[Amended 12-28-1983 by Ord. No. 40-83; 5-11-1988 by Ord. No. 10-88; 12-7-2005 by Ord. No. 32-05; 9-20-2006 by Ord. No. 17-06; 10-17-2007 by Ord. No. 24-07; 12-14-2011 by Ord. No. 37-11; 10-1-2012 by Ord. No. 13-12; 12-19-2012 by Ord. No. 17-12; 6-17-2015 by Ord. No. 20-15; 5-24-2018 by Ord. No. 15-18; 9-13-2018 by Ord. No. 24-18]
For the purpose of this chapter, the Township of Morris in the County of Morris is hereby divided into the following zones, differentiated according to use, area and bulk regulations, to be designated as follows:
[Amended 9-20-2006 by Ord. No. 17-06; 10-17-2007 by Ord. No. 24-07; 12-14-2011 by Ord. No. 37-11; 10-1-2012 by Ord. No. 13-12; 12-19-2012 by Ord. No. 17-12; 5-24-2018 by Ord. No. 15-18; 9-13-2018 by Ord. No. 24-18]
The location and boundaries of said zones or districts are hereby established on the Zoning Map of the Township of Morris in Morris County, dated August 15, 2018, which is attached hereto and hereby made part of this chapter. Said map and all notations, referenced and designations shown thereon shall be, as such, a part of this chapter as if the same were all fully described and set further herein.
Editor's Note: The Zoning Map is available in the Township offices. A Table of Zoning Map Amendments is included as an attachment to this chapter.
Designation of zone boundaries.
The zone boundary lines are intended generally to follow the center lines of streets, the center lines of railroad rights-of-way, existing lot lines, the center lines of rivers, streams and other waterways and municipal boundary lines.
Where a district boundary line does not follow such a line, its position shall be shown on the Zoning Map by a specific dimension expressing its distance in feet from a street line or other boundary line as indicated.
Boundary line to coincide with lot line.
If a zone boundary line falls within 20 feet of a lot line existing at the time of passage of this chapter, then the lot line shall be considered the zone boundary line.
General. The restrictions and controls intended to regulate development in each zone are set forth in the Schedule of Area, Bulk and Yard Requirements, which is supplemented by other sections of Chapter 57, Land Development.
Editor's Note: The Schedule of Area, Bulk and Yard Requirements is included as an attachment to this chapter.
Application of regulations. Except as hereinafter otherwise provided:
No building or structure shall be erected and no existing building or structure shall be moved, altered, added to or enlarged, nor shall any land or building be designed, used or intended to be used, for any purpose or in any manner other than as specified among the uses hereinafter listed as permitted in the zone in which such building or land is located.
No building or structure shall be erected, reconstructed or structurally altered to exceed in height the limit hereinafter designated for the zone in which such building or structure is located.
No building or structure shall be erected, no existing buildings or structures shall be altered, enlarged or rebuilt, nor shall any open space surrounding any building be encroached upon or reduced in any manner, except in conformity with the area, bulk and yard requirements and other regulations hereinafter designated for the zone in which such building or open space is located.
No yard or other open space provided about any building for the purpose of complying with the provisions of this chapter shall be considered as providing a yard or other open space for any other buildings, and no yard or other open space on one lot shall be considered as providing a yard or open space for a building on any other lot.
No minimum off-street parking area or loading or unloading area shall be considered as providing an off-street parking, loading or unloading area for a use or structure of any other lot, except as provided herein.
No land in a residential zone shall be used to fulfill open space, minimum area, minimum yard and setback requirements, parking or other similar requirements for uses in nonresidential zones. Vehicle access for nonresidential and RG-5 Zone uses shall not traverse a single- or two-family residential zone and shall be directly from a street specified as a collector or arterial or higher road category as shown in the duly adopted Master Plan of the Township of Morris.
General use restriction. Any use not specifically designated as a principal permitted use, a permitted accessory use or a conditional use is specifically prohibited from any zone district in the Township of Morris.