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 4
Two-family dwelling
Use 5
Single-family attached dwelling (townhouse)
Use 6
Multifamily dwelling
Use 50
Emergency services
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 Part 26 of this chapter:
Use 10
Place of worship
Use 15
Private club or lodge
Use 21
Youth services
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 Part 25 of this chapter:
Use 7
Mobile home park
Use 11
Public or private school
Use 32
Mortuary or funeral home
Use 71
Accessory office
[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. A lot area of not less than 9,000 square feet, with a width of not less than 75 feet at the building line and 70 feet at the front property line, shall be provided for each single-family dwelling. Other principal uses permitted in this district shall have a lot area of not less than 20,000 square feet with a width of not less than 100 feet at the building line and 80 feet at the front property line.
B. 
Building area.
(1) 
Where a dwelling is constructed on a lot, not more that 30% of the area of any lot shall be occupied by buildings or structures.
(2) 
For all other permitted uses in this district, no more than 20% of the area of the lot shall be occupied by buildings or structures.
C. 
Front yard. There shall be a front yard along each street on which a lot abuts, which shall be not less than 35 feet in depth, for single-family detached dwellings. Other permitted principal uses shall have a front yard of not less than 50 feet in depth.
D. 
Side yards. Unless otherwise provided in this chapter, there shall be two side yards on each lot, neither of which shall be less than 10 feet in width for single-family detached dwellings. All other permitted principal uses shall have two side yards of not less than 15 feet in width each.
E. 
Rear yard. Unless otherwise provided in this chapter, there shall be a rear yard on each lot which shall be not less than 35 feet in depth for single-family detached dwellings. All other permitted principal uses shall have a rear yard of not less than 50 feet in depth.
F. 
Impervious surface ratio. No more than 35% of the lot area shall be covered with impervious surface.
G. 
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.
H. 
Density. Land subdivided for residential purposes shall have a density of not more than three dwelling units per gross acre of land being subdivided.
[Added by Ord. 724, 6/18/2015]