Zoning is used to regulate development and to help implement the goals of our Comprehensive Plan. Particularly, zoning refers to the division of the borough into various districts, in accordance with the official Zoning Map. The rules for each zoning district are outlined in the Zoning Ordinance. This determines the specific land uses that are permitted, for instance whether a district is deemed residential, office, commercial, or industrial. Furthermore, it outlines the minimum lot sizes and dimensional standards, such as the minimum building setbacks and maximum building heights.
The Zoning Ordinance also includes regulations governing off-street parking, landscaping, signs, fences and accessory structures. The Zoning Ordinance and the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance together determine the uses in a subdivision and the dimensions of what is included in the individual lots. Please note, the installation of fencing and residential utility sheds does require a zoning permit.
The Conshohocken Zoning Hearing Board meets the third Monday of each month regarding submitted applications.
Conshohocken continues to operate its Housing Rehabilitation Program for low and moderate income homeowners. The Program provides construction services in order to bring properties into compliance with the local building code. Eligible repairs include roof replacement, replacement of heaters, window and door replacement, electrical improvements and upgrades, plumbing improvements, improvements to kitchens and bathrooms, installation of handrails and other accessibility improvements, concrete work, and the installation of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Those interested in this program must meet income eligibility requirements. For further information or an application, please contact the Borough Administration Office at 610-828-1092.
|Community Development and Zoning Officer||(610) 828-1092 x108|
|Home Program Consultant||(610) 828-1092 x109|