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No building shall hereafter be used, erected, altered, converted, enlarged, added to, moved or reduced, wholly or in part, nor shall any land be designed, used or physically altered for any purpose or in any manner except in conformity with this chapter. Where a lot is formed from part of a lot already occupied by a building, such subdivision shall be effected in such a manner as not to impair any of the requirements of this chapter with respect to the existing building and all yards and other open space in connection therewith and so that all resulting lots have adequate dimensions consistent with the requirements of the zoning district in which they are located and so that all lots have frontage on a street.
[Amended 3-3-1978 by Ord. No. 1-1978; 5-30-1979 by Ord. No. 8-1979; 8-6-1982 by Ord. No. 16-1982]
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of the AR District is to help preserve the agricultural character of Pemberton Township. Recognizing the high level of agricultural land use within this area, this district is designed to provide for continued agriculture in areas with soils of superior farmland value.
B. 
Principal permitted uses on the land and in buildings.
(1) 
Agriculture.
(2) 
Agricultural employee housing as an element of and accessory to an active agricultural operation.
(3) 
Detached dwelling units.
(4) 
Forestry.
(5) 
Agricultural and commercial establishments.
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989]
(6) 
In the Pinelands Area, agricultural products processing facilities. Outside the Pinelands Area, only the processing of crop products, such as cranberries, blueberries, tomatoes, corn and the like, where the product is crop oriented and harvested on site, shall be permitted; specifically excluded from these uses and prohibited in the non-Pinelands portion of this district are olive processing plants; tanneries; wool pulling or scouring facilities; smoking, curing and/or canning of fish; slaughterhouses; commercial piggeries; processing and treating of animal skins and/or animal parts; and such other activities as a similar to those expressly prohibited herein.
[Amended 6-5-1997 by Ord. No. 15-1997; 8-20-1998 by Ord. No. 9-1998]
(7) 
Roadside retail sales and service establishments.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Subsection B(8), regarding churches and cemeteries, which immediately followed this subsection, was deleted 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989. Former Subsection B(9) was renumbered B(8).
(8) 
Public service infrastructure. Centralized wastewater treatment and collection facilities shall be permitted to service the Agricultural Residential District only in accordance with § 190-50H(2)(b).
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989; 2-5-1998 by Ord. No. 35-1997][2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(10), regarding public schools, which immediately followed this subsection, was deleted 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989. Subsection B(11) was renumbered as B(9).
(9) 
Residential dwelling units on lots of 3.2 acres within the Pinelands Area, in accordance with § 190-50P.
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989]
(10) 
Low-intensity recreational uses, provided that:
[Added 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989]
(a) 
The parcel proposed for low-intensity recreational use has an area of at least 50 acres.
(b) 
The recreational use does not involve the use of motorized vehicles except for necessary transportation.
(c) 
Access to bodies of water is limited to no more than 15 linear feet of frontage per 1,000 feet of water body frontage.
(d) 
Clearing of vegetation, including ground cover and soil disturbance, does not exceed 5% of the parcel.
(e) 
No more than 1% of the parcel will be covered with impervious surfaces.
(11) 
Residential dwelling units at a gross density of one unit per 40 acres, provided that:
[Added 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989; amended 4-3-1997 by Ord. No. 1-1997]
(a) 
The units shall be clustered on one-acre lots.
(b) 
The remainder of the parcel, including all contiguous lands in common ownership, which is not assigned to individual residential lots shall be permanently dedicated for agricultural uses through recordation of a restriction on the deed to the parcel.
(c) 
The restriction on the deed to the parcel, including any rights to be redeemed for future residential development, shall be done in accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:50-5, Part IV, so as to sever any Pinelands development credits allocated to the parcel.
(12) 
Residential dwelling units on lots of 1.0 acre in accordance with § 190-50Q.
[Added 9-16-1993 by Ord. No. 11-1993]
C. 
Accessory uses permitted.
(1) 
Farm accessory uses, provided that temporary housing facilities for farm workers actually working on the farm are occupied only on a seasonal basis, do not include mobile homes, tents or trailers and meet all state, county and Township rules and regulations, and provided further that if a building containing such dwelling quarters is located so that it can be subdivided and sold separately from the main building, its lot shall conform to all provisions for a principal building.
(2) 
Private residential swimming pools (see § 190-46 for standards).
(3) 
Up to two residential tool sheds, each not to exceed 200 square feet in floor area and 10 feet in height.
[Amended 12-20-2001 by Ord. No. 18-2001]
(4) 
Travel trailers and campers to be parked or stored only and located in rear and side yards only. Their dimensions shall not be counted in determining total building coverage and they shall not be used for temporary or permanent living quarters while situated on the lot.
(5) 
Off-street parking and private garages (see § 190-38).
(6) 
Fences and walls (see § 190-34).
(7) 
Home occupations of a medical doctor, attorney, dentist, architect, engineer, real estate agent, insurance broker or similar professional use.
(8) 
Residential agriculture.
(9) 
Decks (as defined and permitted in § 190-5).
[Added 12-20-2001 by Ord. No. 18-2001]
D. 
Maximum building height. No building shall exceed 30 feet in height and 2.5 stories, except that churches, schools and barns shall not exceed 55 feet, and except further as allowed in § 190-54.
E. 
Area and yard requirements.[3]
(1) 
Notwithstanding the minimum lot areas set forth in the Schedule of Area and Yard Requirements, no such minimum lot area for a nonresidential use within the AR Zone shall be less than that needed to meet the water quality standards of § 190-50H(2)(d), whether or not the lot may be served by a centralized sewer treatment or collection system.
[Added 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989]
(2) 
Existing residential lots that are in the AR District that are 6.0 acres or larger shall conform to the standards established in the AR Zone District. Existing lots between 3.0 acres and 5.99 acres shall conform to the standards established in the noncluster provisions of the R-3 Zoning District. Existing lots between 1.0 acre and 2.99 acres shall conform to the standards established in the R-1 Zoning District. Existing lots less than 1.0 acre shall conform to the nonsewer provisions of the R-80 and R-96 Districts.
[Added 12-16-2009 by Ord. No. 29-2009]
[3]
Editor's Note: A Schedule of Area and Yard Requirements for the AR Agricultural Residential District is included at the end of this chapter.
F. 
Floor area minimums.
Detached Dwellings Without Garages
Detached Dwellings With Garages
Lot Size
Gross Floor Area
(square feet)
First-Floor Area
(square feet)
Gross Floor Area
(square feet)
Overall Floor Area, Including Garage
(square feet)
Up to 11,000 square feet
1,250
750
1,100
1,400
Over 11,000 square feet
1,450
850
1,000
1,600
G. 
Cluster single-family developments. In the AR District, when two or more lots are proposed during any three-year period, mandatory clustering is required. Based on the overall density of six acres per unit, residential lots shall be reduced to one acre and should be located to avoid areas of prime farmland, to the greatest extent practicable. In any case, no more than one six-acre lot may be created during any three-year period.
[Amended 5-6-1983 by Ord. No. 7-1983]
H. 
Minimum off-street parking.
(1) 
Two spaces per dwelling unit.
(2) 
Churches shall provide one space per every five permanent seats. (One seat shall be considered 22 inches in calculating the capacity of pews or benches.)
(3) 
Schools shall provide one space per employee for grades kindergarten through tenth grades, 2 1/2 spaces per employee for grades eleven and twelve and in all cases sufficient space for school bus loading and unloading.
(4) 
School administrative facilities shall provide one space for each 600 square feet of gross floor area or fraction thereof.
(5) 
Public utility buildings and uses shall provide one space for each two employees stationed at the use, but in no case less than two spaces in total.
(6) 
Home occupations shall provide a minimum of one space per 200 square feet of gross floor area or fraction thereof devoted to the home occupation.
(7) 
Agricultural and roadside retail sales facilities shall provide one space for each 100 square feet of gross sales area.
(8) 
See § 190-38 for additional standards.
I. 
Minimum off-street loading. All nonresidential uses shall show properly dimensioned loading space(s) on the site plans as appropriate for the proposed use and separate from off-street parking areas.
J. 
Signs.
(1) 
Street number designations, postal boxes, on-site directional and parking signs, warning signs and signs posting property as "private property," "no hunting" or similar signs are permitted but are not to be considered in calculating sign area.
(2) 
Churches: one freestanding sign not exceeding 12 square feet, plus one attached sign not exceeding 25 square feet.
(3) 
Public utilities: one freestanding sign not exceeding 12 square feet.
(4) 
Schools and school administrative buildings: one sign not exceeding 25 square feet.
(5) 
Home occupations: one sign not exceeding four square feet either attached to the structure or freestanding.
(6) 
One temporary, nonlighted sign advertising the sale or lease of a property or structure.
(7) 
See § 190-41 for additional standards.
[Added 8-6-1982 by Ord. No. 16-1982]
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of the Agricultural Production District is to limit the impact of nonagricultural land uses and conserve the unique and prime soils in this area for continued agricultural use.
B. 
Principal permitted uses on the land and in buildings.
(1) 
Residential dwelling units on lots of 3.2 acres, in accordance with § 190-50P.
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989]
(2) 
Residential dwelling units not to exceed a gross density of one unit per 10 acres, provided that:
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989]
(a) 
The dwelling is accessory to an active agricultural operation.
(b) 
The dwelling is for an operator or employee of the farm who is actively engaged in and essential to the agricultural operation.
(c) 
The dwelling is to be located on a lot which is under or qualified for agricultural assessment.
(d) 
The dwelling is located on a lot which has an active production history or where a farm management plan has been prepared which demonstrates that the property will be farmed as a unit unto itself or as part of another farm operation in the area.
(e) 
A residential lot has not been subdivided from the property within the previous five years, unless the lot has been subdivided pursuant to § 190-50P of this chapter.
[Amended 9-16-1993 by Ord. No. 11-1993]
(f) 
No more than one lot may be created for a dwelling pursuant to this subsection at any one time.
[Added 9-16-1993 by Ord. No. 11-1993]
(3) 
Agriculture.
(4) 
Agricultural employee housing as an element of and accessory to an active agricultural operation.
(5) 
Forestry.
(6) 
Low-intensity recreational uses, provided that:
(a) 
The parcel proposed for low-intensity recreational use has an area of at least 50 acres.
(b) 
The recreational use does not involve the use of motorized vehicles except for necessary transportation.
(c) 
Access to bodies of water is limited to no more than 15 linear feet of frontage per 1,000 feet of water body frontage.
(d) 
Clearing of vegetation, including ground cover and soil disturbance, does not exceed 5% of the parcel.
(e) 
No more than 1% of the parcel will be covered with impervious surfaces.[1]
[Amended 12-19-2012 by Ord. No. 17-2012]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(7), regarding public schools, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989. The remaining subsections were renumbered accordingly.
(7) 
Agricultural commercial establishments, excluding supermarkets, restaurants and convenience stores, provided that:
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989]
(a) 
The principal goods or products available for sale were produced in the Pinelands.
(b) 
The sales area of the establishment does not exceed 5,000 square feet.
(8) 
In the Pinelands Area, agricultural products processing facilities. Outside the Pinelands Area, only the processing of crop products, such as cranberries, blueberries, tomatoes, corn and the like, where the product is crop oriented and harvested on site, shall be permitted; specifically excluded from these uses and prohibited in the non-Pinelands portion of this district are olive processing plants; tanneries; wool pulling or scouring facilities; smoking, curing and/or canning of fish; slaughterhouses; commercial piggeries; processing and treating of animal skins and/or animal parts; and such other activities as a similar to those expressly prohibited herein.
[Amended 6-5-1997 by Ord. No. 15-1997; 8-20-1998 by Ord. No. 9-1998]
(9) 
Public service infrastructure. Centralized wastewater treatment and collection facilities shall be permitted to service the Agricultural Production District only in accordance with § 190-50H(2)(b).
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989; 4-3-1997 by Ord. No. 1-1997]
(10) 
Airports and heliports which are accessory to agricultural uses and are used exclusively for the storage, fueling, loading and operation of aircraft as a part of an ongoing agricultural operation. No portion of any such facility shall be closer than 500 feet to any property line.
(11) 
Fish and wildlife management and wetlands management.[2]
[Amended 12-19-2012 by Ord. No. 17-2012]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsections B(13) and (14), regarding campgrounds, churches and cemeteries, which immediately followed this subsection, were repealed 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989. The remaining subsections were renumbered accordingly.
(12) 
Pinelands development credits (see § 190-50M).
(13) 
Residential dwelling units at a gross density of one unit per 40 acres, provided that:
[Added 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989; amended 4-3-1997 by Ord. No. 1-1997]
(a) 
The units shall be clustered on one-acre lots.
(b) 
The remainder of the parcel, including all contiguous lands in common ownership, which is not assigned to individual residential lots shall be permanently dedicated for agricultural uses through recordation of a restriction on the deed to the parcel.
(c) 
The restriction on the deed to the parcel, including any rights to be redeemed for future residential development, shall be done in accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:50-5, Part IV, so as to sever any Pinelands development credits allocated to the parcel.
(14) 
Residential dwelling units on lots of 1.0 acre in accordance with § 190-50Q.
[Added 9-16-1993 by Ord. No. 11-1993]
C. 
Accessory uses permitted.
(1) 
Farm accessory uses, provided that temporary housing facilities for farm workers actually working on the farm are occupied only on a seasonal basis, do not include mobile homes, tents, trailers and meet all state, county and Township rules and regulations, and provided further that if a building containing such dwelling quarters is located so that it can be subdivided and sold separately from the main building, its lot shall conform to all provisions for a principal building.
(2) 
Private residential swimming pools (see § 190-46 for standards).
(3) 
Up to two residential tool sheds, each not to exceed 200 square feet in floor area and 10 feet in height.
[Amended 12-20-2001 by Ord. No. 18-2001]
(4) 
Travel trailers and campers to be parked or stored only and located in rear and side yards only. Their dimensions shall not be counted in determining total building coverage and they shall not be used for temporary or permanent living quarters while situated on the lot.
(5) 
Off-street parking and private garages (see § 190-38).
(6) 
Fences and walls (see § 190-34).
(7) 
Home occupations of a medical doctor, attorney, dentist, architect, engineer, real estate agent, insurance broker or similar professional use.
(8) 
Residential agriculture.
(9) 
Decks (as defined and permitted in § 190-5).
[Added 12-20-2001 by Ord. No. 18-2001]
D. 
Maximum building height. No building shall exceed 30 feet in height and 2.5 stories, except that churches, schools and barns shall not exceed 55 feet, and except further as allowed in § 190-54.
E. 
Area and yard requirements.[3]
(1) 
Notwithstanding the minimum lot areas set forth in the Schedule of Area and Yard Requirements, no such minimum lot area for a nonresidential use in the AP Zone shall be less than that needed to meet the water quality standards of § 190-50H(2)(d), whether or not the lot may be served by a centralized sewer treatment or collection system.
[Added 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989]
[3]
Editor's Note: A Schedule of Area and Yard Requirements for the AP Agricultural Production District is included at the end of this chapter.
F. 
Floor area minimums.
Detached Dwellings Without Garages
Detached Dwellings With Garages
Lot Size
Gross Floor Area
(square feet)
First-Floor Area
(square feet)
Gross Floor Area
(square feet)
Overall Floor Area, Including Garage
(square feet)
Up to 11,000 square feet
1,250
750
1,100
1,400
Over 11,000 square feet
1,450
850
1,300
1,600
G. 
Minimum off-street parking.
(1) 
Two spaces per dwelling unit.
(2) 
Churches shall provide one space per every five permanent seats. (One seat shall be considered 22 inches in calculating the capacity of pews or benches.)
(3) 
Schools shall provide one space per employee for grades kindergarten through tenth grades, 2 1/2 spaces per employee for grades eleven and twelve and in all cases sufficient space for school bus loading and unloading.
(4) 
School administrative facilities shall provide one space for each 600 square feet of gross floor area or fraction thereof.
(5) 
Public utility buildings and uses shall provide one space for each two employees stationed at the use, but in no case less than two spaces in total.
(6) 
Home occupations shall provide a minimum of one space per 200 square feet of gross floor area or fraction thereof devoted to the home occupation.
(7) 
Agricultural commercial establishments shall provide one space for each 100 square feet of gross sales area.
(8) 
See § 190-38 for additional standards.
H. 
Minimum off-street loading. All nonresidential uses shall show properly dimensioned loading space(s) on the site plans as appropriate for the proposed use and separate from off-street parking areas.
I. 
Signs.
(1) 
Street number designations, postal boxes, on-site directional and parking signs, warning signs and signs posting property as "private property," "no hunting" or similar signs are permitted but are not to be considered in calculating sign area.
(2) 
Churches: one freestanding sign not exceeding 12 square feet, plus one attached sign not exceeding 25 square feet.
(3) 
Public utilities: one freestanding sign not exceeding 12 square feet.
(4) 
Schools and school administrative buildings: one sign not exceeding 25 square feet.
(5) 
Home occupations: one sign not exceeding four square feet either attached to the structure or freestanding.
(6) 
One temporary, nonlighted sign advertising the sale or lease of a property or structure.
(7) 
See § 190-41 for additional standards.
[Added 8-6-1982 by Ord. No. 16-1982]
A. 
Purpose. The special agricultural production area within the Pinelands Preservation Area has been designated in response to the regionally significant berry agriculture for which these lands are currently used. Continued expansion of this activity is desirable and can be accommodated in this district.
B. 
Principal permitted uses on the land and in buildings.
(1) 
Residential dwellings on lots of 3.2 acres, in accordance with § 190-50P.
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989]
(2) 
Berry agriculture and horticulture of native plants and other agricultural activities compatible with the existing soil and water conditions that support traditional Pinelands berry agriculture.
(3) 
Agricultural employee housing as an element of and accessory to an active agricultural operation.
(4) 
Beekeeping.
(5) 
Pinelands development credits (see § 190-50M).
(6) 
Forestry.
[Added 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989]
(7) 
Fish and wildlife management and wetlands management.
[Added 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989; amended 12-19-2012 by Ord. No. 17-2012]
(8) 
Residential dwelling units on lots of 1.0 acre in accordance with § 190-50Q.
[Added 9-16-1993 by Ord. No. 11-1993]
C. 
Accessory uses permitted.
(1) 
Private residential swimming pools (see § 190-46 for standards).
(2) 
Up to two residential tool sheds, each not to exceed 200 square feet in floor area and 10 feet in height.
[Amended 12-15-1994 by Ord. No. 8-1994; 12-20-2001 by Ord. No. 18-2001]
(3) 
Travel trailers and campers to be parked or stored only and located in rear or side yards only. Their dimensions shall not be counted in determining total building coverage, and they shall not be used for temporary or permanent living quarters while situated on a lot.
(4) 
Off-street parking and private garages (see § 190-38).
(5) 
Fences and walls (see § 190-34).
(6) 
Residential agriculture.
(7) 
Decks (as defined and permitted in § 190-5).
[Added 12-20-2001 by Ord. No. 18-2001]
D. 
Maximum building height. No building shall exceed 30 feet in height or 2.5 stories, except that churches shall not exceed 55 feet, and except further as allowed in § 190-54.
E. 
Area and yard requirements.
(1) 
Area and yard requirements shall be as follows:
Detached Dwellings
Principal building
Minimum
Lot area (acres)
3.2
Lot frontage (feet)
150*
Lot width (feet)
150
Lot depth (feet)
300
Side yard, each (feet)
50
Front yard (feet)
200**
Rear yard (feet)
100
Accessory building
Minimum
Distance to side line
50
Distance to rear line (feet)
50
Distance to other building (feet)
25
Maximum
Building coverage of principal building (percent)
5%
Building coverage of accessory building(s) (percent)
1%
NOTES:
* May be reduced to 50 feet for flag lot.
** May be reduced to 100 feet in agricultural areas or where environmental or other physical limitations exist.
(2) 
Notwithstanding the minimum lot areas set forth above, no such minimum lot area for a nonresidential use in the SAP Zone shall be less than that needed to meet the water quality standards of § 190-50H(2)(d), whether or not the lot may be served by a centralized sewer treatment or collection system.
[Added 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989]
F. 
Floor area minimums.
Detached Dwellings Without Garages
Detached Dwellings With Garages
Lot Size
Gross Floor Area
(square feet)
First-Floor Area
(square feet)
Gross Floor Area
(square feet)
Overall Floor Area, Including Garage
(square feet)
Up to 11,000 square feet
1,250
750
1,100
1,400
Over 11,000 square feet
1,450
850
1,300
1,600
G. 
Minimum off-street parking.
(1) 
Two spaces per dwelling unit.
H. 
Signs. The following signs are permitted in the Special Agricultural Production District:
(1) 
Official public safety and information signs displaying road names, numbers and safety directions.
(2) 
On-site signs advertising the sale or rental of the premises, provided that:
(a) 
The area on one side of any such sign shall not exceed 12 square feet.
(b) 
No more than one sign is located on any parcel of land held in common ownership.
(3) 
On-site identification signs for schools, churches, hospitals or similar public service institutions, provided that:
(a) 
The size of any such sign shall not exceed 12 square feet.
(b) 
No more than one sign is placed on any single property.
(4) 
Trespassing signs or signs indicating the private nature of a road, driveway or premises, and signs prohibiting or otherwise controlling fishing or hunting, provided that the size of such signs does not exceed 12 square feet.
(5) 
On-site professional, home occupation or name signs indicating the profession and/or activity and/or name of the occupant of the dwelling, provided that:
(a) 
The size of any such sign shall not exceed 12 square feet.
(b) 
No more than one sign is permitted for any individual parcel of land.
(6) 
On-site business or advertising signs, provided that:
(a) 
No more than two signs are located on any one premises or on the premises leased or utilized by any one business establishment.
(b) 
The total area of such signs shall not exceed 20 square feet per side, with the maximum height to the top of the sign not to exceed 15 feet from ground level.
(7) 
Temporary signs advertising political parties or candidates for election, and temporary on- and off-site signs advertising civil, social or political gatherings and activities, provided that the size of such sign does not exceed four square feet. No such sign shall be displayed for a period exceeding 60 days.
[Added 8-6-1982 by Ord. No. 16-1982]
A. 
Purpose. The Preservation District is designed in response to the designation of this area within the Pinelands Preservation Area. Strict management and limited development of this area are required to protect the sensitive ecological balance which prevails in the core of the Pinelands.
B. 
Principal permitted area uses on the land and in buildings.
(1) 
Residential dwellings on lots of 3.2 acres, in accordance with § 190-50P.
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989]
(2) 
Agricultural employee housing as an element of and accessory to an active agricultural operation.
(3) 
Berry agriculture and horticulture of native plants and other agricultural activities compatible with the existing soil and water conditions that support traditional Pinelands berry agriculture.
(4) 
Forestry.
(5) 
Beekeeping.
(6) 
Fish and wildlife management and wetlands management.
[Amended 12-19-2012 by Ord. No. 17-2012]
(7) 
Low-intensity recreational uses, provided that:
(a) 
The parcel proposed for a low-intensity recreational use has an area of at least 50 acres.
(b) 
The recreational use does not involve the use of motorized vehicles except for necessary transportation.
(c) 
Access to bodies of water is limited to no more than 15 linear feet of frontage per 1,000 feet of water body frontage.
(d) 
The parcel will contain no more than 1/2 campsite per gross acre, with campsites clustered at a net density not exceeding six campsites per acre and developed in accordance with Chapter XI of the New Jersey Sanitary Code.
[Amended 4-3-1997 by Ord. No. 1-1997]
(e) 
Clearing of vegetation, including ground cover and soil disturbance, does not exceed 5% of the parcel.
(f) 
No more than 1% of the parcel will be covered with impervious surfaces.
[Amended 12-19-2012 by Ord. No. 17-2012]
(8) 
Public service infrastructure which is necessary to serve only the needs of the Preservation Area District uses. Centralized wastewater treatment and collection facilities shall be permitted to service the Preservation Area District only in accordance with § 190-50H(2)(b).
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989; 4-3-1997 by Ord. No. 1-1997]
(9) 
Pinelands development credits (see § 190-50M).
(10) 
Residential dwelling units on lots of 1.0 acre in accordance with § 190-50Q.
[Added 9-16-1993 by Ord. No. 11-1993]
C. 
Accessory uses permitted.
(1) 
Private residential swimming pools (see § 190-46 for standards).
(2) 
Up to two residential tool sheds, each not to exceed 200 square feet in floor area and 10 feet in height.
[Amended 12-15-1994 by Ord. No. 8-1994; 12-20-2001 by Ord. No. 18-2001]
(3) 
Travel trailers and campers to be parked or stored only and located in rear or side yards only. Their dimensions shall not be counted in determining total building coverage and they shall not be used for temporary or permanent living quarters while situated on a lot.
(4) 
Off-street parking and private garages (see § 190-38).
(5) 
Fences and walls (see § 190-34).
(6) 
Home occupations of a medical doctor, attorney, dentist, architect, engineer, real estate agent, insurance broker or similar professional use.
(7) 
Decks (as defined and permitted in § 190-5).
[Added 12-20-2001 by Ord. No. 18-2001]
D. 
Maximum building height. No building shall exceed 30 feet in height and 2.5 stories, except that churches shall not exceed 55 feet, and except further as allowed in § 190-54.
E. 
Area and yard requirements.
(1) 
Area and yard requirements shall be as follows:
Detached Dwellings
Principal building Minimum
Lot area (acres)
3.2
Lot frontage (feet)
150*
Lot width (feet)
150
Lot depth (feet)
300
Side yard, each (feet)
50
Front yard (feet)
200**
Rear yard (feet)
100
Accessory building Minimum
Distance to side line
50
Distance to rear line (feet)
50
Distance to other building (feet)
25
Maximum
Building coverage of principal building (percent)
5
Building coverage of accessory building(s) (percent)
1
NOTES:
* May be reduced to 50 feet for flag lot.
** May be reduced to 100 feet in agricultural areas or where environmental or other physical limitations exist.
(2) 
Notwithstanding the minimum lot areas set forth above, no such minimum lot area for a nonresidential use in the Preservation Area District Zone shall be less than that needed to meet the water quality standards of § 190-50H(2)(d), whether or not the lot may be served by a centralized sewer treatment or collection system.
[Added 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989; amended 4-3-1997 by Ord. No. 1-1997]
F. 
Floor area minimums.
Detached Dwellings Without Garages
Detached Dwellings With Garages
Lot Size
Gross Floor Area
(square feet)
First-Floor Area
(square feet)
Gross Floor Area
(square feet)
Overall Floor Area, Including Garage
(square feet)
Up to 11,000 square feet
1,250
750
1,100
1,400
Over 11,000 square feet
1,450
850
1,300
1,600
G. 
Minimum off-street parking.
(1) 
Two spaces per dwelling unit, plus one space per 200 square feet of floor area devoted to any permitted home occupation.
[Amended 5-6-1983 by Ord. No. 7-1983]
H. 
Signs. The following signs are permitted in the Preservation District:
(1) 
Official public safety and information signs displaying road names, numbers and safety directions.
(2) 
On-site signs advertising the sale or rental of the premises, provided that:
(a) 
The area on one side of any such sign shall not exceed 12 square feet.
(b) 
No more than one sign is located on any parcel of land held in common ownership.
(3) 
On-site identification signs for schools, churches, hospitals or similar public service institutions, provided that:
(a) 
The size of any such sign shall not exceed 12 square feet.
(b) 
No more than one sign is placed on any single property.
(4) 
Trespassing signs or signs indicating the private nature of a road, driveway or premises, and signs prohibiting or otherwise controlling fishing or hunting, provided that the size of such signs does not exceed 12 square feet.
(5) 
On-site professional, home occupation or name signs indicating the profession and/or activity and/or name of the occupant of the dwelling, provided that:
(a) 
The size of any such sign shall not exceed 12 square feet.
(b) 
No more than one sign is permitted for any individual parcel of land.
(6) 
On-site business or advertising signs, provided that:
(a) 
No more than two signs are located on any one premises or on the premises leased or utilized by any one business establishment.
(b) 
The total area of such signs shall not exceed 20 square feet per side, with the maximum height to the top of the sign not to exceed 15 feet from ground level.
(7) 
Temporary signs advertising political parties or candidates for election, or temporary on- and off-site signs advertising civil, social or political gatherings and activities, provided that the size of such sign does not exceed four square feet. No such sign shall be displayed for a period exceeding 60 days.
[Amended 3-3-1978 by Ord. No. 1-1978; 5-30-1979 by Ord. No. 8-1979; 8-6-1982 by Ord. No. 16-1982]
A. 
Purpose. These districts provide for the continued high-density development of existing subdivided areas of the Township. The designated minimum lot sizes are designed in recognition of the availability of sewage treatment facilities and apply only when sanitary sewerage is available.
B. 
Principal permitted uses on the land and in buildings.
(1) 
Detached dwelling units.
(2) 
Two-family dwellings in the R-60 Zone only.
(3) 
Public playgrounds, conservation areas and parks.
(4) 
Churches.
(5) 
Residential dwelling units on lots of 3.2 acres, in accordance with § 190-50P.
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989]
(6) 
The following additional uses are permitted in the R-100 District:
[Added 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989]
(a) 
Agriculture.
(b) 
Forestry.
(c) 
Low-intensity recreational uses, provided that:
[1] 
The parcel proposed for low-intensity recreational use has an area of at least 50 acres.
[2] 
The recreational use does not involve the use of motorized vehicles except for necessary transportation.
[3] 
Access to bodies of water is limited to no more than 15 linear feet of frontage per 1,000 feet of water body frontage.
[4] 
Clearing of vegetation, including ground cover and soil disturbance, does not exceed 5% of the parcel.
[5] 
No more than 1% of the parcel will be covered with impervious surfaces.
(d) 
Residential dwelling units on lots of 1.0 acre in accordance with § 190-50Q.
[Added 9-16-1993 by Ord. No. 11-1993]
(e) 
In the R-100 District, residential dwelling units on lots of 1.0 acre in accordance with § 190-50R.
[Added 9-16-1993 by Ord. No. 11-1993]
(f) 
In the R-100 District, single-family residences existing at the time of adoption of this amendment on existing lots of 10,000 square feet or more may have additions constructed and accessory buildings constructed as regulated by "190 Attatchment 6" and shall follow the area and yard requirements as amended for the R-100 Single-Family District as follows:
[Added 12-17-2014 by Ord. No. 15-2014]
C. 
Accessory uses permitted.
(1) 
Private residential swimming pools (see § 190-46 for standards).
(2) 
In the R-60 District, no more than one residential tool shed not to exceed 145 square feet and 10 feet in height. In the R-80, R-96, R-100 and R-200 Districts, no more than one residential tool shed not to exceed 200 square feet in floor area and 10 feet in height.
[Amended 12-15-1994 by Ord. No. 8-1994; 12-20-2001 by Ord. No. 18-2001]
(3) 
Travel trailers and campers to be parked or stored only and located in rear or side yards only. Their dimensions shall not be counted in determining total building coverage and they shall not be used for temporary or permanent living quarters while situated on a lot.
(4) 
Off-street parking and private garages (see § 190-38).
(5) 
Fences and walls (see § 190-34).
(6) 
Home occupations of a medical doctor, attorney, dentist, architect, engineer, real estate agent, insurance broker or similar professional use.
(7) 
Decks (as defined and permitted in § 190-5).
[Added 12-20-2001 by Ord. No. 18-2001]
D. 
Maximum building height. No building shall exceed 30 feet in height and 2.5 stories, except that churches shall not exceed 55 feet, and except further as allowed in § 190-54.
E. 
Area and yard requirements.[1]
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989; 9-16-1993 by Ord. No. 11-1993]
(1) 
Notwithstanding the lot area requirements set forth in the Schedule of Area and Yard Requirements for these districts, no residential dwelling unit or nonresidential use in an R-60, R-80, R-96 or R-200 District shall be located on a parcel of less than one acre unless served by a centralized wastewater treatment plant. Moreover, notwithstanding the minimum lot areas set forth in the Schedule of Area and Yard Requirements, no such minimum lot area for a nonresidential use within the R-100 Zone shall be less than that needed to meet the water quality standards of § 190-50H(2)(d), whether or not the lot may be served by a centralized sewer treatment or collection system.
(2) 
Notwithstanding the requirements set forth above for the R-60, R-80, R-96 and R-200 Districts, an application for residential development not served by a centralized wastewater treatment plant on lots between 20,000 square feet and one acre in size in the R-60, R-96 or R-200 Districts, or in that portion of the R-80 District designated for sewer service, may be considered without the necessity for a municipal lot size or density variance, provided that a waiver of strict compliance is granted by the Pinelands Commission pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:50-4.61 et seq.
[1]
Editor's Note: A Schedule of Area and Yard Requirements for the R-60, R-80, R-96, R-100 and R-200 Single-Family and Two-Family Residential Districts is included at the end of this chapter.
F. 
Floor area minimums.
Detached Dwellings Without Garages
Detached Dwellings With Garages
Lot Size
Gross Floor Area
(square feet)
First-Floor Area
(square feet)
Gross Floor Area
(square feet)
Overall Floor Area, Including Garage
(square feet)
Up to 11,000 square feet
1,250
750
1,100
1,400
Over 11,000 square feet
1,450
850
1,300
1,600
G. 
Minimum off-street parking.
(1) 
Two spaces per dwelling unit.
(2) 
Churches shall provide one space per every five permanent seats. (One seat shall be considered 22 inches in calculating the capacity of pews or benches.)
(3) 
Home occupations shall provide a minimum of one space per 200 square feet of gross floor area or fraction thereof devoted to the home occupation.
(4) 
See § 190-38 for additional standards.
H. 
Signs.
(1) 
Street number designations, postal boxes, on-site directional and parking signs, warning signs and signs posting property such as "private property," "no hunting" or similar signs are permitted but are not to be considered in calculating sign area.
(2) 
Churches: one freestanding sign not exceeding 12 square feet, plus one attached sign not exceeding 25 square feet.
(3) 
Home occupations: one sign not to exceed four square feet either freestanding or attached to the structure.
(4) 
See § 190-41 for additional standards.
[Amended 1-31-1977 by Ord. No. 1-1977; 3-3-1978 by Ord. No. 1-1978; 5-30-1979 by Ord. No. 8-1979; 11-5-1979 by Ord. No. 15-1979; 9-5-1980 by Ord. No. 25-1980; 8-6-1982 by Ord. No. 16-1982]
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of the R-1 and R-3 Districts is to provide areas in the Township where new residential growth can be accommodated. The location and densities of the designated areas are designed in accordance with the capacity of the soils to adequately drain and filter septic effluent.
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989]
B. 
Principal permitted uses on the land in buildings.
(1) 
Detached dwelling units, provided that in that portion of the R-3 District located in the Pinelands Rural Development Area, clustering of the permitted dwelling units shall be required in accordance with § 190-50S whenever two or more units are proposed as part of a residential development.
[Amended 12-19-2012 by Ord. No. 17-2012]
(2) 
Public playgrounds, conservation areas and parks.
(3) 
Public schools and school administrative buildings.
(4) 
Churches.
(5) 
Farms according to the provisions specified in § 190-12 for farms in the AR District.
(6) 
In that portion of the R-3 District located in the Pinelands Rural Development Area, residential dwelling units on lots of 1.0 acre in accordance with § 190-50R of this chapter.
[Added 9-16-1993 by Ord. No. 11-1993]
(7) 
In that portion of the R-3 District located in the Pinelands Rural Development Area, residential dwelling units which are not clustered in accordance with the standards of § 190-50S may be permitted as a conditional use, provided that:
[Added 12-19-2012 by Ord. No. 17-2012]
(a) 
The Planning Board finds that:
[1] 
Clustering of the proposed dwellings would be inconsistent with the minimum environmental standards set forth at N.J.A.C. 7:50-6; or
[2] 
Clustering of the proposed dwellings would disrupt the contiguity of the forest ecosystem to a greater degree than nonclustered development.
(b) 
Minimum lot area requirement: 3.2 acres.
C. 
Accessory uses permitted.
(1) 
Private residential swimming pools (see § 190-46 for standards).
(2) 
No more than one residential tool shed not to exceed 200 square feet in floor area and 10 feet in height.
[Amended 12-15-1994 by Ord. No. 8-1994; 12-20-2001 by Ord. No. 18-2001]
(3) 
Travel trailers and campers to be parked or stored only and located in rear or side yards only. Their dimensions shall not be counted in determining total building coverage and they shall not be used for temporary or permanent living quarters while situated on a lot.
(4) 
Off-street parking and private garages (see § 190-38).
(5) 
Fences and walls (see § 190-34).
(6) 
Home occupations of a medical doctor, attorney, dentist, architect, engineer, real estate agent, insurance broker or similar professional use.
(7) 
Residential agriculture.
(8) 
Decks (as defined and permitted in § 190-5).
[Added 12-20-2001 by Ord. No. 18-2001]
D. 
Maximum building height. No building shall exceed 30 feet in height and 2.5 stories, except that churches and schools shall not exceed 55 feet, and except further as allowed in § 190-54.
E. 
Area and yard requirements.[1]
(1) 
Notwithstanding the minimum lot area set forth in the Schedule of Area and Yard Requirements, no such minimum lot area for a nonresidential use within the R-3 Zone shall be less than that needed to meet the water quality standards of § 190-50H(2)(d), whether or not the lot may be served by a centralized sewer treatment or collection system.
[Added 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989]
[1]
Editor's Note: A Schedule of Area and Yard Requirements for the R-1 and R-3 Single-Family Residential Districts is included at the end of this chapter.
F. 
Floor area minimums.
Detached Dwellings Without Garages
Detached Dwellings With Garages
Lot Size
Gross Floor Area
(square feet)
First-Floor Area
(square feet)
Gross Floor Area
(square feet)
Overall Floor Area, Including Garage
(square feet)
Up to 11,000 square feet
1,250
750
1,100
1,400
Over 11,000 square feet
1,450
850
1,300
1,600
G. 
Minimum off-street parking.
(1) 
Two spaces per dwelling unit.
(2) 
Churches shall provide one space per every five permanent seats. (One seat shall be considered 22 inches in calculating the capacity of pews or benches.)
(3) 
Schools shall provide one space per employee for kindergarten through tenth grades, 2 1/2 spaces per employee for grades eleven and twelve and in all cases sufficient space for school bus loading and unloading.
(4) 
School administrative facilities shall provide one space for each 600 square feet of gross floor area or fraction thereof.
(5) 
Public utility buildings and uses shall provide one space for each assigned company vehicle, plus one space for each two employees stationed at the use, but in no case less than two spaces in total.
(6) 
Home occupations shall provide a minimum of one space per 200 square feet of gross floor area or part thereof devoted to the home occupation.
(7) 
See § 190-38 for additional standards.
H. 
Minimum off-street loading. All nonresidential uses shall show properly dimensioned loading space(s) on the site plans as appropriate for the proposed use and separate from off-street parking areas.
I. 
Signs.
(1) 
Street number designations, postal boxes, on-site directional and parking signs, warning signs and signs posting property such as "private property," "no hunting" or similar signs are permitted but are not to be considered in calculating sign area.
(2) 
Churches: one freestanding sign not exceeding 12 square feet, plus one attached sign not exceeding 25 square feet.
(3) 
Public utilities: one freestanding sign not exceeding 12 square feet.
(4) 
Schools and school administrative buildings: one sign not exceeding 25 square feet.
(5) 
Home occupations: one sign not exceeding four square feet either attached to the structure or freestanding.
(6) 
One temporary, nonlighted sign advertising the sale or lease of a property or structure.
(7) 
See § 190-41 for additional standards.
[Amended 8-6-1982 by Ord. No. 16-1982; 5-6-1983 by Ord. No. 7-1983; 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989; 6-15-1989 by Ord. No. 17-1989; 9-6-1990 by Ord. No. 18-1990; 3-19-1992 by Ord. No. 1-1992]
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of the R-I District is to provide infill areas in the Township well situated to accommodate new single-family housing. The areas are located to take advantage of public water and sewerage facilities, the excellent roadway access afforded to these sites and their proximity to existing developed areas.
B. 
Principal permitted uses on the land and in buildings.
(1) 
Detached dwelling units.
(2) 
Detached dwelling units, including patio houses and/or zero-lot-line arrangements using Pinelands development credits.
(3) 
Schools and school administrative buildings.
(4) 
Public service infrastructure.
(5) 
Churches.
(6) 
Assembly halls and/or meeting places of not for profit organizations organized for and by veterans organizations.
[Added 10-1-1998 by Ord. No. 16-1998]
C. 
Accessory uses permitted.
(1) 
Playgrounds, conservation areas and parks.
(2) 
Private residential swimming pools (see § 190-46 for standards).
(3) 
Off-street parking (see § 190-38).
(4) 
Fences and walls (see § 190-34).
(5) 
No more than one residential tool shed not to exceed 200 square feet in floor area and 10 feet in height.
[Added 12-15-1994 by Ord. No. 8-1994; amended 12-20-2001 by Ord. No. 18-2001]
(6) 
Decks (as defined and permitted in § 190-5).
[Added 12-20-2001 by Ord. No. 18-2001]
D. 
Maximum building height. No building shall exceed 30 feet in height and 2 1/2 stories, except as allowed in § 190-54.
E. 
Area and yard requirements.
(1) 
The minimum tract size for patio houses and/or zero-lot-line units shall be 25 acres, including the areas of existing streets and water areas within the tract boundary lines, provided that they total no more than 5% of the tract area. A minimum of 200 feet of frontage on one arterial or collector street shall be required. All plans shall delineate the boundaries of the portion(s) of the tract devoted to each use.
(2) 
Notwithstanding the lot area requirements set forth in the Schedule of Area and Yard Requirements for the R-I District,[1] no residential dwelling unit or nonresidential use in an R-I District shall be located on a parcel of less than one acre unless served by a centralized wastewater treatment plant.
[Amended 9-16-1993 by Ord. No. 11-1993]
[1]
Editor's Note: The Schedule of Area and Yard Requirements for the R-I Infill Single-Family Residential Districts is located at the end of this chapter.
F. 
Floor area minimums.
Detached Dwellings Without Garages
Detached Dwellings With Garages
Lot Size
Gross Floor Area
(square feet)
First-Floor Area
(square feet)
Gross Floor Area
(square feet)
Overall Floor Area, Including Garage
(square feet)
Up to 11,000 square feet
1,250
750
1,100
1,400
Over 11,000 square feet
1,450
850
1,300
1,600
G. 
Density limitations and Pinelands development credits.
(1) 
The base density for the R-I District is five-tenths (0.5) dwelling unit per acre when Pinelands development credits (PDC) are not utilized. This density may be increased to 2.75 units per acre using PDC's and may be further increased using the solar density bonuses provided in § 190-18G(3) below.
(2) 
Acreage for base density in the R-I Zone shall include all land, excluding lakes of over one acre. When using PDC's in the R-I Zone, density computations shall include all land, excluding water bodies and wetlands of over one acre.
(3) 
Solar density bonus. After development has utilized PDC's to the extent required to achieve the maximum permitted density, the following solar density bonuses are permitted:
Density
Increase
Requirements
5%
The design orients at least 75% of all units with south wall exposures within 30° of due south, and permits at least 75% of all units to receive full south wall exposure to uninterrupted sunlight from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on December 21.
15%
The development incorporates active and/or passive solar elements that provide at least 50% of the space heating and water heating needs of the unit for at least 75% of all units.
H. 
Minimum off-street parking.
(1) 
Two spaces per dwelling unit.
(2) 
Schools shall provide one space per employee for kindergarten through 10th grades and 2 1/2 spaces per employee for grades eleven and twelve and, in all cases, sufficient space for school bus loading and unloading.
(3) 
School administrative facilities shall provide one space for each 600 square feet of gross floor area or fraction thereof.
(4) 
Public utility buildings and uses shall provide one space for each assigned company vehicle, plus one space for each two employees stationed at the use, but in no case less than two spaces in total.
(5) 
Churches shall provide one space per every five permanent seats. One seat shall be considered 22 inches wide in calculating the capacity of pews or benches.
(6) 
See § 190-38 for additional standards.
I. 
Signs.
(1) 
Street number designations, postal boxes, on-site directional and parking signs, warning signs and sign posting property such as "private property," "no hunting" or similar signs are permitted but are not to be considered in calculating sign area.
(2) 
Each development may have one lighted or unlighted sign along each arterial or collector road which the tract in question abuts, provided that there exists at least 250 feet of unbroken frontage. Such sign(s) shall not exceed 10 feet in height, shall be set back from the street rights-of-way and driveways at least 30 feet, shall be set back from any property line a minimum of 50 feet, shall not exceed an area of 40 square feet and shall be used to display the developer's name and name of the development.
(3) 
Schools and school administrative buildings: one sign not exceeding 25 square feet.
(4) 
One temporary, nonlighted sign advertising the sale or lease of a property or structure.
(5) 
See § 190-41 for additional standards.
[Added 3-19-1992 by Ord. No. 1-1992]
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of the R-A District is to provide infill development areas in the Township well situated to accommodate both single- and multiple-family housing. Planned retirement community housing is permitted as a conditional use which is deemed particularly appropriate at the proposed location, provided that all conditions of the conditional use can be satisfied.
B. 
Principal permitted uses on the land and in buildings.
(1) 
Detached dwelling units.
(2) 
Detached dwelling units, including patio houses and/or zero-lot-line arrangements using Pinelands development credits.
(3) 
Schools and school administrative buildings.
(4) 
Public service infrastructure.
(5) 
Churches.
(6) 
Planned retirement community (PRC) as a conditional use according to the standards outlined in § 190-55 and the conditions contained in § 190-56D.
(7) 
Garden apartments only as part of a planned retirement community. (See § 190-31 for additional standards.)
(8) 
Townhouses only as part of a planned retirement community. (See § 190-47 for additional standards.)
C. 
Accessory uses permitted.
(1) 
Playgrounds, conservation areas and parks.
(2) 
Private residential swimming pools. (See § 190-46 for standards.)
(3) 
Off-street parking (see § 190-38).
(4) 
Fences and walls (see § 190-34).
(5) 
No more than one residential tool shed not to exceed 200 square feet in floor area and 10 feet in height.
[Added 12-15-1994 by Ord. No. 8-1994; amended 12-20-2001 by Ord. No. 18-2001]
(6) 
Decks (as defined and permitted in § 190-5).
[Added 12-20-2001 by Ord. No. 18-2001]
D. 
Maximum building height. No building shall exceed 35 feet in height and 2 1/2 stories, except as allowed in § 190-54.
E. 
Area and yard requirements.
(1) 
The minimum tract size for non-age-restricted development, including patio houses and/or zero-lot-line units, shall be 25 acres, including the areas of existing streets and water areas within the tract boundary lines, provided that they total no more than 5% of the tract area. A minimum of 200 feet of frontage on one arterial or collector street shall be required. All plans shall delineate the boundaries of the portion(s) of the tract devoted to each use. Standards for planned retirement communities are outlined in §§ 190-55 and 190-56D.
(2) 
Notwithstanding the lot area requirements set forth in the Schedule of Area and Yard Requirements for the R-A District,[1] no residential dwelling unit or nonresidential use in an R-A District shall be located on a parcel of less than one acre unless served by a centralized wastewater treatment plant.
[Amended 9-16-1993 by Ord. No. 11-1993]
[1]
Editor's Note: The Schedule of Area and Yard Requirements for the R-A Infill District With Planned Retirement Community Conditional Use is located at the end of this chapter.
F. 
Floor area minimums.
Detached Dwellings Without Garages
Detached Dwellings With Garages
Lot Size
Gross Floor Area
(square feet)
First-Floor Area
(square feet)
Gross Floor Area
(square feet)
Overall Floor Area, Including Garage
(square feet)
Up to 11,000 square feet
1,250
750
1,100
1,400
Over 11,000 square feet
1,450
850
1,300
1,600
Type of Structure
Floor Area Minimum
(square feet)
Garden apartments
Efficiency unit
500
1-bedroom unit
600
2-bedroom unit
800
Townhouses and age- restricted detached dwellings
1-bedroom unit
800
2-bedroom unit
1,000
3-bedroom unit
1,200
NOTE: Each additional bedroom shall require that a minimum of 250 additional square feet be added to the gross floor area of the apartment or townhouse.
G. 
Density limitations and Pinelands development credits.
(1) 
The base density for the R-A District shall be thirty-three hundredths (0.33) dwelling unit per acre when Pinelands development credits (PDC) are not utilized. When non-age-restricted development of single-family dwellings is proposed, this density may be increased to two dwelling units per acre using PDC's. When planned retirement community development is proposed, the maximum density shall not exceed 4.25 dwelling units per acre, including base and PDC units and planned retirement community bonus density units. Acreage for base density in the R-A Zone shall include all land, excluding lakes of over one acre. When using PDC's and planned retirement community bonuses in the R-A Zone, density calculations shall include all land, excluding water bodies and wetlands of over one acre. Density for planned retirement communities shall be calculated as follows:
Density
Dwelling Units per Acre
Base density
0.33
Maximum density, including base density, using PDC's
2.0
Maximum density, including base density, using PDC's and planned retirement community bonus
4.25
NOTE: Bonus density for planned retirement communities may only be utilized after PDC's have been utilized to achieve the maximum density permitted with PDC's.
(2) 
Garden apartments shall not exceed a net density of 10 units per acre and 15 bedrooms per acre within the portion of the tract developed as garden apartments.
(3) 
Townhouses shall not exceed a net density of eight units per acre and 16 bedrooms per acre.
H. 
Minimum off-street parking.
(1) 
Two spaces per dwelling unit.
(2) 
For multiple-family housing, at least the first 25 feet adjacent to any street line and any lot line shall not be used for parking but shall be planted and maintained in lawn area, ground cover or landscaped with evergreen shrubbery and separated from the parking area by poured concrete or Belgian block curbing.
(3) 
Schools shall provide one space per employee for kindergarten through 10th grades and 2 1/2 spaces per employee for grades eleven and twelve and, in all cases, sufficient space for school bus loading and unloading.
(4) 
School administrative facilities shall provide one space for each 600 square feet of gross floor area or fraction thereof.
(5) 
Public utility buildings and uses shall provide one space for each assigned company vehicle, plus one space for each two employees stationed at the use, but in no case fewer than two spaces in total.
(6) 
Churches shall provide one space per every five permanent seats. One seat shall be considered 22 inches wide in calculating the capacity of pews or benches.
(7) 
See § 190-38 for additional standards.
I. 
Minimum off-street loading. All nonresidential uses shall provide properly dimensioned loading space(s) on the site plan(s) as appropriate for the proposed use and in accordance with § 190-38.
J. 
Signs.
(1) 
Street number designations, postal boxes, on-site directional and parking signs, warning signs and sign posting property such as "private property," "no hunting" or similar signs are permitted but are not to be considered in calculating sign area.
(2) 
Each development may have one lighted or unlighted sign along each arterial or collector road which the tract in question abuts, provided that there exists at least 250 feet of unbroken frontage. Such sign(s) shall not exceed 10 feet in height, shall be set back from the street rights-of-way and driveways at least 30 feet, shall be set back from any property line a minimum of 50 feet, shall not exceed an area of 40 square feet and shall be used to display the developer's name and the name of the development.
(3) 
Schools and school administrative buildings: one sign not exceeding 25 square feet.
(4) 
Home occupations: one sign not exceeding four square feet, either attached to the structure or freestanding.
(5) 
One temporary, nonlighted sign advertising the sale or lease of a property or structure.
(6) 
See § 190-41 for additional standards.
[Added 7-21-1994 by Ord. No. 7-1994]
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of this overlay district is to provide infill areas in the Township well situated to accommodate affordable senior citizen housing. Unless development according to these standards is proposed, the standards of the R-I Infill Single-Family Residential District shall apply.
B. 
Principal permitted uses on the land and in buildings.
(1) 
Garden apartments (see § 190-31 for additional standards).
(2) 
Townhouses (see § 190-47 for additional standards).
(3) 
Any development incorporated.
(4) 
Schools and school administrative buildings.
(5) 
Public service infrastructure.
C. 
Accessory uses permitted.
(1) 
Playgrounds, conservation areas and parks.
(2) 
Private residential swimming pools (see § 190-46 for standards).
(3) 
Off-street parking (see § 190-38).
D. 
Maximum building height. No building shall exceed 30 feet in height and 2 1/2 stories, except as allowed in § 190-54.
E. 
Area and yard requirements. The minimum tract size shall be 15 acres, including the area of existing streets and water areas within the tract boundary lines, provided that they total no more than 5% of the tract area. A minimum of 200 feet of frontage on one arterial or collector street shall be required. All plans shall delineate the boundaries of the portion(s) of the tract devoted to each use.
F. 
Floor area minimums.
Detached Dwellings Without Garages
Detached Dwellings With Garages
Lot Size
Gross Floor Area
(square feet)
First-Floor Area
(square feet)
Gross Floor Area
(square feet)
Overall Floor Area, Including Garage
(square feet)
Up to 11,000 square feet
1,250
750
1,100
1,400
Over 11,000 square feet
1,450
850
1,300
1,600
Type of Structure
Floor Area Minimum
(square feet)
Garden apartments
Efficiency unit
500
One-bedroom unit
600
Two-bedroom unit
800
Townhouses and age- restricted detached dwellings
One-bedroom unit
800
Two-bedroom unit
1,000
Three-bedroom unit
1,200
NOTE: Each additional bedroom shall require that a minimum of 250 additional square feet be added to the gross floor area of the apartment or townhouse.
G. 
Density limitations and Pinelands development credits.
(1) 
The base density in the affordable senior housing overlay is four dwelling units per acre. This density may be doubled using Pinelands development credits where one PDC equals four additional dwelling units.
(2) 
Garden apartments shall not exceed a net density of 10 units per acre and 15 bedrooms per acre.
(3) 
Townhouses shall not exceed a net density of eight units per acre and 16 bedrooms per acre.
(4) 
Solar density bonus. After a development has utilized PDC's to increase density, the following solar density bonuses will be permitted:
Density
Increase
Requirements
5%
The design orients at least 85% of all units with south wall exposures within 30° of due south and permits at least 85% of all units to receive full south wall exposure to uninterrupted sunlight from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on December 21.
15%
The development incorporates active and/or passive solar elements which provide at least 50% of the space heating and water heating needs of the unit for at least 85% of all units.
H. 
Minimum off-street parking.
(1) 
One and twenty-five hundredths spaces per dwelling unit.
(2) 
For multiple-family housing, at least the first 25 feet adjacent to any street line and any lot line shall not be used for parking but shall be planted and maintained in lawn area, ground cover or landscaped with evergreen shrubbery and separated from the parking area by poured concrete or Belgian block curbing.
(3) 
Schools shall provide one space per employee for kindergarten through tenth grades, 2 1/2 spaces per employee for grades eleven and twelve and in all cases sufficient space for school bus loading and unloading.
(4) 
School administrative facilities shall provide one space for each 600 square feet of gross floor area or fraction thereof.
(5) 
Public utility buildings and uses shall provide one space for each assigned company vehicle, plus one space for each two employees stationed at the use, but in no case less than two spaces total.
(6) 
See § 190-38 for additional standards.
I. 
Minimum off-street loading. All nonresidential uses shall show properly dimensioned loading space(s) on the site plans as appropriate for the proposed use and separate from off-street parking areas.
J. 
Signs.
(1) 
Street number designations, postal boxes, on-site recreational and parking signs, warning signs and signs posting property such as "private property," "no hunting" or similar signs are permitted but are not to be considered in calculating sign area.
(2) 
Each development may have one lighted or unlighted sign along each arterial or collector road which the tract in question abuts, provided that there exists at least 250 feet of unbroken frontage. Such sign(s) shall not exceed 10 feet in height, shall be set back from the street rights-of-way and driveways at least 30 feet, shall be set back from any property line a minimum of 50 feet, shall not exceed an area of 40 square feet and shall be used to display the developer's name and name of the development.
(3) 
Schools and school administrative buildings: one sign not exceeding 25 square feet.
(4) 
Home occupations: one sign not exceeding four square feet either attached to the structure or freestanding.
(5) 
One temporary, nonlighted sign advertising the sale or lease of a property or structure.
(6) 
See § 190-41 for additional standards.
[Added 12-16-2009 by Ord. No. 31-2009]
A. 
Purpose.
(1) 
The purpose of the Active Senior Housing Cluster Overlay District is to provide for small lot residential development in agricultural, forestry, and rural residential districts in a manner which maintains rural character, maintains and conserves larger remainder parcels, protects and/or enhances sensitive environmental and wildlife habitat areas, and minimizes impacts to necessary public services. The Active Senior Housing Cluster Overlay District is intended to help maintain resource lands and rural character by protecting, preserving and conserving existing resource lands, rural landscapes, and viewsheds. These goals are achieved by allowing the placement of homes on a small portion of the property, while maintaining the majority of the site in a remainder parcel which constitutes resource land or open space. These regulations are consistent with, and are designed to implement, the goals and policies established in the Pemberton Township Master Plan (July 2009), Burlington County's Growth and Preservation Plan (2008), and Agriculture in Burlington County Strategies for Farm Viability (December 2004) as they relate to the protection of resource lands, the conservation of open spaces, and the maintenance of rural character.
(2) 
The intent of this zoning district is to create an energy efficient active senior community that provides the recreational amenities demanded by senior adults such as exercise trails with fitness stations, swimming, tennis courts, etc. The objective of this zone is to encourage senior residents to live, work and play in Pemberton Township while contributing to the municipality's economy by supporting local merchants, establishing co-op farming operations, spearheading a farmers' market, and establishing artisan expositions.
B. 
Principal uses permitted:
(1) 
Active single-family detached senior housing clustering.
(2) 
Active senior townhouse clustering.
(3) 
A combination of detached single-family homes.
(4) 
Townhouse clustering, provided that the total number of townhouse units does not exceed 40% of the total single-family units and townhouses combined.
(5) 
Assisted living facilities but no more than 11 acres.
(6) 
Congregate care facilities but no more than 11 acres.
(7) 
Independent living facilities but no more than 11 acres.
(8) 
Agricultural production.
C. 
Accessory uses permitted:
(1) 
Patios (including walkouts).
(2) 
Decks.
(3) 
Parking requirements in accordance with New Jersey Residential Site Improvement Standards.
(4) 
Housing development signs.
(5) 
Temporary construction trailers.
(6) 
Recreational facilities.
(7) 
Stormwater management systems.
(8) 
Temporary model homes.
(9) 
Community gardens that are managed and maintained by the residents of the community or a group of individuals to grow and harvest food crops and/or nonfood, ornamental crops, such as flowers, for farmers' markets, personal or group use, consumption or donation. Community gardens may be divided into separate plots for cultivation by one or more individuals or may be farmed collectively by members of the group and may include common areas maintained and used by group members.
(10) 
Communal greenhouses.
(11) 
Community buildings/clubhouses.
(12) 
Garages, attached or detached, including car ports.
(13) 
Solar panels on all permanent structures.
D. 
Performance regulations:
(1) 
No development shall contain less than 134 acres.
(2) 
Fifty percent of the total area shall be preserved for open space or farmland.
(3) 
Development shall only occur in the receiving area indicated on Map 1.[1] The remaining portion of the overlay district shall be preserved.
[1]
Editor's Note: Said map is on file in the Township offices.
(4) 
Gross density for the entire development:
(a) 
Single-family and townhouse: 2.0 dwelling units per acre, not to exceed 270 units.
(b) 
Congregate care/assisted living: 15 units per acre, not to exceed 165 units.
(c) 
Independent living: 15 units per acre, not to exceed 165 units.
(5) 
The area and dimensional regulations as set forth in Table 1, Active Senior Housing Cluster Overlay District Performance Regulation, located at the end of this chapter,[2] shall apply.
[2]
Editor's Note: See the Schedule of Area and Yard Requirements for the Active Senior Housing Cluster Overlay District, included at the end of this chapter.
(6) 
A clubhouse with a pool shall be provided on site to provide residents with a common area for activities, recreation, learning, exercise, and dining.
(7) 
No development shall occur in the Active Senior Housing Cluster Overlay District without sewer and water service.
(8) 
To preserve the aesthetics and rural ambiances along North Pemberton Road and Arneys Mount Road, a three-hundred-foot landscaped buffer shall be provided from these roadways to any residential construction. The buffer is to be 300 feet in depth from the right-of-way line.
(9) 
In areas where usable agricultural land exists, residential development shall be clustered or sited so as to minimize disruption of existing or possible future agricultural uses.
(10) 
A rural cluster subdivision may contain one or more residential clusters grouped into compact neighborhoods (see Figure 1).
Figure 1: Example of a Cluster Development
Source: Arendt 1994.
(11) 
To the maximum practicable extent, existing historic rural features shall be preserved as part of the cluster development. These features include but are not limited to rock walls, fences, functional and structurally safe farm buildings, monuments, and landscape features.
(12) 
Buildings shall be clustered or sited in the most accessible, least visually prominent, and most geologically stable portion or portions of the site.
(13) 
Rural clusters shall be limited to locations that minimize the visual impact from adjacent lands and view corridors. Placing buildings so that vegetation, depressions in topography, or other natural features will screen them where they exist shall minimize the prominence of construction.
(14) 
To provide for a healthier and safer environment, a pedestrian walking network shall be provided throughout the development with trail/sidewalk connections to the Township's transit stops, Neighborhood Commercial District, Pemberton Borough, recreation facilities, community centers, churches, restaurants, and other places of gathering.
E. 
Architecture design regulations
(1) 
Where possible, barns and other agricultural outbuildings in reasonably good condition, which contribute to the rural character of the area, should be retained and the structure shall be incorporated into the site design.
(2) 
Architectural design should be compatible with the character of the neighborhoods on Arneys Mount Road, North Pemberton Road and Ft. Dix Street. Design compatibility includes complementary building style, form, size, color, materials, and detailing. At the time of site plan review, the applicant shall provide architecture elevations and designs that address the following building attributes and how they are consistent with the characteristics of the community:
(a) 
Size (the relationship of the project to its site);
(b) 
Scale (the relationship of the building to those around it);
(c) 
Massing (the relationship of the building's various parts to each other);
(d) 
Fenestration (the placement of windows and doors);
(e) 
Rhythm (the relationship of fenestration, recesses and projections);
(f) 
Setback (in relation to setback of immediate surroundings);
(g) 
Materials (their compatibility with the rural characteristics); and
(h) 
Context (the overall relationship of the project to its surroundings).
(3) 
Efforts to coordinate the height of buildings and adjacent structures are encouraged; this is especially applicable where buildings are located very close to each other. It is often possible to adjust the height of a wall, cornice, or parapet line to match that of an adjacent building. Similar design linkages, such as window lines, should be placed in a pattern that reflects the same elements on neighboring buildings.
(4) 
Townhouses, assisted living and congregate care buildings on the same site shall be designed to create a cohesive visual relationship between the buildings.
(5) 
Long or continuous wall planes shall be avoided for the clubhouse, congregate care, assisting living, and independent living facilities, particularly in high pedestrian activity areas, where the building should exhibit more detail and elements appropriate for close-range pedestrian view. Building surfaces over two stories high or 50 feet in length should be relieved with changes of wall plane that provide strong shadow or visual interest.
(6) 
Driveways and garages shall not be prominent visual features within the community nor should they be noticeable from county or Township roads.
(7) 
All garbage dumpsters and recycling containers at the clubhouse and other similar areas devoted to the storage of waste materials should be screened on three sides of said dumpster or recycling container, with a minimum six-foot-high fence or a wall constructed of materials substantially similar in appearance to the building on site. In addition, said dumpster areas and recycling containers should be gated on the fourth side with a material that provides opaque screening.
F. 
Lighting.
(1) 
Exterior lighting should be architecturally compatible with the building style, material, and colors similar to the Township's ornamental lights in Downtown Browns Mills. Galleria style and shoebox styles (cutoff fixtures) are preferred over cobra-type light fixtures and directional floodlights.
G. 
Parking
(1) 
Parking for the single-family houses, townhouses, congregate care facilities, assisted living, independent living or any other type of residential housing shall conform to the standards established in the Residential Site Improvement Standards, New Jersey Administrative Code, Title 5, Chapter 21, Subchapter 4.
(2) 
Clubhouse parking: one parking space per every three residential units.
(a) 
The clubhouse parking lot should be screened from the street with a mixture of a low-level decorative fence, hedge, berm, and vegetated buffer. The parking lot is prohibited from facing Arneys Mount Road, Ft. Dix Street, and North Pemberton Road.
(b) 
Landscape islands containing at least two ornamental trees planted in each landscape island should be provided within parking areas. One landscape island should be located at the end of each row of parking spaces in the interior of the parking lot. In addition, one parking lot landscape island should also be provided for every 140 linear feet of parking spaces to divide and break up the expanse of parking areas. Each landscape island should be of sufficient shape and size so that at least one two-understory tree will fit within the island. No portion of an island should be less than five feet in width.
(c) 
When the parking lot is not being utilized for activities at the clubhouse, it is encouraged that the space be used for farmers' markets and craft shows.
H. 
Design requirements of remainder parcels.
(1) 
The cluster development shall result in the establishment of a remainder parcel comprising a minimum of 50% of the total land area to be subdivided. The remainder parcel(s) comprising of 50% of the total land area shall not include the clubhouse, stormwater management areas, landscaping islands, buffer areas, front yard setbacks, rear yard setbacks, side yard setbacks, and landscaped parking islands in the preserved land calculation.
(2) 
Any remainder parcel shall be contiguous. Any remainder parcel shall not be fragmented by public or private road easements unless no other reasonable alternative exists.
(3) 
A minimum of 25% of the remaining contiguous parcels shall be dedicated for active open space, farmland, or a mixture of farmland and open space. Active open space shall include an exercise trail with fitness equipment, grass tennis courts, bocce courts, putting greens and other activities which have a surface that is highly permeable.
(4) 
To retain the rural character, the remainder of non active open space parcels should contain to the maximum extent possible forested areas, active agriculture, meadows, pastures, and prominent hillsides or ridges if they exist.
I. 
Maintenance of farmland or open space.
(1) 
The Planning or Zoning Board may require the creation of a homeowners' association or other organization for ownership and maintenance of lands to be preserved for agriculture, forestry, and/or open space use (i.e., remainder parcels). Lands preserved for agricultural purposes may be leased or sold for farming purposes provided all lands are deed restricted and will not inhibit the function of the new community.
J. 
Resource management plan.
(1) 
In cases where land is proposed to remain in farm or forest (i.e., resource) use, the Planning or Zoning Board shall require a farm or forest management plan for the remainder parcel to be submitted and approved prior to approval of the preliminary plat. The management plan shall describe the nature and intensity of large-scale agricultural or forestry uses, permitted uses and management of the parcel so that it maintains its resource or other designated functions. The management plan shall identify the responsibility for maintaining the remainder parcel. The plan shall also include any construction activities (trails, fencing, agricultural buildings) and vegetation clearing that may occur on site. All subsequent activities must be conducted in conformance with the approved management plan.
K. 
Verification:
(1) 
Verification that there are adequate utility services and support facilities for the project.
(2) 
Assurance at the time of each sale of a unit or execution of a lease for a unit that the occupancy of such housing will be limited to senior citizens, meaning at least one of the occupants must be 55 years of age or older, or as otherwise defined by the Social Security Act, except that this provision shall not apply to any resident manager and his or her family residing on the premises.
[Added 8-6-1982 by Ord. No. 16-1982]
A. 
Purpose. The R-6 District is designed to provide a transitional zone between the high densities permitted in the Browns Mills area and the Preservation District, including the Lebanon State Forest to the east.
B. 
Principal permitted uses on the land and in buildings.
(1) 
Detached dwelling units, provided that clustering of the permitted dwelling units shall be required in accordance with § 190-50S whenever two or more units are proposed as part of a residential development.
[Amended 12-19-2012 by Ord. No. 17-2012]
(2) 
Residential dwelling units on lots of 3.2 acres, in accordance with § 190-50P.
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989]
(3) 
Agriculture.
(4) 
Forestry.
(5) 
Campgrounds on parcels of at least 25 acres with a gross density of six campsites per gross acre, which may be clustered at a net density of 10 campsites per acre, when developed in accordance with Chapter XI of the New Jersey Sanitary Code.
(6) 
Agricultural commercial establishments.
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989]
(7) 
Agricultural processing facilities.
(8) 
Public service infrastructure, except that centralized wastewater treatment and collection facilities shall be permitted in the R-6 District only in accordance with § 190-50H(2)(b).
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989; 4-3-1997 by Ord. No. 1-1997]
(9) 
Residential dwelling units on lots of 1.0 acre in accordance with § 190-50Q or 190-50R.
[Added 9-16-1993 by Ord. No. 11-1993]
(10) 
Residential dwelling units which are not clustered in accordance with the standards of § 190-50S may be permitted as a conditional use, provided that:
[Added 12-19-2012 by Ord. No. 17-2012]
(a) 
The Planning Board finds that:
[1] 
Clustering of the proposed dwellings would be inconsistent with the minimum environmental standards set forth at N.J.A.C. 7:50-6; or
[2] 
Clustering of the proposed dwellings would disrupt the contiguity of the forest ecosystem to a greater degree than nonclustered development.
(b) 
Minimum lot area requirement: 6.0 acres.
C. 
Accessory uses permitted.
(1) 
Private residential swimming pools (see § 190-46 for standards).
(2) 
No more than one residential tool shed not to exceed 200 square feet in floor area and 10 feet in height.
[Amended 12-15-1994 by Ord. No. 8-1994; 12-20-2001 by Ord. No. 18-2001]
(3) 
Travel trailers and campers to be parked or stored only and located in rear or side yards only. Their dimensions shall not be included when determining total building coverage and they shall not be used for temporary or permanent living quarters while situated on the lot.
(4) 
Off-street parking and private garages (see § 190-38).
(5) 
Fences and walls (see § 190-34).
(6) 
Home occupations of a medical doctor, attorney, dentist, architect, engineer, real estate agent, insurance broker or similar professional use.
(7) 
Residential agriculture.
(8) 
Decks (as defined and permitted in § 190-5).
[Added 12-20-2001 by Ord. No. 18-2001]
D. 
Maximum building height. No building shall exceed 30 feet in height and 2.5 stories, except that churches and schools shall not exceed 55 feet, and except further as allowed in § 190-54.
E. 
Area and yard requirements.[1]
(1) 
Notwithstanding the minimum lot area set forth in the Schedule of Area and Yard Requirements, no such minimum lot area for a nonresidential use within the R-6 Zone shall be less than that needed to meet the water quality standards of § 190-50H(2)(d), whether or not the lot may be served by a centralized sewer treatment or collection system.
[Added 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989]
[1]
Editor's Note: A Schedule of Area and Yard Requirements for the R-6 Single-Family Residential District is included at the end of this chapter.
F. 
Floor area minimums.
Detached Dwellings Without Garages
Detached Dwellings With Garages
Lot Size
Gross Floor Area
(square feet)
First-Floor Area
(square feet)
Gross Floor Area
(square feet)
Overall Floor Area, Including Garage
(square feet)
Up to 11,000 square feet
1,250
750
1,100
1,400
Over 11,000 square feet
1,450
850
1,300
1,600
G. 
Minimum off-street parking.
(1) 
Two spaces per dwelling unit.
(2) 
Schools shall provide one space per employee for kindergarten through tenth grades, 2 1/2 spaces per employee for grades eleven and twelve and in all cases sufficient space for school bus loading and unloading.
(3) 
School administrative facilities shall provide one space for each 600 square feet of gross floor area or fraction thereof.
(4) 
Public utility buildings and uses shall provide one space for each assigned company vehicle, plus one space for each two employees stationed at the use, but in no case less than two spaces in total.
(5) 
Home occupations shall provide a minimum of one space per 200 square feet of gross floor area or part thereof devoted to the home occupation.
(6) 
Agricultural commercial establishments shall provide one space for each 100 square feet of gross sales area.
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989]
(7) 
See § 190-38 for additional standards.
H. 
Minimum off-street loading. All nonresidential uses shall show properly dimensioned loading space(s) on the site plans as appropriate for the proposed use and separate from off-street parking areas.
I. 
Signs.
(1) 
Street number designations, postal boxes, on-site directional and parking signs, warning signs and signs posting property such as "private property," "no hunting" or similar signs are permitted but are not to be considered in calculating sign area.
(2) 
Schools and school administrative buildings: one sign not exceeding 25 square feet.
(3) 
Home occupations: one sign not exceeding four square feet either attached to the structure or freestanding.
(4) 
One temporary, nonlighted sign advertising the sale or lease of a property or structure.
(5) 
Campgrounds: one fifty-square-foot sign for each 500 feet of road frontage or portion thereof, up to four signs.
(6) 
See § 190-41 for additional standards.
[Added 8-6-1982 by Ord. No. 16-1982]
A. 
Purpose. The R-17 District is designed to limit future development in these areas in response to the Forest Area guidelines in the Comprehensive Management Plan. Serving as a transition between the developed sectors and the Preservation Area, this district is intended to maintain the Pinelands ecology by limiting the intensity of future development along sensitive tributaries of the Rancocas, particularly the Mount Misery Branch.
B. 
Principal permitted uses on the land and in buildings.
(1) 
Detached dwelling units, provided that clustering of the permitted dwelling units shall be required in accordance with § 190-50S whenever two or more units are proposed as part of a residential development.
[Amended 12-19-2012 by Ord. No. 17-2012]
(2) 
Residential dwelling units on lots of 3.2 acres, in accordance with § 190-50P.
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989]
(3) 
Agriculture.
(4) 
Agricultural employee housing as an element of and necessary to an active agricultural operation.
(5) 
Forestry.
(6) 
Low-intensity recreational uses, provided that:
(a) 
The parcel proposed for low-intensity recreational use has an area of at least 50 acres.
(b) 
The recreational use does not involve the use of motorized vehicles except for necessary transportation.
(c) 
Access to bodies of water is limited to no more than 15 linear feet of frontage per 1,000 feet of water body frontage.
(d) 
Clearing of vegetation, including ground cover and soil disturbance, does not exceed 5% of the parcel.
(e) 
No more than 1% of the parcel will be covered with impervious surfaces.
[Amended 12-19-2012 by Ord. No. 17-2012]
(7) 
Public service infrastructure intended to primarily serve the needs of the Pinelands. Centralized wastewater treatment and collection facilities shall be permitted to service the R-17 District only in accordance with § 190-50H(2)(b).
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989; 4-3-1997 by Ord. No. 1-1997]
(8) 
Campgrounds on parcels of at least 25 acres with a gross density of one campsite per gross acre, which may be clustered at a net density of 10 campsites per acre, when developed in accordance with Chapter XI of the New Jersey Sanitary Code.
[Amended 4-3-1997 by Ord. No. 1-1997]
(9) 
Agricultural commercial establishments, excluding supermarkets, restaurants and convenience stores, provided that:
[Amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989]
(a) 
The principal goods or products available for sale were produced in the Pinelands.
(b) 
The sales area of the establishment does not exceed 5,000 square feet.
(10) 
Residential dwelling units on lots of 1.0 acre in accordance with § 190-50Q or 190-50R.
[Added 9-16-1993 by Ord. No. 11-1993]
(11) 
Assembly halls and/or meeting places of not for profit organizations organized for and/or by veterans organizations, including but not necessarily limited to Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Legion, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the like.
[Added 2-19-1998 by Ord. No. 1-1998]
(12) 
Residential dwelling units which are not clustered in accordance with the standards of § 190-50S may be permitted as a conditional use, provided that:
[Added 12-19-2012 by Ord. No. 17-2012]
(a) 
The Planning Board finds that:
[1] 
Clustering of the proposed dwellings would be inconsistent with the minimum environmental standards set forth at N.J.A.C. 7:50-6; or
[2] 
Clustering of the proposed dwellings would disrupt the contiguity of the forest ecosystem to a greater degree than nonclustered development.
(b) 
Minimum lot area requirement: 17 acres.
C. 
Accessory uses permitted.
(1) 
Private residential swimming pools (see § 190-46 for standards).
(2) 
No more than one residential tool shed not to exceed 200 square feet in floor area and 10 feet in height.
[Amended 12-15-1994 by Ord. No. 8-1994; 12-20-2001 by Ord. No. 18-2001]
(3) 
Travel trailers and campers to be parked or stored only and located in rear or side yards only. Their dimensions shall not be counted in determining total building coverage and they shall not be used for temporary or permanent living quarters while situated on a lot.
(4) 
Off-street parking and private garages (see § 190-38).
(5) 
Fences and walls (see § 190-34).
(6) 
Home occupations of a medical doctor, attorney, dentist, architect, engineer, real estate agent, insurance broker or similar professional use.
(7) 
Residential agriculture.
(8) 
Decks (as defined and permitted in § 190-5).
[Added 12-20-2001 by Ord. No. 18-2001]
D. 
Maximum building height. No building shall exceed 30 feet in height and 2.5 stories, except that churches shall not exceed 55 feet, and except further as allowed in § 190-54.
E. 
Area and yard requirements.[1]
(1) 
Notwithstanding the minimum lot areas set forth in the Schedule of Area and Yard Requirements, no such minimum lot area for a nonresidential use when the R-17 Zone shall be less than that needed to meet the water quality standards of § 190-50H(2)(d), whether or not the lot may be served by a centralized sewer treatment or collection system.
[Added 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989]
(2) 
Any preexisting, nonconforming mobile home park, and specifically the Belaire Trailer Park, situated in the R-17 Zone, shall have applied to it the area and yard requirements, established for the MH Mobile Home Residential District set forth at § 190-21 of this Code, and specifically those provisions set forth at § 190-21E(2), as amended.
[Added 8-3-1995 by Ord. No. 17-1995]
[1]
Editor's Note: A Schedule of Area and Yard Requirements for the R-17 Single-Family Residential District is included at the end of this chapter.
F. 
Floor area minimums.
Detached Dwellings Without Garages
Detached Dwellings With Garages
Lot Size
Gross Floor Area
(square feet)
First-Floor Area
(square feet)
Gross Floor Area
(square feet)
Overall Floor Area, Including Garage
(square feet)
Up to 11,000 square feet
1,250
750
1,100
1,400
Over 11,000 square feet
1,450
850
1,300
1,600
G. 
Minimum off-street parking.
(1) 
Two spaces per dwelling unit.
(2) 
Public utility buildings and uses shall provide one space for each assigned company vehicle, plus one space for each two employees stationed at the use, but in no case less than two spaces in total.
(3) 
Home occupations shall provide a minimum of one space per 200 square feet of gross floor area or part thereof devoted to the home occupation.
(4) 
Agricultural commercial establishments shall provide one space for each 100 square feet of gross sales area.
H. 
Minimum off-street loading. All nonresidential uses shall show properly dimensioned loading space(s) on the site plans as appropriate for the proposed use and separate from off-street parking areas.
I. 
Signs.
(1) 
Street number designations, postal boxes, on-site directional and parking signs, warning signs and signs posting property such as "private property," "no hunting" or similar signs are permitted but are not to be considered in calculating sign area.
(2) 
Campgrounds: one fifty-square-foot sign for each 500 feet of road frontage or portion thereof, up to four signs.
(3) 
Home occupations: one sign not exceeding four square feet either attached to the structure or freestanding.
(4) 
One temporary, nonlighted sign advertising the sale or lease of a property or structure.
(5) 
See § 190-41 for additional standards.
[Amended 8-6-1982 by Ord. No. 16-1982]
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of the MH District is to provide locations within the Township wherein mobile home parks can be expanded. It is intended that future mobile home developments will be planned and controlled to provide proper aesthetic and design considerations, including recreation and open space areas, and that expansions will be permitted only when all existing and proposed streets and utility distribution lines are improved to current Township standards.
B. 
Principal permitted uses on the land and in buildings.
(1) 
Mobile home parks.
C. 
Accessory uses permitted.
(1) 
Playgrounds, conservation areas and parks.
(2) 
Private residential swimming pools (see § 190-46 for standards).
(3) 
Off-street parking (see § 190-38).
(4) 
Accessory buildings ancillary to the mobile home park.
(5) 
No more than one storage shed per mobile home site, which shall not exceed 120 square feet in area and 10 feet in height.
[Added 12-15-1994 by Ord. No. 8-1994]
D. 
Maximum building height. No building or mobile home shall exceed 30 feet in height except as allowed in § 190-54.
E. 
Area and yard requirements.
(1) 
Active and passive recreation areas equal to at least 10% of the total tract acreage shall be provided in suitable locations within the mobile home park and shall not include areas under water.
(2) 
Within a mobile home park, no new mobile home site shall be permitted in a section, unless site plan approval has been granted for said section. Site plan approval of a section of a mobile home park shall establish a circulation pattern, the drainage for the section, water supply, sewer service and the maximum number of units that may be included in the section and the relationship of said number to the total number of units allowed for the mobile home park. No lot lines for the individual units within the section need be established, as all units of manufactured housing and all buildings shall adhere to the following minimum requirements, with the exception of replacement units of manufactured housing, which are to go onto the same site and same location of an existing manufactured home or trailer. These replacement units need not meet the setback requirements for private roads, public roads and accessory buildings, provided that they meet the minimum setback from any other mobile home or portion thereof, including porches, and the minimum setback to any lot line or any other building.
[Amended 12-15-1994 by Ord. No. 8-1994; 2-16-1995 by Ord. No. 1-1995]
Mobile Home Setbacks For Other Than Replacement Units
Minimum setback from any private road
10 feet
Minimum setback from any public road
25 feet
Minimum setback from any mobile home or portion thereof, including porches (this provision is applicable to replacement units as well as units within a new section)
15 feet
Minimum setback from accessory buildings
5 feet
Minimum setback to any lot line or any other building (this provision is appli- cable to replacement units as well as units within a new section)
5 feet
Storage Sheds
Minimum setback to any lot line or any other building
5 feet
Maximum size of storage shed
120 square feet
Any manufactured home placed in a new section of a mobile home park, and any replacement unit which replaces an existing unit in a mobile home park, must be a minimum of 14 feet wide. The foundation and setup of the manufactured home must be in accordance with DCA regulations.
(3) 
Notwithstanding the lot area requirements set forth above, no residential dwelling unit or nonresidential use in an MH District shall be located on a parcel of less than one acre unless served by a centralized wastewater treatment plant.
[Added 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989; amended 9-16-1993 by Ord. No. 11-1993]
F. 
Floor area minimums. Each mobile home shall have a minimum gross floor area of 500 square feet.
G. 
Density. Mobile home parks shall not exceed a density of six mobile homes per acre of nonwetland area.
[Amended 5-6-1983 by Ord. No. 7-1983]
H. 
Minimum off-street parking.
(1) 
Two spaces per mobile home shall be provided in side yard areas only, except that no parking space shall be within five feet of any lot line.
(2) 
Parking spaces shall be provided in areas designed specifically for parking. There shall be no parking along interior streets.
I. 
Minimum off-street loading. None required.
J. 
Signs.
(1) 
Each mobile home park may have one lighted or unlighted sign along each arterial or collector road which the tract in question abuts, provided that there exists at least 200 feet of unbroken frontage. Such sign(s) shall not exceed 10 feet in height, shall be set back from the street rights-of-way and driveways at least 30 feet, shall be set back from any property line a minimum of 30 feet, shall not exceed an area of 40 square feet and shall be used to display the name of the development.
(2) 
See § 190-41 for additional standards.
K. 
Fences. A permitted fence not exceeding six feet in height may be erected on any lot line of a mobile home park except a street line where it shall be set back at least 25 feet. Fencing of individual mobile home sites shall not be permitted. Fence permits shall be required pursuant to § 190-34 for all fences.
[Added 12-15-1994 by Ord. No. 8-1994]
L. 
Site plan requirement. No new mobile home site shall be permitted without site plan approval, which may be granted in sections. Storage sheds and porches may be approved by the Zoning Officer without site plan approval, provided that they conform to the setback standards contained in § 190-21E(2) as herein amended.
[Added 12-15-1994 by Ord. No. 8-1994; amended 2-16-1995 by Ord. No. 1-1995]
[Added 8-6-1982 by Ord. No. 16-1982]
A. 
Purpose. The New Lisbon Pinelands Village has been designed to accommodate the existing village and permit limited opportunities for additional single-family residential development. Although the village has evolved through periods where nonresidential uses were prominent (mills, village store, railroad station, etc.), New Lisbon has maintained a residential character since the disappearance of the railroad. Township officials and village residents agree that this residential character should continue and that nonresidential expansion should be limited to the activities of the agricultural co-op in the village.
B. 
Principal permitted uses on the land and in buildings.
(1) 
Detached dwelling units.
(2) 
Agricultural cooperative marketing facilities.
C. 
Accessory uses permitted.
(1) 
Private residential swimming pools (see § 190-46 for standards).
(2) 
Up to two residential toolsheds not to exceed 145 feet in floor area and 10 feet in height.
(3) 
Travel trailers and campers to be parked or stored only and located in rear or side yards only. Their dimensions shall not be counted in determining total building coverage and they shall not be used for temporary or permanent living quarters while situated on a lot.
(4) 
Off-street parking and private garages (see § 190-38).
(5) 
Fences and walls (see § 190-34).
(6) 
Home occupations of a medical doctor, attorney, dentist, architect, engineer, real estate agent, insurance broker or similar professional use.
(7) 
Accessory structures incidental to the agricultural cooperative facilities.
D. 
Maximum building height. No building shall exceed 30 feet in height and 2.5 stories, except that agricultural cooperative buildings shall not exceed 75 feet in height, and except further as allowed in § 190-54.
E. 
Area and yard requirements.[1]
(1) 
Notwithstanding the minimum lot area requirements set forth in the Schedule of Area and Yard Requirements, no residential dwelling unit or nonresidential use in the PV District shall be located on a parcel of less than one acre unless served by a centralized wastewater treatment plant.
[Added 9-16-1993 by Ord. No. 11-1993]
[1]
Editor's Note: A Schedule of Area and Yard Requirements for the PV Pinelands Village Residential District is included at the end of this chapter.
F. 
Floor area minimums.
Detached Dwellings Without Garages
Detached Dwellings With Garages
Lot Size
Gross Floor Area
(square feet)
First-Floor Area
(square feet)
Gross Floor Area
(square feet)
Overall Floor Area, Including Garage
(square feet)
Up to 11,000 square feet
1,250
750
1,100
1,400
Over 11,000 square feet
1,450
850
1,300
1,600
G. 
Minimum off-street parking.
(1) 
Two spaces per dwelling unit.
(2) 
Home occupations shall provide a minimum of one space per 200 square feet of gross floor area or fraction thereof devoted to the home occupation.
(3) 
See § 190-38 for additional standards.
H. 
Signs.
(1) 
Street number designations, postal boxes, on-site directional and parking signs, warning signs and signs posting property such as "private property," "no hunting" or similar signs are permitted but are not to be considered in calculating sign area.
(2) 
Home occupations: one sign not to exceed four square feet either freestanding or attached to the structure.
(3) 
See § 190-41 for additional standards.
[Amended 1-31-1977 by Ord. No. 1-1977; 8-6-1982 by Ord. No. 16-1982]
A. 
Purpose. The Town Center District is designed to provide opportunities for continued commercial development in the Browns Mills Town Center. Recognizing the importance of a diversified retail and service center to serve an expanding community, the TC District permits intense commercial development in the downtown area.
B. 
Principal permitted uses on the land and in buildings.
(1) 
Local retail activities, including grocery stores, meat markets, seafood markets, supermarkets, delicatessens, bakeries, drugstores, furniture stores, sporting good shops, gift shops, hobby shops, bookstores, clothing stores, shoe stores, hardware stores, packaged liquor stores, pet shops, stationery stores, fabric stores, florists and similar retail uses.
(2) 
Local service activities, including barber and beauty shops, tailors, dry-cleaning and laundering operations, appliance repair shops, shoe repair shops and similar service uses.
(3) 
Restaurants, bars and taverns.
(4) 
Banks, including drive-in facilities.
(5) 
Professional offices of dentists, medical doctors, lawyers, real estate, insurance and other professionals licensed or otherwise certified to practice in the State of New Jersey.
(6) 
[1]No more than three pinball or video games shall be located at any commercial establishment.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(6), Service stations as conditional uses, was repealed 11-2-2000 by Ord. No. 16-2000. This ordinance also provided for the renumbering of former Subsections B(7) through (10) as Subsections B(6) through (9), respectively.
(7) 
Child-care centers (see § 190-32.1).
[Added 9-6-1990 by Ord. No. 18-1990]
(8) 
Health clubs, fitness centers and the like.
[Added 10-3-1996 by Ord. No. 24-1996]
(9) 
Recreational, commercial uses, including movie theaters, bowling alleys, racket clubs, swim clubs, skating rinks and similar entertainment uses, except pinball machines and video arcades.
[Added 10-3-1996 by Ord. No. 24-1996]
(10) 
Taxicab operations as conditional uses (see § 190-56).
[Added 1-4-2001 by Ord. No. 26-2000]
C. 
Accessory uses permitted.
(1) 
Off-street parking (see § 190-38).
(2) 
Fences and walls (see § 190-34).
(3) 
Garages to house delivery trucks or other commercial vehicles.
(4) 
Temporary construction trailers and one sign not exceeding 100 square feet advertising the prime contractor, subcontractor(s), architect, financing institution and similar data for the period of construction beginning with the issuance of a building permit and concluding with the issuance of a certificate of occupancy or one year, whichever is less, provided said trailer and sign are on the site where construction is taking place and set back at least 15 feet from street and lot lines.
D. 
Maximum building height. No building shall exceed 25 feet in height and two stories, except as allowed in § 190-54.
E. 
Area and yard requirements.[2]
(1) 
Notwithstanding the minimum lot area requirements set forth in the Schedule of Area and Yard Requirements, no nonresidential use in the TC District shall be located on a parcel of less than one acre unless served by a centralized wastewater treatment plant.
[Added 9-16-1993 by Ord. No. 11-1993]
[2]
Editor's Note: A Schedule of Area and Yard Requirements for the TC Town Center District is included at the end of this chapter.
F. 
Floor area minimums. Each building shall have a minimum gross floor area of 1,000 square feet.
G. 
General requirements.
(1) 
One building may contain more than one use, provided that the total building coverage of the combined uses does not exceed the maximum building coverage specified for this district, and further that each use occupies a minimum gross floor area of 750 square feet.
(2) 
At least the first 20 feet adjacent to any street line shall not be used for parking but shall be planted and maintained in lawn area, ground cover or landscaped with evergreen shrubbery and separated from the parking area by poured concrete or Belgian block curbing.
(3) 
No merchandise, products, waste, equipment or similar material or objects shall be displayed or stored outside.
(4) 
All buildings shall be compatibly designed, whether constructed all at one time or in stages over a period of time. All building walls facing any street or residential district line shall be suitably finished for aesthetic purposes, which shall not include unpainted or painted cinder block or concrete block walls.
(5) 
All areas not utilized for buildings, parking, loading, access aisles and driveways or pedestrian walkways shall be suitably landscaped with shrubs, ground cover, seeding or similar plantings and maintained in good condition.
(6) 
A minimum buffer area of 25 feet in width shall be provided along any common property line with a residential district or residential use (see § 190-39).
H. 
Minimum off-street parking.
(1) 
Grocery stores, meat markets, seafood markets, supermarkets, delicatessens and bakeries: 5 1/2 spaces per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area.
(2) 
Drugstores, furniture stores, sporting good shops, gift shops, hobby shops, bookstores, clothing stores, shoe stores, hardware stores, packaged liquor stores, pet shops, stationery stores, fabric stores, florists, tailors, dry-cleaning and laundering operations, appliance repair shops, shoe repair shops and upholsterers: five spaces per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area.
(3) 
Barber and beauty shops: two spaces per chair.
(4) 
Restaurants, bars and taverns: one space for every three seats.
(5) 
Banks and professional offices: six spaces per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area.
(6) 
Service stations shall provide at least six spaces for the first lift, wheel alignment pit or similar work area; five additional spaces for a second work area; and an additional three spaces for each additional work area. Such spaces shall be separated from their driveway and general apron areas which give access to the gasoline and air pumps and service areas. No designated parking space shall obstruct access to such facilities.
(7) 
Parking areas for individual uses shall be designed to be interconnected with adjacent properties and shall utilize common entrance(s) and exit(s) where feasible to minimize access points to the street.
(8) 
Where more than one use occupies one building or where there is an attached group of buildings, the total parking spaces shall be an accumulation of the various standards appropriate to the uses noted above, except where more than five separate uses are grouped into one area using common parking facilities and controlled access points to the parking area(s), the total parking need may be computed on the basis of providing at least 5 1/2 spaces per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area to serve the total complex.
(9) 
See § 190-38 for additional standards.
I. 
Minimum off-street loading.
(1) 
Each activity shall provide for off-street loading and unloading with adequate ingress and egress from streets and shall provide such area(s) at the side or rear of the building. Each space shall be at least 15 by 30 feet and one space shall be provided for every 4,000 square feet of gross floor area or fraction thereof in each building. There shall be no loading or unloading from the street.
(2) 
There shall be at least one trash and garbage pickup location provided by each building, which shall be separated from the parking spaces by either a location within the building or in a pickup location outside the building, which shall be a steel-like, totally enclosed container located in a manner to be obscured from view from parking areas, streets and adjacent residential uses or zoning districts by a fence, wall, planting or combination of the three. If located within the building, the doorway may serve both the loading and trash/ garbage functions, and if located outside the building, it may be located adjacent to or within the general loading area(s), provided the container in no way interferes with or restricts loading and unloading functions.
(3) 
All off-street loading areas shall be lighted (see § 190-36).
J. 
Signs. In the Town Center Zone, signs shall be permitted as follows:
[Amended 10-19-2000 by Ord. No. 17-2000]
(1) 
Attached signs for individual commercial uses.
(a) 
Principal sign: one sign, lighted or unlighted, affixed flush against or painted upon the front of the building or portion thereof actually occupied by the commercial use, the maximum area of which shall be one square foot per front foot of building actually occupied or 40 square feet, whichever is smaller.
(b) 
Additional signs. In the case of a corner property, an additional lighted or unlighted sign may be affixed flush against or painted upon each additional wall which faces a public street and contains a public entrance, provided that the total area of such additional sign shall not exceed 40 square feet.
(2) 
Freestanding signs for individual commercial uses. Freestanding signs shall be permitted in commercial zones as follows:
(a) 
No more than one sign shall be permitted for any one lot.
(b) 
The maximum height of any such sign shall be 15 feet.
(c) 
Any such sign shall be set back from the public right-of-way line at least five feet.
(d) 
Any such sign shall be set back from the side yard line at least five feet.
(e) 
The maximum area of the sign, exclusive of its base or pylon, shall be the lesser of one square foot per running foot of street frontage adjacent to the building or portion actually occupied or 50 square feet, whichever is smaller.
(f) 
Directional signs containing no advertising matter and not exceeding four square feet in size and three feet in height shall not be deemed freestanding signs for the purpose of this section. A maximum of two directional signs shall be permitted for each driveway access to the site.
(3) 
Shopping center signs.
(a) 
For purposes of this subsection, "shopping center" shall be defined as any number of retail commercial uses so interrelated by physical connection, central orientation, interrelated services, facilities and amenities as to constitute a single conceptual unit and shall include any grouping of such uses developed under a single site plan.
(b) 
Freestanding sign. A shopping center may have only one freestanding, lighted, nonmoving sign identifying the facility and its occupants, located along each arterial or collector road which the tract in question abuts, provided that there exists at least 200 feet of unbroken frontage. Such sign shall be subject to the following regulations.
[1] 
No sign shall exceed a height of 20 feet.
[2] 
Each such sign shall be set back from driveways and roadways at least 20 feet.
[3] 
Each such sign shall be set back from any property line a minimum of 10 feet.
[4] 
No such sign shall exceed 100 square feet in area, exclusive of its base or pylon.
(c) 
Attached signs.
[1] 
To establish and maintain a uniform appearance and provide thematic compatibility, one attached sign shall be permitted for each retail commercial use in a shopping center and shall be located within a signage band located above the entrance door to each use.
[2] 
Attached signs shall be comprised of individual channel letters with a minimum depth of five inches.
[3] 
Maximum area of attached signs (within the signage band) shall be calculated according to the square footage of each commercial retail use as follows:
Total Floor Area of
Individual Use
(square feet)
Maximum
Height
Maximum Area*
(square feet)
20,000 or larger
6 feet
180
7,500 to 19,999
4 feet
Up to 150
Less than 7,500
30 inches
Up to 150
*Note: the maximum length of a sign for any individual use shall not exceed 75% of the width of the use.
[4] 
Attached signs shall be either internally illuminated or backlit. Floodlight illumination, exposed lamps and signs of a flashing, blinking, flickering, moving or animated nature shall not be permitted.
[5] 
One nonilluminated rear entrance sign identifying each individual use shall be provided, not exceeding two square feet in area.
(d) 
Additional signs. In the case of a corner property, an additional lighted or unlighted freestanding sign may be provided for each additional public street that contains a public entrance, provided that the total area of such additional sign shall not exceed 50 square feet in area, exclusive of its base or pylon.
(e) 
Common walkways. Where units in a shopping center share a common walkway, each such unit served by the walkway may have one additional sign identifying the use, which sign shall be suspended in a perpendicular fashion from the roof over the walkway. Such suspended sign shall be no closer to the finished grade level below it than 10 feet at its lowest point. No such sign shall exceed eight square feet in total area.
(f) 
Homogeneity. All signs in a shopping center shall conform in character, shape, materials and design to all other signs in the complex and shall blend with the overall architectural theme of the shopping center.
(4) 
See § 190-41 for additional standards. Where the provisions of § 190-41 conflict with the provisions of this section, the provisions of this section shall apply.
[Added 12-16-2009 by Ord. No. 28-2009]
A. 
Purpose: to provide for small-scaled retail and neighborhood service-oriented establishments adjacent to residential dwelling units in Country Lakes, along North Pemberton Road and Ft. Dix Street, and on South Pemberton Road near the Pemberton Bypass. The structures must be appropriate in form, consistent with the compact nature of the area, cognizant of the neighborhood character and needs, and promote pedestrian interaction. The large-scale development, e.g., shopping centers, light industrial services, and manufacturing warehouses, are not permitted.
B. 
Principal permitted uses. Only the following shall be permitted:
(1) 
Bed-and-breakfast inns.
(2) 
Banks with drive-throughs.
(3) 
Commercial recreational facilities, indoor.
(4) 
Jewelers.
(5) 
Clothing apparel.
(6) 
Cobbler.
(7) 
Seamstress/Tailors.
(8) 
Bakeries.
(9) 
Day-care centers.
(10) 
Finance, insurance, brokers and real estate establishments.
(11) 
Health spas.
(12) 
Deli with seating.
(13) 
Pharmacies.
(14) 
Restaurants, including outside seating areas but not including drive-ins or drive-through facilities.
(15) 
Retail trade establishments.
(16) 
Residential dwellings, occupying the second or third story, or both, of a building where the ground floor of said building is occupied by office-institutional or retail use, or both, and where each dwelling has its own separate entrance with access to street level.
(17) 
Professional office, including lawyers, doctors, architects, graphic designers, editors, marketing/advertising agencies, artists, and engineers.
(18) 
Live-work (home occupation).
(19) 
Similar uses.
C. 
Conditional uses
(1) 
Service stations.
D. 
Accessory uses.
(1) 
Off-street parking as required by this chapter.
(2) 
Off-street loading as required by this chapter.
(3) 
Signs, as regulated by this chapter.
E. 
Performance regulations.
(1) 
The area and dimensional regulations as set forth in Table 1, NC Performance Regulations,[1] located at the end of this chapter, shall apply.
[1]
Editor's Note: See the Schedule of Area and Yard Requirements for the NC Neighborhood Commercial District, included at the end of this chapter.
(2) 
No accessory use or structure shall be permitted in the front yard setback.
(3) 
No parking may be placed within the first 15 feet from the right-of-way line. The first 15 feet shall include a six-foot sidewalk and a nine-foot landscaped area which shall include street trees, ornamental lights, and other streetscape elements deemed pertinent to the site by the Planning or Zoning Board.
(4) 
The primary building entrance shall face onto (be oriented to) the sidewalk and street. Building entrances may include entrances to individual units, lobby entrances, entrances oriented to pedestrian plazas, or breezeway/courtyard entrances to a cluster of spaces.
(5) 
On corner lots, buildings and their entrances shall be oriented to the street corner as feasible. Corner building entrances should be designed in cases where the building is located on a corner lot. Alternatively, a building entrance may be located away from the corner when the building corner is beveled or incorporates other detailing to reduce the angular appearance of the building at the street corner.
(6) 
Buffering and screening shall be provided as required by Table 1, NC Performance Standards.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: See the Schedule of Area and Yard Requirements for the NC Neighborhood Commercial District, included at the end of this chapter.
(7) 
All garbage dumpsters and other similar areas devoted to the storage of waste materials shall be located in the rear of the site and not noticeable from the street. Garbage dumpsters and recycling containers shall be screened on three sides of said dumpster or area, with a minimum six-foot-high fence or a wall constructed of materials substantially similar in appearance to the building on site. In addition, said dumpsters and recycling containers should be gated on the fourth side with a material that provides opaque screening.
(8) 
A building may have an entrance facing a side yard when a direct pedestrian walkway is provided between the building entrance and the street right-of-way.
(9) 
Streetscaping.
(a) 
The streetscaping shall be planted with street trees and furnished with street furniture, where deemed appropriate by the approving Board, including but not limited to benches and litter receptacles. The streetscaping shall also include signs, light poles, and other similar items unless otherwise specifically prohibited by regulation.
F. 
Application and architectural review.
(1) 
Buildings should have consistent spacing of similar shaped windows with trim or other decorative molding on all building stories.
(2) 
Large display windows should be employed on ground-floor storefronts. Display windows should be framed to visually separate the ground floor from the second floor. A storefront facing the street shall have a minimum window fenestration of 65%. Nontransparent glass is prohibited.
(3) 
All buildings with a flat roof should have a decorative cornice at the top of the building, or eaves when the building is designed with a pitched roof.
(4) 
Cornices or changes in material can be used to differentiate the ground floor of buildings which have commercial uses from the upper floor(s) which may have offices or residential uses. Ground-floor facades should utilize cornices, signs, awnings, exterior lighting, display windows and entry insets (see Figure 1).
Figure 1: Desired Architecture in the NC Zone
(5) 
Long or continuous wall planes shall be avoided on all buildings, particularly in high-pedestrian-activity areas, where the building should exhibit more detail and elements appropriate for close-range pedestrian view. Building surfaces over two stories high or 50 feet in length should be relieved with changes of wall plane that provide strong shadow or visual interest.
G. 
Parking.
(1) 
The required number of parking spaces shall be as prescribed by the Schedule of Minimum Parking Requirements based on gross floor area as follows:
(a) 
Bed-and-breakfast inns: one space per employee plus one space per bedroom.
(b) 
Banks with drive-throughs: 4.5 spaces per 1,000 square feet.
(c) 
Indoor commercial recreational facilities: one per 250 square feet per enclosed floor area.
(d) 
Jewelers, clothing apparel, cobbler, seamstress/tailors, bakeries, pharmacies, and retail establishments: four spaces per 1,000 square feet.
(e) 
Day-care centers: one per employee plus one per 10 children.
(f) 
Finance, insurance, brokers and real estate establishments: 4.0 spaces per 1,000 square feet.
(g) 
Health spas: one space per 300 square feet plus one per employee.
(h) 
Deli with seating: one space per three seats plus one per employee.
(i) 
Restaurants, including outside seating areas but not including drive-ins or drive-through facilities: one space per three seats plus one per employee.
(j) 
Residential dwellings: one per unit.
(k) 
Professional office, including lawyers, doctors, architects, graphic designers, editors, marketing/advertising agencies, artists, and engineers: 4.0 spaces per 1,000 square feet.
(l) 
Live-work (home occupation): RSIS standards plus one per 300 square feet of workspace.
(2) 
On-street parking. If permitted by the county, on-street parking is required for storefronts that face a roadway or have pedestrian visibility.
(3) 
Reduction of parking requirement. A parking requirement may be reduced up to 20% if the applicant is able to provide sufficient evidence to the Planning or Zoning Board that he/she can meet its parking demand through shared parking agreements, cross easements, on-street parking, or through alternative parking solutions.
(4) 
All off-street parking and driveway aisles are prohibited between the main roadway and the front of the storefront.
(5) 
Each land use is required to provide a sufficient number of handicapped spaces and loading zones. In effort to preserve the environment, promote good civic design, and encourage shared parking agreements, handicapped spaces and loading zones shall be provided at the discretion of Planning or Zoning Board based on recommendations from the Planning and Zoning Board's professionals. These calculations shall be based on existing conditions, types of land uses, existing parking supply, intensity of users and other elements deemed necessary by the Board's professionals.
H. 
Signs. In the Neighborhood Commercial District, signs shall be permitted as follows:
(1) 
Each ground-floor occupant of a business establishment structure is permitted one business sign facing the street. Corner properties are permitted one sign for each street it faces.
(2) 
Business establishments situated on the second or third floor of a business structure shall be permitted to have lettering on their windows provided it does not exceed 10% of the window area or eight square feet, whichever is smaller.
(3) 
Marquee signs, blade signs, and wall signs shall be permitted. Individual backlit letters shall be permitted.
(4) 
Flashing signs shall not be permitted.
(5) 
Typical neon signs shall not be permitted, but exceptional neon signs shall be reviewed by the Planning or Zoning Board for appropriateness, and may be permitted.
(6) 
Flat wall signs shall have horizontal proportions and shall not protrude above the sill line of the second floor. Blade signs are exempt from this requirement.
(7) 
A maximum of 40 square feet is permitted for each wall sign.
(8) 
A maximum of 36 square feet is permitted for marquee, blade and projecting signs.
(9) 
If the sign is projecting from the building, it shall not extend more than 42 inches from the building.
(10) 
One monument and/or freestanding sign is permitted per site. Monument signs shall not exceed 32 square feet in area and a maximum of eight feet in height from the finished grade. If freestanding, the sign shall be set back from all street and property lines a distance equivalent to one linear foot for each two square feet of sign area. The base surrounding the freestanding sign shall be landscaped.
(11) 
Signs should reflect the architectural style of the building and its use. Design, materials, size, logos and colors should complement and enhance the building style and use of the building for which it advertises.
I. 
Lighting.
(1) 
Exterior lighting should be architecturally compatible with the building style, material, and colors similar to the Township's ornamental lights in Downtown Browns Mills. Galleria style and shoebox styles (cutoff fixtures) are preferred over cobra-type light fixtures and directional floodlights.
J. 
Preexisting residential uses.
[Added 1-17-2018 by Ord. No. 27-2017]
(1) 
Single-family-detached residential structures that currently exist as of February 1, 2018, within the NC District are permitted as preexisting nonconforming uses. No new residential subdivisions are permitted in this zone.
(2) 
For those preexisting single-family-detached residential structures on preexisting lots, the standards of R-96 shall govern the area requirements for single-family-detached dwellings and accessory uses, provided that no new residential lots are permitted in the NC Zone. The lots affected by this section are:
Block
Lots
787
2
824
1.02, 1.03 and 1.04
[Added 12-17-2014 by Ord. No. 14-2014]
A. 
Purpose. To provide for small-scale retail and neighborhood service-oriented establishments adjacent to residential dwelling units in Country Lakes, along North Pemberton Road and Ft. Dix Street, and on South Pemberton Road near the Pemberton Bypass. The structures must be appropriate in form, consistent with the compact nature of the area, cognize of the neighbor character and needs, and promote pedestrian interaction. The large-scale development, e.g., shopping centers, light industrial services, and manufacturing warehouses are not permitted.
B. 
Principal permitted uses. Only the following shall be permitted:
(1) 
Bed-and-breakfast inns.
(2) 
Banks with drive-through.
(3) 
Commercial recreational facilities, indoor.
(4) 
Jewelers.
(5) 
Clothing apparel.
(6) 
Cobbler.
(7) 
Seamstress/tailors.
(8) 
Bakeries.
(9) 
Day-care centers.
(10) 
Finance, insurance, brokers and real estate establishments.
(11) 
Health spas.
(12) 
Deli with seating.
(13) 
Pharmacies.
(14) 
Restaurants, including outside seating areas but not including drive-ins or drive-through facilities.
(15) 
Retail trade establishments.
(16) 
Professional office, including lawyers, doctors, architects, graphic designers, editors, marketing/advertising agencies, artists, and engineers.
(17) 
Live-work (home occupation).
(18) 
Similar uses.
C. 
Conditional uses.
(1) 
Service stations.
D. 
Accessory uses.
(1) 
Off-street parking as required by this chapter.
(2) 
Off-street loading as required by this chapter.
(3) 
Signs, as regulated by this chapter.
E. 
Performance regulations.
(1) 
The area and dimensional regulations as set forth in Table 1, NCP Performance Regulations, located as an attachment to this chapter, shall apply. Notwithstanding the minimum lot area requirements set forth in Table 1, no nonresidential use in the NCP District shall be located on a parcel of less than one acre unless served by a centralized wastewater treatment plant.
(2) 
No accessory use or structure shall be permitted in the front yard setback.
(3) 
No parking may be placed within the first 15 feet from the right-of-way line. The first 15 feet shall include a six-foot sidewalk and a nine-foot landscaped area which shall include street trees, ornamental lights, and other streetscape elements deemed pertinent to the site by the Planning or Zoning Board.
(4) 
The primary building entrance shall face onto (be oriented to) the sidewalk and street. Building entrances may include entrances to individual units, lobby entrances, entrances oriented to pedestrian plazas, or breezeway/courtyard entrances to a cluster of spaces.
(5) 
On corner lots, buildings and their entrances shall be oriented to the street corner as feasible. Corner building entrances should be designed in cases where the building is located on a corner lot. Alternatively, a building entrance may be located away from the corner when the building corner is beveled or incorporates other detailing to reduce the angular appearance of the building at the street corner.
(6) 
Buffering and screening shall be provided as required by Table 1, NCP Performance Standards.
(7) 
All garbage dumpsters and other similar areas devoted to the storage of waste materials shall be located in the rear of the site and not noticeable from the street. Garbage dumpsters and recycling containers shall be screened on three sides of said dumpster or area, with a minimum six-foot-high fence or a wall constructed of materials substantially similar in appearance to the building on site. In addition, said dumpsters and recycling containers should be gated on the fourth side with a material that provides opaque screening.
(8) 
A building may have an entrance facing a side yard when a direct pedestrian walkway is provided between the building entrance and the street right-of-way.
(9) 
Streetscaping.
(a) 
The streetscaping shall be planted with street trees and furnished with street furniture, where deemed appropriate by the approving Board, including but not limited to benches and litter receptacles. The streetscaping shall also include signs, light poles, and other similar items unless otherwise specifically prohibited by regulation.
F. 
Application and architectural review.
(1) 
Buildings should have consistent spacing of similar shaped windows with trim or other decorative molding on all building stories.
(2) 
Large display windows should be employed on ground floor storefronts. Display windows should be framed to visually separate the ground floor from the second floor. A storefront facing the street shall have a minimum window fenestration of 65%. Nontransparent glass is prohibited.
(3) 
All buildings with a flat roof should have a decorative cornice at the top of the building, or eaves when the building is designed with a pitched roof.
(4) 
Cornices or changes in material can be used to differentiate the ground floor of buildings which have commercial uses from the upper floor(s) which may have offices or residential uses. Ground floor facades should utilize cornices, signs, awnings, exterior lighting, display windows and entry insets (see Figure 1).
(5) 
Long or continuous wall planes shall be avoided all buildings, particularly in high pedestrian activity areas, where the building should exhibit more detail and elements appropriate for close range pedestrian view. Building surfaces over two stories high or 50 feet in length should be relieved with changes of wall plane that provide strong shadow or visual interest.
Large
display
window
Figure 1: Desired Architecture in the NCP Zone.
 
Decorative
cornice used to
differentiate
the ground
floor from the
upper floors
 
G. 
Parking.
(1) 
The required number of parking spaces shall be as prescribed by the Schedule of Minimum Parking Requirements based on gross floor area as follows:
(a) 
Bed-and-breakfast inns. One space per employee plus one space per bedroom.
(b) 
Banks with drive-through. 4.5 spaces per 1,000 square feet.
(c) 
Indoor commercial recreational facilities. One per 250 square feet per enclosed floor area.
(d) 
Jewelers, clothing apparel, cobbler, seamstress/tailors, bakeries, pharmacies, and retail establishments. Four spaces per 1,000 square feet.
(e) 
Day-care centers. One per employee plus one per 10 children.
(f) 
Finance, insurance, brokers and real estate establishments. 4.0 spaces per 1,000 square feet.
(g) 
Health spas. One space per 300 square feet plus one per employee.
(h) 
Deli with seating. One space per three seats plus one per employee.
(i) 
Restaurants, including outside seating areas but not including drive-ins or drive-through facilities. One space per three seats plus one per employee.
(j) 
Professional office, including lawyers, doctors, architects, graphic designers, editors, marketing/advertising agencies, artists, and engineers. 4.0 spaces per 1,000 square feet.
(k) 
Live-work (home occupation). RSIS standards plus one per 300 square feet of workspace.
(2) 
On-street parking. If permitted by the County, on-street parking is required for storefronts that face a roadway or have pedestrian visibility.
(3) 
Reduction of parking requirement. A parking requirement may be reduced up to 20% if the applicant is able to provide sufficient evidence to the Planning or Zoning Board that he/she can meet its parking demand through shared parking agreements, cross easements, on street parking, or through alternative parking solutions.
(4) 
All off-street parking and driveway aisles are prohibited between the main roadway and the front of the storefront.
(5) 
Each land use is required to provide a sufficient number of handicapped spaces and loading zones. In effort to preserve the environment, promote good civic design, and encourage shared parking agreements, handicapped spaces and loading zones shall be provided at the discretion of Planning or Zoning Board based on recommendations from the Planning and Zoning Board's professionals. These calculations shall be based on existing conditions, types of land uses, existing parking supply, intensity of users and other elements deemed necessary by the Board's professionals.
H. 
Signs. In the Neighborhood Commercial Pinelands, signs shall be permitted as follows:
(1) 
Each ground floor occupant of a business establishment structure is permitted one business sign facing the street. Corner properties are permitted one sign for each street it faces.
(2) 
Business establishments situated on the second or third floor of a business structure shall be permitted to have lettering on their windows provided it does not exceed 10% of the window area or eight square feet, whichever is smaller.
(3) 
Marquee signs, blade, signs, and wall signs shall be permitted. Individual backlit letters shall be permitted.
(4) 
Flashing signs shall not be permitted.
(5) 
Typical neon signs shall not be permitted, but exceptional neon signs shall be reviewed by the Planning or Zoning Board for appropriateness, and may be permitted.
(6) 
Flat wall signs shall have horizontal proportions and shall not protrude above the sill line of the second floor. Blade signs are exempt from this requirement.
(7) 
A maximum of 40 square feet is permitted for each wall sign.
(8) 
A maximum of 36 square feet is permitted for marquee, blade and projecting signs.
(9) 
If the sign is projecting from the building, it shall not extend more than 42 inches from the building.
(10) 
One monument and/or freestanding sign is permitted per site. Monument signs shall not exceed 32 square feet in area and a maximum of eight feet in height from the finished grade. If freestanding, the sign shall be setback from all streets and property lines a distance equivalent to one linear foot for each two square feet of sign area. The base surrounding the freestanding sign shall be landscaped.
(11) 
Signs should reflect the architectural style of the building and its use. Design, materials, size, logos and colors should complement and enhance the building style and use of the building for which it advertises.
I. 
Lighting.
(1) 
Exterior lighting should be architecturally compatible with the building style, material, and colors similar to the Township's ornamental lights in Downtown Browns Mills. Galleria style and shoebox styles (cutoff fixtures) are preferred over cobra type light fixtures and directional floodlights.
J. 
Preexisting residential uses.
[Added 1-17-2018 by Ord. No. 27-2017]
(1) 
Single-family-detached residential structures that currently exist as of February 1, 2018, within the NCP District are permitted as preexisting nonconforming uses. No new residential subdivisions are permitted in this zone.
(2) 
For those preexisting single-family-detached residential structures on preexisting lots, the standards of R-96 shall govern the area requirements for single-family-detached dwellings and accessory uses, provided that no new residential lots are permitted in the NCP Zone. The lots affected by this section are:
Block
Lots
806
3 and 4
811
1
855
2 and 3
857
22 and 24
894
1.02 and 1.03
[Amended 1-31-1977 by Ord. No. 1-1977; 5-30-1979 by Ord. No. 8-1979; 8-6-1982 by Ord. No. 16-1982]
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of the GCLI District is to provide locations for commercial and compatible light industrial uses along several major highways in the Township which provide services to the general traveling public and which have a service radius wider than the immediate neighborhood. The provisions are designed to limit the evolution of strip development patterns while permitting opportunities for continued commercial and light industrial development.
B. 
Principal permitted uses on the land and in buildings.
(1) 
Retail sales of goods and services, except that outdoor sales are strictly prohibited unless operated from a permanent structure approved in accordance with this chapter.
(2) 
Restaurants, bars, taverns and nightclubs.
(3) 
Department stores.
(4) 
Garden centers engaged in the retail sale of living plant material. Outside storage, sale or display areas shall not exceed four times the building coverage and shall be used only for the storage, sale and display of living plant material.
(5) 
Banks, including drive-in facilities.
(6) 
Offices and office buildings.
(7) 
Recreational commercial uses, including theaters, bowling alleys, racquet clubs, swim clubs, skating rinks, pitch-and-putt golf courses and similar entertainment uses, except pinball or video arcades. No more than three pinball or video games shall be located at any commercial establishment.
(8) 
Automobile sales through franchised new car dealers.
(9) 
Car washes.
(10) 
Service stations as conditional uses (see § 190-56).
(11) 
Wholesale distribution facilities and warehouses where all storage is contained in completely enclosed buildings on parcels not to exceed five acres.
(12) 
Light industrial uses on parcels not to exceed five acres, including manufacturing operations of a type which can carry on processes within completely enclosed buildings, including the manufacture, assembly or treatment of products from previously prepared materials where the molecular structure of materials remains unchanged.
(13) 
Child-care centers (see § 190-32.1).
[Added 9-6-1990 by Ord. No. 18-1990]
(14) 
Health clubs, fitness centers and the like.
[Added 12-19-1996 by Ord. No. 33-1996]
(15) 
Recreational, commercial uses, including movie theaters, bowling alleys, racket clubs, swim clubs, skating rinks and similar entertainment uses, except pinball machines and video arcades.
[Added 12-19-1996 by Ord. No. 33-1996]
(16) 
Funeral homes and funeral parlors.
[Added 12-17-1998 by Ord. No. 26-1998]
(17) 
Taxicab operations as conditional uses (see § 190-56).
[Added 1-4-2001 by Ord. No. 26-2000]
(18) 
Single-family-detached residential structures that currently exist as of February 1, 2018, within the GCLI District are permitted as preexisting nonconforming uses. No new residential subdivisions are permitted in this zone.
[Added 1-17-2018 by Ord. No. 27-2017]
C. 
Accessory uses permitted.
(1) 
Off-street parking (see § 190-38).
(2) 
Fences and walls (see § 190-34).
(3) 
Garages to house delivery trucks or other commercial vehicles.
(4) 
Temporary construction trailers and one sign not exceeding 100 square feet advertising the prime contractor, subcontractor(s), architect, financing institution and similar data for the period of construction beginning with the issuance of a building permit and concluding with the issuance of a certificate of occupancy or one year, whichever is less, provided that said trailer and sign are on the site where construction is taking place.
(5) 
Liquefied petroleum (LP) gas distribution point, according to the requirements set forth below, but only when accessory to the following principal uses: hardware stores, lawn and garden centers and automobile service stations. Standards for liquefied petroleum (LP) gas distribution points shall be as follows:
[Added 6-17-1993 by Ord. No. 8-1993]
(a) 
LP gas distribution points shall be permitted within the GCLI District as an accessory use only, provided that the location of such facility does not impair the on-site circulation and parking requirements of the principal use. No LP gas distribution point shall exceed 2,000 gallons' capacity, measured in water capacity.
(b) 
The parcel in which an LP gas distribution point is located shall conform to the area requirements of the GCLI district.
(c) 
All components of the LP gas distribution facility, including storage and distribution equipment, fencing and all related structures, shall be located in the side or rear yard only and shall conform to the following setbacks:
[1] 
Distance to side line: 25 feet.
[2] 
Distance to rear line: 25 feet.
[3] 
Distance to other building: 25 feet.
(d) 
Protective elements such as bumper guards or bollards shall be provided and adequately designed to prevent intrusion by vehicles within the fenced area as required by N.J.A.C. 12:200-3.4(d).
(e) 
On-site parking shall be situated no closer than 10 feet from the above-referenced fence and shall be located in a manner which permits unimpeded access by fire-fighting equipment or vehicles.
(f) 
Every LP gas distribution point shall comply with the applicable provisions of N.J.A.C. 12:200-3.4 et seq., except where the standards of this chapter are more restrictive.
D. 
Maximum building height. No building shall exceed 30 feet in height and two stories, except as allowed in § 190-54.
E. 
Area and yard requirements.
(1) 
Area and yard requirements shall be as follows:
Principal building Minimum
Lot area (square feet)
30,000**
Lot frontage (feet)
150
Lot width (feet)
150
Lot depth (feet)
150
Side yard, each (feet)
40
Front yard (feet)
200*
Rear yard (feet)
35
Accessory building Minimum
Distance to side line (feet)
35
Distance to rear line (feet)
35
Distance to other building (feet)
35
Maximum impervious surface coverage (percent)
70
NOTES:
* May be reduced to 75 feet if environmental or physical limitations exist.
** Lot size with sewers; without sewers, one acre.
[Added 5-6-1983 by Ord. No. 7-1983]
(2) 
Notwithstanding the minimum lot areas set forth above, no such minimum lot area for a nonresidential use within the Agricultural Production Area of the GCLI Zone shall be less than that needed to meet the water quality standards of § 190-50H(2)(d), whether or not the lot may be served by a centralized sewer treatment or collection system.
[Added 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989]
(3) 
For those preexisting single-family-detached residential structures on preexisting lots, the standards of R-96 shall govern the area requirements for single-family-detached dwellings and accessory uses, provided that no new residential lots are permitted in the GCLI Zone. The lots affected by this section are:
[Added 1-17-2018 by Ord. No. 27-2017]
Block
Lots
422
16.01
568
43
778
1.03
779
4.02, 4.03 and 5
793
1.01 - 1.04, 6 - 9, 11, 10.01 - 10.06, 10.09 - 10.16
794
3.02, 4, 5.02, 5.03, 6.01 and 6.02
797
2.01 - 2.04, 3.01, 3.02, 4, 6.01, 6.03, 7, 9.01, 9.02, 10, 11.01 and 11.02
798
1 and 2
802
2
803
3, 4.02, 4.03 and 5.01
854
16.04, 18, 19, 53.01, 53.02, 53.04, 53.05, 54 - 57, 58.01, 59, 60, 64.02, 67, 68, 71, 72.01 - 72.03
857
33.04, 36.01, 36.04, 38.02, 40.01 and 46
873
3 - 6, 15 and 16
875
7 and 8
876
2, 3, and 6 - 9
879
15, 19, 23 and 27
879.01
35
880
9, 13, 25 and 65
891
5, 31, 38, 44, 48, and 56
F. 
Floor area minimums. Each building shall have a minimum gross floor area of 2,000 square feet.
G. 
General requirements.
(1) 
Any principal building may contain more than one use and/or organization. Any lot may contain more than one principal structure, provided that each principal structure is located in a manner which will allow the possibility of subdividing the lot in such a manner that each structure and resulting lot would conform to the zoning and subdivision[1] regulations, including frontage on a public street.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 159, Subdivision of Land.
(2) 
At least the first 50 feet adjacent to any street line and 20 feet adjacent to any lot line shall not be used for parking but shall be planted and maintained in lawn area, ground cover or landscaped with evergreen shrubbery and separated from the parking area by poured concrete or Belgian block curbing.
(3) 
No merchandise, products, waste, equipment or similar material or objects shall be displayed or stored outside.
(4) 
All buildings on the same lot shall be compatibly designed, whether constructed all at one time or in stages over a period of time. All building walls facing any street or residential district line shall be suitably finished for aesthetic purposes, which shall not include unpainted or painted cinder block or concrete block walls.
(5) 
All portions of the property not utilized by buildings or paved surfaces shall be landscaped utilizing combinations such as landscaped fencing, shrubbery, lawn area, ground cover, rock formations, contours, existing foliage and the planting of conifers and/or deciduous trees native to the area in order to either maintain or reestablish the tone of the vegetation in the area and lessen the visual impact of the structures and paved areas. The established grades on any site shall be planned for both aesthetic and drainage purposes. The grading plan, drainage facilities and landscaping shall be coordinated to prevent erosion and silting as well as assuring that the capacity of any natural or man-made drainage system is sufficient to handle the water generated and anticipated both from the site and contributing upstream areas.
(6) 
A minimum buffer area of 60 feet in width shall be provided along any common property line with a residential district or residential use (see § 190-39).
H. 
Minimum off-street parking.
(1) 
Retail sales of goods and services: 5 1/2 spaces per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area or fraction thereof.
(2) 
Restaurants, bars, taverns and nightclubs: one space for every three seats.
(3) 
Department stores: seven (7.0) spaces per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area or fraction thereof.
(4) 
Garden centers: six spaces per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area or fraction thereof of building area plus 1/2 space per 1,000 square feet of outside storage, sale or display area.
(5) 
Offices and banks: six spaces for each 1,000 square feet of gross floor area or fraction thereof.
(6) 
Theaters: one space for every four seats.
(7) 
Bowling alleys: four spaces per bowling lane.
(8) 
Automobile sales: 10 spaces for customer convenience separated from vehicular displays and not used by employees.
(9) 
Car washes: three access lanes for each mechanized car wash entrance with each lane having a minimum capacity for 12 vehicles; one separate space for each waxing, upholstery cleaning or similar specialized service area; and one space for every two employees. All vehicle entrances shall be from the rear of the building and all parked and waiting vehicles shall be accommodated on the lot.
(10) 
Service stations shall provide at least six spaces for the first lift, wheel alignment pit or similar work area; five additional spaces for a second work area; and an additional three spaces for each additional work area. Such spaces shall be separated from the driveway and general apron areas which give access to the gasoline and air pumps and service areas. No designated parking spaces shall obstruct access to such facilities.
(11) 
Parking areas for individual uses shall be designed to be interconnected with adjacent properties and shall utilize common entrance(s) and exit(s) where feasible to minimize access points to the street.
(12) 
One space for every 1,000 square feet or fraction thereof of floor area used for storage and warehousing, plus one space for every 700 square feet or fraction thereof of floor area used for manufacturing, plus one space for every 200 square feet or fraction thereof of floor area used for offices.
(13) 
In addition, one space for every vehicle owned and/or operated by the use operating from that site shall be provided.
(14) 
In any event, each use shall provide a sufficient number of spaces in appropriate locations so that no driveway, aisle, fire lane or street right-of-way is used at any time for parking.
(15) 
See § 190-38 for additional standards.
I. 
Minimum off-street loading.
(1) 
Each activity shall provide for off-street loading and unloading with adequate ingress and egress from streets and shall provide such area(s) at the side or rear of the building. Each space shall be at least 15 by 40 feet. One space shall be provided for the first 5,000 square feet of gross floor area or fraction thereof in each building and one additional space for each additional 7,000 square feet of gross floor area or fraction thereof. There shall be no loading or unloading from the street.
(2) 
There shall be at least one trash and garbage pickup location provided by each building, which shall be separated from the parking spaces by either a location within the building or in a pickup location outside the building, which shall be a steel-like, totally enclosed container located in a manner to be obscured from view from parking areas, streets and adjacent residential uses or zoning districts by a fence, wall, planting or combination of the three. If located within the building, the doorway may serve both the loading and trash/ garbage functions, and if located outside the building, it may be located adjacent to or within the general loading area(s), provided the container in no way interferes with or restricts loading and unloading functions.
(3) 
All off-street loading areas shall be lighted (see § 190-36)
J. 
Signs.
(1) 
Retail sales of goods and services, restaurants, bars, taverns, nightclubs, garden centers, banks, theaters, bowling alleys and car washes may have one lighted or unlighted sign displaying the name of the use, attached or flat against the front of the building, not exceeding an area equivalent to 5% of the front of the building or 60 square feet, whichever is smaller. Where the building(s) is designed for rear or side entrances, one unlighted sign may be attached flat against the building at the rear or side entrances, each sign not to exceed an area equivalent to half that of the sign on the front of the building.
(2) 
Department stores, office buildings and automobile sales may have one lighted sign, either freestanding or attached, not exceeding an area equivalent to 5% of the first-floor portion of the front facade or 100 square feet, whichever is smaller.
(3) 
Service stations may be permitted one freestanding sign (lighted but not moving) and one sign attached flat against the building. The freestanding sign shall not exceed the building height, shall be set back at least 10 feet from the street right-of-way and shall not exceed 30 square feet in area. The attached sign shall not exceed 20 square feet in area nor exceed the height of the roof line.
(4) 
For light industrial uses, one lighted sign per use shall be permitted, not larger than the equivalent of 5% of the area of the front wall of the building or 100 square feet, whichever is smaller. If attached to the building, the sign shall not be higher than the roofline; if freestanding, the sign shall not exceed six feet in height and shall be set back from the street line at least 50 feet.
(5) 
See § 190-41 for additional standards.
[Added 8-17-1995 by Ord. No. 21-1995]
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of the OP Zone is to provide a transition between a major commercial development and the R-200 single-family residential zone. The OP Zone allows for a combination of residential and office uses separately or in combination. The district regulations for this use are designed to minimize negative impacts of residential and low-intensity commercial uses on remaining residentially zoned properties. This area is not intended for new retail expansion, but rather to provide a transition between uses of very different intensity and to recognize changing traffic patterns.
[Amended 10-19-1995 by Ord. No. 26-1995]
B. 
Permitted principal uses on the land and in buildings.
(1) 
Detached dwelling units.
(2) 
Public playgrounds, conservation areas, parks and public purpose uses.
(3) 
Professional and business offices.
(4) 
Combined usage for office and residential units, provided that no more than one dwelling unit is included on any lot.
C. 
Accessory uses permitted.
(1) 
Private residential swimming pools (see § 190-46).
(2) 
Private residential toolsheds and storage buildings not to exceed 145 square feet in area and 10 feet in height.
[Amended 10-19-1995 by Ord. No. 26-1995]
(3) 
Boats on trailers and campers to be parked or stored only and located in rear or side yards only. Their dimensions shall not be counted in determining total building coverage; they shall be adequately screened from adjacent properties; and they shall not be used for temporary or permanent living quarters while situated on a lot.
(4) 
Private recreational facilities.
(5) 
Off-street parking and private garages (see § 190-38).
(6) 
Fences and walls not exceeding six feet in height (see § 190-34).
(7) 
Signs (see §§ 190-24.1I, 190-41 and 190-44).
(8) 
Exempt home occupations (see § 190-56.2).
(9) 
Home occupations of a medical doctor, attorney, dentist, architect, engineer, real estate agent, insurance broker or similar professional use.
D. 
Maximum building height. No building shall exceed 35 feet in height and 2 1/2 stories except as provided in § 190-54 of this chapter.
E. 
Area and yard requirements for the OP District.
[Amended 10-19-1995 by Ord. No. 26-1995]
Principal building minimum
Lot area (square feet)
20,000
Lot frontage (feet)
100
Lot width (feet)
100
Lot depth (feet)
150
Side yard (feet)
20
Front yard (feet)
40
Rear yard (feet)
50
Accessory building minimum
Distance to side line (feet)
10
Distance to rear line (feet)
15
Distance to other building (feet)
20
Maximum
Floor area ratio (percent)
25*
Lot coverage (percent)
50
Building coverage (percent)
25
* NOTE: Not to exceed 5,000 square feet per lot of record existing as of August 17, 1995 (date of adoption)
F. 
General requirements.
(1) 
One building may contain more than one use or organization, provided that the total building coverage and maximum floor area ratio are not exceeded.
(2) 
Within the first 20 feet adjacent to any street line and within 10 feet of any lot line except a street line, there shall be no parking, and, except for access driveways, the area shall be planted and maintained in lawn area, ground cover or landscaped with evergreen shrubbery and/or trees.
(3) 
The outside storage and/or display of merchandise, products, equipment, waste or similar material or objects shall be prohibited.
(4) 
All areas not utilized for buildings, parking, loading, access aisles and driveways or pedestrian walkways shall be landscaped with trees, shrubs, ground cover, seeding or similar plantings and maintained in good condition.
(5) 
The minimum setback dimensions shall include a planted buffer of 10 feet in width along any common property line with a residential district or use (see § 190-39) or along any street line.
(6) 
Site plan review and approval shall be required for any nonresidential use or combination of residential and nonresidential use (see § 190-45).
G. 
Minimum off-street parking.
(1) 
Two spaces per dwelling unit.
(2) 
One space for every 250 square feet or fraction thereof of net habitable floor area devoted to office use.
(3) 
See § 190-38 for additional standards.
H. 
Minimum off-street loading.
(1) 
As determined by the Board at the time of site plan review, each activity shall provide for off-street loading and unloading with adequate ingress and egress from streets and with adequate space for maneuvering and shall provide such area at the side or rear of the building.
(2) 
There shall be at least one trash and garbage pickup location provided by each building which shall be separated from the parking spaces by either a location within the building or in a pickup location outside the building which shall be a durable, totally enclosed container located in a manner to be obscured from view from parking areas, streets and adjacent residential uses or zoning districts by a fence, wall or planting or combination of the three.
I. 
Signs.
(1) 
Detached dwellings. Street number designations, postal boxes, on-site direction and parking signs, warning signs and signs posting property as "Private property," "No hunting" or similar signs are permitted but are not to be considered in calculating sign area.
(2) 
Office uses. No more than one freestanding sign, not exceeding six square feet, for any parcel of land. Additionally, one attached sign per office tenant, not exceeding one square foot, affixed flush against the building.
(3) 
Home professional occupation. One sign not exceeding four square feet.
[Added 2-15-2001 by Ord. No. 28-2000]
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of the OP/LI District is to provide for continued use of industrial and professional residential sites along Juliustown Road and provide for an expanded range of professional, light industrial and commercial uses while maintaining the residential character of the neighborhood and minimizing the impacts of nonresidential uses.
B. 
Principal permitted uses on the land and in buildings.
(1) 
Professional and business offices and office buildings.
(2) 
Combined usage for office and residential units, provided that no more than one dwelling unit is included on any lot.
(3) 
Child-care centers (see § 190-32.1).
(4) 
Health clubs, fitness centers and the like.
(5) 
Recreational commercial uses, including theaters, bowling alleys, racquet clubs, swim clubs, skating rinks and similar entertainment uses, excluding pinball or video arcades.
(6) 
Schools and school administrative buildings.
(7) 
Churches.
(8) 
Nurseries for the growing of trees, bushes, vegetable and flowering plants and limited accessory retail sales for nurseries.
C. 
Conditional uses, subject to § 190-56E.
(1) 
Light industrial uses on parcels not less than four acres, including manufacturing operations of a type which can carry on processes within completely enclosed buildings, including the manufacture, assembly or treatment of products from previously prepared materials where the molecular structure of materials remains unchanged.
(2) 
Light assembly uses.
(3) 
Warehouses or similar storage facilities, not including mini-storage facilities.
D. 
Accessory uses permitted.
(1) 
Off-street parking and private garages (see § 190-38).
(2) 
Fences and walls not exceeding six feet in height.
(3) 
Signs (see §§ 190-24.2I, 190-41 and 190-44).
(4) 
Exempt home occupations (see § 190-56.2).
(5) 
Home occupations of a medical doctor, attorney, dentist, architect, engineer, real estate agent, insurance broker or similar professional use.
(6) 
Limited retail sales for nurseries.
E. 
Maximum building height. No building shall exceed 35 feet in height and 2.5 stories, except that churches and schools shall not exceed 55 feet, and except further as allowed in § 190-54.
F. 
Area and yard requirements for the OP/LI District.
Principal Building Minimum
Lot area (acres)
2.8
Lot area (acres) (light industrial use)
4.0
Lot frontage (feet)
300
Lot width (feet)
300
Lot depth (feet)
300
Side yard, each (feet)
50
Front yard (feet)
150
Rear yard (feet)
50
Accessory Building Minimum
Distance to side line (feet)
35
Distance to rear line (feet)
35
Distance to other building (feet)
35
Maximum
Building coverage of principal building (percent)
15
Building coverage of accessory building(s) (percent)
5
Total impervious surfaces (percent)
35
G. 
General requirements.
(1) 
One building may contain more than one use, provided that the total building coverage of the combined uses does not exceed the maximum building coverage specified for this district, and further that each use occupies a minimum gross floor area of 750 square feet.
(2) 
At least the first 25 feet adjacent to any street line shall not be used for parking but shall be planted and maintained in lawn area, ground cover or landscaped with evergreen shrubbery and separated from the parking area by poured concrete or Belgian block curbing.
(3) 
No merchandise, products, waste, equipment or similar material or objects shall be displayed or stored outside.
(4) 
No solvents, chemicals or hazardous or explosive materials may be stored on site, except when used in the production of light industrial or light assembly uses permitted in the OP/LI District.
(5) 
All buildings shall be compatibly designed, whether constructed all at one time or in stages over a period of time. All building walls facing any street or residential district line shall be suitably finished for aesthetic purposes, which shall not include unpainted or painted cinder block or concrete block walls.
(6) 
All areas not utilized for buildings, parking, loading, access aisles and driveways or pedestrian walkways shall be suitably landscaped with shrubs, ground cover, seeding or similar plantings and maintained in good condition.
(7) 
A minimum buffer area of 25 feet in width shall be provided along all common property lines with adjoining properties (see § 190-39).
H. 
Minimum off-street parking.
(1) 
Professional and business offices: six spaces per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area.
(2) 
Combined office and residential units: six spaces per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area of office space, plus two spaces for each dwelling unit.
(3) 
Light industrial and light assembly uses: one space for every one 1,000 square feet or fraction thereof of floor area used for storage and warehousing, plus one space for every 700 square feet or fraction thereof of floor area used for light manufacturing, plus one space for every 200 square feet of or fraction thereof of floor area used for offices.
(4) 
Child-care centers: one space per employee, plus one additional parking space for every five children. Adequate space shall be provided for the loading and unloading of children, which shall take place on-site and not in a public right-of-way.
(5) 
Health clubs, fitness centers and similar uses: 5 1/2 spaces per 1,000 square feet or fraction thereof of floor area.
(6) 
Recreational commercial uses, including theaters, bowling alleys, racquet clubs, swim clubs, skating rinks and similar entertainment uses: six spaces per 1,000 square feet of floor area.
(7) 
Schools: one space per employee for kindergarten through tenth grade, 2 1/2 spaces per employee for grades 11 and 12 and in all cases sufficient space for school bus loading and unloading.
(8) 
School administrative uses: One space per 600 square feet of gross floor area or fraction thereof.
(9) 
Churches: one space per three seats (22 inches of fixed seating = one seat).
(10) 
Nurseries: one space per employee, plus one space for each 1,500 square feet of retail area planted in shrubs and trees for the sale of nursery stock.
(11) 
Parking areas for individual uses shall be designed to be interconnected with adjacent properties and shall utilize common entrance(s) and exit(s) where feasible to minimize access points to the street.
(12) 
Where more than one use occupies one building or where there is an attached group of buildings, the total parking spaces shall be an accumulation of the various standards appropriate to the uses noted above, except where more than five separate uses are grouped into one area using common parking facilities and controlled access points to the parking area(s), the total parking need may be computed on the basis of providing at least 5 1/2 spaces per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area to serve the total complex.
(13) 
See § 190-38 for additional standards.
I. 
Minimum off-street loading.
(1) 
Each activity shall provide for off-street loading and unloading with adequate ingress and egress from streets and shall provide such area(s) at the side or rear of the building. Each space shall be at least 15 feet by 30 feet and one space shall be provided for every 4,000 square feet of gross floor area or fraction thereof in each building. There shall be no loading or unloading from the street.
(2) 
There shall be at least one trash and garbage pickup location provided by each building, which shall be separated from the parking spaces by either a location within the building or in a pickup location outside the building, which shall be a steel-like, totally enclosed container located in a manner to be obscured from view from parking areas, streets and adjacent residential uses or zoning districts by a fence, wall, planting or combination of the three. If located within the building, the doorway may serve both the loading and trash/garbage functions, and if located outside the building, it may be located adjacent to or within the general loading area(s), provided that the container in no way interferes with or restricts loading and unloading functions.
(3) 
All off-street loading areas shall be lighted (see § 190-36).
J. 
Signs.
(1) 
Each lot is permitted one freestanding sign advertising the name of the business or site.
(2) 
No more than one sign shall be permitted for any one lot.
(3) 
No sign in the OP/LI District may exceed 12 square feet, except as provided below.
(a) 
Office uses. No more than one freestanding sign, not exceeding six square feet, for any parcel of land. Additionally, one attached sign per office tenant, not exceeding one square foot, affixed flush against the building.
(b) 
Home professional occupation. One sign not exceeding four square feet.
(c) 
Where more than one use occupies a building on a site, on-site directional signage shall be provided, identifying the location of each use in the building. In addition, one sign not exceeding four square feet shall be affixed to the building at the entrance to each use occupying the building.
(4) 
No temporary signs are permitted in the OP/LI District, including banners or hanging signs affixed to buildings or freestanding signs.
(5) 
Maximum height of freestanding signs permitted is 12 feet.
(6) 
Signs shall be setback from the roadway at least 25 feet from any roadway.
(7) 
See § 190-41 for additional standards.
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of the MI District is to provide a location in the Township where relatively small manufacturing and warehousing operations are permitted.
[Amended 5-30-1979 by Ord. No. 8-1979]
B. 
Principal permitted uses on the land and in buildings.
(1) 
Offices.
(2) 
Manufacturing plants of a type which carry on processes within completely enclosed buildings, including the manufacture, assembly or treatment of products from previously prepared materials.
(3) 
Wholesale distribution centers and warehouses.
(4) 
Child-care centers (see § 190-32.1).
[Added 9-6-1990 by Ord. No. 18-1990]
C. 
Accessory uses permitted.
(1) 
Off-street parking (see § 190-38).
(2) 
Fences and walls (see § 190-34).
(3) 
Garages and storage buildings.
(4) 
Temporary construction trailers and one sign not exceeding 100 square feet advertising the prime contractor, subcontractor(s), architect, financing institution and similar data for the period of construction beginning with the issuance of a building permit and concluding with the issuance of a certificate of occupancy or one year, whichever is less, provided that said trailer(s) and sign are on the site where construction is taking place.
D. 
Maximum building height. No building shall exceed 30 feet in height and two stories, except as allowed in § 190-54.
E. 
Area and yard requirements.
[Amended 5-30-1979 by Ord. No. 8-1979]
(1) 
Area and yard requirements shall be as follows:
Principal building Minimum
Lot area (square feet)
60,000
Lot frontage (feet)
200
Lot width (feet)
200
Lot depth (feet)
200
Side yard, each (feet)
50
Front yard (feet)
100
Rear yard (feet)
50
Accessory building Minimum
Distance to side line (feet)
50
Distance to rear line (feet)
50
Distance to other building (feet)
30
Maximum
Building coverage of principal building (percent)
50
Building coverage of accessory building(s) (percent)
10
(2) 
No nonresidential use in the MI District shall be located on a parcel of less than one acre unless served by a centralized wastewater treatment plant.
[Added 9-16-1993 by Ord. No. 11-1993]
F. 
Floor area minimum. Each building shall have a minimum gross floor area of 2,000 square feet.
[Amended 5-30-1979 by Ord. No. 8-1979]
G. 
General requirements.
(1) 
Any principal building may contain more than one use and/or organization. Any lot may contain more than one principal structure, provided that each principal structure is located in a manner which will allow the possibility of subdividing the lot in such a manner that each structure and resulting lot would conform to the zoning and subdivision regulations,[1] including frontage on a public street.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 159, Subdivision of Land.,
(2) 
At least the first 75 feet adjacent to any street line and 20 feet adjacent to any lot line shall not be used for parking but shall be planted and maintained in lawn area, ground cover or landscaped with evergreen shrubbery and separated from the parking area by poured concrete or Belgian block curbing.
(3) 
No merchandise, products, waste, equipment or similar material or objects shall be displayed or stored outside.
(4) 
All buildings shall be compatibly designed, whether constructed all at one time or in stages over a period of time. All building walls facing any street or residential district line shall be suitably finished for aesthetic purposes, which shall not include unpainted or painted cinder block walls.
(5) 
All portions of the property not utilized by buildings or paved surfaces shall be landscaped utilizing combinations such as landscaped fencing, shrubbery, lawn area, ground cover, rock formations, contours, existing foliage and the planting of conifers and/or deciduous trees native to the area in order to either maintain or reestablish the tone of the vegetation in the area and lessen the visual impact of the structures and paved areas. The established grades on any site shall be planned for both aesthetic and drainage purposes. The grading plan, drainage facilities and landscaping shall be coordinated to prevent erosion and silting as well as assuring that the capacity of any natural man-made drainage system is sufficient to handle the water generated and anticipated both from the site and contributing upstream areas.
(6) 
A minimum buffer area of 75 feet in width shall be provided along any common property line with a residential district or residential use (see § 190-39).
H. 
Minimum off-street parking.
(1) 
One space for every 1,000 square feet or fraction thereof of floor area used for storage and warehousing, plus one space for every 700 square feet or fraction thereof of floor area used for manufacturing, plus one space for every 200 square feet or fraction thereof of floor area used for offices.
(2) 
In addition, one space for every vehicle owned and/or operated by the use operating from that site shall be provided.
(3) 
In any event, each use shall provide a sufficient number of spaces in appropriate locations so that no driveway, fire lane, aisle or street right-of-way is used at any time for parking.
(4) 
See § 190-38 for additional standards.
I. 
Minimum off-street loading.
(1) 
Each activity shall provide for off-street loading and unloading with adequate ingress and egress from streets and shall provide such area at the side or rear of the building. Each space shall be at least fifteen by forty (15 x 40) feet and one space shall be provided for every 8,000 square feet of gross floor area or fraction thereof in each building. There shall be no loading or unloading from the street.
(2) 
There shall be at least one trash and garbage pickup location provided by each building, which shall be separated from the parking spaces by either a location within the building or in a pickup location outside the building, which shall be a steel-like, totally enclosed container located in a manner to be obscured from view from parking areas, streets and adjacent residential uses or zoning districts by a fence, wall, planting or combination of the three. If located within the building, the doorway may serve both the loading and trash/garbage functions. If a container is used for trash/garbage functions and is located outside the building, it may be located adjacent to or within the general loading area(s), provided the container in no way interferes with or restricts loading and unloading functions.
(3) 
All off-street loading areas shall be lighted (see § 190-36).
J. 
Signs.
(1) 
One lighted sign per use shall be permitted, not larger than the equivalent of 5% of the area of the front wall of the building or 100 square feet, whichever is smaller. If attached to the building, the sign shall not be higher than the roof line; if freestanding, the sign shall not exceed six feet in height and shall be set back from the street line at least 50 feet.
(2) 
See § 190-41 for additional standards.
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of the PI District is to provide areas in the Township where large industrial complexes may be developed. The designated areas are located to take advantage of the excellent highway access afforded by North Pemberton and South Pemberton Roads. The standards are intended to require maximum attention to proper site designing, including the location of structures and parking areas, proper ingress and egress, development of an interior street system, architectural design, landscaping and the compatibility of any proposal with the natural foliage, soils, contours, drainage patterns and the need to avoid visual intrusions and performance nuisances upon adjacent residences or residential zones. It is intended that existing foliage and natural features be retained and enhanced in relation to the site as well as the surrounding area.
[Amended 5-30-1979 by Ord. No. 8-1979]
B. 
Principal permitted uses on the land and in buildings.
(1) 
Offices and office buildings.
(2) 
Industrial plants, provided that the molecular structure of any item is not changed during the manufacturing, assembling or fabricating process.
(3) 
Wholesale distribution centers and warehouses.
(4) 
Laboratories of an experimental, research or testing nature.
(5) 
Industrial parks on tracts of land at least 50 acres in area comprised of the preceding uses.
(6) 
Child-care centers (see § 190-32.1).
[Added 9-6-1990 by Ord. No. 18-1990]
C. 
Accessory uses permitted.
(1) 
Off-street parking (see § 190-38).
(2) 
Fences and walls (see § 190-34).
(3) 
Garages and storage buildings.
(4) 
Temporary construction trailers and one sign not exceeding 100 square feet each, advertising the prime contractor, subcontractor(s), architect, financing institution and similar data for the period of construction beginning with the issuance of a building permit and concluding with the issuance of a certificate of occupancy or one year, whichever is less, provided said trailer(s) and sign are on the site where construction is taking place.
D. 
Maximum building height. No building shall exceed 30 feet in height and two stories, except as allowed in § 190-54.
E. 
Area and yard requirements.
[Amended 12-3-1975 by Ord. No. 16-1975]
(1) 
Area and yard requirements shall be as follows:
Individual Use
Industrial Park Use
Principal building Minimum
Lot area (acres)
5
3
Lot frontage (feet)
400
300
Lot width (feet)
400
300
Lot depth (feet)
400
300
Side yard, each (feet)
100
25 minimum, aggregate of 100
Front yard (feet)
150
50
Rear yard (feet)
100
75
Accessory building Minimum
Distance to side line (feet)
75
25
Distance to rear line (feet)
75
50
Distance to other building (feet)
30
30
Maximum
Total impervious sur- face permissible (percent)
70
70
Building coverage of principal building* (percent)
[Amended 5-30-1979 by Ord. No. 8-1979]
45
45
Building coverage of accessory buildings (percent)
5
5
* NOTE: The maximum building coverage for a principal building may increase to not more than 55% where all parking and loading is provided within an enclosed portion of the building.
(2) 
No nonresidential use in the PI District shall be located on a parcel of less than one acre unless served by a centralized wastewater treatment plant.
[Added 9-16-1993 by Ord. No. 11-1993]
F. 
Floor area minimum. Each building shall have a minimum gross floor area of 5,000 square feet.
[Amended 5-30-1979 by Ord. No. 8-1979]
G. 
General requirements.
(1) 
Any principal building may contain more than one use and/or organization. Any lot may contain more than one principal structure, provided that each principal structure is located in a manner which will allow the possibility of subdividing the lot in such a manner that each structure and resulting lot would conform to the zoning and subdivision regulations,[1] including frontage on a public street.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 159, Subdivision of Land.
(2) 
At least the first 100 feet adjacent to any street and 50 feet adjacent to any lot line shall not be used for parking but shall be planted and maintained in lawn area, ground cover or landscaped with evergreen shrubbery and separated from the parking area by either poured concrete or Belgian block curbing or other permanent wheel stops as approved by the Township Engineer.
[Amended 12-3-1975 by Ord. No. 16-1975]
(3) 
No merchandise, products, waste, equipment or similar material or objects shall be displayed or stored outside.
(4) 
All buildings shall be compatibly designed, whether constructed all at one time or in stages over a period of time. All building walls facing any street or residential district line shall be suitably finished for aesthetic purposes, which shall not include unpainted or painted cinder block or concrete block walls.
(5) 
All portions of the property not utilized by buildings or paved surfaces shall be landscaped utilizing combinations such as landscaped fencing, shrubbery, lawn area, ground cover, rock formations, contours, existing foliage and the planting of conifers and/or deciduous trees native to the area in order to either maintain or reestablish the tone of the vegetation in the area and lessen the visual impact of the structures and paved areas. The established grades on any site shall be planned for both aesthetic and drainage purposes. The grading plan, drainage facilities and landscaping shall be coordinated to prevent erosion and silting as well as assuring that the capacity of any natural or man-made drainage system is sufficient to handle the water generated and anticipated both from the site and contributing upstream areas.
(6) 
A minimum buffer area of 100 feet in width shall be provided along any common property line with a residential district or residential use (see § 190-39).
H. 
Minimum off-street parking.
(1) 
One space for every 2,000 square feet or fraction thereof of floor area used for storage and warehousing, plus one space for every 1,000 square feet or fraction thereof of floor area used for manufacturing and research or testing, plus one space for every 300 square feet or fraction thereof of floor area used for offices; or one parking space for each 1 1/2 employees, together with adequate provision for contemplated visitor parking. The Planning Board shall determine which standard is applicable, based on a consideration of the type of use contemplated and the need thereof and in light of the recommendation of the planner and engineer.
[Amended 12-3-1975 by Ord. No. 16-1975]
(2) 
In addition, one space for every vehicle owned and/or operated by the use operating from the site shall be provided.
(3) 
In any event, each use shall provide a sufficient number of spaces in appropriate locations so that no driveway, aisle, fire lane or street right-of-way is used at any time for parking.
(4) 
See § 190-38 for additional standards.
I. 
Minimum off-street loading.
(1) 
Each activity shall provide for off-street loading and unloading with adequate ingress and egress from streets and shall provide such area at the side or rear of the building. Each space shall be at least fifteen by forty (15 x 40) feet and one space shall be provided for every 10,000 square feet of gross floor area or fraction thereof in each building. There shall be no loading or unloading from the street.
[Amended 12-3-1975 by Ord. No. 16-1975]
(2) 
There shall be at least one trash and garbage pickup location provided by each building, which shall be separated from the parking spaces by either a location within the building or in a pickup location outside the building, which shall be a steel-like, totally enclosed container located in a manner to be obscured from view from parking areas, streets and adjacent residential uses or zoning districts by a fence, wall, planting or a combination of the three. If located within the building, the doorway may serve both the loading and trash/garbage functions. If a container is used for trash/garbage functions and is located outside the building, it may be located adjacent to or within the general loading area(s), provided the container in no way interferes with or restricts loading and unloading facilities.
(3) 
All off-street loading areas shall be lighted (see § 190-36).
J. 
Signs.
(1) 
Office buildings may have one lighted sign, either freestanding or attached, not exceeding an area equivalent to 5% of the area of the first-floor portion of the front facade or 150 square feet, whichever is smaller.
(2) 
Industrial plants, laboratories, wholesale distribution centers and warehouses shall be permitted one lighted sign, not larger than the equivalent of 5% of the area of the front wall of the building or 100 square feet, whichever is smaller. If attached to the building, the sign shall not be higher than the roof line; if freestanding, the sign shall not exceed six feet in height and shall be set back from the street line at least 50 feet.
(3) 
Each industrial park may have one freestanding, interior lighted but nonmoving sign along each arterial or collector road which the tract in question abuts, provided there exists at least 250 feet of unbroken frontage. Such sign shall not exceed a height of 50 feet, shall be set back from the street rights-of-way and driveways at least 50 feet, shall be set back from any property line a minimum of 100 feet and shall not exceed an area of 200 square feet.
(4) 
See § 190-41 for additional standards.
[Added 5-6-1983 by Ord. No. 7-1983; amended 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989; 4-3-1997 by Ord. No. 1-1997]
A. 
Any use associated with the function of the federal military installation may be permitted in the Military Reservation District Zone, provided that:
(1) 
Where feasible, development shall be located in that portion of the installation within the Pinelands Protection Area.
(2) 
The use shall not require any development, including public service infrastructure in the Preservation District or in the R-100 or R-17 Districts.
(3) 
No hazardous waste facility, landfill or incinerator shall be permitted, except as expressly authorized in N.J.A.C. 7:50-6.75 or 7:50-6.78.
(4) 
All development undertaken by the federal government substantially meets the standards of § 190-50 or an intergovernmental agreement entered into pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:50-4, Part IV.
B. 
Any other public purpose use undertaken by or on behalf of another level of government may be permitted in the Military Reservation District, provided that:
(1) 
The use is sanctioned by the installation.
(2) 
The use is located within a substantially developed area which is served by a centralized sewer treatment and collection system.
(3) 
No hazardous waste facility, landfill or incinerator shall be permitted, except as expressly authorized in N.J.A.C. 7:50-6.75 or 7:50-6.78.
(4) 
All development meets the standards of § 190-50 or an intergovernmental agreement entered into pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:50-4, Part IV.
[Added 10-19-1989 by Ord. No. 28-1989]
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of the GI Zone is to provide the opportunity for continued development of the Burlington County College and other county institutions and Pemberton Township's municipal complex at New Lisbon. These uses have been long established in this area, and continued expansion of these facilities serves the public interest.
B. 
Principal permitted uses on the land and in buildings.
(1) 
County college buildings and related facilities.
(2) 
County hospitals, health-care, social service and correction facilities and similar institutional uses.
(3) 
Municipal offices, municipal maintenance facilities and related structures and uses.
(4) 
County and municipal recreational facilities.
(5) 
Child-care centers (see § 190-32.1).
[Added 9-6-1990 by Ord. No. 18-1990]
C. 
Accessory uses permitted.
(1) 
Outdoor storage of equipment, when located in rear yard areas and screened from public view.
(2) 
Off-street parking.
(3) 
Outdoor recreation facilities.
(4) 
Garages to house vehicles associated with any principal or accessory use.
(5) 
Temporary construction trailers and one sign not exceeding 100 square feet advertising the prime contractor, subcontractor(s), architect, financing institution and similar data for the period of construction beginning with the issuance of a building permit and concluding with the issuance of a certificate of occupancy or one year, whichever is less, provided that said trailer and sign are on the site where construction is taking place and set back at least 15 feet from the street and lot lines.
D. 
Maximum building height. No building shall exceed a maximum height of 50 feet.
E. 
Area and yard requirements.
(1) 
Area and yard requirements shall be as follows:
Principal building Minimum
Front yard (feet)
200
Side yard (feet)
100
Rear yard (feet)
100
Distance to other building (feet)
50, or buildings may be attached
Accessory building Minimum
Front yard (feet)
75
Side yard (feet)
50
Rear yard (feet)
70
Distance to other building (feet)
50, or buildings may be attached
Maximum coverage of:
Principal buildings (percent)
15
Accessory buildings (percent)
15
Total impervious surfaces (percent)
50
(2) 
No nonresidential use in the GI District shall be located on a parcel of less than one (1) acre unless served by a centralized wastewater treatment plant.
[Added 9-16-1993 by Ord. No. 11-1993]
F. 
General requirements.
(1) 
At least the first 50 feet adjacent to any street line shall not be used for parking but shall be planted and maintained in lawn area, ground cover or landscaped with evergreen shrubbery and separated from the parking area by poured concrete or Belgian block curbing.
(2) 
A minimum buffer area of 50 feet in width shall be provided along any common property line with a residential district or residential use (see § 190-39).
(3) 
Off-street parking may be provided at ground level or in structures below or above ground level.
(4) 
Portable buildings may be used for classroom, office storage, housing or clinical care when located according to an approved site plan.
G. 
Off-street loading. Fifteen-by-thirty-foot off-street loading spaces shall be provided for all nonresidential uses as determined by the Planning Board during site plan review and may be located at the side or rear of buildings or at locations within buildings.
H. 
Signs.
(1) 
Freestanding or attached signs may be erected where the total area of all signs does not exceed one square foot per running frontage on any approved public street.
(2) 
Each building may be identified with one freestanding sign not to exceed 100 square feet and one attached sign not to exceed 150 square feet.
(3) 
See § 190-41 for additional standards.
[Added 5-6-1983 by Ord. No. 7-1983]
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of the HD Zone is to provide the opportunity for continued development of the Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills. The health care, research and housing uses at the center have been long established at this site and continued expansion of this facility serves the public interest.
B. 
Principal permitted uses on the land and in buildings.
(1) 
Hospital services and provision of routine health care.
(2) 
Clinical and animal research.
(3) 
Commercial activities and fundraising activities supporting the delivery of health care services.
(4) 
Child-care centers (see § 190-32.1).
[Added 9-6-1990 by Ord. No. 18-1990]
C. 
Accessory uses permitted.
(1) 
Multiple-family housing, which may include apartments and/or townhouses.
(2) 
Off-street parking.
(3) 
Fences and walls.
(4) 
Garages to house vehicles associated with any principal or accessory use.
(5) 
Temporary construction trailers and one sign not exceeding 100 square feet advertising the prime contractor, subcontractor(s), architect, financing institution and similar data for the period of construction beginning with the issuance of a building permit and concluding with the issuance of a certificate of occupancy or one year, whichever is less, provided that said trailer and sign are on the site where construction is taking place and set back at least 15 feet from street and lot lines.
D. 
Maximum building height. No building shall exceed a maximum height of 75 feet.
E. 
Area and yard requirements.
(1) 
Area and yard requirements shall be as follows:
Principal building Minimum
Front yard (feet)
75
Side yard (feet)
50
Rear yard (feet)
75
Distance to other building (feet)
50 (or buildings may be attached)
Accessory building Minimum
Front yard (feet)
75
Side yard (feet)
50
Rear yard (feet)
70
Distance to other building (feet)
50 (or buildings may be attached)
Maximum coverage of:
Principal buildings (percent)
40
Accessory buildings (percent)
15
Total impervious surfaces (percent)
70
(2) 
No residential dwelling unit or nonresidential use in the HD District shall be located on a parcel of less than one acre unless served by a centralized wastewater treatment plant.
[Added 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989; amended 9-16-1993 by Ord. No. 11-1993]
F. 
Floor area minimums. Residential dwelling units shall have at least the following minimum floor area:
(1) 
Efficiency unit (no bedroom): 600 square feet.
(2) 
One-bedroom unit: 700 square feet.
(3) 
Two-bedroom unit: 900 square feet.
(4) 
Each additional bedroom: add 250 square feet per bedroom.
G. 
General requirements.
(1) 
At least the first 25 feet adjacent to any street line shall not be used for parking but shall be planted and maintained in lawn area, ground cover or landscaped with evergreen shrubbery and separated from the parking area by poured concrete or Belgian block curbing.
(2) 
A minimum buffer area of 25 feet in width shall be provided along any common property line with a residential district or residential use (see § 190-39).
(3) 
Off-street parking may be provided at ground level or in structures below or above ground level.
(4) 
Portable trailers may be used for office, laboratory, storage, housing or clinical care when located according to an approved site plan.
H. 
Minimum off-street parking.
(1) 
Hospital and related floor area devoted to direct patient care: 1 1/2 spaces per bed.
(2) 
Research facilities: one space per 1,000 square feet plus one space per two employees.
(3) 
Dwelling units: 1 1/4 spaces per dwelling unit.
I. 
Off-street loading. Fifteen-by-thirty-foot off-street loading spaces shall be provided for all nonresidential uses as determined by the Planning Board during site plan review and may be located at the side or rear of buildings or at locations within buildings.
J. 
Signs.
(1) 
Hospital. Freestanding or attached signs may be erected where the total area of all signs does not exceed one square foot per running foot of frontage on any approved public street.
(2) 
Fundraising activities. One permanent sign not to exceed 500 square feet may be maintained for fundraising purposes.
(3) 
Other buildings. Each building may be identified with one freestanding sign not to exceed 100 square feet and one attached sign not to exceed 150 square feet.
(4) 
See § 190-41 for additional standards.
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of these regulations is to permit only that development of flood-prone areas which is appropriate in light of the probability of flood damage and the need to reduce flood losses, which represents an acceptable social and economic use of the land in relation to the hazards involved and which does not increase the danger to human life. This zone is created in recognition of the increased threat, severity and frequency of floods expected to result from continued development. It is intended to retain areas adjacent to streams and rivers free from structures and other obstructions to the water flow during periodic rises in the water level. This district is intended to protect floodplains so that floodwaters may have a natural course to follow; that the watercourse is not constricted or altered in a manner that will increase water velocities or create a dam; that the water level may rise without danger to persons or property; that the water level may rise and cover larger land surfaces for the purposes of greater water percolation and recharging of the underground water supply; and that a parklike network is developed throughout the Township along these watercourses.
B. 
Related definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CHANNEL
A natural depression of perceptible extent, with a definite bed and banks to confine and conduct flowing water either continuously or periodically.
DESIGN FLOOD (FLOODWAY OR FLOOD HAZARD AREA)
The relative size or magnitude of a flood, expressed as a design discharge in cubic feet per second, which is developed from hydrologic criteria, represents a major flood of reasonable expectancy, reflects both flood experience and flood potential and is the basis of the delineation of the floodway and the flood hazard area and of the water surface elevations thereof.
DESIGN FLOOD PROFILE (FLOODWAY OR FLOOD HAZARD AREA)
The elevations of the water surface of the floodway design flood and the flood hazard area design flood.
FLOOD HAZARD AREA
The floodway and additional portions of the floodplain that are subject to flood flow at lesser depths and lower velocities than the floodway and that are inundated by the flood hazard area design flood.
FLOODPLAIN
The relatively flat terrain adjoining a water channel which has been or may be hereafter covered by floodwater of the channel.
FLOODWAY
The channel and portions of the adjacent floodplain that carry the greater part of flood flow at greater depths and velocities than do the other parts of the floodplain, that constitute the minimum area required for the passage of flood flows without aggravating flood conditions upstream and downstream, and that are necessary to preserve the natural regimen of the stream for the reasonable passage of the floodway design flood.
C. 
Map of floodway and flood hazard area. The following maps (and other sources of information if deemed appropriate) shall be used to specify floodway and flood hazard areas for channels in the Township:
(1) 
Soil Survey for Pemberton Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, United States Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service.
(2) 
Master Plan studies for Pemberton Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, Pemberton Township Planning Board.
D. 
Permitted uses.
(1) 
Floodway. In the floodway, no building or structure shall be permitted, nor shall any material be stored, nor shall any fill be placed, nor shall the elevation of the land be substantially changed. The following uses are permitted:
(a) 
Parks, playgrounds and conservation areas.
(b) 
Growing and harvesting of crops.
(c) 
Unpaved parking areas.
(2) 
Flood hazard area. In the flood hazard area, no building or structure shall be permitted if the elevation of any floor of such structure, including basement, shall be less than one foot above the flood hazard area design flood profile. The following uses are permitted:
(a) 
Parks, playgrounds and conservation areas.
(b) 
Growing and harvesting of crops.
(c) 
Unpaved parking areas.
(d) 
Underground utilities.
(e) 
Sealed public water supply wells.
(f) 
Yard areas for uses permitted in the adjoining zoning district upon approval of the Planning Board, provided that the portion of the floodplain is a part of the same lot in the adjoining district.