Atlantic City, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Atlantic City as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Land use development — See Ch. 163
[Adopted 12-12-2018 by Ord. No. 35-2018]
The location of housing for persons with disabilities shall be regulated as follows:
A. 
A (family) community residence shall be located a sufficient distance from any existing community residences so that the proposed community residence does not lessen nor interfere with the normalization and community integration of the residents of existing community residences or combine with any existing community residences to contribute to the creation or intensification of a de facto social service district;
B. 
A facility shall operate as a functional family residence that fosters normalization and community integration of its residents, rather than as an institution, boardinghouse, nursing home, short-term vacation rental, continuing care facility, motel, hotel, treatment center, rehabilitation center, or a nonresidential use; and
C. 
A facility shall operate in a manner consistent with the protections afforded by the State of New Jersey's licensing or certification standards for community residences serving individuals with disabilities similar to those of the proposed community residence in order to protect the residents of the proposed community residence from abuse, exploitation, fraud, theft, insufficient support, use of illegal drugs or alcohol, and misuse of prescription medications;
D. 
The primary function of the proposed community residence is residential where any treatment is merely incidental to the residential use of the property; and
E. 
The applicant demonstrates that the requested number of residents in the proposed community residence will not interfere with the normalization and community integration of the occupants of any existing community residence;
F. 
Community residences, except as required by state law, will be at least 660 linear feet in any direction from the closest existing community residence as measured from the nearest property line of the proposed community residence to the nearest property line of the existing community residence along legal pedestrian rights-of-way.