Township of Upper Hanover, PA
Montgomery County
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[Added 1-11-2011 by Ord. No. 2010-06]

§ 425-1100 General applicability.

The provisions of this article shall be followed in the construction of a neighborhood shopping center development in the CB District in accordance with § 500-1504 of Chapter 500, Zoning. These provisions are in addition to other applicable regulations of this chapter. Should there be a conflict between these standards and others elsewhere in the chapter, these shall govern.

§ 425-1101 Development standards.

A. 
The following shall be applicable to buildings containing permitted and/or conditional uses in the Main Street and transitional sections of a neighborhood shopping center:
(1) 
Rooflines. All buildings shall have pitched roofs covering at least 80% of the building with a minimum pitch of six vertical inches to every 12 horizontal inches.
B. 
Multitenant pad site buildings and all fast food restaurants in the Main Street section of a neighborhood shopping center shall be compatible with materials and colors of the principal or anchor building on the premises, which shall be constructed using primarily earth-tone colors and shall incorporate similar architectural features to create a harmonious center.
C. 
For buildings in the Main Street section of a neighborhood shopping center that are not multitenant pad site buildings or fast food restaurants:
(1) 
The front wall will not contain plain continuous sections longer than 75 feet without an architectural feature, column, pilaster, or turn, corner, or similar break.
(2) 
The front facade shall contain at least one vertical architectural element to provide variation in the roofline so it does not appear to have a continuous flat roof. Front facade parapet walls shall be provided to conceal flat roofs viewed from the street frontage, and the maximum length of the front facade between facade breaks, corners, columns or architectural features shall not be greater than 75 feet.
D. 
The following shall be applicable to buildings containing permitted and/or conditional uses in the core section of a neighborhood shopping center:
(1) 
Building bulk and construction. Variations in building facades, canopies, height and rooflines are required and shall be in compliance with the following:
(a) 
Building facades that exceed 200 feet in length shall be varied by at least two of the following methods:
[1] 
Wall offsets to a minimum depth of 10 feet at intervals of 100 feet or less.
[2] 
Variation in the facade height of at least 10 feet in height at intervals of 100 feet.
[3] 
Addition of major architectural features at intervals of 100 feet or less, including canopies, towers and three-dimensional ornamental structures.