AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 123 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES
OF WILLISTOWN TOWNSHIP, BEING THE SUBDIVISION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE,
IN ORDER TO MODIFY REFERENCES IN §123-14 TO THE APPROPRIATE CODE SECTION AND TO
STRENGTHEN PROVISIONS FOR SHARED ACCESS DRIVEWAYS, AND AMENDING CHAPTER 139 OF
THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF WILLISTOWN TOWNSHIP, BEING THE ZONING ORDINANCE, IN
ORDER TO CLARIFY THE SIGN PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE XVIII AND THE VOLUMETRIC
EXPANSION OF HISTORIC RESOURCES. EFFECTIVE FIVE DAYS FROM ENACTMENT.
Section 1 amends § 123-14 of the
Willistown Township Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (“SLDO”) to
correct cross-section referencing.
Section 2 amends § 123-33 of the
Willistown Township SLDO by adding subsection D, regarding shared access
easements when lots share a common driveway, and Subsection E, regarding joint
private access and affiliated access easements for lots fronting on arterial
and collector streets.
Section 3 amends § 123-46(C) of
the Willistown Township SLDO to make shared access easements a mandatory
prerequisite to approval of shared driveways and other access arrangements, as
well as detailing the minimum requirements of such easements.
Section 4 replaces § 139-110(J) of
the Willistown Township Zoning Code with language regarding business,
commercial, or industrial sign usage and location. The new language details
general standards relating to all business, commercial, or industrial districts,
as well as delineates which districts allow for wall signs, projecting signs, ground
signs, and window signs.
Section 5 amends § 139-110(L) of
the Willistown Township Zoning Code to limit temporary event signage displays
to sixty (60) days or less.
amends § 139-110 of the Willistown Township Zoning Code by adding subsection N,
regarding vertical flag pole signs, subsection O, regarding signs in
residential districts, and
subsection P, regarding signage in
amends § 139-111(F) of the Willistown Township Zoning Code to restrict the
height of signs that are erected upon or project above a roof of any building,
and any freestanding signs, to no more than 15 feet.
Section 8 amends § 139-173(A)(4)
of the Willistown Township Zoning Code to clarify the method for determining
design standards for volumetric expansion of historic resources.
Section 9 provides an effective
date of five (5) days from the date of enactment.
An opportunity will be afforded to
all interested persons in attendance to address the Board of Supervisors in the
matter of this ordinance. If you are a
person with a disability and wish to attend the meeting as noticed above, and
require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to observe or
participate in the proceedings, please contact David R. Burman, Township
Secretary, 610-647-5300, to discuss how Willistown Township may best
accommodate your needs.