Township of Upper Burrell, PA
Westmoreland County
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The purpose of this district is to provide for medium-density residential neighborhood development in areas where public sewers exist or can be provided; to provide multifamily housing opportunities in planned residential developments with public or community sewage treatment systems; and to allow for accessory uses and compatible public and semipublic uses as conditional uses or uses by special exception.
A. 
Permitted uses.
(1) 
Principal uses.
(a) 
Church.
(b) 
Communications antenna mounted on an existing building or on an existing public utility storage or transmission structure, subject to § 350-106.
(c) 
Essential services.
(d) 
Forestry, subject to § 350-104.
(e) 
Garden apartments.
(f) 
Oil and gas well operations, subject to § 350-107.
(g) 
Passive recreation.
(h) 
Public buildings.
(i) 
Schools, public or private, excluding postsecondary.
(j) 
Single-family dwellings.
(k) 
Townhouses.
(l) 
Two-family dwellings.
(2) 
Accessory uses.
(a) 
Community clubhouse in a subdivision or multifamily development.
(b) 
Fences subject to § 350-97.
(c) 
Home gardening.
(d) 
Keeping of domestic pets.
(e) 
No-impact home-based business, subject to § 350-105.
(f) 
Off-street parking and loading, subject to Article XVII.
(g) 
Private garages and storage buildings, subject to § 350-97.
(h) 
Private residential swimming pools or sports courts, subject to § 350-97.
(i) 
Signs, subject to Article XVIII.
(j) 
Temporary construction trailer, model home or sales office, subject to § 350-101.
(k) 
Other accessory uses customarily incidental to and on the same lot with any permitted use, conditional use or use by special exception authorized in this district.
B. 
Conditional uses.
(1) 
Principal uses.
(a) 
Active recreation, low-impact, subject to § 350-93A(1).
(b) 
Assisted-living facility, subject to § 350-93A(5).
(c) 
Hospital, subject to § 350-93A(25).
(d) 
Independent-living facility, subject to § 350-93A(5).
(e) 
Nursing home, subject to § 350-93A(25).
(2) 
Accessory uses: none.
C. 
Uses by special exception.
(1) 
Principal uses.
(a) 
Day-care center or preschool facility in a church or school, subject to § 350-93A(16).
(b) 
Public utility building or structure, subject to § 350-93A(36).
(2) 
Accessory uses.
(a) 
Family day-care home, subject to § 350-93A(18).
(b) 
Home occupation, subject to § 350-93A(24).
In the R-3 Multifamily Residential District, all uses shall be subject to the following regulations, except as they may be modified by Article XIV, planned residential developments, or by the express standards and criteria for the specific conditional uses and uses by special exception contained in Article XV.
A. 
Minimum lot area:
(1) 
Single-family dwelling:
(a) 
Without public sewers: one acre (43,560 square feet).
(b) 
With public sewers: 0.25 acre (10,890 square feet).
(2) 
Two-family dwelling:
(a) 
Without public sewers: one acre or 21,780 square feet per dwelling unit.
(b) 
With public sewers: 0.5 acre (21,780 square feet) or 10,000 square feet per dwelling unit.
(3) 
Garden apartments or townhouses: two acres (87,120 square feet).
(4) 
All other principal uses: one acre (43,560 square feet).
B. 
Minimum lot width:
(1) 
Single-family dwelling:
(a) 
Without public sewers: 100 feet.
(b) 
With public sewers: 65 feet.
(2) 
Two-family dwelling: 100 feet.
(3) 
All other principal structures: 100 feet.
C. 
Minimum floor area per dwelling unit:
(1) 
Single-family dwelling: 1,800 square feet.
(2) 
Two-family dwelling: 1,200 square feet per dwelling unit.
(3) 
Townhouse: 1,200 square feet per dwelling unit.
(4) 
Garden apartment:
(a) 
One-bedroom unit: 500 square feet.
(b) 
Two-or-more-bedroom unit: 1,000 square feet.
D. 
Maximum dwelling unit density:
(1) 
Townhouses: eight units per acre.
(2) 
Garden apartments: 12 units per acre.
E. 
Maximum lot coverage: 30%
F. 
Minimum front yard: 30 feet.
G. 
Minimum rear yard:
(1) 
Principal structures: 30 feet.
(2) 
Accessory structures: See § 350-97C.
H. 
Minimum side yard:
(1) 
Single-family dwellings: 10 feet.
(2) 
Two-family dwellings: 10 feet.
(3) 
All other principal structures: 30 feet.
(4) 
Accessory structures: See § 350-97C.
I. 
Special yard requirements: See § 350-97.
J. 
Permitted projections into required yards: See § 350-98.
K. 
Maximum height:
(1) 
All principal structures: three stories, but no more than 45 feet. [NOTE: Height of single-family dwelling or two-family dwelling may be increased by up to 10 additional feet, provided side and rear setbacks are increased by the same number of feet.]
(2) 
All accessory structures: one story, but no more than 15 feet.
L. 
Height exceptions: See § 350-99.
See Article XVII
See Article XVIII
See § 350-96.
See § 350-103.