Details for LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of Supervisors of Huntington Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, intend to adopt an Amendment to the Huntington Township Code of Ordinances and specifically Chapter 27 entitled Zoning, which Ordinance provides for and allows for a commercial sports facility as a conditional use in the commercial-industrial district. The Ordinance to be adopted is as follows: ORDINANCE NO. ___ AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF HUNTINGTON TOWNSHIP, ADAMS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING THE TOWNSHIP OF HUNTINGTON CODE OF ORDINANCES AND SPECIFICALLY CHAPTER 27 ENTITLED "ZONING" SECTIONS 27-302, 27-804 AND 27-1176 The Board of Supervisors of Huntington Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania does hereby enact the following amendments and supplements to Chapter 27 - Zoning - of the Township of Huntington Code of Ordinances and hereby ordains as follows: SECTION 27-302: Section 27-302 is amended to add the following definitions: ARCADE Any business establishment in which there are more than three game machines as defined in this section which are available for use by the public or by business invitees, or both. COMMERCIAL SPORTS FACILITY A commercial sports and recreation facility that is operated for profit but open to the public, including but not limited to, rock climbing walls; courts for sports such as volleyball, basketball, tennis, etc.; fields for sports such as football, baseball, soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, etc.; health and fitness equipment; and other indoor and outdoor passive and active recreation and sports facilities and uses accessory to or subordinate to the primary use as a commercial sports facility. This definition shall not include motorized sports facilities housing activities such as go carts, motocross, or similar activities. GAME MACHINE A device or game, including but not limited to pinball machines, video games, computer games, electronic games, and similar machines and devices, for which a charge or payment is received for the privilege of playing, using or operating the same and which, as the result of such use, operation or playing, does not entitle the person using, operating or playing the same to receive equivalent value in the form of tangible merchandise. This definition shall not include slot machines, table games, casino games and other gambling devices and activities regulated and/or licensed by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. SECTION 27-804: Section 27-804 is amended to add the following conditional use as subsection AA: AA. Commercial Sports Facilities SECTION 27-1176: Section 27, Part 11 is amended to add the following use regulations as Section 27-1176: 27-1176. Commercial Sports Facilities. 1. The subject property shall have the following dimensional requirements: a.) Minimum lot width shall be two hundred (200) feet as measured from the street right-of-way line. b.) Minimum lot size of twenty (20) acres. c.) Setbacks: 1.) Front yard, depth. Fifty (50) feet. Such setback shall apply to any permanent structure as well as to bleachers or any outdoor seating. 2.) Side yards, width. Fifty (50) feet. Such setback shall apply to any permanent structure as well as to bleachers or any outdoor seating. 3.) Rear yard, depth. Fifty (50) feet. Such setback shall apply to any permanent structure as well as to bleachers or any outdoor seating. d.) Lot Coverage. Seventy percent (70%) maximum lot coverage by all buildings and impervious surfaces, including artificial turf fields. e.) Building Height. No building or structure shall be erected to a height in excess of fifty (50) feet; provided, however, that this shall not apply to any opaque domes for outdoor fields and courts. 2. The subject property may contain more than one principal structure. This may include opaque domes for outdoor field and court sports. 3. The subject property must be within one (1) mile of an arterial road as designated by the Township Road Map. 4. Accessory uses may include only the following listed uses: a.) Retail sales of goods. b.) Day care facilities. c.) Stand-alone outdoor food and beverage concession stands. d.) Small group meeting/event rooms, provided that the maximum capacity of each room does not exceed fifty (50) persons. e.) Indoor arcades, provided that the total number of game machines do not exceed fifty (50). f.) Accessory alternative energy sources (must be located on the roof of the principal structure or structures). g.) Restroom/bathhouse/ locker room buildings. h.) Picnic/group shelters. i.) Playgrounds. j.) Private sports schools/camps. All such uses must be accessory to or subordinate to the principal use of the property as a Commercial Sports Facility. The total area for accessory uses shall not exceed thirty-five percent (35%) of the aggregate total building/field uses. 5. Lighting. a.) All outdoor lighting for sports activities and sports fields, excluding required building lights and/or parking lot lights, must be turned off no later than 10:30 p.m. on weekdays (Monday through Thursday) and 10:30 p.m. on weekends (Friday through Sunday) and holidays. When outdoor fields are not in use, all lighting thereupon must be turned off. Timers must be installed to prevent outdoor lights from being left on outside the hours previously specified in this subparagraph. b.) At the time of submission of a land development plan, a lighting design plan must be submitted to the Township for approval. Such plan must provide that all outdoor light fixtures will be fully shielded/fully cut-off to prevent light from rising above a ninety (90) degree angle of the light fixture. c.) Artificial light generated by the Commercial Sports Facility shall not exceed one-tenth (0.1) foot-candle at any property boundary during the hours specified in subparagraph (a) of this subsection. Light levels shall be measured on the vertical plane of any property boundary at a height of three (3) feet above grade level. d.) The maximum height of an outdoor lighting fixture shall be fifty (50) feet. 6. Public Address (PA) Systems. Any outdoor Public Address (PA) system must comply with Section 27-806.4 and shall be turned off no later than 10:30 p.m. on weekdays (Monday through Thursday) and 10:30 p.m. on weekends (Friday through Sunday) and holidays. Noise levels generated by any Public Address (PA) system shall not exceed 45 decibels between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and 40 decibels between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and the times previously specified in this subparagraph for Public Address (PA) system shut-off. Noise levels shall be measured at the property boundary line. 7. Onsite parking. No on-street parking shall be permitted. The minimum number of parking spaces required shall be in accordance with the following schedule: a.) Indoor sports - fifty (50) spaces per field in game use at one time plus spaces as required for other accessory uses at the Commercial Sports Facility. b.) Outdoor sports - twenty (20) spaces per sports field or practice diamond. c.) Spectator seating - one (1) space per three (3) fixed seats of bleacher seating. d.) Employees - one (1) space per 1.5 employees on the largest shift. e.) Accessory uses - spaces as required elsewhere in the Zoning Ordinance. f.) Uses not provided for - To be determined as part of the design review process and acceptable to the Board of Supervisors based on requirements for similar uses specified elsewhere in the Zoning Ordinance. 8. Landscaping/ Screening. Vegetative buffers shall be provided for parking areas and access drives in accordance with Section 27-1005.