Borough of Schwenksville, PA
Montgomery County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Schwenksville 6-10-1993 by Ord. No. 258. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Planning agencies — See Ch. 29.
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 55.
Construction codes — See Ch. 71.
Sewers — See Ch. 128.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 143.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 147.
Water — See Ch. 169.
176a Schedule
Article I General Provisions

§ 176-1 Short title.

§ 176-2 Effective date.

§ 176-3 Objectives; approval of plan.

§ 176-4 Purpose.

§ 176-5 Interpretation.

§ 176-6 Construal of provisions.

§ 176-7 Repealer.

Article II Establishment of Districts

§ 176-8 Classes of districts.

§ 176-9 Zoning Map.

§ 176-10 District boundaries.

§ 176-11 Federal- and state-owned property.

Article III R-1 Residential Districts

§ 176-12 Applicability.

§ 176-13 Use regulations.

§ 176-14 Area regulations.

§ 176-15 Height regulations.

Article IV R-2 Residential Districts

§ 176-16 Applicability.

§ 176-17 Use regulations.

§ 176-18 Area regulations.

§ 176-19 Height regulations.

§ 176-20 Accessory buildings.

Article V GA Garden Apartment Districts

§ 176-21 Purpose.

§ 176-22 Applicability.

§ 176-23 Use regulations.

§ 176-24 Area regulations.

§ 176-25 Height regulations.

§ 176-26 Development regulations.

§ 176-27 Submission of plans.

§ 176-28 Time limit on construction; reversion to former zoning classification.

Article VI TH Townhouse District

§ 176-29 Use regulations.

§ 176-30 Area and design requirements.

§ 176-31 Circulation and parking.

§ 176-32 Open space requirements.

§ 176-33 Approval procedures.

Article VII RC Retirement Community District

§ 176-34 Applicability.

§ 176-35 Use regulations.

§ 176-36 Area regulations.

§ 176-37 Height regulations.

§ 176-38 Application and review of plans.

Article VIII C Commercial Districts

§ 176-39 Applicability.

§ 176-40 Use regulations.

§ 176-41 Height regulations.

§ 176-42 Area regulations.

Article IX VC-1 Village Commercial-1 District

§ 176-43 Purpose.

§ 176-44 Permitted uses.

§ 176-45 Conditional uses.

§ 176-46 Prohibited uses.

§ 176-47 Dimensional standards.

§ 176-48 Design requirements and standards.

§ 176-49 Conditional use requirements.

§ 176-49.1 Additional conditional use standards for multiple uses of lot.

§ 176-50 Downtown parking facilities and access.

§ 176-51 Alteration and/or removal of existing buildings; construction of new buildings.

Article X VC-2 Village Commercial-2 District

§ 176-52 Purpose.

§ 176-53 Permitted uses.

§ 176-54 Conditional uses.

§ 176-54.1 Prohibited uses.

§ 176-55 Dimensional standards.

§ 176-56 Design standards and requirements.

§ 176-56.1 Conditional use requirements.

§ 176-56.2 Additional conditional use standards for multiple uses of lot.

§ 176-57 Downtown parking facilities and access.

§ 176-58 Alteration and/or removal of existing buildings; construction of new buildings.

Article XI IN Institutional Districts

§ 176-59 Purpose.

§ 176-60 Applicability.

§ 176-61 Use regulations.

§ 176-62 Area regulations.

§ 176-63 Application and review of plans.

Article XII MI Manufacturing and Industrial Districts

§ 176-64 Applicability.

§ 176-65 Use regulations.

§ 176-66 Area regulations.

§ 176-67 Height regulations.

§ 176-68 Sewage disposal.

§ 176-69 Industrial waste or sewage.

§ 176-70 Buffer area.

§ 176-71 Emissions regulations.

§ 176-72 Uses not permitted.

§ 176-73 Lighting facilities and utility structures.

§ 176-74 Solid waste disposal facility.

§ 176-75 Parking and signs.

Article XIII REC Recreational Districts

§ 176-76 Applicability.

§ 176-77 Declaration of legislative intent.

§ 176-78 Use regulations.

§ 176-79 Development regulations.

§ 176-80 Submission of plans.

§ 176-81 Approval of plans.

§ 176-82 Approval to be binding.

§ 176-83 Amendment of approved plans.

§ 176-84 Compliance required; liability of owner.

Article XIV FP Floodplain Conservation District

§ 176-85 Statutory authorization.

§ 176-86 Intent.

§ 176-87 Applicability.

§ 176-88 Abrogation and greater restrictions.

§ 176-89 Severability.

§ 176-90 Warning and disclaimer of liability.

§ 176-91 Definition of terms.

§ 176-92 Specific definitions.

§ 176-93 Identification of floodplain areas.

§ 176-94 Description and special requirements of the Floodplain Conservation District.

§ 176-94.1 Changes in identification of area.

§ 176-94.2 Boundary disputes.

§ 176-94.3 Corporate boundary changes.

§ 176-94.4 Uses permitted by right in Floodplain Conservation District.

§ 176-94.5 Uses prohibited in Floodplain Conservation District.

§ 176-94.6 Nonconforming structures and uses in Floodplain District.

§ 176-94.7 Improvements to existing structures in Floodplain Conservation District.

§ 176-94.8 Variance; generally.

§ 176-94.9 Variance procedures and conditions.

§ 176-94.10 Special requirements for subdivisions.

§ 176-94.11 Special requirements for manufactured homes.

§ 176-94.12 Special requirements for recreational vehicles.

§ 176-94.13 Variance conditions.

§ 176-94.14 Technical provisions in event of a variance being granted.

§ 176-94.15 Elevation and floodproofing requirements.

§ 176-94.16 Special technical requirements for development which may endanger human life.

§ 176-94.17 Design and construction standards.

§ 176-94.18 Activities requiring special permits.

§ 176-94.19 Application requirements for special permits.

§ 176-94.20 Application review procedures.

§ 176-94.21 Special technical requirements.

§ 176-94.22 Designation of the Floodplain Administrator.

§ 176-94.23 Permits required.

§ 176-94.24 Duties and responsibilities of Floodplain Administrator.

§ 176-94.25 Application procedures and requirements.

§ 176-94.26 Review by County Conservation District.

§ 176-94.27 Review of application by others.

§ 176-94.28 Changes.

§ 176-94.29 Placards.

§ 176-94.30 Start of construction.

§ 176-94.31 Enforcement.

§ 176-95 Appeals.

Article XIVA Natural Resource Protection Standards

§ 176-95.1 Legislative intent.

§ 176-95.2 Steep slopes.

§ 176-95.3 Woodlands.

§ 176-95.4 Streams, watercourses, wetlands and ponds.

§ 176-95.5 Pond shorelines.

§ 176-95.6 Overlapping resources.

Article XV Off-Street Parking and Loading

§ 176-96 Required off-street parking facilities.

§ 176-97 Reduction of requirements by special exception.

§ 176-98 Design requirements for all nonresidential zoning districts.

§ 176-99 Reduction of facilities.

§ 176-100 Off-street loading and unloading facilities required.

§ 176-101 Dimensions.

Article XVI Signs

§ 176-102 Purpose.

§ 176-103 Area measurements.

§ 176-104 Height measurements.

§ 176-105 Exempt signs.

§ 176-106 Prohibited signs.

§ 176-107 Permitted signs.

§ 176-108 General regulations for all districts.

§ 176-109 Removal of signs.

§ 176-110 Permits and fees.

§ 176-111 Illumination.

Article XVII Exterior Lighting

§ 176-112 Purpose.

§ 176-113 Applicability.

§ 176-114 Definitions.

§ 176-115 Criteria.

§ 176-116 Fixture placement in residential developments.

§ 176-117 Plan submission.

§ 176-118 Post-installation inspection.

§ 176-119 Compliance monitoring.

§ 176-120 Streetlight dedication.

Article XVIII Nonconforming Uses

§ 176-121 Nonconforming use of land.

§ 176-122 Nonconforming use of buildings.

§ 176-123 Buildings under construction.

§ 176-124 Change of use.

§ 176-125 Discontinued use.

§ 176-126 Extension.

§ 176-127 Change or resumption of nonconforming uses.

§ 176-128 Buildings destroyed by fire, explosion, accident or calamity.

§ 176-129 Condemned buildings.

§ 176-130 Temporary nonconforming use.

§ 176-131 Nonconforming signs.

§ 176-132 Abatement of certain nonconforming uses.

Article XIX Supplementary Regulations

§ 176-133 Effect of private covenants.

§ 176-134 Lots of record.

§ 176-135 Reduction of lot area.

§ 176-136 Modification of front yard requirements.

§ 176-137 Obstructions of vision at intersections.

§ 176-138 Accessory uses.

§ 176-139 Conversions.

§ 176-140 Access to public streets.

§ 176-141 Public utilities.

§ 176-142 Projections into required yards.

§ 176-143 Height limitation of fences and walls.

§ 176-144 Accessory-utility building.

§ 176-145 Management of common land areas.

§ 176-146 Removal of topsoil.

§ 176-147 Towers.

§ 176-148 Exceptions.

§ 176-149 (Reserved)

§ 176-150 Submission of plans.

§ 176-151 Conformance with other regulations.

§ 176-152 Driveways.

§ 176-153 Regulation of satellite dishes.

§ 176-154 Living space.

Article XX Administration

§ 176-155 Appointment and qualifications of Zoning Officer.

§ 176-156 Powers and duties.

§ 176-157 Permits.

§ 176-158 Application for permit; certificate of approval.

§ 176-159 Period of validity of permit.

§ 176-160 Certificate of occupancy.

§ 176-161 Appeals from decisions of Zoning Officer.

§ 176-162 Fees.

Article XXI Zoning Hearing Board

§ 176-163 Appointment and qualifications.

§ 176-164 Membership; terms of office; vacancies.

§ 176-165 Organization; conduct of business; records to be kept.

§ 176-166 Conduct of hearings.

§ 176-167 Appeals from decision of Zoning Officer.

§ 176-168 Challenges to validity of regulations.

§ 176-169 Requests for variances.

§ 176-170 Requests for special exceptions.

§ 176-171 Time limits on variances and special exceptions.

§ 176-172 Appeals from decisions of the Board.

Article XXII Enforcement

§ 176-173 Violations.

§ 176-174 Penalties.

§ 176-175 Remedies.

§ 176-176 Fee schedule.

Article XXIII Amendments

§ 176-177 Amendment by Borough Council.

§ 176-178 Amendment procedure.

§ 176-179 Application for amendment.

§ 176-180 Amendment by citizens' petition.

§ 176-181 Referral to Planning Commission.

§ 176-182 Citizens' protest against amendments.

Article XXIV Terminology

§ 176-183 Word usage.

§ 176-184 Definitions.