Township of Upper Chichester, PA
Delaware County
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The PRC Planned Retirement Community District is intended to provide for a planned, high-density, multifamily residential community designed specifically for senior citizens. Although the community may include health, nursing care, dining, recreational and social facilities for the residents, as well as administrative offices for the community, the character of the community is to be residential.
A building or buildings may be erected, altered or used and land may be used for any of the following purposes and no other:
A. 
Multi-dwelling units in one or more buildings designed for resident senior citizens wherein all occupants of each dwelling unit must be 62 years of age or older.
B. 
The following uses are permitted as accessory uses in the multi-dwelling unit buildings or accessory buildings:
(1) 
Common dining facilities for residents.
(2) 
Recreational and social facilities for residents.
(3) 
Administrative offices for management of the community.
(4) 
Assisted-living facilities.
(5) 
Skilled nursing facilities.
(6) 
Medical facilities.
The following shall be the area and bulk requirements:
A. 
Minimum tract size: five acres.
B. 
Maximum building height: three stories not to exceed 40 feet in height.
C. 
Gross density: maximum of 12 dwelling units per acre. Each four beds in a skilled nursing facility and each two rooms in an assisted-living facility shall be considered a dwelling unit for calculating gross density.
D. 
Maximum building coverage: 25%.
E. 
Total impervious coverage: 70%.
F. 
Building setbacks for multi-dwelling unit buildings and accessory buildings: all buildings shall be set back a minimum of 75 feet from the rear property line and 50 feet from all other street lines and property lines.
G. 
Minimum distance between buildings: 25 feet.
A. 
The community shall be served with public water and public sewer.
B. 
All utility lines shall be placed underground.
C. 
Parking shall be in accordance with Article XVIII; provided, however, the parking ratio shall be one parking space per dwelling unit, provided that 25% of the parking spaces may be designated as reserve parking spaces and remain unpaved until such time as needed to provide adequate parking for the community. In addition, one parking space for every five beds in a skilled nursing facility shall be provided, and one parking space for each five assisted-living units shall be provided.
D. 
Outdoor lighting shall be in accordance with § 600-163.
E. 
Buffer areas. If the PRC Planned Retirement Community abuts a single-family residential district, there shall be a twenty-five-foot buffer area provided at the adjoining property line. The buffer area shall contain a planted visual screen as defined in Article II.
F. 
Landscaping shall be in accordance with § 600-171.