross floor area does not exceed 50% of the area of the zoning lot
ii. 
Planing Mill
jj. 
Railroad or other mass transportation company freight and/or passenger facilities, right-of-way, trackage and sidings, with accessory poles and overhead wires, signals or other operating devices, shelters and comfort stations incident to the use thereof; car houses, repair shops, yards and headquarters for operating and maintenance employees
kk. 
Repair shop, including railroad repair shop, distribution and classification yards and supporting facilities
ll. 
Rock, Sand or Gravel Distribution
mm. 
Schools, Commercial
nn. 
Stone or Monument Works
oo. 
Tool Manufacture
pp. 
Vehicle Rental; Vehicle Sales
qq. 
Wholesale Business; Warehousing
2. 
Accessory Uses
a. 
Signs, subject to Article XII
b. 
Off-street Parking Areas (Public or Private) and Off-street Loading, subject to Article XI
c. 
Accessory Uses customarily incidental to and on the same lot with any permitted use, conditional use or use by special exception authorized in this Zoning District
d. 
Fences, subject to § 1403.3
B. 
CONDITIONAL USES
1. 
Principal Uses
a. 
Firehouses, subject to § 1303.15
b. 
Motor Freight Terminal, subject to § 1303.13
c. 
Public Utility Buildings or Structures, subject to § 1303.19
d. 
Public Buildings, subject to § 1303.15
C. 
USES BY SPECIAL EXCEPTION
1. 
Principal Uses
a. 
Billboard, subject to § 1303.1
b. 
Principal or Accessory Building or Structure Exceeding the Height Limitations of the Zoning District, subject to § 1303.2
c. 
Expansion of a Nonconforming Use, subject to § 1303.9 and § 1601.4
d. 
Temporary Use or Structure, other than a Construction Trailer, Model Home or Sales Office, subject to § 1303.21
e. 
Comparable Uses Not Specifically Listed, subject to § 1303.7
f. 
Sexually Oriented Businesses, subject to § 1303.20

§ 190-1002 Area and bulk regulations.

In the I-1 General Industrial District all uses shall be subject to the following regulations, except as they may be modified by the express standards and criteria for the specific conditional uses and uses by special exception contained in Article XIII:
A. 
MINIMUM LOT AREA: 1 acre
B. 
MINIMUM LOT WIDTH: 150 feet
C. 
MAXIMUM LOT COVERAGE: 80%
D. 
MINIMUM FRONT YARD: 30 feet
E. 
MINIMUM REAR YARD:
Abutting any "R", "S" or "C" District: 75 feet
All Other Principal and Accessory Structures: 25 feet
F. 
MINIMUM SIDE YARD:
Abutting any "S", "R", or "C" District: 75 feet
All Other Principal and Accessory Structures: 25 feet
G. 
SPECIAL YARD REQUIREMENTS: See § 190-1403
H. 
PERMITTED PROJECTIONS INTO REQUIRED YARDS: See § 190-1404
I. 
MAXIMUM HEIGHT:
All Principal Structures: 45 feet
All Accessory Structures: 20 feet
J. 
HEIGHT EXCEPTIONS: See § 190-1405

§ 190-1003 Engineering report.

See § 190-1411

§ 190-1004 Parking and loading.

See Article XI

§ 190-1005 Performance standards.

See § 190-1401

§ 190-1006 Signs.

See Article XII

§ 190-1007 Screening and landscaping.

See § 190-1402

§ 190-1008 Storage and parking.

See § 190-1409

§ 190-1009 Land development plan approval.

See § 190-1410