Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ
Morris County
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No building, structure or premises shall be used and no building or structure shall be erected or structurally altered, except for the following uses:
A. 
Single-family detached house.
B. 
A building used for horticultural, agricultural or dairying purposes, poultry or domestic animal-raising, provided that no building for the housing of cows, calves, bulls, horses, sheep, goats and birds or any building for the housing of hogs, hog pen, hog run or enclosure shall be within 100 feet of any side or rear lot line nor within 200 feet of any front lot line; that no fertilizer or manure shall be heaped, piled or stored within 100 feet of any side or rear lot line nor within 400 feet of any front lot line; that no building of more than two stories in height, run or enclosure for the housing or keeping of fowl, having 60 square feet of floor space or less, shall be within 15 feet of any side or rear lot line nor within 100 feet of any front lot line, which side and rear yard requirements shall be increased one foot and front yard requirements five feet, respectively, for each additional 60 square feet of floor space or fraction thereof, together with an additional fifty-foot setback for each story that the building housing fowl is over two feet in height (separate buildings to be cumulative as to the number of square feet for rear, side and front yard requirements); provided, however, that the maximum side and rear yard requirements shall be 200 feet and maximum front yard requirements 400 feet, plus 50 feet for each story above two stories as hereinabove set forth, provided that no animals or poultry may be kept or maintained unless adequate shelter is provided, and provided further that any structure erected for any of the foregoing purposes shall be accessory to a residential dwelling. Any uses permitted in this subsection shall be limited to an area of not less than five acres.
C. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection C, regarding churches, synagogues or other places of worship, was repealed 3-14-2000 by Ord. No. 2000:7.
D. 
(Reserved)[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection D, regarding schools, was repealed 12-12-1989 by Ord. No. 89:72.
E. 
Public community center building, auditorium, public library, public museum, public art gallery, public park or playground or other like place of public assembly not conducted for gain or profit.
[Added 9-28-1988 by Ord. No. 88:47; amended 9-17-2013 by Ord. No. 2013:30]
A. 
Any uses which are not specifically authorized as permitted uses, accessory uses or conditional uses are prohibited.
B. 
The following uses are expressly prohibited:
(1) 
Kennels, as defined in Chapter 91, Animals, Article I, Animal Control; Licensing of Dogs, of the Code of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills.
(2) 
Boarding houses, as defined in § 430-8 herein, regardless of whether or not meals are served.
(3) 
Short-term rentals as defined in § 430-8.
[Added 3-17-2020 by Ord. No. 2020:07]
Accessory uses usually incidental to the above uses shall be permitted, including but not limited to those specified below. The term "accessory" shall not include a business, nor any building or unit not located on the same lot with the principal building to which it is accessory.
A. 
Private garages and carports.
B. 
Private swimming pools, erected in accordance with applicable Township ordinances, and tennis courts.
C. 
Outdoor barbecue structures and storage sheds.
D. 
Domestic pet animal enclosures or structures for use to shelter the pets of properties' residents.
[Amended 11-27-2012 by Ord. No. 2012:40]
E. 
Private stables, provided that the plot or lot contains an area of not less than five acres.
The following conditional uses shall be permitted:
A. 
Customary home occupations as an accessory use, provided that:
(1) 
No display of goods is visible from the street.
(2) 
No exterior advertising other than a small announcement sign as specified in Article XXXVIII.
(3) 
The occupation is conducted in the main building by a person residing therein and does not occupy more than 30% of the first floor, excluding space used for a private garage. In computing the space in a split-level structure, space shall be limited to 30% of the first two levels.
B. 
The operation of a public or private nonprofit school or child-care center, provided that:
[Added 12-12-1989 by Ord. No. 89:72]
(1) 
The premises on which such facility is located fronts on and has access to a street classified as other than a local street pursuant to the adopted Master Plan of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills.
(2) 
The premises on which such facility is located contains a minimum of three acres of land.
(3) 
One off-street parking space is provided for every five children attending such facility. Parking areas are located in side and rear yards only, at least 30 feet from the property lines, and are effectively screened from adjoining residential property by appropriate landscaping.
(4) 
Unless specifically exempted by the Planning Board of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, such facility includes an outdoor play area which is located in a side or rear yard only, at least 30 feet from the property line, is enclosed by a fence at least four feet in height and is effectively screened from adjoining residential properties by appropriate landscaping. In accordance with the existing edition of the New Jersey Department of Children and Families, Office of Licensing, Chapter 122, the play area must minimally contain no less than 150 square feet of outdoor play area for up to five children using the play area at any one time. In those instances when the play area is to be used by more than five children at any one time, an additional 30 feet of play area for each child over the five-child threshold shall be minimally required.
[Amended 11-27-2012 by Ord. No. 2012:40]
(5) 
Pickup and delivery of children takes place on the premises on which such facility is located and provides for a safe means of ingress and egress as approved by the Planning Board of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills.
(6) 
Such facility complies with all applicable requirements of the State of New Jersey, including Building and Firesafety Code requirements.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 124, Construction Codes, Uniform.
(7) 
All licenses or other approvals required by the State of New Jersey or any department or agency thereof for the operation of such a facility have first been obtained.
(8) 
A license for the operation of such a facility has first been obtained from the Division of Health of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills.
(9) 
The Planning Board of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills may impose such additional conditions and safeguards as it deems appropriate and may require such studies and investigation as it deems necessary in order to guarantee maximum protection of children attending such facility and maximum protection of adjoining properties.
C. 
Church, synagogue or other place of worship.
[Added 3-14-2000 by Ord. No. 2000:7]
(1) 
Church, synagogue or other places of worship, including parish house and other ancillary buildings, provided that the following conditions shall be met:
(a) 
Minimum lot area: two acres.
(b) 
Minimum lot width: 150 feet.
(c) 
Minimum front yard: 50 feet.
(d) 
Minimum side yard: 35 feet.
(e) 
Minimum rear yard: 35 feet.
(f) 
A minimum twenty-foot buffer around the perimeter of the site (excluding the front yard).
(g) 
Maximum building coverage: 35%.
(h) 
Maximum impervious coverage: 65%.
(i) 
Maximum building height: two stories and 35 feet. The height of steeples shall be regulated as per § 430-19D.
(2) 
Any church, synagogue and place of worship existing at the time of the adoption of this subsection shall be permitted to continue as a principal permitted use in the district in which it is located for the purposes of regulating these facilities and shall be subject to the bulk and yard requirements for the district as set forth in this chapter.
Height, area and yard requirements shall be as specified in the schedule of regulations in Article VI, except as hereinafter provided.
A. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A, which provided for certain permitted frontage modifications, was repealed 11-27-2012 by Ord. No. 2012:40.
B. 
Variable lot size provision. In a major subdivision application, variable lot sizes may be approved by the Planning Board. The lot sizes may be varied to the extent that not more than 35% of the lots may have areas of not less than 40,000 square feet each and a width of not less than 150 feet if sufficient of the remainder of the lots are increased in area so that the average lot size will not be less than 80,000 square feet. The Planning Board, in passing on such plats, shall consider the physical and structural characteristics, including topography of the land comprised in the subdivision, and determine that such variation in lot size will provide a better layout of the subdivision and a better use of the land for building sites than would a uniform lot size. The subdivider shall submit a plat map showing the development according to the requirements of the R-R District as shown in the schedule in Article VI and another plat map showing the development as modified in accordance with this section. In no event shall the density of development throughout the subdivision exceed the exact number of lots that would have been permitted to be built if such development had proceeded on the basis of 80,000 square feet per lot with a width of not less than 200 feet.
C. 
Open space density modification. In order to preserve and protect natural woodlands and waterways, and further to provide that open space area is available to future residents, concurrent with residential development in a major subdivision, the lot size of any one or more lots may be less than 80,000 square feet and have a width of less than 175 feet, but in no event shall any lot be less than 40,000 square feet in area and have a width of less than 200 feet if the following conditions and regulations are met:
[Added 3-14-2000 by Ord. No. 2000:7]
(1) 
Plat map. The subdivider shall submit a plat map showing the development according to the requirements of the R-R Schedule in Article VI and another plat map showing the development as modified in accordance with this section.
(2) 
Approval. If lands are proposed to be dedicated to the Township or homeowners' association, the Planning Board shall condition final approval upon acceptance of such land by the Township Council or establishment of a homeowners' association, as the case may be.
(3) 
Dedication. All open space areas of the tract being subdivided shall be dedicated and conveyed by the owner, in fee simple absolute, by a good and sufficient deed.
(4) 
Application requirement. All approvals for such major subdivisions as permitted hereunder, together with the standards of dedication and sanitary approval, shall be in accordance with Chapter 225, Land Use, Subdivisions and Site Plans.
(5) 
Density regulations. In no event shall the density of development throughout the subdivision exceed the exact number of dwelling units that would have been permitted to be built if such development had proceeded on the basis of 80,000 square feet per lot with a width of not less than 200 feet.
(6) 
Area, yard and building requirements. Development on lots created pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be subject to the area, yard and building requirements of the district as modified pursuant to the approved open space density modification as permitted herein.
Off-street parking space, together with appropriate access thereto, shall be provided on the same lot as the building it is intended to serve in accordance with the standards of Article XXXVII.
Signs shall be permitted in conformance to Article XXXVIII.