Township of Warminster, PA
Bucks County
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[Ord. 689, 9/10/2009; as amended by Ord. 737, 1/19/2017]
A building or structure may be erected or altered, to be used either in whole or in part, and a lot may be used or occupied for any of the following uses, provided that such uses, buildings or structures shall comply with such regulations as yard, lot sizes, lot width, building area, heights, impervious surfaces, easements, buffer yards, off-street parking and other requirements as specified by this chapter.
[Ord. 689, 9/10/2009]
1. 
The following uses are permitted by right:
Use 1
Agriculture
Use 3
Single-family detached dwelling
Use 50
Emergency services
Use 55
Utility operating facility
Use 70
No-impact home-based business
Use 72
Residential accessory building or structure
Use 79
Accessory in-law dwelling
2. 
The following uses are permitted as a special exception when authorized by the Zoning Hearing Board in accordance with the provisions of this chapter:
Use 10
Place of worship
Use 15
Private club or lodge
Use 73
Family day care
3. 
The following uses are permitted as a conditional use when authorized by the Board of Supervisors in accordance with the provisions of this chapter:
Use 11
Public or private school
Use 20
Nursing home/personal care facility, assisted living facility, or convalescent home
Use 21
Youth services
Use 32
Mortuary or funeral home
[Ord. 689, 9/10/2009]
All uses shall comply with the area and dimensional requirements listed in this section, unless a greater area or dimensional requirement is stated in Part 16, Use Regulations, for the specific use, in which case the requirements of Part 16 shall apply:
A. 
Lot area and width:
(1) 
Minimum lot area: 20,000 square feet.
(2) 
Minimum lot width: 100 feet at the building line and 80 feet at the front property line shall be provided for each principal use or building permitted in this district.
B. 
Density. Land subdivided for residential purposes shall have a density of not more than 1.6 dwelling units per gross acre of land being subdivided.
C. 
Building area. A maximum of 20% of the area of any lot shall be occupied by buildings.
D. 
Yards.
(1) 
Front yard. There shall be a front yard along each street on which a lot abuts, which shall be not less than 50 feet in depth.
(2) 
Side yards. Unless otherwise provided in this chapter, there shall be two side yards on each lot, with a minimum width of 15 feet for each side yard.
(3) 
Rear yard. Unless otherwise provided in this chapter, there shall be a rear yard on each lot, which shall be not less than 50 feet in depth.
E. 
Impervious surface ratio. No more than 35% of the total lot area shall be covered with impervious surface.
F. 
Open space. All residential uses, except for the development of fewer than 10 dwellings, shall be required to set aside open space in accordance with the requirements of Part 21, § 27-2102, Open space requirements.
[Ord. 689, 9/10/2009]
In addition to the area and dimensional requirements of § 27-402 of this Part 4 and the use requirements set forth in Part 16, the youth services use shall meet the following additional requirement for a conditional use in the R-1 District:
A. 
The property shall be subject to a master plan agreement with the Township.