Township of Hamilton, NJ
Atlantic County
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§ 203-76 Purpose.

The purpose of this district is to encourage light industrial and administrative office concentration with sufficient controls and design standards to encourage innovative project design and construction.

§ 203-77 Principal and accessory uses. [1]

A. 
Principal uses and buildings shall be as follows:
(1) 
Administrative offices.
(2) 
Fully enclosed warehouses.
(3) 
Light manufacturing facilities for such uses as, but not limited to, beverages, pharmaceuticals, printing and publishing, confections, clothing, electrical goods, furniture, specialty manufacturing, professional and scientific instruments and electronics.
(4) 
Fully enclosed wholesale business establishments.
(5) 
No heavy industrial uses shall be permitted.
(6) 
Hospitals, medical complexes, health-care centers and related institutions.
(7) 
Banks and drive-in banks.
[Added 2-1-1993 by Ord. No. 1140-93]
(8) 
Indoor health and exercise facilities.
[Added 2-1-1993 by Ord. No. 1140-93]
(9) 
Personnel training centers.
[Added 2-1-1993 by Ord. No. 1140-93]
(10) 
Indoor recreation facilities.
[Added 2-1-1993 by Ord. No. 1140-93]
(11) 
General business establishments, exclusive of equipment rental and leasing, personal supplies and similar businesses.
[Added 2-1-1993 by Ord. No. 1140-93]
(12) 
Research and design laboratories.
[Added 2-1-1993 by Ord. No. 1140-93]
(13) 
Day-care centers or day-care nurseries.
[Added 2-1-1993 by Ord. No. 1140-93]
(14) 
Hotels and conference center hotels, subject to the provisions of § 203-86.2.
[Added 9-7-2010 by Ord. No. 1674-2010[2]]
[2]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance also repealed former Subsection A(14), Planned recreation and entertainment complexes, added 2-5-2007 by Ord. No. 1584-2007.
(15) 
Restaurants.
[Added 9-7-2010 by Ord. No. 1674-2010]
(16) 
Restaurants, carry-out.
[Added 9-7-2010 by Ord. No. 1674-2010]
(17) 
Restaurants, quick serve.
[Added 9-7-2010 by Ord. No. 1674-2010]
B. 
Accessory uses and buildings. Accessory uses and buildings shall be only those customarily incidental to the permitted uses. They shall be understood to include:
(1) 
Fully enclosed storage in conjunction with a permitted use.
(2) 
Cafeteria and recreational facilities for employee use.
(3) 
Appropriate facilities for placement of trash and garbage. Such facilities shall be designed so that:
(a) 
They are completely enclosed and contents are not visible.
(b) 
They fit within the overall project design.
(c) 
They are buffered from both principal structures, parking facilities and pedestrian and vehicular roadways.
(d) 
They meet the approval of the Township Construction Official and the Board of Health.
(4) 
Snack bars.
[Added 9-7-2010 by Ord. No. 1674-2010]
(5) 
Newsstands.
[Added 9-7-2010 by Ord. No. 1674-2010]
(6) 
Parking decks and garages.
[Added 9-7-2010 by Ord. No. 1674-2010]
(7) 
Office space, provided that it is accessory to the operation of the principal use.
[Added 9-7-2010 by Ord. No. 1674-2010]
[1]
Editor’s Note: The title of this section was amended 9-7-2010 by Ord. No. 1674-2010.

§ 203-78 Area and bulk requirements.

Area and bulk requirements shall be as follows:
A. 
Minimum lot size: one acre. The minimum lot size for uses stipulated as conditional uses shall be five acres.
B. 
Lot width: 200 feet minimum roadway frontage.
C. 
Building coverage, all uses: 30%, maximum.
D. 
Minimum lot setbacks: perimeter setback of 40 feet for all uses, except all of Route 40, where all industrial development shall be set back 200 feet.
E. 
Height, all uses: 45 feet maximum, unless authorized as a conditional use by the Planning Board in cases where adequate fire protection is assured.
F. 
Building length: no building shall exceed a length of 100 feet without providing a bermed landscaped area for every 100 feet of building length. Such bermed landscaped area shall not be less than 30 feet long, eight to 10 feet wide and three to four feet high at its center.
G. 
Distance between buildings: 40 feet minimum at the closest point.

§ 203-79 Additional standards.

A. 
At a minimum, all uses within this district shall be required to submit an impact statement as part of the site plan review process and demonstrate no negative impact. The statement will include a description of the following elements prepared in accordance with standards set forth in Article XIV, Environmental Review and Site Analysis:
(1) 
Lighting and security plan.
(2) 
Storage plan.
(3) 
Traffic and circulation plan.
(4) 
Stormwater management plan.
(5) 
Noise impact plan.
(6) 
Sanitary sewer and potable water plan.
(7) 
Solid waste plan.
(8) 
Landscape plan.
B. 
A perimeter of 20 feet adjoining each building shall remain clear, except for plantings and pedestrian walkways, to permit access of emergency vehicles.
C. 
Minimum roadway widths for ingress and egress lanes shall be:
(1) 
One-way: 18 feet.
(2) 
Two-way: 30 feet.
D. 
All uses within this district shall be free from and not produce offensive noise, vibration, air pollution, glare, hazards of fire or other objectional effects detrimental to the health, safety or general welfare of the community or of the existing or proposed uses within the industrial park.
E. 
Notwithstanding any of the other provisions of this chapter/article, storage of combustible materials for other than on-site use and/or refining of combustible materials shall not be considered a permitted use within this district.
F. 
Any use within this district which abuts a nonindustrial district shall conform to the buffer separation provisions established in § 203-169C. If the buffer separation required by § 203-169C cannot be provided, the buffer strip shall comply with the enhanced buffer system provisions of § 203-81E(6).
[Amended 9-7-2010 by Ord. No. 1674-2010]
G. 
Any industrial development taking place in the Hamilton Township Industrial Zone shall require a paved pedestrian or bike path surface along the length of the south side of Atlantic Avenue within the present boundaries of the township's Industrial Zone, to include also the portion of Atlantic Avenue in the R-22 and R-9 Residential Districts. Such sidewalk or bike path shall be no less than six feet in width, except in residential zones, where the sidewalk shall be four feet. The pedestrian or bike path shall be constructed of two-inch FABC on four-inch road gravel base.

§ 203-80 Parking and circulation requirements.

A. 
See § 203-60 for off-street parking requirements.
[Amended 7-7-1997 by Ord. No. 1261-97]
B. 
Parking shall be permitted in stalls at angles varying from 40º to 90º, subject to Planning Board approval. Widths and lengths of stalls and access lanes will vary with the angle selected. Parking shall be located in the rear and side yard areas, provided that it shall have single access and egress to the internal circulation system. Such parking space shall be permitted within the perimeter setback area, provided that a twenty-foot natural landscape buffer is provided pursuant to § 203-166.
C. 
In outdoor parking areas, at least 5% of the area shall be landscaped. Landscaping shall be located in protective areas, along walkways and in islands situated at the ends of bays and, at a minimum, after every 10th parking stall. Landscaped islands shall be a minimum of 10 feet wide and should maintain existing canopy and understory vegetation. When existing vegetation cannot be retained, islands shall be planted with a minimum of one canopy tree (2 1/2 inches to three inches caliper, 12 feet by 15 feet in height), 10 shrubs (two inches to 2 1/2 inches in height) and groundcover material. Shrubs shall be maintained at a height no greater than 2 1/2 feet in these islands. Plantings shall be spaced in accordance with industry standards.
[Amended 7-7-1997 by Ord. No. 1261-97]
D. 
All landscaping in parking areas shall be carefully located so as not to obstruct vision.
E. 
For all industrial uses within this district, on-site off-street loading areas a minimum of 14 feet in width and 35 feet in length and 12 feet in height shall be provided. No loading space shall be located in the front yard of any industrial use. These facilities located in the side and rear yard areas shall be oriented in such a fashion to create the least possible interference with traffic movement.
F. 
All parking areas shall have a landscaped perimeter buffer of at least 10 feet in width consisting of existing natural and planted vegetation unless otherwise specified in this chapter.
G. 
Parking for medical and related uses permitted as a conditional use herein shall be provided herein as follows:
(1) 
Private alcoholic and psychiatric treatment facilities: one user parking space for every four beds.
(2) 
Hospitals: one user parking space for every four beds, plus one space per each doctor on duty.
(3) 
Convalescent and/or nursing homes: one user parking space for every six beds.

§ 203-81 Landscaping.

At a minimum, all permitted uses shall landscape industrial sites so that:
A. 
Landscaping shall be located to provide for climate control.
B. 
Landscaping shall be utilized to complement and accent buildings.
C. 
Landscaping shall be provided in public areas, parking areas, recreational sites and adjacent to buildings.
D. 
All areas not covered by buildings, roadways, parking areas and pedestrian walkways shall be landscaped with natural materials. (See § 203-185.)
E. 
Landscaped buffer shall be provided according to the following principles:
(1) 
Buffers of 20 feet minimum at the site perimeter and 10 feet minimum at outdoor parking perimeters shall consist of natural vegetation in combination with new plants or trees, evergreens and deciduous materials. Such buffers shall be of sufficient height and density to minimize headlights of vehicles, noise and light from structures.
(2) 
Similar buffers, a minimum of 10 feet in width shall be developed around garbage collection facilities and loading areas and may be in combination with fencing or wall compatible with the architectural styling of the building.
[Amended 7-7-1997 by Ord. No. 1261-97]
(3) 
Where existing plant material is not present, planted buffers shall make use of berms and mounds as part of the overall landscape design.
[Amended 7-7-1997 by Ord. No. 1261-97]
(4) 
Site perimeter buffers of 20 feet in width, minimum, shall include the following options:
[Added 7-7-1997 by Ord. No. 1261-97]
(a) 
One shade tree and five shrubs per every 35 linear feet. NOTE: Two ornamental trees or two evergreen trees may be substituted for one shade tree except where the buffer abuts a parking area.
(b) 
Thirty-five feet width of existing woodlands.
(5) 
A ten-foot-wide parking area buffer shall consist of one shade tree and 10 shrubs per every 35 linear feet.
[Added 7-7-1997 by Ord. No. 1261-97]
(6) 
Enhanced buffer system (EBS) shall be required in areas where the setback between building, structures or activity areas is reduced and shall be located in areas where existing trees, shrubs and other vegetation is inadequate due to necessary clearing and supplemental plantings, berms and/or fencing are required to provide an adequate buffer to adjacent uses. The EBS shall include a combination of berms, and/or fences, along with additional landscaping plant materials.
[Added 9-7-2010 by Ord. No. 1674-2010]
(a) 
The berms shall be composed of lightly compacted soil with stability measures adequate to retain stable soil structure and prevent erosion and shall conform to the following specifics:
[1] 
Minimum height: four feet.
[2] 
Minimum top width: five feet.
[3] 
Maximum slope: 3H: 1V.
(b) 
The fence shall be a minimum of six feet in height and be a solid fence or a freestanding/retaining wall, which shall be of a decorative material with chain link fences being prohibited.
(c) 
The EBS shall contain landscaping plant materials which, at maturity, provide semi-opacity from the ground to a height of six feet and intermittent visual obstruction from a height of six feet to a height of 30 feet. The clustering of plant materials is encouraged to achieve a more natural appearance and the plantings shall conform to the following specifics:
[1] 
Evergreen trees shall be a minimum of 10 feet in height at time of planting, double staggered.
[2] 
Deciduous trees shall have a minimum of a four-inch caliper and be a minimum of 16 feet in height at time of planting, double staggered.
[3] 
Shrubs shall be a minimum of 24 inches at time of planting as required.
[4] 
Minimum planting width of 32 feet.
F. 
Loading areas consisting of two or more loading spaces, loading dock and service or maintenance areas shall be screened from adjacent land uses and all public roads according to one of the following options:
[Added 7-7-1997 by Ord. No. 1261-97]
(1) 
Six feet minimum height opaque (solid) fence or wall architecturally compatible with building.
(2) 
Six feet minimum height landscaped berm.
(3) 
Six feet minimum height evergreen screen with trees planted eight feet on center in a double staggered row.
G. 
In the Pinelands Area, landscaping plans shall incorporate the elements set forth in § 203-185A(4).
[Added 8-4-1997 by Ord. No. 1280-97]

§ 203-82 Signs.

Signs within this district shall be designed to be aesthetically pleasing, harmonious with other signs on the site and located so as to achieve their purpose without constituting hazards to vehicles and pedestrians. See Article XIII, § 203-144, for sign controls.

§ 203-83 Lighting.

A. 
All uses in this district shall design lighting to prevent glare beyond property lines.
B. 
For all uses, the maximum height of freestanding lights shall be 25 feet.
C. 
Lighting shall be designed to:
(1) 
Blend with the architectural style of buildings.
(2) 
Provide for safe movement of pedestrians and vehicles and shall include low or mushroom-type standards along pedestrian walkways.
(3) 
Provide security lighting to illuminate all windows, doors, driveways and other areas as required. Such lighting shall be provided with automatic fencing devices.
D. 
For all uses the following intensity standards shall apply:
[Amended 7-7-1997 by Ord. No. 1261-97]
(1) 
Open parking areas shall have an average illumination of 0.6 footcandles and a uniform ratio (average to minimum) of 4 to 1 measured at pavement level.
(2) 
Vehicle use areas shall have an average illumination of 1.0 footcandles and a uniform ratio (average to minimum) of 3 to 1 measured at pavement level.
(3) 
The maximum intensity measured at pavement level along property lines shall be 1.0 footcandles.
(4) 
The intensity measured at intersections shall be an average of 2.5 footcandles measured at pavement level.
(5) 
All lighting shall conform to the requirements as set forth within § 203-167B.

§ 203-84 Fences.

Security fences shall be permitted within this district, provided that they are screened from view by landscaped buffers. Security fences shall not infringe in the front yard setback on mandatory buffer areas.

§ 203-85 A Industrial Business Park District.

The A Industrial Business Park District extends from 19th Street to the west end of the Industrial Zone between Route 40 and Atlantic Avenue.
A. 
Intent. This section establishes standards for development for the area in the Hamilton Township Industrial Business Park, situated between Atlantic Avenue and Route 40. The intent is to establish a two-story campus-like setting that is highly landscaped and where a consistent architectural theme is maintained through coordination with the Hamilton Township Planning Board and that there is substantial spacing between buildings to support a campus-type atmosphere.
B. 
Permitted uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Principal uses:
(a) 
Professional offices.
(b) 
Administrative offices.
(2) 
Accessory uses: cafeterias, snack bars, recreational facilities and banking facilities, provided that the accessory uses are located in the principal structure and are primarily for use by building employees.
C. 
Area and bulk requirements shall be as follows:
(1) 
Minimum lot area: one acre.
(2) 
Minimum lot width: 310 feet.
(3) 
Minimum yard setbacks:
(a) 
Front: 25 feet minimum.
(b) 
Side: 40 feet minimum.
(c) 
Rear: 35 feet minimum, of which 15 feet shall be reserved and dedicated for future expansion of the Route 40 right-of-way.
(4) 
Maximum impervious coverage: 40%.
(5) 
Maximum height: two stories, not to exceed 30 feet.
D. 
Other regulations.
(1) 
An environmental impact statement conforming to the standards established in § 203-79A, shall be submitted as part of the site plan submission package.
(2) 
Site access shall be from Atlantic Avenue. Direct access to Route 40 shall be prohibited pursuant to N.J.A.C. 16:41-2.15.
(3) 
A perimeter of 10 feet adjoining each building shall remain clear except for plantings and pedestrian walkways.
E. 
Parking and circulation requirements.
(1) 
See § 203-60 for on-site parking requirements.
[Amended 7-7-1997 by Ord. No. 1261-97]
(2) 
Parking may be permitted in the front and side yard setback areas, provided that an intensely landscaped buffer area, 15 feet wide in the front yard and 20 feet wide in the side yard, is provided.
(3) 
Parking lots shall conform to the design standards set forth in Article XII, § 203-122B, of this chapter, entitled "Parking lot and driveway standards."
F. 
Landscaping.
(1) 
A minimum ten-foot-wide intensively planted buffer area shall be provided in the rear yard area. This buffer area shall not be located in the area reserved for widening of Route 40.
(2) 
The area reserved for Route 40 expansion shall not be cleared, except for clearing conducted by the New Jersey Department of Transportation to accommodate roadway improvements.
(3) 
All areas not covered by buildings, parking areas or pedestrian walkways shall be landscaped.
(4) 
Perimeter buffering shall consist of natural vegetation in combination with new plant material, as required, such as but not limited to canopy trees, evergreens and shrubs. Where natural vegetation exists in buffer areas, it shall not be cleared. The buffer shall be of sufficient height and density to provide effective screening as determined by the Planning Board.
(5) 
A planted buffer area shall be planted around the perimeter of on-site trash enclosure facilities.
G. 
Signs. The sign standards established for the IBP District, set forth in Article XIII, § 203-144, shall apply.
H. 
Lighting. The lighting standards established in § 203-83, shall apply.

§ 203-86 Outdoor Storage Overlay District (Overlay B).

A. 
Intent. The intent of this district is to create an enclave for outdoor storage facilities on Lots 18, 19.01 and 20 through 36 of Block 994 in the Hamilton Township Industrial Business Park. The intent is to provide an area that can be adequately screened and isolated from other less-intensive uses in the park.
B. 
Permitted uses (overlay) shall be as follows: outdoor storage facilities and associated office and maintenance buildings.
C. 
Area and bulk requirements (for overlay use) shall be as follows:
(1) 
Minimum lot area: 2.8 acres.
(2) 
Minimum lot width: 200 feet.
(3) 
Minimum perimeter setbacks: 40 feet.
(4) 
Maximum building area: 10%.
(5) 
Maximum impermeable surface: 50%.
(6) 
Maximum building height: 45 feet.
(7) 
Maximum building length: 100 feet.
D. 
Other regulations.
(1) 
An environmental impact statement shall be submitted based on the standards set forth in § 203-79A.
(2) 
Outdoor storage areas shall be enclosed by a security fence which shall not be located any closer to the property line than the minimum perimeter setback established above.
(3) 
An area 20 feet in width shall be maintained around the interior perimeter of the security fence to permit access of emergency vehicles.
(4) 
All uses within this district shall be free from and not produce offensive noise, vibration, air pollution, glare, hazards of fire or other objectionable effects detrimental to the health, safety or general welfare of the community or of the existing or proposed uses within the industrial park.
(5) 
Notwithstanding any of the other provisions of this chapter, storage of combustible materials for other than on-site use and/or refining of combustible materials shall not be considered a permitted use within this district.
(6) 
Materials shall not be placed directly on the ground. Concrete or asphalt pads or structural racks shall be used for outdoor storage. If materials are racked, adequate subsurface foundation support shall be provided.
(7) 
All materials shall be organized in neat, numbered rows, and columns shall be maintained as such at all times.
E. 
Parking and circulation requirements.
(1) 
See § 203-60 for on-site parking requirements.
[Amended 7-7-1997 by Ord. No. 1291-97]
(2) 
Parking shall not be permitted in the front yard area. Parking may be permitted in the side and rear yard areas, provided that it has single access and egress to the internal circulation system. Parking may be permitted in the perimeter setback area, provided that a twenty-foot landscaped buffer is provided.
(3) 
Outdoor storage areas shall be laid out to provide a series of storage bays directly accessible through circulation aisles. Circulation aisles shall be no less than 20 feet in width to provide access by emergency equipment.
(4) 
A minimum of one loading area shall be provided on site. Minimum dimensions of the loading area shall be 14 feet in width by 35 feet in length by 12 feet in height. Loading areas shall be located within the security fenced area and shall not be located in the front yard area.
(5) 
Circulation aisles shall be paved with an impervious surface, designed to withstand the expected vehicular loads from truck traffic and yard equipment.
F. 
Landscaping.
(1) 
A landscaped buffer shall be provided around the perimeter of the secured area. Such buffers shall be of sufficient size and density to effectively screen the interior of the storage area.
(2) 
Buffers of 20 feet minimum at the site perimeter and 10 feet minimum at outdoor parking perimeters shall consist of natural vegetation in combination with new plants or trees, evergreens and deciduous materials and solid fences. Such buffers shall be of sufficient height and density to minimize headlights of vehicles, noise and light from structures. It is the intent of the buffer system to completely screen from view the outdoor storage area.
(3) 
Similar buffers a minimum of 10 feet in width shall be developed around garbage collection facilities.
(4) 
Landscaped buffers shall make use of berms, mounds and solid fences as part of the overall landscape design.
G. 
Signs. The sign controls established for the IBP District in Article XIII, § 203-144, shall apply. Signs within this district shall be designed to be aesthetically pleasing, harmonious with other signs on the site and located so as to achieve their purpose without constituting hazards to vehicles and pedestrians.
H. 
Lighting requirements.
(1) 
All uses in this district shall design lighting to prevent glare beyond property lines.
(2) 
For all uses, the maximum height of freestanding lights shall be 25 feet.
(3) 
Lighting shall be designed to:
(a) 
Blend with the architectural style of buildings.
(b) 
Provide for safe movement of pedestrians and vehicles. Low or mushroom-type standards shall be provided along pedestrian walkways.
(4) 
Security lighting shall be provided to illuminate all windows, doors, driveways and other areas as required. Such lighting shall be provided with automatic fencing devices.
(5) 
For all uses, the following intensity standards shall apply:
[Amended 7-7-1997 by Ord. No. 1261-97]
(a) 
Open parking areas shall have an average illumination of 0.6 footcandle and a uniform ratio (average to minimum) of 4 to 1 measured at pavement level.
(b) 
Vehicle use areas shall have an average illumination of 1.0 footcandles and a uniform ratio (average to minimum) of 3 to 1 measured at pavement level.
(c) 
The maximum intensity measured at pavement level along property lines shall be 1.0 footcandles.
(d) 
The intensity measured at intersections shall be an average of 2.5 footcandles measured at pavement level.
(e) 
All lighting shall conform to the requirements as set forth within § 203-167B.
I. 
Security systems. Outdoor storage facilities shall be required to provide appropriate security systems. Conceptual details of the security system must be incorporated in the site plan materials submitted by the applicant and accepted by the Police Department prior to final site plan approval.

§ 203-86.1 Recreational Overlay District.

[Added 9-7-2010 by Ord. No. 1674-2010]
A. 
Intent. The intent of this district is to create an area within the Hamilton Township Industrial Business Park that permits the appropriate development of indoor and/or outdoor recreational facilities. The Recreational Overlay District is comprised of the properties known as Lots 37 through 41 in Block 994 and Lots 28 and 33 through 39 in Block 991.
B. 
Permitted uses. The principal permitted uses within the Recreational Overlay District shall be as follows:
(1) 
Aquatic facilities, indoor and outdoor, such as, but not limited to, swimming pools and clubs, man-made canoe/kayak chutes, waterslides, wave pools, etc.
(2) 
Amusement arcades utilizing advanced virtual reality technology.
(3) 
Basketball, racquetball, tennis and/or volleyball courts and other similar facilities.
(4) 
Baseball and softball batting cages and similar small-scale facilities, but not including full-sized playing fields or stadiums.
(5) 
Bowling alleys.
(6) 
Golf driving ranges, miniature golf courses and similar small-scale facilities.
(7) 
Health clubs/spas/exercise facilities.
(8) 
Hockey facilities, including but not limited to ice hockey rinks, field hockey and street hockey courts.
(9) 
Retail commercial uses, provided they are accessory to a permitted use.
(10) 
Skating facilities, such as ice skating, roller skating or roller blading.
(11) 
Soccer facilities, indoor only.
(12) 
Sports medicine and rehabilitation clinics.
(13) 
Virtual reality target ranges for sporting clays, trap and skeet and related uses, provided the use is only virtual reality in nature.
C. 
Accessory building and uses.
(1) 
Any accessory use or building contained in § 203-77B.
(2) 
Any additional use listed as permitted in § 203-86.1B, provided that the secondary or tertiary use is compatible and harmonious with the principal use of the facility; and that no more than three of the listed principal uses shall be permitted on the site without prior approval of the Planning Board.
D. 
Area and bulk requirements. Development within the Recreational Overlay District shall be subject to the following bulk and area standards:
(1) 
Minimum lot area: one acre.
(2) 
Minimum lot width: 200 feet minimum roadway frontage.
(3) 
Building coverage: 30% maximum.
(4) 
Minimum setbacks: perimeter setback of 40 feet.
(5) 
Building height: 45 feet.
(6) 
Building length: No building shall exceed 100 feet in length without providing a bermed landscaped area for every 100 feet of building length. Such bermed landscaped area shall not be less than 30 feet long, eight to 10 feet wide and three to four feet high at its center.
(7) 
Distance between buildings: 40 feet.
E. 
Buffers. All proposed use within this district shall provide the minimum buffer separation provisions contained in § 203-169C. If the proposed development cannot meet the buffer provision in § 203-169C, an enhanced buffer system (EBS) conforming to § 203-81E(6) shall be utilized.
F. 
Parking and circulation requirements.
(1) 
Off-street parking shall be in accordance with § 203-60.
(2) 
Parking may be provided within the front and side yard setback areas, provided that an intensely landscaped buffer area, a minimum of 15 feet wide, is provided.
(3) 
Parking lots shall conform to the design standards set forth in Article XII, § 203-122B, Parking lot and driveway standards.
G. 
Landscaping.
(1) 
Perimeter buffering shall consist of natural vegetation, supplemented as needed by new plant material, such as shade trees, evergreens and shrubs.
(2) 
When natural vegetation exists in the buffer areas, it shall not be cleared.
(3) 
All areas not covered by buildings, parking areas or pedestrian walkways shall be landscaped.
H. 
Signs. All signs shall comply with the sign standards established for the IBP District, set forth in Article XIII; § 203-144 shall apply.
I. 
Lighting. All proposed lighting shall conform with § 203-83.
J. 
Other regulations.
(1) 
An environmental impact statement, conforming to the standards established in § 203-79A, shall be submitted as part of the site plan package.

§ 203-86.2 Hotels and conference center hotels.

[Added 9-7-2010 by Ord. No. 1674-2010]
A. 
Purpose. Hotels and conference center hotels shall be permitted in the Industrial Business Park District and the A-Industrial Business Park District subject to the following provisions:
B. 
Minimum requirements:
(1) 
Minimum parcel size: 15 acres.
(2) 
Maximum building height:
(a) 
Roofline height: 60 feet.
(b) 
Parapet height: 65 feet.
(c) 
Accessory structural elements and projections (e.g., elevator equipment structures, mechanical equipment, vents, etc.): up to 15 feet above the roofline height, provided that:
[1] 
The total area occupied by all accessory structural elements shall not exceed 15% of the roof area; and
[2] 
All accessory structural elements shall be set back a minimum of 15 feet from the building edge.
C. 
All other applicable provisions of the district shall apply.

§ 203-87 Office District.

A. 
The intent of this district is to establish Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4 in Block 994, Lots 16.01, 16.02, 17, 18, 19, 20.01, 20.02, 21, 22.01 and 22.021 in Block 991, Block 993, Lots 7 through 10 in Block 994.01, Lot 2 in Block 994.02 and Lot 10 in Block 994.04 as an enclave of office development in the Hamilton Township Business Industrial Park.
[Amended 8-3-2009 by Ord. No. 1655-2009]
B. 
Permitted uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Principal uses:
(a) 
Professional offices.
(b) 
Administrative offices.
(2) 
Accessory uses: cafeterias, snack bars, recreational facilities and banking facilities, provided that the accessory uses are located in the principal structure and are primarily for use by building employees.
C. 
Area and bulk requirements shall be as follows:
(1) 
Minimum lot area: one acre.
(2) 
Minimum lot width: 200 feet.
(3) 
Minimum perimeter setbacks: 40 feet.
(4) 
Maximum building coverage: 30%.
(5) 
Maximum building height: 45 feet.
(6) 
Maximum building length: 100 feet. (NOTE: A building may exceed 100 feet, provided that a bermed landscaped area, a minimum of 30 feet in length by 12 to 15 feet in width by four to five feet in height, is provided for every additional 100 feet of building length.)
D. 
Other regulations. An environmental impact statement conforming to the standards set forth in Article X, § 203-79A, shall be submitted. Particular emphasis shall be placed on the traffic and solid waste elements of the environmental impact statement.
E. 
Parking circulation.
(1) 
See § 203-60 for on-site parking requirements.
[Amended 7-7-1997 by Ord. No. 1261-97]
(2) 
Parking shall be permitted in stalls at angles varying from 45º to 90º, subject to Planning Board approval. Width and lengths of stalls and access lanes will vary with the angle selected. Parking shall be located in the rear and side yard areas, provided that it shall have single access and egress to the internal circulation system. Such parking space shall be permitted within the perimeter setback area, provided that a twenty-foot landscape buffer is provided pursuant to § 203-169.
(3) 
In outdoor parking areas, at least 5% of the parking area shall be landscaped, and a minimum of one tree for each 10 parking spaces shall be installed. The landscaping shall be located in protected areas, along walkways, in center islands and at the ends of bays. In narrow islands, low-spreading plants shall be planted to present a finished landscaped look.
(4) 
All landscaping in parking areas shall be carefully located so as not to obstruct vision.
(5) 
For all uses within this district, on-site off-street loading areas a minimum of 14 feet in width and 35 feet in length and 12 feet in height shall be provided. These facilities are located in the rear yard areas and shall be oriented in such a fashion to create the least possible interference with traffic movement.
F. 
Landscaping.
(1) 
Landscaping shall be utilized to complement and accent buildings.
(2) 
Landscaping shall be provided in public areas, parking areas, recreational sites and adjacent to buildings.
(3) 
All areas not covered by buildings, roadways, parking areas or pedestrian walkways shall be landscaped with natural materials. (See § 203-185.)
(4) 
Landscaped buffer shall be provided according to the following principles:
(a) 
Buffers of 20 feet minimum at the site perimeter and 10 feet minimum at outdoor parking perimeters shall consist of natural vegetation in combination with new plants or trees, evergreens and deciduous materials. Such buffers shall be of sufficient height and density to minimize headlights of vehicles, noise and light from structures.
(b) 
Similar buffers a minimum of 10 feet in width shall be developed around garbage collection facilities.
(c) 
Landscaped buffers shall make use of berms and mounds as part of the overall landscape design.
(5) 
All rows of parking stalls shall provide a terminal island to protect parked vehicles, provide visibility and confine moving traffic to aisles and driveways.
[Added 7-7-1997 by Ord. No. 1261-97]
(6) 
Plantings required within the parking lot are exclusive of the planting requirements for street trees and perimeter buffer areas.
[Added 7-7-1997 by Ord. No. 1261-97]
(7) 
No paving may be placed within 12 1/2 feet (measured from the center of the trunk) of any tree retained to comply with this section, and new trees shall be planted so that they are surrounded by at least 200 square feet of unpaved area.
[Added 7-7-1997 by Ord. No. 1261-97]
(8) 
A terminal island for a single row of parking spaces shall be landscaped with one shade tree and vegetative groundcover. A terminal island for a double row of parking spaces shall be landscaped with two shade trees and vegetative groundcover.
[Added 7-7-1997 by Ord. No. 1261-97]
G. 
Signs. Signs shall be permitted subject to the standards established in Article XIII, § 203-144, of this chapter.
H. 
Lighting requirements.
(1) 
All uses in this district shall design lighting to prevent glare beyond property lines.
(2) 
For all uses, the maximum height of freestanding lights shall be 25 feet.
(3) 
Lighting shall be designed to:
(a) 
Blend with the architectural style of buildings.
(b) 
Provide for safe movement of pedestrians and vehicles and shall include low- or mushroom-type standards along pedestrian walkways.
(4) 
Security lighting shall be provided to illuminate all windows, doors, driveways and other areas as required. Such lighting shall be provided with automatic fencing devices.
(5) 
For all uses, the following intensity standards shall apply:
[Amended 7-7-1997 by Ord. No. 1261-97]
(a) 
Open parking areas shall have an average illumination of 0.6 footcandles and a uniform ratio (average to minimum) of 4 to 1 measured at pavement level.
(b) 
Vehicle use areas shall have an average illumination of 1.0 footcandles and a uniform ratio (average to minimum) of 3 to 1 measured at pavement level.
(c) 
The maximum intensity measured at pavement level along property lines shall be 1.0 footcandles.
(d) 
The intensity measured at intersections shall be an average of 2.5 footcandles measured at pavement level.
(e) 
All lighting shall conform to the requirements as set forth within § 203-167B.