Township of Warminster, PA
Bucks County
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[Ord. 689, 9/10/2009]
The following definitions shall apply to the terms used in this Part 9 in connection with the development of the continuing care retirement community:
ASSISTED LIVING UNITS
Dwelling units varying in square footage from 200 square feet to 500 square feet that provide a residential living environment assisted by congregate meals, housekeeping and personal services for persons, age 55 or older, who have temporary or periodic difficulties with one or more essential activities of daily living, such as feeding, bathing, dressing, or mobility. An assisted living unit shall include accessory uses, including dining rooms, bathing areas, common areas, offices and other space necessary to provide the above services.
CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY ACCESSORY USES WITHIN A CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY-2
Any use necessary for the operation of the facility or for the benefit or convenience of the residents and their guests, including, but not limited to, kitchen and dining facilities, places of worship, indoor and outdoor recreational buildings and uses, retail and banking facilities, beauty salons and barbershops, gift shops, classrooms, security facilities, conference rooms, common areas, guest rooms, administrative offices, medical offices, physical rehabilitation facilities, postal center, pharmacy, maintenance facilities, craft and music rooms, library and television room and heating and cooling equipment structures, provided that the accessory use is for the primary benefit of the continuing care retirement community and provided that there is no exterior announcement of the use.
CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY-2 (CCRC-2)
A facility which has a primary purpose of providing housing and continuing care for people over the age of 55 or where either the husband or the wife is over age 55 and consists of assisted living units, senior apartment units, senior cottage units, skilled nursing facility units and continuing care retirement community accessory uses, as defined herein. For purposes of this Part 9, "continuing care" means the provision of lodging, nursing, medical or health-related services at the same or another location to an individual pursuant to an agreement effective for the life of the individual or for a period greater than one year, including mutually terminable contracts, and in consideration of the payment of an entrance fee with or without other periodic charges.
SENIOR APARTMENT UNITS
Single-family dwelling units within a single building for persons age 55 and older.
SENIOR INDEPENDENT COTTAGE UNITS
Single-family detached and single-family attached dwelling units with an individual yard area, attached side-by-side, for persons age 55 or older. There shall be no more than five attached dwelling units.
SKILLED NURSING FACILITY UNIT
A nursing bed or individual room which provides board, shelter and twenty-four-hour skilled nursing and medical care to chronic or convalescent patients. A nursing facility shall include accessory uses, including dining rooms, bathing areas, common areas, offices, clinics, therapy areas, medical facilities and other space necessary to provide the above services.
[Ord. 689, 9/10/2009]
A building may be erected or used and a lot may be used or occupied for any of the uses listed in this section.
A. 
The following uses are permitted by right, in accordance with the definitions contained within this Part 9, if herein defined:
Use 1
Agriculture
Senior independent cottage units
Senior apartment units
Assisted living units
Skilled nursing facility units
Use 50
Emergency services
Use 55
Utility operating facility
B. 
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 53
Public or private parking garage
Use 78
Residential wind-energy system
[Ord. 689, 9/10/2009]
The regulations for the following density, area and dimensional regulations applicable to the Continuing Care Retirement Community-2 District are as follows:
A. 
Tract size. The minimum tract size for the development in a CCRC-2 District shall be 75 contiguous acres.
B. 
Maximum density. The maximum density for the tract shall be 15 units per acre.
C. 
Maximum impervious surface ratio. The maximum impervious surface ratio for a development in the CCRC-2 District shall be 60%.
D. 
Maximum building height. The maximum height of any building or structure shall not exceed 35 feet, as defined in § 27-201 of the this chapter, provided that where the natural grade of the property in a downward slope renders it necessary to construct a building with an exposed lower level, then, and only in that event, the maximum height of a building shall not exceed 50 feet, measured from the finished grade at the exposed lower level to the mean height between eaves and ridge for gable, hip and gambrel roofs.
E. 
Building area. Buildings and structures shall not occupy more than 17% of the total tract area.
F. 
Building setback from cartway. There shall be a building setback of 25 feet in depth, measured from the building to the edge of the cartway. Parking within the setback shall be permitted.
G. 
Side yards. Side yards of not less than 10 feet shall be required. Parking shall be permitted in side yards.
H. 
Building spacing. On lots containing more than one building, a minimum twenty-foot separation is required between buildings consisting of one story. A minimum thirty-foot separation is required between buildings consisting of two or more stories.
I. 
Buffer yards. There shall be a buffer yard of 50 feet from all tract boundaries.
J. 
Setback from perimeter streets. The setback from perimeter streets shall be 100 feet from the ultimate right-of-way of any principal arterial road and 60 feet from the ultimate right-of-way of any major collector road. Parking and driveways within the setback shall be permitted.
K. 
Setback from tract boundary. The setback from the tract boundary, where not bounded by a perimeter street, shall be 50 feet.
L. 
Streets. All "streets," defined as a way used or intended to be used by vehicular traffic or pedestrians, whether public or private, shall have a minimum cartway width of 26 feet.
M. 
Driveways. The use of shared driveways shall be permitted within the CCRC-2 District.
N. 
Parking requirements. The required number of parking spaces for a development in the CCRC-2 District shall be 1.1 parking spaces per senior apartment unit, which figure shall be inclusive of all staff, resident and visitor parking, and all assisted living units and skilled nursing units within the CCRC-2. The required number of parking spaces for a development in the CCRC-2 District shall be two off-street parking spaces per senior independent cottage unit, including the garage. Accessory buildings, excluding maintenance and storage facilities, shall have one off-street parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area. The requirements of this section shall supersede inconsistent requirements contained in other parts of this chapter. Parking on internal streets shall be permitted on one side of the street only.
O. 
The minimum open space required in the CCRC-2 shall be 30% of the gross site area of the tract.