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.
The Borough of Conshohocken’s Housing Rehabilitation Program has been in existence for over four decades and continues to operate for low and moderate income homeowners. The Program has assisted hundreds of Conshohocken homeowners to bring their homes into code conformance in order to enable them to live more comfortably and safely. 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.
The Program is now a four-year Deferred Loan Program, which declines by 25% each year. Program funds are received from the Pennsylvania Department of Housing and Community Development.
New Housing Rehabilitation Income Guidelines
Your income must be below the following limits and includes your salary, pension, Social Security, child support, and interest on assets:
Number of Persons in Household
|1 Person Houshold||$ 48,950|
|2 Person Houshold||$ 55,950|
|3 Person Houshold||$ 62,950|
|4 Person Houshold||$ 69,900|
|5 Person Houshold||$ 75,500|
|6 Person Houshold||$ 81,100|
|7 Person Houshold||$ 86,700|
|8 Person Houshold||$ 92,300|
- You must be a Borough of Conshohocken resident.
- You must own and occupy a single-family residence.
- Your taxes and sewer fees must be current.
There are further increases in income limits based on additional family members. The Housing Rehabilitation Program provides one-time assistance only. If the program has provided services in the past, additional work on the same property is not permitted.
If you are interested in obtaining more information regarding the Housing Rehabilitation Program, you may contact Ms. Christine M. Stetler, the Borough’s Zoning Officer and Community Development Coordinator at 610-828-1092, or Nancy R. Nugent, the Program’s Intake Coordinator at 610-246-3979. Those interested in this program must meet income eligibility requirements.
|Community Development and Zoning Officer||(610) 828-1092 x108|
|Home Program Consultant||(610) 828-1092 x109|