Town of McCandless, PA
Allegheny County
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[Ord. 668, passed 1-27-1975]
As used in these Land Development and Subdivision Regulations, words in the singular include the plural, and those in the plural include the singular; the word "may" is permissive; the words "shall" and "will" are mandatory.
[Ord. 668, passed 1-27-1975]
BLOCK
An area bounded by existing or proposed streets.
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Editor's Note: Former § 1363.03, Building, was repealed 8-22-1994 by Ord. No. 1127.
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Editor's Note: Former § 1363.04, Building or setback line, was repealed 8-22-1994 by Ord. No. 1127.
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CARTWAY
The portion of a street intended for vehicular use.
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CLEAR SIGHT TRIANGLE
An area of unobstructed vision at street intersections defined by lines or sight between points at a given distance from the intersection of street center lines.
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COMPLETION GUARANTEE
A deposit of cash, bond, certified check or negotiable securities and an agreement to the effect that the developer will install required improvements.
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COUNTY
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
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CUL-DE-SAC
A dead-end street terminating in a vehicular turn-around.
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DEVELOPER
Any landowner, agent of such landowner or tenant with the permission permission of such landowner, who makes or causes to be made a subdivision of land or a land development.
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DRAINAGE EASEMENTS
The lands required for the installation of storm water sewers or drainage ditches, or required along a natural stream or watercourse for preserving the channel and providing for the flow of water therein to safeguard the public against flood damage.
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MULTIFAMILY DWELLING
a single structure intended for occupancy by three or more families including townhouses, garden apartments, and highrise apartments.
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SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING
A separate, detached building designed for, or occupied, exclusively as a residence of one family.
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DWELLING UNIT
One or more living or sleeping rooms with cooking and sanitary facilities for one person or one family.
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EASEMENT
A grant by the owner of land for the use by others including the public.
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ENVIRONMENTAL CRITICAL AREAS
Lands that include streams, their floodplains, steep areas and slopes in excess of 25%, that shall be restricted to development for their resource values or hazardous nature.
[Ord. 1127, passed 8-22-1994]
PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT
Any improvement, facility or service, together with customary improvements and appurtenances thereto, necessary to provide for public needs, including any or all of the following: grading, vehicular and pedestrian circulation systems, flood control improvements, water supplies and distribution facilities, sanitary sewage disposal and treatment, public paving, curbs, curb returns, gutters, sidewalks, drive entrances within a street right of way, utility and energy services, parking areas, fire hydrants, storm sewer lines and structures, drainage channels and structures, guide rails, traffic signals and devices, retaining walls, recreation facilities, sodding, landscaping and monuments, whether on-site or off-site.
[Ord. 1052, passed 4-22-1991]
LAND DEVELOPMENT
The improvement of one lot or two or more contiguous lots, tracts or parcels of land for any purpose involving:
(a) 
A group of two or more buildings, or a single nonresidential building; or
(b) 
The division or allocation of land or space between or among two or more existing or prospective occupants by means of, or for the purpose of streets, common areas, leaseholds, condominiums, building groups or other features; or
(c) 
A subdivision of land; or
(d) 
Development in accordance with Section 503(1.1) of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (Act 247).
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LANDOWNER
The legal or beneficial owner or owners of land including the holder of an option or contract to purchase (whether or not such option or contract is subject to any condition), a lessee if he is authorized under the lease to exercise the rights of the landowner, or other persons having a proprietary interest in land, shall be deemed to be a landowner for the purposes of this act.
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LOT
A portion of a subdivision or other parcel of land intended as a unit for transfer of ownership or for development or both. In determining the area of a lot, no part of the right of way of a street shall be included.
[Ord. 1052, passed 4-22-1991]
MINOR REVISION
Any revision to a building which entails minor adjustments to the location of any structure or improvement, but which does not entail an increase in the number of dwelling units, or a significant enlargement of any structure; and which is not in conflict with any provision of the Zoning or Subdivision regulations, and which does not violate any substantive condition of approval.
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PLANNING COMMISSION
The Town of McCandless Planning Commission.
[Ord. 1052, passed 4-22-1991]
TOWN MASTER PLAN
The comprehensive plan for the Town of McCandless, consisting of maps, charts and textual matter and adopted by Council in accordance with law.
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FINAL PLAT
The final map of the land development or subdivision which is submitted for Town approval and which, if approved, is filed with the County Recorder of Deeds.
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PRELIMINARY PLAT
A preliminary map of the proposed land development or subdivision which is submitted for Town consideration.
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RIGHT-OF-WAY
That portion of land dedicated to public use for street or utility purpose.
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SIGHT DISTANCE
The distance an object two feet above the pavement of a street is visible from an eye level 4 1/2 feet above the pavement (the average height of an automobile operator's eye).
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STREET
A right of way which affords the principal means of access to abutting property. A street may be designated as a highway, thoroughfare, parkway, boulevard, road, avenue, drive or other appropriate name. A street may also be identified according to type of use as in the following Sections 1363.28 through 1363.31.
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ARTERIAL STREET
A street which is used primarily for fast or heavy traffic of an intercommunity nature.
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COLLECTOR STREET
A street which carries traffic from minor streets to the arterial system.
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MINOR STREET
A street which is used primarily for traffic access to the abutting properties.
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MARGINAL ACCESS STREET
A minor street which is parallel to an arterial street which provides access to abutting properties and protection from through traffic.
[Ord. 1052, passed 4-22-1991]
SUBDIVISION
The division or re-division of a lot, tract or parcel of land by any means into two or more lots, tracts, parcels or other divisions of land including changes in existing lot lines for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of lease, partition by the court for distribution to heirs or devisees, transfer of ownership, or building or lot development; provided, however, that subdivision by lease of land for agricultural purposes into parcels of more than 10 acres, not involving any new street or easement of access or residential dwellings shall be exempt. All subdivisions are also developments.
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WATERCOURSE
Channel, creek, ditch, drain, dry run, spring or stream.