City of Trenton, NJ
Mercer County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Trenton 9-7-1967 as Ch. XIX of the Revised General Ordinances; amended in its entirety 6-3-2010 by Ord. No. 10-32. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Amusements — See Ch. 17.
Building construction — See Ch. 42.
Commercial structures — See Ch. 56.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 97.
Flood control — See Ch. 109.
Junkyards — See Ch. 137, Art. II.
Signs — See Ch. 233.
Special Improvement District — See Ch. 252.
Swimming pools — See Ch. 264.
315a Appendix A 315b Figure 1 Downtown Park Dist 315c Table 1 Bicycle Parking Req 315d Table 2 Shared Use Parking 315e Checklist I 315f Checklist II 315g Checklist III 315h Checklist IV
Article I General Provisions

§ 315-1 Scope.

§ 315-2 Title.

§ 315-3 Purpose.

§ 315-4 Interpretation of standards.

§ 315-5 Prohibited uses.

§ 315-6 Compliance.

§ 315-7 Action to enjoin or remedy violations.

§ 315-8 Violations and penalties.

§ 315-9 Word usage.

§ 315-10 Definitions.

Article II Planning Board

§ 315-11 Establishment.

§ 315-12 Lack of quorum due to conflicts of interest.

§ 315-13 Terms.

§ 315-14 Removal.

§ 315-15 Vacancy.

§ 315-16 Organization of Board.

§ 315-17 Planning Board Attorney.

§ 315-18 Experts and staff.

§ 315-19 Budget.

§ 315-20 Powers and duties.

Article III Zoning Board of Adjustment

§ 315-21 Establishment.

§ 315-22 Appointment; term; alternate members.

§ 315-23 Lack of quorum due to conflicts of interest.

§ 315-24 Vacancy.

§ 315-25 Removal.

§ 315-26 Organization of Board.

§ 315-27 Zoning Board Attorney.

§ 315-28 Experts and staff.

§ 315-29 Budget.

§ 315-30 Powers and duties.

§ 315-31 Appeals and applications.

Article IV Provisions Applicable to Both Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment

§ 315-32 Conflicts of interest.

§ 315-33 Meetings.

§ 315-34 Hearings.

§ 315-35 Notice of hearing.

§ 315-36 Records.

§ 315-37 Decisions.

§ 315-38 Conditional approvals.

§ 315-38.1 Training in land use law and planning.

Article V Appeal of Zoning Board of Adjustment Decisions

§ 315-39 Appeal to City Council or court.

§ 315-40 Time for appeal; notice.

§ 315-41 Fees; transcript.

§ 315-42 Notice of hearing; basis for decision.

§ 315-43 Time for decision.

§ 315-44 Decision; vote necessary.

§ 315-45 Stay of proceedings.

Article VI Notice of Decisions; Minimum Requirements

§ 315-46 Notice of decisions.

§ 315-47 Minimum requirements.

Article VII Enforcement

§ 315-48 Compliance required.

§ 315-49 Duties of Zoning Officer.

§ 315-50 Notification of violation; hazardous conditions response.

§ 315-51 Certificate of occupancy revocation.

§ 315-52 Report to City Attorney; filing of summons.

Article VIII Permits and Certificates

§ 315-53 Construction permits.

§ 315-54 Zoning permit.

§ 315-55 Certificates of occupancy.

Article IX Development Application and Review Procedures

§ 315-56 Overlapping powers of Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment.

§ 315-57 Jurisdiction of Planning Board.

§ 315-58 Jurisdiction of Zoning Board of Adjustment.

§ 315-59 Review of all subdivisions required.

§ 315-60 Site plan review.

§ 315-61 Other approvals.

§ 315-62 Variance applications.

§ 315-63 Conditional use; standards for review; time for decision.

§ 315-64 Informal review.

§ 315-65 Waiver of subdivision or site plan regulations; simultaneous review and approval.

§ 315-66 Minor subdivision plat and minor site plan applications.

§ 315-67 Preliminary major subdivision plat and preliminary major site plan applications.

§ 315-68 Final subdivision plat and final site plan applications.

§ 315-69 Action by City.

§ 315-70 Effect of approvals.

Article X Fees, Guarantees and Off-Tract Improvements

§ 315-71 Application fees and escrow fees for professional review services.

§ 315-72 Guarantees.

§ 315-73 Off-tract improvements.

§ 315-74 Radio communication airways.

Article XI Zoning Districts, Zoning Map, and Redevelopment Areas

§ 315-75 Zoning districts.

§ 315-76 Redevelopment areas.

§ 315-77 Historic districts and sites.

§ 315-78 Zoning Map.

§ 315-79 Interpretation of boundaries.

§ 315-80 Location of retail and commercial establishments near residential areas.

Article XII General District Regulations

§ 315-81 Compliance required.

§ 315-82 Existing buildings.

§ 315-83 Combining open space.

§ 315-84 Supplementary provisions.

§ 315-85 Certain uses permitted in all districts.

Article XIII Residence A and Residence B-1 Districts

§ 315-86 Principal permitted uses.

§ 315-87 Permitted accessory buildings and uses.

§ 315-88 Permitted conditional uses.

§ 315-89 Lot size, area, yard and building requirements.

§ 315-90 General requirements.

Article XIV Residence B-2 District

§ 315-91 Principal permitted uses.

§ 315-92 Permitted accessory buildings and uses.

§ 315-93 Permitted conditional uses.

§ 315-94 Lot size, area, yard and building requirements.

§ 315-95 General requirements.

Article XV Residence B District

§ 315-96 Principal permitted uses.

§ 315-97 Permitted accessory buildings and uses.

§ 315-98 Permitted conditional uses.

§ 315-99 Lot size, area, yard and building requirements.

§ 315-100 General requirements.

Article XVI Mixed Use MU District

§ 315-101 Principal permitted uses.

§ 315-102 Permitted accessory buildings and uses.

§ 315-103 Permitted conditional uses.

§ 315-104 Lot size, area, yard and building requirements.

§ 315-105 General requirements.

Article XVII Business A District

§ 315-106 Principal permitted uses.

§ 315-107 Permitted accessory buildings and uses.

§ 315-108 Permitted conditional uses.

§ 315-109 Lot size, area, yard and building requirements.

§ 315-110 General requirements.

Article XVIII Downtown District

§ 315-111 Principal permitted uses.

§ 315-112 Permitted accessory buildings and uses.

§ 315-113 Permitted conditional uses.

§ 315-114 Lot size, area, yard and building requirements.

§ 315-115 General design guidelines.

§ 315-116 General requirements.

Article XIX Business B District

§ 315-117 Principal permitted uses.

§ 315-118 Permitted accessory buildings and uses.

§ 315-119 Permitted conditional uses.

§ 315-120 Lot size, area, yard and building requirements.

§ 315-121 General requirements.

Article XX Industrial A District

§ 315-122 Principal permitted uses.

§ 315-123 Permitted accessory buildings and uses.

§ 315-124 Permitted conditional uses.

§ 315-125 Lot size, area, yard and building requirements.

§ 315-126 General requirements.

Article XXI Industrial B District

§ 315-127 Principal permitted uses.

§ 315-128 Permitted accessory buildings and uses.

§ 315-129 Permitted conditional uses.

§ 315-130 Lot size, area, yard and building requirements.

§ 315-131 General requirements.

Article XXII Conditional Uses

§ 315-132 Purpose and scope.

§ 315-133 Guiding principles.

§ 315-134 Compliance required.

§ 315-135 Sexually oriented business.

§ 315-136 Billboards.

§ 315-137 Churches.

§ 315-138 Clubhouse.

§ 315-139 Day-care/child-care center.

§ 315-140 Funeral homes.

§ 315-141 Health care facility.

§ 315-142 Nursing home.

§ 315-143 Parking lot.

§ 315-144 Public utility uses.

§ 315-145 Restaurant and retail trade uses.

§ 315-146 Schools.

§ 315-147 Telecommunications facilities.

Article XXIII Telecommunications Facilities

§ 315-148 Purpose and legislative Intent.

§ 315-149 Definitions and word usage.

§ 315-150 Overall policy and desired goals for conditional use permit.

§ 315-151 Conditional use permit application and other requirements.

§ 315-152 Location.

§ 315-153 Shared use of telecommunications facilities.

§ 315-154 Height of facilities and antennas.

§ 315-155 Visibility.

§ 315-156 Security against unauthorized access.

§ 315-157 Signage.

§ 315-158 Lot size and setbacks.

§ 315-159 Retention of expert assistance; reimbursement by applicant; deposit required.

§ 315-160 Conditional use permit required; exceptions; continuation of existing facilities.

§ 315-161 Action on permit applications; notification of applicant.

§ 315-162 Right of appeal.

§ 315-163 Recertification of conditional use permits.

§ 315-164 Extent and parameters of conditional use permits.

§ 315-165 Performance security.

§ 315-166 Reservation of authority to inspect facilities.

§ 315-167 Annual NIER certification.

§ 315-168 Liability insurance.

§ 315-169 Indemnification.

§ 315-170 Violations and penalties.

§ 315-171 Default and/or revocation.

§ 315-172 Removal of facilities; restoration of site.

§ 315-173 Waiver of application requirements and permit conditions.

§ 315-174 Adherence to state and federal rules and regulations.

§ 315-175 Conflict with other laws.

§ 315-176 Severability.

§ 315-177 Legislative authority.

Article XXIV Off-Street Parking, Loading and Unloading

§ 315-178 Plan required; issuance of occupancy permits; encroachment of parking spaces prohibited.

§ 315-179 Existing uses.

§ 315-180 Design standards.

§ 315-181 Other uses prohibited.

§ 315-182 Responsibility of owners.

§ 315-183 Meeting requirements through other space.

§ 315-184 Continuing obligation.

§ 315-185 Parking requirements for downtown parking districts.

§ 315-186 Parking requirements for Business A District.

§ 315-187 Parking requirements for all districts except downtown parking districts and Business A District.

§ 315-188 Off-street parking requirements for combination of uses.

§ 315-189 Off-street loading requirements.

§ 315-190 Joint facilities for parking or loading.

§ 315-190.1 Waiver of parking or loading requirements.

Article XXV Signs

§ 315-191 Purpose and intent.

§ 315-192 Definitions.

§ 315-193 Compliance required; firesafety considerations; owner's name on sign.

§ 315-194 Traffic safety.

§ 315-195 Health, safety, light and air; extension above roof prohibited.

§ 315-196 Order to make safe or remove.

§ 315-197 Mechanical contrivances.

§ 315-198 Illumination.

§ 315-199 Computing sign area.

§ 315-200 Movable signs.

§ 315-201 Temporary signs.

§ 315-202 Appeal of decision of Zoning Officer; filing of application for permit.

§ 315-203 Signs which do not require a permit.

§ 315-204 Signs which require permits.

§ 315-205 Signs in residential districts.

§ 315-206 Signs in MU, BA, BB and DD Districts.

§ 315-207 Signs in Industrial Districts.

Article XXVI Lighting and Landscaping

§ 315-208 Lighting guidelines.

§ 315-209 Lighting design standards.

§ 315-210 Landscaping.

Article XXVII Open Space and Public Art

§ 315-211 Applicability.

§ 315-212 Open space area requirements.

§ 315-213 Open space plan waiver.

§ 315-214 Open space plan requirements.

§ 315-215 Public art requirement.

Article XXVIII Performance and Improvement Standards

§ 315-216 Performance standards.

§ 315-217 Improvement standards.

Article XXIX Historic Landmark Site Regulations

§ 315-218 Restoration permit required.

§ 315-219 Development application.

§ 315-220 Review of application not requiring review by Planning Board or Zoning Board of Adjustment.

§ 315-221 Review of other activities.

§ 315-222 Commission advice on any development application.

§ 315-223 Review by Council of negative recommendations of Commission.

§ 315-224 General criteria and guidelines.

§ 315-225 New construction; additions; moving of structures.

§ 315-226 Activities involving existing structures, other than demolition or removal.

§ 315-227 Demolition or removal of structures.

§ 315-228 Completion of activities under restoration permit.

§ 315-229 Designated landmarks and historic sites.

Article XXX Supplementary Provisions

§ 315-230 Nonconforming uses, structures and lots.

§ 315-231 Height exceptions.

§ 315-232 Yard exceptions.

§ 315-233 Greenhouses, storage sheds and private garages in residential zones.

§ 315-234 Exterior storage of vehicles, trucks and boats in residential zones.

§ 315-235 Trailers and recreational vehicles.

§ 315-236 Fences and masonry walls.

§ 315-237 Temporary permits.

§ 315-238 Swimming pools.

§ 315-239 Tennis courts.

§ 315-240 Special building setback lines established.

§ 315-241 Family day-care homes.

§ 315-242 Junkyards and recycling centers.