City of Camden, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Camden 7-13-1978 by Ord. No. MC-1354. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Administration of government — See Ch. 5.

Homestead Board — See Ch. 60.

Urban enterprise zones — See Ch. 106.

Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 164.

Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 190.

Housing standards — See Ch. 295.

License and business regulations — See Ch. 332.

Mobile homes and mobile home parks — See Ch. 350.

Property maintenance — See Ch. 418.

Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 491.

Historic Districts — See Ch. A590.

ARTICLE I
General Provisions (§ 577-1 — § 577-18) 

ARTICLE II
Residence R-1-A District (§ 577-19 — § 577-32) 

ARTICLE III
Residence R-1 District (§ 577-33 — § 577-43) 

ARTICLE IV
Residence R-2 District (§ 577-44 — § 577-48) 

ARTICLE V
Commercial C-1 District (§ 577-49 — § 577-55) 

ARTICLE VI
Commercial C-2 District (§ 577-56 — § 577-62) 

ARTICLE VII
Commercial C-3 District (§ 577-63 — § 577-69) 

ARTICLE VIII
Commercial C-4 District (§ 577-70 — § 577-76) 

ARTICLE IX
Commercial C-5 District (§ 577-77 — § 577-83) 

ARTICLE IXA
Commercial Waterfront District C-W (§ 577-83.1 — § 577-83.3) 

ARTICLE IXB
Commercial Revitalization (§ 577-83.4 — § 577-83.11) 

ARTICLE IXC
Westfield Avenue/Federal Street Public Improvement Project (§ 577-83.12 — § 577-83.13) 

ARTICLE IXD
Conservation CV-1 District (§ 577-83.14 — § 577-83.18) 

ARTICLE IXE
Conservation CV-2 District (§ 577-83.19 — § 577-83.21) 

ARTICLE IXF
Stream and River Corridor Protection and Management Overlay Zone (§ 577-83.22 — § 577-83.25) 

ARTICLE X
Industrial I-1 District (§ 577-84 — § 577-92) 

ARTICLE XI
Industrial I-2 District (§ 577-93 — § 577-102) 

ARTICLE XII
Institution-Residence I-R Mixed Use District (§ 577-103 — § 577-110) 

ARTICLE XIII
Commerce-Residence C-R Mixed Use District (§ 577-111 — § 577-118) 

ARTICLE XIV
Manufacturing-Residence M-R Mixed Use District (§ 577-119 — § 577-127) 

ARTICLE XV
City Center C-C Flexible Development District (§ 577-128 — § 577-130) 

ARTICLE XVI
Highway Interchange/Mass Transit-Related H-M Flexible Development District (§ 577-131 — § 577-133) 

ARTICLE XVII
Off-Street Parking (§ 577-134 — § 577-143) 

ARTICLE XVIII
Buffer Strips (§ 577-144 — § 577-149) 

ARTICLE XIX
Signs (§ 577-150 — § 577-164.1) 

ARTICLE XX
Nonconforming Uses (§ 577-165 — § 577-168) 

ARTICLE XXI
Development Review: General Provisions (§ 577-169 — § 577-173) 

ARTICLE XXII
Development Review: Subdivision Regulations (§ 577-174 — § 577-179) 

ARTICLE XXIII
Development Review: Site Plan Review and Approval (§ 577-180 — § 577-192) 

ARTICLE XXIV
Development Review: Improvements (§ 577-193 — § 577-195) 

ARTICLE XXV
Development Review: Design Standards (§ 577-196 — § 577-203) 

ARTICLE XXVA
Development Review: Street Vacations (§ 577-203.1 — § 577-203.6) 

ARTICLE XXVI
Development Review: Planned Unit Development (§ 577-204 — § 577-212) 

ARTICLE XXVII
Development Review: Administration (§ 577-213 — § 577-229) 

ARTICLE XXVIII
Development Review: Planning Board (§ 577-230 — § 577-237) 

ARTICLE XXIX
Development Review: Board of Adjustment (§ 577-238 — § 577-246) 

ARTICLE XXIXA
Development Review: Environmental Commission (§ 577-246.1 — § 577-246.2) 

ARTICLE XXX
Permits (§ 577-247 — § 577-248) 

ARTICLE XXXI
Flood Damage Prevention (§ 577-249 — § 577-261) 

ARTICLE XXXII
Penalties (§ 577-262 — § 577-263) 

ARTICLE XXXIII
Historic District Review (§ 577-264 — § 577-276) 

ARTICLE XXXIV
Fences (§ 577-277 — § 577-285) 

ARTICLE XXXV
Architectural Review Committee (§ 577-286 — § 577-294) 

577a Schedule A577b List of Historic Districts
Article I General Provisions

§ 577-1 Title.

§ 577-2 Purposes.

§ 577-3 Provisions to be minimum requirements; more restrictive provisions to apply.

§ 577-4 Definitions and word usage.

§ 577-5 Uses to conform.

§ 577-6 Conformity with dimensional requirements.

§ 577-7 Principal building lots to front on streets.

§ 577-8 Lot frontage for irregular lots.

§ 577-9 Required open space to apply to one building.

§ 577-10 Sight triangle at intersections.

§ 577-11 Lots fronting streets proposed to be widened.

§ 577-12 Outdoor storage.

§ 577-13 General use and structure restrictions.

§ 577-14 Issuance of approvals and relief from provisions requires no indebtedness to City.

§ 577-15 Residence in trailers only in parks.

§ 577-16 Districts established; Zoning Map.

§ 577-17 Interpretation of district boundaries.

§ 577-18 Area, yard and building requirements.

Article II Residence R-1-A District

§ 577-19 Purpose.

§ 577-20 Permitted uses.

§ 577-21 Restricted uses.

§ 577-22 Front yard and setbacks.

§ 577-23 Rear yards; lots fronting multiple streets.

§ 577-24 Side yards.

§ 577-25 Structure heights.

§ 577-26 Lot width.

§ 577-27 Dwelling width.

§ 577-28 Lot size per dwelling.

§ 577-29 Open space ratio.

§ 577-30 Garages and outbuildings.

§ 577-31 Carports.

§ 577-32 Off-street parking.

Article III Residence R-1 District

§ 577-33 Purpose.

§ 577-34 Permitted uses.

§ 577-35 Area, yard and height provisions; open space ratio.

§ 577-36 Setback for tall buildings; maximum height

§ 577-37 Distance between buildings.

§ 577-38 Setbacks for buildings with common courtyards.

§ 577-39 Construction above curb level.

§ 577-40 Size of dwelling.

§ 577-41 Elevator service.

§ 577-42 Parking structures.

§ 577-43 Off-street parking.

Article IV Residence R-2 District

§ 577-44 Purpose.

§ 577-45 Permitted uses.

§ 577-46 Area, yard and height provisions; open space ratio.

§ 577-47 Special setback and building requirements.

§ 577-48 Parking structures.

Article V Commercial C-1 District

§ 577-49 Purpose; compliance required.

§ 577-50 Use restrictions.

§ 577-51 Area, bulk, height and yard requirements.

§ 577-52 Off-street parking.

§ 577-53 Design review.

§ 577-54 Buffer strip.

§ 577-55 Signs.

Article VI Commercial C-2 District

§ 577-56 Purpose.

§ 577-57 Use restrictions.

§ 577-58 Area, bulk and yard requirements.

§ 577-59 Off-street parking.

§ 577-60 Design review.

§ 577-61 Buffer strip.

§ 577-62 Signs.

Article VII Commercial C-3 District

§ 577-63 Purpose.

§ 577-64 Use restrictions.

§ 577-65 Area, bulk and yard requirements.

§ 577-66 Off-street parking.

§ 577-67 Design review.

§ 577-68 Buffer strip.

§ 577-69 Signs.

Article VIII Commercial C-4 District

§ 577-70 Purpose; compliance required.

§ 577-71 Use restrictions.

§ 577-72 Area, bulk and yard requirements.

§ 577-73 Off-street parking.

§ 577-74 Design review.

§ 577-75 Buffer strip.

§ 577-76 Signs.

Article IX Commercial C-5 District

§ 577-77 Purpose; compliance required.

§ 577-78 Use restrictions.

§ 577-79 Area, bulk and yard requirements.

§ 577-80 Off-street parking.

§ 577-81 Design review.

§ 577-82 Buffer strip.

§ 577-83 Signs.

Article IXA Commercial Waterfront District C-W

§ 577-83.1 Permitted uses, buildings and structures.

§ 577-83.2 Accessory uses.

§ 577-83.3 Prohibited uses.

Article IXB Commercial Revitalization

§ 577-83.4 Purpose.

§ 577-83.5 Definitions.

§ 577-83.6 Authorization.

§ 577-83.7 Review process.

§ 577-83.8 Commercial District Review Committee; powers.

§ 577-83.9 Powers of Planning Board.

§ 577-83.10 Review standards.

§ 577-83.11 Conflict with other provisions.

Article IXC Westfield Avenue/Federal Street Public Improvement Project

§ 577-83.12 Purpose.

§ 577-83.13 Design standards for exterior elements.

Article IXD Conservation CV-1 District

§ 577-83.14 Purposes.

§ 577-83.15 Use restrictions.

§ 577-83.16 Off-street parking.

§ 577-83.17 Design review.

§ 577-83.18 Signs.

Article IXE Conservation CV-2 District

§ 577-83.19 Purposes.

§ 577-83.20 Use restrictions.

§ 577-83.21 Accessory uses.

Article IXF Stream and River Corridor Protection and Management Overlay Zone

§ 577-83.22 Purposes.

§ 577-83.23 Definition of Overlay Zone.

§ 577-83.24 Use restrictions.

§ 577-83.25 Buffer corridor.

Article X Industrial I-1 District

§ 577-84 Purpose.

§ 577-85 Use restrictions.

§ 577-86 Area, bulk and yard requirements.

§ 577-87 Distance between buildings on single lot.

§ 577-88 Off-street parking.

§ 577-89 Off-street truck loading.

§ 577-90 Design review.

§ 577-91 Buffer Strip.

§ 577-92 Signs.

Article XI Industrial I-2 District

§ 577-93 Purpose.

§ 577-94 General use restrictions.

§ 577-95 Conditional uses.

§ 577-96 Area, bulk and yard requirements.

§ 577-97 Special setback and building requirements.

§ 577-98 Off-street parking.

§ 577-99 Off-street truck loading.

§ 577-100 Design review.

§ 577-101 Buffer strip.

§ 577-102 Signs.

Article XII Institution-Residence I-R Mixed Use District

§ 577-103 Purpose.

§ 577-104 Use restrictions.

§ 577-105 Area, bulk and yard requirements.

§ 577-106 Off-street parking.

§ 577-107 Design review.

§ 577-108 Buffer strip.

§ 577-109 Signs.

§ 577-110 Compliance with other provisions.

Article XIII Commerce-Residence C-R Mixed Use District

§ 577-111 Purpose.

§ 577-112 Use restrictions.

§ 577-113 Area, bulk and yard requirements.

§ 577-114 Off-street parking.

§ 577-115 Design review.

§ 577-116 Buffer strip.

§ 577-117 Signs.

§ 577-118 Compliance with other provisions.

Article XIV Manufacturing-Residence M-R Mixed Use District

§ 577-119 Purpose.

§ 577-120 Use restrictions.

§ 577-121 Area, bulk and yard requirements.

§ 577-122 Wholesale and manufacturing use off-street parking and loading.

§ 577-123 Landscaping and maintenance.

§ 577-124 Off-street parking.

§ 577-125 Design review.

§ 577-126 Buffer strip.

§ 577-127 Signs.

Article XV City Center C-C Flexible Development District

§ 577-128 Purpose.

§ 577-129 Use restrictions.

§ 577-130 Area, bulk and yard requirements.

Article XVI Highway Interchange/Mass Transit-Related H-M Flexible Development District

§ 577-131 Purpose.

§ 577-132 Use restrictions.

§ 577-133 Area, bulk and yard requirements.

Article XVII Off-Street Parking

§ 577-134 Applicability.

§ 577-135 Existing buildings and uses.

§ 577-136 Paving and grading areas.

§ 577-137 Stall and driveway dimensions.

§ 577-138 Safety abutments where lots adjoin public ways.

§ 577-139 Location and landscaping facilities.

§ 577-140 Access driveways.

§ 577-141 Substitution of open space for parking spaces.

§ 577-142 Number of required spaces.

§ 577-143 Off-street loading.

Article XVIII Buffer Strips

§ 577-144 Where screening required.

§ 577-145 Height and spacing of plantings.

§ 577-146 Width, grading and maintenance.

§ 577-147 Replacement of dead planting.

§ 577-148 Installation or performance guaranty required.

§ 577-149 Substitution of opaque fence.

Article XIX Signs

§ 577-150 Purpose.

§ 577-151 Compliance required.

§ 577-152 Definitions.

§ 577-153 General regulations.

§ 577-154 Display of street numbers.

§ 577-155 Signs restricted.

§ 577-156 Signs in residential districts.

§ 577-157 Signs in commercial districts.

§ 577-158 Signs in industrial zones.

§ 577-159 Signs in historic districts.

§ 577-160 Nonconforming signs.

§ 577-161 Permit required.

§ 577-162 Applications for permits.

§ 577-163 Submission of applications for review.

§ 577-164 Exemptions from permit requirement.

§ 577-164.1 Signs in Conservation Zones.

Article XX Nonconforming Uses

§ 577-165 Continuation of existing uses.

§ 577-166 Enlargement of use.

§ 577-167 Change of use; damaged buildings; vacations.

§ 577-168 Area nonconformity.

Article XXI Development Review: General Provisions

§ 577-169 Approval by Planning Board or Board of Adjustment.

§ 577-170 Submission of application to county.

§ 577-171 Provisions to be minimum requirements; hardship variances.

§ 577-172 Repealer.

§ 577-173 Definitions.

Article XXII Development Review: Subdivision Regulations

§ 577-174 Purpose.

§ 577-175 Minor subdivisions.

§ 577-176 Preliminary approval of major subdivisions.

§ 577-177 Final approval of major subdivisions.

§ 577-178 Granting exceptions from provisions; additional reviews with subdivision.

§ 577-179 Certificate of approval of subdivision.

Article XXIII Development Review: Site Plan Review and Approval

§ 577-180 Approval required; exceptions.

§ 577-181 Considerations for review.

§ 577-182 Application requirements.

§ 577-183 Site plan requirements.

§ 577-184 Site plan standards.

§ 577-185 Distribution of site plan for review.

§ 577-186 Decisions by Planning Board.

§ 577-187 Hearings.

§ 577-188 Effect of preliminary approval.

§ 577-189 Final approval.

§ 577-190 Granting exceptions from provisions; additional review with subdivision.

§ 577-191 Effect of final approval.

§ 577-192 Improvements guaranties.

Article XXIV Development Review: Improvements

§ 577-193 Improvements to be assured.

§ 577-194 Improvements completion or guaranty required for final approval.

§ 577-195 Liability for installation costs.

Article XXV Development Review: Design Standards

§ 577-196 Observance required.

§ 577-197 General requirements.

§ 577-198 Streets.

§ 577-199 Block.

§ 577-200 Lots.

§ 577-201 Utility easements.

§ 577-202 Drainage easements.

§ 577-203 Preservation of natural features.

Article XXVA Development Review: Street Vacations

§ 577-203.1 Review required.

§ 577-203.2 Application requirements; fees.

§ 577-203.3 Distribution of vacation application for review.

§ 577-203.4 Considerations during review.

§ 577-203.5 Public notice.

§ 577-203.6 Recommendation of Planning Board; final determination by City Council.

Article XXVI Development Review: Planned Unit Development

§ 577-204 Purpose.

§ 577-205 Planned unit developments.

§ 577-206 Planned unit residential developments.

§ 577-207 Open space ratios.

§ 577-208 Minimum distances between buildings on same lot.

§ 577-209 Land conveyance and subdivision in developments.

§ 577-210 Off-street parking.

§ 577-211 Signs.

§ 577-212 Temporary noncompliance allowed.

Article XXVII Development Review: Administration

§ 577-213 Provisions to be minimum requirements.

§ 577-214 Rules and regulations of Council and Boards.

§ 577-215 Meetings.

§ 577-216 Meetings to be public.

§ 577-217 Minutes of meetings.

§ 577-218 Hearings.

§ 577-219 Notice contents for development application or Master Plan.

§ 577-220 Manner of notice of application hearings.

§ 577-221 Manner of notice of Master Plan hearing.

§ 577-222 Effect of mailing notice.

§ 577-223 Manner of notice of regulation change hearing.

§ 577-224 Filing regulations with county.

§ 577-225 Appeals.

§ 577-226 Enforcement by Zoning Officer.

§ 577-227 Violations and penalties.

§ 577-228 Conditional approval for legally barred development.

§ 577-229 Approval of developments requiring additional approval.

Article XXVIII Development Review: Planning Board

§ 577-230 Establishment.

§ 577-231 Membership.

§ 577-232 Alternate members.

§ 577-233 General powers.

§ 577-234 Referrals to City Council.

§ 577-235 Referrals from City Council.

§ 577-236 Citizens Advisory Committee.

§ 577-237 Communication with Environmental Commission.

Article XXIX Development Review: Board of Adjustment

§ 577-238 Reestablishment.

§ 577-239 Membership.

§ 577-240 Alternate members.

§ 577-241 Officers.

§ 577-242 Appeals from Zoning Enforcement Officer.

§ 577-243 Application for variance.

§ 577-244 Schedule for action by Board.

§ 577-245 General powers and duties.

§ 577-246 Additional powers and duties.

Article XXIXA Development Review: Environmental Commission

§ 577-246.1 Advisory powers.

§ 577-246.2 Review procedure.

Article XXX Permits

§ 577-247 Zoning permits.

§ 577-248 Occupancy permits.

Article XXXI Flood Damage Prevention

§ 577-249 Purpose.

§ 577-250 Contents of Article.

§ 577-251 Definitions.

§ 577-252 Applicability.

§ 577-253 Identification of hazard areas.

§ 577-254 Compliance required.

§ 577-255 More stringent provisions to prevail.

§ 577-256 Effect on liability.

§ 577-257 Site plan submission.

§ 577-258 Administrative official designated.

§ 577-259 Planning Board responsibilities.

§ 577-260 Variances.

§ 577-261 Standards.

Article XXXII Penalties

§ 577-262 Sale of unapproved subdivision parts; violations and penalties.

§ 577-263 Violations and penalties; order to abate.

Article XXXIII Historic District Review

§ 577-264 Purposes.

§ 577-265 Definitions.

§ 577-266 Creation of districts and structure designation.

§ 577-267 Compliance required.

§ 577-268 Zoning regulations to apply.

§ 577-269 Permitted uses.

§ 577-270 Applicability.

§ 577-271 Certification of appropriateness for actions.

§ 577-272 Historic Preservation Commission.

§ 577-273 Powers of Commission.

§ 577-274 Powers of Board.

§ 577-275 Standards for review.

§ 577-275.1 Maintenance and repair required.

§ 577-275.2 Official inventories.

§ 577-276 Relation to other articles.

Article XXXIV Fences

§ 577-277 Applicability.

§ 577-278 Definitions.

§ 577-279 Bulk regulations.

§ 577-280 Permits; fees.

§ 577-281 Exceptions.

§ 577-282 Liability.

§ 577-283 Enforcement; notice of violation.

§ 577-284 Historic districts.

§ 577-285 Hazardous materials prohibited.

Article XXXV Architectural Review Committee

§ 577-286 Jurisdiction of review.

§ 577-287 Advisory powers.

§ 577-288 Composition; terms of office.

§ 577-289 Meetings.

§ 577-290 Rules.

§ 577-291 Design review procedure.

§ 577-292 Plan submission.

§ 577-293 Change of plans after approval.

§ 577-294 Inspection.