Township of Maplewood, NJ
Essex County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
The Township is divided into zoning districts as enumerated in this Article and as shown on the Zoning Map.
The zoning boundaries of zoning districts are established on the map entitled "Zoning Map" which accompanies and is made part of this chapter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The Zoning Map is included at the end of this chapter.
A. 
Zoning district boundaries are intended to follow street center lines, railroad rights-of-way, streams, lot lines or continuations of lot lines. Any disputed boundary line shall be determined by the Board of Adjustment. Zoning district boundaries extend vertically in both directions from ground level.
B. 
Where a zoning district boundary divides a lot, the use of one district may be extended into the other no more than 50 feet, provided that the property line lies within 50 feet. The permitted uses of the extended district shall thereafter be permitted in the extended area.
All uses not expressly permitted in this chapter are prohibited.
Any use, building or structure legally existing at the time of the enactment of this chapter may be continued in accordance with § 271-49 even though such use, building or structure may not conform with the provisions of this chapter.
A. 
Lot area. See § 271-49.
B. 
Front yard setback. Uses in all zoning districts may be located closer to the street right-of-way than required in the schedule of limitations, but only where the pattern of existing buildings within 200 feet of either side of the lot on the same side of the street is established at a closer distance. Such new buildings may then be built no closer to the street line than the average setback of these existing buildings.
[1]
See also § 271-24.
A. 
Residential single-family R-1-7, R-1-5 and R-1-4 Districts.
(1) 
Permitted principal uses.
(a) 
Single-family dwellings.
(b) 
(Reserved)
(c) 
Clerical work in connection with an occupation for which the resident or residents have established offices elsewhere; the providing of lessons in music, art or similar fields.
[Added 12-19-2000 by Ord. No. 2139]
(2) 
Accessory uses.
(a) 
Private garages, sheds, fences not over four feet in height in side or rear yards only (see § 271-43), swimming pools, radio antennas, receiving dish antennas, solar collectors and other uses customarily associated with single-family dwellings, provided that such accessory uses are subordinate to the principal use and serve only the principal use. Up to one roomer or boarder per dwelling unit is permitted in the R-1-7, R-1-5 and R-1-4 Districts.
[Amended 11-6-1996 by Ord. No. 2005-96; 4-21-2009 by Ord. No. 2584-09]
(b) 
A home-based business shall be a permitted accessory use, provided that:
[Added 12-19-2000 by Ord. No. 2139; amended 2-17-2015 by Ord. No. 2767-15]
[1] 
The use is operated by or employs in the residence a resident or residents who are permanent full-time residents of the dwelling unit.
[2] 
Such use shall be limited to 15% of the total floor area of the premises and/or not more than 25% of the area of any one floor.
[3] 
No manufacturing of goods is permitted, except that handmade products, commonly known as "craft items," may be produced by the full-time resident(s).
[4] 
There shall be no change to the exterior of buildings or structures because of the use and no outside appearance of a business use, including, but not limited to, parking, storage of materials or supplies, signs or lights.
[5] 
The use operates no equipment or process that creates noise, vibration, glare, fumes, odors or electrical or electronic interference, including interference with telephone, radio or television reception, detectable by neighboring residents.
[6] 
The quantity and type of solid waste disposal is the same as other residential uses in the zone district.
[7] 
The capacity and quality of effluent is typical of normal residential use and creates no potential or actual detriment to the sanitary sewer system or its components.
[8] 
Delivery trucks shall be limited to United States Postal Service, United Parcel Service, Federal Express, and other delivery services providing regular service to residential uses in the zone district.
[9] 
All vehicular traffic to and from the home business use shall be limited in volume, type and frequency to what is normally associated with other residential uses in the zone district.
[10] 
The following occupations carried on commercially shall be excluded from classification as accessory uses:
[a] 
Experimentation within a structure or on the premises by use of chemicals or other means which may be hazardous.
[b] 
Operation of a carpentry, plumbing, electrical or similar construction business or a photographic studio within the structure or on the premises, except that maintaining an office on the premises that serves such businesses is permitted.
[c] 
The repairing of automobiles or other vehicles, furniture, radios, televisions or other mechanical equipment.
(3) 
Conditional uses. (See § 271-10B.)
(a) 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(3)(a), pertaining to houses of worship, was repealed 12-16-2003 by Ord. No. 2239-03.
(b) 
Public and private schools on lots of one acre or larger.
(c) 
Off-street parking lots on transitional lots.
(d) 
Professional offices on transitional lots.
(e) 
Multiple dwellings on transitional lots.
(f) 
Attached dwellings.
(g) 
Bed-and-breakfasts.
[Added 7-5-2006 by Ord. No. 2357-06]
(4) 
Area and setback requirements.
[Amended 9-5-2017 by Ord. No. 2870-17]
(a) 
Minimum requirements shall be as follows:
District
Type
R-1-7
R-1-5
R-1-4
Lot area (square feet)
7,000
5,000
4,000
Lot width (feet)
70
50
40
Front yard (feet)
30
25
25
Side yard, each (feet)
7
5
4
Side yard, combined
25% of lot width
Rear yard (feet)
25
25
25
Rear yard (percent of lot depth)
25
25
25
Setback of street-facing door of attached garage
No further forward than the main front facade of the dwelling
(b) 
Maximum requirements shall be as follows:
District
Type
R-1-7
R-1-5
R-1-4
Curb cut (percent of lot width)
20
24
30
Building coverage1 (percent)
30
30
30
Lot coverage 1 (percent)
45
45
45
Front yard (percent paved)
25
30
40
Building height (feet)
35
35
35
Building height (stories)
2
2
2
Eave height (feet)
24
24
24
Front facade width2
75% of lot width or 40 feet, whichever is less
Facade length adjacent to side lot line2 (feet)
30
30
30
NOTES:
1 For lots 12,000 square feet or greater in area, in any district, maximum building coverage shall be 25% and maximum lot coverage shall be 40%.
2 Any exterior wall that is offset in plane by a minimum depth of two feet shall be considered a separate facade.
(5) 
Other provisions.
[Added 3-20-1990 by Ord. No. 1824; amended 4-3-1990 by Ord. No. 1823]
(a) 
Within the R-1-7 District, in order to conform this chapter to the Maplewood Fair Share Compliance Plan, Block 24-8, Lots 285 and 286, shall be permitted the development of 10 single-family detached homes in accordance with the standards of the R-1-5 Zoning District in return for a contribution to the Maplewood Housing Rehabilitation Fund in the amount of $40,000. Said contribution shall be paid by the applicant to the Maplewood Housing Rehabilitation Fund, payable at the rate of $4,000 per unit upon issuance of a certificate of occupancy for each single-family home.
(b) 
Within the R-1-7 District, in order to conform this chapter to the Maplewood Fair Share Compliance Plan, the lands of the Maplewood Country Club (Block 19-18, Lot 1; Block 19-20, Lot 243; Block 18-3, Lot 24) shall be permitted two development options to those otherwise provided for in the R-1-7 District, as set forth below.
[1] 
One option permits the development of the site at a density of eight dwelling units per acre with an on-site twenty-percent set-aside of units affordable to low- and moderate-income households. Of the low- and moderate-income units developed on-site, half shall be affordable to low-income households and the remaining half affordable to moderate-income households. All development under this option, including income, rental and resale controls, shall conform to the standards for such developments as set forth by the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing. Only lands which lie outside identified floodplains and wetlands shall be counted for housing density and development purposes.
[2] 
The second option provides for a total development density of 6.4 units per acre, and in lieu of the on-site provision of low- and moderate-income housing, a fee would be paid at the rate of $5,000 per market unit into the Maplewood Housing Rehabilitation Fund. Said fee shall be payable upon the issuance of a certificate of occupancy for each dwelling unit. Only lands which lie outside identified floodplains and wetlands shall be counted for housing density and development purposes.
[3] 
Development which occurs under either of the preceding higher density options shall be limited to attached housing and shall adhere to the density standards of this section, but shall otherwise meet the area and setback requirements for attached housing as set forth in the RGA District in Subsection C(4) of this chapter. In addition to the standards set forth in Subsection C(4), there shall be buffers provided in accordance with the standards set forth in Subsection I(5)(a)[4] of this chapter.
B. 
Residential single- and two-family R-2-4 District.
(1) 
Permitted principal uses.
(a) 
Single-family dwellings.
(b) 
Two-family dwellings.
(c) 
Multiple or attached dwellings on lots of two acres or more, provided that the density of the units shall not exceed the density permitted in the R-2-4 District.
[Added 7-16-1996 by Ord. No. 1998-96]
(d) 
Clerical work in connection with an occupation for which the resident or residents have established offices elsewhere; the providing of lessons in music, art or similar fields.
[Added 12-19-2000 by Ord. No. 2139]
(2) 
Accessory uses.
(a) 
Private garages, sheds, fences not over four feet in height in side or rear yards only (see § 271-43), swimming pools, radio antennas, receiving dish antennas, solar collectors and other uses customarily associated with single-family dwellings, provided that such accessory uses are subordinate to the principal use and serve only the principal use. Up to one roomer or boarder per dwelling unit is permitted.
(b) 
A home-based business shall be a permitted accessory use, provided that:
[Added 12-19-2000 by Ord. No. 2139; amended 2-17-2015 by Ord. No. 2767-15]
[1] 
The use is operated by or employs in the residence a resident or residents who are permanent full-time residents of the dwelling unit.
[2] 
Such use shall be limited to 15% of the total floor area of the premises and/or not more than 25% of the area of any one floor.
[3] 
No manufacturing of goods is permitted, except that handmade products, commonly known as "craft items," may be produced by the full-time resident(s).
[4] 
There shall be no change to the exterior of buildings or structures because of the use and no outside appearance of a business use, including, but not limited to, parking, storage of materials or supplies, signs or lights.
[5] 
The use operates no equipment or process that creates noise, vibration, glare, fumes, odors or electrical or electronic interference, including interference with telephone, radio or television reception, detectable by neighboring residents.
[6] 
The quantity and type of solid waste disposal is the same as other residential uses in the zone district.
[7] 
The capacity and quality of effluent is typical of normal residential use and creates no potential or actual detriment to the sanitary sewer system or its components.
[8] 
Delivery trucks shall be limited to United States Postal Service, United Parcel Service, Federal Express, and other delivery services providing regular service to residential uses in the zone district.
[9] 
All vehicular traffic to and from the home business use shall be limited in volume, type and frequency to what is normally associated with other residential uses in the zone district.
[10] 
The following occupations carried on commercially shall be excluded from classification as accessory uses:
[a] 
Experimentation within a structure or on the premises by use of chemicals or other means which may be hazardous.
[b] 
Operation of a carpentry, plumbing, electrical or similar construction business or a photographic studio within the structure or on the premises, except that maintaining an office on the premises that serves such businesses is permitted.
[c] 
The repairing of automobiles or other vehicles, furniture, radios, televisions or other mechanical equipment.
(3) 
Conditional uses. (See § 271-10B).
(a) 
(Reserved)[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(3)(a), pertaining to houses of worship, was repealed 12-16-2003 by Ord. No. 2239-03.
(b) 
Public and private schools on lots of one acre or larger.
(c) 
Off-street parking lots on transitional lots.
(d) 
Professional offices on transitional lots.
(e) 
Multiple dwellings on transitional lots.
(f) 
Bed-and-breakfasts.
[Added 7-5-2006 by Ord. No. 2357-06]
(4) 
Area and setback requirements:
[Amended 9-5-2017 by Ord. No. 2870-17]
(a) 
Minimum requirements shall be as follows:
District
Type
Single-Family
Two-Family1
Lot area (square feet)
4,000
5,000
Lot width (feet)
40
50
Front yard (feet)
20
20
Side yard, each (feet)
4
5
Side yard, combined
25% of lot width
Rear yard (feet)
25
25
Rear yard (percent of lot depth)
25
25
 
Setback of street-facing door of attached garage
No further forward than the main front facade of the dwelling
NOTES:
1 In two-family dwellings where each dwelling is on a separate lot, the minimums for each lot shall be: lot area. 2,500 square feet; lot width, 25 feet; and there shall be no minimum combined side yard. All other minimums are as shown in the table above.
(b) 
Maximum requirements shall be as follows:
District
Type
Single-Family
Two-Family
Curb cut (percent of lot width)
30
30
Building coverage1 (percent)
35
35
Lot coverage1 (percent)
50
40
Front yard (percent paved)
40
40
Building height (feet)
35
35
Building height (stories)
2
2
Eave height (feet)
24
24
Front facade width2
75% of lot width or 40 feet, whichever is less
Facade length adjacent to side lot line2 (feet)
30
30
NOTES:
1 For lots 12,000 square feet or greater in area, maximum building coverage shall be 25% and maximum lot coverage shall be 40%.
2 Any exterior wall that is offset in plane by a minimum depth of two feet shall be considered a separate facade.
C. 
Residential Garden Apartments RGA District.
(1) 
Permitted principal uses.
(a) 
Multiple dwellings.
(b) 
Attached dwellings.
(c) 
(Reserved)
(d) 
Clerical work in connection with an occupation for which the resident or residents have established offices elsewhere; the providing of lessons in music, art or similar fields.
[Added 12-19-2000 by Ord. No. 2139]
(2) 
Accessory uses.
(a) 
Garages, sheds, fences not over four feet in height in side or rear yards only (see § 271-43), swimming pools, receiving dish antennas, solar collectors and other uses customarily associated with multiple and attached dwellings, provided that such accessory uses are subordinate to the principal use and serve only the principal use.
(b) 
A home-based business shall be a permitted accessory use, provided that:
[Added 12-19-2000 by Ord. No. 2139; amended 2-17-2015 by Ord. No. 2767-15]
[1] 
The use is operated by or employs in the residence a resident or residents who are permanent full-time residents of the dwelling unit.
[2] 
Such use shall be limited to 15% of the total floor area of the premises and/or not more than 25% of the area of any one floor.
[3] 
No manufacturing of goods is permitted, except that handmade products, commonly known as "craft items," may be produced by the full-time resident(s).
[4] 
There shall be no change to the exterior of buildings or structures because of the use and no outside appearance of a business use, including, but not limited to, parking, storage of materials or supplies, signs or lights.
[5] 
The use operates no equipment or process that creates noise, vibration, glare, fumes, odors or electrical or electronic interference, including interference with telephone, radio or television reception, detectable by neighboring residents.
[6] 
The quantity and type of solid waste disposal is the same as other residential uses in the zone district.
[7] 
The capacity and quality of effluent is typical of normal residential use and creates no potential or actual detriment to the sanitary sewer system or its components.
[8] 
Delivery trucks shall be limited to United States Postal Service, United Parcel Service, Federal Express, and other delivery services providing regular service to residential uses in the zone district.
[9] 
All vehicular traffic to and from the home business use shall be limited in volume, type and frequency to what is normally associated with other residential uses in the zone district.
[10] 
The following occupations carried on commercially shall be excluded from classification as accessory uses:
[a] 
Experimentation within a structure or on the premises by use of chemicals or other means which may be hazardous.
[b] 
Operation of a carpentry, plumbing, electrical or similar construction business or a photographic studio within the structure or on the premises, except that maintaining an office on the premises that serves such businesses is permitted.
[c] 
The repairing of automobiles or other vehicles, furniture, radios, televisions or other mechanical equipment.
(3) 
Conditional uses (see § 271-10B): none.
(4) 
Area and setback requirements:
(a) 
Minimum requirements shall be as follows:
Type
Use Multiple
Attached
Lot area (square feet total site)
44,000
44,000
Lot area (square feet individual lot)
NA
2,000
Lot width (feet)
150
20
Front yard (feet)
35
20
Side yard, each (feet)
30
10
Rear yard (feet)
30
25
Distance between buildings
Corner to corner
15
15
Wall to wall, no windows
30
20
Wall to wall, windows
45
25
(b) 
Maximum requirements shall be as follows:
Type
Use Multiple
Attached
Curb cut (percent of lot width)
30
45
Curb cut (feet)
25
25
Building coverage (percent)
25
25
Building coverage (percent, individual lot)
NA
40
Front yard (percent paved, individual lot)
NA
45
Building height (feet)
35
35
Building height (stories)
2
2
Dwelling units per building
16
8
Building length (feet)
160
160
Density (units per acre)
15
12
D. 
Neighborhood Business NB; Retail Business RB and Highway Business HB Districts.
[[Amended 4-19-1988 by Ord. No. 1747; 2-18-1992 by Ord. No. 1879; 5-21-1996 by Ord. No. 1997-96; 12-16-2003 by Ord. No. 2239-03; 12-30-2003 by Ord. No. 2238-03; 4-20-2004 by Ord. No. 2245-04; 5-18-2004 by Ord. No. 2249-04; 8-18-2015 by Ord. No. 2794-15]
(1) 
Permitted principal uses.
(a) 
Retail businesses, not including thrift shops, pawnshops and check-cashing establishments.
(b) 
Convenience store with a fueling station in the HB District.
(c) 
Financial institutions.
(d) 
Restaurants, but not including fast-food restaurants.
(e) 
Dwelling units over stores.
(f) 
Offices, but not on the street level or lower in the RB District.
(g) 
Multiple dwellings in the NB District.
(h) 
Law enforcement facilities in the HB District.
(2) 
Accessory uses. Garages, off-street parking lots (except in the RB District), sheds, fences not over six feet in height in side or rear yards only, radio antennas, receiving dish antennas, solar collectors and other uses customarily associated with the permitted uses, provided that such accessory uses are subordinate to the principal use and serve only the principal use.
(3) 
Conditional uses. (See § 271-10B).
(a) 
Off-street parking lots in the RB District.
(b) 
Automobile service stations.
(c) 
Fueling stations.
(d) 
Sales of new or used automobiles in the HB District only.
(e) 
Renting or leasing of motor vehicles, trailers or equipment in the HB District only.
(f) 
Car washes in the HB District only.
(g) 
Repair garages in the HB District only.
(h) 
Houses of worship or other places of public assembly.
(4) 
Area and setback requirements.
(a) 
Minimums.
[1] 
Minimum requirements for lot area, lot width and rear yard shall be as follows:
District
Type
NB
RB
HB
Lot area (square feet)
5,000
2,500
5,000
Lot width (feet)
50
25
50
Rear yard (feet)
15
15
15
[2] 
Front yard. No front yard shall be required except on those lots which adjoin transitional lots, in which case the minimum front yard shall be 50% of that required in the district in which the transitional lot is located.
[3] 
Side yard. No side yard shall be required except on those lots which adjoin transitional lots, in which case the side yard shall be a minimum of 15 feet and buffered in accordance with the requirements of this chapter.
[4] 
At convenience stores with fueling stations, no fuel pumps shall be located within 20 feet from the lot line of any adjacent residential property.
(b) 
Maximums.
[1] 
Maximum requirements for curb cut, building coverage and lot coverage shall be as follows:
District
Type
NB
RB
HB
Curb cut (percent of lot width)
24
*
24
Building coverage (percent)
50
80
50
Lot coverage (percent)
90
100
90
NOTES:
*
Curb cuts are not encouraged in the RB District since they can interrupt the safe flow of pedestrian traffic.
[2] 
Building height. No building shall exceed 50 feet in height. However, that portion of the building over 30 feet in height shall be set back from the street line one foot for every foot in building height over 30 feet. These height and setback restrictions shall not apply to multiple dwellings in the NB District on South Orange Avenue, which shall have a maximum height of 100 feet above the four-hundred-sixty-foot elevation above sea level.
(5) 
Other provisions.
(a) 
In the RB District, on-site parking shall not be required. However, off-street parking either on site or off site shall be required where there is a conversion of residential use to nonresidential use in RB District. Parking for residential uses in the RB District shall be as required under § 271-50J(14) and § 271-50K of this chapter. Parking lots which serve multiple dwellings which are located in the RB District shall comply with the requirements of § 271-50A through H, inclusive.
(b) 
Outdoor storage of goods, wares, merchandise or other material shall be regulated by those ordinances of the Township of Maplewood which govern used motor vehicle dealers; the storage, display or sale of new motor vehicles other than in a building; and gasoline selling or service stations and public garages.
(c) 
Within the RB and HB Districts, additional building coverage can be achieved as a bonus for undertaking street or sidewalk beautification projects. The amount of the bonus shall be related to the extent of the beautification project undertaken, but in any event it shall not increase the allowable coverage by more than 10% (i.e., a maximum of 88% in the RB District and 55% in the HB District).
E. 
Office OB District.
(1) 
Permitted principal uses.
(a) 
Offices.
(b) 
Financial institutions.
(c) 
Business schools.
(d) 
Residential uses in accordance with the standards set forth in the RGA District.
(2) 
Accessory uses. Off-street parking lots, sheds, fences not over six feet in height in side or rear yards only, radio antennas, receiving dish antennas, solar collectors and other uses customarily associated with the permitted uses, provided that such accessory uses are subordinate to the principal use, and serve only the principal use.
(3) 
Conditional uses (see § 271-10B).
(a) 
Houses of worship or other places of public assembly.
[Added 12-16-2003 by Ord. No. 2239-03]
(4) 
Area and setback requirements.
(a) 
Minimum requirements shall be as follows:
[1] 
Lot area: 10,000 square feet.
[2] 
Lot width: 100 feet.
[3] 
Front yard: 15 feet.
[4] 
Side yard: 10 feet.
[5] 
Rear yard: 20 feet.
[6] 
Parking lot setback from street line: 15 feet.
(b) 
Maximum requirements shall be as follows:
[1] 
Curb cut percentage of lot width: 20%.
[2] 
Building coverage: 40%.
[3] 
Lot coverage: 80%.
[4] 
Building height. No building shall exceed 40 feet in height unless at least 20% of the building is used for recognized public purposes, such as nonprivate health facilities or recreational facilities, senior citizen housing and housing for low- or moderate-income households, in which case the height limit shall be 80 feet.
F. 
Commercial and Industrial CI District.
(1) 
Permitted principal uses.
[Amended 9-20-2016 by Ord. No. 2823-16]
(a) 
Office buildings, excluding medical professionals.
(b) 
Wholesale business, warehousing, assembly, industrial and light manufacturing, industrial research, scientific or research laboratories and public utility installations.
(c) 
Indoor commercial recreation, which shall mean a building or portion thereof used for recreational purposes and operated as a business and opened to the public for a fee, such as fully enclosed skating and roller rings, batting cages, play areas, sports fields, recreation centers, swimming pools and tennis courts.
(d) 
Breweries.
(e) 
Distilleries.
(2) 
Accessory uses. Tasting rooms and other customarily accessory uses for breweries and distilleries. Off-street parking lots, sheds, fences not over six feet in height in side or rear yards only, radio antennas, receiving dish antennas, solar collectors, outdoor storage adequately screened and occupying not more than 25% of the lot area and other uses customarily associated with the permitted uses, provided that such accessory uses are subordinate to the principal use and serve only the principal use.
[Amended 9-20-2016 by Ord. No. 2823-16]
(3) 
Conditional uses (see § 271-10B): none.
(4) 
Area and setback requirements:
(a) 
Minimum requirements shall be as follows:
[1] 
Lot area: 40,000 square feet.
[2] 
Lot width: 150 feet.
[3] 
Front yard: 25 feet.
[4] 
Side yard: 10 feet.
[5] 
Side yard, combined percent of lot width: 20%.
[6] 
Rear yard, adjoining residential: 25 feet.
[7] 
Rear yard: 15 feet.
(b) 
Maximum requirements shall be as follows:
[1] 
Front yard, percent paved: 20%.
[2] 
Building coverage: 60%.
[3] 
Lot coverage: 90%.
[4] 
Building height: 50 feet.
G. 
Research and Office RO District.
(1) 
Permitted principal uses.
(a) 
Office buildings.
(b) 
Professional offices.
(c) 
Computer centers.
(d) 
Research laboratories.
(2) 
Accessory uses. Off-street parking lots, fences not over six feet in height in side or rear yards only, radio antennas, dish antennas, solar collectors, pilot plants for testing of products or materials, provided that such plants do not exceed 25% of the gross floor area of the buildings on the site, and other uses customarily associated with the permitted uses, provided that such accessory uses are subordinate to the principal use and serve only the principal use.
(3) 
Conditional uses (see § 271-10B): none.
(4) 
Area and setback requirements.
(a) 
Minimum requirements shall be as follows:
[1] 
Lot area: 80,000 square feet.
[2] 
Lot width: 200 feet.
[3] 
Front yard: 75 feet.
[4] 
Side yard: 25%.
[5] 
Side yard, combined percent of lot width: 25%.
[6] 
Rear yard, adjoining residential: 100 feet.
[7] 
Rear yard: 50 feet.
(b) 
Maximum requirements shall be as follows:
[1] 
Front yard, percent paved: 20%.
[2] 
Building coverage: 30%.
[3] 
Lot coverage: 70%.
[4] 
Building height: 50 feet.
H. 
Special Light Industrial SLI District. Standards for the SLI District are as set forth in the addendum to this chapter, which is reproduced verbatim from the former zoning ordinance,[3] based on agreements with the City of Irvington. The SLI District standards in the addendum are hereby made a part of this chapter.
[3]
Editor's Note: Addendum B, Special Light Industrial Zone, is included at the end of this chapter.
I. 
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) Zone.
[Added 3-20-1990 by Ord. No. 1824; amended 4-3-1990 by Ord. No. 1823]
(1) 
This zone shall consist of Block 31-34, Lot 4.
(2) 
Permitted principal uses.
[Added 5-15-1990 by Ord. No. 1828]
(a) 
Continuing Care Retirement Community. The following residential living units shall be exclusively for persons who are 60 years of age or older and for married couples with at least one spouse 60 years of age or older.
[1] 
Single-family attached independent living units.
[2] 
Multifamily independent living units.
[3] 
Residential health care units.
[4] 
Nursing units.
(b) 
The CCRC Zone may also be developed with single-family detached housing without any restriction on the age of the occupants in accordance with the area and bulk requirements of the R-1-5 Zone. If the single-family detached non-age-restricted housing is selected, the entire CCRC Zone shall be so utilized.
(3) 
Accessory uses. Accessory uses shall be as follows:
(a) 
Garages, sheds, fences, swimming pools, recreational facilities designed for use by residents, maintenance buildings, gatehouses, employee living quarters, child-care centers, a maximum of three satellite antennas for the entire site and retail and personal services restricted to residents, guests and employees.
(b) 
Other uses customarily associated and ancillary to the principal permitted uses, provided that such accessory uses are subordinate to the principal use and serve only the permitted use.
(4) 
Conditional uses: none.
(5) 
Area and setback requirements.
(a) 
Minimum requirements shall be as follows:
[1] 
Lot area: 25 acres.
[2] 
Lot width: 1,000 feet.
[3] 
Permitted setbacks. No building shall be permitted closer to an exterior property line than the following:
[a] 
One-story building not exceeding 30 feet in height: 40 feet.
[Amended 5-15-1990 by Ord. No. 1828]
[b] 
Two-story building not exceeding 40 feet in height: 50 feet.
[c] 
More than two stories or more than 40 feet: 150 feet from the closest residential property and public street right-of-way; otherwise 100 feet.
[4] 
Buffers of at least 30 feet shall be provided from all exterior property lines except that buffers of at least 50 feet shall be provided from all secondary and major streets as defined in the Master Plan. Existing vegetation in buffer areas shall be preserved except where access drives and utilities necessitate removal, in which case areas of removal shall be minimized. Where existing vegetation is insufficient to screen adjacent land uses and streets, the approving authority may require trees, shrubs, fences, earth berms or related improvements within the required buffer areas. Detention and retention basins may be located in any buffer area upon approval by the approving authority.
[Amended 5-15-1990 by Ord. No. 1828]
(b) 
Maximum requirements shall be as follows:
[1] 
Building coverage: 20%.
[2] 
Building height: 35 feet, except that height may be increased to a maximum of 50 feet, provided that for each additional foot of building height above 35 feet, one additional foot of setback shall be required from the exterior property line. Building height shall be measured from the average finished grade level surrounding the building measured five feet from the building wall to the top of the roof. Architectural and mechanical appurtenances such as penthouses, elevator enclosures and utilities may extend an additional 10 feet over the maximum limit. Buildings connected only by interior or exterior pedestrian links shall be considered separate buildings for purposes of height measurement.
[3] 
Lot coverage: 45%.
(6) 
Design standards for attached single-family dwellings.
(a) 
The distance between buildings containing single-family attached dwellings shall be as follows:
[1] 
Parallel end wall to end wall: 20 feet.
[Amended 5-15-1990 by Ord. No. 1828]
[2] 
Nonparallel end wall to end wall: 10 feet.
[Amended 5-15-1990 by Ord. No. 1828]
[3] 
(Reserved)[4]
[4]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection I(6)(a)[3], dealing with the distance from end wall to end wall, with windows, was repealed 5-15-1990 by Ord. No. 1828.
[4] 
Front to front and rear to rear, two stories: 50 feet.
[5] 
Front to front and rear to rear, one story: 40 feet.
(b) 
Maximum length. There shall be not more than eight attached units in a continuous plane with a minimum four-foot offset for each two units. Appropriate architectural treatment should also be employed to avoid an unrelieved continuous facade.
(7) 
Design standards for other structures. Design standards for other structures shall be as follows:
(a) 
The minimum distance between attached single-family buildings and other buildings: 30 feet.
(b) 
The minimum distance between accessory buildings and principal buildings: 10 feet.
(c) 
The minimum distance between parking areas and buildings: five feet.
(8) 
Other requirements.
(a) 
The maximum number of independent living units shall be as follows:
[1] 
The maximum number of independent living units shall be seven units per acre.
[2] 
The maximum number of nursing beds shall not exceed 25% of the total permitted number of independent living units.
[3] 
The maximum number of residential health care units shall not exceed 75% of the total permitted number of independent living units.
[4] 
The maximum number of attached single-family dwellings shall not exceed 40% of the total permitted number of independent living units and residential health care units.
(b) 
Affordable housing: Based upon 240 independent living units, a fee of $480,000 shall be paid by the applicant to the Maplewood Housing Rehabilitation Fund, payable at the rate of $2,000 per unit upon issuance of a certificate of occupancy for each independent living unit only.
(9) 
Parking requirements. Sufficient off-street parking shall be required to meet the needs of the residents, employees and guests in accord with the following minimum requirements:
(a) 
Single-family attached housing: 1.5 spaces per dwelling unit.
(b) 
Multifamily units: 1.0 space per dwelling unit.
[Amended 5-15-1990 by Ord. No. 1828]
(c) 
All other residential units, except nursing care: five-tenths (.5) space per dwelling unit.
(d) 
Staff: one off-street parking space per full-time staff on the maximum shift.
(e) 
Visitors: 10% above the total required parking.
(10) 
Site plan approval. All CCRC's shall be subject to formal site plan approval in accordance with the provisions of § 271-32 of this chapter.
J. 
Pedestrian Retail Business (PRB Zone).
[Added 8-3-2004 by Ord. No. 2261-04; amended 8-18-2015 by Ord. No. 2794-15]
(1) 
Permitted principal uses.
(a) 
Retail businesses, not including pawnshops, and check cashing establishments.
(b) 
Financial institutions.
(c) 
Eat-in and/or takeout restaurants, not including fast-food restaurants.
(d) 
Dwellings.
(e) 
Offices.
(f) 
Professional offices.
(g) 
Businesses that are primarily instructional.
(h) 
Social/fraternal clubs and lodges and union halls.
(2) 
Accessory uses. Fences not over six feet in height in side or rear yards only, radio antennas, receiving dish antennas, solar collectors and other uses customarily associated with the permitted uses, provided that such accessory uses are subordinate to the principal use and serve only the principal use.
(3) 
Conditional uses: none.
(4) 
Area and setback requirements.
(a) 
Minimums.
[1] 
Minimum requirements for lot area, lot width and rear yard shall be as follows:
Type
Feet or Square Feet
Lot area
2,500 square feet
Lot width
25 feet
Rear yard
15 feet
[2] 
Front yard. No front yard shall be required except on those lots which adjoin transitional lots, in which case the minimum front yard shall be 50% of that required in the district in which the transitional lot is located.
[3] 
Side yard. No side yard shall be required except on those lots which adjoin transitional lots, in which case the side yard shall be a minimum of 15 feet and buffered in accordance with the requirements of this chapter.
(b) 
Maximums.
[1] 
Maximum requirements for curb cut, building coverage and lot coverage shall be as follows:
Type
Percent
Curb cut (percent of lot width)
*
Building coverage
80%
Lot coverage
100%
NOTES:
*
Curb cuts are not encouraged in the PRB District since they can interrupt the safe flow of pedestrian traffic.
[2] 
Building height. No building shall exceed 50 feet in height. However, that portion of the building over 30 feet in height shall be set back from the street line one foot for every foot in building height over 30 feet.
(5) 
Other provisions. Within the PRB District, additional building coverage can be achieved as a bonus for undertaking street or sidewalk beautification projects. The amount of the bonus shall be related to the extent of the beautification project undertaken, but in any event it shall not increase the allowable coverage by more than 10% (i.e., a maximum of 88% in the PRB District).
K. 
Parkside Zone. The provisions of the PS Zone shall be as follows:
[Added 12-7-2010 by Ord. No. 2649-10]
(1) 
Permitted principal uses:
(a) 
Multiple dwellings (limited to a mix of one- to two-bedroom units).
(b) 
Retail.
(c) 
Restaurants.
(d) 
Offices.
(e) 
Financial institutions.
(2) 
Accessory uses:
(a) 
Off-street parking lots.
(b) 
Parking garages and decks.
(3) 
Area and setback requirements:
(a) 
Residential off-street parking requirement, minimum: 1.2 spaces per unit.
(b) 
Other parking requirements per use as defined.
(c) 
Residential density, maximum: 60 units per acre.
(d) 
Lot area, minimum: 35,000 square feet.
(e) 
Lot width, minimum: 150 feet.
(f) 
Front yard, minimum: 25 feet.
(g) 
Side yard, minimum: 10 feet.
(h) 
Rear yard, minimum: 50 feet.
(i) 
Lot depth, minimum: 150 feet.
(j) 
Building coverage, maximum: 50%.
(k) 
Lot coverage, maximum: 90%.
(l) 
Height, maximum: 50 feet.