Policy Summary

This provision sets use and development standards for the community's "Retirement Community 2 (RC-2)" zoning district. Among other things, it requires developments to be pedestrian-oriented and allows community gardens as a permitted accessory use.

Background Information

State Pennsylvania
Jurisdiction Name Kennett
Jurisdiction Type Town/Township,
Population Size 5,000-50,000
Legal Strategies
  • Expressly allows something
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Grow; Get;
Evidence for Health

This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:

For research on the potential effectiveness, please review the category links above.

We understand that this information is not comprehensive. It also does not include other important forms of evidence such as community members’ lived experiences and practice-based evidence.

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

Use criteria specify that households must have at least one household member who is at least 62 years of age and a combined household income at or below 60 percent of the area median income (AMI) for the Philadelphia Metropolitan Statistical Area; or income that is determined to be "Very Low Income" or "Extremely Low Income" "as adjusted," as defined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. § 240-1935.1(C)(5). See also, reference to wheelchair access being required. § 240.1935.1(J)

Health-related goal?

The law includes language requiring pedestrian-oriented settings and allowing for medical facilities and outdoor recreation. § 240-1935.1(H),(I).

Environmental goal?

Economic goal?

Includes findings?

Has a stated intent or purpose?

"The purpose of the RC-2 use is: (1) To provide affordable housing for persons at least 62 years of age; (2) To provide for additional housing opportunities and choices for Kennett Township residents, especially those who wish to remain within the community; (3) To compliment the rural character of Kennett Township through the creation of a campus-style community on tracts of ten acres and greater; and (4) To promote a pedestrian oriented setting on tracts of six acres and greater." § 240-1935.1(B).

Includes definitions?

§ 240-201

Addresses implementation?

Enforcement provisions?

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

Code context and ordinance history

Section 240-1935.1 is located in PART II - GENERAL LEGISLATION / Chapter 240 - ZONING / ARTICLE XIX. - SUPPLEMENTAL USE REGULATIONS. History: Ord. No. 197, 9-19-2011; Ord. No. 221, § I(K), 1-21-2015.


Help us improve this site!

Help us improve this website by taking a quick two-minute survey.