Township of Washington, NJ
Gloucester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Washington 10-26-1995 by Ord. No. 26-1995 as Ch. XXII of the 1994 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Open Space Advisory Committee — See Ch. 51, Art. I.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 55.
Licensing of contractors — See Ch. 59.
Fees — See Ch. 80.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 96.
Junkyards — See Ch. 121.
Land use procedures — See Ch. 125.
Property maintenance and housing standards — See Ch. 179.
Site plan review — See Ch. 199.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 220.
Swimming pools — See Ch. 224.
Trees — See Ch. 254.
Article I Title and Purpose

§ 285-1 Title.

§ 285-2 Purpose.

Article II Application and Interpretation

§ 285-3 Applicability.

§ 285-4 Conformance with provisions.

§ 285-5 Existing uses and structures.

§ 285-6 Previously issued permits.

§ 285-7 Interpretation of regulations.

Article III Definitions; Word Usage; Clarification of Measurements

§ 285-8 Word usage.

§ 285-9 Definitions.

§ 285-10 Interpretation of measurements and computations.

Article IV Administration and Enforcement

§ 285-11 Administrative and enforcing officer.

§ 285-12 Duties of Zoning Officer.

§ 285-13 Complaints; investigation; notice of violation.

§ 285-14 Enforcement; granting of permits.

§ 285-15 Building and zoning permits.

§ 285-16 Certificates of occupancy.

§ 285-17 Inspections.

§ 285-18 Fees.

§ 285-19 Violations and penalties.

Article V Zoning Districts

§ 285-20 Establishment of districts.

§ 285-21 Zoning Map; incorporation by reference.

§ 285-22 Boundary lines of districts.

Article VI A Residence District

§ 285-23 Permitted uses.

§ 285-24 Conditional uses.

§ 285-25 Accessory uses.

§ 285-26 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 285-27 Other regulations.

Article VII B Residence District

§ 285-28 Permitted uses.

§ 285-29 Conditional uses.

§ 285-30 Accessory uses.

§ 285-31 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 285-32 Other regulations.

Article VIII C Residence District

§ 285-33 Permitted uses.

§ 285-34 Conditional uses.

§ 285-35 Accessory uses.

§ 285-36 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 285-37 Other regulations.

Article IX R Rural District

§ 285-38 Permitted uses.

§ 285-39 Conditional uses.

§ 285-40 Accessory uses.

§ 285-41 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 285-42 Other regulations.

§ 285-43 Clustering of housing.

Article X SSF Senior Single-Family District

§ 285-44 Purpose.

§ 285-45 Permitted uses.

§ 285-46 Age and occupancy requirements.

§ 285-47 Residential accessory uses.

§ 285-48 Design features.

§ 285-49 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 285-50 Residential density.

§ 285-51 Open space and recreation.

§ 285-52 Other regulations.

Article XI PR-1 Planned Residential One District

§ 285-53 Purpose.

§ 285-54 Permitted and conditional uses.

§ 285-55 Accessory uses.

§ 285-56 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 285-57 Open space requirements.

§ 285-58 Neighborhood commercial regulations.

§ 285-59 Reduction of lot sizes.

§ 285-60 Conditions prior to approval.

§ 285-61 Other regulations.

Article XII PR-2 Planned Residential Two District

§ 285-62 Purpose.

§ 285-63 Permitted and conditional uses.

§ 285-64 Accessory uses.

§ 285-65 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 285-66 Open space requirements.

§ 285-67 Neighborhood commercial regulations.

§ 285-68 Reduction of lot sizes.

§ 285-69 Conditions prior to approval.

§ 285-70 Other regulations.

Article XIII PR-3 Planned Residential Three District

§ 285-71 Purpose.

§ 285-72 Permitted and conditional uses.

§ 285-73 Accessory uses.

§ 285-74 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 285-75 Open space requirements.

§ 285-76 Neighborhood commercial regulations.

§ 285-77 Reduction of lot sizes.

§ 285-78 Conditions prior to approval.

§ 285-79 Other regulations.

Article XIIIA PR-4 Planned Residential Four District

§ 285-79.1 Purpose; reduction of lot size; calculation of housing units.

§ 285-79.2 Permitted and conditional uses.

§ 285-79.3 Accessory uses.

§ 285-79.4 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 285-79.5 Open space requirements.

§ 285-79.6 Neighborhood commercial regulations.

§ 285-79.7 Other regulations.

Article XIV MH Medium High Density Residential District

§ 285-80 Permitted uses.

§ 285-81 Multifamily developments.

§ 285-82 Accessory uses.

§ 285-83 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 285-84 Other regulations.

Article XV H High Density Residential District

§ 285-85 Permitted uses.

§ 285-86 Accessory uses.

§ 285-87 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 285-88 Other regulations.

Article XVI PACC Planned Adult Citizen Community District

§ 285-89 Permitted uses.

§ 285-90 Age and occupancy requirements.

§ 285-91 Residential accessory uses.

§ 285-92 Residential area and bulk regulations.

§ 285-93 Other residential regulations.

§ 285-94 Required support studies.

§ 285-95 Design features.

Article XVII NC Neighborhood Commercial District

§ 285-96 Permitted uses.

§ 285-97 Accessory uses.

§ 285-98 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 285-99 Other regulations.

Article XVIII HC Highway Commercial District

§ 285-100 Permitted uses.

§ 285-101 Conditional uses.

§ 285-102 Accessory uses.

§ 285-103 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 285-104 Regulations for gasoline service stations.

§ 285-105 Other regulations.

§ 285-106 Special regulations for used car lots.

Article XIX O-1 Office Residential District

§ 285-107 Permitted uses.

§ 285-108 Architectural standards.

§ 285-109 Accessory uses.

§ 285-110 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 285-111 Other regulations.

Article XX MFH Manufactured Home District

§ 285-112 Permitted uses.

§ 285-113 Conditional uses.

§ 285-114 Accessory uses.

§ 285-115 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 285-116 Density.

§ 285-117 Parking regulations.

§ 285-118 Wetlands.

§ 285-119 Easements.

§ 285-120 Additional regulations.

Article XXI SC Shopping Center District

§ 285-121 Purpose.

§ 285-122 Permitted uses.

§ 285-123 Accessory uses.

§ 285-124 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 285-125 Design requirements.

§ 285-126 Off-street parking requirements.

§ 285-127 Traffic impact study.

§ 285-128 Phasing plan.

§ 285-129 Additional regulations.

Article XXII CI Commercial Industrial District

§ 285-130 Permitted uses.

§ 285-131 Accessory uses.

§ 285-132 Conditional uses.

§ 285-133 Special regulations for animal kennels, pounds and shelters.

§ 285-134 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 285-135 Additional regulations.

Article XXIII PI Planned Industrial District

§ 285-136 Permitted uses.

§ 285-137 Accessory uses.

§ 285-138 Conditional uses.

§ 285-139 Special regulations for animal kennels, pounds and shelters.

§ 285-140 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 285-141 Additional regulations.

Article XXIV INS Institutional District

§ 285-142 Purpose.

§ 285-143 Permitted uses.

§ 285-144 Accessory uses.

§ 285-145 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 285-146 Acute-care hospitals.

§ 285-147 Additional regulations.

Article XXV FP Floodplain Conservation District

§ 285-148 Findings; intent.

§ 285-149 Specific objectives.

§ 285-150 Content; map; applicable areas.

§ 285-151 Overlay concept; density.

§ 285-152 Prohibited uses.

§ 285-153 Permitted uses.

§ 285-154 Application procedure for floodplain permit.

§ 285-155 Guidelines for reviewing applications.

Article XXVI CR Commercial Recreation District

§ 285-156 Purpose.

§ 285-157 Permitted uses.

§ 285-158 Accessory uses.

§ 285-159 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 285-160 Additional regulations.

Article XXVII MUD Mixed Use District

§ 285-161 Objective.

§ 285-162 Purposes.

§ 285-163 Modification of regulations.

§ 285-164 Contiguous zones.

§ 285-165 Minimum tract area.

§ 285-166 Permitted uses.

§ 285-167 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 285-168 Residential densities.

§ 285-169 Open space requirements.

§ 285-170 Required land use mix.

§ 285-171 Architectural standards.

§ 285-172 Village centers.

§ 285-173 Parking and other regulations.

Article XXVIIA EZ Estate Zoning District

§ 285-173.1 Purpose and intent.

§ 285-173.2 Permitted uses.

§ 285-173.3 Conditional uses.

§ 285-173.4 Accessory uses.

§ 285-173.5 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 285-173.6 Other regulations.

§ 285-173.7 Site design and landscape requirements.

§ 285-173.8 Architectural design guidelines.

Article XXVIIB Gateway Planned Development Overlay District

§ 285-173.9 Purpose.

§ 285-173.10 Permitted uses.

§ 285-173.11 Age-restricted housing.

§ 285-173.12 Aesthetic and safety amenities.

§ 285-173.13 Streetscape.

§ 285-173.14 Buffers.

Article XXVIIC Planned Unit Development District

§ 285-173.15 Permitted and conditional uses.

§ 285-173.16 Multifamily developments.

§ 285-173.17 Accessory uses.

§ 285-173.18 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 285-173.19 Additional regulations.

Article XXVIII Open Space Regulations

§ 285-174 Objectives.

§ 285-175 Required open space in residential developments.

§ 285-176 Standards.

§ 285-177 Required active recreational facilities in residential developments.

§ 285-178 Timing of construction of recreational facilities; posting of areas.

§ 285-179 Ownership and maintenance of open space.

§ 285-180 Lots abutting a public street.

Article XXIX General Regulations

§ 285-181 Pedestrianways.

§ 285-182 Uses prohibited in all districts.

§ 285-183 Use of undeveloped areas for agricultural purposes.

§ 285-184 Visibility at intersections.

§ 285-185 Conversion into two- or multiple-family dwellings.

§ 285-186 Swimming pools.

§ 285-187 Height regulations.

§ 285-188 Accessory structure standards.

§ 285-189 Private garages.

§ 285-190 Keeping of livestock.

§ 285-191 Satellite earth stations.

§ 285-192 Accessory residential uses.

§ 285-193 Construction trailers.

§ 285-194 Corner lots.

§ 285-195 Area and bulk regulation standards for all districts.

§ 285-195.1 Setback exceptions for wheelchair ramps.

Article XXX Off-Street Parking and Loading

§ 285-196 Off-street parking requirements.

§ 285-197 Off-street loading requirements.

§ 285-198 Parking of buses, trucks, trailers and recreational vehicles.

§ 285-199 Parking in planned residential zones.

Article XXXI Landscape Buffers

§ 285-200 Buffer requirements.

§ 285-201 Buffer width; fences and walls.

Article XXXII Wireless Telecommunications Facilities

§ 285-202 Purpose and intent.

§ 285-203 Definitions.

§ 285-204 Applicability.

§ 285-205 General requirements.

§ 285-206 Use regulations.

§ 285-207 Site design standards.

§ 285-208 Collocation.

§ 285-209 Location priorities.

§ 285-210 Site plan submission requirements.

§ 285-211 Monitoring and maintenance.

§ 285-212 Abandonment or discontinuation of use.

§ 285-213 Violations and penalties.

Article XXXIII Fences, Hedges and Walls

§ 285-214 Compliance required.

§ 285-215 Restrictions.

§ 285-216 Unsafe fences or walls; notice to remove or repair.

§ 285-217 Exceptions.

Article XXXIV Farm Regulations

§ 285-218 Permitted uses.

§ 285-219 Restrictions.

Article XXXV Nonconforming Structures, Uses and Lots

§ 285-220 Nonconforming structures and uses.

§ 285-221 Nonconforming lots.

Article XXXVI Signs

§ 285-222 Conformance required; purpose; intent.

§ 285-223 Definitions.

§ 285-224 Permit required.

§ 285-225 Exceptions and exempt signs; temporary signs.

§ 285-226 Prohibited signs.

§ 285-227 Sign measurements.

§ 285-228 Signs in Residential Zones A, B, C, R, PR-1, PR-2, PR-3 and Institutional Districts.

§ 285-229 Signs in Residential Zones MH, H, PACC and PUD.

§ 285-230 Signs in NC Neighborhood Commercial District.

§ 285-231 Signs in HC Highway Commercial Districts.

§ 285-232 Signs in SC Shopping Center District.

§ 285-233 Signs in CI Commercial Industrial, PI Planned Industrial, O-1 Office Residential and O-2 Office Districts.

§ 285-234 Signs in CR Commercial Recreation District.

§ 285-235 Welcome signs.

§ 285-236 Health care system signs.

§ 285-237 Illegal and nonconforming signs.

§ 285-238 Directional signs.

§ 285-239 Signs required in connection with municipal government.

§ 285-240 Signs associated with use variances.

§ 285-241 General regulations and private regulations.

§ 285-242 Sign Review Board.

Article XXXVII Low- and Moderate-Income Housing

§ 285-243 General provisions.

§ 285-244 Creation of overlay zoning district.

§ 285-245 Density and bulk area standards for Site A.

§ 285-246 Permitted uses.

§ 285-247 Accessory uses.

§ 285-248 Density permitted.

§ 285-249 Bulk area standards for Site B.

§ 285-250 Parking standards.

§ 285-251 Age-restricted units.

§ 285-252 Internal subsidization.

§ 285-253 Compliance with other ordinances.

§ 285-254 Identification of low- and moderate-income units.

§ 285-255 Sales and rentals.

§ 285-256 Facade treatment.

§ 285-257 Phasing of units.

§ 285-258 Unit size.

§ 285-259 Water and sewer facilities.

§ 285-260 Wetlands.

§ 285-261 Architecture.

§ 285-262 Recreation facilities.

§ 285-263 Fees.

Article XXXVIII Low- and Moderate-Income Housing Management Program

§ 285-264 Affordability guidelines and priorities for units.

§ 285-265 Marketing program.

§ 285-266 Initial determination of eligibility.

§ 285-267 Qualification based on false information.

§ 285-268 Initial sale or rental of low- and moderate-income units.

§ 285-269 Procedures of initial sale or rental.

§ 285-270 Occupancy selection.

§ 285-271 Income eligibility standards.

§ 285-272 Resale of low- and moderate-income housing.

§ 285-273 Expiration of controls.

§ 285-274 Foreclosure.

§ 285-275 Covenants.

§ 285-276 Exemptions.

§ 285-277 Condominiums and conversions.

§ 285-278 Breach of provisions.

§ 285-279 Recertification of renters not required.

§ 285-280 Inability to sell or rent.

§ 285-281 Enforcement; violations and penalties.

§ 285-282 Waivers.

§ 285-283 Forms.

§ 285-284 Authority to revise, revoke or supplement.

§ 285-285 Mandatory development fees.

§ 285-285.1 Growth share.

Article XXXIX OMU Office Mixed Use District

§ 285-286 Objective.

§ 285-287 Purposes.

§ 285-288 Modification of regulations.

§ 285-289 Minimum tract area.

§ 285-290 Permitted uses.

§ 285-291 Accessory uses.

§ 285-292 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 285-293 Other regulations.

Article XL Billboards

§ 285-294 Dimensional requirements.

§ 285-295 Compliance with state laws.

§ 285-296 Location restrictions.

§ 285-297 General regulations.

§ 285-298 Landscaping.

§ 285-299 Approval and review procedures.

§ 285-300 Fees and costs.

§ 285-301 Violations and penalties.

Article XLI Solar Energy Systems

§ 285-302 Title.

§ 285-303 Authority.

§ 285-304 Purpose; requirements; applicability.

§ 285-305 Definitions.

§ 285-306 Standards.

§ 285-307 Zoning permit requirements and procedure.

§ 285-308 Administration and enforcement.

§ 285-309 Violations and penalties.

Article XLII Commercial and Industrial Buildings

§ 285-310 Definitions.

§ 285-311 License required.

§ 285-312 Application for license; fee.

§ 285-313 Requirements for license.

§ 285-314 Radio coverage survey.

§ 285-315 Amplification systems allowed.

§ 285-316 Testing procedures.

§ 285-317 Qualifications of testing personnel.

§ 285-318 Field testing.

§ 285-319 Violations and penalties.