Township of Buena Vista, NJ
Atlantic County
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[Amended 3-10-1997 by Ord. No. 5-1997]
For purposes of this chapter, the following zoning district designations are established:
Pinelands Area
FA1
Forest Area
FA2
Forest Area
FA3
Forest Area
AP
Agricultural Production
APC
Agriculture Commerce
API
Agricultural Industrial
[Added 5-12-1997 by Ord. No. 11-1997; amended 7-28-1997 by Ord. No. 18-1997]
RDR1
Rural Development Residence
RDR2
Rural Development Residence
RDR1C
Rural Development Residence/Commerce
RDR1I
Rural Development Residence/Industry
RDI
Rural Development Exclusive Industry
PVR1
Pinelands Village Residence
PVR2
Pinelands Village Residence
PVRC
Pinelands Village Residence/Commerce
PVI
Pinelands Village Exclusive Industry
PT
Pinelands Town-Commerce
Non-Pinelands Area
RA
Residence Agriculture
B1
Business
OC
Office Campus (Overlay)
[Added 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 18-1998]
Permitted and conditional uses are specified for the various zoning districts in §§ 115-75 through 115-93 below. Conditional uses are those which reference various subsections of Article XII and have special requirements associated with them.
A. 
Establishment. The Township of Buena Vista is hereby divided into zoning districts, the boundary lines of which are shown on the Buena Vista Township Official Zoning Map, dated January 3, 2018, which is hereby adopted by reference and made a part of this chapter. All the zoning districts located within the Pinelands Area of the Township are consistent with the standards of the Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan. The Official Zoning Map is delineated on the Buena Vista Township Tax Map, copies of which will be available for inspection in the offices of the Zoning Officer and Township Clerk. A smaller scale Generalized Zoning Map showing approximate boundary line locations is available for purchase from the office of the Township Clerk.
[Amended 11-12-1993 by Ord. No. 266-1993; 3-31-2018 by Ord. No. 54-2018]
B. 
Interpretation. Any question concerning the exact location of any zoning district boundary should be resolved by reference to the Buena Vista Township Official Zoning Map and the following:
(1) 
Zone boundary lines are intended to follow Tax Map lot or property lines as they exist at the time of adoption of this chapter, the center line of streets, rail rights-of-way or stream channels and other natural features, where possible. Where zoning boundaries do not follow such features, they shall be determined by specific dimensions or the graphic scale shown on the Official Zoning Map.
(2) 
Where zone boundary lines are not fixed by dimensions and where they do not scale more than 20 feet distant from a plat or Tax Map lot line, such lot lines shall be construed to be such boundary lines.
(3) 
Where physical or cultural features existing on the ground are at variance with those shown on the Official Zoning Map or in other circumstances not covered herein, the Board of Adjustment[1] shall interpret the district boundaries and forward such interpretations as approvals to the Pinelands Commission in accordance with § 115-26.
[1]
Editor's Note: Ord. No. 12-2002, adopted 12-23-2002, provided that the Planning Board shall hereafter, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-25(3)(c), exercise all the powers of the Board of Adjustment.
C. 
Divided lots. Where a district boundary line divides one or more lots which are in single ownership at the time of passage of this chapter, the use regulations applicable to the less restrictive district shall extend over the portion of the lot in the more restrictive district a distance of not more than 50 feet beyond the district boundary line.
D. 
Vacation of streets or other public ways. Where a vacated right-of-way was bounded on either side by different zoning districts, the former center line of such right-of-way shall determine the extent of each district. The zoning districts adjoining such public way shall be extended to the center line to include the right-of-way thus vacated.
[Amended 11-12-1993 by Ord. No. 266-1993; 3-10-1997 by Ord. No. 5-1997]
Minimum required lot area (in acres); minimum required lot width, depth and yards (in feet); and maximum lot coverage (in percent) are shown in the following schedule. Unless specifically authorized elsewhere in this chapter, no building or structure shall exceed 35 feet in height.
District
Area1
(acres)
Lot Width
(feet)
Lot Depth
(feet)
Side Yard
(feet)
Front Yard2
(feet)
Rear Yard
(feet)
Coverage5
(percent)
Pinelands Area2
FA1
30.0
300
300
75
200
100
3
FA2
30.0
300
300
75
200
100
3
FA3
20.0
300
300
75
200
100
5
AP
40.0
300
300
75
200
100
3
APC
2.5
135
150
20
75
25
10
API3
5.0
200
200
50
75
25
35
RDR1
3.2
150
150
30
200
25
10
RDR1C
3.2
150
150
30
200
25
10
RDR1I
3.2
150
150
30
200
25
10
RDR2
5.0
150
150
30
200
25
10
RDI
10.0
200
200
50
75
25
10
PVR1
2.5
135
150
20
50
25
10
PVR2
5.0
150
200
20
50
25
10
PVRC
2.5
135
150
20
50
25
10
PVI
10.0
200
200
50
50
25
10
PT4
2.5
135
150
20
75
25
70
Non-Pinelands Area
RA
2.0
150
150
30
50
25
10
B1
2.0
150
150
20
75
25
20
OC
3.0
200
200
30
75
30
65
(overlay)
NOTES:
1
Notwithstanding the minimum lot areas set forth above for districts in the Pinelands Area, different minimum lot area requirements are specified in §§ 115-75 through 115-92 below for combined parcel homesteads in the Forest and Rural Development Districts, for farm-related housing in Agricultural Production Districts and for culturally related and substandard lot housing in several Pinelands Districts. Developments of two or more residential units in the FA-1, FA-2, FA-3, RDR1, RDR2, RDR1C and RDR1I Districts must be clustered on one-acre lots in accordance with § 115-62. Except in the PV and PT Districts, nonresidential uses may require larger lot areas to meet the water quality standards of § 115-53, whether or not the lot may be served by a centralized sewage treatment system.
[Amended 4-26-1993 by Ord. No. 253-1993; 11-28-2011 by Ord. No. 14-2011]
2
May be less in specific cases as permitted by § 115-54B.
3
API District
[Added 5-12-1997 by Ord. No. 11-1997; amended 7-28-1997 by Ord. No. 18-1997]
4
PT District
[Amended 5-27-1997 by Ord. No. 12-1997]
5
May increase to 50% for temporary greenhouses proposed to be used at a qualified farm as defined in § 115-6. See § 115-144.
[Added 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 18-1998]
A. 
Within an FA1 District, no lot, land, building or structure shall be developed, erected, altered or used unless such action complies with the schedule in § 115-77 above and with all standards and regulations set forth in this chapter.
[Amended 5-13-1991 by Ord. No. 227-1991]
B. 
Permitted, conditional and accessory uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Detached single-family dwellings as per § 115-77, provided that clustering of the permitted single-family detached dwellings in accordance with § 115-62 shall be required whenever two or more units are proposed as part of a residential development.
[Amended 11-28-2011 by Ord. No. 14-2011]
(2) 
Agriculture as per §§ 115-52 and 115-103; intensive fowl or livestock farm as per § 115-121.
(3) 
Forestry as per § 115-51.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(3), which subsection listed Pinelands development credits as per § 115-47B, was repealed 5-13-1991 by Ord. No. 227-1991, which ordinance also provided for the renumbering of former Subsection B(4) through (21) as Subsection B(3) through (20), respectively.
(4) 
Wetlands management and fish and wildlife management.
[Amended 11-28-2011 by Ord. No. 14-2011]
(5) 
Pinelands resource-related industry as per § 115-131 and the continuation of existing resource extraction operations as per §§ 115-61 and 115-116.
[Amended 7-28-1997 by Ord. No. 17-1997]
(6) 
Low-intensity recreation uses, including hunting clubs, as per §§ 115-56 and 115-129.
(7) 
Expansion of intensive recreation uses as per § 115-132.
(8) 
Detached single-family dwellings as per §§ 115-115, 115-126 and 115-144.
[Amended 11-28-2011 by Ord. No. 14-2011]
(9) 
Campgrounds as per § 115-113.
(10) 
Institutional uses as per § 115-130.
(11) 
Accessory trailers as per § 115-102.1.
[Amended 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
(12) 
Public service infrastructure as per § 115-125.
(13) 
Agriculture employee housing as an element of, and accessory to, an active agricultural operation as defined in § 115-6.
(14) 
Off-street parking and loading as per §§ 115-100 and 115-101.
(15) 
Home occupations as per § 115-118.
(16) 
Swimming pools as per § 115-107.
(17) 
Signs as per § 115-105.
(18) 
Domestic farm animals as per § 115-109.
(19) 
Farm produce markets as per § 115-112.
(20) 
Accessory uses, as per § 115-110.1, customarily incidental to any permitted principal use, including yard sales as per § 115-108.
[Amended 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
(21) 
In those FA1 Districts located north of Harding Highway (Route 40), combined parcel homesteads as per § 115-119.
[Added 4-26-1993 by Ord. No. 253-1993]
(22) 
Greenhouses, as per § 115-103.1.
[Added 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; amended 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
A. 
Within an FA2 District, no lot, land, building or structure shall be developed, erected, altered or used unless such action complies with the schedule in § 115-77 above and with all standards and regulations set forth in this chapter.
B. 
Permitted, conditional and accessory uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Any use listed in § 115-75 above for FA1 Districts as permitted therein.
(2) 
Combined parcel homesteads as per § 115-119.
(3) 
Accessory uses, as per § 115-110.1.
[Added 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; amended 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
(4) 
Greenhouses, as per § 115-103.1.
[Added 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; amended 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
[Added 3-10-1997 by Ord. No. 5-1997]
A. 
Within any FA3 District, no lot, land, building or structure shall be developed, erected, altered or used unless such action complies with the schedule in § 115-77 above and with all standards and regulations set forth in this chapter.
B. 
Permitted, conditional and accessory uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Any use listed in § 115-75 above for FA1 Districts as permitted therein.
(2) 
Combined parcel homesteads as per § 115-119.
(3) 
Accessory uses, as per § 115-101.1.
[Added 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; amended 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
(4) 
Greenhouses, as per § 115-103.1.
[Added 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; amended 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
[Amended 5-13-1991 by Ord. No. 227-1991]
A. 
Within any AP District, no premises, lot, land, building or structure shall be developed, erected, altered or used unless such action complies with the schedule in § 115-77 above and all standards and regulations set forth in this chapter.
B. 
Permitted, conditional and accessory uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Agriculture as per §§ 115-52 and 115-103; intensive fowl or livestock farm as per § 115-121.
(2) 
Forestry as per § 115-51.
(3) 
Fish and wildlife management as per § 115-50.
(4) 
Pinelands development credits as per § 115-47B.
(5) 
Agricultural products processing facilities.
(6) 
Pinelands resource-related industries as per § 115-131.
(7) 
Agricultural commercial establishments as per § 115-112.
(8) 
Detached single-family dwellings as per §§ 115-115 and 115-126.
(9) 
Residential dwelling units not to exceed a gross density of one unit per 10 acres, provided that:
(a) 
The dwelling is accessory to an active agricultural operation;
(b) 
The dwelling is for a farm operator or an employee who is actively engaged in and is essential to the agricultural operation;
(c) 
The dwelling is located on a lot which has an active agricultural production history or where a farm management plan has been prepared which demonstrates that the property will be farmed as a unit unto itself or as part of another farm operation in the area;
(d) 
A residential lot has not been subdivided from the property within the previous five years, unless the lot has been subdivided pursuant to § 115-115; and
(e) 
No more than one lot may be created for a dwelling accessory to an active agricultural operation pursuant to this subsection at any one time.
(10) 
Residential dwellings units at a gross density of one unit per 40 acres, provided that:
[Amended 7-28-1997 by Ord. No. 17-1997]
(a) 
The unit(s) shall be clustered on one-acre lots.
(b) 
The remainder of the parcel, including all contiguous lands in common ownership, which is not assigned to individual residential lots shall be permanently dedicated for agricultural uses through recordation of a restriction on the deed to the parcel.
(c) 
The restriction on the deed to the parcel, including any rights to be redeemed for future residential development, shall be done in accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:50-5, Park IV, so as to sever any Pinelands development credits allocated to the parcel.
(11) 
Home occupations as per § 115-118.
(12) 
Low-intensity recreation uses as per §§ 115-56 and 115-129.
(13) 
Public service infrastructure as per § 115-125.
(14) 
Off-street parking and loading as per §§ 115-100 and 115-101.
(15) 
Signs as per § 115-105.
(16) 
Swimming pools as per § 115-107.
(17) 
Agricultural employee housing as an element of, and accessory to, an active agricultural operation as defined in § 115-6.
(18) 
Accessory uses, as per § 115-110.1, customarily incidental to any permitted principal use, including yard sales as per § 115-108.
[Amended 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
(19) 
Greenhouses, as per § 115-103.1.
[Added 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
A. 
Within any APC District, no premises, lot, land, building or structure shall be developed, erected, altered or used unless such action complies with the schedule in § 115-77 above and all standards and regulations set forth in this chapter.
B. 
Permitted, conditional and accessory uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Any use permitted in AP Districts as specified in § 115-77 above.
(2) 
Retail sales and service establishments.
(3) 
Banks, offices, theaters, restaurants, personal service shops, appliance repair and similar services.
(4) 
Garages and gasoline service stations as per § 115-117.
(5) 
Commercial recreation facilities, fraternal organizations and membership clubs.
(6) 
Animal hospitals and kennels as per § 115-123.
(7) 
Accessory uses customarily incidental to any permitted principal use, as per § 115-110.1.
[Amended 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
(8) 
Greenhouses, as per § 115-103.1.
[Added 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; amended 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
[Added 5-12-1997 by Ord. No. 11-1997; amended 7-28-1997 by Ord. No. 18-1997]
A. 
Within any API District, no premises, lot, land, building or structure shall be developed, erected, altered or used unless such action complies with the schedule in § 115-77 above and all standards and regulations set forth in this chapter.
B. 
Permitted, conditional and accessory uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Agricultural as per §§ 115-52 and 115-103; intensive fowl or livestock farm as per § 115-121.
(2) 
Forestry as per § 115-51.
(3) 
Pinelands development credits as per § 115-47B.
(4) 
Agricultural products processing facilities as per § 115-138.
(5) 
Pinelands resource-related industries, excluding resource extraction and uses that rely on sand and gravel as raw products, as per § 115-131.
(6) 
Agricultural commercial establishments as per § 115-112.
(7) 
Expansion of existing glass manufacturing facilities as per § 115-138.
(8) 
Public service infrastructure as per § 115-125.
(9) 
Off-street parking and loading as per §§ 115-100 and 115-101.
(10) 
Signs as per § 115-105.
(11) 
Accessory uses customarily incidental to any permitted principal use.
A. 
Within the RDR1 and RDR2 Districts, no lot, land, building or structure shall be developed, erected, altered or used unless such action complies with the schedule in § 115-77 and all standards and regulations set forth in this chapter.
B. 
Permitted, conditional and accessory uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Detached single-family dwellings as per § 115-77, provided that clustering of the permitted single-family detached dwellings in accordance with § 115-62 shall be required whenever two or more units are proposed as part of a residential development.
[Amended 11-28-2011 by Ord. No. 14-2011]
(2) 
Detached single-family dwellings as per §§ 115-115, 115-126 and 115-144.
[Amended 11-28-2011 by Ord. No. 14-2011]
(3) 
Agriculture, other than intensive fowl or livestock farms, as per §§ 115-52 and 115-103.
(4) 
Farm produce market as per § 115-112.
(5) 
Parks, playgrounds and other recreational uses, except amusement parks.
(6) 
Public recreational and community center buildings and grounds.
(7) 
Churches and other places of worship.
(8) 
Public libraries and museums.
(9) 
Buildings used exclusively by the federal, state, county or municipal government for public purposes, but not including workshops, warehouses, storage yards or correctional institutions.
(10) 
Community dwellings for developmentally disabled persons or victims of domestic violence as per § 115-110.2.
[Amended 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
(11) 
Water, forest and wildlife conservation uses.
(12) 
State-accredited public or private academic education facilities and nursery schools.
(13) 
Public service infrastructure as per § 115-125.
(14) 
Institutional cemeteries.
(15) 
Cluster developments as per § 115-114.
(16) 
Home occupations as per § 115-118.
(17) 
Accessory trailers as per § 115-102.1.
[Amended 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
(18) 
Hospital or clinic.
(19) 
Animal hospital or kennel as per § 115-123.
(20) 
Swimming pools or swimming clubs as per § 115-107.
(21) 
Off-street parking and loading as per §§ 115-100 and 115-101.
(22) 
Signs as per § 115-105.
(23) 
The keeping of domestic farm animals as per §§ 115-6 and 115-109.
[Amended 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 18-1998]
(24) 
Accessory uses, as per § 115-110.1, customarily incidental to any permitted principal use, including yard sales as per § 115-108.
[Amended 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
(25) 
Combined parcel homesteads as per § 115-119.
[Added 4-26-1993 by Ord. No. 253-1993]
(26) 
Greenhouses, as per § 115-103.1.
[Added 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; amended 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
C. 
Permitted conditional uses within the RDR1 District shall be as follows:
[Added 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 18-1998]
(1) 
Flea markets as per § 115-139.
A. 
Within any RDR1C District, no lot, land, building or structure shall be developed, erected, altered or used unless such action complies with the schedule in § 115-77 above and all standards and regulations set forth in this chapter.
B. 
Permitted, conditional and accessory uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Retail sales and service establishments.
(2) 
Banks, offices, theaters, restaurants, personal service shops, appliance repair and similar services.
(3) 
Garages and gasoline service stations as per § 115-117.
(4) 
Automobile, new and used car sales and service establishments conditionally as per § 115-140.
[Added 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 18-1998[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the redesignation of former Subsection B(4) through B(21) as B(5) through B(22), respectively.
(5) 
Commercial recreation facilities, fraternal organizations and membership clubs.
(6) 
Public or quasi-public buildings and uses, but not including workshops, warehouses, storage yards or correctional facilities.
(7) 
State-accredited public or private educational facilities and nursery schools.
(8) 
Hospitals and clinics.
(9) 
Animal hospitals and kennels as per § 115-123.
(10) 
Churches, libraries and museums.
(11) 
Agriculture, other than intensive fowl or livestock farms, as defined in § 115-121.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(12), regarding cluster developments, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 11-28-2011 by Ord No. 14-2011.
(12) 
Detached single-family dwellings as per § 115-77, provided that clustering of the permitted single-family detached dwellings in accordance with § 115-62 shall be required whenever two or more units are proposed as part of a residential development.
[Amended 11-28-2011 by Ord. No. 14-2011]
(13) 
Detached single-family dwellings as per §§ 115-115, 115-126 and 115-144.
[Amended 11-28-2011 by Ord. No. 14-2011]
(14) 
Public service infrastructure as per § 115-125.
(15) 
Private swimming pools or swimming clubs as per § 115-107.
(16) 
Accessory trailers as per § 115-102.1.
[Amended 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
(17) 
Off-street parking and loading as per §§ 115-100 and 115-101.
(18) 
Signs as per § 115-105.
(19) 
The keeping of domestic farm animals as per § 115-109.
[Amended 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 18-1998]
(20) 
Accessory uses, as per § 115-110.1, customarily incidental to any permitted principal use, including yard sales as per § 115-108.
[Amended 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
(21) 
Combined parcel homesteads as per § 115-119.
[Added 4-26-1993 by Ord. No. 253-1993]
(22) 
Greenhouses, as per § 115-103.1.
[Added 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; amended 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
A. 
Within the RDR1I District, no lot, land, building or structure shall be developed, erected, altered or used unless such action complies with the schedule in § 115-77 above and all standards and regulations set forth in this chapter.
B. 
Permitted, conditional and accessory uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Agricultural products processing facilities.
(2) 
Pinelands resource-related industry as per §§ 115-120 and 115-131 and resource extraction as per §§ 115-61 and 115-116.
(3) 
Commercial-industrial uses, such as but not limited to commercial printing plants; farm or construction machinery sales and service; contractor's office and storage; wholesale warehousing and distribution; research, experimental or testing laboratories; and baking food or dairy processing as per § 115-120.
(4) 
Retail and wholesale sales and service establishments.
(5) 
Banks, offices, theaters, restaurants, personal service shops, appliance repair and similar services.
(6) 
Commercial recreation facilities.
(7) 
Gasoline service stations as per § 115-117.
(8) 
Automobile, new and used car sales and service establishments conditionally as per § 115-140.
[Added 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 18-1998[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the redesignation of former Subsection B(8) through B(19) as B(9) through B(20), respectively.
(9) 
Public or quasi-public buildings and uses, including incidental workshops, warehouses and storage yards.
(10) 
Hospitals or clinics.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(11), regarding Cluster developments, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 11-28-2011 by Ord. No. 14-2011.
(11) 
Detached single-family dwellings as per § 115-77, provided that clustering of the permitted single-family detached dwellings in accordance with § 115-62 shall be required whenever two or more units are proposed as part of a residential development.
[Amended 11-28-2011 by Ord. No. 14-2011]
(12) 
Detached single-family dwellings as per §§ 115-115, 115-126 and 115-144.
[Amended 11-28-2011 by Ord. No. 14-2011]
(13) 
Agriculture, other than intensive fowl or livestock farms, as defined in § 115-121.
(14) 
Public service infrastructure as per § 115-125.
(15) 
Swimming pools or swimming clubs as per § 115-107.
(16) 
Off-street parking and loading as per §§ 115-100 and 115-101.
(17) 
Signs as per § 115-105.
(18) 
Accessory uses customarily incidental to any permitted principal use, as per § 115-110.1.
[Amended 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
(19) 
Combined parcel homesteads as per § 115-119.
[Added 4-26-1993 by Ord. No. 253-1993]
(20) 
Greenhouses, as per § 115-103.1.
[Added 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; amended 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
A. 
Within the RDI District, no lot, land, building or structure shall be developed, erected, altered or used unless such action complies with the schedule in § 115-77 above and all standards and regulations set forth in this chapter.
B. 
Permitted, conditional and accessory uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Agriculture and agricultural processing facilities.
(2) 
Commercial-industrial uses, such as but not limited to commercial printing plants; farm or construction machinery sales and service; contractor's office and storage; wholesale warehousing and distribution; research, experimental or testing laboratories; and baking, food or dairy processing as per § 115-120.
(3) 
Retail and wholesale sales and service establishments.
(4) 
Assembly, fabrication, processing, packaging or treatment of the following previously prepared materials: bone, cork, feathers, cellophane, ceramics, felt, fur, glass, hair, horn, paper, pharmaceuticals, plastic (except polyvinyl chloride), metals, stones, wood, tobacco, textiles or perfumes as per § 115-120.
(5) 
Manufacture of musical instruments, toys, novelties, electrical and electronic devices, domestic or commercial instruments, dental and medical equipment and timing devices as per § 115-120.
(6) 
Junkyards as per § 115-122.
(7) 
Pinelands resource-related industry as per § 115-131 and resource extraction as per §§ 115-61 and 115-116.
(8) 
Commercial recreation facilities.
(9) 
Public and quasi-public buildings and uses, including incidental workshops, warehouses and storage yards.
(10) 
Detached single-family dwellings as per §§ 115-115 and 115-126.
(11) 
Public service infrastructure as per § 115-125.
(12) 
Off-street parking and loading facilities as per §§ 115-100 and 115-101.
(13) 
Signs as per § 115-105.
(14) 
Accessory uses customarily incidental to any permitted principal use, as per § 115-110.1.
[Amended 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
(15) 
Greenhouses, as per § 115-103.1.
[Added 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; amended 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
A. 
Within PVR1 and PVR2 Districts, no lot, land, building or structure shall be developed, erected, altered or used unless such action complies with the schedule in § 115-77 above and all standards and regulations set forth in this chapter. Any municipal variance approval which grants relief from the density or lot area requirements for the PVR1 and PVR2 Districts set forth in § 115-77 shall require that Pinelands development credits be used for all dwelling units or lots in excess of that permitted without the variance.
[Amended 4-26-1993 by Ord. No. 253-1993]
B. 
Permitted, conditional and accessory uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Detached single-family dwellings.
(2) 
Detached single-family dwellings as per §§ 115-115 and 115-126.
(3) 
Churches and other places of worship.
(4) 
State-accredited public and private academic education facilities and nursery schools.
(5) 
Parks and playgrounds.
(6) 
Public service infrastructure as per § 115-125.
(7) 
Public recreation and community center buildings.
(8) 
Public and quasi-public buildings and uses, but not workshops, warehouses, storage yards or correctional institutions.
(9) 
Community dwellings for developmentally disabled persons or victims of domestic violence as per § 115-110.2.
[Amended 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
(10) 
Agriculture, other than intensive fowl or livestock farms, as defined in § 115-121.
(11) 
Cluster developments as per § 115-114.
(12) 
Home occupations as per § 115-118.
(13) 
Accessory trailers as per § 115-102.1.
[Amended 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
(14) 
Hospital or clinic.
(15) 
Modular or mobile home parks as per § 115-124.
(16) 
Private swimming pools as per § 115-107.
(17) 
Off-street parking and loading as per §§ 115-100 and 115-101.
(18) 
Signs as per § 115-105.
(19) 
Domestic farm animals as per § 115-109.
(20) 
Accessory uses, as per § 115-110.1, customarily incidental to any permitted principal use, including yard sales as per § 115-108.
[Amended 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
(21) 
Greenhouses, as per § 115-103.1.
[Added 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; amended 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
A. 
Within a PVRC District, no lot, land, building or structure shall be developed, erected, altered or used unless such action complies with the schedule in § 115-77 above and all standards and regulations set forth in this chapter. Any municipal variance approval which grants relief from the density or lot area requirements for the PVRC District set forth in § 115-77 shall require that Pinelands development credits be used for all dwelling units or lots in excess of that permitted without the variance.
[Amended 4-26-1993 by Ord. No. 253-1993]
B. 
Permitted, conditional and accessory uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Retail sales and service establishments.
(2) 
Banks, offices, theaters, restaurants, personal service shops, appliance repair and similar services.
(3) 
Garages and gasoline service stations as per § 115-117.
(4) 
Automobile, new and used car sales and service establishments conditionally as per § 115-140.
[Added 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 18-1998[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the redesignation of former Subsection B(4) through B(15) as B(5) through B(16), respectively.
(5) 
Commercial recreation facilities, fraternal organizations and membership clubs.
(6) 
Public and quasi-public buildings and uses, but not including workshops, warehouses, storage yards or correctional institutions.
(7) 
Churches, libraries and museums.
(8) 
Hospitals and clinics.
(9) 
Animal hospitals and kennels as per § 115-123.
(10) 
Cluster development as per § 115-114.
(11) 
Agricultural, other than intensive fowl or livestock farms, as defined in § 115-121.
(12) 
Detached single-family dwellings.
(13) 
Detached single-family dwellings as per §§ 115-115 and 115-126.
(14) 
Public service infrastructure as per § 115-125.
(15) 
Swimming pools and swimming clubs as per § 115-107.
(16) 
Off-street parking and loading as per §§ 115-100 and 115-101.
(17) 
Buffers and screening as per § 115-104.
[Added 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 18-1998[2]]
[2]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the redesignation of former Subsection B(16) and B(17) as B(17) through B(18), respectively.
(18) 
Signs as per § 115-105.
(19) 
Accessory uses, as per § 115-110.1, customarily incidental to any permitted principal use, including yard sales as per § 115-108.
[Amended 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
(20) 
Greenhouses, as per § 115-103.1.
[Added 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; amended 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
A. 
Within a PVI District, no lot, land, building or structure shall be development, erected, altered or used unless such action complies with the schedule in § 115-77 above and all standards and regulations in this chapter.
B. 
Permitted, conditional and accessory uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Any use permitted in an RDI District as specified in § 115-87 above, except junkyards and resource extraction.
[Amended 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 18-1998]
(2) 
Accessory uses, as per § 115-110.1.
[Added 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; amended 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
(3) 
Greenhouses, as per § 115-103.1.
[Added 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; amended 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
A. 
Within the PT District, no lot, land, building or structure shall be developed, erected, altered or used unless the action complies with the schedule in § 115-77 above and all standards and regulations of this chapter.
B. 
Permitted, conditional and accessory uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Retail sales and service establishments.
(2) 
Banks, offices, theaters, restaurants, personal service shops, appliance repair and similar services.
(3) 
Garages and gasoline service stations as per § 115-117.
(4) 
Automobile, new and used car sales and service establishments conditionally as per § 115-140.
[Added 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 18-1998[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the redesignation of former Subsection B(4) through B(15) as B(5) through B(16), respectively.
(5) 
Motels or hotels.
(6) 
Commercial recreation facilities, fraternal organizations and membership clubs.
(7) 
Hospitals and clinics.
(8) 
Animal hospitals or kennels as per § 115-123.
(9) 
Public or quasi-public buildings and uses.
(10) 
State-accredited public or private educational facilities.
(11) 
Churches, libraries and museums.
(12) 
Detached single-family dwellings as per §§ 115-115 and 115-126.
(13) 
Public service infrastructure as per § 115-125.
(14) 
Off-street parking and loading as per §§ 115-100 and 115-101.
(15) 
Signs as per § 115-105.
(16) 
Accessory uses customarily incidental to any permitted principal use, as per § 115-110.1.
[Amended 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
(17) 
The keeping of domestic farm animals as per §§ 115-6 and 115-109.
[Added 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 18-1998]
C. 
Buffers and landscaping.
[Added 3-10-1997 by Ord. No. 5-1997]
(1) 
Landscaped buffers shall be provided as follows:
(a) 
Adjacent to any street line, landscaped buffers shall not be less than 20 feet in width.
(b) 
Along any common property line with a lot in a residential district, landscaped buffers shall not be less than 25 feet in width.
(c) 
Along any common property line with a lot not in a residential district, landscaped buffers shall not be less than 20 feet in width.
(2) 
Buffers may be composed of earth berms, fences and landscaping, which shall be of sufficient quantity and size to screen parked automobiles from the view of those at grade or first-floor level in adjacent homes and to prevent the shining of automobile headlights into the yards of adjacent property. In general, this buffer shall provide a visual screen between the parking areas in the immediate vicinity of the residentially zoned property and an elevation not less than six feet above the finished grade of the parking areas. In addition, shade trees shall be provided in the buffer at the rate of one per 1,000 square feet of buffer area.
(3) 
Interior parking lot landscaping equal to or exceeding 4% of the gross square footage of the paved areas of the site used for drives and parking shall be provided. Such landscaping shall be provided in areas of not less than 150 square feet. Shrubbery shall be of less than four feet, and shade trees shall have a foliage of six feet plus.
(4) 
Outside storage areas shall be shielded from any street or adjacent residential zone by fencing, landscaping or other appropriate measures and in compliance with § 115-102.
A. 
Within the RA District, no lot, land, building or structure shall be erected, altered or used unless such action complies with the schedule in § 115-77 and all standards and regulations set forth in this chapter.
B. 
Permitted uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Single-family dwellings.
(2) 
Agriculture, other than intensive fowl or livestock farms, as defined in § 115-121.
(3) 
Churches and other places of worship.
(4) 
State-accredited public and private academic education facilities and nursery schools.
(5) 
Public parks, playgrounds and other recreational buildings and uses.
(6) 
Hospitals and clinics.
(7) 
Cluster developments as per § 115-114.
(8) 
Dwelling conversion as per § 115-96.
(9) 
Farm produce markets as per § 115-112.
(10) 
Public and quasi-public buildings and uses, including incidental workshops, warehouses and storage yards, but not correctional facilities.
(11) 
Public service infrastructure as per § 115-125.
(12) 
Animal hospital or kennel as per § 115-123.
(13) 
Home occupations as per § 115-118.
(14) 
Accessory trailers as per § 115-102.1.
[Amended 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
(15) 
Private swimming pools and swimming clubs as per § 115-107.
(16) 
Off-street parking and loading as per §§ 115-100 and 115-101.
(17) 
Signs as per § 115-105.
(18) 
Domestic farm animals as per § 115-109.
(19) 
Accessory uses, as per § 115-110.1, customarily incidental to any permitted principal use, including yard sales as per § 115-108.
[Amended 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
(20) 
Greenhouses, as per § 115-103.1.
[Added 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; amended 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
A. 
Within the B1 District, no lot, land, building or structure shall be erected, altered, developed or used unless such action complies with the schedule in § 115-77 and all standards and regulations set forth in this chapter.
B. 
Permitted uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Retail sales and service establishments.
(2) 
Banks, offices, theaters, restaurants, personal service shops, appliance repair and similar services.
(3) 
Garages and gasoline service stations as per § 115-117.
(4) 
Motels or hotels.
(5) 
Commercial recreation facilities, fraternal organizations and membership clubs.
(6) 
Single-family dwellings.
(7) 
Hospitals or clinics.
(8) 
Animal hospitals or kennels as per § 115-123.
(9) 
Public or quasi-public buildings or uses.
(10) 
State-accredited public or private academic education facilities.
(11) 
Churches, libraries and museums.
(12) 
Public service infrastructure as per § 115-125.
(13) 
Off-street parking and loading as per §§ 115-100 and 115-101.
(14) 
Accessory trailers as per § 115-102.1.
[Amended 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
(15) 
Signs as per § 115-105.
(16) 
Accessory uses customarily incidental to any permitted principal use, as per § 115-110.1.
[Amended 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
[Added 11-12-1993 by Ord. No. 266-1993]
A. 
Within the OC Overlay District, no lot, land, building or structure shall be erected, altered, developed or used unless such action complies with the schedule in § 115-77 and all standards and regulations set forth in this chapter.
B. 
Permitted principal uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Business offices not involving retail sales, retail services or personal services.
(2) 
Medical or dental clinic or laboratory.
(3) 
Research and engineering activities involving technical investigations or study for product development and similar activities.
(4) 
An office building with 5,000 square feet or more of gross floor area may utilize a portion of the first floor, not to exceed 25% of the gross floor area of the office building, for types of retail trade which are ancillary to the office use and/or service office workers. Such retail use must be located on the first floor of the office building and shall not be permitted in a separate building on the site. The types of retail uses permitted include:
(a) 
Restaurants and luncheonettes, but not including drive-in restaurants or restaurants which depend largely on take-out service for off-premises consumption.
(b) 
Delicatessens, bakeries, and confectionery stores, but not including self-service food markets (supermarkets) or meat and poultry markets.
(c) 
Personal service establishments, such as barbershops, beauty shops, tailoring and dressmaking shops and dry-cleaning shops, but not including self-service laundries, dancing and music schools, day nurseries or radio, television or appliance repair shops.
(d) 
Drugstores, stationery supplies, tobacco and periodical stores and specialty shops, but not including department stores, junior department stores, hardware stores, plumbing supply shops or appliance stores.
(e) 
Other retail uses which are normally and/or continually utilized by offices and office workers during normal working hours and do not primarily service the nonoffice worker and/or evening shopper.
(5) 
Combinations of two or more of the above permitted uses in one principal building.
(6) 
Accessory uses customarily incidental to any permitted principal use, as per § 115-110.1.
[Amended 11-24-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008; 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
(7) 
Retail.
[Added 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
(8) 
Personal services.
[Added 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
(9) 
Restaurants (with or without drive through facilities).
[Added 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
(10) 
Life sciences (biopharmaceutical and medical device industries) and other similar uses.
[Added 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
(11) 
Hotels and motels.
[Added 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
(12) 
Accessory uses customarily incidental to any permitted principal use, as per § 115-110.1.
[Added 10-22-2018 by Ord. No. 63-2018]
C. 
Permitted conditional uses, subject to the provisions of Article XII of this chapter, shall be as follows:
(1) 
Life-care facility or development (§ 115-133).
(2) 
Public service infrastructure (§ 115-125).
(3) 
Ministorage facilities (§ 115-134).
(4) 
Warehouses and flex buildings (§ 115-135).
(5) 
Business parks (§ 115-136).
D. 
Buffers and landscaping.
(1) 
Landscaped buffers shall be provided as follows:
(a) 
Adjacent to any street line, landscaped buffers shall be not less than 20 feet in width.
(b) 
Along any corner property line with a lot in a residential district, landscaped buffers shall be not less than 25 feet in width.
(c) 
Along any common property line with a lot not in a residential district, landscaped buffers shall be not less than 20 feet in width.
(2) 
Buffers may be comprised of earth berms, fences and landscaping, which shall be of a sufficient quantity and size to screen parked automobiles from the view of those at grade or first-floor level in adjacent homes and to prevent the shining of automobile headlights into the yards of adjacent property. In general, this buffer shall provide a visual screen between the parking areas in the immediate vicinity of the residentially zoned property and an elevation not less than six feet above the finished grade of the parking areas. In addition, shade trees shall be provided in the buffer at the rate of one per 1,000 square feet of buffer area.
(3) 
Interior parking lot landscaping equal to or exceeding 4% of the gross square footage of the paved areas of the site used for drives and parking shall be provided. Such landscaping shall be provided in areas of not less than 150 square feet. Shrubbery shall be of less than four feet, and shade trees shall have foliage of six feet plus.
E. 
All applications for development pursuant to the standards of this section shall require a public hearing and notification to the public in accordance with the requirements contained in N.J.S.A. 40:55D-12b.
F. 
Other provisions and requirements.
(1) 
Loading and unloading facilities shall be provided in accordance with § 115-100 and shall be on the same lot and in other than the required front yard so as to permit the transfer of goods on other than a public street.
(2) 
Each use permitted in the OC District shall be served by a public sewage disposal system or by a private disposal system which meets state standards. Any private disposal system shall be so designed as will, in the opinion of the Township Engineer, enable the system to be efficiently connected to the prospective public disposal system when constructed.
(3) 
Incidental outdoor storage shall be shielded from any street or adjacent residential zone by fencing, landscaping or other appropriate measure and in compliance with § 115-102.
(4) 
All streets within business parks shall be private, and there shall be adequate provisions for repair and maintenance so as to relieve the Township of Buena Vista from any responsibility for the upkeep of such streets.
(5) 
No use shall be conducted in such a way as to discharge any treated or untreated industrial waste, except as shall be approved by Buena Vista Township and any applicable state agency having jurisdiction in such matters.
(6) 
All buildings shall be compatibly designed, whether constructed all at one time or in stages over a period of time. All building walls facing any street or residential district shall be suitably finished for aesthetic purposes, which shall not include unpainted or painted block walls.
(7) 
There shall be at least one trash and garbage pickup location provided by each building, which shall be separated from the parking spaces by either a location within the building or in a pickup location outside the building, which shall be a steel-like, totally enclosed container located in a manner to be obscured from view from parking areas, streets and adjacent residential uses or zoning districts by a fence, wall, planting or combination of the three. If located within the building, the doorway may serve both the loading and trash/garbage functions. If a container is used for trash/garbage functions and is located outside the building, it may be located adjacent to or within the general loading area, provided that the container in no way interferes with or restricts loading and unloading functions.
(8) 
All portions of the property not utilized by buildings or paved surfaces shall be landscaped.
(9) 
Not more than one point of ingress and/or egress shall be permitted within 250 feet of another point of ingress and/or egress, and in no case shall a development have more than two such points of ingress and/or egress on any one street frontage.
(10) 
Minimum off-street parking as per the requirements contained in § 115-101.
(11) 
Permitted signs as per the requirements contained in § 115-105.