Township of North Brunswick, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee (now Mayor and Council) of the Township of North Brunswick 8-21-1978. This ordinance also repealed the former Zoning Chapter, adopted 12-3-1973, as amended. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Development Committee — See Ch. 21.
Department of Planning and Development — See Ch. 62.
Uniform Construction Codes — See Ch. 147.
Dwellings unit for human habitation — See Ch. 161.
Flood hazard areas — See Ch. 180.
Housing standards — See Ch. 197.
Parkland dedication — See Ch. 231.
Parks and playgrounds — See Ch. 234.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 243.
205a Appendix A 205b Appendix B 205c Appendix C 205d Appendix D 205e Appendix E 205f Tables 1 and 2
Article I Title; Purpose

§ 205-1 Title.

§ 205-2 Purpose.

Article II Zones; Zoning Map; Schedule of District Regulations; Boundaries

§ 205-3 Establishment of zones.

§ 205-4 Zoning Map.

§ 205-4.1 Schedule of District Regulations.

§ 205-5 Designation of boundaries.

Article III Word Usage; Definitions

§ 205-6 Word usage.

§ 205-7 Definitions.

Article IV General Regulations

§ 205-8 Precedence of more restrictive provisions.

§ 205-9 Conformity required.

§ 205-9.1 Site plan requirement.

§ 205-10 Yards and open space.

§ 205-11 Off-street parking.

§ 205-12 Installation of underground tanks.

§ 205-13 Railroad tracks restricted.

§ 205-14 Construction in certain areas restricted.

§ 205-15 Prohibition on removal of trees.

§ 205-16 Stripping and excavations.

§ 205-17 Retention of natural features.

§ 205-18 Storage of solid wastes.

§ 205-19 Dumping restricted.

§ 205-20 Storage of materials.

§ 205-21 Compatibility of architecture.

§ 205-22 Vision clearance on corner lots.

§ 205-23 Setback encroachments.

§ 205-24 Building lot to abut street.

§ 205-25 Measurement of front yard area from proposed right-of-way.

§ 205-25.1 Compliance with prevailing front yard setbacks.

§ 205-26 Front yards on corner lots.

§ 205-26.1 Location of accessory buildings.

§ 205-26.2 Size limits for detached accessory structures.

§ 205-26.3 Portable storage units.

§ 205-27 Underground services.

§ 205-28 Underground installation of utility lines.

§ 205-29 External appearance of houses in residential subdivisions.

§ 205-30 Raising of vegetables and fruit for personal use.

§ 205-31 Grading.

§ 205-32 (Reserved)

§ 205-33 (Reserved)

§ 205-34 Exceptions to height limitations.

§ 205-35 Required increases in yards.

§ 205-36 Freestanding aerials and antennas.

§ 205-37 Attached aerials and antennas.

§ 205-38 Flagpoles.

§ 205-39 Irregularly shaped lots.

§ 205-40 Uses prohibited in all zones.

§ 205-40.1 Garage sales.

Article IVA Tree Conservation and Replacement Program

§ 205-40.2 Definitions.

§ 205-40.3 Cutting or removal required.

§ 205-40.4 Exemptions.

§ 205-40.5 Permit required.

§ 205-40.6 Replacement tree plan.

§ 205-40.7 Application submittal; referral.

§ 205-40.8 Waiver.

§ 205-40.9 Regulations pertaining to delineation of clearing limits/limits of disturbance.

§ 205-40.10 Permit approval; time for decision; no default approvals.

§ 205-40.11 Change in replacement plan.

§ 205-40.12 Permit revocation.

§ 205-40.13 Fees; performance guaranties; maintenance guaranties.

§ 205-40.14 Notice of commencement of tree removal.

Article V General Regulations for Residential Districts

§ 205-41 Inharmonious construction and alteration.

§ 205-42 Keeping of horses.

§ 205-43 Outdoor storage of recreational vehicles, campers, trailers and boats.

§ 205-43.1 Parking and storage of commercially registered vehicles.

§ 205-43.2 Construction of driveways and parking spaces.

§ 205-44 Number of stories limited.

§ 205-45 Number of principal buildings limited.

§ 205-45.1 (Reserved)

§ 205-45.2 (Reserved)

§ 205-45.3 Restrictions on changing from sale to rental once intention is disclosed.

Article VI R-1 Residential District

§ 205-46 Permitted uses.

§ 205-47 Development standards.

§ 205-48 (Reserved)

Article VII R-2 Residential District

§ 205-49 Permitted uses.

§ 205-50 Development standards.

Article VIII R-3 Residential District

§ 205-51 Permitted uses.

§ 205-52 Development standards.

Article IX R-4 Residential District

§ 205-53 Permitted uses.

§ 205-54 Development standards.

Article IXA R-4A Residential District

§ 205-54.1 Permitted uses.

§ 205-54.2 Development standards.

Article X R-5 Residential District

§ 205-55 Permitted uses.

§ 205-56 Development standards for garden apartments.

Article XI R-6 (PRD) Planned Residential Development District

§ 205-57 Purpose.

§ 205-58 Permitted uses.

§ 205-59 Development standards differentiating PRD and ERD.

§ 205-60 Development standards for both PRD and ERD.

§ 205-61 Additional regulations.

Article XII R-7 Residential District

§ 205-62 Purpose.

§ 205-63 Permitted uses.

§ 205-64 Maximum density and special development requirement.

Article XIII C-1 Neighborhood Commercial District

§ 205-65 Permitted uses.

§ 205-66 Development standards.

§ 205-66.1 C-3 Restricted Neighborhood Commercial District.

Article XIV C-2 General Commercial District

§ 205-67 Permitted uses.

§ 205-68 Development standards.

Article XIVA C-4 Nonrestricted Commercial District

§ 205-68.1 Purpose.

§ 205-68.2 Applicability.

§ 205-68.3 Definitions.

§ 205-68.4 Permitted uses and prohibited uses.

§ 205-68.5 Development and design standards.

§ 205-68.6 Contribution toward affordable housing.

§ 205-68.7 Green-engineering performance standards.

§ 205-68.8 Landscaping and lighting.

§ 205-68.9 Off-street and shared parking requirements.

§ 205-68.10 Signage.

§ 205-68.11 Application procedure.

Article XV G-O General Office District

§ 205-69 Permitted uses.

§ 205-70 Development standards.

§ 205-70.1 Area required for planned office park development.

§ 205-70.2 Permitted uses for planned office park development.

§ 205-70.3 Development standards for planned office park development.

Article XVI I-1 Industrial District

§ 205-71 Permitted uses.

§ 205-72 Development standards.

§ 205-73 Industrial park development.

Article XVII I-2 Industrial District

§ 205-74 Permitted uses.

§ 205-75 Development standards.

§ 205-75.1 Development standards for sites with 50 or more acres.

§ 205-75.2 General development plans permitted; conditions required.

§ 205-75.3 Contents of general development plan.

§ 205-75.4 Fees for general development plans.

§ 205-76 Industrial park development.

§ 205-76.1 Transit-Oriented Mixed-Use Development Overlay.

Article XVIII ERR Education-Recreation-Research District

§ 205-77 Permitted uses.

§ 205-78 Development standards.

Article XVIIIA PAC Planned Adult Community District

§ 205-78.1 Purpose.

§ 205-78.2 Minimum age requirement.

§ 205-78.3 Permitted uses.

§ 205-78.4 Permitted accessory buildings and uses.

§ 205-78.5 Development standards.

§ 205-78.6 Additional requirements.

Article XIX TMU Transitional Mixed Use District

§ 205-79 Purpose.

§ 205-79.1 Properties subject to court order.

§ 205-79.2 Permitted uses.

§ 205-79.3 Development standards.

§ 205-79.4 Large retail establishments.

§ 205-79.5 Exemption from impact review.

§ 205-79.6 Other provisions.

Article XIXA O-R Office Research District

§ 205-80 Purpose.

§ 205-81 Permitted uses.

§ 205-81.1 Development standards.

Article XX PUD Planned Unit Development

§ 205-82 Purpose.

§ 205-83 Objectives.

§ 205-84 Designation of authority.

§ 205-85 Minimum acreage.

§ 205-86 Permitted uses.

§ 205-86.1 Affordable housing requirements.

§ 205-87 Development standards.

Article XXA PUD-II Planned Unit Development

§ 205-87.1 Purpose.

§ 205-87.2 Limits of zone.

§ 205-87.3 Permitted uses.

§ 205-87.4 Development standards.

§ 205-87.5 General development plans.

§ 205-87.6 (Reserved)

§ 205-87.7 Exemption from impact review.

§ 205-87.8 Other provisions.

§ 205-88 Planned unit development applications.

§ 205-89 Public hearings; grant or denial of tentative application approval.

§ 205-90 Application for final approval.

§ 205-91 Required improvements.

§ 205-92 Escrow funds.

Article XXI R-T-D Townhouse-Duplex Residential District

§ 205-92.1 Intent.

§ 205-92.2 Permitted uses.

§ 205-92.3 Development standards for single-family and duplex dwellings.

§ 205-92.4 Development standards for townhouse use dwellings.

Article XXII R-M Residential District

§ 205-92.5 Definitions.

§ 205-92.6 General requirements.

§ 205-92.7 Design standards and improvements.

§ 205-92.8 Water supply system and sanitary sewerage facilities.

§ 205-92.9 Refuse storage, collection and disposal.

§ 205-92.10 Application procedures; fees; other requirements.

Article XXIII Fences and Swimming Pools

§ 205-93 Fences.

§ 205-94 Private swimming pools.

§ 205-95 Commercial and private club swimming pools.

Article XXIV Off-Street Parking and Loading

§ 205-96 All districts.

§ 205-97 C-1, C-2, G-O, O-R, I-1 and I-2 Districts.

§ 205-98 Design standards.

§ 205-99 Off-street parking for residential districts.

§ 205-100 Off-street parking for nonresidential uses.

Article XXV Signs and Outdoor Advertising

§ 205-101 Applicability.

§ 205-102 General regulations.

§ 205-103 Prohibited signs.

§ 205-104 Permitted signs in residential districts.

§ 205-105 Permitted signs in nonresidential districts.

Article XXVI Landscaping and Buffer Areas

§ 205-106 General regulations.

Article XXVII Performance Standards

§ 205-107 General regulations.

§ 205-108 Specific standards.

Article XXVIII Site Plan Review

§ 205-109 Approval required; exceptions.

§ 205-109.1 Site plan approval checklist.

§ 205-110 Applications.

Article XXIX Conditional Uses

§ 205-111 Guiding principles; site plan approval required.

§ 205-112 Private and parochial schools.

§ 205-113 Churches and places of worship.

§ 205-114 Public utilities.

§ 205-115 Philanthropic and eleemosynary uses.

§ 205-116 (Reserved)

§ 205-117 Motor vehicle service stations.

§ 205-118 (Reserved)

§ 205-119 Shopping centers.

§ 205-120 County penal facilities.

§ 205-121 Hospitals, nursing homes and sanatoriums.

§ 205-122 Drive-in restaurants.

§ 205-123 New car sales, services and showrooms.

§ 205-124 Commercial swimming pools and swimming clubs.

§ 205-124.1 Truck sales, display, service and rental.

§ 205-124.2 (Reserved)

§ 205-124.3 Theaters.

Article XXX Nonconforming Uses

§ 205-125 Continuance.

§ 205-126 Abandonment.

§ 205-127 Restoration.

§ 205-128 Reversion.

§ 205-129 Alterations.

§ 205-130 Effect on prior approvals.

§ 205-131 District boundary changes.

Article XXXI Land Subdivision Procedures

§ 205-132 Administration of approval provisions.

§ 205-132.1 Minimum requirements; exceptions; changes after final approval; administration; checklists.

§ 205-132.2 Submission of application and sketch plat.

§ 205-132.3 Submission of sketch plat and application for minor subdivision; fee.

§ 205-132.4 Minor subdivision application requirements.

§ 205-132.5 Submission of preliminary plat of major subdivision for tentative approval.

§ 205-132.6 Information required prior to public hearing.

§ 205-132.7 Preliminary plat requirements.

§ 205-132.8 Scheduling of public hearing on preliminary plat.

§ 205-132.9 Effect of preliminary approval.

§ 205-132.10 Information required prior to final approval.

§ 205-132.11 Final plat requirements.

§ 205-132.12 Procedure for approval of final plat of major subdivision.

Article XXXII Improvements; Site Maintenance; Assignment of Contractors

§ 205-133 General requirements regarding public and private improvements.

§ 205-133.1 Design of public improvements.

§ 205-133.2 Standards for public improvements.

§ 205-133.3 Off-tract public improvements.

§ 205-133.4 Inspections; payment to contractors; acceptance of public improvements.

§ 205-133.5 Modification of public improvements.

§ 205-133.6 Performance guaranty; public and private site work improvements.

§ 205-133.7 Maintenance guaranty.

§ 205-133.8 Site maintenance during construction.

§ 205-133.9 Transfer or assignment of interest; contractor performance requirements.

Article XXXIII Subdivision Design Standards; Miscellaneous Requirements

§ 205-134 General standards; waiver of requirements.

§ 205-134.1 Streets and roadways.

§ 205-134.2 Drainage facilities.

§ 205-134.3 Lots.

§ 205-134.4 Blocks.

§ 205-134.5 Easements.

§ 205-134.6 Miscellaneous requirements.

§ 205-134.7 Violations and penalties.

Article XXXIV Administration

§ 205-135 Planning Board.

§ 205-135.1 Zoning Board of Adjustment.

§ 205-135.2 Provisions applicable to both Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment.

§ 205-135.3 Appeals.

§ 205-135.4 Miscellaneous provisions.

§ 205-136 (Reserved)

Article XXXV Enforcement; Certificates and Permits

§ 205-137 Enforcement authority.

§ 205-138 Certificates and permits.

Article XXXVI Fees; Deposits; General Provisions

§ 205-139 Fees and escrow deposits.

§ 205-140 Interpretation of provisions.

§ 205-141 Violations and penalties.

§ 205-142 Amendments.

§ 205-143 Continuation of existing applications for development.

§ 205-144 Filing of copy.

§ 205-145 Repealer.

Article XXXVII Stormwater Control for Nonresidential Major Development

§ 205-146 Scope and purpose.

§ 205-147 Definitions.

§ 205-148 Design and performance standards for stormwater management measures.

§ 205-149 Requirements for major development.

§ 205-150 Calculation of stormwater runoff and groundwater recharge.

§ 205-151 Standards for structural stormwater management measures.

§ 205-152 Sources for technical guidance.

§ 205-153 Safety standards for stormwater management basins.

§ 205-154 Requirements for site development stormwater plan.

§ 205-155 Maintenance and repair.

§ 205-156 Violations and penalties.

Article XXXVIII Personal Wireless Telecommunications Facilities and Equipment

§ 205-157 Findings.

§ 205-158 Definitions.

§ 205-159 Purpose and goals.

§ 205-160 Overall objective.

§ 205-161 Specific goals.

§ 205-162 Exemptions.

§ 205-163 Collocation policy.

§ 205-164 Priority locations; permitted uses and conditional uses; prohibited locations.

§ 205-165 Development standards for permitted use locations.

§ 205-166 Development standards for conditional uses at priority locations; additional submission requirements.

§ 205-167 Overall comprehensive plan.

§ 205-168 Area, height and setback standards.

§ 205-169 Site design standards.

§ 205-170 Conditional use standards.

§ 205-171 Additional site plan submission requirements.

§ 205-172 Removal of abandoned PWTFs and PWTEFs.

§ 205-173 Nonconforming PWTFs.

§ 205-174 Other requirements.

§ 205-175 Technical review.

Article XXXIX Steep Slopes

§ 205-176 Scope and purpose.

§ 205-177 Applicability.

§ 205-178 Definitions.

§ 205-179 Designation of areas.

§ 205-180 Steep slope limits.

§ 205-181 Enforcement; violations and penalties.

Article XL Riparian Zones

§ 205-182 Intent and purpose.

§ 205-183 Statutory authority.

§ 205-184 Definitions.

§ 205-185 Establishment of riparian zones.

§ 205-186 Permitted uses.

§ 205-187 Performance standards.

§ 205-188 Nonconforming structures and uses.

§ 205-189 Prohibited uses.

§ 205-190 Activities permitted in the case of no reasonable or prudent alternative or extreme hardship.

§ 205-191 Riparian zone management plan.

§ 205-192 Boundary interpretation; appeals procedures.

§ 205-193 Inspections.

§ 205-194 Enforcement.