Town of McCandless, PA
Allegheny County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Ord. 1258, passed 12-17-2001]
(a) 
The purpose of the R-6 zoning district is to provide residential areas for housing of older persons. Separate dwellings, including single family, duplexes, condominiums, townhouse buildings and apartments are permitted structures. Older Adult Day Care Centers and Personal Care Homes are permitted as conditional uses. At least 80% of the separate dwellings which are rented shall be occupied by at least one person who is 55 years of age or older. The sale or resale of a separate dwelling unit shall be made to (and/or) occupied by an individual(s), one of whom is at least 55 years of age.
(b) 
An application for rezoning land to an R-6 district shall include a total concept plan for the entire district, which shall be included as part of the rezoning approval. When a phased development is proposed, the plan shall include complete details and timing for each phase.
(c) 
An R-6 Zoned parcel or lot shall be maintained by a person, entity, group, association, or any combination of the aforementioned.
(d) 
It shall be stated on drawings submitted for approval that complete and continuing maintenance of all facilities, structures, dwelling units, common ground, recreation facilities, undeveloped or open land, shall be provided in all phases of development. Any change in that statement shall be submitted to the Town for approval by Town Council.
(e) 
Covenants, which run with the land in perpetuity, shall incorporate all restrictions, regulations, maintenance, and other requirements described herein, and these recorded covenants shall be presented to the Town prior to any building or grading permit issuance. The covenants may include a provision for the creation and maintenance of a community association to manage common elements of the community. The community association may impose assessments on residents to cover the costs of such management. The covenants and any existing association documents, including bylaws and regulations, shall be made available to all prospective buyers and renters, and referenced in any sales agreement or lease.
[Ord. 1258, passed 12-17-2001]
The required standards are:
(a)
Minimum acreage required
5 acres
(b)
Unit density per gross acre:
Single-family dwelling unit (DU)
5 DU max.
Duplex, townhouses, garden apartments, high-rises
14 DU max.
Personal Care Homes
45 beds max.
(c)
Front yard depth:
Abutting R-1 and R-2 zoning districts and streets abutting such districts
60 feet min.
Abutting all other zoning districts and/or a street
60 feet min.
(d)
Rear yard depth
Abutting R-1 and R-2 zoning districts and streets abutting such districts
60 feet min.
Abutting all other zoning districts and/or a street
60 feet min.
(e)
Side yard depth
Abutting R-1 and R-2 zoning districts and streets abutting such districts
60 feet min.
Abutting all other zoning districts and/or a street
60 feet min.
(f)
Bufferyards as described in Section 1314.04
Adjacent to residential districts and street rights-of-way abutting these districts
Bufferyard H
Adjacent to all other street rights-of-way
Bufferyard D
Adjacent to commercial and institutional
As stated in Section 1314.04
(g)
Height
45 feet max.
EXCEPTION: Building may be 75 feet in height provided an additional 12 feet in front, side and rear yard depth is added for every 10 feet or fraction thereof in building height exceeding 45 feet.
(h)
Distance between buildings, including single and two-family dwellings.
One Story
20 feet min.
Two Stories
30 feet min.
Over Two Stories
60 feet min.
(i)
Coverage based on net lot area
30% max.
(j)
Parking Spaces for Independent Living
1.5 spaces per unit
(k)
Each driveway to a building in the plan shall directly access a public road serving only the R-6 development. The public road serving the plan shall directly access an arterial or collector road. The developer shall be responsible for the construction of the public road and any improvements required to the intersection of the public road with the arterial or collector road and any other improvements to roadways affected by the plan. A traffic study may be required by Town Council to be conducted on behalf of the applicant to determine required public improvements. The traffic study, if required, shall be at the applicant's expense.
EXCEPTION: A gated community shall be served by a private road. The road must be installed according to Town specifications for a public road in effect at the time of approved. Covenants and maintenance specifications must address maintenance of the roads to all buildings.
(l)
Street number addresses shall be prominently displayed on the front of each dwelling unit and within 20 feet of the roadway.
[Ord. 844, passed 7-19-1982]
Accessory buildings are not permitted. Swimming pools, tennis courts and similar recreation facilities are permitted in the buildable area. Also permitted are garages to be utilized for storing buses used for transporting residents.
[Ord. 844, passed 7-19-1982]
Access shall be from an arterial or collector road.
[Ord. 1258, passed 12-17-2001]
(a) 
An area at least equal to 200 square feet per dwelling unit shall be provided for active and passive recreation.
(b) 
The mixture of passive and active recreation uses shall be shown on the plan, subject to the approval of Town Council.
(c) 
Swimming pools, tennis courts, and similar recreation facilities are permitted in the buildable area.
(d) 
The finished grade of the recreation area provided shall meet the grades established at the time of zoning approval.
[Ord. 1258, passed 12-17-2001]
Age restrictions and general ground and recreation area maintenance responsibilities shall be incorporated in deed covenants that run with the land in perpetuity. A copy of these recorded covenants shall be presented to the Town prior to any building or grading permit issuance for any property zoned R-6 with development taking place after the effective date of this section.