Township of Elizabeth, PA
Allegheny County
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The purpose of this district is to provide for limited commercial use in locations easily accessible to the residents of the Township; to provide opportunities for higher density housing and specialized group living arrangements; and to provide for accessory uses and compatible supporting uses as conditional uses or uses by special exception.
In the B-1, Local Commercial District, only the following uses are authorized:
A. 
Permitted Uses.
(1) 
Principal Uses.
(a) 
Antiques, interior decorating.
(b) 
Art, book, stationery store.
(c) 
Art, music or photography studios.
(d) 
Automobile service station.
(e) 
Bakery shop, including processing primarily for on-site sale.
(f) 
Business or professional offices.
(g) 
Candy or ice cream store, including processing primarily for on-site sale.
(h) 
Card and gift shop.
(i) 
Catering service.
(j) 
Church.
(k) 
Coin-operated laundry.
(l) 
Convenience store.
(m) 
Day-care center.
(n) 
Drugstore.
(o) 
Dry cleaning pick-up store.
(p) 
Essential services.
(q) 
Financial institution.
(r) 
Florist shop, excluding greenhouse.
(s) 
Food store.
(t) 
Forestry, subject to § 1511.
(u) 
Medical offices, medical clinic.
(v) 
Museums.
(w) 
Newsstand.
(x) 
Personal services.
(y) 
Pet services.
(z) 
Private recreation.
(aa) 
Public buildings.
(bb) 
Public recreation.
(cc) 
Public utility building or structure.
(dd) 
Retail business, but not including those specifically listed as permitted uses in the B-2 District.
(ee) 
Sale of hobby supplies.
(ff) 
Veterinary clinic.
(gg) 
Video store, excluding adult video store.
(2) 
Accessory Uses.
(a) 
Drive-through facilities, subject to § 1506.
(b) 
Fences, subject to § 1503.
(c) 
No-impact home-based business or home occupation.
(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) 
Signs, subject to Article XVII.
(g) 
Temporary construction trailer or sales office, subject to § 1507.
B. 
Conditional Uses.
(1) 
Principal Uses.
(a) 
Car wash, subject to § 1403.6.
(b) 
Commercial indoor recreation, subject to § 1403.9.
(c) 
Commercial outdoor recreation, subject to § 1403.9.
(d) 
Eating and drinking establishments, subject to § 1403.15.
(e) 
Fire and emergency medical facilities, subject to § 1403.8.
(f) 
Mid-rise or high-rise apartments, subject to § 1403.30.
(g) 
Mini-warehouse or self storage facility, subject to § 1403.32.
(h) 
Oil and gas drilling, subject to § 1403.36.
(i) 
Private club, subject to § 1403.39.
(j) 
Vehicle repair garages, subject to § 1403.49.
(2) 
Accessory Uses.
(a) 
None.
C. 
Uses by Special Exception.
(1) 
Principal Uses.
(a) 
Comparable uses not specifically listed, subject to § 1403.12.
(b) 
Group care facility, subject to § 1403.21.
(c) 
Nursing home, subject to § 1403.24.
(d) 
Personal care boarding home, subject to § 1403.21.
(e) 
Temporary use or structure, other than a construction trailer or sales office, subject to § 1403.45.
(f) 
Transitional dwelling, subject to § 1403.21.
(2) 
Accessory Uses.
(a) 
Communications antenna mounted on an existing building or existing public utility storage or transmission structure, subject to § 1403.10.
In the B-1, Local Commercial 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: 20,000 square feet.
B. 
Minimum lot width: 100 feet.
C. 
Maximum impervious surface coverage: 65%.
D. 
Minimum front yard: 50 feet.
E. 
Minimum Rear Yard:
(1) 
All principal structures:
(a) 
Adjoining any S-C, R-C or R District: 75 feet.
(b) 
Adjoining all other districts: 50 feet.
(2) 
Accessory structures: 20 feet.
F. 
Minimum Side Yard:
(1) 
All principal structures:
(a) 
Adjoining any S-C, R-C, or R District: 75 feet.
(b) 
Adjoining all other districts: 20 feet.
(2) 
Accessory Structures: 20 feet.
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 20 feet.
J. 
Height exceptions: See § 1505.
See Article XVI.
See Article XVII.
See § 1502.
See § 1509.