Township of Leet, PA
Allegheny County
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§ 27-301 Permitted Uses.

[Ord. 168, 7/10/1978, § 301; as amended by Ord. 171, 4/9/1979; by Ord. 2002-04, 11/11/2002; and by Ord. 2004-03, 6/14/2004]
1. 
It is the purpose of this section to prohibit the use of any land, building or structure except for the enumerated principal, accessory and special exceptions set forth in the respective zoning districts. The permitted principal, accessory and special exceptions for each district are shown in the following table. Uses given in the following categories shall be interpreted according to definitions given in § 27-104. Uses not specifically listed or interpreted to be included in the categories under this Part shall not be permitted.
A. 
AAA Residence District.
Permitted Principal Use
Single-family dwellings
Parks (nonprofit)
Public buildings
Accessory Uses
Private garages
Garden sheds and shelters
Essential services
Site improvements
Signs
Swimming pools
Home gardens
Special Exceptions
Residential-custodial care facilities
Planned residential projects
Fire station
Churches, clubs, schools
Clinics
Hospital, nursing homes
(1) 
Height. The maximum heights of buildings and structures in this district shall be:
(a) 
Thirty-five feet, not exceeding two and one-half stories, for a single-family dwelling.
(b) 
Forty-five feet, not exceeding three stories for other main buildings.
(c) 
Fifteen feet, not exceeding one story, for accessory buildings.
(2) 
Area. Each lot in this district shall comply with the following minimum requirements:
(a) 
Front yard depth: 60 feet.
(b) 
Side yard width-each of two required: 20 feet. A side yard abutting a street shall be not less in width than the depth of the front yard required on the adjoining lot on that street.
(c) 
Rear yard depth: 50 feet.
(d) 
Lot area per family: 30,000 square feet.
(e) 
Lot width: 145 feet.
(3) 
Minimum Yard Requirements for Accessory Buildings. All accessory buildings made permissible by this section, not attached to the principal structure, may be erected in one of the side yards or within the rear yard in accordance with the following depth requirements:
(a) 
Front yard: 50 feet.
(b) 
Side yard (interior lot): three feet.
(c) 
Side yard (corner lot): same as for principal structure.
(d) 
Rear yard: three feet; if fronting on an alley then five feet.
B. 
AA Residence District.
Permitted Principal Use
Single-family dwellings
Churches
Schools
Parks (nonprofit)
Public buildings
Accessory Uses
Private garages
Garden sheds and shelters
Essential services
Site improvements
Swimming pools
Permitted signs
Special Exceptions
Planned residential projects
Fire stations
Funeral homes
Apartments
Clubs, hospitals, Nursing homes, public parking areas, residential - custodial care facilities, clinics
(1) 
Height. The maximum height of buildings and structures in this District shall be:
(a) 
Thirty-five feet, not exceeding two and one-half stories, for a single-family dwelling.
(b) 
Forty-five feet, not exceeding three stories, for other main buildings.
(c) 
Fifteen feet, not exceeding one story, for accessory buildings.
(2) 
Area. Each lot in this District shall comply with the following minimum requirements:
(a) 
Front yard depth: 50 feet.
(b) 
Side yard width-each of two required: 10 feet. A side yard abutting a street shall be not less in width than the depth of the front yard required on the adjoining lot on that street.
(c) 
Rear yard depth: 50 feet.
(d) 
Lot area per family: 15,000 square feet.
(e) 
Lot width: 80 feet.
(3) 
Minimum Yard Requirements for Accessory Buildings. All accessory buildings made permissible by this section, not attached to the principal structure, may be erected in one of the side yards or within the rear yard in accordance with the following depth requirements:
(a) 
Front yard: 50 feet.
(b) 
Side yard (interior lot): three feet.
(c) 
Side yard (corner lot): same as for principal structure.
(d) 
Rear yard: three feet; if fronting on an alley then five feet.
C. 
A Residence District.
Permitted Principal Use
Single-family dwellings
Churches
Schools
Parks (nonprofit)
Two-family dwellings
Town houses
Public buildings
Accessory Uses
Private garages
Site improvements
Swimming pools
Essential services
Home gardens
Garden sheds and shelters
Permitted signs
Special Exceptions
Apartments
Cemeteries
Nursing homes
Residential-custodial care facilities
Hospitals
Clinics, fire stations, funeral homes, motels, professional offices, public parking areas, automobile dealerships
(1) 
Height. The maximum height of buildings and structures in this District shall be:
(a) 
Thirty-five feet, not exceeding two and one-half stories, for a single-family dwelling, two-family dwelling, or townhouse.
(b) 
Forty-five feet, not exceeding three stories, for other main buildings.
(c) 
Fifteen feet, not exceeding one story, for accessory buildings.
(2) 
Area. Each lot in this district shall comply with the following minimum requirements:
(a) 
Front yard depth: 50 feet.
(b) 
Side yard width-each of two required: 10 feet. A side yard abutting a street shall be not less in width than the depth of the front yard required on the adjoining lot on that street.
(c) 
Rear yard depth: 50 feet.
(d) 
Lot width: 60 feet.
(3) 
Minimum Yard Requirements for an Accessory Building/Structures. All accessory buildings/structures, as defined in § 27-104 and/or found to be permissible under this subparagraph of this section, not attached to the principal structure, may be erected in either one of the side yards or within the rear yard in accordance with the following depth requirements so long as the proposed structure does not create any significant annoyances for neighbors by reducing privacy, creating lights, reducing sunlight or generating unreasonable noise:
(a) 
Side yard (interior lot): three feet.
(b) 
Side yard (corner lot): same as for principal structure.
(c) 
Rear yard: three feet; if fronting on an alley then five feet.
D. 
C Commercial. In this district, the land, buildings and structures may be used and buildings may be erected, altered and enlarged providing that said enterprise or business be not objectionable because of odor, smoke, dust, vibration or similar causes.
Permitted Principal Use
Retail Businesses
Eating and Drinking Establishments
Offices
Personal and Professional Services
Wholesale Businesses
Motels
Funeral homes
Fire stations
Public buildings
Clubs
Automobile dealerships
Public parking areas
Gasoline stations
Accessory Uses
Essential Services
Site Improvements
Permitted Signs
Special Exceptions
Supply Yards
Commercial Recreational
Apartments
Warehouses planned commercial projects
Other retail businesses of similar character
(1) 
Height. The maximum height of buildings and structures in this district shall be:
(a) 
Forty-five feet, not exceeding three stories, for other main buildings.
(b) 
Fifteen feet, not exceeding one story, for accessory buildings.
(2) 
Area. Each lot in this district shall comply with the following minimum requirements:
(a) 
Front yard depth: 50 feet.
(b) 
Side yard width-none required except in the following instances:
1) 
For a use other than a dwelling: 10 feet on a side abutting a Residence District.
2) 
A side yard abutting a street shall be not less in width than the depth of front yard required on the adjoining lot on that street.
(c) 
Rear yard depth: 50 feet.
(d) 
Lot Area.
1) 
For a hotel-6,000 square feet plus 300 square feet for each sleeping room in excess of four.
E. 
M Manufacturing Permitted.
Permitted Principal Use
Offices
Research laboratories
Warehousing
Light manufacturing
Supply yards
Municipal buildings
Gasoline stations
Public parking areas
Accessory Use
Storage buildings
Parking lots
Loading docks
Site improvements
Essential services
Permitted sign
Special Exceptions
Industrial services
Planned industrial projects
Eating establishments
(1) 
Height. The maximum height of buildings and structures in this district shall be:
(a) 
Main buildings: 85 feet.
(b) 
Accessory buildings: 15 feet, not exceeding one story.
(2) 
Area. Each lot in this district shall comply with the following minimum requirements:
(a) 
Yards-none required, except that no use permitted in this District shall be located within 50 feet of a Residence District or within 10 feet of a Commercial District.
F. 
B Residence District.
Permitted Principal Use
Single-family dwellings
Churches
Schools
Parks (nonprofit)
Public buildings
Two-family dwellings
Town houses
Accessory Use
Private garages
Site Improvements
Swimming pools
Essential services
Permitted signs
Home gardens
Special Exceptions
Apartments
Cemeteries
Nursing homes
Residential-custodial care
Facilities
Hospitals
Clinics
Individual mobile homes
Recreational vehicle parks
Fire stations
Funeral homes
Public parking areas
Automobile dealerships
Gasoline stations
Motels
Professional offices
(1) 
Height. The maximum height of buildings and structures in this district shall be:
(a) 
Thirty-five feet, not exceeding two and one-half stories, for a single-family dwelling, two-family dwelling or town house.
(b) 
Forty-five feet, not exceeding three stories, for other main buildings.
(c) 
Fifteen feet, not exceeding one story, for accessory buildings.
(2) 
Area. Each lot in this district shall comply with the following minimum requirements:
(a) 
Front yard depth: 50 feet.
(b) 
Side yard width-one each of two required: 10 feet. A side yard abutting a street shall be not less in width than the depth of the front yard required on the adjoining lot on that street.
(c) 
Rear yard depth: 50 feet.
(d) 
Lot area per family: 9,000 square feet for the first family and 5,000 square feet for each additional family.
(e) 
Lot width: 60 feet.