Township of Liberty, NJ
Warren County
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A. 
In the B-1 Commercial Zone, only the following uses are permitted:
(1) 
Stores or shops for retail business or wholesale display entirely within the confines of a building.
(2) 
Banks and offices for business, executive and professional purposes.
(3) 
Theatrical and motion-picture theaters, but not including open-air theaters.
(4) 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(4), hotels and motels, was repealed 6-5-2003 by Ord. No. 3-2003.
(5) 
Restaurants, but not including drive-in restaurants or refreshment stands where food is served outside the premises or where patrons are served food or drink at counters, stools or bars outside the confines of a building.
(6) 
Public buildings and uses.
(7) 
Public utilities as regulated in Article VII.
(8) 
Off-street parking facilities in accordance with Article V.
(9) 
Signs in accordance with Article VI.
(10) 
Bowling alleys.
(11) 
Institutional uses and nonprofit clubs, lodges and fraternal organizations.
(12) 
Residential uses, provided that the density does not exceed that which is permitted in the R-1 Zone.
(13) 
Accessory uses customarily incident to the above permitted uses.
(14) 
Agriculture as permitted in the R-1 Zone in § 105-62A and B.
[Added 6-26-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-007]
B. 
None of the foregoing shall be construed to permit the following:
(1) 
Any business, other than agriculture as provided above, conducted outside the confines of a building.
[Amended 6-26-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-007]
(2) 
Any process of manufacture, fabrication, assembly, disassembly, treatment, conversion or alteration of any material, unless clearly accessory to the permitted principal use.
(3) 
Any use prohibited in the I-1 and I-2 Zone Districts.
(4) 
Commercial outdoor amusements, such as carousels, merry-go-rounds, miniature golf and pony tracks.
(5) 
Junkyards.
(6) 
Coal and fuel storage yards.
[Added 12-6-1993 by Ord. No. 18-93]
The following conditional uses may be authorized, subject to the provisions of Article VII:
A. 
Heliports and helistops, as private use facilities.
B. 
Hotels and motels (see § 105-44E).
[Added 6-5-2003 by Ord. No. 3-2003]
The following requirements must be complied with in the B-1 Commercial Zone:
A. 
Height. No structure shall exceed 2 1/2 stories or 35 feet, whichever is the lesser.
[Amended 12-2-1999 by Ord. No. 99-15]
B. 
Front yard. There shall be a front yard of not less than 90 feet from the center line of state and county roads and 80 feet from the center line of Township roads. Off-street parking is not permitted in the front.
C. 
Side yard. There shall be two side yards, and no side yard shall be less than 15 feet. Off-street parking, as regulated in Article V, is permitted in the side yard, provided that no parking area is closer than 10 feet to a street right-of-way or residential zone and five feet to a building or a property line.
D. 
Rear yard. There shall be a rear yard of not less than 25 feet. Off-street parking, as regulated in Article V, is permitted in the rear yard, provided that no parking area is closer than 10 feet to a building or property line nor 25 feet to a street right-of-way or residential zone.
E. 
Minimum lot area. There shall be a minimum lot area of 43,560 square feet, measured within 250 feet of the front street right-of-way.
F. 
Maximum lot coverage. Coverage of any lot with impervious surfaces shall not exceed 50% of the area of the lot:
[Added 8-7-1989 by Ord. No. 6-89]
(1) 
Where lots of 3/4 acres or less are proposed.