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Township of Lower Oxford, PA
Chester County
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[Ord. 1-71, 3/2/1971, § 600; as amended by Ord. 4/23/1986, 4/23/1986; and by Ord. 3-2004, 11/17/2004]
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 are permitted in the R-3 Zone subject to the same regulations as in the R-1 Zone, except:
1. 
(Reserved)
2. 
Sludge application shall not be permitted.
[Ord. 1-71, 3/2/1971, § 601; as amended by Ord. 2-92, 6/10/1992, § 4; by Ord. 1-93, 1/6/1993; 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 water supply system:
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. 
Single-family detached dwellings with community or public sewage system and public water supply system:
A.
Lot Size
22,000 square feet
B.
Lot Width at Building Line
100 feet minimum
C.
Lot Width at Street Line
50 feet maximum
D.
Side Yard
20 feet minimum
E.
Rear Yard
40 feet minimum
F.
Building Setback Line
50 feet minimum
G.
Building Height
35 feet maximum
H.
Lot Coverage
30% minimum
4. 
All other permitted uses:
A.
Lot Size
1 acre
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 Setback from Interior Roads
25 feet minimum
H.
Building Setback from Parking Areas
20 feet minimum
I.
Distance between Buildings
20 feet minimum
J.
Building Height
35 feet maximum (greater heights by special exception)
K.
Lot Coverage
30% maximum
5. 
On lots used for single-family residences, 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 buildings to the side or rear lot lines; however, solar energy systems on residential or agricultural lots must comply with the setbacks and other area and bulk requirements for principal buildings or structures on the lots.
[Amended by Ord. 1-2012, 6/13/2012]
6. 
Heights in excess of the 35 feet maximum may be granted upon the application to the Board of Supervisors for a conditional use subject specifically to the standard that the height will not create a health or safety problem, that the additional height would not interfere with the nature of the surrounding construction and atmosphere in the area for which the greater height is sought that the increased height of the building would not detract from the rural character of the neighborhood.
7. 
Small wind energy systems must be set back in accordance with the standards contained in this chapter at § 27-1202, Subsection 17.
[Added by Ord. 1-2012, 6/13/2012]
[Ord. 1-71, 3/2/1971, § 602]
The following design standards shall apply:
1. 
For single-family residential use, off-street parking regulations as established by § 27-1110 and also applicable standards of §§ 27-1400 through 27-1403 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 within § 27-1202, Subsection 16.
[Added by Ord. 1-2012, 6/13/2012]
L.
Small wind energy systems in accordance with the regulations contained within § 27-1202, Subsection 17.
[Added by Ord. 1-2012, 6/13/2012]
[1]
Editor's Note: See now Part 18 of this chapter.
[Ord. 1-71, 3/2/1971, § 603]
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.