(6)   Special Purpose Districts.
Principal uses are allowed in special purpose zoning districts in accordance with Table 14-602-4. Uses classified as accessory uses, such as home occupations, are not regulated by the use table. Accessory uses are permitted in conjunction with allowed principal uses, provided they comply with all applicable regulations of § 14-603 (Use-Specific Standards) and § 14-604 (Accessory Uses and Structures).
(a)   Notes for Table 14-602-4.
[1]   In addition to the regulations of this Zoning Code, uses in the SP-PO district are subject to Pennsylvania law. Uses on City-owned park and open land are also subject to approval by DPR.
[2]   Child care uses shall be enclosed within a building and may be located within the terminal complex. Child care services may not be located within buildings containing uses listed in § 14-601(4)(a)(.4) to § 14-601(4)(a)(.17). 507
[3]   Adjunct residential dwellings (including dormitories), amusement arcades, and pool or billiards rooms are permitted.
[4]   Adjunct residential dwellings (including dormitories) are permitted.
[5]   Eating and Drinking Establishments, including Take-Out Restaurants, are only permitted if they are co-located with, and lesser in lot or building area to, a primary on-site Parks and Open Space, Community Center, or Libraries and Cultural Exhibits use. 508
Table 14-602-4: Uses Allowed in Special Purpose Districts 509
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Previous District Name
IDD
CED
SSD
REC-P
REC
New
New
District Name
SP-INS
SP-ENT
SP-STA
SP-PO-P
SP-PO-A
SP-AIR
SP-CIV
Standards
Y = Yes permitted as of right | S = Special exception approval required
N = Not allowed (expressly prohibited) | Uses not listed in this table are prohibited
See § 14-602(6)(a) (Notes for Table 14-602-4) for information pertaining to bracketed numbers (e.g., "[2]") in table cells.
Residential Use Category
Household Living
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Group Living
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Parks and Open Space Use Category
Natural Resource Preservation
N
N
N
Y[1]
Y[1]
Y
Y
Passive Recreation
Y
Y
Y
Y[1]
Y[1]
Y
Y
Active Recreation
Y
Y
Y
N
Y[1]
Y
Y
Public, Civic, and Institutional Use Category
Adult Care
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
Airport-Related Facilities
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Child Care
Y
N
Y
N
N
S[2]
Y
Community Center
Y
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
Educational Facilities
Y[3]
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Fraternal Organization
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Hospital
Y[4]
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Libraries and Cultural Exhibits
Y
N
N
N
Y[1]
Y
Y
Religious Assembly
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Safety Services
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Transit Station
Y
N
Y
N
N
Y
Y
Utilities and Services, Basic
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
S
Wireless Service Facility
Y
Y
Y
N
N
Y
S
Office Use Category
Business and Professional
Y
Y
Y
N
N
Y
N
Medical, Dental, Health Practitioner
Y
Y
Y
N
N
Y
Y
Government
Y
Y
Y
N
N
Y
Y
Retail Sales Use Category
Building Supplies and Equipment
Y
Y
N
N
N
Y
N
Consumer Goods (except as noted below)
Y
Y
Y
N
N
Y
N
    Drug Paraphernalia Sales
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
    Gun Shop
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Food, Beverages, and Groceries
Y
Y
N
N
N
Y
S
Pets and Pet Supplies
Y
Y
N
N
N
Y
N
Sundries, Pharmaceuticals, and Convenience Sales
Y
Y
Y
N
N
Y
S
Wearing Apparel and Accessories
Y
Y
Y
N
N
Y
N
Commercial Services Use Category
Animal Services (except as noted below)
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
    Stables
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Assembly and Entertainment (except as noted below)
Y
Y
Y
N
N
Y
N
    Casino
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Building Services
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Business Support
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Eating and Drinking Establishments (except as noted below)
Y
Y
Y
N
Y[5]
Y
S
    Take-Out Restaurant
Y
Y
N
N
Y[5]
Y
S
    Smoking Lounge
S
S
S
N
N
S
N
Financial Services (except as noted below)
Y
N
Y
N
N
Y
N
    Personal Credit Establishment
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Funeral and Mortuary Services
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Marina
N
Y
N
N
N
Y
N
Maintenance and Repair of Consumer Goods
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Parking, Non-Accessory
Y
Y
Y
N
N
Y
N
Personal Services
Y
Y
Y
N
N
Y
S
Radio, Television, and Recording Services
Y
N
Y
N
N
Y
N
Visitor Accommodations
Y
Y
Y
N
N
Y
N
Wholesale, Distribution, and Storage Use Category
Wholesale Sales and Distribution
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Industrial Use Category
Artists Studios and Artisan Industrial
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Research and Development
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Urban Agriculture Use Category
Community Garden
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Market or Community-Supported Farm
S
N
N
S
S
Y
Y
 

 

Notes

507
   Amended, Bill No. 190253 (approved July 24, 2019).
508
   Added, Bill No. 180346-A (approved July 18, 2018).
509
   Amended, Bill No. 120774-A (approved January 14, 2013); amended, Bill No. 130804 (approved December 18, 2013); amended, Bill No. 170402 (approved June 27, 2017); amended, Bill No. 180346-A (approved July 18, 2018); amended, Bill No. 190253 (approved July 24, 2019); amended, Bill No. 190601-A (approved December 30, 2019); amended, Bill No. 210075 (approved March 29, 2021); amended, Bill No. 210078-A (approved April 28, 2021).