Glen Mills PA; Mostly Zoned Residential, With Small Plots For Commercial And Industrial Purposes
The vast majority of land in Glen Mills PA is zoned Low Density Residential (R2). Plots of land zoned Planned Business are mostly adjacent to Route 1. Commercial (C2). In west Glen Mills near the border with Concordville PA, there are small pieces of land zoned Light Industrial (LI), Municipal Industrial (M/I) and PBP (Planned Business Park). In general, city planners decide on Glen Mills Zoning based on the established needs of the community.
The objectives of a Low Density Residential (R2) zoning is to provide for the housing needs of the community within a low-density residential environment. Some large residential structures would not be appropriate for the size and urbanization rate of the community. In R2, home occupations are permitted without consent, and the following land uses are permitted with consent:
- Attached dwellings
- Bed and breakfast accommodation
- Boarding houses
- Boat launching ramps
- Child care centers
- Community facilities
- Dual occupancies
- Dwelling houses
- Environmental facilities
- Exhibition homes
- Exhibition villages
- Group homes
- Health consulting rooms
- Information and education facilities
- Multi dwelling housing
- Neighborhood shops
- Places of public worship
- Recreational areas
- Recreation facilities (indoor)
- Recreation facilities (outdoor)
- Residential flat buildings
- Semi-detached dwellings
- Seniors housing
- Shop top housing
- Veterinary hospitals
Special Use Residential Properties? Ask A Planning Department Before You Start Making Plans
Here at Tri-County General Contracting, we strive to build our new home construction clients the homes of their dreams. And for those with special and unconventional uses planned for their residential properties, it’s best to check with city planners to make sure your property’s zoning will permit the use you have in mind. For example, if you want to open a bed and breakfast in an outbuilding on your property, you’d need special consent from the county on R2-zoned plots.
Commercially zoned land is somewhat scarce in Glen Mills, mostly because it’s a largely residential community outside of the larger commercial centers of Wilmington, West Chester and Philadelphia. Prospective buyers can still find commercial and industrial-zoned land though in more urban areas near the main highways.
Just as it would be inappropriate to build a Fred Meyer in a rural residential neighborhood, Delaware County imposes restrictions on what types of residential buildings can be constructed in commercial and industrial-zoned areas.
For The Clearest Picture Of Glen Mills Zoning, Check Out This Detailed Zoning Map Of The Township Of Concord
When shopping around for a qualified general contractor in the Delaware County area, make sure they understand zoning laws right off the bat. Hiring Tom Thornton and Tri-County General Contracting will ensure that your project is free of headaches, and that all building code and zoning issues are worked out well in advance.
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