City of Somers Point, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Somers Point 4-24-1980 by Ord. No. 3-1980 (Ch. 33 of 1967 compilation). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Environmental Commission — See Ch. 25.
Planning Board — See Ch. 41.
Zoning Board of Adjustment — See Ch. 66.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 100.
Development impact — See Ch. 112.
Removal of fill or gravel — See Ch. 136.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 146.
Article I General Provisions

§ 114-1 Statement of intent and purpose.

§ 114-2 Title.

§ 114-3 Regulations held to be minimum requirements.

§ 114-4 Compliance required; nonconforming uses and structures; failure to comply.

Article IA Signs

§ 114-4.1 Short title.

§ 114-4.2 Purpose, intent and Scope.

§ 114-4.3 Definitions.

§ 114-4.4 Prohibited signs.

§ 114-4.5 Nonconforming signs.

§ 114-4.6 Exemptions.

§ 114-4.7 Building permits.

§ 114-4.8 Substitution of noncommercial speech for commercial speech.

§ 114-4.9 Content neutrality as to sign message (viewpoint).

§ 114-4.10 All districts.

§ 114-4.11 Conditions.

§ 114-4.12 Administration and enforcing official.

§ 114-4.13 Appeals to Board of Adjustment.

§ 114-4.14 Incorporation of Zoning Regulations; conflict with other provisions.

§ 114-4.15 When effective.

§ 114-4.16 Severability.

Article II Zoning Districts; Zoning Map

§ 114-5 Enumeration of districts.

§ 114-6 Zoning Map.

§ 114-7 Determination of district boundaries.

Article III Definitions

§ 114-8 Word usage.

§ 114-9 Terms defined.

Article IV R-1 Single-Family Residential District

§ 114-10 Intent; applicable regulations.

§ 114-11 Permitted uses.

§ 114-12 Area and bulk requirements.

§ 114-13 Exceptions to area and bulk requirements.

§ 114-14 Projections into required yards.

§ 114-15 Landscaping; fences and walls.

§ 114-16 Off-street parking.

§ 114-17 Signs.

Article V R-MF Multifamily Residential District

§ 114-18 Intent; applicable regulations.

§ 114-19 Permitted uses.

§ 114-20 Area and bulk requirements.

§ 114-21 Area and bulk requirements for two-family dwellings.

§ 114-22 Exceptions to area and bulk requirements.

§ 114-23 Projections into required yards; trash facilities; uses subject to approval.

§ 114-24 Landscaping; fences and walls.

§ 114-25 Off-street parking.

§ 114-26 Signs.

Article VI R-CL Residential Cluster District

§ 114-27 Intent; applicable regulations.

§ 114-28 Permitted uses.

§ 114-29 Area and bulk requirements.

§ 114-30 Additional design criteria.

§ 114-31 Open space consideration.

§ 114-32 Public access.

§ 114-33 Development subject to review and approval.

Article VII GB General Business District

§ 114-34 Intent; applicable regulations.

§ 114-35 Permitted uses.

§ 114-36 Area and bulk requirements for permitted uses in §§ 114-35A(1) and (2) and 114-35B.

§ 114-37 Minimum floor area.

§ 114-38 Number of uses or structures; outdoor storage; architectural requirements; landscaping; buffers; sidewalks.

§ 114-39 Minimum off-street parking.

§ 114-40 Minimum off-street loading.

§ 114-41 Waiver of parking and off-street loading and unloading requirements.

§ 114-42 Signs.

§ 114-43 Fences.

§ 114-44 Lighting.

§ 114-45 Submission requirements.

Article VIII HC-1 Highway Commercial-One District

§ 114-46 Intent; applicable regulations.

§ 114-47 Permitted uses.

§ 114-48 Area and bulk requirements.

§ 114-49 General regulations.

§ 114-50 Landscaping; fences.

§ 114-51 Off-street parking.

§ 114-52 Signs.

Article IX HC-2 Highway Commercial — Two District

§ 114-53 Intent; applicable regulations.

§ 114-54 Permitted uses.

§ 114-55 Area and bulk requirements.

§ 114-56 General regulations.

§ 114-57 Landscaping.

§ 114-58 Off-street parking.

§ 114-59 Lighting.

§ 114-60 Signs.

Article X NC-2 Neighborhood Commercial District

§ 114-61 Intent; applicable regulations.

§ 114-62 Permitted uses.

§ 114-63 General regulations.

Article XI BF Bay-Front District

§ 114-64 Intent; applicable regulations.

§ 114-65 Permitted uses.

§ 114-66 Area and bulk requirements.

§ 114-67 Marina principles of design.

§ 114-68 Landscaping.

§ 114-69 Off-street parking.

§ 114-70 Lighting.

§ 114-71 General regulations.

Article XIA Affordable Housing (AH) Zones (AH1, AH2 and AH3)

§ 114-71.1 Intent.

§ 114-71.2 Permitted uses.

§ 114-71.3 Design and area requirements.

Article XII TC Transient Commercial District

§ 114-72 Intent; applicable regulations.

§ 114-73 Permitted uses.

§ 114-74 Area and bulk requirements.

§ 114-75 General regulations.

§ 114-76 Landscaping.

§ 114-77 Off-street parking.

§ 114-78 Lighting.

§ 114-79 Signs.

Article XIII RGC Recreational Golf Course District

§ 114-80 Intent; applicable regulations.

§ 114-81 Permitted uses.

§ 114-82 Area and bulk requirements.

§ 114-83 General regulations.

§ 114-84 Landscaping.

§ 114-85 Off-street parking.

§ 114-86 Lighting.

Article XIIIA Recreational Planned Unit Development Option (RPUD)

§ 114-86.1 Regulations and guidelines.

Article XIV REC-A Recreational Land District

§ 114-87 Intent; applicable regulations.

§ 114-88 Permitted uses.

§ 114-89 General regulations.

Article XV REC-B Recreational Land-Marina District

§ 114-90 Intent; regulations.

§ 114-91 Permitted uses.

§ 114-92 Accessory uses.

§ 114-93 Bulk requirements.

§ 114-94 Design guidelines for marina.

§ 114-95 General regulations.

Article XVI Somers Point Historic District

§ 114-96 Designation.

§ 114-97 Purpose and intent.

§ 114-98 Scope; certificate of appropriateness.

§ 114-99 Historic Village Commercial (HVC) Zone.

§ 114-100 Historic Village Residential (HVR) Zone.

§ 114-101 Historic Village Waterfront Zone.

§ 114-102 Guidelines for design review.

§ 114-103 Supplemental guidelines.

Article XVII I-PID Planned Industrial District

§ 114-104 Intent; applicable regulations.

§ 114-105 Permitted uses.

§ 114-106 Area and bulk requirements.

§ 114-107 General regulations.

§ 114-108 Off-street parking and circulation.

§ 114-109 Landscaping.

§ 114-110 Signs.

§ 114-111 Lighting.

§ 114-112 Fences.

Article XVIII FD Flood District

§ 114-113 Intent; applicable regulations.

§ 114-114 Permitted uses.

§ 114-115 General regulations.

Article XIX Special Hospital Classification

§ 114-116 Intent; applicable regulations.

§ 114-117 General regulations.

§ 114-117.1 Design and area requirements.

Article XIXA PMC Professional Medical Commercial District

§ 114-117.2 Applicable regulations.

§ 114-117.3 Permitted uses.

§ 114-117.4 Accessory uses.

§ 114-117.5 General regulations; design, area and bulk requirements.

Article XX Regulations Applicable to All Districts

§ 114-118 Purpose.

§ 114-119 Prohibited uses.

§ 114-120 Permitted uses.

§ 114-121 Nonconforming uses and structures.

§ 114-121.1 Payment of delinquent taxes and assessments.

§ 114-121.2 Personal wireless telecommunications facilities and equipment.

§ 114-121.3 Family day-care homes.

§ 114-122 Unsafe conditions.

Article XXI Arcades and Amusement Devices

§ 114-123 Title; statutory authority; intent.

§ 114-124 Arcades to be conditional uses; conditions.

§ 114-125 Location restricted.

§ 114-126 Compliance with regulations required; open space requirements.

§ 114-127 Rest rooms.

§ 114-128 Supervision.

§ 114-129 Parking.

§ 114-130 Certain activities not permitted.

§ 114-131 Exterior lighting; noise.

§ 114-132 Prizes not permitted.

§ 114-133 Certain persons not permitted to associate with business.

§ 114-134 Gambling devices not permitted.

§ 114-135 Other occupations within premises not permitted.

§ 114-136 Site plan to be filed.

§ 114-137 Amusement devices other than within an arcade.

§ 114-138 Compliance to be condition of issuance of license.

§ 114-139 Approvals required prior to issuance of license.

Article XXII Site Plan Review

§ 114-140 Intent.

§ 114-141 Preliminary and final site plan review required.

§ 114-142 Considerations for review process.

§ 114-143 Submission of application for preliminary approval.

§ 114-144 Submission of application for minor site plan and administrative review.

§ 114-145 Minor site plan documentation.

§ 114-146 Preliminary site plan approval; time limits.

§ 114-147 Rights conferred upon applicant by preliminary approval.

§ 114-148 Submission of final plat for approval.

§ 114-149 Final site plan approval; time limit.

§ 114-150 Rights conferred upon applicant by final approval.

§ 114-151 Exceptions to approval time limits for certain planned developments.

§ 114-152 Standards as minimum requirements.

Article XXIII Subdivision of Land

§ 114-153 Intent.

§ 114-154 Application for approval required.

§ 114-155 Submission of application and sketch plat.

§ 114-156 Classification of subdivision by Subdivision Committee.

§ 114-157 Approval of classification by Planning Board.

§ 114-158 Minor subdivision approval.

§ 114-159 Expiration of minor subdivision approval; extensions.

§ 114-160 Lands resulting from minor subdivision.

§ 114-161 Contents of minor subdivision application.

§ 114-162 Classification as major subdivision.

§ 114-163 Submission of preliminary plat for major subdivision.

§ 114-164 Required information on or accompanying preliminary plat.

§ 114-165 Preliminary major subdivision approval; time limits.

§ 114-166 Effect of preliminary approval; expiration of approval.

§ 114-167 Submission of final plat for major subdivision.

§ 114-168 Data to accompany final plat.

§ 114-169 Final major subdivision approval; time limit.

§ 114-170 Expiration of approval upon failure to file.

§ 114-171 Effect of final approval.

§ 114-171.1 General development plan submission procedures.

Article XXIV Design and Improvement Standards

§ 114-172 Standards as minimum; installation of improvements or performance guaranty required.

§ 114-173 Adherence to generally accepted engineering standards in certain cases.

§ 114-174 Inspections; notice upon failure to comply; suspension of work.

§ 114-175 Required site conditions.

§ 114-176 Roadways.

§ 114-177 Surface drainage.

§ 114-178 Blocks.

§ 114-179 Street surfacing; curbs and gutters.

§ 114-180 Sanitary sewage.

§ 114-181 Water supply.

§ 114-182 Stormwater control.

§ 114-183 Stormwater management systems.

§ 114-184 Fences.

Article XXV Guaranties; Improvement Costs

§ 114-185 Performance guaranties.

§ 114-186 Form of performance guaranty.

§ 114-187 Inspections and tests.

§ 114-188 Off-tract improvements.

Article XXVI Administration and Enforcement

§ 114-189 Enforcement officer designated; duties.

§ 114-190 Building permits.

§ 114-191 Certificates of occupancy.

§ 114-192 Certificates of approval.

§ 114-193 Applications for permits and certificates.

§ 114-194 Violations and penalties; civil action.

§ 114-195 Denial of permit or certificate; notice to applicant.

§ 114-196 Expiration of permits and certificates.

§ 114-197 Powers of Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment.

§ 114-198 Municipal approval conditioned on county approval.

§ 114-199 Appeals.

§ 114-200 Hearings; public notice.

Article XXVII Fees

§ 114-201 Establishment of fees and escrows.

Article XXVIII Somers Point Historic Preservation Commission

§ 114-202 Establishment; membership; appointment; officers.

§ 114-203 Appropriations; staff.

§ 114-204 Responsibilities.

§ 114-205 Referral and reporting.

§ 114-206 Designation and regulation of historic sites or districts; issuance of permits.

§ 114-207 Word usage.

§ 114-208 Building or demolition application procedures.

§ 114-209 Guidelines for certificate of appropriateness.

Article XXIX Stormwater and Tidal Stormwater Control

§ 114-210 Scope and purpose.

§ 114-211 Definitions.

§ 114-212 General standards.

§ 114-213 Stormwater management requirements for major development.

§ 114-214 Calculation of stormwater runoff and groundwater recharge.

§ 114-215 Standards for structural stormwater management measures.

§ 114-216 Sources for technical guidance.

§ 114-217 Safety standards for stormwater management basins.

§ 114-218 Requirements for a site development stormwater plan.

§ 114-219 Maintenance and repair.

§ 114-220 Violations and penalties.

§ 114-221 Effective date.

Article XXX Private Storm Drain Inlet Retrofitting

§ 114-222 Purpose.

§ 114-223 Definitions.

§ 114-224 Prohibited conduct.

§ 114-225 Design standard; exceptions.

§ 114-226 Enforcement.

§ 114-227 Violations and penalties.

Article XXXI Home Occupations and Home Office Standards

§ 114-228 General provisions; performance standards; prohibited and permitted occupations.

§ 114-229 Administrative procedures.

§ 114-230 Permits limited.

§ 114-231 Inspections.

§ 114-232 Revocation of permit; violations and penalties.