Town of McCandless, PA
Allegheny County
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[Ord. 948, passed 2-23-1987]
The purpose of the R-2 District is to provide areas for single and two-family dwellings. Only one dwelling is permitted on each lot. An R-2 lot within a subdivision may be used as a neighborhood park or playground when authorized by the Town Council as a conditional use. (See Section 1317.08).
[Ord. 741, passed 7-3-1978; Ord. 1052, passed 4-22-1991; Ord. 1120, passed 5-23-1994]
Lot area with public water and sewer:
Single-family (unless part of a plan recorded prior to May 9, 1989)
12,000 square feet min.
24,000 square feet min.
Lot area without public water or sewer:
Per dwelling unit
20,000 square feet min.
Lot width at building line:
90 feet min.
160 feet min.
Front yard depth:
35 feet min.
If both adjacent dwellings have a front yard less than 35 feet deep, the minimum front yard depth is then the greater of the two adjacent front yard depths.
Rear yard depth
40 feet min.
Side yard width:
One-story dwelling
10 feet min.
Two-story dwelling
15 feet min.
Abutting a street
25 feet min.
Height of building
45 feet max.
Height of accessory facilities within 100 feet of lot line
15 feet max.
[Ord. 741, passed 7-3-1978; Ord. 1177, passed 12-16-1996]
No dwelling shall be more than two stories in height on any side facing a street nor more than three stories in height on any other side.
The attic or other space immediately under a sloped roof constitutes a story if the space has one or more windows on the side under consideration.
The driveway shall not be included in determining the average elevation of the ground.
[Ord. 1004, passed 3-27-1989; Ord. 1127, passed 8-22-1994; Ord. 1235, passed 7-17-2000]
A garage, greenhouse for personal use, storage or utility building, swimming pool, tennis court, satellite dish, animal enclosure, and leash run for household pets or privacy screen is permitted in the rear yard but not closer than 10 feet to any lot line nor closer than 25 feet to any road right-of-way. The total area of accessory buildings shall not exceed 25% of the total rear yard. A privacy screen is also permitted in the side yard, provided it meets the above requirements.
[Ord. 741, passed 7-3-1978]
The following accessory uses are permitted:
Rental of rooms without cooking facilities. The number of non-family roomers is limited to two per dwelling unit.
A home occupation by the resident. No one living outside the home may be employed nor any commodity sold or warehoused.
[Ord. 741, passed 7-3-1978]
Council may authorize as a conditional use the construction of two-family dwellings only if no variance is required and only if either of the following conditions exist:
As part of a separate and distinct grouping or development of such structures that will not conflict or interfere with the use and enjoyment of single-family dwellings in the area; or
As a transition between single-family dwellings and other zoning districts, or between R-3 and R-4 Districts.
[Ord. 741, passed 7-3-1978]
Council may authorize a non-profit swimming club on an R-2 lot as a conditional use if the requirements in Section 1327.03 are met, provided in its opinion the existence of such a swimming club would be an improvement rather than a detriment to the residential character of the neighborhood. This decision may be part of the subdivision approval.
Editor's Note: Former § 1317.08, Conditional use: neighborhood park or playground, was repealed 2-26-1990 by Ord. No. 1027.
[Ord. 1027, passed 2-26-1990]
An area at least equal to 600 square feet per dwelling unit shall be provided for active and/or passive recreation. In no event shall the total area provided be less than 12,000 square feet. Of this area, at least 300 square feet per dwelling unit shall be developed and prepared for specific uses.
The area shall be easily and safely accessible from all areas of the development to be served, have good ingress and egress and have a minimum of 100 feet of frontage on a public road.
The area shall have suitable topography and soil conditions for use as a recreation area. Water surfaces and continuously wet soils shall be deleted from the gross area for all calculations, unless the area is a floodplain.
Size and shape of the area shall be suitable for development as a park. No single side of a property with a rectangular configuration shall amount to more than 40% of the perimeter of the tract.
The area shall be easily accessible to essential utilities including power, water, sewerage and telephone. If any of these facilities are placed underground, no part of them or their supportive equipment shall protrude above ground level except as approved by Council.
The finished grade of the recreational area provided shall have a slope of 3% or less.
A dedication of this recreational area shall be made in accordance with Section 1371.12 of the Land Development and Subdivision Regulations or a fee of $400 per dwelling unit in lieu of the provisions of active/passive recreational area within the development may be made in accordance with Section 1371.12 of the Land Development and Subdivision Regulations.
This section applies to subdivisions approved after the adoption of this section consisting of at least 48,000 square feet or which contain five or more lots.
[Ord. 1235, passed 7-17-2000]
Council may approve a farm on an R-2 zoned lot as a conditional use, provided the criteria stated in Section 1341.03 are met.
[Ord. 1235, passed 7-17-2000]
Council may approve riding horses and small animals on an R-2 zoned lot as a conditional use, provided the criteria stated in Section 1341.031 are met.