City of Hoboken, NJ
Hudson County
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Regulations in this article supplement those in Article III and other sections of this chapter and are to be applied in conjunction with such other regulations.
A. 
Minimum lot requirements. The area or dimension of any lot, parking area or other space shall not be reduced to less than the minimum required by this chapter for the district in which the lot is located; if an area or dimension is already less than a required minimum, such area or dimensions shall not be further reduced.
B. 
Lot frontage. The minimum lot frontage for any lot shall be measured along the minimum building setback line required for the district in which the lot is located.
C. 
Principal buildings per lot. No more than one principal building shall be permitted per lot, except for planned developments.
[Amended 6-21-1989 by Ord. No. P-58; 3-3-1999 by Ord. No. R-371]
A. 
General application and permitted exceptions. No building or structure shall be higher than the height permitted in the district where such building is located. Such limitations shall not apply to roof appurtenances such as flagpoles, radio or television antennas other than satellite dishes, wireless telecommunications antennas, chimneys, elevator or stair bulkheads, mechanical penthouses, parapets or railings up to five feet in height above the roof slab, water tanks or cooling towers or any similar structures, provided that:
[Amended 6-21-1989 by Ord. No. P-58; 5-7-2003 by Ord. No. DR-91]
(1) 
In PUD's and redevelopment areas (where regulations in the Plan are more restrictive, the Plan will control) and in the R and CBD districts, such roof appurtenances in their aggregate coverage may occupy no more than 10% of the roof area of the building and may not exceed a height of 15 feet above the roof on which they are located; and
(2) 
In I-1 and I-2 districts, such roof appurtenances in their aggregate coverage may occupy no more than 50% of the roof area of the building and may not exceed a height of 15 feet above the roof on which they are located.
B. 
Measurement and specific application.
(1) 
Building height. Building height shall be measured from the average grade computed by averaging the grade obtained at the four corners of a principal structure or the four most extreme points on the north, south, east and west sides of a principal structure, or at four points 90° apart for a circular structure.
(2) 
[Repealed 2-18-1998 by Ord. No. R-294]
C. 
Heights limits along Hudson River. In order to maintain a clear view from Elysian Park to the Hudson River, no structure shall be constructed or enlarged to exceed 18 feet in height in the area to the east of Elysian Park between the center line of 10th Street extended and a parallel line extending easterly from the northernmost point of Elysian Park. In order to maintain the view from Stevens Park to the Hudson River, no structure shall be permitted to the east of Stevens Park between the center line of Fourth Street extended and a parallel line extending easterly from the center line of Fifth Street.
[Amended 6-21-1989 by Ord. No. P-58]
A. 
Front yard setback line. The minimum front yard set-back line shall be measured from the street right-of-way line. If a planned right-of-way line has been established on an official map for future streets or the future widening or extension of existing streets, setbacks shall be measured from such planned line as if it were a street line.
B. 
Multiple frontage lots.
(1) 
Wherever a side yard is adjacent to a street, front yard setback requirements shall apply.
[Amended 6-21-1989 by Ord. No. P-58]
(2) 
Wherever a lot abuts on more than one street, the front yard of such lot shall be established on the wider of the abutting streets. Where the abutting streets are of equal width, the front yard may be established on either street. The foregoing shall apply only for a new building when all lots and yards conform to zoning regulations and when the street number for the building is that of the street from which the front yard setback is established.
C. 
Average side yard width. Where the side wall of a building is not parallel with the side lot line or is broken or is otherwise irregular, the side yard may be varied so long as the average width of such side yard is not less than the required minimum and is at no point less than 1/2 the required minimum.
D. 
Exceptions to yard requirements.
[Amended 9-16-1998 by Ord. No. R-332]
(1) 
Architectural features may project into required yards as follows:
(a) 
Open fire escapes (where permitted by BOCA or other relevant building codes or ordinances): four feet six inches into required side or rear yard.
(b) 
Cornices, bay windows, canopies, eaves or similar architectural features when projecting into side or front yards: two inches for each one foot of side or front yard setback, but not to exceed a total of three feet.
(c) 
Pedestrian ramps built pursuant to minimum standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
(2) 
Where residential or special districts abut industrial districts, up to 20 feet of additional setback and appropriate screening may be required subsequent to site plan review by the Planning Board for uses within the Industrial District.
When an accessory structure is attached to a principal building, it shall comply in all respects with the requirements of this chapter, applicable to principal buildings.
A. 
Detached accessory building.
(1) 
No accessory building shall be located closer to the street than the street wall of the principal building.
(2) 
No accessory building shall be located closer to a principal building than a distance equal to the height of the accessory building or the minimum requirements of applicable fire, health and safety regulations of the Building and/or Housing Codes and any state regulations.
(3) 
No accessory building shall be located closer to the side and rear lot lines than a distance equivalent to the height of the accessory building or 1/2 the distance required for a principal building, whichever is greater.
B. 
Unenclosed accessory uses. Accessory uses in residential districts not enclosed in a building, including swimming pools and tennis courts, shall be erected only on the same lot as the principal building and may not be constructed in the front or side yards of such lot. Such uses must not be located closer than 10 feet from the rear lot line and shall not adversely affect the character of any residential neighborhood by reason of noise, glare or safety hazards. When more than three feet in depth or 15 feet in length, whether above-ground, or in-ground, pools shall be enclosed by a fence with a minimum height of six feet.
[Amended 6-21-1989 by Ord. No. P-58]
[Added 6-21-1989 by Ord. No. P-58]
Temporary uses shall be subject to site plan review to assure the absence of negative impacts on neighboring uses.