Township of Upper Chichester, PA
Delaware County
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The purpose of this district is to provide for and regulate commercial facilities, which are related or require the use of an automobile. These uses ordinarily require location on major roadways and serve both local and transient customers. Provisions are included to allow both freestanding and attached commercial development.
Land, building or premises shall be used by right only for one or more of the following uses:
A. 
All uses permitted by right in the C-1 District.
B. 
Sales, lease, repair and service of automobiles.
C. 
Sale of building supplies or similar large items.
D. 
Rental storage facility.
E. 
Wholesale establishment.
F. 
Laundry.
G. 
Publishing or printing.
H. 
Veterinarian and veterinary hospital; kennel, provided that the property on which the kennel is located is not less than 150 feet from a residential district.
I. 
Beverage/beer distributor.
J. 
Drive-in commercial establishment such as drive-in bank, restaurant, food store or pharmacy.
The following uses shall be permitted by special exception subject to Articles XXI and XXIV as well as the specific sections listed below:
A. 
All uses permitted by special exception in the C-1 District.
B. 
Warehouse, subject to §§ 600-182 and 600-183.
C. 
Sales, service or repair of trucks, tractors, mobile homes and recreation vehicles, subject to §§ 600-182 and 600-183.
D. 
Exterminator, subject to §§ 600-182 and 600-183.
E. 
Outdoor place of amusement or recreation, subject to §§ 600-182 and 600-183.
F. 
Wireless communications facility with antenna, provided such antenna is attached to an existing tower, water tower, smokestack or other similar tall structure, subject to the requirements of § 600-187.
Conditional uses shall be subject to Article XXII and the provisions cited below:
A. 
Intermediate and group day-care center, subject to § 600-191.
B. 
Child day-care center, subject to §§ 600-189 and 600-190.
C. 
Adult day-care center, subject to § 600-192.
D. 
Standard collection facility and processing facilities, subject to § 600-194.
E. 
Hotel or motel, with related facilities such as restaurants or banquet room, subject to §§ 600-189 and 600-190.
F. 
Gasoline station, including self-service, subject to § 600-177.
G. 
Car wash, subject to § 600-198.
H. 
Funeral home and mortuary subject to §§ 600-189 and 600-190.
I. 
Private club, lodge or other nonprofit establishment, subject to § 600-193.
J. 
Private commercial education, subject to §§ 600-189 and 600-190.
K. 
Medical marijuana dispensary, as authorized by Act 16 of 2016, and as further regulated by 28 Pa. Code Chapter 1161, Dispensaries, subject to §§ 600-189 and 600-190 of Chapter 600.
[Added 8-8-2017 by Ord. No. 711]
As noted in C-1 District, § 600-55, and subject to § 600-159.
Unless specifically stated otherwise, the following shall be minimum requirements:
A. 
Detached commercial buildings.
(1) 
Lot area: one acre.
(2) 
Lot width: 200 feet.
(3) 
Front yard: 50 feet.
(4) 
Side yards: 25 feet each, 50 feet if side yard abuts residential district or use.
(5) 
Rear yard: 50 feet.
(6) 
Building coverage: 30%, maximum.
(7) 
Impervious surface: 75%, maximum.
(8) 
Height: two stories, maximum, and 35 feet, maximum.
B. 
Attached commercial buildings.
(1) 
Tract area: three acres.
(2) 
Tract width: 250 feet.
(3) 
Front, side and rear: 50 feet.
(4) 
Building coverage: 25 feet, maximum.
(5) 
Impervious surface: 70 feet, maximum.
(6) 
Height: two stories, maximum, and 35 feet, maximum.
As noted in C-1 District, § 600-57.
As required in Article XXIII.
See latest adopted Upper Chichester Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance[1] and the definition of "land development" in Article I of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC).[2]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 505, Subdivision and Land Development.
[2]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10101 et seq., and particularly 53 P.S. § 10107, Definitions.