Borough of Lindenwold, NJ
Camden County
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Table of Contents
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[Amended 12-16-1985 by Ord. No. 699]
A. 
The purpose of Residential Zone R-3 shall be to create a zoning district for single-family attached homes at a maximum of eight 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.
C. 
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.
[Added 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 site 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.
The following uses shall be permitted in Residential Zone R-3:
A. 
Any use permitted in Residential Zone R-2. Single-family detached dwellings shall comply with the regulations and standards of Residential Zone R-2.
B. 
Single-family attached dwellings, including duplexes, patio houses, townhouses and row houses, in accordance with the following standards:
(1) 
Single-family attached units may be in condominium, fee simple or cooperative ownership or rental units.
(2) 
Each unit shall have direct vehicular access to a public street or a private street with a minimum cartway of 30 feet which has been improved in accordance with the design standards and specifications of the Borough's Development Review and Land Use Procedures Ordinance.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 190, Land Use and Development.
(3) 
No more than two units shall be attached in one group.
[Amended 12-16-1985 by Ord. No. 699]
(4) 
There shall be a minimum distance of 25 feet between any single-family attached dwelling and the property line of any adjoining lot used for any purpose except that of a single-family attached dwelling.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Original § 205-29B(5), regarding common open space, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(5) 
No single-family attached unit shall be permitted to have direct access to a county or state highway. Units fronting on a county or state highway shall have access only on municipal and private streets.
(6) 
There shall be a minimum setback of 75 feet between any dwelling unit and a county or state highway.
(7) 
All streets, roads, access drives and parking areas shall be paved and provided with curbing in accordance with the Borough's specifications and standards.
(8) 
Pedestrian walks shall be a minimum of four feet in width and shall be provided wherever normal pedestrian traffic will occur. Pedestrian walks shall be hard-surfaced in accordance with the Borough's specifications and standards.
(9) 
All developments shall provide for landscaping, including shade trees, shrubs and lawns. The landscaping shall be subject to the review and approval of the Joint Land Use Board.
[Amended 12-12-2012 by Ord. No. 1331]
(10) 
All developments shall provide sufficient illumination of streets, roads, access drives, parking areas, dwelling entrances and pedestrian walks. The site lighting plan shall be subject to the review and approval of the Joint Land Use Board.
[Amended 12-12-2012 by Ord. No. 1331]
(11) 
Each dwelling unit shall contain a minimum of one bedroom, complete kitchen facilities, areas devoted to laundry and work space, interior storage areas, bathroom areas, adequate living space and minimum habitable floor areas in accordance with the following schedule:
Number of Bedrooms
Minimum Habitable Floor Area
(square feet)
1
750
2
1,000
3
1,250
4 or more
1,500
(12) 
All dwelling units shall be soundproofed to a limit of at least 45 decibels.
(13) 
There shall be a minimum distance of 25 feet between any multifamily structure and any other structure or property line.
[Added 1-11-1989 by Ord. No. 797]
C. 
Day-care centers, community centers and recreation facilities designed and maintained to meet the social service needs of the residents within the development.
(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.