Township of Hamilton, NJ
Atlantic County
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§ 203-50 Purpose.

This district recognizes Mizpah Village as a community appropriate for infill residential and neighborhood commercial development that is compatible with the existing uses of the area. It is the further purpose of these regulations to provide a degree of continuity that will stabilize and reinforce the area as an established residential community in Hamilton Township.

§ 203-51 Permitted and accessory uses.

Buildings and land in Mizpah Village shall be used only for the following purposes:
Permitted uses shall be as follows:
Home occupations
Parks, playgrounds and similar public facilities
Places of worship (See § 203-177.)
Public utility substations (Sec § 203-184.)
Schools (See § 203-180.)
Single-family residential
Accessory uses shall be as follows:
Home personal offices
[Added 8-17-1992 by Ord. No. 1127-92]
Private pools (See § 203-178.)
Professional offices for one professional (See § 203-179.)
Utility sheds, greenhouses, pool houses for residential pools, etc.

§ 203-52 Area and bulk requirements.

Area and bulk requirements shall be as follows:
Maximum height:
Principal structure: a
Stories: 2 1/2.
Feet: 35.
Accessory structure:
Stories: 1 1/2.
Feet: 15.
Lot requirements: c
Minimum total lot area: 1.0 acre.
Minimum lot frontage: 150 feet.
[Amended 11-15-2001 by Ord. No. 1417-2001]
Maximum lot coverage: 10%.
[Amended 10-1-2012 by Ord. No. 1728-2012]
Maximum impermeable surface: 10%.
[Added 8-17-1992 by Ord. No. 1127-92]
Minimum yard requirements:
Principal structures:
Front yard setback: b 25 feet.
Side yard setback: b 35 feet, aggregate, minimum 15 feet on one side.
Rear yard setback: b 25 feet.
Accessory structures:
Side yard: five feet.
Rear yard: five feet.
The height limits in this article shall not apply to church spires, belfries, cupolas, chimneys, flues and farm silos, provided that:
The aggregate area covered by all such features, except agricultural structures, shall not exceed 20% of the total roof areas.
The height of such features shall not be 25 feet above roof level.
Projections into front yards by porches, balconies, stairs and canopies shall be limited to 12 feet or the building setback line, whichever is less, for side or rear yard areas, and six feet or the building setback line, whichever is less, in front yard areas. Bay window projections into front and rear yards shall be limited to three feet and in side yards shall be limited to two feet. The length of such window(s) shall not exceed, in total, 30% of the exterior wall of which they are located.
See Article XVI, Regulations Applicable to All Districts, § 203-202, for standards applying to undersized lots of record.

§ 203-53 Off-street parking.

For single-family residences, there shall be a minimum of two off-street spaces per dwelling unit.

§ 203-54 Landscaping.

For new uses in existing cleared areas, the planting requirements for Article XI, Planned Unit Residential Development, § 203-98B, shall be used.[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B, pertaining to permanent plantings, which immediately followed this subsection, was deleted 8-4-1997 by Ord. No. 1280-97.
The site plans or major subdivision plans filed with the township shall include a landscape plan identifying areas to be cleared and planted and areas where existing vegetation is to be preserved and shall incorporate the elements set forth in § 203-185A(4). The location of proposed plants shall be drawn to scale at maturity and keyed to a plant list. The plant list shall indicate the quantity, botanical and common name, size at installation and root condition (bare root, balled and burlapped) container (including size) for each proposed species along with a schedule for planting. The landscape portion of the application shall also include applicable planting details, cost estimates and pertinent maintenance schedule.
[Amended 7-7-1997 by Ord. No. 1261-97; 8-4-1997 by Ord. No. 1280-97]
Standards for vegetation removal and fire management are enclosed in § 203-185.

§ 203-55 Lighting.

[Amended 7-7-1997 by Ord. No. 1261-97]
All lighting for any structure shall be installed so as to preclude any glare or interference upon any surrounding land use or roadway. All lighting shall conform to the requirements as set forth within § 203-167B.

§ 203-56 Signs.

See Article XIII, § 203-143, for sign controls.