Borough of Lindenwold, NJ
Camden County
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A. 
The purpose of Residential Zone R-1 shall be to create a zoning district for single-family detached homes at a maximum density of approximately 2.5 to 2.9 units per acre and for a limited number of compatible uses.
B. 
Within this zone, no lot or building shall be used and no building shall be erected or altered to be used in whole or in part unless it complies with the schedule of Article III and the following regulations.
The following uses shall be permitted in Residential Zone R-1:
A. 
Single-family detached dwellings.
B. 
Accessory uses.
[Amended 8-10-2005 by Ord. No. 1165]
(1) 
Accessory uses on the same lot with and customarily incidental to a permitted dwelling, including:
(a) 
Detached garage. A garage shall be for the noncommercial use of the resident. A garage may not exceed 580 square feet in area. A garage may not exceed 16 feet in height, measured from the highest point of construction. A garage must be located in the rear yard and must be set back a minimum of 10 feet from the side yard property line and 25 feet from the rear property line. A garage may be used to house and care for the automobiles or motor vehicles of the residents of the property. A garage may not be used as a residential dwelling or for the storage of vehicles owned by persons that do not live on the property, or for any commercial use or support of a commercial use. A garage may have electrical service but may not have gas, sewer or telephone service. No property shall have more than one detached garage. A garage must be enclosed and must comply with the construction code. Carports must conform to the existing construction and design of the home. Membrane structures are not permitted.
[Amended 3-8-2006 by Ord. No. 1180]
(b) 
Swimming pool. A swimming pool shall be considered a structure for the purpose of determining lot coverage and must comply with all setbacks within the Lindenwold zoning regulations. Additionally, a swimming pool which is more than two feet in height may be located no closer than 15 feet to the principal structure. This subsection does not vacate or in any way limit any other ordinances, statutes or other regulations regarding swimming pools. For the purpose of ascertaining the setback, the construction of the pool shall be measured from the concrete or brick paver pad or deck, not from the wall of the pool.
(c) 
Sheds. In all residential zones, a single shed may be located in the rear yards of properties, subject to the following provisions. A shed shall not exceed 160 square feet in area and 12 feet in height as measured from the ground to the peak of the roof exterior. No shed shall be closer than five feet to the rear and/or side property line. A shed shall be considered a structure for the purpose of determining lot coverage. A shed may only be erected upon submission of an application upon an approved form, issuance of a zoning permit, payment of the appropriate zoning permit fees as set forth in §§ 150-19 and 365-109, and issuance of a building permit as required.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(2) 
Unless otherwise provided in this code, no accessory structure shall be closer to any principal building than a distance equal to the height of such building unless it is attached to and is part of such principal building.
(3) 
An accessory building attached to a principal building shall comply in all respects with the yard requirements of this chapter for the principal building. Detached accessory buildings shall be located to the rear of the front building line of the principal building and shall conform to the side yard requirements of the schedule.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: See the Schedule of Area, Yard and Building Requirements attached to this chapter.
(4) 
No accessory building shall be used for residential purposes.
(5) 
Accessory buildings shall not exceed 16 feet in height, with the exception of sheds, which shall not exceed 12 feet in height as provided in Subsection B(1)(c).
C. 
Public parks, government buildings and public utility installations which involve no storage yards or commercial office space.
D. 
Public and parochial schools.
E. 
Day-care centers, private schools and related uses which are not operated as a business.
F. 
Churches, synagogues, parish houses, convents and related uses, provided that adequate provision is made for off-street parking as required.
G. 
Home occupation. Persons employed by any company, business, agency or government who are part of a program permitting employees to work from their homes are not subject to the requirements of this section, providing the "home office" is restricted to computer and telephone communication, no customers or clients come to the home, and no merchandise is stored in or sold from the home.
[Amended 10-14-2009 by Ord. No. 1267; 2-6-2013 by Ord. No. 1334]
(1) 
Permitted home occupations are:
(a) 
Single business owner.
(b) 
Seamstress, tailor or embroidery.
(c) 
Salesperson, provided that products are not stored on site.
(d) 
Tutor in academic studies.
(e) 
Manufacturers' representative, provided that no products are stored on site.
(f) 
General and subcontractors in the building trades, providing no equipment, materials or supplies are stored on site or on the street.
(2) 
In addition to other requirements of this section, home occupations shall meet all of the following standards and conditions:
(a) 
There shall be no display of advertising or signage on the property, such as freestanding, monument or facade signage, identifying the home occupation or business.
(b) 
No more than one employee may work at the dwelling, other than the owner of the dwelling, provided that there is sufficient off-street parking for that employee.
(c) 
The home occupation shall be conducted entirely within 15% of the total gross habitable floor area of the principal building, excluding space used for a private garage or basement. Vehicular and pedestrian circulation, as well as parking in the vicinity of the home occupation, shall not be impaired.
(d) 
No mechanical equipment or other merchandise shall be stored or sold on the premises.
(e) 
In the case of contractors, no employees shall leave their vehicles on the street to use a company vehicle during working hours No more than one commercial vehicle, registered in the name of the property/business owner, may be parked at the residence.
(f) 
The home occupational use shall not alter the residential aspect of the neighborhood.
(g) 
No activity shall be visible from a property line or street.
(h) 
There shall be no change in the exterior residential appearance of the dwelling.
(i) 
Mercantile license is required.
(Reserved)
See the Schedule of Area, Yard and Building Requirements attached to this chapter.
See Article XVII.
Any construction, alteration, modification or change in the use of a building, structure or lot shall conform to the regulations in the Borough's Construction Code and shall be subject to the review procedures in the Borough's Development Review and Land Use Procedures Ordinance.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 119, Construction Codes, Uniform, and Ch. 190, Land Use and Development.