Washington TownshipMontgomery County, Ohio

Zoning Resolution

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  • Development Services Department 8200 McEwen Road 
  • Dayton Ohio 45458 
  • Phone: (937) 433-0152 

The Washington Township Zoning Resolution was originally adopted in 1957 to promote public health, safety and morals of the community. It provides a method of administration, establishes land use and development standards, as well as prescribe penalties for violations.  The Zoning Resolution is reviewed for updates on an ongoing basis.

A full version of the Zoning Resolution may be downloaded at the following link. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view the Resolution online. Please read details here.

Unbound hardcopies of the resolution are available for $20 at the Development Services Department, 8200 McEwen Road.

The resolution is available as a PDF file for each article (chapter) below.

Open the Cover Sheet here. The Table of Contents is shown below for your convenience in opening only those articles that you wish to see.  Click on the Article to view the given area.

 

ZONING ADMINISTRATION

ARTICLE 1

Intent, Interpretation, & Enforcement


Section 1 Title


2 Purpose


3 Interpretation of Standards


4 Extension of Essential Service


5 Township Zoning Inspector


6 Zoning Certificates


7 Certificate of Zoning Compliance


8 Temporary Certificates and Permits


9 Violations and Penalties


10 Action to Prevent Violations

ARTICLE 2

Board of Zoning Appeals


Section 1 Appointment of Board


2 Board Organization


3 Jurisdiction: Appeals and Applications


4

Procedure: Appeals and Applications

ARTICLE 3

Establishment of Districts


Section 1 Districts


2 District Titles


3 District Boundary Lines


4

Additional Territory

ARTICLE 4

District Change & Resolution Amendment


Section 1 General


2 Appointment of the Commission


3 Commission Organization


4

Procedure for Change

ARTICLE 5

Validity


Section 1 Validity

ARTICLE 6

Agricultural District




Preamble

Section 1 Principal Permitted Uses


2 Permitted Conditional Uses and Regulations


3 Permitted Accessory Uses and Regulations


4 Prohibited Accessory Uses - On Lots without Agricultural Uses


5 Development Standards


6 Residential Entrance Gate Requirements


7 Parking and Loading


8 Lighting


9 Provisions affecting Area, Yards, and Courts

ARTICLE 7

Residential Districts




Preamble

Section 1 Principal Permitted Uses


2 Permitted Conditional Uses and Regulations


3 Permitted Accessory Uses and Regulations


4 Prohibited Accessory Uses


5 Development Standards


6 Recreational Facilities for Private Clubs, Planned Developments, or R-5 Developments


7 Residential Entrance Gate Requirements


8 Parking and Loading


9 Lighting


10 Provisions affecting Area, Yards, and Courts

ARTICLE 8

Reserved for Future Use

ARTICLE 9

Office Districts


Office Residential Preamble


Section 1 Principal Permitted Uses


2 Accessory Uses


3 Development Standards


4 Required Conditions

O-2 District Preamble


Section 5 Principal Permitted Uses


6 Accessory Uses


7 Conditional Uses


8 Development Standards


9 Required Conditions

O-3 District Preamble


Section 10 Principal Permitted Uses


11 Accessory Uses


12 Conditional Uses


13 Development Standards


14 Required Conditions

ARTICLE 10

Business Districts


B-1 District Shopping Center Preamble


Section 1 Principal Permitted Uses


2 Accessory Uses


3 Conditional Uses


4 Development Standards


5 Required Conditions

B-2 Business District Preamble


Section 6 Principal Permitted Uses


7 Accessory Uses


8 Conditional Uses


9 Development Standards


10 Required Conditions

B-3 Business District Preamble


Section 11 Principal Permitted Uses


12 Accessory Uses


13 Conditional Uses


14 Development Standards


15 Required Conditions

B-4 Business District Preamble


Section 16 Principal Permitted Uses


17 Accessory Uses


18 Development Standards


19 Required Conditions

ARTICLE 11

Light Industrial District


Section 1 Principal Permitted Uses


2 Conditional Uses


3 Special Permitted Uses


4 Accessory Uses


5 Development Standards


6 Required Conditions

ARTICLE 12

Planned Development




Purpose Statement

Section 1 Types of Planned Development Districts


2 Standards for Planned Development


3 Pre-Application Consultation


4 Zoning Certificate


5 Submission of Pre-Development Plan


6 Procedure for Approval of Pre-Development Plan


7 Submission of Final Development Plan


8 Procedure for Approval of Final Development Plan


9 Extension of Time or Modification


10 Design Flexibility

PD-R, Planned Development Residential District


Section 11 Principal Permitted Uses


12 Development Standards


13 Required Conditions


14 Parking and Loading

PD-RC, Planned Development Residential Conservation District


Section 15 Purpose


16 Principal Permitted Uses


17 Permitted Building and Lot Types


18 Minimum Project Area for Conservation Development


19 Permitted Density/Restricted Open Space


20 Regulations for Restricted Open Space


21 Development Standards


22 Development Design Criteria

PD-O, Planned Development Office District


Section 23 Principal Permitted Uses


24 Development Standards


25 Parking and Loading

PD-B, Planned Development Business District


Section 26 Principal Permitted Uses


27 Development Standards


28 Parking and Loading

PD-I, Planned Development Industrial District


Section 29 Principal Permitted Uses


30 Development Standards


31 Parking and Loading

PD-T, Planned Development Transition District


Section 32 Purpose


33 Principal Permitted Uses


34 Development Standards

PD-MU, Planned Development Mixed Use District


Section 35 Purpose


36 Principal Permitted Uses


37 Design Criteria for Pre-Development, First Stage


38 Design Standards for Second/Final Stage

ARTICLE 13

General Requirements


Section 1 Purpose


2 Non-Conforming Uses


3 Off-Street Parking Standards


4 Mixed Occupancies and Uses Not Specified


5 Off-Street Parking Requirements


6 Off-Street Loading Spaces Required


7 Off-Street Loading Requirements


8 Off-Street Loading Standards


9 Extraction of Materials


10 Development Standards for Extraction of Materials


11 Rehabilitation Requirements for Extraction of Materials


12 Noise Standards


13 Exceptions, Modifications, and Interpretations


14 Permitted Accessory Uses and Standards


15 Prohibited Accessory Uses


16 Recreational Facilities for Private Clubs, Planned Development, or R-5 District


17 Zoning Certificate Application Special Requirements


18 Permitted Outdoor Sales


19 Open Space Transfer Lot


20 Park Lot


21 Sexually Oriented Business Standards


22 Indetification of Construction Sites


23 Tennis Courts


24 Residential Entrance Gate Requirements


25 Internet Sweepstakes Cafes


26 Small Wind Energy System

Article 14

Repeal of Conflicting Resolutions


Section 1 When Effective


2 Repeal of Conflicting Resolutions

Article 15

Definitions


Section 1 Purpose


2-25 Alphabetized Definitions

Article 16

Sign Regulations


Section 1 Purpose & Objectives


2 General Provisions


3 Prohibited Signs & Characteristics


4 Sign Regulations


5 Sign Maintenance & Responsibility