Borough of Wood-Ridge, NJ
Bergen County
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A. 
"Conditional use" means a use permitted in a particular zoning district only upon a showing that such use in a specified location will comply with the conditions and standards for the location or operation of such use as contained in this chapter and upon the issuance of an authorization therefor by the Planning Board.
B. 
In reviewing an application for a conditional use, the Planning Board must be satisfied that the activity or use will promote the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the community. In making this determination, the Planning Board shall consider and may hear testimony regarding the following items:
(1) 
Impact of conditional use activities upon traffic and circulation.
(2) 
Impact of conditional use activities upon the enjoyment of proximate land uses.
(3) 
Impact of conditional use activities upon proximate real estate values.
(4) 
Impact of conditional use activities upon utility systems.
(5) 
Satisfaction of all zoning, site plan, subdivision and conditional use requirements as enunciated in this article.
A professional office as part of a residential structure shall be subject to the following conditions:
A. 
The office or studio is incidental to the residential use of the premises and is carried on by a resident thereof with not more than one assistant who does not reside on the premises.
B. 
The office or studio does not occupy more than 50% of the area of one floor of the building.
C. 
Any off-street parking incidental to the office use is screened by an appropriate buffer.
D. 
The proposed office or studio would have no adverse effect on adjacent properties or roads.
A. 
No service station shall have an entrance or exit for vehicles within 200 feet along the same side of a street of any school, playground, church, hospital, public building or institution, except where such property is in another block or abuts another street which the lot in question does not abut.
B. 
No service station shall be permitted where any oil-draining pit or visible appliance for any purpose (other than gasoline filling pumps or air pumps) is located within 50 feet of any future street line or within 150 feet of any residential district. All such appliances or pits, other than gasoline filling pumps or air pumps, shall be within a building. Gasoline and air pumps shall be permitted within the required front yard space of service stations but shall be no closer than 20 feet to any future street line.
C. 
No junked motor vehicle shall be permitted on the premises of any service station unless within a closed and roofed building. Six motor vehicles may be located upon any service station premises outside of a closed or roofed building for a reasonable time while motor vehicles are awaiting repair by the owners thereof.
D. 
No service station may engage in the sale, display and/or marketing of used vehicles, equipment, trailers and/or any other personal property.
[Added 7-20-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-15]
E. 
No service station may engage in the rental or lease of its property or any space or portion of its property for the purpose of: 1) parking and/or storage of vehicles, equipment, trailers and/or any other personal property; and/or 2) operating any other business other than the principal service station business.
[Added 7-20-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-15]
The following requirements shall apply to light industry and manufacture:
A. 
All areas not utilized for buildings, parking and loading shall be attractively landscaped as required by the Planning Board.
B. 
Evaluation of use and activities proposed shall take into account the visual appearance of building, roof, furniture, lighting, signs, etc., as they may impact upon the general public and proximate residences.
A. 
The Planning Board is hereby empowered to grant the conditional uses enumerated as such in the district use regulations set forth in Article II in accordance with the definite specifications and standards required thereunder.
B. 
Said Planning Board shall grant or deny an application for such conditional use within 95 days of submission of a complete application by a developer to the administrative officer or within such further time as may be consented to by the applicant. The review by the Planning Board of a conditional use shall include any required site plan review pursuant to Chapter 335, Land Subdivision and Site Plan Review, and the time period for action by the Planning Board on conditional uses shall also apply to such site plan review. Failure of the Planning Board to act within the period prescribed shall constitute approval of the application, and a certificate of the administrative officer as to the failure of the Planning Board to act shall be issued on request of the applicant.
C. 
Whenever review or approval of the application by the County Planning Board is required by N.J.S.A. 40:27-6.3, in the case of a subdivision, or N.J.S.A. 40:27-6.6, in the case of a site plan, the Planning Board shall condition any approval that it grants upon timely receipt of a favorable report on the application by the County Planning Board or approval by the County Planning Board by its failure to report thereon within the required time period.