Borough of Collingswood, NJ
Camden County
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All developments shall conform to design standards encouraging sound development patterns within the Borough. In cases of conflicting requirements in the Code, the more stringent sections of the Code would apply in all cases.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 141-44, Accessory apartments, was repealed 3-3-2002 by Ord. No. 1306.
A. 
Any accessory building attached to a principal building is part of the principal building and shall adhere to the yard requirements for the principal building.
B. 
The minimum distance of any accessory building to a property line shall be five feet and to any building on the same lot shall be 10 feet.
C. 
Accessory buildings shall not exceed 15 feet in height and on residential lots shall not exceed 500 square feet in floor area. The coverage of an accessory building shall count toward the total building coverage on the lot.
D. 
An accessory building may be erected in the side or rear yard only. If erected on a corner lot, it shall be set back from the side street to comply with the setback line applying to the principal building.
E. 
No barn, building or structure of a temporary nature, garage, outbuilding or shack shall be placed, erected or permitted to be used, either temporarily or permanently, on any lot or parcel of land for living or sleeping purposes in any district, except as permitted as an accessory apartment. (Refer to § 141-44). No tent shall be placed, erected or permitted to be used, either temporarily or permanently, on any lot or parcel of land for living or sleeping purposes in any district, except that the placing of a tent in the rear yard of a premises for sleeping purposes on an occasional basis during summer months shall not be deemed a violation of this section.
A. 
Statutory authorization; findings of fact; purpose and objectives.
(1) 
Statutory authorization. The Legislature of the State of New Jersey has delegated the responsibility to the local governmental units to adopt regulations designed to promote the public health, safety and general welfare of its citizenry. Therefore, the Borough of Collingswood and State of New Jersey does ordain as follows.
(2) 
Findings of fact. Adult entertainment and sexually oriented businesses have a deleterious effect on both the existing businesses around them and the surrounding residential areas adjacent to them; cause increased crime, especially prostitution; adversely affect property values; create an atmosphere which is inimical to the values of a significant segment of the Borough's population; and encourage residents and businesses to move elsewhere. It is further recognized that sexually oriented businesses, when located in close proximity to each other, contribute to urban blight and downgrade the quality of life in the adjacent areas.
(3) 
Purpose and objectives. It is the purpose of this section to regulate sexually oriented businesses to minimize and control the adverse effects recognized in Subsection A(2) and to promote the public health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of the Borough. It is not the purpose of this section to restrict or deny access by adults to sexually oriented materials protected by the First Amendment nor will this section have the effect of restricting or denying such access.
B. 
Location of adult entertainment uses.
(1) 
A person commits an offense if he operates or causes to be operated an adult entertainment use:
(a) 
Within 1,000 feet of a place of worship.
(b) 
Within 1,000 feet of any school, whether public or private, or within 1,000 feet of any bus stop.
(c) 
Within 1,000 feet of any public area as defined by this chapter.
(d) 
Within 1,000 feet of any other adult entertainment use.
(e) 
Within 1,000 feet of any residential district.
(f) 
Within 500 feet of a specific residential use.
(2) 
Measurement shall be made in a straight line, without regard to intervening structures or objects, from the nearest portion of the building or structure used as a part of the premises where a sexually oriented business is conducted to the nearest property line of the premises of a place of worship, a school, a public area, a lot devoted to residential use, a residential district, or another adult entertainment use.
(3) 
An adult entertainment business lawfully operating as a conforming use is not rendered a nonconforming use by the location, subsequent to the establishment of the sexually oriented business, of a place of worship, school, public area, residential district or residential lot within 1,000 feet of the sexually oriented business.
(4) 
Adult entertainment uses shall conform to the location and development requirements established in this chapter.
C. 
Prohibition against commercial display of obscene materials or acts. A person is in violation of this chapter if he knowingly conducts or maintains any premises, place or resort as a place where obscene material, as defined in N.J.S.A. 2C:34-2 and N.J.S.A. 2C:34-3, is sold, photographed, manufactured, exhibited or otherwise prepared or shown in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:34-2, N.J.S.A. 2C:34-3 and N.J.S.A. 2C:34-4.
D. 
Enforcement.
(1) 
Any person violating any provision of this section, upon conviction, is punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days, or both. In no event shall any person violating this section, upon conviction, receive a fine below the amount of $100.
(2) 
Each day an adult entertainment business is operating in violation of Subsection B of this section shall constitute a separate offense under this section.
(3) 
Each separate film, videocassette or other visual reproduction or each showing of live entertainment which is displayed to another in violation of Subsection C of this section is a separate offense under this section.
Apartments shall have site plan approval and a central water supply and sanitary sewer system approved by appropriate state and local agencies.
A. 
Each overall development shall have a compatible architectural and landscaping theme.
B. 
No structure shall have a complete dwelling unit lower than the finished grade along the front of the structure.
C. 
Usable recreation areas. For any apartment building or group of such buildings containing a total of more than 24 dwelling units, there shall be reserved and improved, in addition to the minimum space between buildings and the off-street parking space herein required, a minimum open space equivalent to 15% of the site area within the garden apartment house site for usable recreation space, provided that no single contiguous usable recreation space shall be smaller than one acre except where a smaller area shall be approved for limited purposes by the Planning Board; and no building containing dwelling units shall be more than 500 feet from the nearest usable recreation space. Usable recreation space shall be approved for such use by the Planning Board incidental to site plan approval, as hereinafter provided. In no case shall swampy or poorly drained land be approved for such purpose, nor shall any part of any recreation area to be devoted to and used for baseball or football fields, swimming pools, children's playgrounds and the like be within 200 feet of any public street line or within 100 feet of the boundary of any abutting property zoned for residential use. Swimming pools, ball fields, play courts and other recreation facilities shall be confined to these approved recreation areas. All lighting fixtures shall be so designed, located and shielded that light radiating therefrom shall be reasonably confined to the recreation areas.
D. 
Solid waste disposal. Such disposal shall be provided for within a permanently enclosed area for each building of an apartment site. Provision shall be made for the private disposal of the same, other than by incineration at the site or by disposition by the Borough's contractors or agents. If disposition by the Borough's contractors or agents is contemplated, the applicant shall agree to be bound by any and all rules and regulations made by the Borough or its contractors for such disposition.
No major appliance or recreational equipment, including but not limited to a refrigerator, stove, washing machine, clothes dryer or fixture, a hot water heater, bathtub, spa, toilet, lavatory, stationary tubs, swing sets, jungle gyms, sandboxes or play stations, shall be placed, either temporarily or permanently, in any required yard setback area, and none of the aforementioned items, excepting recreational equipment, shall be placed temporarily or permanently in any open area on any lot or parcel of land, except that such an appliance or fixture may be placed at the curb for collection by the trash collecting contractors or agents of the Borough of Collingswood in accordance with such regulations as the Borough may impose or with such contractual agreement as the Borough may have for the collection of the same. The placing of such an appliance or fixture by a merchant whose business establishment is located in a business or industrial district and who is engaged in the business of selling such appliances or fixtures in an open area of his business establishment shall not be deemed a violation of this section, but this sentence shall not be deemed to allow such placing if such action is otherwise prohibited by any other provision of this chapter or any other ordinance or statute.
A. 
Purpose. Automobile service stations and repair garages shall be permitted, provided that the minimum requirements listed herewith in are met.
B. 
Minimum requirements shall be as follows:
(1) 
Such facility shall have a minimum site size of 20,000 square feet, with a minimum width of 125 feet.
(2) 
The height of any garage or structure shall not exceed one story or 25 feet.
(3) 
There shall be a front yard setback of a minimum of 25 feet; one side yard setback of at least 20 feet for each side yard; and a rear yard setback of at least 35 feet.
(4) 
The means of vehicular access and egress as well as internal circulation 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) 
Parking shall be provided at the rate of four parking spaces for each service bay. Such spaces shall be located in the rear or side yard of the site.
(7) 
Except for changing of tires and other similar minor automobile servicing, all other repair work shall be carried on in fully enclosed structures and all repair or service apparatus shall be located within the building. Outdoor storage of equipment or parts shall not be permitted.
(8) 
Signs, pennants, flags and all other advertising displays visible or audible from any public right-of-way are prohibited, except as allowed under Article IX of this chapter
(9) 
Floor drains shall be connected to a grease interceptor device.
(10) 
No motor vehicles shall be sold or displayed for sale on the premises. Only registered motor vehicles shall be stored on the premises awaiting repair, and the maximum storage time shall be 30 days.
A. 
Purpose. Automobile sales shall be permitted as a conditional use, provided that they meet the following requirements.
B. 
Minimum requirements shall be as follows:
(1) 
No automobile or vehicle shall be displayed closer than 15 feet to the street line.
(2) 
Customer parking shall be provided in accordance with the requirements set forth in § 141-76, and the customer parking spaces shall be clearly identified on the site. No vehicle display shall be permitted in the customer parking spaces.
(3) 
The use of bare light bulbs or strings of lights shall not be permitted nor shall banners, flags, movable signs, flashing lights, rotating devices or similar devices be permitted. Signs shall conform to the requirements of Article IX.
(4) 
In order to avoid undue distractions to the traveling public, automobile prices or the year of manufacture shall not be boldly displayed on the automobile in a manner which would be legible from the street.
(5) 
Any service activity related to the car sales shall be fully enclosed, shall be located to the rear of the site, and shall be accessory in nature.
A. 
Purpose. It is found and declared that the location and operation of gasoline service stations shall be subject to regulation under the police power. The business of storing and handling flammable and explosive liquids and the noxious odors, noise and traffic hazards that emanate from such a business make the regulation of its location and operation necessary and reasonable to promote the public health, safety and general welfare.
B. 
Permit required. No gasoline service station shall be built, altered or enlarged without first obtaining a conditional use permit from the appropriate administrative approving authority.
C. 
Site plan requirements. A site plan indicating the dimensions of the site, the relative locations of all buildings, pump islands, tanks, tank size, a schematic showing tank location, signs, screening, accessways, lighting and landscaping shall be submitted with the application for a conditional use permit.
D. 
Location and site requirements.
(1) 
Location.
(a) 
Gasoline service stations shall be located in Highway Business and Highway Industrial Districts as a conditional use according to the provisions set forth in the zoning regulations.
(b) 
There shall be a minimum distance of 500 feet measured from the nearest points of lot boundaries between a proposed gasoline service station and any existing gasoline service station or between a proposed gasoline service station and any lot occupied by a church, hospital, school or other place of public assembly, as defined by the State Uniform Construction Code.[1]
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Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
(2) 
Site requirements.
(a) 
Minimum frontage and area. The minimum frontage shall be 100 feet, and the minimum lot area shall be 10,000 square feet.
(b) 
Minimum setback. The gasoline service station building shall be set back a minimum of 30 feet from the property line.
(c) 
Accessways. No driveway approach shall be located within 10 feet of an adjoining property line or within 25 feet of a street intersection.
(d) 
Curb cuts. The width of curb openings shall not exceed 35 feet and shall not be permitted at locations that will tend to create traffic hazards.
(e) 
Screening. Screening shall be constructed on any lot line which abuts a residential zone. The screening shall consist of a concrete or masonry wall which shall comply with other requirements of the Borough of Collingswood.
E. 
Design standards. In addition to design standards set forth in any other applicable codes, all gasoline service stations shall be designed and constructed in conformity with the following design standards:
(1) 
Fire-resistant materials. Gasoline service stations, including canopies and supports over pumps, shall be of noncombustible, fire-resistive construction in accordance with the standards of the State Uniform Construction Code.
(2) 
Floor surfaces. Floor surfaces shall be on noncombustible, nonabsorbent materials. Driveways, service areas and parking areas may be surfaced with asphaltic pavement or portland cement binder. There shall be a concrete area of sufficient dimension to allow vehicles obtaining gasoline to rest on concrete, surrounding the islands whereupon the gas pumps are located.
(3) 
Floor drains. Floors shall drain to approved oil or gasoline separators or traps discharging to a sewer installed in accordance with the Uniform Construction Code.
(4) 
Ventilation and light. Windows shall have glazed openings of clear glass of an area not less than 1/10 of the total floor area. Exhaust ventilation shall be provided, sufficient to produce four air changes per hour unless the building is supplied with unobstructed openings to the outer air which are sufficient to provide the necessary ventilation.
(5) 
Basements. Service station buildings shall not contain basements or rooms below grade. No pits will be permitted.
(6) 
Rest rooms. Rest room facilities shall be located either in the service station building or conveniently in an adjacent building. Separate facilities shall be provided for each sex, and all rest room entrances shall be screened from view of adjacent properties or street rights-of-way.
F. 
Dispensing devices.
(1) 
Pump island location. Pump island(s) shall be a minimum of 15 feet from the right-of-way-line or the property line and a minimum of 20 feet from any building on the lot.
(2) 
Pump island platform. All pumps must be securely anchored on a concrete base of a minimum of six inches in height and have a minimum of 12 inches beyond the dispenser in any direction.
(3) 
Approval of equipment. Pumps, electrical equipment, piping systems, base, nozzles and other integral parts of the dispensing device shall be approved in accordance with the standards of the State Uniform Construction Code.
(4) 
Pumps. Motor vehicle fuel shall be transferred from underground tanks by means of fixed pumps, so designed and equipped as to allow control of the flow and to prevent leakage of accidental discharge.
(5) 
Nozzles. Automatic nozzles with latch-open devices shall not be permitted.
(6) 
Controls. Dispensers shall be equipped with remote master control devices to shut off all pumps in the event of an emergency. Signs identifying the pump shutoff controls shall be labeled "Emergency Pump Shutoff."
(7) 
Indicators.
(a) 
Price per gallon. Every dispensing device shall be equipped with a price per gallon, half gallon or liter indicator.
(b) 
Total price indicator. Every dispensing device shall be equipped with an indicator which shall record the total price computed on the basis of the posted price and numbers of gallons, half gallons or liters delivered.
G. 
Fuel storage tanks. Flammable and combustible liquids (including Class I and II liquids) used or intended to be used as motor vehicle or home heating fuel shall be stored in underground tanks.
(1) 
Location. Underground storage tanks shall be located at least five feet from any wall, foundation or property line.
(2) 
Underground tanks. All underground storage tanks shall be installed in accordance with existing NFiPA Standard No. 30.
H. 
Firesafety requirements.
(1) 
Ignition sources. The attendant shall require and the driver of any motor vehicle shall shut off the motor of any vehicle during the fueling operation. Smoking shall not be permitted in areas where motor vehicles are being fueled.
(2) 
Fire extinguishers. There shall be at least one extinguisher for every four dispensing devices and shall be located no further than 75 feet from any dispensing device. The extinguishers shall be A-Multipurpose A.B.C. with a 4A-40 B:C rating.
(3) 
Portable containers. Motor vehicle fuel may be transferred into closed portable containers. The containers shall be approved by either the Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., the American Petroleum Institute or the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and shall have a maximum capacity of six gallons.
I. 
Storage and display of merchandise.
(1) 
The display of automotive merchandise for sale shall be permitted in enclosed buildings or on pump islands and within three feet of the station building. No more than one display rack for each type of item is permitted at each pump island.
(2) 
The storage and sale of non-automotive-related merchandise, except by means of coin-operated devices, shall be prohibited.
J. 
Storage and vehicles on property.
(1) 
Trash and refuse shall be stored in an enclosed or walled area and shall not be visible from the exterior boundaries of the property. Refuse storage areas shall be at least 100 square feet in area and at least five feet in height.
(2) 
No large commercial vehicles (other than those owned by the owner, operator, lessee or licensee) shall be parked or stored on the gasoline service station premises. There shall be no tank trucks parked or stored on the gasoline service station property.
(3) 
The leasing of motor vehicles shall not be permitted on any gasoline service station premises.
K. 
Lighting. Lights to illuminate the service site shall be directed toward the site, and the light standard for such lights shall not exceed 20 feet in height. All exterior lighting shall be so arranged as to reflect the light away from adjacent premises and shall also be so arranged as to not affect driver visibility adversely on adjacent thoroughfares. There shall be no flashing or revolving lights.
L. 
Attendants.
(1) 
Every service station shall have at least one competent attendant on duty during all hours of its operation.
(2) 
The station operator shall be responsible for instructing attendants as to fire code provisions for the dispensing of motor vehicle fuels and for the operation of dispensing devices and fire extinguishers to the satisfaction of the fire protection subcode official.
M. 
Signs.
(1) 
A sign shall be posted on every dispensing device, at least 12 inches in height and 12 inches in width, stating clearly and legibly the price per gallon, half gallon or liter; the breakdown of applicable federal, state and local taxes; and the octane rating of the fuel.
(2) 
A sign, in block letters at least four inches in height, shall be conspicuously posted on each pump island indicating whether the island is self-service or full-service.
(3) 
Signs shall be posted on every self-service dispensing device, in block letters at least 1/2 inch in height, giving instructions as to the use of self-service devices.
(4) 
At least one sign shall be posted on the premises, clearly visible and readable from all traffic lanes in each direction on such street or streets, indicating thereon the actual price per gallon, half gallon or liter; the applicable federal, state and local taxes; each grade of motor vehicle fuel which is currently being offered for sale, sold or otherwise dispensed; and the maximum or minimum purchase limits, if any. The size of such sign shall be a minimum of 12 square feet, in lettering no smaller than six inches in height and in numerals no smaller than 10 inches in height.
(5) 
Signs, in block letters at least two inches in height, shall be conspicuously posted at each pump island warning of fire code provisions prohibiting the dispensing of gasoline into containers other than safety cans or the fuel tanks of motor vehicles, prohibiting smoking in the area of the islands and requiring the motors of all vehicles to be shut off during fueling.
(6) 
Banners, flags and other signs or attention-attracting devices shall not be permitted, except during the first 15 days of the opening of a station, provided that this limitation shall not apply to the display of official flags or colored flags required to be displayed during gasoline shortage.
N. 
Landscaping. Landscaping shall cover a minimum of 5% of that portion of the site not occupied by buildings or pump islands. The installation of landscaping shall be indicated on the site plan. Adequate and proper maintenance of such landscaping shall be the responsibility of the station operator.
O. 
Repairs. Only minor repairs shall be permitted upon the premises of a gasoline service station. "Minor repairs" shall be defined as those repairs involving work on no more than three vehicles at any one time inside the building or structure and on not more than one vehicle on the outside premises during operating hours. No vehicles shall be left outside the building or structure in a state of disrepair during nonoperating hours.
A. 
Purpose. Bed-and-breakfasts (B&B) offer an opportunity for the Borough to provide transient accommodations for guests in a residential and architecturally compatible setting within the Borough.
B. 
Bed-and-breakfast accommodations are permitted within the Professional Office Districts but are conditional uses within the Single-Family, Detached Residential District Three. In either district, the facilities shall meet the following requirements:
(1) 
B&B shall be permitted only in single-family, detached dwellings, with a minimum of 2,000 square feet of living space.
(2) 
The B&B or an approved accessory apartment on the same lot shall be the primary residence of either the owner or property manager.
(3) 
All B&B facilities shall be registered in accordance with state and local laws.
(4) 
A maximum of five guest rooms within each B&B shall be rented at one time.
(5) 
The maximum consecutive stay for any guest shall be limited to 14 days.
(6) 
Any meal provided, usually breakfast, shall be provided for the registered guests only. Adequate parking shall be provided on site, at a minimum of one space per guest room, plus two spaces for the residents of the dwelling, and one space per employee who does not reside in the dwelling. Parking shall not be permitted in the front yard, and adequate buffers shall be provided to any adjacent residential use.
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Editor's Note: Former § 141-53, Boardinghouses, was repealed 3-3-2002 by Ord. No. 1306.
Within any zone where a nonresidential development abuts a residential zone or where off-street parking and loading for six or more vehicles abuts a residential zone or where the Planning Board deems necessary due to site conditions, the following buffer area and landscaping requirements shall apply:
A. 
Buffer areas shall be located on the nonresidential lot along the abutting residential property lines where a nonresidential use abuts a residential use. They shall be 10% of the average width and depth of the nonresidential abutting property and shall be of uniform width. The width of the buffer shall not exceed 50 feet.
B. 
Buffer areas shall be maintained and kept clean of all debris, rubbish, weeds and tall grass. Any screen planting shall be maintained permanently, and any plant material which does not live shall be replaced within one year or one growing season.
C. 
No structure, activity, storage of materials or parking of vehicles shall be permitted in the buffer area, except access drives from public streets, one unlighted directional sign per each direction of traffic per access drive and permitted signs as specified in the district regulations.
D. 
Requirements for planting in buffer area.
(1) 
A solid and continuous landscaped screen shall be planted and maintained. The landscaped screen shall consist of evergreen trees. Trees shall be planted in an area five feet to 20 feet from the residential line in a zigzag pattern and not more than 10 feet apart, except where otherwise authorized by the approving authority. They shall not be less than five feet high when planted, and the lowest branches shall be not more than one foot above the ground.
(2) 
In addition to the landscaped screen, shade trees shall be planted by the applicant at a distance of not more than 40 feet from each other.
(3) 
Shrubs shall be planted in clumps, so as not to produce a hedge, to supplement any open spaces within the buffer.
E. 
The approving authority shall have the power to waive any or all of the buffer requirements to the extent that it determines compliance with the same to be impracticable or unnecessary. In making the foregoing determination, the approving authority shall review the proposed plat, considering the size of the lot; the use being made or contemplated of the lot; the location of the buildings, parking areas and outdoor illumination; the topographic features of the area; the adequacy and location of existing green areas and buffer areas; the surrounding area and uses; and similar features.
A. 
Churches are considered conditional uses and shall be permitted in any residential district, provided that the following controls shall apply.
B. 
Minimum requirements.
(1) 
Churches and places of worship shall be permitted only on lots which are a minimum of one acre in size, located on a major street, and have a minimum site frontage of 150 feet.
(2) 
On-site parking shall be provided in accordance with the standard for churches as set forth in § 141-76 of this chapter. Parking shall not be permitted in the front yard.
(3) 
Appropriate buffers shall be provided between the parking area and adjoining residences.
(4) 
No building or part thereof shall be erected nearer than a distance of 50 feet to any property line.
(5) 
All accessory buildings shall be located on the same lot as the principal structure. The building coverage shall not exceed 30% of the lot area.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 141-56, Community residential homes, was repealed 3-3-2002 by Ord. No. 1306.
A. 
Before any permit shall be issued for a conditional use, applications shall be made to the approving authority, who shall grant or deny the application after public hearing within 95 days of submission of a complete application to the administrative officer or within such further time as may be consented to by the applicant. Notice of the hearing shall include reference to all matters being heard, including site plan and/or subdivision, and the approving authority shall review and approve or deny the subdivision or site plan simultaneously with the conditional use application. Failure of the approving authority to act within the required time period shall constitute approval of the application.
B. 
In reviewing the application, the approving authority shall review the specific requirements set forth in this chapter and shall give due consideration to elements which would affect the public health, welfare, safety, comfort and convenience, such as but not limited to the proposed use(s), the character of the area, vehicular travel patterns and access, pedestrianways, landscaping, lighting, signs, drainage, sewage treatment, potable water supply, utilities and structural location(s) and orientation(s).
C. 
Each conditional use shall be considered as an individual case. In all requests for approval of conditional uses, the burden of proof shall be on the applicant even though a conditional use shall be a permitted use in the district in which it is located. All conditional uses shall require site plan approval and follow the procedures for applications as stated in § 141-32.
A. 
Convenience stores shall be permitted as principal uses in the Highway Business District and as a conditional use in the Central Business and Professional Office Districts. All convenience stores shall meet the following standards:
(1) 
Area and bulk standards. Compliance with the area and bulk standards of the base zoning district as specified in this chapter.
(2) 
Exterior building treatment. The building facade and architectural treatment shall be compatible with the existing facades in the area and subject to review by the Planning Board and its professionals.
(3) 
Display windows. Display windows shall be provided along the street consistent with the architectural character of the area. It shall be the design intent of this component to create showcase windows which are professionally designed and decorated and seasonally changed.
(4) 
Lighting design.
(a) 
Lighting design shall be consistent with the historic district standards recommendations or shall be designed to be consistent with the pattern of lighting in the area and as stipulated by the Planning Board and the Historic Preservation Commission. There shall be three categories of lighting. They are:
[1] 
Ornamental.
[2] 
Security.
[3] 
Window and soft lighting.
(b) 
The design of the lighting shall be structured so as to compliment display window lighting, provide security, and provide ornamental lighting along property edges and the street.
(5) 
Landscape design. The applicant shall provide a landscape plan for:
(a) 
Buffer areas along the periphery of the property. Such landscaping shall consist of a variety of no fewer than three types of evergreen trees, a minimum of six feet high at time of planting. Such buffer areas shall be randomly interspersed with deciduous street trees, no less than three inches caliper, with a height of no less than 15 feet at time of planting.
(b) 
Street trees shall be provided in the parking area with one tree for every five spaces. Such trees shall be no less than three inches caliper, with a height of no less than 15 feet at time of planting.
(c) 
Understory plants suitable for foundation planting shall be provided throughout the site along the edges of the primary building, edges of parking lots and other areas such as the entranceway to the facility.
(6) 
Back-of-house buffer and screening. The back-of-house areas commonly associated with such facilities, and used for storage of trash receptacle loading and unloading, shall be completely screened using the same walls and architectural materials of the main building. Such area shall have freezeproof water connections for cleaning purposes and the capability of weatherproof storage of recyclable materials.
(7) 
Signage.
(a) 
Signage shall be consistent with the historic district standards or recommendations. A comprehensive signage plan shall be provided which clearly identifies all types of signage and their location on the site and building.
(b) 
Identification signs and logos shall be reviewed by the Planning Board, its professionals and the Historic Preservation Commission for consistency with the style and character of signage in the district.
(c) 
Signs shall be:
[1] 
Flat wall-mounted.
[2] 
Painted, wood routed (either actual or simulated), professionally designed, built and installed.
[3] 
Sign lighting shall be frontlit. Backlit plastic signs shall be prohibited.
[4] 
Directional signs shall be erected on ornamental posts, either wood, cast-iron or simulated cast-iron, and designed and framed so that they are in conformance with the architecture of the building and area.
(8) 
Off-street parking.
(a) 
Off-street parking shall be located in the rear yard of the site. No off-street parking shall be permitted in front of the use.
(b) 
Cross access easements and a linkage point shall be provided to connect the parking to adjacent commercial uses.
(c) 
To the maximum extent practical, vehicle access/egress shall be via driveways in the side or rear yard area and/or cross access linkage to the adjoining parcels. Direct access to Haddon Avenue shall be prohibited.
(9) 
Hours of operation. Convenience stores shall not conduct business between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
Unless waived by the approving authority, concrete curbs shall be installed on all new streets and replaced on all streets where there are existing concrete curbs at the time development takes place. The standard curb section shall be 10 feet in length with preformed expansion joint material on not more than twenty-foot centers and shall be set in accordance with approved lines and grades, and radial curbs shall be formed in a smooth curve. Chord segments are prohibited. The finish shall be a smooth float finish with corners rounded. Concrete curbs shall be 9 inches by 20 inches (eight-inch exposed face), using Class B concrete having a twenty-eight-day compressive strength of 4,000 pounds per square inch and shall be air entrained. The curbing shall be designed to provide barrier-free curb ramps constructed in accordance with the Design Standards for Curb Ramps for the Physically Handicapped of the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
All new streets shall be designed to accommodate storm drainage along streets, including the installation of drainage inlets and pipes where necessary for proper surface drainage. The requirements of this section shall not be satisfied by the construction of dry wells. The system shall be adequate to handle all water which originates within the development and beyond, calculated on the basis of maximum potential development as permitted under this chapter. No water shall be diverted as to overload existing drainage systems or create flooding or the need for additional drainage structures on other lands.
A. 
A twenty-year storm curve shall be used in computing stormwater runoff from the drainage basin to determine the impact on the drainage system under consideration.
B. 
The pipe size shall be determined by drainage design procedures acceptable to the approving authority. In no case shall the pipe size in a surface water drainage system be less than 15 inches in diameter.
C. 
Drainage inlets shall be located at all intersections, with inlets on both sides of the street at intervals of not more than 400 feet or such shorter distances as required to prevent the flow of surface water from exceeding 6.0 cubic feet per second at the drainage inlet. Access manholes shall be placed at maximum five-hundred-foot intervals throughout the system and at pipe junctions where there are no drainage inlets.
D. 
Dished gutters on minor streets shall be permitted only at intersections involving minor streets. Dished gutters shall not be permitted on collector streets.
E. 
Storm drainpipes running longitudinally along streets shall not be located under curbing.
F. 
Storm drainpipes shall be the size specified and laid to the exact lines and grades approved by the Municipal Engineer. Specifications for manholes, inlets and storm drains shall follow the 1961 State Highway Specifications, as amended.
G. 
Blocks and lots shall be graded to secure proper drainage away from all buildings, to prevent the collection of stormwater in pools and to avoid the concentration of stormwater from each lot to adjacent lots.
H. 
Where any development is traversed by a watercourse, surface or underground drainageway or drainage system, channel or stream, a drainage right-of-way easement shall be provided and dedicated to the Borough, conforming substantially to the lines of such watercourse, with such further width as will be adequate to accommodate expected stormwater runoff in the future based upon reasonable growth potential in the Borough. A minimum of 15 feet beyond the bank top on at least one side shall be provided for access to the drainage right-of-way.
I. 
Where storm drainpipes are installed outside of streets, easements or rights-of-way shall be required.
Easements for access, utilities, or other public needs shall be along side and/or rear property lines where possible, shall not be less than 15 feet wide, shall be dimensioned on the plat and shall be identified as follows: " ___________ easement granted to the Borough of Collingswood as provided for in Ordinance No. ____________."
A. 
An environmental impact statement (EIS) shall accompany all preliminary site plans and subdivision plats. It shall be in eight-and-one-half-inch by eleven-inch format, bound, and shall contain maps and text descriptions which detail the following:
(1) 
Background information. The report should include the name and address of owner, applicant, design engineer, and any other professionals associated with the project; date of report; project title and address; description of existing use and proposed uses; current zoning and any waivers, variances, or deviations from the requirements of this chapter.
(2) 
A description of the development specifying what and how it is to be done during construction and operation and practical alternate plans to achieve the objective(s).
(3) 
An inventory of on-site environmental conditions and an assessment of the probable impact of the development upon them; water supply; geology; soils and properties thereof, including capabilities and limitations; sewerage; topography; vegetation and landscaping; noise characteristics and levels; land use; traffic on and around site; aesthetics; and history. Air and water quality shall be described with reference to the standards of the Department of Environmental Protection and Energy of the State of New Jersey, and soils shall be described with reference to the Soil Conservation Service categories and characteristics.
(4) 
A list and the status of the approvals needed from federal, state or county agencies, including comments of these governmental agencies.
(5) 
An evaluation of any adverse environmental impacts which cannot be avoided, including air and water pollution, noise, traffic, sedimentation and siltation, and any increase in Borough services and consequences to the Borough tax structure.
(6) 
A description of steps to be taken to avoid or minimize adverse environmental impacts during construction and operation, including maps, schedules and other explanatory data.
B. 
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the approving authority may waive all or part of an environmental impact statement if sufficient evidence is submitted to support a conclusion that the development will have a slight or negligible environmental impact or that the complete report need not be prepared to evaluate the environmental impact of the development. A waiver from the submission of an EIS must be requested prior to being deemed complete, and the approving agency shall either approve, approve in part or disapprove the request at the first regular meeting at which the application is heard.
Family day-care homes shall be permitted uses in all residential districts and are subject to same requirements of a single-family unit within the same zoning district contained within this chapter. The family day-care home shall be the private, occupied, and primary residence of the day-care provider. There shall be no less than three and no more than five children. Services must be provided for more than 15 hours per week. Family day-care homes are required to be licensed and registered in accordance with the Family Day Care Provider Registration Act.
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of this section is to establish performance standards for fast-food and other restaurants with drive-through facilities.
B. 
All fast-food restaurants are subject to the area and bulk requirements of the district in which they are located or the following, whichever is more restrictive:
(1) 
Minimum lot size shall be 50,000 square feet.
(2) 
Minimum lot width: 175 feet.
(3) 
Maximum building coverage: 15%.
(4) 
Maximum impervious surface, including building: 60%.
(5) 
Minimum front yard: 50 feet.
(6) 
Minimum side yard: 30 feet, each.
(7) 
Minimum rear yard: 30 feet.
(8) 
Maximum building height: 20 feet or one story.
C. 
Signage shall be submitted as a comprehensive package as a portion of the preliminary site plan review and shall comply with Article IX of this chapter.
D. 
Solid waste and recyclable materials shall be stored in dumpsters that are either within the building itself or within concrete and masonry enclosures. Proper facilities shall be installed for adequate washing of this area.
E. 
Provisions shall be made, including sidewalks and crosswalks, for pedestrian traffic traveling to and from the site as well as within the site.
[Amended 3-3-2003 by Ord. No. 1306; 4-6-2012 by Ord. No. 1511]
Fences and walls shall not be located in any required sight triangle. No fence or wall shall exceed four feet in height in front of the front yard setback line of the principal structure or six feet in height behind such front yard setback line. Fences in the front yard shall be open in design and be of wood, wrought iron, or simulated wrought iron in construction. No stockade fences, enclosed or solid fences or enclosed or solid walls shall be permitted. No fence shall be erected of barbed wire, topped with spikes nor constructed of any material that may be dangerous to persons or animals. On lots with frontage on two or more streets, including corner lots, no fence or wall shall exceed four feet in height in front of the front yard or side yard setback line of the principal structure. Lots with frontage on two or more streets, including corner lots, shall be considered to have two front yards.
A home occupation shall be permitted in designated residential and commercial districts as both a permitted accessory use or as a conditional use. The home occupation is governed by the nature of the business, the percentage of living space occupied by the use, and the impact of the use on the surrounding area. Home occupations shall take place in either home personal offices or home professional offices, with the later being the more intensive. Sections 141-67 and 141-68 provide the standards for the offices in which a home occupation may operate.
Home personal offices for limited business and trade are permitted as principal uses in the Professional Office District and as accessory uses and conditional uses in designated zoning districts, provided that:
A. 
The office is clearly incidental to the residential use of the dwelling unit and shall not change the essential character of the dwelling.
B. 
The office use shall not constitute more than 10% of the building.
C. 
The office shall be for the use of the business owner or employee residing in the dwelling and shall not be used by nonresident employees.
D. 
The office shall not be used for meeting clients, patrons, or customers. No retail sales are permitted.
E. 
No goods, materials, or supplies shall be delivered to the premises, except as carried by the resident employee in their vehicle or by a recognized delivery service.
F. 
No materials or good may be stored outside.
G. 
No signs identifying the business shall be permitted.
H. 
The business shall be properly registered in accordance with local ordinances.
Home professional offices for business or trade are permitted as conditional uses in residential zoning districts and as a permitted principal use in the Professional Office District. The following standards shall apply to all home professional offices:
A. 
A home professional office shall be utilized solely by resident occupants of the dwelling, except that no more than two persons who are not residents of the dwelling may be employed on the premises at any one time.
B. 
No more than 500 square feet or the equivalent of 50% of the first floor area of the building, whichever is smaller, shall be used for the home professional office.
C. 
No display of products shall be visible from the street, and no article shall be offered for sale from the premises.
D. 
The residential character of the building shall not be changed.
E. 
The home professional office shall be located entirely within the dwelling.
[Amended 4-6-2012 by Ord. No. 1507]
F. 
No occupational sound shall be audible from outside the building. No machinery or equipment shall be used which will cause interference with radio or television reception in the neighboring residences.
G. 
Adequate parking shall be provided. Parking shall meet not only the minimum requirement for the dwelling but also for a professional office as stated in § 141-76 of this chapter. Appropriate buffers shall be provided between the parking area and adjoining residential uses or residential zoning districts.
H. 
No more than one nameplate sign or sign of two square feet or less shall be permitted. Such sign may be attached to the residence.
I. 
All area and bulk requirements of the zoning district in which the home professional office is to be located must be met.
All commercial and industrial developments are required to submit a detailed landscape plan, prepared by a licensed professional authorized to prepare landscape plans, with the site plan application. The following items shall be reflected either on the landscape plan or within the required environmental impact statement:
A. 
All areas not covered by roadways, walkways, parking areas, etc., must be landscaped with natural materials.
B. 
Tree sizes. Each type of tree shall be at least the minimum size listed below at the time of planting:
(1) 
Canopy trees: 2 inches to 3 inches in caliper, at least 12feet high.
(2) 
Evergreen trees: 6 feet to 8 feet in height.
(3) 
Flowering or clumping trees: 12 feet high.
(4) 
Shrubs: 24 inches high.
C. 
Each type of development requires a varying amount of landscaping. All parking areas shall conform with the standards included in § 141-76. The following minimum landscaping materials do not include required buffer plantings but may include existing vegetation:
(1) 
Commercial and industrial properties: One tree per 50 feet of perimeter property line, plus building, parking, and walkway edges shall be treated with ground cover or shrubs. All parking areas shall be screened from rights-of-way and residential properties. In areas where landscaping is unable to be provided due to building setbacks, the approving authority may waive landscape requirements.
(2) 
Residential properties: two trees per dwelling unit
D. 
A planting and maintenance schedule shall be included on each landscape plan detailing the number, name and size of each type of plant to be installed as well as the symbol used to represent each plant on the drawing and the person or organization responsible for maintenance.
A. 
Child-care centers serving three children or fewer as an accessory use to a single-family dwelling shall be subject to the conditions for a home occupation as set forth herein. Family day-care homes, which serve three to five children in the residence of the day-care provider, are subject to the provisions of family day-care homes set forth within this chapter.
B. 
Licensed day-care centers shall be permitted in all nonresidential zoning districts of the Borough, provided that the following standards are met:
(1) 
The child-care center shall be properly registered with the state and licensed with Department of Human Services.
(2) 
The child-care center and all accessory development shall comply with the minimum area and bulk requirements of the zoning district in which the center is located.
(3) 
The location and size of a child-care center shall be permanently deed-restricted in order to qualify for the parking, density, or floor area ratio exclusions allowed in N.J.S.A. 40:55D-66.6 and 40:55D-66.7.
(4) 
Adequate parking shall be provided at a rate of one space per staff person on the maximum shift, plus one space per three children. Appropriate buffers shall be provided between the on-site parking and any adjoining residential uses or zoning districts.
(5) 
Parking shall not be permitted in the front yard.
(6) 
An off-street pickup and dropoff area shall be provided which shall be located so that vehicles will not have to back onto or off the street to use the area.
(7) 
Any outdoor play area shall be fenced and supervised by a staff member at all times when children are present.
(8) 
Where the play area is accessed directly from the building, an access gate shall be provided for use by emergency personnel and equipment.
(9) 
Details of all proposed play equipment shall be provided at time of site plan approval
The objective is to minimize undesirable off-site effects. All area lighting in places such as parking lots or security shall provide translucent fixtures with shields around the light source. The light intensity at ground level shall be a minimum of 1.0 footcandle. The total quantity of light radiated above a horizontal plane passing through the light source shall not exceed 7.5%. For recreation purposes, more intense lighting may be permitted. In all instances, no lighting source shall shine or reflect into windows or onto streets and driveways. No lighting shall be a yellow, red, green or blue beam nor be a rotating, pulsating or other intermittent frequency.
These uses shall be permitted only on lots which are a minimum of one acre in size and located on a major street. On-site parking shall be provided at the rate of one space for every three allowable occupants. "Allowable occupants" shall mean the occupancy load established under the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code.[1] Appropriate buffers shall be provided between the parking area and adjoining residential uses or zoning districts.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
A. 
Where two or more contiguous lots exist under the same ownership and one or more of said lots do not conform to the area and/or dimension requirements of this chapter, said contiguous lots shall be considered merged into the greatest number of conforming lots.
B. 
Any nonconforming lot existing on the date of passage of this chapter and not meeting the definition of Subsection A may have a building permit issued for a permitted use without an appeal for a variance, provided that the building coverage is not exceeded, the new structure does not violate any height or setback requirements, parking requirements are met and the nonconforming lot abuts lots on either side that are developed and the nonconforming lot is the largest possible assemblage of contiguous land under Subsection A. The side and rear yards may be reduced to the same percentage that the area of the undersized lot bears to the zone district requirements, except that no yard shall be less than half that required by this chapter or five feet, whichever is greater.
No house trailer or mobile home shall be permitted to be used, either temporarily or permanently, for storage, living or sleeping purposes in any district; nor shall any house trailer or mobile home be placed or installed on any lot or parcel of land in any district where such trailer or mobile home is placed upon concrete blocks or connected with the ground or a structure in such manner that such placement or installation is or appears to be permanent. The temporary use of a house trailer or mobile home by a commercial or business establishment in a business or industrial district while a permanent structure is being constructed for it shall not be deemed to be a violation of this section.
The lawful use of land or a structure existing on the date of passage of this chapter may be continued although it may not conform to this chapter. Land on which a nonconforming use or structure is located and any nonconforming lot shall not be subdivided so as to be made more nonconforming.
A. 
Abandonment. It shall be considered prima facie evidence of abandonment of a nonconforming use if it is terminated by the owner or if a nonconforming use is discontinued for 12 consecutive months. The subsequent use of the abandoned use shall be in conformity with this chapter.
B. 
Maintenance may be made to a nonconforming use, structure or lot, provided that the work does not change the use, expand the building or the functional use of the building, increase the area of a lot used for a nonconforming purpose or increase the nonconformity in any manner.
C. 
Building additions. Where an existing structure with a permitted use is located on a conforming or nonconforming lot which violates any yard requirements, alterations and additions may be made to the principal building and/or an accessory building erected without an appeal for a variance, provided that the total permitted building coverage is not exceeded and that the accessory building and/or the addition does not increase the size of that part of the structure violating the yard requirement and does not violate any other requirements of this chapter. Where a residential use is nonconforming solely because of failure to meet the off-street parking requirements of this chapter, such additions may be made and/or accessory building may be erected, provided that the use is not changed in whole or in part and that the total building and/or the addition do not violate any other requirements of this chapter.
D. 
Change of use and building additions. Where a nonresidential use is nonconforming solely because of failure to meet the off-street parking, loading or buffer requirements of this chapter, alterations may be made to the building without an appeal for a variance, provided that the gross floor area is not increased and there is no change in use.
E. 
Any nonconforming structure or use which has been partially damaged by fire, explosion, flood, windstorm or act of God may be restored. The structure as restored shall not exceed the height, area and bulk of the original structure. Restoration must commence within 12 months of the date the building was damaged, and such reconstruction must be carried out without interruption.
A. 
Minimum parking requirements. The number of spaces shall be based on the following schedule:
Type of Use
Number of Parking Spaces
Animal clinics and hospitals
1 per 150 square feet gross floor area
Art galleries and libraries
1 per 200 square feet of gross floor area
Assembly hall, auditorium, theater, community center there are no fixed seats
1 per 3 seats or 1 per 150 square feet of gross floor area where
Auto sales area and sales office, plus 4 per service bay, if applicable
1 per 300 square feet of showroom
Banks and financial institutions
1 per 250 square feet of gross floor area
Bars, taverns
1 per 2 service seats
Beauty salons, barber shops, recreational center/clubs, gyms
1 per 75 square feet of gross floor area
Bowling alley
5 per alley, plus required spaces for other internal uses
Business, general
1 per 200 square feet of gross floor area
Car wash, automatic
10 stacking spaces per washing lane, plus 1 space per employee (minimum of 4)
Car wash, self-service
3 stacking spaces per washing lane, plus 1 space per employee (minimum of 2)
Church
1 per 3 seats or 1 per 62 inches of pew space and 1 per 100 square feet gross floor area of assembly and meeting rooms
Convenience store
1 per 100 square feet of gross floor area
Child-care facilities
1 space per 3 students, plus 1 space per employee on maximum shift
Dwelling unit
2
Fast-food/drive-through
1 per 100 square feet of gross floor area
Fire station/police
1 per 250 square feet of gross floor area
Funeral home/mortuary
10 per viewing room and chapel, with a minimum of 30
Hospital/medical center
1 per 250 square feet of gross floor area
Hotel/motel/lodging
1 per room, plus 1 per employee on maximum shift, plus required spaces for other uses
Industrial/manufacturing
1 per 800 square feet of gross floor area
Office, general
1 per 300 square feet of gross floor area
Office, medical and dental
1 per 100 square feet of gross floor area
Office, professional
1 per each professional employee, plus 1 per 250 square feet gross floor area for clients
Postal and parcel centers, printing and duplicating, studios for dance, music and arts
1 per 200 square feet of gross floor area
Rehabilitation centers
1 per 250 square feet of gross floor area
Research laboratory
1 per 500 square feet of gross floor area
Restaurant
1 per 3 seats
Retail sales and services
1 per 200 square feet of gross floor area
Schools, elementary
2 per classroom
Schools, high school
4 per classroom
Schools, vocational or trade
5 per classroom
Service station
4 per bay and work area, but not less than 4
Shopping center (up to 80,000 square feet of gross leasable area)
5 spaces per 1,000 square feet gross leasable area
Shopping center (over 80,000 square feet of gross leasable area)
5 spaces per 1,000 square feet gross leasable area
Theater, movie
1 per 3 seats; 1 per 4 seats for theaters in shopping centers
Utilities
1
B. 
Uses which have frontage on Haddon Avenue shall not be required to provide on-site parking, provided that there is no increase in the gross floor area of the building. Lots with frontage on Haddon Avenue which have existing parking or loading areas shall not be permitted to reduce the supply of such parking or loading, and the supply may be increased but there shall be no new direct access drives to the parking or loading areas from Haddon Avenue. If a new building is constructed or an existing building expanded along Haddon Avenue, off-site parking shall be required or existing on-site parking shall be expanded to accommodate the added floor area. Any off-site parking shall have appropriate control to assure its continued availability for parking.
C. 
Parking lot setback and location. Parking spaces located to serve residential uses shall be within 150 feet of the entrance of the building and within 300 feet of commercial/industrial uses. In single-family residential districts, no off-site parking spaces shall be located in the front of the principal structure, except for those vehicles temporarily parked within a designated, paved driveway. For all other zoning districts, the parking setbacks are as follows:
Zoning District
Minimum Required Parking Setback
(feet)
Front
Side
Rear
MF
20
10
10
CBD
N/A
5
10
POD
Not permitted
10
10
HBD
35
15
20
HID
35
15
20
D. 
Access to on-site parking and loading spaces. Access shall be by on-site aisles to permit each vehicle to proceed to and from each space without moving another vehicle. Parking spaces shall not be an extension of any street right-of-way nor shall be designed or located that a vehicle would be required to back into a right-of-way. No parking shall be permitted in fire lanes, streets, driveways, aisles, sidewalks or turning areas.
E. 
Parking space dimensions.
(1) 
Off-street parking spaces shall be 9 feet wide and 18 feet in length. Parking area shall provide handicap parking spaces which meet all the requirement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
(2) 
Parking aisle widths. The following aisle widths, based on the proposed angle of the parking spaces, are required:
Angle of Parking Space
(degrees)
Width of One-Way Aisle
(feet)
Width of Two-Way Aisle
(feet)
90
22
23
60
18
20
45
15
20
30
12
18
0 (parallel)
12
18
(3) 
Off-street loading spaces shall have 15 feet of vertical clearance and shall be designed as follows:
Loading Space
Apron Length
(feet)
Length
(feet)
Width
(feet)
90-Degree
Angle
60-Degree
Angle
60
10
72
66
60
12
63
57
60
14
60
54
F. 
Driveways providing site ingress and egress. Driveway openings on state, county, or other agencies having jurisdiction shall comply with standards set forth by those agencies. Any site plan or subdivision proposing private driveway openings on public streets or roads shall comply with the following:
(1) 
Spacing. Drives shall be limited to two drives per lot to any one street, except that when the frontage exceeds 500 feet. In this case, the number of drives may be based on one drive for each 250 feet of property frontage.
(2) 
Location. The center lines of access points shall be spaced at least 100 feet apart. Each drive shall handle no more than two lanes of traffic and shall be at least 50 feet from the street line of any intersecting street.
(3) 
Improvements. Curbing shall be either depressed at the driveway or have the curbing rounded at the corners with the access drive connected to the street in the same manner as another street.
(4) 
Widths. The dimensions of driveways shall be designated and designed to adequately accommodate the volume and character of vehicles for which a site plan is prepared. The required minimum and maximum dimensions are indicated below:
One-Way Operation
Two-Way Operation
Curbline Opening
(feet)
Driveway Width
(feet)
Curbline Opening
(feet)
Driveway Width
(feet)
3 - 10 family residences
12-15
10-13
12-30
10-26
Over 10 family residences
12-30
10-26
24-36
20-30
Commercial and industrial
24-50
24-34
24-50
24-46
(5) 
Site distance. Any exit driveway shall be located as to permit the following maximum site distance measured in each direction along any abutting public right-of-way:
Allowable Speed on Road
(mph)
Required Site Distance
(feet)
25
150
30
200
35
250
40
300
45
350
50
400
(6) 
Intersections. Driveways used for two-way traffic shall intersect any road at any angle as nearly as 90 degrees as site conditions will permit.
G. 
Surfacing.
(1) 
Parking lot and driveway surfacing shall be approved as part of the plan approval. Areas to experience heavy traffic shall be paved with not less than four inches of compacted plant-mixed bituminous stabilized base course constructed in layers not more than two inches compacted thickness or equivalent and a minimum two-inch-thick compacted wearing surface of bituminous concrete (FABC) or equivalent. All shall be constructed in accordance with the Standard Specifications of the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
(2) 
Residential driveways shall be constructed using any of the following methods:
[Added 3-3-2002 by Ord. No. 1306]
(a) 
Bituminous concrete with a four-inch base course and two-inch top coat of FABC top mix (using NJDOT specifications).
(b) 
Concrete with a six-inch depth using a 4,000 PSI mix.
(c) 
Bricks or pavers constructed on a four-inch base of 3,500 PSI concrete mix.
H. 
Landscaping in parking and loading areas. All proposed and existing landscaping and buffering shall be shown on the site plan and comply with the following:
(1) 
Unless superceded by applicable zoning regulations, a minimum of 15% of all parking areas shall be landscaped. Landscaping shall be located in protected areas, along walkways, in center and end islands and in all irregular spaces not used for parking.
(2) 
The required setback of parking lots shall be utilized and maintained as a buffer. Buffer areas shall consist of evergreen and canopy trees, shrubs, berms, and fences.
(3) 
Trees shall be spaced so as not to interfere with driver vision (shall not exceed three feet in a site triangle) and to have branches no lower than seven feet for pedestrian access.
(4) 
In parking areas with more than 15 spaces, canopy tress (two and one-half inches in caliper and 12 feet to 15 feet in height) shall be placed in parking islands at the rate of at least one tree for every 10 parking spaces.
(5) 
All areas between the parking area and the building shall be landscaped with trees, shrubs and ground cover.
(6) 
Any plantings that do not live shall be replaced within one year or one growing season.
I. 
Lighting in parking and loading areas. Lighting in parking areas shall comply with § 141-71 contained within this chapter. In addition those requirements, no lighting fixture shall be mounted higher than 25 feet. Also, pedestrian-oriented lighting shall be provided along walkways if the lighting minimums cannot or will not be met throughout the site.
J. 
Parking specific to commercial and recreational vehicles.
(1) 
No more than one commercial vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of less than 10,000 pounds may be parked, stored or garaged at any dwelling unit or on public streets within the residential zones of the Borough.
(2) 
The parking, storing or garaging of any commercial vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or more is prohibited within the residential zones of the Borough.
(3) 
The parking, storing or garaging of any commercial-type equipment, including but not limited to trailers, chippers, mixers, backhoes and bulldozers, is prohibited within the residential zones of the Borough.
(4) 
Recreation vehicles and equipment, including but not limited to boats, trailers and campers, may be parked, stored or garaged within the residential zones as long as they are not parked, stored or garaged within the required front yard setback area and so located to the rear of the front building line of a dwelling. Recreational vehicles shall be limited to one vehicle per residence, and said vehicle must be owned by the occupant of said residence.
[Amended 7-7-2008 by Ord. No. 1446]
(5) 
Nothing herein, however, shall prohibit the temporary parking of a commercial vehicle for the purpose of performing services or making pickups or deliveries in the regular course of business.
[Amended 3-5-2001 by Ord. No. 1247]
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of this section is to establish a procedure and authorize rules and regulations thereunder for the licensing of outdoor cafes in the Central Business District (CBD) Zone of the Borough of Collingswood. The Borough has determined that outdoor cafes will promote the public interest by adding to the active and attractive pedestrian environment created by them and provide the opportunity for creative, colorful, pedestrian-focused commercial activities on a day, night and seasonal basis, which activities are aesthetically pleasing and will add to the excitement, charm, vitality and diversity of the Central Business District.
B. 
Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following words shall have the meaning respectively ascribed in this section:
OUTDOOR CAFE
Any commercial establishment where food and other refreshments are served upon the public right-of-way, namely the sidewalks immediately in front of any restaurant or cafe.
[Amended 5-5-2008 by Ord. No. 1445; 7-7-2009 by Ord. No. 1467]
SIDEWALK
That area of the public right-of-way reserved for pedestrian traffic from the curb to the front line of the building housing the eating establishment.
C. 
Requirement of license. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, partnership, corporation, association or organization of any kind (hereinafter collectively referred to as "person") to create, establish, operate, maintain or otherwise be engaged in the business of conducting an outdoor cafe upon the sidewalks of the Borough of Collingswood, or on private property, unless such person shall hold a currently valid license issued pursuant to the terms of this section.
D. 
No license shall be issued hereunder unless the applicant shall demonstrate that a minimum of five feet will be available for pedestrian traffic around such outdoor cafe and that such outdoor cafe will be directly in front of a "commercial establishment," as hereinafter defined for eating establishments. No food or drinks served at such outdoor cafe shall be prepared or stored other than in the interior of the eating establishment. The term "directly in front of" shall confine the outdoor cafe to the area represented by an extension of each side of the building occupied by the commercial establishment projected directly to the curbline immediately in front thereof. The perimeter of the cafe area shall be more than 50 feet from any driveway or alley
[Amended 5-5-2008 by Ord. No. 1445; 7-11-2011 by Ord. No. 1501]
E. 
Application for license. Application for the license required hereunder shall be made to the Zoning Officer and shall be signed by the applicant. The application shall contain the following information:
(1) 
The name, residence, address, and telephone number of each individual, owner, partner, or, if a domestic corporation, the names, residences, addresses, and telephone numbers of the directors and officers owning a 10% or greater interest in the corporation and the chief operating executive of the corporation and, if a nondomestic corporation, the name, residence, address, and telephone number of the managing officer for service of process within the State of New Jersey and a copy of the qualification of said nondomestic corporation to conduct business in the State of New Jersey.
(2) 
A copy of the trade, corporate, business, or fictitious name upon which the applicant intends to do business pursuant to this section.
(3) 
The address and description of each place where the applicant intends to establish or operate an outdoor cafe.
(4) 
The name and address of the person owning the premises, if other than the applicant, and the consent of the owner of the premises to the application.
(5) 
Three sets of a proposed layout plan containing scaled drawings prepared by a licensed professional architect or engineer clearly illustrating the number, type of materials, color and location of all tables, chairs, umbrellas, or other furnishings or fixtures intended to be located in the outdoor cafe. All tables and chairs must be constructed of material of sufficient weight so as to not be affected by high winds. The perimeter of the outdoor cafe shall be defined and set off by a portable-type enclosure, which may include live potted plantings on Borough property. The enclosure shall define the perimeter of the area to be used as an outdoor cafe and shall separate it from the pedestrians traversing the adjacent sidewalk. The enclosure shall not contain doors or windows nor air-conditioning or heating equipment and shall be open at all times to the air, and the barrier shall not have a height of more than three feet. Awnings or outdoor umbrellas extending over the enclosure are permitted, provided that the lowest portion of the awning or umbrella is not less than seven feet above the adjacent sidewalk and does not extend more than one foot beyond the enclosure. The scaled drawings shall also illustrate the following:
(a) 
The location of any doors leading from the commercial establishment to the outdoor cafe. No such doors may be obstructed in any manner.
[Amended 5-5-2008 by Ord. No. 1445]
(b) 
The number of feet and location of unobstructed space permitting free passage of pedestrian traffic around each outdoor cafe.
(c) 
The location of the place where any food or drink is intended to be prepared.
(d) 
The enclosure or protective barrier separating the dining or activity area of each outdoor cafe from pedestrian traffic, which shall be indicated by a plan, elevation and section.
[Amended 5-5-2008 by Ord. No. 1445]
(e) 
The location of all bus stops, fire hydrants, utility poles, benches, handicap ramps, street furniture, trees and any other fixtures permanently located on the sidewalk in front of the commercial establishment or within 10 feet thereof on either or any side.
[Amended 5-5-2008 by Ord. No. 1445]
(f) 
The type and location of any proposed outdoor lighting and fixtures and should include the following information: mounting height, lamp type and lumens. Any open-flame-type fixture shall only be permitted with the approval of the Fire Official.
(g) 
An application fee as set forth in § 141-13 of the Code of the Borough of Collingswood.
F. 
Zoning Officer review of application. The Zoning Officer will review the application for completeness and compliance with the terms of this section. If the application is complete, the Zoning Officer will act upon the same within 10 business days after the application becomes complete. If the application is not complete, the Zoning Officer will so notify the applicant within 10 business days of the submission and specifically detail the areas in which the application lacks compliance with the requirements of this section.
G. 
Issuance of license. If the application complies with this section, the Zoning Officer shall issue a license strictly subject to the terms and conditions of this section.
H. 
Transfer of license. The license is personal to the applicant, and any change or transfer of ownership of the outdoor cafe shall terminate the license and shall require a new application and a new license in conformance with all of the requirements of this section.
I. 
Inspection of outdoor cafe. Acceptance of the license by the applicant shall operate as a consent to the Health, Fire, Police and Building Officials of the Borough to inspect the outdoor cafe for continued compliance with the terms and conditions of this section and any federal, state, county or local law, ordinance or regulation affecting the same.
J. 
Indemnity. No license required by this section shall be granted to any person to operate an outdoor cafe until such person shall have filed with the Zoning Officer a statement agreeing to indemnify and hold harmless the Borough of Collingswood, its agents, servants, representatives or employees from any or all claims, damages, judgment costs or expenses, including attorneys' fees, which they or any of them may incur or be required to pay because of any personal injury, including death, or property damage suffered by any person or persons as a result of or related in any way to the operation and maintenance of the outdoor cafe for which the license is issued.
K. 
Revocability of license. Any license issued hereunder is issued solely as a revocable license, which shall be subject to revocation or suspension by the Borough Clerk for failure of any licensee to comply with this section or for violation of any other applicable federal, state, county or municipal law, regulation or ordinance. Any license issued hereunder is issued upon the express understanding that the licensee obtains no property right thereunder nor any interest in the continuation of said license.
L. 
Unlawful operation of outdoor cafe. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate an outdoor cafe after the suspension or termination of the applicable license.
M. 
Cleanliness of area. Each licensee is responsible for keeping the area of the outdoor cafe and the adjacent sidewalks and streets free and clear of debris or litter occasioned by the outdoor cafe. Areas must be cleaned as needed and at the time that business is closed and at the beginning of each business day, but not later than 9:00 a.m.
N. 
Vending machines. No vending machines of any kind are permitted on the exterior of any building operating an outdoor cafe.
O. 
Signs. No signs shall be permitted in the area of the outdoor cafe except easel and awning signs complying with Article IX, Signs, of this chapter. There shall be no logos or advertising upon any umbrellas without prior approval of the Collingswood Planning Board.
P. 
Modification, suspension or revocation of license. In addition to the powers of suspension or revocation as set forth above, the Borough reserves the right to modify, suspend or revoke any license on 10 days' written notice if the Borough determines that the pedestrian operation of the outdoor cafe has violated the terms and/or conditions of its approval, is a hazard to public safety or because of any other safety issue within the Borough because of such operation. The license may also be suspended or revoked on 10 days' written notice in the event the Borough determines that it is necessary to utilize the area or any part thereof for the maintenance or installation of underground utilities. In the event of any emergency, which emergency is certified by the Borough Clerk, the license may be suspended or revoked without notice.
Q. 
Duration and renewal. Outdoor cafes shall be permitted to be operated from March 1 to November 30 in any calendar year.
[Amended 5-5-2008 by Ord. No. 1445]
R. 
Outdoor equipment. No tables, chairs or other equipment used in the outdoor cafe shall be attached, chained or in any manner affixed to any tree, post, sign, curb or sidewalk or property for the Borough of Collingswood within or near the licensed area. All equipment used in connection with the operation of an outdoor cafe shall be of sufficient size and weight to avoid being blown about by the wind. No food items shall be served upon paper, Styrofoam or with plastic utensils. All equipment, tables, chairs, umbrellas, etc., pertaining to the outdoor seating area shall be removed at the end of each and every evening and secured within the confines of the building. No equipment, tables, chairs or any other material of any kind shall be permitted to remain outdoors during hours in which the business is not open to the public and operating.
S. 
Termination of license. The licensee agrees at the end of the license period, or in the event that the license is temporarily or permanently suspended or revoked, that the licensee will at his own cost and expense vacate the sidewalk space and promptly remove any property placed thereon. Failure to do so on five days' written notice shall grant to the Borough the right to remove any property on the sidewalk, and the licensee agrees to reimburse the Borough for the cost of removing and storing the same.
A. 
Limitation. No merchandise, wares, goods, foods, etc., is permitted to be sold or offered for sale on any sidewalk or sidewalk right-of-way or public thoroughfare or public highway or public property within the Borough of Collingswood, except as provided herein.
B. 
Exemption.
(1) 
From time to time charitable festivals and other organized activities are conducted within the CBD Central Business Districts of the Borough of Collingswood.
(2) 
Whenever the governing body of the Borough of Collingswood gives permission for such charitable festivals and/or other such organized activities to occur within the CBD District, the following restrictions shall apply:
(a) 
Charitable organizations and/or nonprofit organizations and their agents, servants, and/or employees are permitted to peddle, solicit, canvass and/or sell merchandise, etc., during such charitable festivals or such other organized activity upon the public sidewalks and other public property, as long as a minimum four-foot safe, continuous, unobstructed path is maintained on the sidewalk;
(b) 
The various shops and stores within the CBD District may not display their merchandise on the sidewalk directly in front of their stores or shops and may not make sales from such locations during the charitable festival or other organized activity, unless the governing body of the Borough of Collingswood has given permission in advance of the charitable festival and/or such organized activity for a shop or store within the CBD District to display and sell its merchandise.
[Amended 11-3-2008 by Ord. No. 1454]
(c) 
No other peddler, solicitor, canvasser person and/or entity shall be permitted to peddle, solicit, canvass, sell, or offer for sale any merchandise during such charitable festival or other organized activity.
(3) 
A "charitable festival" or "organized charitable activity" is defined as one or more nonprofit organizations and/or nonprofit entities conducting an organized endeavor wherein merchandise may be sold, entertainment may be provided, celebration may be conducted, etc., all for the purpose of raising monies for charitable purposes.
C. 
Exception of certain groups. The following groups and individuals acting on behalf of such groups are exempt from § 141-76.2B, above:
(1) 
Political group: a nonprofit association of persons sponsoring or advocating certain ideas of government or maintaining certain political principles or beliefs in public policies of government or advocating the candidacy of any individual for elective office;
(2) 
Religious group: a nonprofit association of persons associated for the purpose of maintaining, advocating and/or espousing certain religious principles and beliefs;
(3) 
Charitable group: a nonprofit association of persons that freely and voluntarily administers to the needs of those persons unable to help themselves and generally associated to serve the public good and welfare without profit;
(4) 
Civic group: a nonprofit association of persons engaged in promoting the common good and general welfare of the residents of the municipality. Such definition shall include but not be limited to school groups, benevolent societies and service clubs engaged in nonprofit activities.
D. 
Displays of certain merchandise and ornamental plantings.
(1) 
The purpose of this subsection is to permit certain decorative displays of merchandise and plantings in front of stores within the Central Business District to assist the merchants to market their merchandise and goods and to enhance the beauty of the Borough of Collingswood.
(2) 
Ornamental plantings, merchandise, and goods except clothing, shoes, personal apparel and garments which are offered for sale within a store with sidewalk frontage may be displayed in front of the exterior store front within the sidewalk right-of-way and on privately owned property in the Central Business District. Clothing shall only be displayed on a mannequin. There shall be no more than one mannequin per store. The clothing shall be worn by the mannequin, not merely draped upon it.
[Amended 7-3-2006 by Ord. No. 1406]
(3) 
Merchandise shall be tastefully and decoratively displayed and located no more than 30 inches (measuring perpendicular from the front edge) from the front wall of the building in which the store is located. The merchandise or display shall not extend beyond four linear feet. The display shall not obstruct the storefront entrance and shall not extend above five feet from the sidewalk surface.
[Amended 7-3-2006 by Ord. No. 1406]
(4) 
A safe, continuous, unobstructed path on the public sidewalk with a minimum of four feet must be maintained for pedestrian traffic to pass in front of the property having an outdoor decorative display. A minimum unobstructed distance of five feet must be maintained from the curb as well.
(5) 
No other merchandise, wares, goods, foods, clothing, apparel, etc., may be displayed on the exterior of any store or building, either on private property or in the public right-of-way, except as provided herein.
(6) 
The decorative display shall not contain front lighting, backlighting and/or lighting within the display, except holiday lighting on ornamental plantings. The decorative display shall not contain electronic and/or mechanical moving devices or items even if offered for sale within the stores. The decorative display shall not contain any signage.
(7) 
The above referred to merchandise and goods permitted to be displayed in front of the exterior store front may be displayed on temporary removable supports such as racks, benches, shelves, decorative carts, etc., and shall be removed at the end of each day of business and shall have no wheels except for the decorative carts. Packing cartons, cardboard boxes, card tables, folding tables, or similar display supports are prohibited.
(8) 
No sales may occur outside the store. All sales must be conducted within the store. The goods and merchandise within the decorative display are not to be sold on the sidewalk.
(9) 
Plants, trees, cut flowers and any other vegetative matter displayed for beautification and not for sale shall be exempt from this section.
[Amended 7-3-2006 by Ord. No. 1406]
(10) 
No display shall contain any sound or lighting of any kind and no electrical power devices such as television, Internet/computer or other similar devices shall be permitted. No merchandise, instruments, devices or paraphernalia which are designed for use in connection with a specified sexual activity, as defined in N.J.S.A. 2C:34-6, may be displayed.
[Added 7-3-2006 by Ord. No. 1406[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection D(10) has been renumbered as Subsection D(16) below.
(11) 
Businesses with any cafe tables and chairs or a sandwich board on the exterior of their buildings shall not be permitted to maintain an outdoor display.
[Added 7-3-2006 by Ord. No. 1406]
(12) 
All displays of merchandise and goods under the provisions of this chapter, and all window boxes or other exterior fixtures on a commercial building, shall be kept neat and clean and free from dead plants, trash, litter, and other debris.
[Added 7-3-2006 by Ord. No. 1406]
(13) 
In the event that the Zoning Officer determines that any decorative display of merchandise and goods is in a state of disrepair, unkempt or unclean or presents the potential of a pedestrian hazard or otherwise fails to comply with the provisions of this section, the business owner shall immediately correct the display at the request of the Zoning Officer. The Zoning Officer shall also be authorized to order the business owner to discontinue the display for failure to comply with this section or the request to correct the display. If the Zoning Officer has determined that the business/building is in violation of any other municipal ordinance or regulation or state statute or regulation, the Zoning Officer shall give written notice of the unsatisfactory condition of the business/building and/or the violation of the terms of the ordinance, statute or regulation, and the business will be required to correct this situation before proceeding with any outdoor display.
[Added 7-3-2006 by Ord. No. 1406]
(14) 
The Zoning Officer shall be authorized to file a complaint in Municipal Court against any business owner that establishes or maintains an outdoor display in violation of the provisions of this section. Any person being found in violation of this section shall be subject to a fine in an amount not to exceed $1,000 for each violation.
[Added 7-3-2006 by Ord. No. 1406]
(15) 
A business with two violations of this chapter should forfeit the right to establish or maintain outdoor displays.
[Added 7-3-2006 by Ord. No. 1406]
(16) 
Any application for a variance from this subsection shall be submitted to the Planning Board of the Borough of Collingswood. The filing fee for such a variance shall be $50.
A. 
Electricity. Electronic equipment shall be shielded so there is no interference with any radio or television reception beyond the operator's property.
B. 
Air, water and environmental pollution. No use shall emit heat, odor, vibrations, noise or any other pollutant into the ground, water or air that exceeds the most stringent applicable state and federal regulation. No permit shall be issued for any use where a state permit is required until the state has ascertained and approved the level and quality of emission, the type and quality of emission control and the level of monitoring to be conducted.
C. 
Storage and waste disposal. No materials shall be deposited in such manner that they can be transferred off the lot, directly or indirectly, by natural forces such as precipitation, surface water, evaporation or wind. All materials which might create a pollutant or be a safety and health hazard shall be stored indoors and/or be enclosed in appropriate containers to eliminate such pollutant or hazard. No flammable or explosive substance shall be stored on a property except under conditions approved by the Fire Department.
No lot shall be utilized for more than one permitted principal use, other than a residence with a home occupation. A building in a business district may be utilized for more than one use upon obtaining approval for such additional use or uses from the Planning Board as a conditional use. No more than one principal building shall be permitted on one lot, except that apartment or townhouse complexes and industrial/office complexes may be permitted more than one building on a lot in accordance with an approved site plan where all buildings are sited to comply with all yard definitions. Contiguous retail stores in a highway business district and industrial tenants in a highway industrial district shall be considered one principal building.
No building or structure of a portable nature, stationary vehicle or stand of any description shall be permitted on any lot or parcel of land for the purpose of displaying or selling food, merchandise or commodities of any kind, excluding newspaper vending machines not exceeding 12 cubic feet.
These uses shall be permitted only on lots a minimum of five acres in size, plus an additional acre for each 100 pupils. They shall be located on major streets. The curriculum shall be approved by the New Jersey Department of Education under the standards which apply to public elementary and high schools.
The following regulations shall apply to projections and encroachments into required open spaces:
A. 
Cornices, eaves, gutters or chimneys shall not project more than two feet into required front, side or rear yards.
B. 
Ground floor entrance steps and terraces open to the sky may project into the required front, side or rear yard a maximum of 30 inches in accordance with the BOCA Code.
C. 
An open or lattice-enclosed fire escape or an outside stairway shall not project more than four feet into the required rear yard, nor shall an open balcony to a fire tower project more than four feet into the required side or rear yard.
D. 
All outside stairs leading to other than the first floor shall be at the rear of the building.
All public services shall be connected to approved public utilities systems where they exist. The distribution supply lines and service connections shall be installed underground, except that lots which abut streets with existing overhead electric or telephone lines may be supplied from those overhead lines, but the service connections shall be installed underground. Should a road widening or an extension of service occur as a result of development, any replacement, relocation or extension of existing overhead lines shall be underground.
If a central sewage treatment and collection system is accessible, the developer shall connect to the system.
Satellite dish antennas exceeding two feet in diameter shall be permitted as accessory uses in all zones, provided that said use complies with the following:
A. 
Only one such use per lot shall be permitted in all zones.
B. 
Location.
(1) 
Any dish antenna, its foundation pad and supportive structure must be located in the rear yard, except as noted below.
(2) 
Any dish antenna and its foundation pad and supportive structure must be set back a minimum of 10 feet from the rear property lines and must be installed or erected on ground level.
(3) 
No dish antenna placed anywhere on any lot shall exceed a height of 12 feet, and the surface area of any dish antenna may not exceed a diameter of 10 feet.
C. 
Screening. For all ground-level installations, the dish antenna and supporting structure must be screened or buffered in such a manner that they cannot be visually seen from the public right-of-way abutting the lot on which the dish antenna and supporting structure are situated or visually seen from the ground level of any adjacent property. Such screening and buffer must comply with all applicable ordinances and regulations of the Borough of Collingswood.
D. 
Use. A dish antenna shall be used only for the reception of signals.
E. 
Site plan requirements.
(1) 
Minor site plan approval shall be required for all dish antenna installations in all zones.
(2) 
The site plan shall identify the following:
(a) 
The location of the dish antenna.
(b) 
The engineering drawings of the dish antenna demonstrating its methods of support and its foundations.
(c) 
The method of installation.
(d) 
The materials to be used.
(e) 
The height of the dish antenna and related structures.
(f) 
The screening proposed.
F. 
Permits. The property owner must obtain a building permit in addition to any required site plan approval prior to the installation and erection of the dish antenna and supporting structure.
G. 
Satellite dish antennas, less than two feet in diameter, shall be permitted in all zones, provided that only one such dish antenna per lot shall be permitted.
Sidewalks shall be installed in locations determined by the approving authority to be in the interest of public safety, considering the probable volume of pedestrian traffic, the adjoining street classification, school bus stops and the general type of improvement intended. Where required, sidewalks shall be at least four feet wide and four inches thick, except at points of vehicular crossing where they shall be at least six inches thick, of Class B concrete having a twenty-eight-day compressive strength of 4,000 pounds per square inch and shall be air entrained. Where sidewalks cross curbs, curb ramps shall be provided as outlined in § 141-59, Curbs and gutters. Preformed expansion joint material shall be placed on twenty-foot intervals and where sidewalks abut curbing or a structure. If constructed of brick or slate, sidewalks shall have a two-inch thick base of crushed stone, two inches of Class B concrete as required above, and paver brick or paving slate at leas one inch in thickness.
Sight triangles shall be required at each quadrant of an intersection of streets and streets and driveways. The area within sight triangles shall be either dedicated as part of the street right-of-way or kept as part of the lot and identified as a sight triangle easement. No grading, planting or structure shall be erected or maintained more than 30 inches above the center line grade of the intersecting street or driveway or lower than eight feet above their center lines, excluding street name signs and official traffic regulation signs. Where any intersection involves earth banks or vegetation, including trees, the developer shall trim and grade to provide the sight triangle. A sight triangle easement shall be expressed on the plat as follows: "Sight triangle easement subject to grading, planting and construction restrictions as provided for in the Collingswood Development Regulations Ordinance." Portions of a lot set aside for the sight triangle may be calculated in determining the lot area and minimum setbacks required by the zoning provisions. In existing lots where no easement has been granted, the areas described above shall be maintained free of visual obstruction. Citations may be prepared by the Zoning Officer for violations of this provision.
All major site plans and major subdivisions shall incorporate soil erosion and sediment control programs meeting the requirements of the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Act.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 4:24-39 et seq.
Swimming pools shall conform to Chapter 269, Swimming Pools, Private, and shall comply with all yard setback requirements.
Public utility facilities shall be subject to the zoning requirements for the district in which they are to be located, including land area, setback side yards, structure height, and landscaping. The facilities shall not be open to the public and shall be necessary to service the surrounding area. No permanent storage of material or surplus equipment, except for functional equipment within the subject building, shall be permitted in the building or on the lot. If such a facility is placed within a residential district, the architectural character shall be residential in nature and shall blend in harmoniously with the surrounding area.
Where water is accessible from a servicing utility, the developer shall arrange for a connection to the system to serve each use.
[Added 9-10-2018 by Ord. No. 1644]
Wheelchair ramps shall be permitted as an accessory structure in all residential zoning districts, provided the following requirements of this section are met.
A. 
Prior to the construction of a Wheelchair ramp, the owner of the property shall obtain a wheelchair ramp permit from the Borough Zoning Officer. The application for the wheelchair ramp permit shall include the following:
(1) 
The location of the proposed wheelchair ramp;
(2) 
The name of the individual(s) residing at the property who require the use of the wheelchair ramp;
(3) 
A letter from a licensed physician stating the reasons why the wheelchair ramp is necessary to accommodate said resident(s) of the property; and
(4) 
An acknowledgement by the applicant that the wheelchair ramp shall be removed within 60 days of the date on which the individual(s) requiring the wheelchair ramp no longer reside at the property or the date on which the wheelchair ramp is no longer required.
B. 
All wheelchair ramp permits shall be renewed by January 31 of each year succeeding the year in which the wheelchair ramp application is approved.
C. 
Wheelchair ramps shall be constructed in a manner that results in minimal encroachment into the required setback of the property.
D. 
Wheelchair ramps shall not encroach into any recorded easement(s) or into any public right(s)-of-way.
E. 
Wheelchair ramps shall be designed and constructed in accordance with the applicable provisions and guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
F. 
Any wheelchair ramp erected pursuant to this section shall be removed within 60 days of the date on which the individual(s) requiring the wheelchair ramp no longer reside at the property; or the date on which said individual(s) no longer require the use of a wheelchair ramp.
G. 
The Borough Zoning Officer shall enforce this section in accordance with the provisions and procedures set forth in § 141-11, Violations and penalties; civil actions.
No area providing front, side or rear yard space for one building shall be considered as providing the yard provisions of another. A lot with frontage on two or more streets, including corner lots, shall have building setback from each street. The primary frontage shall accommodate the front yard requirement and the secondary frontage shall accommodate the side yard setback. In cases where both frontages can be considered primary, the front yard setback requirement shall apply to both frontages.