Township of Aleppo, PA
Allegheny County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
The purpose of this district is to:
A. 
Provide for a compatible mix of residential and small-scale commercial uses to serve the surrounding residential development.
B. 
Integrate the following land uses into a single, cohesive neighborhood:
(1) 
Residential development. Lots intended for the placement of dwellings fronting on public streets. Residential lots may be occupied by more than one dwelling but, other than home occupations, shall be utilized exclusively for residential purposes.
(2) 
Nonresidential development. Lots developed for commercial or office purposes only.
(3) 
Mixed-use development. Buildings designed to accommodate any combination of residential and/or nonresidential uses. Mixed-use buildings should generally front on a centrally located area or occupy other prominent central locations.
(4) 
Civic amenities. Centrally located areas of private and public improvements for the intended purpose of accommodating cultural education and municipal activities.
C. 
Establish pedestrian-oriented development by encouraging the provision of streetscape and civic amenities.
In the Weber's Corner Village District, the following uses are authorized:
A. 
See Article III, Land Uses.
B. 
Conditional uses:
(1) 
Home-occupation, low-impact, subject to the following requirements:
(a) 
Such use shall be located within the dwelling unit of the person providing the professional and personal services and shall be clearly incidental to the structure's use as a residence.
(b) 
Not more than 10% of the square footage of the principal use shall be devoted to the accessory nonmedical office use.
(c) 
Signs shall be permitted in accordance with Article XIII.
(2) 
Office, business and/or professional (> 5,000 square feet), subject to the following:
(a) 
A traffic impact analysis shall be required to be provided by the applicant and approved by the Township Engineer, which shall demonstrate the following:
[1] 
The projected impact of the proposed development on all intersections within 0.25 mile from the site.
[2] 
The location of interior circulation signage and the need for traffic control signage or facilities on abutting public rights-of-way, where warranted.
(3) 
Office, medical.
(a) 
The Township shall require the landowner and/or developer to prepare and submit a traffic impact analysis of the proposed development.
(4) 
Single-family detached dwelling.
(a) 
The maximum lot area of a single-family dwelling shall be one acre.
(5) 
Duplex, subject to the following requirements:
(a) 
The minimum lot area of a duplex shall be 21,780 square feet.
(b) 
The minimum lot width shall be 100 feet.
(c) 
Structure coverage shall not exceed 35% of lot area.
A. 
To minimize pedestrian and vehicle conflicts, the street system within the Weber's Corner Village District shall act as a functional and visual link between residential neighborhoods, open spaces, civic and nonresidential uses.
B. 
The circulation system shall include streets, alleys, service/access drives and parking aisles. All streets and access/service drives shall conform to the Township's construction standards and shall be dedicated to the Township upon request.
C. 
Parking areas shall be constructed within centralized location(s) accessible to multiple land uses. Multiple parking areas shall be interconnected to the greatest extent possible.
D. 
If said shared layout, described in Subsection C above, can be demonstrated not to be physically feasible, then no more than 25% of all required parking spaces shall be permitted at the front of buildings adjacent to Glen Mitchell or Weber Roads. Remaining spaces shall be located to the rear or side of the lot's structures.
E. 
All parking, loading, and service areas shall be located between the building's rear face and the rear lot line.
F. 
Parking lots shall be designed so that adjacent lots are interconnected, allowing for secondary vehicular movements and minimizing congestion on the arterial roadways. The landowner and/or developer of the lot shall construct an access from the lot to any adjoining lots for the purpose of providing immediate or potential automobile access between developments.
G. 
The design and construction of all vehicular cartways and parking areas shall incorporate concrete curbs.
H. 
A minimum five-foot-wide planting strip shall be provided for the installation of street trees along all streets. The planting strip shall be located behind the back of the curb.
I. 
With the exception of alleys, vehicular cartways shall be 24 feet in width as measured between the inside of curbs.
J. 
Outdoor storage and/or outdoor sale of goods and the like shall not be permitted within the Weber's Corner Village District.
A. 
The maximum number of dwelling units per acre (gross density) shall be seven. Otherwise, the minimum lot area in the Weber's Corner Village District shall be 21,780 square feet.
B. 
The maximum gross building square footage within the Weber's Corner Village District shall be 10,000 square feet per lot.
C. 
Yard dimensions and setbacks.
(1) 
The minimum front yard setback for buildings shall be 35 feet.
(2) 
The minimum setback of any parking area from the Glen Mitchell or Weber Road rights-of-way shall be 15 feet.
(3) 
The minimum side yard setback for buildings and parking areas shall be 10 feet.
(4) 
The minimum rear yard setback for nonresidential buildings shall be 35 feet when adjacent to any residential land use or vacant land zoned residential. The minimum rear yard setback for buildings shall otherwise be 25 feet.
(5) 
The minimum rear yard setback for parking areas shall be 15 feet and include applicable landscaping/screening per the provisions of this chapter.
D. 
Building height. The maximum building height in the Weber's Corner Village District shall be two stories.
E. 
The maximum floor area ratio of all buildings in the Weber's Corner Village District shall be 0.50.
F. 
The maximum amount of impervious area shall be 75%.
G. 
Eighty percent of window glazing in all nonresidential buildings located within the Weber's Corner Village District shall be transparent.
(1) 
No front facade on the ground floor of any building or structure shall have less than 75% of its surface area constructed of glazing.
(2) 
No front or rear facade on the upper floor of any building or structure shall have less than 50% of its surface area constructed of glazing.
H. 
A development proposed within the Weber's Corner Village District shall be based on a development plan submitted as part of an application for tentative approval or the preliminary approval of a subdivision or land development. The development plan may be prepared and submitted by a landowner and/or developer and shall be recommended by the Township Planning Commission and approved by the Township Board of Commissioners.
A. 
Landscaping in the Weber's Corner Village District shall conform to the requirements of § 400-32, except where the following requirements are stricter.
B. 
Any part or portion of a lot which is not used for buildings, other structures, loading or parking spaces and aisles, sidewalks and designated storage areas shall be planted with native and/or noninvasive trees, shrubs and ground cover and shall be landscaped in accordance with the landscape plan prepared for the lot.
C. 
The landowner and/or developer shall provide:
(1) 
A minimum ten-foot-wide building perimeter landscape area immediately adjacent to the principal building foundation.
(2) 
When applicable, uses as listed in § 400-32F shall provide screening as described in said section.
(3) 
A building perimeter landscaping area shall consist of native and/or noninvasive trees, shrubs and ground cover. The landowner and/or developer shall provide a minimum of two shrubs and three ground-cover-type plants per 10 linear feet of each building facade.
(4) 
A minimum of two native and/or noninvasive trees shall be provided, whether existing or proposed, for every 25,000 square feet of lot area or portion thereof. Street trees shall not be used in the calculations to meet this requirement.
D. 
Native and/or noninvasive street trees shall be a minimum of four inches in diameter at breast height (dbh). One tree shall be planted a maximum average of every 35 feet on center within buffer areas and along all streets.
E. 
One landscape island measuring 150 square feet in area shall be constructed for every seven parking spaces. The island shall contain a minimum of one native and/or noninvasive deciduous tree a minimum of four inches in diameter at breast height (dbh). Native and/or noninvasive ground cover shall be provided for a minimum of 50% of the landscape island's area at installation.
A. 
In addition to the applicable plans, studies and reports as required as part of this chapter, all landowners and/or developers shall prepare a sidewalk plan that shall illustrate all facilities for pedestrian movement and that shall comply with Township construction standards or other applicable ordinances.
B. 
Sidewalks shall be constructed along all rights-of-way, including both sides of each road that is internal to a development. Sidewalks shall be interconnected with one another and shall minimize conflicts with vehicular circulation.
C. 
Sidewalks immediately adjacent to buildings shall have a minimum width of six feet. Sidewalks within parking lots or that connect parking lots to a building shall have a minimum width of five feet. Sidewalks or pedestrian connections adjacent to a public right-of-way shall be a minimum of five feet wide.
D. 
Sidewalks are permitted within the building foundation landscape area but shall not exceed 50% of the total area along each facade. Sidewalks shall be constructed of concrete, brick or stone in accordance with Township standards.
A. 
Dumpsters, mechanical equipment areas and fire escapes shall not be visible from public rights-of-way, adjacent residential lots, on-site residential development or from lots in surrounding residential districts. Dumpsters shall be fenced and locked and shall not contain hazardous and/or medical waste.
B. 
All utilities located within a land development situated within the Weber's Corner Village District shall be located underground.