The Zoning Code of Lower Moreland Township was first established in 1940. Its purpose is to regulate land use by establishing districts in which the size and proximity of buildings and accessory structures are controlled in relation to their use. The Zoning Code identifies permitted uses, area, height and impervious coverage limitations, Floodplain Management restrictions, off-street parking requirements, allowable home occupations and requirements for the posting of signs. The Lower Moreland Township Zoning Ordinance can be found here.
Types of applications filed for the Zoning Hearing Board include:
- Appeals of the Zoning Officer’s decision
- Special Exceptions, as provided for in the Zoning Code
- Variances from the terms of the ordinance where a literal enforcement of the provisions of the Zoning Code will result in an unnecessary hardship
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the ZHB?
The fourth (4th) Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM.
When does the ZHB application need to be submitted?
Application must be received by the previous month’s meeting.
What is the largest commercial vehicle or truck allowed for residential off-street parking?
One (1) truck or commercial vehicle with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of less than nine thousand pounds (9,000)
What are the zoning districts for Lower Moreland Township?
|Base Zoning Districts|
|Residential Zoning Districts|
|RSD-1 (formerly LL)||Residential Single Detached-1|
|RSD-2 (formerly L)||Residential Single Detached-2|
|RSD-3 (formerly L)||Residential Single Detached-3|
|RSD-4 (formerly M)||Residential Single Detached- 4|
|RM-1 (formerly T)||Residential Mixed- 1|
|RM-2 (formerly SFA/L)||Residential Mixed- 2|
|RM-3 (formerly A)||Residential Mixed- 3|
|Mixed Use Zoning Districts|
|MU-RO (new)||Mixed Use Residential Office|
|MU-VC (formerly DR/L)||Mixed Use Village Center|
|MU- REV (formerly REV)||Mixed Use Revitalization|
|MU-MHPC (formerly MHP)||Mixed Use Manufactured Home Park Community|
|Business Zoning Districts|
|B-OI (formerly O)||Business Office Institutional|
|B-IND (formerly I)||Business Industrial|
|Special Purpose Zoning Districts|
|SP- PRO (formerly PR)||Special Purpose Parks, Recreation, and Open Space|
|Overlay Zoning Districts|
|O-FC (formerly FCD)||Floodplain Conservation|
|O-HD (new)||Historic District|
|O- TOD (new)||Transit Oriented Development|
|O- AP (new)||Airport|
Click here to view the Lower Moreland Township Zoning Map.
Lower Moreland Township Code