Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ
Morris County
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[Added 10-1-2019 by Ord. No. 2019:51]
The purpose of the AHD-6 Affordable Housing District is to create a realistic opportunity for the construction of low- and moderate-income housing in a suitable portion of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, and thereby help to address the fair share housing obligation of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills under the New Jersey Fair Housing Act (FHA), applicable Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) regulations, the settlement agreement entered into between the Township and Fair Share Housing Center (FSHC) on April 11, 2019, and the Township's Housing Element and Fair Share Plan. The AHD-6 Affordable Housing District encourages the development of low- and moderate-income housing by allowing for an inclusionary multifamily residential development.
The uses set forth below shall be permitted.
A. 
Principal uses. The following principal uses are permitted in the AHD-6 Affordable Housing District:
(1) 
Multifamily residential dwellings.
B. 
Accessory uses. The following accessory uses are permitted in the AHD-6 Affordable Housing District:
(1) 
Off-street parking, including surface parking, under-building parking, and parking garages.
(2) 
Fences and walls.
(3) 
Signs.
(4) 
Buildings for storage of maintenance equipment.
(5) 
Indoor and outdoor amenities and recreational facilities for use by occupants of the building, including but not limited to lobby, leasing office, fitness center, lounge, amenity deck, swimming pool, bicycle racks, storage bins, mailrooms, pet washing station and car charging stations.
(6) 
Trash and recycling facilities intended for use by residents of the premises.
(7) 
Other accessory uses normally incidental to the principal permitted use.
Uses prohibited in the AHD-6 Affordable Housing District shall include the following:
A. 
Any principal use not specifically permitted herein or permitted by other applicable law.
A. 
All multifamily residential developments constructed in the AHD-6 Affordable Housing District shall be required to set aside a minimum percentage of units for affordable housing. The minimum set aside shall be 20%. When calculating the required number of affordable units, any computation resulting in a fraction of a unit shall be rounded upwards to the next whole number.
B. 
All affordable units to be produced pursuant to this section shall comply with the Township's Affordable Housing Ordinance at Article LX of the Township Code, as may be amended and supplemented, the Uniform Housing Affordability Controls (UHAC) (N.J.A.C. 5:80-26.1 et seq.), or any successor regulation, the Township's Housing Element and Fair Share Plan, as may be amended from time to time, and any applicable order of the Court, including a Judgment of Compliance and Repose Order. This includes, but is not limited to, the following requirements for all affordable units:
(1) 
Low/moderate income split. A maximum of 50% of the affordable units shall be moderate-income units and a minimum of 50% of the affordable units shall be low-income units. At least 13% of all restricted rental units shall be very-low-income units, which shall be counted as part of the required number of low-income units within the development.
(2) 
Bedroom mix. shall comply with the UHAC (N.J.A.C. 5:80-26.1 et seq.) requirements in the AHD-6 Affordable Housing District.
(3) 
Deed restriction period. All affordable units shall be deed restricted for a period of at least 30 years from the date of the initial occupancy of each affordable unit (the deed restriction period). The affordability controls shall expire only after they are properly released by the Township and/or the Township's administrative agent at the Township's sole option in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:80-26.11 for rental units or N.J.A.C. 5:80-26.5 for for-sale units.
(4) 
Administrative agent. All affordable units shall be administered by a qualified administrative agent paid for by the developer.
(5) 
Other affordable housing unit requirements. Developers shall also comply with all of the other requirements of the Township's Affordable Housing Ordinance, including, but not limited to, affirmative marketing requirements, candidate qualification and screening requirements, integrating the affordable units amongst the market rate units, and unit phasing requirements. Developers shall ensure that the affordable units are dispersed between the buildings on its site and shall identify the exact location of each affordable unit at the time of site plan application.
A. 
Area and bulk requirements. The area and bulk requirements for the uses permitted in the AHD-6 Affordable Housing District are set forth below.
Criteria
AHD-6 Requirements Block 200 Lot 8
Maximum number of dwelling units
91
Minimum tract lot area (acres)
2.4
Minimum front yard setback (feet)
100
Minimum side yard setback each (feet)
50
Minimum rear yard setback (feet)
40
Maximum percent lot coverage by buildings (%)
40%
Maximum percent lot coverage by all buildings and pavement (%)
80%
Maximum building story/height (feet)
4/50
Minimum buffer:
Front yard (feet)
25
Side yard (feet)
20*
Rear yard (feet)
18
Maximum length of building without 5-foot break in the front facade (feet)
80
*
Minimum buffer required from adjacent single family residentially or zoned lot shall be 20 feet whereas all other properties a minimum of 10 feet shall be required.
B. 
Off-street parking requirements.
(1) 
Off-street parking spaces shall be as set forth in the Residential Site Improvement Standards (N.J.A.C. 5:21).
(2) 
All off-street parking and drive aisles shall be located a minimum of 10 feet from buildings, except for parking and drive aisles which extend continuously into or under a building from outside the building.
(3) 
All off-street parking and drive aisles shall be located a minimum of 10 feet from property lines.
(4) 
Under-building parking and parking garages shall be permitted.
(5) 
All parking areas shall be designed in accordance with the requirements set forth within the Residential Site Improvement Standards (NJAC 5:21) and as follows:
(a) 
Connection to a public right-of-way. Each off-street parking, loading or service area shall be connected to a public street right-of-way by means of a driveway constructed in accordance with at least the minimum standards required by the board reviewing the application in consultation with the board's consulting engineer.
(b) 
Location of curb cuts. At the intersection of streets, except lanes and alleys, a curb cut shall be set back not less than 25 feet from the intersection of two curblines or such lines extended, and shall be set back not less than five feet from the intersection of two property lines or such lines extended. Between the curb returns for any two driveways serving the same property, there shall be at least 25 feet of curb, except that this distance may be reduced to as little as five feet where it is demonstrated that restricted frontage makes this necessary in order to provide not more than two adequate driveways for the property.
(c) 
Lighting for night use. Adequate lighting shall be provided if the off-street parking facilities are used at night. If the parking facilities abut residential land, the lighting shall be arranged and installed so as not to reflect or cause glare on the abutting residential land in accordance with provisions of the performance standards.
(d) 
Parking provided on same lot as main building. Off-street parking spaces for multifamily dwellings shall be provided on the same lot as the main building. Off-street parking spaces for all other uses shall be provided on the same lot as the main building to be served by such parking unless otherwise provided for herein.
(e) 
Unless otherwise regulated in another section of this chapter, driveways shall not be located closer than five feet to the side or rear lot line.
(6) 
Off-street parking shall not be provided for any use or to any party other than a resident or visitor of the site.
(7) 
Signage shall be provided where parking spaces are to be reserved for residents.
C. 
Signage. The following sign types shall be permitted.
(1) 
Monument sign, subject to the below standards:
(a) 
Maximum number: one sign per driveway entrance.
(b) 
Maximum sign face area: 40 square feet on each side, not including the area of the supporting structures.
(c) 
Maximum height from grade: eight feet.
(d) 
Minimum setback from property lines: 10 feet.
(e) 
Such sign shall not be internally illuminated, but may be illuminated by shielded LED halo lighting or shielded landscape lighting, either directly or indirectly.
(2) 
Building-mounted sign, either wall-mounted, or canopy-mounted, subject to the below standards:
(a) 
Maximum number: one sign.
(b) 
Maximum sign face area: 1.5 square feet in area for each one foot of linear width of the building wall on which the sign is to be located, provided that no sign may exceed 40 square feet.
(c) 
Maximum projection from surface of building: 18 inches, provided that where a sign extends more than three inches from the face of the wall the bottom edge of the sign shall not be less than 10 feet from the ground or have a vertical dimension in excess of five feet.
(d) 
Maximum projection from canopy: three inches.
(e) 
Maximum height from grade: 25 feet.
(f) 
Such sign shall not be internally illuminated but may be illuminated by shielded LED halo lighting or shielded landscape lighting, either directly or indirectly.
D. 
Design standards. The design standards of the AHD-6 Affordable Housing District shall be consistent with the standards of § 430-350D but only to the extent appropriate for the site and only if not inconsistent with the express standards of this article, except that the following shall not apply: § 430-350D(1)(b)[1], [2](b), and [3]; §§ 430-350D(1)(d) and 430-350D(2). In lieu of the standards noted in § 430-350D(3)(b)[11], retaining walls are permitted in required buffers if said retaining walls do not exceed a height of six feet.
E. 
Accessory buildings and structures: All accessory buildings and structures shall be subject to the standards set forth at § 430-13. Architectural design and materials used in the construction of accessory buildings and structures shall conform to those used in the construction of principal buildings.
F. 
In lieu of the steep slope disturbance standards established in Article XLVI, Critical Slope Areas, regulations for critical slope areas in § 430-345A, the following steep slope disturbance criteria shall apply for the AHD-6 Zone District. These standards are in recognition of existing prior disturbance and relationship to existing grades.
Slope Category (percent)
Max. Area of Disturbance
15% to 19.99%
3,000 square feet
20% to 24.99%
3,000 square feet
25% or greater
6,000 square feet