Town of McCandless, PA
Allegheny County
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[Ord. 741, passed 7-3-1978; Ord. 770, passed 7-23-1979]
The purpose of the C-2 District is to provide a number of small commercial areas to conveniently serve the nearby residents. It is intended that the areas be of limited size so as not to affect adversely the residential character of surrounding property and that the uses permitted be limited to those of providing goods and services to nearby residents. The principal uses permitted are retail stores, service shops and office space. Office space area shall not exceed areas designated for retail stores and/or service shops.
[Ord. 741, passed 7-3-1978; Ord. 770, passed 7-23-1979; Ord. 818, passed 5-18-1981; Ord. 1004, passed 3-27-1989; Ord. 1127, passed 8-22-1994]
The required standards are:
Gross lot width at building time
2 1/2 acre min.*
Lot width at building line
75 feet min.
Front yard depth:
Abutting R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4 and R-5 Districts and streets abutting such Districts.
100 feet min.
Abutting all other zoning districts and/or a street
60 feet min.
Rear yard depth and/or side yard width:
Abutting R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4 and R-5 Districts and streets abutting such Districts
100 feet min.
Abutting all other zoning districts
10 feet min.
Abutting all other streets
50 feet min.
Bufferyards, as described in Section 1314.04
Adjacent to residential districts and street rights of way abutting three districts
Bufferyard G
Adjacent to all other street rights of way
Bufferyard C
Adjacent to commercial and institutional
As stated in Section 1314.04
35 feet max.
Floor area
20,000 square feet max. per lot
Recorded lots whether or not part of a recorded plan with an area of at least 10,900 square feet and with both public water and sewer, if zoned C-2 prior to the enactment of the previous Zoning Code (October 25, 1971) are exempt from the 2 1/2 acre minimum area standard.
[Ord. 741, passed 7-3-1978]
Access shall be from an arterial or collector road.
[Ord. 1456, passed 2-22-1916]
Restaurants are authorized as a principal permitted use in the C-2 District subject to the following standards and criteria:
Restaurants may only be located on a lot that is at least five contiguous acres in lot area.
A parking study, performed by a professional traffic engineer at the expense of the applicant, shall be required if requested by the Town to assist in the determination of the parking requirement for the restaurant. The number of off-street parking spaces and/or loading spaces required by this Zoning Code may be reduced if the parking study demonstrates that the required number of spaces exceeds the total parking demand of all uses on the subject lot at any one time. If the Town determines that the proposed parking can satisfy the off-street parking needs of the combined uses on the subject lot, then the applicant shall be permitted to provide parking in an amount consistent with the parking study.
Restaurant(s) shall not include a drive-through window for food service.