Township of Knowlton, NJ
Warren County
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Permitted principal uses in the C-1 Zone shall be as follows:
A. 
Neighborhood retail sales and services such as small grocery stores, florists, barber and beauty shops, dry cleaning and laundry collections, providing that no processing is done on the premises, shoe repairing, antique and gift shops, hardware stores, but specifically excluding motor vehicle sales and repairs.
[Amended 4-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-3; 2-8-2002 by Ord. No. 02-3]
B. 
Restaurants, coffee shops, and fast-food restaurants, but excluding drive-through facilities.
[Amended 4-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-3; 2-8-2002 by Ord. No. 02-3]
C. 
Business, professional, and medical offices, fitness centers.
[Amended 4-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-3; 2-8-2002 by Ord. No. 02-3]
D. 
Banks and financial offices.
[Amended 4-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-3]
E. 
Agricultural uses.
F. 
Child-care centers.
[Added 4-27-1995 by Ord. No. 95-5]
G. 
Museums and art galleries.
[Added 4-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-3]
H. 
Existing residential uses.
[Added 4-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-3]
I. 
Public school.
[Added 12-22-2005 by Ord. No. 05-22]
Permitted accessory uses in the C-1 Zone shall be as follows:
A. 
Off-street parking and loading facilities.
B. 
Signs.
C. 
Accessory storage, within a wholly enclosed permanent structure, of materials, goods and supplies intended for use on the premises.
D. 
Apartments over shops and offices.
[Added 4-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-3]
E. 
Home occupations, including family day-care centers.
[Added 4-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-3]
F. 
Home offices.
[Added 4-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-3]
G. 
Accessory structures for existing residential uses.
[Added 2-8-2002 by Ord. No. 02-3]
Conditional uses in the C-1 Zone shall be as follows:
A. 
Essential services.
B. 
Churches and other places of worship, including parish houses, Sunday school buildings and other similar uses.
C. 
Nursery schools.
D. 
Automobile service stations.
E. 
Cellular antennas and cellular towers (see Article 41.1).
[Added 9-11-2000 by Ord. No. 00-12]
F. 
Animal hospitals and kennels.
[Added 2-8-2002 by Ord. No. 02-3]
[Amended 4-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-3; 2-8-2002 by Ord. No. 02-3; 7-25-2002 by Ord. No. 02-12]
Bulk requirements for this zone shall be as follows:
Table VI-7
Bulk Requirements in C-1 Zone
Regulation
Requirement
Minimum lot area (acres)
0.5
Minimum lot width (feet)
1001
Minimum lot width on cul-de-sac (feet)
60
Minimum front yard (feet)
35
Minimum rear yard (feet)
20
Minimum side yards (feet)
20
Maximum impervious coverage (percent)
65
Maximum floor area ratio
0.2
Accessory structure setback from any rear or side lot line (feet)
20
Maximum height (feet)
35
Maximum stories
2.5
Maximum accessory structure height (feet)
15
NOTES:
1
For corner lots, the minimum lot width shall be 125 feet.
[Amended 2-8-2002 by Ord. No. 02-3; 12-22-2005 by Ord. No. 05-22]
See § 11-193C for additional standards.
A. 
Agricultural uses. Agricultural uses, as defined in this chapter, including customary farm occupations or lands which qualify as farmland, as defined herein, shall be permitted in this zone subject to the following conditions:
(1) 
Buildings may be utilized for horticulture, nurseries, greenhouses, dairy farms and for growing, raising, harvesting and sale of agricultural crops.
(2) 
The display for sale of products grown or raised by the owner, tenant or lessee shall only be permitted where:
(a) 
The products sold are in their natural state.
(b) 
The sale of such products is within the confines of the property upon which they have been grown or raised.
(c) 
The place of sale or storage of any such products, whether of a permanent or temporary nature, shall not be closer than 100 feet to any side or rear lot line. One farm stand not to exceed 150 square feet shall be permitted on the property.
(d) 
The sale of any such products shall not have a deleterious effect on adjoining properties by reason of nuisance or health hazard or other factors as specified herein.
(e) 
The sale of any such products shall also require that a suitable amount of off-street parking and loading space be required as provided herein.
B. 
Restrictions on residential lots for nonhousehold animals. The following restrictions shall be met where nonhousehold animals are kept on residential lots:
[Amended 2-7-2011 by Ord. No. 11-05]
(1) 
A minimum lot area of 1/2 acre shall be required for the keeping of six fowl and/or rabbits, total and may be increased at the rate of three fowl and/or rabbits for each additional 1/2 acre of land. The keeping of roosters shall be prohibited on lots less than two acres.
(2) 
A minimum lot area of two acres shall be required for the keeping of one pastoral animal and may be increased at the rate of one pastoral animal for each additional 1/2 acre of land.
(3) 
No owner of any nonhousehold animal shall suffer or permit such animal to be upon any private property, other than the premises of the owner, without the consent of the owner or tenant of said private property.
(4) 
All nonhousehold animals shall be kept in the rear yard only and may be contained in a fenced area, in which case, the fence shall be kept four feet from the property line.
(5) 
Further provided that any such animal must be provided with a stable or coop and further provided that said stable or coop shall conform to the setback requirements for the zone wherein it is located.
(6) 
In addition to the requirements hereinabove for all nonhousehold animals, the stable or coop required to be constructed hereinabove must be built and maintained so as not to create offensive odors, fly breeding, attraction of vermin or other nuisances; and manure must be collected and maintained in a sanitary manner so as to prevent offensive odors, fly breeding or other nuisances.
C. 
Buffer requirements.
(1) 
When required.
(a) 
All uses, other than single-family detached dwelling when used exclusively for residential purposes, which abut a single-family residential zone, shall be required to install, plant and maintain a buffer zone in accordance with the provisions of this section.
(b) 
All developments abutting active agricultural uses shall provide buffering or increased lot depths to reduce the impact of agricultural nuisance factors and to reduce the impact of the development on the agricultural use.
(2) 
Restrictions on buffer zone.
(a) 
No principal or accessory structure, other than as may be provided herein, nor any off-street parking or loading areas or other use shall be permitted within the buffer zone.
(b) 
No access or driveways other than as may be permitted by the Approving Board shall be permitted within the buffer zone.
(c) 
Buffer zones shall be maintained in their natural state when wooded, and when natural vegetation is sparse, plant material or fencing may be required, as determined by the Approving Board.
(d) 
Underground utility easements shall be permitted, when deemed necessary or desirable by the Approving Board.
(e) 
Unless otherwise specified in this chapter, all buffer zones shall be a minimum of 10% of the minimum lot width or lot depth in the zone in which they are located; provided, however, that no buffer zone need be greater than 100 feet.
(f) 
The area encompassed in the buffer zone may be utilized for the purpose of computing lot coverage and yard setbacks.
D. 
Display areas. The purpose of display areas is to provide appropriate space for viewing merchandise available in the store. The intent is to provide higher visibility of the merchandise being sold. Display areas for products sold on premises shall be permitted only where:
(1) 
Products on display are sold on the premises.
(2) 
The place of sale or storage of any such products, whether of a permanent or temporary nature, shall not be closer than the permitted rear or side building setback line.
(3) 
The display for sale of such products shall not have a deleterious effect on adjoining properties by reason of nuisance or health hazard or other factors.
(4) 
Displays are permitted on open front porches or side porches.
A. 
For off-street parking, see Article 31. In addition to the requirements set forth in Article 31, off-street parking shall only be located in the side or rear yards.
[Amended 4-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-3]
B. 
For off-street loading, see Article 31. In addition to the requirements set forth in Article 31, off-street loading shall only be located in the side or rear yards.
[Amended 4-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-3]
C. 
For joint facilities for off-street parking and loading areas: see Article 31.
D. 
For maintenance of off-street parking and loading areas: see Article 31.
E. 
General regulations applying to signs. The following regulations shall apply to all permitted and preexisting nonconforming signs:
(1) 
Whenever the Construction Official shall determine that a sign has become structurally unsafe or endangers the safety of the building or the public, the Construction Official shall order that such sign be made safe or removed. Such order shall be complied with within 10 days of the receipt thereof by the person owning or using the sign or the owner of the building or premises on which such unsafe sign is affixed or erected.
(2) 
Location.
(a) 
Unless otherwise provided in this chapter, signs shall not be located closer than the following distances to street rights-of-way:
Area of Sign
(square feet)
Minimum Distance
(feet)
Less than 25
20
26 to 75
25
76 or more
30
(b) 
The Approving Board shall be authorized to waive the strict application of this section if, because of local site conditions, strict adherence would cause inconvenience to the public or constitute a hazard. Unless otherwise specified in this chapter or indicated on an approved site plan, the Construction Official shall approve the location of all signs.
(3) 
The area surrounding ground signs shall be kept neat, clean and landscaped. The tenant, owner or occupant to which the sign applies shall be responsible for maintaining the condition of the area.
(4) 
Directional signs having areas of less than three square feet are exempt from area and location regulations but shall be shown on an approved site plan and shall not constitute a hazard to the traveling public.
[Amended 4-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-3]
(5) 
No sign shall be permitted which is not accessory to the business conducted on the property. Such signs may be erected on an exterior wall in accordance with the following requirements:
(a) 
Number and size of signs. No business establishment shall be permitted a total of more than two signs; provided, however, that no single exterior wall of any one establishment shall contain more than one of the two permitted signs. The total sign area for the sign permitted on the face of any wall shall not exceed 5% of the face of the wall area or 24 square feet, whichever is less.
(b) 
Rear wall and side wall signs. No signs will be permitted on rear walls or side walls when said wall abuts a residential use or zone or any public or institutional use.
(c) 
Freestanding signs. There shall be permitted a maximum of one freestanding sign advertising the business establishments and/or services located on the lot therein, provided that:
[1] 
The maximum height of the freestanding sign shall not exceed 10 feet.
[Amended 4-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-3]
[2] 
The area of said sign shall not exceed 24 square feet on each side or surface unless otherwise indicated for special uses in this zone.
[Amended 6-12-2000 by Ord. No. 00-10]
[3] 
The location of said sign shall not be nearer than 1/2 the setback from any abutting road right-of-way line or property line.
[4] 
The base of said sign shall be an improved area in harmony with the overall internal road system and off-street parking layout and shall be appropriately landscaped.
(6) 
In an effort to reduce glare and diminish reflection on other objects, no internally illuminated signs shall be permitted.
[Amended 6-12-2000 by Ord. No. 00-10]
(7) 
Nameplate and identification signs for single-family dwellings. A sign indicating the name or address of the occupant may be permitted, provided that the sign shall be no larger than one square foot with a maximum height of six feet. Only one sign per dwelling unit is permitted in addition to a mailbox identification sign.
(8) 
Sales or rental signs. A sign advertising the sale or rental shall be permitted, provided that:
(a) 
The size of any curb sale or rental sign shall not exceed six square feet for an existing residential dwelling or 20 square feet for any commercial property or building.
(b) 
Not more than one sign is placed upon any property.
(c) 
Such signs shall be removed within five days after execution of contract for sale or lease.
(d) 
For sale or lease signs up to 24 square feet for land with five acres or more and 500 feet of frontage shall be permitted.
(9) 
Institutional signs. Signs of schools, colleges, churches and other institutions of a similar public or semipublic nature may be erected and maintained, provided that:
(a) 
The size of any freestanding sign shall not exceed 24 square feet and not more than one such sign is placed on a property.
(b) 
Signs may be affixed to a maximum of one wall of a structure and the total sign area on the wall shall not exceed 24 square feet.
(10) 
Signs accessory to parking areas.
(a) 
Signs designating entrances or exits to or from a parking area shall be limited to one sign for each such exit or entrance, with a maximum size of four square feet for each sign.
(b) 
One sign per parking area designating the conditions of use or identity of such parking area and limited to a maximum size of six square feet shall be permitted.
(c) 
Private driveway signs indicating the private nature of a driveway shall be permitted, provided that the size of any such sign shall not exceed two square feet.
(11) 
All signs shall be kept in good repair, which shall include replacement or repair of broken structural elements, casings or faces, maintenance of legibility and all lighting elements working.
(12) 
Any location where business goods are no longer sold or produced or where services are no longer provided shall have 60 days to remove any remaining or derelict on-premises signs following notification by the township and at the expense of the owner of such property. When the written notification has been given by the township and compliance has not been made within the required sixty-day period, the township may cause removal of such sign with the cost for such removal to be attached to the property.
(13) 
The applicant shall also comply with all applicable county, state and federal sign regulations.
(14) 
Should a nonconforming sign be destroyed, it cannot be replaced except in a conforming manner.
(15) 
Where a sign for a nonresidential use is directly adjacent to or across from a residential zone, the Approving Board may, in its discretion, reduce the area of the sign by not more than 10%, and the Approving Board may further require additional screening, light control and buffering so as to minimize any adverse impacts such sign will have on the adjacent or abutting residential zone.
(16) 
No signs which have moving parts or which provide the illusion of movement shall be permitted. No variation in luminous intensity shall be permitted.
(17) 
Temporary portable signs are prohibited.
(18) 
When more than one sign is proposed on a property, a coordinated theme for all signs is required.
[Added 6-12-2000 by Ord. No. 00-10]
F. 
Signs for multi-use developments, as defined in § 11-3, Definitions, shall be governed by the following regulations:
[Amended 4-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-3; 6-12-2000 by Ord. No. 00-10]
(1) 
Each such development shall submit a signing plan to the Approving Board for approval. Such signing plan shall include details on:
(a) 
Letter style and height.
(b) 
Lighting.
(c) 
Color.
(d) 
Construction and materials.
(e) 
Height of sign.
(f) 
Height above grade or below roofline.
(g) 
Locations.
(h) 
Standards.
(i) 
Dimensions.
(2) 
The signing plan shall be based on an integrated design theme to include all of the elements in Subsection F(1)(a) through (i) above. All of the above elements shall be designed to be in harmony and consistent with each other, the architecture and materials of principal structure and the landscaping plan. The Approving Board, in its sole discretion, shall determine if a proposed signing plan meets the goals and objectives of this section.
(3) 
The total area of all signs affixed to a structure shall not exceed 3% of the building facade of the structure. The Approving Board may permit in total sign area up to 5% of the building facade if, in the Approving Board's judgment, such additional area shall assist in developing a harmonious and integrated sign plan in accordance with the goals and objectives of this subsection.
(4) 
Freestanding signs.
(a) 
Freestanding signs to be located on poles, kiosks, stanchions or similar supports shall not project more than six feet above the support. Such signs shall have an area not in excess of 5% of the building face fronting on the street, but in no event greater than 80 square feet.
(b) 
Only one such freestanding sign shall be permitted on any single property regardless of the number of establishments on the property, except that the Approving Board may authorize an additional freestanding sign if the property has access from more than one public street and does not abut a residential use or zone. The freestanding sign shall be located a minimum of 40 feet from the right-of-way line or 1/2 the required minimum front or rear yard setbacks and comply with the side yard requirements of the zone.
G. 
Outdoor storage areas.
(1) 
Outdoor storage is prohibited on all residential lots other than that storage customarily placed in courtyards and yards which are incidental to authorized residential use and occupancy.
(2) 
On residential lots, boats not exceeding 25 feet in length and recreational vehicles shall be permitted in side or rear yards only and shall conform to accessory structure setbacks.
(3) 
On all nonresidential lots, outdoor storage shall be permitted in rear yards only. Not more than 50% of the rear yard shall be devoted to outdoor storage or display, with the exception of outdoor storage of live plants.
(4) 
No flammable or explosive liquids, solids or gases shall be stored aboveground, except for the following conditions:
(a) 
Tanks or drums of petroleum or petroleum products directly connected with heating devices or appliances located on the same premises as the tanks or drums.
(b) 
Tanks of liquid petroleum or liquid petroleum products totaling no more than 6,000 gallons on the lot and not connected directly to a heating device or appliance. Such tanks must be protected with a secondary impervious containment dike with a capacity of 100% of all tanks within the dike, plus six inches of rainfall, and have adequate fire protection.
(5) 
The height of material stored shall not exceed six feet, except for individual articles which have a height of more than six feet. No article or material shall be stored in any required parking area or be so located as to interfere with vehicular or pedestrian traffic movement or safety. In addition, no article or material shall be stored or displayed on a sidewalk or parking lot aisle.
(6) 
Fencing and setbacks. When so permitted, all outdoor storage facilities shall be enclosed by a fence or wall or appropriate natural vegetation screening as determined by the Approving Board adequate to conceal such facilities and the contents thereof from adjacent properties and shall meet all required setbacks for accessory buildings for the zone in which located.
[Amended 4-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-3]
(7) 
Outdoor storage of any kind is prohibited in the front yard.
[Amended 4-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-3]
(8) 
Disabled and/or nonregistered vehicles may not be stored, except in an enclosed garage, unless the same are awaiting repair at a licensed public garage. For purposes of this chapter, the term "disabled" shall refer to a motor vehicle which is in such a state of disrepair that it cannot readily be made operable and which does not conform to all requirements of the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles.
[Amended 4-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-3]
(9) 
The outdoor storage of live plants being displayed for sale on the premises may be located within 10 feet of a street right-of-way line and up to a property line, provided that the height of such material does not exceed 2.5 feet within 25 feet of the curbline or within 10 feet of a property line.
H. 
Apartments over shops and offices. In addition to other standards, the following shall apply:
[Added 4-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-3]
(1) 
A building containing a permitted shop or office on the first floor may have a maximum of two apartment units on the second floor.
(2) 
Each apartment shall be self-contained and shall have a floor area of at least 400 square feet.
(3) 
Parking for tenants shall be provided in the rear or side of the building. One parking space shall be provided for each tenant.
(4) 
Site plan approval is required in accordance with applicable requirements of this chapter.
I. 
Home occupations, including family day-care centers. The following provisions apply to existing residential homes only and not to new construction and permit the limited use of residential properties as the location for recognized professional offices or service businesses, which are clearly subordinate and ancillary to the principal residential use of the property. In addition to other zoning standards, the following standards apply:
[Added 4-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-3]
(1) 
The permitted recognized professions include offices of ministers, architects, professional engineers, land surveyors, landscape architects, professional planners, lawyers, accountants, medical doctors and dentists and other professionals with an advanced degree or professional license.
(2) 
The permitted recognized service businesses include seamstresses, needleworkers and tailors, hairdressers and other such service businesses. Real estate uses shall be prohibited. Family day-care uses are permitted.
(3) 
The requirements and other provisions contained herein are specifically intended to limit the extent of such home occupations and the potential associated nuisances, such as traffic, noise, fumes, dust, glare and odors.
(4) 
The owner(s) of the "home occupation" shall be the owner and resident(s) of the property and the dwelling situated thereon.
(5) 
Not more than one nonresident employee shall be permitted.
(6) 
Clients, patrons or customers shall be permitted on the property in regards to the home occupation, provided that:
(a) 
Such visitation shall occur from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
(b) 
Such visitation shall not create the need to park more than two vehicles at any time in addition to those ordinarily used by the residents of the dwelling unit.
(c) 
Such visitation shall not create the need to park anything other than passenger vehicles, and such passenger vehicles shall be parked off-street on the property in parking spaces provided.
(d) 
None of the above shall prohibit any person from coming onto the property who might otherwise come to the property in association with the residential dwelling unit.
(7) 
The home occupation may utilize a portion of the principal dwelling unit and/or one or more secondary buildings or structures which are accessory to the principal dwelling unit in accordance with the following, provided that the use of the property for the home occupation shall be subordinate and ancillary to its use for residential purposes by its occupants.
(a) 
Not more than 25% of the floor area of the principal dwelling unit or 1,000 square feet, whichever is less, may be utilized for the home occupation within the dwelling.
(b) 
Not more than 1,000 square feet may be utilized for the home occupation within an accessory building.
(8) 
Any parking area associated with the home occupation, including parking for any clients, patrons or customers, shall be screened from the view of adjacent residential properties and the street.
(9) 
The residential character of the lot and buildings shall not be changed, no sounds from the interior of the building related to the home occupation shall be audible outside the building at the property line, and no equipment shall be used which will cause interference with radio or television reception in neighboring residences.
(10) 
No merchandise, products, waste, equipment or similar material or objects shall be displayed, stored or otherwise located outdoors, except that the presence of children or customary residential recreational facilities shall be permitted in conjunction with a family day-care home.
(11) 
The residential character of the lot and building(s) shall be maintained at all times.
(12) 
There shall be no other exterior evidence of the home occupation on the premises. No sign other than an unlighted nameplate identifying the home occupation which is no more than 10 inches by 20 inches shall be permitted. No exterior lighting shall be permitted specific to the home occupation.
(13) 
Site plan approval is required in accordance with applicable requirements of this chapter.
J. 
Home offices. A portion of an existing residential dwelling may be used as an office area for use only by members of the household residing on the premises; this does not apply to new construction and is subject to other zoning standards in addition to the following:
[Added 4-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-3]
(1) 
The office area shall not occupy more than 500 square feet nor more than 12 1/2% of the floor area of the dwelling, whichever is less, specifically excluding the area of garages, basements and attics in the calculation of the floor area.
(2) 
The office area shall not be a segregated portion of the house but shall be an existing room or area within the dwelling unit which is integrated within the overall floor plan of the dwelling.
(3) 
The office area shall not contain any kitchen facilities which are separate from the remainder of the dwelling unit.
(4) 
The office area shall have only typical office equipment limited to computers, telefax machines, telephones, copying machines and other similar office equipment.
(5) 
No supplies or furnishings shall be permitted other than typical office supplies and furnishings, and no evidence of the office area shall be shown to the outside of the dwelling unit.
(6) 
No persons shall be permitted on that part of the property regarded as the office area other than people making deliveries or service calls as might otherwise occur on the property regarded as the dwelling unit.
[Amended 6-12-2000 by Ord. No. 00-10]
K. 
Maximum area. The maximum area of all accessory buildings on any single residential lot shall not exceed 625 square feet.
[Added 12-22-2005 by Ord. No. 05-22]
A. 
General.
(1) 
The Approving Board shall not approve a conditional use unless it finds that the use meets all the requirements of this chapter, does not substantially impair the use and enjoyment of surrounding properties and does not substantially impair the character of the surrounding area.
(2) 
In addition to meeting the minimum requirements of the zone in which it is located, the Planning Board may authorize conditional uses only after determining that the proposed use meets the specifications and standards set forth in this chapter for the use and that it will comply, now and in the future, with the conditions and standards both as to location and operation for said use.
B. 
Essential services.
(1) 
In addition to meeting the minimum requirement of the zone, essential services shall be subject to the following regulations:
(a) 
Such facility shall not be located on a residential street, unless no other site is available and shall be so located as to draw the minimum of vehicular traffic to and through such streets.
(b) 
The location, design and operation of such facilities may not, to the extent possible, adversely affect the character of the surrounding area.
(c) 
Adequate fences, barriers and other safety devices shall be provided.
(d) 
Buffers, landscaping, berms and similar measures shall be required by the Approving Board as part of site plan review.
(2) 
Such facilities shall be reasonably necessary for the furnishing of adequate service by such public utilities, the township, other governmental agencies or private or semiprivate entities if approved by a municipal agency in furtherance of the public health, safety and general welfare.
C. 
Churches and other places of worship. In addition to meeting the requirements of this zone, the following additional standards apply:
(1) 
Such uses shall be conducted on a lot with a minimum area of two acres.
(2) 
Minimum front yard and rear yard setbacks required for principal permitted structures in the zone shall be maintained. Minimum side yards required for principal permitted use in this zone shall be doubled for churches and other places of worship.
(3) 
Each property shall be appropriately landscaped, screened and buffered. Careful consideration shall be given to developing effective screening along property lines abutting residential uses. The Approving Board may require appropriate screening depending on site requirements.
(4) 
No parking shall be permitted in minimum required open spaces, including yards.
(5) 
Parking must be provided on the site as required by this chapter.
(6) 
Maximum floor area ratio shall be: 0.10.
D. 
Nursery schools.
(1) 
In addition to meeting the minimum requirements for this zone, any lot on which a nursery school is operated shall have a lot area of at least 4,356 square feet for each pupil enrolled in the school.
(2) 
No recreation area shall be located within 20 feet of any lot line.
E. 
Automotive service stations. In addition to meeting the requirements of this zone, the following additional standards shall be applicable:
[Amended 4-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-3]
(1) 
Location. No service station, gas station, vehicle repair shop or any vehicular access thereto shall be located within 200 feet of schools, playgrounds, churches, hospitals, public libraries and institutions for dependents or for children and senior citizen housing.
(2) 
Vehicular access. Vehicular access shall not be closer to the intersection of any two street lot lines than 50 feet, nor shall any such use be located within 25 feet of any boundary line or any residential zone.
(3) 
These operations shall be conducted on a lot of no less than one acre.
[Added 4-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-3]
(4) 
The maximum impervious cover shall be 60%.
[Added 4-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-3]
F. 
Animal hospitals and kennels. In addition to meeting the minimum requirements of this zone, animal hospitals and/or kennels shall be located no closer than 200 feet to any lot boundary line except 100 feet from any front yard lot line. Such facilities shall be maintained in an enclosed structure and shall be of soundproof construction and so operated as to produce no objectionable odors at the lot boundary line. A minimum lot area for animal hospitals shall be five acres.
[Added 12-22-2005 by Ord. No. 05-22]