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Township of Shaler, PA
Allegheny County
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All requirements contained in this article are minimums except as otherwise noted. For a graphic statement of requirements, see Exhibits A through F-3, inclusive.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Exhibits A through F-3 are located in "Street and Building Details" attached to this chapter.
Requirements for this district shall be as follows:
A. 
Lot area: 9,000 square feet.
B. 
Lot width at building line: 70 feet. For exceptions as to a lot on a cul-de-sac or curved street, see Exhibits C and D.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Exhibits C and D are located in "Street and Building Details" attached to this chapter.
C. 
Front yard depth: 25 feet. For exceptions as to a lot on a cul-de-sac or curved street, see Exhibits C and D.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Exhibits C and D are located in "Street and Building Details" attached to this chapter.
D. 
Rear yard depth.
(1) 
One-family dwelling:
(a) 
Not a through lot (see Exhibit B[3]): 10 feet.
[3]
Editor's Note: Exhibit B is located in "Street and Building Details" attached to this chapter.
(b) 
Through lot (see Exhibit B-1[4]): 25 feet.
[4]
Editor's Note: Exhibit B-1 is located in "Street and Building Details" attached to this chapter.
(2) 
Accessory structure: 10 feet.
(3) 
Utility building: three feet.
E. 
Side yard width, each side, not abutting street:
(1) 
One-family dwelling: 10 feet.
(2) 
Accessory structure: 10 feet.
(3) 
Utility building: three feet. For exceptions as to a lot on a cul-de-sac or curved street, see Exhibits C and D.[5]
[5]
Editor's Note: Exhibits C and D are located in "Street and Building Details" attached to this chapter.
F. 
Side yard width, abutting street:
(1) 
One-family dwelling: 25 feet.
(2) 
Accessory structure: 25 feet.
(3) 
Utility building: 50 feet.
G. 
Maximum height:
(1) 
One-family dwelling: 2 1/2 stories or 35 feet.
(2) 
Accessory structure: 15 feet.
(3) 
Utility building: 10 feet.
H. 
First floor area per dwelling unit for one-family dwellings:
(1) 
One story: 900 square feet.
(2) 
One and one-half stories: 875 square feet.
(3) 
Two or two and one-half stories: 645 square feet.
Requirements for this district shall be as follows:
A. 
Lot area: 5,000 square feet.
B. 
Lot width at building line: 50 feet. For exceptions as to a lot on a cul-de-sac or curved street, see Exhibits C and D.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Exhibits C and D are located in "Street and Building Details" attached to this chapter.
C. 
Front yard depth: 20 feet. For exceptions as to a lot on a cul-de-sac or curved street, see Exhibits C and D.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Exhibits C and D are located in "Street and Building Details" attached to this chapter.
D. 
Rear yard depth:
(1) 
One-family dwelling: 10 feet.
(2) 
Accessory structure: five feet.
(3) 
Utility building: three feet.
E. 
Side yard width, each side, not abutting street:
(1) 
One-family dwelling: five feet.
(2) 
Accessory structure: five feet.
(3) 
Utility building: three feet. For exceptions as to a lot on a cul-de-sac or curved street, see Exhibits C and D.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Exhibits C and D are located in "Street and Building Details" attached to this chapter.
F. 
Side yard width, abutting street:
(1) 
One-family dwelling: 20 feet.
(2) 
Accessory structure: 20 feet.
(3) 
Utility building: 50 feet.
G. 
Maximum height:
(1) 
One-family dwelling: 2 1/2 stories or 35 feet.
(2) 
Accessory structure: 15 feet.
(3) 
Utility building: 10 feet.
H. 
First floor area per dwelling unit for a one-family dwelling:
(1) 
One story: 900 square feet.
(2) 
One and one-half stories: 875 square feet.
(3) 
Two or two and one-half stories: 645 square feet.
Requirements for this district shall be as follows.
A. 
Lot area:
(1) 
One-family dwelling: 5,000 square feet.
(2) 
Two-family dwelling: 7,500 square feet.
B. 
Lot width at building line:
(1) 
One-family dwelling: 50 feet.
(2) 
Two-family dwelling: 70 feet. For exceptions as to a lot on a cul-de-sac or curved street, see Exhibits C and D.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Exhibits C and D are located in "Street and Building Details" attached to this chapter.
C. 
Front yard depth:
(1) 
One-family dwelling: 20 feet.
(2) 
Two-family dwelling: 20 feet. For exceptions as to a lot on a cul-de-sac or curved street, see Exhibits C and D.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Exhibits C and D are located in "Street and Building Details" attached to this chapter.
D. 
Rear yard depth:
(1) 
One-family dwelling: 10 feet.
(2) 
Two-family dwelling: 20 feet.
(3) 
Accessory structure: five feet.
(4) 
Utility building: three feet.
E. 
Side yard width, each side, not abutting street:
(1) 
One-family dwelling: five feet.
(2) 
Two-family dwelling: 10 feet.
(3) 
Accessory structure: five feet.
(4) 
Utility building: three feet. For exceptions as to a lot on a cul-de-sac or curved street, see Exhibits C and D.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Exhibits C and D are located in "Street and Building Details" attached to this chapter.
F. 
Side yard width, abutting street:
(1) 
One-family dwelling: 20 feet.
(2) 
Two-family dwelling: 20 feet.
(3) 
Accessory structure: 25 feet.
(4) 
Utility building: 50 feet.
G. 
Maximum height:
(1) 
One-family dwelling: 2 1/2 stories or 35 feet.
(2) 
Two-family dwelling: 2 1/2 stories or 35 feet.
(3) 
Accessory structure: 15 feet.
(4) 
Utility building: 10 feet.
H. 
First floor area per dwelling unit.
(1) 
One-family dwelling first floor area:
(a) 
One story: 900 square feet.
(b) 
One and one-half stories: 875 square feet.
(c) 
Two stories: 645 square feet.
(2) 
Two-family dwelling first floor area:
(a) 
One story: 1,350 square feet.
(b) 
One and one-half stories: 1,300 square feet.
(c) 
Two or two and one-half stories: 645 square feet.
Requirements for this district shall be as follows.
A. 
Lot area:
(1) 
One-family dwelling: 5,000 square feet.
(2) 
Two-family dwelling: 7,500 square feet.
(3) 
Each dwelling unit in multifamily dwelling: 1,200 square feet per unit with minimum of 12,000 square feet for dwellings containing 10 units or less.
B. 
Lot width at building line:
(1) 
One-family dwelling: 50 feet.
(2) 
Two-family dwelling: 60 feet.
(3) 
For each dwelling unit in multifamily dwelling: 20 feet. For exceptions as to a lot on a cul-de-sac or curved street, see Exhibits C and D.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Exhibits C and D are located in "Street and Building Details" attached to this chapter.
C. 
Front yard depth:
(1) 
One-family dwelling: 20 feet.
(2) 
Two-family dwelling: 20 feet.
(3) 
Multifamily dwelling: 20 feet. For exceptions as to a lot on a cul-de-sac or curved street, see Exhibits C and D.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Exhibits C and D are included at the end of this chapter.
D. 
Rear yard depth:
(1) 
One-family dwelling: 10 feet.
(2) 
Two-family dwelling: 20 feet.
(3) 
Multifamily dwelling: 30 feet.
(4) 
Accessory structure: 10 feet.
(5) 
Utility building: three feet.
E. 
Side yard width, each side, not abutting street:
(1) 
One-family dwelling: five feet.
(2) 
Two-family dwelling: 10 feet.
(3) 
Multifamily dwelling: 10 feet.
(4) 
Accessory structure: 10 feet.
(5) 
Utility building: three feet. For exceptions as to a lot on a cul-de-sac or curved street, see Exhibits C and D.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Exhibits C and D are located in "Street and Building Details" attached to this chapter.
F. 
Side yard width, abutting street:
(1) 
One-family dwelling: 20 feet.
(2) 
Two-family dwelling: 20 feet.
(3) 
Multifamily dwelling: 20 feet.
(4) 
Accessory structure: 15 feet.
(5) 
Utility building: 50 feet.
G. 
Maximum height:
(1) 
One-family dwelling: 2 1/2 stories or 35 feet.
(2) 
Two-family dwelling: 2 1/2 stories or 35 feet.
(3) 
Multifamily dwelling: 2 1/2 stories or 35 feet.
(4) 
Accessory structure: 15 feet.
(5) 
Utility building: 10 feet.
H. 
First floor area per dwelling unit.
(1) 
One-family dwelling first floor area:
(a) 
One story: 900 square feet.
(b) 
One and one-half stories: 875 square feet.
(c) 
Two stories: 645 square feet.
(2) 
Two-family dwelling first floor area:
(a) 
One story: 1,350 square feet.
(b) 
One and one-half stories: 1,300 square feet.
(c) 
Two or two and one-half stories: 645 square feet.
Requirements for this district shall be as follows.
A. 
Lot area:
(1) 
One-family dwelling: 5,000 square feet.
(2) 
Two-family dwelling: 7,500 square feet.
(3) 
Each dwelling unit in multifamily dwelling: 1,200 square feet.
(4) 
Each dwelling unit in apartment: 600 square feet per unit with minimum of 12,000 square feet for each apartment house.
B. 
Lot width at building line:
(1) 
One-family dwelling: 50 feet.
(2) 
Two-family dwelling: 50 feet.
(3) 
Each dwelling unit in multifamily dwelling: 20 feet.
(4) 
Apartment house: 100 feet plus 30 feet for each story over three. For exceptions as to a lot on a cul-de-sac or curved street, see Exhibits C and D.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Exhibits C and D are located in "Street and Building Details" attached to this chapter.
C. 
Front yard depth:
(1) 
One-family dwelling: 20 feet.
(2) 
Two-family dwelling: 20 feet.
(3) 
Multifamily dwelling: 20 feet.
(4) 
Apartment house: 20 feet plus seven feet for each story over three. For exceptions as to a lot on a cul-de-sac or curved street, see Exhibits C and D.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Exhibits C and D are located in "Street and Building Details" attached to this chapter.
D. 
Rear yard depth:
(1) 
One-family dwelling: 10 feet.
(2) 
Two-family dwelling: 20 feet.
(3) 
Multifamily dwelling: 30 feet.
(4) 
Apartment house: 30 feet plus 10 feet for each story over three.
(5) 
Accessory structure: same as main building.
(6) 
Utility building: three feet.
E. 
Side yard width, each side, not abutting street:
(1) 
One-family dwelling: 10 feet.
(2) 
Two-family dwelling: 10 feet.
(3) 
Multifamily dwelling: 15 feet.
(4) 
Apartment house: 15 feet plus five feet for each story over three.
(5) 
Accessory structure: same as main building.
(6) 
Utility building: three feet. For exceptions as to a lot on a cul-de-sac or curved street, see Exhibits C and D.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Exhibits C and D are located in "Street and Building Details" attached to this chapter.
F. 
Side yard width, abutting street:
(1) 
One-family dwelling: 20 feet.
(2) 
Two-family dwelling: 20 feet.
(3) 
Multifamily dwelling: 20 feet.
(4) 
Apartment house: 20 feet plus seven feet for each story over three.
(5) 
Accessory structure: 20 feet.
(6) 
Utility building: 50 feet.
G. 
Maximum height:
(1) 
One-family dwelling: 2 1/2 stories or 35 feet.
(2) 
Two-family dwelling: 2 1/2 stories or 35 feet.
(3) 
Multifamily dwelling: 2 1/2 stories or 35 feet.
(4) 
Apartment house: three stories or 40 feet. The Board of Commissioners may allow as a conditional use applications to erect or enlarge apartments houses proposed to be more than three stories or 40 feet in height. In any case, the maximum allowable height shall be nine stories or 70 feet.
(5) 
Accessory structure: 35 feet.
H. 
First floor area per dwelling unit.
(1) 
One-family dwelling:
(a) 
One story: 900 square feet.
(b) 
One and one-half stories: 875 square feet.
(c) 
Two or two and one-half stories: 645 square feet.
(2) 
Two-family dwelling:
(a) 
One story: 1,350 square feet.
(b) 
One and one-half stories: 1,300 square feet.
(c) 
Two or two and one-half stories: 645 square feet.
Requirements for this district shall be as follows.
A. 
Lot area: 20 acres.
B. 
Lot width at building line requirement: not applicable.
C. 
Front yard depth: 25 feet.
D. 
Rear yard depth: 30 feet.
E. 
Side yard width, each side, not abutting street: 10 feet.
F. 
Side yard width, abutting street: 25 feet.
G. 
Maximum height of structures: 35 feet.
Requirements for this district shall be as follows.
A. 
Lot area: 10,000 square feet.
B. 
Lot width at building line: 75 feet.
C. 
Front yard depth: 25 feet.
D. 
Rear yard depth: 40 feet.
E. 
Side yard width, each side, not abutting street: 15 feet.
F. 
Side yard width, abutting street: 25 feet.
G. 
Maximum height of structures: 2 1/2 stories or 40 feet.
Requirements for this district shall be as follows.
A. 
Lot area: 21,000 square feet.
B. 
Lot width at building line: 100 feet.
C. 
Front yard depth: 25 feet plus seven feet for each story over three.
D. 
Rear yard depth: 40 feet plus 13 feet for each story over three.
E. 
Side yard width, each side, not abutting street: 15 feet plus five feet for each story over three.
F. 
Side yard width, abutting street: 25 feet plus seven feet for each story over three.
G. 
Maximum height of structures: five stories or 70 feet.
Requirements for this district shall be as follows.
A. 
Lot area: 22,000 square feet.
B. 
Lot width at building line: 100 feet.
C. 
Front yard depth: 30 feet.
D. 
Rear yard depth: 40 feet.
E. 
Side yard width, each side, not abutting street: 15 feet.
F. 
Side yard width, abutting street: 30 feet.
G. 
Maximum height of structures: 70 feet.
The height, area and yard requirements for a Professional District shall be the same as those applicable to the most restrictive zoning district abutting the Professional District.
All other uses not authorized in any zoning district as a permitted use, a conditional use, or a use by special exception shall be permitted as a conditional use in the I Industrial District, subject to the remaining provisions of this chapter, and provided the proposed use meets all lot, building and structure requirements of the I Industrial District and the use is in compliance with all applicable Township ordinances and any other applicable laws, rules or regulations.