Township of West Manheim, PA
York County
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§ 270-211 General requirements.

Buffer yards shall meet the following requirements:
A. 
A buffer yard shall be located at the perimeter of the lot for any given use and shall not be located in any portion of a public right-of-way or proposed right-of-way.
B. 
Permitted uses in a buffer yard include stormwater management facilities, underground utility facilities, picnic areas, greenways and/or pedestrian walkways. Buildings or storage of any kind shall not be permitted in a buffer yard.
C. 
A buffer yard and screening shall be provided between zoning districts and uses as follows:
Buffering and Screening Required Between the Following Zoning Districts and Uses
Proposed Use/Zone1
Abutting Use/Zone
Buffer Yard Width
(feet)
Level of Screening
Nonresidential use or BC or C/I Zoning Districts
Residential use or R or SR Zoning Districts
50
Level 3
Multifamily dwelling residential use
Single-family dwelling residential use
25
Level 1
Industrial use
Commercial use
25
Level 2
Residential use or R or SR Zoning Districts
Arterial street
50
Level 1
Residential use or R or SR Zoning Districts
Interstate highway
100
Level 3
Double frontage lots
Higher classification street
20
Level 1
NOTES:
1
The buffering and screening requirements shall be located on this property.
D. 
Parking lots shall not encroach into a buffer yard. Buffer yards shall not be used for parking.
E. 
A buffer yard shall not be required in front yards except as required as shown in the table above.