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Township of Tredyffrin, PA
Chester County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Amended 8-15-1983 by Ord. No. HR-76; 2-27-1984 by Ord. No. HR-79; 5-1-2006 by Ord. No. HR-252; 9-17-2012 by Ord. No. HR-395; 12-2-2013 by Ord. No. HR-399]
A. 
C-1 Commercial District. The C-1 Commercial District is intended to promote development of storefront space, and provide a mix of retail, personal service and office uses, primarily along the commercial corridors within the Township. As the district is typically in close proximity to residential neighborhoods, and provides goods and services to residents of the Township, the district standards encourage a traditional commercial character, distinguished by a pedestrian-friendly orientation and storefronts opening onto the public sidewalk, and serve as a buffer between residential development and major or secondary highways, or between residential development and nonresidential uses.
B. 
C-2 Commercial District. The C-2 Commercial District is intended to provide for the needs of a wide range of larger highway-oriented business establishments located along major corridors within the Township. The district also includes modern, well-planned, integrated shopping center developments. The district encourages the establishment of commercial service districts that serve the residents of the Township as well as surrounding areas.
A. 
Only those uses listed in Table 61.1: Commercial District Uses as permitted, special exception, or conditional uses are allowed within the commercial districts. A "P" indicates that a use is permitted within that zoning district. An "SE" indicates that a use is a special exception use in that zoning district and must obtain a special exception approval. A "C" indicates that a use is a conditional use in that zoning district and must obtain a conditional use approval. No letter (i.e., a blank space) or the absence of the use from the table indicates that use is not allowed within that zoning district.
B. 
The following footnote applies to the table: Footnote 1: In the C-2 District, townhouse (single-family attached), duplex (two-family attached), and multifamily use on the ground floor of the apartment building. Dwellings are only permitted as part of an approved development plan that provides a permitted retail commercial use as the primary use in the ground floor along the road frontage of the development tract.
[Amended 12-7-2015 by Ord. No. HR-412; 2-20-2018 by Ord. No. HR-420]
Table 61.1: Commercial District Uses
[Amended 2-20-2018 by Ord. No. HR-420; 5-18-2020 by Ord. No. HR-436]
Use
C-1
C-2
Amusement facility: outdoor
SE
Amusement facility: indoor
SE
P
Assisted-living facility
P
Automobile service station
P
Bank or other financial institution
P
P
Bed-and-breakfast
SE
SE
Business or private school
SE
SE
Club or lodge
P
P
Commercial greenhouse or nursery
SE
Day care
P
P
Dwelling: multi-use development1
P
Fraternity or sorority house
P
P
Governmental or public utility use
SE
SE
Hotel
SE
Health club
P
P
Manufacturer's representative or catalog ordering establishment
P
Medical/dental office
P
P
Mortuary
SE
SE
Office
P
P
Outdoor seating
P
P
Park
P
P
Parking lot (principal use of lot)
SE
SE
Parking structure (principal use of lot)
P
P
Personal service establishment
P
P
Publishing, job printing or similar establishment
P
Radio or television station/studio
P
Retail store
P
P
Restaurant
P
P
Veterinary clinic
SE
SE
Wholesale establishment
SE
[Amended 2-20-2018 by Ord. No. HR-420]
Table 62.1: Commercial District Dimensional Standards establishes the dimensional standards for the commercial districts.
Table 62.1: Commercial District Dimensional Standards
C-1
C-2
Minimum lot area
10,000 square feet
37,500 square feet
Maximum residential density
Duplex: 6,000 sf/du
Townhouse: 2,900sf/du
Multifamily: 2,100sf/du
Minimum lot width
50 feet
125 feet
Minimum street yard
10 feet
10 feet
Minimum yard abutting residential
20 feet
20 feet
Minimum yard abutting nonresidential or railroad right-of-way
0
0
Maximum building coverage
50%
30%
Maximum impervious coverage
75%
65%
Maximum building height
42 feet
42 feet
Development within the commercial districts is subject to the design standards of § 181-50.
Development within the commercial districts is subject to the site development requirements of this chapter and the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance,[1] including but not limited to:
A. 
The parking requirements of § 208-103.
B. 
The landscape requirements of § 181-52.
C. 
The sign regulations of § 208-126.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 181, Subdivision and Land Development.