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Posted on: March 15, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Proposed Ordinance 2022-05 Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment


Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of Manheim Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania will conduct a public hearing at a regular meeting to be held on Monday, April 11, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at the Morgan Center, Manheim Township Public Library, 595 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster, Pennsylvania to consider the adoption of a text amendment to the Zoning Ordinance of Manheim Township requested by Shakher Patel. At the conclusion of the public hearing or at a subsequent public meeting held within 60 days of the date of the second publication of this advertisement, the Board shall consider enacting and, if appropriate, will take a vote on adopting and enacting proposed Ordinance 2022-05, the caption of which is as follows: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF MANHEIM TOWNSHIP 2014, AS AMENDED, TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF CONFERENCE/EVENT CENTER; TO PERMIT CONFERENCE/EVENT CENTERS IN THE D-R RETROFIT OVERLAY AREA; AND TO ESTABLISH MINIMUM OFF-STREET PARKING REQUIREMENTS FOR CONFERENCE/EVENT CENTERS. A brief summary of the proposed ordinance is set forth below. 

SECTION 1 amends Article V Section 503 to revise the definition of Conference/Event Center. SECTION 2 amends Article XXIV Section 2408 by adding Conference/Event Centers as a permitted use in the D-R Retrofit Overlay Area. SECTION 3 amends Article XX Section 2002 to establish off-street parking requirements for Conference/Event Centers. 

The proposed ordinance includes a repealer and severability provision as well as an effective date provision. A copy of the proposed ordinance may be examined or copied in the office of the Township Secretary at 1840 Municipal Drive, Lancaster, Pennsylvania on regular business days between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. A copy of the Ordinance also may be examined without charge at the offices of this newspaper (LNP) and at the Lancaster County Law Library located at 50 N. Duke Street, Lancaster, PA 17602. This meeting will be held in-person and virtually. Instructions for participating virtually are posted on the Township’s website ( The public may contact the Township during regular business hours with any questions.

Gibbel Kraybill & Hess LLC

Solicitors for the Township of Manheim

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