Borough of Fort Lee, NJ
Bergen County
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[Added 7-21-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-24]
[1]
Editor's Note: Ord. No. 2014-22, adopted 6-12-2014, repealed certain provisions of this article requiring a set-aside of affordable housing for development. See § 410-93.
[Amended 8-21-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-36]
A. 
Principal permitted uses:
(1) 
One-family detached dwelling.
(2) 
Two-family detached dwelling.
(3) 
Townhouses or row houses.
(4) 
Multifamily apartments.
(5) 
Affordable multifamily apartments. All such dwelling units shall be restricted to occupancy by low-income and/or moderate-income households in accordance with the applicable requirements of the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing.
B. 
Permitted accessory uses:
(1) 
Private garages and off-street parking, subject to Article X.
(2) 
Private swimming pools, subject to § 410-35A(2).
(3) 
Signs.
(4) 
Professional offices as provided in § 410-35A(3).
(5) 
Greenhouses, subject to § 410-35A.
(6) 
Other accessory uses customarily incidental to a permitted principal use.
C. 
Permitted conditional uses: none.
D. 
Bulk standards:
(1) 
One- and two-family detached dwellings:
(a) 
Minimum lot area:
[1] 
One-family: 5,000 square feet.
[2] 
Two-family: 6,000 square feet.
(b) 
Minimum lot area per unit:
[1] 
One-family: 5,000 square feet.
[2] 
Two-family: 3,000 square feet.
(c) 
Minimum lot width:
[1] 
One-family: 50 feet.
[2] 
Two-family: 60 feet.
(d) 
Maximum lot coverage: 30%.
(e) 
Maximum building height: 35 feet/2 1/2 stories.
(f) 
Minimum front yard: 20 feet.
(g) 
Minimum side yard (one): 6.5 feet.
(h) 
Minimum side yard (both): 14.5 feet.
(i) 
Minimum rear yard: 25 feet.
(2) 
Townhouses or row houses:
(a) 
Minimum lot area: 3,000 square feet.
(b) 
Minimum lot area per unit: 3,000 square feet.
(c) 
Minimum lot width: 30 feet.
(d) 
Maximum building height: 35 feet/three stories.
(e) 
Maximum lot coverage: 40%.
(f) 
Minimum front yard: zero feet if parking is provided to the rear of the dwelling; 20 feet if parking is provided in front of the dwelling.
(g) 
Minimum side yard: none required for interior dwelling units within a cluster of townhouses or rowhouses. For units at the end of a cluster of townhouses or rowhouses: 15 feet.
(h) 
Minimum rear yard: 25% of lot depth or 25 feet, whichever is less.
(3) 
Multifamily apartments and affordable multifamily apartments, for lots less than 21,780 square feet in area:
(a) 
Maximum building height:
[1] 
Buildings without ground floor parking: 40 feet/three stories.
[2] 
Buildings with ground floor parking: 50 feet/three residential stories above parking level.
(b) 
Maximum lot coverage: 40%.
(c) 
Minimum front yard: 25 feet.
(d) 
Minimum side yard (one): 8 feet.
(e) 
Minimum side yard (both): 15 feet.
(f) 
Minimum rear yard: 30 feet.
(g) 
Ground floor parking within buildings must be screened from view from the street and from neighboring properties.
(h) 
Maximum curb cuts:
[1] 
Properties with 50 feet or less of lot frontage: one per property.
[2] 
Properties with over 50 feet of lot frontage: one for every 50 feet of lot frontage.
(4) 
Multifamily apartments, for lots between 21,780 square feet and 43,559 square feet in area:
(a) 
Maximum building height: 70 feet/six stories.
(b) 
Maximum lot coverage: 40%.
(c) 
Minimum front yard: 30 feet.
(d) 
Minimum side yard: 15 feet.
(e) 
Minimum rear yard: 40 feet.
(f) 
Ground floor parking within buildings must be screened from view from the street and from neighboring properties.
(5) 
Multifamily apartments, for lots 43,560 square feet or greater in area:
(a) 
Maximum building height: 100 feet, measured from the elevation of intersecting center lines of Kaufer Lane and Cedar Street.
(b) 
Maximum lot coverage: 40%. Parking structures located below the elevation of intersecting center lines of Kaufer Lane and Cedar Street shall not be included in the calculation of lot coverage.
(c) 
Minimum front yard: 20 feet. Balconies and terraces shall be permitted to project no more than seven feet into a front yard, but their total width shall not occupy more than 20% of the total width of the side of the building upon which they are located.
(d) 
Minimum side yard: 20% of building height as measured from the elevation of intersecting center lines of Kaufer Lane and Cedar Street.
(e) 
Minimum rear yard: 50% of building height as measured from the elevation of intersecting center lines of Kaufer Lane and Cedar Street.
(f) 
Minimum parking structure setbacks: parking structures shall comply with the yard requirements for principal buildings, except that the minimum side yard setback for parking structures located below the elevation of intersecting center lines of Kaufer Lane and Cedar Street shall be five feet.
(g) 
Parking spaces within buildings must be screened from view from the street and from neighboring properties.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection D(6), regarding affordable multifamily apartments for lots 21,780 square feet or greater in area, was repealed 3-11-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-8. See now Art. XIXA, R-7B Multifamily High-Rise Affordable Zone.