Township of Elizabeth, PA
Allegheny County
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The purpose of this district is to provide for commercial uses that depend on access to an arterial highway, that may generate truck and significant vehicular traffic and that may not be compatible with residential neighborhoods.
In the B-2, Highway Commercial District, only the following uses are authorized:
A. 
Permitted Uses.
(1) 
Principal Uses.
(a) 
Any permitted principal use authorized in the B-1 District.
(b) 
Apparel and accessories.
(c) 
Appliance, home furnishing store.
(d) 
Commercial school.
(e) 
Funeral home.
(f) 
Garden center.
(g) 
General merchandise store.
(h) 
High technology industries.
(i) 
Light manufacturing.
(j) 
Motel or hotel.
(k) 
Public utility building or structure.
(l) 
Research and development.
(m) 
Vehicle accessories sales and installation.
(n) 
Vehicle rental, sales and service.
(2) 
Accessory Uses.
(a) 
Drive-through facilities, subject to § 1506.
(b) 
Fences, subject to § 1503.
(c) 
No-impact home-based business or home occupation in a dwelling which is a nonconforming use.
(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) 
Adult business, subject to § 1403.1.
(b) 
Alternative housing and educational facilities for nonviolent offenders, subject to § 1403.2.
(c) 
Billboards, subject to § 1403.4.
(d) 
Car wash, subject to § 1403.6.
(e) 
Commercial indoor recreation, subject to § 1403.9.
(f) 
Commercial outdoor recreation, subject to § 1403.9.
(g) 
Eating and drinking establishments, subject to § 1403.15.
(h) 
Fire and emergency medical facilities, subject to § 1403.8.
(i) 
Methadone clinic, subject to § 1403.29.
(j) 
Mini-warehouses or self-storage facilities, subject to § 1403.32.
(k) 
Oil and gas drilling, subject to § 1403.36.
(l) 
Planned shopping center, subject to § 1403.38.
(m) 
Private club, subject to § 1403.39.
(n) 
Vehicle repair garage, subject to § 1403.49.
(2) 
Accessory Uses.
(a) 
None.
C. 
Uses by Special Exception.
(1) 
Principal Uses.
(a) 
Communications tower, subject to § 1403.11.
(b) 
Comparable uses not specifically listed, subject to § 1403.12.
(c) 
Temporary use or structure, other than a construction trailer or sales office, subject to § 1403.45.
(2) 
Accessory Uses.
(a) 
Communications antenna mounted on an existing building or on an existing public utility storage or transmission structure, subject to § 1403.9.
(b) 
Crematory, accessory to a funeral home, subject to § 1403.13.
(c) 
Wholesale business in conjunction with retail business, subject to § 1403.50.
In the B-2, Highway 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: 75%.
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 any S-C, R-C or R District: 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: four stories but no more than 50 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.