Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ
Morris County
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The R-2 and R-2M Districts are differentiated one from the other, whereby a mixed land use option may be permitted only in the R-2M District.
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 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Editor's Note: Former Subsection C, which listed various religious institutions as permitted uses, was repealed 11-27-2012 by Ord. No. 2012:40.
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Editor's Note: Former Subsection D, regarding schools, was repealed 12-12-1989 by Ord.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, public 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]
Prohibited uses shall be as specified in § 430-39.
Accessory uses shall be as permitted in § 430-40 in its entirety.
The following conditional uses shall be permitted:
A. 
As permitted in § 430-41 in its entirety.
B. 
Professional home office for one physician, surgeon, doctor, dentist, engineer, lawyer, architect or accountant residing on the premises, provided that the site fronts a street classified in the adopted 1976 Master Plan of Parsippany-Troy Hills Township as other than a local street, and provided that not more than one nonresident is employed in connection with the profession, and further provided that the professional home office is incidental to the residence with space to be used for offices limited to 30% of the area of any one floor. In computing the office space of split-level construction, the office space shall be limited to 30% of the first two levels. In no case shall space used for a garage be included in computing the house area.
C. 
Licensed nursing home, provided that such use fronts a street classified in the adopted 1976 Master Plan of Parsippany-Troy Hills Township as other than a local street, and further provided that such use shall comply with the following standards:
(1) 
No building so used shall be closer than 50 feet to any lot line or street line, nor closer than 30 feet to any other building on the same lot.
(2) 
There shall be provided off-street parking of at least one space for each two beds plus one space for each staff member and employee, based on the maximum number on duty at any one time. Off-street parking areas shall be located at least 33 feet from any street line and at least 10 feet from any other lot line. They shall be suitably screened with landscaping.
(3) 
Where appropriate to the welfare of adjoining properties, adequate sound control measures and security control measures may be required. These may include fencing and landscaping as well as additional setbacks from front lot lines.
(4) 
The use shall comply with all state requirements.
(5) 
Minimum site area shall be three acres.
(6) 
Maximum coverage of all buildings shall be 20%.
(7) 
Maximum coverage of all buildings and pavement shall be 35%.
D. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection D, regarding mixed land use option in the R-2M District, was repealed 5-14-2019 by Ord. No. 2019:21.
E. 
The operation of a public or private nonprofit school or child-care center, subject to the requirements of § 430-41B.
[Added 12-12-1989 by Ord. No. 89:72]
F. 
Enhanced active adult townhouse development. Townhouse development subject to the conditions and requirements set forth in § 430-268D and further provided that:
[Added 11-26-2002 by Ord. No. 2002:43]
(1) 
The gross density of the tract shall not exceed 2.5 units per acre. The total number of townhouse dwelling units shall be computed by multiplying 2.5 times the total gross acreage of the tract, including all required open space areas.
(2) 
No less than 50% of the tract shall remain in its original natural vegetative state, inclusive of wetland and wetland transition buffer areas.
(3) 
The tract shall be not less than 25 acres in size.
(4) 
The development shall have two points of ingress from and egress to an existing street classified as other than a local access street in the adopted Master Plan of Parsippany-Troy Hills Township or in the circulation plan elements of the Master Plan. The Township Planning Board can waive this requirement if the effect of such waiver would not be detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the neighborhood.
(5) 
"Active adult townhouse development" shall mean 55 years of age or older housing so as to qualify for "housing for older persons" within the meaning of the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 and any amendments thereto, including but not limited to the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995.
Height, area and yard requirements shall be as specified in the schedule of regulations in Article VI, except as hereinafter provided.
A. 
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 30,000 square feet and have a width of lot of less than 150 feet, but in no event shall any such lot be less than 20,000 square feet in area and have a width of lot of less than 125 feet, if the following conditions and regulations are met:
(1) 
Plat map. The subdivider shall submit a plat map showing the development according to the requirements of the R-2 District as provided 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 homeowner's 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 absolute, by a good and sufficient deed.
(4) 
Application requirement. All approvals for major subdivisions as are 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 requirement. 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 30,000 square feet per lot with a width of not less than 150 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.
[Added 3-14-2000 by Ord. No. 2000:7]
Off-street parking space, together with appropriate access, 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.