Village of Ridgewood, NJ
Bergen County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
A. 
General.
(1) 
No land or premises may be used and no building or structure may be erected, raised, moved, extended, enlarged, altered or used for any purpose other than a purpose permitted by this chapter for the zone district in which the land, premises, building or structure is located. All uses and construction shall be in conformity with the regulations provided for the zone district in which such land, premises, building or structure is located and any other applicable regulations of this article.
(2) 
No lot, yard, parking area or other open space shall be so reduced in area or dimension as to make it less than the minimum required under this chapter. No lot, yard, parking area or other open space which is already less than the minimum required under this chapter shall be further reduced in area or dimension.
(3) 
The control and regulation of the uses of buildings and structures by this chapter shall apply equally to the nature and extent of the uses of the lot or lots upon which they are erected.
(4) 
In the case of a lot that is split by a zone district boundary line, and the zone districts on the lot have different requirements, application of the requirements shall be as follows, unless the provisions of this chapter specifically indicate otherwise:
[Added 7-16-2003 by Ord. No. 2830]
(a) 
The use shall comply with the required use standards for the zone district within which the use is located.
(b) 
The lot shall be required to comply with the most restrictive of the minimum lot area, minimum lot width, minimum average lot width, minimum lot frontage, minimum lot depth, minimum buildable area and minimum usable area standards of the various zone districts on the lot.
(c) 
The yard setbacks shall be required to comply with the required dimensions for such setbacks of the zone district within which the yard is located; thus, each portion of a building that is split by a zone boundary would be subject to the setback standards of the zone within which that portion of the building is located. In the event that it is not possible to measure the yard depth without crossing a zone district boundary, the most restrictive setback standard of the various zones shall apply, but only to those locations where the measurement would cross the zone boundary.
(d) 
The height of structures shall comply with the height requirements for the zone district within which such structures are located. In the case of a structure that is split by a zone district boundary, the most restrictive height standard shall apply.
(e) 
The number of parking spaces required based upon floor area shall comply with the standard applicable to the zone within which the building is located. In the case of a building that is split by a zone boundary, the parking standard in each zone shall apply to that portion of the building floor area located in such zone.
(f) 
The coverage by above-grade structures, the coverage by improvements, floor area ratio and density shall be required to comply with the standard for the zone in which the structures and improvements are located, calculated using the entire lot area. In the case of a building or buildings or improvements located partially in more than one zone district, a pro rata standard shall apply to the entire lot, using the following formula:
[1] 
Calculate that percentage of the total coverage, floor area or number of dwelling units on the lot, as applicable, proposed in each zone.
[2] 
Multiply the percentages resulting from the calculation in Subsection A(4)(f)[1] above for each zone times the applicable standard for coverage, floor area ratio or density, of the same zone.
[3] 
Add the results from the calculations in Subsection A(4)(f)[2] above to determine the applicable standard.
As an example, consider a development located on a lot split by a zone boundary: Zone A permits 25% improvement coverage and Zone B permits 20% coverage. The development proposes 3,000 square feet of coverage in Zone A and 2,000 square feet of coverage in Zone B, for a total of 5,000 square feet of coverage. The permitted coverage for the above-grade structures would be 23% of the lot area, calculated as follows:
3,000 square feet coverage proposed in Zone A ÷ 5,000 square feet total proposed coverage = 60% of total coverage proposed in Zone A
2,000 square feet coverage proposed in Zone B ÷ 5,000 square feet total proposed coverage = 40% of total coverage proposed in Zone B
60% of total coverage proposed in Zone A x 25% coverage permitted in Zone A = 15%
40% of total coverage proposed in Zone B x 20% coverage permitted in Zone B = 8%
15% + 8% equals 23% coverage permitted in lot split by zone boundary
(5) 
Applicability to governmental flags. The display of the official flags of the United States, New Jersey or its political subdivisions, and any poles upon which such flags are hung, shall not be considered signs, and such flags shall be exempt from the sign regulations and historic preservation regulations of this article.
[Added 12-11-2013 by Ord. No. 3400]
B. 
Permits. No zoning permit, building permit, certificate of occupancy, sign permit or historic preservation permit shall be issued until all the requirements of this chapter, any other applicable Village or state regulations and ordinances, Planning Board or Board of Adjustment decisions, necessary resolutions of the Village Council and the site plan, as approved by the Planning Board, have been and are fully complied with.
C. 
Subdivisions. Whenever a new lot is formed from a part of any other lot or lots, the assembly or separation shall be effected in such a manner as not to impair any of the requirements of this article. No subdivision shall be permitted which results in a change in a front, side or rear yard that fails to comply in every respect with the required provisions of the zone in which it falls.
D. 
Site plans. All site plans submitted to the Planning Board or the Zoning Board of Adjustment shall be required to conform to the provisions of this article.
[Amended 1-15-2003 by Ord. No. 2814; 3-12-2003 by Ord. No. 2818; 4-9-2008 by Ord. No. 3109]
The use or occupancy of land or buildings shall require the issuance of building, zoning or other permits and/or certificates of occupancy in accordance with the following provisions:
A. 
Building permits. Building permits shall be required and shall be administered in accordance with the requirements of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code, N.J.A.C. 5:23-1 et seq., adopted pursuant to the State Uniform Construction Code Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq. In addition, the following shall apply:
(1) 
No building permit shall be issued unless and until the plans and intended uses therefor indicate that such building or structure is designed to conform in all respects to the provisions of this chapter and all other applicable ordinances of the Village or it is demonstrated that such building or structure is legally nonconforming or is the subject of a valid and current variance.
(2) 
Prior to the issuance of a building permit for any development involving an increase of at least 200 square feet of impervious surface area, the applicant shall be required to submit to and obtain approval of a site grading and stormwater control plan by the Village Engineering Department, Planning Board or Board of Adjustment, as applicable, in accordance with §§ 190-83 and 190-120A.
(3) 
No building permit shall be issued for any building or structure or part thereof located in a flood hazard area unless and until the provisions of Chapter 154 and § 190-120 are complied with or it is demonstrated that such building or structure is legally nonconforming or is the subject of a valid and current variance.
(4) 
No building permit shall be issued for any development which requires site plan or subdivision approval, or for any improvement that may be determined to be exempt from formal site plan approval procedures in accordance with § 190-37C, unless and until the requirements of Article VII of this chapter have been met. No building permit may be issued for developments that are determined exempt from formal site plan approval procedures unless and until the Village Engineer and/or the Village Planner certifies that the development complies with the design standards in Article IX of this chapter.
[Amended 8-13-2014 by Ord. No. 3426]
(5) 
Issuance of a building permit shall include all required zoning permits and shall negate the necessity for a separate zoning permit for the same building and/or other structure and shall supersede and revoke any zoning permit previously issued for such building and/or other structure.
B. 
Zoning permits. If no building permit and certificate of occupancy shall have previously been issued, or if none is required, no land shall be developed, occupied or used, in whole or in part, for any purpose whatsoever unless and until a zoning permit therefor shall have been issued by the Zoning Officer, unless exempted by this chapter or other law. The following shall apply:
(1) 
A zoning permit shall be required for the use of any premises which does not have upon it a building. Whenever there shall be a change contemplated in the use of any premises which does not have a building upon it, a new zoning permit therefor shall be required.
(2) 
Any change in use of a building or site shall be treated as a new use, and a new zoning permit shall be required therefor. Before any zoning permit shall be issued for any such change in use, all provisions of this article shall be complied with in the same manner as if the new use were an initial use of land.
(3) 
A zoning permit shall be required for the following improvements:
(a) 
A zoning permit shall be required for any exterior improvement involving a residential use, if such improvement is regulated by the zoning regulations, Articles X, XII and XIII of this chapter. Examples of improvements for which a zoning permit shall be required include, but are not limited to, fences and freestanding walls, driveways, walkways, patios, play equipment, certain sheds and other roofed structures not requiring a building permit. Retaining walls shall require a retaining wall permit as set forth in § 190-97J. Soil movement may require a soil permit as set forth in Chapter 246, Soil Removal.
(b) 
A zoning permit shall be required for any exterior improvement involving a nonresidential use, unless a building permit, certificate of occupancy, sign permit or historic preservation permit is required for the improvement, in which case issuance of said permits shall negate the necessity for issuance of a zoning permit for the improvement. Notwithstanding the above, signs which are exempt from the requirement to obtain a sign permit shall also be exempt from the requirement to obtain a zoning permit. Also exempt from the requirement to obtain a zoning permit shall be minor repairs to existing improvements or replacement of conforming improvements with identical conforming improvements. Improvements for which the issuance of a zoning permit is required shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:
[1] 
Installation or modification of paving, curbing or drainage improvements;
[2] 
Modification of the exterior improvements of a building, including, but not limited to, roofing, siding, doors and windows, decorative trim and molding, drain gutters and leaders, and change of paint color;
[3] 
Installation or modification of landscaping improvements, and removal of existing vegetation;
[4] 
Installation or modification of exterior improvements related to lighting, heating, ventilating, cooling, security or access; and
[5] 
Modification of the existing grade, including any excavation, filling, berming or other regrading.
(4) 
A zoning permit shall specify the use of the land or buildings and the nature of improvements and any terms or conditions imposed thereunder.
(5) 
When site plan, subdivision and/or conditional use approval is required, no zoning permit shall be issued until final site plan and/or final subdivision approval has been obtained and until all conditions precedent to said approval have been satisfied. In the case of improvements that are exempt from formal site plan approval procedures, no zoning permit may be issued unless and until the Village Engineer or the Village Planner certifies that the development complies with the design standards in Article IX of this chapter.
[Amended 8-13-2014 by Ord. No. 3426]
(6) 
An application for a zoning permit shall include a completed application form obtained from the Zoning Officer, the application fee specified in Chapter 145 and all plans and other information necessary to determine compliance with the applicable zoning regulations. Such plan information may, at the discretion of the Zoning Officer, be required to include a current survey. The Zoning Officer shall issue or deny a zoning permit within 10 business days of the receipt of an application therefor.
(7) 
Once issued, a zoning permit shall be valid for up to one year from the date of issuance; if the authorized work is not commenced within such period, or if the work is suspended or abandoned for a period of six months after commencement, the permit shall become invalid.
(8) 
Sign permits, historic preservation permits and retaining wall permits shall be considered to be zoning permits for the affected activity and shall be subject to the provisions of this Subsection B, unless specifically exempted by the provisions for such permits. The issuance of such permits shall negate the necessity for a separate zoning permit for the improvements authorized by such permits. If such permits do not authorize all of the improvements that are the subject of the development, no zoning permit shall be issued for the balance of the improvements unless and until any and all such other permits have first been issued.
C. 
Sign permits. It shall be unlawful for any person to erect or relocate any sign within the Village without first obtaining a sign erection permit from the Construction Official pursuant to the following:
(1) 
The Construction Official shall issue permits only for such signs as are specifically allowed for the particular premises and zone district in which the premises are located.
(2) 
Signs exempted by § 190-122A shall not require applications or the payment of any license fees or charges, but this shall not be construed to enlarge the scope of permitted and exempt signs nor to diminish the power of the Construction Official to enforce this article.
(3) 
Application for a sign erection permit shall be made upon a form provided by the Construction Official and shall contain or have attached the following information:
[Amended 12-14-2016 by Ord. No. 3562]
(a) 
The name, address and telephone number of the applicant, the business to which the sign is accessory and the party responsible for maintaining the sign in compliance with this chapter and in compliance with any permit conditions.
(b) 
The location of the premises on which or to which the sign is proposed to be erected or attached.
(c) 
A plan or other diagram, with dimensions, depicting the position of the sign, indicating its location in relation to buildings, streets and sidewalks, and other improvements on its premises and on adjoining premises, including any improvements within the street right-of-way.
(d) 
Blueprints or ink drawings of the plans and specifications of the signs and method of erection and attachment to the premises, or a photograph of the actual sign in lieu thereof, and such information as the Construction Official may reasonably require to indicate the work to be performed and to show full compliance with this chapter and all other applicable laws and ordinances of the Village.
(e) 
The name, address, and telephone number of the person performing the work.
(f) 
The written consent of the owner and lessor of the premises.
(g) 
The electrical permit, if any, required by the Uniform Construction Code.
(h) 
In the case of temporary portable signs permitted in the Central Business District by § 190-122H(9), a valid current certificate of insurance naming the Village of Ridgewood as additional insured for comprehensive general liability (occurrence form) with a combined single limit for bodily injury, personal injury and property damage of $1,000,000 per occurrence and aggregate, meeting the Village's requirements. Such certificate of insurance shall cover the entire calendar year for which the permit is valid.
(4) 
Each application for each sign shall be accompanied by a filing fee as set forth in Chapter 145, Fees, with the exception of real estate for sale signs, the application for which shall be accompanied by a separate fee as set forth in Chapter 145, Fees.
[Amended 12-14-2016 by Ord. No. 3562]
(a) 
Approval of an application for a real estate for sale sign shall entitle the applicant to a permit for a period of 60 days, provided that an additional fee as set forth in Chapter 145, Fees, shall be charged for extension of permits for each 30 days or part thereof and the applicant shall be required to file an additional written application for each extension requested.
(b) 
Approval of an application for a temporary portable sign permitted by § 190-122H(9) shall entitle the applicant to display such sign for the calendar year for which the permit is issued. For any succeeding calendar year, reapplication and approval of a new permit, along with a new application fee, shall be required, and such sign shall be required to comply with the regulations in effect at the time of the reapplication.
(5) 
It shall be the duty of the Construction Official, upon the filing of an application for a sign erection permit, to examine such plans and specifications and other data and the premises upon which it is proposed to erect the sign, and if it shall appear that the proposed sign is in compliance with all the requirements of this chapter and all other laws and ordinances of the Village, he shall then issue a sign erection permit therefor.
(6) 
If the work authorized under an erection permit has not been completed within six months after date of issuance of the sign erection permit therefor, such permit shall become null and void.
D. 
Historic preservation permits. An historic preservation permit issued by the Construction Official shall be required for any of the activities described below within an historic district or on an historic site as designated by this chapter. The following provisions shall apply:
(1) 
When required. A report of the Historic Preservation Commission issued by the Historic Preservation Commission shall be required before a preservation permit is issued for any of the following or before work can commence on any of the following within an historic district or on an historic site:
(a) 
Demolition of all or part of any building, improvement, site, place or structure.
(b) 
Relocation of any building, improvement, site, place or structure.
(c) 
Change in the exterior appearance of any building, improvement, site, place or structure by addition, reconstruction, alteration, partial demolition or dismantling or repair which change is visible from a public street. Exterior change for all primary and accessory structures shall include but is not limited to removal, repair or replacement of windows, doors, surfaces, facades, attachments, stairs, steps, porches, signs, walls, fences, antennas, solar panels, lighting, and sidewalks, including sidewalks located within the public right-of-way, where work is being performed by a private property owner.
(d) 
Any addition to or new construction of a principal or accessory building or structure.
(2) 
Exemptions. A report of the Historic Preservation Commission shall not be required before a preservation permit is issued by the Construction Official for the following:
(a) 
Changes to the interior of structures.
(b) 
Repair or exact replacement to any existing improvement, provided that the work does not alter the exterior appearance of the structure. In the event, however, that repair work is being undertaken on a building with previously installed noncontributing or disharmonious features, the provisions of this section shall not apply. The following are the types of activities permitted under this exemption:
[1] 
Identical replacement of existing windows and doors.
[2] 
Repairs of existing windows and doors and the installation of storm doors and windows that do not change their design scale or appearance.
[3] 
Maintenance and repair of existing roofing materials involving no change in the design, scale or appearance of the structure.
[4] 
Structural repairs which do not alter the exterior appearance of the structure.
[5] 
Maintenance, repair or replacement of existing clapboards, shingles or other siding with identical material.
[6] 
Interior painting.
[7] 
Exterior repainting with the same color paint that exists legally.
(3) 
Referral of preservation permits. All applications for issuance of preservation permits pertaining to historic sites or property in historic districts shall be referred to the Historic Preservation Commission for a report of the Historic Preservation Commission on the application of the zoning ordinance provisions concerning historic preservation to any of those aspects of the change proposed, which aspects were not determined by approval of an application for development by a municipal agency. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the case of an application exempted from site plan approval requirements, the Chair of the Commission, or the Vice Chair in the Chair's absence, may act on behalf of the Commission regarding the referral of any historic preservation permit application, as determined by the Chair or Vice Chair, as applicable.
[Amended 8-13-2014 by Ord. No. 3426]
(a) 
The Historic Preservation Commission shall submit its report to the Construction Official within 45 days of the referral of the application to the Historic Preservation Commission. In the case of those matters where the Chair or Vice Chair acts on behalf of the entire Commission, The Chair, or Vice Chair when applicable, shall provide his/her recommendation to the Site Plan Exemption Committee. For those permit applications submitted to the Construction Official/Zoning Officer, the Chair shall submit his report to the Construction Official.
(b) 
If, within the forty-five-day period, the Historic Preservation Commission, its Chair or Vice Chair, as applicable, recommends to the Construction Official against the issuance of the preservation permit or recommends conditions to the preservation permit to be issued, the Construction Official shall deny issuance of the preservation permit or include the conditions in the preservation permit, as the case may be.
(c) 
Failure to report within the forty-five-day period shall be deemed to constitute a report in favor of issuance of the preservation permit and without the recommendation of conditions to the preservation permit.
(4) 
Procedure where demolition disapproved. In the event that the Construction Official disapproves an application for a preservation permit to move or demolish a historic building, place or structure, the owner shall, nevertheless, as a matter of right, be entitled to raze or demolish such building, place or structure, provided that all of the following requirements shall be fully met prior to such demolition:
(a) 
After applying for the necessary preservation permit and receiving notice of denial for the same from the Construction Official, the owner shall appeal the denial to the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
(b) 
If the Zoning Board of Adjustment affirms the permit denial, the owner shall comply with the notice requirements set forth below.
[1] 
Demolition notice posted; publication. Notice of proposed demolition shall be posted on the premises of the building, place or structure throughout the notice period in a location such that it is clearly readable from the street. In addition, the applicant shall publish a notice in the official newspaper of the Village as follows:
[a] 
Within the first 10 days of the notice period.
[b] 
Within not less than 10 nor more than 15 days prior to the expiration of the notice period.
[c] 
At least once each 30 days between the above first and last notifications, throughout the notice period.
[2] 
Notice period. The period of time during which notice must be given in the manner herein before set forth shall be known as the "notice period." The notice period shall be as follows:
[a] 
The notice period shall commence on the 10th day following the date of the notice of denial received from the Zoning Board of Adjustment after an appeal and such notice period shall run for a period time of up to six months, as determined by the Commission.
[b] 
A property owner may satisfy the notice period required for demolition of an historic site or of a building, place or structure in an historic district by following the procedures set forth herein prior to or concurrently with applying for the demolition permit. The applicant must also attempt to take any and all steps to market the property in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. Provided that the procedures set forth herein have been fully complied with, the property owner will be entitled to credit for the actual time during which the notice of demolition was properly given prior to the application to the Construction Official.
(c) 
The owner shall, during the notice period and at a price reasonably related to its fair market value, make a bona fide offer to sell such building, place or structure and the land pertaining thereto to any person, organization, government or agency thereof or political subdivision which gives reasonable assurance that it is willing to preserve the building, place or structure and the land pertaining thereto.
(d) 
The owner shall not be a party to any bona fide contract, binding upon all parties thereto, for the sale of any such building, place or structure and the land pertaining thereto executed prior to the expiration of the notice period, except a contract made in accordance with Subsection D(4)(c) above.
E. 
Time limit for completion of exterior site improvements. All exterior site improvements authorized by a building permit, demolition permit, zoning permit, sign permit or historic preservation permit issued pursuant to this chapter shall be substantially completed in a timely manner. The intent of this provision is to prevent visual blight, property damage, erosion and sedimentation, wind-blown dust and debris, excessive weed growth, litter, vandalism, unsafe or hazardous conditions, the depreciation of property values and other harmful effects. For purposes of administering this provision, the following shall apply:
(1) 
"Exterior site improvements" are defined to include, but not necessarily be limited to, exterior building siding or facing, roofing, exterior doors and windows, exterior steps, porches, driveway and parking area pavement, walks, fences, walls and lawns, as well as demolition of any of the foregoing.
(2) 
The following improvements shall be substantially completed within one year of the date of the issuance of the permit for the same:
(a) 
Exterior site improvements authorized pursuant to a permit to construct a new dwelling unit, or exterior site improvements accessory to the construction of a new dwelling unit.
(b) 
Exterior site improvements authorized pursuant to final major site plan approval.
(3) 
The following improvements shall be substantially completed within six months of the date of the issuance of the permit for the same:
(a) 
Exterior site improvements authorized pursuant to a permit to construct an addition to an existing dwelling unit or to alter, repair, renovate or demolish an existing dwelling unit or other exterior site improvements accessory to an existing dwelling unit, except as provided otherwise in Subsection E(2) above;
(b) 
Exterior site improvements authorized pursuant to a sign permit or historic preservation permit, except as provided otherwise in Subsection E(2) above; and
(c) 
Exterior site improvements authorized pursuant to minor site plan approval.
(4) 
In the case of exterior site improvements which were the subject of site plan approval, the approving Board may, in exceptional circumstances and upon good cause shown by the applicant, grant an extension of the time within which exterior site improvements shall be completed. In the case of exterior site improvements which were not the subject of site plan approval, the agency issuing the permit may grant similar extensions in the same manner.
(5) 
If no construction or demolition of exterior site improvements authorized pursuant to a zoning permit, sign permit or historic preservation permit has been initiated within the above time periods, then the permit shall be considered null and void. Failure to initiate construction or demolition pursuant to a building permit shall be subject to the provisions of the Uniform Construction Code.
(6) 
If construction or demolition of exterior site improvements has been initiated, but not substantially completed, within the above time periods, the failure to complete said improvements shall be considered a violation of this article, and shall subject the violator or violators to the penalties hereinafter prescribed.
(7) 
Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to conflict with any other law or regulation, nor to limit the power of the Village to enforce the provisions of this article by whatever means that may exist.
F. 
Certificates of occupancy. Certificates of occupancy shall be required and shall be administered in accordance with the requirements of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code, N.J.A.C. 5:23-1 et seq., adopted pursuant to the State Uniform Construction Code Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq. In addition, the following shall apply:
(1) 
The issuance of a certificate of occupancy or a certificate of continued occupancy shall include all required zoning permits and shall negate the necessity of obtaining a separate zoning permit for the same building and/or other structure on the same premises. The issuance of a permanent certificate of occupancy or a certificate of continued occupancy shall supersede and revoke any zoning permit already granted for such building and/or other structure on the same premises.
(2) 
When site plan, subdivision and/or conditional use approval is required, no certificate of occupancy shall be issued until final site plan and/or final subdivision approval has been obtained and until all conditions precedent to said approval have been satisfied.
(3) 
No certificate of occupancy or continued occupancy shall be issued for a use and/or structure which is not permitted by the zoning regulations, unless it is shown that such use and/or structure, as applicable, is a nonconforming use and/or structure or received variance approval from the Planning Board or Board of Adjustment.
(4) 
Temporary certificates of occupancy. Temporary certificates of occupancy may be permitted under certain circumstances. Such certificates shall be issued and administered in accordance with the requirements of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code, N.J.A.C. 5:23-1 et seq., adopted pursuant to the State Uniform Construction Code Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
G. 
(Reserved)
H. 
Records of applications and permits and certificates issued. It shall be the duty of the Zoning Officer and the Construction Official, respectively, to keep records of all applications for zoning permits, building permits, sign permits or certificates of occupancy and of all such permits and certificates issued, together with a notation of all special terms or conditions imposed thereunder. Each shall be responsible for the filing and safekeeping of all plans and specifications submitted to him with any application, and the same shall form a part of the records of his office and shall be available to all officials of the Village. Copies of any permits or certificates shall be furnished upon request to any person who shall have a right thereto by law.
I. 
Violations. The use or occupancy of land, buildings or structures prior to securement of a zoning permit, building permit, sign permit or a certificate of occupancy, as the case may be, when one is required shall be a direct violation of this chapter and shall subject the violator or violators to the penalties hereinafter prescribed.
J. 
Permits for retaining walls. Zoning permits issued by the Zoning Officer shall be required prior to the construction, reconstruction or alteration of retaining walls, except that retaining walls having a height of not more than two feet, as measured pursuant to § 190-124F, shall be exempt from this permit requirement. Walls that are exempt from permit requirements shall nonetheless comply with all applicable substantive requirements. Applications for zoning permits for retaining walls shall be referred to the Engineering Department for review. No such permit shall be issued unless construction details and, if deemed necessary by the Village Engineer, structural calculations, soil reports, foundation details, compaction certificates and grading plans, signed and sealed by a professional engineer licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey, are submitted and approved by the Village Engineer demonstrating that such wall(s) is (are) designed to avoid wall failure, protection from falls, drainage or erosion problems, or other hazardous or harmful conditions.
[Amended 5-14-2008 by Ord. No. 3120]
(1) 
All retaining wall permits shall require the payment of a filing fee as set forth in § 145-6, and major retaining wall permits shall require the posting of an escrow deposit to cover the costs of professional services by the Village, as set forth in § 190-23A and § 145-6.
(2) 
No permit shall be issued unless the application complies with all applicable requirements of this chapter, including but not limited to § 190-124F.
(3) 
Denial of retaining wall permits may be appealed to the Planning Board or Board of Adjustment, depending upon which Board has jurisdiction as set forth in this chapter and in the Municipal Land Use Law.[1] The procedures for such appeals shall be the same as set forth in § 190-28, 190-29, 190-30, 190-31, 190-32, 190-33 or 190-34, as applicable, depending upon the particular basis for the appeal. In addition, any variance application before the Board of Adjustment involving a retaining wall that requires a major retaining wall permit shall be referred to the Planning Board for review and comment. No action shall be taken by the Board of Adjustment until the Planning Board has reviewed and made recommendations concerning the application, or until 35 days have elapsed since the referral to the Planning Board, whichever occurs first.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq.
[Amended 2-24-2010 by Ord. No. 3240;[1] 6-13-2012 by Ord. No. 3343]
For the purpose of this chapter, the Village is hereby divided into the zone districts, plus one historic district zone containing a number of historic sites, as described below and in Subsection B following:
A. 
Zoning districts. The following districts in the Village are hereby designated, as shown on the Zoning Map:[2]
[Amended 3-23-2016 by Ord. No. 3489; 3-23-2016 by Ord. No. 3490; 3-23-2016 by Ord. No. 3491]
R-125
Single-Family Residence District
R-110
Single-Family Residence District
R-1
Single-Family Residence District
R-1A
Single-Family Attached Residence District
R-2
Single-Family Residence District
R-2A
Residence District
R-3
Two-Family Residence District
R-4
Garden Apartment Residence District
R-5
Multifamily Residence District
R-7
Multifamily Residence District
B-1
Retail Business District
B-2
Retail Business District
B-3-R
Business - Residential Zone District
C
Commercial District
CR
Commercial - Residential Zone District
HC
Highway Commercial District
P
Professional and Office District
P-2
Professional and Office District
H
Hospital District
OB-1
Office Building District
OB-2
Office Building District
T
Transition District
NWSR
North Walnut Street Redevelopment Area
AH-1
Affordable Housing District
AH-2
Affordable Housing District
[2]
Editor’s Note: The Zoning Map is included at the end of this chapter.
B. 
Historic district zone and sites.
(1) 
The Village Center Historic District and historic sites indicated below and on the Zoning Map are hereby designated. All properties within the district, whether designated historic sites or not, are subject to the historic preservation regulations of this chapter, as applicable. The historic district and site designations and the historic preservation regulations shall be in addition to such zoning designation and regulation as this article may otherwise require.
(2) 
Designated historic sites:
Block
      Lot
Block
      Lot
Block
      Lot
2005
      15
3801
      3
3807
      6.01
2114
      6
3801
      4.01
3808
      2
2201
      12
3802
      1
3809
      2
3701
      3
3803
      1
3809
      3
3702
      12
3804
      13
3809
      7.01
3703
      1
3804
      14
3810
      1
3704
      4
3804
      16
3810
      2,3,4
3704
      6.01
3805
      6
3810
      5
3704
      7
3805
      10-13
3810
      6
3704
      9
3805
      17
3810
      7
3801
      1
3805
      18
3811
      1
3801
      2
3807
      4
C. 
Publication of designation of historic districts and historic sites. In addition to other requirements for adoption of ordinances, notice of designation of an historic site or district shall be published in the official newspaper of the Village of Ridgewood and shall be distributed to all Village agencies and officers reviewing development applications and permits. A letter of designation shall be provided by either regular or bulk mail or personal service to each property owner affected by the designation.
[1]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance provided that it shall take effect after execution of a settlement agreement that resolves West Bergen Mental Healthcare’s objection to the Village’s housing element and fair share plan and after COAH’s approval of such agreement.
[Amended 8-9-2006 by Ord. No. 3015; 2-24-2010 by Ord. No. 3240[1]; 6-13-2012 by Ord. No. 3343]
The Zoning Map of the Village of Ridgewood, dated June 2012, a copy of which is attached to this chapter and made a part hereof, and delineating the districts and sites designated by § 190-98, is hereby declared to be a part of this chapter.[2] The zone district boundary lines are intended generally to follow street center lines, existing lot lines, center lines of railroad rights-of-way and the like, as indicated on such Zone Map. In cases of uncertainty or disagreement as to the true location of any zone district boundary line, the determination thereof shall lie with the Board of Adjustment.
[1]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance provided that it shall take effect after execution of a settlement agreement that resolves West Bergen Mental Healthcare’s objection to the Village’s housing element and fair share plan and after COAH’s approval of such agreement.
[2]
Editor’s Note: The Zoning Map is included at the end of this chapter.
A. 
Principal uses and structures. The following principal uses and structures shall be permitted:
[Amended 2-10-1998 by Ord. No. 2620; 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643;; 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
(1) 
Single-family residential uses in detached single-family residential structures.
(2) 
Municipal buildings owned or leased by the Village of Ridgewood and used for public purposes.
(3) 
Community residences and shelters as defined in § 190-3.
B. 
Accessory uses and structures. The following accessory uses and structures shall be permitted, provided that they are located on the same premises as the principal use or structure to which they are accessory:
(1) 
Private garages as an accessory use for up to four motor vehicles, subject to § 190-121G(3).
(2) 
Private swimming pools as permitted and regulated by Chapter 251.
(3) 
Private tennis courts, racquetball courts, paddleball courts, platform tennis courts, handball courts and similar recreation facilities designed to serve the residents on the premises, all as regulated in § 190-124G.
(4) 
Signs, as regulated in § 190-122.
(5) 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(5), pertaining to home professional offices, was repealed 4-13-2005 by Ord. No. 2933.
(6) 
The office, contained in a detached single-family residence, of an ordained clergyman of any faith or Christian Science practitioner, or home office use as defined and regulated by § 190-124Q.
[Amended 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
(7) 
Family day-care homes, as regulated in § 190-124B.
(8) 
Accessory uses customarily incident to the above principal uses, provided that they shall not include any activity commonly conducted for gain unless specifically permitted in this section.
C. 
Conditional uses and structures. The following conditional uses and structures shall be permitted in the R-125 District only if they comply with the appropriate regulations for such uses or structures in § 190-123:
[Amended 2-10-1998 by Ord. No. 2620; 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643]
(1) 
Public or private schools for kindergarten through grade 12.
(2) 
Houses of worship.
(3) 
Public utility buildings and structures.
(4) 
Nonprofit club uses.
D. 
Prohibited uses. Any uses other than those permitted by this section are prohibited.
E. 
Bulk and lot regulations. The following conditions and requirements shall be complied with:
(1) 
Maximum building height: 30 feet, measured as set forth in § 190-119D, and 2 1/2 stories. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the height of principal buildings shall be permitted to be greater than 30 feet, but not more than 35 feet, when all of the following requirements are met:
[Amended 5-14-2008 by Ord. No. 3120]
(a) 
The lot in question has a width, as defined in § 190-3, of at least 75 feet;
(b) 
The height of the building does not exceed 150% of the shallowest side yard depth; and
(c) 
The pitch of any roof greater than 30 feet high is at least 8:12 (eight inches vertical for every 12 inches horizontal).
(2) 
Minimum front yard: 50 feet.
(3) 
Minimum side yard: 20 feet.
(4) 
Minimum both side yards: 33% of the lot width measured at the minimum front yard setback line.
(5) 
Minimum rear yard: 40 feet.
(6) 
Minimum lot area: 25,000 square feet; provided, however, that the minimum lot area of corner lots shall be 31,000 square feet.
[Amended 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
(7) 
Minimum lot width: 125 feet, measured at the minimum front yard setback line, and 100 feet at any other point within 200 feet of the front lot line; provided, however, that the minimum lot width of corner lots shall be 155 feet at the minimum front yard setback line and 130 feet at any other point within 200 feet of the front lot line.
[Amended 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
(8) 
Minimum average lot width: 125 feet, calculated so that at least 25,000 square feet of lot area shall be provided within 200 feet of the front lot line; provided, however, that the minimum average lot width of corner lots shall be 155 feet, calculated so that at least 31,000 square feet of lot area shall be provided within 200 feet of the front lot line.
[Amended 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
(9) 
Minimum lot depth: 160 feet.
(10) 
Maximum total coverage by above-grade structures: 20% of the land area of the lot.
(11) 
Maximum coverage by above-grade structures located within 200 feet of the front lot line: 20% of the lot area within 200 feet of the front lot line.
(12) 
Maximum gross building area: as set forth in § 190-119J.
[Amended 10-10-2007 by Ord. No. 3083]
(13) 
Maximum gross building area within 200 feet of the front lot line: as set forth in § 190-119J, provided that the gross building area restrictions shall be calculated using only those buildings or portions of buildings, and only that portion of the lot, located within 200 feet of the front lot line.
[Amended 10-10-2007 by Ord. No. 3083]
(14) 
Minimum buildable area. Within any lot developed or intended to be developed for residential purposes, there shall be provided within the building envelope a rectangular area having a width of 80 feet and a depth of 70 feet. For purposes of administering this requirement, the rectangle width shall be construed to be that dimension that is generally parallel with the lot width, and the rectangle depth shall be construed to be that dimension that is generally parallel with the lot depth. The buildable area rectangle shall be located so as to encompass the existing principal building and above-grade structures attached to the principal building, unless such building and structures occupy an area larger than the rectangle or are located outside of the building envelope, in which case the rectangle shall encompass as much as possible of such building and structures within the building envelope. New principal buildings and attached above-grade structures shall also be located so as to result in compliance with the foregoing requirement.
[Added 10-25-2000 by Ord. No. 2713; amended 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
(15) 
Minimum usable area.
[Added 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
(a) 
Within any lot developed or intended to be developed for residential purposes, there shall be provided a usable area rectangular in shape and having a width of 100 feet and a depth of 160 feet. For purposes of administering this requirement, the rectangle width shall be construed to be that dimension that is generally parallel with the lot width, and the rectangle depth shall be construed to be that dimension that is generally parallel with the lot depth. Such usable area rectangle shall encompass the buildable area rectangle on the lot required by Subsection E(14) above and shall also be located to comply with the following requirements:
[1] 
The front of the usable area rectangle shall be parallel to and 50 feet from the front of the buildable area rectangle.
[2] 
The sides of the usable area rectangle shall be parallel to and 10 feet from the sides of the buildable area rectangle.
[3] 
The rear of the usable area rectangle shall be parallel to and 40 feet from the rear of the buildable area rectangle.
(b) 
The terms "front," "side" and "rear" in the foregoing Subsection E(15)(a)[1], [2] and [3] shall be construed to mean those sides of the rectangle that generally face the front, side and rear lot lines, respectively. The area within the usable area rectangle, and including the area within the buildable area rectangle, shall comply with the provisions of § 190-120.
(16) 
Maximum coverage by improvements: as set forth in § 190-119H(1) and (2).
[Added 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
A. 
Principal uses and structures. The following principal uses and structures shall be permitted:
[Amended 2-10-1998 by Ord. No. 2620; 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643; 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
(1) 
Single-family residential uses in detached single-family residential structures.
(2) 
Municipal buildings owned or leased by the Village of Ridgewood and used for public purposes.
(3) 
Community residences and shelters as defined in § 190-3.
B. 
Accessory uses and structures. The following accessory uses and structures shall be permitted, provided that they are located on the same premises as the principal use or structure to which they are accessory:
(1) 
Private garages as an accessory use for up to four motor vehicles, subject to § 190-121G(3).
(2) 
Private swimming pools as permitted and regulated by Chapter 251.
(3) 
Private tennis courts, racquetball courts, paddleball courts, platform tennis courts, handball courts and similar recreation facilities designed to serve the residents on the premises, all as regulated in § 190-124G.
(4) 
Signs, as regulated in § 190-122.
(5) 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(5), pertaining to home professional offices, was repealed 4-13-2005 by Ord. No. 2933.
(6) 
The office, contained in a detached single-family residence, of an ordained clergyman of any faith or Christian Science practitioner, or home office use as defined and regulated by § 190-124Q.
[Amended 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
(7) 
Family day-care homes, as regulated in § 190-124B.
(8) 
Accessory uses customarily incident to the above principal uses, provided that they shall not include any activity commonly conducted for gain unless specifically permitted in this section.
C. 
Conditional uses and structures. The following conditional uses and structures shall be permitted in the R-110 District only if they comply with the appropriate regulations for such uses or structures in § 190-123:
[Amended 2-10-1998 by Ord. No. 2620; 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643]
(1) 
Public or private schools for kindergarten through grade 12.
(2) 
Houses of worship.
(3) 
Public utility buildings and structures.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection C(4), which permitted nonprofit club uses as a conditional use, was repealed 4-15-2009 by Ord. No. 3177.
D. 
Prohibited uses. Any uses other than those permitted by this section are prohibited.
E. 
Bulk and lot regulations. The following conditions and requirements shall be complied with:
(1) 
Maximum building height: 30 feet, measured as set forth in § 190-11D, and 2 1/2 stories. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the height of principal buildings shall be permitted to be greater than 30 feet, but not more than 35 feet, when all of the following requirements are met:
[Amended 5-14-2008 by Ord. No. 3120]
(a) 
The lot in question has a width, as defined in § 190-3, of at least 75 feet;
(b) 
The height of the building does not exceed 150% of the shallowest side yard depth; and
(c) 
The pitch of any roof greater than 30 feet high is at least 8:12 (eight inches vertical for every 12 inches horizontal).
(2) 
Minimum front yard: 40 feet.
(3) 
Minimum side yard: 2/3 the height of the principal building on the site or 15 feet, whichever is greater.
(4) 
Minimum both side yards: 33% of the lot width measured at the minimum front yard setback line.
(5) 
Minimum rear yard: 40 feet.
(6) 
Minimum lot area: 19,250 square feet; provided, however, that the minimum lot area of corner lots shall be 22,750 square feet.
[Amended 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
(7) 
Minimum lot width: 110 feet, measured at the minimum front yard setback line, and 90 feet at any other point within 175 feet of the front lot line; provided, however, that the minimum lot width of corner lots shall be 130 feet at the minimum front yard setback line and 110 feet at any other point within 200 feet of the front lot line.
[Amended 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
(8) 
Minimum average lot width: 110 feet, calculated so that at least 19,250 square feet of lot area shall be provided within 175 feet of the front lot line; provided, however, that the minimum average lot width of corner lots shall be 130 feet, calculated so that at least 22,750 square feet of lot area shall be provided within 175 feet of the front lot line.
[Amended 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
(9) 
Minimum lot depth: 140 feet.
(10) 
Maximum total coverage by above-grade structures: 20% of the land area of the lot.
(11) 
Maximum coverage by above-grade structures located within 175 feet of the front lot line: 20% of the lot area within 175 feet of the front lot line.
(12) 
Maximum gross building area: as set forth in § 190-119J.
[Amended 10-10-2007 by Ord. No. 3083]
(13) 
Maximum gross building area within 175 feet of the front lot line: as set forth in § 190-119J; provided that the gross building area restrictions shall be calculated using only those buildings or portions of buildings, and only that portion of the lot, located within 175 feet of the front lot line.
[Amended 10-10-2007 by Ord. No. 3083]
(14) 
Minimum buildable area. Within any lot developed or intended to be developed for residential purposes, there shall be provided within the building envelope a rectangular area having a width of 70 feet and a depth of 60 feet. For purposes of administering this requirement, the rectangle width shall be construed to be that dimension that is generally parallel with the lot width, and the rectangle depth shall be construed to be that dimension that is generally parallel with the lot depth. The buildable area rectangle shall be located so as to encompass the existing principal building and above-grade structures attached to the principal building, unless such building and structures occupy an area larger than the rectangle or are located outside of the building envelope, in which case the rectangle shall encompass as much as possible of such building and structures within the building envelope. New principal buildings and attached above-grade structures shall also be located so as to result in compliance with the foregoing requirement.
[Added 10-25-2000 by Ord. No. 2713; amended 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
(15) 
Minimum usable area.
[Added 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
(a) 
Within any lot developed or intended to be developed for residential purposes, there shall be provided a usable area rectangular in shape and having a width of 90 feet and a depth of 140 feet. For purposes of administering this requirement, the rectangle width shall be construed to be that dimension that is generally parallel with the lot width, and the rectangle depth shall be construed to be that dimension that is generally parallel with the lot depth. Such usable area rectangle shall encompass the buildable area rectangle on the lot required by Subsection E(14) above, and shall also be located to comply with the following:
[1] 
The front of the usable area rectangle shall be parallel to and 40 feet from the front of the buildable area rectangle.
[2] 
The sides of the usable area rectangle shall be parallel to and 10 feet from the sides of the buildable area rectangle.
[3] 
The rear of the usable area rectangle shall be parallel to and 40 feet from the rear of the buildable area rectangle.
(b) 
The terms "front," "side" and "rear" in the foregoing Subsection E(15)(a)[1], [2] and [3] shall be construed to mean those sides of the rectangle that generally face the front, side and rear lot lines, respectively. The area within the usable area rectangle, and including the area within the buildable area rectangle, shall comply with the provisions of § 190-120.
(16) 
Maximum coverage by improvements: as set forth in § 190-119H(1) and (2).
[Added 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
A. 
Principal uses and structures. The following principal uses and structures shall be permitted:
[Amended 2-10-1998 by Ord. No. 2620; 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643; 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
(1) 
Single-family residential uses in detached single-family residential structures.
(2) 
Municipal buildings owned or leased by the Village of Ridgewood and used for public purposes.
(3) 
Community residences and shelters as defined in § 190-3.
B. 
Accessory uses and structures. The following accessory uses and structures shall be permitted, provided that they are located on the same premises as the principal use or structure to which they are accessory:
(1) 
Private garages as an accessory use for up to four motor vehicles, subject to § 190-121G(3).
(2) 
Private swimming pools as permitted and regulated by Chapter 251.
(3) 
Private tennis courts, racquetball courts, paddleball courts, platform tennis courts, handball courts and similar recreation facilities designed to serve the residents on the premises, all as regulated in § 190-124G.
(4) 
Signs, as regulated in § 190-122.
(5) 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(5), pertaining to home professional offices, was repealed 4-13-2005 by Ord. No. 2933.
(6) 
The office, contained in a detached single-family residence, of an ordained clergyman of any faith or Christian Science practitioner, or home office use as defined and regulated by § 190-124Q.
[Amended 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
(7) 
Family day-care homes, as regulated in § 190-124B.
(8) 
Accessory uses customarily incident to the above principal uses, provided that they shall not include any activity commonly conducted for gain unless specifically permitted in this section.
C. 
Conditional uses and structures. The following conditional uses and structures, shall be permitted in the R-1 District only if they comply with the appropriate regulations for such uses or structures in § 190-123:
[Amended 2-10-1998 by Ord. No. 2620; 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643]
(1) 
Public or private schools for kindergarten through grade 12.
(2) 
Houses of worship.
(3) 
Public utility buildings and structures.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection C(4), which permitted nonprofit club uses as a conditional use, was repealed 4-15-2009 by Ord. No. 3177.
D. 
Prohibited uses. Any uses other than those permitted by this section are prohibited.
E. 
Bulk and lot regulations. The following conditions and requirements shall be complied with, except where such requirements are specifically superseded by the regulations for cluster developments in § 190-124:
(1) 
Maximum building height: 30 feet, measured as set forth in § 190-119D, and 2 1/2 stories. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the height of principal buildings shall be permitted to be greater than 30 feet, but not more than 35 feet, when all of the following requirements are met:
[Amended 5-14-2008 by Ord. No. 3120]
(a) 
The lot in question has a width, as defined in § 190-3, of at least 75 feet;
(b) 
The height of the building does not exceed 150% of the shallowest side yard depth; and
(c) 
The pitch of any roof greater than 30 feet high is at least 8:12 (eight inches vertical for every 12 inches horizontal).
(2) 
Minimum front yard: 40 feet.
(3) 
Minimum side yard: 2/3 the height of the principal building on the site or 15 feet, whichever is greater.
(4) 
Minimum both side yards: 33% of the lot width measured at the minimum front yard setback line.
(5) 
Minimum rear yard: 30 feet.
(6) 
Minimum lot area: 14,000 square feet; provided, however, that the minimum lot area of corner lots shall be 16,800 square feet.
[Amended 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
(7) 
Minimum lot width: 100 feet, measured at the minimum front yard setback line, and 80 feet at any other point within 140 feet of the front lot line; provided, however, that the minimum lot width of corner lots shall be 120 feet at the minimum front yard setback line and 100 feet at any other point within 140 feet of the front lot line.
[Amended 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
(8) 
Minimum average lot width: 100 feet, calculated so that at least 14,000 square feet of lot area shall be provided within 140 feet of the front lot line; provided, however, that the minimum average lot width of corner lots shall be 120 feet, calculated so that at least 16,800 square feet of lot area shall be provided within 140 feet of the front lot line.
[Amended 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
(9) 
Minimum lot depth: 120 feet.
(10) 
Maximum total coverage by above-grade structures: 20% of the land area of the lot.
(11) 
Maximum coverage by above-grade structures located within 140 feet of the front lot line: 20% of the lot area within 140 feet of the front lot line.
(12) 
Maximum gross building area: as set forth in § 190-119J.
[Amended 10-10-2007 by Ord. No. 3083]
(13) 
Maximum gross building area within 140 feet of the front lot line: as set forth in § 190-119J, provided that the gross building area restrictions shall be calculated using only those buildings or portions of buildings, and only that portion of the lot, located within 140 feet of the front lot line.
[Amended 10-10-2007 by Ord. No. 3083]
(14) 
Minimum buildable area. Within any lot developed or intended to be developed for residential purposes, there shall be provided within the building envelope a rectangular area having a width of 60 feet and a depth of 50 feet. For purposes of administering this requirement, the rectangle width shall be construed to be that dimension that is generally parallel with the lot width, and the rectangle depth shall be construed to be that dimension that is generally parallel with the lot depth. The buildable area rectangle shall be located so as to encompass the existing principal building and above-grade structures attached to the principal building, unless such building and structures occupy an area larger than the rectangle or are located outside of the building envelope, in which case the rectangle shall encompass as much as possible of such building and structures within the building envelope. New principal buildings and attached above-grade structures shall also be located so as to result in compliance with the foregoing requirement.
[Added 10-25-2000 by Ord. No. 2713; amended 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
(15) 
Minimum usable area.
[Added 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
(a) 
Within any lot developed or intended to be developed for residential purposes, there shall be provided a usable area rectangular in shape and having a width of 80 feet and a depth of 120 feet. For purposes of administering this requirement, the rectangle width shall be construed to be that dimension that is generally parallel with the lot width, and the rectangle depth shall be construed to be that dimension that is generally parallel with the lot depth. Such usable area rectangle shall encompass the buildable area rectangle on the lot required by Subsection E(14) above and shall also be located to comply with the following:
[1] 
The front of the usable area rectangle shall be parallel to and 40 feet from the front of the buildable area rectangle.
[2] 
The sides of the usable area rectangle shall be parallel to and 10 feet from the sides of the buildable area rectangle.
[3] 
The rear of the usable area rectangle shall be parallel to and 30 feet from the rear of the buildable area rectangle.
(b) 
The terms "front," "side" and "rear" in the foregoing Subsections E(15)(a)[1], [2] and [3] shall be construed to mean those sides of the rectangle that generally face the front, side and rear lot lines, respectively. The area within the usable area rectangle, and including the area within the buildable area rectangle, shall comply with the provisions of § 190-120.
(16) 
Maximum coverage by improvements: as set forth in § 190-119H(1) and (2).
[Added 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
A. 
Principal uses and structures. The following principal uses and structures shall be permitted:
[Amended 2-10-1998 by Ord. No. 2620; 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643; 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
(1) 
Single-family residential uses in detached single-family residential structures.
(2) 
Municipal buildings owned or leased by the Village of Ridgewood and used for public purposes.
(3) 
Community residences and shelters as defined in § 190-3.
B. 
Accessory uses and structures. The following accessory uses and structures shall be permitted, provided that they are located on the same premises as the principal use or structure to which they are accessory:
(1) 
Private garages as an accessory use for up to four motor vehicles, subject to § 190-121G(3).
(2) 
Private swimming pools as permitted and regulated by Chapter 251.
(3) 
Private tennis courts, racquetball courts, paddleball courts, platform tennis courts, handball courts and similar recreation facilities designed to serve the residents on the premises, all as regulated in § 190-124G.
(4) 
Signs, as regulated in § 190-122.
(5) 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(5), pertaining to home professional offices, was repealed 4-13-2005 by Ord. No. 2933.
(6) 
The office, contained in a detached single-family residence, of an ordained clergyman of any faith or Christian Science practitioner, or home office use as defined and regulated by § 190-124Q.
[Amended 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
(7) 
Family day-care homes, as regulated in § 190-124B.
(8) 
Accessory uses customarily incident to the above principal uses, provided that they shall not include any activity commonly conducted for gain unless specifically permitted in this section.
C. 
Conditional uses and structures. The following conditional uses and structures shall be permitted in the R-1A District only if they comply with the appropriate regulations for such uses or structures in § 190-123:
[Amended 2-10-1998 by Ord. No. 2620; 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643]
(1) 
Single-family attached dwelling units.
(2) 
Public or private schools for kindergarten through grade 12.
(3) 
Houses of worship.
(4) 
Public utility buildings and structures.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection C(5), which permitted nonprofit club uses as a conditional use, was repealed 4-15-2009 by Ord. No. 3177.
D. 
Prohibited uses. Any uses other than those permitted by this section are prohibited.
E. 
Required conditions.
(1) 
All required conditions as set forth in § 190-102E shall be complied with.
(2) 
Residential cluster shall be permitted as regulated in § 190-124A.
A. 
Principal uses and structures. The following principal uses and structures shall be permitted:
[Amended 2-10-1998 by Ord. No. 2620; 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643; 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
(1) 
Single-family residential uses in detached single-family residential structures.
(2) 
Municipal buildings owned or leased by the Village of Ridgewood and used for public purposes.
(3) 
Community residences and shelters as defined in § 190-3.
B. 
Accessory uses and structures. The following accessory uses and structures shall be permitted, provided that they are located on the same premises as the principal use or structure to which they are accessory:
(1) 
Private garages as an accessory use for up to four motor vehicles, subject to § 190-121G(3).
(2) 
Private swimming pools as permitted and regulated by Chapter 251.
(3) 
Private tennis courts, racquetball courts, paddleball courts, platform tennis courts, handball courts and similar recreation facilities designed to serve the residents on the premises, all as regulated in § 190-124G.
(4) 
Signs, as regulated in § 190-122.
(5) 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(5), pertaining to home professional offices, was repealed 4-13-2005 by Ord. No. 2933.
(6) 
The office, contained in a detached single-family residence, of an ordained clergyman of any faith or Christian Science practitioner, or home office use as defined and regulated by § 190-124Q.
[Amended 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
(7) 
Family day-care homes, as regulated in § 190-124B.
(8) 
Accessory uses customarily incident to the above principal uses, provided that they shall not include any activity commonly conducted for gain unless specifically permitted in this section.
C. 
Conditional uses and structures. The following conditional uses and structures shall be permitted in the R-2 District only if they comply with the appropriate regulations for such uses or structures in § 190-123:
[Amended 2-10-1998 by Ord. No. 2620; 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643]
(1) 
Public or private schools for kindergarten through grade 12.
(2) 
Houses of worship.
(3) 
Public utility buildings and structures.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection C(4), which permitted nonprofit club uses as a conditional use, was repealed 4-15-2009 by Ord. No. 3177.
D. 
Prohibited uses. Any uses other than those permitted by this section are prohibited.
E. 
Bulk and lot regulations. The following conditions and requirements shall be complied with:
(1) 
Maximum building height: 30 feet, measured as set forth in § 190-119D, and 2 1/2 stories. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the height of principal buildings shall be permitted to be greater than 30 feet, but not more than 35 feet, when all of the following requirements are met:
[Amended 5-14-2008 by Ord. No. 3120]
(a) 
The lot in question has a width, as defined in § 190-3, of at least 75 feet;
(b) 
The height of the building does not exceed 300% of the shallowest side yard depth; and
(c) 
The pitch of any roof greater than 30 feet high is at least 8:12 (eight inches vertical for every 12 inches horizontal).
(2) 
Minimum front yard: 40 feet.
(3) 
Minimum side yard: 10 feet.
(4) 
Minimum both side yards: 33% of the lot width measured at the minimum front yard setback line.
(5) 
Minimum rear yard: 30 feet.
(6) 
Minimum lot area: 10,500 square feet; provided, however, that the minimum lot area of corner lots shall be 14,700 square feet.
[Amended 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
(7) 
Minimum lot width: 75 feet, measured at the minimum front yard setback line, and 60 feet at any other point within 140 feet of the front lot line; provided, however, that the minimum lot width of corner lots shall be 105 feet at the minimum front yard setback line and 90 feet at any other point within 140 feet of the front lot line.
[Amended 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
(8) 
Minimum average lot width: 75 feet, calculated so that at least 10,500 square feet of lot area shall be provided within 140 feet of the front lot line; provided, however, that the minimum average lot width of corner lots shall be 105 feet, calculated so that at least 14,700 square feet of lot area shall be provided within 140 feet of the front lot line.
[Amended 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
(9) 
Minimum lot depth: 120 feet.
(10) 
Maximum total coverage by above-grade structures: 20% of the land area of the lot.
(11) 
Maximum coverage by above-grade structures located within 140 feet of the front lot line: 20% of the lot area within 140 feet of the front lot line.
(12) 
Maximum gross building area: as set forth in § 190-119J.
[Amended 10-10-2007 by Ord. No. 3083]
(13) 
Maximum gross building area within 140 feet of the front lot line: as set forth in § 190-119J, provided that the gross building area restrictions shall be calculated using only those buildings or portions of buildings, and only that portion of the lot, located within 140 feet of the front lot line.
[Amended 10-10-2007 by Ord. No. 3083]
(14) 
Minimum buildable area. Within any lot developed or intended to be developed for residential purposes, there shall be provided within the building envelope a rectangular area having a width of 50 feet and a depth of 50 feet. For purposes of administering this requirement, the rectangle width shall be construed to be that dimension that is generally parallel with the lot width, and the rectangle depth shall be construed to be that dimension that is generally parallel with the lot depth. The buildable area rectangle shall be located so as to encompass the existing principal building and above-grade structures attached to the principal building, unless such building and structures occupy an area larger than the rectangle or are located outside of the building envelope, in which case the rectangle shall encompass as much as possible of such building and structures within the building envelope. New principal buildings and attached above-grade structures shall also be located so as to result in compliance with the foregoing requirement.
[Added 10-25-2000 by Ord. No. 2713; amended 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
(15) 
Minimum usable area.
[Added 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
(a) 
Within any lot developed or intended to be developed for residential purposes, there shall be provided a usable area rectangular in shape and having a width of 60 feet and a depth of 120 feet. For purposes of administering this requirement, the rectangle width shall be construed to be that dimension that is generally parallel with the lot width, and the rectangle depth shall be construed to be that dimension that is generally parallel with the lot depth. Such usable area rectangle shall encompass the buildable area rectangle on the lot required by Subsection E(14) above, and shall also be located to comply with the following:
[1] 
The front of the usable area rectangle shall be parallel to and 40 feet from the front of the buildable area rectangle.
[2] 
The sides of the usable area rectangle shall be parallel to and five feet from the sides of the buildable area rectangle.
[Amended 8-21-2001 by Ord. No. 2753]
[3] 
The rear of the usable area rectangle shall be parallel to and 30 feet from the rear of the buildable area rectangle.
(b) 
The terms "front," "side" and "rear" in the foregoing Subsection E(15)(a)[1], [2] and [3] shall be construed to mean those sides of the rectangle that generally face the front, side and rear lot lines, respectively. The area within the usable area rectangle, and including the area within the buildable area rectangle, shall comply with the provisions of § 190-120.
(16) 
Maximum coverage by improvements: as set forth in § 190-119H(1) and (2).
[Added 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
A. 
Principal uses and structures. The following principal uses and structures shall be permitted:
[Amended 2-10-1998 by Ord. No. 2620; 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643; 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
(1) 
Single-family residential uses in detached single-family residential structures.
(2) 
Municipal buildings owned or leased by the Village of Ridgewood and used for public purposes.
(3) 
Community residences and shelters as defined in § 190-3.
B. 
Accessory uses and structures. The following accessory uses and structures shall be permitted, provided that they are located on the same premises as the principal use or structure to which they are accessory:
(1) 
Private garages as an accessory use for up to four motor vehicles, subject to § 190-121G(3).
(2) 
Private swimming pools as permitted and regulated by Chapter 251.
(3) 
Private tennis courts, racquetball courts, paddleball courts, platform tennis courts, handball courts and similar recreation facilities designed to serve the residents on the premises, all as regulated in § 190-124G.
(4) 
Signs, as regulated in § 190-122.
(5) 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(5), pertaining to home professional offices, was repealed 4-13-2005 by Ord. No. 2933.
(6) 
The office, contained in a detached single-family residence, of an ordained clergyman of any faith or Christian Science practitioner, or home office use as defined and regulated by § 190-124Q.
[Amended 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
(7) 
Family day-care homes, as regulated in § 190-124B.
(8) 
Accessory uses customarily incident to the above principal uses, provided that they shall not include any activity commonly conducted for gain unless specifically permitted in this section.
C. 
Conditional uses and structures. The following conditional uses and structures shall be permitted in the R-2A District only if they comply with the appropriate regulations for such uses or structures in § 190-123:
[Amended 2-10-1998 by Ord. No. 2620; 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643]
(1) 
Renovation and conversion of a single existing structure for dwelling units.
(2) 
Public or private schools for kindergarten through grade 12.
(3) 
Houses of worship.
(4) 
Public utility buildings and structures.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection C(5), which permitted nonprofit club uses as a conditional use, was repealed 4-15-2009 by Ord. No. 3177.
D. 
Prohibited uses. Any uses other than those permitted by this section are prohibited.
E. 
Bulk and lot regulations. All bulk and lot regulations set forth in § 190-102E shall be complied with.
A. 
Principal uses and structures. The following principal uses and structures shall be permitted:
[Amended 2-10-1998 by Ord. No. 2620; 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643; 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
(1) 
Single-family residential uses in detached single-family residential structures.
(2) 
Two-family residential uses in a single structure on the same lot.
(3) 
Municipal buildings owned or leased by the Village of Ridgewood and used for public purposes.
(4) 
Community residences and shelters as defined in § 190-3.
B. 
Accessory uses and structures. The following accessory uses and structures shall be permitted, provided that they are located on the same premises as the principal use or structure to which they are accessory:
(1) 
Private garages as an accessory use for up to four motor vehicles, subject to § 190-121G(3).
(2) 
Private swimming pools as permitted and regulated by Chapter 251.
(3) 
Private tennis courts, racquetball courts, paddleball courts, platform tennis courts, handball courts and similar recreation facilities designed to serve the residents on the premises, all as regulated in § 190-124G.
(4) 
Signs, as regulated in § 190-122.
(5) 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(5), pertaining to home professional offices, was repealed 4-13-2005 by Ord. No. 2933.
(6) 
The office, contained in a detached single-family or two-family residence, of an ordained clergyman of any faith or Christian Science practitioner, or home office use as defined and regulated by § 190-124Q.
[Amended 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
(7) 
Family day-care homes, as regulated in § 190-124B.
(8) 
Accessory uses customarily incident to the above principal uses, provided that they shall not include any activity commonly conducted for gain unless specifically permitted in this section.
C. 
Conditional uses and structures. The following conditional uses and structures shall be permitted in the R-3 District only if they comply with the appropriate regulations for such uses or structures in § 190-123:
[Amended 2-10-1998 by Ord. No. 2620; 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643]
(1) 
Public or private schools for kindergarten through grade 12.
(2) 
Houses of worship.
(3) 
Public utility buildings and structures.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection C(4), which permitted nonprofit club uses as a conditional use, was repealed 4-15-2009 by Ord. No. 3177.
D. 
Prohibited uses. Any uses other than those permitted by this section are prohibited.
E. 
Bulk and lot regulations. The following conditions and requirements shall be complied with:
(1) 
Maximum building height: 30 feet.
(2) 
Minimum front yard: 40 feet.
(3) 
Minimum side yard: 10 feet.
(4) 
Minimum both side yards: 33% of the lot width measured at the minimum front yard setback line.
(5) 
Minimum rear yard: 30 feet.
(6) 
Minimum lot area: 8,400 square feet; provided, however, that the minimum lot area of corner lots shall be 12,600 square feet.
[Amended 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
(7) 
Minimum lot width: 60 feet, measured at the minimum front yard setback line, and 50 feet at any other point within 140 feet of the front lot line; provided, however, that the minimum lot width of corner lots shall be 90 feet at the minimum front yard setback line and 80 feet at any other point within 140 feet of the front lot line.
[Amended 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
(8) 
Minimum average lot width: 60 feet, calculated so that at least 8,400 square feet of lot area shall be provided within 140 feet of the front lot line; provided, however, that the minimum average lot width of corner lots shall be 90 feet, calculated so that at least 12,600 square feet of lot area shall be provided within 140 feet of the front lot line.
[Amended 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
(9) 
Minimum lot depth: 120 feet.
(10) 
Maximum total coverage by above-grade structures: 25% of the land area of the lot.
(11) 
Maximum coverage by above-grade structures located within 140 feet of the front lot line: 25% of the lot area within 140 feet of the front lot line.
(12) 
Maximum gross building area: as set forth in § 190-119J.
[Amended 10-10-2007 by Ord. No. 3083]
(13) 
Maximum gross building area within 140 feet of the front lot line: as set forth in § 190-119J, provided that the gross building area restrictions shall be calculated using only those buildings or portions of buildings, and only that portion of the lot, located within 140 feet of the front lot line.
[Amended 10-10-2007 by Ord. No. 3083]
(14) 
Minimum buildable area. Within any lot developed or intended to be developed for residential purposes, there shall be provided within the building envelope a rectangular area having a width of 40 feet and a depth of 50 feet. For purposes of administering this requirement, the rectangle width shall be construed to be that dimension that is generally parallel with the lot width, and the rectangle depth shall be construed to be that dimension that is generally parallel with the lot depth. The buildable area rectangle shall be located so as to encompass the existing principal building and above-grade structures attached to the principal building, unless such building and structures occupy an area larger than the rectangle or are located outside of the building envelope, in which case the rectangle shall encompass as much as possible of such building and structures within the building envelope. New principal buildings and attached above-grade structures shall also be located so as to result in compliance with the foregoing requirement.
[Added 10-25-2000 by Ord. No. 2713; amended 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
(15) 
Minimum usable area.
[Added 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
(a) 
Within any lot developed or intended to be developed for residential purposes, there shall be provided a usable area rectangular in shape and having a width of 50 feet and a depth of 120 feet. For purposes of administering this requirement, the rectangle width shall be construed to be that dimension that is generally parallel with the lot width, and the rectangle depth shall be construed to be that dimension that is generally parallel with the lot depth. Such usable area rectangle shall encompass the buildable area rectangle on the lot required by Subsection E(14) above and shall also be located to comply with the following:
[1] 
The front of the usable area rectangle shall be parallel to and 40 feet from the front of the buildable area rectangle.
[2] 
The sides of the usable area rectangle shall be parallel to and five feet from the sides of the buildable area rectangle.
[Amended 8-21-2001 by Ord. No. 2753]
[3] 
The rear of the usable area rectangle shall be parallel to and 30 feet from the rear of the buildable area rectangle.
(b) 
The terms "front," "side" and "rear" in the foregoing Subsection E(15)(a)[1], [2] and [3] shall be construed to mean those sides of the rectangle that generally face the front, side and rear lot lines, respectively. The area within the usable area rectangle, and including the area within the buildable area rectangle, shall comply with the provisions of § 190-120.
(16) 
Maximum coverage by improvements: as set forth in § 190-119H(1) and (2).
[Added 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
A. 
Principal uses and structures. The following principal uses and structures shall be permitted:
[Amended 2-10-1998 by Ord. No. 2620; 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643; 8-9-2006 by Ord. No. 3015; 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
(1) 
Garden apartments, multifamily dwellings and single-family attached residential dwelling units.
(2) 
Single-family residential uses in detached single-family residential structures.
(3) 
Municipal buildings owned or leased by the Village of Ridgewood and used for public purposes.
(4) 
Community residences and shelters as defined in § 190-3.
B. 
Accessory uses and structures. The following accessory uses and structures shall be permitted, provided that they are located on the same premises as the principal use or structure to which they are accessory:
(1) 
Private garages as an accessory use for up to four motor vehicles, subject to § 190-121G(3).
(2) 
Private swimming pools as permitted and regulated by Chapter 251.
(3) 
Private tennis courts, racquetball courts, paddleball courts, platform tennis courts, handball courts and similar recreation facilities designed to serve the residents on the premises, all as regulated in § 190-124G.
(4) 
Signs, as regulated in § 190-122.
(5) 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(5), pertaining to home professional offices, was repealed 4-13-2005 by Ord. No. 2933.
(6) 
The office, contained in a permitted residence, of an ordained clergyman of any faith or Christian Science practitioner, or home office use as defined and regulated by § 190-124Q.
[Amended 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
(7) 
Family day-care homes, as regulated in § 190-124B.
(8) 
Accessory uses customarily incident to the above principal uses, provided that they shall not include any activity commonly conducted for gain unless specifically permitted in this section.
C. 
Conditional uses and structures. The following conditional uses and structures shall be permitted in the R-4 District only if they comply with the appropriate regulations for such uses or structures in § 190-123:
[Amended 2-10-1998 by Ord. No. 2620; 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643]
(1) 
Public or private schools for kindergarten through grade 12.
(2) 
Houses of worship.
(3) 
Public utility buildings and structures.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection C(4), which permitted nonprofit club uses as a conditional use, was repealed 4-15-2009 by Ord. No. 3177.
D. 
Prohibited uses. Any uses other than those permitted by this section are prohibited.
E. 
Bulk and lot regulations. All required conditions as set forth in § 190-102E shall be complied with, except that the following conditions and requirements shall be complied with for all garden apartments, multifamily dwellings and single-family attached residential dwelling units:
[Amended 8-9-2006 by Ord. No. 3015]
(1) 
Maximum building height: 30 feet, and two stories.
(2) 
Minimum front, side and rear yard: 30 feet.
(3) 
Minimum distance between principal buildings: 30 feet.
(4) 
Minimum distance between arms of U-shaped buildings or groups of buildings forming a courtyard: 60 feet. No accessory building shall be permitted in any such court.
(5) 
Maximum bedrooms per gross acre: 32.
(6) 
Maximum density: 20 units per acre.
(7) 
Maximum unbroken wall length: 115 feet.
(8) 
Maximum building dimension: 150 feet.
(9) 
Minimum lot area: 44,000 square feet.
(10) 
Maximum total coverage by above-grade structures: 25% of the land area of the lot. The calculation shall include the area of all balconies, fire escapes, canopies and the like, any other provisions notwithstanding.
F. 
Additional requirements for garden apartment and multifamily dwelling developments. Every garden apartment or multifamily dwelling project shall meet the following requirements:
[Amended 8-9-2006 by Ord. No. 3015]
(1) 
A building superintendent shall reside in the project.
(2) 
All dwelling units shall be limited to the first and second floors thereof, and no floor of any dwelling unit shall be in any basement.
(3) 
The exteriors of all accessory buildings shall conform architecturally and be constructed of materials of a like character to those used in the garden apartment or multifamily dwelling unit structures to which they are accessory.
(4) 
A minimum storage area of 500 cubic feet shall be provided for each dwelling unit within any garden apartment or multifamily dwelling structure, exclusive of any garage or dwelling unit or closet space.
(5) 
All outside clothes-drying areas shall be fenced or screened.
[Amended 4-7-2010 by Ord. No. 3242]
(6) 
All open spaces in any garden apartment or multifamily dwelling project shall be adequately landscaped and maintained in good condition.
[Amended 4-7-2010 by Ord. No. 3242]
(7) 
All garden apartment and multifamily dwelling developments shall be screened and buffered as required by § 190-94.
G. 
Additional requirements for single-family attached residential dwelling developments. Every single-family attached residential dwelling development shall meet the following requirements:
[Added 8-9-2006 by Ord. No. 3015]
(1) 
No more than four dwelling units shall be permitted in any principal building.
(2) 
There shall be no more than two driveways providing direct access to a public street from any development.
(3) 
Screening and buffers shall be provided as required by § 190-94.
A. 
Principal uses and structures. The following principal uses and structures shall be permitted:
[Amended 2-10-1998 by Ord. No. 2620; 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643; 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
(1) 
Multifamily dwelling units.
(2) 
Single-family residential uses in detached single-family residential structures.
(3) 
Municipal buildings owned or leased by the Village of Ridgewood and used for public purposes.
(4) 
Community residences and shelters as defined in § 190-3.
B. 
Accessory uses and structures. The following accessory uses and structures shall be permitted, provided that they are located on the same premises as the principal use or structure to which they are accessory:
(1) 
Private garages as an accessory use for up to four motor vehicles, subject to § 190-121G(3).
(2) 
Private swimming pools as permitted and regulated by Chapter 251.
(3) 
Private tennis courts, racquetball courts, paddleball courts, platform tennis courts, handball courts and similar recreation facilities designed to serve the residents on the premises, all as regulated in § 190-124G.
(4) 
Signs, as regulated in § 190-122.
(5) 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(5), pertaining to home professional offices, was repealed 4-13-2005 by Ord. No. 2933.
(6) 
The office, contained in a permitted residence, of an ordained clergyman of any faith or Christian Science practitioner, or home office use as defined and regulated by § 190-124Q.
[Amended 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
(7) 
Family day-care homes, as regulated in § 190-124B.
(8) 
Accessory uses customarily incident to the above principal uses, provided that they shall not include any activity commonly conducted for gain unless specifically permitted in this section.
C. 
Conditional uses and structures. The following conditional uses and structures shall be permitted in the R-5 District only if they comply with the appropriate regulations for such uses or structures in § 190-123:
[Amended 2-10-1998 by Ord. No. 2620; 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643]
(1) 
Public or private schools for kindergarten through grade 12.
(2) 
Houses of worship.
(3) 
Public utility buildings and structures.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection C(4), which permitted nonprofit club uses as a conditional use, was repealed 4-15-2009 by Ord. No. 3177.
D. 
Prohibited uses. Any uses other than those permitted by this section are prohibited.
E. 
Bulk and lot regulations. All required conditions as set forth in § 190-102E shall be complied with, except that the following conditions and requirements shall be complied with for multifamily dwelling units:
(1) 
Maximum building height: 30 feet and two stories.
(2) 
Minimum front, side and rear yard: 40 feet.
(3) 
Minimum distance between principal buildings: 40 feet.
(4) 
Minimum distance between arms of U-shaped buildings or groups of buildings forming a courtyard: 60 feet, and no accessory building shall be permitted in any such court.
(5) 
Maximum bedrooms per gross acre: 24.
(6) 
Maximum density: 14 1/2 dwelling units per acre.
(7) 
Maximum unbroken wall length: 115 feet.
(8) 
Maximum total building dimension: 150 feet.
(9) 
Minimum lot area: 44,000 square feet.
(10) 
Maximum total coverage by above-grade structures: 25% of the land area of the lot, including balconies, fire escapes, canopies and the like, notwithstanding any other provisions to the contrary.
A. 
Principal uses and structures. The following principal uses and structures shall be permitted:
[Amended 2-10-1998 by Ord. No. 2620]
(1) 
Multifamily dwelling units.
(2) 
Single-family residential uses in detached single-family residential structures.
(3) 
Municipal buildings owned or leased by the Village of Ridgewood and used for public purposes.
(4) 
Community residences and shelters.
[Amended 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643]
(5) 
Community shelters for victims of domestic violence and community residences for persons with head injuries, either of which house up to six persons, excluding resident staff.
B. 
Accessory uses and structures. The following accessory uses and structures shall be permitted, provided that they are located on the same premises as the principal use or structure to which they are accessory:
(1) 
Private garages as an accessory use for up to four motor vehicles, subject to § 190-121G(3).
(2) 
Private swimming pools as permitted and regulated by Chapter 251.
(3) 
Private tennis courts, racquetball courts, paddleball courts, platform tennis courts, handball courts and similar recreation facilities designed to serve the residents on the premises, all as regulated in § 190-124G.
(4) 
Signs, as regulated in § 190-122.
(5) 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(5), pertaining to home professional offices, was repealed 4-13-2005 by Ord. No. 2933.
(6) 
The office, contained in a detached single-family residence, of an ordained clergyman of any faith or Christian Science practitioner.
(7) 
Family day-care homes, as regulated in § 190-124B.
(8) 
Accessory uses customarily incident to the above principal uses, provided that they shall not include any activity commonly conducted for gain unless specifically permitted in this section.
C. 
Conditional uses and structures. The following conditional uses and structures shall he permitted in the R-7 District only if they comply with the appropriate regulations for such uses or structures in § 190-123:
[Amended 2-10-1998 by Ord. No. 2620; 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643]
(1) 
Public or private schools for kindergarten through grade 12.
(2) 
Houses of worship.
(3) 
Public utility buildings and structures.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection C(4), which permitted nonprofit club uses as a conditional use, was repealed 4-15-2009 by Ord. No. 3177.
D. 
Prohibited uses. Any uses other than those permitted by this section are prohibited.
E. 
Bulk and lot regulations. All required conditions as set forth in § 190-102E shall be complied with, except that the following conditions and requirements shall be complied with for multifamily dwelling units:
(1) 
Maximum building height: 35 feet, and three stories.
(2) 
Minimum front, side and rear yard: 25 feet, subject to the following:
(a) 
The provisions of § 190-119A(4) shall be complied with.
(b) 
Balconies and patios shall be set back at least 20 feet from all property lines.
(3) 
Minimum distance between principal buildings: 35 feet.
(4) 
Maximum bedrooms per gross acre: 36.2.
(5) 
Maximum density: 22.11 dwelling units per acre.
(6) 
Maximum unbroken wall length: 185 feet, provided that the visual effect of long building walls shall be broken with building offsets, building materials and landscaping.
(7) 
Minimum lot area: 44,000 square feet.
(8) 
Maximum total coverage by above-grade structures: 30% of the land area of the lot, including balconies, fire escapes, canopies and the like, notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary.
(9) 
Buffer screen. A dense evergreen screening hedge at least 10 feet in height as approved by the Planning Board shall be installed along the property line of any R-7 multifamily development abutting any R-1, R-2 or R-3 Residential Zone. Said screening hedge shall be used as a buffer to physically screen the multifamily from the one- and two-family areas. The buffer screen may be waived or modified by the Planning Board, in whole or in part, if the Planning Board concludes that because of topographical or site conditions the same shall not be necessary to protect the abutting or facing premises located in any abutting residential zone.
A. 
Principal uses and structures. The following principal uses and structures shall be permitted:
[Amended 2-8-2017 by Ord. No. 3579; 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591; 11-7-2018 by Ord. No. 3686; 12-12-2018 by Ord. No. 3691]
(1) 
Retail sales and retail services, limited to:
(a) 
Antique and vintage shops, appliances shops, art studios and galleries, art supply and hobby shops, barbershops, beauty parlors, bicycle shops, bookstores, butchers and specialty food stores, cafes and coffee shops, card and gift shops, cosmetic shops, dry cleaners and tailors, clothing shops, confectioneries and ice cream shops, delicatessens, drugstores, electronics sales and services including for computers and cellular phones, fitness centers and personal training establishments, physical therapy offices, florists, home goods and home furnishing stores, grocery stores, hardware and paint stores, instructional schools, jewelers, liquor stores, musical instrument sales and instruction, office equipment and supply stores, opticians, pet shops and groomers, photography studios, restaurants, retail bakeries, shoe repair shops, shoe stores, spas and salons, sporting goods stores, taverns and inns, theaters, toy stores, and travel agencies.
(2) 
Financial institutions, limited to banks and savings and loan institutions and similar institutions, stock brokerage houses and finance companies.
(3) 
Professional office and business office uses on other than the ground floor or basement, except that ground floor areas used for access to such uses shall be permitted.
(4) 
Dwelling units above the ground floor, except that ground floor areas used for access to such uses shall be permitted.
(5) 
Parking lots and structures.
(6) 
Child-care centers.
(7) 
Municipal buildings owned or leased by the Village of Ridgewood and used for public purposes.
(8) 
Institutional uses as defined by § 190-3.
(9) 
Club, fraternal, recreational, athletic and social uses located above the ground floor, except that ground floor areas used for access to such uses shall be permitted.
(10) 
Recreational uses.
B. 
Accessory uses and structures. The following accessory uses and structures shall be permitted, provided that they are located on the same premises as the principal use or structure to which they are accessory:
[Amended 5-13-1996 by Ord. No. 2566]
(1) 
Parking and loading facilities, as regulated in §§ 190-90 and 190-121.
(2) 
Signs, as regulated in § 190-122.
(3) 
Outdoor cafes either on private property or within the public sidewalk right-of-way as an accessory use to an eating establishment, as regulated by Article VIII in Chapter 156.
[Amended 12-14-2011 by Ord. No. 3323]
(4) 
Instruction and organized parties.
(5) 
Accessory uses and structures customarily incident to the above principal uses.
C. 
Conditional uses and structures. The following conditional uses and structures shall be permitted in the B-1 District only if they comply with the appropriate regulations for such uses or structures in § 190-123:
[Amended 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643; 2-8-2017 by Ord. No. 3579]
(1) 
Public utility buildings and structures.
(2) 
Cellular telecommunications antennas mounted on an existing structure at least 40 feet high.
D. 
Prohibited uses. Any uses other than those uses permitted by this section are prohibited. In addition, without in any way limiting the generality and prohibition of this section, the following uses are specifically prohibited:
(1) 
Residential construction or conversion unless permitted as regulated herein.
(2) 
The sale, delivery and/or serving of prepared food and/or beverages in a ready-to-consume state from a location within a building through a door, through a window or over a counter to a location outside the same building on the same site or within the adjacent public right-of-way. Such prohibition shall include but not be limited to the delivery to or receipt of food and/or beverages to customers in motor vehicles. The foregoing shall not be construed to prohibit: a) serving and consumption of food and beverages to and by customers seated at tables within outdoor cafes permitted by this chapter and licensed and regulated pursuant to Article VIII of Chapter 156; b) take-out sales of prepared food, where the customer must enter the building to purchase and/or pick up food for consumption at an off-site location; and c) the delivery of prepared foods to customers at an off-site location not located within the street-right-way.
[Amended 12-14-2011 by Ord. No. 3323; 2-8-2012 by Ord. No. 3327]
(3) 
New or used car lots.
(4) 
Public garages and gasoline service stations.
(5) 
Places of amusement, other than theaters, contained in buildings, such as penny arcades or shooting galleries, or buildings or structures containing games of chance or other types of carnival enterprises, such as palmistry, phrenology, astrology and the like.
(6) 
Drive-in or drive-through uses, including but not limited to drive-in banks, drive-in pharmacies and drive-in restaurants.
[Amended 12-14-2011 by Ord. No. 3323]
E. 
Bulk regulations. The following conditions and requirements shall be complied with:
[Amended 5-12-2004 by Ord. No. 2891]
(1) 
Maximum building height: 45 feet, except as provided otherwise for affordable housing developments in § 190-124R.
(2) 
Minimum front yard: as established by adjacent buildings and as regulated by § 190-119A(1)(b). No vault rights shall extend past the existing curbline or the curbline proposed on the Master Plan or Official Map of the Village.
(3) 
Minimum side yard: none required, but if provided, 12 feet. If adjacent to a residential zone, a minimum twelve-foot side yard is required.
(4) 
Minimum rear yard: six inches for each foot of height of the principal building or 10 feet, whichever is greater.
(5) 
Maximum floor area ratio: 50%, except as provided otherwise for affordable housing developments in § 190-124R.
F. 
Other regulations. In addition to the bulk regulations, the following shall be complied with:
(1) 
The store frontage for each space devoted to a different occupant on the ground level abutting any street shall be at least 15 feet wide, exclusive of any entrances for upper floors.
(2) 
All ground level stores abutting any street shall contain window areas on any side of at least 10% of an area equal to 10 feet times the width of the wall abutting the street.
(3) 
No building shall be permitted which is not supported on a continuous footing and foundation and enclosed on all sides by an exterior wall that rests on said footing and foundation.
(4) 
Except for parking lots, outdoor cafes and sidewalk sales authorized pursuant to Chapter 239, any use permitted by this section shall only be conducted within the confines of a building.
[Amended 8-11-1998 by Ord. No. 2639; 12-14-2011 by Ord. No. 3323]
(5) 
Any dwelling unit shall contain a minimum habitable floor area of 600 square feet.
(6) 
The gross floor area devoted to residential use, including hallways and other common areas accessory to the residential use, shall not exceed 2/3 of the total gross floor area of the building within which the residential use is located.
[Added 5-12-2004 by Ord. No. 2891]
(7) 
The maximum permitted density shall not exceed 12 dwelling units per acre of the lot.
[Added 5-12-2004 by Ord. No. 2891]
A. 
Principal uses and structures. The following principal uses and structures shall be permitted:
[Amended 7-8-2009 by Ord. No. 3197; 2-8-2017 by Ord. No. 3579; 11-7-2018 by Ord. No. 3686; 12-12-2018 by Ord. No. 3691]
(1) 
Retail sales and service businesses limited to:
(a) 
Antique and vintage shops, appliances shops, art studios and galleries, art supply and hobby shops, barbershops, beauty parlors, bicycle shops, bookstores, butchers and specialty food stores, cafes and coffee shops, card and gift shops, Christian Science reading room, cosmetic shops, dry cleaners and tailors, clothing shops, confectioneries and ice cream shops, delicatessens, drugstores, electronics sales and services including for computers and cellular phones, fitness centers and personal training establishments, physical therapy offices, florists, franchised new car dealer showrooms, grocery stores, hardware and paint stores, home goods and home furnishing stores, instructional schools, jewelers, laundromats, liquor stores, musical instrument sales and instruction, office equipment and supply stores, opticians, pet shops and groomers, photography studios, restaurants, retail bakeries, shoe repair shops, shoe stores, spas and salons, sporting goods stores, taverns and inns, theaters, toy stores, travel agencies, and undertakers.
(2) 
Financial institutions, limited to banks and savings and loan institutions and similar institutions, stock brokerage houses, and finance companies.
(3) 
Professional office and business office uses.
(4) 
Buildings used for club, fraternal, recreational and athletic or social purposes.
(5) 
Shops of an electrician, plumber or similar tradesman.
(6) 
Dwelling units above the ground floor.
(7) 
Child-care centers.
(8) 
Municipal buildings owned or leased by the Village of Ridgewood and used for public purposes.
(9) 
Surface parking lots and parking structures.
(10) 
Institutional uses as defined by § 190-3.
(11) 
Recreational uses.
B. 
Accessory uses and structures. The following accessory uses and structures shall be permitted, provided that they are located on the same premises as the principal use or structure to which they are accessory:
[Amended 5-13-1996 by Ord. No. 2566]
(1) 
Parking and loading facilities, as regulated in §§ 190-90 and 190-121.
(2) 
Signs, as regulated in § 190-122.
(3) 
Outdoor cafes either on private property or within the public sidewalk right-of-way as an accessory use to an eating establishment, as regulated by Article VIII of Chapter 156.
[Amended 12-14-2011 by Ord. No. 3323]
(4) 
Used car sales accessory to new car sales, not exceeding one square foot of area devoted to used car lot use for each square foot of wall buildings devoted to new car dealer use.
(5) 
Instruction and organized parties.
(6) 
Accessory uses and structures customarily incident to the above principal uses.
C. 
Conditional uses and structures. The following conditional uses and structures shall be permitted in the B-2 District only if they comply with the appropriate regulations for such uses or structures in § 190-123:
[Amended 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643; 2-8-2017 by Ord. No. 3579]
(1) 
Motor vehicle service stations and public garages.
(2) 
Public utility buildings and structures.
(3) 
Drive-in banks.
(4) 
Cellular telecommunications antennas mounted on an existing structure at least 40 feet high.
D. 
Prohibited uses. Any uses other than those uses permitted by this section are prohibited. In addition, without in any way limiting the generality and prohibition of this section, wholesale warehousing, with the exception of the storage of furniture and furnishings accessory to any permitted furniture mover, and those uses prohibited in the B-1 Zone District, unless otherwise specifically permitted in this article, are specifically prohibited.
E. 
Bulk regulations. The following conditions and requirements shall be complied with:
[Amended 5-12-2004 by Ord. No. 2891]
(1) 
Maximum building height: 45 feet, except as provided otherwise for affordable housing developments in § 190-124R.
(2) 
Minimum front yard: as established by adjacent buildings and as regulated by § 190-119A(1)(b). No vault rights shall extend past the existing curbline or the curbline proposed on the Master Plan or Official Map of the Village.
(3) 
Minimum side yard: none required, but if provided, 12 feet. If adjacent to a residential zone, a minimum twelve-foot side yard is required.
(4) 
Minimum rear yard: six inches for each foot of height of the principal building, or 10 feet, whichever is greater.
(5) 
Maximum floor area ratio: 45%, except as provided otherwise for affordable housing developments in § 190-124R.
(6) 
Maximum coverage by improvements: 90% of the lot area.
F. 
Other regulations. In addition to the bulk regulations, the following shall be complied with:
(1) 
The store frontage for each space devoted to a different occupant on the ground level abutting any street shall be at least 15 feet wide, exclusive of any entrances for upper floors.
(2) 
All ground level stores abutting any street shall contain window areas on any side of at least 10% of an area equal to 10 feet times the width of the wall abutting the street.
(3) 
[1]Except for parking lots, outdoor cafes and sidewalk sales authorized pursuant to Chapter 239, any use permitted by this section shall only be conducted within the confines of a building.
[Amended 8-11-1998 by Ord. No. 2639; 2-8-2012 by Ord. No. 3327]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection F(3), regarding enclosure of piers, pillars or columns, was repealed 10-8-1996 by Ord. No. 2583, which ordinance also provided for the renumbering of the remaining subsections.
(4) 
Any dwelling unit shall contain a minimum habitable floor area of 600 square feet.
[Amended 12-14-2011 by Ord. No. 3323; 2-8-2012 by Ord. No. 3327]
(5) 
The gross floor area devoted to residential use, including hallways and other common areas accessory to the residential use, shall not exceed 2/3 of the total gross floor area of the building within which the residential use is located.
[Added 5-12-2004 by Ord. No. 2891]
(6) 
The maximum permitted density shall not exceed 12 dwelling units per acre of the lot.
[Added 5-12-2004 by Ord. No. 2891]
[Amended 6-10-1997 by Ord. No. 2606]
A. 
Principal uses and structures. The following principal uses and structures shall be permitted:
[Amended 2-8-2017 by Ord. No. 3579]
(1) 
Financial institutions, including banks and savings and loan institutions, stock brokerage houses, finance companies and similar institutions.
(2) 
Professional, business and administrative office uses.
(3) 
Child-care centers.
(4) 
Municipal buildings owned or leased by the Village of Ridgewood and used for public purposes.
(5) 
Institutional uses, as defined by § 190-3.
B. 
Accessory uses and structures. The following accessory uses and structures shall be permitted, provided that they are located on the same premises as the principal use or structure to which they are accessory:
(1) 
Parking and loading facilities, as regulated in §§ 190-90 and 190-121.
(2) 
Signs, as regulated in § 190-122.
(3) 
Accessory uses and structures customarily incident to the above principal uses.
C. 
Conditional uses and structures. The following conditional uses and structures shall be permitted in the OB-1 District only if they comply with the appropriate regulations for such uses or structures in § 190-123:
[Amended 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643; 2-8-2017 by Ord. No. 3579]
(1) 
Public utility buildings and structures.
(2) 
Cellular telecommunications antennas mounted on an existing structure at least 40 feet high.
D. 
Prohibited uses. Any uses other than those permitted by this section are prohibited.
E. 
Bulk and lot regulations. The following conditions and requirements shall be complied with:
(1) 
Maximum building height: 40 feet. Notwithstanding the above, roof-mounted service equipment structures shall not exceed 45 feet in height above the ground and shall be subject to the provisions of Subsection F(1) below.
(2) 
Minimum front yard: 42 feet from the street center line.
(3) 
Minimum side yard: one foot for every foot of height of the principal building, or 12 feet, whichever is greater.
(4) 
Minimum rear yard: three feet for every foot of height of the principal building.
(5) 
Maximum coverage by above-grade structures: 25% of the land area of the lot.
(6) 
Maximum floor area ratio: 45%.
(7) 
Maximum coverage by improvements: 65% of the lot area.
[Amended 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 2670]
(8) 
Buffer strip. There shall be provided within any OB-1 Zone that abuts any residentially zoned property a buffer strip, at no point less than 25 feet in depth from such residential property line, that must be screened, landscaped and fenced as approved by the Planning Board pursuant to a required site plan; provided; however, that in lieu of the required buffer strip, the developer may install an unpierced masonry wall six feet in height that meets the following requirements:
(a) 
The wall shall be at least 12 inches thick.
(b) 
The wall shall not be located closer to the property line than 12 inches.
(c) 
The required area between the wall and any paved area shall be landscaped as required by the Planning Board.
F. 
Other regulations. In addition to the bulk and lot regulations, the following shall be complied with:
[Amended 10-8-1996 by Ord. No. 2583; 4-7-2010 by Ord. No. 3242]
(1) 
Roof-mounted service equipment structures shall be subject to the following:
(a) 
They shall be set back at least three feet for every one foot in height of the service equipment structures, measured from the perimeter of the roof on which said equipment structure is located.
(b) 
They shall not occupy more than 10% of the roof area of any building on which such service equipment structure is located.
(c) 
They shall be screened by a wall or other visual barrier made of material compatible with the architectural design of the building.
[Amended 6-10-1997 by Ord. No. 2606]
A. 
Principal uses and structures. The following principal uses and structures shall be permitted:
[Amended 2-8-2017 by Ord. No. 3579]
(1) 
Financial institutions, including banks and savings and loan institutions, stock brokerage houses, finance companies and similar institutions.
(2) 
Professional, business and administrative office uses.
(3) 
Veterinary hospitals.
(4) 
Child-care centers.
(5) 
Municipal buildings owned or leased by the Village of Ridgewood and used for public purposes.
(6) 
Institutional uses, as defined by § 190-3.
B. 
Accessory uses and structures. The following accessory uses and structures shall be permitted, provided that they are located on the same premises as the principal use or structure to which they are accessory:
(1) 
Parking and loading facilities, as regulated in §§ 190-90 and 190-121.
(2) 
Signs, as regulated in § 190-122.
(3) 
Accessory uses and structures customarily incident to the above principal uses.
C. 
Conditional uses and structures. The following conditional uses and structures shall be permitted in the OB-2 District only if they comply with the appropriate regulations for such uses or structures in § 190-123:
[Amended 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643; 2-8-2017 by Ord. No. 3579]
(1) 
Public utility buildings and structures.
(2) 
Cellular telecommunications antennas.
D. 
Prohibited uses. Any uses other than those permitted by this section are prohibited.
E. 
Bulk and lot regulations. The following conditions and requirements shall be complied with:
(1) 
Maximum building height: 30 feet.
(2) 
Minimum front yard: 30 feet.
(3) 
Minimum side yard: one foot for every two feet of height of the principal building or 12 feet, whichever is greater.
(4) 
Minimum rear yard: 30 feet.
(5) 
Minimum setback from residential zone boundary: 50 feet.
(6) 
Minimum lot area: 15,000 square feet.
(7) 
Minimum lot width: 75 feet, measured at the minimum front yard setback line.
(8) 
Maximum floor area ratio: 35%.
(9) 
Maximum coverage by improvements: 70% of the lot area.
[Amended 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 2670]
F. 
Other regulations. In addition to the bulk and lot regulations, the following shall be complied with:
(1) 
[1]Vehicular ingress to and egress from any lot shall only be permitted on State Highway Route No. 17 and Franklin Turnpike.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection F(1), regarding enclosure of piers, pillars or columns, was repealed 10-8-1996 by Ord. No. 2583, which ordinance also provided for the renumbering of the remaining subsections.
[Amended 5-13-1996 by Ord. No. 2566; 10-8-1996 by Ord. No. 2583; 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643; 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 2670; 4-7-2010 by Ord. No. 3242; 12-14-2011 by Ord. No. 3323; 2-8-2012 by Ord. No. 3327; 8-13-2014 by Ord. No. 3425; 3-23-2016 by Ord. No. 3492]
A. 
Intent. The C Zone District is intended to accommodate a variety of nonresidential uses not permitted elsewhere in the Village, consistent with its existing land use and development pattern, and to promote an upgraded form of development in the area.
B. 
Permitted principal uses and structures. The following principal uses and structures shall be permitted in the C Zone District, subject, however, to the use limitations in Subsection C below:
(1) 
Retail sales uses, such as:
(a) 
Paint, glass and wallpaper stores, hardware stores.
(b) 
General merchandise stores, such as department stores, variety stores, miscellaneous general merchandise stores.
(c) 
Food stores, such as grocery stores, meat and fish markets, fruit and vegetables markets, candy, nut and confectionery stores, dairy products stores, retail bakeries, miscellaneous food stores.
(d) 
Auto and home supply stores.
(e) 
Apparel and accessory stores, such as men's, boys', women's and family clothing stores, women's accessory and specialty stores, children's and infants' wear stores, shoe stores and miscellaneous apparel and accessory stores.
(f) 
Home furniture, furnishings and equipment stores, such as home furniture and furnishings stores, household appliance stores, radio, television and computer stores.
(g) 
Miscellaneous retail, such as drugstores and proprietary stores, liquor stores, used merchandise stores, miscellaneous shopping goods stores.
(2) 
Eating and drinking places.
(3) 
Banks and other similar financial institutions.
(4) 
Personal services, such as:
(a) 
Laundry, cleaning and garment services.
(b) 
Portrait photographic studios.
(c) 
Beauty and barber shops.
(d) 
Shoe repair.
(5) 
Business services, such as mailing, reproduction, commercial art and photography, and stenographic services.
(6) 
Miscellaneous repair services, such as:
(a) 
Electrical repair shops.
(b) 
Watch, clock and jewelry repair.
(7) 
Amusement and recreation services, such as:
(a) 
Motion-picture rental.
(b) 
Dance studios, schools and halls.
(c) 
Physical fitness facilities.
(8) 
Business, administrative and professional offices providing the following services:
(a) 
Advertising.
(b) 
Consumer credit reporting, mercantile reporting, adjustment and collection.
(c) 
Offices of medical doctors, dentists, osteopathic physicians and other health practitioners.
(d) 
Home health care services.
(e) 
Legal services.
(f) 
Engineering, architectural and surveying services.
(g) 
Landscape counseling, planning.
(h) 
Accounting, auditing and bookkeeping services.
(i) 
Management and public relations services.
(j) 
Arrangement of passenger transportation (travel agents, etc.).
(9) 
Museums and art galleries.
(10) 
Veterinarian hospitals.
(11) 
Business, professional, labor, civic, social and political associations.
(12) 
Shops of an electrician, plumber, welder, woodworker or similar tradesman.
(13) 
Automotive repair shops.
(14) 
Storage warehouses.
(15) 
Wholesale sales business.
(16) 
Child-care centers.
(17) 
Municipal buildings and uses.
(18) 
Surface parking lots.
(19) 
Institutional uses, as defined by § 190-3.
[Added 2-8-2017 by Ord. No. 3579]
C. 
Use limitations. The following limitations shall apply to permitted principal uses in the C Zone District:
(1) 
Drive-in uses shall be prohibited.
(2) 
Individual commercial uses shall be limited to those which are small in scale, similar and consistent with the existing pedestrian-oriented shops and stores in the Central Business District, not exceeding a gross floor area of 10,000 square feet for each business establishment.
(3) 
Uses involving operation between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., except for public uses and except for emergency operations, shall be prohibited.
(4) 
Uses of an industrial nature shall be prohibited, including but not limited to any establishment engaged in the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products, or engaged in the assembling of component parts of manufactured products.
D. 
Accessory uses and structures. The following accessory uses and structures shall be permitted, provided that they are located on the same premises as the principal use or structure to which they are accessory:
(1) 
Parking and loading facilities, as regulated in §§ 190-90 and 190-121.
(2) 
Signs, as regulated in § 190-122.
(3) 
Instruction and organized parties.
(4) 
Accessory uses and structures customarily incident to the above principal uses.
E. 
Conditional uses and structures. The following conditional uses and structures shall be permitted in the C District only if they comply with the appropriate regulations for such uses or structures in § 190-123:
(1) 
Public utility buildings and structures.
(2) 
Cellular telecommunications antennas mounted on an existing structure at least 40 feet high.
F. 
Prohibited uses. Any uses other than those uses permitted by this section are prohibited. Without in any way limiting the generality and prohibition of this section, nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to permit commercial incinerations, junkyards, rubbish, garbage and trash dumps, residential construction or conversion of structures or residential uses, stockyards, abattoirs, slaughterhouses or other animal processing operations or any use which will in any manner create any dangerous, injurious, noxious or otherwise objectionable fire, explosive, radioactive or other hazard or noise or vibration or smoke, dust, odor or other form of air pollution or heat, cold, dampness, movement of air, electrical or other similar disturbances, glare or solid or liquid waste in any manner or amount which shall not conform to the performance standards set forth in § 190-120G. Also specifically prohibited shall be drive-in and drive-through uses, including but not limited to drive-in banks, drive-in pharmacies and drive-in restaurants; and the sale, delivery and/or serving of prepared food and/or beverages in a ready-to-consume state from a location within a building through a door or window or over a counter to a location outside the same building on the same site or within the adjacent public right-of-way, including outdoor cafes. Such prohibition shall include but not be limited to the delivery to or receipt of food and/or beverages to customers in motor vehicles. The foregoing shall not be construed to prohibit: a) take-out sales of prepared food, where the customer must enter the building to purchase and/or pick up food for consumption at an off-site location; or b) the delivery of prepared foods to customers at an off-site location not located within the street-right-way.
G. 
Bulk and lot regulations. The following conditions and requirements shall be complied with:
(1) 
Minimum lot area: 10,000 square feet.
(2) 
Maximum building height: 45 feet.
(3) 
Minimum front yard: 15 feet.
(4) 
Minimum side yard: none required, but if provided, 12 feet. If adjacent to a residential zone, a minimum twelve-foot side yard is required.
(5) 
Minimum rear yard: six inches for each foot of height of the principal building, or 10 feet, whichever is greater.
(6) 
Maximum floor area ratio: 45% of the lot area.
(7) 
Maximum coverage by improvements: 90% of the lot area.
H. 
Other regulations. In addition to the bulk and lot regulations, the following requirements shall be complied with:
(1) 
Any use permitted by this section, unless otherwise specifically permitted to be conducted outdoors, shall only be conducted within the confines of a building.
(2) 
Veterinary hospitals and establishments shall be contained within a soundproof building.
(3) 
Any side or rear yard that abuts any residential zone shall be provided with a fence or special planting, maintained in good condition, to screen the commercial use from the abutting residential property.
(4) 
Architectural design.
(a) 
Buildings shall be required to incorporate high-quality architectural features that are characteristic of exemplary buildings reflecting the traditional architecture in the Central Business District. The applicant for any development shall demonstrate such design by providing as part of any site plan review examples of and comparisons with existing high-quality buildings in the Central Business District.
(b) 
Buildings greater than 40 feet in height shall be required to use architectural features such as pitched roofs, varied rooflines, decorative cupolas, pediments, varied parapet heights and similar features designed to provide variety and reduce the visual impact of the building height. In order to accommodate such features, the following exceptions to the height limitation in Subsection G(2) above shall be permitted:
[1] 
The height of such features shall not exceed the maximum permitted building height by more than eight feet.
[2] 
The horizontal area of such features, including the area enclosed by such features, that exceed the maximum permitted building height shall not exceed 20% of the horizontal area of that portion of the building having a height greater than 40 feet. This limitation shall be cumulative for all such features. [For example, the horizontal area of that portion of a sloped roof or roofs at an elevation greater than the maximum building height could not exceed 4,000 square feet in the case of a building with a horizontal area of 20,000 square feet (20,000 x 0.20 = 4,000).]
[3] 
In the case of linear features for which an area calculation is not possible, such as a parapet wall, rooftop screen, etc., the horizontal length of any such features that exceed the maximum permitted building height shall not exceed 20% of the horizontal length of the highest building wall or walls above which the feature is located and toward which such feature faces. This limitation shall be cumulative for all such features. [For example, the length of that portion of a parapet or parapets at an elevation greater than the maximum building height could not exceed 20 feet if located above a wall 100 feet long (100 x 0.20 = 20).]
(c) 
Buildings having a gross floor area greater than 40,000 square feet shall be required to use architectural features that provide variety and reduce the visual impact of the building mass, through the use of varied facade materials, facade projections and recesses, judicious use of windows and other openings in the facade, and other similar features.
(d) 
If parking or other exterior areas are provided beneath a building, such areas shall be screened by structural elements that are compatible with the materials and design of the front and side building facades. The intent of such screening shall be to mitigate the effects of headlights, minimize the view of parked vehicles and pavement, and to provide for a unified architectural design.
A. 
Principal uses and structures. The following principal uses and structures shall be permitted:
[Amended 2-8-2017 by Ord. No. 3579]
(1) 
Business, professional or administrative offices which are not engaged in retail or wholesale sale of goods on the premises and which are not engaged in the repair or servicing of goods on the premises.
(2) 
Single-family residential uses in detached single-family residential structures.
(3) 
Two-family residential uses in a single structure on the same lot.
(4) 
Business, professional or administrative offices in the same building as dwelling units as a mixed use.
(5) 
Parking areas.
(6) 
Child-care centers.
(7) 
Municipal buildings owned or leased by the Village of Ridgewood and used for public purposes.
(8) 
Institutional uses, as defined by § 190-3.
B. 
Accessory uses and structures. The following accessory uses and structures shall be permitted, provided that they are located on the same premises as the principal use or structure to which they are accessory:
(1) 
Parking facilities, as regulated in §§ 190-90 and 190-121.
(2) 
Private garages accessory to a permitted residential use for up to four motor vehicles, subject to § 190-121G(3).
(3) 
Private swimming pools accessory to a permitted residential use as permitted and regulated by Chapter 251.
(4) 
Private tennis courts, racquetball courts, paddleball courts, platform tennis courts, handball courts and similar recreation facilities accessory to a permitted residential use and designed to serve the residents on the premises, all as regulated in § 190-124G.
(5) 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(5), pertaining to home professional offices, was repealed 4-13-2005 by Ord. No. 2933.
(6) 
The office, contained in a detached single-family residence, of an ordained clergyman of any faith or Christian Science practitioner.
(7) 
Family day-care homes accessory to a detached single-family residence, as regulated in § 190-124B.
(8) 
Signs, as regulated in § 190-122.
(9) 
Accessory uses customarily incident to the above principal uses, provided that residential uses shall not include any activity commonly conducted for gain unless specifically permitted in this section.
C. 
Conditional uses and structures. The following conditional uses and structures shall be permitted in the P District only if they comply with the appropriate regulations for such uses or structures in § 190-123:
[Amended 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643; 2-8-2017 by Ord. No. 3579]
(1) 
Public utility buildings and structures.
D. 
Prohibited uses. Any use other than those uses permitted by this section are prohibited. Without in any way limiting the generality and prohibition of this section, nothing contained in this section shall be construed to permit any bank, savings and loan association, finance company or similar financial institution or company.
E. 
Bulk and lot regulations. Single-family detached dwellings and two-family dwellings shall comply with the bulk and lot regulations in § 190-106E. All other permitted uses shall comply with following conditions and requirements:
(1) 
Maximum building height: 30 feet, and two stories.
(2) 
Minimum front yard: 25 feet.
(3) 
Minimum side yard: six feet.
(4) 
Minimum both side yards: 18 feet.
(5) 
Minimum rear yard: 30 feet.
(6) 
Minimum lot area: 8,400 square feet.
(7) 
Minimum lot width: 60 feet, measured at the minimum front yard setback line.
(8) 
Minimum average lot width: 60 feet, calculated so that at least 8,400 square feet of lot area shall be provided within 140 feet of the front lot line.
(9) 
Maximum total coverage by above-grade structures: 40% of the land area of the lot, except in the case when a parking area is the principal use, 10% of the land area of the lot or 40 square feet, whichever is less.
(10) 
Maximum floor area ratio: 40%.
(11) 
Maximum coverage by improvements: 80% of the lot area.
[Amended 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 2670]
F. 
Other regulations. In addition to the bulk and lot regulations, the following requirements shall be complied with:
(1) 
[2]Every dwelling unit shall contain a minimum habitable floor area of 600 square feet.
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection F(1), regarding enclosure of piers, pillars or columns, was repealed 10-8-1996 by Ord. No. 2583, which ordinance also provided for the renumbering of the remaining subsections.
A. 
Principal uses and structures. The following principal uses and structures shall be permitted:
[Amended 2-8-2017 by Ord. No. 3579]
(1) 
Business, professional or administrative offices which are not engaged in retail or wholesale sale of goods on the premises and which are not engaged in the repair or servicing of goods on the premises.
(2) 
Single-family residential uses in detached single-family residential structures.
(3) 
Two-family residential uses in a single structure on the same lot.
(4) 
Business, professional or administrative offices permitted in Subsection A(1) above in the same building as dwelling units as a mixed use.
(5) 
Parking areas.
(6) 
Child-care centers.
(7) 
Municipal buildings owned or leased by the Village of Ridgewood and used for public purposes.
(8) 
Institutional uses, as defined by § 190-3.
B. 
Accessory uses and structures. The following accessory uses and structures shall be permitted, provided that they are located on the same premises as the principal use or structure to which they are accessory:
(1) 
Parking facilities, as regulated in §§ 190-90 and 190-121.
(2) 
Private garages accessory to a permitted residential use for up to four motor vehicles, subject to § 190-121G(3).
(3) 
Private swimming pools accessory to a permitted residential use as permitted and regulated by Chapter 251.
(4) 
Private tennis courts, racquetball courts, paddleball courts, platform tennis courts, handball courts and similar recreation facilities accessory to a permitted residential use and designed to serve the residents on the premises, all as regulated in § 190-124G.
(5) 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(5), pertaining to home professional offices, was repealed 4-13-2005 by Ord. No. 2933.
(6) 
The office, contained in a detached single-family residence, of an ordained clergyman of any faith or Christian Science practitioner.
(7) 
Family day-care homes accessory to a detached single-family residence, as regulated in § 190-124B.
(8) 
Signs, as regulated in § 190-122.
(9) 
Accessory uses customarily incident to the above principal uses, provided that residential uses shall not include any activity commonly conducted for gain unless specifically permitted in this section.
C. 
Conditional uses and structures. The following conditional uses and structures shall be permitted in the P-2 District only if they comply with the appropriate regulations for such uses or structures in § 190-123:
[Amended 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643; 2-8-2017 by Ord. No. 3579]
(1) 
Public utility buildings and structures.
D. 
Prohibited uses. Any use other than those uses permitted by this section are prohibited. Without in any way limiting the generality and prohibition of this section, nothing contained in this section shall be construed to permit any bank, savings and loan association, finance company or similar financial institution or company.
E. 
Bulk and lot regulations. Single-family detached dwellings and two-family dwellings shall comply with the bulk and lot regulations in § 190-106E. All other permitted uses shall comply with following conditions and requirements:
(1) 
Maximum building height: 45 feet, and two stories.
(2) 
Minimum front yard: 25 feet.
(3) 
Minimum side yard: six feet.
(4) 
Minimum both side yards: 18 feet.
(5) 
Minimum rear yard: 30 feet.
(6) 
Minimum lot area: 8,400 square feet.
(7) 
Minimum lot width: 60 feet, measured at the minimum front yard setback line.
(8) 
Minimum average lot width: 60 feet, calculated so that at least 8,400 square feet of lot area shall be provided within 140 feet of the front lot line.
(9) 
Maximum total coverage by above-grade structures: 40% of the land area of the lot, except in the case of a parking area as a principal use, 10% of the land area of the lot or 40 square feet, whichever is less.
(10) 
Maximum floor area ratio: 40%.
(11) 
Maximum coverage by improvements: 80% of the lot area.
[Amended 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 2670]
F. 
Other regulations. In addition to the bulk and lot regulations, the following requirements shall be complied with:
(1) 
[2]Every dwelling unit shall contain a minimum habitable floor area of 600 square feet.
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection F(1), regarding enclosure of piers, pillars or columns, was repealed 10-8-1996 by Ord. No. 2583, which ordinance also provided for the renumbering of the remaining subsections.
A. 
Principal uses and structures. The following principal uses and structures shall be permitted:
(1) 
Hospitals for humans.
(2) 
Child-care centers.
(3) 
Municipal buildings owned or leased by the Village of Ridgewood and used for public purposes.
B. 
Accessory uses and structures. The following accessory uses and structures shall be permitted, provided that they are located on the same premises as the principal use or structure to which they are accessory:
(1) 
Parking facilities, as regulated in §§ 190-90 and 190-121.
(2) 
Signs, as regulated in § 190-122.
(3) 
Accessory uses customarily incident to the above principal uses.
C. 
Conditional uses and structures. The following conditional uses and structures shall be permitted in the H District only if they comply with the appropriate regulations for such uses or structures in § 190-123:
[Amended 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643; 2-8-2017 by Ord. No. 3579]
(1) 
Public utility buildings and structures.
(2) 
Cellular telecommunications antennas mounted on an existing structure at least 40 feet high.
D. 
Prohibited uses. Any uses other than those uses permitted by this section are prohibited.
E. 
Bulk and lot regulations. The following conditions and requirements shall be complied with:
(1) 
Maximum building height: 48 feet, provided that roof-mounted service equipment structures may exceed such height by a maximum of 17 feet, subject to Subsection F below.
(2) 
Minimum front yard: 40 feet.
(3) 
Minimum side and rear yards: three feet for every one foot of height of the building.
(4) 
Maximum coverage by above-grade structures: 16% of the lot area.
(5) 
Maximum floor area ratio: 65%.
(6) 
Maximum coverage by improvements: 90% of the lot area.
[Amended 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 2670]
(7) 
Screening of parking areas. Parking areas which directly abut upon property zoned and used for residential purposes shall have a continuous wall not less than six feet in height and not more than eight feet in height along the common property line to separate such properties. Other area for parking of vehicles shall have a suitable hedge or other natural planting within the required setback area.
F. 
Other regulations. Roof-mounted service equipment structures permitted by this section shall be subject to the following:
(1) 
They shall be set back at least one foot for every two feet in height of the service equipment structures, measured from the perimeter of the roof on which the structure is located.
(2) 
They shall not occupy more than 65% of the roof area of any building on which such service equipment structure is located.
(3) 
They shall not exceed 25% of the land area covered by buildings on the property.
A. 
Principal uses and structures. The following principal uses and structures shall be permitted:
[Amended 2-8-2017 by Ord. No. 3579]
(1) 
Business and professional offices which are not engaged in retail or wholesale sale of goods on the premises and which are not engaged in the repair or servicing of goods on the premises, including professional and business offices for accountants, architects, attorneys, dentists, physicians, physical therapists, psychologists, psychotherapists, ophthalmologists, optometrists, chiropodists, chiropractors, engineers, professional planners, surveyors, ministers, real estate appraisers or like professional firms.
(2) 
Residential uses and structures as permitted and regulated in the residential zone which is adjacent to the particular T Transition Zone within which the property is located.
(3) 
Office and residential uses permitted herein and located in the same building as a mixed use.
(4) 
Child-care centers.
(5) 
Municipal buildings owned or leased by the Village of Ridgewood and used for public purposes.
(6) 
Institutional uses, as defined by § 190-3.
B. 
Accessory uses and structures. The following accessory uses and structures shall be permitted, provided that they are located on the same premises as the principal use or structure to which they are accessory:
(1) 
Parking facilities, as regulated in §§ 190-90 and 190-121.
(2) 
Signs, as regulated in § 190-122.
(3) 
Family day-care homes accessory to a permitted residential use.
(4) 
Accessory uses customarily incident to the above principal uses, provided that residential uses shall not include any activity commonly conducted for gain unless specifically permitted in this section.
(5) 
In the case of a property located partially in the T District and partially in an adjacent nonresidential district, surface parking areas and other improvements, excluding buildings and loading areas, shall be permitted under the following circumstances:
[Added 7-16-2003 by Ord. No. 2830]
(a) 
When such areas and improvements are accessory to a principal use and/or building located on the same lot but in such adjacent nonresidential district; and
(b) 
When the principal use and/or building in question is a permitted principal use or structure in such adjacent nonresidential district.
C. 
Conditional uses and structures. The following conditional uses and structures shall be permitted in the T District only if they comply with the appropriate regulations for such uses or structures in § 190-123:
[Amended 2-10-1998 by Ord. No. 2620; 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643; 2-8-2017 by Ord. No. 3579]
(1) 
Public utility buildings and structures.
D. 
Prohibited uses. Any uses other than those permitted by this section are prohibited.
E. 
Bulk and lot regulations. Residential uses shall comply with the bulk and lot regulations for the residential zone which is adjacent to the particular T Transition Zone within which the property is located. All other permitted uses, including mixed office and residential use, shall comply with following conditions and requirements:
(1) 
Maximum building height: 30 feet, and two stories.
(2) 
Minimum front yard: as required by the residential zone which is adjacent to the particular T Transition Zone within which the property is located.
(3) 
Minimum side yard: 15 feet on any side abutting a residential zone, and 12 feet on any side abutting a nonresidential zone.
(4) 
Minimum rear yard: as required by the residential zone which is adjacent to the particular T Transition Zone within which the property is located.
(5) 
Maximum floor area ratio: 40%.
(6) 
Maximum coverage by improvements: 80% of the lot area. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the circumstances described in § 190-118B(5) above, the maximum coverage by improvements shall be 90% of the lot area.
[Amended 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 2670; 7-16-2003 by Ord. No. 2830]
F. 
Other regulations. In addition to the bulk and lot regulations, the following requirements shall be complied with:
(1) 
Permitted office uses shall be limited to the first two stories of any structure.
(2) 
In a mixed use building, residential use shall only be permitted on other than the ground floor, and each dwelling unit shall contain a minimum habitable floor area of 600 square feet.
(3) 
Any building on a transitional lot, whether a new structure or a converted existing structure, shall be residential in exterior appearance.
(4) 
Any conversion from residential to nonresidential use shall require site plan approval prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy and shall be required to provide sufficient parking in accordance with § 190-121. Any change in use from one nonresidential use to another nonresidential use shall require a certificate of continued occupancy, and shall be required to provide sufficient parking in accordance with § 190-121.
[Added 2-24-2010 by Ord. No. 3240[1]]
A. 
Principal uses and structures. The following principal uses and structures shall be permitted:
(1) 
Single-family residential uses in detached single-family residential structures.
(2) 
Community residences and shelters.
(3) 
Municipal buildings owned or leased by the Village of Ridgewood and used for public purposes.
B. 
Accessory uses and structures. The following accessory uses and structures shall be permitted, provided that they are located on the same premises as the principal use or structure to which they are accessory:
(1) 
Private garages as an accessory use for up to four motor vehicles, subject to § 190-121G(3).
(2) 
Private swimming pools as permitted and regulated by Chapter 251.
(3) 
Private tennis courts, racquetball courts, paddleball courts, platform tennis courts, handball courts and similar recreation facilities designed to serve the residents on the premises, all as regulated in § 190-124G.
(4) 
Signs, as regulated in § 190-122.
(5) 
Family day-care homes, as regulated in § 190-124B.
(6) 
Accessory uses customarily incident to the above principal uses, provided that they shall not include any activity commonly conducted for gain unless specifically permitted in this section.
C. 
Conditional uses and structures. No conditional uses and structures shall be permitted in the AH-1 District.
D. 
Prohibited uses. Any uses other than those permitted by this section are prohibited
E. 
Bulk and lot regulations. The following conditions and requirements shall be complied with:
(1) 
Maximum building height: 33 feet. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the height of principal buildings shall be permitted to be greater than 33 feet, but not more than 42 feet, when the pitch of the main roof is at least 8:12 (8 inches vertical for every 12 inches horizontal).
(2) 
Minimum front yard: 40 feet.
(3) 
Minimum side yard: 7 feet.
(4) 
Minimum both side yards: 33% of the lot width measured at the minimum front yard setback line.
(5) 
Minimum rear yard: 30 feet.
(6) 
Minimum lot area 8,400 square feet.
(7) 
Minimum lot width: 60 feet, measured at the minimum front yard setback line, and 50 feet at any other point within 140 feet of the front lot line.
(8) 
Minimum lot depth: 120 feet.
(9) 
Maximum total coverage by above-grade structures: 33% of the lot area.
(10) 
Maximum coverage by above-grade structures located within 140 feet of the front lot line: 33% of the lot area within 140 feet of the front lot line.
(11) 
Maximum improvement coverage: Notwithstanding the provisions of § 190-119H, the maximum improvement coverage shall be 70% of the lot area.
(12) 
Maximum coverage by improvements located within 140 feet of front lot line: Notwithstanding the provisions of § 190-119H, the maximum improvement coverage shall be 70% of the lot area within 140 feet of the front lot line.
(13) 
Maximum gross building area: Notwithstanding the provisions of § 190-119J, the maximum gross building area shall be 45% of the lot area
(14) 
Maximum gross building area within 140 feet of the front lot line: Notwithstanding the provisions of § 190-119H, the maximum gross building area within 140 feet of the front lot line shall be 85%, provided that the gross building area restrictions shall be calculated using only those buildings or portions of buildings, and only that portion of the lot, located within 140 feet of the front lot line.
F. 
Other requirements.
(1) 
Notwithstanding the provisions of § 190-121A, garage parking shall not be required.
(2) 
Architectural design.
(a) 
Buildings shall be designed to maintain a residential streetscape appearance by designing the building wall facing the street to be compatible with the front of wall of single-family dwellings typical in the Village. This shall be accomplished through the use of such features as a doorway, windows, porch and other typical front wall design features.
(b) 
For buildings with a gross building area that exceeds 5,000 square feet, the visual impact of the building shall be minimized by such features as: orienting the building so that the building wall having the narrower dimension faces the street, incorporating projections and recesses in the building walls, including windows and doors in large wall areas, using more than one building facade material and incorporating creative landscaping on those sides of the building that are visible from the street.
(c) 
The main roof of principal buildings having a height greater than 33 feet shall have a minimum pitch of 8:12 (eight inches vertical for every 12 inches horizontal).
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided that it shall take effect after execution of a settlement agreement that resolves West Bergen Mental Healthcare's objection to the Village's housing element and fair share plan and after COAH's approval of such agreement.
[Added 6-13-2012 by Ord. No. 3343]
A. 
Purpose and intent. The HC Zone is intended to permit uses that are compatible with the frontage on and exposure to Route 17 in the zone, while at the same time being sensitive to the quality of life of nearby residential areas. Although the zone recognizes the suitability and compatibility of highway commercial use, the zone regulations are intended to avoid a "highway strip" appearance by limiting the permitted uses and the scale and intensity of development, requiring generous setbacks required for buildings from property lines, and by imposing architectural, sign and landscaping standards. The zone also intends to avoid undue impacts to residential properties in the area by limiting the permitted uses and the intensity of development, by limiting the height of buildings, by requiring that access be oriented away from local streets, and by requiring buffers between nonresidential development and residential zones.
B. 
Permitted principal uses and structures. The following principal uses and structures shall be permitted, subject to the prohibitions and restrictions in § 190-118.2E and elsewhere in this chapter:
(1) 
Retail sales uses limited to the following:
(a) 
Paint, glass and wallpaper stores.
(b) 
Hardware stores.
(c) 
Department stores, variety stores, miscellaneous general merchandise stores.
(d) 
Grocery stores; meat and fish markets; fruit and vegetables markets; candy, nut and confectionery stores; dairy products stores; retail bakeries; miscellaneous food stores.
(e) 
Auto and home supply stores.
(f) 
Clothing stores, accessory and specialty stores, shoe stores and miscellaneous apparel and accessory stores.
(g) 
Home furniture and furnishings stores, household appliance stores; radio, television and computer stores.
(h) 
Eating and drinking places, excluding drive-in restaurants.
(i) 
Drugstores and proprietary stores.
(j) 
Liquor stores.
(k) 
Movie and video game sales and rentals.
(2) 
Banks and savings and loan institutions.
(3) 
Administrative, business and professional offices.
(4) 
Personal service establishments limited to the following:
(a) 
Laundry, cleaning and garment services.
(b) 
Portrait photographic studios.
(c) 
Beauty and barber shops.
(d) 
Shoe repair and shoeshine parlors.
(5) 
Child-care centers.
(6) 
Veterinary hospitals.
(7) 
Single-family detached residential dwellings.
(8) 
Institutional uses, as defined by § 190-3.
[Added 2-8-2017 by Ord. No. 3579]
C. 
Permitted accessory uses and structures. The following accessory uses and structures shall be permitted, excluding any uses and structures that are specifically prohibited:
(1) 
Parking facilities, as regulated in §§ 190-90 and 190-121.
(2) 
Signs, as regulated in § 190-122.
(3) 
Uses and structures accessory to single-family detached residential dwellings as permitted and regulated in all single-family residence districts.
(4) 
For all uses other than single-family detached residential dwellings, accessory uses customarily incident to permitted principal and conditional uses, subject to the prohibitions and restrictions in § 190-118.2E and elsewhere in this chapter.
D. 
Conditional uses. Notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary, no conditional uses shall be permitted in the HC Zone District.
E. 
Prohibited uses. Any uses other than those uses permitted by this section are prohibited. In addition, without in any way limiting the generality and prohibition of this section, the following uses are specifically prohibited:
(1) 
Motor vehicle sales or rental.
(2) 
Gasoline filling stations, gasoline service stations and motor vehicle maintenance or repair facilities.
(3) 
Garden centers and plant nurseries.
(4) 
Contractor yards and contractor storage buildings and facilities.
(5) 
Industrial, assembly and manufacturing uses.
(6) 
Storage warehouses and other storage buildings and uses, except as an accessory to a permitted use.
(7) 
Drive-in restaurants and the sale, delivery and/or serving of prepared food and/or beverages in a ready-to-consume state from a location within a building through a door, through a window or over a counter to a location outside the same building on the same site or within the adjacent public right-of-way. Such prohibition shall include but not be limited to the delivery to or receipt of food and/or beverages to customers in motor vehicles. Excluded from this prohibition shall be "take-out" sales of prepared food, where the customer must enter the building to purchase and/or pick up food for consumption at an off-tract location, and the delivery of prepared foods to an off-tract location.
(8) 
Any use that involves the display, sale, provision or storage of goods, services or materials, or the keeping of animals, outside the confines of a building, provided that drive-up windows for banks and pharmacies shall not be prohibited.
(9) 
Hotels, motels and other commercial lodging establishments.
(10) 
Any nonresidential uses that operate during the hours when the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption upon the premises is prohibited by § 101-12A. The foregoing prohibition shall apply to all nonresidential uses in the district, regardless of whether or not such uses sell alcoholic beverages or are retail sales or service uses; provided, however, that institutional uses, as well as automated teller machines for banks and pharmacies that provide twenty-four-hour service, shall not be prohibited during such hours.
[Amended 2-8-2017 by Ord. No. 3579]
(11) 
Notwithstanding the authorization of veterinary hospitals as a permitted principal use, no such use or any other use shall be permitted to use areas outside the confines of a building for the keeping, holding, care, treatment or exercising of animals, or any similar activity.
F. 
Development standards. Development for single-family detached dwellings shall comply with the requirements applicable to such dwellings in the R-125 Zone District. Nonresidential development shall comply with the following requirements, unless specifically provided otherwise by this chapter:
(1) 
Minimum lot area: 75,000 square feet.
(2) 
Minimum lot frontage: 300 feet on the street from which access is provided.
(3) 
Maximum floor area ratio: 25% of the lot area.
(4) 
Maximum building coverage: 25% of the lot area.
(5) 
Maximum improvement coverage: 70% of the lot area.
(6) 
Maximum height of principal buildings: two stories, excluding basement stories, and 35 feet; provided, however, that only that portion of principal buildings comprised of roofs having a pitch of not less than 5:12 and gables for such roofs shall be permitted to exceed a height of 30 feet.
(7) 
Minimum yard depths, principal buildings:
(a) 
Seventy feet from the Route 17 right-of-way.
(b) 
Thirty feet from the Route 17 ramp rights-of-way.
(c) 
Fifty feet from other street rights-of-way.
(d) 
Fifty feet from other property lines.
(8) 
Driveway access to nonresidential uses shall be limited to access to/from Route 17, except for driveways used solely for emergency access. A traffic study may be required for major developments or significant changes of use, in order to ensure that site access will be safe and designed to minimize congestion on area streets.
(9) 
Parking areas shall contain landscaped areas distributed within the parking area(s) so as to visually break up the area(s) of pavement, with the location and design of such landscaped areas to be determined through the site plan review and approval process. The total area of such landscaping areas shall be at least 10 square feet for each parking space in the parking area(s). Such landscaped areas shall be considered to be "within the parking area" if they: (a) are surrounded on at least three sides by the pavement for the parking area; and/or (b) are surrounded on at least two sides by the pavement for the parking area and are located between the parking area and the building. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no landscaped area located within the minimum required setback for parking areas shall be counted toward the foregoing requirement.
(10) 
A buffer having a minimum depth of 30 feet shall be provided to separate nonresidential development in the district and adjacent residential zone districts. The buffer shall contain dense plantings and a screening fence or wall. If necessary to mitigate the effects of noise, lights and other impacts upon adjacent residential properties, the fence or wall shall be permitted and may be required to have a height greater than six feet. The visual impact of fences or walls higher than six feet upon adjacent residential properties shall be mitigated through the use of increased setbacks from the property line and by installing plantings between the fence/wall and property line, as determined through the site plan approval process. Buffers, screening and other features shall be installed and maintained to ensure that noise levels from site activities comply with the noise control regulations at § 190-120G(5) and N.J.A.C. 7:29-1.1 et seq.
(11) 
When nonresidential development is located across from a residential zone district on the opposite side of Paramus Road and Linwood Avenue, plantings, fencing, walls and/or berms shall be required in the front yard to screen the parking and loading areas from the view of residential properties and to minimize the detrimental effects of glare from vehicle headlights, as determined through the site plan approval process.
(12) 
Architectural design.
(a) 
Large, unbroken building masses in walls that face the street shall be avoided through the use of projections, recesses, varying materials and other methods. The following requirements shall apply to any exterior building wall facing a street, including any ramps to or from Route 17. For purposes of complying with these requirements, a wall surface shall be considered within the same vertical plane as another wall surface unless their vertical planes, or projections thereof, are separated by a horizontal distance of at least eight inches.
[1] 
At least 10% of the surface area of walls in the same vertical plane, including gables and parapets, shall be comprised of windows and doors. The area of such windows and doors shall be measured from the inside edge of any perimeter trim. The glass in such windows and doors shall not be covered, painted or surfaced so as to prevent a view into the building from the outdoors; however, interior curtains and blinds shall be permitted.
[2] 
The maximum contiguous wall surface area containing the same or similar material within the same vertical plane shall not exceed 1,500 square feet. Larger wall surfaces shall be separated by horizontal and/or vertical features comprised of a substantially different material and/or shall be located within a different vertical plane than the adjacent surfaces. Such separations shall have a minimum dimension of 12 inches in any direction, except for the minimum vertical plane separation required above.
(b) 
Roofs. Buildings may be designed with pitched roofs and/or with flat (horizontal) roofs that comply with the following:
[1] 
Pitched roofs shall provide a minimum pitch of 5:12 (five inches vertical for each 12 inches horizontal).
[2] 
Pitched roofs shall contain variations in pitch and/or plane and/or dormers not less than 50 feet apart.
[3] 
Flat (horizontal) roofs shall be designed with a cornice and/or parapet(s). Cornices shall have a vertical dimension not less than 5% of the height of the building, and the cornice shall be of a substantially different material or texture than the exterior wall surface. Parapets shall provide variation in the roofline not less than 30 feet apart; such variations shall not be less than eight inches in vertical dimension.
[4] 
Rooftop mechanical equipment shall be screened from the view of adjacent properties and streets by parapets in the same vertical plane as the exterior walls or by screens designed to appear the same as a sloped roof. For purposes of administering this requirement, screening shall be designed to screen the view from a point six feet above the ground measured at the property line of adjacent properties and from the center line of the adjacent street. In the case of Route 17, the center line shall be considered the center of the northbound lanes and the center line of any ramps.
G. 
Requirements for drive-in uses. In addition to the other requirements for development within the HC Zone District, drive-in establishments shall be subject to the following requirements:
(1) 
The drive-in window(s), canopies, drive-up and stacking lanes, and any above-grade equipment used for the drive-in operation shall be located at least 50 feet from any residential zone district.
(2) 
At the time of site plan review, noise from motor vehicles and speakers, as wells as impacts from vehicular headlights and exhaust, shall be addressed through setbacks, screen walls, vegetation and other features, as determined by the Board.
[Added 3-23-2016 by Ord. No. 3489]
A. 
Intent. The AH-2 District is intended to promote the development of multifamily housing, with a portion of such housing restricted to households of low and moderate income. The standards for the zone are intended to accommodate a type and density of housing consistent with its location at the periphery of the Central Business District, and to provide a compensatory benefit to developers of affordable housing units.
B. 
Permitted principal uses and structures. The following principal uses and structures shall be permitted in the AH-2 Zone District:
(1) 
Multifamily dwellings, including but not limited to garden apartments and other apartments.
(2) 
Single-family attached residential dwelling units.
(3) 
Uses and structures which lawfully exist at the time of the adoption of Ordinance 3489 shall be permitted to continue, provided that any change of use or redevelopment of properties in the district shall be limited to the residential uses permitted by this Subsection B.
C. 
Permitted accessory uses and structures. The following accessory uses and structures shall be permitted in the AH-2 Zone District, provided that they are located on the same premises as the principal use or structure to which they are accessory:
(1) 
Surface parking areas, private garages and parking structures.
(2) 
Other accessory uses customarily incidental to the above permitted principal uses, provided that they shall not include any activity commonly conducted for gain unless specifically permitted in this section.
D. 
Prohibited uses. Any uses other than those permitted by this section are prohibited.
E. 
Development standards. Uses and structures which lawfully exist at the time of the adoption of Ordinance 3489 shall be governed by the regulations in the B-2 Zone District. Residential uses and structures shall be subject to the following requirements:
(1) 
Minimum tract area: one acre (43,560 square feet).
(2) 
Maximum density.
(a) 
For developments that contain for-sale affordable units, the maximum permitted density shall be 30 units per acre.
(b) 
For developments that provide rental affordable units, the maximum permitted density shall be 35 units per acre.
(3) 
Maximum floor area ratio.
(a) 
For developments that contain for-sale affordable units, the maximum permitted floor area ratio shall be 130% of the lot area.
(b) 
For developments that contain rental affordable units, excluding developments in Subsection E(3)(c) below, the maximum permitted floor area ratio shall be 135% of the lot area.
(c) 
For developments that contain rental affordable units and at least 13% of the affordable units are made affordable to very-low-income households, the maximum permitted floor area ratio shall be 140% of the lot area.
(4) 
Maximum improvement coverage.
(a) 
For developments that contain for-sale affordable units, the maximum permitted improvement coverage shall be 80% of the lot area.
(b) 
For developments that contain rental affordable units, the excluding developments in Subsection E(4)(c), below, the maximum permitted improvement coverage shall be 85% of the lot area.
(c) 
For developments that contain rental affordable units and at least 13% of the affordable units are made affordable to very-low-income households, the maximum permitted improvement coverage shall be 90% of the lot area.
(5) 
Maximum building height: 50 feet, except for limited architectural features designed in conformance with Subsection E(10)(b) below.
(6) 
Minimum front yard: 15 feet.
(7) 
Minimum side yard: 12 feet or 1/2 of the height of the building, whichever is greater.
(8) 
Minimum rear yard: 12 feet or 1/2 of the height of the building, whichever is greater.
(9) 
Minimum setback of principal buildings from any property developed for railroad use: 25 feet.
(10) 
Architectural design.
(a) 
Buildings shall be required to incorporate high-quality architectural features that are characteristic of exemplary buildings reflecting the traditional architecture in the Central Business District. The applicant for any development shall demonstrate such design by providing examples of and comparisons with existing high-quality buildings in the Central Business District.
(b) 
Buildings greater than 40 feet in height shall be required to use architectural features such as pitched roofs, varied rooflines, decorative cupolas, pediments, varied parapet heights and similar features designed to provide variety and reduce the visual impact of the building height. In order to accommodate such features, the following exceptions to the height limitation in Subsection E(5) above shall be permitted:
[1] 
The height of such features shall not exceed the maximum permitted building height by more than eight feet.
[2] 
The horizontal area of such features, including the area enclosed by such features, that exceed the maximum permitted building height shall not exceed 20% of the horizontal area of that portion of the building having a height greater than 40 feet. This limitation shall be cumulative for all such features. [For example, the horizontal area of that portion of a sloped roof or roofs at an elevation greater than the maximum building height could not exceed 4,000 square feet in the case of a building with a horizontal area of 20,000 square feet (20,000 x 0.20 = 4,000).]
[3] 
In the case of linear features for which an area calculation is not possible, such as a parapet wall, rooftop screen, etc., the horizontal length of any such features that exceed the maximum permitted building height shall not exceed 20% of the horizontal length of the highest building wall or walls above which the feature is located and toward which such feature faces. This limitation shall be cumulative for all such features. [For example, the length of that portion of a parapet or parapets at an elevation greater than the maximum building height could not exceed 20 feet if located above a wall 100 feet long (100 x 0.20 = 20).]
(c) 
Buildings having a gross floor area greater than 40,000 square feet shall be required to use architectural features that provide variety and reduce the visual impact of the building mass, through the use of varied facade materials, facade projections and recesses, judicious use of windows and other openings in the facade, and other similar features.
(d) 
If parking or other exterior areas are provided beneath a building, such areas shall be screened by structural elements that are consistent or compatible with the materials and design of the front and side building facades. The intent of such screening shall be to mitigate the effects of headlights, minimize the view of parked vehicles and pavement, and to provide for a unified architectural design.
(11) 
Recreational/social amenities. Developments shall be required to include both interior and exterior common areas devoted to recreational, social and similar functions for residents and their guests, as set forth below:
(a) 
At least 40 square feet per dwelling unit shall be devoted to interior common areas, such as but not limited to meeting rooms, community centers, fitness centers, indoor recreational areas, lounges, libraries, etc. Areas such as hallways, stairs, elevators, entrance lobbies, storage, mail areas, mechanical space or office space and similar areas shall not count towards meeting this requirement.
(b) 
At least 40 square feet per dwelling unit shall be devoted to exterior common areas, such as but not limited to recreational areas, gardens, courtyards, plazas, decks, patios, etc. Such areas may be located at grade level, on building terraces or on the roof of the building. Lawn or landscaped areas shall not count towards meeting this requirement unless such areas are specifically designed to be part of the aforementioned features.
(12) 
Parking and access regulations.
(a) 
Minimum number of parking spaces. The minimum number of parking spaces shall be as required and permitted by the New Jersey Residential Site Improvement Standards, N.J.A.C. 5:21-1.1 et seq.
(b) 
Location.
[1] 
All required parking spaces shall be located on the same property as the principal building or buildings.
[2] 
Parking shall be located in the side or rear yards only, and/or beneath the principal building or buildings.
[3] 
Parking areas and driveways shall be located at least five feet from any side lot line or rear lot line.
(c) 
Other parking and access regulations. Except as provided otherwise by this section, parking areas and driveways shall be required to comply with all applicable requirements of this chapter or the New Jersey Residential Site Improvement Standards, N.J.A.C. 5:21-1.1 et seq., whichever is applicable.
(13) 
Signs. The regulations for institutional use signs in the residential zone districts shall apply to signs for permitted residential development in the AH-2 Zone District.
F. 
Affordable housing requirements. All residential development shall be required to include affordable housing as a component. The following requirements shall apply:
(1) 
Location. It is anticipated that all affordable units required by this section shall be provided within the AH-2 Zone District; however, the developer may propose and the Planning Board may accept the provision of some or all of the affordable units in another location, subject to:
(a) 
Demonstration by the developer of a realistic plan in a known location for the development of an equal or greater number of units by the developer;
(b) 
Completion of such units within the phasing timeframes required for inclusionary development, unless extended by the Board for good cause shown;
(c) 
Conformance with all zoning requirements by the off-site development;
(d) 
Determination by the Planning Board that such off-site units are eligible for credit against the Village's statutorily mandated affordable housing obligation; and
(e) 
Execution of an agreement with the developer as a prior condition to the acceptance of any such proposal, unless waived by the Planning Board.
(2) 
Minimum number of affordable units.
(a) 
For developments that contain for-sale affordable units, 20% of the total number of housing units in the development shall be required to be affordable units.
(b) 
For developments that contain rental affordable units, excluding developments in Subsection F(2)(c) below, 15% of the total number of housing units in the development shall be affordable units.
(c) 
For developments that contain rental affordable units and at least 13% of the affordable units are made affordable to very-low-income households, 12.5% of the total number of housing units in the development shall be affordable units.
(d) 
In calculating the required number of affordable units, fractions of less than one unit shall be addressed by either of the following, with the option being the developer's: 1) development of an affordable unit by the developer, or 2) making a payment in lieu of the fractional unit by the developer. Any such payment shall be in accordance with the applicable rules of the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing.
(e) 
In no case shall a residential development be permitted without any affordable dwelling units.
(3) 
Occupancy restrictions. Affordable units shall not be designated as age-restricted units, supportive housing units or special needs housing units unless the applicant demonstrates, and the Planning Board finds, that such units are eligible for credit against the Village's statutory affordable housing obligation.
(4) 
The general regulations for inclusionary developments in this chapter shall apply.
[Added 3-23-2016 by Ord. No. 3490]
A. 
Intent. The B-3-R Zone District is intended to promote development that supports and is consistent with the commercial development pattern in the Central Business District and to accommodate multifamily housing in a location that can address the housing needs and preferences of certain households and which supports the Central Business District.
B. 
Permitted principal uses and structures. The following principal uses and structures shall be permitted in the B-3-R Zone District, subject, however to the use limitations in Subsection C below:
(1) 
Retail sales uses, such as:
(a) 
Paint, glass and wallpaper stores, hardware stores.
(b) 
General merchandise stores, such as department stores, variety stores, miscellaneous general merchandise stores.
(c) 
Food stores, such as grocery stores, meat and fish markets, fruit and vegetables markets, candy, nut and confectionery stores, dairy products stores, retail bakeries, miscellaneous food stores.
(d) 
Auto and home supply stores.
(e) 
Apparel and accessory stores, such as men's, boys', women's and family clothing stores, women's accessory and specialty stores, children's and infants' wear stores, shoe stores and miscellaneous apparel and accessory stores.
(f) 
Home furniture, furnishings and equipment stores, such as home furniture and furnishings stores, household appliance stores, radio, television and computer stores.
(g) 
Miscellaneous retail, such as drugstores and proprietary stores, liquor stores, used merchandise stores, miscellaneous shopping goods stores.
(2) 
Eating and drinking places.
(3) 
Banks and other similar financial institutions.
(4) 
Personal services, such as:
(a) 
Laundry, cleaning and garment services.
(b) 
Portrait photographic studios.
(c) 
Beauty and barber shops.
(d) 
Shoe repair.
(5) 
Business services, such as mailing, reproduction, commercial art and photography, and stenographic services.
(6) 
Miscellaneous repair services, such as:
(a) 
Electrical repair shops.
(b) 
Watch, clock and jewelry repair.
(7) 
Amusement and recreation services, such as:
(a) 
Motion-picture rental.
(b) 
Dance studios, schools and halls.
(c) 
Physical fitness facilities.
(8) 
Business, administrative and professional offices, providing the following services:
(a) 
Advertising.
(b) 
Consumer credit reporting, mercantile reporting, adjustment and collection.
(c) 
Offices of medical doctors, dentists, osteopathic physicians and other health practitioners.
(d) 
Home health care services.
(e) 
Legal services.
(f) 
Engineering, architectural and surveying services.
(g) 
Landscape counseling, planning.
(h) 
Accounting, auditing and bookkeeping services.
(i) 
Management and public relations services.
(j) 
Arrangement of passenger transportation (travel agents, etc.).
(9) 
Child-care centers.
(10) 
Museums and art galleries.
(11) 
Business, professional, labor, civic, social and political associations.
(12) 
Municipal buildings and uses.
(13) 
United States Postal Service.
(14) 
Multifamily dwellings, including but not limited to garden apartments and other apartments.
(15) 
Single-family attached residential dwelling units.
(16) 
Mixed-use development containing both permitted residential and permitted nonresidential uses.
(17) 
Uses similar to those permitted above.
(18) 
Institutional uses, as defined by § 190-3.
[Added 2-8-2017 by Ord. No. 3579]
C. 
Use limitations. The following limitations shall apply to permitted principal uses in the B-3-R Zone District:
(1) 
In order to ensure the provision of affordable housing, on any existing or future lot containing one acre or more of land, at least 2/3 of any new floor area to be developed shall be devoted to residential use, and shall include an affordable housing component as set forth in Subsection G below. In any such development, commercial uses shall be limited to the ground floor and/or basement in any new floor area to be constructed in the district.
(2) 
That portion of the ground floor within 150 feet of the Ridgewood Avenue right-of-way shall be limited to retail sales, eating and drinking places, banks and personal services permitted in the B-1 Zone District.
(3) 
Drive-in uses shall be prohibited.
(4) 
Individual commercial uses shall be limited to those which are small in scale, similar and consistent with the existing pedestrian-oriented shops and stores in the Central Business District, not exceeding a gross floor area of 10,000 square feet for each business establishment.
(5) 
Commercial uses in a mixed-use development shall be limited to those that are compatible, and do not conflict, with multifamily housing.
(6) 
Residential development or mixed-use development shall not be permitted on lots containing less than one acre of land.
D. 
Permitted accessory uses and structures. The following accessory uses and structures shall be permitted in the B-3-R Zone District, provided that they are located on the same premises as the principal use or structure to which they are accessory:
(1) 
Surface parking areas, private garages and parking structures.
(2) 
Other accessory uses customarily incidental to the above permitted principal uses.
E. 
Prohibited uses. Any uses other than those permitted by this section are prohibited.
F. 
Development standards.
(1) 
Minimum tract area: one acre (43,560 square feet).
(2) 
Maximum density.
(a) 
For residential or mixed-use developments that contain for-sale affordable units, the maximum permitted density shall be 30 units per acre.
(b) 
For residential or mixed-use developments that contain rental affordable units, the maximum permitted density shall be 35 units per acre.
(3) 
Maximum floor area ratio.
(a) 
For developments that contain for-sale affordable units, the maximum permitted floor area ratio shall be 140% of the lot area.
(b) 
For developments that contain rental affordable units, excluding developments in Subsection F(3)(c) below, the maximum permitted floor area ratio shall be 145% of the lot area.
(c) 
For developments that contain rental affordable units and at least 13% of the affordable units are made affordable to very-low-income households, the maximum permitted floor area ratio shall be 150% of the lot area.
(d) 
In mixed-use developments, the maximum permitted floor area ratio of the nonresidential portion shall be 1/3 of the lot area. The maximum floor area for the entire development shall be as provided above.
(e) 
For nonresidential development on existing nonconforming lots containing less than one acre, the maximum permitted floor area ratio shall be 45% of the lot area.
(4) 
Maximum improvement coverage.
(a) 
For developments that contain for-sale affordable units, the maximum permitted improvement coverage shall be 90% of the lot area.
(b) 
For developments that contain rental affordable units, excluding developments in Subsection F(4)(c) below, the maximum permitted improvement coverage shall be 95% of the lot area.
(c) 
For developments that contain rental affordable units and at least 13% of the affordable units are made affordable to very-low-income households, the maximum permitted improvement coverage shall be 100% of the lot area.
(d) 
For nonresidential development on existing nonconforming lots containing less than one acre, the maximum permitted improvement coverage shall be 90% of the lot area.
(5) 
Maximum building height: 50 feet, except for limited architectural features designed in conformance with Subsection F(10)(b) below.
(6) 
Front yard.
(a) 
Maple Avenue and East Ridgewood Avenue: 12 feet minimum from street curb, 15 feet maximum from front lot line.
(b) 
Franklin Avenue: no minimum, 15 feet maximum from front lot line (ground floor nonresidential use only).
(c) 
Chestnut Street: 15 feet.
(7) 
Minimum side yard: no minimum side yard is required, but if a side yard is provided, a minimum yard depth of 12 feet shall apply.
(8) 
Minimum rear yard: no minimum rear yard is required, but if a rear yard is provided, a minimum yard depth of 12 feet shall apply.
(9) 
Minimum setback of principal buildings from any property developed for railroad use: 25 feet.
(10) 
Architectural design.
(a) 
Buildings shall be required to incorporate high-quality architectural features that are characteristic of exemplary buildings reflecting the traditional architecture in the Central Business District. The applicant for any development shall demonstrate such design by providing as part of any site plan review examples of and comparisons with existing high-quality buildings in the Central Business District.
(b) 
Buildings greater than 40 feet in height shall be required to use architectural features such as pitched roofs, varied rooflines, decorative cupolas, pediments, varied parapet heights and similar features designed to provide variety and reduce the visual impact of the building height. In order to accommodate such features, the following exceptions to the height limitation in Subsection F(5) above shall be permitted:
[1] 
The height of such features shall not exceed the maximum permitted building height by more than eight feet.
[2] 
The horizontal area of such features, including the area enclosed by such features, that exceed the maximum permitted building height shall not exceed 20% of the horizontal area of that portion of the building having a height greater than 40 feet. This limitation shall be cumulative for all such features. [For example, the horizontal area of that portion of a sloped roof or roofs at an elevation greater than the maximum building height could not exceed 4,000 square feet in the case of a building with a horizontal area of 20,000 square feet (20,000 x 0.20 = 4,000).]
[3] 
In the case of linear features for which an area calculation is not possible, such as a parapet wall, rooftop screen, etc., the horizontal length of any such features that exceed the maximum permitted building height shall not exceed 20% of the horizontal length of the highest building wall or walls above which the feature is located and toward which such feature faces. This limitation shall be cumulative for all such features. [For example, the length of that portion of a parapet or parapets at an elevation greater than the maximum building height could not exceed 20 feet if located above a wall 100 feet long (100 x 0.20 = 20).]
(c) 
Buildings having a gross floor area greater than 40,000 square feet shall be required to use architectural features that provide variety and reduce the visual impact of the building mass, through the use of varied facade materials, facade projections and recesses, judicious use of windows and other openings in the facade, and other similar features.
(d) 
If parking or other exterior areas are provided beneath a building, such areas shall be screened by structural elements that are compatible with the materials and design of the front and side building facades. The intent of such screening shall be to mitigate the effects of headlights, minimize the view of parked vehicles and pavement, and to provide for a unified architectural design.
(11) 
Recreational/social amenities. Residential and mixed-use developments shall be required to include both interior and exterior common areas devoted to recreational, social and similar functions for residents and their guests, as set forth below:
(a) 
At least 40 square feet per dwelling unit shall be devoted to interior common areas, such as but not limited to meeting rooms, community centers, fitness centers, indoor recreational areas, lounges, libraries, etc. Areas such as hallways, stairs, elevators, entrance lobbies, storage, mail areas, mechanical space or office space and similar areas shall not count towards meeting this requirement.
(b) 
At least 40 square feet per dwelling unit shall be devoted to exterior common areas, such as but not limited to recreational areas, gardens, courtyards, plazas, decks, patios, etc. Such areas may be located at grade level, on building terraces or on the roof of the building. Lawn or landscaped areas shall not count towards meeting this requirement unless such areas are specifically designed to be part of the aforementioned features.
(12) 
Parking and access regulations.
(a) 
Minimum number of parking spaces.
[1] 
The minimum number of parking spaces for nonresidential use shall be one parking space for each 250 square feet of gross floor area, or fraction thereof.
[2] 
The minimum number of parking spaces for residential use shall be as required and permitted by the New Jersey Residential Site Improvement Standards, N.J.A.C. 5:21-1.1 et seq.
[3] 
A shared-parking approach shall be permitted in the case of mixed-use development. In such cases, the minimum number of parking spaces shall be determined by the Board at the time of site plan review, depending upon various factors, including but not limited to: a) the parking demand and parking requirements of each of the various uses, as set forth above, b) the timing of the peak parking demand of the various uses, c) the location and layout of the parking in relation to the building entrances to the various uses, and d) the potential for future changes of use which would alter the foregoing factors.
(b) 
Location.
[1] 
All required parking spaces shall be located on the same property as the principal building or buildings.
[2] 
Parking shall be located in the side or rear yards only, and/or beneath the principal building or buildings.
[3] 
Surface parking areas not located beneath the building or in a parking structure, as well as site driveways shall be located at least five feet from any side lot line or rear lot line.
(c) 
Other parking and access regulations. Except as provided otherwise by this section, parking areas and driveways shall be required to comply with all applicable requirements of this chapter or the New Jersey Residential Site Improvement Standards, N.J.A.C. 5:21-1.1 et seq., whichever is applicable.
(13) 
Signs. The regulations for signs in the B-2 Zone District shall apply in the B-3-R Zone District.
G. 
Affordable housing requirements. All residential development shall be required to include affordable housing as a component. The following requirements shall apply:
(1) 
Location. It is anticipated that all affordable units required by this section shall be provided within the B-3-R Zone District; however, the developer may propose and the Planning Board may accept the provision of some or all of the affordable units in another location, subject to:
(a) 
Demonstration by the developer of a realistic plan in a known location for the development of an equal or greater number of units by the developer;
(b) 
Completion of such units within the phasing timeframes required for inclusionary development, unless extended by the Board for good cause shown;
(c) 
Conformance with all zoning requirements by the off-site development;
(d) 
Determination by the Planning Board that such off-site units are eligible for credit against the Village's statutorily mandated affordable housing obligation; and
(e) 
Execution of an agreement with the developer as a prior condition to the acceptance of any such proposal, unless waived by the Planning Board.
(2) 
Minimum number of affordable units.
(a) 
For developments that contain for-sale affordable units, 20% of the total number of housing units in the development shall be required to be affordable units.
(b) 
For developments that contain rental affordable units, excluding developments in Subsection G(2)(c) below, 15% of the total number of housing units in the development shall be affordable units.
(c) 
For developments that contain rental affordable units and at least 13% of the affordable units are made affordable to very-low-income households, 12.5% of the total number of housing units in the development shall be affordable units.
(d) 
In calculating the required number of affordable units, fractions of less than one unit shall be addressed by either of the following, with the option being the developer's: 1) development of an affordable unit by the developer, or 2) making a payment in lieu of the fractional unit by the developer. Any such payment shall be in accordance with the applicable rules of the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing, or other governing law.
(e) 
In no case shall a residential development be permitted without any affordable dwelling units.
(3) 
Occupancy restrictions. Affordable units shall not be designated as age-restricted units, supportive housing units or special needs housing units unless the applicant demonstrates, and the Planning Board finds, that such units are eligible for credit against the Village's statutory affordable housing obligation.
(4) 
The general regulations for inclusionary developments in this chapter shall apply.
[Added 3-23-2016 by Ord. No. 3491]
A. 
Intent. The C-R Zone District is intended to promote development that supports the commercial development pattern in the Central Business District. The C-R Zone is also intended to accommodate multifamily housing in a location that can address the housing needs and preferences of certain households and which supports the Central Business District.
B. 
Permitted principal uses and structures. The following principal uses and structures shall be permitted in the C-R zone district, subject, however to the use limitations in Subsection C below:
(1) 
Retail sales uses, such as:
(a) 
Paint, glass and wallpaper stores, hardware stores.
(b) 
General merchandise stores, such as department stores, variety stores, miscellaneous general merchandise stores.
(c) 
Food stores, such as grocery stores, meat and fish markets, fruit and vegetables markets, candy, nut and confectionery stores, dairy products stores, retail bakeries, miscellaneous food stores.
(d) 
Auto and home supply stores.
(e) 
Apparel and accessory stores, such as men's, boys', women's and family clothing stores, women's accessory and specialty stores, children's and infants' wear stores, shoe stores and miscellaneous apparel and accessory stores.
(f) 
Home furniture, furnishings and equipment stores, such as home furniture and furnishings stores, household appliance stores, radio, television and computer stores.
(g) 
Miscellaneous retail, such as drugstores and proprietary stores, liquor stores, used merchandise stores, miscellaneous shopping goods stores.
(2) 
Eating and drinking places.
(3) 
Banks and other similar financial institutions.
(4) 
Personal services, such as:
(a) 
Laundry, cleaning and garment services.
(b) 
Portrait photographic studios.
(c) 
Beauty and barber shops.
(d) 
Shoe repair.
(5) 
Business services, such as mailing, reproduction, commercial art and photography, and stenographic services.
(6) 
Miscellaneous repair services, such as:
(a) 
Electrical repair shops.
(b) 
Watch, clock and jewelry repair.
(7) 
Amusement and recreation services, such as:
(a) 
Motion-picture rental.
(b) 
Dance studios, schools and halls.
(c) 
Physical fitness facilities.
(8) 
Business, administrative and professional offices, providing the following services:
(a) 
Advertising.
(b) 
Consumer credit reporting, mercantile reporting, adjustment and collection.
(c) 
Offices of medical doctors, dentists, osteopathic physicians and other health practitioners.
(d) 
Home health care services.
(e) 
Legal services.
(f) 
Engineering, architectural and surveying services.
(g) 
Landscape counseling, planning.
(h) 
Accounting, auditing and bookkeeping services.
(i) 
Management and public relations services.
(j) 
Arrangement of passenger transportation (travel agents, etc.).
(9) 
Child-care centers.
(10) 
Museums and art galleries.
(11) 
Business, professional, labor, civic, social and political associations.
(12) 
Municipal buildings and uses.
(13) 
Multifamily dwellings, including but not limited to garden apartments and other apartments.
(14) 
Single-family attached residential dwelling units.
(15) 
Mixed-use development containing both permitted residential and permitted nonresidential uses.
(16) 
Uses similar to those permitted above.
C. 
Use limitations. The following limitations shall apply to permitted principal uses in the C-R Zone District:
(1) 
In order to ensure the provision of affordable housing, on any existing or future lot containing one acre or more of land, at least 2/3 of any new floor area to be developed shall be devoted to residential use, and shall include an affordable housing component as set forth in Subsection G below. In any such development, commercial uses shall be limited to the ground floor and/or basement in any new floor area to be constructed in the district.
(2) 
Drive-in uses shall be prohibited.
(3) 
Individual commercial uses shall be limited to those which are small in scale, similar and consistent with the existing pedestrian-oriented shops and stores in the Central Business District, not exceeding a gross floor area of 10,000 square feet for each business establishment.
(4) 
Commercial uses in a mixed-use development shall be limited to those that are compatible, and do not conflict, with multifamily housing.
(5) 
Residential development or mixed-use development shall not be permitted on lots containing less than one acre of land.
D. 
Permitted accessory uses and structures. The following accessory uses and structures shall be permitted in the C-R Zone District, provided that they are located on the same premises as the principal use or structure to which they are accessory:
(1) 
Surface parking areas, private garages and parking structures.
(2) 
Other accessory uses customarily incidental to the above permitted principal uses.
E. 
Prohibited uses. Any uses other than those permitted by this section are prohibited.
F. 
Development standards.
(1) 
Minimum tract area: one acre (43,560 square feet).
(2) 
Maximum density.
(a) 
For residential or mixed-use developments that contain for-sale affordable units, the maximum permitted density shall be 30 units per acre.
(b) 
For residential or mixed-use developments that contain rental affordable units, the maximum permitted density shall be 35 units per acre.
(3) 
Maximum floor area ratio.
(a) 
For developments that contain for-sale affordable units, the maximum permitted floor area ratio shall be 140% of the lot area.
(b) 
For developments that contain rental affordable units, excluding developments in Subsection F(3)(c) below, the maximum permitted floor area ratio shall be 145% of the lot area.
(c) 
For developments that contain rental affordable units and at least 13% of the affordable units are made affordable to very-low-income households, the maximum permitted floor area ratio shall be 150% of the lot area.
(d) 
In mixed-use developments, the maximum permitted floor area ratio of the nonresidential portion shall be 1/3 of the lot area. The maximum floor area for the entire development shall be as provided above.
(4) 
Maximum improvement coverage.
(a) 
For developments that contain for-sale affordable units, the maximum permitted improvement coverage shall be 90% of the lot area.
(b) 
For developments that contain rental affordable units, excluding developments in Subsection F(4)(c) below, the maximum permitted improvement coverage shall be 92.5% of the lot area.
(c) 
For developments that contain rental affordable units and at least 13% of the affordable units are made affordable to very-low-income households, the maximum permitted improvement coverage shall be 95% of the lot area.
(5) 
Maximum building height: 50 feet, except for limited architectural features designed in conformance with Subsection F(10)(b) below.
(6) 
Minimum front yard: 15 feet.
(7) 
Minimum side yard: no minimum side yard is required, but if a side yard is provided, a minimum yard depth of 12 feet shall apply.
(8) 
Minimum rear yard: no minimum rear yard is required, but if a rear yard is provided, a minimum yard depth of 12 feet shall apply.
(9) 
Minimum setback of principal buildings from any property developed for railroad use: 25 feet.
(10) 
Architectural design.
(a) 
Buildings shall be required to incorporate high-quality architectural features that are characteristic of exemplary buildings reflecting the traditional architecture in the Central Business District. The applicant for any development shall demonstrate such design by providing as part of any site plan review examples of and comparisons with existing high-quality buildings in the Central Business District.
(b) 
Buildings greater than 40 feet in height shall be required to use architectural features such as pitched roofs, varied rooflines, decorative cupolas, pediments, varied parapet heights and similar features designed to provide variety and reduce the visual impact of the building height. In order to accommodate such features, the following exceptions to the height limitation in Subsection F(5) above shall be permitted:
[1] 
The height of such features shall not exceed the maximum permitted building height by more than eight feet.
[2] 
The horizontal area of such features, including the area enclosed by such features, that exceed the maximum permitted building height shall not exceed 20% of the horizontal area of that portion of the building having a height greater than 40 feet. This limitation shall be cumulative for all such features. [For example, the horizontal area of that portion of a sloped roof or roofs at an elevation greater than the maximum building height could not exceed 4,000 square feet in the case of a building with a horizontal area of 20,000 square feet (20,000 x 0.20 = 4,000).]
[3] 
In the case of linear features for which an area calculation is not possible, such as a parapet wall, rooftop screen, etc., the horizontal length of any such features that exceed the maximum permitted building height shall not exceed 20% of the horizontal length of the highest building wall or walls above which the feature is located and toward which such feature faces. This limitation shall be cumulative for all such features. [For example, the length of that portion of a parapet or parapets at an elevation greater than the maximum building height could not exceed 20 feet if located above a wall 100 feet long (100 x 0.20 = 20).]
(c) 
Buildings having a gross floor area greater than 40,000 square feet shall be required to use architectural features that provide variety and reduce the visual impact of the building mass, through the use of varied facade materials, facade projections and recesses, judicious use of windows and other openings in the facade, and other similar features.
(d) 
If parking or other exterior areas are provided beneath a building, such areas shall be screened by structural elements that are compatible with the materials and design of the front and side building facades. The intent of such screening shall be to mitigate the effects of headlights, minimize the view of parked vehicles and pavement, and to provide for a unified architectural design.
(11) 
Recreational/social amenities. Residential and mixed-use developments shall be required to include both interior and exterior common areas devoted to recreational, social and similar functions for residents and their guests, as set forth below:
(a) 
At least 40 square feet per dwelling unit shall be devoted to interior common areas, such as but not limited to meeting rooms, community centers, fitness centers, indoor recreational areas, lounges, libraries, etc. Areas such as hallways, stairs, elevators, entrance lobbies, storage, mail areas, mechanical space or office space and similar areas shall not count towards meeting this requirement.
(b) 
At least 40 square feet per dwelling unit shall be devoted to exterior common areas, such as but not limited to recreational areas, gardens, courtyards, plazas, decks, patios, etc. Such areas may be located at grade level, on building terraces or on the roof of the building. Lawn or landscaped areas shall not count towards meeting this requirement unless such areas are specifically designed to be part of the aforementioned features.
(12) 
Parking and access regulations.
(a) 
Minimum number of parking spaces.
[1] 
The minimum number of parking spaces for nonresidential use shall be one parking space for each 250 square feet of gross floor area, or fraction thereof.
[2] 
The minimum number of parking spaces for residential use shall be as required and permitted by the New Jersey Residential Site Improvement Standards, N.J.A.C. 5:21-1.1 et seq.
[3] 
A shared-parking approach shall be permitted in the case of mixed-use development. In such cases, the minimum number of parking spaces shall be determined by the Board at the time of site plan review, depending upon various factors, including but not limited to: a) the parking demand and parking requirements of each of the various uses, as set forth above, b) the timing of the peak parking demand of the various uses, c) the location and layout of the parking in relation to the building entrances to the various uses, and d) the potential for future changes of use which would alter the foregoing factors.
(b) 
Location.
[1] 
All required parking spaces shall be located on the same property as the principal building or buildings.
[2] 
Parking shall be located in the side or rear yards only, and/or beneath the principal building or buildings.
[3] 
Surface parking areas not located beneath the building or in a parking structure, as well as site driveways shall be located at least five feet from any side lot line or rear lot line.
(c) 
Other parking and access regulations. Except as provided otherwise by this section, parking areas and driveways shall be required to comply with all applicable requirements of this chapter or the New Jersey Residential Site Improvement Standards, N.J.A.C. 5:21-1.1 et seq., whichever is applicable.
(13) 
Signs. The regulations for signs in the B-2 Zone District shall apply in the C-R Zone District.
G. 
Affordable housing requirements. All residential development shall be required to include affordable housing as a component. The following requirements shall apply:
(1) 
Location. It is anticipated that all affordable units required by this section shall be provided within the C-R Zone District; however, the developer may propose and the Planning Board may accept the provision of some or all of the affordable units in another location, subject to:
(a) 
Demonstration by the developer of a realistic plan in a known location for the development of an equal or greater number of units by the developer;
(b) 
Completion of such units within the phasing timeframes required for inclusionary development, unless extended by the Board for good cause shown;
(c) 
Conformance with all zoning requirements by the off-site development;
(d) 
Determination by the Planning Board that such off-site units are eligible for credit against the Village's statutorily mandated affordable housing obligation; and
(e) 
Execution of an agreement with the developer as a prior condition to the acceptance of any such proposal, unless waived by the Planning Board.
(2) 
Minimum number of affordable units.
(a) 
For developments that contain for-sale affordable units, 20% of the total number of housing units in the development shall be required to be affordable units.
(b) 
For developments that contain rental affordable units, excluding developments in Subsection G(2)(c) below, 15% of the total number of housing units in the development shall be affordable units.
(c) 
For developments that contain rental affordable units and at least 13% of the affordable units are made affordable to very-low-income households, 12.5% of the total number of housing units in the development shall be affordable units.
(d) 
In calculating the required number of affordable units, fractions of less than one unit shall be addressed by either of the following, with the option being the developer's: 1) development of an affordable unit by the developer, or 2) making a payment in lieu of the fractional unit by the developer. Any such payment shall be in accordance with the applicable rules of the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing, or other governing law.
(e) 
In no case shall a residential development be permitted without any affordable dwelling units.
(3) 
Occupancy restrictions. Affordable units shall not be designated as age-restricted units, supportive housing units or special needs housing units unless the applicant demonstrates, and the Planning Board finds, that such units are eligible for credit against the Village's statutory affordable housing obligation.
(4) 
The general regulations for inclusionary developments in this chapter shall apply.
A. 
Yards. There shall be provided for every lot front, rear and side yards as required in the zone district in which such lot is located. No open space which has been counted or included as a part of a side yard, rear yard, front yard, court or other open space as required by this chapter for one building may, by reason of change of ownership or for any other reason, be counted or included in order to comply with the yard, court or other open space requirement of any other building. In addition, the following general regulations shall apply:
(1) 
Front yards.
(a) 
All front yards must face upon a dedicated public street and shall be of the size required for the particular zone district in which the lot is located, provided that, on streets less than 50 feet in width, the required front yard shall be increased by 1/2 the difference between the width of the street and 50 feet, and provided further that any lot which abuts a street with a proposed right-of-way greater than 50 feet in width as shown on the master plan for streets of the Village shall have a front yard setback measured from the nearest line of the proposed building or structure to the proposed right-of-way line shown on such master plan. In the event a street, or part thereof, is located within an easement, or is proposed to be widened within an easement, rather than within a dedicated right-of-way, the front yard setback shall be measured from the easement line.
[Amended 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
(b) 
In the B-1 and B-2 Zone Districts, all new buildings and additions to existing buildings shall conform to the existing established front yard setback line of the buildings located on each side of the subject property. In the event that the front yard setback on each side of the subject property is not the same distance from the center line of the abutting street in question, then the Planning Board, as part of site plan review, shall determine the required setback line for the subject property which shall not be less than the setback of the abutting property that is closest to the street right-of-way line nor greater than the setback of the abutting property that is farthest from the street right-of-way line.
(c) 
In the B-1 and B-2 Zone Districts, where there are no adjacent buildings that are located in the business districts to determine the required front yard setback, the following minimum dimensions shall apply:
[Added 9-12-2018 by Ord. No. 3669]
[1] 
B-1 interior lots shall have a minimum front yard setback of zero feet.
[2] 
B-1 corner lots shall have a minimum front yard setback of five feet.
[3] 
B-2 interior lots shall have a minimum front yard setback of five feet.
[4] 
B-2 corner lots shall have a minimum front yard setback of 10 feet.
(2) 
Yards on corner lots. All yards on corner lots abutting any street shall be construed as front yards and shall be subject to the front yard setback requirement of the zone in which said lot falls.
(3) 
Yards abutting railroads and state highways. Unless specifically provided otherwise by the regulations for individual zone districts, the yard requirement for any residentially zoned lot that abuts a state highway or active railroad shall increase the yard requirement for that yard that abuts said highway or railroad by 50%.
[Amended 3-23-2016 by Ord. No. 3493]
(4) 
Projections and encroachments. Except as hereinafter specified, yards and courts required under this chapter shall be entirely free of principal buildings or parts thereof:
[Amended 2-11-2004 by Ord. No. 2862; 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
(a) 
Cornices and eaves may project not to exceed two feet over any required yard or court.
(b) 
Sills, leaders, belt courses and similar ornamental or structural features may project six inches into any required yard or court.
(c) 
An open fire balcony or fire escape may project into a required yard not more than four feet.
(d) 
Ground-story bay windows or oriels may project not more than three feet into any required yard in the R-125, R-110, R-1, R-1A, R-2 and R-3 Zone Districts.
(e) 
Chimneys with or without fireplaces may also project not more than 18 inches into any required yard in the R-125, R-110, R-1, R-1A, R-2 and R-3 Zone Districts. The total area of such encroachment shall not exceed 12 square feet.
(f) 
No canopy or marquee shall extend past any setback line affecting the building to which it is affixed. This prohibition shall not apply to awnings. In addition, canopies shall be subject to the provisions of § 190-124L, and awnings shall be subject to the provisions of § 190-124K.
(g) 
No steps or stairs shall extend into any street right-of-way in any zone district. Unenclosed stairs may extend not more than 60 inches into any required front yard. Unenclosed steps may extend not more than 45 inches into any required rear yard.
[Amended 9-12-2018 by Ord. No. 3668]
(h) 
Window-mounted air-conditioning units, fans and similar window-mounted equipment designed to provide heating, ventilating or air conditioning through such window may project into a required yard not more than three feet.
(5) 
Lot line and yard determinations for uncommon or atypical lots. In the event that the definitions of lot lines and yards in § 190-3 do not allow for a clear or reasonable determination of front, rear and side lot lines or yards, as for example in the case of flag lots or land-locked parcels which may be nonconforming or created by variance, the determination of such lot lines and yards shall be made by the Zoning Officer. Any such determination may be appealed following the procedures set forth in § 190-29, and a formal interpretation of the applicable lot lines and yards may be obtained following the procedures set forth in § 190-30. In making such determination, deciding such appeals and in making such interpretations, the following guidelines shall apply:
[Added 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
(a) 
Generally, the common boundaries between lots are to be defined the same. Thus, if the common boundary is a rear lot line for one lot, it is to be considered a rear lot line for all lots that share that boundary. The same case applies when a common boundary is a side lot line. There are exceptions to this principle, however, such as when a rear lot line on a corner lot is also the side lot line of the property sharing the same boundary.
(b) 
Generally, rear lot lines intersect side lot lines or other rear lot lines, but not front lot lines. There are exceptions to this principle, however, such as when a rear lot line on a corner lot intersects one or more of the front lot lines.
(c) 
Generally, side lot lines intersect front lot lines and/or rear lot lines. Side lot lines also form a portion of the limits of front, side and rear yards.
(d) 
Generally, rear lot lines and rear yards are located to the rear of the principal building, and side yards are located to the side of the principal building. There are exceptions to this principle, however, such as when the principal building is at a severe angle to the lot line(s), or the lot line(s) curve or angle along more than one wall of the building, the lot is unusually shaped, the building is unusually shaped, etc.
(e) 
Generally, front yards are located in front of the principal building, across the full width of a lot. There are exceptions to this principle, however, such as in the case of flag lots and land-locked parcels not having frontage on an approved street. In such cases, the front yard may be more limited in extent or there may be no front yard at all, as with a land-locked parcel.
(f) 
In cases where the application of these guidelines conflict with or contradict one another or the lot line and yard definitions in § 190-3, the determination of front, side and rear lot lines and yards shall be made by the Zoning Officer based upon the facts in each situation.
B. 
Principal buildings.
[Amended 8-9-2006 by Ord. No. 3015; 6-13-2012 by Ord. No. 3343; 3-23-2016 by Ord. No. 3493; 2-8-2017 by Ord. No. 3579]
(1) 
No lot shall contain more than one principal building, except:
(a) 
Garden apartments, multifamily dwellings and single-family attached residential dwelling units permitted and regulated in the various zone districts;
(b) 
Shopping centers located in the HC zone district; and
(c) 
Institutional uses as defined and permitted by this chapter.
(2) 
No building to be used as a dwelling shall be constructed, altered or moved on, to or in the rear of any building situated on the same lot, except as permitted by Subsection B(1) above.
C. 
Accessory buildings and structures. No accessory building or structure shall be built on any lot on which there is not a principal building or structure, except when specifically permitted otherwise by this chapter. The following general provisions shall apply to accessory structures:
(1) 
Accessory structures in residential zones. The following requirements shall be met in all residential zones:
(a) 
No accessory building or above-grade structure shall have a ground area greater than the ground area of the principal building or structure on the same lot.
(b) 
No freestanding accessory building or structure shall exceed 15 feet in height, except as may be specifically provided otherwise by this chapter, such height shall be measured as set forth in § 190-119D. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the height of accessory buildings shall be permitted to be greater than 15 feet, but not more than 18 feet, when all of the following requirements are met:
[Amended 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643; 5-14-2008 by Ord. No. 3120]
[1] 
The coverage by the accessory building is at least 400 square feet;
[2] 
The accessory building complies with the required setback requirements in Subsection C(1)(f) below; and
[3] 
The pitch of any roof greater than 15 feet high is at least 8:12 (eight inches vertical for every 12 inches horizontal).
(c) 
No accessory building shall be permitted in any front yard. Swimming pools, tennis courts, decks, patios, and similar play structures shall be prohibited in any front yard; provided, however, that basketball equipment which utilizes a permitted driveway on the lot as the play surface is exempt from this prohibition.
[Amended 5-13-1996 by Ord. No. 2565]
(d) 
All accessory buildings shall be located at least 12 feet from any principal building situated on the same lot.
(e) 
Accessory buildings may be built within any side yard if the distance from any accessory building to the side lot line is equal to or greater than the required side yard setback for the principal building on such lot.
(f) 
Accessory buildings built in any rear yard shall not be closer than five feet from any side or rear property line of the lot; provided, however, that when an accessory building is attached to a principal building by a breezeway, roof, wall or the like, or is separated from the principal building by a distance less than required by § 190-119C(1)(d), such accessory building shall be subject to the same minimum side and rear yard setback requirements as the principal building.
[Amended 2-11-2004 by Ord. No. 2862]
(g) 
Notwithstanding the above, freestanding flagpoles shall be limited to a height of 20 feet when accessory to a residential use and 30 feet when accessory to a nonresidential use, and shall be set back from any property line a distance equal to or greater than the height of such flagpole. Flagpoles mounted on a building shall be limited to the maximum permitted height of the building, provided that any such poles located on or which project above the roof of a building shall be subject to the regulations for rooftop equipment in § 190-119D(3), and further provided that such poles shall be exempt from the setback requirements applicable to the building or to freestanding flagpoles.
[Amended 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643; 12-11-2013 by Ord. No. 3400]
(2) 
Accessory structures in nonresidential zones. The following requirements shall be met in all nonresidential zones:
(a) 
No accessory building shall have a ground area greater than the ground area of the principal building on the same lot.
(b) 
No freestanding accessory building or structure shall exceed 20 feet in height, except as may be specifically provided otherwise by this chapter.
[Amended 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643]
(c) 
No accessory building shall be permitted in any front yard.
(d) 
No accessory building shall be closer to the principal building on the lot on which it is located than 10 feet or the height of such accessory building, whichever is greater.
(e) 
Accessory buildings may be built within any side yard if the distance from such accessory building to the side line of the lot is equal to or greater than the required side yard setback for the principal building on such lot.
(f) 
Accessory buildings built in any rear yard shall comply with the following requirements; provided, however, that when an accessory building is attached to a principal building by a breezeway, roof, wall or the like, or is separated from the principal building by a distance less than required by § 190-119C(2)(d), such accessory building shall be subject to the same minimum side and rear yard setback requirements as the principal building.
[Added 2-11-2004 by Ord. No. 2862]
[1] 
Accessory buildings and roofed accessory structures having a floor area of less than or equal to 500 square feet shall be located at least five feet from the side or rear lot line.
[2] 
Except as provided in Subsection A above, accessory buildings and roofed accessory structures having a floor area of more than 500 square feet shall comply with the minimum yard requirements for principal buildings.
(g) 
Notwithstanding the above, freestanding flagpoles shall be limited to a height of 30 feet and shall be set back from any property line a distance equal to or greater than the height of such flagpole. Flagpoles mounted on a building shall be limited to the maximum permitted height of the building, provided that any such poles located on or which project above the roof of a building shall be subject to the regulations for rooftop equipment in § 190-119D(3), and further provided that such poles shall be exempt from the setback requirements applicable to the building or to freestanding flagpoles.
[Added 12-11-2013 by Ord. No. 3400]
D. 
Height of buildings and other structures.
[Amended 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643; 4-10-2002 by Ord. No. 2780; 2-11-2004 by Ord. No. 2862; 5-14-2008 by Ord. No. 3120]
(1) 
The height limitations required in each zone district shall not apply to steeples for houses of worship; provided, however, that the height of such steeples shall not exceed 75 feet in height.
(2) 
Houses of worship, school buildings and structures, and any Village-owned, -leased or -operated building, structure or use shall not exceed 45 feet in height.
[Amended 12-11-2013 by Ord. No. 3400]
(3) 
The height limitations for buildings shall not apply to rooftop appurtenances, including but not limited to decorative architectural elements such as cupolas and weathervanes; heating, ventilating and air-conditioning equipment; chimneys, vent pipes, etc., but only if such appurtenances comply with the following limitations:
(a) 
The height of the appurtenances, and any structures that screen the appurtenances from view, must not exceed eight feet above the highest point of the roof or eight feet above the maximum permitted building height, whichever is less.
(b) 
The horizontal dimension of any such appurtenances, and any structures that screen such appurtenances from view, must not exceed 20% of the horizontal dimension of the building wall or side toward which such appurtenance or screening structure faces. For example, a chimney located on or facing the side of a building having a horizontal dimension of 40 feet is exempt from the building height requirements only if the horizontal dimension of the chimney facing that side of the building is eight feet or less.
(4) 
The height limitations for buildings shall not apply to roof-mounted antennas, provided that roof-mounted antennas shall be required to comply with the applicable regulations for such antennas set forth in this chapter.
(5) 
The height of buildings and other roofed structures shall be calculated as the vertical distance between the highest point of such building or structure and the average finished ground level as set forth herein. The following shall apply:
(a) 
"Highest point of the building" shall include but not be limited to any roof, parapet wall, pediment or other vertical facade element that projects above the roof, and any appurtenance thereto, but excluding any features that are exempted by this chapter from building height requirements.
(b) 
The "average finished ground level" shall be calculated using an average of a representative sample of the various finished ground levels located within the following distances from the base of the building or roofed structure, provided that only ground levels located on the subject property shall be used in the calculation:
[1] 
Principal buildings or roofed structures: 15 feet.
[2] 
Accessory buildings or roofed structures: six feet.
(c) 
In the event that retaining walls are present within the area used for calculating the average finished ground level, both the top and bottom elevations of the retaining wall in the same location shall be used in calculating the average finished grade elevation.
(6) 
The height of other structures besides buildings and other roofed structures regulated by Subsection D(5) above shall be calculated as set forth in the specific section of this chapter regulating such structures. Where such sections do not specify a method of calculation, the height of such structures shall be calculated as the vertical distance between:
(a) 
The highest point of the structure; and
(b) 
The average finished ground level at the base of the structure, except that when the finished ground level at the base of the structure is elevated above the surrounding ground (such as when the structure is located on a berm or wall), the ground level at the base of the structure shall be disregarded and the average ground level of the surrounding ground shall be used to determine the height of the structure.
(7) 
When the finished ground levels include levels that are sunken below the surrounding ground level, such as but not including sunken driveways, sunken stairs or stairwells, window wells, ventilation shafts, etc., such levels shall be disregarded in height calculations.
E. 
Physical or visual obstructions.
(1) 
On any corner lot, no fence, structure, planting or shrubbery over 30 inches in height above the level of the pavement at the center of the street opposite the point in question shall be erected or maintained within 25 feet of the intersection formed by the projections of the two street side lines at the corner.
(2) 
No hedge, shrubbery or planting on any lot in any residential zone shall be permitted within three feet from any street side line. The branches of all trees projecting beyond any such street side line must be trimmed at all times to ensure unobstructed vision and clearance eight feet above ground or sidewalk level.
F. 
Lighting.
[Amended 6-13-2012 by Ord. No. 3343]
(1) 
No artificial source of light shall be constructed or utilized within the Village of Ridgewood so as to create a nuisance across property lot lines.
(2) 
All light fixtures in any zone district shall be designed and located so that the illumination of any kind therefrom, whether from interior or exterior sources, shall not exceed 0.1 footcandle at any point at ground level along any property lot line in the residential zones of the Village of a property being used or capable of being used for residential purposes. For purposes of administering this requirement, properties within a residential zone district not capable of being used for residential purposes shall include, but not be limited to, streets, utility rights-of-way, streams and other water bodies, parklands and other preserved open space, and properties already developed and anticipated to remain developed for nonresidential use.
G. 
Cantilevered structures and buildings raised on columns. The following provisions shall apply to the cantilevered structures and buildings raised on columns:
[Amended 10-8-1996 by Ord. No. 2583]
(1) 
No building shall be permitted which is supported by above-grade piers, columns, pylons or similar structures, and unless such building is supported on a continuous footing and foundation and enclosed on all sides by an exterior wall that rests on said footing and foundation. Notwithstanding the above, the following construction is exempt from the foregoing prohibition:
[Amended 3-23-2016 by Ord. No. 3493]
(a) 
Cantilevered portions of buildings which are completely open beneath said portion;
(b) 
Carports and similar roofed canopies supported by piers or columns, provided that such structures shall not be permitted to contain any floor area above any ceiling of said structures;
(c) 
Balconies, fire escapes, stairwells, bay windows and similar projecting structures; and
(d) 
Parking areas located beneath buildings where specifically permitted in the individual zone districts.
(2) 
For purposes of administering this chapter, calculations of setbacks, coverage by above-grade structures and coverage by improvements shall be made from the furthest projecting wall of cantilevered structures.
[Amended 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 2670]
H. 
Coverage by improvements for single-family and two-family dwellings. In the R-125, R-110, R-1, R-1A, R-2, R-2A, R-3, R-4, R-5 and R-7 Zone Districts, single-family detached dwellings, two-family dwellings, community residences and shelters and any other uses which are subject to the same requirements as the foregoing shall comply with the following schedules of maximum coverage by improvements:
[Added 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 2670]
(1) 
Maximum improvement coverage of total lot.
Total Lot Area
(square feet)
Maximum Coverage by Improvements
(percent of total lot area)
0 to 13,999
45%, but not above 5,600 square feet
14,000 to 24,999
40%, but not above 8,750 square feet
25,000 and over
35%
(2) 
Maximum improvement coverage of lot area within specified distance of front lot line. In addition to the schedule in Subsection H(1) above, the coverage by improvements located within the following specified distances of the front lot line shall comply with the following schedule:
Lot Area Within Specified Distance of Front Lot Line*
(square feet)
Maximum Coverage by Improvements Located Within Specified Distance of Front Lot Line*
(percent of total lot area)
0 to 13,999
45%, but not above 5,600 square feet
14,000 to 24,999
40%, but not above 8,750 square feet
25,000 and over
35%
* NOTE: The specified distances from the front lot line are as follows:
Zone District
Distance from Front Lot Line
(feet)
R-1, R-1A, R-2, R-2A and R-3
140
R-110
175
R-125
200
I. 
Street easements. In the event a street or any portion of a street, or any proposed widening of a street is located within an easement rather than within a dedicated right-of-way, the required lot area, lot width, lot frontage, lot depth and all required setbacks shall be increased above that which would otherwise be required for the use in the respective zone district, the same as if the easement were to be entirely a dedicated right-of-way. Furthermore, in such situation, the maximum permitted floor area ratio, density, coverage by above-grade structures and coverage by improvements shall be reduced by a percentage equal to the percentage of the lot area occupied by the easement, the same as if the easement were to be entirely a dedicated right-of-way.
[Added 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
J. 
Maximum gross building area for single-family detached dwellings, two-family dwellings and duplexes. In all zone districts, single-family detached dwellings, two-family dwellings, duplexes, community residences and shelters and any other lawfully permitted uses which are subject to the same requirements as the foregoing shall comply with the following schedule of maximum gross building area (see definition in § 190-3):
(1) 
Single-family detached dwellings and community residences and shelters.
Maximum Gross Building Area Detached
Lot Area
(square feet)
Principal Building1 (lesser of % lot area or square feet)
Detached Accessory Buildings1 (lesser of % lot area or square feet)2
0 to 8,399
35%, 2,856
7.5%, 588
8,400 to 10,499
34%, 3,360
7.0%, 682
10,500 to 13,999
32%, 4,060
6.5%, 840
14,000 to 19,249
29%, 4,620
6.0%, 962
19,250 to 24,999
24%, 5,000
5.0%, 1,000
25,000 and over
20%
4.0%
(2) 
Two-family dwellings and duplexes.
Maximum Gross Building Area Detached
Lot Area
(square feet)
Principal Building1 (lesser of % lot area or square feet)
Detached Accessory Buildings1 (lesser of % lot area or square feet)2
0 to 8,399
40%, 3,276
7.5%, 588
8,400 to 10,499
39%, 3,675
7.0%, 682
10,500 to 13,999
35%, 4,060
6.5%, 840
14,000 to 19,249
29%, 4,620
6.0%, 962
19,250 to 24,999
24%, 5,000
5.0%, 1,000
25,000 and over
20%
4.0%
NOTES:
1 In cases where there is more than one principal building and/or more than one accessory building, the maximum areas specified in the above schedules apply to the total gross building area of all such principal and accessory buildings, as applicable, not to individual buildings.
2 The additional gross building area ratio for detached accessory buildings shall only be permitted for such buildings that are separated from the principal building or buildings by the distance specified in § 190-119C(1)(d).
K. 
Limited exemptions for barrier-free access. Notwithstanding the definitions of "floor area ratio," "gross floor area" and "habitable floor area" in § 190-3, up to 100 square feet of floor area in any principal building, excluding single-family and two-family dwellings, shall be exempted from the limitations of this chapter concerning floor area ratio, gross floor area and the minimum number of parking spaces in proportion to floor area, if such floor area meets the following requirements:
[Added 3-11-2009 by Ord. No. 3174]
(1) 
The floor area to be exempted must be devoted to providing barrier-free access for the disabled. The applicant shall have the burden of proof, and must demonstrate that the floor area in question is: necessary to provide barrier-free access for the disabled, and that no reasonable alternative to such exemption exists. To satisfy this requirement, the applicant shall demonstrate that the floor area in question provides space in the building for elevators, lifts, ramps, enlarged doorways or turning areas or other comparable facilities designed in accordance with all applicable barrier-free code requirements and that such exemption is reasonably necessary to provide for barrier-free access to the building. The foregoing shall not be construed to prohibit the use of such floor area for access to buildings by persons that are not disabled.
(2) 
Only one such exemption shall apply to any principal building.
(3) 
The exempted floor area must meet all other applicable requirements of this chapter.
(4) 
The Zoning Officer shall make the final determination concerning whether such floor area qualifies for the exemption set forth in this subsection.
L. 
Trademark or prototypical designs. The use of trademarks and/or prototypical designs of roofs, facades, windows, doors, awnings, signs, lights and other improvements shall be permitted after approval in accordance with the provisions of this chapter; provided, however, that the use of such marks and designs shall not, by itself, be accepted as satisfaction of the requirements for relief from any provision of this chapter.
[Added 12-14-2011 by Ord. No. 3323]
All development within the Village of Ridgewood shall be designed to prevent any adverse impact to the man-made or natural environments, and if prevention is not reasonably possible, development shall be designed to mitigate such impacts. The development of lands having environmental constraints is permitted as regulated herein; however, development of environmentally constrained land is not to be encouraged but is permitted if each application for development complies with the following standards, notwithstanding any other requirement of this chapter.
A. 
Stormwater runoff.
[Amended 3-8-2006 by Ord. No. 2983; 1-17-2007 by Ord. No. 3035]
(1) 
All development shall comply with the applicable requirements of § 190-83.
(2) 
For those developments that do not require site plan or subdivision approval, a permit shall be required for any development or work involving a new building, an addition to an existing building, swimming pools or any other site improvements resulting in an increase of at least 200 square feet of impervious surface area per lot. The following shall apply:
(a) 
The applicant shall be required to submit a site grading and stormwater control plan to the Village of Ridgewood Department of Public Works, Engineering Division, with the application form available from the Engineering Division.
(b) 
The information required by § 190-67N shall be provided on the plan.
(c) 
The plan submitted for the permit shall be prepared by a licensed New Jersey professional engineer, with appropriate signature and seal; provided, however, that the Village Engineer may waive this requirement if in his/her judgment the services of a professional engineer are unnecessary to adequately address the drainage impacts from the development.
B. 
Soil erosion and sedimentation control. All developments in all zones shall protect streams, lakes and ponds from sedimentation damage and shall prepare a soil erosion and sediment control plan if required by N.J.S.A. 4:24-39 et seq.
C. 
Flood hazard areas. There is hereby created within the Village special flood hazard areas as identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in a scientific and engineering report entitled "Flood Insurance Study, Bergen County, New Jersey," revised and to be effective September 30, 2005, with accompanying Flood Insurance Rate Maps. Said maps are hereby adopted by reference and declared to be part of this chapter. Said maps are available in the Village offices. The Flood Insurance Study is on file with the Director of the Department of Public Works. The following provisions shall apply to such areas:
[Amended 11-10-1998 by Ord. No. 2649; 7-13-2005 by Ord. No. 2945]
(1) 
The uses permitted within any flood hazard area are those uses permitted and regulated by this article of the zone district in which the area may be located, as such zone districts are set forth and delineated on the Zone Map.
(2) 
No part of the floodway, as indicated by the Flood Insurance Rate Maps, shall be located within the usable area of the lot, as defined by this chapter.
[Amended 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
(3) 
The required minimum lot area shall be increased above that which would otherwise be required for the use in the respective zone district by 50% of the area of the special flood hazard area located within the usable area of the lot, as defined by this chapter.
[Amended 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
D. 
Wetlands. No more than 10% of the usable area of a lot, as defined by this chapter, shall be occupied by wetlands or wetland transition areas, as such wetlands or transition areas are indicated by a Letter of Interpretation or presence/absence letter from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and as adjusted through the grant of various permits and approvals by said department.
[Amended 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
E. 
Steep slopes. The purpose of this subsection is to regulate the intensity of use in areas of steeply sloping terrain in order to limit soil loss, erosion, excessive stormwater runoff, the degradation of surface water and to maintain the natural topography and drainage patterns of land. Disturbance of steep slopes results in accelerated erosion processes from stormwater runoff and the subsequent sedimentation of water bodies with the associated degradation of water quality and loss of aquatic life support. Related effects include soil loss, changes in natural topography and drainage patterns, increased flooding potential, further fragmentation of forest and habitat areas, and compromised aesthetic values. The following requirements shall apply:
[Amended 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744; 11-9-2009 by Ord. No. 3225]
(1) 
Disturbance of steep slopes prohibited. In accordance with the State of New Jersey’s Water Quality Management Planning Rules at N.J.A.C. 7:15, no disturbance of steep slopes shall be permitted, except as permitted herein. The following provisions shall apply:
(a) 
Definitions. For the purposes of interpreting and administering the disturbance restrictions in this Subsection E, the following definitions shall apply:
DISTURBANCE
The placement of impervious surface, the exposure or movement of soil or bedrock, or the clearing, cutting, or removing of vegetation.
IMPERVIOUS SURFACE
Any structure, surface, or improvement that reduces or prevents absorption of stormwater into land, and includes porous paving, paver blocks, gravel, crushed stone, decks, patios, elevated structures, and other similar structures, surfaces, or improvements.
REDEVELOPMENT
The construction of structures or improvements on areas which previously contained structures or other improvements.
STEEP SLOPE
Any slope equal to or greater than 20% as measured over any minimum run of 10 feet. Steep slopes are determined based on contour intervals of two feet or less. The percent of slope (rise in feet per horizontal distance in feet) shall be established by measurement of distance perpendicular to the contour of the slope. The percent of slope shall be calculated for each two-foot contour interval. For example, any location on the site where there is a one-foot rise over a ten-foot horizontal run constitutes a ten-percent slope; a 1.5-foot rise over a ten-foot horizontal run constitutes a fifteen-percent slope; a two-foot rise over a ten-foot horizontal run constitutes a twenty-percent slope.
(b) 
Exceptions. The disturbance of steep slopes shall only be permitted for the following activities. Determination of the following exceptions shall be made by the reviewing agency, with the applicant having the burden of proof.
[1] 
Redevelopment within the limits of impervious surfaces existing on the effective date of Ordinance No. 3225 (amending this Subsection E);
[2] 
New disturbance necessary to protect the public health, safety or welfare, such as but not limited to necessary linear development for access or utilities when no feasible alternative exists to such disturbance;
[3] 
New disturbance necessary to provide an environmental benefit, such as but not limited to remediation of a contaminated site;
[4] 
New disturbance necessary to prevent extraordinary hardship on the property owner peculiar to the property; or
[5] 
New disturbance necessary to prevent extraordinary hardship, provided that the hardship was not created by the property owner. For purposes of interpreting and administering this provision, "extraordinary hardship" shall be construed to mean that the steep slope disturbance is necessary to provide a minimal, economically viable use of the property based upon reasonable investment.
(2) 
Usable area limitations. The amount of steep slopes located within the usable area of a lot, as defined by this chapter, shall be limited as follows:
(a) 
No more than 50% of the usable area of a lot, as defined by this chapter, shall have ten-percent slopes or greater.
(b) 
No more than 35% of the usable area of a lot, as defined by this chapter, shall have fifteen-percent slopes or greater.
(c) 
No more than 20% of the usable area of a lot, as defined by this chapter, shall have twenty-five-percent slopes or greater.
F. 
Groundwater protection.
(1) 
No building or structure shall be erected in any zone district of the Village within 50 feet of any well, infiltration gallery, spring or similar source of groundwater now or hereafter developed for a public water supply system, as such system is defined by this chapter.
(2) 
No sewer or line carrying sanitary or industrial wastes located within 100 feet of any well, infiltration gallery, spring or similar source of groundwater now or hereafter developed for a public water supply system may be installed in any zone district of the Village unless the same shall be of steel, reinforced concrete, cast iron or other suitable material, properly protected and of completely watertight construction and otherwise constructed in accordance with Rules and Regulations for the Preparation and Submission of Plans for Public Water Supply Systems and Water Treatment Plants, now or hereafter issued by the State Department of Health.
(3) 
No manholes or connections on a sanitary sewer system shall be permitted within 100 feet of any well now or hereafter developed for a public water supply system in any zone district of the Village.
G. 
Performance standards. The following conditions and requirements shall be complied with:
(1) 
All activities shall be carried on only in structures which conform to the minimum safety standards of the National Board of Fire Underwriters or the Village building code or fire ordinance governing the permitted use, whichever may be more restrictive. All operations shall be carried on and explosive materials, fuels, liquids and finished products shall be stored in accordance with the standards of the National Board of Fire Underwriters.
(2) 
Any use permitted by this article shall only be permitted if it shall comply with all applicable federal and state safety laws, rules and regulations.
(3) 
No uses permitted by this article shall result in the dissemination of smoke, fumes, gas, dust, odors or any other atmospheric pollutant beyond the boundary lines of the lot occupied by such use.
(4) 
There shall be no vibration beyond the boundary lines of the lot on which is conducted any use permitted by this article.
(5) 
Noise. All uses shall comply with the applicable provisions of the State of New Jersey’s Noise Control Regulations at N.J.A.C. 7:29.
[Amended 11-9-2009 by Ord. No. 3225]
(6) 
Anything in this article to the contrary not withstanding, no use shall be permitted which shall discharge an industrial waste into any municipal sanitary sewer system without written approval of the Department of Public Works, and no such waste shall be treated on any premises.
H. 
Riparian zones. In accordance with the State of New Jersey’s Water Quality Management Planning Rules at N.J.A.C. 7:15, this subsection designates riparian zones and regulates land use and development within such zones. The following provisions shall apply:
[Added 11-9-2009 by Ord. No. 3225]
(1) 
Purposes. The specific purposes and intent of this subsection are to:
(a) 
Restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the water resources of the Village of Ridgewood;
(b) 
Prevent excessive nutrients, sediment, and organic matter, as well as biocides and other pollutants, from reaching surface waters by optimizing opportunities for filtration, deposition, absorption, adsorption, plant uptake, biodegradation, and denitrification, which occur when stormwater runoff is conveyed through vegetated buffers as stable, distributed flow prior to reaching receiving waters;
(c) 
Provide for shading of the aquatic environment so as to moderate temperatures, retain more dissolved oxygen, and support a healthy assemblage of aquatic flora and fauna;
(d) 
Provide for the availability of natural organic matter (leaves and twigs) and large woody debris (trees and limbs) that provide food and habitat for aquatic organisms (insects, amphibians, crustaceans, and small fish), which are essential to maintain the food chain;
(e) 
Increase stream bank stability and maintain natural fluvial geomorphology of the stream system, thereby reducing stream bank erosion and sedimentation and protecting habitat for aquatic organisms;
(f) 
Maintain base flows in streams and moisture in wetlands;
(g) 
Control downstream flooding; and
(h) 
Conserve the natural features important to land and water resources, e.g., headwater areas, groundwater recharge zones, floodways, floodplains, springs, streams, wetlands, woodlands, and prime wildlife habitats.
(2) 
Definitions. For the purposes of interpreting and administering the riparian zone provisions in this Subsection H, the following definitions shall apply:
ACID-PRODUCING SOILS
Soils that contain geologic deposits of iron sulfide minerals (pyrite and marcasite) which, when exposed to oxygen from the air or from surface waters, oxidize to produce sulfuric acid. Acid-producing soils, upon excavation, generally have a pH of 4.0 or lower. After exposure to oxygen, these soils generally have a pH of 3.0 or lower. Information regarding the location of acid-producing soils in New Jersey can be obtained from local Soil Conservation District offices.
CATEGORY ONE WATER(s)
Waters designated as "C1 waters" in the Surface Water Quality Standards, N.J.A.C. 7:9B.
DISTURBANCE
The placement of impervious surface, the exposure or movement of soil or bedrock, or the clearing, cutting, or removing of vegetation.
HUC-14 WATERSHED
An area within which water drains to a particular receiving surface water body, also known as a "subwatershed," which is identified by a fourteen-digit hydrologic unit boundary designation, delineated within New Jersey by the United States Geological Survey.
IMPERVIOUS SURFACE
Any structure, surface, or improvement that reduces or prevents absorption of stormwater into land, and includes porous paving, paver blocks, gravel, crushed stone, decks, patios, elevated structures, and other similar structures, surfaces, or improvements.
REDEVELOPMENT
The construction of structures or improvements on areas which previously contained structures or other improvements.
RIPARIAN ZONE
The land and vegetation within and directly adjacent to all surface waters, including, but not limited to, lakes, ponds, reservoirs, perennial and intermittent streams, up to and including their point of origin, such as seeps and springs, as shown the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s GIS hydrography coverages.
STEEP SLOPES
Any slope equal to or greater than 20% as measured over any minimum run of 10 feet.
THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES
Species designated as "threatened" or "endangered" on the list defining the status of indigenous nongame wildlife species of New Jersey, promulgated pursuant to the Endangered and Nongame Species Conservation Act, N.J.S.A. 23:2A-1 et seq., at N.J.A.C. 7:25-4.17. "Endangered species" also includes any species or subspecies of wildlife appearing on any federal endangered species list pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, 16 U.S.C. § 1531 et seq.
TROUT MAINTENANCE WATER
A section of water designated as trout maintenance in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Surface Water Quality Standards at N.J.A.C. 7:9B.
TROUT PRODUCTION WATER
A section of water identified as trout production in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Surface Water Quality Standards at N.J.A.C. 7:9B.
(3) 
Delineation of riparian buffer zones. The riparian zones and their widths within the Village of Ridgewood shall be as follows:
(a) 
The riparian zone is 300 feet wide along both sides of any Category One water, and all upstream tributaries situated within the same HUC-14 watershed;
(b) 
The riparian zone is 150 feet wide along both sides of the following waters not identified in Subsection H(3)(a) above:
[1] 
Any trout production water and all upstream waters (including tributaries);
[2] 
Any trout maintenance water and all upstream waters (including tributaries) within one linear mile as measured along the length of the regulated water;
[3] 
Any segment of a water flowing through an area that contains documented habitat for a threatened or endangered species of plant or animal, which is critically dependent on the regulated water for survival, and all upstream waters (including tributaries) within one linear mile as measured along the length of the regulated water; and
[4] 
Any segment of a water flowing through an area that contains acid-producing soils.
(c) 
The riparian zone is 50 feet wide along both sides of all waters not subject to Subsection H(3)(a) or (b) above.
(d) 
The portion of the riparian zone that lies outside of a surface water is measured landward from the top of bank. If a discernible bank is not present along a surface water, the portion of the riparian zone outside the surface water is measured landward as follows:
[1] 
Along a linear fluvial water, such as a stream or swale, the riparian zone is measured landward of the feature’s center line;
[2] 
Along a nonlinear fluvial water, such as a lake or pond, the riparian zone is measured landward of the normal water surface limit;
[3] 
Along an amorphously shaped feature, such as a wetland complex, through which a water flows but which lacks a definable channel, the riparian zone is measured landward of the feature’s center line.
(e) 
For areas adjacent to surface water bodies for which the floodway has been delineated per the Flood Hazard Area Control Act rules at N.J.A.C. 7:13-3 or the state’s adopted floodway delineations, the riparian zone shall cover the entire floodway area or the area described in Subsection H(3)(a) or (b) above, whichever area has the greatest extent.
(f) 
The applicant shall be responsible for the initial determination of the presence and extent of a riparian zone on a site and for identifying the area on any plan submitted to the Village of Ridgewood. The applicant’s initial determination shall be subject to review and approval by the Village Engineer, Construction Official, Planning Board, Board of Adjustment or Village Council, as applicable, or their appointed representatives, and, where required, by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
(4) 
Applicability. A riparian zone is an overlay to the existing zoning districts. The provisions of the underlying district shall remain in full force except where the provisions of the riparian zone differ from the provisions of the underlying district, in which case the provision that is more restrictive shall apply. These provisions apply to land disturbances resulting from or related to any activity or use requiring a construction permit, zoning permit, soil movement permit, retaining wall permit, site plan, subdivision or variance or to any disturbance within or adjacent to a riparian zone. Compliance with the requirements of this subsection shall not relieve any person from the requirement to obtain any and all other approvals that may be required from other governmental agencies, including but not limited to the Department of Environmental Protection.
(5) 
Regulated activities. No new construction, development, use, activity, encroachment, or structure shall take place in a riparian zone, and riparian zones shall be protected from avoidable disturbance, except as otherwise permitted below or as may be excepted in Subsection H(6) below, except as specifically authorized in this section.
(a) 
Uses permitted in riparian zones. Riparian zone areas shall remain in a natural condition or, if in a disturbed condition, including agricultural activities, at the time of adoption of these riparian zone regulations, may be restored to a natural condition. There shall be no clearing or cutting of trees and brush, except for removal of dead vegetation and pruning for reasons of public safety or for the replacement of invasive species with indigenous species. There shall be no altering of watercourses, dumping of trash, soil, dirt, fill, vegetative or other debris, regrading or construction. The following uses are permitted either by right or after review and approval by the Village and/or other governmental entities in riparian zones, as set forth elsewhere in this chapter or as otherwise required by law:
[1] 
Open space uses that are primarily passive in character shall be permitted by right to extend into a riparian zone, provided that near stream vegetation is preserved. Such uses include wildlife sanctuaries, nature preserves, forest preserves and similar uses operated for the protection and propagation of wildlife, but excluding structures. Such uses also include passive recreation areas of public and private parklands, including unpaved hiking, bicycle and bridle trails, provided that said trail have been stabilized with pervious materials.
[2] 
Fences, for which a permit has been issued by the Construction Code Official, to the extent required by applicable law, rule or regulation.
[3] 
Crossings by recreational trails, roads, railroads, stormwater lines, sanitary sewer lines, water lines and public utility transmission lines, provided that the land disturbance is the minimum required to accomplish the permitted use, subject to approval by the Zoning Officer, Planning Board or Board of Adjustment, as applicable, Village Council and/or other governmental agency having jurisdiction, provided that any applicable state permits are acquired, and provided that the area of the crossing is stabilized against significant erosion due to its use as a crossing.
[4] 
Stream bank stabilization or riparian reforestation or wetlands mitigation projects that have been approved by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
(b) 
Performance standards for riparian zones. The following conditions shall apply:
[1] 
All development shall be designed to provide sufficient areas outside of the riparian zone to accommodate primary structures, any normal accessory uses appurtenant thereto, as well as all planned lawn areas.
[2] 
All stormwater shall be discharged outside of but may flow through a riparian zone and shall comply with the Standard for Off-Site Stability in the "Standards for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control in New Jersey," established under the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Act, N.J.S.A. 4:24-39 et seq. (see N.J.A.C. 2:90-1.3). If stormwater discharged outside of and flowing through a riparian zone cannot comply with the Standard for Off-Site Stability, then the proposed stabilization measures must meet the requirements of the Flood Hazard Area Control Act rules at N.J.A.C. 7:13-10.2 et seq. and have an approved flood hazard area permit.
[3] 
When disturbance is permitted within a riparian zone, such disturbance shall be restored with the planting of vegetation. The restoration plantings shall be comprised of native and noninvasive tree and plant species to the maximum extent practicable.
(c) 
Nonconforming structures and uses in riparian zones. Nonconforming structures and uses of land within the riparian zone are subject to the following requirements:
[1] 
Legally existing nonconforming structures or uses may be continued, unless such uses or structures have been abandoned.
[2] 
Encroachment within the riparian zone shall only be allowed where previous development or disturbance has occurred and shall be in conformance with the Stormwater Management rules, N.J.A.C. 7:8, and the Flood Hazard Area Control Act rules, N.J.A.C. 7:13.
[3] 
Existing impervious cover shall not be increased within the riparian zone as a result of encroachments where previous development or disturbances have occurred.
(d) 
Uses prohibited in riparian zones. Any use or activity not specifically authorized by this Subsection H shall be prohibited within the riparian zone. By way of example, the following activities and facilities are prohibited:
[1] 
Removal or clear-cutting of trees and other vegetation or soil disturbance such as grading, except for selective vegetation removal for the purpose of stream or riparian area stabilization or restoration projects that require vegetation removal or grading prior to implementation.
[2] 
Storage of any hazardous or noxious materials.
[3] 
Use of fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and/or other chemicals not in compliance with Chapter 187 of the Village Code, in excess of prescribed industry standards or contrary to the recommendations of the Soil Conservation District.
[4] 
Roads or driveways, except where permitted in compliance with this Subsection H.
[5] 
Motor or wheeled vehicle traffic in any area, except as permitted by this Subsection H.
[6] 
Parking lots.
[7] 
Any type of permanent structure, except structures needed for a use permitted by this Subsection H.
[8] 
New subsurface sewage disposal system areas. The expansion and replacement of existing subsurface sewage disposal system areas for existing uses is permitted.
[9] 
Residential grounds or lawns, except as otherwise permitted pursuant to this Subsection H.
(6) 
Exceptions. The disturbance of riparian buffer zones shall only be permitted for the following activities. Determination of the following exceptions shall be made by the reviewing agency, with the applicant having the burden of proof.
(a) 
Redevelopment within the limits of impervious surfaces existing on the effective date of Ordinance No. 3225 (adopting this Subsection H);
(b) 
New disturbance necessary to protect the public health, safety or welfare, such as but not limited to necessary linear development for access or utilities when no feasible alternative exists to such disturbance;
(c) 
New disturbance necessary to provide an environmental benefit, such as but not limited to remediation of a contaminated site;
(d) 
New disturbance necessary to prevent extraordinary hardship on the property owner peculiar to the property; or
(e) 
New disturbance necessary to prevent extraordinary hardship, provided that the hardship was not created by the property owner. For purposes of interpreting and administering this provision, "extraordinary hardship" shall be construed to mean that the steep slope disturbance is necessary to provide a minimal economically viable use of the property based upon reasonable investment.
All parking areas required by this section shall be devoted exclusively to parking of motor vehicles so long as the principal building or use which requires such parking areas continues in existence. No commercial repair or sales, including the sale or rental of new or used motor vehicles by a new or used car dealer or motor vehicle rental agency, nor any storage in connection with the same, shall be permitted within a required parking area. The following provisions shall apply:
A. 
Number of parking spaces. Off-street parking and loading spaces shall be provided for all uses in accordance with the following standards. Calculations of fractional spaces for residential uses shall be rounded off to the next-highest whole number if the fraction is greater than 0.5 space and to the next-lowest whole number if the fraction is less. Calculations of any fractional spaces for nonresidential uses shall be rounded off to the next-highest whole number. On any properties containing more than one building or use, the calculation of required parking shall be made separately and cumulatively, except as may be provided otherwise by this chapter or other applicable law.
[Amended 6-13-2012 by Ord. No. 3343]
(1) 
The minimum number of parking spaces for single-family or two-family dwellings shall be as required by the New Jersey Residential Site Improvement Standards, N.J.A.C. 5:21-1.1 et seq., summarized below (please refer to the standards for the full text):
Bedrooms in Unit
Minimum Number of Parking Spaces Per Unit
2
1.5
3
2.0
4
2.5
5
3.0
NOTE: Of the required number of spaces in the above table, there shall be a minimum of one garage space for each dwelling unit. Such garages shall be a minimum of 20 feet in depth.
(2) 
The minimum number of parking spaces for single-family attached dwelling units or multifamily dwelling units shall be as required by the New Jersey Residential Site Improvement Standards, N.J.A.C. 5:21-1.1 et seq., summarized below (please refer to the standards for the full text):
Housing Unit Type – Bedrooms in Unit
Minimum Number of Parking Spaces Per Unit
Garden apartment or mid-rise apartment
1
1.8
2
2.0
3
2.1
Single-family attached (townhouse)
1
1.8
2
2.3
3
2.4
NOTE: Of the required number of spaces in the above table, at least one of every three required spaces shall be located within a garage, and at least one of every three required spaces shall be located outside of any building.
(3) 
Nonresidential uses shall provide the minimum number of off-street parking spaces as set forth in the following table:
[Amended 2-8-2017 by Ord. No. 3579[1]]
(a) 
Houses of worship in any zone: one off-street parking space for every five seats of capacity available for use at the same time, or one space per 75 square feet of gross floor area available for use at the same time, whichever is greater. In instances where pews, bleachers, benches or similar group seating that does not consist of individual seats is employed, each 24 inches of seating platform length shall be considered a "seat" for purposes of determining the minimum number of parking spaces.
(b) 
Schools providing academic instruction for children between the grades kindergarten through 12 in any zone: one off-street parking space for every four students in attendance at one time, based upon the maximum licensed capacity of the school.
(c) 
Public utility facilities permitted by this chapter: one off-street parking space for each employee or staff person present at the normal peak staffing period of the facility.
(d) 
Other nonresidential uses:
Zone District(s)
Minimum Parking Spaces
T
1 per each 200 square feet of gross floor area
B-2, O-B2
1 per each 200 square feet of gross floor area, or 1 per each 250 square feet of gross floor area when parking is shared by two or more abutting uses
C, H, HC, P, P-2 and in residential zone districts
1 per each 250 square feet of gross floor area
OB-1
1 per each 250 square feet of gross floor area for buildings having a gross floor area up to 50,000 square feet, and 1 per each 300 square feet of gross floor area for buildings having a gross floor area greater than 50,000 square feet
B-1, NWSR
1 per each 300 square feet of gross floor area
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Subsection A(4) through (8), which immediately followed this subsection.
B. 
Parking for disabled persons. In any parking lot designed to accommodate the public, a minimum number of designated parking spaces accessible to disabled persons shall be required as follows:
Total Parking Spaces in Lot
Required Number of Accessible Spaces
1 to 25
1
26 to 50
2
51 to 75
3
76 to 100
4
101 to 150
5
151 to 200
6
201 to 300
7
301 to 400
8
401 to 500
2% of total
501 to 1,000
20, plus 1 for each 100 over 1,000
C. 
Shared parking. In the B-1, B-2, OB-1, OB-2, C, HC, P and P2 Districts, the required parking provisions of this section may be met by participating in a joint parking program involving two or more nonresidential uses; provided, however, that plans for such a joint program shall have been approved by the Board or the Site Plan Exemption Committee, as applicable, and subject to the following:
[Amended 4-7-2010 by Ord. No. 3242; 6-13-2012 by Ord. No. 3343]
(1) 
The area for the parking facilities shall equal the collective parking area requirements of the participating properties to be served.
(2) 
The provisions of § 190-121F(1) shall be complied with.
(3) 
The parking areas shall be devoted exclusively to parking and no other use so long as the principal building or use which makes such parking areas necessary shall continue in existence.
D. 
Number of loading spaces. For any nonresidential use involving manufacturing, storage, display of goods, retail or wholesale sales or warehousing, market, hospital for humans, laundry, dry cleaning establishment or other use similarly requiring the receipt or distribution of materials or merchandise, there shall be provided and maintained on the same premises with such use at least one off-street loading space.
E. 
Exemptions; reserve parking and loading. If any applicant can clearly demonstrate to the Board that, because of the nature of his operation or use, the parking requirements of Subsection A above are unnecessary or excessive, the Board shall have the power to approve a site plan showing less paved parking area than is required by this section; provided, however, that a landscaped area of sufficient size to meet the deficiency shall be set aside and reserved for the purposes of meeting future off-street parking and loading requirements in the event that a change of use of the premises shall make such additional off-street parking or loading spaces necessary.
F. 
Location of parking and loading areas.
(1) 
For residential uses, all off-street parking facilities shall be located on the same lot with the building they are serving. For nonresidential uses, all off-street parking facilities shall be located on the same lot with the building they are serving or on other property owned, leased or shared by the applicant, provided that the following are complied with:
(a) 
At least 50% of the required parking spaces shall be on property located within 500 feet of any customary entrance way to the principal building or use.
(b) 
No required parking spaces shall be located further than 1,000 feet from any customary entranceway to the principal building or use.
(2) 
The required yard locations and setbacks for off-street parking and loading areas are set forth below, provided that where shared parking arrangements are permitted by this chapter, no minimum setback for parking areas shall be required where shared parking areas abut one another at the property line.
(a) 
In all R-125, R-110, R-1, R-2 and R-3 Districts and in other districts, vehicle parking for single-family detached and two-family dwelling units shall be permitted in any yard, but shall be prohibited in the front yard area except on the driveway.
(b) 
In the R-1A and R-2A Districts, parking areas serving single-family attached or multifamily residences permitted as a conditional use may be located in any yard pursuant to a plan approved by the Board.
(c) 
In the R-4 and R-5 Districts, parking areas may be located in the side or rear yard.
[Amended 4-7-2010 by Ord. No. 3242]
(d) 
In the R-7 District, parking areas may be located in any yard. Parking areas located in the front yard shall be set back at least 25 feet from the front lot line.
(e) 
In the B-1, B-2, C, P and P-2 Zone Districts, parking areas are permitted in the front, side or rear yards. Parking areas in the front yard shall be set back from the front lot line at least 1/2 of the minimum required front yard setback. In the B-1, B-2, P and P-2 Zones, all parking areas in any yard shall be set back at least five feet from all other lot lines, except where such parking areas are connected with other parking areas as part of a shared parking facility as permitted by this section.
(f) 
In the OB-1 Zone District, parking areas permitted in the front, side and rear yards. Parking areas in the front yard shall be set back from the front lot line at least 12 feet, or 14 feet where vehicle overhangs are provided along the periphery of a parking area. Parking areas in the side yard shall be set back at least five feet from any building. Parking areas in the rear yard shall be set back at least 25 feet from any abutting residential zone district boundary line, provided that where a solid unpierced masonry wall is constructed as permitted by this chapter, the parking area need only be set back from the wall at least five feet, or seven feet where vehicles overhang the periphery of the parking area.
(g) 
In the OB-2 Zone District, parking areas are permitted in the side or rear yards and shall be set back at least five feet from the side and rear lot lines.
(h) 
In the H Zone District, parking areas shall be permitted in the front, side and rear yards, and shall be set back at least 15 feet from all lot lines, except when adjacent to a residential zone as otherwise provided in the H District regulations.
(i) 
In the T Zone District, parking areas shall be permitted in the front and side yards. Parking areas shall be set back at least 20 feet from the front lot line, and at least five feet from all other lot lines; provided, however, in the circumstances described in § 190-118B(5) above, parking areas shall be set back at least 10 feet from a front lot line that is located on the opposite side of the street from a property used for residential purposes, at least two feet from a front lot line that is located on the opposite side of the street from a property used for nonresidential purposes, and at least 24 feet from all other lot lines.
[Amended 7-16-2003 by Ord. No. 2830]
(j) 
Loading areas shall be located on the same property as the use to which they are accessory and shall be located in the side or rear yard. Loading spaces shall be set back at least five feet from any side or rear lot line or shall comply with the required setback for parking areas, whichever is more restrictive. A loading space may be located in a parking area in the side or rear yard, provided that the loading and parking movements and operations do not interfere with each other.
[Amended 6-10-1997 by Ord. No. 2606; 6-13-2012 by Ord. No. 3343]
(k) 
In the HC Zone District, parking areas shall be permitted in any yard but shall be located at least the following distances from lot lines and street rights-of-way:
[Added 6-13-2012 by Ord. No. 3343]
[1] 
Ten feet from the Route 17 right-of-way, including ramp rights-of-way.
[2] 
Forty feet from Linwood Avenue.
[3] 
Fifty feet from Paramus Road.
[4] 
Thirty feet from a residential zone boundary.
[5] 
Ten feet from other property lines.
G. 
Driveways.
(1) 
No driveway shall be permitted to serve any use other than the permitted use on the lot upon which such driveway is located, except when such driveway is part of a joint parking facility permitted by § 190-121C or such driveway is located in the T Zone District and services a lot in an abutting nonresidential district. Driveways serving garden apartments in the R-4 Zone shall be located in the same R-4 Zone.
[Amended 4-7-2010 by Ord. No. 3242]
(2) 
Entrances to and exits from parking and loading areas and other driveways for nonresidential uses shall be located no closer than 10 feet from any property located in a residential zone, or such greater setback required for parking areas or by buffer requirements, whichever is most restrictive, measured from the property line to the curb face or edge of pavement of the driveway, excluding curb returns at entrances.
[Amended 6-13-2012 by Ord. No. 3343]
(3) 
In all R-125, R-110, R-1, R-2 and R-3 Zone Districts and in any district where a lot is used for a single-family detached or two-family dwelling, no driveway shall have a width exceeding 1/5 of the width of such lot, up to a maximum width of 25 feet; provided, however, that where otherwise lawful, no driveway shall be required to be fewer than 10 feet wide. On corner lots, the lot width used for making the above calculation shall be that side of the lot through which the driveway provides access to the street.
[Amended 6-10-1997 by Ord. No. 2606]
(4) 
All developments shall comply with the standards of the state highway access management code adopted by the Commissioner of the Transportation in the case of a state highway, with the standards of any access management code adopted by the county in the case of a county road or highway, and with the standards of any Village access management code adopted in the case of a Village street or highway.
A. 
Required permits and approvals. No sign shall be constructed or displayed unless a sign permit shall have been issued in accordance with the provisions of § 190-97C. No permanent freestanding sign shall be permitted until a site plan for the sign is approved by the Planning Board. Notwithstanding the above, the following signs are exempt from the requirement to obtain permits or site plan approval, but such signs shall comply with the regulations in Subsection H below:
(1) 
Signs for residential uses permitted by § 190-122C(1).
(2) 
Professional nameplates affixed to the door or adjacent wall of premises so used.
(3) 
Memorial signs or tablets or signs indicating the name of a building or the date of its erection when cut into any masonry surface or when constructed of bronze or other incombustible material.
(4) 
The following signs, customary and necessary to the operation of filling and service stations:
(a) 
Lettering on buildings displayed over individual entrance doors consisting of the words "washing," "lubrication," "repairing" or words of similar import.
(b) 
Lettering or other insignia which are a structural part of a gasoline pump, consisting only of a brand name, lead warning sign and other signs as required by law.
(c) 
Credit card signs.
(d) 
A sign attached to each gas pump, with the price of the product, as required by law.
(e) 
Movable freestanding signs specifically advertising the price of fuel.
(5) 
Signs for public convenience and welfare erected by or on behalf of the United States, the state, the county and the Village, traffic signs in private ways and parking lots, legal notices, railroad crossing signs or other similar signs as required by law.
(6) 
Temporary signs, necessary in connection with the erection of buildings or other construction work.
(7) 
The interior contents of lawfully permitted signs specifically designed to be changed from time to time, such as church announcement boards, theater marquees, restaurant menus and the like, whether freestanding or attached to a building wall.
(8) 
Temporary, nonilluminated, political signs advancing the candidacy for elective office of any candidate or group of candidates or a cause subject to political judgment.
[Added 9-7-2016 by Ord. No. 3540]
B. 
General sign regulations.
(1) 
General prohibitions. Without limiting the generality of this section, the following are prohibited:
(a) 
Billboard or billboard signs, except display signs ordinarily or customarily erected on the premises of a railroad station or on the railroad right-of-way in the vicinity of such station. No sign otherwise lawful under this section shall be prohibited because of this provision.
(b) 
Signs placed or located or displayed upon or within any traveled way, pedestrian or vehicular, public or private, unless affixed to the wall of a building and located above the traveled way; provided, however, that this prohibition shall not apply to temporary portable signs permitted by and conforming with § 190-122H(9). No sign otherwise lawful under this section shall be prohibited because of this provision.
[Amended 12-14-2016 by Ord. No. 3562]
(c) 
Roof signs, known also as a "sky sign."
(d) 
Signs projecting on or over a sidewalk, except signs commonly known as "barber poles," ordinarily and customarily used in connection with barbershops.
(e) 
Freestanding signs or similar devices except as otherwise specifically permitted in this section.
(f) 
Signs erected or painted or composed of fluorescent or phosphorescent or similar material.
(g) 
Signs in whole or part moving, mobile or revolving, except for signs commonly known as "barber poles," ordinarily and customarily used in connection with barbershops.
(h) 
Strings or streamers of flags, pennants, spinners or other similar devices strung across, upon, over or along any premises or building, whether as a part of any sign or not, except those which shall be specifically permitted by § 190-122E(2)(d)[2] or unless such prohibition has been superseded by the provisions of § 190-122H.
(i) 
Signs which are unsafe, insecure or a menace to the public.
(j) 
All temporary signs, including political signs, shall not be permitted to be placed on any publicly owned property, including, but not limited to, municipally owned property, library property, parks, rights-of-way trees, telephone poles, lighting stations, street or traffic signs, tree wells or planters, water utility property, and/or any other such publicly owned property within the Village.
[Added 9-7-2016 by Ord. No. 3540]
(2) 
Signs which falsely advertise or identify premises; removal of signs for change of occupancy.
(a) 
It shall be unlawful for any person to erect, locate, relocate or maintain any sign which falsely identifies the premises or occupant of any premises or building or which falsely advertises for sale on any premises or in any building any product or service not available therein.
(b) 
Whenever there is a change in occupancy of a building or premises, including any vacancy of such building or premises, the message of any sign or signs which identify or advertise an individual, business, service, product or other item that is no longer present or available in the building or on the premises shall be removed.
(c) 
The provisions of Subsection B(2)(a) and (b) above shall not be construed to require the removal of any sign structure, except as required by Subsection B(2)(d)[4] or (3)(f) below.
(d) 
The manner of removal of sign messages shall include but are not limited to the following:
[1] 
In the case of a sign with a painted message, the sign message shall be painted over to match the background.
[2] 
In the case of a sign with projecting or movable letters or symbols, the letters and/or symbols shall be removed.
[3] 
In the case of a sign where the message is contained on a panel that is inserted into the sign frame or structure, the message panel shall be replaced with a blank panel.
[4] 
In the case of a sign where the message can not be removed without also removing the sign structure, the structure shall be removed unless the owner demonstrates that the sign message could reasonably apply to the next occupant of the building or premises. If the sign message does not accurately identify or advertise the next occupant of the building or premises or any product, service or other item available at the premises, the sign structure shall be removed prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy for said occupant.
(3) 
Nonconforming signs. The following provisions shall apply to any sign which was lawful prior to the adoption, revision or amendment of this chapter, but which fails to conform to the requirements of this chapter by reasons of such adoption, revision or amendment.
[Amended 5-14-2008 by Ord. No. 3115]
(a) 
Routine maintenance. Routine maintenance for any nonconforming sign shall be permitted, provided that such maintenance shall comply with the provisions of Subsection B(3)(d) below. The term “routine maintenance” is intended to include such activities as cleaning, replacement of light bulbs, removal of rust and corrosion and repainting. Specifically prohibited is the replacement of the sign structure or message, in whole or in part, except for light bulbs and minor parts such as fasteners, etc.
(b) 
Restoration or repair of partial destruction. Any nonconforming sign existing at the time of the passage of this chapter or any amendment thereto may be continued upon the lot so occupied, and any such sign may be restored or repaired in the event of partial destruction thereof, provided that such restoration or repair shall comply with the provisions of Subsection B(3)(d) below.
(c) 
(Reserved)
(d) 
Alterations. The following provisions shall regulate alterations of nonconforming signs:
[1] 
Alteration of nonconforming sign use. Any sign which is nonconforming because of use shall not be enlarged, extended, relocated or altered in any manner.
[2] 
Alteration of nonconforming sign structure or sign message. A nonconforming sign structure or sign message may not be altered unless the alteration will result in the sign structure and/or the message, as applicable based upon which feature is altered, conforming in all respects with the provisions of this chapter. Alterations covered by the above provision include but are not limited to alteration of sign area, dimension, height or location; alteration of sign letters, logos, symbols or other design or construction; alteration of any aspect of sign illumination; and alteration of sign material or color.
(e) 
Reversion to nonconforming sign prohibited. A sign which is a nonconforming use and which is changed to a conforming use may not thereafter be changed back to a nonconforming use. A nonconforming sign structure and/or message which is changed to a conforming structure and/or message may not thereafter be changed back to a nonconforming structure and/or message.
(f) 
(Reserved)
(g) 
Subdivisions involving same. No lot containing a nonconforming sign structure shall be subdivided so as to increase the degree or extent of the nonconforming sign condition.
(4) 
Lighting and illumination. Any sign permitted by the provisions of this chapter or allowed pursuant to a sign exemption granted under § 190-122A may be nonilluminated or nonflashing illuminated, except that real estate signs shall be nonilluminated. Illuminated signs may be directly or indirectly lighted, provided that they comply with the following standards. For the purpose of administering this section, "directly lighted signs" shall be defined as a sign that is illuminated by a light source that shines through the letters or logos from the back of the sign. "Indirectly lighted signs" shall be defined as a sign that is illuminated by a light source that shines directly on the surface of a sign, which light source is designed specifically to illuminate only the sign.
(a) 
Directly lighted signs.
[1] 
Illumination of any sign shall be of the diffused lighting type, and only the letters or logos in the sign shall be illuminated.
[2] 
No sign shall be lighted by means of flashing or intermittent illumination.
[3] 
Neon signs, when the neon tube is visible, as well as LED (light-emitting diode) signs and similar signs, when the light source or illumination device is visible, are prohibited unless specifically permitted by this chapter.
[Amended 2-8-2012 by Ord. No. 3327]
(b) 
Indirectly lighted signs.
[1] 
Indirectly lighted signs shall only be permitted where the sources of illumination are shielded in such a manner that the same are not visible from the street or adjoining property.
[2] 
No sign shall be lighted by means of flashing or intermittent illumination.
[3] 
Floodlights or spotlights used for the illumination of signs, whether or not such lights are attached to or separate from the building, shall not project light beyond the sign. Gooseneck reflectors and lights shall be permitted; provided, however, that the reflectors shall be provided with proper glass lenses concentrating the illumination upon the area of the sign so as to prevent glare upon the street or adjacent property.
(c) 
In no instance shall the light intensity of any illuminated sign exceed 75 footcandles measured with a standard light meter measured at any point in front of the sign at a distance that is no greater than the smallest horizontal or vertical dimension of said sign. There shall be no electric conduit located on the exterior facade of a building used to provide electric power to any sign.
(d) 
The Planning Board or Zoning Board of Adjustment, as appropriate, shall review all signs to be installed that are accessory to any site plan processed by the Board, and the Board shall review and approve the intensity of light of all such signs.
(5) 
Sign height. The height of a sign shall be computed as set forth in § 190-119D(6).
[Amended 5-14-2008 by Ord. No. 3120]
C. 
Signs in the residential zone districts. In all residential zones, the following signs shall be permitted, except as may be provided otherwise by this chapter:
[Amended 4-13-2005 by Ord. No. 2933; 2-8-2012 by Ord. No. 3327; 3-23-2016 by Ord. No. 3493]
(1) 
On premises used for residential purposes, a sign or signs identifying the residence, the resident or residents or the street address, or any combination there of. No such sign shall have an area of more than two square feet, nor shall the aggregate square footage of such signs, if there is more than one, exceed three square feet in area.
(2) 
(Reserved)
(3) 
On premises used for a permitted institutional use, a sign or signs identifying the use and activities conducted on the premises, which shall comply with the following:
(a) 
One freestanding sign and one sign affixed to each principal or accessory building shall be permitted.
(b) 
The maximum area of any sign shall be 30 square feet.
(c) 
Freestanding signs shall be located at least five feet from any property line and shall be located so as to not interfere with safe sight distance at intersections of roadways and driveways.
(d) 
Freestanding signs shall not exceed a height of 10 feet.
D. 
Signs in the P, P-2 and T Zone Districts. In the P, P-2 and T Zone Districts, the following signs shall be permitted:
(1) 
A professional office sign affixed to the building and parallel thereto and not extending more than 12 inches therefrom, setting forth the name of the occupant or occupants in the premises and the activities carried on therein, which shall not exceed six square feet in area.
(2) 
On premises used for a permitted institutional use, a sign or signs identifying the use and activities conducted on the premises, which shall comply with the following:
[Amended 2-8-2012 by Ord. No. 3327]
(a) 
One freestanding sign and one sign affixed to each principal or accessory building shall be permitted.
(b) 
The maximum area of any sign shall be 30 square feet.
(c) 
Freestanding signs shall be located at least five feet from any property line and shall be located so as to not interfere with safe sight distance at intersections of roadways and driveways.
(d) 
Freestanding signs shall not exceed a height of 10 feet.
E. 
Signs in the B-1, B-2 and C districts. Within the B-1, B-2 and C Zone Districts, the following signs shall be permitted:
(1) 
Content. The only signs permitted shall be a sign or signs advertising the premises upon which it is located or displayed or the identity of the occupant thereof or a service rendered therein or a product or item available therein or a permitted trade, business or profession carried on therein as hereinafter regulated.
(2) 
Signs for retail sales and service uses. Retail sales and service uses shall be permitted to have signs in accordance with the following provisions, except in the case of retail uses with a common entrance, which are regulated in Subsection E(3) below.
(a) 
Number of principal signs. There shall be no more than one principal sign for each retail establishment or permitted use therein except where the following conditions are met:
[1] 
Any permitted use within a building having an exterior wall facing an off-street parking area or railroad station platform may have a second principal sign on said wall if that wall contains a pedestrian entrance to said permitted use.
[2] 
Any permitted use within a building on a corner lot may have a second principal sign. One sign shall be located on one street and a second sign shall be located on the second or side street. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to permit more than two principal signs on a building located on a corner lot.
(b) 
Attached principal signs. All principal signs attached to a building shall comply with the following provisions, except signs on an awning as regulated in § 190-122E(2)(f) shall be exempt from the following:
[Amended 6-10-1997 by Ord. No. 2606; 5-14-2008 by Ord. No. 3115; 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
[1] 
They shall be installed parallel to the face of the wall to which they are attached.
[2] 
They shall not extend more than six inches from the structural face of the building wall, provided that directly lighted signs shall be prohibited unless the electrical and illumination components, and any box or frame enclosing such components, do not extend from the building.
[3] 
They shall not be less than seven feet from the elevation of the ground under the sign and shall be rigidly and securely attached to the wall.
[4] 
The maximum distance from the top edge to the bottom edge of any attached sign shall not exceed 24 inches; provided, however, that the maximum distance from the top edge of the message on said sign to the bottom edge of the message shall not exceed 16 inches. A sign consisting of a message only shall not contain any message that exceeds 16 inches from the top edge of the message to the bottom edge of the message. The message for a sign consisting of more than one row of letters or logos shall not exceed a vertical dimension of 16 inches, measured from the top of the entire message to the bottom of the entire message.
[5] 
The maximum width of any attached sign shall not exceed 75% of the store front or wall of that portion of the building occupied by said store, except that where such store front width is less than 15 feet, the maximum width of any attached sign shall not exceed 90% of said store front width.
[6] 
Where there shall be more than one occupant of the building and where each occupant has a separate ground floor entrance, the total area of all signs permitted as hereinafter regulated, taken in the aggregate, shall not exceed the maximum requirements above set forth for each wall upon which any sign is permitted to be erected.
[7] 
The only signs permitted above the first floor shall be a single sign for each business establishment, and said sign shall be painted on a single window in gold leaf, black or white. Each such sign shall be limited to two lines, and each line shall be limited to six inches in height. There shall be a maximum distance of separation between the two lines permitted by this provision of four inches.
[8] 
No signs shall be permitted to be located on a canopy.
(c) 
Freestanding principal signs. In the case of premises on which the structure is set back at least 40 feet from the front curbline, a freestanding sign is permitted, which shall comply with the following standards. This provision shall not be construed to prohibit freestanding signs accessory to motor vehicle refueling stations as provided in § 190-122H(3).
[Amended 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
[1] 
The area shall not exceed 12 square feet.
[2] 
The top of said sign shall not be more than 10 feet above the level of the ground.
[3] 
No part of the sign shall be located closer than five feet to the property line. Any freestanding sign shall be placed on the premises so as not to result in a traffic safety problem due to inadequate sight angles.
(d) 
Nonilluminated interior signs. Nonilluminated signs painted on or placed or hung within 24 inches from the inside window glass or door glass of any building shall not be considered principal signs. Such signs shall comply with the following:
[Amended 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
[1] 
They shall be limited to 20% of the area of said glass, but in no event shall they exceed a total of 36 square feet; the more restrictive limitation shall apply.
[2] 
Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, unlettered and undecorated balloons, pennants, flags, banners and the like shall be permitted for grand openings of a new permitted use and shall be displayed for a period not to exceed seven days.
[3] 
Signs other than principal signs that fail to comply with all provisions of this section shall be removed no later than 60 days after the effective date of this chapter.
(e) 
Illuminated interior signs. Directly illuminated interior signs located within six feet of the window glass or door glass of a building shall be considered a principal sign and shall meet all applicable requirements for exterior principal signs, including but not limited to the number of principal signs and the area permitted for principal signs. Indirectly illuminated interior signs located within two feet of the window glass or door glass of a building shall also be considered a principal sign and shall meet all applicable requirements for exterior principal signs, including but not limited to the number of principal signs and the area permitted for principal signs.
(f) 
Awning signs. In the B-1 and B-2 Districts only, signs running in a horizontal direction are permitted on the flap or vertical plane of any permitted awning, provided that the following standards shall apply. Such signs shall not be considered principal signs. No signs shall be permitted on a canopy.
[Amended 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
[1] 
Said signs shall not exceed a height of eight inches.
[2] 
No horizontal sign shall be permitted which exceeds 1/3 of the length of the flap which runs parallel to the street.
[3] 
No other signs besides those permitted above are permitted on the awning.
(3) 
Signs for retail uses with a common entrance and other uses. Signs for permitted uses in the B-1, B-2 and C Zone Districts for other than retail sales and service stores and shops and signs for retail sales and service stores and shops which share a common entrance shall be limited to tenant identification or directory signs which shall comply with the following:
[Amended 5-14-2008 by Ord. No. 3115]
(a) 
Said signs shall be unlighted.
(b) 
They shall be limited to one sign per tenant.
(c) 
They shall be uniform in appearance and shall be made of the same materials with the same background and contain the same letter type, style and materials as all other similar signs used by tenants in the building.
(d) 
Said signs shall not exceed an area of two square feet per sign nor a vertical height of eight inches.
(e) 
Where there is more than one tenant in the building, all of said signs shall be abutting one another and not indiscriminately placed on the exterior walls of the building.
(4) 
Signs for movie theaters. In the B-1 and B-2 Districts only, movie theaters shall be permitted to maintain a permanent marquee constructed as an integral part of said theater building, which may contain a sign on three sides of the marquee advertising the current event or coming attractions within the movie theater. Also permitted within the window area of said theater are temporary poster signs advertising the current event or coming attractions within the movie theater.
(5) 
License or permit signs. In addition to any sign or signs permitted pursuant to this section, a sign or signs limited to those purposes set forth in § 190-122E(1) and as may be required by any federal, state, county or municipal law to be displayed as a license or permit may be attached to a store window or windows.
(6) 
On premises used for a permitted institutional use, a sign or signs identifying the use and activities conducted on the premises, which shall comply with the following:
[Added 2-8-2012 by Ord. No. 3327]
(a) 
One freestanding sign and one sign affixed to each principal or accessory building shall be permitted.
(b) 
The maximum area of any sign shall be 30 square feet.
(c) 
Freestanding signs shall be located at least five feet from any property line and shall be located so as to not interfere with safe sight distance at intersections of roadways and driveways.
(d) 
Freestanding signs shall not exceed a height of 10 feet.
F. 
Signs in the OB-1 and OB-2 Districts. Except for institutional uses, which shall be subject to the sign regulations set forth in § 190-122E(6), any principal structure in the OB-1 and OB-2 Office Building Zone Districts shall be permitted one exterior sign which may be freestanding or attached to the principal structure and which shall comply with each of the following requirements:
[Amended 2-8-2012 by Ord. No. 3327]
(1) 
Content. Any permitted exterior sign shall display only the name or logo, the activities carried on and the address of the principal occupant of the principal structure.
(2) 
Dimensional proportions. The greater dimension of any permitted exterior sign shall not exceed twice that of the lesser dimension, and such dimensions shall exclude any supporting structure.
(3) 
Freestanding signs. In the case of any permitted exterior freestanding sign, the following shall apply:
(a) 
The sign shall be located in the front yard but shall not extend over any property line.
(b) 
The sign shall be of an area not to exceed 30 square feet in area on each side or 60 square feet in aggregate area if both sides shall have signs thereon.
(c) 
The top of any such sign shall be no more than 15 feet above ground level.
(4) 
Attached signs. In the case of any permitted exterior sign attached to the building, the following shall apply:
(a) 
The sign shall be located on the facade of the principal structure facing on the front yard.
(b) 
The sign shall be of an area not to exceed one square foot for every foot of front yard setback.
(c) 
The top of any such sign shall not exceed roof level.
(5) 
Illumination. Any sign permitted in the OB-1 and OB-2 Office Building Zone Districts may be illuminated, provided that the sources of illumination shall be nonflashing and shielded in such a manner that the same are not visible from the street or adjoining property.
G. 
Signs in the H District. Hospital use shall be permitted one sign which shall not exceed 30 square feet in area, whether affixed to a structure or freestanding. Also permitted are directional and emergency signs which may be freestanding, provided that said signs shall not exceed eight square feet in area.
H. 
Special regulations for certain types of signs. The following provisions and regulations shall apply to the following signs, which regulations shall supersede the provisions in each zone district otherwise applicable to such signs.
(1) 
Professional nameplates. Nameplates shall be permitted as an accessory to professional office use. Such signs shall be affixed to the door or adjacent wall of the premises so used, and the nameplate dimensions shall not exceed eight inches in height or 20 inches in width per nameplate.
(2) 
Building memorial signs. Memorial signs or tablets or signs indicating the name of a building or the date of its erection shall be permitted when cut into any masonry surface or when constructed of bronze or other incombustible material.
(3) 
Gasoline service station signs. Signs which are accessory to filling and service stations shall be permitted and limited to the following:
(a) 
Lettering on buildings may be displayed over individual entrance doors consisting of the words "washing," "lubrication," "repairing" or words of similar import. There shall be not more than one such sign over each entrance and the letters shall not exceed 10 inches in height.
(b) 
Lettering or other insignia which are a structural part of a gasoline pump shall consist only of a brand name, lead warning sign and other signs as required by law, provided that signs indicating full attendant services are provided at pumps as required by state law shall also be permitted.
[Amended 5-14-2008 by Ord. No. 3115]
(c) 
One credit card sign is permitted which shall not exceed two square feet in area. Such sign shall be affixed to the building or to a permanent freestanding identification sign.
(d) 
One identification sign accessory to a motor vehicle refueling station open to the general public, bearing the brand or trade name of the station, shall be permitted in accordance with the following:
[Amended 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
[1] 
The sign shall be permanently affixed to the building or its own metal substructure.
[2] 
The sign shall not exceed 30 square feet in area on each side or 60 square feet in aggregate area if both sides shall have signs thereon.
[3] 
The sign, if on its own metal substructure, shall be rigidly and securely attached to the ground surface so as to create no danger to life or limb.
[4] 
The sign, whether affixed to a building or on its own substructure, shall not exceed 18 feet in height.
(e) 
One sign may be attached to each gas pump, with the price of the product, as required by law.
(f) 
One movable freestanding sign specifically advertising the price of fuel shall be permitted, provided that said sign does not exceed 10 square feet in area and said sign shall not be closer than 10 feet to any property line.
(4) 
Signs for public welfare; traffic directional signs. Public signs for public convenience and welfare erected by or on behalf of the United States, the state, the county and the Village, traffic controls in private ways and parking lots, legal notices, railroad crossing signs or other signs as required by law shall be permitted in all zone districts. No sign other than entrance, exit, identification and conditions of use signs shall be maintained in any parking area. Such signs in parking areas shall not have an area that exceeds two square feet.
(5) 
Temporary construction signs. One temporary sign, necessary in connection with the erection of buildings or other construction work, shall be permitted for each construction project. Such sign may be freestanding or attached to the premises but shall not exceed nine square feet in area and shall be removed at the completion of construction. Such sign may be freestanding or attached to a building wall.
(6) 
Political signs. Temporary, nonilluminated, political signs, as described in Subsection (A)(8) above of this chapter and section, shall be permitted in all zones. Signs for candidates shall be removed no later than 20 days after date of the election in which the candidate was considered for vote. In the case of primary elections, the signs of all candidates who fail to remain as candidates in the ensuing general election shall be removed no later than 10 days after the date of the primary election. Such signs may be freestanding or attached to the wall or facade of a building or structure. Such signs may only be placed on the property with the permission of the property owners or person in authority to provide such permission.
[Amended 9-7-2016 by Ord. No. 3540]
(7) 
Real estate signs. Real estate signs which are signs customary and necessary in the offering of real estate for sale or to let by the owner thereof or by his real estate agent or broker are permitted to be erected in the Village, provided that the following requirements are complied with:
(a) 
In all zones, one real estate sign is permitted for each principal use.
(b) 
No real estate sign shall exceed a total area of 650 square inches.
(c) 
No real estate sign shall exceed a vertical or horizontal dimension of 36 inches.
(d) 
All real estate signs shall be nonilluminated.
(e) 
Real estate signs may be freestanding or attached to the building which is for sale or let.
(f) 
Signs permitted hereby shall pertain only to the sale or lease of the lot or premises upon which the sign is placed.
(g) 
Signs customarily used to indicate that the real estate offered for sale or to let has been sold or leased by the owner, real estate agent or broker concerned are prohibited. Permitted real estate signs shall be removed within seven days of the day that a contract of sale or lease of the premises has been executed by both parties to the document.
(h) 
In the event that the owner, broker or real estate agent conducts an open house at the premises, an addition to the sign stating "Open House" may be added to the on-premises sign, on condition that said addition does not exceed 10 inches in height or 36 inches in length and is posted for a period not to exceed five days in total during the term of the sign permit.
(8) 
Signs for drive-in uses. Permitted drive-in or drive-through uses, exclusive of motor vehicle/gasoline service stations and public garages, shall be permitted the following signs, in addition to any other signs that may be permitted for the use:
[Added 6-13-2012 by Ord. No. 3343]
(a) 
One sign for each drive-in lane, mounted on the drive-in canopy over each lane, indicating the nature and operational status of such lane. Such signs shall not exceed an area of four square feet.
(b) 
One sign, or one group of signs, for each mechanical device serving the drive-in user, mounted on the equipment or on the building or canopy near the equipment, indicating the nature of the device and providing operational information. The area of such sign or group of signs shall not exceed four square feet.
(9) 
Temporary portable signs. Temporary portable signs shall be permitted in the B-1, B-2 and B-3-R Zones in the Village's Central Business District, subject to the following requirements:
[Added 12-14-2016 by Ord. No. 3562; amended 9-12-2018 by Ord. No. 3667]
(a) 
Uses to which such signs/displays must be accessory. Such signs/displays shall be accessory to retail sales and retail service uses open to the general public and permitted in the B-1, B-2 and B-3-R Zones located in and operating from the building.
(b) 
Central Business District location required. Such signs/displays shall be permitted in the Central Business District, which for the purposes of this provision shall be defined to include the area located: 1) within the B-1, B-2 and B-3-R Zones, and 2) within 1/2 mile of the intersection of the center lines of North Broad Street and Franklin Avenue.
(c) 
General location. Such signs/displays shall be permitted in the front yard of the storefront of the business to which the sign is accessory and/or within the public street right-of-way in front of said business; provided that when located within the street right-of-way, such signs/displays shall be located between the right-of-way line and the street curb or, in the event that no street curb exists, between the right-of-way line and the edge of the street pavement. Such signs/displays shall not be permitted to be placed in the vehicular traveled way or within any parking area located within the street right-of-way.
(d) 
Maximum quantity. Not more than one sign or display shall be permitted for each business establishment. For purposes of administering this provision, a business establishment shall be construed to be a commercial operation and all accessory or subsidiary operations at a single location.
(e) 
Orientation. The faces of the A-frame sign containing the sign message shall be oriented to be perpendicular to the direction of travel on the street.
(f) 
Obstructions prohibited.
[1] 
Such signs/displays shall not obstruct ingress or egress to/from buildings, driveways, access aisles, parking spaces, fire lanes or other locations that require access by vehicles or pedestrians.
[2] 
For the purpose of ensuring adequate pedestrian movements, such signs/displays shall be required to be located so as to maintain a minimum clear traveled way width of 52 inches.
(g) 
Placement restrictions.
[1] 
Such signs/displays shall not be permanently affixed, and shall be capable of being removed on a daily basis.
[2] 
Such signs/displays shall not be chained, cabled, tied or otherwise attached or connected to any tree, pole, hydrant, planter, container, chair, bench, table or other item, but shall be wholly self-supporting.
[3] 
Such signs/displays shall be internally ballasted/weighted in such manner so as not to create or present a hazard to pedestrian safety and to be secure in windy conditions and to prevent accidental relocation by other means.
(h) 
Hours of display. Such signs/displays shall be permitted to be displayed during the hours when the business to which the sign is accessory is open to the public. Such signs/displays shall be removed when the business is closed to the general public.
(i) 
Removal during weather events. Such signs/displays shall be removed in the event of a weather forecast for high winds, snow or ice. The signs/displays may be returned to their approved location after the weather event has passed and, in the case of snow, once snow removal from the street, sidewalks and other paved areas in the immediate vicinity are complete.
(j) 
Prohibited content and design. The following content and features shall be prohibited:
[1] 
Any type of artificial illumination of such signs/displays shall be prohibited.
[2] 
Highly reflective or refractive materials.
[3] 
Fluorescent or luminescent materials.
[4] 
Multiple items of merchandise in accordance with Subsection H(9)(k)(2) below.
[5] 
Water-soluble materials.
[6] 
Balloons, pennants, flags, streamers, banners and similar items.
[7] 
Offensive language.
[8] 
Illumination.
[9] 
Environmentally activated.
(k) 
Temporary portable signs/displays are permitted in accordance with the following requirements.
[1] 
Sign panel.
[a] 
Height. All signs shall have a minimum height of 36 inches and a maximum height of 42 inches, with the height measured vertically from the sidewalk or other surface located beneath the base of the sign. If the point of height measurement is at a different level than the surface of the traveled way, the height shall be measured from the public level of the traveled way.
[b] 
Width. The maximum width of the sign shall be 24 inches.
[c] 
Depth at base of sign. The maximum depth of the sign and any supporting structure shall be 30 inches.
The following diagrams illustrate the maximum sign dimensions:
[2] 
Displays.
[a] 
Area. The maximum area of a display is five square feet.
[b] 
Height. If not affixed to the building it may be a maximum of 42 inches. If affixed (only temporarily) to the building it may be a maximum of 72 inches.
[c] 
Content. May include a sample/example of the merchandise sold from the associated retailer; however, may not include a display rack holding multiple items for sale such as racks of clothing or shelves of items.
(l) 
Permit required. Prior to the placement of any such sign/display, a permit shall be applied for and obtained in accordance with § 190-97C. The permit shall be approved by the Zoning Official, Assistant Zoning Officer, Code Enforcement Officer and Village Planner.
(m) 
Enforcement. The provisions of this section shall be enforced by the Village Construction Official and/or their designee, the Village Sanitarian, the Village's designated Code Enforcement Officer, the Village's Director of the Department of Public Works and/or their designee, the Fire Code Official and/or their designee, as well as the Police Department and Fire Department of the Village in accordance with the provisions set forth.
(10) 
Blade signs shall be permitted in the B-1 and B-2 Zone Districts in accordance with the following conditions:
[Added 6-13-2018 by Ord. No. 3647]
(a) 
SPEC committee must approve all blade signs unless a variance is required.
(b) 
Blade signs are permitted in addition to other permitted signs as set forth in this chapter.
(c) 
Each business is permitted one blade sign, unless it is a corner building which may install a corner bracket or have two perpendicular signs. Corner buildings include those which front on parking areas as well as two public rights-of-way.
(d) 
All signs that encroach into the public right-of-way require an encroachment agreement with the Village.
(e) 
Blade signs shall only be located on the first floor and must be affixed to the building facade.
(f) 
Blade signs cannot exceed two square feet and shall not intrude more than two feet into the right-of-way.
(g) 
All blade signs shall not exceed a thickness of six inches.
(h) 
The bottom of the blade sign shall be a minimum of eight feet above adjacent ground level.
(i) 
Blade signs must be double-sided.
(j) 
Signs can be externally illuminated; however, all lighting shall be reviewed by the SPEC committee to determine conformance with the lighting ordinance.[1] If the proposed lighting does not meet the Village lighting ordinance or is distracting to motorist, the SPEC committee has a right to deny the proposed lighting.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 194, Lighting.
(k) 
Blade signs shall be mounted to a separate architectural bracket with some visual interest.
(l) 
Blade signs shall have a consistent design with the main sign.
I. 
Violations and enforcement.
(1) 
This section shall be administered and enforced by the Construction Official as deputy of the Zoning Officer.
(2) 
If any person shall have been convicted of a violation of this section and the sign or signs shall continue as violations despite such conviction, then, upon the expiration of the time for appeal, as provided by law, if no appeal has been taken or upon conviction by the county court if an appeal has been taken, the Construction Official may serve an additional 10 days' notice upon the person so convicted to require him to remove the sign or signs in violation. If such sign or signs shall not have been so removed upon the expiration of such ten-day period, the Construction Official shall have the power to remove the sign or signs or cause the same to be removed without further notice, but at the sole expense of the owner of the premises.
(3) 
If the Construction Official shall find that any sign is unsafe or insecure or is a menace to the public, he shall give written notice thereof to the owner, agent or person having the beneficial use of the premises upon which such sign may be erected. If such owner, agent or person shall fail to remove or alter the sign so as to comply with the standards herein set forth within 10 days after such notice, such sign or other advertising structure may be removed or altered to comply by the Construction Official at the expense of the owner, agent or person having the beneficial use of the premises upon which such sign may be erected. The Construction Official may cause any sign or other advertising structure which is an immediate peril to persons or property to be removed summarily and without notice.
J. 
Signs in the HC District. Signs in the HC Zone District shall be subject to the following requirements, in addition to all other applicable requirements of this chapter:
[Added 6-13-2012 by Ord. No. 3343]
(1) 
Signs for single-family detached dwellings shall be permitted as regulated by § 190-122C.
(2) 
Signs for nonresidential uses shall comply with the following requirements:
(a) 
Type and number of signs. One wall sign per use, plus one freestanding sign per lot, shall be permitted, regulated as follows:
[1] 
If access is provided to the property solely from Route 17, except for emergency access, the following requirements shall apply:
[a] 
The area of freestanding signs shall not exceed 75 square feet, and the height shall not exceed 20 feet.
[b] 
The area of wall-mounted signs shall not exceed two square feet for each horizontal foot of store frontage of the wall upon which the sign is located, or 50 square feet, whichever is less. The height of wall signs shall not exceed 20 feet.
[2] 
If access is provided from or to the property from streets other than Route 17 (e.g., by variance or nonconforming condition), the following requirements shall apply:
[a] 
The area of freestanding signs shall not exceed 30 square feet, and the height shall not exceed 10 feet.
[b] 
The area of wall-mounted signs shall not exceed one square foot for each horizontal foot of store frontage of the wall upon which the sign is located, or 25 square feet, whichever is less. The height of wall signs shall not exceed 15 feet.
(b) 
Other signs. Within the HC Zone, interior signs and awning signs shall be permitted as regulated by § 190-122E(2)(d), (e) and (f), and license or permit signs shall be permitted as regulated by § 190-122E(5).
[Amended 2-10-1998 by Ord. No. 2620; 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643; 4-10-2002 by Ord. No. 2780; 5-14-2008 by Ord. No. 3120; 4-15-2009 by Ord. No. 3177; 7-8-2009 by Ord. No. 3196; 12-14-2011 by Ord. No. 3323; 2-8-2017 by Ord. No. 3579]
Recognizing that certain uses, activities and structures may be necessary to serve the needs and convenience of the Village of Ridgewood and its residents, and at the same time recognizing that such uses may be or become adverse to the public health, safety and general welfare if located and operated without proper consideration being given to existing conditions and the character of the surrounding area, such uses are hereby designated as conditional uses. The conditional uses indicated in this section shall be permitted 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 article, and only upon the issuance of an authorization therefor by the Planning Board.
The review by the Planning Board of a conditional use application shall include any required site plan review, and the procedure for obtaining conditional use approval shall be in accordance with the procedures in Article VII for processing and review of site plan applications, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise or unless contrary to other law.
In the event that any conditional use standard conflicts with any other zoning regulation, the conditional use standard shall apply, unless the context indicates otherwise.
If any requirement of this chapter does not conflict with the conditional use requirements in this section, said requirement shall apply to the conditional use, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. A violation of any such requirement shall not be considered to be a violation of a conditional use standard.
A. 
Motor vehicle service stations and public garages. A public garage or motor vehicle service station shall only be permitted in the B-2 and C Districts after the following requirements are met:
(1) 
A site plan shall be submitted and approved as required in Article VII, and said plan shall show, in addition to all information required by Article VIII, the street entrances and exits or driveways and the precise location of all tanks, pumps, lifts and other machinery and equipment appurtenant thereto, as well as the location, nature of construction and present use of all buildings within 300 feet of the lot lines of the premises for which the application has been filed.
(2) 
The nearest lot line of the lot or parcel of land to be used as a public garage or gasoline service station shall be at least 300 feet, measured in a straight line, from the nearest lot line of any lot upon which is located any building used as a theater, auditorium or other place of public assembly capable of seating over 100 persons or used as a church, hospital for humans, college, school, public library or institution for dependents or children or any public playground or athletic field.
(3) 
No part of any public garage or gasoline service station nor any driveway entrance or exit to or from the same shall be located within 300 feet of any lot line of any lot upon which is located any other public garage or gasoline service station.
(4) 
No part of any public garage or gasoline service station, wherever located, shall be used for any other purpose; provided, however, that car rental sales shall be permitted as an accessory use if all the following requirements are complied with:
(a) 
The parking area of rental vehicles shall meet the same setback, lighting, paving, drainage and screening standards as those required for the minimum off-street parking requirements.
(b) 
The parking area of rental vehicles shall be in addition to the minimum required off-street parking area for all structures located on the premises.
(5) 
The minimum lot size for any lot upon which any public garage or gasoline service station is located shall be 14,000 square feet, and the minimum street frontage of such lot shall be 100 feet. If a public garage or gasoline service station is located on a corner lot, the minimum street frontage on each street shall be 100 feet.
(6) 
Entrance and exit driveways to and from any lot upon which is located a public garage or gasoline service station shall have an unrestricted width of not less than 16 feet nor more than 24 feet, shall be located not nearer than 10 feet from any lot line and shall be so laid out as to avoid the necessity of any vehicle leaving the property by backing out across any public sidewalk, street, highway, right-of-way or portion thereof.
(7) 
The area of all driveways and other areas over which motor vehicles are intended to be driven or parked on any lot upon which is located a public garage or gasoline service station shall be paved with bituminous or concrete surface sufficient to meet the Village paving specifications applicable to streets and roadways.
(8) 
On any premises upon which a public garage or gasoline service station is located, all services or repairs to or for motor vehicles, other than such minor items as the changing and filling of tires or the sale of gasoline or oil, shall be conducted within the confines of a building capable of being wholly enclosed. Any vehicles stored outside overnight shall be so stored as to meet the provisions of § 190-124E.
(9) 
No part of any building used as a public garage or gasoline service station and no filling pump or other service appliance, whether for gasoline, oil or any other combustible liquid or material, shall be erected within 10 feet of any side or rear lot line, and the ten-foot free area required hereunder shall be at all times kept free, open and unobstructed for the purposes of ready access by emergency fire and police vehicles.
(10) 
Storage facilities for gasoline, oil or other flammable materials in bulk shall be located wholly underground and no nearer than 35 feet from any lot line other than any street side line. No gasoline or oil pumps, oil or greasing mechanism or other service appliance installed for use at such premises shall be within 10 feet of any street side line, and no gasoline pump shall be located or permitted within any enclosed or semi-enclosed building.
(11) 
A canopy is permitted over the pump islands, provided that said canopy complies with all of the following requirements:
(a) 
The vertical projection of said canopy is no closer to any street right-of-way line than two feet.
(b) 
The vertical projection of said canopy is no closer to any side or rear lot line than 10 feet.
(c) 
The thickness of said canopy or the dimension measured from the topside to the underside of the canopy shall not be greater than 18 inches.
(d) 
The height of said canopy shall not exceed 10 feet to the bottom of the canopy.
(e) 
The vertical projection of the perimeter of the canopy, commonly referred to as the "footprint," shall not be larger than 5% of the lot area.
(f) 
The stanchions or posts holding up the canopy shall be no closer than 1/2 the setback required for a principal building.
(12) 
No part of any building or structure used in whole or in part as a public garage or gasoline service station shall be located within 100 feet of any boundary line of any residential zone district created by this chapter.
(13) 
No permit for the alteration or expansion of any existing public garage or gasoline service station shall be issued except upon compliance by the applicant with all the provisions of this article.
(14) 
The foregoing provisions shall not apply to any municipally owned or operated parking garage.
B. 
Institutional uses in the residential zone districts. Institutional uses as defined by § 190-3 are permitted in the R-125, R-110, R-1, R-1A, R-2, R-2A, R-3, R-4, R-5 and R-7 Zone Districts as a conditional use. The following conditional use standards shall apply:
(1) 
More than one institutional use on a lot. More than one institutional use shall be permitted on a lot or as part of the same development, such as but not limited to a house of worship and school as part of the same development.
(2) 
Accessory uses. Uses that are customarily incidental and subordinate to the primary institutional use and part of the same development as the primary use shall be permitted.
(3) 
Residences for institutional use staff. Residences for the staff of institutional uses, such as but not limited to parsonages, rectories, convents, manses and vicarages, used solely or primarily as housing shall be permitted on the same lot or on lots separate from the institutional use, subject to the following:
(a) 
When such a residence is located on a separate lot from the institutional use, it shall not be considered a conditional use, but shall be subject to all of the provisions applicable to residences in the zone district within which it is located.
(b) 
When such a residence is located on the same lot as the institutional use, and it is located within a separate building and its yard areas, its accessory uses and its accessory structures are generally distinct and separate from the institutional use, then it shall not be considered a conditional use, but shall be subject to all of the provisions applicable to residences in the zone district within which it is located, with that portion of the lot devoted to the residence considered its "lot" for purposes of complying with such requirements. Furthermore, the residential portion shall be excluded from the institutional use lot for the institutional use for purposes of complying with the requirements for the institutional use in this subsection.
(c) 
When such a residence is located within the same building as the institutional use, or is located in a separate building but its yard areas, its accessory uses and its accessory structures are not distinct and separate from the institutional use, such residence shall be considered part of the institutional use and shall be subject to all of the requirements applicable to the institutional use.
(4) 
Minimum lot area: one acre (43,560 square feet) net developable area, which shall be defined as the gross lot area minus wetlands, wetland transition areas and any other areas within which development is prohibited, subject to the following:
(a) 
In cases where multiple contiguous lots or noncontiguous lots located within 200 feet of each other are devoted to the same institutional use, the cumulative area of the lots devoted to the use shall be used in determining compliance with this requirement. For example, if a house of worship or school owns and uses a parking area on an adjacent lot or on a lot located across the street, the area of both lots shall count towards the minimum lot area.
(b) 
The area of noncontiguous lots that are not located within 200 feet of each other and the area of contiguous or noncontiguous lots that are not used for the same development shall not be counted together for purposes of the complying with the minimum lot area. For example, if a religious school is located on a separate lot than the house of worship with which it is affiliated and the two uses are generally developed and operate in an independent manner, then each use shall be considered a separate institutional use and each lot must comply with the minimum lot area requirement.
(c) 
The area of lots used by residences for institutional use staff are regulated by § 190-123B(3) above.
(5) 
Minimum lot width: 150 feet for lots devoted to the principal building and use. Lots devoted solely to accessory parking shall have a minimum width of 100 feet for interior lots and 120 feet for corner lots.
(6) 
Minimum lot depth: 200 feet.
(7) 
Maximum floor area ratio: 15% of the lot area.
(8) 
Maximum coverage by above-grade structures: 20% of the lot area.
(9) 
Maximum improvement coverage: 65% of the lot area.
(10) 
Maximum building height: 45 feet.
(11) 
Minimum yard setbacks for principal buildings and accessory buildings having a floor area greater than 750 square feet:
(a) 
Front yards: as required in the zone for dwellings. For the purpose of administering this yard setback requirement, the height of the building shall be calculated using the height of any steeple, tower, minaret or similar structure
(b) 
Side yards: the height of the building or 40 feet, whichever is greater.
(c) 
Rear yard: the height of the building or 50 feet, whichever is greater.
(d) 
Steeples, towers, minarets, and similar structures: the height of such structure or as otherwise required for the principal or accessory building, whichever is greater.
(12) 
Minimum yard setbacks for accessory buildings having a floor area up to 750 square feet:
(a) 
Front yards: the same as required for principal buildings.
(b) 
Side yards: the height of the building or 15 feet, whichever is greater, unless the buffer requirements of Subsection B(15) below impose a greater requirement.
(c) 
Rear yards: the height of building or 15 feet, whichever is greater, unless the buffer requirements of Subsection B(15) below impose a greater requirement.
(13) 
Minimum yard setbacks for parking areas and driveways:
(a) 
Front yards: the same as required for principal buildings.
(b) 
Side yards: 15 feet, unless the buffer requirements of Subsection B(15) below impose a greater requirement.
(c) 
Rear yards: 15 feet, unless the buffer requirements of Subsection B(15) below impose a greater requirement.
(14) 
Minimum yard setbacks for outdoor use areas such as playgrounds, sports fields, courts, etc.:
(a) 
Front yards: the same as required for principal buildings.
(b) 
Side yards: 25 feet, unless the buffer requirements of Subsection B(15) below impose a greater requirement.
(c) 
Rear yards: 25 feet, unless the buffer requirements of Subsection B(15) below impose a greater requirement.
(15) 
A buffer area shall be provided along the common boundary of the institutional use with any adjacent property in a residential zone district that is developed for residential use or is vacant and able to be developed for residential use in conformance with the zone regulations. Such buffer area shall be planted with screening vegetation and a solid fence, as approved by the Planning Board. In the front yard, the design of the buffer area may be modified, or the buffer may be eliminated entirely, as determined by the Board, in order to provide adequate sight distance for driveways or to maintain the residential streetscape in the neighborhood, while still providing an adequate buffer for adjacent residential properties. The minimum depth of the buffer, measured perpendicular to the property line, shall be as set forth below:
Net developable area of property
Minimum buffer depth
Up to 50,000 square feet
10 feet
Over 50,000 square feet
10 feet, plus one foot of additional depth for each additional 5,000 square feet of additional net developable area, or fraction thereof, greater than 50,000 square feet; provided, however, that no buffer shall be required to have a depth greater than 30 feet.
(a) 
For purposes of this requirement, "net developable area" shall be defined as the gross area of the property minus wetlands, wetland transition areas and any other areas within which development is prohibited.
C. 
(Reserved)
D. 
Single-family attached residential units. Single-family attached residential units shall be permitted in the R-1A District only after the following requirements are met:
(1) 
A site plan shall be submitted and approved as required in Article VII, and said plan shall show, in addition to all information required by Article VIII, that all standards established herein for single-family attached units as a conditional use will be complied with.
(2) 
Height. No structure containing a single-family attached unit shall exceed a height of 30 feet.
(3) 
Setbacks. No building or structure shall be located closer than:
(a) 
Fifty feet to any public street or highway.
(b) 
Twenty feet to the curbline or edge of pavement of any internal private road.
(c) 
Ten feet to the pavement edge of a driveway where said driveway traverses the setbacks between buildings as hereinafter regulated in § 190-123D(7).
(d) 
Forty feet to any other property line.
(4) 
Buffer areas. Those setbacks required in § 190-123D(3) above shall be landscaped areas and shall not contain any building structure. Off-street parking is not permitted within the 40 foot setback required in § 190-123D(3)(d) above.
(5) 
Density. The gross density for any development in the R-1A Zone shall not exceed 3.5 single-family attached dwelling units per acre. The maximum number of dwelling units permitted for any project shall be determined by multiplying the total area of the tract in acres, exclusive of any abutting public streets, by 3.5. Any fractional number of units shall be treated as one unit.
(6) 
Minimum tract size. Single-family attached units will only be permitted on a tract having a minimum area of eight acres.
(7) 
Distance between buildings. No structure containing a single-family attached dwelling unit shall be permitted closer to another structure containing a single-family attached dwelling unit than a distance which equals 75% of the sum of heights of the two said structures or 30 feet, whichever results in the greater distance.
(8) 
Landscaping. A landscaping plan shall be submitted and be subject to review and approval by the Planning Board at the same time as the site plan. The landscaping plan will show in detail the location, size and type of all plantings, including lawns, to be used on the site. All areas not used for buildings or off- street parking shall be included in the landscaped plan. All parking and service areas shall be screened so that said areas are shielded from residential areas adjacent to the site.
(9) 
Lighting. Yard lighting shall be provided during the hours of darkness to provide illumination for the premises and all interior sidewalks, walkways and parking areas thereon. All wiring shall be laid underground, and all lighting fixtures shall be arranged so that the direct source of light is not visible from any residential areas adjacent to the site.
(10) 
Architecture and construction.
(a) 
From a design and construction standpoint, a single-family attached residence structure has two basic options, as follows:
[1] 
It shall be designed and constructed to resemble a large single-family residence; or
[2] 
It shall be designed and constructed with appropriately different single-family attached residence setbacks and rooflines so as to reflect the combination of more than one but not more than four single-family attached residences.
(b) 
The architecture employed shall be esthetically in keeping with the surrounding area and shall be subject to approval by the Planning Board. All buildings shall be constructed in accordance with the building code and shall comply with the following requirements:
[1] 
The exterior of each building wall of single-family attached residences shall be of wood, brick or stone facing, solid brick or stone or some other acceptable durable material. Asbestos shingle and cinder or concrete block as exterior finishes are prohibited. The applicant shall submit to the Planning Board for review and approval, in addition to any and all other documents required by any other ordinance concerning site plan review, floor plans, elevation drawings, color rendering and detailed finish schedules.
[2] 
The exterior of any accessory structures shall harmonize architecturally with and be constructed of materials of a like character to those used in principal structures.
[3] 
There shall be between single-family attached residences a soundproof fire wall constructed according to the specifications approved by the Village Engineer. Such noncombustible wall shall have a sound transmission classification (STC) of not less than 52 based on the laboratory test procedure specified in the ASTM (American Society of Testing Materials) recommended practice E-90-66T.
(11) 
Utilities. Every single-family attached residential unit must be connected to the public sanitary sewer and water systems as approved by the Village Engineer.
(12) 
Roads. All roads within the project shall be private roads at least 24 feet wide, constructed and maintained by the developer pursuant to specifications prepared by the Village Engineer and subject to approval by the Planning Board.
(13) 
Master deed. The developer shall furnish to the Village as a condition of site plan approval such guaranties, covenants, master deed or builder's agreement which shall satisfy the requirements of the Planning Board for the construction and maintenance of common areas, landscaping, recreational areas, public improvements and buildings.
(14) 
Units per structure. No structure shall contain more than four single-family attached dwelling units.
(15) 
Impact statement. An environmental impact statement shall be prepared and submitted which will include an assessment, supported by engineering data, of the environmental impact of the project relating to vehicular traffic, noise, storm drainage, sanitary sewer facilities.
(16) 
The Planning Board shall require entrances and exits to the site at locations and widths that will minimize traffic congestion and result in the best vehicular and pedestrian circulation pattern both on and abutting the site. The Planning Board may require the applicant to submit a traffic engineering study prepared by a licensed professional traffic engineer which will indicate the impact that the development of the site will have on surrounding roads. This traffic study shall include an analysis of estimated peak hourly traffic to be generated by the proposal and an assignment of estimated peak hourly traffic by percentage and volume to surrounding streets. If the results of the study indicate necessary off-site improvements to existing Village streets, the applicant shall contribute a prorated share of such improvements as determined by the Planning Board.
(17) 
Building coverage. Not more than 20% of the total tract area shall be covered by any above-grade buildings or structures.
(18) 
Total impervious coverage. Not more than 35% of the total tract area shall be covered by any impervious material, including but not limited to buildings, structures, driveways, parking areas, patios, walkways, game areas such as tennis courts, swimming pools and the like.
(19) 
Common open space. The developer of single-family attached residential units as a conditional use shall make provision for the establishment of an open space organization which shall own and maintain all common open space for the benefit of owners or residents of the development, in accordance with § 190-48.
E. 
Cellular telecommunications antennas. Cellular telecommunications antennas are permitted in the OB-2 Zone District as a freestanding structure and are permitted in the B-1, B-2, OB-1, OB-2, C and H Zone Districts if attached at or near the top of an existing tall structure, only if all of the following requirements are complied with:
(1) 
Intent. The provisions of this chapter are intended to:
(a) 
Reasonably accommodate cellular telecommunications as may be required by the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 and by the Federal Communications commission.
(b) 
Minimize the number of towers or monopoles in the Village and to encourage as an alternative the installation of cellular telecommunications antennas at or near the top of existing tall structures.
(c) 
Encourage the collocation of cellular telecommunications antennas on as few structures as necessary, rather than locating such antennas each on separate structures.
(d) 
Mitigate the visual impacts from cellular telecommunications antennas in all areas through proper location and through the use of creative and compatible design.
(e) 
Protect residential areas from encroachment by incompatible uses, specifically cellular telecommunications antennas, and to provide for the appropriate separation of residential uses and cellular telecommunications antennas.
(f) 
Avoid the potential damage to adjacent properties from tower or antenna failure or from falling ice from such structures through stringent engineering and siting of tower structures.
(2) 
(Reserved)
(3) 
Requirements for freestanding antennas. In addition to any other applicable requirements of this chapter, the following requirements shall apply to freestanding cellular telecommunications antennas:
(a) 
Freestanding cellular telecommunications antennas shall be permitted only in the OB-2 Zone District, and only if the applicant demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Board that the purposes set forth in § 190-123E(1)(a) through (f) are satisfied by the application, and in particular that no other space is reasonably available on any other existing or pending structure, within or outside the Village, that would conform with the provisions of this Subsection § 190-123E and that would provide adequate communication pursuant to the Telecommunications Act of 1996. In order to demonstrate the foregoing, the applicant shall submit an inventory of all existing antenna towers, building-mounted antennas and sites approved or pending approval, as well as all other tall buildings, water towers, utility towers and similar structures within the area being served by the proposed freestanding antenna.
(b) 
No freestanding tower or antenna structure shall exceed a height of 120 feet. Any buildings or equipment accessory to or servicing the cellular telecommunications tower or antenna shall conform with the height requirements otherwise applicable in the zone district. The height of such structures shall be measured as set forth in § 190-119D(6).
(c) 
Any freestanding tower or antenna structure shall be set back from any property line a distance equal to or greater than the height of the tower and antenna. Any buildings or equipment accessory to or servicing the cellular telecommunications tower or antenna shall conform with the setback requirements otherwise applicable in the zone district.
(d) 
Any proposed cellular telecommunications antenna and related structures shall be designed, structurally, electrically and in all respects, to accommodate both the applicant's antennas and additional antennas that may be installed in the future by the applicant or other telecommunications service providers as required below, unless the applicant demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Board that such collocation is not feasible or necessary to minimize the number or visible impact of future antennas.
[1] 
The antenna shall provide space for the antennas and related structures of at least two additional users if the antenna is over 100 feet in height.
[2] 
The antenna shall provide space for the antennas and related structures of at least one additional user if the antenna is over 60 feet and equal to or less than 100 feet in height.
[3] 
The antennas and related structures shall be designed for future rearrangement of antennas and to accept antennas mounted at varying heights.
[4] 
The applicant shall provide a letter of commitment, submitted prior to any approval by the Board, to lease excess space on the facility to other potential users at reasonable rental rates and on reasonable terms. The letter shall commit the owner of the antenna and related structures and equipment, as well as any successors in interest.
[5] 
If the foregoing design for collocation requires additional antenna height or structures beyond that necessary for a single-user installation or beyond that permitted above, the Board, in determining the acceptable design, shall balance the benefits and probability of collocation against any detriments resulting from such additional antenna height or structures and may waive such collocation requirement if the detriments to the public welfare outweigh the benefits.
(e) 
The base of any freestanding antenna support structure and any structures accessory to or servicing the tower and antenna structure, except for buildings, shall be screened from the street and adjacent properties by a solid wood fence six feet high and by a planted buffer. The depth of the buffer shall be sufficient to accommodate the future growth of the plantings in the buffer, depending upon the specific plant(s) used, but not less than 10 feet in depth. The fence shall be located further from the street and adjacent properties than the plantings. The plantings shall be evergreen and shall be at least six feet high at the time of planting. The plantings shall be spaced in such a manner that, depending upon the specific plant used, they can be expected to form a single mass without any apparent breaks or gaps in the screen within five years of planting.
(f) 
The antenna and supporting tower shall be designed to simulate the appearance of any of the following:
[1] 
A flagpole;
[2] 
An evergreen tree; or
[3] 
A brick-faced clock or bell tower.
(g) 
No freestanding antenna over 75 feet in height shall be located closer to any other freestanding antenna over 75 feet in height than 15 times the height of the higher antenna. No freestanding antenna less than or equal to 75 feet in height shall be closer to any other freestanding antenna than two times the height of the higher antenna.
(h) 
One off-street parking space shall be provided for every three cellular telecommunications service providers having facilities on the site, in addition to any other parking that is required on the property for other uses. Fractional space requirements shall be rounded up to the next higher whole number.
(4) 
Requirements for antennas mounted on an existing structure. In addition to any other applicable requirements of this chapter, the following requirements shall apply to cellular telecommunications antennas mounted on an existing structure:
(a) 
The existing structure shall be at least 40 feet in height.
(b) 
The antenna(s) shall be located at or near the top of the existing structure.
(c) 
The height of such antenna and related structures above the ground shall not exceed the height above the ground of the existing structure in the location of the antenna by more than 15 feet.
(d) 
The antenna and related structures shall be set back from the building facade a distance equal to or greater than the height of such antenna and related structures above the elevation of the building where the antenna and related structures are mounted.
(e) 
When visible from any abutting street or property, the antenna and related structures shall be screened, as much as possible without interfering with antenna transmission and reception, by materials that have the same color and finish as the building facade, or when mounted on the roof of a building with a sloped roof, have the same color and finish as the roofing material. If complete screening is not provided, the applicant shall have the burden of proving that the same is not possible without interfering with antenna reception and transmission.
(f) 
One off-street parking space shall be provided for every three cellular telecommunications service providers having facilities on the site, in addition to any other parking that is required on the property for other uses. Fractional space requirements shall be rounded up to the next higher whole number.
F. 
Renovation and conversion of a single existing structure so as to contain dwelling units as a conditional use. The renovation and conversion of a single existing structure so as to contain dwelling units shall only be permitted in the R-2A Residence District if all of the following requirements are met:
(1) 
Required site plan. A site plan shall be submitted and approved by the Planning Board as required in Article VII, and said plan shall show, in addition to all information required by Article VIII, that all standards established herein for the renovation and conversion of a single existing structure so as to contain dwelling units as a conditional use shall be complied with.
(2) 
New residential buildings prohibited. New buildings or additions to existing buildings which will contain dwelling units shall not be permitted within said R-2A Residence District; new buildings or additions in said district shall only be permitted for a use permitted in the R-2 District, and only after demolition of the existing single structure.
(3) 
Conversion of existing structure. Any existing structure within said R-2A Residence District may be renovated and converted so as to contain dwelling units, provided that there shall be no physical enlargement beyond the exterior walls of said existing structure, and further provided that all conditions as set forth in this subsection are complied with.
(4) 
Open spaces. All areas within the site which are not used for structures or off-street parking or recreational amenities, as approved by the Planning Board, shall be landscaped pursuant to a plan approved by the Planning Board, which plan shall show in detail the location, size and type of all plantings, including lawns, to be used on the site. All parking and service areas shall be screened so that said areas are shielded from residential areas adjacent to the site.
(5) 
Number of dwelling units permitted in existing structure. The number of dwelling units in an existing structure shall be limited to the quotient obtained by dividing the total gross floor area of the existing structure, expressed in square feet, by 1,135 square feet; any fraction in the quotient resulting from this calculation will be disregarded.
(6) 
Lighting. Yard lighting shall be provided during the hours of darkness to provide illumination for the premises and all interior sidewalks, walkways and parking areas thereon. All wiring shall be laid underground, and all lighting fixtures shall be arranged so that the direct source of light is not visible from any residential areas adjacent to the site.
(7) 
Architecture and construction. The architecture employed shall be esthetically in keeping with the existing structure and shall be subject to approval by the Planning Board. All structures shall be constructed in accordance with the building code.
(8) 
Renovation plans. The applicant shall submit to the Planning Board for review and approval, in addition to any and all other documents required by any other ordinance concerning site plan review, floor plans, elevations, drawings, color rendering and detailed finish schedules.
(9) 
Accessory structures. The exterior of any accessory structure shall harmonize architecturally with and be constructed of materials of a like character to those used in principal structures.
(10) 
Utilities. Each dwelling unit shall be connected to the public sanitary sewer and water systems as approved by the Village Engineer.
(11) 
Construction and maintenance of common facilities. The developer shall submit to the Planning Board, as a condition of site plan approval, such a master deed, declaration of restrictions, builder's agreement or other legal instrument which shall satisfy the requirements of the Planning Board with respect to the proper construction and maintenance of common facilities, common areas, landscaping, recreational areas and common improvements to be installed for the benefit of owners or residents of said dwelling units located in the single existing structure.
(12) 
Environmental impact statement. An environmental impact statement shall be prepared by a qualified expert acceptable to the Planning Board and submitted to the Planning Board for its approval, which statement will include an assessment, supported by competent engineering data, of the environmental impact relating to vehicular traffic, noise, storm drainage and sanitary sewer facilities.
(13) 
The Planning Board shall require entrances and exits to the site at locations and widths that will minimize traffic congestion and result in the best vehicular and pedestrian circulation pattern both on and abutting the site. The Planning Board may require the applicant to submit a traffic engineering study prepared by a licensed professional traffic engineer which will indicate the impact which the development of the site will have on surrounding roads. This traffic study shall include an analysis of estimated peak hourly traffic to be generated by the proposal and an assignment of estimated peak hourly traffic by percentage and volume to surrounding streets. If the results of the study indicate necessary off-site improvements of existing Village or county streets, the applicant shall contribute a prorated share of such improvements as determined by the Planning Board.
(14) 
Total impervious coverage of tract. Not more than 35% of the total tract area shall be covered by any impervious material, including but not limited to buildings, structures, driveways, parking areas, patios, walkways, game areas such as tennis courts, swimming pools and the like.
G. 
(Reserved)
H. 
Drive-in banks. Drive-in banks shall only be permitted in the B-2 Zone after the following requirements are met:
(1) 
A site plan shall be submitted and approved as required in Article VII, and said plan shall show, in addition to all information required by Article VIII, that all standards established herein for drive-in banks as a conditional use will be complied with.
(2) 
The nearest lot line of the lot or parcel of land shall be at least 300 feet, measured in a straight line, from the nearest lot line of any lot upon which is located any other drive-in bank.
(3) 
The minimum lot size shall be 18,000 square feet, and the minimum street frontage of such lot shall be 120 feet. If a drive-in bank is located on a corner lot, the minimum street frontage on each street shall be 120 feet.
(4) 
Entrance and exit driveways shall have an unrestricted width of not less than 20 feet nor more than 30 feet, shall be located not nearer than five feet from any lot line and shall be so designed as to avoid the necessity of any vehicle leaving the property by backing out across any public sidewalk, street or portion thereof.
(5) 
No part of any building or structure shall be located within 100 feet of any residential zone district boundary line.
(6) 
The minimum distance between driveways shall be 50 feet measured from the two closest driveway curbs.
(7) 
The minimum distance a driveway into the site shall be from a street intersection shall be 100 feet measured from the intersection of the street right-of-way to the nearest end of the curb radius.
(8) 
All drive-in banks shall provide suitable storage of trash areas which are so designed and constructed as to allow no view of the trash storage from the street, to prevent waste from blowing around the site or onto adjacent properties or public rights-of-way and to permit safe easy removal of trash by truck or hand.
(9) 
All drive-in banks shall provide off-street parking at a ratio of at least one off-street parking space for every 150 square feet of gross floor area.
(10) 
A traffic impact statement shall be submitted by the applicant which will include an assessment, supported by engineering data, of the impact the proposed drive-in bank will have on the surrounding streets. This traffic study shall include, among other things:
(a) 
The estimated peak hourly traffic to be generated by the proposed drive-in bank.
(b) 
The assignment of estimated peak hourly traffic by percentage and volume to surrounding streets.
(c) 
The estimated peak hourly turning movements for all right and left turns into and leaving the banking facility.
(d) 
What impact the peak hourly traffic and turning movements would have on the abutting streets serving the banking facility.
(e) 
Any proposed solutions to the traffic problems that may be created or increased as a result of the construction or expansion or renovation of the drive-in bank.
(11) 
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this section, any existing bank establishment in the B-1 Zone that operates a drive-in banking facility on site shall be construed as having a nonconforming use for only that part of said establishment devoted to the drive-in banking facility.
I. 
Membership-based outdoor recreational club uses. "Membership-based outdoor recreational club" shall be defined as an organization, and its associated facilities, which is created for and designed to provide on-site outdoor recreational opportunities such as tennis, platform tennis, paddle tennis, racquetball, handball, squash, swimming and similar recreational activities primarily to the members of the organization and their guests. Such clubs shall be permitted in the R-125 Zone District only if all of the following requirements are complied with:
(1) 
The site shall contain a minimum of 10 acres.
(2) 
Any clubhouse or other similar principal building or structure shall have a gross floor area on the ground floor of no more than 10,000 square feet.
(3) 
Any clubhouse or other similar principal buildings or structures shall be limited to two stories and shall not exceed 30 feet in height.
(4) 
All buildings, roofed structures, shade shelters, parking areas and outdoor play areas shall be located at least 100 feet from an abutting property used for residential purposes. Buildings, shade shelters, and roof