Township of Ross, PA
Allegheny County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Part 1 PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

§ 27-101 Title.

§ 27-102 Purpose.

§ 27-103 Statement of Community Development Objectives.

§ 27-104 Relationship to the Strategic Plan.

§ 27-105 Conflict.

Part 2 INTERPRETATIONS AND DEFINITIONS

§ 27-201 Interpretation.

§ 27-202 Definitions.

Part 3 GENERAL PROVISIONS

§ 27-301 Conformance and Permits.

§ 27-302 Height, Occupancy, Lot and Yard Restrictions.

§ 27-303 Yards.

§ 27-304 Public Utility Lines.

§ 27-305 Uses Must Be on a Zoning Lot.

§ 27-306 Access Between Zoning Districts.

§ 27-307 Height Exceptions.

§ 27-308 Measuring Procedure.

§ 27-309 Regulations for the Utilization of Portable Storage Units and Dumpsters.

Part 4 ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT

§ 27-401 Specific Intent.

§ 27-402 Appointment and Powers of Zoning Officer.

§ 27-403 Occupancy Permits.

§ 27-404 Application Requirements for Occupancy Permits.

§ 27-405 Certificates of Occupancy.

§ 27-406 Registration of Nonconforming Uses and Structures.

§ 27-407 Appeal of Determination of Zoning Officer.

§ 27-408 Time Limitations.

§ 27-409 Request for Extension.

§ 27-410 Determination of Fees.

§ 27-411 Fee for Residential Development Review.

§ 27-412 Fee for Commercial or Industrial Development Review.

§ 27-413 Fee for Additional or Miscellaneous Applications.

§ 27-414 Complaints Regarding Violations.

§ 27-415 Enforcement Notice.

§ 27-416 Enforcement Remedies.

§ 27-417 Proof of Sewage Disposal.

Part 5 AMENDMENTS

§ 27-501 Enactment of Zoning Ordinance Amendments.

§ 27-502 Procedure for Landowner Curative Amendments.

§ 27-503 Procedure for Township Curative Amendments.

§ 27-504 Validity of Zoning Ordinance or Map; Substantive Questions; Landowner Appeals.

§ 27-505 Filing Fee.

§ 27-506 Application for Rezoning.

§ 27-507 Amendments.

§ 27-508 Applicability of Zoning Ordinance Amendments.

Part 6 ROSS TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD

§ 27-601 Zoning Hearing Board.

§ 27-602 Hearings.

§ 27-603 Mediation Option.

§ 27-604 Jurisdiction.

§ 27-605 Variances.

§ 27-606 Special Exceptions.

§ 27-607 Appeals to the Board.

Part 7 PLANNING COMMISSION

§ 27-701 Purpose.

§ 27-702 Membership of the Planning Commission.

§ 27-703 Duties.

§ 27-704 Limitations.

§ 27-705 Conduct of Business.

§ 27-706 Review Process.

§ 27-707 Site Plan Review Procedure.

Part 8 ESTABLISHMENT OF ZONING DISTRICTS

§ 27-801 Establishment of Zoning Districts.

§ 27-802 Ross Township Zoning Map.

§ 27-803 Land Annexed or Otherwise Acquired.

§ 27-804 Statement of Purpose for the Zoning Districts.

§ 27-805 Transitional Uses.

Part 9 ZONING USE DISTRICT REGULATIONS

§ 27-901 Applicability of Regulations.

§ 27-902 Uses Permitted by Right, Special Exceptions, Conditional Uses and Uses Not Permitted.

§ 27-903 Uses Subject to Other Regulations.

§ 27-904 Similar Uses Within a District.

§ 27-905 Table of Use Regulations.

§ 27-906 Use Regulations.

§ 27-907 Residential Use Dimensional Regulations.

§ 27-908 Commercial Use Dimensional Regulations.

Part 10 ZONING DISTRICT DIMENSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

§ 27-1001 Lot Area or Yard Required.

§ 27-1002 Minimum Lot Size.

§ 27-1003 Exceptions to Minimum Lot Sizes.

§ 27-1004 Minimum Lot Width.

§ 27-1005 Traffic Visibility Across Corners.

§ 27-1006 Front Yard Requirements.

§ 27-1007 Side Yard Requirements.

§ 27-1008 Rear Yard Requirements.

§ 27-1009 Exceptions for Existing Alignment.

§ 27-1010 Fence, Privacy; Fence, Security; or Fence, Ornamental.

Part 11 PLANNED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

§ 27-1101 Planned Residential Development.

§ 27-1102 PRD Lot Size.

§ 27-1103 Ownership Requirements.

§ 27-1104 Availability of Public Services and Access.

§ 27-1105 Administration and Procedure.

§ 27-1106 Standards and Requirements.

§ 27-1107 Subdivision and Resale.

§ 27-1108 Enforcement and Agreements.

§ 27-1109 Fees.

Part 12 CONDITIONAL USES

§ 27-1201 Location and Specific Requirements.

§ 27-1202 Condition and Uses.

§ 27-1203 Procedure.

Part 13 NONCONFORMANCE

§ 27-1301 Registration.

§ 27-1302 Continuation.

§ 27-1303 Extension or Expansion.

§ 27-1304 Reconstruction or Restoration.

§ 27-1305 Abandonment.

§ 27-1306 Change.

Part 14 PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

§ 27-1401 Applicability.

§ 27-1402 Environmental Performance Standards.

§ 27-1403 Buffer Yards.

§ 27-1404 Storage and Waste Disposal.

§ 27-1405 Glare.

§ 27-1406 Odor.

§ 27-1407 Smoke.

§ 27-1408 Dust, Fumes, Vapors, and Gases.

§ 27-1409 Noise.

§ 27-1410 Heat, Cold, Dampness or Movement of Air.

§ 27-1411 Electrical Disturbance or Radioactivity.

Part 15 PARKING AND LOADING STANDARDS

§ 27-1501 General Regulations Applying to Required Off-Street Parking Facilities.

§ 27-1502 Design Standards.

§ 27-1503 Off-Street Loading.

§ 27-1504 Design Layout of Off-Street Loading Facilities.

§ 27-1505 Perimeter Landscaping Requirements for Vehicular Use Areas.

Part 16 SIGNS

§ 27-1601 Conformance With Sign Provisions.

§ 27-1602 Area of Signs.

§ 27-1603 Illumination of Signs.

§ 27-1604 Location of Signs.

§ 27-1605 Types of Signs.

§ 27-1606 General Sign Regulations.

§ 27-1607 Signs in Residential Districts and PRDs.

§ 27-1608 Signs Permitted in the C-1, C-2, C-3 Commercial and I-1 Industrial Districts.

§ 27-1609 Temporary Political Signs.

§ 27-1610 Permit Requirements for Signs.

§ 27-1611 Removal of Signs.

§ 27-1612 Ross Township Signs.

Part 17 MCKNIGHT ROAD TRANSPORTATION OVERLAY DISTRICT

§ 27-1701 McKnight Road TD-1 District.

Part 18 ROCHESTER ROAD/LOWRIES RUN ROAD CONSERVATION CORRIDOR OVERLAY DISTRICT

§ 27-1801 Establishment of Design Review Board.

§ 27-1802 Nonresidential Technical Review.

§ 27-1803 Minimum Data Required for Review.

§ 27-1804 Design Standards.

§ 27-1805 Conservation Corridor Use Standards.

Part 19 ZONING MAP AMENDMENTS

§ 27-1901 Zoning Map Amendments.

Part 20 SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS

§ 27-2001 Purpose.

§ 27-2002 Applicability.

§ 27-2003 Permitted Zoning Districts.

§ 27-2004 Location Within a Property.

§ 27-2005 Design and Installation Standards.

§ 27-2006 Setback Requirements.

§ 27-2007 Height Restrictions.

§ 27-2008 Screening and Visibility.

§ 27-2009 Impervious Property Coverage Restrictions.

§ 27-2010 Nonconformance.

§ 27-2011 Signage and/or Graphic Content.

§ 27-2012 Performance Requirements.

§ 27-2013 Enforcement and Penalties.

§ 27-2014 Permit Requirements.