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This category includes uses that produce goods from extracted and raw materials or from recyclable or previously prepared materials, including the design, storage, and handling of these products and the materials from which they are produced. The industrial subcategories are:
(a) Artist Studios and Artisan Industrial. 485.2
Spaces used by artists for the creation of art or the practice of their artistic endeavors, as well as uses that produce consumer goods, food, beverages, or wearing apparel or accessories by hand manufacturing, involving the use of hand tools and small-scale, light mechanical equipment in a completely enclosed building with no outdoor operations, storage or regular commercial truck parking/loading. This subcategory has no discernible external impacts in terms of noise, vibration, odor, hours of operation, or traffic.
(b) Limited Industrial.
Uses that process, fabricate, assemble, treat, or package finished parts or products without the use of explosive or petroleum materials. This subcategory does not include the assembly of large equipment and machinery and has very limited external impacts in terms of noise, vibration, odor, hours of operation, and traffic.
(c) General Industrial.
Uses that process, fabricate, assemble, or treat materials for the production of large equipment and machines as well as industrial uses that because of their scale or method of operation regularly produce odors, dust, noise, vibration, truck traffic or other external impacts that are detectable beyond the property lines of the subject property.
(d) Intensive Industrial.
Industrial uses that regularly use hazardous chemicals or procedures or produce hazardous byproducts, including the following: manufacturing of acetylene, cement, lime, gypsum or plaster-of-paris, chlorine, corrosive acid or fertilizer, insecticides, disinfectants, poisons, explosives, paint, lacquer, varnish, petroleum products, coal products, plastic and synthetic resins, and radioactive materials. This subcategory also includes petrochemical tank farms, gasification plants, smelting, animal slaughtering, oil refining, asphalt and concrete plants, and tanneries. Intensive industrial uses have high potential for external impacts on the surrounding area in terms of noise, vibration, odor, hours of operation, and traffic.
(e) Junk and Salvage Yards and Buildings.
An area or building where waste or scrap materials are bought, sold, exchanged, stored, baled, packed, disassembled, or handled for reclamation, disposal or other like purposes, including but not limited to scrap iron and other metals, paper, rags, rubber tires, and bottles. A junk or salvage yard or building includes an auto wrecking yard or building.
(f) Marine-Related Industrial. 486
Uses such as docks, wharves, piers, and related facilities, used in connection with the transfer, storage-in-transit and incidental processing of commercial cargo from or to waterborne craft, including, but not limited to, pipelines and conveyors that transfer equipment or materials to or from the Delaware River or the Schuylkill River.
The extraction of mineral or aggregate resources from the ground for off-site use. Examples include quarrying or dredging for sand, gravel or other aggregate materials; and mining.
(h) Research and Development.
Uses engaged in scientific research and testing leading to the development of new products and processes.
(i) Trucking and Transportation Terminals.
Uses engaged in the dispatching and long-term or short-term storage of large vehicles. Minor repair and maintenance of vehicles stored on the premises is also included.
(j) Medical Marijuana Growing/Processing Facility. 487
A person who holds a permit issued by the Department of Health of the Commonwealth pursuant to the Act of April 17, 2016, P.L. 84, No. 16, to grow and process medical marijuana.
Amended, Bill No. 210078-A (approved April 28, 2021).
Amended, Bill No. 120654 (approved December 11, 2012).
Added, Bill No. 160919 (approved December 20, 2016).