Borough of Glassboro, NJ
Gloucester County
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This chapter shall be known as the "Glassboro Development Regulations and Zoning Ordinance."
The purpose of this chapter is to establish a pattern for land development based on the Master Plan and to effectuate the Master Plan and is enacted in order to encourage municipal action to guide the appropriate development of land in a manner which will promote the public health, safety, morals and general welfare of the people in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq., as amended. This chapter is intended to secure safety from fire, flood, panic and other natural and man-made disasters; provide adequate light, air and open space; avoid a conflict with the development and general welfare of neighboring municipalities, the county and state; establish appropriate population densities and concentrations contributing to the well-being of persons, neighborhoods, communities and regions and the preservation of the environment; provide sufficient space for residential, recreational, commercial and industrial uses and open space; encourage the location and design of transportation routes which will promote the free flow of traffic while discouraging the location of such facilities and routes which result in congestion or blight; promote a desirable visual environment; promote the conservation of open space and valuable natural resources and prevent urban sprawl and degradation of the environment through improper use of land; provide procedures for planned developments which incorporate the best features of design and relate the type, design and layout of residential, commercial, industrial and recreational development to the particular site; encourage coordination of various public and private procedures and activities shaping land development with a view of lessening the cost of such development and to the more efficient use of land; promote the conservation of energy; and provide for maximum utilization of renewable energy resources.
A. 
Any word or term not defined shall be used with a meaning of standard usage for the context in which the work is used.
B. 
The following words and phrases in this chapter are used as defined in the Municipal Land Use Law:[1] applicant, application for development, Board of Adjustment, building circulation, common open space, conditional use, conventional, County Master Plan, County Planning Board, days, developer, development, development regulations, division, drainage, erosion, final approval, historic site, interested party, land, lot, maintenance guaranty, major subdivision, Master Plan, Mayor, municipal agency, nonconforming lot, nonconforming structure, nonconforming use, Official County Map, Official Map, off-site, off-tract, on-site, on-tract, open space, party immediately concerned, performance guaranty, planned development, Planning Board, plat, preliminary approval, preliminary floor plans and elevations, public areas, public development proposal, public drainage way, public open space, quorum, residential cluster, residential density, resubdivision, sedimentation, site plan, standards of performance, street, structure, subdivision, variance, and zoning permit.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq.
C. 
Certain phrases and words are herein defined as follows:
ACCESSORY USE OR BUILDING
A subordinate use or building the purpose of which is incidental to that of a main use or building on the same lot. Industrial and commercial accessory buildings shall be located to comply with all required setbacks for principal buildings around the periphery of the lot. Any accessory building, structure, or use attached to the principal building or use shall meet the zoning requirements for the principal building, including but not limited to garages and carports.
[Amended 9-13-1977 by Ord. No. 77-16; 11-14-1995 by Ord. No. 95-20]
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
For applications to the Planning Board, the administrative officer shall be the Planning Board Coordinator/Clerk. For Board of Adjustment matters, the administrative officer shall be the Board of Adjustment Secretary. For the issuance of permits required by this chapter, the administrative officer shall be the Zoning Officer. For other matters, the officer shall be the Borough Clerk.
[Amended 9-13-1977 by Ord. No. 77-16]
ADVERSE EFFECT
Development designs, situations or existing features on a applicant's property, or any nearby property, creating, imposing, aggravating or leading to impractical, unsafe, unsatisfactory or noncomplying conditions such as a layout inconsistent with the zoning regulations; insufficient street width; unsuitable street grade; unsuitable street location; inconvenient street system; inadequate utilities such as water, drainage, shade trees and sewerage; unsuitable size, shape and location for any area reserved for public use or land for open space in a planned development; infringement upon land designated as subject to flooding; and the creation of conditions leading to soil erosion from wind or water from excavation or grading, all as set forth in N.J.S.A. 40:55D-38 and measured against the design and performance standards of this chapter.
AGRICULTURAL USE
Land which is devoted to the production for sale of plants and animals, including but not limited to forages and sod crops; grain and feed crops; dairy animals and dairy products; poultry and poultry products; livestock, including beef cattle, sheep, swine, horses, ponies, mules or goats, including the breeding and raising of any or all such animals; bees and apiary products; fur animals; trees and forest products; or when devoted to and meeting the requirements and qualifications for payments or other compensation pursuant to a soil conservation program under an agreement with an agency of the federal government.
ALTERATIONS OR ADDITIONS, STRUCTURAL
Any change in supporting members of the building or additions to a structure requiring walls, foundations, columns, beams, girders, posts or piers, or the moving of a structure.
APARTMENT
A room or suite of rooms which makes up a dwelling unit in a building having three or more such dwelling units, or where a dwelling unit(s) may be over a store, or over or next to another dwelling unit, except as distinguished from a townhouse.
[Repealed 9-13-1977 by Ord. No. 77-16]
APPLICATION, COMPLETE
An application form completed as specified by ordinance and the rules and regulations of the municipal agency and all accompanying documents required by ordinance for approval of the application for development, including, where applicable, but not limited to, a site plan or subdivision plat, provided that the municipal agency may require such additional information not specified in the ordinance or any revisions in the accompanying documents as are reasonably necessary to make an informed decision as to whether the requirements necessary for approval of the application for development have been met. The application shall not be deemed incomplete for lack of any such additional information or any revisions in the accompanying documents so required by the municipal agency. An application shall be certified as complete immediately upon the meeting of all requirements specified in the ordinance and the rules and regulations of the municipal agency and shall be deemed complete as of the day it is so certified by the administrative officer for purposes of the commencement of the time period for action by the municipal agency.
[Added 4-17-1980 by Ord. No. 80-4]
APPROVING AUTHORITY
The Planning Board, unless a different agency is designated in the text of this chapter when acting pursuant to the authority of the Municipal Land Use Law.
ATTACHED
When used in conjunction with buildings and structures, this term shall mean either physically attached or, if not physically attached, separated by no more than four inches.
[Added 11-14-1995 by Ord. No. 95-20]
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE STATION
Any premises used for the retail sale of gasoline, oil or other products necessary for the maintenance and operation of motor vehicles and for servicing and minor repairs thereof, but where no vehicular painting and/or body work is done and where no junked or unregistered vehicles are kept or stored.
[Repealed 9-13-1977 by Ord. No. 77-16]
BERM
A mound of soil, either natural or man-made, used to screen and visually separate, in part or entirely, one area, site, or property from the view of another area.
[Added 4-22-2003 by Ord. No. 03-12]
BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (BMPs)
Operational procedures for handling, storage and disposal of hazardous materials, and procedures and measures which are designed to minimize the impact of certain activities or land uses on groundwater quality.
[Added 4-22-2003 by Ord. No. 03-12]
BILLBOARD
Off-premises lettered or pictorial advertising.
BUFFER AREA
An area of land within a property or site, generally adjacent to and parallel with the property line, to allow adequate screening of view, noise, or activity taking place within the property or site from adversely affecting adjoining properties, sites, or the public right-of-way. Within any such buffer area, no buildings, structures, driveways, parking or loading areas, or other uses of the land shall be permitted unless otherwise provided in this chapter.
[Added 4-22-2003 by Ord. No. 03-12]
BUILDING
A combination of materials to form a structure or construction adapted to permanent or temporary occupancy or use.
BUILDING COVERAGE
The percentage of the horizontal area measured from the exterior surface of the exterior walls of the ground floor of all principal and accessory buildings and structures on a lot, relative to the total area of the lot.
BUILDING HEIGHT
The vertical distance measured to the highest point of the building from the average elevation of the finished grade five feet from the foundation.
BUILDING LENGTH
The horizontal measurement of any continuous building wall.
BULK
The cubic area of a building as measured using outside dimensions.
CALIPER
The diameter of a tree trunk measured, in inches, six inches above the ground level for trees up to four inches in diameter and measured 12 inches above the ground level for trees over four inches in diameter.
[Added 4-22-2003 by Ord. No. 03-12]
CAMPER
A motorless chassis designed to be towed by another vehicle or a temporary mountable structure designed to be placed upon another vehicle, built as a single unit for temporary living quarters. Any unit built on a chassis designed to be towed by another vehicle shall be constructed in accordance with Federal Department of Transportation Regulations and Standards and must have a current registration and approved restoration based upon the licensing state. (See also "motor home.")
CARTWAY
The hard or paved surface portion of a street customarily used by vehicles in their regular course of travel. Where there are curbs, the cartway includes only that portion between curbs. Where there are no curbs, the cartway is that portion between the edges of the paved width.
[Repealed 9-13-1977 by Ord. No. 77-16]
CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT
Development based on an overall density for the entire tract allowing reduced lot sizes so that higher densities result in individual segments of the tract, provided that the gross density of the entire tract is not exceeded and open space preservation is an integral part of the design.
COMMON PROPERTY
Land or water, or a combination of land and water, together with improvements, within or related to a site designated as a development, and designed and intended for the use or enjoyment of residents and owners of the development. Common open space may contain such complementary structures and improvements as are necessary and appropriate for the use or enjoyment of residents and owners of the development.
COMMUNITY POOL
A swimming pool operated as a principal use on a lot and which is open to the general public, whether privately or publicly owned and operated.
[Amended 9-9-1997 by Ord. No. 97-8]
COMPLETE APPLICATION
The submission to the approving authority containing all the required information such as, but not limited to, the required data on the plat, supporting documentation, fees and escrow deposits, copies of deeds and easements, and other data required by this chapter for the particular application. A submission missing any required data shall be deemed incomplete unless the approving authority has granted a waiver for the missing item(s).
[Added 11-14-1995 by Ord. No. 95-20]
CONSERVATION EASEMENT
Grant or grants to the municipality sufficient to permit the municipality to fulfill the intent and purpose of the easement as provided in this chapter.
CORNER LOT
A lot located at the intersection of at least two streets. (See § 107-40.)
[Amended 9-9-1997 by Ord. No. 97-8]
DENSITY
A number expressing the permitted number of dwelling units per gross area of land to be developed.
[Amended 7-26-1988 by Ord. No. 88-20; 12-27-1988 by Ord. No. 88-25]
DETENTION FACILITY
A stormwater system which temporarily impounds runoff and discharges it through a hydraulic outlet structure to a downstream conveyance system. While a certain amount of outflow may also occur via infiltration through the surrounding soil, such amounts are negligible when compared to the outlet structure discharge rates and are, therefore, not considered in the facility's design. Since a detention facility impounds runoff only temporarily, it is usually dry during nonrainfall periods.
[Added 4-22-2003 by Ord. No. 03-12]
DEVELOPMENT
The division of a parcel of land into two or more parcels, the construction, reconstruction, conversion, structural alteration, relocation, or enlargement of any building or other structure, or of any mining, excavation or landfill, and any use or change in the use of any building or other structure, or land or extension of use of land, for which permission may be required pursuant to the Municipal Land Use Law. For purposes of this chapter, "development" also means those activities for which a construction permit is required.
[Added 11-14-1995 by Ord. No. 95-20]
DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
A committee of at least three Planning Board members, appointed by the Chairman of the Planning Board with the approval of the majority of the Board, for the purpose of reviewing subdivision and site plan applications prior to action by the entire Board to determine whether such applications comply with all ordinance provisions and to make recommendations to the Planning Board for classification and action. In the event that no Development Committee has been created, the functions delegated to it shall be performed by the Planning Board.
DRIVEWAY
A defined surface providing vehicle access to a street. A driveway is not a road, street, boulevard, highway or parkway.
[Added 6-27-2017 by Ord. No. 17-21]
[Repealed 9-13-1977 by Ord. No. 77-16]
DWELLING, DETACHED
A building containing one dwelling unit.
DWELLING, MULTIPLE
A building containing more than two dwelling units.
DWELLING UNIT
A room or series of connecting rooms containing cooking, sleeping, sanitary and general living facilities for one housekeeping unit.
EVERGREEN TREE
A woody plant with one main stem and foliage which will remain on the plant in its green condition throughout the year, and which will exhibit a mature height of at least 12 feet to 15 feet.
[Added 4-22-2003 by Ord. No. 03-12]
FARM
One or more lots with at least five acres, used for agricultural purposes, and containing one dwelling unit.
[Amended 11-14-1995 by Ord. No. 95-20]
FAST-FOOD RESTAURANT
A commercial establishment where food and drink prepared for immediate consumption is purchased at a counter or a drive-in window and either eaten on the premises, in the purchaser's automobile or off the premises. Those restaurants where food is consumed only at tables on the premises and is either served cafeteria style or by waiters and waitresses shall not be deemed fast-food restaurants. Fast-food restaurants shall also not include those retail stores where food is primarily sold for preparation and consumption elsewhere, although as a secondary use of the premises prepared food may also be sold over the counter for immediate consumption, such as a delicatessen.
[Added 8-14-1979 by Ord. No. 79-13]
FENCE
Any structure or partition erected for the purpose of enclosing a piece of land, or to divide a piece of land into two distinct portions, or to separate two contiguous lots, or any portion thereof.
FLOOD FRINGE
That portion of the flood hazard area outside of the floodway.
FLOOD HAZARD AREA
The floodway and any additional portions of the floodplain of which improper development and general use would constitute a threat to safety, health and general welfare. This shall constitute the total area inundated by the flood hazard design flood.
FLOODPLAIN
The relatively flat area adjoining the channel of a natural stream, which has been or may be hereafter covered by floodwater. Natural streams include both tidal and nontidal streams.
FLOODWAY
The channel of a natural stream and portions of the floodplain adjoining the channel, which are reasonably required to carry and discharge the floodwater or flood flow of any natural stream. This shall constitute the portions of the floodplain needed for the passage of the floodway design flood without an appreciable rise in the water surface profile.
FLOOR AREA RATIO (FAR)
The sum of the area of all floors of buildings or structures compared to the total area of the site. For purposes of this chapter, "floor" means "gross floor area" as defined herein.
GARDEN APARTMENT
A building containing three or more apartments, such building having a maximum height of two stories, except as allowed in § 107-34C.
[Amended 9-13-1977 by Ord. No. 77-16]
GASOLINE SELLING OR SERVICE STATION
Any establishment, other than a public garage, supplying or selling motor fuel from a pump or pumps, lubricants and automotive accessories and providing maintenance and minor repairs for motor vehicles, but not including body repairs or, under any circumstances, the storage of inoperable or wrecked vehicles. For purposes of this chapter, such a facility includes specialty service stations such as mufflers, transmissions, tune-ups, tires, wheel alignments, brakes, and oil and fluid changes.
GOLF COURSE
An area of 75 or more contiguous acres containing a full-size golf course at least nine holes in length, not less than three par each, together with necessary accessory uses and structures such as a clubhouse, dining area and refreshment facilities, provided that their operation is incidental and subordinate to the operation of the golf course.
GOVERNING BODY
The Mayor and Borough Council of the Borough of Glassboro.
GROSS FLOOR AREA
The total floor area in a structure measured by using the outside dimension of the building at each story. The gross floor area of individual units sharing a common wall shall be measured from the center of interior walls and the outside of exterior walls. In residential uses, the gross floor area shall exclude the areas of garage, attic, open porch or patio, cellar, utility areas, heating and cooling rooms and all portions of floor areas which have a ceiling height above them of less than 7.5 feet. In nonresidential structures, the gross floor area shall exclude areas used for utility and heating and cooling and other mechanical equipment, but shall include all other areas, including cellar and warehousing and storage areas, regardless of ceiling height.
GROUND COVER
Low-growing (less than three feet) woody or herbaceous plants that form a dense, mat-like covering of the area in which they are planted, preventing soil from being blown or washing away, and minimizing the growth of undesirable plants (weeds).
[Added 4-22-2003 by Ord. No. 03-12]
HEDGE
Several plants, usually planted in a formal line or row at a very tight spacing, used to achieve a continuous line or mass of foliage to screen, shield, separate or protect a lot(s) or portions of a lot.
[Added 4-22-2003 by Ord. No. 03-12]
HOME OCCUPATION
The use of part of a detached single-family dwelling for a permitted occupation. (See the applicable zoning and design and performance standards of this chapter.[2])
HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION
An incorporated nonprofit organization operating in a development under a recorded land agreement. (See § 107-48 for applicable regulations.)
HORTICULTURAL USE
Land which is devoted to the production for sale of fruits of all kinds, including grapes, nuts and berries, vegetables, nursery, floral, ornamental and greenhouse products; or when devoted to and meeting the requirements and qualifications for payments or other compensation pursuant to a soil conservation program under an agreement with an agency of the federal government.
HOUSEKEEPING UNIT
A family or a group of unrelated individuals living together in one dwelling unit on a nonprofit basis on a fairly stable, rather than transient, basis where the occupants share the ordinary tasks of living in a dwelling unit, such as but not limited to cooking and eating together, sharing inside and outside chores, and performing other functional duties and activities akin to emulating family life.
IMPERVIOUS LOT COVERAGE
The area of a lot covered by buildings and paved surfaces, including, but not limited to, sidewalks, patios and decks, whether constructed of blacktop, compacted stone (either mechanically compacted or when placed in locations intended for vehicular travel), flagstone, brick, concrete, wood, plastic, or similar material. For purposes of this chapter, the maximum lot coverage shall be measured against those areas outside the floodways, wetlands, detention basins and similar stormwater management facilities.
[Amended 11-14-1995 by Ord. No. 95-20, 9-9-1997 by Ord. No. 97-8; 2-27-2007 by Ord. No. 07-08]
(1) 
In-ground swimming pools shall not be counted in calculating lot coverage, but any related patio, coping, deck, etc., shall be counted in the lot coverage. For purposes of this chapter, the maximum lot coverage shall be measured against those areas outside of floodways, wetlands, detention basins and similar stormwater management facilities.
(2) 
Hardscape materials which allow migration of water, such as porous or permeable pavers used in conjunction with site landscaping and other ground cover, are permitted to exceed the maximum impervious lot coverage by no more than 2%, in the aggregate.
INDUSTRIAL OR OFFICE PARK
A total tract comprehensively planned, designed and approved for development whether or not the buildings are constructed in one development phase or over a period of time, but where the streets, utilities and lots and/or tenants' parcels are set forth on a plan for the entire tract prior to construction of any portion of the tract. As development takes place in accordance with the approved plans, changes may be made in the plans for the undeveloped section to accommodate subsequent land needs, provided that the modifications conform to logical extension of installed segments of streets, drainage, utilities and other facilities.
LOADING SPACE
An off-street berth within a structure or in the open, but on the same lot with a building or a group of buildings, for the temporary parking of a vehicle while loading or unloading.
[Repealed 9-13-1977 by Ord. No. 77-16]
LOT AREA
The area contained within lot lines but not including any portion of a street. The minimum lot area of a lot fronting on a street proposed to be widened in the adopted Master Plan shall be the minimum area required for the district in which it is located plus the additional area needed to anticipate the widening of the street. For purpose of this chapter, the minimum lot area shall be in a contiguous area and shall be located outside of floodways, wetlands and wetland buffer areas. Areas devoted to detention basin and similar stormwater management functions as set forth in § 107-42D shall not be counted as part of the lot area of a residential or a nonresidential lot, except that on nonresidential lots where the lot area, including the detention basin and similar stormwater management functions, is greater than five acres the detention basin and stormwater management functions may be counted as part of the lot area, provided that these facilities are not larger than 0.5 acre.
LOT, CORNER
A lot having at least two adjacent sides fronting on intersecting roads.
LOT COVERAGE
The area of a lot covered by buildings and paved surfaces, with paved surfaces, including but not limited to sidewalks, patios and decks, whether constructed of blacktop, compacted stone (either mechanically compacted or when placed in locations intended for vehicular travel, but excluding decorative stone use in landscaping unless underlain with plastic), flagstone, brick, concrete, wood, plastic, or similar material. In-ground swimming pools shall not be counted in calculating lot coverage, but any related patio, coping, deck, etc., shall be counted in the lot coverage. For purposes of this chapter, the maximum lot coverage shall be measured against those areas outside of floodways, wetlands, detention basins and similar stormwater management facilities.
[Amended 11-14-1995 by Ord. No. 95-20; 9-9-1997 by Ord. No. 97-8; 4-22-2003 by Ord. No. 03-12]
LOT DEPTH
The shortest horizontal distance between the front lot line and a line drawn parallel to the midpoint of the rear lot line. For purposes of this chapter, the minimum rear yard shall be located in a contiguous area outside of floodways, wetlands and wetland buffer areas.
LOT FRONTAGE
The horizontal distance between the side lot lines measured along the street line. The minimum lot frontage shall be the same as the lot width except that on curved alignments with an outside radius of less than 500 feet, the lot frontage may be reduced to be not less than 75% of the required minimum lot width. In the case of a corner lot, either side may be considered the lot frontage, but the front yard setback shall be met from all streets. For purposes of this chapter, the minimum lot frontage shall be located in a contiguous area outside of floodways, wetlands and wetland buffer areas.
LOT LINE
Any line forming a portion of the exterior boundary of a lot and is the same line as the street line for that portion of a lot abutting a street. Lot lines extend vertically in both directions from ground level.
LOT WIDTH
The distance between side lot lines measured parallel to the street line at the minimum building set back from the street line. The minimum lot width shall be maintained throughout that portion of the lot meeting at least the minimum lot area requirements. For purposes of this chapter, the minimum lot width shall be located in a contiguous area outside of floodways, wetlands and wetland buffer areas.
MANUFACTURE
A function involving either the processing or production of materials, goods or products.
MINOR SITE PLAN
See "site plan, minor."
MINOR SUBDIVISION
See "subdivision, minor."
MOBILE HOME
A dwelling unit manufactured in one or more sections designed for long-term occupancy consistent with BOCA Code requirements and which is a structure of vehicular, portable design, built on a chassis and designed to be moved from one site to another, and to be used with or without a permanent foundation. For purposes of this chapter, travel trailers and campers are not considered mobile homes.
MOBILE HOME PARK
Any plot of ground upon which two or more mobile homes used for dwelling or sleeping purposes are located.
MOTOR HOME
A self-propelled vehicular structure built as a single unit on a chassis designed for temporary living and containing cooking, sleeping, and sanitary facilities, and designed in accordance with Federal Department of Transportation Regulations and Standards for the Class Type Vehicle for Temporary Living Quarters. The vehicle must have a current registration and approved inspection certification based upon the licensing state.
MULCH
A layer of organic material such as shredded wood or leaf litter, placed on the surface of the soil around plantings to aid the plant material by retaining moisture, preventing wood growth, holding soil in place, protecting root systems, and providing a neat, easily maintained surface immediately around the base of the plant.
[Added 4-22-2003 by Ord. No. 03-12]
[Repealed 9-13-1977 by Ord. No. 77-16]
[Repealed 9-13-1977 by Ord. No. 77-16]
[Repealed 9-13-1977 by Ord. No. 77-16]
OFFICE
A place such as a building, room, or suite, in which activities are limited to clerical work, communications duties, preparing reports, keeping records and the like, in the transaction of business. In addition to normal business offices, the term "office" is deemed to include banks and financial institutions and medical practices (but not hospitals).
[Amended 11-14-1995 by Ord. No. 95-20]
OFF SITE
An area located outside the lot lines of the lot in question but within the property (of which the lot is a part) which is the subject of a development application or contiguous portion of a street or right-of-way.
OFF-SITE AND OFF-TRACT IMPROVEMENTS
Improvements made outside the lot in question or the original tract, respectively, to accommodate conditions generated inside the original tract as the result of the proposed development, which shall include, but not be limited to, installation of new improvements and extensions and modifications of existing improvements.
OFF TRACT
An area not located on the property which is the subject of a development application nor on a contiguous portion of a street or right-of-way.
ON-SITE SIGN
A sign placed on a lot that displays information related to the user(s) of the site.
[Repealed 9-13-1977 by Ord. No. 77-16]
OPEN SPACE, UNOCCUPIED
An unoccupied grassy, wooded or landscaped area that is open to the sky on the same lot with a principal and/or accessory building. Improved sidewalks, paved paths or other pedestrianways, as well as parking areas or traffic islands which are not landscaped or which have a total area of less than 350 square feet shall not be considered as unoccupied open space.
[Added 4-22-2003 by Ord. No. 03-12]
ORNAMENTAL TREE
A woody plant which will exhibit a mature height of at least 12 feet to 15 feet, but usually not greater than 20 feet to 25 feet, and which provides distinctive flowers, bark or leaf coloration, fruit, or overall shape of unusual variety and interest.
[Added 4-22-2003 by Ord. No. 03-12]
PARKING AREA
An open area, other than street or other public way, used for the parking of automobiles and available to the public, whether for a fee or as an accommodation for clients or customers.
PARKING SPACE
Sufficient area for the parking of a motor vehicle whether, in addition thereto, wheel blocks are installed within this area to prevent the bumper from overhanging one end of the parking space. The width and length of each space shall be measured perpendicular to each other regardless of the angle of the parking space to the access aisle or driveway. For purposes of meeting the minimum off-street parking requirements of this chapter, the area and spaces needed for either storing or displaying vehicles, trailers, or similar facilities such as at an automobile dealership or in areas to accommodate company-owned vehicles shall be in addition to, and distinguished from, the required number of parking spaces.
[Amended 11-14-1995 by Ord. No. 95-20]
PARKING SPACE, RESIDENTIAL
A storage area provided for the parking of a motor vehicle.
[Added 6-27-2017 by Ord. No. 17-21]
PERSON
Includes partnerships, corporations and associations as well as individuals.
PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT
An area with a minimum contiguous acreage as specified in the Zoning Ordinance[3] and an area to be developed as a single entity according to a plan, containing one or more residential clusters or planned unit residential developments and one or more public, quasi-public, commercial or industrial areas in such ranges of ratios of nonresidential uses to residential uses as specified by the Zoning Ordinance.
PLANNED UNIT RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT
An area with a minimum contiguous acreage as specified in the Zoning Ordinance[4] and an area to be developed as a single entity according to a plan, containing one or more residential clusters, which may include appropriate commercial or public or quasi-public uses, all primarily for the benefit of the residential development as specified in the Zoning Ordinance.
[Repealed 9-13-1977 by Ord. No. 77-16]
PLAT, FINAL
The plat of all or a portion of a subdivision or site plan prepared in accordance with the applicable standards in § 107-32 and submitted to the approving authority for final approval in accordance with § 107-31.
PLAT, PRELIMINARY
The plat prepared in conformity with the applicable standards in § 107-32 and submitted to the approving authority for preliminary approval in accordance with § 107-30.
PLAT, SKETCH
The plat prepared in accordance with the applicable standards in § 107-32 and submitted to the approving authority for purposes of classification and discussion in accordance with § 107-29.
PRINCIPAL USE
The main purpose for which any lot and/or building is used.
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
The office of a physician, dentist, surgeon, lawyer, engineer, architect, planner and land surveyor who is a licensed member of that profession in the State of New Jersey.
[Added 11-14-1995 by Ord. No. 95-20]
PROCESSING
A function involved in the manufacture of materials, goods or products in which they are not physically changed except for packaging or sizing.
PUBLIC PURPOSE
The use of land that has been conveyed or otherwise dedicated to a municipality, municipal agency, board of education, state or county agency or other public body for recreational, conservation or other public use.
RECREATION VEHICLE
See "camper."
REMOVAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES
The extraction for sale or other disposition of soil, timber and/or minerals.
RESTAURANT
A commercial establishment where food and drink are prepared, served and consumed. A restaurant shall not include a fast-food restaurant as defined herein.
[Added 8-14-1979 by Ord. No. 79-13]
RETENTION FACILITY
A stormwater system, which, similar to a detention facility, temporarily impounds runoff and discharges its outflow through a hydraulic structure to a downstream conveyance system. Unlike a detention facility, however, a retention facility also includes a permanent impoundment and, therefore, is normally wet even during nonrainfall periods. Storm runoff inflows are temporarily stored above its permanent impoundment.
[Added 4-22-2003 by Ord. No. 03-12]
REVERSE FRONTAGE LOT
A lot which abuts a street in the front and a street in the rear, where the driveway access is limited to the street in the front of the building or use, and the street to the back or rear of the building or use has no driveway access. (For "corner lot," see definition.)
[Amended 9-9-1997 by Ord. No. 97-8]
RIGHT-OF-WAY
The total width and length of the course of a street, watercourse, utility alignment or other way and within which all improvements and rights of access are confined.
SCHOOL
Any building and grounds or portion thereof used exclusively for education or uses accessory to education and having a curriculum approved by the New Jersey Department of Education or New Jersey Department of Higher Education.
SCREEN
A structure, berm or planting area which will provide a continuous visual obstruction of a site or portion of a site.
[Added 4-22-2003 by Ord. No. 03-12]
SENIOR CITIZEN DWELLING UNIT
A dwelling unit restricted to occupancy by persons age 62 and over, and where certain parking and other design waivers have been granted in recognition of the age restriction.
SETBACK LINE
A line drawn parallel to a street line or lot line and drawn to the point of the building foundation nearest to the street line or lot line. The minimum yard requirements shall be the minimum required setbacks. All setbacks from public streets shall be measured from the proposed right-of-way width as shown on the adopted Master Plan.
SERVICE STATION
(See "gasoline service station.")
SHADE TREE
A woody plant, with one main stem, which will exhibit a mature height of at least 20 feet to 25 feet and have a distinct head of foliage.
[Added 4-22-2003 by Ord. No. 03-12]
SHOPPING CENTER
One or more buildings, or parts thereof, designed as a unit to be occupied by one or more business enterprises for the conduct of business and conducted as an integrated and cohesively planned area development.
SHRUB
A woody plant (evergreen or deciduous) which exhibits a mature height of at least two feet and usually not greater than 12 feet.
[Added 4-22-2003 by Ord. No. 03-12]
SIGHT TRIANGLE
A triangular area at the intersection of two streets, or a street and a driveway, where driver vision is unobstructed.
SIGHT TRIANGLE EASEMENT
Grant(s) to the county or municipality sufficient to fulfill the intent and purpose of the easement as provided for in the Borough's provisions for site plan review.
SIGN
Any announcement, declaration, display, illustration or insignia placed in a position to be seen by the general public from any street or public way.
SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING
A detached dwelling intended for occupancy by one housekeeping unit.
SILTATION BASIN
A facility through which stormwater is directed and which is designed to collect eroded soil from a designated area.
SITE PLAN, EXEMPT
Site plan approval by the approving authority shall not be required for single-family and two-family dwellings and their accessory buildings, as well as accessory buildings to agricultural and horticultural uses, unless such uses are located in a flood hazard area or involve a home occupation. Interior building alterations which do not involve a change in use or additional parking shall be exempt. Changes in use which do not require an expansion of the building size or additional parking or loading shall be exempt.
SITE PLAN, MAJOR
All site plans not defined as minor or exempt.
SITE PLAN, MINOR
A site plan for a development requiring less than 10 parking spaces as required in this chapter, or containing less than 2,500 square feet of floor area and not having more than 50% of lot coverage provided the minor site plan application contains the information reasonably required in order to make an informed determination as to whether the requirements established in this chapter for approval or a minor site plan have been met. Any site plan involving a planned development, or any new street, or the extension of any off-tract improvement which is to be prorated pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-42 shall be a major site plan.
[Amended 4-17-1980 by Ord. No. 80-4]
SOIL
All unconsolidated mineral and organic material of any origin that overlies bedrock and which can be readily excavated.
[Added 4-22-2003 by Ord. No. 03-12]
STOREFRONT
That wall, or portion of a wall, having an entrance for clients, customers, and the general public giving direct access into the retail or business space that serves clients, customers and the general public. A wall or portion of a wall that gives access to storage or work areas, or are for deliveries, private entrances, employee-only entrances, or similar entrances that are normally restricted from use by and are not normally used by clients, customers and the general public shall not be considered storefronts.
[Amended 9-9-1997 by Ord. No. 97-8]
STORY
That portion of a building comprised between a floor and the floor next above it. A half story is at the top of the building, the area of which is less than the area of the story below it, and the height of which shall not be less than 7.5 feet above at least 1/3 of the area of the floor when the room is used for sleeping, study or similar activity.
[Repealed 9-13-1977 by Ord. No. 77-16]
STREET LINE
The edge of the existing or future street right-of-way, whichever would result in the widest right-of-way, as shown on an adopted Master Plan or Official Map, or as required by this chapter, forming the dividing line between the street and the lot.
STRUCTURE
A combination of materials to form a construction for occupancy, use or ornamentation whether installed on, above, or below the surface, to include but not limited to, buildings, decks, patios, sheds, garages, fences, swimming pools, signs, tennis courts, and walls.
SUBDIVISION, MAJOR
Any subdivision not classified as a minor subdivision.
SUBDIVISION, MINOR
A subdivision of land that does not involve the creation of more than three lots, including the remainder of the original lot, provided that such subdivision does not involve a planned development, any new street, or the extension of any off-tract improvement, the cost of which is to be prorated pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-42.
[Amended 4-17-1980 by Ord. No. 80-4]
SWIMMING POOL
Facilities constructed above or below ground having a depth of more than two feet or a water surface of 250 square feet or more. Impervious cover shall include all buildings, structures, equipment and appurtenances thereto.
[Amended 4-22-2003 by Ord. No. 03-12]
TOWNHOUSE
One dwelling unit in a line of three or more connected dwelling units.
TRACT
An area of land comprised of one or more lots having sufficient dimensions and area to meet the requirements of this chapter for the use(s) intended. The land area of the existing streets shall not be included in calculating the area of the tract.
TRAVEL TRAILER
A vehicular, portable structure built on a chassis designed to be towed by another vehicle and as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreation, vacation and other short-term uses, which structure may contain cooking, sleeping, sanitary and general living facilities.
UTILITY
Services provided to a use, including but not limited to sewage treatment, water supply, gas, electric, telephone and cable television.
WAREHOUSING
Any building, premises or land in which or upon which the principal business, operation or industry involves the storage of goods and materials.
WIRELESS COMMUNICATION ANTENNAS
Any exterior transmitting device mounted on a tower, building or structure and used in communications that radiate or capture electromagnetic waves, microwaves, digital signals, analog signals, radio frequencies (excluding radar signals), wireless telecommunications signals or other communication signals excluding residential television reception and residential satellite receiving dishes.
[Added 5-27-2003 by Ord. No. 03-18]
YARD
An open space extending between the closest point of any building and a lot line or street line. In an apartment, townhouse, industrial or office park complex, shopping center, or other development where more than one building may be erected on a lot, yards shall also be the open space extending between structures. All yard dimensions shall be measured horizontally and at right angles to either a straight street line, lot line or building facade or perpendicular to the point of tangent of curved lines and facades. The minimum distance between buildings in developments where there is more than one building on a lot shall be the sum of the two yards of the structures, and in no event shall two structures be closer to one another than the sum of both side yards. For purposes of this chapter, the minimum yard requirements shall be contiguous areas abutting the building, measured away from the building, and not including any portion of floodways, wetlands and wetland buffer areas.
YARD, FRONT
The open area extending across the full width of a lot between the street line and the building, including lots on curved streets and corner lots, except that on lots with reverse frontage (see definition), the rear portion of a reverse frontage lot, even though abutting a street, shall be considered a rear yard. For apartments, townhouses, industrial or office park complex, shopping center, or other development where more than one building may be erected on a lot, the front yard shall be measured from the designated building to an imaginary line a designated distance away from the front of the building. For purposes of this chapter, the minimum front yard shall be a contiguous area abutting the building, measured away from the building, and not including any portion of floodways, wetlands and wetland buffer areas.
[Amended 9-9-1997 by Ord. No. 97-8]
YARD, REAR
The open area extending across the full width of a lot between the rear lot line and the building including lots with reverse frontage (see definition) where the rear portion of the lot abuts the street in the rear, but has no driveway access to the street in the rear. For apartments, townhouses, industrial or office park complex, shopping center, or other development where more than one building may be erected on a lot, the rear yard shall be measured from the designated rear of the building to an imaginary line a designated distance away from the rear of the building. For purposes of this chapter, the minimum rear yard shall be a contiguous area abutting the building, measured away from the building, and not including any portion of floodways, wetlands and wetland buffer areas.
[Amended 9-9-1997 by Ord. No. 97-8]
YARD, SIDE
The open area extending from the front yard to the rear yard and lying between each side lot line and the closest point of the building. The side yard for apartments, townhouses, industrial or office park complex, shopping center, or other development where more than one building may be erected on a lot shall be measured from the designated side of the building to an imaginary line a designated distance away from the side of the building. For purposes of this chapter, the minimum side yard shall be a contiguous area abutting the building, measured away from the building, and not including any portion of floodways, wetlands and wetland buffer areas.
ZONING OFFICER
The person administering and enforcing this chapter.
[Repealed 9-13-1977 by Ord. No. 77-16]
[2]
Editor's Note: See § 170-47.1.
[3]
Editor's Note: See § 107-56 of this chapter for provisions pertaining to planned developments.
[4]
Editor's Note: See § 107-56 of this chapter for provisions pertaining to planned developments.