Borough of Paulsboro, NJ
Gloucester County
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In R-1 Residence Districts, the following use and area regulations shall apply.
A building may be erected or used, and a lot may be used or occupied, for any of the following purposes and no other:
A. 
Single-family detached dwelling.
B. 
Public or parochial school; church; hospital; municipal building or use.
C. 
Public park, playground; noncommercial community recreational area or building.
D. 
Utility uses, including railway or bus passenger station, telephone central office, electric substation, utility lines and structures.
E. 
The following uses, when authorized as a conditional use by the Planning Board in accordance with the standards of § 80-40 and such other sections of the Zoning Code hereinafter indicated, as follows:
[Added 11-18-1986 by Ord. No. 09.86]
(1) 
Two-family or multiple dwelling or conversion only, in accordance with the provisions of § 80-33.
(2) 
Private educational institution.
(3) 
Convalescent home, sanitarium or philanthropic use.
(4) 
Club or lodge organized for fraternal or social purposes, provided that the chief activity shall not be one which is customarily carried on as a business, and provided that the buildings and surfaces shall be for the use of members and their guests only.
F. 
Accessory use on the same lot with and customarily incidental to any of the foregoing permitted uses. The term "accessory use" shall not include a business, but shall include:
(1) 
Private garage.
(2) 
Professional office for a physician, lawyer, dentist, architect, professional engineer or other such profession, or studio and/or rooms for home occupations, provided that such office, studio or rooms for home occupations shall be located in a dwelling in which the practitioner resides, or in a building accessory thereto, and no goods shall be publicly displayed on the premises.
(3) 
The renting of not more than two rooms to roomers, provided that the Planning Board may authorize the renting of more than two rooms as a special exception.
[Amended 2-20-2001 by Ord. No. 05.01]
(4) 
Signs, when erected and maintained in accordance with the provisions of Article X of this ordinance.
A. 
Lot area and width. A lot area of not less than 6,000 square feet per family shall be provided for every building hereafter erected or used in whole or in part as a dwelling. Each lot shall have a frontage on at least one street, of not less than 50 feet.
B. 
Building area. Not more than 35% of the area of each lot may be occupied by buildings.
C. 
Front yard. There shall be a front yard on each street on which a lot abuts, which shall be not less than 30 feet in depth, except as provided in § 80-37 hereof. The front yard on the long side of a corner lot may be reduced to a depth of not less than 15 feet.
D. 
Side yards. There shall be two side yards on each lot, which shall be not less than 15 feet in aggregate width, neither of which shall be less than six feet in width.
[Amended 6-28-1966 by Ord. No. 463]
E. 
Rear yard. There shall be a rear yard on each lot, which shall be not less than 25 feet in depth.
F. 
Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsections A through E hereof, where an entrance door is provided which faces a side yard lot line and there is not provided a structure or dwelling door that is parallel to the street line, the distance from the entrance door facing the side yard lot line shall be equal to the front door depth required in Subsection C. If an additional entrance door is provided which faces the other side yard lot line, that door location in relation to the side yard distance shall be governed by the provisions of Subsection D.