Township of West Manheim, PA
York County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents

§ 270-14 Establishment of designated growth and rural resource areas.

A. 
General. For the purposes of this chapter and to implement the Future Land Use Plan of the West Manheim Township Comprehensive Plan, West Manheim Township, York County, Pennsylvania, is hereby divided into the designated growth area and the rural resource area.
B. 
Designated growth area (DGA). The designated growth area is intended to accommodate the majority of the growth and development with a full range of land uses such as residential, commercial, and industrial needs. This area is currently served or planned to be served with public utilities, including water and sewer. The expansion of public utilities to vacant land currently not serviced with utilities is strongly encouraged in the DGA.
C. 
Rural resource area (RRA). The rural resource area is intended to be developed with a limited range of land uses including residential (at densities greater than one unit per acre), natural resource lands, villages, and agricultural resource lands. This area is currently not served or is not planned to be served with public utilities, including water and sewer. The extension of public utilities to vacant land within the RRA is strongly discouraged except as necessary to alleviate unsafe conditions, such as failing septic systems or contaminated wells.

§ 270-15 Establishment of zoning districts.

A. 
General. For the purposes of this chapter, West Manheim Township, York County, Pennsylvania, is hereby divided into the following zoning districts based upon the DGA and the RRA.
B. 
Designated growth area zoning districts. The DGA zoning districts include the following:
(1) 
Residential;
(2) 
Suburban Residential;
(3) 
Business Center; and
(4) 
Commercial/Industrial.
C. 
Rural resource area zoning districts. The RRA includes the following zoning districts:
(1) 
Farming; and
(2) 
Rural Resource.
D. 
Zoning overlay districts. The following zoning overlay districts include land within both the DGA and RRA, and encompass one or more underlying zoning districts. These zoning overlay districts impose additional requirements above that required by the underlying zone:
(1) 
Natural Features Overlay;
(2) 
Floodplain Protection Overlay;
(3) 
Conservation Subdivision Overlay; and
(4) 
Historic Preservation Overlay.

§ 270-16 Zoning Map.

The zoning districts identified and referred to in § 270-15B and C of this chapter, and the locations of such zoning districts established by this chapter shall be designated by boundaries on the Official Zoning Map which is attached hereto[1] and is hereby adopted by reference and declared to be part of this chapter, together with all future notations, references, and amendments.
[1]
Editor's Note: The Zoning Map is included as an attachment to this chapter.

§ 270-17 Boundaries of zoning districts.

Where uncertainty exists regarding the boundaries of the zoning districts as shown on the Official Zoning Map, the following rules shall apply:
A. 
Boundaries indicated as approximately following the center lines of streets, highways or alleys shall be construed to follow such center lines.
B. 
Boundaries indicated as approximately following platted lot lines shall be construed as following such lot lines.
C. 
Boundaries indicated as approximately following municipality limits shall be construed as following municipality limits.
D. 
Boundaries indicated as following railroad lines shall be construed to be midway, between the main tracks.
E. 
Boundaries indicated as approximately following the center lines of streams, rivers or other bodies of water shall be construed to follow such center lines.
F. 
Boundaries indicated as parallel to or extensions of features indicated in Subsections A through E shall be so construed. Distances not specifically indicated on the Official Zoning Map shall be determined by the scale of the map.
G. 
Where a zoning district boundary or a municipal boundary divides a lot, the minimum lot area shall be regulated by the zoning district or the municipality in which the principal use(s) are located, unless otherwise provided by applicable case law. The land area within each zoning district or municipality shall be regulated by the use regulations and other applicable regulations of each zoning district or municipality.
H. 
Where physical or cultural features existing on the ground are at variance with those shown on the Official Zoning Map or in circumstances not covered by Subsections A through G, the Zoning Officer shall interpret the district boundaries.