[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Mount Laurel 7-18-1977 as Ord. No. 1977-8. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Land Use Law and specifically Article 5 thereof dealing with the Official Map (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-32 et seq.), there is hereby established as the Official Map of the Township of Mount Laurel the map entitled "Official Map Township of Mount Laurel, Burlington County, New Jersey," consisting of two sheets, with the first sheet dated July 11, 1968, with most recent revision by Richard A. Alaimo Associates dated March 30, 1977, and the second sheet entitled "Part of Official Map" as prepared by M. Paul Austin Engineering Associates, Inc., dated November 17, 1969, with most recent revision by Richard A. Alaimo Associates dated March 30, 1977. The said map is hereby adopted as fully as if a replica of said map were printed herewith, and the provisions of said map shall be controlling in all matters relating to or affected by the statutes of the State of New Jersey dealing with official maps.
The Official Map shall be deemed conclusive with respect to the location and width of streets and public drainageways and the location and extent of flood control basins and public areas, whether or not such streets, ways, basins or areas are improved or unimproved or are in actual physical existence. Upon receiving an application for development, the municipality may reserve for future public use the aforesaid streets, ways, basins and areas in the manner provided in Section 32 of the Municipal Land Use Law, N.J.S.A. 40:55D-44.
The establishment of the Official Map herein is hereby declared to be for the purposes enumerated under Section 2 of the Municipal Land Use Law, N.J.S.A. 40:55D-2, in general, and in particular those purposes which encourage the location and design of transportation routes, promote the conservation of open space and valuable natural resources, encourage the appropriate and efficient expenditure of public funds by the coordination of public development with land use policies and encourage municipal action to guide the appropriate use or development of all lands in this municipality in a manner which will promote the public health, safety, morals and general welfare.
[Added 6-2-1980 by Ord. No. 1980-23]
Design cross section.
Union Mill Parkway shall consist of two travel lanes, each 13 feet in width, constructed to township specifications as set forth in the most current amendment of the Subdivision Ordinance of the Township of Mount Laurel with respect to the quality and design of the paving, and two ten-foot shoulders to be constructed of quarry-blend gravel installed to a depth of six inches immediately adjacent to the travel lane, sidewalks to be constructed three feet from the furthermost edge of the municipal right-of-way unless located otherwise by the appropriate municipal entity or the Municipal Engineer at the direction of the appropriate municipal entity. No curbs shall be required unless a determination has been made by the appropriate municipal entity or the Township Engineer with the consent of the appropriate municipal entity that curbs are necessary in order to direct the surface water flow.
Acceleration and deceleration lanes may be required at entrance drives to all developments, turning lanes, or other channelization techniques may be required at existing intersecting streets. Storage lanes and turning lanes may be required at intersections. "Developments" shall be construed and/or defined as any construction requiring either a major subdivision or major site plan approval.
An eighty-six-foot right-of-way shall be required. The eighty-six-foot right-of-way shall be equal on both sides of the center line, except that it will be offset on the inside of curves and in those cases where existing development precludes use of the center line for establishment of an eighty-six-foot right-of-way. Where use of the center line is precluded as set forth above, the position of the realignment shall be determined by the Township Engineer and based on providing a fifty-mile-per-hour curve.
Where property exceeding the above dimension has already been dedicated on both sides of the road to the Township of Mount Laurel, the township shall retain ownership of said excess. This section shall not be deemed to be a vacation of the township's rights to the above right-of-way. However, the township will vacate the township rights if the contiguous property owner(s) requests same and if deemed appropriate by the Township Council.
Where property exceeding the above-prescribed right-of-way has been dedicated to the Township of Mount Laurel on one side of the road, the township shall continue to own it and use only what is required from the other side, if practicable, or, in the alternative, realign the center line.
Where not enough property is taken on one side and that side is already developed precluding additional dedication, the township shall utilize whatever is necessary from the opposite side of the roadway. In no case shall the use be more than that shown on the original map of Union Mill Parkway dated November 1969, revised March 1977.
Where a proposed development is currently before a board or agency of the Township of Mount Laurel and is between preliminary and final stages, the township shall advise the developer of the new requirement, if applicable, or continuance with his existing preliminary approval. No further public hearing on the redesign of the preliminary plat shall be required of the developer if he elects to use the new design and right-of-way requirements.
When a developer proposes to make improvements to his property, he shall be required to make improvements to Union Mill Parkway in accordance with the design set forth above or deposit a cash contribution in an amount to be determined by the appropriate municipal entity.
The general policy for improvement of Union Mill Parkway shall be that the improvement required of the developer for a major development as defined above consist of two traffic lanes, two shoulders, one sidewalk and storm drainage properly installed rather than widening to four lanes, shoulder, curb and sidewalk as previously required. The improvements shall be on that portion of the roadway abutting the site of the major development and defined in Municipal Land Use Law, N.J.S.A. 40:55D-42, as an on-tract improvement. Off-tract improvements, if same are found to be required as a result of the public hearing with respect to the major development, shall be in such manner and form as are deemed appropriate by those sections of the Municipal Land Use Law dealing with off-tract improvement, particularly N.J.S.A. 40:55D42, and the appropriate ordinances of the Township of Mount Laurel. With respect to off-tract improvements, the standards set forth above shall be for guidance only and shall not be definitive or mandatory.