Public Notice – March 20, 2019 Board of Commissioners Meeting

The Board of Commissioners of South Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, beginning at 7:00 pm, at the Township Municipal Building located at 4444 Walbert Avenue, Allentown, Lehigh County, PA 18104, for the purpose of conducting a public hearing and possible adoption of the following:

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP, CHAPTER  312, OTHERWISE REFERRED TO AS THE SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP SUBDIVISION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE, (1) AMENDING SECTION 312-23(b), MINOR PLAN DRAWING REQUIREMENTS, TO INCLUDE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PRELIMINARY PLAN TO INCLUDE AN INDEX SHEET, STREET ADDRESSES AND LANDSCAPING PLAN SHEET; (2) AMENDING SECTION 312-10(a), SKETCH PLAN SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS, TO INCLUDE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PROOF OF PLAN TRANSMITTAL TO LANTA AND US POSTAL SERVICE; (3) AMENDING SECTION 312-12(b)(41) TO CORRECT AN OBSOLETE REFERENCE; (4) AMENDING SECTION 312-22 (f)(1) TO CORRECT A FORMATTING ERROR; (5) AMENDING SECTION 312-36(c)(4)(C) TO INSERT A NEW PROVISION REGARDING THE PERMITTED 0-FOOT OFFSET FOR DRIVEWAYS OPPOSITE AN INTERSECTING STREET; (6) AMENDING SECTION 312-6, GENERAL TERMS, NUMEROUS SUBSECTIONS WITHIN SECTION 312-36(d)(4), OPEN SPACE AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES, AND (7) SECTION 312-52 DESIGN STANDARDS TO CREATE A CONSISTENT CONCEPT OF OPEN SPACE; AND PROVIDING A GENERAL REPEALER, SEVERABILITY CLAUSE, AND EFFECTIVE DATE.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP ZONING ORDINANCE BY AMENDING THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS: (1) AMENDING SECTION 350-24(c)(8), R-10 HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICT SCHEDULE, SECTION 350-24(c)(14), HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL-1 (SPECIAL HEIGHT LIMITATION) ZONING DISTRICT SCHEDULE, SECTION 350-48(d)(4)(A), (B), AND (E), DWELLING, APARTMENT BUILDING, AND SECTION 350-31(f)(4)(D)(i)(b), PROVISIONS FOR TND OVERLAY DISTRICTS, ALL TO RESTORE CONSISTENCY TO THE APARTMENT BUILDING REGULATIONS AND ADD CLARIFICATION TO THE USE OF DENSITY CREDITS; (2) AMENDING SECTION 350-48(a)(1)(E), ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT, ATTACHED, TO CORRECT EXISTING REGULATIONS AND TO CHANGE THE MAXIMUM SIZE OF AN ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT; (3) ADDING SECTION 350-48(c)(8), COMMUNITY MAILBOX STRUCTURE, TO THE ZONING USE SCHEDULES AND AMENDING SECTIONS 350-24(c)(1)-(17) TO ADD COMMUNITY MAILBOX STRUCTURES AS A PERMITTED USE, A NON-RESIDENTIAL ACCESSORY USE AND A RESIDENTIAL ACCESSORY USE; (4) AMENDING SECTION 350-42(d)(4)(A), DRIVEWAYS, TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THE SUBDIVISION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE; (5) AMENDING SECTION 350-47(a), NONCONFORMING STRUCTURES, BUILDINGS, LOTS AND USES, TO RETURN CONDITIONS FOR ADDITIONS AND/OR EXTENSIONS TO A NONCONFORMING BUILDING THAT WERE INADVERTENTLY REMOVED DURING AN EARLIER ORDINANCE AMENDMENT; (6) AMENDING SECTION 350-05, DEFINITION OF TERMS, SECTION 350-46, TEMPORARY USES IN ALL DISTRICTS, SECTION 350-16, ZONING HEARING BOARD, AND SECTION 350-18, THE GRANTING OF CONDITIONAL USES, AND DELETING SECTION 350-41, CLASSIFICATIONS, DEFINITIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF USES, TO CLARIFY AND ENHANCE THE EASE OF USE OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE; (7) AMENDING SECTION 350-42(a), GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR ALL USES AND BUILDINGS, BY DELETING SUBSECTION 7, AND SECTION 350-46(a) TEMPORARY USES IN ALL DISTRICTS TO CLARIFY AND ENHANCE THE EASE OF USE OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE WITH REGARD TO TEMPORARY USES; (8) AMENDING SECTION 350-24(c)(7), R-5 MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICT SCHEDULE, AND SECTION 350-24(c)(8), R-10 HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICT SCHEDULE, TO ALLOW FOR SMALLER MINIMUM LOT SIZES FOR TWINS, TWO-FLATS AND THREE-FLATS WITH ALLEY FRONTAGE; (9) AMENDING SECTION 350-48(o)(2)(E)(iv), OFF-STREET PARKING, TO CORRECT THE SIZE OF PARKING AREA;  (10) CORRECTING THE SUBSECTION NUMBERING IN SECTION 350-48(s)(10)(E), SIGNS; (11) AMENDING SECTION 350-42(d)(1) AND SECTION 350-42(r)(1) TO CORRECT A CROSS-REFERENCE; (12) AMENDING SECTION 350-24(c)(16), IC-1 ZONING DISTRICT SCHEDULE, TO RESTORE “SELF STORAGE FACILITY” AS A PRIMARY USE IN THE IC-1 ZONING DISTRICT; (13) AMENDING SECTION 350-48(r)(1)(E)(iii), RECREATION, HIGH INTENSITY, AND SECTION 350-48(r)(2)(E)(iii), RECREATION, LOW INTENSITY, TO CLARIFY THE TEXT; (14) AMENDING SECTION 350-44(a)(2), ACCESSORY USES FOR RESIDENTIAL USES, TO CLARIFY THE MAXIMUM GROSS VEHICLE RATING; (15) AMENDING SECTION 350-05, DEFINITION OF TERMS, TO CLARIFY THE DEFINITION OF DWELLING UNIT; (16) AMENDING SECTION 350-24(c)(16), ZONING DISTRICT SCHEDULE INDUSTRIAL-COMMERCIAL (SPECIAL HEIGHT LIMITATION) IC-1, TO CORRECT A CROSS REFERENCE IN NOTE 12; (17) AMENDING SECTION 350-48(m)(6)(E), MOTOR FREIGHT TERMINALS, AND SECTION 350-48(w)(1)(E), WAREHOUSING AND DISTRIBUTION, TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL SPECIFIC STANDARDS FOR CONDITIONAL USE; (18) AMENDING SECTION 350-31(e)(2) TO CLARIFY THE APPLICABILITY FOR TND INNOVATION OVERLAY DISTRICTS; (19) AMENDING SECTION 350-32(j)(9)(B), STATUS OF PLAN AFTER PRELIMINARY APPROVAL, TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THE PENNSYLVANIA MUNICIPALITIES PLANNING CODE; (20) AMENDING SECTION 350-48(s)(10), SIGNS, WITH REGARD TO THE SIZE OF DRIVE-THROUGH MENU BOARDS; AND, (21) AMENDING SECTION 350-48(m)(6)(A), MOTOR FREIGHT TERMINALS, TO CORRECT THE FLOOR SPACE TO LOADING DOCK RATIO; (22) AMENDING SECTION 350-18(c)(8) TO INSERT THE PUBLIC NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR CONDITIONAL USE HEARINGS; (23) AMENDING SECTION 350-24(c)(3), (7), (8) AND (15) TO UPDATE THE USES OF HOSPITAL, RETIREMENT FACILITIES, AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS; (24) AMENDING SECTION 350-05(d), DEFINITIONS, TO DELETE AND REPLACE CERTAIN DEFINITIONS RELATED TO OPEN SPACE AND THE PUBLIC REALM; (25) AMENDING SECTION 350-24(c)(1)-(17) TO ADD OPEN SPACE AS A PRIMARY AND ACCESSORY USE; (26) AMENDING SECTION 350-24(c)(1)-(8) TO UPDATE THE PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND USES; (27) AMENDING SECTION 350-24(c)(4)-(8) BY DELETING RECREATION, INTENSITY; (28) AMENDING SECTION 350(c)(9)-(14), (16), AND (17) TO INSERT THE USE RECREATION, LOW INTENSITY; (29) AMEND SECTION 350-31(f)(2)(A) AND (B) TND RESIDENTIAL CLUSTER OVERLAY DISTRICT TO UPDATE TERMS RELATTED TO OPEN SPACE AND CLARIFY THE REGULATION OF OPEN SPACE WITH REGARD TO SALDO; (30) AMENDING SECTION 350-31(f)(2)(C)(i) RESIDENTIAL CLUSTER TO UPDATE TERMS RELATED TO OPEN SPACE; (31) AMENDING SECTION 350-31(f)(2)(C)(ii) COTTAGE CLUSTER TO UPDATE DEFINITIONS, UPDATE AND CLARIFY TERMS RELATED TO OPEN SPACE, CLARIFY THE REGULATION OF OPEN SPACE WITH REGARD TO SALDO, AND CLARIFY OPEN SPACE WITH REGARD TO OFF-STREET PARKING; (32) AMENDING SECTION 350-31(f)(2)(C)(iii) MOBILE HOME PARKS TO UPDATE AND CLARIFY TERMS RELATED TO OPEN SPACE, CLARIFY THE REGULATION OF OPEN SPACE WITH REGARD TO SALDO, AND CLARIFY OPEN SPACE WITH REGARD TO OFF-STREET PARKING; (33) AMENDING SECTION 350-31(f)(3) TND COMMERCIAL RETROFIT OVERLAY DISTRICT TO UPDATE AND CLARIFY TERMS RELATED TO OPEN SPACE AND CLARIFY THE REGULATION OF OPEN SPACE WITH REGARD TO SALDO; (34) AMENDING SECTION 350-31(f)(4)  INDUSTRIAL RETROFIT AND INFILL OVERLAY DISTRICT TO UPDATE AND CLARIFY TERMS RELATED TO OPEN SPACE AND CLARIFY THE REGULATION OF OPEN SPACE WITH REGARD TO SALDO; (35) AMENDING SECTION 350-31(g) TO UPDATE AND CLARIFY TERMS RELATED TO OPEN SPACE AND CLARIFY OPEN SPACE WITH REGARD TO OFF-STREET PARKING; (36) AMENDING SECTION 350-48(o)(8) AND (9) TO INSERT NEW OPEN SPACE REGULATIONS AND RENUMBER THE SECTION PERTAINING TO OUTDOOR STORAGE; (37) AMENDING SECTION 350-48(p)(6) TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE USE TO PUBLIC BUILDING, CREATING A DEFINITION OF PUBLIC BUILDING, AND INCLUDING ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC BUILDINGS; (38) AMENDING SECTION 350-48(r)(2) RELATING THE DEFINITION OF RECREATION, LOW INTENSITY AND WHERE SAID USE IS PERMITTED; (39) AMENDING SECTION 350-48(r)(3) RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF RECREATION FACILITY; (40) AMENDING SECTION 350-48(r)(4) RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF RECREATION FIELDS AND THE REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO ANCILLARY BUILDINGS OR STRUCTURES FOR RECREATION FIELDS; (41) AMENDING SECTION 350-48(r)(5) RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF RECREATIONAL CLUBHOUSE AND THE REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO CLUBHOUSES LOCATED IN OPEN SPACE; (42) AMENDING SECTION 350-48(r)(10) RELATING TO THE ADDITIONAL USES PERMITTED AT A RETIREMENT FACILITY AND THE AREA TO BE DESIGNATED AS OPEN SPACE; AND, (43) AMENDING APPENDIX “A” TO THE ZONING ORDINANCE, ZONING DISTRICT MAP WITH INNOVATION OVERLAY DISTRICTS, TO UPDATE THE DEPICTION OF THE FLOOD PLAIN LOCATION, BASE ZONING DISTRICTS AND INNOVATION OVERLAY DISTRICTS; AND, PROVIDING FOR A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE, RETENTION OF RIGHTS TO ENFORCE CLAUSE, A REPEALER CLAUSE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A copy of the proposed ordinance in full-text is available for public inspection at the Township Municipal Building located at 4444 Walbert Avenue, Allentown, PA 18104 during normal business hours where it may be examined without charge or obtained for a charge not greater than the cost thereof.

A copy of the proposed SALDO Amendments is available here: 2019.01.15 CD PLANNING – SALDO Service Pack 1 Adopting Ordinance

A copy of the proposed Zoning Amendments is available here: 2019.01.15 CD PLANNING – Zoning Ordinance SP2B Adopting Ordinance

Gregg Adams, Planner

Community Development Department