Borough of Washington, NJ
Warren County
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The purposes of this chapter are to establish a pattern for land use based on the land use element of the Master Plan and enacted to guide appropriate and orderly development which will promote the public health, safety, morals and general welfare. This chapter is intended to regulate the use of land within zoning districts; secure safety from fire, flood, panic and other disasters; provide adequate light, air and open space; limit and restrict buildings and structures to specified districts according to their type and the nature and extent of their use for trade, industry, residence, open space or other purposes; regulate the bulk, height, number of stories and size of buildings and other structures; avoid a conflict with neighboring municipalities, the county and the state; establish appropriate population densities and concentrations contributing to the well-being of persons, neighborhoods, communities and regions and the preservation of the environment; provide sufficient space for residential, recreational, commercial and industrial uses and open space; encourage the location and design of transportation routes which will promote the free flow of traffic while discouraging the location of such facilities and routes which result in congestion or blight; promote a desirable visual environment; promote the conservation of open space and valuable natural resources and prevent urban sprawl and degradation of the environment through improper use of land; and encourage coordination of various public and private procedures and activities shaping land development with a view of lessening the cost of such development and to the more efficient use of land.