Borough of Alpha, NJ
Warren County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Alpha 3-8-1966 by Ord. No. 172 (Ch. 45 of the 1974 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Unfit buildings — See Ch. 163.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 178.
Zoning — See Ch. 410.
The following conditions, restrictions and prohibitions shall apply to all new multiple-apartment buildings and dwelling units and for the issuance of a permit of occupancy and for the construction of the same:
A. 
No new multiple-apartment building or dwelling unit shall hereafter be constructed or occupied unless the same shall be constructed in the following manner:
(1) 
Ninety percent of the total area of the apartment building shall contain and provide for apartments or units of not more than three rooms or less and bath, containing only one bedroom to be occupied for that purpose only, and the remaining 10% of the building area may be used for apartments or units containing four rooms or less and bath, and only two bedrooms shall be allowed and occupied for that purpose only. No building permit shall be issued for the construction of any apartment building containing more than two bedrooms as above specified, and the maximum number of bedrooms to be used as such in any apartment building hereafter constructed is limited to a maximum of two bedrooms. The owner, occupier or tenant shall each be liable for the violation of this section.
(2) 
The plans, specifications and location of the apartment building shall be approved by the Planning Board of Alpha prior to the issuance of a building permit for the construction of the same.
(3) 
The minimum land area required for each apartment building is one acre of land, and each apartment building shall not contain more than 20 apartments or units to be constructed on one acre of land.
(4) 
The maximum height of each apartment building shall be two stories or floors. No basement apartments shall be permitted or occupied.
B. 
The term "multiple apartment" or "multiple-dwelling unit" shall mean a building containing two or more apartments or dwellings.
C. 
This section shall not apply to the conversion of any building or dwelling erected prior hereto containing two or less apartments or units.
[Added 5-14-1974[1]]
Any person, firm or corporation violating or failing to comply with any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,250, a term of imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof, in the discretion of the Judge. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).