Township of Elizabeth, PA
Allegheny County
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The purpose of this district is to provide for medium-density single-family development; to provide opportunities for two-family dwellings in appropriate locations; and to provide for compatible public, semipublic and accessory uses as conditional uses or uses by special exception.
In the R-3, Medium Density Residential District, only the following uses are authorized:
A. 
Permitted Uses.
(1) 
Principal Uses.
(a) 
Essential services.
(b) 
Forestry, subject to § 1511.
(c) 
Public recreation.
(d) 
Single-family dwelling.
(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.
(j) 
Keeping of poultry subject to § 1508.11.
[Added by Ord. No. 935, 2/5/2018]
B. 
Conditional Uses.
(1) 
Principal Uses.
(a) 
Churches, subject to § 1403.8.
(b) 
Fire and emergency medical facilities, subject to § 1403.8.
(c) 
Mobile home park, subject to § 1403.33.
(d) 
Museum, subject to § 1403.8.
(e) 
Nursing home, subject to § 1403.24.
(f) 
Oil and gas drilling, subject to § 1403.36.
(g) 
Personal care boarding home, subject to § 1403.21.
(h) 
Planned residential development, subject to Article XIII.
(i) 
Public buildings, subject to § 1403.8.
(j) 
Public utility building or structure, subject to § 1403.41.
(k) 
Schools (public or private), subject to § 1403.8.
(l) 
Two-family dwellings, subject to § 1403.48.
(2) 
Accessory Uses.
(a) 
None.
C. 
Uses By Special Exception.
(1) 
Principal Uses.
(a) 
Day-care center or preschool facility in a church or school, subject to § 1403.14.
(b) 
Temporary use or structure, other than a construction trailer, model home or sales office, subject to § 1403.45.
(2) 
Accessory Uses.
(a) 
Family day-care home subject to § 1403.17.
(b) 
Home occupation, subject to § 1403.23.
In the R-3, Medium Density Residential 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) 
Two-family dwelling: 12,000 square feet (6,000 square feet per family).
(2) 
Single-family dwelling: 7,800 square feet.
(3) 
All other principal uses: one acre.
B. 
Minimum Lot Width:
(1) 
Single-family and two-family dwellings: 60 feet.
(2) 
All other principal uses: 100 feet.
C. 
Maximum impervious surface coverage: 40%.
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) 
Single-family and two-family dwelling: 10 feet.
(2) 
All other principal structures: 20 feet.
(3) 
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: three stories but no more than 45 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.