City of Lower Burrell, PA
Westmoreland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Lower Burrell 10-7-1985 by Ord. No. 3-1985. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction code — See Ch. 140.
Erosion and sediment control — See Ch. 154.
Smoke detectors — See Ch. 165, Art. I.
Floodplain management — See Ch. 170.
Sewers — See Ch. 238.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 252.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 260.
Timber harvesting — See Ch. 270.
Attachment 1 Lot Requirements and Height Standards Attachment 2 Planned Residential Development
Article I General Provisions, Specific Requirements and Zoning Map

§ 300-1 Short title.

§ 300-2 Purpose.

§ 300-3 Community development objectives.

§ 300-4 Finances.

§ 300-5 Continuance of prior decisions.

§ 300-6 Higher standard to control.

§ 300-7 Compliance.

§ 300-8 Scope of regulations.

§ 300-9 Additional use classifications and restrictions.

§ 300-10 Termination of certain existing uses.

§ 300-11 Compliance with state and federal regulations.

§ 300-12 Compliance with all conditions and standards.

§ 300-13 Subdivision of land.

§ 300-14 Adoption of Zoning Map; identification; changes.

§ 300-15 Final authority of map and ordinance on file.

§ 300-16 Replacement of map.

Article II Districts Established

§ 300-17 Classification of districts.

§ 300-18 District boundaries.

§ 300-19 District regulations.

§ 300-20 Permitted uses; special exceptions.

§ 300-21 Unlisted uses.

§ 300-22 Area, height and use requirements.

Article III Conservancy Districts

§ 300-23 Purposes.

§ 300-24 Permitted uses.

§ 300-25 Special exception uses.

§ 300-26 Conditional uses.

§ 300-27 Areas and height regulations.

§ 300-28 Cemeteries; stables; pet cemeteries; educational institutions (special exceptions).

Article IV Residential Districts

§ 300-29 Purpose.

§ 300-30 Permitted uses.

§ 300-31 Special exception uses.

§ 300-32 Area and height requirements.

§ 300-33 Cemeteries; dormitories; funeral homes.

§ 300-34 Professional services, hotels and motels.

§ 300-35 Accessory business uses.

§ 300-36 Mobile homes and parks.

§ 300-37 Educational institutions.

§ 300-38 Reduction in lot width; R-1 Zone.

Article V Business Districts

§ 300-39 Purpose.

§ 300-40 Enclosure.

§ 300-41 Permitted uses.

§ 300-42 Special exception uses.

§ 300-43 Area and height requirements.

§ 300-44 Automobile sales; repair; service stations.

§ 300-45 Waiver of area requirements in C-3 Districts.

§ 300-46 Unit group building development (shopping center) in C-3 Districts.

§ 300-47 Educational institutions.

§ 300-48 Drive-in theaters in C-3 Districts.

§ 300-49 Special consideration; traffic control, Leechburg Road commercial uses.

Article VI Industrial Districts

§ 300-50 Purpose.

§ 300-51 Permitted uses.

§ 300-52 Special exception uses.

§ 300-53 Conditional uses.

§ 300-54 Area and height requirements.

§ 300-55 Cabinet making in industrial zone.

Article VII Site Plan Review and Certified Plot Plan

§ 300-56 Site plan.

§ 300-57 Certified plot plan.

Article VIII Planned Residential Development

§ 300-58 Purpose and intent.

§ 300-59 Application.

§ 300-60 Ownership requirements.

§ 300-61 Availability of public services and access.

§ 300-62 Administration and procedures.

§ 300-63 Formal application and tentative approval proceedings.

§ 300-64 Public hearings.

§ 300-65 Findings.

§ 300-66 Status of plan after tentative approval.

§ 300-67 Application for final plan approval.

§ 300-68 Standards and requirements.

§ 300-69 Subdivision and resale.

§ 300-70 Enforcement and agreements.

§ 300-71 Enforcement; violations and penalties.

§ 300-72 Fees.

Article IX Performance Standards

§ 300-73 Compliance required.

§ 300-74 Plans; descriptions; consultants.

§ 300-75 Fire protection.

§ 300-76 Noise.

§ 300-77 Air pollution.

§ 300-78 Water pollution.

§ 300-79 Solid waste disposal.

§ 300-80 Heat.

§ 300-81 Glare.

§ 300-82 Vibration.

§ 300-83 Research laboratories.

§ 300-84 Animal care.

§ 300-85 General and heavy manufacturing.

§ 300-86 Consideration of other unobjectionable uses.

§ 300-87 Razing and removal.

Article X Utilities and Streets

§ 300-88 Essential services.

§ 300-89 Utilities.

§ 300-90 Access drives.

Article XI Off-Street Parking and Loading

§ 300-91 Off-street parking requirements.

§ 300-92 Off-street loading requirements.

Article XII Fences, Walls and Screens

§ 300-93 Fences, enclosure walls and screens.

§ 300-94 Screening of commercial uses.

Article XIII Accessory Structures and Uses

§ 300-95 Accessory buildings.

§ 300-96 Temporary structures.

§ 300-97 Accessory uses as special exceptions.

§ 300-98 Relationship to principal uses.

§ 300-99 Home occupations.

§ 300-100 Community garages or parking areas.

§ 300-101 Rear structure restrictions.

Article XIV Signs

§ 300-102 Compliance and intent.

§ 300-103 Sign permit required.

§ 300-104 Signs not exceeding two square feet.

§ 300-105 Signs not exceeding six square feet.

§ 300-106 Signs not exceeding 12 or 24 square feet.

§ 300-107 Street right-of-way; intersection unobstructed.

§ 300-108 Interior designers; contractor signs.

§ 300-109 Temporary signs.

§ 300-110 Signs in C and I Districts.

§ 300-111 Wall; overhanging; roof; freestanding signs; permits.

§ 300-112 Illumination.

§ 300-113 Construction.

§ 300-114 Height of signs.

§ 300-115 Advertising space limit.

§ 300-116 Streamers, banners, pennants.

§ 300-117 Directional signs.

§ 300-118 Development entrance signs.

§ 300-119 Nonconforming signs.

§ 300-120 Liability or loss.

§ 300-121 Political signs.

§ 300-122 Temporary or semipermanent advertising banners.

§ 300-123 Billboards.

Article XV Height Requirements and Exceptions

§ 300-124 General height requirements.

§ 300-125 Exceptions permitted by Zoning Officer.

§ 300-126 Height exceptions permitted by Board.

Article XVI Lot Area Requirements and Exceptions

§ 300-127 Existing lots of record.

§ 300-128 Area exceptions.

§ 300-129 Area requirements.

§ 300-130 Retention of yards.

§ 300-131 Division of zoning lots.

§ 300-132 Use of lots.

§ 300-133 Right-of-way grading.

§ 300-134 Required yards for existing buildings.

§ 300-135 Farm and agricultural operations.

§ 300-136 Number of principal buildings on a lot.

§ 300-137 Lot dimensions and minimum requirements for residential, commercial, and industrial development.

Article XVII Nonconforming Uses and Structures

§ 300-138 Intent and purpose.

§ 300-139 Annexed areas; contested uses.

§ 300-140 Nonconforming uses of land.

§ 300-141 Nonconforming uses of structures.

§ 300-142 Nonconforming structures; mobile homes.

§ 300-143 Reconstruction of damaged nonconforming structures.

§ 300-144 Duration and registration.

§ 300-145 Repairs and maintenance.

§ 300-146 Uses under special exception provisions.

§ 300-147 Limited enlargement.

§ 300-148 Nonconforming lots of record.

§ 300-149 Exceptions for nonconforming residences.

Article XVIII Special Exceptions

§ 300-150 Exceptions permitted by Zoning Hearing Board.

§ 300-151 Public and semipublic uses.

§ 300-152 Parks, playgrounds and recreation areas.

§ 300-153 Water recreation or storage facilities.

§ 300-154 Land development projects.

§ 300-155 Public utilities.

§ 300-156 Towers.

§ 300-157 Multifamily required open space.

§ 300-158 Addition of canopies to existing gasoline service stations.

§ 300-159 Indoor recreation in commercial or industrial areas.

§ 300-160 Adult businesses.

§ 300-161 Communication towers.

§ 300-162 Oil and gas development.

Article XIX Terminology

§ 300-163 Word usage.

§ 300-164 Definitions.

Article XX Planning Commission

§ 300-165 Specific intent.

§ 300-166 Administration and procedure.

§ 300-167 Powers and duties related to this chapter and other functions.

Article XXI Administration and Enforcement

§ 300-168 Appointment and powers of Zoning Officer.

§ 300-169 Enforcement notice.

§ 300-170 Causes of action.

§ 300-171 Enforcement; violations and penalties.

§ 300-172 Method of appeal.

Article XXII Certificates and Permits

§ 300-173 Building permits.

§ 300-174 Certificates of occupancy.

§ 300-175 Certificates of nonconformance.

§ 300-176 Record of certificates; charges.

§ 300-177 Application forms.

§ 300-178 Use approval procedure.

§ 300-179 Permits previously issued; deferral.

Article XXIII Zoning Hearing Board

§ 300-180 Membership.

§ 300-181 Jurisdiction of Board.

§ 300-182 Variances.

§ 300-183 Uses by special exception.

§ 300-184 Hearings.

§ 300-185 Failure to render decision.

§ 300-186 Mediation option.

§ 300-187 Fees and expenditures.

§ 300-188 Time limits.

§ 300-189 Stay of proceeding.

Article XXIV Amendments

§ 300-190 Enactment of Zoning Ordinance amendments.

§ 300-191 Procedure for landowner curative amendments.

§ 300-192 Procedure for City curative amendments.

§ 300-193 Amendments.

§ 300-194 Rejected petitions.