Township of Hanover, NJ
Morris County
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[Added 10-25-2007 by Ord. No. 22-07]
The following uses shall be permitted in the I-R Zone District:
A. 
Industrial uses and research laboratories that comply with the performance standards in § 166-197 of this chapter.
B. 
Administrative, business and professional offices.
C. 
Indoor physical fitness facilities, as defined by § 166-4A.
D. 
Sports training facilities. For purposes of administering this subsection, "sports training facilities" shall be defined as facilities designed and used primarily for training in outdoor team sports programs, consisting of athletic fields and related indoor facilities, such as but not limited to gymnasiums, equipment and training rooms, offices, etc., that are ancillary to such training facilities.
E. 
Child-care centers as defined by § 166-4A.
F. 
Institutional uses as defined by § 166-4A and as permitted in the industrial zones by § 166-138.4.
G. 
Conditional uses permitted in the I — Industrial District as regulated and set forth in Article XXI.
H. 
Uses and structures accessory to and customarily incidental to permitted principal uses and permitted conditional uses.
Any use other than those uses permitted in § 166-207.13 above is prohibited. By way of example and not limitation, any use prohibited by § 166-195 shall be specifically prohibited unless specifically permitted herein.
The following requirements shall be complied with in the I-R Zone District:
A. 
Minimum lot area:
(1) 
All uses other than sports training facilities: 60,000 square feet.
(2) 
Sports training facilities: 15 acres of net developable area of the lot, after excluding wetland and wetland transition areas within which development is prohibited pursuant to regulations of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
B. 
Minimum lot width: 200 feet, measured at the required minimum front yard setback line. In addition, the average width shall be at least 200 feet, calculated so that at least 60,000 square feet of lot area are provided within 300 feet of the front lot line.
C. 
Maximum floor area ratio:
(1) 
All uses other than sports training facilities: 25% of the lot area.
(2) 
Sports training facilities: 10% of the lot area for all principal and accessory buildings and roofed accessory structures, including covered athletic fields.
D. 
Maximum improvement coverage:
(1) 
All uses other than sports training facilities: 65% of the lot area.
(2) 
Sports training facilities: 15% of the lot area. Athletic fields, whether of natural or artificial turf, and other areas not covered by pavement or buildings shall be excluded from coverage calculations.
E. 
Maximum building height:
(1) 
Principal buildings, including covered athletic fields: 75 feet, exclusive of roof structures and equipment, including but not limited to roof tanks and supports, chimneys, head houses or similar enclosures for elevators or air-conditioning machinery, dish antennas or other apparatus, which shall not exceed 10 feet in height, and the area of which, including enclosures for the same but excluding parapets of the same material as the building facade, shall not exceed 5% of the area of the roof.
(2) 
Accessory buildings: 25 feet.
F. 
Minimum yard setbacks. The following minimum yard setbacks shall apply to principal buildings, including covered athletic fields, provided that roof overhangs shall be exempt from setback requirements:
(1) 
Minimum front yard: 75 feet.
(2) 
Minimum each side yard: 40 feet or 1 1/2 times the height of the building, whichever is greater. If the building varies in height, the setback requirement shall apply independently to each portion of the building, based upon the height of such portion.
[Amended 6-14-2018 by Ord. No. 15-2018]
(3) 
Minimum rear yard: 60 feet.
G. 
Parking and loading.
(1) 
Setbacks:
(a) 
Front yard: minimum 50 feet from front lot lines and 15 feet from side lot lines.
(b) 
Side yard: minimum 15 feet from side lot lines.
(c) 
Rear yard: minimum 10 feet from side and rear lot lines.
(2) 
Minimum number of parking and loading spaces:
(a) 
All uses other than sports training facilities: as required for such uses in the I Zone District by this chapter.
(b) 
Sports training facilities: one parking space for each 250 square feet of gross floor area of principal buildings. Parking requirements for athletic fields shall be determined by the reviewing board at the time of site plan approval on a case-by-case basis, and shall consider whether or not: 1) all athletic fields and principal buildings will be in use at the same time, 2) the time of peak demand for athletic fields and principal buildings will be different, 3) some or all individuals would normally be expected to use both principal buildings and athletic fields during the same site visit, 4) site users will use mass transportation, and 5) other factors in determining parking demand. For purposes of administering this provision only, a covered athletic field shall be considered an athletic field and not a principal building.
(3) 
All other requirements for parking and loading, except as superseded by this article, shall be the same as for development in the I — Industrial District.
H. 
Buffer requirements. Landscape plantings shall be provided between the front lot line and the nearest parking area and building, which plantings shall include street trees and shrubs designed to provide an attractive streetscape and to screen the view of headlights in the parking area as viewed from the street.
I. 
Number of principal buildings and distance between principal buildings. Each lot may contain more than one principal building. Principal buildings, including covered athletic fields, shall be separated by a distance not less than twice the height of the taller building. If the building varies in height, the separation requirement shall apply independently to each portion of the building, based upon the height of such portion.
[Amended 6-14-2018 by Ord. No. 15-2018]
J. 
Signs.
(1) 
All uses other than sports training facilities: as regulated for the I Zone District.
(2) 
Sports training facilities. The following signs shall be permitted, as regulated below:
(a) 
One principal freestanding sign, identifying the principal use, limited to an area no greater than 18 square feet and a height above the ground no greater than eight feet.
(b) 
One secondary freestanding sign at each driveway entrance, identifying the nature of the use or activity served by such driveway, and limited to an area no greater than 12 square feet, and a height above the ground of no more than four feet.
(c) 
One principal wall-mounted sign on each principal building, other than covered athletic fields, limited to an area no greater than 105 square feet.
(d) 
On covered athletic fields, up to two sign panels but not more than one per wall, identifying the principal use and a corporate sponsor, limited to an area not greater than 1,200 square feet for each sign panel.
(e) 
On covered athletic fields, up to two signs per wall, but not more than eight such signs, used to display schedules, upcoming events, programs, pictures and other information.
(f) 
All of the foregoing signs may include the logo of the primary use.
(g) 
In all other respects, except as indicated otherwise by this chapter, signs shall comply with the regulations applicable to signs in the I Zone District.
K. 
Additional requirements for sports training facilities:
(1) 
Athletic field location. Covered athletic fields shall comply with the setbacks for principal buildings. Setbacks for uncovered athletic fields shall be measured to the fence enclosure(s) for such fields or, if no enclosure is provided, to a point 10 feet beyond the limits of play (out-of-bounds limits), as set forth below:
(a) 
Minimum setback from front lot line: 50 feet, measured from any enclosure fencing.
(b) 
Minimum setback from side and rear lot lines: no setback required, provided that the reviewing board, at the time of site plan review, may require enclosures or other features to avoid undue negative impacts to adjacent properties related to use of the field(s).
(2) 
Lighting.
(a) 
The height of fixtures for athletic fields shall not exceed 80 feet above the ground.
(b) 
The illumination of athletic fields shall be permitted to exceed 0.5 footcandles at the property lines. The reviewing board, at the time of site plan review, shall require that the lighting of athletic fields be limited to only those hours of darkness when the field is in use and shall require shielding and/or other measures to avoid undue impacts to area properties.
(3) 
Spectators. Viewing by paying spectators shall not be permitted.
(4) 
Fencing. Fence enclosures of athletic fields shall not exceed a height of 20 feet. Safety nets to prevent balls, etc., from leaving the field of play shall be exempt from this requirement. Enclosures shall be of chain link or similar construction so as to be open for the passage of light and air over a height of six feet above the ground. No setback for such fencing shall be required.
L. 
In addition to the requirements of this section, all of the provisions applicable to development in the I District shall also apply in the I-R District. In case of conflict between the requirements that apply in the I District and the requirements set forth in this article, the requirements in this article shall supersede the requirements that apply in the I District.