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Township of Eagleswood, NJ
Ocean County
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A. 
No building shall be erected, reconstructed or structurally altered, nor shall any building or land be used for any purpose, other than is permitted in the district in which said building or land is located.
B. 
No building shall be erected, reconstructed or structurally altered to exceed the height or bulk limit herein established for the district in which such building is located.
C. 
No lot area shall be so reduced or diminished that the yards or other open spaces shall be smaller than prescribed by this chapter, nor shall the density of population be increased in any manner except in conformity with the area regulations herein established.
D. 
No building shall hereafter be erected or structurally altered unless located on a lot as herein defined, and in no case shall there be more than one building on one lot; except, however, that more than one industrial, commercial, institutional or multiple-family dwelling building may be erected upon a single lot or tract, but the yards and open spaces required shall not be encroached upon by any such buildings.
E. 
Where applicable, no building shall be erected or any existing building moved, altered or enlarged unless said building complies with the requirements of the New Jersey Wetlands Act and Floodplains Act and the Township tree removal and soil erosion and sedimentation ordinances.
[Added 3-22-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-12]
The location of any sexually oriented business shall be governed by the provisions of N.J.S.A. 2C:34-7.
[Added 3-26-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-03
A home occupation, as defined in § 295-50, may be permitted in those districts specified. Requirements include the following:
A. 
Prior to commencement of any home occupation use, a zoning permit for the home occupation use shall be issued by the Zoning Officer. The zoning permit shall be valid for a term of one year (12 months).
B. 
Zoning permit for the home occupation use shall be renewed on an annual basis upon satisfactory application to the Zoning Officer.
C. 
The annual fee for a zoning permit for a home occupation shall be as set forth in Chapter 135, Fees.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
D. 
Where required, proof of the necessary federal, state and/or county approvals must be submitted with an application for a home occupation.
E. 
In the event that a home occupation generates a waste by-product that requires special disposal, documentation of the utilization, storage and disposal must be submitted to the Zoning Officer on a quarterly basis. Failure to do so shall result in immediate revocation of the zoning permit. In addition, all nonrecyclable garbage must fit within a garbage receptacle.
At the intersection of two streets, no hedge, fence, screening strip or wall higher than 30 inches above curb level, nor any obstruction to vision, shall be permitted on any lot within the triangular area formed by the two intersecting street lines bounding said lot 25 feet from the intersection of the street lines.
Prior to the construction of any building or other structure in any zone not designated as single-family residential use or for any nonresidential use in any residential zone, or immediately thereafter, there shall be planted a ten-foot evergreen planting strip along all property lines adjoining land zoned for residential use. A planting strip shall be defined as a concentration or grouping of trees or shrubbery placed and maintained parallel to a property line for the purpose of screening unsightly uses, dust and noise. A planting strip shall be continuous except for opening(s) providing access to the property. This strip may be increased to more than 10 feet if, in the opinion of the Land Use Board, this width is not sufficient to screen adjoining uses because of the size and character of uses.
All commercial, retail and wholesale businesses which display goods, automobiles, mobile homes, trailers, boats, shrubbery, etc., shall comply with the following standards and requirements:
A. 
No item for sale shall be displayed, stored or parked closer than 20 feet to any street right-of-way line, nor closer than the line established in § 295-22 for intersections.
B. 
Illumination shall be such that no direct glare from lights shall fall on adjacent property or traveled roads.
C. 
No banners or flags shall be permitted other than such advertising as may be permitted by ordinances of this Township.
D. 
The bulk storage of materials shall be permitted only in enclosed buildings or in areas which are properly screened from public view and adjacent properties.
A. 
Nothing in this chapter shall prevent the erection above the building height limit of a parapet, wall or cornice extending above such height limit not more than four feet.
B. 
The height limitations of this chapter shall not apply to church spires, belfries, cupolas or domes not used for human occupancy; nor to chimneys, ventilators, skylights, water tanks, bulkheads, the necessary mechanical appurtenances usually carried above the roof level or noncommercial radio and television antennas, except where, in the opinion of the Land Use Board, such may be deemed to interfere with aerial navigation or constitute a hazard. Such features, however, shall not exceed in total coverage 20% of the total roof area.
[Amended 9-8-1987 by Ord. No. 12-87]
Where two or more nonconforming lots or portions of nonconforming lots with continuous frontage are in single ownership at the time of the passage or amendment of this chapter, and if said lots do not meet the requirements for lot width, depth, frontage and area as established by this chapter, the lands involved shall be considered to be an undivided parcel for the purposes of this chapter, and no portion of said parcel shall be used unless such requirements established by this chapter are met, nor shall any division of the parcel be made which leaves remaining any part below the minimum requirements stated in this chapter.
In all zoning districts as provided hereinabove, and in connection with every industrial, commercial, institutional, professional, recreational, residential or other use, there shall be provided off-street parking spaces and parking lot standards in accordance with the following minimum requirements:
A. 
Size and access.
(1) 
Each dead storage bay of an off-street parking space may be perpendicular to the aisle, parallel to the aisle or at any angle between 60° and 90°. No angle parking layout shall be permitted with an angle less than 60°. The following are minimum stall and aisle dimensions:
Angle
Stall Width
(feet)
Stall Depth
(feet)
Aisle Width
(feet)
Perpendicular (90°)
10
20
25
Angle (60° to 90°)
10
20
20
Parallel
23
10
12
(2) 
No area shall be used for parking unless it is large enough to provide for at least three contiguous stalls.
(3) 
In lots having a capacity of more than 100 cars, a main access drive shall be provided from points of ingress-egress. No parking shall be permitted on the main access drive nor shall the main access drive serve as an access aisle to adjacent parking spaces.
(4) 
All parking areas shall provide pavement markings as required by parking layout and shall include barrier lines, lane lines, directional arrows and stop lines.
(5) 
Entrance and exit drives shall have a minimum width of 16 feet for those designed for one-way traffic and 24 feet for those carrying two-way traffic.
B. 
Location of parking.
(1) 
Off-street parking spaces for special uses in residential zones shall not be located between the front building line and the street line. On corner lots, this restriction shall also apply to the space between the side street line and the side building line.
(2) 
In the C-2, C-2/V and C-3 Zones, parking areas between the front building line and the public right-of-way are discouraged and shall not be located closer than 10 feet to any public right-of-way.
[Added 4-27-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-02]
(3) 
Where parking is permitted between the front building line and the street line, a safety island or raised median separating the public street from the parking area shall be provided in accordance with the following minimum requirements:
(a) 
The width of the safety island shall be that width between the proposed street curbline and a point five feet inside the property line. When this width is less than 15 feet, the parking area shall be reduced to provide a minimum width of a safety island of 15 feet. All required tree and shrub plantings shall be placed on the on-site portion of the safety island.
(b) 
Safety islands shall be raised a minimum of six inches above the adjacent parking area.
(c) 
Safety islands shall be topsoiled and seeded or otherwise landscaped. However, islands may be constructed of maintenance-free material which provides a clear and unmistakable distinction between the parking area and the safety island.
(d) 
The use of maintenance-free materials shall not in any way relieve the developer of providing at least one deciduous tree two inches in diameter every 40 feet, as herein required, on all safety islands.
(e) 
No commercial signs, light standards or other aboveground obstructions other than plantings shall be permitted in the safety islands.
C. 
Minimum off-street parking spaces required. In the use of land for residential, commercial, industrial or any other purpose no building or structure shall be erected or no major reconstruction or change in use shall be made to an existing residential, commercial, industrial or any other building or structure, unless there already is existing upon the lot or unless provision is made for the location on the lot, concurrently with the erection or major reconstruction or change in use, off-street parking facilities providing adequate parking spaces on the basis of the following minimum requirements:
(1) 
Automotive repair, garage or body shop: one parking space for each 400 square feet of gross floor area.
(2) 
Automotive sales: 1.5 parking spaces for each 1,000 square feet of gross floor area for the exclusive use of customers.
(3) 
Automotive service station: five parking spaces for each service bay, exclusive of vehicle service area. In no instance shall there be fewer than five off-street parking spaces.
(4) 
Bank, savings and loan, etc.: one parking space for each 200 square feet of gross floor area.
(5) 
Bar or cocktail lounge: one parking space for each 50 square feet of gross floor area.
(6) 
Barber and beauty shop: three parking spaces for each chair.
(7) 
Bowling alley: five parking spaces for each alley. Other commercial uses within the same building shall be computed separately in accordance with this chapter.
(8) 
Business office: one parking space for each 150 square feet of gross floor area.
(9) 
Car wash: five parking spaces for employees plus off-street storage space equal to at least five times the number of cars that can be in the wash process at one time. For self-wash or self-service car washes, the requirement for employee parking shall be eliminated.
(10) 
Church, temple or chapel: one parking space for each four seats in the main auditorium. Where no individual seats are provided, 20 inches of bench shall be considered as one seat.
(11) 
Community center or library: one parking space for each 200 square feet of gross floor area.
(12) 
Community club, private club, lodge, etc.: one parking space for each 100 square feet of gross floor area, plus 1 1/2 parking spaces for each boat slip, where applicable.
(13) 
Dwelling: one parking space for each single-family dwelling or two-family dwelling and 1 1/2 parking spaces for each unit in multiple-family dwellings.
(14) 
Dental or medical office: three parking spaces for each doctor, plus one parking space for each 200 square feet of gross floor area.
(15) 
Drive-in restaurant: one parking space for each 35 square feet of enclosed floor area, plus one parking space for each four seats.
(16) 
Furniture, appliance store or similar types of uses requiring large amounts of storage: one parking space for each 400 square feet up to 4,000, plus one parking space for each 800 square feet of gross floor area above 4,000.
(17) 
Government, county or municipal office: four parking spaces for each 1,000 square feet of gross floor area.
(18) 
Hardware or auto supply store: one parking space for each 400 square feet of gross floor area.
(19) 
Hotel or motel: one parking space for each rental unit. Each commercial use within the building shall be computed separately according to this section.
(20) 
Laundromat or similar coin-operated cleaning: one parking space for each four cleaning units or fraction of four cleaning units.
(21) 
Marina, boatyard or boat sales: 1 1/2 parking spaces for each boat slip, plus one parking space for each employee. Where no boat slips exist, one parking space for each 300 square feet of gross floor area plus one parking space for each employee.
(22) 
Mortuary/funeral home: one parking space for every 50 square feet in slumber rooms, parlors and funeral service rooms.
(23) 
Personal service establishment: one parking space for each 200 square feet of gross floor area, plus one parking space for each vehicle used in connection with the business.
(24) 
Professional office, such as architectural, clerical, engineering, legal and similar uses: one parking space for each 150 square feet of gross floor area.
(25) 
Public and private utilities, electrical substation, gas regulator, waterworks, etc.: one parking space for each vehicle stored on the premises plus one parking space for each employee on the shift which has the greatest number of employees.
(26) 
Restaurant, cafe, diner, etc.: one parking space for each 50 square feet of gross floor area.
(27) 
Retail store, except otherwise specified: one parking space for each 150 feet of gross floor area.
(28) 
Shopping center: six parking spaces for each 1,000 square feet of gross floor area for centers having less than 100,000 square feet. Shopping centers having more than 100,000 square feet shall provide parking at the rate of 5.5 parking spaces for each 1,000 square feet of gross floor area.
(29) 
Warehouse, wholesale, machinery or large equipment sales: one parking space for each 1,500 square feet of gross floor area, plus spaces to accommodate all vehicles used in connection with the business.
D. 
Miscellaneous. In computing the number of the above required parking spaces, the following rules shall govern:
(1) 
Where fractional spaces result, the required number shall be construed to be the nearest whole number.
(2) 
The parking space requirement for a use not specifically mentioned herein shall be the same as required for a use of similar nature as determined by the Eagleswood Township Land Use Board.
(3) 
Nothing in the above requirements shall be construed to prevent the joint use of off-street parking facilities by two or more uses, provided that the total of such spaces shall not be less than the sum of the requirements for various individual uses computed separately by the above requirements.
(4) 
All required parking facilities shall be located on the same lot or parcel as the structure or use they shall serve. In the case of nonresidential uses, parking facilities may be provided on other lots or parcels, but shall not be farther than 300 feet from the structure or use they shall serve.
(5) 
No part of off-street parking required by a structure or use shall be included as part of an off-street parking requirement of another use unless substantial proof and assurances are established that the use of this parking will not be simultaneous.
Any applicant for major residential development, as well as any commercial or industrial development or site plan approval, shall give due consideration to tree removal, soil erosion, sedimentation, flood hazards and stormwater runoff. The Board may require detailed plans showing provisions to minimize:
A. 
Soil erosion and sedimentation.
B. 
Tree removal and restoration by landscaping and reforestation.
C. 
Flood control and protection.
D. 
Stormwater collection and design to minimize impact of stormwater runoff from site.
[Added 4-27-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-02]
Shared or common driveways and access connections between adjoining properties shall be required, unless deemed impractical by the Land Use Board, for commercial properties located on Route 9. Shared or common access shall be provided for by appropriate cross-access easements which clearly delineate maintenance responsibilities. The purpose of this provision is to minimize the number of traffic friction points on Route 9 and, thereby, promote traffic safety.
A. 
Where a building lot has frontage upon a street which is contemplated for right-of-way widening, the required front yard setback of a building or structure shall be established and measured from such proposed future right-of-way.
B. 
All yard areas or setbacks on a public street shall be considered as front yards or front setbacks and shall conform to the minimum front yard requirements for the particular zone as outlined in this chapter.