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Borough of Pennington, NJ
Mercer County
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The subdivider shall observe the following requirements and principles of land subdivision in the design of each subdivision or portion thereof.
The subdivision plat shall conform to design standards that will encourage good development patterns within the municipality. When either or both an Official Map or Master Plan has or have been adopted, the subdivision shall conform to the proposals and conditions shown thereon. The streets, drainage rights-of-way, school sites and public parks and playgrounds shown on the officially adopted Master Plan or Official Map shall be considered in approval of subdivision plats. While no Master Plan or Official Map exists, streets and drainage rights-of-way shall be shown on the final plat in accordance with Section 20 of Chapter 433 of the Laws of 1953[1] and shall be such as to lend themselves to the harmonious development of the municipality and enhance the public welfare in accordance with the following design standards.
[1]
Editor's Note: Repealed by L. 1971, c. 38.
A. 
The arrangement of streets not shown on the Master Plan or Official Map shall be such as to provide for the appropriate extension of existing streets.
B. 
No subdivision showing reserve strips controlling access to streets shall be approved except where the control and disposal of land comprising such strips has been placed in the governing body under conditions approved by the Planning Board.
C. 
Subdivisions that adjoin or include existing streets that do not conform to widths as shown on the Master Plan or Official Map or the street width requirements of this chapter shall dedicate additional width along either one or both sides of said road. If the subdivision is along one side only, 1/2 of the required extra width shall be dedicated.
D. 
Street intersections shall be as nearly at right angles as is possible and in no case shall be less than 60°. The block corners at intersections shall be rounded at the curbline with a curve having a radius of not less than 20 feet.
E. 
Dead-end streets (culs-de-sac) shall not be longer than 600 feet and shall provide a turnaround at the end with a radius of not less than 50 feet and tangent whenever possible to the right side of the street. If a dead-end street is of a temporary nature, a similar turnaround shall be provided and provisions made for future extension of the street and reversion of the excess right-of-way to the adjoining properties.
F. 
No street shall have a name which will duplicate or so nearly duplicate as to be confused with the names of existing streets. The continuation of an existing street shall have the same name.
Block length and width or acreage within bounding roads shall be such as to accommodate the size of lot required in the area by Chapter 215, Zoning, and to provide for convenient access, circulation control and safety of street traffic.
A. 
Lot dimensions and area shall not be less than the requirements of Chapter 215, Zoning.
B. 
Insofar as is practical, side lot lines shall be at right angles to straight streets and radial to curved streets.
C. 
Each lot must front upon an approved street at least 50 feet in width.
D. 
Where extra width has been dedicated for widening of existing streets, lots shall begin at such extra width line, and all setbacks shall be measured from such line.
E. 
Where there is a question as to the suitability of a lot or lots for their intended use due to factors such as rock formations, flood conditions or similar circumstances, the Planning Board and Mayor and Council may, after adequate investigation, withhold approval of such lots.