Township of Plainsboro, NJ
Middlesex County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Plainsboro 9-16-1953. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Land use procedures — See Ch. 20.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 55.
Development fees — See Ch. 57.
Fences — See Ch. 62.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 66.
Flood insurance — See Ch. 67.
Subdivision and site plan review — See Ch. 85.
Swimming pools — See Ch. 88.
Trailers — See Ch. 92.
101a Area and Yard Requirements 101b Zoning Map
Article I Definitions

§ 101-1 Definitions and usage.

Article II Zones

§ 101-2 Designation of zones; purpose.

§ 101-3 Zoning Map.

§ 101-4 Zone boundaries.

§ 101-5 Conformity with provisions.

Article III General Regulations

§ 101-6 Area regulations.

§ 101-7 Height regulations.

§ 101-8 Street frontage.

§ 101-9 Building setbacks.

§ 101-10 Visibility at intersections.

§ 101-11 Off-street parking.

§ 101-12 Corner lots.

§ 101-13 Location of accessory buildings.

§ 101-13.1 Swimming pools.

§ 101-13.2 Platform tennis, handball and tennis courts.

§ 101-13.3 Recreational vehicles.

§ 101-13.4 Child-care centers.

§ 101-13.5 Home occupations and professional offices.

Article IV Nonconforming Uses

§ 101-14 Existing nonconforming uses.

Article IVA R-100 Rural Zone Regulations

§ 101-15 Permitted .

§ 101-16 Cluster development regulations.

§ 101-17 Conditional uses.

§ 101-18 Accessory uses.

§ 101-19 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 101-20 Rural residential development standards.

§ 101-21 Conforming lots.

§ 101-22 (Reserved)

§ 101-23 (Reserved)

§ 101-24 (Reserved)

Article IVB R-150 Rural Zone Regulations

§ 101-24.1 Permitted uses.

§ 101-24.2 Cluster development regulations.

§ 101-24.3 Conditional uses.

§ 101-24.4 Accessory uses.

§ 101-24.5 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 101-24.6 Rural residential development standards.

§ 101-24.7 Conforming lots.

Article V R-200 Rural Zone Regulations

§ 101-25 Permitted uses.

§ 101-26 Maximum building height.

§ 101-27 Minimum floor area.

§ 101-28 Side and rear yards.

§ 101-29 Front yards.

§ 101-30 Minimum lot area.

§ 101-31 Minimum lot frontage.

§ 101-31.1 Cluster residential development regulations.

Article VA R-300 Low-Density Zone Regulations

§ 101-32 Permitted uses.

§ 101-32.1 Procedural requirements and standards.

§ 101-32.2 Conditional uses.

§ 101-33 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 101-34 (Reserved)

Article VI R-85 Residence Zone Regulations

§ 101-35 Purpose.

§ 101-36 Permitted uses.

§ 101-37 Conditional uses.

§ 101-38 Building height.

§ 101-39 Side yards.

§ 101-40 Front yards.

§ 101-41 Rear yards.

§ 101-42 Accessory buildings.

§ 101-43 Open and usable front porches and front entrance stoops.

§ 101-44 Minimum lot area.

§ 101-45 Minimum lot width and frontage.

§ 101-46 Maximum floor area ratio for dwelling.

§ 101-47 Maximum building coverage.

§ 101-48 (Reserved)

§ 101-49 (Reserved)

Article VII GB General Business Zone Regulations

§ 101-50 Purpose.

§ 101-51 Goals.

§ 101-52 Permitted uses.

§ 101-53 Conditional uses.

§ 101-54 Minimum lot area.

§ 101-55 Minimum lot frontage.

§ 101-56 Minimum lot depth.

§ 101-57 Minimum yards for buildings or enclosed structures.

§ 101-58 Improvement setbacks.

§ 101-59 Maximum lot coverage.

§ 101-60 Maximum improvement coverage.

§ 101-61 Maximum floor area ratio.

§ 101-62 Maximum building height.

§ 101-63 Off-street parking.

§ 101-64 Off-street loading space.

§ 101-64.1 General design requirements.

§ 101-64.2 Curb cuts.

Article VIIA OB-1 Office Business Zone Regulations

§ 101-65 Permitted uses.

§ 101-66 Area requirements.

§ 101-67 Side yards.

§ 101-68 Front yards.

§ 101-69 Rear yards.

§ 101-70 Property adjoining other zones.

§ 101-71 Minimum lot width.

§ 101-72 Lot coverage.

§ 101-73 Building height.

§ 101-74 Minimum floor area.

§ 101-75 Parking.

§ 101-76 Maximum improvement coverage.

§ 101-77 (Reserved)

§ 101-78 (Reserved)

§ 101-79 (Reserved)

Article VIII I-100 Limited Industrial Zone Regulations

§ 101-80 Permitted uses.

§ 101-81 Prohibited uses.

§ 101-82 Yard and setback requirement

§ 101-83 Parking.

§ 101-84 Minimum lot area.

§ 101-85 Minimum lot width.

§ 101-86 Floor area ratio.

§ 101-87 Common open space.

§ 101-88 Building height.

§ 101-89 Minimum floor area.

§ 101-90 Loading and unloading facilities.

§ 101-91 Maximum improvement coverage.

§ 101-92 Warehouse and wholesale storage facilities.

§ 101-93 Property adjoining other zones.

§ 101-94 (Reserved)

Article VIIIA R-350 Low-Density Residential Light-Impact Zone Regulations

§ 101-95 Permitted uses.

§ 101-95.1 Conditional uses.

§ 101-96 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 101-96.1 Conforming lots.

§ 101-97 (Reserved)

§ 101-98 (Reserved)

§ 101-99 (Reserved)

§ 101-100 (Reserved)

§ 101-101 (Reserved)

§ 101-102 (Reserved)

§ 101-103 (Reserved)

§ 101-104 (Reserved)

§ 101-105 (Reserved)

§ 101-106 (Reserved)

§ 101-107 (Reserved)

§ 101-108 (Reserved)

Article IX Conditional Use

§ 101-109 Compliance with standards.

§ 101-110 (Reserved)

§ 101-111 (Reserved)

§ 101-112 (Reserved)

§ 101-113 (Reserved)

§ 101-114 (Reserved)

Article X S-R Service-Residential Zone Regulations

§ 101-115 Permitted uses.

§ 101-116 Maximum lot coverage.

§ 101-117 Maximum improvement coverage.

§ 101-118 (Reserved)

§ 101-119 (Reserved)

Article XI PCD Planned Unit Development Regulations

§ 101-120 Where permitted.

§ 101-121 Permitted uses.

§ 101-122 Area requirements.

§ 101-123 Special provisions.

§ 101-124 Existing and pending amended PCD planned unit development.

§ 101-125 New PCD planned unit development.

§ 101-126 PCD extension for low- and moderate-income housing.

§ 101-127 through § 101-134. (Reserved)

Article XII PMUD Planned Unit Development Regulations

§ 101-135 Where permitted.

§ 101-136 Area requirement.

§ 101-137 Permitted uses.

§ 101-138 Ratio of nonresidential and residential uses.

§ 101-139 Residential density.

§ 101-140 Common open space.

§ 101-141 Evaluation standards and criteria.

§ 101-142 Off-street parking.

§ 101-143 Special provisions.

§ 101-144 (Reserved)

Article XIIA R-95 Residence Zone

§ 101-145 Permitted uses.

§ 101-146 Conditional uses.

Article XIII R-90 Planned Medium-Density Zone

§ 101-147 (Reserved)

§ 101-148 (Reserved)

§ 101-149 (Reserved)

§ 101-150 Permitted uses.

§ 101-151 Conditional uses.

§ 101-152 (Reserved)

§ 101-153 (Reserved)

§ 101-154 (Reserved)

Article XIV Signs

§ 101-155 Short title.

§ 101-156 General prohibitions.

§ 101-157 Signs permitted in all districts.

§ 101-158 Signs permitted in areas other than residential.

§ 101-159 (Reserved)

Article XV Sand and Gravel Extraction

§ 101-160 Application for permit.

§ 101-161 Design standards.

§ 101-162 General conditions.

§ 101-163 Preliminary general plan.

§ 101-164 Detailed operating plan.

§ 101-165 (Reserved)

§ 101-166 (Reserved)

§ 101-167 (Reserved)

§ 101-168 (Reserved)

§ 101-169 (Reserved)

Article XVI Board of Adjustment

§ 101-170 Appeals to Board of Adjustment.

Article XVII Penalties

§ 101-171 Enforcement; recordkeeping; violations and penalties.

§ 101-172 (Reserved)

§ 101-173 (Reserved)

§ 101-174 (Reserved)

§ 101-175 (Reserved)

§ 101-176 (Reserved)

§ 101-177 (Reserved)

§ 101-178 (Reserved)

§ 101-179 (Reserved)

Article XVIII NB Neighborhood Business Zone

§ 101-180 Permitted uses.

§ 101-181 Conditional uses.

§ 101-182 Prohibited uses.

§ 101-183 Minimum lot area.

§ 101-184 Minimum lot width.

§ 101-185 Minimum lot depth.

§ 101-186 Minimum yards.

§ 101-187 Maximum lot coverage.

§ 101-188 Maximum improvement coverage.

§ 101-189 Maximum building height.

§ 101-190 Off-street parking.

§ 101-191 Off-street loading space.

§ 101-192 Maintenance of off-street parking and off-street loading areas.

§ 101-193 General design requirements.

Article XIX VC Village Center Zone Regulations

§ 101-194 Purpose.

§ 101-195 Goals.

§ 101-196 Permitted uses.

§ 101-197 Accessory uses.

§ 101-198 Prohibited uses.

§ 101-199 Minimum tract area.

§ 101-200 Minimum tract frontage.

§ 101-201 Minimum tract depth.

§ 101-202 Minimum yards for buildings or enclosed structures.

§ 101-203 Building setbacks from surrounding public roads.

§ 101-204 Maximum building coverage.

§ 101-205 Maximum floor area ratio.

§ 101-206 Maximum building height.

§ 101-207 Planned Village Center developments.

§ 101-208 General design requirements.

Article XX Village Residential II Zone Regulations

§ 101-209 Purpose.

§ 101-210 Goals.

§ 101-211 Permitted uses.

§ 101-212 Conditional uses.

Article XXI Village Residential I Zone Regulations

§ 101-213 Purpose.

§ 101-214 Goals.

§ 101-215 Permitted uses.

§ 101-216 Accessory uses.

§ 101-217 Prohibited uses.

§ 101-218 Planned VR Village Residential I developments.

§ 101-219 Alley specifications.

§ 101-220 Garage and parking design standards.

§ 101-221 General design requirements.

Article XXII Wireless Telecommunications Facilities

§ 101-222 Purpose.

§ 101-223 Definitions.

§ 101-224 Applicability.

§ 101-225 General requirements.

§ 101-226 Use regulations.

§ 101-227 Site design standards.

§ 101-228 Collocation.

§ 101-229 Location priorities.

§ 101-230 Site plan submission requirements.

§ 101-231 Monitoring and maintenance.

§ 101-232 Abandonment or discontinuation of use.

Article XXIII ECA Educational and Cultural Arts Zone Regulations

§ 101-233 Purpose.

§ 101-234 Goals.

§ 101-235 Permitted uses.

§ 101-236 Accessory uses.

§ 101-237 Preexisting uses.

§ 101-238 Prohibited uses.

§ 101-239 Minimum lot area.

§ 101-240 Minimum frontage.

§ 101-241 Minimum setbacks.

§ 101-242 Maximum building coverage.

§ 101-243 Maximum impervious coverage.

§ 101-244 Maximum floor area ratio.

§ 101-245 Maximum building height.

§ 101-246 General design and development standards.

Article XXIV Cemetery Zone Regulations

§ 101-247 Purpose.

§ 101-248 Goals.

§ 101-249 Permitted uses.

§ 101-250 Prohibited uses.

§ 101-251 Minimum tract area.

§ 101-252 Minimum tract frontage.

§ 101-253 Minimum setbacks.

§ 101-254 Maximum building height.

§ 101-255 Parking.

§ 101-256 Site disturbance and landscaping.

§ 101-257 Review process.