Township of Elizabeth, PA
Allegheny County
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The purpose of this district is to encourage the continuation and revitalization of general industrial uses in those areas of the Township which have already been established for these uses.
In the M-1, Light Industrial District, only the following uses are authorized:
A. 
Permitted Uses.
(1) 
Principal Uses.
(a) 
Automobile service station.
(b) 
Business or professional offices.
(c) 
Commercial school.
(d) 
Contracting business and contractor's yard.
(e) 
Essential services.
(f) 
Forestry, subject to § 1511.
(g) 
Funeral home, including crematory.
(h) 
Garden center.
(i) 
High technology industries.
(j) 
Light manufacturing.
(k) 
Mini-warehouse or self-storage facilities.
(l) 
Printing establishment.
(m) 
Private recreation.
(n) 
Public recreation.
(o) 
Public utility building or structure.
(p) 
Repair shop.
(q) 
Research and development.
(r) 
Supply yard.
(s) 
Vehicle accessories sales and installation.
(t) 
Vehicle rental, sales and service.
(u) 
Vehicle repair garage.
(v) 
Warehousing and distribution.
(w) 
Wholesale business.
(2) 
Accessory Uses.
(a) 
Fences, subject to § 1503.
(b) 
No-impact home-based business or home occupation in a dwelling which is a nonconforming use.
(c) 
Off-street parking and loading, subject to Article XVI.
(d) 
Other accessory uses customarily incidental to and on the same lot with any permitted use authorized in this District.
(e) 
Retail sales of products produced on-site.
(f) 
Signs, subject to Article XVII.
(g) 
Temporary construction trailer or sales office, subject to § 1507.
B. 
Conditional Uses.
(1) 
Principal Uses.
(a) 
Commercial indoor recreation, subject to § 1403.9.
(b) 
Commercial outdoor recreation, subject to § 1403.9.
(c) 
Eating and drinking establishments, including bottle clubs, subject to § 1403.15.
(d) 
Fire and emergency medical facilities, subject to § 1403.8.
(e) 
Heavy manufacturing, subject to § 1403.22.
(f) 
Landfill, subject to § 1403.27.
(g) 
Motel or hotel, subject to § 1403.34.
(h) 
Oil and gas drilling, subject to § 1403.36.
(i) 
Planned industrial park, subject to § 1403.37.
(j) 
Truck and heavy equipment rental, sales and service, subject to § 1403.46.
(k) 
Truck terminal, subject to § 1403.47.
(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) 
Equipment storage yard, subject to § 1403.16.
(d) 
Junk yard; salvage yard, subject to § 1403.25.
(e) 
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 existing public utility storage or transmission structure, subject to § 1403.9.
In the M-1, Light Industrial 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) 
Planned industrial park: five acres.
(2) 
Planned shopping center: five acres.
(3) 
All other uses: 20,000 square feet.
B. 
Minimum lot width: 100 feet.
C. 
Maximum impervious surface coverage: 65%.
D. 
Minimum Front Yard:
(1) 
Facing any S-C, R-C or R District: 100 feet.
(2) 
Facing all other districts: 50 feet.
E. 
Minimum Rear Yard:
(1) 
Principal Structures:
(a) 
Adjoining any S-C, R-C, or R District: 100 feet.
(b) 
Adjoining all other districts: 50 feet.
(2) 
Accessory structures: 50 feet.
F. 
Minimum Side Yard:
(1) 
Principal structures:
(a) 
Adjoining any S-C, R-C or R District: 100 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.