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Township of Lower Oxford, PA
Chester County
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[Ord. 1-71, 3/2/1971, § 500]
A building may be erected, altered, or used, and a lot may be used for any one of the following purposes and for no other: Any of the principal or accessory uses permitted in the R-1 Residential District.
[Ord. 1-71, § 501; as amended by Ord. 4/23/1986, 4/23/1986; by Ord. 3-88, 12/21/1988, § 2; by Ord. 2-92, 6/10/1992, §§ 2, 3; by Ord. 1-93, 1/6/1993; by Ord. 3-99, 5/12/1999, § C; by Ord. 1-2000, 6/14/2000; and by Ord. 2-2002, 6/12/2002]
The following area and bulk regulations shall apply:
1. 
Single-family detached dwellings with individual sewage system and individual or central water supply system:
A.
Lot Size
43,560 square feet
B.
Lot width at Building Line
150 feet minimum
C.
Lot Width at Street line
50 feet minimum
D.
Side Yard
25 feet minimum
E.
Rear Yard
50 feet minimum
F.
Building Setback Line
60 feet minimum
G.
Building Height
35 feet maximum
H.
Lot Coverage
30% maximum
2. 
Single-family detached dwellings with community or public sewage system and individual or central water supply:
A.
Lot Size
32,670 square feet
B.
Lot Width at Building Line
100 feet minimum
C.
Lot Width at Street Line
50 feet minimum
D.
Side Yard
20 feet minimum
E.
Rear Yard
50 feet minimum
F.
Building Setback Line
60 feet minimum
G.
Building Height
35 feet maximum
H.
Lot Coverage
30% maximum
3. 
Agricultural Use. Agriculture, farmhouses and usual farm buildings shall be permitted without restriction except as follows:
A. 
To qualify as agricultural use, the minimum lot size shall be 10 acres.
B. 
No barn lot, mushroom house or manure storage shall be established closer than 100 feet to any property line or street right-of-way.
C. 
Two dwelling units are permitted on a lot used for agricultural purposes; provided, that at least one of the dwelling units is a frame structure; provided, that all dwellings are separated by a minimum distance of 100 feet.
D. 
Silos and bulk bins shall be exempted from area and bulk regulations when attached to an existing building.
E. 
Farm buildings shall not be constructed closer than 85 feet to the street right-of-way line or front property line nor closer than 50 feet to a side or rear property line.
F. 
No dwelling shall be constructed closer than 50 feet to such lines.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection 3G, regarding composting of manure, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 6/8/2011 by Ord. 3-2011.
G. 
Solar energy systems which are an accessory use have the same setback requirements as those setback requirements for buildings and other principal structures contained in this chapter.
[Added by Ord. 1-2012, 6/13/2012]
H. 
Small wind energy systems must have the same setback requirements as established by this chapter for said systems.
[Added by Ord. 1-2012, 6/13/2012]
4. 
All other permitted uses in the R-2 District:
A.
Lot Size
2 acres minimum
B.
Lot Width at Building Line
150 feet minimum
C.
Lot Width at Street Line
50 feet minimum
D.
Side Yard
25 feet minimum
E.
Rear Yard
50 feet minimum
F.
Building Setback Line
75 feet minimum
G.
Building Setback from Interior Roads
25 feet minimum
H.
Building Setback from Parking Lots
25 feet minimum
I.
Distance between Buildings
20 feet minimum
J.
Building Height
35 feet maximum
K.
Lot Coverage
25% maximum
5. 
Residential accessory buildings may be erected in side and rear yards, provided that there remains side or rear yards of at least 10 feet from the accessory building to the side or rear lot lines; however, solar energy systems must meet the setback requirements for principal buildings and structures on the lot.
[Amended by Ord. 1-2012, 6/13/2012]
6. 
Solar Energy Systems. All requirements for solar energy systems as an accessory use must meet the area and bulk regulations for principal uses on the residential lot.
[Added by Ord. 1-2012, 6/13/2012]
7. 
Small Wind Energy Systems. All requirements for small wind energy systems as an accessory use must meet the area and bulk requirements contained in this section and under § 27-1202, Subsection 17.
[Added by Ord. 1-2012, 6/13/2012]
[Ord. 1-71, 3/2/1971, § 502]
The following design standards shall apply:
1. 
For residential and agricultural uses, off-street parking regulations as established by § 27-1110 and also applicable standards of §§ 27-1500 through 27-1503 of this Chapter 27.
2. 
For all other uses permitted in this district:
A.
Screening: § 27-1101.
B.
Storage: § 27-1102.
C.
Landscaping: § 27-1103.
D.
Access and Traffic Control: § 27-1104.
E.
Interior Circulation: § 27-1105.
F.
Lighting: § 27-1106.
G.
Shopping Cart Storage: § 27-1107.
H.
Off-Street Loading Regulations: § 27-1108.
I.
Off-Street Parking: § 27-1109.
J.
Signs: Chapter 19, Part 1.[1]
K.
Solar energy systems in accordance with the regulations contained at § 27-1202, Subsection 16.
[Added by Ord. 1-2012, 6/13/2012]
L.
Small wind energy systems in accordance with the regulations contained at § 27-1202, Subsection 17.
[Added by Ord. 1-2012, 6/13/2012]
[1]
Editor's Note: See now Part 18 of this chapter.
3. 
Agriculture in the form of preparation of fresh mushroom compost/substrate and the use of spent mushroom compost/substrate is controlled by the regulations contained in § 27-1202, Subsection 15.
[Added by Ord. 3-2011, 6/8/2011]
[Ord. 1-71, 3/2/1971, § 503]
The following general standards shall apply:
1. 
Where feasible, install all utilities underground.
2. 
Recognize that subdivision and building permits shall be granted only after following procedures established in Chapter 22 of this Code.