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Kennett Township, Penn., Code § 240-1935.1 (current through July 3, 2018)
Brief Summary
This provision sets use and development standards for the community's "Retirement Community 2 (RC-2)" zoning district. Among other things, it requires developments to be pedestrian-oriented and allows community gardens as a permitted accessory use.
Legal Strategies
Expressly allows something.
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Get
State: Pennsylvania
Jurisdiction Type: Township
Jurisdiction Name: Kennett
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. Use criteria specify that households must have at least one household member who is at least 62 years of age and a combined household income at or below 60 percent of the area median income (AMI) for the Philadelphia Metropolitan Statistical Area; or income that is determined to be "Very Low Income" or "Extremely Low Income" "as adjusted," as defined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. § 240-1935.1(C)(5). See also, reference to wheelchair access being required. § 240.1935.1(J).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. The law includes language requiring pedestrian-oriented settings and allowing for medical facilities and outdoor recreation. § 240-1935.1(H),(I).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. "The purpose of the RC-2 use is: (1) To provide affordable housing for persons at least 62 years of age; (2) To provide for additional housing opportunities and choices for Kennett Township residents, especially those who wish to remain within the community; (3) To compliment the rural character of Kennett Township through the creation of a campus-style community on tracts of ten acres and greater; and (4) To promote a pedestrian oriented setting on tracts of six acres and greater." § 240-1935.1(B).
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 240-201.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
No.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
Section 240-1935.1 is located in PART II - GENERAL LEGISLATION / Chapter 240 - ZONING / ARTICLE XIX. - SUPPLEMENTAL USE REGULATIONS. History: Ord. No. 197, 9-19-2011; Ord. No. 221, § I(K), 1-21-2015.