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Article III – Use Regulations

Section 300 – Intent

The intent of this article is to allow and regulate uses which are deemed compatible with the purpose of that district, with or without conditions; or to restrict uses that are not compatible with the district intent.

Section 301 – Table of Permitted Uses

Table 3-1, Table of Permitted Uses lists those use regulations that apply to all base zoning districts in the Township. The types of uses designated in Table 3-1 are defined as follows:

P
Permitted use; a use that is permitted by right in the zoning district.
S
Special Exception use; a use that is permitted only by approval by the Zoning Hearing Board.
A
Accessory use; a use that is permitted only as an accessory use to the principal use in the zoning district.
1
A use that is permitted only on the first floor of a multi-family apartment building.

Where no classification of use is shown (a blank cell), that use is prohibited in the zoning district.

No more than one (1) permitted principal use shall be permitted on a lot, except for permitted Shopping Center uses where permitted and for certain uses permitted only on the first floor of a multi-family apartment building.

Table 3-1 Table of Permitted Uses

UseR-CRC-1R-1R-2R-3R-4C-1C-2C-3C-4REC
Residential Uses
Single Family Detached DwellingPPPPPP
Single Family Semi-Detached DwellingPP
Single Family Attached Dwelling PP
Two Family Detached DwellingPP
Two Family Semi-Detached DwellingPP
Two Family Attached DwellingPP
Multi Family Dwelling / ApartmentsPP
Mobile Home ParkS
Senior Independent Living FacilityPP
Assisted Living FacilityPP
Congregate Care FacilityPP
DormitorySS
Nursing/Convalescent HomeP
Accessory DwellingSSSSSS
Boarding ResidenceS
Group Living QuartersSSSSSS
Private Garage or Storage ShedAAAAAA
Private Recreational Facility,
including outdoor swimming pools
and tennis courts
AAAAAA
Private GreenhouseAAAAAA
Non-Impact Home OccupationPPPPPP
Institutional UsesR-CRC-1R-1R-2R-3R-4C-1C-2C-3C-4REC
Township FacilityPPPPPPPPPPP
Public School, College or UniversitySSSSSSS
Private School, College or UniversitySSSSSSS
Athletic Fields as accessory to a
school, college or university
SSSSSS
Religious AssemblySSSSSSSS
Auditoriums / Assembly Halls
as accessory use to Schools
SSSSSSS
Convent / RectorySSSS
Museum / Cultural ExhibitPPP
Library – Non-MunicipalPPP
Post Office1PPPP
Postal Distribution CenterPP
HospitalSSSSSSPPP
Outpatient ClinicPSP
Rehabilitation / Physical Therapy Services
(not including rehabilitation
for substance abuse)
PPPP
Rehabilitation Services for Substance AbuseP
CemeterySSSSSS
Recreational UsesR-CRC-1R-1R-2R-3R-4C-1C-2C-3C-4REC
ParksP
Athletic / Play FieldsP
Private Recreation ClubsSSSSSSP
Public or Private Golf CoursesP
Community Recreation CentersSPPS
Utility UsesR-CRC-1R-1R-2R-3R-4C-1C-2C-3C-4REC
Cable/Radio/TV StudioPPP
Communications Services/
Broadcasting Offices
PPPP
Public Utilities
not otherwise listed
P
Public Utility Building/
Accessory Structure
P
Public Utility Distribution CenterP
Wireless Telecommunications TowersP
Wireless Telecommunications Facility
– Collocation on an existing
support structure (other than a Tower)
SS
Wireless Telecommunications Facility
– Collocation on an existing Tower
PPPPPPPPPPP
Transportation UsesR-CRC-1R-1R-2R-3R-4C-1C-2C-3C-4REC
AirportS
HeliportS
Rail Freight TerminalS
Bus ShelterPPPPPPPPPP
Rail/Bus Passenger StationSSSSSSSSSS
Commercial UsesR-CRC-1R-1R-2R-3R-4C-1C-2C-3C-4REC
Adult Entertainment BusinessS
Animal GroomingPPPP
Animal Kennel or Animal ShelterSSP
Artist Studio / Gallery1PPPP
Astrology ParlorP
Auditoriums, Stadiums,
Assembly Halls
PSP
Automobile Body Work
and Painting
P
Automobile / Car WashPP
Automobile - Service & RepairPP
Automobile Rental AgencyPPP
Automobile Sales - New VehiclesPP
Automobile Sales - Previously OwnedSS
Bakery - Goods baked on premises1PPPP
Banks & Financial Institutions
- Drive-Through
SPP
Banks & Financial Institutions
- Non Drive-Through
1PPPP
Bar or Tavern - Limited Food ServicePPP
Barber Shops & Beauty Salons1PPPP
Bed & Breakfast InnPPP
Bicycle Sales & Service1PPPP
BillboardsPP
Billiard ParlorPSP
Bowling AlleyPPP
Business or Trade School1PPPP
Catering EstablishmentsPPPP
Child Care Facility – In-HomePPP
Conference Center/
Banquet Facility
PSP
Day Care Center – Adult1PPP
Day Care Center – Child1PPP
Drug Stores & Pharmacies
- Drive-Through
SPP
Drug Stores & Pharmacies
- Non Drive –Through
1PPPP
Dry Cleaning Facility1PPPP
Fitness Center or
Weight Control Salon
1PPPP
Funeral HomePPPP
Gasoline Filling StationPP
Greenhouse, Nursery,
Wholesale Florist
- Commercial
PP
Hotel & MotelPPP
Instructional Schools
(martial arts, dance, etc.)
1PPPP
Laundry - Non-Commercial1PPPP
Lodge Halls & Club HousesSSSP
Mailing & Distribution Center
- Commercial
PP
Massage ParlorS
Office - Medical1PPPP
Office - Professional (lawyers,
architects, engineers, etc.)
1PPPP
Office - Real Estate, Insurance, Travel1PPPP
Parking - CommercialSPPP
Photocopying Services1PPPP
Print Shops (includes photo printing,
screenprinting, etc.)
PPPP
Repair Shop - Medium Goods (bicycles,
home appliances, computers, etc.)
PPPP
Repair Shop - Small Goods (jewelry,
clock, shoe, etc.)
1PPPP
Restaurants - Drive-Through SPSP
Restaurants - Full Service Sit Down1PPPP
Restaurants – Outdoor dining as
accessory to a full service sit-down
restaurant
SPP
Restaurants - Take-Out Only1PPPP
1Retail Sales– Temporary Off-SitePPP
Retail Store - Clothing, footwear
& apparel
1PPPP
Retail Store - Convenience1PPPP
Retail Store - Grocery, produce
& similar food stores
1PPPP
Retail Store - Variety, hobby,
gift, book, card & art supplies
1PPPP
Wholesale StorePP
Tailor & Dressmaking Shops1PPPP
Tattoo ParlorS
Theater - IndoorSPPP
Veterinary HospitalSP
Video Arcade & Game RoomAPAP
1Temporary off-site retail sales shall be permitted on all properties, regardless of zoning district, that are owned by Upper Darby Township, Upper Darby School District, or County of Delaware, plus all institutional properties covered under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) in accordance with Section 1009 of this ordinance.
Industrial UsesR-CRC-1R-1R-2R-3R-4C-1C-2C-3C-4REC
Assembly & Repair FacilityP
Contractor's Shop, Mill P
CrematoriumP
Laundry - Commercial cleaning, dyeingP
Mail-Order Merchandise BusinessP
Manufacturing - Compounding of
previously prepared materials
P
Manufacturing - ElectronicsP
Manufacturing - Food, cosmetics,
pharmaceuticals, textiles
P
Manufacturing - Products not otherwise listedP
Manufacturing - VehiclesP
Monument EstablishmentP
Packaging PlantsP
Printing, Publishing,
Binding Facility
P
Research & Development - Scientific
or industrial research, testing,
product development
P
Semiconductor / Solid State FacilityP
Solid Waste Management Facility S
Storage - Cold Storage PlantsP
Storage - IndoorP
Storage - OutdoorAS
Storage - Wholesale & WarehousingAP
Warehousing & Distribution FacilityP
Any of the above industrial uses
that include any outdoor activity
or operations
S
All other uses not listedS
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