Currently Under Review

"Hot Button" Zoning Issues 

These are zoning related matters that are currently under review with Township staff and/or Council.  For more information, please contact the Township Land Use Administrator, Amanda Gold-Lukas, at amanda.gold-lukas@hampton-pa.org or 412-486-0400.

Chickens on Residential Properties

Township Council is currently considering amending Hampton’s Zoning Ordinance to expand the allowance for chickens on residential properties. Under Hampton’s current Zoning Ordinance, chickens ARE allowed to be kept on residential properties as an accessory use without a permit, provided the following criteria is met (link to ordinance section: ):

  • Only allowed in the Conservation B (CB) zoning district
  • A minimum lot size of 5 acres is required
  • The use is only allowed for the personal, non-commercial use of the property
  • Any chicken coop must be at least 100’ from any property line or street boundary
  • The chickens must be kept entirely within a fence, which must be set back at least 25’ from any property line or street boundary
  • No more than 10 chickens per acre of fenced in area are permitted

As a part of the research for this topic, a survey of twelve surrounding municipalities was conducted, to compare the regulations for chickens on residential properties in the neighboring communities.  For any residents who are interested in this topic, the results of this survey are linked below:

Upcoming Meeting Schedule:

June 24, 2020 - Council Meeting (7:30 pm in the Hampton Community Center): The Land Use Administrator will request for authorization from Council to start the process of updating Township’s Zoning Ordinance to incorporate several previously approved zoning-related ordinances, as well as to revise the allowance for chickens on residential properties.  This is just a vote for Council to authorize Township staff to start the process of drafting the ordinance.  Council will NOT be voting on the final issue of whether or not to expand the chicken allowance, or what those regulations might say. 

Land Development Applications



The following is a list of Land Development applications that are currently under review with the Township.  Individual building permits, or building permit applications have not been included on the list.  To request information regarding any of the following applications, please contact the Land Development Office at (412) 486-0400 ext. 1327.  Please see below for a list of variance applications currently under review.

20-01 Eat’n Park Revised Site Plan/Conditional Use/Lot Line Revision

The applicant is proposing to redevelop the site of the existing Eat ‘N Park restaurant, located at 5143 Route 8 in an HC zoning district. The project would revise the location of the shared lot lines with the property to the northwest, also zoned HC, and would cover numerous site improvements, including the construction of a new restaurant building to replace the existing Eat ‘N Park, a revised parking layout, the installation of a drive-thru lane for take-out orders, and other required site improvements.

This application will be reviewed by the EAC on June 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm and by the Planning Commission on September 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm.  A Public Hearing will be held in regard to the Conditional Use application on June 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm prior to the regularly scheduled Council meeting.  The application will be reviewed by Township Council on September 9, 2020 and September 23, 2020 at 7:30 pm.

20-05 2330 Wildwood Road Subdivision/Revised Site Plan

The applicant is proposing to subdivide and redevelop the property located at 2330 Wildwood Road, which is currently the site of RAW Training and formerly North Stars Soccer in the Light Industrial (LI) zoning district.  The project would involve the subdivision of the property into four lots and the installation of a new public road to service these lots in preparation for sale.  An associated stormwater management facility would also be installed for the road runoff and future lot developments.  As the lots are developed, each will require a separate site plan approval.  

This application will be reviewed by the EAC on August 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm and by the Planning Commission September 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm.  The application will be reviewed by Council on September 9, 2020 and September 23, 2020 at 7:30 pm.

20-06 Balestrino Simple Subdivision

The applicant is proposing to subdivide an existing lot located at 2818 E. Elfinwild Road containing a single-family dwelling in a Residential A (RA) zoning district to create a new 1-acre lot on E. Elfinwild Road.  The applicant received a variance from the ZHB for a reduced lot frontage of 72’ for Lot 2.

This application will be reviewed by the Planning Commission on September 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm and by Council on October 14, 2020 and October 28, 2020 at 7:30 pm.

Variance Applications

The following is a list of variance applications currently on the schedule for review with the Zoning Hearing Board.  To request information regarding any of the following applications, please contact the Land Development Office at (412) 486-0400 ext. 1307.

COVID-19 UPDATE:  Hampton Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold its monthly meetings at the Community Center until further notice.  This measure is being taken to allow for proper social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  

THE ZONING HEARING BOARD WILL CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2020 AT 7:30 PM TO HEAR THE FOLLOWING CASES:

CASE NO. 20-14 – The applicant, Samuel Esarey, is requesting a variance to the Zoning Ordinance, No. 310, SECTION 310-72, SUBSECTION D, for a proposed front yard fence that exceeds the 4’ height limit by approximately 2’, on property located at 4215 Mount Royal Boulevard.

 

CASE NO. 20-15 – The applicant, Michael Pavolko, is requesting a variance to the Zoning Ordinance, No. 310, SECTION 310-72, SUBSECTION D, for a proposed front yard fence that exceeds the 4’ height limit by approximately 2’, on property located at 3960 Parkview Avenue.

UCC Board of Appeals

The following is a list of UCC Appeals currently on the schedule for review with the UCC Board of Appeals.  To request information regarding any of the following applications, please contact the Land Development Office at (412) 486-0400 ext. 1307.