Dingman Township
                           Pike County, PA        

 


                       

Zoning Ordinance

Legal Notice:  While every attempt has been made to be as accurate as possible, the material found on these pages represents an unofficial copy of the Dingman Township Zoning Ordinance.  When in conflict, the original signed official documents kept in the Township Building shall prevail.  Persons relying on this version shall do so at their own risk.


Article VI - Off-Street Parking, Loading, and Unloading Requirements

 

 

Table of Contents

Article I - General Provisions

Article II - Definitions

Article III - District Regulations

Article IV - Supplemental Regulations

Article V - Signs

Article VI - Off-Street Parking, Loading and Unloading Requirements

Section 601 - General Regulations

Section 602 - Parking Facilities

Section 603 - Loading and Unloading Spaces

Section 604 - Access to Off-Street Parking and Loading Areas

Section 605 - Parking and Loading Area Setbacks

Article VII - Administration

Article VIII - Enactment

Zoning Map


Zoning Ordinance

Article VI - Off-Street Parking, Loading and Unloading Requirements

Legal Notice:  While every attempt has been made to be as accurate as possible, the material found on these pages represents an unofficial copy of the Dingman Township Zoning Ordinance.  When in conflict, the original signed official documents kept in the Township Building shall prevail.  Persons relying on this version shall do so at their own risk.

ARTICLE VI

OFF-STREET PARKING, LOADING AND

UNLOADING REQUIREMENTS

Section 601 - General regulations

601.1 Off-Street parking, loading and unloading facilities shall be provided to lessen congestion in the streets. The facilities required herein shall be available throughout the hours of operation of the particular business or use for which such facilities are provided. As used herein, the term "parking space" includes either covered garage space or uncovered parking lot space located off the public right-of-way.

601.2  Each parking space shall consist of not less than an average of two hundred seventy (270) square feet of usable area for each motor vehicle, including interior driveways, driveways connecting  the garage, or parking space, with a street or alley. Garages, carports, and driveways not in the public right-of-way may be considered parking spaces. The net parking space per vehicle shall be not less than nine (9) feet wide and twenty (20) feet long.

601.3  Parking spaces may be located on a lot other than that containing the principal use with the approval of the Planning Commission provided a written agreement, approved by the municipal solicitor and accepted by the Board of Supervisors, shall be filed with the application for a zoning certificate.

601.4  Lighting: Any lighting used to illuminate any off-street parking shall be so arranged as to reflect the light away from adjoining premises and public right-of-way.

601.5  Parking shall not be permitted on a public right-of-way.

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Section 602 - Parking Facilities Required

Any structure or building hereafter erected, converted, or enlarged for any of the following uses, or any open area hereafter used for commercial purposes, shall be provided with not less than the minimum spaces, as set forth below, which spaces shall be readily accessible to the uses served thereby. Fractional numbers of parking spaces shall be increased to the next whole number.

USE

Parking Space Required

Boat Livery 1 per watercraft available for rent, plus 1 per 200 sq. ft. of associated buildings
Bowling Alley 5 vehicle spaces for each alley
Camp Use 0.25 per camper, plus 0.50 spaces per employee
Churches, theaters, stadiums, and other places of assembly 1 per every 3 seats
Day Care Facilities and Minor Day Care Uses

1 parking space per employee and 1 for every 5 individuals under care

Drive-in eating facilities 3 per employee
Food markets and grocery stores  1 per 100 sq. ft. of public floor area for public use
Funeral homes    1 per 100 sq. ft. of public floor area
Golf courses and other commercial outdoor recreation enterprises

1 per every 2 persons for whom playing area is provided

Home occupations 1 per additional employee other than occupant          
Hospitals 1 per bed plus 1 per employee
Inns 1 per guest room and 1 for every 2.5   restaurant / bar seats
Kennels 2 for every 10 animal spaces plus 1 per employee
Industrial establishments 1 per employee on largest shift
Model Homes 2 spaces for every model home
Motels, hotels, boarding houses 1 per guest room unit
Office building 1 per 200 sq. ft. of floor area
Personal services 4 parking spaces each
Recreational buildings 1 per 200 sq. ft. of floor area
Residential 2 per dwelling unit
Restaurant and taverns 1 for every 2.5 restaurant / bar seats
Retail business

1 per 200 sq. ft. of floor area for public use

Schools 1 per every 15 classroom seats
Service stations and garages  1 per 100 sq. ft. of floor area
Swimming pools 1 per 10 sq. ft. of water surface
Wholesale and trucking establishments 1 per employee on largest shift

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Section 603 - Loading and Unloading Space

603.1  In addition to the off-street parking space required above, any building erected, converted or enlarged in any district for commercial, office building, manufacturing, wholesale, hospital or similar uses, shall provide adequate off-street areas for loading and unloading of vehicles. The minimum size loading space shall be sixty (60) feet in depth, twelve (12) feet in width, with an overhead clearance of fourteen (14) feet. In no case where a building is erected, converted or enlarged for commercial, manufacturing, or business purposes shall the public rights-of- way be used for loading or unloading of materials.

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Section 604 - Access to Off-Street Parking and Loading Areas

604.1  Access to and from all off-street parking, loading and vehicle service areas along public rights-of-way shall consist of well defined separate or common entrances and exits and shall comply with the following provisions:

            a.  Access drives shall not open upon any public right-of-way line of any intersecting public street or highway where the sight distance in either direction would be less than three hundred (300) feet.

            b.  There shall be no more than one entrance and one exit to any business or parking area on any one highway. Each entrance and exit shall be clearly defined with curbing, fencing or vegetative screening so as to prevent access to the area from other than the defined entrance and exits. In no case shall one entrance and exit be located within eighty (80) feet of any other on the same property or adjoining property along the same public right-of-way. Non-conforming lots, however, shall be exempt from this requirement.

            c.  Any subdivision of property within a NC District shall provide no more than one common entrance and one common exit on any public right-of-way. Interior access drives shall be provided for movement of traffic to the public right-of-way.

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Section 605 - Parking and Loading Area Setbacks

All non-residential parking areas and parallel circulation and service lanes shall be separated from the paving edge of a public thoroughfare or adjoining property lines by a  planting strip at least twenty (20) feet in depth.

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