Egg Harbor City, NJ
Atlantic County
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(Reserved)
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 80, Adult Businesses.
A. 
Purpose. Automobile sales and service establishments shall be permitted in the Highway Commercial District, provided that new car sales and service establishments operating as a manufacturer's franchise and represented new car automotive sales establishment and used car sales establishments shall be permitted subject to site plan approval by the Land Use Board.
[Amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
B. 
Minimum requirements.
(1) 
Size of site. The site of an automobile sales and service establishment shall be a minimum of two acres of land, with a minimum frontage of 150 feet.
(2) 
Height of building. The height of the principal building of the automobile sales and service establishment shall not exceed 2 1/2 stories or 35 feet.
(3) 
Building coverage. The building and structures constituting an automobile sales and service establishment shall not cover or encompass more than 25% of the total land area allocated to said establishment.
(4) 
Setbacks. No part of any building shall be closer than 50 feet to the front or rear property line or 25 feet to the side property line. No automobiles shall be displayed closer than 25 feet to the front yard property line.
A. 
Purpose. Automobile service stations and repair garages shall be permitted in the Highway Commercial District, provided that the following minimum requirements are met.
B. 
Minimum requirements.
(1) 
Such facility shall have a minimum site size of 40,000 square feet, with a minimum width of 200 feet.
(2) 
The height of a service station shall not exceed one story or 25 feet.
(3) 
There shall be a front yard setback of a minimum of 50 feet, two side yard setbacks of at least 25 feet for each side and a rear yard setback of at least 50 feet.
(4) 
The means of vehicular access and egress at the facility must be clearly defined and controlled to ensure safe and efficient operation of the facility and to assure safe integration of automotive traffic with other vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
(5) 
Exterior lighting shall be arranged so that it is deflected away from adjacent land uses and should be arranged so as not to obstruct or deter the visibility of drivers or pedestrians. No blinking or flashing lighting system shall be permitted.
(6) 
One paved off-street parking space shall be provided for every full-time employee, plus two off-street parking spaces for each service bay. Such spaces shall be located in the rear or side yard of the site. Such spaces shall be designed as defined in this chapter.
(7) 
Except for gasoline or oil sales, changing of tires and other similar minor automobile servicing, all other repair work shall be carried on in fully enclosed structures.
(8) 
Outdoor storage of equipment or parts shall not be permitted.
(9) 
Signs, pennants, flags and all other advertising displays visible or audible from any public right-of-way are prohibited, except as allowed under the sign provisions of this chapter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See § 170-71, Note 19: Signs.
(10) 
All gasoline and similar substances shall be stored underground at least 25 feet from any property line other than a street line. No gasoline pump shall be erected within 20 feet of any street or property line. All flammable and combustible liquids, including gasoline, shall be stored in compliance with the BOCA National Fire Prevention Code, National Fire Protection Association regulations, Chapter 102 of the New Jersey Laws of 1986, N.J.S.A. 58:10A-21 et seq., and all other pertinent regulations of the State of New Jersey. A permit shall be obtained from the Egg Harbor City Fire Subcode Official for installation, removal or changes to any storage tank or facility for flammable or combustible liquids. The Fire Subcode Official shall not issue any permits until the Pinelands Commission notice and review requirements in § 170-32(D) and (E) of this chapter have been complied with. Each such tank or storage facility must be inspected annually by the Fire Official.
[Amended 9-12-1991 by Ord. No. 17-1991; 12-12-1991 by Ord. No. 23-1991]
(11) 
Landscaping shall be provided along the width of the front property line, exclusive of driveways, in a strip of at least 10 feet wide. Such landscaping shall consist of low-growing shrubs. Whenever the rear of the site or structure may be viewed from a residential district or from an adjoining street, then a landscaped buffer strip shall be provided extending along the rear property line pursuant to standards defined in § 170-57, Note 4: Buffer landscaping.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Original § 31-57, Note 4: Buffer landscaping, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 4-8-1993 by Ord. No. 6-1993.
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of these controls is to set forth standards to guide the development of shopping centers in the Retail Commercial and Highway Commercial Districts of Egg Harbor City.
B. 
Permitted uses. The following uses are permitted in designed shopping centers:
(1) 
Retail sales and service establishments.
(2) 
Banks, general businesses, government, financial, utility, insurance and similar professional offices.
(3) 
Restaurants, wherein the consumption of food dispensed or sold therein or thereby occurs within a fully enclosed structure, and specifically excluding outdoor counters and drive-in or curb service.
(4) 
Personal service establishments or shops, including but not limited to beauty and barber shops and similar businesses.
(5) 
Minor repair establishments or stores engaging in the repair of televisions, radios, watches, shoes, appliances and other common household and personal items.
(6) 
Motion-picture theaters and radio or television studios in fully enclosed structures, excluding, however, any tower apparatus required to service such facilities.
(7) 
Dry-cleaning service establishments, provided that such dry-cleaning work carried out on the premises is done exclusively in support of the retail service function located on the premises.
(8) 
Motor vehicle tire, battery and accessory sales and new car sales agency with motor vehicle repairs as an accessory use, but excluding the sale and display of used cars, except as may be incidental to the operations of a new car sales agency.
(9) 
Medical and dental offices, clinics and laboratories.
(10) 
Library or community center for cultural activities.
(11) 
Retail baking, where baking is undertaken on the site and is an accessory use to a retail bakery outlet.
(12) 
Storage and warehouse operations as accessory uses physically connected to permitted uses in the shopping center.
(13) 
Any use of general character as any of the above permitted uses when so interpreted by the Land Use Board.
[Amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
C. 
Lot and building controls.
(1) 
The retail commercial service establishments contained in any shopping center shall be designed and constructed as one architectural unit, including buildings, on-site parking facilities, on-site loading facilities and other requirements as contained herein.
(2) 
Minimum site area: two acres.
(3) 
Maximum building height: 35 feet or two stories.
(4) 
Building coverage of lot: 35%.
(5) 
Perimeter landscaped open space (minimum width): 25 feet.
D. 
Landscaping. All areas not covered by roadways, pedestrian walkways, parking areas, etc., shall be landscaped with natural materials according to a landscaping plan submitted as part of the site plan application process.
(1) 
Canopy trees. A minimum of one canopy tree per 50 feet of perimeter property line and one canopy tree per retail store shall be planted. Canopy trees shall be a minimum of 12 feet in height at the time of planting, with a minimum two-to-three-inch caliper measured six inches above ground level. Clump trees shall be a minimum of 12 feet in height.
(2) 
Shrubs, ground cover and ornamental plantings. Seventy-five percent of all areas not covered by buildings, roadways, pedestrian walkways, parking areas, etc., shall be covered with a combination of evergreen shrubs, ground cover and ornamental planting. The intent, however, is to assure the proper use of understory plant material along the edges of buildings, walkways, bases of signs and bases of streetlights, the creation of plant walls, highlighting entranceways, screening trash enclosures, restricting entry by certain areas, basic ornamental planting, etc. All plant material in this category shall be from approved Pinelands plant material sources. To assure variation, plant material shall be at least 40% mature at time of planting.
(3) 
Special landscaping emphasis. At a minimum, the applicant shall highlight the landscape plan with the projected treatment for the following areas and/or use relationships:
(a) 
Parking lots.
[1] 
All parking lots in design commercial centers shall be landscaped in accordance with the standards for parking design set forth in Article V.
[2] 
Whenever an off-street parking area exceeds 100 spaces, the area shall be divided into four sections, with each section being separated by a concrete strip a minimum of 15 feet wide, landscaped with canopy trees as prescribed herein.
[3] 
Lighting standards shall be provided in such divider strip to provide adequate and safe lighting for the site.
[4] 
Such divider strip shall also be designed with a pedestrian route, similar to a sidewalk, which will provide safe access from the off-street parking area to the principal buildings on the site.
(b) 
Maintenance, storage and refuse collection areas. These areas shall be landscaped with buffer and screen planting to provide visual physical separation of such elements from contiguous areas.
(c) 
Whenever the rear or side of buildings or a site may be viewed from a residential district or from an adjoining street, then a buffer landscape strip shall be provided pursuant to the standards of § 170-57, Note 4: Buffer landscaping.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 31-57, Note 4: Buffer landscaping, was repealed 4-8-1993 by Ord. No. 6-1993.
(d) 
The Land Use Board may require special landscape treatment if site conditions warrant.
[Amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
(4) 
All planting required as part of this chapter shall be regularly maintained in a neat and orderly fashion. As required, all plant material that is part of the overall landscaping plan shall be replaced as required with plant material of a size and quantity as originally required.
(5) 
Maintenance schedule.
(a) 
All landscaping plans in all commercial districts must be accompanied with a maintenance schedule which, at a minimum, stipulates:
[1] 
Lawn care.
[2] 
Tree and shrub care.
[3] 
Seasonal planting.
[4] 
Weed, disease and pest control.
[5] 
Fertilizing and land preparation.
[6] 
Irrigation systems services.
[7] 
Other services.
(b) 
An explanation shall be provided outlining the responsible entity for maintenance accompanied by a renewable twelve-month maintenance plan.
(6) 
Retention of native plant material. All efforts shall be made to retain natural plant material. A landscape plan indicating the same shall be required.
(7) 
Substitutions of existing plant material for required landscaping. Upon inspection and recommendations of its professional staff, the Land Use Board may accept existing native plant material as a substitute for any proposed landscape plan.
[Amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
(8) 
Location of landscape material. The location of all existing and proposed landscape material shall be so as not to obstruct vision in parking areas, along roadways or other areas accessible to motorized vehicles.
E. 
Signs. Signs shall be provided according to § 170-71, Note 19: Signs.
F. 
Lighting. Lighting standards within a design commercial development shall be as follows:
(1) 
All lighting shall be designed, oriented and selected to prevent glare upon surrounding properties or roadways.
(2) 
The maximum height for any light standard shall not exceed 25 feet, or as otherwise designated.
(3) 
Pedestrian-oriented lighting shall be low or mushroom-type standards located along pedestrian routes, bike paths, recreation areas, etc.
(4) 
Lighting intensity standards shall be as follows, except for:
(a) 
Parking areas: 1.5 footcandles throughout.
(b) 
At property lines, maximum intensity: 1.0 footcandle.
(c) 
All other lighting shall be based upon acceptable industry standards.
(5) 
Adequate night lighting or parking, loading and pedestrian circulation areas shall be maintained.
G. 
Off-street parking and loading requirements.
(1) 
Off-street parking. The following parking standards shall be applicable to shopping centers: There shall be at least 5 1/2 off-street parking spaces for each 1,000 square feet of gross leasable area of stores, up to a total of 700,000 square feet, with the ratio reducing to four parking spaces for each 1,000 square feet of gross leasable area of stores in excess of an aggregate of 700,000 square feet.
(2) 
Off-street loading facilities. Areas for the loading and unloading of delivery trucks and other vehicles and for refuse collection, fuel and other service vehicles shall be provided and shall be so arranged that they may be used without blocking or interfering with the use of access roads, parking lot driveways or turnarounds, customer parking spaces or the pedestrian circulation system. Such facilities shall be located at the rear of the facilities being serviced. Separate loading facilities for retail stores having more than 25,000 square feet shall be provided. Stall lengths, widths, clearance heights and maneuvering area shall be adequate to accommodate fifty-foot-long over-the-road tractor-trailers. Truck-loading service courts or recessed shopping docks shall be properly screened from public view.
H. 
Fences. Fences shall be permitted in all commercial districts as part of commercial development subject to § 170-59, Note 7: Fences, hedges and walls, provided that:
(1) 
They are limited to the rear property yard and placed within the landscaped portion of a perimeter setback.
(2) 
They are designed to be in architectural conformity with the style and design of the building type.
I. 
On-site utilities and services. The following on-site utilities and services shall be provided and adequately maintained at the developer's expense:
(1) 
Shopping centers shall be provided with and served by water and public sewer facilities or with acceptable alternatives approved by the Egg Harbor City Land Use Board, Common Council and Atlantic County Board of Health.
[Amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
(2) 
Provisions for storm drainage (including stormwater retention), entrance and accessways (including necessary improvements within the adjacent public rights-of-way) and provisions for trash removal shall comply with design standards and improvement requirements of Article V, Subdivision and Site Plan Review.
(3) 
All utility service lines in shopping centers shall be underground.
(4) 
Shopping center premises shall be continuously maintained in a clean, orderly and attractive manner, free of scattered refuse, and trash containers for the use of the public shall be placed at convenient locations on the premises and emptied at regular intervals.
J. 
General conditions.
(1) 
All trash compactors, bins and areas of refuse storage shall be consolidated and located in such a manner so as to be screened from view, self-contained and fully accessible to disposal vehicles. Such facilities shall be maintained in a clean and orderly condition at all times. No trash containers or other material shall be visible at any time. Adequate water conditions shall be located contiguous to such areas to permit proper and regular cleaning. Enclosures for such facilities shall be designed of durable material in architectural conformity with the primary buildings. In conjunction with a trash removal program, all commercial facilities in the Recreational Commercial, Highway Commercial and Design Commercial Districts must arrange trash removal facilities to accommodate recycling programs initiated by the City i.e., bins for paper, glass, etc.
(2) 
Energy conservation. All design commercial facilities shall indicate the energy-saving techniques utilized in the respective projects.
(3) 
Security plan for the commercial development. At a minimum, all commercial projects have to submit a security plan indicating the following:
(a) 
Emergency access routes for police, fire and ambulance services.
(b) 
Architectural techniques utilized to deter various forms of crime, such as steel doorjambs, alarm systems, security lighting, elimination of dark alcoves and alleyways, etc.
(c) 
Control of common areas in lobbies, malls, office space and entry points, both indoor and outdoor, indicating the proposed security system to be utilized.
(d) 
Identification of the professional responsible for formulation of the security plan for the proposed project.
(4) 
Fire zones. All commercial facilities shall have the required fire zones as stipulated by the Egg Harbor City Fire Department.
K. 
Project theme or motif. All shopping centers shall be designed with an overall theme or motif that is stated in narrative terms and reflected in architectural renderings of the project. The concept of requiring the development of a theme is to upgrade the aesthetic qualities of major commercial developments so as to initiate a spillover value to surrounding land uses.
L. 
Market analysis. Any application for a regional planned shopping center shall be accompanied by a detailed market analysis, prepared by a qualified economic consultant, which documents the feasibility of the project and also addresses the probable economic impact on existing retail sales centers in the vicinity.
Fast-food restaurants are conditionally acceptable in the Highway Commercial District, as shown on the Schedule of District Regulations,[1] provided that the following minimum requirements are met:
A. 
Minimum requirements.
(1) 
Area and bulk requirements.
(a) 
Minimum lot size: 30,000 square feet.
(b) 
Minimum lot width: 150 feet.
(c) 
Maximum lot coverage: 30%.
(d) 
Minimum building setbacks:
[1] 
Front yard: 50 feet.
[2] 
Side yard (one side): 30 feet.
[3] 
Rear yard: 30 feet.
(e) 
Minimum building frontage: 60 feet.
(f) 
Maximum building height: 35 feet.
(g) 
Minimum building size: 1,400 square feet.
(2) 
Other regulations.
(a) 
Minimum distance between fast-food restaurants: 1,000 feet.
(3) 
Parking, access/egress, internal circulation and loading space.
(a) 
Parking. There shall be a minimum of one off-street parking space for every three seats in a fast-food restaurant.
(b) 
Access/egress. Minimum roadway widths for access/egress lanes shall be:
[1] 
One-way: 18 feet.
[2] 
Two-way: 25 feet.
(c) 
Internal circulation. Circulatory aisles for parking areas shall meet the minimum widths set forth in Article V. Where the circulatory aisles also serve as access/egress roads, the minimum width shall be the minimum set forth in Article V.
(d) 
Loading space. There shall be a minimum of one off-street loading space with a minimum dimension of 14 feet wide by 35 feet long.
(4) 
Landscaping. Landscaping requirements for § 170-57, Note 5: Commercial shopping centers, shall apply to fast-food restaurants.
(5) 
Signs. See § 170-71, Note 19: Signs, for applicable regulations.
[1]
Editor's Note: The Schedule of District Regulations is included as an attachment to this chapter.
[Amended 5-12-2016 by Ord. No. 8-2016]
A. 
Maximum height and placement requirements for fences, walls and hedges shall be as follows:
Location
Maximum Height
(feet)
Residential Districts
Solid fences shall be prohibited in any front yard
0
Front yard
3
Street side yard of corner lot (See definition of "lot line, front" and "lot line, rear")
6 behind the dwelling only
Side and rear yards adjacent to residential uses, except that this limitation shall not apply to living hedges
6
Side and rear yards adjacent to nonresidential uses and arterials, except that this limitation shall not apply to living hedges
8
On a corner lot, and yard within the fence sight triangle which is measured 30 feet from the edge of road pavement
3
Nonresidential Districts
On a corner lot, any yard within the sight triangle as established by the diagrams in Attachment 6
3
Side and rear yard
8
Front yard not permitted
0
B. 
The finish side of all fences shall face out.
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 5-1989; 8-17-1989 by Ord. No. 13-1989; 7-24-1997 by Ord. No. 7-1997]
A. 
Purpose. Pinelands forests are an important cultural, ecological, scenic and economic resource; sound management of the forest resource will ensure its sustainability, health and productivity; forestry is encouraged throughout the municipality as a means to sustain and protect the natural, cultural and social fabric of the Pinelands. It is the purpose of this section to ensure that forestry activities are carried out in such a way as to provide for the long-term maintenance and sustainability of Pinelands forests and forest resources.
B. 
Permit required. No forestry shall be carried out by any person unless a permit for such activity has been issued by the City Zoning Officer. Notwithstanding this requirement, no such permits shall be required for the following forestry activities:
(1) 
Normal and customary forestry practices on residentially improved parcels of land that are five acres or less in size.
(2) 
Tree harvesting, provided that no more than one cord of wood per five acres of land is harvested in any one year and that no more than five cords of wood are harvested from the entire parcel in any one year.
(3) 
Tree planting, provided that the area to be planted does not exceed five acres in any one year, no soil disturbance occurs other than that caused by the planting activity and no trees other than those authorized by N.J.A.C. 7:50-6.25 are to be planted.
(4) 
Forest stand improvement designed to selectively thin trees and brush, provided that no clearing or soil disturbance occurs and that the total land area on the parcel in which the activity occurs does not exceed five acres in any one year.
(5) 
Prescribed burning and the clearing and maintaining of firebreaks.
C. 
Forestry application requirements. The information in Subsection C(1) or (2) below shall be submitted to the City Zoning Officer prior to the issuance of any forestry permit:
[Amended 2-9-2012 by Ord. No. 5-2012]
(1) 
For forestry activities on a parcel of land enrolled in the New Jersey Forest Stewardship Program, a copy of the approved New Jersey Forest Stewardship Plan. This document shall serve as evidence of the completion of an application with the Pinelands Commission as well as evidence that the activities are consistent with the standards of the Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan. No certificate of filing from the Pinelands Commission shall be required.
(2) 
For all other forestry applications:
(a) 
The applicant's name and address and his interest in the subject parcel;
(b) 
The owner's name and address, if different from the applicant's, and the owner's signed consent to the filing of the application;
(c) 
The description, including block and lot designation and street address, if any, of the subject parcel;
(d) 
A description of all existing uses of the subject parcel;
(e) 
A brief written statement generally describing the proposed forestry operation;
(f) 
A USGS Quadrangle map, or copy thereof, and a copy of the municipal tax map sheet on which the boundaries of the subject parcel, the Pinelands management area designation and the municipal zoning designation are shown;
(g) 
A forestry management plan that includes, as appropriate:
[1] 
A cover page for the plan containing:
[a] 
The name, mailing address and telephone number of the owner of the subject parcel;
[b] 
The municipality and county in which the subject parcel is located;
[c] 
The block and lot designation and street address, if any, of the subject parcel;
[d] 
The name and address of the forester who prepared the plan, if not prepared by the owner of the subject parcel; and
[e] 
The date the plan was prepared, subsequent revision dates and the period of time the plan is intended to cover.
[2] 
A clear and concise statement of the owner's objectives for undertaking the proposed forestry activities, including a description of the short- (five years) and long-term (20 years) objectives for all proposed silvicultural techniques that will be used to manage the parcel;
[3] 
A description of the existing conditions of the subject parcel and of each forest stand in which a proposed activity, prescription or practice will occur. These stand descriptions shall include photographs of each stand taken at eye level showing the location of all Pinelands native forest types, as identified at N.J.A.C. 7:50-6.43, and shall be keyed to an activity map that shall include, as appropriate, the following information:
[a] 
The number of acres;
[b] 
The general condition and quality of each stand;
[c] 
The overall site quality, relative to the management goals and objectives identified in Subsection C(2)(g)[2] above;
[d] 
An inventory and map of Pinelands native forest types with native forest types broken into stands, including information on type, size and volume by species;
[e] 
The age of representative trees;
[f] 
The species composition, including overstory, understory, ground layer structure and composition;
[g] 
The stand cohort composition;
[h] 
The percent cover;
[i] 
The basal area;
[j] 
The structure, including age classes, diameter breast height (DBH) classes and crown classes;
[k] 
The condition and species composition of advanced regeneration when applicable;
[l] 
A stocking table showing the stocking levels, growth rates and volume;
[m] 
Projections of intended future stand characteristics at ten-, twenty- and forty-year intervals;
[n] 
A description of the forestry activities, silvicultural prescriptions, management activities and practices proposed during the permit period and the acreage proposed for each activity. These may include, but are not necessarily limited to, a description of:
[i] 
Stand improvement practices;
[ii] 
Site preparation practices;
[iii] 
Harvesting practices;
[iv] 
Regeneration and reforestation practices;
[v] 
Improvements, including road construction, stream crossings, landings, loading areas and skid trails;
[vi] 
Herbicide treatments;
[vii] 
Silvicultural treatment alternatives;
[viii] 
If planting will occur to accomplish reforestation, the application shall include seed sources records, if such records are available;
[ix] 
Implementation instructions; and
[x] 
Measures that will be taken to prevent the potential spread of exotic plant species or phragmites into wetlands; and
[o] 
A description, if appropriate, of the forest products to be harvested, including volume expressed in cords and board feet; diameter breast height (DBH) classes and average diameter; age; heights; and number of trees per acre; and
[4] 
A map of the entire parcel that includes the following:
[a] 
The owner's name, address and the date the map was prepared;
[b] 
An arrow designating the north direction;
[c] 
A scale that is not smaller than one inch equals 2,000 feet nor larger than one inch equals 400 feet;
[d] 
The location of all property lines;
[e] 
A delineation of the physical features, such as roads, streams and structures;
[f] 
The identification of soil types (a separate map may be used for this purpose);
[g] 
A map inset showing the location of the parcel in relation to the local area;
[h] 
Clear location of the area and acreage in which each proposed activity, prescription or practice will occur. If shown on other than the property map, the map or maps shall note the scale, which shall not be smaller than one inch equals 2,000 feet nor larger than one inch equals 400 feet, and shall be appropriately keyed to the property map; and
[i] 
A legend defining the symbols appearing on the map.
(h) 
A letter from the Office of Natural Lands Management identifying any threatened or endangered plants or animals reported on or in the immediate vicinity of the parcel and a detailed description by the applicant of the measures proposed to meet the standards set forth in § 170-73A(4)(e) and C;
(i) 
A cultural resource survey documenting cultural resources on those portions of the parcel where ground disturbance due to site preparation or road construction will occur and a detailed description of the measures proposed by the applicant to treat those cultural resources in accordance with Article VIII of this chapter;
(j) 
A statement identifying the type, location and frequency of any proposed herbicide treatments and how such treatments will comply with the standards set forth in Subsection D(9)(b) below;
(k) 
A statement identifying the specific steps to be taken to ensure that trees or areas to be harvested are properly identified so as to ensure that only those trees intended for harvesting are harvested;
(l) 
Written comments from the New Jersey State Forester concerning the extent to which the proposed forestry activities are consistent with the guidelines provided in the New Jersey Forestry and Wetlands Best Management Practices Manual developed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, dated October 1995, as amended. Any such comments which indicate that the proposed activities are not consistent with said Manual must be addressed by the applicant in terms of their potential impact on the standards set forth in Subsection D below;
(m) 
A certificate of filing from the Pinelands Commission issued pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:50-4.34; and
(n) 
When prior approval for the forestry activities has been granted by the Zoning Officer or other City approval agency, a letter from the Pinelands Commission indicating that the prior approval has been reviewed pursuant to § 170-32E.
D. 
Forestry standards. Forestry operations shall be approved only if the applicant can demonstrate that the standards set forth below are met:
(1) 
All forestry activities shall serve to maintain Pinelands native forest types, including those that are locally characteristic, except in those stands where other forest types exist.
(2) 
Any newly developed access to lands proposed for harvesting shall avoid wetland areas except as absolutely necessary to harvest wetlands species or to otherwise gain access to a harvesting site.
(3) 
The following actions shall be required to encourage the establishment, restoration or regeneration of Atlantic White Cedar in cedar and hardwood swamps:
(a) 
Clear-cutting cedar and managing slash;
(b) 
Controlling competition by other plant species;
(c) 
Utilizing fencing and other retardants, where necessary, to protect cedar from overbrowsing;
(d) 
Utilizing existing streams as cutting boundaries, where practical;
(e) 
Harvesting during dry periods or when the ground is frozen; and
(f) 
Utilizing the least intrusive harvesting techniques, including the use of winches, corduroy roads and helicopters, where practical.
(4) 
All forestry activities and practices shall be designed and carried out so as to comply with the standards set forth in § 170-73A(4)(e) and C. The species accounts provided in the Recommended Forestry Management Practices Report, Appendix I — Endangered Animals, dated March 2006, as amended and supplemented and available at the principal office of the Commission or at www.nj.gov/pinelands, may be utilized as a guide for meeting these standards.
(5) 
All forestry activities and practices shall be designed and carried out so as to comply with the standards for the land application of waste set forth in N.J.A.C. 7:50-6.79, except as expressly authorized in this section.
(6) 
All forestry activities and practices shall be designed and carried out so as to comply with the standards for the protection of historic, archaeological and cultural resources set forth in Article VIII of this chapter.
(7) 
A vegetated streamside management zone shall be maintained or established adjacent to streams, ponds, lakes and marshes, except that no streamside management zone shall be required when Atlantic White Cedar is proposed to be harvested, established, restored or regenerated. The streamside management zone shall be at least 25 feet in width. Where soils are severely erodible, slopes exceed 10% or streamside vegetation is not vigorous, the streamside management zone shall be increased up to a maximum of 70 feet to buffer the water body from adjacent forestry activities.
(8) 
Stream crossings, access roads, timber harvesting, skid trails, log decks, portable sawmill sites, site preparation, and reforestation shall be designed and carried out so as to:
(a) 
Minimize changes to surface and ground water hydrology;
(b) 
Minimize changes to temperature and other existing surface water quality and conditions;
(c) 
Prevent unnecessary soil erosion, siltation and sedimentation; and
(d) 
Minimize unnecessary disturbances to aquatic and forest habitats.
(9) 
The following standards shall apply to silvicultural practices for site preparation, either before or after harvesting:
(a) 
In areas with slopes of greater than 10%, an undisturbed buffer strip of at least 25 feet in width shall be maintained along roads during site preparation to catch soil particles;
(b) 
Herbicide treatments shall be permitted, provided that:
[1] 
The proposed treatment is identified in the forestry application submitted to the Commission pursuant to Subsection C(2)(j) above;
[2] 
Control of competitive plant species is clearly necessary;
[3] 
Control of competitive plant species by other, nonchemical means is not practical;
[4] 
All chemicals shall be expressly labeled for forestry use and shall be used and mixed in a manner that is consistent with relevant state and federal requirements; and
[5] 
In pine-shrub oak native forest types, herbicide treatments shall only be permitted as a method to temporarily suppress shrub-oak understory in order to facilitate pine regeneration. All such herbicide treatments shall be applied in a targeted manner so that there will be no significant reduction in tree or shrub-oak resprouting outside those areas subject to the herbicide treatment.
(c) 
Broadcast scarification and mechanical weeding shall be permitted in all Pinelands native forest types;
(d) 
Disking shall be permitted, provided that:
[1] 
It shall not be permitted in pine plains native forest types;
[2] 
Disking shall only be permitted in pine-shrub oak native forest types as a method to temporarily suppress shrub-oak understory in order to facilitate pine regeneration, and shall be limited as follows:
[a] 
Disking may occur one time during the first year of the establishment of a stand to assure the successful growth of pine seedlings and may be repeated one time during the second year of the growth of the stand only in areas where pine seedling establishment has not successfully occurred; and
[b] 
Only single-pass disking, which penetrates the soil no deeper than six inches, shall be permitted.
[3] 
It shall not occur in wetlands, except as may be necessary to establish, restore or regenerate Atlantic White Cedar. When so used, disking shall be limited to shrub-dominated parcels and recently abandoned agricultural lands; and
[4] 
It shall follow land contours when slopes are discernible.
(e) 
Root raking shall be permitted, provided that:
[1] 
It shall not be permitted in pine-shrub oak native forest types or pine plains native forest types;
[2] 
When used to establish, restore or regenerate Atlantic White Cedar, root raking shall be limited to shrub-dominated parcels and recently abandoned agricultural lands; and
[3] 
Root raking debris shall not be piled in wetlands.
(f) 
Bedding shall be permitted only in recently abandoned, cultivated wetlands where there are no established Pinelands native forest types; and
(g) 
Drum chopping shall be permitted, provided that:
[1] 
It shall not be permitted in pine plains native forest types except to create road shoulder fuelbreaks, which shall be limited to 25 feet in width, or to create scattered early successional habitats under two acres in size;
[2] 
It shall not be permitted in wetlands, except as may be necessary to establish, restore or regenerate Atlantic White Cedar. When so used, drum chopping shall be limited to shrub-dominated parcels and recently abandoned agricultural lands; and
[3] 
It shall adhere to the following procedures:
[a] 
No more than two passes shall be permitted except to create scattered early successional habitats under two acres in size;
[b] 
Drums shall remain unfilled when used during the dormant season;
[c] 
Chop up and down the slope on a parcel so the depressions made by the cleats and chopper blades run parallel to the contour of the land to help reduce the occurrence of channeled surface erosion;
[d] 
Chop so the depressions made by the cleats and chopper blades run parallel to a wetland or water body; and
[e] 
Avoid short-radius, one-hundred-eighty-degree turns at the end of each straight pass.
(10) 
The following standards shall apply to silvicultural practices for harvesting:
(a) 
Clear-cutting shall be permitted, provided that:
[1] 
It shall not be permitted in pine plains native forest types;
[2] 
It shall be limited to 300 acres or 5% of a parcel, whichever is greater, during any permit period;
[3] 
A one-hundred-foot-wide buffer strip, in which only periodic pruning and thinning may occur, shall be maintained between any clear cut and a public road and a two-hundred-foot-wide buffer strip, in which only periodic pruning and thinning may occur, shall be maintained between any clear cut and an internal property line;
[4] 
A buffer strip, in which only periodic pruning and thinning may occur, shall also be maintained to separate each twenty-five-acre or larger clear cut from other twenty-five-acre or larger clear cuts, coppice cuts and seed tree cuts that occur within a fifteen-year period. The buffer strip separating two twenty-five-acre harvests shall be 50 feet in width and, for a larger harvest, shall increase in width by one foot for each acre of that harvest above 25, to a maximum of 300 feet in width;
[5] 
Where present on a parcel, a minimum of 18 dead snags per acre of at least 10 inches diameter breast height (DBH) and six feet in height shall be left on the parcel for a minimum of five years; and
[6] 
The area of the parcel subject to the clear cut shall have contoured edges unless the boundary of the clear cut serves as a firebreak, in which case straight edges may be used.
(b) 
Coppicing shall be permitted in all Pinelands native forest types, provided that:
[1] 
It shall be limited to 500 acres in size or 10% of a parcel, whichever is greater, during any permit period;
[2] 
A fifty-foot-wide buffer strip, in which only periodic pruning and thinning may occur, shall be maintained between any coppice cut and the parcel boundaries;
[3] 
A buffer strip, in which only periodic pruning and thinning may occur, shall also be maintained to separate each twenty-five-acre or larger coppice cut from other twenty-five-acre or larger clear cuts, coppice cuts and seed tree cuts that occur within a fifteen-year period. The buffer strip separating two twenty-five-acre harvests shall be 50 feet in width and, for a larger harvest, shall increase in width by one foot for each acre of that harvest above 25, to a maximum of 300 feet in width;
[4] 
Where present on a parcel, a minimum of 18 dead snags per acre of at least 10 inches DBH and six feet in height shall be left on the parcel for a minimum of five years; and
[5] 
The area of the parcel subject to the coppice cut shall have contoured edges unless the boundary of the coppice cut serves as a firebreak, in which case straight edges may be used.
(c) 
Seed tree cutting shall be permitted in all Pinelands native forest types, provided that:
[1] 
It shall be limited to 500 acres in size or 10% of a parcel, whichever is greater, during any permit period;
[2] 
A fifty-foot-wide buffer strip, in which only periodic pruning and thinning may occur, shall be maintained between any seed tree cut and the parcel boundaries;
[3] 
A buffer strip, in which only periodic pruning and thinning may occur, shall also be maintained to separate each twenty-five-acre or larger seed tree cut from other twenty-five-acre or larger clear cuts, coppice cuts and seed tree cuts that occur within a fifteen-year period. The buffer strip separating two twenty-five-acre harvests shall be 50 feet in width and, for a larger harvest, shall increase in width by one foot for each acre of that harvest above 25, to a maximum of 300 feet in width;
[4] 
Where present on a parcel, a minimum of 18 dead snags per acre of at least 10 inches DBH and six feet in height shall be left on the parcel for a minimum of five years;
[5] 
The area of the parcel subject to the seed tree cut shall have contoured edges unless the boundary of the seed tree cut serves as a firebreak, in which case straight edges may be used;
[6] 
Dominant residual seed trees shall be retained at a distribution of at least seven trees per acre; and
[7] 
Residual seed trees shall be distributed evenly throughout the parcel; and
(d) 
Shelterwood cutting, group selection and individual selection shall be permitted in all Pinelands native forest types.
(11) 
The following standards shall apply to silvicultural practices for forest regeneration:
(a) 
Natural regeneration shall be permitted in all Pinelands native forest types and shall be required in the pine plains native forest type, except as provided in Subsection D(11)(b) below; and
(b) 
Artificial regeneration shall be permitted in all Pinelands native forest types, provided that:
[1] 
The use of nonnative cuttings, seedlings or seeds shall not be permitted;
[2] 
The use of hybrid cuttings, seedlings or seeds shall be permitted if it can be demonstrated that the cutting is from a locally native, naturally occurring hybrid which will be planted within its natural range and habitat;
[3] 
Cuttings, seedlings or seeds shall be collected and utilized so as to ensure genetic diversity; and
[4] 
When used in pine plains native forest types, artificial regeneration shall only be permitted to restore drastically disturbed sites if seeds or seedlings from the immediate vicinity have been collected from local, genetically similar sources.
(12) 
Following site preparation and harvesting activities, slash shall either be retained in piles on the parcel, distributed throughout the parcel, removed from the parcel or burned.
(13) 
Thinning shall be permitted in all Pinelands native forest types, including that which serves to maintain an understory of native plants and/or manage stand composition, density, growth and spatial heterogeneity.
(14) 
A copy of the approved municipal forestry permit shall be conspicuously posted on the parcel which is the site of the forestry activity.
E. 
Forestry permit procedures.
(1) 
Applications for forestry permits shall be submitted to the Zoning Officer and shall be accompanied by an application fee of $100.
(2) 
Within 14 days of receipt of an application, the Zoning Officer shall determine whether the application is complete and, if necessary, notify the applicant, in writing, of any additional information which is necessary to complete the application. Should the Zoning Officer fail to make such a determination within 14 days, the application shall be considered to be complete as of the 15th day following its submission.
(3) 
Within 45 days of determining an application to be complete pursuant to Subsection E(2) above, or within such further time as may be consented to by the applicant, the Land Use Board shall approve the issuance of a forestry permit by the Zoning Officer if the activities proposed in the application comply with the standards in Subsection D above or disapprove any application which does not meet the requirements of Subsection D above. Any such notice of disapproval shall specifically set forth the deficiencies of the application.
[Amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
(4) 
Upon receipt of a notice of disapproval pursuant to Subsection E(3) above, the applicant shall have 30 days in which to correct the deficiencies and submit any necessary revisions to the application to the Land Use Board for review. The Land Use Board shall review the revised application to verify conformity with the standards in Subsection D above and shall, within 14 days of receipt of the revised application, authorize the Zoning Officer to issue a forestry permit or disapprove the application pursuant to Subsection E(3) above.
[Amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
(5) 
Failure of the Land Use Board to act within the time period prescribed in Subsection E(3) and (4) above shall constitute approval of the forestry application as submitted. At the request of the applicant, a certificate as to the failure of the Land Use Board to act shall be issued by the municipality, and it shall be sufficient in lieu of the written endorsement or other evidence of municipal approval required herein.
[Amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
(6) 
In reviewing and issuing permits for forestry applications, the Zoning Officer shall also comply with the Pinelands Area notice and review procedures set forth in § 170-32D through G.
(7) 
Forestry permits shall be valid for a period of 10 years. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit any person from securing additional permits, provided that the requirements of this chapter and the Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan are met.
F. 
Administrative fees. Upon the issuance of a forestry permit pursuant to Subsection E(3) above, the applicant shall be required to pay a fee as shown on the following fee schedule, which shall serve as reimbursement for any administrative costs incurred by the municipality during the ten-year permit period. The applicant shall not be subject to any additional administrative fees or escrow requirements for the duration of the forestry permit.
[Amended 2-12-1998 by Ord. No. 1-1998]
Forestry Permit Fee Schedule
Parcel Size
Fee
Any land leased from Egg Harbor City
Exempt
Other land, 6 to 19.99 acres
$250
Other land, 20 or more acres
$500
G. 
Financial sureties. Nothing in Section F shall prohibit the Land Use Board from requiring the posting of financial surety for harvesting activities when recommended by the State Forester or other designated official, provided that:
[Added 2-12-1998 by Ord. No. 1-98; amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
(1) 
The surety shall be for the sole purpose of ensuring proper performance during the harvesting operation and shall not be intended to serve as a long-term maintenance guaranty.
(2) 
The surety shall not exceed $500 or 10% of the stumpage value of the wood to be harvested during the duration of any approval which is granted, whichever is greater.
(3) 
The surety shall not be required to be posted for a period exceeding two years. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the municipality from requiring the posting of sureties for succeeding two-year periods, provided that the requirements of this section are met.
H. 
Notification of harvesting. No harvesting shall be commenced until the applicant has provided the Zoning Officer with 72 hours' written notice of the intention to begin harvesting operations and any surety required in Subsection G has been furnished to the City Clerk.
[Amended 2-12-1998 by Ord. No. 1-1998]
General nursing and convalescent facilities, other than for mental patients, contagious or infectious diseases or liquor or drug addicts, shall be conditionally permitted in sewered areas, provided that the minimum requirements are met as follows:
A. 
Minimum requirements.
(1) 
Site size. There shall be a minimum site size of three acres.
(2) 
Site width. The minimum width of the site shall not be less than 300 feet.
(3) 
Perimeter setback. A perimeter setback of 35 feet shall be provided around the entire perimeter of the site. No parking or accessory buildings may be located within this area. In cases where the boundaries of the subject use abut a residential district or use, the perimeter setback shall be increased to 50 feet along the area abutting the residential district or use.
(4) 
Lot coverage. The percentage of the site which may be covered by all principal and accessory structures shall not exceed 20%.
(5) 
Height of structures. Principal structures shall not exceed 2 1/2 stories or 35 feet. Accessory structures shall not exceed one story or 15 feet.
(6) 
On-site parking. Paved on-site parking facilities shall be provided as defined in this chapter and as follows:
(a) 
One on-site parking space for each staff doctor.
(b) 
One on-site parking space for each three nurses or other full-time employees.
(c) 
One parking space for each 10 beds in the medical complex, except that in complexes of less than 100 beds, a ratio of one parking space for each two beds may be utilized.
(7) 
Distance between buildings. The distance between the side wall of one principal building and the front, rear or side walls of any adjoining principal or accessory building shall not be less than 35 feet.
(8) 
Outdoor sitting areas. Outdoor sitting areas for patients shall be provided which are well-defined by walls, fences, hedges or other plantings designed to impart a sense of containment or security and to provide group privacy. Such sitting areas shall be provided with paved areas of adequate size to provide space for small groups of wheelchairs and garden furniture.
(9) 
Night lighting. Night lighting shall be provided for the safe and convenient use of streets, driveways, parking areas, walks, steps and other facilities.
(10) 
Landscaping. In addition to the standards set forth in § 170-73, the following landscape elements shall be provided:
(a) 
All open areas other than those improved as or used for parking, loading, group recreation purposes and pedestrian and vehicular circulation shall be graded, planted, landscaped and properly maintained. Five percent of the total landscaped area shall be planted with trees at least eight feet high at the time of planting. All parking areas shall be screened on their periphery by means of an evergreen planting, a fence or decorative masonry wall having a height of 4 1/2 feet.
(b) 
Where the subject use abuts a residential district or where any portion of the rear of the structures is visible from any nearby street, then the following landscape controls shall apply to preclude any objectionable view: evergreen trees, a minimum of four feet, shall be planted in double alternating rows in a strip of at least 10 feet wide. Such landscaping shall be sufficiently dense at the time of planting to mask the above-noted portions of the use from view from the street or adjoining property.
(c) 
Existing natural tree cover may be substituted for the landscape requirements stipulated herein.
[Amended 4-8-1993 by Ord. No. 6-1993]
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of this section is to provide safe, adequate off-street parking for commercial, professional and residential uses in Egg Harbor City while preserving the traditional aesthetic visual qualities associated with a rural community.
B. 
Applicability. This section shall apply to all off-street parking areas not associated with a single-family residence or other permitted or conditional use which requires less than three off-street parking spaces.
C. 
Dimensions.
(1) 
Size of parking spaces and loading area. All parking spaces shall be nine feet by 18 feet in size except as specified below:
(a) 
Handicapped stalls: regulated by Americans with Disabilities Act.
(b) 
Parallel parking: eight feet by 22 feet.
(c) 
Single unit truck loading: 10 feet by 45 feet.
(d) 
Articulating (tractor-trailer) truck loading: 10 feet by 60 feet.
(e) 
Compact parking: 8 1/2 feet by 15 feet.
(2) 
Driveway aisles.
(a) 
Driveway aisle width shall be determined by angle of parking spaces in accordance with the following standards.
Parking Angle
(degrees)
Driveway Aisle
(feet)
0
12
45
13
60
18
90
24
30
11
(b) 
Additional width may be required where the aisle serves as the principal means of access to on-site buildings or structures.
D. 
Landscaping of parking lots.
(1) 
A minimum of one two-and-one-half-inch caliper tree shall be provided for each eight parking spaces or portion thereof. This requirement may be waived by the Board in the case of wooded tracts where sufficient trees are maintained.
(2) 
A planted landscape strip of a minimum five-foot width shall be provided along property lines.
E. 
Lighting. Lighting standards for parking lots shall be as follows:
(1) 
All lighting shall be designed, oriented and selected to prevent glare upon surrounding properties or roadways.
(2) 
The maximum height for any light standards shall not exceed the height of the principal building located on the lot up to a maximum of 45 feet.
(3) 
Lighting plans shall be prepared by a licensed architect or engineer to IES standards.
F. 
Signs. Directional signs indicating access and egress points are permitted, provided that:
(1) 
Only one entrance freestanding sign may be erected at each driveway which provides a means of ingress for the off-street parking facilities on the premises.
(2) 
Such entrance signs shall relate only the name of the use or facility and appropriate traffic instructions, shall not exceed 10 square feet in area for each two faces and shall be mounted so as not to obstruct vision for a height of five feet above ground level and shall not exceed 11 feet in height.
(3) 
In such cases as directional entrance signs are located within a buffer area, said signs shall not exceed 15 square feet for each of two faces.
(4) 
Such exit signs shall not exceed 10 feet in area, shall not obstruct vision for a height of three feet above ground level and shall not exceed 11 feet in height.
(5) 
Not more than one exit sign shall be erected in conjunction with each driveway which provides egress from the premises, which is located within the required buffer area.
G. 
The Schedule of Off-Street Parking Spaces Required in Any Zone in the City of Egg Harbor City, New Jersey, shall be as follows:
Land Use
Number of Spaces
Auto sales and service
5, plus 1 for each full-time employee, plus 2 service bays
Community buildings, fraternal and social clubs and similar uses
1 for each 8 members
Design shopping centers
3 square feet of parking for each 1 square foot of gross floor area
Dwellings
2 for each dwelling unit
Elementary schools
10, plus 3 for each classroom
Government administrative offices
5 for each 800 square feet of gross floor area
High schools
25, plus 4 for each classroom
Hospitals
4 for each 5 beds
Hotels, motels, other transient
1 1/4 for each unit of occupancy
Light-impact industries
1 for each 800 square feet of floor area
Medical complexes
1 for each 3 employees, 1 for each 10 beds and 1 for each doctor
Office buildings
1 for each 200 square feet of gross floor area
Places of worship
1 for each 5 seats
Professional offices
1 for each professional and/or employee, plus 5 for callers
Professional offices in homes
1 for each professional and other full-time employee, plus 3 additional
Restaurants, bars and commercial entertainment establishments
1 for each 3 seats, including barstools
Retail stores, service establish- ments and professional offices
1 square foot of parking for each 1 square foot of gross floor area
Wholesale, warehouse, storage and heavy commercial establishments
1 square foot of parking for each 1 square foot of net service or office space
All other nonresidential uses
1 for each 200 square feet of gross floor area
H. 
The Schedule of Off-Street Loading Spaces Required in the City of Egg Harbor City, New Jersey, shall be as follows:
Land Use
Number of Spaces Required
Heavy commercial (square feet)
10,000 to 20,000
1
20,000 to 30,000
2
30,000 to 40,000
3
Hospitals
1 for each 50 beds
Retail stores
1 for each establishment
Schools
1
Undertakers
1 for each 5,000 square feet of gross floor area
Wholesale, storage and distributive and other industrial establishments
1 for each
[Amended 12-11-1986 by Ord. No. 15-1986; 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 5-1989]
A. 
Except for land which was owned by a public agency on January 14, 1981, land which is thereafter purchased by the state for conservation purposes, land which is subject to an easement limiting the use of land to nonresidential uses or land otherwise excluded from entitlement in Subsection B below, every parcel of land in the PA District shall have a use right known as "Pinelands development credits" that can be used to secure a density bonus for lands located in a Pinelands Regional Growth Area. Pinelands development credits may also be allocated to certain properties in the City by the Pinelands Commission pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:50-4.61 et. seq.
[Amended 5-13-1993 by Ord. No. 8-1993]
B. 
Pinelands development credits are hereby established at the following ratios in the PA District and that portion of the WL District which is located in the Pinelands Preservation Area:
(1) 
Uplands which are undisturbed but currently or previously approved for resource extraction pursuant to this chapter: two Pinelands development credits per 39 acres.
[Amended 7-24-1997 by Ord. No. 7-1997]
(2) 
Uplands which are mined as a result of a resource extraction permit approved pursuant to this chapter: zero Pinelands development credits per 39 acres.
(3) 
Other uplands: one Pinelands development credit per 39 acres.
(4) 
Wetlands: 0.2 Pinelands development credit per 39 acres.
C. 
The allocations established in Subsection B above shall be reduced as follows:
[Amended 8-17-1989 by Ord. No. 13-1989; 3-14-1991 by Ord. No. 1-1991]
(1) 
Any property of 10 acres or less which is developed for a commercial, industrial, resource extraction, intensive recreation, institutional, campground or landfill use shall not receive Pinelands development credit entitlement. For such an improved property of more than 10 acres, the area actively used for such use or 10 acres, whichever is greater, shall not receive Pinelands development credit entitlement.
(2) 
The Pinelands development credit entitlement of a parcel of land shall be reduced by 1/4 Pinelands development credit for each existing dwelling unit on the property.
(3) 
The Pinelands development credit entitlement for a parcel of land shall be reduced by 1/4 Pinelands development credit for each reserved right to build a dwelling on the parcel retained by the owner of the property pursuant to Subsection G below or when a variance for cultural housing is approved by the City pursuant to § 170-95C.
[Amended 5-13-1993 by Ord. No. 8-1993]
(4) 
The PDC entitlement for a parcel of land shall also be reduced by 1/4 PDCs for each dwelling unit approved pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:50-4.61 et seq. when a waiver of strict compliance is granted by the Pinelands Commission.
[Added 5-13-1993 by Ord. No. 8-1993]
D. 
The owners of parcels of land which are smaller than 39 acres shall have a fractional Pinelands development credit at the same ratio established in Subsection B above.
E. 
Notwithstanding the provisions above, the owner of record of 1/10 or greater acres of land in the PA District or that portion of the WL District which is located in the Pinelands Preservation Area as of February 7, 1979, shall be entitled to 1/4 Pinelands development credits, provided that the parcel of land is vacant, was not in common ownership with any contiguous land on or after February 7, 1979, and has not been sold or transferred except to a member of the owner's immediate family. The provisions of this section shall also apply to owners of record of less than 1/10 acres of land in the PA District or that portion of the WL District which is located in the Pinelands Preservation Area as of February 7, 1979, provided that said owners acquire vacant, contiguous lands to which Pinelands development credits are allocated pursuant to Subsection B above, which lands, when combined with the acreage of the parcel owned prior to February 7, 1979, total at least 1/10 of an acre.
[Amended 3-14-1991 by Ord. No. 1-1991; 7-24-1997 by Ord. No. 7-1997]
F. 
No Pinelands development credit may be conveyed, sold, encumbered or transferred unless the owner of the land from which the credit has been obtained has received a Pinelands Development Credit Certificate from the New Jersey Pinelands Development Credit Bank pursuant to N.J.A.C. 3:42-3 and has deed restricted and use of the land in perpetuity to those uses set forth in Section H below by a recorded deed restriction which is in favor of a public agency or not-for-profit incorporated organization and specifically and expressly enforceable by the Pinelands Commission.
[Amended 7-24-1997 by Ord. No. 7-1997]
G. 
Notwithstanding the provision of Subsection F above, an owner of property from which Pinelands development credits are sold may retain a right for residential development on that property, provided that the recorded deed restriction expressly provides for the same and that the total allocation of Pinelands development credits for that property is reduced by 1/4 Pinelands development credit for each reserved right to build a dwelling unit. Subdivision of the property shall not be required until such time as the residential development right is exercised.
[Amended 3-14-1991 by Ord. No. 1-1991]
H. 
No conveyance, sale or transfer of Pinelands development credits shall occur until the municipality with jurisdiction over the parcel of land from which the Pinelands development credits were obtained, the agency or organization to which the restriction is in favor and the Pinelands Commission have been provided with evidence of recordation of a restriction on the deed to the land from which the development credits were obtained. Such deed restriction shall specify the number of Pinelands development credits sold and that the property may only be used in perpetuity for the following uses in the PA District and that portion of the WL District which is located in the Pinelands Preservation Area: berry agriculture; horticulture of native Pinelands plants; forestry; beekeeping; fish and wildlife management; wetlands management; low-intensity recreational uses in which the use of motorized vehicles is not permitted except for necessary transportation, access to water bodies is limited to no more than 15 feet of frontage per 1,000 feet of frontage on the water body, clearing of vegetation does not exceed 5% of the parcel, and no more than 1% of the parcel will be covered with impervious surfaces; and accessory uses. In all other Pinelands zoning districts: agriculture; forestry; and low-intensity recreational uses.
[Amended 5-13-1993 by Ord. No. 8-1993; 2-9-2012 by Ord. No. 5-2012; 11-8-2018 by Ord. No. 14-2018]
I. 
Use of Pinelands development credits. Pinelands development credits shall be used in the following manner:
[Added 5-13-1993 by Ord. No. 8-1993]
(1) 
When a variance of density or minimum lot area requirements for a residential or principal nonresidential use in the R-22, R-11, R-9, R-6, R3.2, H-C or IND Zones is granted by the City. Pinelands development credits shall be used for all dwelling units or lots in excess of that permitted without the variance.
[Amended 7-24-1997 by Ord. No. 7-1997]
(2) 
When a variance for cultural housing is granted by the City in accordance with § 170-95C of this chapter.
(3) 
When a waiver of strict compliance is granted by the Pinelands Commission pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:50-4.61 et seq.
J. 
In no case shall a building or construction permit be issued for any development involving the use of Pinelands development credits until the developer has provided the Pinelands Commission and the City with evidence of his/her ownership of the requisite Pinelands development credits and those Pinelands development credits have been redeemed with the City.
[Added 5-13-1993 by Ord. No. 8-1993]
A. 
Places of worship shall be permitted in all residential districts except the PA District, provided that in the R-20F District, the following controls shall apply:
(1) 
In the R-20F District, places of worship shall be permitted, provided that:
(a) 
The use does not require or will not generate subsidiary or satellite development in the PA or R-20F District.
(b) 
The applicant has demonstrated that adequate public service infrastructure will be available to serve the use.
(c) 
The use is primarily designed to serve the needs of the R-20F District in which the use is located.
B. 
Minimum requirements.
(1) 
Minimum lot size. A place of worship shall have a minimum lot size of one acre, with a minimum lot frontage of 150 feet, and meet the water quality standards of § 170-53 of Article V.
(2) 
Maximum allowable height. A place of worship may be built to a maximum height of 45 feet, provided that the number of stories at any point along the periphery of such building shall not exceed two stories or 35 feet.
(3) 
Distance of building from property line other than street lines. No building or part thereof shall be erected nearer than a distance equal to 1 1/2 times the height of such building to any property line other than a street line.
(4) 
Building coverage as a percentage of lot area. All accessory buildings shall be located on the same lot as the principal buildings, and the sum of all areas covered by all principal and accessory buildings shall not exceed 30% of the area of the lot.
(5) 
Landscaping.
(a) 
In all cases where the subject building abuts any property line other than a street line, there shall be a landscaped buffer strip of at least 10 feet in depth. Such buffer area shall be planted with evergreen trees in double alternating rows and shrubs which substantially screen, at the time of planting, one area from the other. Such evergreen trees shall be a minimum height of four feet at time of planting. The front and side areas of the building site, exclusive of walks and driveways, shall be landscaped with trees and shrubs if no natural tree cover exists.
(b) 
See § 170-73 for standards pertaining to vegetation removal, fire hazard abatement and tree preservation.
(6) 
Parking. There shall be one off-street paved parking space for every five seats in the church auditorium. No off-street parking shall be allowed in the front or side yard areas of the lot. The perimeter of each parking area shall be landscaped with evergreen shrubs and trees to substantially screen this area from view.
(7) 
Exterior signs. Each place of worship shall be permitted to maintain an exterior bulletin board with an area of not more than 10 square feet.
[Amended 6-11-2015 by Ord. No. 9-2015]
Private swimming pools intended for use of the building residents shall be permitted, provided that:
A. 
The fenced edge of the pool shall be, at a minimum, five feet from all property lines.
B. 
All swimming pool barriers must meet the requirements of the International Residential Code, New Jersey Edition, Section AG105, of the adopted year prescribed, and must be approved by the construction official.
C. 
Pool lighting shall be designed and located to prevent glare on contiguous properties.
Professional offices, for one professional, shall be permitted as an accessory use to a residential dwelling, provided that:
A. 
The professional use shall be clearly incidental to the residential use of the dwelling unit and shall not change the essential residential character of the dwelling.
B. 
The professional use shall not constitute more than 30% of the building's floor area.
C. 
The office shall be for the exclusive use of the professional who resides on the premises and not more than two employees.
D. 
No external alteration inconsistent with the residential use of the dwelling unit shall be permitted.
E. 
No storage of materials or products shall be permitted outside the dwelling unit and that no display or products shall be visible from outside the building.
F. 
No more than one nameplate or sign of two square feet or less shall be permitted. Such sign may be attached to the residence or may be mounted on a sign post. Such freestanding sign shall:
(1) 
Be set back from the street right-of-way a minimum of eight feet.
(2) 
Not exceed the permitted height of five feet.
(3) 
Have no moving parts or flashing effect and have an external light source properly focused upon the sign itself to prevent glare.
(4) 
Be kept in good repair.
G. 
There shall be one off-street parking space for the professional and each employee, plus one additional space.
H. 
Where on-site septic or alternate treatment systems are used, professional offices must meet the two-parts-per-million groundwater standard established by the Pinelands Commission as set forth in § 170-43.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 31-43. Alternate septic systems for residential use, was repealed 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 5-1989.
A. 
Public utility substations may be permitted in any zone, provided that:
(1) 
Such facilities shall be subject to the zoning requirements for that district as land area, setback, side yards, building height and landscaping.
(2) 
If such facilities are placed in a residential zone, their architectural character shall be residential in nature and shall blend in harmoniously with the surrounding area.
(3) 
The subject facilities shall not be open to the general public.
(4) 
Such facilities shall be necessary to service the surrounding areas.
(5) 
No permanent storage of material or surplus equipment, except for replacement of functional equipment within the subject building, shall be permitted in the building or on the lot.
(6) 
Local communications facilities shall:
[Added 7-24-1997 by Ord. No. 7-1997]
(a) 
Comply with the standards of N.J.A.C. 7:50-5.4.
(b) 
Be located on existing buildings or structures to the maximum extent practical.
(c) 
Applications for development of new structures for the placement of local communications facilities shall provide documentation demonstrating that the proposed local communication facility cannot be collocated on an existing building, structure or tower.
(d) 
New structures for the placement of local communications facilities shall be designed to allow the collocation of additional local communication facilities.
B. 
Public service infrastructure is permitted in all districts, with the following limitations:
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 5-1989; 8-17-1989 by Ord. No. 13-1989; 7-24-1997 by Ord. No. 7-1997]
(1) 
In the PA District, only that public infrastructure which is necessary to serve the needs of the PA District residents is permitted. Centralized wastewater treatment and collection facilities shall be permitted only in accordance with § 170-53B(2).
(2) 
In the R-20F District, only that public service infrastructure which is intended to primarily serve the needs of the Pinelands is permitted. Centralized wastewater treatment and collection facilities shall be permitted only in accordance with § 170-53B(2).
(3) 
All public service infrastructure shall be in accordance with Article V and the other standards of this chapter.
C. 
Location of infrastructure.
(1) 
New utility distribution lines and telephone lines to locations not presently served by utilities shall be placed underground, except for those lines which are located on or adjacent to active agricultural operations.
(2) 
All electric utility transmission lines shall be located on existing towers or underground to the maximum extent practical.
(3) 
Aboveground generating facilities, switching complexes and pumping stations shall be screened with vegetation from adjacent uses in accordance with § 170-57.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 31-57, Note 4: Buffer landscaping, was repealed 4-8-1993 by Ord. No. 6-1993.
Retail shops or stores engaging in the limited fabrication or processing of goods shall be permitted in the Highway Commercial and Retail Commercial Districts, subject to the following controls:
A. 
All goods or products fabricated or processed incidental to such use shall be sold from the retail outlet on the premises. Such retail outlet shall embody at least 25% of the building.
B. 
Such fabricating or processing as is done on the premises shall be carried out in a fully enclosed structure and shall be initiated in such a manner so as not to generate harmful or unpleasant odors, fumes, smoke, vapors, gases or other air pollutants, vibrations, noise, glare or any other deleterious by-products of the operation beyond the confines of the structure.
C. 
Such fabricating or processing shall be confined to the first floor and basement of the premises. In addition, no supplies, materials or goods shall be stored out of doors.
D. 
Paved off-street parking facilities. Paved off-street parking facilities shall be provided at the rate of one space for every full-time employee, plus one square foot of off-street parking space for every one square foot of net retail commercial space.
E. 
Off-street loading facilities. For the first 10,000 square feet or fraction thereof of retail commercial space, there shall be provided one paved, clearly marked, on-site loading space contiguous to the rear of the structure. Such space shall be at least 14 feet by 35 feet, exclusive of aisles, driveways or passageways.
Notwithstanding any other provision contained in this chapter, schools, whether public or private, shall be permitted in all but the PA District, provided that:
A. 
Any school permitted under this section shall be a nonprofit organization within the meaning of the Internal Revenue Act and registered effectively as such thereunder.
B. 
Such school shall have as its prime purpose the general education of students in the arts and sciences and shall be licensed by the New Jersey State Board of Education, if license for its operation is required by law.
C. 
The minimum lot area shall be five acres, plus one acre for each 100 pupils for whom the school is designed.
D. 
Any other provision contained in this chapter notwithstanding, no school building or part thereof shall be erected nearer than a distance equal to three times the height of such building to any property line other than a street line.
E. 
All accessory buildings shall be located on the same lot as the principal buildings, and the sum of all areas covered by all principal and accessory buildings shall not exceed 30% of the area of the lot.
F. 
On-site parking facilities, as defined in this chapter, shall be provided at the following ratio: 10 spaces, plus three per classroom.
G. 
No school permitted hereunder shall be a trade school, except to the extent that it is part of the public education process.
H. 
In the R-20F District, schools are permitted, provided that:
(1) 
The use does not require or will not generate subsidiary or satellite development in the PA or R-20F District.
(2) 
The applicant has demonstrated that adequate public service infrastructure will be available to serve the use.
(3) 
The use is primarily designed to serve the needs of the R-20F District in which the use is to be located.
A. 
Purpose. This section provides building setback guidelines for the following areas:
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 5-1989; 8-17-1989 by Ord. No. 13-1989]
(1) 
Except for those roads which provide for internal circulation within residentially developed areas, all public paved roads in the PA and R-20F Districts of Egg Harbor City (all paved public roads situated between the Egg Harbor City Lake and the Mullica River) shall be considered scenic corridors.
B. 
Minimum building setbacks. Except as provided in this section, no permit shall be issued for development on a scenic corridor other than for agricultural product sales establishments unless the applicant demonstrates that all buildings are set back at least 200 feet from the center line of the scenic corridor.
C. 
Exceptions from scenic corridor setbacks.
(1) 
If compliance with the two-hundred-foot setback is constrained by environmental or other physical considerations, such as wetlands or active agricultural operation, the building shall be set back as close to 200 feet as practical, and the site shall be landscaped in accordance with § 170-73 so as to provide screening from the corridor.
(2) 
If an applicant for development approval demonstrates that existing development patterns of the corridor are such that buildings are set back less than 200 feet within 1,000 feet of the site proposed for development, then a setback shall be set for the proposed development which is consistent with the established development pattern, provided that the site is landscaped in accordance with § 170-73 so as to provide screening between the building and the corridor.
D. 
Special scenic corridors. The Mullica River is hereby designated to be a wild and scenic river and scenic corridor of special significance to the Pinelands. All structures within 1,000 feet of the center line of this river shall be designed to avoid visual impacts as viewed from the river.
E. 
The requirements of Subsections A through C above shall not apply to residential cluster developments which comply with the standards of § 170-97.
[Added 2-9-2012 by Ord. No. 5-2012]
A. 
In a Retail Commercial District, on-site commercial advertising signs shall be permitted, provided that:
(1) 
Not more than one wall sign shall be permitted for each tenant on the premises on each wall fronting on the street. Not more than one canopy sign shall be permitted for each tenant. Not more than one projecting sign shall be permitted per building.
[Amended 3-15-1990 by Ord. No. 5-1990]
(2) 
The aggregate area of a wall sign shall not exceed two square feet for each foot of building frontage nor a total aggregate area of 40 square feet. Canopy signs shall not exceed an area of five square feet. Projecting signs shall not exceed 16 square feet.
[Amended 3-15-1990 by Ord. No. 5-1990]
(3) 
No wall sign shall exceed two feet in height. No canopy sign shall exceed one foot in height.
(4) 
Projections.
[Amended 3-15-1990 by Ord. No. 5-1990]
(a) 
Wall signs shall be applied flat against a wall and shall not project beyond the side or top of the wall to which it is affixed, nor shall such signs project more than 14 inches from the front wall. Canopy signs shall be appended to the underside of an overhang or canopy, provided that such sign shall not project beyond the outer edge of the overhang or canopy to which it is attached nor extend downward any closer than 10 feet to ground level.
(b) 
All projecting signs shall be supported from the wall or vertical support in accordance with the standards and regulations of the Egg Harbor City Building Code, including the Electrical Code.[1] No projecting sign shall extend more than six feet from the wall nor shall be nearer the curbline more than two feet. Projecting signs shall project from the wall at an angle of 90° and shall not project from any building corner. No part of any projecting sign shall extend lower than 10 feet above grade. The maximum height permitted for a projecting sign shall be 20 feet or no higher than the roof cave or second floor windowsill, whichever is less.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 120, Construction Codes, Uniform.
(5) 
All bare incandescent light sources, but not including neon lights, and their immediately adjacent reflecting surfaces shall be shielded from view. Flashing, moving, intermittently moving and illuminated signs, reflecting signs or luminous signs and/or advertising devices shall be prohibited.
(6) 
No temporary signs made of paper, cardboard, canvas or similar material, other than a sign advertising a sale on the premises or the sale or rent of the premises on which the sign is located, shall be permitted except inside the building. A temporary sign permit shall be required.
(7) 
No sign or advertising sign shall be placed on the roof of any building.
(8) 
A grouping of letters, individually affixed to constitute a sign, shall be permitted subject to the preceding controls for signs.
(9) 
Projecting signs shall not be permitted where a commercial use abuts a residential zoning district.
[Added 3-15-1990 by Ord. No. 5-1990]
B. 
In a Highway Commercial District, on-site commercial advertising signs shall be permitted, subject to the sign regulations above for Retail Commercial Districts, except that projecting signs are not permitted and the following signs shall also be permitted:
[Amended 3-15-1990 by Ord. No. 5-1990]
(1) 
For new and used car sales and service establishments and design shopping centers, there shall be permitted no more than one identification sign for each street bordering such establishments; provided, however, that no identification signs shall be located facing on a residential service street. The total area or size of each of said identification signs shall not exceed 125 square feet. Such signs shall be mounted no higher than 35 feet, measured from ground level to the top of the sign. All such signs shall be set back at least 20 feet from any property line.
(2) 
Signs identifying individual stores or establishments in the shopping center shall be as follows:
(a) 
Not more than one sign shall be permitted, for each tenant on the premises, on each wall fronting a street.
(b) 
The aggregate area of all signs shall not exceed one square foot for each linear foot of building frontage, but not to exceed a total aggregate area of 25 square feet for establishments or stores with frontage of 100 feet or more.
(c) 
No sign shall exceed two feet in height.
(d) 
Signs shall be applied flat against a wall and shall not project beyond the side or top of the wall to which it is affixed, nor shall such signs project more than 14 inches perpendicular from the surface of said wall; provided, however, that a sign may be appended to the underside of an overhang or canopy, provided that such sign shall not project beyond the outer edge of the overhang or canopy to which it is attached nor extend downward any closer than 10 feet to the ground level, shall have an area or size no greater than five square feet, shall not exceed one foot in height and shall be of uniform color and lettering throughout the entire shopping center development.
(e) 
One sign identifying either the shopping center or its tenant shall be permitted subject to the following controls:
[1] 
The aggregate area of the sign shall not exceed 50 square feet.
[2] 
No sign shall exceed 35 feet in height.
[3] 
Signs shall be set back 20 feet from any property line.
[4] 
Signs shall be illuminated either internally or by indirect lighting which must be shielded to prevent glare onto adjoining use. Flashing, moving and illuminated signs, reflecting signs or luminous signs and/or luminous signs and/or advertising devices shall be prohibited.
[5] 
The base of the sign shall be landscaped to the satisfaction of the City Planner and Land Use Board.
[Amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
C. 
In industrial districts in the City of Egg Harbor City, facility identification signs shall be permitted subject to the following controls:
(1) 
Wall signs are permitted, provided that:
(a) 
There is only one sign for each wall where such sign is permitted.
(b) 
The sign on a building wall shall not exceed two square feet per linear foot of wall, and in no case a total of 150 square feet.
(c) 
The sign does not extend beyond the sides, roof or any other element of the wall to which it is affixed.
(2) 
Detached or ground signs, advertising only the business conducted on the premises upon which the sign is located, are permitted, provided that:
(a) 
There shall be only one such sign on the premises.
(b) 
Such sign shall not exceed 50 square feet in area or eight feet in height from the main level of the ground.
(c) 
Such sign shall be located not less than 35 feet from any property line, nor shall it block the visibility of any traffic access or egress point.
(d) 
Such sign may be doubled-faced.
(3) 
The following additional restrictions shall apply to all uses of land in the Industrial Business Park District.
(a) 
No tower signs, as defined in this chapter, are permitted.
(b) 
No exposed neon signs and no flashing, moving, intermittently illuminated signs, reflection signs or signs painted in luminous materials that glow in the dark are permitted.
(c) 
No outdoor storage of goods in connection with any signs or advertising devices shall be permitted.
D. 
In all zoning districts, the following sign types shall be permitted, subject to the controls listed:
(1) 
Nameplate signs. Nameplate signs, provided that such signs are limited to no more than one wall, projecting or ground sign per occupancy, are no more than one square foot in area and are illuminated only by an indirect source of light. No projecting sign shall extend more than six inches from the face of a wall. No ground sign shall be higher than three feet.
(2) 
Construction signs. Construction signs, provided that such signs are limited to no more than one wall or ground sign per zoning lot, are no more than 20 square feet in area, are illuminated only by an indirect source of light and are maintained for no more than 14 days following the conclusion of the construction in question.
(3) 
Real estate signs. Real estate signs, provided that such signs are limited to no more than one wall or ground sign per lot, are not more than two square feet in area per residential lot or four square feet in area per nonresidential lot and are removed within seven days following the sale or rental of the property. The name, address and telephone number of the person responsible for such removal shall be marked on the sign.
(4) 
Private sale and event signs. Private sale and event signs, provided that such signs are no more than four square feet in area, are located entirely on the premises where such sale or event is to be conducted or on other private property pursuant to the owner's consent, are clearly marked with the name, address and telephone number of the person responsible for the removal of such sign, are erected not more than 12 hours in advance of such sale or 45 hours in advance of such event and are removed on the day following the conclusion of such sale or event.
(5) 
Home occupation signs. Home occupation signs, provided that such signs are limited to no more than one wall sign per occupancy, are no more than one square foot in area and are not lighted.
(6) 
Official public safety and information signs displaying road names, numbers and safety directions.
(7) 
Trespassing signs or signs indicating the private nature of a road, driveway or premises and signs prohibiting or otherwise controlling fishing or hunting, provided that such sign does not exceed two square feet. A maximum of one sign shall be placed at each property entrance, and signs placed on property lines shall be spaced at least 100 feet apart.
(8) 
Changeable copy signs or electronic message center (EMC) signs shall be permitted only in the Retail Commercial, Highway Commercial and Industrial Zoning Districts. If a denial is issued by the Zoning Officer, the applicant shall reserve the right to appeal said decision to the Land Use Board.
[Added 2-9-2017 by Ord. No. 2-2017]
(a) 
A changeable-copy sign for the purpose of this article is a sign with the capability of content change by means of manual or remote input and includes the following types:
[1] 
Manually activated: changeable sign whose message copy or content can be changed manually on a display surface.
[2] 
Electronically activated: changeable sign whose message copy or content can be changed by means of remote electrically energized on-off switching combinations of alphabetic or pictographic components arranged on a display surface. Illumination may be integral to the components, such as characterized by lamps or other light-emitting devices; or may be from an external light source designed to reflect off the changeable component display such as an electronic message center (EMC) sign.
(b) 
An EMC sign for the purpose of this article is an electronically activated changeable-copy sign whose variable message and/or graphic presentation capability can be electronically programmed by a computer from a remote location. EMC signs typically use light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as a lighting source.
(c) 
Where permitted, changeable-copy or EMC sign areas shall be in accordance with the standards as noted in said district.
(d) 
A changeable-copy EMC sign may be all or a portion of the total permitted sign area.
(e) 
A changeable-copy or EMC sign shall not be used for any off-site advertising or messages, other than public service information approved by the City.
(f) 
Changeable-copy or EMC signs, where permitted, shall not obstruct traffic visibility, become a distraction to drivers or traffic hazard.
(g) 
Specific standards for electronic message center (EMC) signs.
[1] 
All EMC signs shall have automatic dimming controls, via photo cell or software settings, that adjust the light emitted by the sign during ambient low-light conditions and night so that it is compliant with the sign illumination standards allowed herein.
[2] 
EMC signs shall have a minimum display time of eight seconds. These transitions may use fade, dissolve and/or other transition effects except those listed as prohibited in this article.
[3] 
All illuminated signs must comply with a maximum luminance level of 750 cd/m2 or nits at least 1/2 hour before apparent sunset as determined by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), United States Department of Commerce, for the City's geographic location and date. All illuminated signs may resume luminance levels appropriate for daylight conditions at the apparent sunrise, as determined by the NOAA.
[4] 
Prior to the issuance of a permit for a changeable-copy or EMC sign, the applicant shall provide written certification from the sign manufacturer that the light intensity has been factory preset not to exceed the levels specified above.
[5] 
The following EMC display features and functions are prohibited: continuous scrolling and/or traveling, flashing, blinking, twinkling, spinning, rotating, and similar moving effects.
[6] 
All electrical equipment on a newly constructed EMC sign shall be UL listed and labeled.
[7] 
All power to an EMC sign shall be supplied via underground carrier, inside approved conduit and shall be installed in accordance with the National Electric Code.
[8] 
EMC signs shall be properly maintained so that inoperative or improperly lighted bulbs do not impair the appearance and legibility of the sign. When malfunctioning, all EMC signs must then be turned off or display a blank screen.
E. 
Commercial advertising signs (off-site).
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 5-1989; 7-24-1997 by Ord. No. 7-1997]
(1) 
No outdoor, off-site commercial advertising signs shall be permitted, except that:
(a) 
Existing lawful off-site commercial advertising signs, in existence as of January 14, 1981, shall be permitted in the R3.2, HC, R-C and IND Zones.
(b) 
Signs advertising agricultural commercial establishments shall be permitted, provided that:
[1] 
No more than two signs shall be placed in any one direction along each road directly approaching the establishment.
[2] 
No sign along a four-lane state or federal highway shall exceed 50 square feet in area, and no sign along any other road shall exceed 32 square feet in area.
(2) 
Any existing sign which does not conform to Subsection E(1) above shall be removed no later than December 5, 1996, unless the Pinelands Commission issues a waiver of strict compliance authorizing the extension of the removal date for any particular sign.
(3) 
Notwithstanding any provisions above, existing off-site commercial advertising signs shall be maintained in good condition in conformity with provisions for nonconforming uses and structures established in § 170-92 of this chapter.
F. 
Signs prohibited in all districts.
[Amended 2-9-2017 by Ord. No. 2-2017]
(1) 
No sign, other than a warning or safety sign, which is designed or intended to attract attention by sudden, intermittent or rhythmic movement or a physical or lighting change shall be permitted. This provision shall not apply to a changeable-copy sign or EMC sign.
(2) 
No sign, other than a warning or safety sign, which changes physical position by any movement or rotation or which gives the visual impression of such movement or rotation shall be permitted. This provision shall not apply to a changeable-copy sign or EMC sign.
G. 
Sign construction. To the maximum extent practical, the character and composition of construction materials for all signs shall be harmonious with the scenic values of the Pinelands.
H. 
PA District. No signs shall be permitted in the PA District except for those identified in Subsection D of this section.
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of this section is to provide developers seeking to build in the R-3.2 District the opportunity to incorporate efficient site design alternatives. The intent herein is to maintain the density and water quality standards of § 170-53B(4) while allowing construction of residential units on lots of less than 3.2 acres by deed restricting common open space areas. As a further incentive, development of lots less than one acre in area may be permitted, provided that the developer participates in a municipally sponsored sewer extension project.
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 5-1989; 8-17-1989 by Ord. No. 13-1989]
B. 
Uses. In developing single-family cluster developments, the following uses are permitted:
(1) 
Principal uses.
(a) 
Single-family residential structures.
(b) 
Parks and playgrounds.
(c) 
Community buildings.
(2) 
Accessory uses.
(a) 
Private swimming pools. (See § 170-65.)
(b) 
Utility sheds, private garages, greenhouses or pool houses for private swimming pools.
(c) 
Customary home occupations.
(3) 
Conditional uses.
(a) 
Professional office for one professional. (See § 170-66.)
C. 
Area and bulk requirements.
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 5-1989; 10-26-2006 by Ord. No. 16-2006; 12-14-2006 by Ord. No. 27-2006]
(1) 
Maximum height.
(a) 
Principal structure: 35 feet or 2 1/2 stories.
(b) 
Accessory structure: 15 feet or 1 1/2 stories.
(2) 
Lot requirements.
(a) 
Minimum lot area.
[1] 
One acre using on-site wastewater treatment.
[2] 
9,100 square feet with sewers.
(b) 
Minimum lot frontage: 75 feet.
(c) 
Maximum lot coverage: 10% with septic or alternate, 30% with sewers.
(3) 
Yard setback requirements.
(a) 
Front yard setback.
[1] 
Principal use: 35 feet along Philadelphia Avenue; 25 feet along other streets..
[2] 
Accessory use: 60 feet.
(b) 
Side yard setback.
[1] 
Principal use.
[a] 
Total: 20 feet.
[b] 
Minimum for one side: 10 feet.
[2] 
Accessory use: five feet side and rear.
(c) 
Rear yard setback.
[1] 
Principal use: 25 feet.
(4) 
Gross residential density:
(a) 
One dwelling unit per 3.2 acres with on-site wastewater treatment.
(b) 
Two dwelling units per acre with sewers.
(5) 
Minimum site area: 3.2 acres.
D. 
Parking. A minimum of two off-street parking spaces per dwelling unit shall be provided.
E. 
Landscaping.
(1) 
All areas not covered by roadways, pedestrian walkways, parking areas, etc., shall be landscaped with natural materials according to a landscaping plan submitted as part of the site plan application process.
(2) 
Minimum requirements (Note: For plantings in the front yard area).
(a) 
Canopy trees (Note: Either existing trees or new plant material. Canopy trees must have a minimum caliper of 2 1/2 inches and a minimum height of 12 feet at time of planting.): four per dwelling unit.
(b) 
Shrubs and ornamental plantings: one plant per 25 feet of total width.
(3) 
Special landscaping emphasis.
(a) 
Privacy areas. Patios, porches and similar areas shall be landscaped with screen, canopy and ornamental plantings.
(b) 
Wildlife habitat. Landscaping will be used to protect the habitat value of undeveloped open space and to supplement that habitat through the use of plant material selected to satisfy the needs of the human population while providing food and shelter for bird and small game species.
(c) 
Utility fixtures, such as heat pumps, etc., shall be screened with a combination of fencing and landscaping.
(d) 
Energy conservation. Landscape plantings throughout the site shall be utilized to provide buildings with summer shade canopies, maximum solar exposure in the winter, windbreaks, etc.
(4) 
Buffers.
(a) 
A minimum three-hundred-foot buffer shall be maintained between any wetland areas on or adjacent to the development site and any residential development. Hiking or horseback trails or other similar low-intensity uses shall be permitted in the buffer area, provided that these facilities are not located any closer than 50 feet to a wetlands area and native grasses are used.
(b) 
A minimum thirty-five-foot-wide buffer shall be provided between any cluster development with reverse frontage lots and any major or minor artery bordering the site. This buffer shall consist of existing vegetation, which may be supplemented with additional evergreen plantings, if so required by the Land Use Board.
[Amended 10-26-2006 by Ord. No. 16-2006; 12-14-2006 by Ord. No. 27-2006; 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
F. 
Lighting. A lighting plan shall be submitted as part of the site plan application. The lighting plan shall conform, at a minimum, to the lighting requirements set forth in Article V of this chapter. In addition, lighting plans for community buildings, play areas and project identification signs shall be submitted.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection G, which followed and required an environmental impact statement, was deleted 8-26-1999 by Ord. No. 16-1999).
G. 
Common open space areas. All common areas shall be deed restricted as open space. A copy of the deed restriction must be submitted to the Land Use Board Solicitor for review prior to final site plan approval. In cluster developments using on-site wastewater treatment, deed restriction documents may include a reverter clause allowing for the future development of portions of the common open space when the development is connected into a central sewage collection system.
[Added 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 5-1989; amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 5-1989; 8-17-1989 by Ord. No. 13-1989]
A. 
Vegetation and landscaping.
(1) 
All clearing and soil-disturbance activities shall be limited to that which is necessary to accommodate an activity, use or structure which is permitted by this chapter.
(2) 
Where practical, all clearing and soil-disturbance activities associated with an activity, use or structure, other than agriculture, forestry and resources extraction, shall:
(a) 
Avoid wooded areas, including New Jersey's Record Trees, as published by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in 1991 and periodically updated.
(b) 
Revegetate or landscape areas temporarily cleared or disturbed during development activities.
(3) 
All applications for development shall contain a landscaping or revegetation plan which incorporates the elements set forth in Subsection A(4) below.
(4) 
In order to conserve water, conserve natural features and reduce pollution from the use of fertilizers, pesticides and other soil supplements, all landscaping or revegetation plans prepared pursuant to Subsection A(3) above or required pursuant to § 170-31A(1)(t) shall incorporate the following elements:
(a) 
The limits of clearing shall be identified.
(b) 
Existing vegetation, including New Jersey's Record Trees, as published by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in 1991 and periodically updated, shall be incorporated into the landscape design where practical.
(c) 
Permanent lawn or turf areas shall be limited to those specifically intended for active human use, such as play fields, golf courses and lawns associated with a residence or other principal nonresidential use. Existing wooded areas shall not be cleared and converted to lawns except when directly associated with and adjacent to a proposed structure.
(d) 
Except for the area delineated on Figure 21-1,[1] shrubs and trees authorized by N.J.A.C. 7:50-6.25 shall be used for revegetation or landscaping purposes. Other shrubs and trees may be used in the following circumstances:
[1] 
When the parcel to be developed or its environs contain a predominance of shrubs and tree species not authorized by N.J.A.C. 7:50-6.25;
[2] 
For limited ornamental purposes around buildings and other structures; or
[3] 
When limited use of other shrubs or tree species is required for proper screening or buffering.
[1]
Editor's Note: Figure 21-1 is located at the end of this chapter.
(e) 
Development prohibited in the vicinity of threatened or endangered plants. No development shall be carried out by any person in Egg Harbor City unless it is designed to avoid irreversible adverse impacts on the survival of any local populations of threatened or endangered plants of the Pinelands designated in N.J.A.C. 7:50-6.27.
B. 
Fish and wildlife.
(1) 
Protection of threatened or endangered wildlife required. No development shall be carried out in Egg Harbor City unless it is designed to avoid irreversible adverse impacts on habitats that are critical to the survival of any local populations of those threatened or endangered animal species designated by the Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to N.J.S.A. 23:2A-1 et seq.
(2) 
Protection of wildlife habitat. All development or other authorized activity shall be carried out in a manner which avoids disturbance to distinct fish and wildlife habitats that are essential to the continued nesting, resting, breeding and feeding of significant populations of fish and wildlife in the Pinelands.
C. 
Fire management.
(1) 
The following vegetation classifications shall be used in determining the fire hazard of a parcel of land:
Hazard
Vegetation Type
Low
Atlantic white cedar Hardwood swamps
Moderate
Non-Pine-Barrens forest Prescribed burned areas
High
Pine Barrens forest, including mature forms of pine, pine-oak or oak-pine
Extreme
Immature or dwarf forms of pine-oak or oak-pine, all classes of pine-scrub oak and pine-lowland, pine-oak or oak-pine
(2) 
No development shall be carried out in the Pinelands Area north of Duerer Street in vegetated areas which are classified as moderate-, high- or extreme-hazard under the fire-hazard classification set out in Subsection B(1) above unless such development complies with the following standards:
(a) 
All proposed developments, or units or sections thereof, of 25 dwelling units or more will have two accessways of a width and surface composition sufficient to accommodate and support fire-fighting equipment.
(b) 
All dead-end roads will terminate in a manner which provides safe and efficient entry and exit for fire equipment.
(c) 
The rights-of-way of all roads will be maintained so that they provide an effective firebreak.
(d) 
A fire-hazard fuel break is provided around structures proposed for human use by the selective removal or thinning of trees, bushes, shrubs and ground cover as follows:
Hazard Area
Minimum Fuel Break1
(feet)
Moderate
30
High
75
Extreme
100
NOTES:
1 Measured outward from the structure.
(3) 
A fuel break shall consist of shrubs, understory trees and bushes and ground cover being selectively removed, mowed or pruned on an annual basis and all dead plant material being removed. In extreme-hazard areas, no pine tree (Pinus genus) is to be within 25 feet of another pine tree.
(4) 
All residential development of 100 dwelling units or more in high- or extreme-high-hazard areas will have a two-hundred-foot-perimeter fuel break between all structures and the forest in which:
(a) 
Shrubs, understory trees and bushes and ground cover are selectively removed, mowed or pruned and maintained on an annual basis.
(b) 
All dead plant material is removed.
(c) 
Roads, rights-of-way, wetlands and waste disposal sites shall be used as firebreaks to the maximum extent practical.
(d) 
There is a specific program for maintenance.
(5) 
All structures will meet the following specifications:
(a) 
Roofs and exteriors will be constructed of fire-resistant materials, such as asphalt-rag-felt roofing, tile, slate, asbestos-cement shingles, sheet iron, aluminum or brick. Fire-retardant-treated wood shingles or shake-type roofs are prohibited in high or extreme fire hazard areas.
(b) 
All projections, such as balconies, decks and roof gables, shall be constructed of fire-resistant materials or materials treated with fire-retardant chemicals.
(c) 
Any openings in the roof, attic and floor shall be screened.
(d) 
Chimneys and stovepipes which are designed to burn solid or liquid fuels shall be equipped with screens over the outlets.
(e) 
Flat roofs are prohibited in areas where vegetation is higher than the roof.
D. 
Tree preservation techniques.
(1) 
The preservation of existing trees on a development site shall be a primary component of the landscape plan submitted for that project.
(2) 
The attached drawings indicate the methods to be incorporated for protecting designated trees during and after construction.
(3) 
The developer shall clearly mark on the site plan and landscape plan the trees which are to be preserved.
(4) 
The developer shall mark trees to be preserved on the site with blaze orange engineering type on the trunk, six to eight feet from the base of the trunk.
E. 
In those areas designated as being exempted from vegetation removal requirements on Figure 21-1,[2] all development shall be required to provide the following minimum percentages of native Pinelands trees and shrubs based on the use and location:
[Added 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 5-1989]
(1) 
All uses southwest of Duerer Street: 0% minimum.
(2) 
Residential uses, northeast of Duerer Street, South of Moss Mill: 25% minimum canopy and buffer trees, 25% minimum shrubs.
(3) 
Industrial and commercial uses northeast of Duerer Street, 75% minimum canopy trees, 25% minimum buffer trees and 50% minimum of shrubs.
(4) 
Residential north of Moss Mill: 75% minimum canopy trees, 50% buffer trees and 50% shrubs.
[2]
Editor's Note: Figure 21-1 is located at the end of this chapter.
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 5-1989; 5-13-1993 by Ord. No. 8-1993]
A. 
Uses. No development in the Pinelands Area shall be permitted in a wetland or wetlands transition area except for the following uses:
(1) 
Horticulture of native Pinelands species.
(2) 
Berry agriculture.
(3) 
Beekeeping.
(4) 
Forestry, in accordance with the requirements of this chapter.
(5) 
Fish and wildlife activities and wetlands management in accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:50-6.10.
[Amended 2-9-2012 by Ord. No. 5-2012]
(6) 
Low-intensity recreational uses which do not involve use of a structure, including hunting, fishing, trapping, hiking, boating and swimming, and other low-intensity recreational uses, provided that any development associated with those other uses does not result in a significant adverse impact on the wetland as set forth in Subsection B below.
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 5-1989]
(7) 
Private docks, piers, moorings and boat launches for the use of a landowner, provided that there is no significant adverse impact on the wetland as set forth in Subsection B hereof.
(8) 
Commercial public docks, piers, moorings and boat launches shall be permitted, provided that:
(a) 
There is a demonstrated need for the facility that cannot be met by existing facilities.
(b) 
The development conforms with all state and federal regulations.
(c) 
The development will not result in a significant adverse impact as set forth in Subsection B hereof.
(9) 
Bridges, roads, trails and utility transmission and distribution facilities and other similar linear facilities, provided that:
(a) 
There is no feasible alternative route (or site) for the facility that does not involve development in a wetlands or, if none, that another feasible route (or site) on wetlands does not exist.
(b) 
The need for the proposed linear improvement cannot be met by existing facilities or modification thereof.
(c) 
The use represents a need which overrides the importance of protecting the wetland.
(d) 
Development of the facility will include all practical measures to mitigate the adverse impact on the wetland.
(e) 
The resources of the Pinelands will not be substantially impaired as a result of the facility and its development as determined exclusively based on the existence of special and unusual circumstances.
B. 
Wetlands buffers.
(1) 
No development, except for those uses which are specifically authorized in the zoning district regulations for the Wetlands District, shall be carried out within 300 feet of any wetlands except as noted below, unless it has been demonstrated that the proposed development will not result in a significant adverse impact on the wetland as set forth in Subsection B(2) below.
(a) 
In the section of the City located between Atlantic Avenue and Duerer Street, setbacks from wetlands areas will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
(b) 
In all other areas of the City, when the applicant can prove that a hardship exists due to surrounding development, unusual lot size, topographic conditions or other similar circumstances which prevent development.
(c) 
When the applicant has obtained a waiver from the Pinelands Commission, the City will accept that waiver.
(2) 
A significant adverse impact shall be deemed to exist where it is determined that one or more of the following modifications of a wetland will have an irreversible effect on the ecological integrity of the wetland and its biotic components, including but not limited to threatened or endangered species of plants or animals:
(a) 
An increase in surface water runoff discharging into a wetland.
(b) 
A change in the normal seasonal flow patterns in the wetlands.
(c) 
An alteration of the water table in the wetland.
(d) 
An increase in erosion resulting in increased sedimentation in the wetland.
(e) 
A change in the natural chemistry of the ground or surface water in the wetland.
(f) 
A loss of wetland habitat.
(g) 
A reduction in wetland habitat diversity.
(h) 
A change in wetlands species composition.
(i) 
A significant disturbance of areas used by indigenous and migratory wildlife for breeding, nesting or feeding.
C. 
Determinations under Subsection B above shall consider the cumulative modifications of the wetland due to the development being proposed and any other existing or potential development which may affect the wetland.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 170-75, Note 23: Professional Overlay District, was repealed 6-24-2010 by Ord. No. 14-2010.
[Added 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 5-1989]
Low-intensity recreational uses in the PA and R-20F Districts shall only be permitted if:
A. 
The parcel proposed for low-intensity recreational use has an area of at least 50 acres.
B. 
The recreational use does not involve the use of motorized vehicles except for necessary transportation.
C. 
Access to bodies of water is limited to no more than 15 linear feet of frontage per 1,000 feet of water body frontage.
D. 
Clearing of vegetation, including ground cover and soil disturbance, does not exceed 5% of the parcel.
E. 
No more than 1% of the parcel will be covered with impervious surfaces.
[Added 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 5-1989; amended 7-24-1997 by Ord. No. 7-1997]
A. 
All development shall adhere to the relevant air quality standards of N.J.A.C. 7:27 et seq.
B. 
Applications for the following developments shall ensure that all state ambient air quality standards in N.J.A.C. 7:27 et seq. for carbon monoxide shall not be exceeded at places of maximum concentration and at sensitive receptors:
(1) 
Residential development of 50 or more units and any other development involving more than 100 parking spaces located in an HC, IND, R-11, R-22, R-3.2, R-6, R-9, RC, GR and IBP District.
[Amended 11-30-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006]
(2) 
Residential development of 100 or more units and any other development involving more than 300 parking spaces located in the PA or R-20F District. Adherence to the standards of this section shall be determined by means of an air quality simulation model approved by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:27-18.3.
[Added 3-15-1990 by Ord. No. 4-1990]
A. 
Intent. The intent of this section is to establish development standards for the siting and construction of transmitting and/or receiving antenna towers as a principal use. Excluded from these regulations are television and radio antennas accessory to permitted residential, commercial or industrial uses, citizen's band radio antennas and amateur (ham) radio antennas. Any development proposed using these standards shall be required to submit an application to the Land Use Board for site plan review.
[Amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
B. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ANTENNA TOWER
A structure on which transmitting and/or receiving antennas for public radio services or a common carrier are located.
COMMON CARRIER
Private radio services providing one-way paging or two-way communication to many users.
EQUIPMENT BUILDING
An accessory structure housing transmitting and/or receiving equipment. Equipment buildings shall not be occupied on a permanent or continuing basis.
PUBLIC RADIO SERVICES
Public radio services consist of AM and FM radio and television broadcast facilities.
C. 
Conditions for development of antenna towers.
(1) 
In order to minimize the need for new structures, antenna towers shall be designed for shared use of the facility.
(2) 
Applicants for new antenna towers must provide documentation from the operators of existing towers in the AO District that the existing tower cannot accommodate additional users.
(3) 
Applicants shall demonstrate the radio frequency radiation exposure at the property line complies with the radio frequency protection guides established in N.J.A.C. 7:28-42 et seq.
(4) 
All equipment shall be insulated to minimize interference.
D. 
Tower location. Antenna towers shall only be constructed in the following areas, as identified on the Egg Harbor City Tax Map: Block 11.07.
[Amended 6-24-2010 by Ord. No. 14-2010]
E. 
Permitted uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Antenna towers.
(2) 
Equipment buildings.
F. 
Area and bulk requirements shall be as follows:
(1) 
Maximum height for equipment building: 15 feet.
(2) 
Minimum lot area: five acres.
(3) 
Minimum lot width at street line: 150 feet.
(4) 
Minimum setback (excluding guy wire anchors) from all property lines: 200 feet.
(5) 
Maximum impervious coverage: 2%.
(6) 
Maximum number of towers per lot: five.
G. 
Parking and circulation.
(1) 
A minimum of two parking spaces shall be provided per equipment building.
(2) 
Parking shall be provided in the immediate vicinity of the equipment structure.
(3) 
Access driveways for antenna towers shall have a maximum width of 15 feet.
H. 
Landscaping.
(1) 
With the exception of the areas cleared for construction of the tower enclosures, parking, access and guy wire anchors, all existing native vegetation shall be retained on site. If the Land Use Board determines that the existing vegetation does not provide adequate screening, supplemental buffering acceptable to the Land Use Board shall be provided.
[Amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
(2) 
Maximum clearing limits shall be shown on the site grading and drainage and soil erosion control plans. Unless otherwise approved by the Land Use Board, clearance shall not exceed:
[Amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
(a) 
Tower enclosure: 10 feet.
(b) 
Anchor enclosure. five feet.
(c) 
Parking and driveway: five feet.
(d) 
Stormwater retention facilities: five feet.
(e) 
Anchor lines, canopy vegetation only: 2 1/2 feet.
(3) 
All cleared areas outside of structure enclosures or parking areas shall be stabilized by seeding.
I. 
Fences.
(1) 
The area around the base of all antenna towers and equipment structure shall be enclosed by an eight-foot-high, vinyl-clad chain link fence.
(2) 
All guy wire anchor points shall be enclosed by a six-foot-high, vinyl-clad chain link fence.
(3) 
A locked gate shall be provided on the site access drive.
J. 
Lighting.
(1) 
Unless otherwise required by federal regulatory agencies, tower lighting shall be red and shielded from view at ground level. Flashing white strobe lights are prohibited.
(2) 
Site lighting shall not exceed one footcandle at the property lines. Lighting should be limited to security lighting of the building(s) and parking areas.
K. 
Signs. Signs shall be allowed pursuant to the standards of § 170-71D of this chapter.
[Added 4-8-1993 by Ord. No. 6-1993]
A. 
Intent. The intent of this section is to establish appropriate controls to guide the development of light industrial, warehousing and administrative office facilities in a planned industrial business park. The controls and standards set forth in this section shall supersede any other contradicting regulations of this chapter.
B. 
Principal and accessory uses. Principal and accessory uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Principal buildings and uses.
(a) 
Administrative offices.
(b) 
Fully enclosed warehouses.
(c) 
Light manufacturing facilities.
(d) 
Fully enclosed wholesale business establishments.
(e) 
Research and design facilities.
(f) 
Retail outlet warehouses.
(g) 
Freight terminals.
(h) 
Recreational facilities.
(i) 
Government facilities.
(j) 
Infrastructure.
(k) 
Any lot proposed for industrial development that is adjacent to any residential parcel in Block 67.07 shall be limited in use to an administrative office or a research and design facility. Such use shall demonstrate very low impact in terms of noise, dust, vibration, light, glare or other performance standards. Hours of operation shall also correspond to normal business hours.
[Added 10-26-2006 by Ord. No. 15-2006; amended 12-14-2006 by Ord. No. 26-2006]
(l) 
Repair of machinery and vehicles. The Land Use Board shall approve all areas intended for outdoor storage of machinery and vehicles.
[Added 6-24-2010 by Ord. No. 14-2010; amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
(2) 
Accessory uses.
(a) 
Garages for storage of vehicles related to principal use.
(b) 
Fully enclosed storage in connection with a permitted use.
(c) 
Parking, cafeteria and recreational facilities for employees.
(d) 
Appropriate solid waste and recyclable material storage facilities.
(3) 
The refining of flammable or combustible liquids shall not be considered a permitted principal use in this district.
C. 
Area and bulk requirements. Area and bulk requirements shall be as follows:
(1) 
Minimum lot area: 65,000 square feet.
(2) 
Minimum lot width: 175 feet.
(3) 
Minimum setbacks.
(a) 
Principal building.
[1] 
Front yard: 60 feet
[2] 
Side yard: minimum 25 feet.
[3] 
Rear yard: 75 feet, except corner properties will be 25 feet.
(b) 
Accessory structures.
[1] 
Front yard: 60 feet.
[2] 
Side yard: 25 feet.
[3] 
Rear yard: 25 feet.
(c) 
Parking.
[1] 
Front yard: 20 feet.
[2] 
Side yard: 10 feet.
[3] 
Rear yard: 20 feet.
(4) 
Maximum building height: 45 feet. Building height may be increased up to 60 feet, provided that an additional one foot of front building setback is provided for each additional foot of building height and the applicant demonstrates that adequate fire protection is available.
(5) 
Maximum building coverage: 35%.
(6) 
Minimum residential buffer: A minimum buffer of 150 feet shall be maintained between uses in the Industrial Business Park and any residential structure, measured building to building.
(7) 
Minimum floor area per acre: 5,000 square feet.
[Added 6-24-2010 by Ord. No. 14-2010]
D. 
Parking, loading and circulation.
(1) 
General. The required number of parking spaces shall be calculated based on the area of the structure occupied by the particular use.
(2) 
Parking requirements.
(a) 
Administrative offices: one space per 250 square feet.
(b) 
Light manufacturing: 1.5 spaces per 1,000 square feet.
(c) 
Warehousing: one space per 5,000 square feet.
(d) 
Retail outlet: one space per 200 square feet.
(e) 
Other uses. As determined by the Land Use Board based on recognized professional standards (e.g., ITE, NAIOP, etc)
[Amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
(3) 
Loading area requirements.
(a) 
Administrative office buildings and research and design facilities: none.
(b) 
All other uses: one berth for each 20,000 square feet up to 60,000 square feet, then one space for each 50,000 square feet or fraction thereof.
(4) 
Size of parking spaces and loading area: All parking spaces shall be nine feet by 18 feet in size except as specified below:
(a) 
Handicapped stalls: regulated by Americans with Disabilities Act.
(b) 
Parallel parking: eight feet by 22 feet.
(c) 
Single unit truck loading: 10 feet by 45 feet.
(d) 
Articulating (tractor-trailer) truck loading: 10 feet by 15 feet.
(e) 
Compact parking: 8 1/2 feet by 15 feet.
(5) 
Supplementary space requirements applying to parking and off-street loading.
(a) 
Shared parking. When mixed uses are provided on the same site, the sum of the individual uses is required to be provided unless the applicant can demonstrate to the Board a shared parking supply in accordance with the Urban Land Institute's Shared Parking Standards.
(b) 
Compact car parking. Parking for compact cars may be provided at office buildings, industrial sites and other employee parking areas up to 25% of the required parking supply. All compact parking stalls must be grouped and appropriately designated by signs.
(c) 
Waiver of off-street parking and unloading requirements; excess space. Where it can be demonstrated, at the time of Land Use Board review, that the parking and/or loading and unloading requirements of this article will result in more parking spaces than actual needs require, the Land Use Board may permit a portion of the proposed parking and/or loading areas to remain unpaved, but suitably stabilized. Such unpaved areas shall remain reserved for such future facilities needs and, if conditions in use or actual operation of the proposed use vary, the Land Use Board may require such unpaved space to be paved.
[Amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
(d) 
Use change affecting parking needs. Whenever after the date of this chapter there is a change in the number of employees or business visitors or in the lawful use of the premises or in any other unit of measurement specified herein, and whenever such change creates a need for an increase in more than 20% of the number of off-street parking spaces, facilities shall be provided within a reasonable time not to exceed 120 days on the basis of adjusted needs.
(e) 
No loading space shall be located in the front yard of any industrial use. The facilities located in the side and rear yard areas shall be oriented in such a fashion to create the least possible interference with traffic movement and shall be screened from visibility off-site.
(f) 
Landscaping in parking areas shall be located in protected areas, along walkways and in islands situated at the end of parking bays. All landscaping shall be maintained to avoid obstruction of sight triangles.
(g) 
Driveways shall be in compliance with § 170-38B(6). Circulation aisles in parking areas shall comply with § 170-62C.
(h) 
Concrete curbs shall be installed around all parking areas and along driveways unless waived by recommendation of the Land Use Board's Engineer.
[Amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
E. 
Lighting.
(1) 
For all uses in this district, lighting shall be designed to prevent glare beyond property lines.
(2) 
For all uses, the maximum height of freestanding lights shall not exceed the height of the principle building located on the lot, up to a maximum of 45 feet.
(3) 
Lighting shall be designed to:
(a) 
Provide for safe movement of pedestrians and vehicles.
(b) 
Provide security lighting to illuminate all windows, doors, driveways and other areas as required by the Land Use Board.
[Amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
(4) 
Lighting plans shall be prepared by a licensed architect or engineer.
F. 
Landscaping. The following recommendations are provided to guide preparation of an acceptable landscape plan.
(1) 
Landscaping is utilized to complement and accent the building, at points such as, but not limited to, site driveways and building entries.
(2) 
Landscaping is provided in public areas, parking areas, recreational sites and adjacent to buildings.
(3) 
All areas not covered by buildings, roadways, parking areas or pedestrian walkways may be landscaped with natural materials, pursuant to § 170-73F.
(4) 
A landscaped buffer may be provided according to the following principles:
(a) 
On sites with existing wooded vegetation, a buffer of 20 feet width in front and rear yards and 10 feet width in the side yard may consist of natural vegetation in combination with new plants or trees, evergreens and deciduous materials.
(b) 
On sites where there is no wooded vegetation or site constraints require removal of existing vegetation, a perimeter buffer may be established based on the following ratios: Canopy trees, one two-and-one-half-inch to three-inch caliper tree per 30 linear feet of property line and evergreen trees one six-inch to eight-inch tall evergreen per 20 linear feet of property line.
(5) 
The emphasis of a landscaping plan should be the preservation of existing site vegetation either through the tree preservation techniques set forth in § 170-73E or by transplanting existing materials to another area on site.
(6) 
Perimeter buffer areas shall be maintained as a fire fuel break.
[Amended 8-26-1999 by Ord. No. 16-1999]
G. 
Fences.
(1) 
Security fences shall not infringe on the property line, unless the adjoining property owner submits a written agreement to the installation of the fence on the common property line.
(2) 
The maximum height of security fencing shall not exceed 12 feet.
H. 
Signs.
(1) 
The total area of all signs affixed to a structure shall not exceed 15% of the building facade on which the sign is located.
(2) 
Only one freestanding sign shall be permitted on any single property, regardless of the number of establishments on the property, except that the Land Use Board may authorize an additional freestanding sign if the property has access from more than one public street. Freestanding signs shall not exceed an area of 150 square feet each or a height of 15 feet.
[Amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
(3) 
Signs shall not be located closer than the following distances to the street rights-of-way:
Area of Sign
(square feet)
Minimum Distance
(feet)
Less than 25
20
26 to 75
25
76 or more
30
(4) 
The following additional restrictions shall apply to all uses of land in the Industrial Business Park.
(a) 
Signs affixed to a structure shall not extend more than 24 inches beyond the side of any other element of the wall to which it is affixed. No sign shall extend beyond the roof line.
(b) 
No tower signs, as defined in this chapter, are permitted.
(c) 
No flashing, moving or intermittently illuminated signs are permitted.
I. 
General standards. In addition to the site plan requirements of § 170-31, the following information shall be provided:
(1) 
At a minimum, all uses within the Park shall submit copies of the information required by the Pinelands Commission under the provisions of N.J.A.C. 7:50-4.2.(b)5.
(2) 
All uses within the Park shall submit information regarding the following:
(a) 
Building and site security plan. Addressing such items as security lighting, alarm systems, fencing and other security details.
(b) 
Material storage plan.
(c) 
Solid waste disposal and recycling plan.
(3) 
A perimeter adjoining each building shall remain clear, except for plantings and pedestrian walkways, to permit access of emergency vehicles. The Egg Harbor City Fire Marshal may provide comments regarding accessibility.
(4) 
All other design standards of this chapter as set forth in §§ 170-39 through 170-53 shall apply unless superseded herein.
(5) 
The refining of flammable or combustible liquids shall not be considered a permitted principal use in this district.
[Added 2-22-1996 by Ord. No. 2-1996]
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of the Commercial Resort Recreation Overlay District Zone is to recognize the continued development of an existing tourist facility and its environs while providing for the protection of natural resources in and around this area. Specifically, the Resort Commercial Recreation Overlay District Zone will:
(1) 
Accommodate the expansion of the existing tourist facilities at the Renault winery.
(2) 
Permit a broader range of tourist and recreation uses than currently exists at the winery.
(3) 
Recognize that other areas along Bremen Avenue are will suited for complimentary uses due to their location near the winery and their accessibility to sanitary sewer service and a major highway.
(4) 
Recognize the proximity of central sanitary sewer service and facilitate its use in this area.
(5) 
Concentrate these uses in an appropriate location while affording permanent protection to other undeveloped areas in the vicinity.
(6) 
Adjust the boundaries of Pinelands Management Areas to recognize the existing character of this tourist area and balance these development opportunities with permanent resource protection rather than through traditional zoning mechanisms.
B. 
Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan. The Commercial Resort Recreation Overlay Zone has been established in accordance with the Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan, which allow for certain changes in Pinelands Management Area designations if, among other conditions, higher development intensities permitted through conditional use provisions are offset by the permanent protection of other lands in the immediate vicinity. Within the Overlay Zone, the Commercial Resort Recreation Overlay was redesignated from a Pinelands Forest Area to Pinelands Town Management Area. The specific requirements of Subsections C, E and F are critical to the Commercial Resort Recreation Overlay Zone's consistency with the Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan, as is any other provisions of this section which indirectly affect the operation of those subsections.
C. 
Permitted uses. All uses permitted in the R-20F Zone and set forth in the Schedule of District Regulations[1] are permitted in the Commercial Resort Recreation Area.
(1) 
Sanitary sewer service must be provided to permitted uses if the use is within 200 feet of existing sewer service. Otherwise, no sanitary sewer service is permitted.
[1]
Editor's Note: The Schedule of District Regulations is included at the end of this chapter.
D. 
Conditional uses. The following uses are permitted in the Commercial Resort Recreation Overlay Zone, provided that the conditions enumerated in Subsection E below are met:
(1) 
Principal structures and uses.
(a) 
Hotels and motels.
(b) 
Meeting/conference centers.
(c) 
Restaurants/catering facilities.
(d) 
Active recreation facilities, including but not limited to golf courses, equestrian centers, health and fitness clubs and other similar facilities as approved by the Land Use Board.
[Amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
(e) 
Retail sales.
(f) 
Planned development. Consisting of two or more permitted uses listed in D(1)(a) through (e).
(2) 
Accessory uses and structures.
(a) 
Parks, playgrounds, recreation fields and other outdoor recreation uses which are accessory to one or more of the principal uses.
(b) 
Accessory parking lots and parking structures.
(c) 
Off-street loading facilities.
(d) 
Maintenance buildings and structures.
(e) 
Other accessory uses and structures normally required to support permitted principal uses.
E. 
Conditions. The following conditions apply to the permitted conditional uses enumerated in the above.
(1) 
In order to establish a logical development pattern, the first conditional use shall have a minimum of 100,000 square feet of existing and proposed floor area. Thereafter, there shall be no minimum floor area requirement; provided, however, that the minimum tract size for any planned development involving more than one principal use shall be 20 acres.
(2) 
A one-hundred-foot buffer shall be provided between adjoining property lines, unless uses on both properties are part of the same development project.
(3) 
All proposed buildings and structures shall maintain an exterior design which is compatible with the exterior of the historic buildings of the existing winery.
(4) 
All existing and proposed buildings and structures within the Commercial Resort Recreation Area which require or have wastewater service shall be served by public sanitary sewer.
(5) 
Golf courses shall be designed utilizing the best available technology to reduce consumptive water use and to reduce pollution due to the use of pesticides, fertilizers and soil supplements.
(6) 
All trees, fairways, greens and other actively managed portions of a golf course or other intensive recreational facility shall be located at least 300 feet from any wetland.
(7) 
Complementary open space shall be provided in accordance with Subsection F below.
(8) 
The area, yard and other regulations of Subsection G below shall be met.
(9) 
Except as expressly modified by the requirement of this section, all other applicable requirements of this Code shall be met.
F. 
Complementary open space.
(1) 
Open space shall be provided in accordance with the following formulas.
(a) 
Twenty-four-one-hundredths of an acre for each 100 square feet, or portion thereof, of existing and proposed floor area to be devoted to the permitted conditional use. For purposes of this calculation, the gross floor area of all existing and proposed buildings shall be used but shall exclude any building which is purely accessory to a park, playground, golf course or other recreation use.
(b) 
One-and-nine-tenths acre for each of land, or portion thereof, devoted to park, playground, golf course or other outdoor recreation use. For purposes of this calculation, the entire area devoted to such use shall be calculated and shall include any land on which accessory buildings, such as rest rooms and maintenance buildings, are located.
(c) 
The open space calculations may be rounded to the nearest acre.
(d) 
The open space may not include public park land or lands otherwise deed restricted as open space, but may include lands expressly deed restricted as part of the implementation of this chapter but prior to the submission of any specific project.
(2) 
The required open space shall be located in one of the following areas:
[Amended 11-14-1996 by Ord. No. 19-1996]
(a) 
Within the area labeled as the Priority Conservation Area as depicted on the map as Figure 28-1[2] and entitled "Priority and Secondary Conservation Areas" (dated January 18, 1996);
[2]
Editor's Note: Figure 28-1 is located at the end of this chapter.
(b) 
Upon a finding by the Land Use Board that land in the Priority Conservation Area is not reasonably available, lands in the Secondary Conservation Area as depicted on the map noted in F(2)(a) may be utilized to meet the open space requirement; or
[Amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
(c) 
The requirements for open space in this section may also be met by lands located in the adjacent Township of Galloway Resort and Recreation Zone and as depicted on the Township of Galloway map entitled "Zoning Map"; however, all lands in primary conservation areas in both Egg Harbor City and Galloway Township must first be utilized, or be determined to be not reasonably available by the Land Use Board of the municipality where the lands are located, before any Secondary Conservation Area lands in Egg Harbor City may be utilized.
[Amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
(3) 
An easement in favor of the City of Egg Harbor City shall be duly recorded for the open space and shall permit only low-intensive recreational uses or, if the open space is being actively farmed, agricultural uses.
(4) 
The easement shall be duly recorded prior to the issuance of any final municipal site plan approval.
G. 
Area and bulk requirement.
(1) 
Lot requirements.
(a) 
Minimum lot area.
[1] 
Single use development: two acres.
[2] 
Planned developments: 20 acres.
(b) 
Minimum lot width: 150 feet.
(2) 
Minimum yard setbacks.
(a) 
Principal buildings.
[1] 
Front yard. 60 feet.
[2] 
Side yard: 25 feet each.
[3] 
Rear yard: 75 feet.
(b) 
Accessory structures and uses.
[1] 
Front yard.
[a] 
Buildings/structures, less than 250 square feet in area; and surface parking lots, 25 feet, provided that the setback areas treated as a buffer are consisting of natural and supplemental plantings.
[b] 
Buildings/structures larger than 250 square feet: 60 feet.
[2] 
Side yard: 25 feet.
[3] 
Rear yard: 25 feet.
(c) 
Minimum spacing between buildings: 40 feet.
(3) 
Maximum building height.
(a) 
Principal building: 45 feet.
(b) 
Accessory buildings: 15 feet.
(4) 
Maximum floor area ratio: 0.05.
H. 
Parking, loading and circulation.
(1) 
General. The required number of parking spaces shall be calculated based on the area of the structure or site occupied by the particular use.
(2) 
Parking requirements.
(a) 
Hotels: one space per unit plus one space per three employees.
(b) 
Meeting/conference centers: one space per three seats plus one space per two employees on the largest shift.
(c) 
Restaurant/catering facilities: one space/two seats plus one space per two employees on the largest shift.
(d) 
Active recreation facilities.
[1] 
Golf course: six spaces per hole plus one space per two employees.
[2] 
Tennis club: two spaces per court plus one per 200 square feet of clubhouse area.
[3] 
Health club: 10 spaces plus one space per 200 square feet floor area in excess of 1,000 square feet.
(e) 
Other uses: as determined by the Land Use Board based on recognized standards (e.g., IT, etc.)
[Amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
(3) 
Loading area requirements. One berth for each 50,000 square feet up to 100,000 square feet, then one berth per 100,000 square feet.
(4) 
Parking and loading space sizes.
(a) 
Standard spaces: nine feet by 18 feet.
(b) 
Handicapped spaces: as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
(c) 
Parallel parking: eight feet by 22 feet.
(d) 
Compact car parking: 8 1/2 feet by 15 feet.
(e) 
Valet parking: eight feet by 18 feet.
(f) 
Single unit truck loading: 10 feet by 45 feet.
(g) 
Articulated truck loading: 10 feet by 60 feet.
(5) 
Supplementary space requirements applying to parking and off-street loading.
(a) 
Shared parking. When mixed uses are provided on the same site, the sum of the individual uses is required to be provided unless the applicant can demonstrate to the Board a shared parking supply in accordance with the Urban Land Institute's Shared Parking Standards.
(b) 
Compact car parking. Parking for compact cars may be provided in employee parking areas and may account for up to 25% of the required parking supply. All compact parking stalls must be grouped and appropriately signed.
(c) 
Waiver of off-street parking and unloading requirements excess space. Where it can be demonstrated, at the time of Land Use Board review, that the parking and/or loading requirements of this article will result in more parking spaces than actual needs require, the Land Use Board may permit a portion of the proposed and/or loading areas to remain unpaved, but suitably stabilized. Such unpaved areas shall remain reserved for future facilities' needs and, if conditions in use or actual operation of the proposed use vary, the Land Use Board may require such unpaved space to be paved.
[Amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
(d) 
Use change affecting parking needs. Whenever, after the date of this chapter, there is a change in the number of employees or business visitors or in the lawful use of the premises or in any other unit of measurement specified herein and whenever such change creates a need for an increase in more than 20% of the number of off-street parking spaces, facilities shall be provided within a reasonable time not to exceed 120 days on the basis of adjusted needs.
(e) 
No loading space shall be located in the front yard of any use. The facilities located in the side and rear yard areas shall be oriented in such a fashion to create the least possible interference with traffic movement and shall be screened from visibility off site.
(f) 
Landscaping in parking areas shall be located in protected areas, along walkways and in islands situated at the end of parking bays. All landscaping shall be maintained to avoid obstruction of sight triangles.
(g) 
Driveways shall be in compliance with § 170-38B(6). Circulation aisles in parking areas shall comply with § 170-62C.
(h) 
Concrete curbs shall be installed around all parking areas and along driveways unless waived by recommendation of the Land Use Board's Engineer.
[Amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
I. 
Lighting.
(1) 
For all uses in this district, lighting shall be designed to prevent glare beyond property lines.
(2) 
For all uses, the maximum height of freestanding lights shall not exceed the height of the principle building located on the lot, up to a maximum of 45 feet.
(3) 
Lighting shall be designed to:
(a) 
Provide for safe movement of pedestrians and vehicles.
(b) 
Provide security lighting to illuminate all windows, doors, driveways and other areas as required by the Land Use Board.
[Amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
J. 
Landscaping. The following recommendations are provided to guide preparation of an acceptable landscape plan.
(1) 
Landscaping is utilized to complement and accent building, at points such as, but not limited to, site driveways and building entries.
(2) 
Landscaping is provided in public areas, parking areas, recreational sites and adjacent to buildings.
(3) 
All areas not covered by buildings, roadways, parking areas, recreational sites and adjacent to buildings.
(4) 
A landscaped buffer may be provided according to the following principles.
(a) 
On sites with existing wooded vegetation, buffer to 20 feet width in front and rear yards and 10 feet width in side yard trees, evergreen and deciduous materials.
(b) 
On sites where there is no wooded vegetation or site constraints require removal of existing vegetation, a perimeter buffer may be established based on the following ratios:
[1] 
Canopy tree: one two-and-one-half-inch to three-inch caliper tree per 30 linear feet of property line.
[2] 
Evergreen trees. One six-inch to eight-inch tall evergreen per 20 linear feet of property line.
(5) 
The emphasis of a landscaping plan should be the preservation of existing site vegetation either through the tree preservation techniques set forth in § 170-73E or by transplanting existing materials to another area on site.
(6) 
Perimeter buffer areas shall be maintained as a fire fuel break.
[Amended 8-26-1999 by Ord. No. 16-1999]
K. 
Fences. Fences shall be permitted at all uses in the CRR District, provided that:
(1) 
Fences in public use areas of hotels, restaurants, convention centers, etc., shall be designed to be in architectural conformity with the style and design of the building type.
(2) 
Security fencing shall not infringe on the perimeter buffer area established in Subsection J(4).
L. 
Signs.
(1) 
The total area of all signs affixed to a structure shall not exceed 10% of all facade on which the sign is located.
(2) 
Only one freestanding identification sign shall be permitted on each street frontage of any single property regardless of the number of establishments on the property. Freestanding signs shall not exceed 100 square feet in area or a height of eight feet. The minimum setback for freestanding signs shall be five feet from the street right-of-way.
(3) 
Projections.
(a) 
Wall signs shall be applied flat against a wall and shall not project beyond the side or top of the wall to which it is affixed, nor shall such signs project more than 24 inches from the front wall. Canopy signs shall be appended to the underside of an overhang or canopy, provided that such sign shall not project beyond the outer edge of the overhang or canopy to which it is attached nor extend downward any closer than 10 feet to ground level.
(b) 
All projecting signs shall be supported from the wall or vertical support in accordance with the standards and regulations of the Egg Harbor City Building Code, including the Electrical Code.[3] Projecting signs shall not extend more than six inches from the wall or be within two inches of the curbline, whichever is more restrictive. Projecting signs shall project from the wall at an angle of 90° and shall not project from any building corner. No part of any projecting sign shall extend lower than 10 feet above grade. The maximum height permitted for a projecting sign shall be 20 feet or no higher than the roof eave or second floor window sill, whichever is less.
[3]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 120, Construction Codes, Uniform.
(4) 
All bare incandescent light sources, but not including neon lights, and their immediately adjacent reflecting surfaces shall be shielded from view. Flashing, moving intermittently, moving and illuminated signs, reflecting signs or luminous signs and/or advertising devices shall be prohibited.
M. 
General standards. In addition to the site plan requirements of § 170-31, the following information shall be provided:
(1) 
At a minimum, all applications shall include copies of the information required by the Pinelands Commission under the provisions of N.J.A.C. 7:50-4.2(b)5.
(2) 
All applications shall include information regarding the following:
(a) 
Building and site security plan. Addressing such items as security lighting, alarm systems, fencing and other security details.
(b) 
Solid waste disposal and recycling plan.
(3) 
A perimeter adjoining each building shall remain clear, except for plantings and pedestrian walkways, to permit access of emergency vehicles. The Egg Harbor City Fire Marshal may provide comments regarding accessibility.
(4) 
All other design standards of this chapter as set forth in §§ 170-39 through 170-53 shall apply unless superseded herein.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 170-81, Note 29: Senior Citizens Housing Overlay District, added 2-22-1996 by Ord. No. 2-1996, was repealed 6-24-2010 by Ord. No. 14-2010.
[Added 6-23-2005 by Ord. No. 19-2005]
A. 
It has been determined that there is a need for housing projects located and designed to meet the special needs, habits and interest of mature adults to be known as "active adult communities (AAC)."
B. 
Occupancy and housing standards.
(1) 
For the purposes of this section, an "active adult household" shall be deemed to mean a single individual, married couple or persons living together who are 55 years or older as specified by federal law at the time of occupancy.
(2) 
Persons under the age of 55 may reside in a dwelling unit with an adult person(s) if the presence of such person is essential to the physical care, economic support or is a relative of the adult person(s) head of household, except that no such person(s) shall be less than 18 years of age.
(3) 
Dwelling units shall be arranged as separate detached single-family dwelling units and should consist of complete living accommodations, including cooking facilities.
C. 
Conditional use requirements. The planned adult communities shall be permitted as a conditional use in the R-3.2 C and R-22 Zones of the City subject to the following conditions:
(1) 
Minimum tract size shall be 50 acres.
(2) 
Minimum road frontage for the tract shall be 250 feet.
(3) 
A buffer with a minimum width of 20 feet to a maximum width of 50 feet must be provided around the perimeter of the tract.
(4) 
The minimum lot area shall be 5,500 square feet for interior lots and 7,000 square feet for corner lots.
(5) 
The minimum lot width shall be 50 feet for interior lots and 65 feet for corner lots. All lots shall also be a minimum of 50 feet wide when measured at a distance of 80 feet from the front property line.
(6) 
The minimum lot depth shall be 110 feet.
(7) 
The setback requirements shall be 20 feet for the front yard, 20 feet for the rear yard and five feet for the side yard.
(8) 
The maximum building coverage shall be 40%.
(9) 
The maximum impervious coverage for the entire tract shall be 60%.
(10) 
The maximum building height shall be 30 feet.
D. 
Density, open space and recreation requirements.
(1) 
The minimum required open space shall be at least 20% of the net acreage of the site. Designated wetland, buffer areas or areas to be utilized for stormwater management may account for up to 50% of the required open space.
(2) 
Recreational facilities such as swimming pools, tennis courts, jogging paths, lawn areas, etc., shall be provided as part of the open space to meet the needs of the residents. A clubhouse shall be constructed with a minimum square footage of 15 square feet per home in the development, with a minimum size of 3,000 square feet.
(3) 
The maximum number of units permitted for the active adult community shall be seven dwelling units per acre.
E. 
Additional requirements.
(1) 
No accessory buildings shall be permitted on the single-family lots. All patios and decks must adhere to the five-foot side yard setback and a ten-foot rear yard setback.
(2) 
Fencing within the development shall be deed restricted so as to be consistent in size, materials and color.
(3) 
A homeowners' association shall be formed. All common open space and recreational areas shall be owned and maintained by the association.
(4) 
All projects must be served by public sewer and water facilities.
(5) 
There shall be a minimum of two access drives serving the proposed AAC that are separated by a minimum 250 feet. The internal access roads shall connect with only secondary arterial, major collector or minor collector streets as designated in the adopted Master Plan.
F. 
Parking and circulation.
(1) 
Minimum parking requirements.
(a) 
The standards contained in the Residential Site Improvements Standards shall prevail.
(2) 
General.
(a) 
Landscaping in parking areas shall be located in protected areas, along walkways and in islands situated at the end of the parking bays. All landscaping shall be maintained to avoid obstruction of sight triangles.
(b) 
Driveways and circulation aisles in parking areas shall comply with Residential Site Improvement Standards.
(c) 
Concrete curbs shall be installed around all parking areas and along driveways unless waived by recommendation of the Land Use Board's Engineer.
[Amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
G. 
Lighting.
(1) 
For all uses in this district, lighting shall be designed to prevent glare beyond property lines.
(2) 
For all use, the maximum height of freestanding lights shall not exceed the height of the principle building located on the lot.
(3) 
Lighting shall be designed to:
(a) 
Provide for safe movement of pedestrians and vehicles.
(b) 
Provide security lighting to illuminate all building entry points and other areas as required by the Land Use Board.
[Amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
(4) 
Lighting plans shall be prepared by a licensed architect or engineer.
H. 
Landscaping. The following recommendations are provided to guide preparation of an acceptable landscape plan:
(1) 
Landscaping is utilized to complement and accent buildings, at points such as, but not limited to, site driveways and building entries.
(2) 
Landscaping is provided in public areas, parking areas, recreational areas and adjacent buildings.
(3) 
All areas not covered by buildings, roadways, parking areas or pedestrian walkways may be landscaped with natural materials, pursuant to § 170-73F.
(4) 
Landscaping should incorporate raised planters for residential gardening.
I. 
Fences. The standards governing fences in residential districts set forth in § 170-73F shall apply.
J. 
Signs.
(1) 
One freestanding sign identifying the development shall be permitted subject to the following controls:
(a) 
Maximum height: eight feet.
(b) 
Maximum sign area: 50 square feet.
(c) 
Minimum setback.
[1] 
Signs less than 25 square feet: five feet.
[2] 
Signs larger than 25 square feet: 10 feet.
(2) 
One sign identifying the development may be installed on a building subject to the following controls:
(a) 
Maximum height: 15 feet.
(b) 
Maximum sign area: 40 square feet.
(c) 
Maximum sign height: two feet
K. 
Security and safety. All applications for active adult community shall be accompanied by a written security plan summarizing:
(1) 
Security and safety elements incorporated in the site and building design.
(2) 
Security measures to be implemented after the building is occupied.
[Added 9-14-2006 by Ord. No. 17-2006]
A. 
Purpose. The Gateway Residential (GR) District reflects new urban principles consistent with development in proximity to a city's Main Street and transit stations. In general, the permitted uses in this district will encourage two-to-three-story townhomes with four-story "gateway buildings" located along the Route 30 boulevard and the City edge. At the gateway entrance, a replication of the historic gates that once welcomed visitors to Egg Harbor City is envisioned, surrounded by landscaped areas. This district can be centered around a park or other community amenities, in combination with green space spans on both sides of Route 30. A network of greenway pedestrian connections and smaller pocket parks can connect the district and encourage pedestrian activity. These new urban and smart growth principles will complement the "front-porch" culture of Egg Harbor City.
B. 
Permitted uses. The permitted uses for the Gateway Residential (GR) District are as follows:
(1) 
Attached dwelling: a one-family dwelling attached to two or more one-family dwellings by common vertical walls.
(2) 
Condominium dwelling: buildings in which dwellings are owned individually, and the structure, common areas, and facilities are owned by all the owners on a proportional, undivided basis. All new dwellings in the Gateway Residential District shall be condominium dwellings.
(3) 
Townhouse dwelling: a one-family dwelling in a row of at least three such units in which each unit has its own front and rear access to the outside, no unit is located over another unit, and each unit is separated from any other unit by one or more vertical common fire-resistant walls. A townhouse dwelling shall contain no more than four dwelling units.
(4) 
Stacked townhouse: a four-story building where two dwelling units share the same building footprint and where unit No. 1 occupies the first and second floors and unit No. 2 occupies the third and fourth floors. The first floor is shared by both units where each unit has one individual enclosed garage space. Unit No. 2 has an additional amount of space on the first and second floors to accommodate its enclosed garage space. Unit No. 2 has an additional amount of space on the first and second floors to accommodate its private access stairwell. A stacked townhouse structure shall contain no more than eight dwelling units.
(5) 
8-plex: a four-story building having up to eight dwelling units and elevator access to each floor.
(6) 
All existing single-family homes will be permitted to continue in existence and may be improved in accordance with the existing Residential-22 (R-22) zoning standards.
(7) 
Townhouse dwelling and attached dwelling shall be the only permitted use along New York Avenue and Arago Street, and these dwellings shall be no more than 2.5 stories and 35 feet in height.
C. 
Accessory uses. The accessory uses for the Gateway Residential (GR) District are as follows:
(1) 
Parking garages.
(2) 
Accessory buildings.
(3) 
Private swimming pools.
(4) 
Private tennis courts.
(5) 
Residential agriculture.
[Added 6-24-2010 by Ord. No. 14-2010]
D. 
Conditional uses. The conditional uses for the Gateway Residential (GR) District are as follows:
(1) 
Professional office for use by individual professional. (See § 170-66.)
E. 
Bulk requirements. Bulk requirements for the Gateway Residential (GR) District shall be as follows:
(1) 
Minimum tract area: 8.0 acres.
(2) 
Maximum building size: 20,000 square feet.
(3) 
Minimum lot dimensions: 360 feet.
(4) 
Minimum frontage: 360 feet.
(5) 
Minimum front yard: 10 feet.
(6) 
Minimum side yard: 10 feet.
(7) 
Minimum rear yard: five feet.
(8) 
Maximum building coverage: 25%.
(9) 
Maximum impervious coverage: 50%.
(10) 
Maximum building height: 35 feet, with the exception that stacked townhomes and/or 8-plex may have a height of 70 feet.
(11) 
Minimum distance between principal buildings: 30 feet.
(12) 
Minimum distance between principal and accessory building: 25 feet.
(13) 
Mix of units: Stacked townhouses shall account for no more than 70% of the total unit count. Construction sequencing shall be consistent with this requirement and shall be evaluated during site plan review.
(14) 
Setback from outparcels: 30 feet.
F. 
Density, open space, and recreation requirements.
(1) 
The minimum required open space shall be at least 15% of the net acreage of the site. Designated wetland, buffer areas or areas to be utilized for stormwater management may account for up to 50% of the required open space.
(2) 
Recreation facilities, such as swimming pools, tennis courts, jogging paths, lawn areas, etc., shall be provided as part of the open space to meet the needs of the residents. A clubhouse shall be constructed with a minimum square footage of 15 square feet per home in the development with a minimum size of 3,000 square feet.
(3) 
The maximum number of units permitted shall be 15 dwelling units per acre.
G. 
Parking and circulation.
(1) 
Minimum parking requirements.
(a) 
The standards contained in the Residential Site Improvement Standards[1] shall prevail.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.A.C. 5:21-1.1 et seq.
(2) 
General.
(a) 
Landscaping in parking areas shall be located in protected areas, along walkways and in islands situated at the end of the parking bays. All landscaping shall be maintained to avoid obstruction of sight triangles.
(b) 
Driveways and circulation aisles in parking areas shall comply with Residential Site Improvement Standards.
H. 
Lighting.
(1) 
For all uses in this district, lighting shall be designed to prevent glare beyond property lines.
(2) 
For all uses, the maximum height of freestanding lights shall not exceed the height of the principal building located on the lot or 25 feet, whichever is less.
(3) 
Lighting shall be designed to:
(a) 
Provide for safe movement of pedestrians and vehicles.
(b) 
Provide security lighting to illuminate all building entry points and other areas as required by the Land Use Board.
[Amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
(4) 
Lighting plans shall be prepared by a licensed architect or engineer.
I. 
Landscaping. The following recommendations are provided to guide preparation of an acceptable landscape plan:
(1) 
Landscaping is utilized to complement and accent buildings, at points such as, but not limited to, site driveways and building entries.
(2) 
Landscaping is provided in public areas, parking areas, recreational areas, and adjacent buildings.
(3) 
All areas not covered by buildings, roadways, parking areas, or pedestrian walkways may be landscaped with natural materials pursuant to § 170-73E.
(4) 
Landscaping shall incorporate raised planters for residential gardening.
J. 
Fences. The standards governing fences in residential districts set forth in Chapter 170-59 shall apply.
K. 
Signs.
(1) 
One freestanding sign identifying the development shall be permitted subject to the following controls:
(a) 
Maximum height: eight feet.
(b) 
Maximum sign area: 50 square feet.
(c) 
Minimum setback: five feet.
(2) 
One sign identifying the development may be installed on a building subject to the following controls:
(a) 
Maximum height: 15 feet.
(b) 
Maximum sign area: 40 square feet.
(c) 
Maximum sign height: two feet.
L. 
All applications for development in the Gateway Residential (GR) District must include the submission of homeowners' association documents, including bylaws, declaration of covenants and restrictions, open space management plan, budget, and all other applicable documents. A homeowners' association shall be created for the purpose of ownership, maintenance, and management of any common areas.
M. 
All applications for development in the Gateway Residential District shall be accompanied by a written security plan summarizing security and safety elements incorporated in the site and building design; and security measures to be implemented after the building is occupied.
N. 
Any approval granted for development in the Gateway Residential District shall be conditioned upon the applicant satisfying any Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) requirement.
[Added 6-24-2010 by Ord. No. 14-2010; amended 10-28-2010 by Ord. No. 18-2010]
Campgrounds shall be permitted in the R-3.2C and R-20F Zones subject to the following limitations:
A. 
Campgrounds in the R-3.2C District shall be permitted at City Lake Park based upon existing density.
B. 
Campgrounds in the R-20F District shall not exceed one campsite per gross acre, provided that the campsites may be clustered at a density not to exceed 10 campsites per acre pursuant to the Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan, N.J.A.C. 7:50-5.23(b)4.
[Added 8-9-2012 by Ord. No. 12-2012]
A. 
Definitions and word usage. The following terms, whenever used or referred to in this section, shall have the following respective meanings for the purposes hereof:
DONATION CLOTHING BIN
Any container or receptacle where people can drop articles of clothing and to store such clothing until carted away.
SOLICITATION or SOLICIT
The request, directly or indirectly, for money, credit, property, financial assistance, or other thing of any kind of value. Solicitation shall include, but not be limited to, the use or employment of canisters, cards, receptacles or similar devices for the collection of money or other thing of value. A solicitation shall take place whether or not the person making the solicitation receives any contribution.
B. 
Requirements for placement and use of clothing bins for solicitation purposes. Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary, no person shall place, use or employ a donation clothing bin, for solicitation purposes, unless all of the following requirements are met:
(1) 
The person has obtained a zoning permit valid for a period of one year, from the City Zoning Department in accordance with the following:
(a) 
In applying for such a zoning permit, the person shall provide:
[1] 
The location where the bin will be situated, as precisely as possible;
[2] 
The manner in which the applicant anticipates any clothing or other donations collected via the bin would be used, sold or dispersed, and the method by which the proceeds of collected donations would be allocated or spent;
[3] 
The name and telephone number of the bona fide office of the applicant and of any entity which may share or profit from any clothing or other donations collected via the bin;
[4] 
The schedule of pickups removing the articles from the bins, which can be no less often than once per week, and the name and telephone number of the person to be notified if the bin is overflowing prior to the scheduled date of pickup; and
[5] 
Written consent from the property owner or the owner's authorized representative to place the bin on his/her property.
(b) 
The City Zoning Department shall not grant an application for a zoning permit to place, use, or employ a donation clothing bin if it determines that the property is located in a residential district, the placement of the bin is either in the front yard setback or could constitute a safety hazard. Such hazards shall include, but are not limited to, the placement of a donation clothing bin in required parking spaces, in any area that interferes with pedestrian or vehicular traffic, or within 200 yards of any school or place which stores large amounts of, or sells, fuel or other flammable liquids or gases. Furthermore, the City shall require proof that the applicant is a federally recognized charitable institution with IRS Code Section 501c(3) or (4) status.
(c) 
The fee for such application for the zoning permit shall be as provided in Chapter 139, Fees and Deposits. The application fee shall be $100.
(d) 
An expiring zoning permit for a donation clothing bin may be renewed annually upon payment of the one-hundred-dollar renewal fee as provided in Chapter 139, Fees and Deposits, and by application that shall include the following information:
[1] 
The location where the bin is situated, as precisely as possible, and, if the applicant intends to move it, the new location where the bin would be situated after the renewal is granted;
[2] 
The manner in which the applicant has used, sold or dispersed any clothing or other donations collected via the bin, the method by which the proceeds of collected donations have been allocated or spent, and any changes the applicant anticipates it may make in these processes during the period covered by the renewal;
[3] 
The name and telephone number of the bona fide office of the applicant and any entity which shared or profited from any clothing or other donations collected via the bin, and of any entities which may do so during the period covered by the renewal;
[4] 
The schedule of pickups removing the articles from the bins, which can be no less often than once per week, and the name and telephone number of the person to be notified if the bin is overflowing prior to the date of pickup; and
[5] 
Written consent from the property owner or the owner's authorized representative to place the bin on his/her property;
(e) 
The following information shall be clearly and conspicuously written in either paint or permanent marker on the exterior of the donation clothing bin:
[1] 
The name and address of the registered person that owns the bin, and of any other entity which may share or profit from any clothing or other donations collected via the bin.
[2] 
The telephone number of the person's bona fide office and, if applicable, the telephone number of the bona fide office of any other entity which may share or profit from any clothing or other donations collected via the bin. The telephone number of an answering machine or service unrelated to the person that owns the bin does not satisfy this requirement;
[3] 
The registration number, permit number and date of expiration for that bin;
[4] 
In cases when any entity other than the person who owns the bin may share or profit from any clothing or other donations collected via the bin, a notice, written in a clear and easily understandable manner, indicating that clothing or other donations collected via the bin, their proceeds, or both, may be shared, or given entirely to, an entity other than the person who owns the bin, and identifying all such entities which may share or profit from such donations; and
[5] 
A statement indicating the manner in which the person anticipates any clothing or other donations collected via the bin would be used, sold or dispersed, and the method by which the proceeds of collected donations would be allocated or spent.
C. 
Receipt and investigation of complaints relative to donation clothing bins. The City Zoning Department shall receive and investigate, within 30 days, any complaints from the public about the donation clothing bins.
(1) 
Whenever it appears to the City that an organization or a person has engaged in or is engaging in any act or practice in violation of this section, the organization or person who placed the bin shall be issued a warning, stating that if the violation is not rectified or a hearing before the Land Use Board requested within 45 days, then the bin will be seized or removed at the expense of the person who placed the bin, and any clothing or other donations collected via the bin will be sold at public auction or otherwise disposed of. In addition to any other means used to notify the person who placed the bin, a warning shall be affixed to the exterior of the bin itself.
[Amended 8-28-2014 by Ord. No. 9-2014]
(2) 
In the event that the person who placed the bin does not rectify the violation or request a hearing within 45 days of the posting of the warning, the City may seize the bin, remove it or have it removed, at the expense of the person who placed the bin, and sell at public auction or otherwise dispose of any clothing or other donations collected via the bin. Any proceeds from the sale of the donations collected via the bin shall be paid to the City.
D. 
Violations and penalties. In addition to any other penalties or remedies under this section, any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $2,000 or by imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or by 90 days' community service, all in the discretion of the court.