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Policy 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.

Background Information

State Pennsylvania
Jurisdiction Name Kennett
Jurisdiction Type Town/Township,
Population Size 5,000-50,000
Legal Strategies
  • Expressly allows something
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Grow; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

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)

Health-related goal?

The law includes language requiring pedestrian-oriented settings and allowing for medical facilities and outdoor recreation. § 240-1935.1(H),(I).

Environmental goal?

Economic goal?

Includes findings?

Has a stated intent or purpose?

"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).

Includes definitions?

§ 240-201

Addresses implementation?

Enforcement provisions?

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

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.