This district has been established and the regulations of this article enacted in support of the following purposes:
To accommodate industrial activities in the Township while minimizing the impact on abutting districts by establishing setbacks and buffer provisions;
To encourage the establishment of other industrial concerns and accommodate the expansion of existing industrial activities in the Township in the interest of diversifying the local economy, providing employment opportunities close to home and strengthening the local tax base;
To provide a planned district for all types of industrial activities in the Township.
Uses by right.
Warehousing of retail goods and produce.
Freight terminals and rail yards.
Beverage bottling plants, canneries and food processing.
Tool and die or metal fabrication.
Lumber yard and mill.
Personal storage facilities.
Uses and buildings customarily accessory to the above uses, including but not necessarily limited to an accessory dwelling unit for a caretaker or night watchman, off-street parking facilities in conformance with § 220-61, signs subject to the provisions of § 220-62, recreational and dining facilities for the use of the employees of the permitted commercial and industrial uses, motor vehicle fleet repair, gasoline pumps and storage, and outdoor storage lots for raw materials and finished products.
Uses by special exception.
Aboveground and underground fuel storage.
Sewage treatment plants.
Concrete and asphalt plants.
Power generation facility (fossil fuel, biomass, wind, solar, nuclear) as subject to the provisions of § 220-78 of this chapter.
Amusement parks and racetracks.
Accessory uses and structures not located on the same lot as the permitted principal use.
Any other use not permitted elsewhere by this chapter, with such conditions as the Zoning Hearing Board may require in their reasonable discretion in the interest of protecting the public health, safety, and welfare.
Uses by conditional use. The following uses will be considered by the Board of Supervisors as conditional uses subject to the following criteria, and further subject to the provisions of § 220-110.
Research and development facilities, non-office.
Manufacturing, warehousing and wholesale of explosives, including fireworks and volatile materials in a gas, liquid or solid state.
Animal hospital, veterinary facility, or commercial kennel subject to the provisions of § 220-89 of this chapter.
Lot area minimums shall be increased as needed to satisfy all required separation distances between on-site water supply and sewage disposal facilities.
No permitted accessory building or structure shall be constructed within 75 feet of any residential district boundary.
Wherever a lot accommodating a use permitted in this district abuts a residential district along a side or rear lot line, the owner of the industrial lot shall provide a landscaped screen in conformance with § 220-64 between the industrial property and the residential property.
Facilities and structures owned or operated by the Township, or a duly created authority of the Township, shall be required to meet a one-acre minimum lot area (per unit of use), as well as the other appropriate area and bulk regulations of this section.