Borough of Hawthorne, NJ
Passaic County
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In districts zoned R-2 Apartment — Medium Density, no building or premises shall be used and no building shall be erected or altered which is arranged, intended or designed to be used except for one or more of the following uses:
Uses permitted in R-1 and R-2 Residential Zone Districts, provided that bulk, area, coverage, setback and all other restrictions and regulations applicable to uses in R-2 Zones shall govern.
Medium-density multifamily apartment uses, subject to all restrictions and limitations hereinafter set forth and contained in the Schedule of Bulk and Coverage Controls[1] for such use.
Editor's Note: Said schedule is included at the end of this chapter.
The maximum density permitted shall not exceed 24 dwelling units per net acre, excluding streets and interior driveways. There shall be no apartments with more than two bedrooms, and the number of two-bedroom apartments shall not exceed 10% of the total number of units. A "bedroom" shall be interpreted to mean any room other than one intended and used exclusively as a kitchen, living room, dining room or bathroom. Uses of rooms for sleeping purposes when not so designated on submitted plans shall be considered a violation of any certificate of occupancy issued pursuant to such plans.
Every dwelling unit shall provide floor space, exclusive of storage areas and common passageways, in conformity with the following schedule:
Number of Bedrooms
Minimum Required Floor Space per Dwelling Unit
(square feet)
The minimum pavement width of internal access drives, not including any area within the perimeter of a parking area, shall be 30 feet, unless such drive is designed, posted and used for one-way traffic only, in which event the minimum pavement width shall be not less than 12 feet.
At least two off-street parking spaces shall be provided for each dwelling unit, each space to be not less than 200 square feet in area and 10 feet in width along the least dimension of clear area with suitable access provided to the same.
Along any and all side and rear lot lines, a visual screen not less than four feet in height consisting of evergreens or evergreen-type hedges, shrubs or bushes or other suitable natural planting of trees shall be located and maintained in good condition within 10 feet of the property line and shall be so spaced as to eliminate any glare from or into adjoining properties.
Arrangements shall be made for the following:
To provide each dwelling unit with an adequate receptacle for the storage of garbage and to further provide, in a suitable and adequately protected area, adequate space for the storage of excess garbage.
To provide in some portion of the structure, outside of the dwelling unit or garbage unit, at least 500 cubic feet of secure and adequate bulk storage area for the designated use of each dwelling unit.
To provide adequate lighting for all parking areas, interior walks and hallways, all in such manner that the direct source of light is not reflected into any residential area.
Application for a building permit for a proposed apartment, medium density use in R-3 Zone Districts shall be subject to all requirements and regulations concerning submission of a site plan to the Zoning Administrator for review by the Planning Board, as contained in Article IV of this chapter, and all standards, procedures and requirements therein set forth shall be complied with to the extent applicable to these regulations governing R-3 Apartment — Medium Density Zones.