Township of Upper Uwchlan, PA
Chester County
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§ 200-16 Purpose.

A. 
It is the intent of the R-2 District, as outlined by the Upper Uwchlan Township Comprehensive Plan, to provide for low to moderate density residential development in areas of the Township which are not generally characterized by steep slopes or floodplains, but which nevertheless contain soils conditional for on-lot sewage disposal systems and variable groundwater yields; to encourage continued agricultural, open space and conservation uses in the R-2 District while also permitting low to moderate density residential development compatible with established use patterns; and to encourage and promote phased development throughout the Township by permitting low to moderate density residential uses in the R-2 District until other areas of the Township more accessible to adequate services and transportation are fully developed in medium and high density residential uses. The R-2 District establishes maximum density standards which provide the conservation of surface water and groundwater supplies, soils for on-lot sewage disposal systems, and the control of soil erosion and flooding.
B. 
In the R-2 Residential District, the following regulations shall apply.

§ 200-17 Use regulations.

A building may be erected, altered or used, and a lot may be used or occupied for any of the following purposes, and no other:
A. 
Any use permitted by right in the R-1 District.
B. 
The following uses when authorized as a conditional use by the Board of Supervisors subject to § 200-116 of this chapter:
(1) 
Educational or religious use.
(2) 
Cemetery.
(3) 
Adaptive reuse for historic preservation where indicated as a use subject to approval by the Board of Supervisors as a conditional use in accordance with § 200-72.1.
[Added 9-19-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-07]
C. 
Any accessory use permitted in the R-1 District.
D. 
Adaptive reuse for historic preservation where indicated as a use by right in accordance with § 200-72.1.
[Added 9-19-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-07]

§ 200-18 Area and bulk regulations.

A. 
Minimum lot area. Every lot shall have an area of not less than one acre, provided that, in the case of an interior lot, any right-of-way or accessory connecting such lot to a road or street shall be in addition to the minimum lot area of one acre.
B. 
Minimum lot width. Every lot shall not be less than 150 feet in width.
C. 
Yard regulations. The following yards shall be provided:
(1) 
A front yard of not less than 50 feet shall be provided on each lot.
(2) 
Two side yards of not less than 30 feet each shall be provided on each lot.
(3) 
A rear yard of not less than 40 feet shall be provided on each lot, unless the lot is a reverse frontage lot, in which case the requirements of § 200-75B shall apply.
(4) 
There shall be a one-hundred-foot setback from the ultimate right-of-way of PA Route 100 regardless of which yard abuts the highway.
D. 
Coverage regulations.
(1) 
Building coverage. Not more than 15% of the area of a lot shall be covered by buildings/structures.
(2) 
Lot coverage. Not more than 20% of the area of a lot shall be covered by buildings/structures and other impervious materials, provided that uses permitted in §§ 200-13E(1) and 200-17B(1) may increase the lot coverage to 40%.
E. 
Height restrictions. No structures or principal buildings shall exceed 35 feet in height. No accessory building, other than an accessory farm building, shall exceed 25 feet in height.
F. 
Accessory buildings/structures. No accessory buildings or structures shall be situated within the front yard, nor within 15 feet of any side or rear lot line.

§ 200-19 Design standards.

For additional regulations applicable to this district, see Article XIV, Supplemental Land Use Regulations, Article XV, Common Regulations, and Article XVI, Signs.