Township of Lower Southampton, PA
Bucks County
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[Ord. 558, 9/4/2012; as amended by Ord. 563, 8/14/2013]
A building may be erected or used and a lot may be used or occupied for any of the purposes listed in this section, subject to additional requirements of applicable provisions of this and other Township ordinances.
1. 
The following uses are permitted by right:
Use 2
Lawn and garden center
Use 8
Religious use
Use 9
Public or private school
Use 10
Library or museum
Use 12
Private club or lodge
Use 13
Community center
Use 14
Day-care center
Use 15
Adult day care
Use 20
Medical or dental office/clinic
Use 21
Business or professional office
Use 23
Retail shop
Use 24
Service business
Use 25
Bank, savings and loan association
Use 26
Restaurant
Use 27
Tavern
Use 28
Repair shop
Use 29
Mortuary or funeral home
Use 30
Hotel
Use 31
Indoor commercial entertainment
Use 32
Outdoor commercial recreation
Use 34
Veterinary office
Use 43
Banquet/catering facility
Use 47
Equipment rental or motor vehicle leasing
Use 48
Emergency services
Use 51
Public or private parking garage
Use 54
Utility operating facility
Use 75
Nonresidential wind energy system
Use 77
Solar energy system
Use 79
Accessory drive-through facility
2. 
The following uses are permitted as a special exception when authorized by the Zoning Hearing Board in accordance with the provisions of Part 23 of this chapter:
[Amended by Ord. 575, 9/28/2016; and by Ord. 577, 3/22/2017]
Use 3A
Sober living facility
Use 19
Outpatient surgical center
Use 22A
Alternative therapy provider
Use 22B
Massage therapy center
Use 35
Motor vehicle fueling station
Use 36
Car wash
Use 38
Motor vehicle repair garage
Use 39
Trade or professional school
Use 44
Limited personal service
Use 46
Smoke shop/smoking parlor
3. 
The following uses are permitted as conditional uses when authorized by the Board of Supervisors in accordance with the provisions of Part 22 of this chapter:
Use 37
Motor vehicle sales
Use 41
Large retail center
Use 66
Indoor self storage
Use 72
Nonresidential accessory building or structure
Use 73
Motor vehicle fuel pumps
Use 75
Nonresidential wind energy system
Use 77
Solar energy system
[Ord. 558, 9/4/2012]
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 14, Use Regulations, for the specific use; in which case the requirements of Part 14 shall apply.
A. 
Minimum lot area. Each lot shall contain an area of not less than one acre with a width of not less than 150 feet at the front property line, except for the use "large retail center," which shall require lots in accordance with the requirements of Part 14.
B. 
Building area. No more than 25% of the area of each lot shall be occupied by buildings.
C. 
Front yards. There shall be a front yard along each street on which a lot abuts which shall be not less than 35 feet in depth.
D. 
Side yards. Unless otherwise provided in this chapter, each side yard shall be not less than 20 feet in width.
E. 
Impervious surface ratio. No more than 60% of the total lot area shall be covered with impervious surface.
F. 
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.
G. 
Buffer yards. Along any residential zoning district boundary line or along any lot line separating a residential use from a nonresidential use, a buffer yard shall be provided which shall be not less than 25 feet in width measured from such boundary line or from the street line where such street constitutes the district boundary line and shall be in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. Such buffer yards may be conterminous with any required yard in this district, and in case of conflict, the largest yard requirement shall apply.
H. 
Off-street parking and loading space, pedestrian walkways and motor vehicle access shall be provided in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.