The purpose of this district is to provide for modern, nonnuisance commercial and industrial uses with the further intent of encouraging large site commercial/industrial development. Standards are included to assure appropriate buffers and landscaped areas and to thereby protect adjacent residential areas. It is also intended that the uses in this district be limited to those that create no significant impacts on nearby establishments and nearby residential uses.
[Amended 6-12-2014 by Ord. No. 689]
Land, buildings or premises shall be used by right for only one or more of the following uses:
Personal service shop.
Scientific research laboratory or other experimental, testing or research facility.
Office building or use.
Eating or drinking establishment, including drive-through restaurant.
Motel or hotel.
Places of public amusement, entertainment, or assembly.
Educational, recreational or nonprofit use.
Printing, publishing, lithographing, binding or similar use.
Manufacture, assembly, compounding, packaging or treatment of products.
Warehouse, trucking or distribution facility.
The display and sale of consumer fireworks.
Conditional uses shall be subject to Article XXII and the provisions cited below:
Storage building or enclosure.
Restaurant or cafeteria for the convenience of employees of any of the uses permitted above.
Any accessory use on the same lot with and customarily incidental to any of the uses permitted above and not detrimental to the area.
Lot width: 125 feet at building setback line; 50 feet at street right-of-way line.
Building coverage: 40%, maximum.
Impervious surface: 70%, maximum.
Landscaped area: 30%.
Building height: 50 feet, maximum.
Environmental impacts. No use shall emit any obnoxious, toxic or corrosive fumes, gases or other impacts in excess of the standards in Article XXIII.
Buffer area. Along each property line which abuts a residential district, there shall be a buffer area in which no building or parking shall be permitted. Such buffer area shall be not less than 40 feet wide.
Planted buffer. Within the buffer area required above, there shall be a planted buffer, as defined in Article II. This planted buffer shall be not less than six feet high at the time of planting.
Appearance. Each building shall be designed so as to minimize its nonresidential appearance, and, insofar as practicable, afford minimal external evidence of the operation conducted therein.
Lighting. The maximum mounting height for outdoor recreational lighting shall be 70 feet. All outdoor lighting shall be hooded, shielded and/or aimed downward. All outdoor lighting to illuminate recreational fields shall be turned off within one hour of the last event of the night.
Parking areas' surface. All parking areas and driveways shall be graded and surfaced with asphalt or other suitable materials to prevent dust and erosion. The main access drive(s), the ADA-compliant parking spaces, the ADA pathway from the parking area and a portion of the overall parking field shall be paved. For outdoor recreational uses, the remaining required parking area may be surfaced with crushed stone. The location and extent of crushed stone surfaced parking area within the overall parking field is subject to approval by the Upper Chichester Township Board of Commissioners.
See latest adopted Upper Chichester Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance and the definition of "land development" in Article I of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC).
[Added 3-8-2018 by Ord. No. 721]
Such uses are declared to be temporary uses that may be approved, upon application, by the Zoning Officer of Upper Chichester Township subject to his judgment as regards to the following:
The proposed business trailer would not have a detrimental effect upon the use of neighboring properties;
The business trailer would not be contrary to the general welfare of Upper Chichester Township;
The duration of the proposed business trailer permit shall be established by the Zoning Officer of Upper Chichester Township consistent with its intended use, but in no event may a permit be approved for more than a twelve-month period.
A temporary use application must be completed by the applicant before any permit shall be issued.