Town of McCandless, PA
Allegheny County
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[Ord. 741, passed 7-3-1978]
The purpose of the R-3 District is to provide areas for townhouses and garden apartments. A one or two story garage and a community or similar building are permitted within the buildable area.
[Ord. 741, passed 7-3-1978; Ord. 770, passed 7-23-1979; Ord. 818, passed 5-18-1981; Ord. 974, passed 12-21-1987; Ord. 1004, passed 3-27-1989; Ord. 1052, passed 4-22-1991; Ord. 1127, passed 8-22-1994]
The required standards are:
(a)
Dwelling unit density per acre of net lot area:
Townhouses
10 max.
Garden apartments
14 max.
(b)
Front yard depth:
Abutting R-1 and R-2 Districts and streets abutting such Districts
100 feet min.
Abutting all other zoning districts and/or a street
30 feet min.
(c)
Rear yard depth:
Abutting R-1 and R-2 Districts and streets abutting such Districts
100 feet min.
Abutting all other zoning districts and/or a street
20 feet min.
(d)
Combined front yard depth and rear yard depth between buildings not adjacent to R-1 and R-2 Districts
80 feet min.
(e)
Side yard width:
Abutting R-1 and R-2 Districts and streets abutting such Districts
100 feet min.
Abutting all other zoning districts and/or a street
25 feet min.
If a townhouse building is perpendicular to a street, the side yards are in front and back of the townhouse units. At no time shall there be less than 80 feet between the back of the townhouse unit and the front of a second townhouse unit.
(f)
Apartment units per building
24 max.
(g)
Townhouse units per building
8 max.
(h)
Bufferyards as described in Section 1314.04.
(1)
Adjacent to residential districts and street rights of way abutting these districts.
Bufferyard D
(2)
Adjacent to all other street rights of way.
Bufferyard C
(3)
Adjacent to commercial and institutional.
As stated in Section 1314.04.
(i)
Height:
Townhouses
35 feet max.
Garden apartments
45 feet max.
(j)
Distance between buildings:
Townhouses
50 feet min.
Garden apartments
60 feet min.
(k)
Coverage based on net lot area
30% max.
[Ord. 1052, passed 4-22-1991]
Accessory buildings for swimming pools, tennis courts and similar facilities for recreation are permitted in the buildable area. Other accessory buildings are not permitted.
[Ord. 906, passed 5-28-1985]
The Zoning Hearing Board may as a special exception authorize retail and service businesses which they and the majority of the residents consider reasonably necessary to the convenience of the residents if the development contains more than 50 dwelling units. Any such business shall be located in one of the apartment buildings and shall be limited in area to 1% of the total residential floor area. A day care center shall be a permitted use.
[Ord. 741, passed 7-3-1978]
Access shall be from an arterial or collector road.
[Ord. 1027, passed 2-26-1990]
(a) 
An area at least equal to 200 square feet per dwelling unit shall be provided for active and/or passive recreation. Of this area, at least 100 square feet per dwelling unit shall be developed and prepared for specific uses.
(b) 
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.
(c) 
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.
(d) 
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.
(e) 
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.
(f) 
The finished grade of the recreational area provided shall have a slope of 3% or less.
(g) 
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 provision of active/passive recreational area within the development may be made in accordance with Section 1371.12 of the Land Development and Subdivision Regulations.