Township of Elizabeth, PA
Allegheny County
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The purpose of this district is to preserve natural features and resources along the riverfronts and to provide opportunities for local and regional recreational facilities and to provide for accessory uses and compatible supporting uses as conditional uses or uses by special exception.
In the R-C Riverfront Conservation District, only the following uses are authorized:
A. 
Permitted Uses.
(1) 
Principal Uses.
(a) 
Essential services.
(b) 
Forestry, subject to § 1511.
(c) 
Historical site.
(d) 
Horticulture, subject to § 1508.
(e) 
Nature center.
(f) 
Nature trail; bicycle or hiking trail; bridle trail.
(g) 
Open space, public or private.
(h) 
Private recreation.
(i) 
Public recreation.
(2) 
Accessory Uses.
(a) 
Fences, subject to § 1503.
(b) 
Keeping of domestic pets.
(c) 
No-impact home-based business, subject to § 1510.
(d) 
Off-street parking and loading, subject to Article XVI.
(e) 
Other accessory uses customarily incidental to and on the same lot with any permitted use, conditional use or use by special exception authorized in this District.
(f) 
Private garages and storage buildings, subject to § 1503.
(g) 
Private residential swimming pools or sports courts, subject to § 1503.
(h) 
Signs, subject to Article XVII.
(i) 
Temporary construction trailer, model home or sales office, subject to § 1507.
B. 
Conditional Uses.
(1) 
Principal Uses.
(a) 
Bed-and-breakfast, subject to § 1403.3.
(b) 
Fire and emergency medical facilities, subject to § 1403.8.
(c) 
Marina, boat launch, boat sales and service, subject to § 1403.28.
(d) 
Nature preserve, subject to § 1403.35.
(e) 
Oil and gas drilling, subject to § 1403.36.
(f) 
Public buildings, subject to § 1403.8.
(g) 
Public utility building or structure, subject to § 1403.41.
(h) 
Recreation-related commercial uses, subject to § 1403.42.
(i) 
Schools (public or private), subject to § 1403.8.
(j) 
Single-family dwelling, subject to § 1403.44.
(2) 
Accessory Uses.
(3) 
None.
C. 
Uses By Special Exception.
(1) 
Principal Uses.
(a) 
None.
(2) 
Accessory Uses.
(a) 
Family day-care home, subject to § 1403.17.
(b) 
Home occupation, subject to § 1403.23.
In the R-C, Riverfront Conservation District, all uses shall be subject to the following regulations, except as they may be modified by the express standards and criteria for the specific conditional uses and uses by special exception contained in Article XIV.
A. 
Minimum Lot Area:
(1) 
Recreation-related commercial uses: 20,000 square feet.
(2) 
Single-family dwelling: 20,000 square feet.
(3) 
All other principal uses: one acre.
B. 
Minimum lot width: 100 feet.
C. 
Maximum impervious surface coverage: 15%.
D. 
Minimum front yard: 35 feet.
E. 
Minimum Rear Yard:
(1) 
Principal structures: 40 feet.
(2) 
Accessory structures: See § 1503.3.
F. 
Minimum Side Yard:
(1) 
Principal structures: 20 feet.
(2) 
Accessory structures: See § 1503.3.
G. 
Special yard requirements: See § 1503.
H. 
Permitted projections into required yards: See § 1504.
I. 
Maximum Height:
(1) 
All principal structures: 2 1/2 stories but no more than 35 feet.
(2) 
All accessory structures: one story but no more than 15 feet.
J. 
Height exceptions: See § 1505.
See Article XVI.
See Article XVII.
See § 1502.
See § 1509.