Township of West Manheim, PA
York County
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§ 270-18 Purpose.

The purpose of this zoning district is to provide space for day-to-day living activities. The purpose of this Residential District is to provide for the orderly expansion of the residential development; to ensure for the public health and prevent the overcrowding of land through the application of moderate housing densities; the preservation of open space; to exclude any activities not compatible with residential development.

§ 270-19 Permitted uses.

Permitted uses are as follows:
A. 
Agricultural and forestry uses.
(1) 
Agriculture, excluding agribusiness (§ 270-114);
(2) 
Forestry (§ 270-135); and
(3) 
Nature preserve and wildlife sanctuary.
B. 
Residential uses.
(1) 
Age-restricted community;
(2) 
Group home (§ 270-139);
(3) 
Single-family detached dwelling;
(4) 
Single-family semidetached dwelling (§ 270-130); and
[Amended 4-20-2010 by Ord. No. 2-2010]
(5) 
Two-family dwelling (§ 270-131).
[Amended 4-20-2010 by Ord. No. 2-2010]
C. 
Institutional uses.
(1) 
Cemetery (§ 270-123).
D. 
Public and semipublic uses.
(1) 
Emergency services;
(2) 
Essential services (§ 270-132);
(3) 
Municipal uses;
(4) 
School, private (§ 270-171);
(5) 
School, public (§ 270-171);
(6) 
School, vocational-mechanical trade (§ 270-172); and
(7) 
Swimming pool, nonhousehold or public.
E. 
Accessory and temporary uses.
(1) 
Uses customarily incidental to the above permitted uses;
(2) 
Day care, accessory;
(3) 
Domestic pets;
(4) 
Garage, private;
(5) 
No-impact home occupation pursuant to the definition in § 270-13;
[Amended 10-2-2014 by Ord. No. 1-2014]
(6) 
Roadside stand (§ 270-105);
(7) 
Swimming pool, household or private (§ 270-94); and
(8) 
Alternative energy facilities (§ 270-107).

§ 270-20 Special exception uses.

Special exception uses are as follows:
A. 
Agricultural and forestry uses.
(1) 
Greenhouse or horticultural nursery (§ 270-138).
B. 
Residential uses.
(1) 
Residential conversion, apartment (§ 270-162); and
(2) 
Residential conversion, two-family (§ 270-163).
C. 
Institutional uses.
(1) 
Place of worship (§ 270-161).
D. 
Public and semipublic uses.
(1) 
Government facility or use other than Township-owned.
E. 
Commercial uses.
(1) 
Kennel (§ 270-147).
F. 
Accessory and temporary uses.
(1) 
Bed-and-breakfast inn (§ 270-99);
(2) 
Day care, family (§ 270-100);
(3) 
Farm occupation (§ 270-101);
(4) 
Home occupation (§ 270-102);
(5) 
Noncommercial keeping of livestock (§ 270-103); and
(6) 
Rural occupation (§ 270-106).

§ 270-21 Conditional uses.

Conditional uses are as follows:
A. 
Residential uses.
(1) 
Mobile home park (§ 270-153);
(2) 
Multifamily dwelling (§ 270-128); and
(3) 
Single-family attached dwelling (§ 270-129).
[Amended 4-20-2010 by Ord. No. 2-2010]
B. 
Institutional uses.
(1) 
Life-care community (§ 270-148).
C. 
Commercial uses.
(1) 
Communications antenna, tower, and/or equipment building for Township when cohabitating on an existing structure (excluding new towers) (§ 270-125);
(2) 
Golf course (§ 270-137).
D. 
Accessory and temporary uses.
(1) 
ECHO housing (§ 270-109A).
E. 
Municipal owned property.
(1) 
Communication antenna and/or communication tower (§ 270-125).

§ 270-22 Area regulations.

The following area regulations shall apply in this district:
Single-Family Detached Dwelling
Dimensional Criteria
Both Utilities
(Centralized Water and Centralized Sewer)
1 Utility
(Centralized Water or Centralized Sewer)
No Utilities
(No Centralized Water or Sewer)
Minimum lot area (square feet)
15,000
20,000
40,000
Minimum lot width (feet)
80
100
150
Front setback (feet)
50 arterial, 40 collector and local
Side setback (feet)
10
20
Rear setback (feet)
25
Maximum building height (stories/feet)
2.5 stories or 35 feet
Maximum lot coverage (percent)
40%
Single-Family Semidetached Dwelling
[Amended 4-20-2010 by Ord. No. 2-2010]
Dimensional Criteria
Both Utilities
(Centralized Water and Centralized Sewer)
1 Utility
(Centralized Water or Centralized Sewer)
No Utilities
(No Centralized Water or Sewer)
Minimum lot area (square feet)
10,0001
Not permitted
Not permitted
Minimum lot width (square feet)
801
Not permitted
Not permitted
Front setback (feet)
50 arterial, 40 collector and local
Not permitted
Not permitted
Side setback (feet)
0 between attached structures, 10
Not permitted
Not permitted
Rear setback (feet)
25
Not permitted
Not permitted
Maximum building height (stories/feet)
2.5 stories or 35 feet
Not permitted
Not permitted
Maximum lot coverage (percent)
55%
Not permitted
Not permitted
NOTES:
1
Per dwelling unit.
Two-Family Dwelling
Dimensional Criteria
Both Utilities
(Centralized Water and Centralized Sewer)
1 Utility
(Centralized Water or Centralized Sewer)
No Utilities
(No Centralized Water or Sewer)
Minimum lot area (square feet)
10,0001
Not permitted
Not permitted
Minimum lot width (feet)
801
Not permitted
Not permitted
Front setback (feet)
50 arterial, 40 collector and local
Not permitted
Not permitted
Side setback (feet)
10
Not permitted
Not permitted
Rear setback (feet)
25
Not permitted
Not permitted
Maximum building height (stories/feet)
2.5 stories or 35 feet
Not permitted
Not permitted
Maximum lot coverage (percent)
60%
Not permitted
Not permitted
NOTES:
1
Per dwelling unit.
Single-Family Attached Dwelling
[Amended 4-20-2010 by Ord. No. 2-2010]
Dimensional Criteria
Both Utilities
(Centralized Water and Centralized Sewer)
1 Utility
(Centralized Water or Centralized Sewer)
No Utilities
(No Centralized Water or Sewer)
Minimum lot area (square feet)
2,2501
Not permitted
Not permitted
Minimum lot width (feet)
201
Not permitted
Not permitted
Front setback (feet)
40 collector and local2
Not permitted
Not permitted
Side setback (feet)
0 between attached structures3
Not permitted
Not permitted
Rear setback (feet)
25
Not permitted
Not permitted
Maximum building height (stories/feet)
2.5 stories or 35 feet
Not permitted
Not permitted
Maximum lot coverage (percent)
65%
Not permitted
Not permitted
NOTES:
1
Per dwelling unit.
2
Single-family attached dwellings are prohibited from abutting arterials and/or any other roadways with more than a fifty-foot right-of-way, unless designated as "reverse frontage lots."
3
End units are considered semidetached buildings and shall comply with the requirements for single-family semidetached dwellings.
All Other Uses
Dimensional Criteria
Both Utilities
(Centralized Water and Centralized Sewer)
1 Utility
(Centralized Water or Centralized Sewer)
No Utilities
(No Centralized Water or Sewer)
Minimum lot area (square feet)
40,000
Minimum lot width (feet)
100
Front setback (feet)
50 arterial, 40 collector and local
Side setback (feet)
20
Rear setback (feet)
25
Maximum building height (stories/feet)
2.5 stories or 35 feet
Maximum lot coverage (percent)
55%

§ 270-23 General requirements for all uses.

A. 
Water and sewage facilities required. All principal, nonagricultural and nonforestry uses or developments within this zoning district shall be served by centralized water and centralized sewer; all other uses or developments shall be in accordance with Parts 7 and 11 of this chapter.
B. 
Zoning overlay districts. If located within or affected by the following zoning overlay districts, development or uses shall meet the requirements of Part 6 of this chapter in accordance with:
(1) 
Article X, Natural Features Overlay District;
(2) 
Article XI, Floodplain Protection Overlay District;
(3) 
Article XII, Conservation Subdivision Overlay District (residential development only); and
(4) 
Article XIII, Historic Preservation Overlay District.
C. 
Standards for uses. In addition to other applicable sections of Part 7, Standards for Uses, all development or uses permitted within this zoning district shall also comply with:
(1) 
Article XV, Accessory Buildings and Uses;
(2) 
Article XVII, Specific Use Standards;
(3) 
Part 8, Signs;
(4) 
Part 9, Off-Street Parking and Loading;
(5) 
Part 10, Buffering, Landscaping, Screening and Lighting.