Township of Teaneck, NJ
Bergen County
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[Ord. No. 1811, § 23; Ord. No. 1859, 5-27-1980, § 6; Ord. No. 2042, 7-9-1984, § 4; Ord. No. 3747, 2-25-2003, § 3; Ord. No. 3963, 9-5-2006, § 2; Ord. No. 4037A, 11-20-2007; § 1; Ord. No. 4038A, 11-20-2007, § 1; Ord. No. 4130, 6-23-2009, § 1]
(a) 
Zoning districts. For purposes of this chapter, the Township is hereby divided into zoning districts as follows:
R-S
Residential Single-Family Detached
R-M
Residential Multifamily
B-1
Business - Retail
B-2
Business - Office
B-R
Special Business - Residential
L-I
Light Industry
U
University
H
Hospital
RR-M
Redevelopment Residential Multifamily
RC-1
Redevelopment Commercial - Office/Retail
RC-2
Redevelopment Commercial - Hotel/Motel
RC-3
Redevelopment Commercial - Hotel Accessory
R-SCH
Residential Senior Citizen Housing District
R-TH
Residential Townhouse District
MX-1
Mixed Use-1 District
MX-2
Mixed Use-2 District
MH
Medical and Health Facilities Overlay District
Medical Office Residential Overlay District (MOR)
[Added by Ord. No. 4-2013, 4-23-2013]
Medical Office Business Overlay District (MOB)
[Added by Ord. No. 4-2013, 4-23-2013]
LI-2 Light Industry-2 District
[Added by Ord. No. 7-2014, 4-29-2014]
R-AH Residential-Affordable Housing
[Added by Ord. No. 8-2014, 4-29-2014]
(b) 
Zoning Map. The boundaries of the zone districts are established on the map entitled "Zoning Map," dated May 1979, revised May 1980, which accompanies and is made part of this chapter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The Zoning Map is on file in the office of the Township Clerk and is available for inspection during regular business hours. A list of Zoning Map amendments is included at the end of this chapter.
(c) 
Interpretation of zone district boundaries.
(1) 
Zone district boundary lines are intended to follow street center lines, streams and lot or property lines unless otherwise indicated by dimensions on the Zoning Map. Any dimensions shown shall be in feet, measured horizontally and measured from the street right-of-way line even if the center line of that street serves as a zone district line. The location of any disputed zone district line shall be determined by the Board of Adjustment, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70b. Zone district lines extend vertically in both directions from ground level.
(2) 
Where a street or public way serves as the zone district line and it is lawfully vacated, the former center line shall be considered the zone district line,
(3) 
Where such boundaries are not fixed by dimensions and where they approximately follow lot lines and where they do not scale more than 25 feet distant therefrom, such lot lines shall be construed to be such boundaries unless specifically shown otherwise.
(a) 
Prohibited uses. All uses not expressly permitted in this chapter are prohibited, notwithstanding the enumeration of prohibited uses in Section 33-26 hereof.
(b) 
Nonconforming uses, lots and structures.
(1) 
Continuance. Except as otherwise provided herein, the lawful use of land or buildings existing at the date of the adoption or amendment of this chapter may be continued, although such use or building does not conform to the regulations specified by this chapter for the zone in which such land or building is located; provided, however, that:
a. 
Nonconforming lots shall not be further reduced.
b. 
Nonconforming buildings shall not be enlarged, extended or increased, but may be repaired, maintained or replaced, subject to the limitations of Subsection (4)b herein.
c. 
Nonconforming uses may not be expanded.
d. 
Nonconforming two-family dwellings located within the R-S Single-Family Residential Zone District shall be considered permitted principal uses, provided that all of the following conditions are met:
1. 
The property has been described on the Township tax records as a two-family dwelling continuously from a date prior to January 1, 1977, through and including the present time.
2. 
There are separate entrances to the dwelling units and no direct access between the dwelling units.
3. 
There are separate kitchens and at least one full bathroom for each dwelling unit.
4. 
There are separate water, gas for cooking and electric utilities for each dwelling unit.
5. 
Neither dwelling unit is a basement unit.
e. 
Nonconforming structures may not be enlarged, extended, increased or removed and replaced except as otherwise provided herein.
1. 
Nonconforming structures located on property within the R-S Zone District and which contain a single-family detached dwelling may be removed and replaced, provided that all of the following conditions are met:
[i] 
Verification of the nonconformity must be either through documentation of the existing structure on the most recent tax assessment record card dated on or before December 31, 2006, or by submission of a property survey, indicating the existing structure, where such survey is dated on or before December 31, 2006, and the nonconforming structure must exist on the property at the time of application for removal and replacement.
[ii] 
The size and location of the nonconforming structure must be an exact replacement; except that the nonconforming structure may be reduced in size, provided the resulting structure does not further violate provisions of this chapter. No nonconforming structure, if replaced at a reduced size, may then be changed back to the original size which existed before the replacement.
[iii] 
In the event of the destruction of a nonconforming structure by reason of windstorm, fire, explosion or other act of God or the public enemy, application to replace the structure must be made within one year of the date of destruction. Verification of the destruction of the nonconforming structure, in the form of a police report, fire report, insurance claim or other document acceptable to the Construction Official, must be submitted with the application for removal and replacement.
[iv] 
The nonconformity is a result of the existence, location or size of one or more of the following structures:
[a] 
Driveway.
[b] 
Walkway.
[c] 
Grade-level patio.
[d] 
Air-conditioning condenser unit.
[e] 
In-ground swimming pool.
[f] 
Entry platform and steps.
[g] 
Detached private garages.
[Added by Ord. No. 4281, 1-22-2013]
[h] 
Retaining walls.
[Added by Ord. No. 4281, 1-22-2013]
[i] 
Fences.
[Added by Ord. No. 4281, 1-22-2013]
(2) 
Reversion. No nonconforming use shall, if once changed into a conforming use, be changed back to a nonconforming use.
(3) 
Abandonment. A nonconforming use shall be adjudged abandoned when there occurs a cessation of any such use or activity for a continuous period of one year. Such use shall not thereafter be reinstated, and the structure shall not be reoccupied except in conformance with this chapter.
(4) 
Restoration, replacement or reconstruction.
[Amended by Ord. No. 4281, 1-22-2013]
a. 
Any nonconforming building may be restored or repaired in the event of partial destruction by reason of windstorm, fire, explosion or other act of God or the public enemy. If any nonconforming building erected prior to January 1, 2001, shall be destroyed by reason of windstorm, fire, explosion or other act of God or the public enemy to the extent that such destruction is deemed to be complete destruction, then such building may be rebuilt, restored or repaired, provided that proof of the existence and date of erection of such building shall be by location on a survey dated prior to January 1, 2001, on records of the Township of Teaneck or through the submission of an affidavit by the property owner and at least one adjacent property owner stating that the building existed prior to January 1, 2001, and that they owned their respective properties prior to January 1, 2001. If any other nonconforming building shall be destroyed by reason of windstorm, fire, explosion or other act of God or the public enemy to the extent that such destruction is deemed to be complete destruction, then such building may not be rebuilt, restored or repaired, except in conformity with the regulations of this chapter. The Township Construction Official shall apply the laws of the State of New Jersey, including relevant case law, in determining whether such destruction is partial or complete.
b. 
If any nonconforming building shall be demolished or removed to effectuate a proposed construction project to an extent of more than 60% of its gross total building volume, then the building may not be rebuilt or restored except in conformity with the regulations of this chapter.
c. 
For purposes of this section, total building volume shall not include the volume of nonhabitable crawlspaces located below the floor level of the first habitable floor, the volume of nonhabitable attics measured above the attic floor structure, and the volume of the nonhabitable portion of detached garages.
(5) 
Certain additions to nonconforming lots and structures. On a corner lot, an air-conditioner compressor or similar structure furnishing central air conditioning to a single-family dwelling or two-family dwelling may be installed in the side yard abutting the intersecting street, if it cannot be installed at any other location without violating minimum side yard requirements, but only if it exhausts vertically. On an interior lot, an air-conditioner compressor as aforesaid may be installed in the front yard, subject to the foregoing provisions and further provision that it be screened in accordance with Section 33-15, Subsection (s).
(6) 
Building lots of record in R-S District. In cases where an owner of a lot in the R-S District, approved as a building lot subdivision under the Planning Act of 1953, can utilize the lot for the uses permitted and comply with all district requirements except area and frontage, and the merger provisions hereinafter set forth do not apply, and nothing has been done by the owner or predecessors in title to destroy the distinct identity of the lot as a building site, the lot may be utilized without obtaining a variance; provided, however, that no lot of less than 5,000 square feet in area or fifty-foot frontage shall be so used.
(7) 
Merger. In the case of any lot which is deficient in area or width by the terms of this chapter, the rights acquired or existing therein to use the lot as a building site shall terminate and become nonexistent and void should the deficient lot merge in fee with any adjoining vacant lot abutting on the same street. A merger shall be deemed to have occurred if the same person or persons have equitable or legal ownership of both lots.
(c) 
Principal use; frontage upon an improved street. Not more than one principal building shall be located on a lot, except those buildings that comprise a planned development, as in the redevelopment districts. No lot may be developed unless it fronts upon an improved public street, except for lots in a planned development, as in the redevelopment districts.
(d) 
Enforcement; zoning permit; violations and penalties.
(1) 
It shall be the duty of the Zoning Officer to administer and enforce the provisions of this Zoning Ordinance, and no building permit or zoning permit shall be issued unless the proposed structure, use, awning, canopy, temporary activity or construction activity complies with this chapter.
(2) 
In case any building or structure is erected, altered, converted or maintained or any building, structure or land is used in violation of this chapter, the Township or an interested party, in addition to other remedies, may institute appropriate action to prevent such unlawful erection, alteration, conversion, maintenance or use; to restrain, correct or abate such violation; to prevent the occupancy of said building, structure or land; and to prevent any illegal act, conduct, business or use in or about such premises. Any person convicted of such violations before a court of competent jurisdiction shall be subject to a penalty not to exceed the maximum amount permitted under N.J.S.A. 40:49-5 and as amended hereafter, and/or 90 days in jail. Each day that a violation of this section continues shall be deemed a separate and distinct violation.
(3) 
Zoning permit.
a. 
A zoning permit shall be required as a condition precedent to the commencement of a use, or change of use, or the erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, conversion or installation of a structure or building, excluding fences and sheds. As used herein, "change of use" shall be deemed to include any change in the utilization of a building or lot or part thereof where the resulting use is subject to bulk, dimensional, special or other zoning regulations which are different than those impressed upon the prior use.
[Amended by Ord. No. 4281, 1-22-2013]
b. 
A zoning permit shall be issued by the Zoning Officer when all requirements of the Zoning Ordinance have been met. After a change of use has been made on a lot or in a building or structure, a zoning permit shall be required and no certificate of occupancy shall be issued without the required zoning permit.
c. 
A written application for a zoning permit shall be filed with the Zoning Officer by the owner or his agent. The application shall include the following:
1. 
The name and address of the owner or his agent.
2. 
The location of the building, structure or lot.
3. 
The existing or last prior and proposed uses of the building or property.
4. 
The number of occupants or employees, maximum number of parking spaces available, number of tenants (if the building is to be multitenanted) and the total square footage of the building or lot, if there is no building.
d. 
When a building, structure or lot is entitled to a zoning permit, the Zoning Officer shall cause it to be issued within 10 days after written application therefor. A zoning permit shall certify the purpose for which the building, structure or lot may be used. It shall specify the permitted use category, the date of issuance and any special stipulations and conditions of the permit. The Zoning Officer shall affix his signature thereto and shall certify that such use, structure or building complies with the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance or any variance therefrom duly authorized by a municipal approving authority.
e. 
Should the Zoning Officer be in doubt as to the propriety of issuing any permit in the particular case, he shall refer the matter to the Zoning Board of Adjustment for interpretation and decision.
f. 
The Zoning Officer may revoke a zoning permit whenever a condition of the permit has been violated.
g. 
A zoning permit shall always be subject to the following conditions:
1. 
That the use, building or structure to which it relates meets the conditions of all building permits, approved drawings and any prior approvals granted by the Township.
2. 
That all required fees have been paid in full.
3. 
That all necessary inspections have been completed and that the completed project meets the requirements of the Development Regulations Ordinance,
4. 
That all violations have been corrected and that any assessed penalties have been paid.
(e) 
Issuance of permits; official map. For the purpose of preserving the integrity of the Official Map, no permit shall be issued for any building or structure in the bed of any street or public drainageway, flood control basin or public area reserved pursuant to law as shown on the Official Map, except as provided in N.J.S.A. 40:55D-34.
(f) 
General rules for interpretation and application of dimensional requirements.
(1) 
Street block. A street block shall be deemed to include both sides of the street, from the center line of one street intersection to the next nearest street intersection, except that:
a. 
In the case of an entering street which does not continue through the opposite side, the street block shall include both sides of the street measured from the center line of the entering street to the center line of the next street intersection.
b. 
In the case of a lot located between two entering streets, the street block shall include both sides of the street between the center lines of the two entering streets.
c. 
For the purposes of determining permissible deviation from lot width standards, in the case of an entering street which does not continue through the opposite side and in the event that the center line of the entering street intersects a lot on the opposite side, the lot shall be deemed included within the street block on both sides of the center line of the entering street.
(2) 
Corner lots.
a. 
Yard width or setback requirements. Except in the redevelopment districts which are subject to special criteria set forth in this chapter, a principal building shall meet the minimum front yard setback requirements of the district from both streets, and, if the lot is in the R-S, B-2 or L-I District and the street block includes another district with greater front setback requirements, the principal building shall also comply with the greater setback requirement. The remaining property lines shall be considered side yard lines and the building shall comply with the minimum side yard requirements for the district in which the lot is located with respect to those side yards.
b. 
Establishing frontage and front yards. The following rules shall pertain in the following districts:
1. 
R-S District. The developer shall have the option of designating which street line shall be the front line of the lot, at the time application is made for a building permit. Failing said designation, the Zoning Officer shall establish the front line.
2. 
R-M District. If the street lines of the corner lot vary in length, the lot shall be deemed to front upon the street line of greater length. If the street lines are of equal length, the developer shall have the option of designating which street line shall be the front line of the lot, at the time application is made for a building permit. Failing said designation, the Zoning Officer shall establish the front line.
3. 
B-1, B-2, B-R and L-I Districts. The front line shall be on the street whereon over 50% of the lots on the street block are in the same zoning district as the subject corner lot. If both streets so comply, the front line shall be on the street designated on the Official Map as a secondary arterial street, or failing same, as a collector street. If both streets are so designated, the developer shall have the option of designating which street line shall be the front line of the lot, at the time application is made for a building permit. Failing said designation, the Zoning Officer shall establish the front line.
4. 
U, H, RR-M, RC-1, RC-2 and RC-3 Districts. Not applicable.
(3) 
Yard areas.
a. 
No building other than a single-family detached dwelling shall be constructed, altered or moved nearer than 40 feet to the center line of any street or streets upon which its lot may abut or front.
b. 
An open platform or a roofed-over but unenclosed projection in the nature of an entry or portico, not more than eight feet wide and extending not more than six feet out from the front wall of the building and front entry steps leading from the front door down to grade, shall be exempt from the requirements of this section when the building otherwise complies with the regulations of this section. In computing the average setback, the presence of such entries, porticos and platforms shall be ignored. Chimneys extending not more than 18 inches into the existing side yard shall be exempt from the requirements of this section.
c. 
An open platform or a roofed-over but unenclosed projection in the nature of an entry or portico, not more than four feet wide and extending not more than four feet out from the side wall of the building and side entry steps leading from the side door down to grade, shall be exempt from the requirements of this section when the building otherwise complies with the regulations of this section. The open platform may be a maximum of 32 inches above the adjacent grade.
[Added by Ord. No. 4281, 1-22-2013]
d. 
Safety railings, surrounding basement emergency escape and rescue bulkhead enclosures, basement garage retaining walls and basement access stairs, as accessory structures to one-family and two-family detached dwellings, in accordance with the following provisions, may be placed within any yard area:
[Added by Ord. No. 4281, 1-22-2013[1]]
1. 
The safety railing may be a maximum of 36 inches high above the upper adjacent grade.
2. 
The safety railing must be made of metal and painted black, dark brown or dark green.
3. 
The balusters may be a maximum of one inch in width and a maximum of four inches on center.
4. 
The safety railing must contain an access gate that shall be releasable or removable from the inside without the use of a key, tool, special knowledge or force greater than that which is required for normal operation of the escape and rescue opening.
[1]
Editor's Note: Pursuant to this amendment, former Subsection (f)(3)(c), Hackensack River buffer, was renumbered to Subsection (f)(3)(e).
e. 
Hackensack River buffer.
1. 
Definition. The Hackensack River buffer is defined as all that land a distance of 50 feet from the mean high water line as determined by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. In the event the mean high water mark has not been determined by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, then the mean high water mark elevation as shown upon the Township Tax Assessment Maps shall be used.
2. 
Buffer area. Said buffer shall consist of:
[i] 
Natural plant materials;
[ii] 
No disturbance of established vegetation, unless disturbance is required to remove nonnative species and reestablish native plant materials or to install;
[iii] 
A pathway, benches, lighting and waste receptacles in accordance with standards established by the governing body.
3. 
Documentation. Sufficient information to permit a determination as to the mean high water mark shall be provided by an applicant for development on any lot adjacent to the Hackensack River.
(4) 
Height.
a. 
Residential dwellings except in the RR-M District. At least 51% of the length of the roof ridge must have at least a twenty-two-foot height above the average ground level on three sides of the building. Where the ridge height of a split-level dwelling is measured from the ground level, the dwelling shall have a second floor ceiling with a minimum height of seven feet six inches.
b. 
Exceptions in all districts. The height limitations of this chapter shall not apply to silos, church spires, belfries, cupolas, mechanical penthouses and domes not used for human occupancy; nor to chimneys, ventilators, skylights, water tanks, bulkheads, television antennas and, except as hereinafter limited, necessary mechanical appurtenances usually carried above the roof level. Such features, however, shall be erected only to such height as is necessary to accomplish the purpose they are to serve. The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to prevent the erection of a parapet wall above the building height limit, provided that the same does not exceed 42 inches and is without windows. All appurtenances shall be screened in accordance with the standards and specifications of Section 33-15(s). Necessary mechanical appurtenances either in excess of 100 square feet on any side or greater than eight feet in height shall not be exempt from the height limitations of this chapter, except that elevator penthouses and stair bulkheads are exempt notwithstanding their size, and except for necessary mechanical appurtenances in the RC-1, RC-2 and RC-3 Districts.
(5) 
Awnings and canopies. Awnings and canopies are permitted in all districts as accessory structures, accessory to the building to which they are affixed, in accordance with the following criteria:
a. 
They shall be permitted only on building walls that front on a public street.
b. 
They shall be limited in size and placement as follows:
1. 
Total area shall not exceed four square feet for each square foot of front wall width.
2. 
They shall not project more than three feet from the building wall.
3. 
They shall not project past the property line, except for nonresidential uses in B-1, B-2 and BR Districts.
4. 
The bottom of the awning and the bottom of the horizontal plane of the canopy shall be not less than eight feet above grade, and the top of the awning or canopy shall be no higher than 12 feet above grade.
5. 
They shall be mounted below any sign and above the storefront.
c. 
They shall be constructed of weather-resistant, matte acrylic material that will not readily tear and shall be securely affixed so that they will not readily become detached from the structure to which they are accessory.
d. 
They shall not interfere with any window, fire escape or opening designed to provide light and air or ingress to or egress from any building.
e. 
Awnings and canopies for each occupant in a single building with multiple occupants shall be uniform in color, height and design.
f. 
Awnings shall be retractable and must be retracted daily at the close of business.
g. 
The following solid colors are permitted: burgundy/maroon, dark green, dark blue, dark brown and black.
h. 
No sign may be drawn or otherwise inscribed upon awnings or canopies.
(g) 
Waiver or modification of accessory use and conditional use criteria; distinction.
(1) 
Accessory uses. A condition qualifying the location or operation of a permitted accessory use may be waived or modified by variance. This shall not be deemed to allow an accessory use in a district which does not permit same.
(2) 
Conditional uses. A condition qualifying the location or operation of a permitted conditional use may be waived or modified by the Planning Board, if permitted by law, based upon the following determination:
a. 
The condition or conditions that cannot be adhered to can be waived or modified without adverse effect to the surrounding neighborhood and without substantial impairment or interference with the proposed use; and
b. 
The literal enforcement of one or more of the conditions is impracticable or will impose undue hardship because of peculiar conditions pertaining to the land in question.
The foregoing shall not be deemed to allow a conditional use in a district which does not permit same.
(h) 
Handicapped ramps for wheelchair access.
(1) 
Notwithstanding anything contained in this chapter to the contrary, in the event a property owner of a single-family or two-family dwelling requires the addition of a handicap ramp for wheelchair access to the property owner's dwelling for use by a person(s) residing therein, such property owner is required to obtain a zoning permit and a building permit, as applicable. It is acknowledged that not all such ramps would violate the bulk requirements of a zone and, as such, not all such ramps would require a variance. However, where such a proposed ramp does violate a bulk requirement of the zone, in addition to the requirement of a building permit, the applicant must also obtain a handicapped ramp license from the Building Department and, in doing so, may be exempt from having to obtain a variance if the following is provided with the application for the building permit:
a. 
A certification of a licensed physician that the person must be in a wheelchair during ingress and egress from the dwelling; and
b. 
A certification from a licensed architect that there are no reasonable means of access to and from the dwelling without the use of a handicap ramp. For purposes of this section, "reasonable means" shall not be deemed to include the installation of an outdoor wheelchair lift.
Upon approval of the plans and issuance of the building permit, a handicapped ramp license for the ramp shall be issued, which license shall expire one year from the date of issuance.
(2) 
Prior to the expiration of any handicapped ramp license, the holder of the license may apply to the Building Department for a renewal of same, which application for renewal shall include an updated certification from a licensed physician that the person must be in a wheelchair during ingress and egress from the dwelling. The license may be annually renewed until the ramp is no longer required by the property owner.
(3) 
Notwithstanding anything contained to the contrary herein, upon the change of occupancy of any building, a renewal license must be sought by the new occupant regardless of any unexpired term of an existing handicapped ramp license.
(4) 
Upon the expiration of any handicap ramp license, the ramp shall be removed.
(i) 
Temporary toilet facility.
(1) 
Permit required. No person, firm, partnership, corporation, association or organization of any kind (hereinafter referred to as "person") shall construct or install any temporary toilet facility upon any property within the Township of Teaneck without first obtaining a permit issued by the Zoning Officer, or his designee, as provided herein.
(2) 
Permit fees. All permit fees for temporary toilet facilities shall be as set forth in Appendix III, Fees and Charges for Certain Township Services, of this Code.
(3) 
Application procedure.
a. 
Before any temporary toilet facility shall be placed upon any property within the Township of Teaneck, the person desiring to construct or install the temporary toilet facility shall make application for a permit, in writing, to the Building Department. The application shall contain or have attached thereto the following information:
1. 
The street address, block number and lot number of the subject property.
2. 
The name, address and telephone number of the applicant.
3. 
The name, address and telephone number of the property owner, if other than the applicant, together with a written consent of the owner to the application.
4. 
The name, address and telephone number of the company or firm supplying the temporary toilet facility, the number of units to be used on the property, the date ofconstruction or installation, the frequency of servicing of the units and the proposed date of removal of the temporary toilet facilities.
5. 
A site plan indicating the proposed location of each temporary toilet facility on the subject property. The site plan shall indicate all improvements current at the time of application and the dimensional setback from each temporary toilet facility to property lines. In the case of a construction project, the site plan shall indicate all proposed improvements.
b. 
The Zoning Official, or his designee, will review the application for completeness and conformance with the terms of this subsection and will either approve or deny the application within 10 business days from the date of submission of the application.
(4) 
Rules and regulations.
a. 
Location on property. All temporary toilet facilities shall be located on the property in accordance with the following provisions:
1. 
Temporary toilet facilities, utilized within the R-S Zone District, shall not be located within any required side yard area.
2. 
Temporary toilet facilities, utilized within the R-S Zone District and located within a required front yard area, shall have a minimum setback of five feet from the front property line and a minimum setback of 10 feet from the side property lines.
3. 
Temporary toilet facilities, utilized within the R-S Zone District and located within a required rear yard area, shall have a minimum setback of 10 feet from the rear and side property lines.
4. 
Temporary toilet facilities, utilized within all zone districts other than the R-S Zone District, shall be located within the required rear yard area and shall conform to the setback requirements for accessory structures.
5. 
The door of each temporary toilet facility shall face towards the interior of the lot and shall be directed away from adjacent properties and the public right-of-way.
b. 
Security.
1. 
Each temporary toilet facility shall contain a locking device suitable to secure the facility and prohibit entry when it is not in use.
2. 
Temporary toilet facilities at construction sites shall be locked in order to prohibit entry at all times when there is no construction activity on the site.
c. 
Maintenance.
1. 
Each temporary toilet facility shall be maintained in a sanitary condition so as not to create foul odors, attract flies or other insects, or otherwise create a public health nuisance.
2. 
Installation, servicing and removal of temporary toilet facilities shall only occur Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
(5) 
Administration and enforcement; revocation of permit; violations and penalties.
a. 
The Building Department of the Township of Teaneck is authorized to administer the provisions of this subsection.
b. 
The provisions of this subsection shall be enforced by the Zoning Officer, or his designee, the Health Officer, or his designee, or the Police Department of the Township of Teaneck.
c. 
Any permit issued pursuant to this subsection may be revoked by the Zoning Officer, at any time, if the conditions under which the permit was issued have been violated.
d. 
Any person who violates any provision of this subsection shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not to exceed $500. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
[Ord. No. 1811, § 24; Ord. No. 1833, § 1; Ord. No. 1859, 5-27-1980, § 7; Ord. No. 1941, 2-2-1982, § 3; Ord. No. 2042, 7-9-1984, § 5; Ord. No. 3268, 6-26-1990, § 1; Ord. No. 3363, 7-6-1993, § 2; Ord. No. 3472, 10-8-1996, § 1; Ord. No. 3473, 10-8-1996, § 1; Ord. No. 3654, 12-19-2000, §§ 3, 4, 5; Ord. No. 3673, 5-8-2001, § 1; Ord. No. 3728, 8-20-2002, § 2; Ord. No. 3859, 3-8-2005, § 1; Ord. No. 3930, 1-10-2006, § 1; Ord. No. 3949, 6-5-2006, § 1; Ord. No. 4035; 10-9-2007, § 1; Ord. No. 4051, 2-4-2008, §§ 1, 2, 3; Ord. No. 4062, 3-18-2008, §§ 5, 6, 7; Ord. No. 4071, 5-27-2008, § 1.]
[Ord. No. 1811, § 25; Ord. No. 1821, § 1; Ord. No. 1859, 5-27-1980, § 8; Ord. No. 1941, 2-2-1982, § 3; Ord. No. 1968, 10-19-1982, § 3; Ord. No. 2042, 7-9-1984, §§ 6, 7; Ord. No. 2044, 7-9-1984, §§ 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Ord. No. 2056, 9-18-1984, § 1; Ord. No. 2081, 5-7-1985, §§ 1, 2; Ord. No. 3025, 1-21-1986, § 1; Ord. No. 3059, 10-21-1986, § 1; Ord. No. 3269, 6-26-1990, §§ 2, 3; Ord. No. 3346, 3-9-1993, § 2; Ord. No. 3373, 10-26-1993, § 1; Ord. No. 3387, 4-12-1994, § 1; Ord. No. 3438, 11-14-1995, § 2; Ord. No. 3474, 10-8-1996, § 2; Ord. No. 3498, 5-13-1997, §§ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10; Ord. No. 3576, 12-15-1998, §§ 1, 2; Ord. No. 3590, 4-27-1999, §§ 1, 2; Ord. No. 3747, 2-25-2003, § 5; Ord. No. 3908, 10-6-2005, § 2; Ord. No. 3963, 9-5-2006, § 4; Ord. No. 4015, 8-21-2007, §§ 1, 2, 3; Ord. No. 4037A, 11-20-2007, § 3; Ord. No. 4038A, 11-20-2007, § 3; Ord. No. 4039, 12-3-2007, § 1; Ord. No. 4044, 11-20-2007, § 1; Ord. No. 4072, 5-27-2008, §§ 1, 2, 4; Ord. No. 4130, 6-23-2009, § 3; Ord. No. 4135, 6-23-2009, § 1; Ord. No. 4181, 4-27-2010, § 1.]
(a) 
R-S Residential Single-Family Detached District.
(1) 
Permitted principal uses. Single-family detached dwellings.
(2) 
Permitted accessory uses.
a. 
Home occupation, provided that no more than three business invitees shall be on the premises at any one time, except in the case of a day-care facility; that shipments and deliveries to and from the home are limited to no more than two times per calendar week by vehicles whose maximum cargo load shall not exceed 5,000 pounds (i.e., cube vans or box vans); and that the business is restricted to one room of the house in the principal living space.
b. 
Home professional office, provided that the office shall employ no more than two persons other than the resident professional.
c. 
Swimming pool installed and used in accordance with Chapter 34 of the Township Code and all other health, safety and development ordinances which relate to water filtration, circulation and treatment; fencing; noise control; and lighting.
d. 
Private garage, with space for not more than three motor vehicles.
e. 
Boarders or roomers, in accordance with the following regulations:
1. 
There shall be no display or advertising on the premises in connection with such use.
2. 
The dwelling shall be owner-occupied, and the use of the premises by the boarders or roomers shall be of a permanent and domestic character, not transient.
3. 
No more than two boarders and/or roomers in any one dwelling.
4. 
The accommodations for said boarders or roomers shall not include food storage or food preparation facilities.
5. 
The accommodations for said boarders or roomers shall not be structurally separated from the living quarters of the owner-occupant by a separate outside entranceway or by an internal partition, other than a door separating the sleeping accommodations of the roomer or boarder from the rest of the dwelling.
f. 
Tennis courts, in accordance with the following regulations:
1. 
They shall not be used for commercial purposes.
2. 
They shall not be erected in the front yard.
3. 
They shall be set back from side and rear property lines a minimum of the height of backstops and sidestops, but not less than eight feet. Said backstops and sidestops shall not exceed 12 feet in height.
4. 
A buffer area shall be provided between the tennis court or courts and any adjoining residential properties, in accordance with the standards and specifications of Section 33-15(s).
5. 
No artificial lighting shall be maintained or operated in connection with any tennis court after 10:00 p.m., and loud and unnecessary noises shall be prohibited and enforced under the Health and Sanitation Code, Section 21-15, and any other appropriate ordinances.
g. 
One storage shed and one storage bin, in accordance with the following regulations:
1. 
Storage sheds shall not exceed 120 square feet in area and nine feet in height.
[Amended by Ord. No. 4281, 1-22-2013]
2. 
Storage bins shall not exceed 40 square feet in area and four feet in height.
3. 
Storage sheds and bins shall not be used for human occupancy.
h. 
Satellite antennas, subject to the following conditions:
1. 
The satellite antenna shall be used for receiving signals only; transmission is prohibited. The installation shall be for the benefit of the residents of the dwelling and not for the benefit of off-site users.
2. 
There shall be no more than one satellite antenna per lot, regardless of the number of dwelling units on the lot.
3. 
Installation may be either on the roof or on the ground. In both cases, the installation shall be adequately screened to minimize visibility from adjacent properties. If ground-mounted, the apparatus shall not be located in any front yard or side yard and shall not exceed the height of the principal building located on the lot. The permit application shall be accompanied by a screening plan and, for roof-mounted antennas, written certification from a structural professional engineer that the installation will be resistant to a one-hundred-mile-per-hour wind.
4. 
The height of the apparatus (including antenna supports) shall not exceed nine feet. The surface area of the reflective dish shall not exceed 50 square feet, and the diameter of the reflective dish shall not exceed eight feet.
i. 
Other accessory uses customarily associated with single-family dwellings, provided that such uses are subordinate to the principal use, do not change the character of the principal use and serve only the principal use.
j. 
Temporary use of storage and refuse containers, subject to the provisions of Article XII of Chapter 11 of the Code of the Township of Teaneck.
(3) 
Conditional uses. None.
a. 
Home professional offices employing two persons but no more than six persons other than the resident professional, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
b. 
Public and private nursery, elementary and secondary schools, but not trade or business schools, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
c. 
Quasi-public buildings and recreation areas, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
d. 
Houses of religious worship, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
e. 
Group-care housing for more than six persons, excluding resident staff, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
(4) 
Dimensional, density and other bulk restrictions.
a. 
Minimums.
Type
Minimum Requirement
Lot area
7,500 square feet or the average of the areas of lots fronting on both sides of the street to the nearest intersections, whichever is greater
Lot width
75 feet
Front yard setback
25 feet, or the average of existing setbacks along the same side of the street of two lots to the left and two lots to the right of the property proposed to be developed, whichever is greater. In the event that there are fewer than two lots to either side of the lot to be developed, then a total of four lots shall be used in the calculation of the average setback. In the event that there are fewer than five lots along the street block, then all lots shall be used in the calculation of the average setback.
Side yard width
60-foot or greater lot width
10 feet or 15% of lot width, whichever is greater
Less than 60-foot lot width
7 feet
Side yard width, combined
30% of lot width
Rear yard depth
25 feet
b. 
Maximums.
Type
Maximum Requirement
Building coverage
25%
Lot coverage
40%
Building height, principal building
35 feet
Building height, accessory building
15 feet
c. 
Permissible deviation from lot width standard. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a lot width of less than 75 feet shall be sufficient for a single-family detached dwelling, if:
1. 
Two-thirds of the total building lots fronting on both sides of the street on the street block in which the lot is located contain lot widths not greater than the subject lot.
2. 
Not more than one-third of the building lots fronting on both sides of the street on the street block are vacant.
3. 
The subject lot contains no less than a fifty-foot width and a five-thousand-square-foot area.
4. 
The subject lot is not a corner lot.
If the opposite side of the street contains a zone district other than the R-S District, the lots to be considered in computing the above percentages shall include only those in the R-S District.
d. 
Permissible deviation from lot coverage standard. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a lot with less than a sixty-foot frontage and containing a lot area not exceeding 6,000 square feet and where there exists a detached garage located within the rear yard, the lot coverage of the driveway area only shall be calculated as follows:
1. 
The square foot area of the driveway located within the front yard shall be multiplied by a factor of 100%.
2. 
The square foot area of the driveway located within the side yard and rear yard shall be multiplied by a factor of 50%.
3. 
The total driveway area, for the purpose of calculating lot coverage, shall be the sum of the above areas.
4. 
This provision shall not apply if the subject lot is a corner lot.
e. 
Accessory structures.
1. 
In general.
[Amended by Ord. No. 4281, 1-22-2013]
[i] 
Unless otherwise specified herein, an accessory structure which is attached to a single-family dwelling shall comply with the yard requirements for the principal dwelling. A detached accessory structure shall be located behind the front building line of the principal dwelling.
[ii] 
If located in a side yard, it shall conform to the side yard requirements for the principal dwelling. If located in a rear yard, it shall be located no closer to the rear property line than the height of the accessory structure or 12 feet, whichever is less, except that storage sheds and detached garages may be located no closer than three feet to the rear and side property line. All accessory structures, other than in-ground swimming pools, shall occupy no more than 20% of the rear property area. If located in a side yard of a corner lot, storage sheds and detached garages shall be set back a minimum of 50% of the lot depth from each respective street line and may be located no closer than three feet to either side property line.
2. 
Swimming pools. A swimming pool shall be located no closer than eight feet to a rear or side property line, measured from the nearest waterline of the pool to the respective property line of the property. It shall be located no closer than five feet to the principal dwelling or any accessory structure.
3. 
Generators within the side yard shall be set back a minimum of five feet from the side property line. Routine testing of such generators shall only be conducted between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
[Added by Ord. No. 14-2015, 3-24-2015]
(5) 
Other provisions and requirements.
a. 
Signs. See Section 33-18(c) of this chapter.
b. 
Off-street parking. See Section 33-28 of this chapter.
c. 
Open and extended storage of recreational vehicles. The storage of a recreational vehicle out of doors and for more than 72 hours in the R-S District is prohibited, unless:
1. 
The recreational vehicle is owned by a person who resides in the dwelling or is an invitee of a resident and is owned for pleasure and not for sale or other commercial purposes.
2. 
The recreational vehicle does not exceed 45 feet in length, including hitching device.
3. 
The vehicle is not stored within a sight triangle.
4. 
A zoning permit is obtained in accordance with Section 33-23 hereof. Site plan approval shall not be required.
5. 
In addition to c1 through 4 above, for recreational vehicles which do not exceed 25 feet:
[i] 
The recreational vehicle is screened from adjoining properties so as not to be visible from ground level, in accordance with the standards and specifications of Section 33-15(s).
[ii] 
The recreational vehicle is located no closer than two feet to any building or structure or to any property line and, if a corner lot, is located no closer to the secondary street than the required building setback line from said secondary street.
6. 
In addition to c1 though 4 above, for recreational vehicles which exceed 25 feet but are no greater than 45 feet:
[i] 
In addition to any screening requirements of Section 33-15(c), a six-foot-high privacy fence is installed for the length of the vehicle.
[ii] 
A two-inch-caliper deciduous tree is installed between the vehicle and the property line for each 13 feet of vehicle length or portion thereof. This requirement may be waived by the Zoning Officer if the Zoning Officer determines that existing trees satisfy the requirements of this section.
[iii] 
The recreational vehicle is located not less than seven feet from the side or rear property line.
[iv] 
The recreational vehicle is not parked in the front yard.
d. 
Front yard parking or placement prohibited. No permanent pool, motor vehicle or recreational vehicle shall be permitted in a front yard, except that, subject to the extended parking requirements of Subsection (a)(5)c above, motor vehicles and recreational vehicles which do not exceed 25 feet in length may be parked in a driveway. Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to permit open parking or placement of a motor vehicle or recreational vehicle which is in a state of disrepair or partial construction.
e. 
Commercial vehicles. As used herein, "commercial vehicle" shall mean a motor vehicle designed for and adapted to commercial purposes, regardless of the use of such vehicle at any particular time. A vehicle bearing a commercial legend, name or other form of advertising on its body and/or displaying commercial plates shall be deemed to be a commercial vehicle. No commercial vehicle greater than 20 feet in length or 6 1/2 feet in height shall be parked out of doors in the R-S District at any time unless its operator is in the process of rendering the commercial service and the vehicle is parked only for the duration of such service. No more than one commercial vehicle of less than 6,500 pounds gross vehicle weight in capacity may be garaged on a lot in the R-S District. No commercial vehicle of 6,500 pounds gross vehicle weight in capacity or greater rated capacity may be garaged in the R-S District. Commercial vehicles 20 feet in length or less or 6 1/2 feet in height or less, if not garaged or otherwise parked under cover or if not in the process of rendering a commercial service and parked only for the duration of such service may be parked out of doors in the R-S District, provided that all commercial writing on the vehicle is covered by an opaque, closely fitted screen, made of durable material, and further provided that the vehicle is parked in the driveway.
f. 
Limitations on side yard paving.
1. 
Improved surfaces, including but not limited to asphalt, concrete and concrete pavers, are prohibited in any side yard, except as a walkway or driveway. Any such permitted driveway must provide ingress to and egress from an attached garage, detached garage or parking space in the rear yard and shall be no wider than 12 feet. Any such permitted walkway shall be no wider than three feet. Only one such driveway and one such walkway shall be permitted in a side yard. There shall be a separation between any such driveway and walkway of two feet of unimproved area or if placed adjacent to each other a height difference of six inches.
2. 
Improved surfaces, including but not limited to asphalt, concrete and concrete pavers, in excess of 12 feet in width may be located within a side yard, provided all of the following conditions are met:
[i] 
The improved surface must be used as a vehicle maneuvering area and lead to an enclosed garage space within the principal dwelling. The enclosed garage space must accommodate a minimum of one vehicle and a maximum of three vehicles.
[ii] 
The maneuvering area adjacent to the enclosed garage space(s) may be a maximum of 24 feet in depth, measured perpendicular to the garage door(s).
[iii] 
The maneuvering area adjacent to the enclosed garage space(s) may be a maximum of 12 feet in width for each garaged vehicle space, for a maximum width of 36 feet.
[iv] 
The driveway leading to the maneuvering area may be a maximum of 12 feet in width.
[v] 
All portions of the maneuvering area must be a minimum of seven feet from any side property line.
[vi] 
A six-foot-high, solid fence shall be installed along the side property line for the full length of the maneuvering area. A native deciduous tree of a type approved by the Township, minimum two-inch caliper, shall be planted between the maneuvering area and the side property line for each garaged vehicle space. Any tree installed as a requirement of this section shall be maintained by the property owner for as long as the maneuvering area remains in place.
[vii] 
Only one such maneuvering space may be located on a single property.
3. 
On corner lots only, improved surfaces, including but not limited to asphalt, concrete and concrete pavers, may be located within a side yard. Except for driveways and walkways, such improved surfaces must be set back a minimum of 50% of the lot depth from each respective street line.
[Added by Ord. No. 4281, 1-22-2013]
(b) 
R-M Residential Multifamily District.
(1) 
Permitted principal uses.
a. 
Single-family detached dwellings.
b. 
Single-family attached dwellings.
c. 
Two-family dwellings.
d. 
Multifamily dwellings.
e. 
Lodges, clubs and meeting halls for nonprofit social and/or nonprofit service organizations.
(2) 
Permitted accessory uses. The same as specified in the R-S District, except that there shall be no more than one satellite antenna per residential multifamily building, and not per lot, regardless of the number of buildings per lot.
(3) 
Conditional uses.
a. 
The same as specified in the R-S District.
b. 
Nursing homes, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
(4) 
Dimensional, density and other bulk restrictions.
a. 
For all uses permitted in the R-S District, the requirements shall be the same as that district.
b. 
Single-family attached dwellings; townhouses/row houses.
1. 
Minimums.
Lot area
2,000 square feet
Lot width
20 feet
Front yard setback
20 feet
Side yard width, end unit
10 feet
Rear yard depth
25 feet
2. 
Maximums.
Dwelling units per acre
8
Building coverage, per lot
40%
Lot coverage
70%
Building height, principal building
35 feet
Building height, accessory building
15 feet
c. 
Two-family dwellings.
1. 
Minimums.
Lot area
6,000 square feet per family
Lot width, semidetached
50 feet per lot
Lot width, duplex
100 feet
Front yard setback
25 feet
Side yard width
10 feet
Side yard width, total
20% of lot width
Rear yard depth
25 feet
2. 
Maximums.
Building coverage
30%
Lot coverage
50%
Building height, principal building
35 feet
Building height, accessory building
15 feet
d. 
Multifamily dwellings.
1. 
Minimums.
Lot area
1 1/2 acres
Lot width
150 feet
Front yard setback
30 feet
Side and rear yard setback
30 feet
Distance between buildings, end-to-end
30 feet
Distance between buildings, all other
40 feet
2. 
Maximums.
Dwelling units per acre
12
Building coverage
20%
Lot coverage
65%
Building height, principal building
35 feet
Building height, accessory building
15 feet
(5) 
Other provisions and requirements.
a. 
Signs. See Section 33-18(c) of this chapter.
b. 
Off-street parking. See Section 33-28 of this chapter.
c. 
Open and extended parking of recreational vehicles. The same as specified in the R-S District.
d. 
Commercial vehicles. The same as specified in the R-S District.
(c) 
B-1 Business - Retail District.
(1) 
Permitted principal uses.
a. 
Retail sales of goods and services, except as specifically prohibited in Section 33-26 of this chapter.
b. 
Offices, financial institutions and business schools; provided, however, that offices and business schools shall not be permitted on the first floor along Cedar Lane frontage between Elm Street and the railroad.
c. 
Restaurants, including fast-food restaurants, but such fast-food restaurants shall be limited to the following areas:
1. 
The B-1 District which fronts upon Cedar Lane, between Elm Avenue and the railroad right-of-way only.
2. 
The B-1 District in the West Englewood Plaza, in its entirety.
3. 
The B-1 District which fronts upon Queen Anne Road and/or DeGraw Avenue.
In all other portions of the B-1 District, fast-food restaurants shall be conditional uses.
d. 
Funeral homes.
e. 
Theaters, assembly halls and bowling alleys.
f. 
Apartments over commercial uses.
g. 
Single-family dwellings, detached or attached, with frontage on Beverly Road.
(2) 
Permitted accessory uses. Uses customarily incidental to the permitted principal uses.
(3) 
Conditional uses.
a. 
Motor vehicle service stations and public garages, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
b. 
Nursing homes, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
c. 
Fast-food restaurants, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
d. 
Car washes, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
e. 
Tire distribution centers, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
f. 
Wireless communications towers and antennas, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
(4) 
Dimensional, density and other bulk restrictions.
a. 
Minimums.
Lot area
None
Lot width
None
Front yard setback
The average of existing setbacks along the same side of the street to the nearest intersections
Side yard width
None
Rear yard depth
20 feet
b. 
Maximums.
Building coverage
25%, unless off-street parking is not required under Section 33-28(b)(1), in which case maximum building coverage shall be 80%
Lot coverage
80%, unless off-street parking is not required under Section 33-28(b)(1), in which case maximum lot coverage shall be 100%
Building height, principal building
35 feet
Building height, accessory building
15 feet
(5) 
Other provisions and requirements.
a. 
Signs. See Section 33-18(c) of this chapter.
b. 
Off-street parking; loading and unloading. See Section 33-28 of this chapter.
c. 
Frontage on Beverly Road. Within 100 feet of the street line of Beverly Road, between Garrison Avenue and Elm Avenue, the only nonresidential permitted use shall be off-street parking accessory to a building with frontage on Cedar Lane, and a buffer area and screening shall be provided in accordance with the standards and specifications of Section 33-15, Subsection (s).
d. 
If the subject property abuts a residential district, a buffer and screening shall be provided, in accordance with the standards and specifications of Section 33-15, Subsection (s).
(d) 
B-2 Business - Office District.
(1) 
Permitted principal uses.
a. 
Offices, financial institutions and business schools.
b. 
Medical and dental clinics.
c. 
Funeral homes.
d. 
Municipal, county, state and federal buildings and uses.
(2) 
Permitted accessory uses. Uses customarily incidental to the permitted principal uses, including satellite antennas, subject to the following conditions:
a. 
Satellite antennas shall be used for receiving signals only; transmission is prohibited. Reception may be for the benefit of off-site users.
b. 
There shall be no more than two satellite antennas per lot.
c. 
Installation may be either on the roof or on the ground. In both cases, the installation shall be adequately screened to minimize visibility from adjacent properties. If ground-mounted, the apparatus shall not be located in any front yard or side yard and shall not exceed the height of the principal building located on the lot. The permit application shall be accompanied by a screening plan and, for roof-mounted antennas, written certification from a structural professional engineer that the installation will be resistant to a one-hundred-forty-mile-per-hour wind.
d. 
The height of the apparatus (including antenna supports) shall not exceed 20 feet. The surface area of the reflective dish shall not exceed 200 square feet, and the diameter of the reflective dish shall not exceed 16 feet.
(3) 
Conditional uses.
a. 
Nursing homes subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
b. 
Residential multifamily and single-family attached dwellings, subject to the limitations set forth in the R-M District.
c. 
Wireless communications towers and antennas, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
(4) 
Dimensional, density and other bulk restrictions.
a. 
Minimums.
Lot area
15,000 square feet
Lot width
100 feet
Front yard setback
15 feet, except as hereinafter set forth
Side yard width
10 feet
Rear yard depth
20 feet, except as hereinafter set forth
b. 
Maximums.
Building coverage
30%
Lot coverage
65%
Building height, principal building
44 feet
Building height, accessory building
15 feet
(5) 
Other provisions and requirements.
a. 
Signs. See Section 33-18(c) of this chapter.
b. 
Off-street parking; loading and unloading. See Section 33-28 of this chapter.
c. 
The minimum front yard setback for a building up to 35 feet in height shall be 2/3 of the height of the building, to the nearest foot. For a building greater than 35 feet in height, the minimum front yard setback shall be 23 feet plus one foot for each foot or fraction thereof of building height in excess of 35 feet. In no case, however, shall the front building line be closer to the street line than the average of existing front yard setbacks along the same side of the street to the nearest intersections.
d. 
The minimum rear yard depth shall also correlate to the height of the building, in the same proportions as set forth above for front yard setback.
e. 
If the subject property abuts a residential district, a buffer and screening shall be required, in accordance with Section 33-15(s).
f. 
A minimum of 20% of the lot area shall be landscaped.
(e) 
L-I Light Industry District.
(1) 
Permitted principal uses.
a. 
General business offices.
b. 
Research, experimental or testing laboratories.
c. 
Light, nonnuisance manufacturing, processing, fabrication, assemblage, packaging and warehousing of products.
d. 
Trade schools.
(2) 
Permitted accessory uses. Uses customarily incidental to the permitted principal uses, including satellite antennas, subject to the following conditions:
a. 
Satellite antennas shall be used for receiving signals only; transmission is prohibited. Reception may be for the benefit of off-site users.
b. 
There shall be no more than two satellite antennas per lot.
c. 
Installation may be either on the roof or on the ground. In both cases, the installation shall be adequately screened to minimize visibility from adjacent properties. If ground-mounted, the apparatus shall not be located in any front yard or side yard and shall not exceed the height of the principal building located on the lot. The permit application shall be accompanied by a screening plan and, for roof-mounted antennas, written certification from a structural professional engineer that the installation will be resistant to a one-hundred-mile-per-hour wind.
d. 
The height of the apparatus (including antenna supports) shall not exceed 20 feet. The surface area of the reflective dish shall not exceed 200 square feet, and the diameter of the reflective dish shall not exceed 16 feet.
(3) 
Conditional uses.
a. 
Motor vehicle service stations and public garages, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
b. 
Public utility installations, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
c. 
Wireless communications towers and antennas, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
(4) 
Dimensional, density and other bulk restrictions.
a. 
Minimums.
Lot area
15,000 square feet
Lot width
100 feet
Front yard setback
20 feet, except as hereinafter set forth
Side yard width
6 feet
Side yard width, combined
30 feet
Rear yard depth
20 feet
b. 
Maximums.
Building coverage
30%
Lot coverage
70%
Building height, principal building
44 feet
Building height, accessory building
15 feet
(5) 
Other provisions and requirements.
a. 
Signs. See Section 33-18(c) of this chapter.
b. 
Off-street parking; loading and unloading. See Section 33-28 of this chapter.
c. 
All permitted commercial and industrial activities and processes shall take place within an enclosed building, except that receiving and shipping may be conducted from an unenclosed loading dock or platform. Incidental storage out-of-doors shall be buffered and screened from public streets and adjacent residential districts, if any, in accordance with the standards and specifications of Section 33-15(s).
d. 
The minimum front yard setback for a building up to 35 feet in height shall be 2/3 of the height of the building, to the nearest foot. For a building greater than 35 feet in height, the minimum front yard setback shall be 23 feet plus one foot for each foot or fraction thereof of building height in excess of 35 feet. In no case, however, shall the front building line be closer to the street line than the average of existing front yard setbacks along the same side of the street to the nearest intersections.
e. 
If the subject property abuts a residential district, a buffer and screening shall be provided, in accordance with the standards and specifications of Section 33-15(s).
(f) 
U University District.
(1) 
Permitted principal uses. Colleges, universities and other institutions of higher learning giving regular instruction at least five days a week for eight or more months of the year.
(2) 
Permitted accessory uses. Uses customarily incidental to the permitted principal uses, including dormitories, athletic fields and libraries.
(3) 
Conditional uses.
a. 
Wireless communications towers and antennas, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
(4) 
Dimensional, density and other bulk restrictions.
a. 
Minimums.
Lot area
60 acres
Setback from all property lines
The height of the building or 50 feet, whichever is greater
b. 
Maximums.
Height
70 feet
(5) 
Other provisions and requirements.
a. 
Signs. See Section 33-18(c) of this chapter.
b. 
Off-street parking; loading and unloading. See Section 33-18(c) of this chapter.
c. 
All structures and uses shall be buffered from adjacent privately owned residences in accordance with the standards and specifications of Section 33-15(s).
(g) 
H Hospital District.
(1) 
Permitted principal uses. Hospitals.
(2) 
Permitted accessory uses. Hospital-related facilities, including chapels, training schools for professional personnel and trainees, but excluding institutions exclusively for mental patients or drug addicts and excluding medical and dental offices or clinics which are operated, in whole or in part, for profit by medical or dental practitioners.
(3) 
Conditional uses.
a. 
Public utility installations, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
b. 
Wireless communications towers and antennas, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
(4) 
Dimensional, density and other bulk restrictions.
a. 
Minimums.
Lot area
15 contiguous acres
Distance between any building and any single-family dwelling
100 feet
Setback from any property line and any street line, from which parking shall be excluded
70 feet
b. 
Maximums.
Building coverage
35%
Lot coverage
70%
Building height
95 feet from the elevation at the intersection of Teaneck Road and Vandelinda Avenue, which is 33.67 feet above mean sea level based on the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, or 44 feet from the average level of the finished grade along the wall or walls of the subject building, whichever is less
(5) 
Other provisions and requirements.
a. 
Signs. Except as otherwise set forth herein, signs shall be governed in accordance with the provisions of Section 33-18(c) of this chapter. Notwithstanding the foregoing restriction, the following signs shall be permitted, subject to the terms and conditions hereinafter contained:
1. 
Freestanding illuminated digital display ground signs, subject to the following terms and conditions:
[i] 
Maximum height of freestanding ground sign structure above grade: 120 inches.
[ii] 
Maximum length of freestanding ground sign structure: 180 inches.
[iii] 
Maximum area of freestanding ground sign: 150 square feet.
[iv] 
Maximum height of illuminated digital display sign: 60 inches, per side, double-sided.
[v] 
Maximum length of illuminated digital display sign: 108 inches per side, double-sided.
[vi] 
Maximum area of illuminated digital display sign: 45 square feet, per side, double-sided.
[vii] 
Maximum height of fixed lettering: 10 inches.
[viii] 
No freestanding illuminated digital display ground sign shall be located within 20 feet of the boundary line of the property where it adjoins a public street or within 20 feet of a public or private off-street parking area or interior driveway or within 50 feet of the boundary of a residential district.
[ix] 
No more than one freestanding illuminated digital display ground sign shall be permitted on any premises.
[x] 
A freestanding illuminated digital display ground sign shall be used for the following purposes only:
[a] 
To identify the premises, occupant or owner of the premises.
[b] 
To identify the trade, business, industry or profession being conducted on the premises. Personal logos, not used to advertise a product, are permissible.
[c] 
To display services, programs and events offered by the business on the premises and public service announcements. Off-premises advertising is specifically prohibited.
[xi] 
All messages shall be nonflashing except for an emergency public service notification.
b. 
Off-street parking; loading and unloading. See Section 33-18(c) of this chapter.
c. 
All structures and uses shall be buffered from adjacent privately owned residences, in accordance with the standards and specifications of Section 33-15(s), of this chapter, and from which parking shall be excluded.
(h) 
RR-M Redevelopment Residential Multifamily District.
(1) 
Permitted principal uses: planned unit residential development.
(2) 
Permitted accessory uses.
a. 
Swimming pool or pools plus structures incidental to swimming pool use for the use of the residents of the dwelling units and their guests and not for commercial purposes.
b. 
Off-street parking facilities and/or spaces for the use of residents, their guests and employees.
c. 
Off-street loading facilities serving the permitted use.
d. 
Children's playgrounds, sauna and exercise rooms, boathouses, landings and docks and recreational uses and structures, for the use of the residents of the dwelling units and their guests and not for commercial purposes.
e. 
Tennis courts, in accordance with the following regulations:
1. 
Tennis courts shall be for the use of residents of the dwelling units and their guests and not for commercial purposes.
2. 
Within 200 feet of an R-S District, a tennis court shall be appropriately screened.
f. 
Open or enclosed pedestrian walkways and bikeways, parks, reflecting pools, fountains and other landscape architecture.
g. 
Exterior signs, in accordance with the following regulations:
1. 
One nonilluminated residential nameplate sign for each dwelling unit situated within the property lines, and not exceeding 72 square inches in area on any one side and not posted higher than four feet above finished grade.
2. 
One sign for each accessory use displaying the name and function thereof, not to exceed 10 square feet in area on any one side. The area of the sign may be increased one square foot for every two feet that the sign is set back from the street line, but in no case shall the area of the sign exceed 50 square feet on any one side. Any sign attached to a wall of a building shall be flat against the wall and shall not project more than 12 inches from the wall nor project beyond the end or above the roof of the building.
3. 
Freestanding or building-mounted nonilluminated signs to control the movement of traffic on the premises or to give directions to uses in the RR-M, RC-1, RC-2 and RC-3 Districts. These signs shall provide traffic directions only and shall not be used for advertising purposes. They shall not exceed the height of four feet when building-mounted or four feet above finished grade when freestanding. The area of the sign shall not exceed four square feet on each of two sides.
4. 
Any illuminated signs shall be shielded so as to prevent glare, and no sign shall be illuminated by lighting of intermittent or varying intensity, nor shall any sign be of any color light other than white. No sign shall be moving or animated.
5. 
In addition to the above, all signs shall be of a design, character and placement approved by the Planning Board pursuant to a site plan review.
h. 
Common open space, provided that the maintenance of such common open space shall be subject to such regulations as the Planning Board may impose in connection with a site plan review.
i. 
Satellite antennas, subject to the following conditions:
1. 
The satellite antenna shall be used for receiving signals only; transmission is prohibited. The installation shall be for the benefit of on-site residents and not for the benefit of off-site users.
2. 
There shall be no more than one satellite antenna per residential structure, regardless of the number of dwelling units in the structure.
3. 
Installation may be either on the roof or on the ground. In both cases, the installation shall be adequately screened to minimize visibility from adjacent properties. If ground-mounted, the apparatus shall not be located in any front yard or side yard and shall not exceed the height of the principal building located on the lot. The permit application shall be accompanied by a screening plan and, for roof-mounted antennas, written certification from a structural professional engineer that the installation will be resistant to a one-hundred-mile-per-hour wind.
4. 
The height of the apparatus (including antenna supports) shall not exceed nine feet. The surface area of the reflective dish shall not exceed 50 square feet, and the diameter of the reflective dish shall not exceed eight feet.
(3) 
Conditional uses.
a. 
Public utility installations, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
b. 
Multifamily dwellings containing independent apartment units and/or assisted living units as hereinafter defined, together with accessory uses necessary for the operation of the facility or for the benefit or the convenience of the residents and their guests, including, but not limited to, kitchen and dining facilities, living rooms, places of worship, indoor and outdoor recreational uses, retail and banking facilities, beauty salons and barbershops, gift shops, classrooms, exercise facilities, security facilities, conference rooms, common areas, guests rooms, administration offices, medical offices, clinics, therapy uses, bathing areas, postal center, pharmacy, maintenance facilities, craft and music rooms, library and television rooms and heating and cooling equipment structures, provided that any such accessory uses are for the primary benefit of the residents of such development, subject to the following conditions:
1. 
Maximum building height: four stories and 60 feet above mean sea level, measured from mean sea level to the eave line or, if the roof is flat, to the roof line, or 45 feet above average grade from the average grade along the perimeter of the entire building to the eave line or, if the roof is flat, to the roof line, whichever is less.
2. 
Maximum gross density: 28 units per acre.
3. 
Minimum number of parking spaces: .65 parking spaces per unit, rounded to the next highest parking space.
4. 
Minimum lot size: six acres.
5. 
Maximum building coverage: 20% of lot area.
6. 
Maximum zone district coverage: 50%.
7. 
Minimum open space: 50%.
8. 
Maximum floor area ratio (ratio of total floor area of all floors of a building to total square footage of lot): 65%.
9. 
Minimum living area: independent apartment units, 500 square feet; assisted living units, 300 square feet.
10. 
Minimum building setbacks from a public right-of-way, 25 feet; from any premises zoned for single-family residential use, 50 feet, from any property zoned for multifamily use, 20 feet; from any premises used as park land, 20 feet.
(4) 
Dimensional, density and other bulk restrictions.
a. 
Minimums.
Open space (hereinafter defined)
40% of the RR-M District
Off-street parking
2 spaces for each dwelling unit, at least 1 of which shall be a private garage
Building setbacks
50 feet, except as follows:
1. 
If the zone boundary abuts dedicated parklands, the minimum distance between any structure and any boundary of the RR-M District shall be 15 feet; or
2. 
If the zone boundary abuts a dedicated street, the minimum distance between any structure and any boundary of the RR-M District shall be 25 feet; or
3. 
If the Planning Board determines in connection with site plan review that such distances are not required because of the buffer to be provided or because the subject buildings have a functional or aesthetic relationship which justifies the lack of adequate light and air exposures.
b. 
Maximums.
Zone district coverage (hereinafter defined)
60% of the RR-M District
Gross density (hereinafter defined)
15 dwelling units per acre
Building height
55 feet above sea level and 3 1/2 stories, measured from sea level to the eve line or, if the roof is flat, to the roofline. Any space between the eve line and the ridge line shall be 1/2 story.
(5) 
Other provisions and requirements.
a. 
As used herein, "open space" shall mean land not occupied by structures, loading spaces, parking spaces, driveways and roadways. Land occupied by sidewalks, open or enclosed walkways, fountains, atriums, reflecting pools and landscaping shall be deemed to be "open space."
As used herein, "zone district coverage" shall mean that percentage of the district covered by structures, loading spaces, parking spaces, driveways and streets.
As used herein, "gross density" shall be computed by dividing the total number of dwelling units in the zone district by the total land area, in acres. Said land area shall include both open space and land occupied by buildings, structures, loading and parking spaces, walkways, driveways and roadways.
As used herein, an "independent apartment unit" shall mean a dwelling unit containing a living area, bedroom area(s), a kitchen area and bathroom(s), including studio-style apartments, that provides a residential living environment for persons over the age of 60 in a manner in which they may live independently while receiving one of more meals per day in a congregate setting. As used herein, an "assisted-living unit" shall be a dwelling unit licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health pursuant to N.J.A.C. 8:36-1 et seq., that provides a residential living environment accompanied by congregate meals, housekeeping and personal services for persons aged 60 or older who have temporary or periodic difficulties with one or more essential activities of daily living such as feeding, bathing, dressing or mobility.
b. 
Buildings shall be located with sufficient distances between them or be designed so as to provide adequate light and air exposures.
c. 
A residential building shall not contain more than 12 dwelling units. Each dwelling unit shall have a separate entrance to the outside or an entrance in common with not more than four other dwelling units.
d. 
Exterior loading facilities shall be screened.
(i) 
RC-1 Redevelopment Commercial-Office/Retail District.
(1) 
Permitted principal uses. Planned commercial development, limited to the following:
a. 
Retail sales of goods and services, except as specifically prohibited in Section 33-26 hereof.
b. 
Personal, business, governmental and utility service establishments.
c. 
Professional, business, governmental and utility offices.
d. 
Banks and other financial institutions.
e. 
Business schools.
f. 
Theaters.
g. 
Medical and dental clinics.
h. 
Restaurants, including fast-food restaurants, and other places serving food and drink.
(2) 
Permitted accessory uses.
a. 
Off-street parking facilities and/or spaces for the use of owners, tenants, patrons and employees of a principal use.
b. 
Off-street loading and unloading facilities serving a principal use.
c. 
Open or enclosed pedestrian walkways (including elevated walkways), bikeways, parks, reflecting pools, fountains and other landscape architecture.
d. 
Swimming pools, tennis courts and other recreational facilities enclosed within or on a building.
e. 
Exterior signs, in accordance with the following regulations:
1. 
Signs must relate to the uses being conducted on the premises.
2. 
One sign placed or inscribed upon any facade of a building for each permitted use or activity which occurs therein. The sign may be illuminated but shall not be of the flashing or animated type and shall not project more than 12 inches in front of the facade nor extend beyond the top or the end of the facade. The sign shall not exceed an area of two square feet for each foot in width of the front of the building or portion thereof devoted to such use or activity.
3. 
One nonilluminated, temporary sign pertaining to the lease or sale of the same lot or building upon which it is placed, situated within the property lines of the premises to which it relates and not exceeding the area of the permanent sign permitted under Subsection (i)(2)e2 hereinabove. This sign must be removed from the premises within two days after the property is leased or sold.
4. 
Freestanding or building-mounted illuminated signs to control the movement of traffic on the premises or to give directions to uses in the RR-M, RC-1, RC-2 and RC-3 Districts. These signs shall provide traffic directions only and shall not be used for advertising purposes. They shall not exceed the height of six feet when building-mounted or six feet above finished grade when freestanding. The sign shall not exceed an area of four square feet on each of two sides.
5. 
Any illuminated signs shall be shielded so as to prevent glare, and no sign shall be illuminated by lighting of intermittent or varying intensity, nor shall any sign be of any color light other than red, white or blue. No sign shall be moving or animated.
6. 
In addition to the above, all signs shall be of a design, character and placement approved by the Planning Board, pursuant to a site plan review.
(3) 
Conditional uses.
a. 
Public utility installations, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter and subject to the further requirement that all utility cables be installed underground.
b. 
Wireless communications towers and antennas, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
(4) 
Dimensional, density and other bulk restrictions.
a. 
Minimums.
Type
Minimum Requirement
Open space (as defined in RR-M District Regulations)
15% of the RC-1 District; provided, however, that so long as the total open space in the RC-1, RC-2 and RC-3 Districts is 15% or greater, then less than 15% shall be permitted in the RC-1 District
Off-street parking
3.3 spaces per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area of office space or retail sales space, except that 1 space shall be provided for each 5 seats in a theater
Distances between buildings
No portion of any building having a height in excess of 60 feet above sea level shall be located closer than 60 feet to any other building having a height in excess of 60 feet above sea level, and the vertical center line of the face of any such building shall be no less than 120 feet from the vertical face of any other such building
Building setback
300 feet from the northerly right-of-way line of DeGraw Avenue, 120 feet from the easterly boundary line of the RC-1 District and 200 feet from the northerly boundary line of the RC-1 District, except that if a landscaped strip at least 15 feet wide is provided around a parking structure and planted in a manner satisfactory to the approving authority, a one-level accessory parking structure shall be located no less than 50 feet from any residential zone, and each additional level shall require an additional 25 feet of setback, except that this setback shall not apply to elevator and stair cores. The foregoing may be waived or modified by the approving authority if a satisfactory natural or artificial screen of the parking structure can be created or is existing
Off-street loading
1 space for each 100,000 square feet of gross floor area
b. 
Maximums.
Type
Maximum Requirement
Zone district coverage (as defined in RR-M district regulations)
85% of the RC-1 District; provided, however, that so long as the total zone district coverage in RC-1, RC-2 and RC-3 Districts is less than 85%, then 85% may be exceeded in the RC-1 District
Building height
100 feet above sea level, except where buildings are connected by an atrium serving as a covered mall and the following conditions are met:
1.
The height shall be no greater than 100 feet above the lobby floor;
2.
No building shall contain more than 6 stories above the lobby; and
3.
The lobby floor elevation shall be no higher than 15 feet above sea level
Gross floor area
510,000 square feet of gross floor area for office use, 60,000 square feet of gross floor area for retail sales use
(5) 
Other provisions and requirements. As used herein and as distinguished from its general definition elsewhere in this chapter, "gross floor area" shall mean the sum of the gross horizontal areas of the floor or several floors of an enclosed building, measured between the inside face of exterior walls or from the center line of walls separating two buildings. Any equipment and mechanical areas, accessory building, basement and cellar, atrium and other pedestrian walkways and garage space is not to be included in computing gross floor area.
(j) 
RC-2 Redevelopment Commercial - Hotel/Motel District.
(1) 
Permitted principal uses. One or more structures with appurtenant common areas to accommodate the following uses:
a. 
Hotel.
b. 
Motel.
(2) 
Permitted accessory uses.
a. 
The same as specified in the RC-1 District as permitted principal and accessory uses, except that sign regulations shall be as hereinafter set forth, that satellite antennas may be used for transmitting as well as receiving signals and that swimming pools, tennis courts and other recreational facilities may be within, on or outside of a building if accessory to a hotel or motel.
b. 
Convention and conference facilities, meeting rooms and entertainment facilities.
(3) 
Conditional uses: the same as specified in the RC-1 District.
(4) 
Dimensional, density and other bulk restrictions.
a. 
Minimums.
Type
Minimum Requirement
Open space (as defined in RR-M District regulations)
The same as specified in the RC-1 District
Off-street parking
0.7 space per bedroom, plus 150 spaces for accessory uses other than retail sales space; 3.3 spaces per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area (as defined in RC-1 District regulations) of retail sales space
Distances between buildings
The same as specified in the RC-1 District
Building setback
150 feet from the northerly right-of-way line of DeGraw Avenue; 150 feet from the westerly right-of-way line of Glenwood Avenue, as said street lines are laid out on the effective date of this chapter; vertical circulation elements servicing elevated pedestrian walkways (e.g., elevator and stair towers) that do not exceed 60 feet above sea level in height shall be set back a minimum of 10 feet from any street or property line; the above setback requirements shall not apply to elevated pedestrian walkways or their supporting columns
Off-street loading
3 spaces per 300 hotel/motel bedrooms; 1 space per 100 hotel/motel bedrooms, or part thereof, in excess of the first 300 bedrooms
b. 
Maximums.
Type
Maximum Requirement
Zone district coverage
The same as specified in the RC-1 District
Building height
160 feet above sea level
Number of hotel/motel bedrooms
350
(5) 
Other provisions and requirements. Exterior signs shall conform to the following regulations:
a. 
All signs, except directional signs controlled by Subsection (j)(5)d hereof, must relate to the activity being conducted on the premises.
b. 
One sign on each of two facades of the hotel/motel as an architectural feature of the building, having a height not greater than 10% of the height of the building or 15 feet, whichever is greater. Such signs shall contain only the name and/or logo of the hotel/motel, may be illuminated but shall not be of the flashing or animated type and shall not project more than 12 inches in front of the facade nor extend beyond the top or end of the facade.
c. 
One sign placed or inscribed upon any facade of a building for each permitted or accessory use or activity which occurs therein. The sign may be illuminated but shall not be of the flashing or animated type and shall not project more than 12 inches in front of the facade nor extend beyond the top or the end of the facade. The sign shall not exceed an area of two square feet for each foot in width of the front of the building or portion there of devoted to such use or activity.
d. 
Freestanding or building-mounted illuminated signs to control traffic on the premises or to give directions to uses in the RR-M, RC-1, RC-2 or RC-3 District. These signs shall provide traffic directions only and shall not be used for advertising purposes. They shall not exceed the height of six feet when building-mounted or six feet above finished grade when freestanding. The area of the sign shall not exceed four square feet on each of two sides.
e. 
Any illuminated signs shall be shielded so as to prevent glare, and no sign shall be illuminated by lighting of intermittent or varying intensity, nor shall any sign be of any color light other than red, white or blue. No sign shall be moving or animated.
f. 
In addition to the above, all signs shall be of a design, character and placement approved by the Planning Board pursuant to site plan review.
(k) 
RC-3 Redevelopment Commercial - Hotel Accessory District.
(1) 
Permitted principal uses: the same principal uses and accessory uses as specified in the RC-1 and RC-2 Districts as permitted principal or accessory uses, excluding freestanding fast-food restaurants. The air rights above a public street shall be limited to pedestrian circulation (e.g., elevated pedestrian walkways).
(2) 
Permitted accessory uses: not applicable.
(3) 
Conditional uses: the same as specified in the RC-1 District.
(4) 
Dimensional, density and other bulk restrictions.
a. 
Minimums.
Type
Minimum Requirement
Open space (as defined in RR-M District regulations)
The same as specified in the RC-1 District
Off-street parking
3.3 spaces per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area (as defined in the RC-1 District regulations) of retail sales space; all other uses, as set forth in the RC-1 and RC-2 District regulations; with the exception of garage openings, service access and mechanical areas, parkin g areas located within the footprint of buildings shall be enclosed and clad in a manner similar to the remainder of the building; landscaped buffer areas shall be provided adjacent to outdoor parking areas
Distances between buildings
The same as specified in the RC-1 District
Building setbacks
20 feet from East Oakdene Avenue, 10 feet from Glenwood Avenue and 15 feet from any other property line; the above setback requirements shall not apply to elevated pedestrian walkways or their supporting columns
Off-street loading
The same as specified in the RC-1 District
Height of an elevated pedestrian walkway above a public or private street
In accordance with the requirements of the New Jersey Department of Transportation
b. 
Maximums.
[Amended by Ord. No. 35-2014, 11-12-2014]
Type
Maximum Requirement
Zone district coverage
The same as specified in the RC-1 District
Building height
160 feet above sea level
Height of elevated pedestrian walkway
60 feet above sea level
(5) 
Other provisions and requirements. Exterior signs shall conform to the following requirements:
a. 
Signs must relate to the activity being conducted in the RR-M, RC-1, RC-2 or RC-3 District.
b. 
One sign placed or inscribed upon any facade of a building for each permitted use or activity which occurs therein. The sign may be illuminated but shall not be of the flashing or animated type and shall not project more than 12 inches in front of the facade nor extend beyond the top or end of the facade. The sign shall not exceed an area of two square feet for each foot in width of the facade upon which it is mounted or portion thereof devoted to such use or activity. A sign identifying the address of the building upon which it is located shall not be considered a "sign" for the purposes of this section.
c. 
One exterior illuminated temporary sign pertaining to the lease or sale of the redevelopment project or any part thereof situated within the property lines of the RC-3 District and not exceeding 1,000 square feet in area on any one side. This sign must be removed from the premises within 30 days after the property to which the sign pertains is leased or sold.
d. 
One exterior illuminated permanent sign pertaining to the activities conducted in the redevelopment project or any part thereof situated within the property lines of the RC-3 District and not exceeding 500 square feet in area on any one side. This sign can be erected only when the temporary sign permitted by Subsection (k)(5)c has been removed.
e. 
Freestanding or building-mounted illuminated signs to control traffic on the premises or to give directions to uses in the RR-M, RC-1, RC-2 or RC-3 District. These signs shall provide traffic direction only and shall not be used for advertising purposes. They shall not exceed the height of six feet when building-mounted or six feet above finished grade when freestanding. The area of the sign shall not exceed four square feet on each of two sides.
f. 
Freestanding signs necessary to control the movement of traffic on the premises may be erected. These signs shall provide traffic directions only and shall not be used for any advertising purpose. They shall not exceed a height of six feet nor an area of four square feet on each of two sides.
g. 
Any illuminated signs shall be shielded so as to prevent glare, and no sign shall be illuminated by lighting of intermittent or varying intensity nor shall any sign be of any color light other than red, white or blue. No sign shall be moving or animated.
h. 
In addition to the above, all signs shall be of a design, character and placement approved by the approving authority pursuant to a site plan review.
(l) 
Mixed Use Commercial Zone District.
(1) 
Permitted principal uses. The same as specified in the B-1 District and the B-2 District as permitted principal uses, and single-family and multifamily residential uses above the ground floor story.
(2) 
Permitted accessory uses. Uses customarily incidental to the permitted principal uses.
(3) 
Conditional uses. The same as specified in the B-1 District and the B-2 District, except that single-family and multifamily residential uses above the ground floor story are permitted, not conditional, uses.
(4) 
Dimensional, density and other bulk restrictions.
a. 
Minimums.
Lot area
None
Lot width
None
Front yard setback
The average of existing setbacks along the same side of the street to the nearest intersections
Side yard width
None
Rear yard depth
None, except as hereinafter set forth for properties abutting residential districts
b. 
Maximums.
Building coverage
None
Lot coverage
None
Building height:
Principal building
35 feet
Accessory building
15 feet
(5) 
Other provisions and requirements.
a. 
Signs. See Section 33-18(c) of this chapter.
b. 
Off-street parking; loading and unloading. See Section 33-28 of this chapter.
c. 
If the subject property abuts a residential district, a buffer and screening shall be provided in accordance with the standards and specifications of Section 33-15(s).
(m) 
B-R Special Business -- Residential District.
(1) 
Permitted principal uses. The following principal uses shall be permitted in the B-R Zoning District:
a. 
Single-family dwellings, detached;
b. 
Single-family dwellings, attached;
c. 
Two-family dwellings;
d. 
Retail sales of goods and services, subject to the conditions of the conditional uses provided by Section 33-25, and except as specifically prohibited within this section as well as Section 33-26 of this chapter;
e. 
Offices and business schools; provided, however, that said uses shall not be permitted on the first floor along the Teaneck Road frontage;
f. 
Restaurants, with the exception of fast-food drive-through restaurants;
g. 
Funeral homes;
h. 
Theaters and assembly halls;
i. 
Municipal, county, state and federal buildings and uses, subject to the conditions for the conditional uses provided by Section 33-25, and except as specifically prohibited within this section and Section 33-26 of this chapter;
j. 
Public and private schools serving grades K-12; child-care centers and nursery schools, subject to the conditional uses provided by Section 33-25 of this chapter;
k. 
Financial institutions.
(2) 
Permitted accessory uses: uses customarily incidental to permitted principal uses.
(3) 
Conditional uses: subject to the conditions for the conditional uses provided by Section 33-25 except as specifically prohibited within this section and Section 33-26 of this chapter:
a. 
The conditional uses permitted, subject to the same conditions thereof, within the R-S Residential Single-Family Detached District;
b. 
Nursing homes;
c. 
Motor vehicle service stations;
d. 
Satellite antennas, subject to the B-2, business office accessory use, conditions.
(4) 
Prohibited uses as identified within Section 33-26 of this chapter as well as the following:
a. 
Fast-food drive-through restaurants;
b. 
Fortune-tellers and palm readers;
c. 
Amusement centers and bowling alleys;
d. 
Adult bookstores, tattoo parlors, massage parlors;
e. 
Out-patient treatment and/or rehabilitation centers for alcoholics, drug abusers, sex offenders, the mentally ill and parolees from federal, state, county or municipal penal institutions or juvenile detention centers and facilities;
f. 
Bail bondsman, pawnshops;
g. 
Businesses engaged in bill paying and/or check cashing as either their principal or ancillary business;
h. 
Car washes, tire distribution centers, auto body shops, and commercial automobile service centers whose primary or ancillary business is not the sale and refueling of gasoline for automotive use;
i. 
Retail sale of alcoholic beverages under a plenary retail distribution license;
j. 
Bars, taverns, lounges, clubs operating for the sale of alcoholic beverages where the preparation and consumption of food is not the primary business;
k. 
Wireless communication towers;
l. 
Stand-alone public parking decks/garages; underground parking garages;
m. 
Motels and/or hotels; and
n. 
Mixed-use development containing retail/office and residential uses.
(5) 
Dimensional, density and other bulk restrictions.
a. 
Single-family detached dwellings: as set forth in the R-S Residential Single-Family Detached District.
b. 
Single-family attached and two-family dwellings: as set forth in the R-M Residential Multifamily District.
c. 
Office/Business/Retail/Mixed Use:
Front yard setback (minimum)
The average of existing setbacks along the same side of the street between the nearest intersections
Building coverage (maximum)
25% unless off-street parking is not required under Section 33-28(b)1, in which case maximum building coverage shall be 80%
Lot coverage (maximum)
80% unless off-street parking is not required under Section 33-28(b)1, in which case maximum lot coverage shall be 100%
Building height, principal building (maximum)
24 feet and two stories;
Building height, accessory building (maximum)
15 feet
Lot area (minimum)
None
Lot width (minimum)
None
Side yard width (minimum)
None
Rear yard depth (minimum)
20 feet
(6) 
Other provisions and requirements.
a. 
Signs in accordance with Section 33-18(c) of this chapter.
b. 
Off-street parking, loading and unloading in accordance with Section 33-28 of this chapter. If the subject property abuts a residential zoning district, a buffer and screening shall be provided in accordance with the standards and specifications of Section 33-15(s).
(n) 
P Public Land District.
(1) 
Purpose. The purpose of this district is to restrict development on public lands which are in use as schools, administrative facilities, parking lots, libraries and other public buildings and structures.
(2) 
Permitted principal uses.
a. 
Public schools.
b. 
Administrative facilities.
c. 
Parking lots.
d. 
Libraries.
e. 
Recreational facilities.
f. 
Wireless communications towers and antennas, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter, except on property used for private or public school purposes.
g. 
Other public buildings and structures.
(3) 
Permitted accessory uses: uses customarily incidental to the permitted principal uses.
(4) 
Conditional uses: none.
(5) 
Dimensional, density and other bulk restrictions: none.
(6) 
Other provisions and requirements: none.
(o) 
Senior Citizen Housing District - R-SCH.
(1) 
Zoning regulations,
a. 
Minimum lot size, area and dimensions.
Minimum lot area
5 acres
Minimum frontage
150 feet
Minimum depth
200 feet
b. 
Minimum yard depths.
Front
25 feet
Side (one)
25 feet
Side (both)
50 feet
Rear
25 feet
c. 
Maximum building and structure height.
Principal and attached accessory building
2 stories, 35 feet
Detached accessory buildings
1 story, 10 feet
d. 
Minimum height, principal building: 1 story, 17 feet.
e. 
Maximum allowable lot coverage: 30%.
f. 
Minimum gross floor area.
1 bedroom
500 square feet
2 bedrooms
550 square feet
(2) 
Permitted use: garden apartment housing especially designed and constructed for the use of senior citizens, persons with disabilities and their families. For the purposes hereof, this shall include families in which the head of the household or his or her spouse is a senior citizen or an individual with disabilities, as well as single senior citizens and individuals with disabilities.
(3) 
Permitted accessory uses. Accessory buildings and uses customarily incidental to the permitted use, and necessary or appropriate for the benefit and well-being of the residents, including recreational and cultural facilities and community cooking facilities sufficient in size and scope to adequately provide for residents and their guests.
(4) 
Parking. Parking spaces shall be provided in a ratio of 0.4 space for the first bedroom and 0.4 space for each additional bedroom of each dwelling unit, conveniently located with respect to dwelling units.
(5) 
Other provisions and requirements. All design and development shall comply with applicable minimum standards as promulgated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, or any successor agency, as well as with the rules and regulations set by any agency or agencies of the State of New Jersey having jurisdiction thereof.
(6) 
Dwelling requirements. At least 51% of the length of the roof ridge must have at least a twenty-two-foot height above the average ground level on three sides of the building, with a minimum height of 17 feet above the average ground level.
(7) 
Density requirements. The total number of dwelling units shall not exceed 21 per acre.
(p) 
R-TH Residential Townhouse District.
(1) 
Permitted principal uses:
a. 
Townhouses.
b. 
Apartments, but only for inclusionary affordable housing purposes.
(2) 
Permitted accessory uses:
a. 
Open space and accessory recreational structures for the use of residents and their guests only, meeting the same requirements as those in the R-S Zone.
(3) 
Conditional uses: none.
(4) 
Dimensional, density and other bulk restrictions.
a. 
Minimums:
1. 
Lot size: two acres.
2. 
Lot width: 300 feet.
3. 
Setbacks of buildings:
[i] 
Front of building to a public street: 35 feet.
[ii] 
Side of building to a public street: 15 feet.
4. 
Building setback to property line:
[i] 
Front: 35 feet.
[ii] 
Side: 15 feet.
[iii] 
Rear: 15 feet.
5. 
Parking or driveway setback:
[i] 
To property line: five feet.
6. 
Distance between buildings on the property:
[i] 
Side-to-side: 20 feet.
[ii] 
Other: 40 feet.
7. 
Width of unit: 24 feet.
8. 
Buffer:
[i] 
Adjacent to existing single-family homes: 15 feet.
[ii] 
Adjacent to other uses and property lines, including the public street: five feet.
9. 
Unit sizes for townhouses or apartments:
[i] 
One-bedroom: 750 square feet.
[ii] 
Two-bedroom: 950 square feet.
[iii] 
Three-bedroom: 1,100 square feet.
10. 
Parking--number of spaces: Per Residential Site Improvement standards (RSIS).
[i] 
Number of enclosed spaces per unit: two per townhouse unit; none per apartment unit.
b. 
Maximums:
1. 
Density: eight units per acre.
2. 
Coverage:
[i] 
Building: 22.5%.
[ii] 
Lot: 45%.
3. 
Height: 35 feet or three stories, whichever is lesser, measured from the lowest grade to the midpoint of any sloping roof with a pitch of at least 6 on 12, or to the top of the roof in all other cases.
4. 
Number of dwelling units per structure: six.
5. 
No building shall exceed a length of 170 feet.
6. 
No building shall contain more than two dwelling units in a straight unbroken row, and the exterior wall of each such building shall include a setback or break with a depth of not less than four feet after every two dwelling units.
(5) 
Other provisions and requirements.
a. 
Off-street parking. Off-street parking shall be provided in accordance with the requirements of New Jersey's Residential Site Improvement Standards.
b. 
Inclusionary affordable housing and in-lieu contributions.
1. 
For each eight market-rate units provided, one affordable housing unit, as said term is defined under FHA and COAH rules, shall be provided within the development and, from the exterior, shall be no different in appearance than a market-rate unit.
2. 
Such units shall meet the affordability requirements per COAH's rules and policies, including, but not limited to, phasing, bedroom distribution, controls on affordability, range of affordability, affirmative marketing, and income qualification.
3. 
Where the number of units provided within the development is not equal to eight or a number divisible by eight, the following shall apply:
[i] 
When a project provides a minimum of five units or, after dividing the total number of units by eight, leaves a remainder of five or more units, an additional inclusionary affordable housing unit shall be provided. In the case where the number of units is four or less, or if the total number of units divided by eight leaves a remainder of four or less, a pro-rata contribution in lieu of providing such a unit shall be paid into the Township's Affordable Housing Trust Fund, for the purposes of providing affordable housing either elsewhere in Teaneck or for other affordable housing purposes.
(6) 
Design guidelines. The design of all townhouse developments in the R-TH District shall adhere to the residential design guidelines as hereinbelow set forth:
a. 
Entries.
1. 
Elevation. The primary entry and first floor of living space is encouraged to be elevated at least 24 inches above grade by use of a base foundation, or a basement level.
2. 
Articulation.
[i] 
The primary entry to a dwelling should be emphasized through stairs and a porch, crown, overhang, projecting bay, or other element that provides shelter at the doorway. Unadorned entries that are flush and "punched out" of the facade are discouraged. Examples of methods to highlight an entry are:
[a] 
Doorway in bay projecting at least three feet from the primary facade plane with a prominent cross gable, usually steeply pitched.
[b] 
Doorway accentuated by a stoop with decorative crown surrounded by pilasters, or extended forward and supported by slender columns to form a modest entry porch.
[c] 
Doorway accentuated by a wide front porch extending at least halfway across the front facade width.
[ii] 
Standalone full-height columns flanking an entry are only appropriate in combination with symmetrical facade design, vertically proportioned windows with shutters, and an entry porch spanning the full height and/or the full width of the building. Such columns should not be of brick.
3. 
Pattern and glazing.
[i] 
The number and spacing of columns, pilasters, fanlights, or sidelights framing front doors should be symmetrical, placed evenly on both sides of door.
[ii] 
Front doors should be paneled, with or without glazing.
[iii] 
Front doors should be single. Double or French-door style front doors are strongly discouraged.
b. 
Windows.
1. 
Proportions.
[i] 
Each window should be rectangular and vertically proportioned (height greater than width), and double-hung.
[ii] 
Palladian windows, rounded top windows, or round-top arches over windows are permitted only if the entire window is contained within one story. Such windows may not project into the eave or cornice line of the roof, or into the floors above.
[iii] 
Horizontally proportioned windows are discouraged. To create a wider expanse of windows, vertically proportioned windows may be paired or tripled side-by-side, but only with a dividing structural member between each window.
2. 
Articulation.
[i] 
If shutters are used, they should be of correct width to cover the window if closed. Shutters should not be used for paired or tripled window clusters.
[ii] 
Windows with multipane glazing are encouraged, but only with true divided panes with mullions and muntins that cast a shadow on the glass. Panes may be either on both the top and bottom half, or just on the top half of window.
[iii] 
Single-pane or plate glass picture windows are strongly discouraged.
3. 
Placement and spacing.
[i] 
The pattern of windows should be symmetrically spaced on the front facade of the building and any street-facing elevations, not randomly placed.
[ii] 
Windows on upper and lower stories should be vertically aligned atop each other and should not be staggered or randomly placed.
[iii] 
Window placement may be more random on the interior of the lot, that is, not facing the street or adjacent property, and at rear of buildings.
[iv] 
Windows should not project above the cornice line of each story or into the gabled roof line. An extension of windows into the floor above, mimicking a dormer window, is strongly discouraged because this implies one tall loft-style floor rather than a separate floor or attic space. Distinct dormer windows that suggest a separate (typically third) floor are encouraged.
c. 
Materials.
1. 
Finished materials should extend around all sides of the relevant element of a building. Applications such as a short return around corners give the appearance of pasted-on veneer and shall be avoided. For example, a brick veneer should not be pasted onto a building with wood sides.
2. 
A change in materials should be used to reflect or highlight different massing elements; for example, a projection or a cross-gabled bay may have a different material. Materials should not change between floors without an intervening cornice, belt course, projecting eave, or porch.
3. 
Preferred primary building facing materials are dark red brick, wood stick, and stucco.
4. 
Stonework should only be used in limited quantities to highlight building bases or entries, and should appear to be load-bearing.
5. 
EIFS material is strongly discouraged.
6. 
No more than two primary materials should be used per building.
7. 
For brick facades, decorative or varied brickwork around entries and windows is encouraged.
8. 
Sheets or panels of brick or stone facing should have carefully grooved seams to avoid obvious seams and a pasted-on appearance.
d. 
Roof lines.
1. 
Cross-gabled, center gable, and hipped roofs are encouraged.
2. 
The slope of pitched portions of gabled, gambrel, or hipped roofs should be between 5V:12H and 12V:12H.
3. 
If street-facing building mass is more than 50 feet wide, the roof line shall be broken up using cross gables, a hipped roof, and/or dormer windows.
e. 
Chimneys. No exterior chimneys should be located on the front facade. Exterior chimneys must be in middle of the side facade, or at the rear facade.
f. 
Garages.
1. 
The placement of a garage must be secondary to the building entry, using one or both of the following two methods:
[i] 
The garage entry and any building mass above it shall be recessed at least three feet from the primary facade plane of the residence and from primary entry; or
[ii] 
The garage entry shall be flush with the primary facade plane, but recessed at least halfway below grade (that is, the garage floor shall be at least four feet below grade), with a sloping driveway.
2. 
Rear garages, whether separate or attached, driveway or alley-accessed, are encouraged.
3. 
Side-loading garages (which do not face the street) are also encouraged, provided they meet the placement requirements described above.
4. 
Each garage bay shall not exceed 11 feet in width, and garage doors may not exceed 10 feet in width.
5. 
Each garage bay shall have its own door and doorway; double-wide garage doors are strongly discouraged.
6. 
Garage doors should be paneled, with or without glazing. Stable-style side-hinged doors and glazing are encouraged.
(q) 
MX-1 Mixed Use - 1 District.
(1) 
Permitted principal uses. The MX Zoning District is intended to encourage retail sales and personal services and commercial offices, including medical offices, oriented to pedestrian access and shopping on the ground floor and residential uses on the upper floors. The following principal uses shall be permitted in the MX-1 Zoning District:
[Amended by Ord. No. 30-2013, 10-22-2013]
a. 
Retail sales of goods and services, except as specifically prohibited within this section as well as Section 33-26 of this chapter;
b. 
Offices, including medical offices, financial institutions and business schools;
c. 
Restaurants, with the exception of fast-food, drive-through restaurants;
d. 
Theaters, assembly halls and bowling alleys;
e. 
Apartments over commercial uses, provided said uses shall not be located on the first floor along Cedar Lane frontage; and
f. 
Off-street parking facilities; provided, however, that said uses shall not be permitted to have frontage on Cedar Lane.
(2) 
Permitted accessory uses: uses customarily incidental to permitted principal uses.
(3) 
Conditional uses:
a. 
Wireless communication towers and antennas, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
b. 
Public utility installations, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
(4) 
Prohibited uses as identified within Section 33-26 of this chapter as well as the following:
a. 
Fast-food drive-through restaurants.
b. 
Motor vehicle service stations, public garages, automobile body repair or painting shops.
(5) 
Dimensional, density and other bulk restrictions.
a. 
Minimums:
1. 
Lot area: none.
2. 
Lot width: none.
3. 
Side yard width: none.
4. 
Rear yard depth: 20 feet.
b. 
Maximums:
1. 
Front yard setback: zero feet.
2. 
Building coverage: 25% unless off-street parking is not required under Section 33-28(b)1, in which case maximum building coverage shall be 80%.
3. 
Lot coverage: 80% unless off-street parking is not required under Section 33-28(b)1, in which case maximum lot coverage shall be 100%.
4. 
Building height, principal building: 45 feet and three stories; where a building or structure is immediately adjacent to a single-family residential dwelling unit the maximum building height shall not exceed 35 feet and three stories.
5. 
Building height, accessory building: 15 feet.
(6) 
Other provisions and requirements.
a. 
Signs in accordance with Section 33-18(c) of this chapter.
b. 
Off-street parking, loading and unloading in accordance with Section 33-28 of this chapter.
c. 
If the subject property abuts a residential zoning district, a buffer and screening shall be provided in accordance with the standards and specifications of Section 33-15(s).
(r) 
MX-2 Mixed Use - 2 District.
(1) 
Permitted principal uses. The MX Zoning District is intended to encourage retail sales and personal services oriented to pedestrian shopping on the ground floor, and other commercial activity and residential uses on the upper floors. The following principal uses shall be permitted in the MX - 2 Zoning District:
a. 
Retail sales of goods and services except as specifically prohibited within this section as well as Section 33-26 of this chapter;
b. 
Offices, financial institutions and business schools; provided, however, that said uses shall not be permitted on the first floor along the Queen Anne Road or DeGraw Avenue frontage;
c. 
Restaurants, with the exception of fast-food drive-through restaurants;
d. 
Theaters, assembly halls and bowling alleys; and
e. 
Apartments over commercial uses, provided said uses shall not be located on the first floor along the Queen Anne Road or DeGraw Avenue frontage.
(2) 
Permitted accessory uses: uses customarily incidental to permitted principal uses.
(3) 
Conditional uses.
a. 
Wireless communication towers and antennas, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
b. 
Public utility installations subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
(4) 
Prohibited uses as identified within Section 33-26 of this chapter as well as the following:
a. 
Fast-food drive-through restaurants.
b. 
Motor vehicle service stations, public garages, automobile body repair or painting shops.
(5) 
Dimensional, density and other bulk restrictions.
a. 
Minimums:
1. 
Lot area: none.
2. 
Lot width: none.
3. 
Side yard width: none.
4. 
Rear yard depth: 20 feet.
b. 
Maximums:
1. 
Front yard setback: zero feet.
2. 
Building coverage: 25% unless off-street parking is not required under Section 33-28(b)1, in which case maximum building coverage shall be 80%.
3. 
Lot coverage: 80% unless off-street parking is not required under Section 33-28(b)1, in which case maximum lot coverage shall be 100%.
4. 
Building height, principal building: 35 feet and three stories.
5. 
Building height, accessory building: 15 feet.
(6) 
Other provisions and requirements.
a. 
Signs in accordance with Section 33-18(c) of this chapter.
b. 
Off-street parking, loading and unloading in accordance with Section 33-28 of this chapter.
c. 
If the subject property abuts a residential zoning district, a buffer and screening shall be provided in accordance with the standards and specifications of Section 33-15(s).
(s) 
(Reserved)
(t) 
MH Medical and Health Facilities Overlay Zoning District.
(1) 
Permitted principal uses. The following principal uses shall be permitted in the MH Medical and Health Facilities Overlay Zoning District:
a. 
Facilities for out-patient treatment and care, including urgent medical care.
b. 
Medical support facilities, such as medical laboratories, clinics, surgical facilities, diagnostic testing, physical therapy and pharmaceutical facilities.
c. 
Offices for doctors, health care practitioners and administrative offices related thereto.
d. 
Indoor lifestyle health facilities, health clubs and health and beauty spas.
(2) 
Permitted accessory uses:
a. 
Uses that are customary and incidental to the principal permitted uses in the zone.
b. 
Outdoor and indoor gardens, open space and landscaping.
c. 
Off-street parking and loading facilities.
(3) 
Conditional uses: none.
(4) 
Dimensional, density and other bulk restrictions. Except as otherwise provided herein, principal and accessory uses permitted within the MH Medical and Health Facilities Overlay Zoning District shall comply with the requirements and regulations governing the underlying zoning district.
(5) 
Other provisions and requirements.
a. 
Signs in accordance with Section 33-18(c) of this chapter.
b. 
Off-street parking requirements: one space per 200 square feet or part thereof; loading and unloading requirements in accordance with Section 33-28 of this chapter.
c. 
If the subject property abuts a residential zoning district, a buffer and screening shall be provided in accordance with the standards and specifications of Section 33-15(s).
(u) 
Medical Office Residential Overlay District (MOR).
[Added by Ord. No. 4-2013, 4-23-2013]
(1) 
Permitted principal uses. The following principal uses shall be permitted in the Medical Office Residential Overlay District (MOR), in addition to those permitted in the underlying district:
a. 
Medical offices, which may include diagnostic treatment and medical procedure facilities for private physicians, other health care professionals and their employees.
b. 
Hospital-related uses, including:
1. 
Patient rooms, for outpatient treatment and care.
2. 
Support facilities, such as medical laboratories, medical clinics, surgical facilities, diagnostic testing, physical therapy and pharmaceutical facilities.
3. 
Offices for hospital administration and hospital employees.
4. 
Medical educational, training and conference facilities.
(2) 
Permitted accessory uses:
a. 
Uses that are customary and incidental to the permitted principal uses in the overlay zone.
b. 
Off-street parking and loading facilities.
(3) 
Conditional uses: none.
(4) 
Dimensional, density and other bulk restrictions.
a. 
Minimums:
1. 
Lot area: 7,500 square feet.
2. 
Lot width: 75 feet.
3. 
Front yard setback: 25 feet, or the average of existing setbacks along the same side of the street within the block of two lots to the left and two lots to the right of the property proposed to be developed, whichever is greater. In the event that there are fewer than two lots to either side of the lot to be developed within the street block, then a total of four lots along the street block shall be used in the calculation of the average setback. In the event that there are fewer than four lots along the street block, then all lots along the street block shall be used in the calculation of the average setback.
4. 
Side yard width (each side):
[i] 
For lots of 60 feet or greater in width: 10 feet, or 15% of lot width, whichever is greater.
[ii] 
For lots of less than 60 feet in width: seven feet.
5. 
Side yard width (combined): 30% of lot width.
6. 
Rear yard depth: 15 feet.
b. 
Maximums:
1. 
Building coverage: 25%.
2. 
Lot coverage: 75%.
3. 
Building height, principal building: 35 feet or 2 1/2 stores, whichever is less.
4. 
Building height, accessory building: 15 feet.
c. 
Other. In all other respects, the requirements for development In the MOR Medical Office Residential Overlay Zone shall be the same as those required for the R-S Residential Single-Family Detached District.
(v) 
Medical Office Business Overlay District (MOB).
[Added by Ord. No. 4-2013, 4-23-2013]
(1) 
Permitted principal uses. The principal uses permitted in this district, in addition to those permitted in the underlying district, shall be the same as those permitted in the Medical Office Residential Overlay District (MOR).
(2) 
Permitted accessory uses: the same as the accessory uses permitted in the Medical Office Residential Overlay District.
(3) 
Conditional uses: none.
(4) 
Dimensional, density and other bulk restrictions.
a. 
Minimums:
1. 
Lot area: 10,000 square feet.
2. 
Lot width: 100 feet.
3. 
Front yard setback: 10 feet plus 2 feet for any stories in excess of one story.
4. 
Side yard width: 10 feet.
5. 
Rear yard depth: 20 feet.
6. 
Landscaped open space: 10% of lot area.
b. 
Maximums:
1. 
Building coverage: 40%.
2. 
Lot coverage: 80%.
3. 
Building height, principal building:
[i] 
Four stories or 50 feet, whichever is less, for lots located south of New Jersey Route 4.
[ii] 
Two stories or 24 feet, whichever is less, for lots located north of New Jersey Route 4.
4. 
Building height, accessory building: 15 feet.
c. 
Other. In all other respects, the requirements for development in the Medical Office Building Overlay District (MOB) shall be the same as those required by the underlying business zone.
(w) 
LI-2 Light Industry-2 District.
[Added by Ord. No. 7-2014, 4-29-2014]
(1) 
Permitted principal uses:
a. 
General business offices.
b. 
Research, experimental or testing laboratories.
c. 
Light, nonnuisance manufacturing, processing, fabrication, assemblage, packaging and warehousing of products.
d. 
Trade schools.
e. 
Family entertainment center.
(2) 
Permitted accessory uses: uses customarily incidental to the permitted principal uses, including satellite antennas, subject to the following conditions:
a. 
Satellite antennas shall be used for receiving signals only; transmission is prohibited. Reception may be for the benefit of off-site users.
b. 
There shall be no more than two satellite antennas per lot.
c. 
Installation may be either on the roof or on the ground. In both cases, the installation shall be adequately screened to minimize visibility from adjacent properties. If ground-mounted, the apparatus shall not be located in any front yard or side yard and shall not exceed the height of the principal building located on the lot. The permit application shall be accompanied by a screening plan and, for roof-mounted antennas, written certification from a structural professional engineer that the installation will be resistant to a one-hundred-mile-per-hour wind.
d. 
The height of the apparatus (including antenna supports) shall not exceed 20 feet. The surface area of the reflective dish shall not exceed 200 square feet, and the diameter of the reflective dish shall not exceed 16 feet.
(3) 
Conditional uses:
a. 
Motor vehicle service stations and public garages, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
b. 
Public utility installations, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
c. 
Wireless communications towers and antennas, subject to the provisions of Section 33-25 of this chapter.
(4) 
Dimensional, density and other bulk restrictions.
a. 
Minimums:
1. 
Lot area: 15,000 square feet.
2. 
Lot width: 100 feet.
3. 
Front yard setback: 20 feet, except as hereinafter set forth.
4. 
Side yard width: six feet.
5. 
Side yard width, combined: 30 feet.
6. 
Rear yard depth: 20 feet.
b. 
Maximums:
1. 
Building coverage: 30%.
2. 
Lot coverage: 70%.
3. 
Building height, principal building: 44 feet.
4. 
A maximum of 10% of the total building area on the site may extend to a height of 80 feet, provided that any portion of the building which exceeds 44 feet in height is set back a minimum distance of 125 feet from any adjoining lot line.
5. 
Building height, accessory building: 15 feet.
(5) 
Other provisions and requirements.
a. 
Signs. See Section 33-18(c) of this chapter.
b. 
Off-street parking; loading and unloading. See Section 33-28 of this chapter.
c. 
All permitted commercial and industrial activities and processes shall take place within an enclosed building, except that receiving and shipping may be conducted from an unenclosed loading dock or platform. Incidental storage out-of-doors shall be buffered and screened from public streets and adjacent residential districts, if any, in accordance with the standards and specifications of Section 33-15(s).
d. 
The minimum front yard setback for a building up to 35 feet in height shall be 2/3 of the height of the building, to the nearest foot. For a building greater than 35 feet in height, the minimum front yard setback shall be 23 feet plus one foot for each foot or fraction thereof of building height in excess of 35 feet. In no case, however, shall the front building line be closer to the street line than the average of existing front yard setbacks along the same side of the street to the nearest intersections.
e. 
If the subject property abuts a residential district, a buffer and screening shall be provided, in accordance with the standards and specifications of Section 33-15(s).
(x) 
R-AH Residential-Affordable Housing District.
[Added by Ord. No. 8-2014, 4-29-2014]
(1) 
Permitted principal uses:
a. 
Multifamily dwellings.
(2) 
Permitted accessory uses: accessory uses and structures customarily incidental to the permitted use.
(3) 
Area, yard and bulk requirements:
a. 
Minimums:
1. 
Lot area: 20,000 square feet.
2. 
Lot width: 125 feet.
3. 
Front yard setback for buildings:
[i] 
Teaneck Road: 10 feet.
[ii] 
Fort Lee Road: 20 feet.
4. 
Front yard setback for parking:
[i] 
Teaneck Road: 10 feet.
[ii] 
Fort Lee Road: 10 feet.
5. 
Side yard setback for buildings:
[i] 
Opposite Teaneck Road: 10 feet.
[ii] 
Opposite Fort Lee Road: 35 feet.
6. 
Side yard setback for parking:
[i] 
Opposite Teaneck Road: 10 feet.
[ii] 
Opposite Fort Lee Road: 20 feet.
7. 
Lot area per dwelling unit: 1,050 square feet.
b. 
Maximums:
1. 
Building coverage: 50%.
2. 
Lot coverage: 70%.
3. 
Building height:
[i] 
Stories: four stories.
[ii] 
Feet: 55 feet.
(4) 
Other provisions and requirements:
a. 
No less than 20% of the total units shall be set aside for low- and moderate-income households, with the income and bedroom distribution in accordance with the Uniform Housing Affordability Controls (N.J.A.C. 5:80-26.1 et seq.).
b. 
Off-street parking shall be provided in accordance with the Residential Site Improvement Standards, except that the Planning Board may grant a de minimis exception to such standards upon a showing by the applicant that fewer off-street parking spaces are required to meet the needs of residents of this development. Such off-street parking may be provided at grade with residential units on the second, third and fourth floors.
c. 
One two-sided monument sign, no greater than six feet in height, and with a sign face of no greater than 16 square feet, with the name of the project and the street number displayed, shall be permitted, provided such sign is set back at least five feet from the front property line.
d. 
A six-foot-high board-on-board fence of wood, simulated wood or PVC shall be provided along all property lines bounded by residential development. A four-foot-high board-on-board fence of the same material and color as the aforementioned six-foot-high fence shall be provided immediately adjacent to those off-street parking spaces which front on Teaneck Road or Fort Lee Road.
e. 
A double row of evergreen trees shall be planted within 15 feet of the side yard opposite Fort Lee Road, and within 10 feet of the side yard opposite Teaneck Road, to further screen the project from the adjacent properties. Trees shall be a minimum of six feet in height upon planting and shall be planted 15 feet on center. An outdoor play area or patio area for sitting shall be provided on site with a minimum area of 500 square feet. The remainder of the lot which is not covered by impervious paving shall be attractively landscaped with lawn, shrubs and trees, including the front yard.
f. 
In addition, development in the R-AH District shall meet all of the other applicable requirements of Chapter 33, Development Regulations; except that where such standards conflict with those enumerated herein, the standards of the R-AH District shall apply.
[Ord. No. 1811, § 26; Ord. No. 1821, §§ 2, 3, 4, 5; Ord. No. 1859, 5-27-1980, § 9; Ord. No. 1904, 4-7-1981, § 1; Ord. No. 1941, 2-2-1982, § 3; Ord. No, 2019, 1-3-1984, § 1; Ord. No. 2042, 7-9-1984, § 8; Ord. No. 3498, 5-13-1997, § 11; Ord. No. 3550, 4-7-1998, § 1; Ord. No. 3623, 2-8-2000, § 2; Ord. No. 3908, 10-6-2005, § 3; Ord. No. 3953, 7-25-2006, § 1; Ord. No. 4005, 5-8-2007, § 1; Ord. No. 4015, 8-21-2007, §§ 4, 5]
(a) 
Public utility installations. The following specifications and standards shall apply to the development of a public utility installation in a district which permits the same as a conditional use:
(1) 
A "public utility" shall be those activities and operations enumerated in N.J.S.A. 48:2-13, under privileges granted by the State of New Jersey or by any political subdivision thereof. Said public utilities include but are not necessarily limited to transportation systems, such as railroad and bus, gas, electric, water and sewer service, solid waste collection and/or disposal, telephone and telegraph systems and radio and television transmitting and receiving stations.
(2) 
Open storage yards in the L-I District shall be screened.
(3) 
The approving authority shall determine that the proposed installation is necessary and convenient for the efficiency of the public utility system in the proposed location and that all other alternative locations have been fully investigated and rejected.
(4) 
Any adverse effects to the safety and aesthetics of the surrounding neighborhood shall be effectively minimized by mechanical devices and procedures and by sufficient fencing, landscaping and setbacks.
(b) 
Child-care centers, public nursery schools and public and private elementary and secondary schools. The following specifications and standards shall apply to the development of child-care centers, public nursery schools and public, parochial and private elementary and secondary schools in a district which permits the same as a conditional use:
(1) 
They shall be certified by the appropriate licensing authority of the State of New Jersey.
(2) 
Dimensional, density and other bulk restrictions.
a. 
Minimums.
Lot area
Child-care centers and public nursery schools
1/2 acre
Elementary schools
5 acres, plus 1 additional acre for each 100 pupils
Secondary schools
10 acres, plus 1 additional acre for each 100 pupils
Lot width
Child-care centers and public nursery schools
None
Elementary schools
150 feet
Secondary schools
400 feet
Front yard setback
Child-care centers and public nursery schools
25 feet or a distance equal to the height of the building, whichever is greater
Elementary schools and secondary schools
100 feet
Rear yard setback
Child-care centers and public nursery schools
25 feet or a distance equal to the height of the building, whichever is greater
Elementary schools
100 feet
Side yard width
Child-care centers and public nursery schools
15 feet or a distance equal to 1/2 the height of the building, whichever is greater, for either side yard, for both side yards of 30 feet or a distance equal to the height of the building, whichever is greater
Elementary schools and secondary schools
100 feet for either side yard, and a combined width for both side yards of 200 feet
b. 
Maximums.
Building coverage:
Child-care centers and public nursery schools
30%
Elementary schools
35%
Lot coverage:
Child-care centers and public nursery schools
60%
Building height:
Child-care centers and public nursery schools
35 feet
(3) 
On-tract parking shall be provided in the following ratios:
Child-care centers and public nursery schools
1 parking space per staff member or employee, plus 3 spaces, but no less than a total of 5 parking spaces
Elementary schools and junior high schools
1 parking space per staff member or employee, plus 1 parking space for each 10 pupils
High schools
1 parking space per staff member or employee, plus 1 parking space for each 5 pupils
The foregoing requirements are deemed to be minimum requirements and may be increased by the approving authority based upon the unavailability of public transportation, the distances to be traveled by the student population and, in the case of high school students, the percentage of students driving their own motor vehicles.
(4) 
On-site loading and unloading areas for buses and delivery vehicles shall be provided no closer than one hundred fifty feet to any intersecting public street.
(5) 
No driveway shall open onto a public street within one hundred fifty feet of an intersecting public street, measured from the intersection of the tangents of the adjacent curblines.
(6) 
Development shall be barred if any lot line of the proposed development would be either within a one-thousand-foot linear zone or within a two-hundred-fifty-foot perimeter zone, in which the lot line of an existing child-care center, school, house of religious worship, nonprofit recreational facility, public or private meeting hall or other place of public assembly is also within said linear zone or perimeter zone.
As used herein, "linear zone shall mean both sides of the street on which the proposed development will front, and, if the street terminates less than one thousand feet in either direction, then the linear zone shall include the balance of one thousand feet along the same street course as if it were extended. If the street right-of-way changes course and/or becomes another named street, the linear zone shall continue into the new course or new street for the balance of the linear distance.
As used herein, "perimeter zone" shall mean the area surrounding the proposed development lot and parallel to the lot lines of the proposed development.
(7) 
For a child-care center, a landscaped buffer of not less than 25 feet in width from which parking is excluded shall be provided along the rear boundary of the property, and a similar buffer of not less than 15 feet in width, parking excluded, shall be provided along the side yard boundaries.
(c) 
Recreational facilities. The following specifications and standards shall apply to the development of non-profit recreational facilities in a district which permits same as a conditional use:
(1) 
The term "non-profit recreational facilities" shall mean buildings and/or vacant lands either owned or operated by a nonprofit membership organization and used for recreational purposes, such as a swim club, tennis club, golf club, playground or park.
(2) 
No building, structure or active recreational use shall be located within seventy-five feet of a residential lot line.
(3) 
Dimensional, density and other bulk restrictions.
a. 
Minimums.
Lot area
1 acre
Lot width
200 feet
b. 
Maximums.
Lot coverage
20%
(4) 
One on-tract parking space shall be provided for every two anticipated family memberships or for every four anticipated members, whichever is greater.
(5) 
Any adverse effects to the safety and aesthetics of the surrounding neighborhood shall be effectively mined by the appropriate use of artificial or natural landscaping, screening and fencing.
(6) 
Development shall be barred if any lot line of the proposed development would be either within a on-thousand-foot linear zone or within a two-hundred-fifty-foot perimeter zone, in which the lot line of an existing child-care center, school, house of religious worship, nonprofit recreational facility, public or private meeting hall or other place of public assembly is also within said linear zone or perimeter zone.
As used herein, "linear zone" shall mean both sides of the street on which the proposed development will front, and, if the street terminates less than one thousand feet in either direction, then the linear zone shall include the balance of one thousand feet along the same street course as if it were extended. If the street right-of-way changes course and/or becomes another named street, the linear zone shall continue into the new course or new street for the balance of the linear distance.
As used herein, "perimeter zone" shall mean the area surrounding the proposed development lot and parallel to the lot lines of the proposed development.
(7) 
No driveway shall open onto a public street within 150 feet of an intersecting public street, measured from the intersection of the tangents of the adjacent curblines.
(d) 
Houses of religious worship. The following specifications and standards shall apply to the development of houses of worship in a district which permits same as a conditional use:
(1) 
(Reserved)
(2) 
Dimensional, density and other bulk restrictions.
a. 
Minimums.
Lot area
1/2 acre
Side yard width
15 feet or a distance equal to 1/2 of the height of the building, whichever is greater
Side yard width, combined
30 feet or a distance equal to the height of the building, whichever is greater
Front yard setback
25 feet or a distance equal to the height of the building, whichever is greater
Rear yard setback
25 feet or a distance equal to the height of the building, whichever is greater
b. 
Maximums.
Building coverage
30%
Lot coverage
60%
Building height
35 feet
(3) 
Off-street parking shall be provided as follows: One on-tract parking space shall be provided for every 100 square feet of public assembly area up to 3,000 square feet. In excess of 3,000 square feet of public assembly area, 30 on-tract parking spaces shall be provided, plus one on-tract parking space for every 200 square feet of public assembly area in excess of 3,000 square feet of public assembly space.
(4) 
No driveway shall open onto a public street within seventy-five feet of an intersecting public street, measured from the intersection of the tangents of the adjacent curblines.
(5) 
A landscaped buffer of not less than twenty-five feet in width, from which parking shall be excluded, shall be provided along the rear boundary of the property, and a similar buffer of not less than fifteen feet in width, parking excluded, shall be provided along the side yard boundaries of the property.
(6) 
The exterior design of any structure used in connection with such facility shall conform to the general character of the area.
(e) 
Group-care housing. The following specifications and standards shall apply to the development of group-care housing in a district which permits same as a conditional use:
(1) 
No more than fifteen persons shall be housed in the dwelling, excluding resident staff.
(2) 
Development shall be barred if any lot line of the proposed development is within 1,500 feet of any lot line of another group-care housing facility.
(3) 
With respect to residences for the developmentally disabled (as defined in N.J.S.A. 30:11B-2) and mentally ill (as defined in N.J.S.A. 30:4-23), a conditional use permit may be denied if the number of developmentally disabled and mentally ill persons resident in existing group care housing in the Township exceeds fifty persons or five-tenths percent of the population of the Township, at the time of the application.
(4) 
In the case of group-care housing for the elderly, such residence shall be sponsored by a nonprofit private or public entity responsible for the maintenance of the house and its inhabitants.
(5) 
In the case of group-care housing for the mentally ill, such residence shall have been approved for a purchase of service contract or an affiliation agreement pursuant to such procedures as shall be established by the Division of Mental Health and Hospitals of the New Jersey Department of Human Services.
(6) 
All such group care housing shall comply with the zoning requirements in the district in which it is located and for the type of housing that it is, either single-family detached or single-family attached.
(7) 
If such housing is not limited to persons residing in the Township, the applicant shall so state to the approving authority and furnish proof that residency in the facility cannot be limited to such persons.
(8) 
One on-site parking space shall be provided for each three beds, plus one space for each staff member, whether or not a resident.
(9) 
No driveway shall open onto a public street within 75 feet of an intersecting public street, measured from the intersection of the tangents of the adjacent curblines.
(10) 
Any adverse effects to the safety and aesthetics of the surrounding neighborhood shall be effectively minimized by the appropriate use of artificial or natural landscaping, screening and fencing.
(f) 
Nursing homes. The following specifications and standards shall apply to the development of a nursing home in a district which permits same as a conditional use:
(1) 
On-site parking shall be provided in a ratio of one space for every three beds, plus one on-tract space for each staff member.
(2) 
Dimensional, density and other bulk restrictions. The provisions in the R-M district for multifamily dwellings shall apply, except as hereinafter set forth.
a. 
Minimums.
Front yard setback Side yard setback and Rear yard setback
As set forth in the R-M district, except that the yard shall be increased 1 foot for each foot by which the building exceeds 35 feet in height
b. 
Maximums.
Building height principal building
44 feet in the B-1 and B-2 districts, 35 feet in the R-M district
(3) 
A landscaped buffer of no less than 25 feet in width, from which parking shall be excluded, shall be provided along all boundaries of the property.
(4) 
No driveway shall open onto a public street within 150 feet of an intersecting public street, measured from the intersection of the tangents of the adjacent curblines.
(g) 
Motor vehicle service stations and public garages. The following specifications and standards shall apply to the development of motor vehicle service stations and public garages in a district which permits same as a conditional use:
(1) 
Fuel pumps shall be located not less than twenty-five feet from any street line or property line.
(2) 
The entire area of the site traversed by motor vehicles shall be hard-surfaced.
(3) 
Driveways shall cross the sidewalk at right angles and shall not be more than thirty feet wide. Driveways shall be no less than ten feet from any side lot line and no less than fifty feet from intersecting street lines. No more than two driveways shall be permitted for each one hundred feet of street frontage.
(4) 
Motor vehicle repairs shall be performed in a fully enclosed building. No parts or partially dismantled motor vehicles shall be stored out of doors.
(5) 
If the proposed development abuts a residential use or district, a landscaped buffer of not less than 25 feet in width, from which parking shall be excluded, shall be provided along each boundary that abuts a residential use or district.
(6) 
The use of a motor vehicle service station or public garage for overnight parking of vehicles, other than vehicles owned by the proprietor or employees thereof, shall be permitted, subject to the following requirements:
a. 
No vehicle in excess of one ton manufacturer's rated capacity may be parked overnight.
b. 
Each space to be used for overnight parking shall be striped and numbered.
c. 
No interior building space of the service station shall be so used, except to store customers' vehicles under repair.
d. 
A zoning permit shall be obtained as provided in Section 33-23 hereof, except that the zoning permit shall expire every 12 months and shall be renewable annually. The Zoning Officer may decline to renew the zoning permit if he determines that a condition of the permit has been violated. Site plan approval shall not be required for the use of an existing motor vehicle service station or public garage for overnight parking of vehicles.
(7) 
On-site parking shall be provided in a ratio of one space per 1,000 square feet of lot area.
(h) 
Home professional office. The following specifications and standards shall apply to the development of a home professional office which employs more than two persons other than the resident professional, but no more than six such employees. If no more than two persons other than the resident professional are employed, the use is a permitted accessory use in the R.S and R-M Districts, and these criteria do not apply. If more than six persons other than the resident professional are employed, the use is prohibited.
(1) 
One on-tract parking space shall be provided for each nonresident employee, plus three spaces for clients or patients of the professional. In addition, on-site spaces for the dwelling unit shall be provided as set forth in Section 33-28(b)(3). The approving authority may reduce the required number of off-street parking spaces if on-street parking is available and preferred to blacktopping the subject property or municipal or other off-street parking is accessible in the immediate area.
(2) 
The office shall occupy no more than the equivalent of 1/2 of the gross floor area of the building in which it is located.
(3) 
Any adverse effects to the safety and aesthetics of the surrounding neighborhood shall be effectively minimized by the appropriate use of artificial or natural landscaping, screening and fencing.
(i) 
Fast-food restaurant. The following specifications and standards shall apply to the development of a fast-food restaurant in a district which permits same as a conditional use:
(1) 
No drive-in or drive-through facilities are permitted.
(2) 
No driveway shall open upon a public street within 150 feet of an intersecting public street, measured from the intersection of the tangents of the adjacent curblines.
(3) 
No more than two driveways shall be permitted for each 100 feet of street frontage.
(4) 
One on-site parking space shall be provided for every two seats, plus 10% of the required spaces for employee parking.
(5) 
No lot line or portion thereof shall be within 1,500 feet of the lot line or portion thereof of another fast-food restaurant, car wash or tire distribution center.
(j) 
Car wash. The following specifications and standards shall apply to the development of a car wash in a district which permits same as a conditional use:
(1) 
No driveway shall open upon a public street within 150 feet of an intersecting public street, measured from the intersection of the tangents of the adjacent curblines.
(2) 
No more than two driveways shall be permitted for each 100 feet of street frontage.
(3) 
No lot line or portion thereof shall be within 1,500 feet of the lot line or portion thereof of another car wash, fast-food restaurant or tire distribution center.
(k) 
Tire distribution center. The following specifications and standards shall apply to the development of tire distribution centers in a district which permits same as a conditional use:
(1) 
No driveway shall open upon a public street within 150 feet of an intersecting public street, measured from the intersection of the tangents of the adjacent curblines.
(2) 
No more than two driveways shall be permitted for each 100 feet of street frontage.
(3) 
No lot line or portion thereof shall be within one thousand five hundred feet of the lot line or portion thereof of another tire distribution center, fast-food restaurant or car wash.
(l) 
Retail alcoholic beverage distributor. The following specifications and standards shall apply to premises used, in whole or in part, for the retail sale of alcoholic beverages under a plenary retail distribution license, in a district which permits same as a conditional use:
(1) 
No lot line or portion thereof shall be within 1,500 feet of the lot line or portion thereof of another retail liquor distributor.
(m) 
Wireless communications towers and antennas.
(1) 
Purpose. The purpose of this subsection is to establish general guidelines for the siting of wireless communications towers and antennas. The goals of this subsection are to protect residential areas and land uses from potential adverse impacts of towers and antennas; encourage the location of towers in nonresidential areas; minimize the total number of towers throughout the community; strongly encourage the joint use of new and existing tower sites as a primary option rather than construction of additional single-use towers; encourage users of towers and antennas to locate them, to the extent possible, in areas where the adverse impact on the community is minimal; encourage users of towers and antennas to configure them in a way that minimizes the adverse visual impact of the towers and antennas through careful design, siting, landscape screening and innovative camouflaging techniques; enhance the ability of the providers of telecommunications services to provide such services to the community quickly, effectively and efficiently; consider the public health and safety of communication towers; and avoid potential damage to adjacent properties from tower failure through engineering and careful siting of tower structures. In furtherance of these goals, the Township of Teaneck shall give due consideration to the Township of Teaneck's Master Plan, Zoning Map, existing land uses and environmentally sensitive areas in approving sites for the location of towers and antennas.
(2) 
Definitions. As used in this subsection, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:
ALTERNATIVE TOWER STRUCTURE
Man-made trees, clock towers, bell steeples, light poles and similar alternative-design mounting structures that camouflage or conceal the presence of antennas or towers.
ANTENNA
Any exterior transmitting or receiving device mounted on a tower, building or structure and used in communications that radiate or capture electromagnetic waves, digital signals, analog signals, radio frequencies (excluding radar signals), wireless telecommunications signals or other communication signals. Antennas shall further be classified as whip-type, rectangular- or box-type, metal spine-type or dish-type.
BACKHAUL NETWORK
The lines that connect a provider's towers/cell sites to one or more cellular telephone switching offices and/or long distance providers or the public switched telephone network.
FAA
The Federal Aviation Administration.
FCC
The Federal Communications Commission.
HEIGHT
When referring to a tower, antenna or other structure, the distance measured from the finished grade of the parcel to the highest point on the tower or other structure, including the base pad and any antenna attached thereto.
PREEXISTING TOWERS AND PREEXISTING ANTENNAS
Any tower or antenna for which a building permit or zoning permit has been properly issued prior to the effective date of this subsection, including permitted towers or antennas that have not yet been constructed so long as such approval is current and not expired.
TOWER
Any structure that is designed and constructed primarily for the purpose of supporting one or more antennas for telephone, radio and similar communications purposes, including but not limited to self-supporting lattice towers, guyed towers or monopole towers. The term also includes radio and television transmission towers, microwave towers, common-carrier towers, cellular telephone towers, alternative tower structures and the like. The term includes the structure and any support thereto.
(3) 
Applicability.
a. 
New towers and antennas. All new towers or antennas in the Township of Teaneck shall be subject to these regulations, except as provided in Subsection (m)(3)b through d, inclusive.
b. 
Amateur radio station operators. This subsection shall not govern any tower, or the installation of any antenna, that is under 35 feet in height and is owned and operated by a federally-licensed amateur radio station operator.
c. 
Preexisting towers or antennas. Preexisting towers and preexisting antennas shall not be required to meet the requirements of this subsection, other than the requirements of Subsection (m)(4)f and g.
d. 
AM array. For purposes of implementing this subsection, an AM array, consisting of one or more tower units and supporting ground system which functions as one AM broadcasting antenna, shall be considered one tower. Measurements for setbacks and separation distances shall be measured from the outer perimeter of the towers included in the AM array. Additional tower units may be added within the perimeter of the AM array by right.
(4) 
General requirements.
a. 
Conditional use. Antennas and towers shall be considered conditional uses in those zone districts which permit towers and antennas as conditional uses. A different existing use of an existing structure on the same lot shall not preclude the installation of an antenna or tower on such lot.
b. 
Lot size. For purposes of determining whether the installation of a tower or antenna complies with district development regulations, including but not limited to setback requirements, lot coverage requirements and other such requirements, the dimensions of the entire lot shall control, even though the antennas or towers may be located on leased parcels within such lot.
c. 
Aesthetics. Towers and antennas shall meet the following requirements:
1. 
Towers and antennas shall be painted a neutral color so as to reduce visual obtrusiveness, subject to any applicable standards of the FAA.
2. 
At a tower and/or antenna installation site, the design of the buildings and related structures shall, to the extent possible, use materials, colors, textures, screening and landscaping that will blend them into the natural setting and surrounding buildings.
3. 
If an antenna is installed on a structure other than a tower, the antenna and supporting electrical and mechanical equipment must be of a neutral color that is identical to, or closely compatible with, the color of the supporting structure so as to make the antenna and related equipment as visually unobtrusive as possible. In addition, the antenna and supporting electrical and mechanical equipment must be screened from view from adjacent properties. The height of such screening must equal the height of the installed antenna.
4. 
All towers erected within the P Public Land Zone District shall be of the monopole-type design. Antennas mounted on these towers shall be fully enclosed within the skin of the pole structure.
d. 
Lighting. Towers and antennas shall not be artificially lighted, unless required by the FAA or other applicable authority. If lighting is required, the lighting alternatives and design chosen must cause the least disturbance to the surrounding views.
e. 
State or federal requirements. All towers must meet or exceed current standards and regulations of the FAA, the FCC and any other agency of the state or federal government with the authority to regulate towers and antennas. If such standards and regulations are changed, then the owners of the towers and antennas governed by this subsection shall bring such towers and antennas into compliance with such revised standards and regulations within six months of the effective date of such standards and regulations, unless a different compliance schedule is mandated by the controlling state or federal agency. Failure to bring towers and antennas into compliance with such revised standards and regulations shall constitute grounds for the removal of the tower or antenna at the owner's expense.
f. 
Building codes; safety standards. To ensure the structural integrity of towers, the owner of a tower shall ensure that it is maintained in compliance with standards contained in the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.), the applicable standards for towers that are published by the Electronic Industries Association, latest edition, and the National Electrical Safety Code for clearance of utility lines.
1. 
All antennas used for the transmission of signals where the height of the path of the transmission beam is less than 10 feet above an adjacent walking surface shall be installed with a safety interruption device capable of stopping the antenna transmissions if any object comes within the signal path for longer than 0.20 seconds.
g. 
Measurement. For purposes of measurement, tower setbacks and separation distances shall be calculated and applied to facilities located in the Township of Teaneck irrespective of municipal and county jurisdictional boundaries.
h. 
Not essential services. Towers and antennas shall be regulated and permitted pursuant to this subsection and shall not be regulated or permitted as essential services, public utilities or private utilities.
i. 
Franchises. Owners and/or operators of towers or antennas shall certify that all franchises required by law for the construction and/or operation of a wireless communication system in the Township of Teaneck have been obtained and shall file a copy of all required franchises with the Construction Official.
j. 
Signs. No signs shall be allowed on an antenna or tower.
k. 
Buildings and support equipment. Buildings and support equipment associated with antennas or towers shall comply with the requirements of Subsection (m)(7). No building or support equipment shall be used for human occupancy other than for routine maintenance of equipment contained therein.
l. 
Cable microcell networks. If a cable microcell network is proposed, all cables, wires and equipment shall be located so that they do not interfere with the municipal fire alarm equipment and cable system. Applications for cable microcell network systems must be reviewed and approved by the Fire Department and Engineering Department of the Township of Teaneck as prior approvals before issuance of required construction permits.
(5) 
Where permitted.
a. 
General. Wireless telecommunications towers, antennas and related equipment may be located in the following areas only:
1. 
Antennas located on towers. Antennas, for the reception and/or transmission of signals, located on towers, the tower structures and equipment cabinets and buildings may be located within the L-I Light Industry Zone District and within the P Public Land Zone District, except on property used for private or public school purposes.
2. 
Antennas located on utility and light poles. Antennas, for the reception and/or transmission of signals, mounted on utility and light poles may be located on any existing utility or lighting pole within the street right-of-way under the control of the Township of Teaneck where such street right-of-way is within or adjacent to a nonresidential zoning district. Whip-type or box-type antennas may be located on utility and light poles. Dish-type antennas are not permitted to be mounted on utility or light poles within the street right-of-way. All equipment cabinets and buildings must be located outside the street right-of-way and within a nonresidential zoning district, in accordance with Subsection (m)(7) herein.
3. 
Antennas located on buildings. Antennas, for the reception and/or transmission of signals, mounted on buildings, may be located on any nonresidential use building within the H Hospital District, L-I Light Industrial District, U University District, RC-1 Redevelopment Commercial - Office/Retail District, RC-2 Redevelopment Commercial - Hotel-Motel District, RC-3 Redevelopment Commercial - Hotel Accessory District and P Public Land District.
b. 
Availability of suitable existing towers, other structures, or alternative technology. No new tower shall be permitted unless the applicant demonstrates to the reasonable satisfaction of the municipal board having jurisdiction that no existing tower, structure or alternative technology that does not require the use of towers or structures can accommodate the applicant's proposed antenna. An applicant shall submit information requested by the municipal board having jurisdiction related to the availability of suitable existing towers, other structures or alternative technology. Evidence submitted to demonstrate that no existing tower, structure or alternative technology can accommodate the applicant's proposed antenna may consist of any of the following:
1. 
No existing towers or structures are located within the geographic area which meet the applicant's engineering requirements.
2. 
Existing towers or structures are not of sufficient height to meet the applicant's engineering requirements.
3. 
Existing towers or structures do not have sufficient structural strength to support the applicant's proposed antenna and related equipment.
4. 
The applicant's proposed antenna would cause electromagnetic interference with the antenna on the existing towers or structures, or the antenna on the existing towers or structures would cause interference with the applicant's proposed antenna.
5. 
The fees, costs or contractual provisions required by the owner in order to share an existing tower or structure or to adapt an existing tower or structure for sharing are unreasonable. Costs exceeding new tower development are presumed to be unreasonable.
6. 
The applicant demonstrates that there are other limiting factors that render existing towers and structures unsuitable.
7. 
The applicant demonstrates that an alternative technology that does not require the use of towers or structures, such as a cable microcell network using multiple low-powered transmitters/receivers attached to a wireline system, is unsuitable. Costs of alternative technology that exceed new tower or antenna development shall not be presumed to render the technology unsuitable.
c. 
Prohibited locations. No antennas, for the reception and/or transmission of signals, tower structures and equipment cabinets and buildings may be located within any of the following:
1. 
Within any road, street or highway right-of-way under federal or state jurisdiction.
2. 
Upon any property used for rail transportation or services.
3. 
Within any R-S Residential Single-Family District, R-M Residential Multifamily District, B-1 Business - Retail District, B-2 Business - Office District, B-R Special Business - Residential District and RR-M Redevelopment Residential Multifamily District Zones.
4. 
Upon any property used for private or public school purposes.
(6) 
Dimensional and bulk requirements. All dimensional and bulk requirements of the zone district in which the wireless communications tower or antenna is located shall apply except as otherwise provided in Subsections (m)(6)a through e, inclusive.
a. 
Height. The maximum height of any tower erected within the Township of Teaneck shall be 150 feet in all districts as allowable by law.
b. 
Setbacks. The following setback requirements shall apply to all towers.
1. 
Towers located within the L-I Light Industry Zone District must be set back a distance equal to at least 125% of the height of the tower from any adjoining lot line.
2. 
Towers located within the P Public Land Zone District must be set back a minimum of 25 feet from any street line, a minimum of 15 feet from side and rear property lines and 90 feet from any lot within the R-S Residential Single-Family Detached Zone District which contains a single-family detached dwelling.
3. 
Guys must satisfy the minimum zoning district setback requirements.
c. 
Separation. The following separation requirements shall apply to all towers and antennas located within the L-I Light Industry Zone District:
1. 
Separation from off-site uses/designated areas.
[i] 
Tower separation shall be measured from the base of the tower to the lot line of the off-site uses and/or designated areas as specified in Table 1, except as otherwise provided in Table 1.
[ii] 
Separation requirements for towers shall comply with the minimum standards established in Table 1.
Table 1
Off-site Use/Designated Area
Separation Distance
Residential zone districts
200 feet or 300% of the height of the tower, whichever is greater
Residential uses in non- residential zone districts
100 feet or 125% of the height of the tower, whichever is greater
2. 
Separation distances between towers.
[i] 
Minimum separation distances between towers located within the L-I Light Industry Zone District shall be applicable for and measured between the proposed tower and preexisting towers. The separation distances shall be measured by drawing or following a straight line between the base of the existing tower and the proposed base, pursuant to a site plan, of the proposed tower. The minimum separation distances (listed in linear feet) shall be as shown in Table 2.
Table 2
Existing Towers - Types
Lattice
(linear feet)
Guyed
(linear feet)
Monopole Less Than 70 Feet in Height
(linear feet)
Lattice
5,000
5,000
1,000
Guyed
5,000
5,000
1,000
Monopole less than 70 feet in height
1,000
1,000
1,000
d. 
Security fencing. Towers shall be enclosed by security fencing not less than six feet in height and shall also be equipped with an appropriate anti-climbing device; provided, however, that the municipal board having jurisdiction may waive such requirements, as it deems appropriate.
e. 
Landscaping. The following requirements shall govern the landscaping surrounding towers and support equipment.
1. 
Existing mature tree growth and natural land forms on the site shall be preserved to the maximum extent possible.
2. 
A landscape buffer, in accordance with Section 33-15(s), shall be provided around all tower facilities. Required buffers within the L-I Light Industry Zone District shall not be less than 25 feet in width. Required buffers within the P Public Land Zone District shall not be less than 15 feet in width.
(7) 
Buildings or other equipment storage.
a. 
Antennas mounted on structures or rooftops. The equipment cabinet or stricture used in association with antennas shall comply with the following:
1. 
The cabinet or structure shall not contain more than 120 square feet of gross floor area or be more than eight feet in height. In addition, the cabinet or structure shall not exceed the maximum allowable height for principal buildings of the zone district in which the antenna is located.
2. 
If the equipment structure is located on the roof of a building, the area of the equipment structure, other equipment and structures and required screening of the antenna and equipment, whether associated with the antennas or for other purposes, shall not occupy more than 50% of the roof area.
3. 
All screening, equipment structures and antennas must be set back from the face of the building a minimum of 10 feet or the height of the screening, whichever is greater.
4. 
Equipment storage buildings or cabinets shall comply with all applicable construction codes.
5. 
Access to all building-mounted antennas and supporting equipment shall be secured from the general public. The applicant shall install and maintain alarms or locks on access hatches and doors providing access to the antennas, equipment storage buildings and cabinets, as directed by the Construction Official.
b. 
Antennas mounted on utility poles or light poles. The equipment cabinet or structure used in association with antennas shall be located in accordance with the following:
1. 
The equipment cabinet or structure shall not be located within any right-of-way under the control of the Township of Teaneck.
2. 
The structure or cabinet shall not be located in any required front yard setback.
3. 
The equipment cabinet or structure shall be no greater than eight feet in height or 120 square feet in gross floor area.
4. 
The structure or cabinet shall be screened by an evergreen hedge with an ultimate height of eight feet and a planted height of at least five feet.
c. 
Antennas located on towers. The equipment cabinet or structure shall not contain more than 200 square feet of gross floor area or be more than 10 feet in height. When located within the L-I Light Industry Zone District, all equipment cabinets or structures shall be located in accordance with the minimum yard requirements of the zoning district in which located. When located within the P Public Land Zone District, all equipment cabinets or structures shall be located a minimum of 25 feet from any street line and 15 feet from any side or rear property line.
(8) 
Removal of abandoned antennas and towers. Any antenna or tower that is not operated for a continuous period of 12 months shall be considered abandoned, and the owner of such antenna or tower shall remove the same within 90 days of receipt of notice from the Township of Teaneck notifying the owner of such abandonment. Failure to remove an abandoned antenna or tower within said 90 days shall be grounds to remove the tower or antenna at the owner's expense. If there are two or more users of a single tower, then this provision shall not become effective until all users cease using the tower.
(9) 
Nonconforming uses.
a. 
Not expansion of nonconforming use. Towers that are constructed and antennas that are installed in accordance with the provisions of this subsection shall not be deemed to constitute the expansion of a nonconforming use or structure.
b. 
Preexisting towers. Preexisting towers shall be allowed to continue their usage as they presently exist. Routine maintenance (including replacement with a new tower of construction and height) shall be permitted on such preexisting towers. New construction other than routine maintenance on a preexisting tower shall comply with the requirements of this subsection.
c. 
Rebuilding damaged or destroyed nonconforming towers or antennas. If any nonconforming antenna or towershall be destroyed by reason of windstorm, fire, explosion or other act of God or the public enemy or be altered through construction activities to an extent of more than 75% of its value, then such destruction or alteration shall be deemed complete and the structure may not be altered, rebuilt, restored or repaired except in conformity with the regulations of this chapter. Construction permits to rebuild a facility shall comply with the then applicable New Jersey State Uniform Construction Code (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.) and shall be obtained within 180 days from the date the facility is damaged, destroyed or altered. If no permit is obtained or if said permit expires, the tower or antenna shall be deemed abandoned as specified in Subsection (m)(8).
(n) 
Assisted living facility. The following specifications and standards shall apply to the development of assisted living facilities which are allowed as a conditional use in all zone districts pursuant to this Subsection (n) except for the L-I Light Industry Zone and the RRM Redevelopment Residential Multifamily Zone:
(1) 
All assisted-living facilities shall contain lot frontage upon a secondary arterial street. Secondary arterial streets shall be defined in the Township of Teaneck Master Plan.
(2) 
Dimensional, density and other bulk restrictions.
a. 
Minimums.
1. 
Lot area: two acres.
2. 
Lot width: 150 feet.
3. 
Front yard setback: 60 feet.
4. 
Side yard width: 50 feet.
5. 
Rear yard depth: 50 feet.
b. 
Maximums.
1. 
Building coverage: 25%.
2. 
Lot coverage: 50%.
3. 
Beds per acre: 30.
4. 
Building height, principal building: 35 feet.
(3) 
Off-street parking, loading and driveways.
a. 
A minimum of 0.5 space shall be provided for each bed. All fractional spaces shall be rounded up to the next whole space.
b. 
A minimum of one twelve-foot-by-thirty-foot loading space shall be provided per building.
c. 
All parking, loading and driveway areas, when located within any side yard or front yard, shall be no closer than 15 feet to a property line. All parking, loading and driveway areas, when located within any rear yard, shall be no closer than 25 feet to a property line.
(4) 
All driveways shall open onto the secondary arterial street. No driveway shall open onto a public street within 100 feet of an intersecting street, measured from the tangents of the adjacent curblines.
(5) 
A landscape buffer of not less than 25 feet in width shall be provided along the rear property line and, a similar buffer of not less than 15 feet in width shall be provided along the side property lines. All landscape buffers shall be installed in accordance with the standards and specifications as set forth in Section 33-15(s)(2) of this chapter.
(6) 
The exterior design of any structure used in connection with such a facility shall conform to the general character of the area. All buildings shall be constructed with sloping roofs, whose roof pitch shall be a minimum roof slope equal to five inch rise for each one foot of run.
(a) 
Prohibited uses generally. Any use of any building or premises in such a manner that the health, safety, morals or welfare of the community may be endangered is prohibited. The use of a recreational vehicle for human habitation is prohibited, except on the site of a residence rendered uninhabitable by fire or other casualty and for a limited duration of six months from the date of such casualty. In such event, the recreational vehicle shall be inhabited only by the persons displaced by the casualty, after a temporary zoning permit has been issued by the building department pursuant to Chapter 11 of this Code. Travel trailers may be used for construction purposes on construction sites, but no sooner than 30 days prior to commencement of construction and no later than seven days after completion of construction, as determined by the Zoning Officer. A temporary zoning permit shall also be required pursuant to Chapter 11 of this Code.
(b) 
Commercial uses prohibited in all districts. The following uses are prohibited:
(1) 
Uses not conducted within an enclosed building, except walk-up and drive-in bank facilities, motor vehicle service stations, commercial parking lots, outdoor table service facilities accessory to a restaurant and outdoor display areas accessory to an enclosed landscape -- garden center.
(2) 
Billboards, signboards, advertising signs and devices not related to a business being conducted in the premises upon which it is displayed.
(3) 
Auction markets.
(4) 
Massage parlors.
(5) 
Outdoor display of new or used motor vehicles, except as incidental to a new car dealership.
(6) 
Amusement rides and outdoor commercial recreational facilities, such as miniature golf and golf driving ranges.
(7) 
(Reserved)
(8) 
Auto body shops.
(9) 
Heavy commercial trucking depots or garages.
(10) 
The sale of drug paraphernalia.
(c) 
Industrial uses prohibited in all districts. Any use which is noxious or offensive by reason of odor, dust, noise, smoke, gas, fumes, radiation or similar conditions, such as the following:
(1) 
Slaughterhouses.
(2) 
Acetylene gas manufacture.
(3) 
Airport or heliport.
(4) 
Ammonia, chlorine and bleaching powder manufacture.
(5) 
Animal black, lampblack, stove blacking, carbon graphite and bone-black manufacture.
(6) 
Blast furnaces and boiler works.
(7) 
Broadcast towers for radio and television.
(8) 
Concrete and glass manufacture.
(9) 
Extraction and processing of radioactive material.
(10) 
Creosote treatment and manufacture.
(11) 
Crematory.
(12) 
Disinfectant, insecticide and poison manufacture.
(13) 
Distillation of coal, petroleum, refuse, grain, wood and bone.
(14) 
Dye manufacture.
(15) 
Manufacture or storage of explosives, fireworks, matches and similar products.
(16) 
Fertilizer manufacture and potash refinishing.
(17) 
Fish smoking and canning.
(18) 
Glue and gelatin manufacture, where the process includes refining and recovery of products from fish, animal, refuse or offal.
(19) 
Grease, lard, fat and tallow rendering and refining.
(20) 
Grain drying and feed manufacture from refuse, mash or grain.
(21) 
Illuminating gas manufacture.
(22) 
Incineration, reduction, storage and dumping of slaughterhouse refuse, rancid fats, garbage, dead animals or offal.
(23) 
Manufacture and storage of antipersonnel gases, such as tear gas or poison gas.
(24) 
Metal foundries,
(25) 
Paint, oil, varnish, turpentine, shellac and enamel manufacture.
(26) 
Printing ink manufacture.
(27) 
Pyroxylin plastic manufacture or manufacture of articles therefrom.
(28) 
Storage, coloring, cleaning, curing and tanning of raw or green salted hides or skins.
(29) 
Rubber manufacture or treatment.
(30) 
Storage of volatile oils or liquids above ground in tanks of greater than one-thousand-gallon capacity.
(31) 
Yards for scrapped or junked motor vehicles, vehicle parts, tires, metal, lumber, paper, rags and similar materials.
[Ord. No. 1811, § 27; Ord. No. 2042, 7-9-1984, § 9.]
[Ord. No. 4049, 1-8-2008, § 3; Ord. No. 4176, 3-9-2010, § 2.]
Signs respecting one- or two-family residential dwellings, not otherwise requiring site plan review, shall be governed by the following provisions. All other signs shall be subject to the provisions of Section 33-18(c), except as noted therein.
(a) 
Residential nameplate. No more than one nameplate per dwelling unit shall be permitted, which may be illuminated, must be situated within the property lines and shall not exceed 72 square inches in area on any one side.
(b) 
"For sale," "for rent" and "open house" signs.
(1) 
In the case of "for sale" and "for rent" signs, the following criteria shall apply:
a. 
Not more than one nonilluminated temporary sign per lot may be placed on the lot for sale or for rent and on no other place, and such sign may contain the word "owner" and the telephone number or, alternatively, it may identify by name and up to two telephone numbers the New Jersey licensed real estate broker, if any, given the right to sell or lease the property and/or use the word "broker."
b. 
If relating to a residential lot or building, the sign shall not exceed four square feet in area on any one side.
c. 
The "for sale" or "for rent" sign shall be removed from the premises within two days after a contract for sale or lease of the premises has been executed, whether or not contingent upon the happening of a future event such as a mortgage commitment or subdivision approval.
d. 
No signs are permitted advertising the property as having been sold or leased; provided, however, that signs advertising that the property is under contract are permitted up to the date of closing.
(2) 
In the case of "open house" signs, the following criteria shall apply:
a. 
In addition to a "for sale" or "for rent" sign, not more than four temporary "open house" real estate signs may be displayed on the day of the open house from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
b. 
"Open house" signs may be located within the public right-of way, but not upon or within the travel portion of any street or sidewalk, within a required sight triangle as outlined and defined in Section 33-15(n)(1), (2) and (3) hereof, or on any pole, tree, fire hydrant, traffic or parking sign, public waste receptacle, bus shelter or other structure located within the public right-of-way.
c. 
"Open house" signs must be of a sound construction such as metal "A" frame design, or metal staked sign, with maximum face size of two feet by two feet. The signs must identify the real estate broker sponsoring the open house and include the broker's address and telephone number.
d. 
The real estate broker sponsoring the open house shall be responsible for complying with the provisions of this subparagraph, particularly the installation and removal of the sign at the designated times provided for above.
e. 
The real estate broker sponsoring the open house shall file with the Township Clerk, prior to the placement of any "open house" signs upon the public right-of-way, a certificate of insurance evidencing that liability insurance is in effect in an amount of not less than $1,000,000 and naming the Township as an additional insured, issued by an insurance company authorized to do business within the State of New Jersey. In addition, such broker shall sign and file with the Clerk an indemnification and hold-harmless agreement, of a form acceptable to the Township Attorney, agreeing to indemnify and hold harmless the Township of Teaneck, its officers, elected officials, agents, employees and assigns, from any and all claims, suits, or causes of action for damages or injuries resulting from the placement of such open house signs upon the public right-of-way.
f. 
Any violation of the provisions of this subparagraph shall be punishable under the general violation provisions of this Code (Sec. 1-6).
(c) 
Political signs. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this or any other section of this Code, there shall not be any restrictions on the use or placing of political signs on residential property.
(d) 
Home professional office signs. No more than one sign per dwelling identifying the name and profession of the resident shall be permitted, provided that any such sign shall be affixed to the building, may only be externally illuminated, may not exceed one square foot in area on any one side nor exceed 1 1/2 feet in length on any one side. No other sign or display relating to a home occupation, which is visible from the outside of the building, is permitted.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 33-27, Signs, as amended, was repealed by Ord. No. 3474, 10-8-1996, § 3.
[Ord. No. 1859, 5-27-1980, § 11; Ord. No. 1941, 2-2-1982, § 3; Ord. No. 2052, 9-4-1984, § 2; Ord. No. 3059, 10-21-1986, § 2; Ord. No. 3149, 5-17-1988, §§ 1, 2; Ord. No. 3171, 9-27-1988, § 1; Ord. No. 3191, 1-24-1989, § 1; Ord. No. 3358, 5-25-1993, § 2; Ord. No. 3572, 10-13-1998; § 1; Ord. No. 4037A, 11-20-2007, § 5; Ord. No. 4052, 2-4-2008, § 1; Ord. No. 4062, 3-18-2008, § 8; Ord. No. 4169, 1-12-2010, § 1.]
(a) 
Purpose. The purpose of this section is to require off-street facilities for parking motor vehicles and loading and unloading motor vehicles in recognition of the fact that the primary function of the public streets is to move vehicular traffic safely and conveniently, and that parking, loading and delivery functions performed within the public street are in conflict with that function. Therefore, this section requires off-street parking and related facilities for new development, changes in use and/or occupancy of existing buildings and expansion of existing buildings, with certain enumerated exceptions where existing development renders such requirements impractical, and the close proximity of municipal parking obviates the need for on-site facilities.
(b) 
Minimum requirements for off-street parking and loading and unloading. All off-street parking areas, including driveways, shall be paved with a dustless, durable, all-weather pavement and shall be adequately drained. All off-street parking areas, including driveways, accessory to a one-family or two-family detached dwelling, may be paved with commercially available unit pavers and shall be adequately drained. All parking areas, except when accessory to a one-family or two-family detached dwelling, shall be clearly marked for parking spaces.
(1) 
Excluded areas.
a. 
Off-street parking and loading and unloading shall not be required in the following portions of B-1, MX-1 and MX-2 Districts:
1. 
The MX-1 District which fronts upon Cedar Lane, between Elm Avenue and the railroad right-of-way only.
2. 
The B-1 District in the West Englewood Plaza, in its entirety.
3. 
The MX-2 District which fronts upon Queen Anne Road and/or DeGraw Avenue.
b. 
In other portions of B-1, MX-1 and MX-2 Districts, the approving authority shall consider the nearby location of public parking lots or other parking facilities as a basis for waiving or reducing the amount of parking to be provided.
(2) 
Rules of construction.
a. 
Multiple uses. Where a particular function contains more than one use, the minimum parking and loading and unloading requirements shall be the sum of the component parts.
b. 
Expanded uses. Where an existing use is expanded, the minimum parking and loading and unloading requirements shall be applied to both the existing use and the expansion thereof.
c. 
Fractional count. When the computation to determine the number of off-street parking spaces or loading spaces results in a fractional number, the fractional number shall be rounded upward to the next whole number.
d. 
Unspecified uses. Any use not specified in this section shall comply with the requirement which is applicable to the most similar use, except that the conditional use categories and their criteria, set forth in Section 33-25, contain the minimum requirements for off-street parking and loading and unloading.
e. 
Handicap spaces. Spaces mandated by law for handicapped persons shall not be considered in the computation to determine the number of existing or proposed off-street spaces.
(3) 
Minimum off-street parking requirements.
Use of Principal Building or Lot
Minimum Required Parking Spaces
Single-family detached or attached dwelling
Lot frontage of 60 feet or less
1 (on site)
Lot frontage greater than 60 feet
2 (on site)
Home occupation and professional office
(See special rules for conditional use category.)
1 for each nonresident employee, plus the number required for the dwelling unit. (on site)
Boarders, roomers and persons not related by blood, adoption or marriage
Boarders and roomers
1 per boarder or roomer, plus the number required for the dwelling unit (on site)
Persons not related by blood, adoption, marriage and not roomers or boarders
1 per person in excess of 3 such persons, plus the number required for the dwelling unit (on site)
Two-family dwelling
2 per dwelling unit (on site)
Multifamily dwelling
Efficiency or one bedroom
2 per dwelling unit
Two bedrooms or more
3 per dwelling unit
University
The total of:
The total of (all on-site):
Dormitory
1 per bedroom
Administrative/office
1 per 400 square feet of gross floor area
Classroom space
1 per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area
Places of public assembly
Such as theater, community center, library, museum, bowling alley, club, tavern, discotheque
1 for every 4 allowable occupants in the largest place of assembly. "Allowable occupants" shall mean the occupancy load established under the uniform construction code (Chapter 11 of this Code).
Business-retail
Retail store or personal service establishment, except as more specifically referenced herein
1 per 200 square feet of gross floor area, less bulk storage area
Coin-operated dry-cleaning establishment
1 per 2 machines, plus 1 per full-time employee
Coin-operated laundromat
1 per 2 machines, plus 1 per full-time employee
Restaurant
1 per 4 seats, plus 10% of required spaces for employee parking
Restaurant, fast-food
1 per 2 seats, plus 10% of required spaces for employee parking
Business-office
General office use, without counter or similar facility designed to service customers
1 per 400 square feet of gross floor area
General office use, with or without counter or similar facility designed to service customers
1 per 250 square feet of gross floor area
General office use, with counter or similar facility designed to service customers
1 per 250 square feet of gross floor area
Office or clinic of physician or dentist
1 per 200 square feet of gross floor area
Financial institution
1 per 300 square feet of gross floor area
Veterinary office or animal clinic
1 per 250 square feet of gross floor area
Funeral home
1 per 100 square feet of gross floor area
Hospital
5 per every 3 beds (on site)
Business or trade school
1 per 100 square feet of gross floor area
Light industrial
The total of:
The total of:
Research activities
1 per 750 square feet of gross floor area
Warehouse activities
1 per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area
Manufacturing activities
1 per 800 square feet of gross floor area
Assembly activities
1 per 800 square feet of gross floor area
Receiving and shipping
1 per 5,000 square feet of gross floor area
Offices
1 per 400 square feet of gross floor area
(4) 
Minimum on-site loading and unloading requirements. The minimum number of spaces set forth below shall prevail for uses that have not attained the gross floor area required for the first space. Uses not listed shall provide sufficient spaces, as determined by the approving authority:
Use Category
Minimum Number of Spaces
GFA at Which First Berth Is Required
GFA at Which Second Berth Is Required
Number of Ad- ditional Square Feet for Each Ad- ditional Berth
Motor vehicle sales
1
10,000
40,000
40,000
Financial insti- tution
O
10,000
100,000
100,000
Hospital
1
10,000
100,000
100,000
Light industrial
1
5,000
40,000
30,000
Business, office
1
10,000
100,000
100,000
Business, retail
1
10,000
20,000
20,000
Restaurant
1
10,000
25,000
20,000
University
1
10,000
100,000
100,000
(5) 
Off-tract parking facilities. In the B-1 District only, the off-street parking requirements of this chapter may be satisfied by providing the required number of parking spaces in an off-street facility which is reasonably and conveniently located and not more than three hundred linear feet from the entrance to the building or use to be served. Off-street parking in all other districts shall be at least on tract and may be required to be on site if so stated herein.
(6) 
Prohibited parking and driveway locations.
a. 
Front yards and side yards. In the R-S and R-M Districts, no off-street parking shall be permitted in a front yard or a side yard except in a paved driveway providing ingress to and egress from an attached garage, detached garage or parking space; provided, further, that no such paved driveway shall be wider than 20 feet in the front yard and 12 feet in the side yards.
b. 
Buffer areas. No off-street parking or loading and unloading area spaces shall be permitted in a buffer area.
c. 
Driveways. Not more than two driveways, each of not more than 30 feet nor less than 20 feet in width, shall be permitted for each 300 feet of frontage on a public street. Driveway width in residential zones shall be a maximum of 12 feet for a single driveway leading from the curb cut to a single-car garage or single off-street parking space for a one-family dwelling. Driveway width in residential zones shall be a maximum of 20 feet for a driveway leading from the curb cut to two or more car garages or off-street parking spaces for a one-family dwelling. No driveway shall be located closer than 50 feet to astreet intersection. No public street shall be used to provide direct access to parking spaces.
[Ord. No. 1941, 2-2-1982, § 3; Ord. No. 2022, 2-7-1984, § 1; Ord. No. 3168, 9-27-1988, § 1; Ord. No. 3654, 12-19-2000, § 2; Ord. No. 3900, 9-6-2005, § 1; Ord. No. 4062, 3-18-2008, § 9.]
(a) 
Locations of fences and retaining walls.
(1) 
No fence or wall hereafter erected, altered or reconstructed in the R-S or R-M Zone District or on lots in any other zone districts on which buildings occupied for residential purposes are erected (except in the RR-M Zone) shall exceed four feet in height above ground level when located in any required front yard area or shall exceed six feet in height when located in any side or rear yard.
(2) 
No fence hereafter erected, altered or reconstructed in the L-I Zone District shall exceed a height of eight feet above ground level.
(3) 
No fence hereafter erected, altered or reconstructed in any zone district other than these in Subsection (a)(1) or (2) above shall exceed a height of six feet above ground level.
(4) 
No retaining wall hereafter erected, altered or reconstructed in any zone district shall exceed four feet in height for each 12 feet of horizontal distance from a front property line when located within any required front yard area.
(5) 
No retaining wail hereafter erected, altered or reconstructed in any zone district shall exceed six feet in height for each 12 feet of horizontal distance from a side or rear property line when located within any required side or rear yard area.
(6) 
The foregoing restrictions shall not be applied to prevent the erection of a chain link fence not exceeding eight feet in height above ground level anywhere within a public park or school playground.
(b) 
Dimensional and other bulk restrictions.
(1) 
No fence or retaining wall hereafter erected, altered or reconstructed in any zoning district of the Township shall be located within 25 feet of the intersection of two street lines or within a required sight triangle as outlined and defined in Section 33-15(n)(1), (2) and (3).
(2) 
The cumulative height of fences and retaining walls in any zone district except the L-I Zone District may be a maximum of six feet in height for each 12 feet of horizontal distance from a property line. The cumulative height of fences and retaining walls in the L-I Zone District may be a maximum of eight feet in height for each 12 feet of horizontal distance from a property line.
(3) 
In all zone districts, fences erected in the front yard or a side and/or rear yard shall have at least one finished side and shall be erected so that the finished side is facing outward. Fences over two feet in height located in any front yard area shall be at least 50% open.
(4) 
The use of barbed wire or wire on which barbs or metal points are strung or fastened is prohibited in all zone districts except the L-I Zone.
(5) 
No fence or wall existing or hereafter erected, altered or reconstructed in any zoning district of the Township shall be electrified or capable of giving an electric charge or shock such that it will cause harm, damage or injury to a person, animal or property.
(6) 
The use of canvas or cloth for fences is prohibited.
(7) 
Support posts and any applied decorative post top treatments may not exceed the permitted height of the fence by more than eight inches.
(c) 
Other provisions and requirements.
(1) 
No fence may be erected, altered or reconstructed without a fence permit issued by the Construction Official, upon application forms and procedures established by the Building Department and upon the payment of the fence permit fee established in Chapter 11, Section 11-27.
(2) 
A guard or dense landscape buffer, a minimum of three feet in height, shall be provided at the top of all retaining walls, or portions of walls, which are in excess of four feet in height. The guard or dense landscape buffer shall separate the top of the wall from any sidewalk, driveway, path or lawn area which could be used for pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
(3) 
All fences must be erected within property lines unless the owners of adjoining properties mutually agree that a fence may be erected on their common property line and a maintenance easement agreement has been filed with the Building Department. No fence shall encroach on any public right-of-way without approval of such encroachment by the Township Council.
(4) 
All fences shall be maintained in a sound, safe and upright condition. Fencing which violates this section shall be repaired or removed within 15 days of written notification from the Construction Official, which notice shall state the Construction Official's findings and state the reasons for such a removal or repair order.
(5) 
All retaining walls shall be maintained in a sound, safe and upright condition. Retaining walls which violate this section shall be repaired or removed within 30 days of written notification from the Construction Official, which notice shall state the Construction Official's findings and state the reasons for such a removal or repair order.
(a) 
Private organization to manage undedicated common open space. In the event that land is to be developed for multifamily housing, or existing multifamily housing is to be converted into condominium or cooperative ownership, resulting in a planned unit residential development or residential cluster which would generate common open space (as defined in Section 33-3), or which would generate common property incidental thereto (such as private streets, parking areas and recreational facilities), and such common open space and/or improvements will not be dedicated to the Township, the developer shall provide for an organization for the ownership and maintenance of such land for the benefit of owners of properties within the development.
(b) 
Bar on disposition of common open space. The organization shall not be dissolved and shall not dispose of any common open space or property incidental thereto by sale or otherwise, except to an organization conceived and established to own and maintain such common open space and property for the benefit of such development. Therefore, such organization shall not be dissolved or dispose of any of its common open space or property without first offering to dedicate the same to the Township of Teaneck.
(c) 
Default in management of common open space.
(1) 
Notice. In the event that such organization shall fall to maintain the common open space and property in reasonable order and condition, the Township Council may serve written notice upon such organization or upon the owners of the development setting forth the manner in which the organization has failed to maintain the common open space and property in reasonable condition, and said notice shall include a demand that such deficiencies of maintenance be cured within 35 days thereof, and shall state the date and place of a hearing thereon, which shall be held within 15 days of the notice.
(2) 
Hearing; municipal intervention. At such hearing, the Township Council may modify the terms of the original notice as to deficiencies and may give a reasonable extension of time not to exceed 65 days within which the deficiencies shall be cured. If the deficiencies set forth in the original notice or in the modification thereof shall not be cured within 35 days or any permitted extension thereof, the Township may enter upon and maintain such land in order to preserve the common open space and properties and maintain the same for a period of one year. Said entry and maintenance shall not vest in the public any rights to use the common open space or property, except when the same is voluntarily dedicated to the public by the owners.
(3) 
Extension of Township maintenance. Before the expiration of said year, the Township Council shall, upon its initiative or upon the request of the organization theretofore responsible for the maintenance of the common open space or property, call a public hearing upon 15 days' written notice to such organization and to the owners of the development, to be held by the Township Council, at which hearing such organization and the owners of the development shall show cause why such maintenance by the Township shall not, at the election of the Township, continue for a succeeding year. If the Township Council shall determine that such organization is ready and able to maintain said open space or property in reasonable order and condition, the municipality shall cease to maintain said open space or property at the end of said year. If the Township Council shall determine that such organization is not ready and able to maintain said common open space and property in a reasonable condition, the Township may, in its discretion, continue to maintain said common open space during the next succeeding year, subject to a similar hearing and determination, in each year thereafter. The decision of the Township Council in any such case shall constitute a final decision, subject to judicial review.
(d) 
Assessing the cost of maintenance. The cost of such maintenance by the Township shall be assessed pro rata against the properties within the development that have a right of enjoyment of the common open space, in accordance with assessed value at the time of imposition of the lien, and shall become a lien and tax on said properties and shall be added to and shall be a part of the taxes to be levied and assessed thereon and shall be enforced and collected with interest by the same officers and in the same manner as other municipal taxes.
(e) 
Removal of brush, weeds, filth, etc., by Township when organization fails to do so.
(1) 
Applicability of Sections 19-16 and 19-17 of Township Code. The provisions of Sections 19-16 and 19-17 of the Township Code are hereby made applicable to the undedicated common open space, property and improvements managed, owned and maintained by the organization provided for by the developer as required by this chapter in Section 33-30(a) above.
[Ord. No. 1962, 9-21-1982, § 1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Section 33-31, Low- and moderate-income housing, derived from Ord. No. 3170, § 1, was repealed 11-9-1999 by Ord. No. 3614.
[Ord. No. 3425, 6-13-1995, § 1; Ord. No. 3697, 11-27-2001, § 1; Ord. No. 3938, 3-7-2006, § 1; Ord. No. 4009, 6-12-2007, § 1]
(a) 
Purposes. The purposes of this section are to:
(1) 
Promote economic growth and employment within the Cedar Lane business district.
(2) 
Foster and encourage self-help programs to enhance the local business and investment climate.
(3) 
Create a self-financing Special Improvement District to fund an ongoing program of promotions, design, economic restructuring and organization consistent with the New Jersey Main Street Program.
(4) 
Designate the Teaneck Economic Development Corporation to act as the district management corporation to administer the funds collected for the Special Improvement District and implement the Main Street Program.
(b) 
Findings. The Township Council hereby makes the following findings:
(1) 
The Cedar Lane area from Palisade Avenue to Catalpa Avenue (as more particularly set forth on Schedule A annexed hereto and made part hereof)[1] has become the most concentrated center of commercial activity within Teaneck and is the heart of the central business district.
[Amended by Ord. No. 10-2014, 5-20-2014]
[1]
Editor's Note: Schedule A is on file in the Township offices.
(2) 
Revitalization of Cedar Lane is a primary goal of the Township Council.
(3) 
The retail area along Cedar Lane has certain special needs requiring additional services not otherwise provided throughout the community, such as daily litter patrol, the funding of facade improvements, including signs and awnings, seasonal events attracting shoppers to the area, holiday lighting and other business attraction activities.
(4) 
In order to meet these special needs, a strong cooperative public and private participation in redevelopment, rehabilitation and beautification is required.
(5) 
To these ends the Teaneck Economic Development Corporation has recommended the establishment of a Special Improvement District to assist in meeting the aforesaid needs, goals and objectives and to be a benefit to the areas of the Township so designated and set forth in Subsection (c) hereof,
(6) 
The designation of a District Management Corporation, as set forth in Subsection (d) hereof, will provide administrative and other services to benefit the businesses, employees, residents, property owners and consumers in the Special Improvement District.
(7) 
The imposition and collection of special assessments on properties within the Special Improvement District will help defray the cost of providing needed additional municipal services not provided elsewhere throughout the Township and will enable the District Management Corporation to carry out its functions and duties.
(8) 
The creation of a Special Improvement District and the designation of a District Management Corporation will promote economic growth and employment, foster and encourage self-help programs, enhance the local business climate and otherwise be in the best interests of the Township of Teaneck.
(c) 
Establishment. There is hereby established and designated a Special Improvement District within the Township, as more particularly described in Schedule A annexed hereto and made part hereof, which schedule lists and describes, by lot and block numbers, all properties in the Special Improvement District.[2]
[Amended by Ord. No. 10-2014, 5-20-2014]
[2]
Editor's Note: Schedule A is on file in the Township offices.
(d) 
Designation of District Management Corporation.
(1) 
There is hereby established the Cedar Lane Management Group (hereinafter referred to as the "Management Group"), which is hereby designated as the district management corporation, as that term is defined in N.J.S.A. 40:56-66, to receive funds collected from special assessments and/or annual license fees and to assist in the management of the Special Improvement District designated herein.
(2) 
The Management Group shall consist of 11 members as follows:
[Amended by Ord. No. 4276, 10-30-2012]
a. 
One member of the Township Council appointed by the Township Council for a term of two years or until the expiration of such member's term on the Teaneck Council, whichever first occurs.
b. 
The Municipal Manager or his/her designee, to serve at the pleasure of the Municipal Manager.
c. 
Four representatives who either: (i) own a business located within the Special Improvement District, or who are either officers, directors or managing employees of a business within the Special Improvement District; or (ii) own real estate in the Special Improvement District, or who are officers, directors or managing employees of a holding company which owns real estate in the Special Improvement District; appointed by the Township Council for a term of two years; provided, however, that terms of the initial appointments shall be staggered so that two terms shall be for years and two terms shall be for three years.
d. 
Three residents of the Township of Teaneck, not otherwise eligible in categories a through c above, appointed by the Township Council for a term of two years; provided, however, that the initial appointments shall be staggered so that one term shall be for one year, one term shall be for two years and one term shall be for three years.
e. 
Two ) representatives who either: (i) own a business located within the Special Improvement District, or who are either officers, directors or managing employees of a business within the Special Improvement District; or (ii) own real estate in the Special Improvement District, or who are either officers, directors or managing employees of a holding company which owns real estate in the Special Improvement District; appointed by the members of the Management Group for a term of two years; provided, however, that terms of the initial appointments shall be staggered so that one term shall be for two years and the other term shall be for three years. Appointments by the Management Group under this subsection shall take effect 30 days following receipt of notification of their appointment by the Township Clerk unless, within said thirty-day period, the Township Council votes to reject such appointment.
f. 
Vacancies within each category of members shall be filled for the unexpired term by the appointing authority for such category.
g. 
In the event any member shall no longer be eligible to serve within the category to which appointed, the term of such member shall automatically cease, and a vacancy shall be deemed to exist.
h. 
Except as otherwise provided, all terms shall commence upon appointment and shall expire on July 1 of the last year of the term of the appointment, provided that members shall serve until the appointment and qualification of their successors.
i. 
Any member of the Management Group may be removed by the Township Council for cause.
(3) 
The District Management Corporation shall have the following powers in addition to such other powers that may be provided by law:
a. 
Adopt bylaws for the regulation of its affairs and the conduct of its business and to prescribe rules, regulations and policies in connection with the performance of its functions and duties, subject to the approval thereof by the Township Council. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Township Council may adopt bylaws for the District Management Corporation.
b. 
Employ such persons as may be required and fix and pay their compensation from funds available to the Corporation.
c. 
Apply for, accept, administer and comply with the requirements respecting an appropriation of funds or a gift, grant or donation of property or money.
d. 
Make and execute agreements with other persons, firms, corporations, government agencies or other entities.
e. 
Administer and manage its own funds.
f. 
Borrow money from private lenders for periods of not more than 180 days and from governmental entities for that or longer periods subject to the approval of the Township Council.
g. 
Fund the improvement of exterior improvements of private properties in the District through a grant or loan program.
h. 
Fund the rehabilitation of private properties in the district through a grant or loan program.
i. 
Accept, purchase, rehabilitate, sell, lease or manage property in the district.
j. 
Enforce the conditions of any loan, grant, sale or lease made by the Corporation.
k. 
Provide security, sanitation and other services to the district supplemental to those provided normally by the municipality.
l. 
Undertake improvements designed to increase the safety or attractiveness of the district to businesses which may wish to locate there or to visitors to the district, including but not limited to litter cleanup and control, landscaping, parking areas and facilities, recreational and rest areas and facilities and those improvements generally permitted for pedestrian malls under Section 2 of P.L. 1972, c. 134 (N.J.S.A. 40:56-66). pursuant to pertinent regulations of the governing body.
m. 
Publicize the district and the businesses included within the district boundaries.
n. 
Recruit new businesses to fill vacancies in and to balance the mix of the district.
o. 
Organize special events in the district.
p. 
Provide special parking arrangements in the district.
q. 
Provide temporary decorative lighting in the district.
(e) 
Exercise of police powers.
(1) 
Notwithstanding the designation of the Special Improvement District or the District Management Corporation, the Township of Teaneck shall retain its powers and other rights and powers relating to the streets or parts thereof included within the Special Improvement District.
(2) 
Nothing contained herein shall be interpreted or construed to be a vacating, in whole or in part, of any Township street or part thereof.
(3) 
The District Management Corporation shall not make or enter into any improvements or maintenance services within the Special Improvement District nor adopt any regulations pertaining to such district without the approval of the Council of the Township of Teaneck.
(4) 
The District Management Corporation shall comply with all applicable ordinances of the Township of Teaneck.
(f) 
Special assessments. The Council may, by separate ordinance or amendment hereto, provide that the costs of improvements and facilities within the Special Improvement District may be financed and specially assessed or taxed to the properties specially benefitted thereby within the Special Improvement District, as provided by law.
(g) 
Annual report; budget; audit.
(1) 
The Township Manager, with the assistance of the District Management Corporation, shall, in January of each year, report to the Council an estimate of the cost of operating and maintaining and annually improving the Special Improvement District for the next fiscal year. The projected budget for the initial year has been filed with the Township Manager prior to introduction of this section.
(2) 
In addition to the foregoing, for each year, the District Management Corporation shall submit a budget for review to the Township Manager in November of each year; and thereafter, as set forth in Subsection (g)(1) above, the Township Manager shall forward such budget, together with his own review and recommendations, to the Council, for the review and approval of the Council.
(3) 
The annual report and budget shall be reviewed, amended or approved by the Council, in accordance with law.
(4) 
Annual costs with respect to the Special Improvement District, as approved in the report and budget, may be specially assessed or taxed to benefitted properties or businesses within the Special Improvement District, as provided by law.
(5) 
The District Management Corporation shall, within 60 days after the close of its fiscal year, make an annual report of its activities for the preceding fiscal year to the Council.
(6) 
The District Management Corporation shall cause an annual audit of its books, accounts and financial transactions to be made and filed with the governing body of the municipality within four months after the close of the fiscal year of the corporation, and a duplicate of the report shall be filed with the Director of the Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs within five days of the filing of the audit with the governing body of the municipality.
(7) 
The fiscal year shall commence on January 1 and end on December 31 of the same year.
(8) 
Total administrative costs of all kinds shall not exceed 35% of the total annual budget of the District Management Corporation for any one fiscal year.
(h) 
Annual assessments.
[Amended by Ord. No. 10-2014, 5-20-2014]
(1) 
In order to fund the operations of the Special Improvement District not otherwise provided for by special assessments pursuant to Subsection (f) hereof, there is hereby established an annual assessment for any property (excluding residential Class 2 and 4C properties as shown on the tax assessment records of the Township of Teaneck and properties owned by the Township of Teaneck) within the Special Improvement District at a rate per $100 of assessed valuation of all nonexcluded properties within the Special Improvement District calculated by dividing the annual Special Improvement District budget by the assessed valuation of the nonexcluded properties within the Special Improvement District.
(2) 
The aforesaid annual assessment shall be on a calendar-year basis and shall be recalculated following a hearing on the annual Special Improvement District budget and the adoption thereof by resolution of the Township Council.
(i) 
Delegation of work.
(1) 
The Township of Teaneck may, by resolution of the Council, delegate to the District Management Corporation the contracting of work to be done on any street or streets or other City-owned property included within the Special Improvement District.
(2) 
The District Management Corporation, with respect to all such work, shall be a contracting unit within the meaning of the Local Public Contracts Law and shall comply with all provisions thereof.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.
(3) 
The plans and specifications for the work to be contracted shall be approved by the Township Manager and any other staff that the Manager and Council deem necessary for approval prior to any action for the awarding of any contract hereunder.
(j) 
No limitation of powers.
(1) 
Nothing contained herein shall prevent the Council at any time subsequent to the adoption of this section, by ordinance, from abandoning the operation of the Special Improvement District, changing the extent of the Special Improvement District, supplementing or amending the description of the Special Improvement District to be specifically assessed or taxed for annual costs of the Special Improvement District, changing or repealing any plan, rules, regulations or limitations adopted for the operation of the Special Improvement District or rescinding the designation of or redesignating a District Management Corporation.
(2) 
Nothing contained herein shall preclude or prohibit the Township of Teaneck from including the Special Improvement District within the bounds of any area, district or zone, established pursuant to law, which has as one of its purposes the encouragement or the concentration of improvements or the rehabilitation of properties located within those bounds or the inducement of private enterprise to locate within those bounds.
[Ord. No. 3594, 5-11-1999, §§ 1, 2]
(a) 
The purpose of this section is to promote economic growth and employment within the business district and in particular the Special (Business) Improvement District; foster and encourage self-help programs to enhance the local business climate; and authorize, permit and facilitate the Township of Teaneck's Special (Business) Improvement District and the designated District Management Corporation of the district to apply for and accept funds or loans from the State of New Jersey, Department of Community Affairs, for the public improvements as contemplated and defined by P.L. 1998, c. 115.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40:56-71.1 et seq.
(b) 
There is hereby created and designated within the Township of Teaneck a Downtown Business Improvement Zone, which is within the bounds of the Special (Business) Improvement District as more particularly described in Schedule A annexed hereto and made part hereof, which schedule lists and describes by lot and block numbers all properties in the Downtown Business Improvement Zone.[2]
[Amended by Ord. No. 10-2014, 5-20-2014]
[2]
Editor's Note: Schedule A is on file in the Township offices.