Town of McCandless, PA
Allegheny County
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[Ord. 1192, passed 11-24-1997]
The purpose of the Institutional District property is to provide areas for churches, cemeteries, firehouses, government buildings, hospitals, libraries, nursing homes, assisted living/personal care homes, schools (academic) and utility structures.
[Ord. 741, passed 7-3-1978; Ord. 1004, passed 3-27-1989; Ord. 1127, passed 8-22-1994; Ord. 1192, passed 11-24-1997]
The required standards are:
(a)
Gross lot area:
(1)
Assisted Living/Personal Care Home
5 acres min.
(2)
All others
2 acres min.
(b)
Front or rear yard depth or side yard width:
Abutting nonresidential property
30 feet min.
Abutting residential property or a street
100 feet min.
(c)
Bufferyards as described in Section 1314.04.
(1)
Adjacent to residential districts and street rights of way abutting these districts.
Bufferyard F
(2)
Adjacent to all other street rights of way.
Bufferyard E
(3)
Adjacent to commercial and institutional.
As stated in Section 1314.04
(d)
Coverage based on gross lot area
20% max.
(e)
Distance between buildings
50 feet min.
(f)
Assisted living/personal care homes shall have a minimum of 300 feet of continuous frontage on an arterial or collector road. Ingress and egress shall be taken from this frontage.
(g)
Ingress and egress must be from an arterial or collector road.
(h)
Unit density per gross acre:
(1)
Assisted Living/Personal Care Home
30 beds max.
Council may modify these dimensional standards where the principal use is for an ambulance station, firehouse or utility structure.
[Ord. 1192, passed 11-24-1997]
(a) 
An area at least equal to 200 square feet per bed shall be provided for active and/or passive outdoor recreation.
(b) 
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.
(c) 
The area shall be easily accessible to utilities essential for the intended use.
(d) 
The finished grade of the recreational area shall be handicapped accessible.
(e) 
The area shall be suitably maintained by the applicant for the purposes proposed.
(f) 
The recreation area shall include a combination of two or more of the following suggested types of uses:
(1) 
Walking trails.
(2) 
Sitting areas.
(3) 
Gardens.
(4) 
Lawn recreation, shuffleboard, boccie, croquet.