Borough of Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Monmouth County
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This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Development Regulations of the Borough of Atlantic Highlands" and may be so pleaded and cited.
The purpose of this chapter is to exercise the authority delegated to municipalities under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq. to regulate development and to promote good planning practice. The chapter's intent is:
To guide the appropriate use or development of all lands in the Borough, in a manner which will promote the public health, safety, morals, and general welfare;
To secure safety from fire, flood, panic and other natural and man-made disasters;
To provide adequate light, air and open space;
To ensure that the development of the Borough does not conflict with the development and general welfare of neighboring municipalities, the county and the state as a whole;
To promote the establishment of appropriate population densities and concentrations that will contribute to the well-being of persons, neighborhoods, communities and regions and preservation of the environment;
To encourage the appropriate and efficient expenditure of public funds by the coordination of public development with land use polices;
To provide sufficient space in appropriate locations for a variety of residential, recreational, commercial uses and open space, both public and private, according to their respective environmental requirements in order to meet the needs of all New Jersey citizens;
To encourage the location and design of transportation routes which will promote the free flow of traffic while discouraging location of such facilities and routes which result in congestion or blight;
To promote a desirable visual environment through creative development techniques and good civic design and arrangements;
To promote the conservation of historic sites and districts, open space, energy resources and valuable natural resources and to prevent urban sprawl and degradation of the environment through improper use of land;
To encourage coordination of the 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;
To promote utilization of renewable energy sources;
To promote the maximum practicable recovery and recycling of recyclable materials from municipal solid waste;
To encourage the development of senior citizen housing;
To protect steep slope areas with particular attention to slump block areas; and
To promote the beneficial development and use of the Atlantic Highlands Harbor.