Township of Blairstown, NJ
Warren County
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The following zoning provisions shall apply within all zoning districts throughout Blairstown Township:
A. 
When a lot is to be subdivided from a lot which already is occupied by an existing building, any subdivision of the lot shall not lessen any of the required minimum yard setbacks and/or other minimum requirements of this chapter pertaining to the existing building.
B. 
No open space provided around any principal building for the purpose of complying with the front, side or rear yard requirements of this chapter shall be considered as providing the yard requirements for any other principal building. Moreover, no yard or other open space on a lot shall be considered as providing a yard or other open space on another lot or for any other building.
C. 
Regarding accessory buildings and structures:
(1) 
Any accessory building having a common wall, roof, porch, deck, breezeway or foundation with a principal building shall be considered a part of the principal building and shall comply with the front, side and rear yard requirements of this chapter for the principal building.
(2) 
Any accessory building or structure which is connected to the principal building by means of a heated porch, breezeway, deck or other heated structure shall be considered a part of the principal building and shall comply with the front, side and rear yard requirements of this chapter for the principal building.
(3) 
Any accessory building or structure which is connected to the principal building by an unheated porch, deck, breezeway or other such unheated structure shall be considered detached for the purposes of this chapter.
(4) 
All accessory decks within one foot of a principal building shall comply with the front, side and rear yard requirements of this chapter for the principal building.
D. 
The construction of a permitted accessory building or structure, other than the construction of permitted construction trailers, storage sheds or farm accessory buildings, shall not proceed faster than the construction of the principal building on the same lot.
E. 
All accessory buildings and structures on a corner lot shall be set back from all street lines as required by this chapter for the principal building on the lot.
F. 
An accessory building or structure shall not be erected in the required front yards, unless otherwise specifically permitted by this chapter.
The following zoning provisions shall apply, even if apparently contrary to other zoning provision of this chapter:
A. 
Accessory structure minimums.
(1) 
The minimum requirements specified in this chapter for accessory structures shall not apply to air conditioners, underground sprinkler systems or similar appurtenances.
(2) 
There shall be no minimum separation requirement between a swimming pool and a single-family detached dwelling unit.
B. 
Christmas tree sales. The annual sale of Christmas trees and seasonal evergreen decorations is permitted in all zoning districts between November 15 and December 25, inclusive, provided that all cut trees and other perishables shall be removed and the premises cleared no later than January 16, and provided further that these time restrictions shall not apply to farms which shall be permitted to sell Christmas trees throughout the year.
[Amended 4-8-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-04]
C. 
Height limits.
(1) 
Chimneys on a residential dwelling unit are not bound by the height restrictions of this chapter.
(2) 
Silos, barns and similar structures on farms are not bound by the height restrictions of this chapter.
(3) 
Noncommercial radio and television antennas are not bound by the height restrictions of this chapter, provided that the height is not increased by more than 20% more than the maximum height otherwise permitted by this chapter, and provided further that no antenna shall exceed 50 feet in height in any case.
(4) 
On any nonresidential principal building, the following appurtenances may be erected above the maximum height specified in this chapter for the subject principal building, provided that the height is not increased by more than 20% more than the maximum height otherwise permitted by this chapter, and provided further that no said appurtenance shall exceed 50 feet in any case:
(a) 
Penthouses or other roof structures for the housing of stairways, tanks, bulkheads, ventilating fans, air conditioning equipment and similar equipment required to operate and maintain the building;
(b) 
Skylights, spires, cupolas, flagpoles, chimneys and similar structures associated with the building; and
(c) 
The parapets used to screen the roof-mounted structures and equipment.
D. 
Poultry and livestock shelters. No animal poultry or livestock shelter, whether permanent or temporary, shall be located closer than 100 feet to any property line or to any dwelling unit on the same lot.
E. 
Public election voting places. The temporary use of any property as a voting place in connection with a municipal or other public election is permitted throughout the Township of Blairstown.
F. 
Public utility lines. Public utility lines for the transportation, distribution or control of water, electricity, gas, oil, steam, cable television and telephone or telegraph communications are permitted throughout the Township of Blairstown and need not necessarily be located on a lot.
G. 
Public utility transformer and junction boxes. Public utility transformer and junction boxes are permitted throughout the Township of Blairstown and need not necessarily be located on a lot, provided they are adequately screened with landscaping, fencing or a combination of the two and do not exceed three feet in height.
H. 
Yard setbacks for accessory buildings and structures. If the height of an accessory building or structure exceeds the minimum side and/or rear yard setback specified in this chapter for the accessory building or structure, the side and/or rear yard setback(s) shall be increased to at least equal the height of the accessory building or structure.
[Amended 4-4-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-03]
A. 
Vacant lots. Any vacant lot in the R-5 District between one acre and three acres in area, and any vacant lot in the R-5 District between three and five acres in area, which vacant lot existed on February 15, 2001, shall be permitted to be developed with a single-family dwelling, and with the permitted accessory uses noted in § 19-405B of this chapter, all in accordance with the following respective yard and coverage requirements which originally governed the development of such sized lots on the subject lands, provided that all other requirements in § 19-405C, 19-405E and 19-405F of this chapter for the R-5 District also shall apply, and provided further that all necessary permits and approvals for construction on the lot are secured in the usual manner:
Yard or Coverage Measurement
Existing Lots Between 1 and 3 Acres in Area
Existing Lots Between 3 and 5 Acres in Area
Minimum lot width (feet)
150
200
Minimum lot frontage (feet)[3]
150
200
Minimum lot depth (feet)
200
300
Minimum side yard (each) (feet)
25
50
Minimum front yard (feet)
50
50
Minimum rear yard (feet)
50
75
Accessory building minimum distance to side line (feet)
15
30
Accessory building minimum distance to rear line (feet)
15
30
Accessory building minimum distance to other building (feet)
20
20
Maximum coverage of all buildings (percent)
10%[1]
8%[2]
Maximum total lot coverage (percent)
15%
14%
NOTES:
[1]In any case, the aggregate coverage of all accessory buildings on a lot shall not exceed 30% of the coverage of the principal building on the lot.
[2]In any case, the aggregate coverage of all accessory buildings on a lot shall not exceed 40% or the coverage of the principal building on the lot.
[Added 5-28-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-8]
[3]In the case of an existing flag lot where the Township Zoning Officer determines that no adjacent acreage is available to make the lot conforming with the minimum lot frontage requirement, the minimum lot frontage shall be 50 feet. For the purposes of this chapter, a flag lot shall be considered a lot that meets the minimum lot area, lot width and lot depth requirements, exclusive of its flag stem, of the zoning provisions of this chapter, but whose configuration is one of reduced frontage on an approved street, with the enlarged buildable portion of the lot located at the end or the flag stem and where the required lot width is met.
[Added 5-28-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-8]
B. 
Detached dwelling units. Any detached single-family dwelling on a lot in the R-5 District between one acre and three acres in area, and any detached single-family dwelling existing on a lot in the R-5 District between three and five acres in area, which detached dwelling existed on February 15, 2001, shall be governed by the respective yard and coverage requirements specified in § 19-403A hereinabove for the purposes of constructing additions to the detached dwelling unit and/or the construction of accessory buildings or structures and, additionally, all the accessory uses listed in § 19-405B of this chapter for the R-5 District shall be permitted.
A. 
Lots.
(1) 
For the purposes of the zoning provisions of the this chapter, and except as provided within § 19-403A of this chapter, whenever title to two or more contiguous lots is held by the same owner, regardless of whether or not each of the lots have been approved as part of a subdivision or acquired by separate conveyance or by other operation of law, and one or more of the individual lots should, by reason of exceptional shallowness, topographic conditions, substandard area or yard space or similar measurements, not conform with the minimum lot area and dimensional requirements for the zoning district in which it is located, the contiguous lots shall be considered to be a single lot.
(2) 
Whenever the owner of an existing lot has dedicated or conveyed land to the Township of Blairstown in order to meet the minimum street width requirements of this chapter, the Construction Official shall issue construction permits and certificates of occupancy for the lot whose depth and/or area is rendered substandard only because of such dedication, and where the owner has no other adjacent lands to provide the minimum requirements.
(3) 
Except as provided in Subsection 19-404A(1) of this section hereinabove, any existing building or structure located on an existing lot which does not meet the applicable minimum lot size requirement of this chapter, or any existing structure which violates any yard requirement of this chapter, shall be permitted to construct additions to the principal building and/or construct accessory buildings without an appeal for variance relief, provided:
(a) 
The existing use(s) on the lot are conforming to the permitted use(s) stipulated in this chapter for the lot in question;
(b) 
The total permitted building and lot coverages and floor area ratio stipulated in this chapter for the permitted use(s) are not exceeded;
(c) 
The accessory building and/or addition to the principal building does not further violate the deficient yard setback(s) currently existing on the subject property; and
(d) 
No additional yard setback requirement of this chapter is violated and all other applicable requirements of this chapter are met.
B. 
Structures and uses.
(1) 
Any existing nonconforming use or structure may be continued upon the lot or in the structure so occupied, and any such structure may be repaired in the event of partial destruction thereof.
(2) 
Repairs and maintenance work required to keep a structure in sound condition may be made to a nonconforming structure or to a structure, whether conforming or nonconforming, containing a nonconforming use; however, no repairs or maintenance work shall increase the nonconformity in any manner.
(3) 
No structure containing a nonconforming use shall be enlarged, extended or structurally altered in any manner without an appeal for variance relief. An addition of a second story, or part thereof, or the addition or subtraction of lands associated with a structure containing a nonconforming use shall require variance approval pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70d.
(4) 
A nonconforming use shall be considered abandoned if such nonconforming use is terminated by the owner. If the owner fails to use the structure for a period of 12 consecutive months or if the owner fails to use the land for a period of 12 months, it shall be presumed to be abandoned; thereafter, such building, structure and/or land shall not be used in a nonconforming manner.
[Amended 8-9-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-06; 4-4-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-03]
A. 
Principal permitted uses on the land and in buildings.
(1) 
Detached single-family dwelling units.
(2) 
Farms, provided that the farm use itself shall have a minimum lot size of five acres and provided further that a farm may have a single-family detached dwelling situated thereon only if the farm is at least six acres in size. Moreover, any single-family dwelling situated on a farm shall be subject to the requirements specified for detached dwellings within the R-5 Single-Family Residential Zoning District, except that the minimum lot size requirement of five acres shall not apply to detached dwellings situated on farms.
(3) 
Conservation areas, open space, public parks, public playgrounds and public purpose uses.
(4) 
Community residences for persons with head injuries and for the developmentally disabled and/or community shelters for victims of domestic violence, as required by N.J.S.A. 40:55D-66.1, subject to the standards and requirements for single-family dwelling units located within the same district.
(5) 
Golf courses.
(6) 
Churches and similar places of worship within the R-5 District and in accordance with the definition of such use in § 19-203 of this chapter, except and explicitly provided that churches shall continue to be permitted on the approximately 117 acres of land in the R-5 District designated as Lots 8, 1.05 and 1.09 in Block 2101 on the Township Tax Maps in accordance with the August 6, 1999, consent judgment regarding the International Mahavir Jain Mission, Case No. 97-3331 (AET).
(7) 
Fire and first aid company uses, provided that the lot has frontage only on a county road or other collector road.
(8) 
Single-family conservation clusters in accordance with the provisions specified in § 19-603 of this chapter.
(9) 
Senior citizen housing where indicated on the Zoning Map in accordance with the provisions specified in § 19-603 of this chapter.
(10) 
Quasi-public uses as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for definitions and standards.)
(11) 
Public utility uses as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for definitions and standards.)
(12) 
Cellular antennas as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
(13) 
Cemeteries as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
B. 
Accessory uses permitted.
(1) 
Private residential swimming pools, bathhouses, cabanas and/or other structures customarily incidental to a private swimming pool on a property with a single-family dwelling, provided that the pool is located in the rear yard and/or side yard only and occupies no more than 75% of the rear yard area or the side yard area.
(2) 
Private tennis courts and other usual recreational facilities and landscaping features, such as trellises and gazebos, customarily associated with residential dwelling units.
(3) 
One residential tool shed for the storage of objects owned by the residents of the single-family dwelling situated on the property, not exceeding 400 square feet in area and 15 feet in height.
(4) 
Structures incidental to a farm such as barns and packing, grading and storage buildings for produce raised on the premises; fences; buildings for the keeping of permitted poultry and livestock; and garages for the keeping and maintaining of trucks and other equipment used in farm operations are permitted when accessory to a permitted farm use, provided that any building which is accessory to a farm shall be set back from any property line at least twice the distance of the height of the accessory building or 100 feet, whichever is less.
(5) 
Farm stands in accordance with the definition of "farm stand" in § 19-203 of this chapter, provided that there shall be only one stand per farm, provided that the stand is set back a minimum of 50 feet from any street line and property line, and provided that minor site plan approval is obtained from the Land Use Board.
[Amended 4-11-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-02]
(6) 
Off-street parking and garages. (See Subsection 19-405E hereinbelow for zoning requirements and § 19-511 for design requirements).
(7) 
Fences and walls. (See § 19-505 for design requirements.)
(8) 
Home offices. (See § 19-203 for definitions and standards.)
(9) 
Residential agriculture. (See § 19-203 for definition.)
(10) 
Home occupations, including family day-care homes and child care residences. (See § 19-203 for definition and § 19-602 for requirements.)
(11) 
Signs. (See Subsection 19-405F hereinbelow for zoning requirements and § 19-516 for design requirements.)
(12) 
Satellite dish antennas as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
(13) 
Housing for seasonal agricultural workers as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
(14) 
Residential apartments in single-family detached dwellings as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
(15) 
Cellular antennas as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
(16) 
Temporary construction trailers and one sign not exceeding 32 square feet, advertising the prime contractor, subcontractor(s), architect, financing institution and similar data for the period of construction beginning with the issuance of a construction permit and concluding one month after the issuance of a certificate of occupancy, provided said trailer(s) and sign are on the site where the construction is taking place, are not on any existing or proposed street or easement, and are set back at least 30 feet from all street and lot lines. There shall be at least one working telephone in the trailer.
C. 
Maximum building height.
(1) 
Except for fire stations, first aid stations and churches, no principal building shall exceed 35 feet in height and 2.5 stories;
[Amended 5-28-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-7]
(2) 
No accessory building shall exceed 25 feet in height and two stories, unless a lesser height is specifically specified by the chapter;
(3) 
Fire stations and first aid buildings shall not exceed 40 feet in height;
(4) 
Churches shall not exceed 50 feet in height and 2.5 stories; and
(5) 
The exceptions to height limits specified in § 19-402C of this chapter shall apply as applicable.
D. 
Area and yard requirements for the R-5 District.
Detached Dwellings[1]
Fire and First Aid Buildings
Churches
Golf Courses
Principal Building Minimum
Lot area
5 ac.[2,3]
2 ac.
5 ac.
100 ac.
Lot frontage
300'
200'
NA
Lot width
300'
200'
300'
NA
Lot depth
500'
300'
500'
NA
Side yard (each)
75'
50'[4]
100'
100
Front yard
75'
100'
100'
100
Rear yard
100'
100'
100'
100
Accessory Building Minimum
Distance to side line
50'
30'
50'
50'
Distance to rear line
50'
30'
50'
100'
Distance to other building
20'
20'
30'
50'
Maximum
Building coverage of principal building
4%
10%
10%
1%
Building coverage of accessory building(s)[5]
2%
5%
5%
1%
Total lot coverage
10%
25%
25%
10%
FIVE FOOTNOTES TO § 19-405D:
[1]For lots in the R-5 District between one acre and three acres in area, and for lots in the R-5 District between three and five acres in area, the grandfathering provisions of § 19-403 may apply.
[2]Where a detention or retention basin is part of a residential lot, the area devoted to such stormwater management purposes shall not be included in the calculation of the minimum lot area required for the residential lot.
[3]For residential lots only, an area equivalent to at least one acre shall be contiguous noncritical areas acreage (See § 19-203 of this chapter for the definition of critical areas), which shall not include within it any surface stormwater management facility, and which must be appropriately situated for the location and construction of the detached single-family dwelling and its appurtenances, including the septic system and potable water well serving the lot.
[4]Or not less than 100 feet where a fire station or first aid building is situated on a lot which abuts an existing residential use or an approved residential lot.
[5]In any case, the aggregate coverage of all accessory buildings on a lot shall not exceed 50% of the coverage of the principal building on the lot. Where the accessory buildings are deemed to be accessory structures directly ancillary to the operation of a farm, as defined in § 19-203, the accessory building coverage shall not apply.
[Amended 5-28-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-8; 5-24-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-09]
E. 
Off-street parking.
(1) 
Detached single-family dwelling units shall provide 1.5 spaces per two-bedroom unit; two spaces per three-bedroom unit; 2.5 spaces per four-bedroom unit; and three spaces per five-or-more-bedroom unit. Where the bedroom count per unit is not specified, 2.5 spaces per dwelling unit shall be provided.
(2) 
Churches shall provide one space per every three permanent seats. One seat shall be considered 22 inches in calculating the capacity of pews or benches.
(3) 
All uses other than detached single-family dwelling units and churches shall provide adequate on-site parking to accommodate the permitted activities and shall be subject to review and approval by the Board during site plan review.
(4) 
No parking area or driveway for a single-family detached dwelling unit shall be located within 10 feet of any property line, and no parking area or driveway for any permitted use other than a single-family detached dwelling unit shall be located within 25 feet of any property line.
(5) 
Parking of large vehicles on residential properties: In addition to other smaller vehicles, including both commercial and noncommercial vehicles, which are owned and/or used by a resident on the premises and which may be parked outside on a residential property, up to one large vehicle may be regularly parked outdoors on any residential lot, except and in accordance with the following:
(a) 
These provisions shall not be deemed to limit the number or size of vehicles used on a farm or to limit construction equipment which is used on a property for construction purposes;
(b) 
These provisions shall not be deemed to limit the number or size of vehicles owned and/or used by a resident on the premises which are garaged on a residential property when not in use;
(c) 
For purposes of this chapter, the term "large vehicle" shall mean any vehicle which has a gross weight more than 10,000 pounds, but not exceeding 14,000 pounds, and/or which is longer than 25 feet;
(d) 
A large vehicle may be parked in a side or rear yard area only, provided it is set back at least 25 feet from any property line; and
(e) 
The visibility of each large vehicle parked outside shall be screened from any street and from any property line by a dense row of evergreen trees. Where such screening is not adequately provided by existing evergreen trees on the property, a row of evergreen trees at least six feet high at time of planting shall be planted with the tree trunks spaced no more than eight feet apart. The evergreen trees shall be planted so that, at maturity, their branches will be no closer than three feet to any street or property line.
(6) 
Parking of recreational vehicles: Travel trailers, campers, motor homes, horse trailers, boat trailers, ATV and motorcycle trailers may be parked or stored on any residential lot in accordance with the following:
(a) 
The vehicle shall be parked in a rear or side yard area and is parked at least 25 feet from any property line;
(b) 
The visibility of each vehicle parked outside shall be screened from any street and from any property line by a dense row of evergreen trees. Where such screening is not adequately provided by existing evergreen trees on the property, a row of evergreen trees at least six feet high at time of planting shall be planted with the tree trunks spaced no more than eight feet apart. The evergreen trees shall be planted so that, at maturity, their branches will be no closer than three feet to any street or property line.
(c) 
The dimensions of such vehicles and trailers shall not be counted in determining building coverage and such vehicles and trailers shall not be used for temporary or permanent living quarters while situated on a lot; and
(d) 
Such vehicles shall be annually licensed with a valid registration and shall be capable of use on a public road; no junked vehicles shall be permitted under this subsection.
(7) 
See § 19-511 for design requirements.
F. 
Signs.
(1) 
Detached dwelling units are permitted information, direction and nameplate signs in accordance with § 19-516G of this chapter.
(2) 
Churches shall be permitted one freestanding sign and one attached sign in accordance with the following:
(a) 
The freestanding sign shall not exceed 30 square feet in area, 10 feet in height and shall be set back at least 25 feet from all street and property lines; and
(b) 
The attached sign shall be attached to the front facade of the building and shall not exceed an area equivalent to 5% of the front facade area or 25 square feet, whichever is smaller.
(3) 
All other uses shall be permitted appropriate signage in accordance with the review and approval of the Board during any required site plan review.
(4) 
See § 19-516 for design standards.
A. 
Principal permitted uses on the land and in buildings.
(1) 
Detached single-family dwelling units and two-family dwelling units.
(2) 
Townhouses. (See Subsection 19-406G hereinbelow for special requirements).
(3) 
Farms, provided that the farm use itself shall have a minimum lot size of five acre and provided further that a farm may have a single-family detached dwelling situated thereon only if the farm is at least six acres in size. Moreover, any single-family dwelling situated on a farm shall be subject to the requirements specified for detached dwellings within the VR Village Residential Zoning District, except that the minimum lot size requirements specified for the VR Zoning District shall not apply to detached dwellings situated on farms.
(4) 
Conservation areas, open space, public parks, public playgrounds and public purpose uses.
(5) 
Community residences for persons with head injuries and for the developmentally disabled and/or community shelters for victims of domestic violence, as required by N.J.S.A. 40:55D-66.1, subject to the standards and requirements for single-family dwelling units located in the same district.
(6) 
Churches and similar places of worship.
(7) 
Quasi-public uses as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
B. 
Accessory uses permitted.
(1) 
Private residential swimming pools, bathhouses, cabanas and/or other structures customarily incidental to a private swimming pool on a property with a single-family dwelling, provided that the pool is located in the rear yard and/or the side yard only and occupies no more than 75% of the rear yard or the side yard area.
(2) 
Private tennis courts and other usual recreational facilities and landscaping features, such as trellises and gazebos, customarily associated with residential dwelling units.
(3) 
One residential tool shed for the storage of objects owned by the residents of the single-family dwelling situated on the property, not exceeding 200 square feet in area and 15 feet in height.
(4) 
Structures incidental to a farm such as barns and packing, grading and storage buildings for produce raised on the premises; fences; buildings for the keeping of permitted poultry and livestock; and garages for the keeping and maintaining of trucks and other equipment used in farm operations are permitted when accessory to a permitted farm use, provided that any building which is accessory to a farm shall be set back from any property line at least twice the distance of the height of the accessory building or 100 feet, whichever is less.
(5) 
Farm stands in accordance with the definition of "farm stand" in § 19-203 of this chapter, provided that there shall be only one stand per farm, provided that the stand is set back a minimum of 50 feet from any street line and property line, and provided that minor site plan approval is obtained from the Land Use Board.
[Amended 4-11-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-02]
(6) 
Off-street parking and garages. (See Subsection 19-406E hereinbelow for zoning requirements and § 19-511 for design requirements.)
(7) 
Fences and walls. (See § 19-505 for design requirements.)
(8) 
Home offices. (See § 19-203 for definitions and standards.)
(9) 
Residential agriculture. (See § 19-203 for definition.)
(10) 
Home occupations, including family day-care homes and child care residences. (See § 19-203 for definition and § 19-602 for requirements.)
(11) 
Signs. (See Subsection 19-406F hereinbelow for zoning requirements and § 19-516 for design requirements.)
(12) 
Satellite dish antennas as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
(13) 
Housing for seasonal agricultural workers as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
(14) 
Residential apartments in single-family detached dwellings as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
(15) 
Cellular antennas as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
(16) 
Temporary construction trailers and one sign not exceeding 32 square feet, advertising the prime contractor, subcontractor(s), architect, financing institution and similar data for the period of construction beginning with the issuance of a construction permit and concluding one month after the issuance of a certificate of occupancy, provided said trailer(s) and sign are on the site where the construction is taking place, are not on any existing or proposed street or easement, and are set back at least 30 feet from all street and lot lines. There shall be at least one working telephone in the trailer.
C. 
Maximum building height.
(1) 
Except for churches, no principal building shall exceed 30 feet in height and 2.5 stories;
(2) 
No accessory building shall exceed 25 feet in height and two stories, unless a lesser height is specifically specified by the chapter;
(3) 
Churches shall not exceed 50 feet in height and 2.5 stories; and
(4) 
The exceptions to height limits specified in § 19-402C of this chapter shall apply as applicable.
D. 
Area and yard requirements for the VR District.
Detached and Two-Family Dwelling Units and Churches
Townhouses[2]
Principal Building Minimum
Lot area
10,000 s.f.[1]
1 ac.
Lot frontage
75'
150'
Lot width
75'
150'
Lot depth
100'
200'
Side yard (each)
20'
25'
Front yard
25'
40'
Rear yard
50'
50'
Accessory Building Minimum
Distance to side line
10'
15'
Distance to rear line
10'
15'
Distance to other building
20'
20'
Maximum building coverage
20%
20%
Lot coverage
30%
55%
FOOTNOTES TO § 19-406D
[1]For single-family detached and two-family residential lots only, at least 7,500 square feet of each lot shall be contiguous noncritical areas acreage (see § 19-203 of this chapter for the definition of "critical areas"), which shall not include within it any surface stormwater management facility, and which must be appropriately situated for the location and construction of the principal building and its appurtenances, including the septic system and potable water well serving the lot; otherwise, the minimum required lot area shall be five acres.
[2]These provisions shall apply to the overall tract upon which the townhouses are developed. Additionally, in the instance where more than one building containing townhouse dwelling units is located on one tract of land, the total minimum separation between buildings shall be the sum of the two abutting yard distances (i.e., side, front and/or rear yards). Therefore, no portion of any building shall be closer to any portion of any other building than the combined distances of the abutting yard setback requirements for each building, provided that the corner of any building off set more than a twenty-degree angle from a line drawn parallel to another building shall be considered a side yard of the building.
E. 
Off-street parking. Each individual use shall provide parking spaces according to the following minimum provisions. Where a permitted use of land includes different specific activities with different specific parking requirements, the total number of required parking spaces shall be obtained by individually computing the parking requirements for each different activity and adding the resulting numbers together.
(1) 
Detached single-family units, two-family dwelling units and townhouse dwelling units shall provide 1.5 spaces per two-bedroom unit; two spaces per three-bedroom unit; 2.5 spaces per four-bedroom unit; and three spaces per five-or-more-bedroom unit. Where the bedroom count per unit is not specified, 2.5 spaces per dwelling unit shall be provided.
(2) 
Churches shall provide one space per every three permanent seats. One seat shall be considered 22 inches in calculating the capacity of pews or benches.
(3) 
All other uses shall provide adequate on-site parking to accommodate the permitted activities and shall be subject to the review and approval of the Board during site plan review.
(4) 
See § 19-503 for the design requirements for residential driveways and § 19-511 for the design requirements for nonresidential uses.
F. 
Signs.
(1) 
Detached dwelling units, two-family dwelling units and townhouse dwelling units are permitted information, direction and nameplate signs in accordance with § 19-516G of this chapter.
(2) 
Churches shall be permitted one freestanding sign and one attached sign in accordance with the following:
(a) 
The freestanding sign shall not exceed 30 square feet in area, 10 feet in height and shall be set back at least 25 feet from all street and property lines; and
(b) 
The attached sign shall be attached to the front facade of the building and shall not exceed an area equivalent to 5% of the front facade area or 25 square feet, whichever is smaller.
(3) 
All other uses shall be permitted appropriate signage in accordance with the review and approval of the Board during any required site plan review.
(4) 
See § 19-516 for design requirements.
G. 
Special provisions for townhouses.
(1) 
Townhouse developments shall not exceed a density of six dwelling units per gross acre of land within the tract.
(2) 
Each dwelling and combined complex of buildings shall have an architectural theme with appropriate variations in design to provide attractiveness to the development. Such variations in design shall result from the use of landscaping and the orientation of buildings to the natural features of the site and to other buildings, as well as from varying unit widths, staggering unit setbacks, using different exterior materials, changing rooflines and roof designs, varying building heights and changing window types, shutters, doors, porches and exterior colors. Architectural elevations shall be submitted to the Board for review and approval.
(3) 
All dwelling units shall be connected to approved and functioning central water and sanitary sewer systems prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy.
(4) 
All parking facilities shall be on the same site as the building. Parking spaces shall be provided in areas designed specifically for parking, and there shall be no parallel or diagonal designated parking spaces along interior streets.
(5) 
No townhouse dwelling unit shall be less than 20 feet wide and no more than eight dwelling units shall be located within any one building.
(6) 
No outside area or equipment shall be provided for the hanging of laundry or the outside airing of laundry in any manner. Sufficient area and equipment shall be made available within each building for the laundering and artificial drying of the laundry of the occupants of each building.
(7) 
For each apartment unit, in addition to any usual storage area or clothes closets contained inside individual dwelling units, there shall be provided for each dwelling unit 250 cubic feet of storage area, either within the individual dwelling unit or in a convenient, centrally located area in the cellar, basement or ground floor of the building, where personal belongings and effects may be stored without constituting a fire hazard and where said belongings and effects may be kept locked and separated from the belongings of other occupants.
(8) 
Dwelling units shall have access to a master television antenna system, and individual townhouse units may not erect individual external television antennas.
(9) 
Land area equal to at least 250 square feet per dwelling unit shall be specified on the site plan and improved at the sole expense of the developer as active recreation areas for use by the residents of the development.
(10) 
For a fee simple townhouse unit, no construction permit shall be issued for any townhouse dwelling unit or accessory structure or addition thereto unless the proposed construction is in accordance with the approved site plan, and this condition shall be recited as a notice in the homeowners' association bylaws. After the initial approval of the site plan, no application for a construction permit will be accepted for processing unless accompanied by a statement from the homeowners' association that the proposed construction has been approved by the homeowners' association.
H. 
Special recycling provisions.
(1) 
There shall be included in any new townhouse development an indoor or outdoor recycling area for the collection and storage of residentially-generated recyclable materials. The dimension of the recycling area shall be sufficient to accommodate recycling bins or containers which are of adequate size and number, and which are consistent with anticipated usage and with current methods of collection in the area in which the project is located. The dimensions of the recycling area and the bins or containers shall be consistent with the district recycling plan adopted pursuant to Section 3 of P.L. 1987, c. 102 (N.J.S.A. 13:1E-99.13), as amended.
(2) 
The recycling area shall be conveniently located for the residential disposition of source separated recyclable materials preferably near, but clearly separated from, a refuse dumpster.
(3) 
The recycling area shall be well lit and shall be safely and easily accessible by recycling personnel and vehicles. Collection vehicles shall be able to access the recycling area without interference from parked cars or other obstacles. Reasonable measures shall be taken to protect the recycling area, and the bins or containers placed therein, against theft of recyclable materials, bins or containers.
(4) 
The recycling area, and the bins or containers placed therein, shall be designed so as to provide protection against adverse environmental conditions which might render the collected materials unmarketable. Any bins or containers which are used for the collection of recyclable paper or cardboard, and which are located in an outdoor recycling area, shall be equipped with a lid, or otherwise covered so as to keep the paper or cardboard dry.
(5) 
Signs clearly identifying the recycling area and the materials accepted therein shall be posted adjacent to all points of access to the recycling area. Individual bins or containers shall be equipped with signs indicating the materials to be placed therein.
(6) 
Landscaping and/or fencing, at least six feet in height, shall be provided around any outdoor recycling area and shall be provided in an aesthetically pleasing manner.
I. 
Affordable housing requirements. Any development of townhouses shall be considered an inclusionary development as defined by the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) and shall be in accordance with COAH's current Substantive Rules at N.J.A.C. 5:93-1 et seq.; more particularly, the primary applicable sections of COAH's current Substantive Rules are as follows:
(1) 
N.J.A.C. 5:93-7: Inclusionary Developments;
(2) 
N.J.A.C. 5:93-9: Controls on Affordability;
(3) 
N.J.A.C. 5:93-10: Cost Generation;
(4) 
N.J.A.C. 5:93-11: Affirmative Marketing; and
(5) 
N.J.A.C. 5:93-12: Monitoring.
A. 
Principal permitted uses on the land and in buildings.
(1) 
Detached single-family dwelling units and two-family dwelling units.
(2) 
Conservation areas, open space, public parks, public playgrounds and public purpose uses.
(3) 
Community residences for the developmentally disabled, community shelters for victims of domestic violence, community residences for persons with head traumas, and/or community residences for the terminally ill, as required by N.J.S.A. 40:55D-66.1, subject to the standards and requirements of single-family dwelling units located within the same district.
[Amended 10-19-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-16]
(4) 
Professional offices, including but not limited to, the offices of a physician, surgeon, dentist, minister, architect, accountant, engineer, attorney or other recognized profession.
(5) 
Banks, including drive-in facilities.
(6) 
Retail shops for the retail sales of books, crafts, confections, drugs, dry goods, flowers, gifts, notions, stationery and other similar small portable goods.
(7) 
Personal service shops limited to beauty shops, barbershops, shoe repair shops and tailor/seamstress shops.
(8) 
Restaurants, excluding drive-through windows.
(9) 
Quasi-public uses as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
(10) 
Child care centers, licensed by the New Jersey Department of Human Services and as defined in § 19-203.
(11) 
Residential flats, provided the following:
(a) 
Residential flats shall be located within the 1 1/2 stories above permitted professional offices, retail shops and/or personal service shops located on the first floor, except that no residential flat or portion thereof shall be situated above any use which utilizes either a condenser or compressor within its net habitable floor area.
(b) 
If the second floor of a building contains a residential flat, no directly contiguous nonresidential use shall be permitted on that floor.
(c) 
Each residential flat shall have access provided via an outside entrance or stairway, which may connect to a common hallway providing direct access to individual residential flats.
(d) 
Each residential flat shall contain either one or two bedrooms. The minimum net habitable floor area of a one-bedroom unit shall be 500 square feet, and the minimum net habitable floor area of a two-bedroom unit shall be 600 square feet.
(12) 
Adult entertainment uses as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
(13) 
Churches and similar places of worship in accordance with the requirements for churches and similar places of worship in § 19-406 of this chapter for the VR Village Residential Zoning District.
[Added 8-9-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-06]
B. 
Accessory uses permitted.
(1) 
Private residential swimming pools, bathhouses, cabanas and/or other structures customarily incidental to a private swimming pool on a property with a single-family dwelling, provided that the pool is located in the rear yard and/or the side yard only and occupies no more than 75% of the rear yard or the side yard area.
(2) 
Private tennis courts and other usual recreational facilities and landscaping features, such as trellises and gazebos, customarily associated with residential dwelling units.
(3) 
One residential tool shed for the storage of objects owned by the residents of the single-family dwelling situated on the property, not exceeding 200 square feet in area and 15 feet in height.
(4) 
Off-street parking and garages. (See Subsection 19-407F hereinbelow for zoning requirements and § 19-511 for design requirements.)
(5) 
Fences and walls. (See § 19-505 for design requirements.)
(6) 
Home offices. (See § 19-203 for definitions and standards).
(7) 
Residential agriculture. (See § 19-203 for definition).
(8) 
Home occupations, including family day-care homes and child care residences. (See § 19-203 for definition and § 19-602 for requirements.)
(9) 
Signs. (See Subsection 19-407G hereinbelow for zoning requirements and § 19-516 for design requirements.)
(10) 
Satellite dish antennas as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
(11) 
Child care centers, licensed by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, and located within permitted nonresidential uses.
(12) 
Nonindividual (community) septic systems on lands within the VN District and/or on lands within an adjacent R-5 District, provided that the septic systems serve uses in the VN District only.
[Amended 4-4-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-03]
(13) 
Temporary construction trailers and one sign not exceeding 32 square feet, advertising the prime contractor, subcontractor(s), architect, financing institution and similar data for the period of construction beginning with the issuance of a construction permit and concluding one month after the issuance of a certificate of occupancy, provided said trailer(s) and sign are on the site where the construction is taking place, are not on any existing or proposed street or easement, and are set back at least 30 feet from all street and lot lines. There shall be at least one working telephone in the trailer.
C. 
Maximum building height.
(1) 
No principal building shall exceed 30 feet in height and 2.5 stories;
(2) 
No accessory building shall exceed 25 feet in height and two stories, unless a lesser height is specifically specified by the chapter; and
(3) 
The exceptions to height limits specified in § 19-402C of this chapter shall apply as applicable.
D. 
Area and yard requirements for the VN District.
Detached and Two- Family Dwelling Units
Offices, Banks, Shops, Child Care Centers and Restaurants
Principal Building Minimum
Lot area
10,000 s.f.[1]
10,000 s.f.
Lot frontage
75'
100'
Lot width
75'
100'
Lot depth
100'
100'
Side yard (each)
15'
15'
Front yard
20'
25'
Rear yard
50'
25'
Accessory Building Minimum
Distance to side line
10'
10'
Distance to rear line
10'
10'
Distance to other building
20'
15'
Maximum
Building coverage
20%
25%
Lot coverage
30%
60%
FOOTNOTE TO § 19-407D
[1]For single-family detached and two-family residential lots only, at least 7,500 square feet of each lot shall be contiguous noncritical areas acreage (see § 19-203 of this chapter for the definition of "critical areas"), which shall not include within it any surface stormwater management facility, and which must be appropriately situated for the location and construction of the principal building and its appurtenances, including the septic system and potable water well serving the lot; otherwise, the minimum required lot area shall be five acres.
E. 
General requirements for nonresidential uses.
(1) 
One building may contain not more than three principal uses, provided that each use occupies a minimum gross floor area of 750 square feet and that the combined off-street parking requirements for all uses are met.
(2) 
No building shall exceed 5,000 square feet in gross floor area.
(3) 
Unless otherwise specifically approved by the Board as part of a site plan application, no merchandise, product, equipment or similar material or objects shall be displayed or stored outside.
(4) 
All areas not utilized for buildings, parking, loading, access aisles and driveways or pedestrian walkways shall be suitably landscaped with grass, shrubs, ground cover, or trees and shall be maintained in good condition.
(5) 
For nonresidential uses, at least the first 20 feet adjacent to any street line and 10 feet adjacent to any other property line shall not be used for parking and shall be planted and/or maintained with landscaping. Moreover, at least the first 10 feet along the common boundary with a residential Zoning District line shall be utilized as buffer screening as defined in § 19-203 and described in § 19-507C of this chapter.
(6) 
All buildings shall meet the following design requirements:
(a) 
All buildings shall be compatibly designed whether constructed all at one time or in stages over a period of time;
(b) 
All building walls shall be suitably finished for aesthetic purposes and shall be compatible in design and scale to the surrounding residential areas; and
(c) 
All buildings shall have a gable, hip, gambrel or mansard roof (or other dual pitched, single ridge roof); no flat roofs are permitted.
(7) 
There shall be at least one trash and garbage pickup location, including provisions for recyclable materials, provided by each building. The location shall be separated from the parking spaces by either a location within the building or in a pickup location outside the building, which shall be a steel-like, totally enclosed container located in a manner to be obscured from view from parking areas, streets and adjacent residential uses or zoning districts by a fence, wall, planting or combination of all three.
F. 
Off-street parking. Each individual use shall provide parking spaces according to the following minimum provisions. Where a permitted use of land includes different specific activities with different specific parking requirements, the total number of required parking spaces shall be obtained by individually computing the parking requirements for each different activity and adding the resulting numbers together.
(1) 
Detached single-family units and two-family dwelling units shall provide 1.5 spaces per two-bedroom unit; two spaces per three-bedroom unit; 2.5 spaces per four-bedroom unit; and three spaces per five-or-more-bedroom unit. Where the bedroom count per unit is not specified, 2.5 spaces per dwelling unit shall be provided.
(2) 
Professional offices, banks, retail shops and personal service shops shall provide parking at the ratio of one parking space per 250 square feet of gross floor area or part thereof. Additionally, drive-in windows for banks shall provide room for at least 12 automobiles per window for queuing purposes.
(3) 
Residential flats shall provide parking at the ratio of one parking space per dwelling unit, with the understanding that there will be some shared parking between the residential flats and the permitted nonresidential uses.
(4) 
Restaurants shall provide one parking space for every three seats but, in any case, a sufficient number of spaces to prevent any parking along public rights-of-way or private driveways, fire lanes and aisles.
(5) 
Child care centers shall provide parking at the ratio of one parking space per employee plus one additional parking space for every eight children. Adequate spaces shall be provided for the loading and unloading of children which shall take place on site and not in the public right-of-way.
(6) 
All other uses shall provide adequate on-site parking to accommodate the permitted activities and shall be subject to the review and approval of the Board during site plan review.
(7) 
See § 19-503 for the design requirements for residential driveways and § 19-511 for the design requirements for nonresidential uses.
G. 
Signs.
(1) 
Detached dwelling units and two-family dwelling units are permitted information, direction and nameplate signs in accordance with § 19-516G of this chapter.
(2) 
Buildings containing professional offices, banks, retail shops, personal service shops, restaurants and child care centers may have one major sign per building, either freestanding or attached, plus additional signage in accordance with the following:
(a) 
Any attached sign shall not exceed 5% of the front facade of the principal building or 25 square feet, whichever is smaller;
(b) 
Any freestanding sign shall not exceed 25 square feet in area and 10 feet in height and shall be set back at least 15 feet from all street and property lines; and
(c) 
Where a principal use occupying at least 500 square feet of segregated area has direct access from the outside, a sign not exceeding four square feet in area identifying the name of the activity also shall be permitted.
Such additional sign(s) shall be attached flat against the building at the entrance to the activity.
(3) 
All other uses shall be permitted appropriate signage in accordance with the review and approval of the Board during any required site plan review.
(4) 
See § 19-516 for design requirements.
A. 
Principal permitted uses on the land and in buildings in the HC-1 Zoning District.
[Amended 10-19-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-16]
(1) 
Retail sales of goods.
(2) 
Retail sales of services.
(3) 
Banks, including drive-in facilities.
(4) 
Offices and office buildings.
(5) 
Restaurants.
(6) 
Child-care centers, licensed by the New Jersey Department of Human Services and as defined in § 19-203.
(7) 
Funeral homes.
(8) 
Small animal hospitals, including outside facilities and kennels.
(9) 
Garden centers, lumberyards and equipment supply centers, including the outside storage, sale and/or display of material if screened from the street and neighboring properties by a fence, wall and/or plantings. The outside storage, sale and/or display of material shall not exceed four times the coverage of all buildings on the lot.
(10) 
Public utility uses as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
(11) 
Cellular antennas as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
(12) 
Conservation areas.
(13) 
Open space.
(14) 
Public parks, playgrounds. and public purpose uses.
(15) 
Farms.
(16) 
Dry-cleaning establishments which do not permit on-premises cleaning or use chemicals on site.
(17) 
Shopping centers.
(18) 
Service stations as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
B. 
Accessory uses permitted.
(1) 
Off-street parking. (See Subsection 19-408F hereinbelow for zoning requirements and § 19-511 for design requirements.)
(2) 
Fences and walls. (See § 19-505 for design requirements.)
(3) 
Off-street loading. (See Subsection 19-408G hereinbelow for zoning requirements and § 19-511 for design requirements.)
(4) 
Storage buildings.
(5) 
Signs. (See Subsection 19-408H hereinbelow for zoning requirements and § 19-516 for design requirements.)
(6) 
Satellite dish antennas as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
(7) 
Drive-through windows for restaurants as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
(8) 
Child care centers, licensed by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, and located within permitted nonresidential uses.
(9) 
Temporary construction trailers and one sign not exceeding 32 square feet, advertising the prime contractor, subcontractor(s), architect, financing institution and similar data for the period of construction beginning with the issuance of a construction permit and concluding one month after the issuance of a certificate of occupancy, provided said trailer(s) and sign are on the site where the construction is taking place, are not on any existing or proposed street or easement, and are set back at least 30 feet from all street and lot lines. There shall be at least one working telephone in the trailer.
C. 
Maximum building height.
(1) 
No principal building shall exceed 30 feet in height and 2.5 stories;
(2) 
No accessory building shall exceed 25 feet in height and two stories; and
(3) 
The exceptions to height limits specified in Subsection 19-402C of this chapter shall apply as applicable.
D. 
Area and yard requirements for the HC District.
[Amended 10-19-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-16]
Individual Uses
Shopping Centers[1]
Principal Building Minimum
Lot area
2 ac.
8 ac.
Lot frontage
250'
600'
Lot width
250'
600'
Lot depth
250'
400'
Side yard (each)
50'[2]
100'
Front yard
75'
100'
Rear yard
75'
100'
Accessory Building Minimum
Distance to side line
20'
100'
Distance to rear line
20'
100'
Distance to other building
20'
20'
Maximum
Floor area ratio
0.20
0.20
Lot coverage
40%[3]
40%[3]
Building size
25.000 sq. ft.[4]
50,000 gross sq. ft.[5]
FOOTNOTES TO § 19-408D
[1]More than one principal building shall be permitted for a shopping center, in accordance with the following:
[a]
All buildings shall be separated by a minimum of 20 feet if such separation is to be used solely for pedestrian circulation;
[b]
All buildings shall be separated by a minimum of 50 feet where any part of such separation is to be used for parking or vehicular circulation; and
[c]
The separation requirements should not be construed to prohibit covered pedestrian walkways when the roof or covering of such walkway extends between the buildings.
[2]The minimum principal building setback shall be 50 feet where a property line abuts a residential district or use.
[3]Except that an additional 10% shall be permitted if impervious pavement in a form acceptable to the Township Engineer is used for the additional coverage.
[4]Multiple buildings may be permitted on a lot in a village style of design.
[5]For anchor store use only with a maximum of three anchor stores for an aggregate of 150,000 square feet with all other of the uses within the shopping center not exceeding 25,000 gross square feet in size.
E. 
General requirements.
(1) 
One building may contain more than one principal use of the same use category, provided that each use occupies a minimum gross floor area of 500 square feet and that the combined off-street parking requirements for all uses are met. However, within any building not part of a shopping center, no more than three principal uses shall be permitted.
(2) 
Unless otherwise specifically approved by the Board as part of a site plan application, no merchandise, product, equipment or similar material or objects shall be displayed or stored outside. Where merchandise, products, equipment or similar material or objects are approved by the Board to be displayed or stored outside, the materials shall be suitably screened to be obscured from view from adjacent residential uses and must be situated within the property lines of the principal use.
(3) 
All areas not utilized for buildings, parking, loading, access aisles and driveways or pedestrian walkways shall be suitably landscaped with grass, shrubs, ground cover, or trees and shall be maintained in good condition.
(4) 
At least the first 50 feet adjacent to any street line and 25 feet adjacent to any lot line shall not be used for parking, vehicular circulation and/or loading and shall be planted and maintained with landscaping. A minimum of 100 feet from any residential district or use shall be required for any principal building or any parking, circulation, loading, or other paving or improved areas, and at least a twenty-five-foot-wide buffer screening as defined in § 19-203 and described in § 19-507C of this chapter.
[Amended 10-19-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-16]
(5) 
All buildings shall meet the following design requirements:
(a) 
All buildings shall be compatibly designed whether constructed all at one time or in stages over a period of time; and
(b) 
All building walls facing any street or residential use and/or residential zoning district shall be suitably finished for aesthetic purposes.
(c) 
A low-intensity village atmosphere of smaller buildings clustered in a pedestrian-oriented nonlinear layout shall be encouraged with multiple detached principal buildings permitted on the lot. Buildings shall be staggered, with varying building setbacks and with the orientation of the fronts of the building situated at angles to one another and/or otherwise designed to promote a nonlinear appearance.
[Added 10-19-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-16]
F. 
Off-street parking. Each individual use shall provide parking spaces according to the following minimum provisions. Where a permitted use of land includes different specific activities with different specific parking requirements, the total number of required parking spaces shall be obtained by computing individually the parking requirements for each different activity and adding the resulting numbers together.
(1) 
Retail sales of goods and/or services shall provide parking at the ratio of one parking space per 200 square feet of gross floor area or part thereof.
(2) 
Banks and offices shall provide parking at the ratio of one parking space per 250 square feet of gross floor area or part thereof. Additionally, drive-in windows for banks shall provide room for at least 12 automobiles per window for queuing purposes.
(3) 
Restaurants shall provide one parking space for every three seats but, in any case, a sufficient number of spaces to prevent any parking along public rights-of-way or private driveways, fire lanes and aisles.
(4) 
Child care centers shall provide parking at a ratio of one parking space per employee plus one additional parking space for every eight children. Adequate spaces shall be provided for the loading and unloading of children which shall take place on-site and not in the public right-of-way.
(5) 
Shopping centers shall provide parking at the overall ratio of 4.5 parking spaces per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area.
(6) 
All other uses shall provide off-street parking in accordance with the following:
(a) 
One space per 200 square feet of gross floor area used for offices or sales; plus
(b) 
One space per 500 square feet of gross floor area used for research, assembly or animal surgery; plus
(c) 
One space per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area used for storage; and
(d) 
Any activity that does not fit any of the above categories shall provide adequate off-street parking, as testified to by the applicant and as approved by the Board during site plan review.
(7) 
Parking areas for individual uses shall be designed to be interconnected with adjacent properties, whenever possible, and shall utilize common entrance(s) and exit(s), where feasible, in order to minimize access points to the street.
(8) 
See § 19-511 for the design requirements for nonresidential uses.
G. 
Off-street loading.
(1) 
Each principal building shall provide at least one off-street loading space at the side or rear of the building or within the building. Each loading space shall be at least 15 feet in width by 40 feet in length, with adequate ingress and egress from a public street and with adequate space for maneuvering. Additional spaces may be necessary and required dependent upon the specific activity. There shall be no loading or unloading from the street.
(2) 
There shall be at least one trash and garbage pickup location, including provisions for recyclable materials, provided by each building. The location shall be separated from the parking spaces by either a location within the building or in a pickup location outside the building which shall be a steel-like, totally enclosed container located in a manner to be obscured from view from parking areas, streets and adjacent residential uses or zoning districts by a fence, wall, planting or combination of all three. If located within the building, the doorway may serve both the loading and trash/garbage functions and, if located outside the building, it may be located adjacent to or within the general loading area(s), provided that the container in no way interferes with or restricts the loading and unloading functions.
H. 
Signs.
[Amended 7-12-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-07]
(1) 
Individual uses: Each principal commercial building not part of a shopping center may have one major attached and one freestanding sign in accordance with the following:
(a) 
The aggregate area of both signs shall not exceed 75 square feet.
(b) 
The attached sign shall not exceed an area equivalent to 5% of the front facade of the principal building upon which the sign is attached:
(c) 
The freestanding sign shall be set back at least 25 feet from all street and property lines and shall not exceed 15 feet in height; and
(d) 
Where a use in a multi-tenant building occupies at least 500 square feet of segregated habitable floor area with direct access from the outside, one additional sign for each use, not exceeding eight square feet in area and identifying the name of the use only, may be attached to a building at the entrance to the use.
(2) 
Shopping centers: Each shopping center may have one freestanding sign, plus attached signs identifying the names of individual uses, provided and in accordance with the following:
(a) 
The size of the one freestanding sign shall not exceed 75 square feet in area;
(b) 
The freestanding sign shall be set back at least 25 feet from all street and property lines and shall not exceed 15 feet in height;
(c) 
Where an individual use occupies at least 750 square feet of segregated habitable floor area with direct access from the outside, one additional sign for each use, identifying the name of the use only, shall be permitted in accordance with the following:
[1] 
The size of each such sign shall not exceed 1/2 square foot of sign area per one linear foot of building frontage occupied by the individual use, but in no case shall the size of the sign exceed 50 square feet in area;
[2] 
Each such sign shall be either attached flat against the building at the entrance to the activity or shall be suspended perpendicular to the building from a roof over a common walkway. If suspended, the sign shall be no closer than eight feet to the finished grade below; and
[3] 
All signs within a shopping center shall adhere to a common set of architectural specifications regarding lettering style, lighting and the colors of the signs, and such architectural specifications must be specifically approved by the Land Use Board prior to the issuance of a construction permit for any sign in the shopping center.
[Amended 4-11-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-02]
(3) 
Any sign illumination external to the sign shall be designed, oriented and landscaped to prevent any sight of the lamp from any street or neighboring properties.
(4) 
See § 19-516 of this chapter for the design standards regarding signs.
I. 
The HC-2 Zoning District shall include all of the provisions contained in the HC-1 Zoning District except that there shall not be permitted as a principal use, service stations as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67.
[Added 10-19-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-16]
A. 
Principal permitted uses on the land and in buildings.
[Amended 4-4-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-03; 10-19-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-16]
(1) 
Farms, provided that the farm use itself shall have a minimum lot size of five acres and provided further that a farm may have a single-family detached dwelling situated thereon only if the farm is at least six acres in size. Moreover, any single-family dwelling situated on a farm shall be subject to the requirements specified for detached dwellings within the R-5 Single-Family Residential Zoning District, except that the minimum lot size requirement of five acres shall not apply to detached dwellings situated on farms.
(2) 
Banks with drive-through facilities.
(3) 
Conservation areas, open space, public parks, playgrounds and public purpose uses.
(4) 
Offices and office buildings.
(5) 
Child-care centers, licensed by the New Jersey Department of Human Services.
(6) 
Research laboratories as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
(7) 
Cellular antennas as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
(8) 
Public utility uses as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
(9) 
Bed-and-breakfast uses as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
B. 
Accessory uses permitted.
(1) 
Off-street parking. (See Subsection 19-409F hereinbelow for zoning requirements and § 19-511 for design requirements.)
(2) 
Fences and walls. (See § 19-505 for design requirements.)
(3) 
Off-street loading. (See Subsection 19-409G hereinbelow for zoning requirements and § 19-511 for design requirements.)
(4) 
Storage buildings.
(5) 
Signs. (See Subsection 19-409H hereinbelow for zoning requirements and § 19-516 for design requirements.)
(6) 
Employee cafeterias, provided the cafeteria is limited to serving the employees and guests of the principal use designated on the site plan as approved by the Board.
(7) 
Satellite dish antennas as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
(8) 
Child care centers, licensed by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, and located within permitted nonresidential uses.
(9) 
Structures incidental to a farm such as barns and packing, grading and storage buildings for produce raised on the premises; fences; buildings for the keeping of permitted poultry and livestock; and garages for the keeping and maintaining of trucks and other equipment used in farm operations are permitted when accessory to a permitted farm use, provided that any building which is accessory to a farm shall be set back from any property line at least twice the distance of the height of the accessory building or 100 feet, whichever is less.
(10) 
Temporary construction trailers and one sign not exceeding 32 square feet, advertising the prime contractor, subcontractor(s), architect, financing institution and similar data for the period of construction beginning with the issuance of a construction permit and concluding one month after the issuance of a certificate of occupancy, provided said trailer(s) and sign are on the site where the construction is taking place, are not on any existing or proposed street or easement, and are set back at least 30 feet from all street and lot lines. There shall be at least one working telephone in the trailer.
C. 
Maximum building height.
(1) 
No principal building shall exceed 30 feet in height and 2.5 stories;
(2) 
No accessory building shall exceed 25 feet in height and two stories; and
(3) 
The exceptions to height limits specified in § 19-402C of this chapter shall apply as applicable.
D. 
Area and yard requirements for the PRO District.
[Amended 10-19-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-16]
Principal Building Minimum
Individual Uses
Lot area
2 ac.
Lot frontage
250'
Lot width
250'
Lot depth
250'
Side yard (each)
50'[1]
Front yard
75'
Rear yard
50'[1]
Accessory Building Minimum
Distance to side line
20'
Distance to rear line
20'
Distance to other building
20'
Maximum
Floor area ratio
0.2
Lot coverage
40%[2]
TWO FOOTNOTES TO § 19-409D
[1]The minimum principal building setback shall be at least 200 feet and the minimum setback from any parking, circulation, loading or other paved or improved area shall be 100 feet where the property line abuts a residential district or use.
[2]An additional 10% shall be permitted if impervious pavement in a form acceptable to the Township Engineer is used for the additional coverage.
E. 
General requirements.
(1) 
One building may contain more than one principal use of the same use category, provided that each use occupies a minimum gross floor area of 1,000 square feet and that the combined off-street parking requirements for all uses are met. The maximum permitted size of any principal building shall not exceed 30,000 square feet. However, more than one principal building may be permitted on any lot, provided that a nonlinear appearance is created with staggering setbacks and angled orientations between buildings.
[Amended 10-19-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-16]
(2) 
Unless otherwise specifically approved by the Board as part of a site plan application, no merchandise, product, equipment or similar material or objects shall be displayed or stored outside. Where merchandise, products, equipment or similar material or objects are approved by the Board to be displayed or stored outside, the materials shall be suitably screened to be obscured from view from adjacent residential uses and must be situated within the property lines of the principal use.
(3) 
All areas not utilized for buildings, parking, loading, access aisles and driveways or pedestrian walkways shall be suitably landscaped with grass, shrubs, ground cover, or trees and shall be maintained in good condition.
(4) 
At least the first 50 feet adjacent to any street line or property line shall not be used for parking, vehicular circulation and/or loading and shall be planted and maintained with landscaping. Moreover, at least the first 25 feet along the common boundary with a residential zoning district line shall be utilized as buffer screening as defined in § 19-203 and described in § 19-507C of this chapter.
(5) 
All buildings shall meet the following design requirements:
(a) 
All buildings shall be compatibly designed, whether constructed all at one time or in stages over a period of time.
(b) 
All building walls facing any street or residential use and/or residential zoning district shall be suitably finished for aesthetic purposes.
(c) 
All buildings shall be consistent and in keeping with the prevailing rural character of the Township. Buildings shall have dual-pitched single-ridged roofs. Flat roofs shall be prohibited.
(d) 
Buildings shall be suitably finished on all sides for aesthetic purposes in a manner consistent with the surface materials existing within the neighborhood and shall be compatible in scale and design with the surrounding area.
F. 
Off-street parking. Each individual use shall provide parking spaces according to the following minimum provisions. Where a permitted use of land includes different specific activities with different specific parking requirements, the total number of required parking spaces shall be obtained by computing individually the parking requirements for each different activity and adding the resulting numbers together.
(1) 
Child care centers shall provide parking at a ratio of one parking space per employee plus one additional parking space for every eight children. Adequate spaces shall be provided for the loading and unloading of children which shall take place on-site and not in the public right-of-way.
(2) 
All other uses shall provide off-street parking in accordance with the following:
(a) 
One space per 200 square feet of gross floor area used for offices or sales; plus
(b) 
One space per 500 square feet of gross floor area used for research and manufacturing; plus
(c) 
One space per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area used for storage; and
(d) 
Any activity that does not fit any of the above categories shall be provided adequate off-street parking, as testified to by the applicant and as approved by the Board during site plan review.
(3) 
Parking areas for individual uses shall be designed to be interconnected with adjacent properties, whenever possible, and shall utilize common entrance(s) and exit(s), where feasible, in order to minimize access points to the street.
(4) 
See § 19-511 for the design requirements for nonresidential uses.
G. 
Off-street loading.
(1) 
Each principal building shall provide at least one off-street loading space at the side or rear of the building or within the building. Each loading space shall be at least 15 feet in width by 40 feet in length, with adequate ingress and egress from a public street and with adequate space for maneuvering. Additional spaces may be necessary and required dependent upon the specific activity. There shall be no loading or unloading from the street.
(2) 
There shall be at least one trash and garbage pickup location, including provisions for recyclable materials, provided by each building. The location shall be separated from the parking spaces by either a location within the building or in a pickup location outside the building which shall be a steel-like, totally enclosed container located in a manner to be obscured from view from parking areas, streets and adjacent residential uses or zoning districts by a fence, wall, planting or combination of all three. If located within the building, the doorway may serve both the loading and trash/garbage functions and, if located outside the building, it may be located adjacent to or within the general loading area(s), provided that the container in no way interferes with or restricts the loading and unloading functions.
H. 
Signs.
(1) 
Each principal building may have one major sign, either freestanding or attached, in accordance with the following:
(a) 
The sign shall not exceed an area equivalent to 5% of the front facade of the principal building or 75 square feet, whichever is less; and
(b) 
If freestanding, the sign shall be set back at least 25 feet from all street and property lines and shall not exceed 10 feet in height or the height of the principal building, whichever is less.
(2) 
Where a principal use occupying at least 1,000 square feet of segregated area has direct access from the outside, an additional sign identifying the name of the activity also shall be permitted in accordance with the following:
(a) 
The sign shall not exceed 10 square feet in area, and the square footage of the sign shall not be counted in any calculation of permitted sign area; and
(b) 
The sign shall be attached flat against the building at the entrance to the activity.
(3) 
See § 19-516 for design requirements.
A. 
Principal permitted uses on the land and in buildings.
[Amended 12-30-1998 by Ord. No. 98-18; 4-4-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-03; 10-19-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-16]
(1) 
Farms, provided that the farm use itself shall have a minimum lot size of five acres and provided further that a farm may have a single-family detached dwelling situated thereon only if the farm is at least six acres in size. Moreover, any single-family dwelling situated on a farm shall be subject to the requirements specified for detached dwellings within the R-5 Single-Family Residential Zoning District, except that the minimum lot size requirement of five acres shall not apply to detached dwellings situated on farms.
(2) 
Agricultural support uses, including, but not limited to, feed and supply stores. Slaughterhouses, feed lots, and similar uses are specifically prohibited.
(3) 
Conservation area, open space, public parks, playgrounds and public purpose uses.
(4) 
Construction and plumbing/electrical contractors' facilities.
(5) 
Offices and office buildings.
(6) 
Research laboratories as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for other conditions and standards.)
(7) 
Limited manufacturing as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for other conditions and standards.)
(8) 
Warehouses and assembly and distribution centers as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for other conditions and standards.)
(9) 
Indoor commercial and recreational facilities as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
(10) 
Repair shops for appliances, machines and engines as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
(11) 
Child care centers, licensed by the New Jersey Department of Human Services and as defined in § 19-203.
(12) 
Public utility uses as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:44D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
(13) 
Cellular antennas as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:44D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
(14) 
Airports as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:44D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
(15) 
Golf courses with banquet facilities as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
B. 
Accessory uses permitted.
(1) 
Off-street parking. (See Subsection 19-410F hereinbelow for zoning requirements and § 19-511 for design requirements.)
(2) 
Fences and walls. (See § 19-505 for design requirements.)
(3) 
Off-street loading. (See Subsection 19-410G hereinbelow for zoning requirements and § 19-511 for design requirements.)
(4) 
Storage buildings.
(5) 
Signs. (See Subsection 19-410H hereinbelow for zoning requirements and § 19-516 for design requirements.)
(6) 
Employee cafeterias, provided the cafeteria is limited to serving the employees and guests of the principal use designated on the site plan as approved by the Board.
(7) 
Retail sales of the goods manufactured, warehoused, assembled, distributed and/or repaired on the premises as part of a permitted principal use, provided that the sales area shall not be larger than 20% of the gross square footage of the first floor of the principal building.
(8) 
Satellite dish antennas as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
(9) 
Child care centers, licensed by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, and located within permitted nonresidential uses.
(10) 
Structures incidental to a farm such as barns and packing, grading and storage buildings for produce raised on the premises; fences; buildings for the keeping of permitted poultry and livestock; and garages for the keeping and maintaining of trucks and other equipment used in farm operations are permitted when accessory to a permitted farm use, provided that any building which is accessory to a farm shall be set back from any property line at least twice the distance of the height of the accessory building or 100 feet, whichever is less.
(11) 
Temporary construction trailers and one sign not exceeding 32 square feet, advertising the prime contractor, subcontractor(s), architect, financing institution and similar data for the period of construction beginning with the issuance of a construction permit and concluding one month after the issuance of a certificate of occupancy, provided said trailer(s) and sign are on the site where the construction is taking place, are not on any existing or proposed street or easement, and are set back at least 30 feet from all street and lot lines. There shall be at least one working telephone in the trailer.
C. 
Maximum building height.
(1) 
No principal building shall exceed 30 feet in height and 2.5 stories;
(2) 
No accessory building shall exceed 25 feet in height and two stories; and
(3) 
The exceptions to height limits specified in § 19-402C of this chapter shall apply as applicable.
D. 
Area and yard requirements for the GCI District.
Principal Building Minimum
Lot area
5 ac.
Lot frontage
300'
Lot width
300'
Lot depth
400'
Side yard (each)
60'
Front yard
100'
Rear yard
60'[1]
Accessory Building Minimum
Distance to side line
30'[1]
Distance to rear line
40'[1]
Distance to other building
20'
Maximum
Floor area ratio
0.25
Lot coverage
40%[2]
TWO FOOTNOTES TO § 19-410D
[1]A one-hundred-foot setback shall be applicable for any parking, circulation, loading, or other paved or improved area when abutting residential zones or uses.
[2]An additional 10% is permitted if impervious pavement in a form acceptable to the Township Engineer is used for the additional coverage.
E. 
General requirements.
(1) 
One building may contain more than one principal use of the same use category, provided that each use occupies a minimum gross floor area of 1,000 square feet and that the combined off-street parking requirements for all uses are met.
(2) 
Unless otherwise specifically approved by the Board as part of a site plan application, no merchandise, product, equipment or similar material or objects shall be displayed or stored outside. Where merchandise, products, equipment or similar material or objects are approved by the Board to be displayed or stored outside, the materials shall be suitably screened to be obscured from view from adjacent residential uses and must be situated within the property lines of the principal use.
(3) 
All areas not utilized for buildings, parking, loading, access aisles and driveways or pedestrian walkways shall be suitably landscaped with grass, shrubs, ground cover, or trees and shall be maintained in good condition.
(4) 
At least the first 50 feet adjacent to any street line or property line shall not be used for parking, vehicular circulation and/or loading and shall be planted and maintained with landscaping. Moreover, at least the first 25 feet along the common boundary with a residential zoning district line shall be utilized as buffer screening as defined in § 19-203 and described in § 19-507C of this chapter.
[Amended 10-19-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-16]
(5) 
All buildings shall meet the following design requirements:
[Amended 10-19-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-16]
(a) 
All buildings shall be compatibly designed, whether constructed all at one time or in stages over a period of time.
(b) 
All building walls facing any street or residential use and/or residential zoning district shall be suitably finished for aesthetic purposes.
(c) 
All HVAC and other mechanicals on or around the building shall be screened.
(6) 
No use shall cause or result in any of the following:
(a) 
Dissemination of smoke, gas, dust, odor or any other matter which pollutes the atmosphere;
(b) 
Discharge of any waste material onto the ground;
(c) 
Dissemination of glare, vibration, heat or electromagnetic interference beyond the property line; or
(d) 
Physical hazard from fire, explosions and/or radiation.
F. 
Off-street parking. Each individual use shall provide parking spaces according to the following minimum provisions. Where a permitted use of land includes different specific activities with different specific parking requirements, the total number of required parking spaces shall be obtained by computing individually the parking requirements for each different activity and adding the resulting numbers together.
(1) 
Banks and offices shall provide parking at the ratio of one parking space per 250 square feet of gross floor area or part thereof. Additionally, drive-in windows for banks shall provide room for at least 12 automobiles per window for queuing purposes.
(2) 
Child care centers shall provide parking at a ratio of one parking space per employee plus one additional parking space for every eight children. Adequate spaces shall be provided for the loading and unloading of children which shall take place on-site and not in the public right-of-way.
(3) 
All other uses shall provide off-street parking in accordance with the following:
(a) 
One space per 250 square feet of gross floor area used for offices or sales; plus
(b) 
One space per 500 square feet of gross floor area used for research and manufacturing; plus
(c) 
One space per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area used for storage; and
(d) 
Any activity that does not fit any of the above categories shall be provided adequate off-street parking, as testified to by the applicant and as approved by the Board during site plan review.
(4) 
Parking areas for individual uses shall be designed to be interconnected with adjacent properties, whenever possible, and shall utilize common entrance(s) and exit(s), where feasible, in order to minimize access points to the street.
(5) 
See § 19-511 for the design requirements for nonresidential uses.
G. 
Off-street loading.
(1) 
Each principal building shall provide at least one off-street loading space at the side or rear of the building or within the building. Each loading space shall be at least 15 feet in width by 40 feet in length, with adequate ingress and egress from a public street and with adequate space for maneuvering. Additional spaces may be necessary and required dependent upon the specific activity. There shall be no loading or unloading from the street.
(2) 
There shall be at least one trash and garbage pickup location, including provisions for recyclable materials, provided by each building. The location shall be separated from the parking spaces by either a location within the building or in a pickup location outside the building which shall be a steel-like, totally enclosed container located in a manner to be obscured from view from parking areas, streets and adjacent residential uses or zoning districts by a fence, wall, planting or combination of all three. If located within the building, the doorway may serve both the loading and trash/garbage functions and, if located outside the building, it may be located adjacent to or within the general loading area(s), provided that the container in no way interferes with or restricts the loading and unloading functions.
H. 
Signs.
(1) 
Each principal commercial building may have one major attached sign and one freestanding sign in accordance with the following:
(a) 
The aggregate area of both signs shall not exceed 75 square feet;
(b) 
The attached sign shall not exceed an area equivalent to 5% of the front facade of the principal building upon which the sign is attached; and
(c) 
The freestanding sign shall be set back at least 25 feet from all street and property lines and shall not exceed 15 feet in height or the height of the principal building, whichever is less.
(2) 
Where a principal use occupying at least 1,000 square feet of segregated area has direct access from the outside, an additional sign identifying the name of the activity also shall be permitted in accordance with the following:
(a) 
The sign shall not exceed eight square feet in area, and the square footage of the sign shall not be counted in any calculation of permitted sign area; and
(b) 
The sign shall be attached flat against the building at the entrance to the activity.
(3) 
See § 19-516 for design requirements.
[Added 10-19-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-16]
A. 
Principal permitted uses on the land and buildings.
(1) 
Retail sales of goods.
(2) 
Retail sales of personal services, limited to beauty shops, barbershops, shoe repair shops, tailor/seamstress shops, fitness centers, and other similar small scale personal service uses.
(3) 
Banks, including drive-in facilities.
(4) 
Offices and office buildings, including professional offices and real estate agencies and services.
(5) 
Restaurants, excluding drive-through windows.
(6) 
Child-care centers.
(7) 
Funeral homes.
(8) 
Conservation areas.
(9) 
Open space.
(10) 
Public parks, playgrounds, and public purpose uses.
(11) 
Small animal hospitals, excluding outside facilities and kennels.
(12) 
Repair shops for small appliances, engines, and office machines, which are portable by hand.
(13) 
Farms as conditional uses under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for conditions and standards.)
(14) 
Bed-and-breakfasts as conditional uses under 40:55D-67. (See § 19-601 for other conditions and standards.)
B. 
Accessory uses permitted.
(1) 
Off-street parking. (See Subsection § 19-411F herein below for zoning requirements and § 19-511 for design requirements.)
(2) 
Fences and walls. See § 19-505 for design requirements.)
(3) 
Off-street loading. (See Subsection 19-411G herein below for zoning requirements and § 19-511 for design requirements.)
(4) 
Temporary construction trailers and one sign not exceeding 32 square feet, advertising the prime contractor, subcontractor(s), architect, financing institution and similar data for the period of construction beginning with the issuance of a construction permit and concluding one month after the issuance of a certificate of occupancy, provided said trailer(s) and sign are on the site where the construction is taking place, are not on any existing or proposed street or easement, and are set back at least 30 feet from all street and lot lines. There shall be at least one working telephone in the trailer.
C. 
Maximum building height.
(1) 
No principal building shall exceed 30 feet in height and 2.5 stories;
(2) 
No accessory building shall exceed 25 feet in height and two stories; and
(3) 
The exceptions to height limits specified in Subsection 19-402C of this chapter shall apply as applicable.
D. 
Area and yard requirements for the CC District.
Principal Building
Individual Uses
Minimum
Lot area
1 ac.
Lot frontage
150'
Lot width
150'
Lot depth
150'
Side yard (each)
30'[1]
Front yard
75'
Rear yard
50'
Accessory Building
Minimum
Distance to side line
20'
Distance to rear line
20'
Distance to other building
20'
Maximum
Floor area ratio
0.175
Lot coverage
40%[2]
FOOTNOTES TO § 19-411D
[1]The minimum principal building setback shall be fifty feet where a property line abuts a residential district or use, within which a twenty-foot-wide buffer shall be required.
[2]An additional 10% coverage is permitted if impervious pavement in a form acceptable to the Township Engineer is used for the additional coverage.
E. 
General requirements.
(1) 
One building may contain more than one principal use of the same use category, provided that each use occupies a minimum gross floor area of 500 square feet and that the combined off-street parking requirements for all uses are met. Maximum building size shall be 15,000 square feet for any individual building.
(2) 
Unless otherwise specifically approved by the Board as part of a site plan application, no merchandise, product, equipment or similar material or objects shall be displayed or stored outside. Where merchandise, products, equipment or similar material or objects are approved by the Board to be displayed or stored outside, the materials shall be suitably screened to be obscured from view from adjacent residential uses and must be situated within the property lines of the principal use.
(3) 
All areas not utilized for buildings, parking, loading, access aisles and driveways or pedestrian walkways shall be suitably landscaped with grass, shrubs, ground cover, or trees and shall be maintained in good condition.
(4) 
At least the first 50 feet adjacent to any street line and 25 feet adjacent to any side or rear property line shall not be used for parking, vehicular circulation and/or loading and shall be planted and maintained with landscaping. Moreover, at least the first 20 feet along the common boundary with a residential zoning district line shall be utilized as buffer screening as defined in § 19-203 and described in § 19-507C of this chapter.
(5) 
All buildings shall meet the following design requirements:
(a) 
All buildings shall be compatibly designed, whether constructed all at one time or in stages over a period of time; and
(b) 
All building walls facing any street or residential use and/or residential zoning district shall be suitably finished for aesthetic purposes.
F. 
Off-street parking. Each individual use shall provide parking spaces according to the following minimum provisions. Where a permitted use of land includes different specific activities with different specific parking requirements, the total number of required parking spaces shall be obtained by computing individually the parking requirements for each different activity and adding the resulting numbers together.
(1) 
Retail sales of goods and/or services shall provide parking at the ratio of one parking space per 200 square feet of gross floor area or part thereof.
(2) 
Banks and offices shall provide parking at the ratio of one parking space per 250 square feet of gross floor area or part thereof. Additionally, drive-in windows for banks shall provide room for at least 12 automobiles per window for queuing purposes.
(3) 
Restaurants shall provide one parking space for every three seats but, in any case, a sufficient number of spaces to prevent any parking along public rights-of-way or private driveways, fire lanes and aisles.
(4) 
Child-care centers shall provide parking at a ratio of one parking space per employee, plus one additional parking space for every eight children. Adequate spaces shall be provided for the loading and unloading of children which shall take place on-site and not in the public right-of-way.
(5) 
All other uses shall provide off-street parking in accordance with the following:
(a) 
One space per 200 square feet of gross floor area used for offices or sales; plus
(b) 
One space per 500 square feet of gross floor area used for research, assembly or animal surgery; plus
(c) 
One space per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area used for storage; and
(d) 
Any activity that does not fit any of the above categories shall provide adequate off-street parking, as testified to by the applicant and as approved by the Board during site plan review.
(6) 
Parking areas for individual uses shall be designed to be interconnected with adjacent properties, whenever possible, and shall utilize common entrance(s) and exits(s), where feasible, in order to minimize access points to the street.
(7) 
See § 19-511 for the design requirements for nonresidential uses.
G. 
Off-street loading.
(1) 
Each principal building shall provide at least one off-street loading space at the side or rear of the building or within the building. Each loading space shall be at least 15 feet in width by 40 feet in length, with adequate ingress and egress from a public street and with adequate space for maneuvering. Additional spaces may be necessary and required dependent upon the specific activity. There shall be no loading or unloading from the street.
(2) 
There shall be at least one trash and garbage pickup location, including provisions for recyclable materials, provided by each building. The location shall be separated from the parking spaces by either a location within the building or in a pickup location outside the building which shall be a steel-like, totally enclosed container located in a manner to be obscured from view from parking areas, streets and adjacent residential uses or zoning districts by a fence, wall, planting or combination of all three. If located within the building, the doorway may serve both the loading and trash/garbage functions and, if located outside the building, it may be located adjacent to or within the general loading area(s), provided that the container in no way interferes with or restricts the loading and unloading functions.
H. 
Signs.
(1) 
Individual uses: Each principal commercial building not part of a shopping center may have one major attached and one freestanding sign in accordance with the following:
(a) 
The aggregate area of both signs shall not exceed 75 square feet.
(b) 
The attached sign shall not exceed an area equivalent to 5% of the front facade of the principal building upon which the sign is attached.
(c) 
The freestanding sign shall be set back at least 25 feet from all street and property lines and shall not exceed 15 feet in height.
(d) 
Where a use in a multitenant building occupies at least 500 square feet of segregated habitable floor area with direct access from the outside, one additional sign for each use, not exceeding eight square feet in area and identifying the name of the use only, may be attached to a building at the entrance to the use.
(2) 
Any sign illumination external to the sign shall be designed, oriented and landscaped to prevent any sight of the lamp from the street or neighboring properties.
(3) 
See § 19-516 of this chapter for the design standards regarding signs.