Borough of Milford, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[Added 12-18-1989 by Ord. No. 530-89]
[Amended 2-16-1999 by Ord. No. 637-99]
No lot shall be used and no structure shall be erected, altered or occupied for any purpose except the following:
A. 
All permitted uses in the Low-Density Residential - 1 Zone.
B. 
Cluster developments may be permitted under the terms and specifications found in §§ 190-35 through 190-45.
[Added 2-16-1999 by Ord. No. 637-99]
A. 
All conditional uses permitted in the Low-Density Residential - 1 Zone.
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Editor's Note: See also Art. XII, Conditional Uses.
[Added 2-16-1999 by Ord. No. 637-99]
A. 
All accessory uses permitted in the Low-Density Residential - 1 Zone.
[Added 2-16-1999 by Ord. No. 637-99]
Bulk and area requirements shall be in accordance with §§ 190-110 and 190-17 unless otherwise indicated.
The purpose of this article shall be to provide a method of development of residential lands which will preserve desirable open spaces and/or environmentally sensitive lands within the Borough.
In order to protect and preserve the open space of the Borough and to further the public health, safety, morals and general welfare, the following statement of objectives is set forth:
A. 
To encourage innovations in residential developments so that the growing demands of the population may be met by a greater variety of types, design and layout of buildings and by the conservation and more efficient use of open space.
B. 
To encourage a more efficient use of land and of public services.
C. 
To provide for a continuous and integral open space system.
D. 
To encourage more flexible land development that will preserve and enhance natural resources, such as streams, lakes, floodplains, groundwater, wooded areas, steeply sloped areas and areas of unusual importance to the natural ecosystems.
E. 
To provide a common open space within developments which shall be planned and designed to achieve the Borough goals of ensuring that adequate recreation areas are set aside in suitable locations to provide for the recreation needs of the residents of the development and the Borough.
F. 
To provide for various densities, lot sizes and street patterns that are suitable to the land and aesthetic factors that will enhance each development.
A subdivision or site plan, as applicable, shall be submitted, except that when any portion of a project is being subdivided, then the entire project shall be submitted as a subdivision plan in one entity.
The minimum tract size shall be 30 acres.
No cluster development shall be permitted to provide a number of lots in excess of the number which would be permissible under noncluster development procedures.
The lot size, yard, bulk and height requirements shall conform to the applicable standards for each zone.
A. 
The open space areas resulting from the reduction in lot size, as set forth above, shall constitute no less than 35% of the total tract area. The entire project site design should locate homes adjacent to large-scale open space parcels so that the aesthetic benefit of the open space is shared by as many residents as possible.
B. 
The open land shall include, whenever feasible, natural features such as streams, brooks, wooded areas, steep slopes and other natural features of scenic and conservation value.
C. 
The open space shall be located so that it is easily accessible to the maximum number of residents of the development. There should be a close visual and physical relationship between the open space and as many dwelling units as are reasonably possible. The configuration of the open space area should be so arranged that connections can be made to existing or future open spaces.
A. 
The roads within the cluster development shall be designed to discourage any high-speed or through traffic, shall have the exclusive function of providing access to properties abutting the road and shall follow the contours of the land to the greatest extent possible.
B. 
The road system of a cluster development should provide a logical hierarchy of roads in accordance with Borough design standards. No home shall front upon an arterial road, nor shall any private driveway enter upon an arterial road.
The applicant shall submit a plan for phasing any development which will be developed in phases. Each phase of development shall require separate final approval by the Joint Land Use Board before a building permit will be issued.
A traffic impact report shall be prepared at the applicant's expense by a qualified traffic engineer.
A stormwater management plan shall be submitted in conformance with Borough standards.