Township of Schuylkill, PA
Chester County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Schuylkill 3-5-1955; amended in its entirety 3-19-1997. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Historical Commission — See Ch. 27.
Planning Commission — See Ch. 49.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 140.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 186.
Mobile homes and mobile home parks — See Ch. 222.
Sewers — See Ch. 280.
Soil erosion, sedimentation and grading control — See Ch. 299.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 310.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 320.
Attachment 1 - Summary of Allowed Uses Attachment 2 - Summary of Bulk and Lot Regulations Attachment 3 - Zoning Map Attachment 4 - Historic Properties Map
Article I General Provisions

§ 370-1 Short title.

§ 370-2 Purpose.

§ 370-3 Interpretation.

§ 370-4 Conflict.

§ 370-5 Community development objectives.

§ 370-6 Effective date.

Article II Terminology; Establishment of Districts

§ 370-7 Definitions and word usage.

§ 370-8 Establishment of zoning districts.

§ 370-9 Zoning Map.

§ 370-10 Establishment of controls.

§ 370-11 District boundaries.

§ 370-12 Federal- and state-owned property.

§ 370-13 Public utilities.

§ 370-14 Land use summary table.

Article III FR Rural Density Residential Districts

§ 370-15 Purpose.

§ 370-16 Permitted use regulations.

§ 370-17 Lot size, height, area and bulk regulations.

§ 370-18 Special provisions for averaging of lot sizes.

Article IV R-1 Low-Density Residential District

§ 370-19 Purpose.

§ 370-20 Permitted use regulations.

§ 370-21 Lot size, height, area and bulk regulations.

§ 370-22 Accessory use buildings and other structures.

§ 370-23 Special provisions for averaging of lot sizes.

Article V R-2 Medium-Density Residential Districts

§ 370-24 Purpose.

§ 370-25 Permitted use regulations.

§ 370-26 Lot size, height, area and bulk regulations.

§ 370-27 Accessory use buildings and other structures.

§ 370-28 Special provisions for averaging of lot sizes.

§ 370-29 Special provisions for open space preservation development option.

Article VI APO I Apartment/Professional Office District

§ 370-30 Purpose.

§ 370-31 Permitted use regulations.

§ 370-32 Density in multifamily developments.

§ 370-33 Lot size, height, area, building arrangement and recreation.

§ 370-34 Accessory use building and other structures.

§ 370-35 Lots abutting residential districts.

§ 370-36 Sewer and water.

Article VII APO II Apartment/Professional Office District

§ 370-37 Purpose.

§ 370-38 Permitted use regulations.

§ 370-39 Density in multifamily developments.

§ 370-40 Lot size, height, area, building arrangement and recreation.

§ 370-41 Accessory use buildings and other structures.

§ 370-42 Lots abutting residential districts.

§ 370-43 Sewer and water.

Article VIII NO Neighborhood Office District

§ 370-44 Purpose.

§ 370-45 Permitted use regulations.

§ 370-46 Lot size, height, area, and bulk regulations.

§ 370-47 Vehicular ingress and egress.

§ 370-48 Outdoor display of merchandise.

§ 370-49 Screening.

§ 370-50 Off-street parking; loading.

Article IX Historic Resource Protection Standards

§ 370-51 Purpose.

§ 370-52 General provisions.

§ 370-53 Historic Properties Map.

§ 370-54 Schuylkill Township Historical Commission.

§ 370-55 Proposed demolition of Class I or Class II historic resources.

§ 370-56 Demolition by neglect.

§ 370-57 Historic resource impact study.

§ 370-58 Additional use opportunities.

§ 370-59 Modification to area and bulk regulations.

§ 370-60 Review of proposed rehabilitations or alterations.

§ 370-61 Standards for rehabilitation.

§ 370-62 Landscaping and buffering.

§ 370-63 Signs.

§ 370-64 Enforcement.

Article X A-R Administrative and Research District

§ 370-65 Purpose.

§ 370-66 Permitted use regulations.

§ 370-67 Lot size, height, area, building arrangement and recreation.

§ 370-68 Off-street parking.

§ 370-69 Lots abutting residential districts.

Article XI F Flood Hazard and Wetlands District

§ 370-70 Purpose and intent.

§ 370-71 General provisions.

§ 370-72 Administration.

§ 370-73 Uses and procedures.

§ 370-74 Existing structures.

§ 370-75 Wetlands.

Article XII NC Neighborhood Commercial District

§ 370-76 Purpose.

§ 370-77 Permitted use regulations.

§ 370-78 Permitted use by special exception.

§ 370-79 Lot size, height, area and bulk regulations.

§ 370-80 Lot size, height, area, and bulk regulations for neighborhood convenience shopping complex.

§ 370-81 Vehicular ingress and egress.

§ 370-82 Outdoor display of merchandise.

§ 370-83 Screening.

§ 370-84 Accessory uses permitted.

Article XIII C Commercial Districts

§ 370-85 Purpose.

§ 370-86 Permitted use regulations.

§ 370-87 Lot size, height, area and bulk regulations.

§ 370-88 Vehicular ingress and egress.

§ 370-89 Outdoor display of merchandise.

§ 370-90 Screening.

Article XIV LI Limited Industrial District

§ 370-91 Purpose.

§ 370-92 Permitted use regulations.

§ 370-93 Lot size, height, area and bulk regulations.

§ 370-94 Vehicular ingress and egress.

§ 370-95 Outdoor storage.

§ 370-96 Screening.

§ 370-97 Off-street parking in yards.

§ 370-98 Fire and explosive hazards.

§ 370-99 Radioactivity or electrical disturbances.

§ 370-100 Smoke, ash, dust, fumes, vapors and gases.

§ 370-101 Liquid and solid wastes.

Article XV I Industrial District

§ 370-102 Purpose.

§ 370-103 Permitted use regulations.

§ 370-104 Lot size, height, area and bulk regulations.

§ 370-105 Effective screen.

§ 370-106 Grounds maintenance and disposal of debris.

§ 370-107 Controls.

Article XVI I/LI Industrial/Limited Industrial District

§ 370-108 Purpose.

§ 370-109 Permitted use regulations.

§ 370-110 Lot size, height, area and bulk regulations.

§ 370-111 Effective screen.

§ 370-112 Grounds maintenance and disposal of debris.

§ 370-113 Controls.

Article XVII Public Facilities Zone

§ 370-114 Purpose.

§ 370-115 Permitted use regulations.

§ 370-116 Lot size, height, area and bulk regulations.

§ 370-117 Parking.

§ 370-118 Requirements for conditional use approval.

Article XVIII Cluster Development Provisions

§ 370-119 Purpose.

§ 370-120 Commercial cluster development or shopping center.

§ 370-121 Industrial cluster development or industrial park.

Article XIX General Standards

§ 370-122 Purpose.

§ 370-123 Yard and lot standards.

§ 370-124 Public utility corporations and authorities.

§ 370-125 Modification of front yard requirements.

§ 370-126 Projections into required yards.

§ 370-127 Corner vision obstruction.

§ 370-128 Fences and walls.

§ 370-129 Vehicular ingress and egress.

§ 370-130 Performance standards.

§ 370-131 Keeping of animals, livestock and fowl.

§ 370-132 Accessory uses.

§ 370-133 Landscaping.

§ 370-134 Outdoor storage and waste disposal.

§ 370-135 Municipal and privately owned parks.

§ 370-136 Change of use.

§ 370-137 Class A home occupations.

§ 370-138 Commercial solar power facilities.

Article XX Special Exception and Conditional Use Standards

§ 370-139 Applicability.

§ 370-140 Bed-and-breakfast.

§ 370-141 Class B home occupation.

§ 370-142 Kennel.

§ 370-143 Multifamily development.

§ 370-144 Multifamily development conversions.

§ 370-145 Mobile home park.

§ 370-146 Extraction of earth or other materials from the ground, solid waste disposal facility, transfer station, and similar facilities.

§ 370-147 Parks and recreational facilities.

§ 370-148 Uses not specifically permitted or prohibited.

§ 370-149 Conversion of single-family dwellings into multifamily dwellings.

§ 370-150 Educational institutions.

§ 370-151 Wireless communications facilities.

§ 370-152 Heliports and helistops.

§ 370-153 Hospital (for humans, including nursing homes and senior care facilities).

§ 370-154 Cemetery.

§ 370-155 Neighborhood commercial shopping complex.

§ 370-156 Motels, hotels, inns and similar facilities.

§ 370-157 Rooming house.

§ 370-158 Animal hospital.

§ 370-159 Undertaking establishment, self-service laundry or dry-cleaning establishment.

§ 370-160 Wholesale establishments.

§ 370-161 Gas stations and gasoline service stations.

§ 370-162 Shopping center.

§ 370-163 Incinerators and manufacturing.

§ 370-164 Steep slope regulations.

§ 370-165 Day-care center.

§ 370-166 Special provisions for averaging of lot sizes.

§ 370-167 Public utilities.

§ 370-168 Cluster development of single-family detached dwellings through an open space option.

§ 370-169 Convenience store.

§ 370-170 Pharmacy/drugstore.

§ 370-171 Two uses on one lot in Commercial District.

§ 370-172 Mitigated impervious coverage.

§ 370-173 Outdoor dining.

§ 370-174 Demolition of Class I or Class II historic resource.

Article XXI Signs

§ 370-175 Purpose.

§ 370-176 Residential District and Apartment/Professional Office District.

§ 370-177 Administrative Research, Commercial and Industrial District regulations.

§ 370-178 General sign regulations.

§ 370-179 Sign regulations for billboards.

Article XXII Vehicle Controls

§ 370-180 Purpose.

§ 370-181 Required off-street parking facilities.

§ 370-182 Location of off-street parking.

§ 370-183 General parking and loading requirements.

§ 370-184 Reduction or alteration of facilities.

Article XXIII Nonconforming Buildings, Structures, Uses and Lots

§ 370-185 Purpose.

§ 370-186 Nonconforming buildings, structures and uses.

§ 370-187 Lots nonconforming as to area and width regulations, and lots of unusual dimensions.

Article XXIV Administration

§ 370-188 Purpose.

§ 370-189 Enforcement.

§ 370-190 Requirement of building permits.

§ 370-191 Applications for building permits.

§ 370-192 Issuance of building permits.

§ 370-193 Use and occupancy permit requirement.

§ 370-194 Applications for use and occupancy permits.

§ 370-195 Issuance of use and occupancy permits.

§ 370-196 Issuance or refusal of permits.

§ 370-197 Notification to applicant of action taken.

Article XXV Zoning Hearing Board

§ 370-198 Purpose, establishment and membership.

§ 370-199 Organization.

§ 370-200 Hearings.

§ 370-201 Notice of hearings.

§ 370-202 Jurisdiction.

§ 370-203 Parties appellant before Board.

§ 370-204 Time limitations.

§ 370-205 Parties to hearing.

§ 370-206 Decisions of Board.

§ 370-207 Applications for special exceptions and variances.

§ 370-208 Standards for review of special exceptions.

§ 370-209 Standards of review for variances.

§ 370-210 Expiration of special exceptions and variances.

§ 370-211 Appeal to court.

Article XXVI Amendments

§ 370-212 Power of amendment.

§ 370-213 Public hearing and notice.

§ 370-214 Citizen's petition.

§ 370-215 Citizen's protest.

§ 370-216 Planning Commission referral.

§ 370-217 Curative amendment.

Article XXVII Notice of Violation; Penalties; Remedies; Fees

§ 370-218 Notice of violation.

§ 370-219 Enforcement penalties.

§ 370-220 Remedies.

§ 370-221 Fees.

Article XXVIII Natural Resources Conservation Overlay District

§ 370-222 Purpose.

§ 370-223 Protection standards.

§ 370-224 Application of natural resource protection standards.

§ 370-225 Definitions.