Township of Edison, NJ
Middlesex County
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[1999 Code § 17.04.010]
The short title by which this chapter shall be known shall be the Zoning Regulations of the Township of Edison.
[1999 Code § 17.04.020]
In their interpretation and application, the provisions of this chapter shall be held to be minimum requirements adopted for the promotion of the public health, safety, morals and general welfare. Among other purposes, the provisions of this chapter are intended to provide adequate light, air and convenience of access; avoid undue concentration of population by regulating and limiting the use of land, the height and bulk of buildings wherever erected; to limit and determine the size of yards and other open spaces; to regulate the density of population; and to conserve the value of property and encourage the most appropriate use of land throughout the Township.
[1999 Code § 17.04.030]
a. 
It is not intended by this chapter to repeal, abrogate, annul or in any way impair or interfere with existing provisions of other laws or ordinances, except those specifically repealed by this chapter title or any private restrictions placed upon property by covenant, deed or other private agreement unless repugnant thereto.
b. 
Where this chapter imposes a greater restriction upon the use of buildings or premises or upon the height of buildings or lot coverage, or requires greater lot area or larger yards or other open spaces than are imposed or required by such rules, regulations or permits or by such private restrictions, the provisions of this chapter shall control.
[1999 Code § 17.04.040, A; Ord. No. O.1500-2006; Ord. No. O.1839-2013; Ord. No. O.1898-2015]
a. 
Districts. For the purpose of this chapter, the Township is divided into various zoning districts as follows:
R-AA
Residential district
R-A
Residential district
R-A (PRD)
Residential district
R-A-th
Residential district
R-BB
Residential district
R-BB-th
Residential district
R-B
Residential district
R-B (PUD)
Residential district
R-B-th
Residential townhouse district
L-R
Residential district
L-B
Local business district
AAR
Amboy Avenue Revitalization
C-B
General business district
G-BH
General business district
G-C
Golf course district
P-B
Planned business district
O-S
Office-service district
O-S-1
Office-service district
O-S-2
Office-service district
OSR-C
Open space/recreation conservation district
R-I
Restricted industrial district
R-I-1
Restricted industrial district
L-I
Light industrial district
ROL
Research, office and laboratory district
E-1
Educational-institutional district
T-C
Township center district
U-R
Urban renewal district
AHOZ
Affordable housing district
AHOZ-2
Affordable housing district
RRRD
Raritan River Revitalization District
MHP
Mobile Home Park District
E-1
Educational District 1
T-1
Township District 1
FBZ
Flexible Business Zone
a. 
The aforesaid zones are established by the designations, locations and boundaries set forth and indicated on the Official Zoning Map to be located in the office of the Township Engineer (hereinafter referred to as "Engineer") and maintained by him or her. A map, entitled "official zoning map," as amended by a plan dated August 18, 2004, prepared by Schoor DePalma Engineers and Consultants, shall be included with the Zoning Regulations of Edison Township for informational purposes only. The official zoning maps of Edison Township shall be on file with the Township Engineer's office and shall be definitive as to all zone boundary lines for the Township. The official zoning map consists of a reproducible duplicate copy of the official tax maps of the Township on which zone boundaries are drawn.
[1999 Code § 17.04.040, B; Ord. No. O.1500-2006§ 2; Ord. No. O.1516-2006; Ord. No. O.1530-2006§ 2; Ord. No. O.1670-2008§ I, II; Ord. No. O.1782-2011; Ord. No. O.1787-2011; Ord. No. O.1792-2011; Ord. No. O.1839-2013§ 3; Ord. No. O.1849-2013§ 2; Ord. No. O.1875-2014§ 2]
b. 
Zoning map amendments. Beginning with Supplement No. 13 zoning map amendments are listed by ordinance number.
Ord. No. 1898-2015: Creating Flexible Business Zone, FBZ.
Street
Block
Lot
Current Zone
New Zone
Woodbridge Ave.
390
51
RRRD
FBZ
Woodbridge Ave.
390
47-B
RRRD
FBZ
Woodbridge Ave.
390
48-A
RRRD
FBZ
Woodbridge Ave.
390
48-B
RRRD
FBZ
Woodbridge Ave.
390
49-A
RRRD
FBZ
Woodbridge Ave.
390
50-A
LI
FBZ
Woodbridge Ave.
396
5.01
AHOZ-2/GB
FBZ
Woodbridge Ave.
396
10
LI
FBZ
Woodbridge Ave.
390-A
2
RRRD
FBZ
Woodbridge Ave.
390-A
3
RRRD
FBZ
Woodbridge Ave.
390-A
I-A-4
RRRD
FBZ
Woodbridge Ave.
390-F
2
RRRD
FBZ
Woodbridge Ave.
390-F
3
RRRD
FBZ
Woodbridge Ave.
390-F
4
RRRD
FBZ
Woodbridge Ave.
390-N
2
RRRD
FBZ
[Note: Tax maps highlighting the above parcels are attached to Ord. No. 1898-2015 as Exhibit A.]
Ord. No. O.1910-2015: Establishes Roosevelt Care Center site as a Redevelopment Zone. 1 Roosevelt Drive (Block 690, Lots 1 and 2B.)
[1999 Code § 17.04.040, C]
If, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and the Revised Statutes of the State of New Jersey, changes in the district boundaries or other matters portrayed in the map are made by the Township Council, such changes shall be made promptly by the Engineer after the amendment has taken effect as provided by law. For each change in the map, note shall be made thereon, in the revision box, of the date of revision, zones affected by the revision and a brief identifying description of the revision. These changes are to be endorsed upon the map on the effective date of the amendment.
[1999 Code § 17.04.040, D]
Whenever an uncertainty or ambiguity exists as to the true location of any boundary line of any district (zone) shown on the map, the following rules shall apply:
a. 
Center Lines. Boundary lines indicated as following or approximately following streets, highways or other public or private ways shall be construed to follow the center lines thereof as determined by the Engineer.
b. 
Platted Lines. A boundary indicated as following or approximately following platted lot lines shall be construed as following such lot lines as the same appear on the tax map of the Township as revised, unless its position is shown on the zoning map by a specific dimension expressing its distance in feet from a street line or other boundary line as indicated.
c. 
Municipal Lines. Boundaries indicated as following or approximately following municipal lines shall be construed as following such municipal lines.
d. 
Shorelines. Boundaries indicated as following or approximately following shorelines shall be construed to follow such shorelines, but in the event of change in the shorelines, shall be construed as moving with the actual shoreline. Boundaries indicated as following streams, rivers or other bodies of water shall be construed as following the center lines thereof.
e. 
Parallels and Extensions. All distances between parallel or concentric lines, or extensions or prolongations of features indicated in paragraphs a. through d. above, shall be construed to be at right angles in the case of parallel lines or radial in the case of concentric lines.
f. 
In the case of uncertainty as to the true location of a zone boundary line in a particular instance, the determination thereof shall be made by the Zoning Officer. An appeal may be taken to the board of adjustment as provided in subsection 39-7.4.
[1999 Code § 17.04.050; Ord. No. O.1485-2006§ 2; Ord. No. O.1515-2006§ 1]
As used in this chapter:
ACCESSORY APARTMENT
Means a separate living unit, as defined by the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code, whether or not individual utilities or access (doorways) are provided.
ACCESSORY USE OR BUILDING
Means a subordinate use or building, the purpose of which is incidental to that of the main use or building on the same lot.
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
Means the person designated by the appropriate department director, pursuant to State Statute and Township ordinance.
APPROVED STAIRWAY
Means a permanent access, conveyance, either fixed or mechanically operated that allows for the uninterrupted ingress and egress from or to a space within a structure. Manual pull down stairs or openings requiring the placement of a ladder device for access are not considered an approved stairway.
AREA, BUILDING—BUILDING AREA
Means the total of areas of outside dimensions on a horizontal plane at the main grade level of the principal building and all accessory buildings.
AREA, LIVABLE OR HABITABLE—HABITABLE OR LIVABLE AREA
Means the sum of the gross horizontal areas of a floor or several floors of a building measured between the outside face of exterior walls or from the center line of walls separating two (2) dwelling units.
ATTIC
Means that part of a building that is immediately below and wholly or partly within the roof framing not served by an approved stairway for ingress and egress.
AUTOMOBILE OR TRAILER SALES AREA
Means an open area, other than a street, used for the display, sale or rental of new or used motor vehicles or trailers in operable condition and where no repair work is done.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE STATION or FILLING STATION
Means a building or place of business where gasoline, oil and grease, batteries, tires and automobile accessories are supplied and dispensed directly to the motor vehicle trade at retail. See definition of "gasoline station" which appears herein.
AVERAGE ALIGNMENT
Means a distance which is the total setback distance of all buildings within two hundred (200) feet on each side of the lot and within the same block and on the same side of the street, divided by the total number of houses included within that distance.
BASEMENT AND CELLAR
A basement shall be a story of a building partially below grade but having more than half its cubic volume above grade, and a cellar shall be defined as a story of a building partially below grade and having more than half its cubic volume below grade.
BOARDINGHOUSE
Means a structure containing two (2) or more rooming units. See "rooming unit."
BUFFER AREA
Means an open unoccupied area primarily intended to restrict a clear view, beyond which no improvement is located except for a driveway to provide property access.
BUILDING
Means any structure having a roof supported by columns, including dining cars, camp cars or other structures on wheels or other supports.
BUILDING HEIGHT
Means the vertical distance measured to the highest point of the building from the original lot grade on a site plan, subdivision plan, or other plan approved by the appropriate approving authority. The vertical distance shall be the average measured along the perimeter of the building, measured at a minimum of four (4) corners of the structure.
BUILDING, PRINCIPAL—PRINCIPAL BUILDING
Means a building in which is conducted the principal use of the building site on which it is situated.
CHANGE OF OCCUPANCY
Means any change of tenancy.
DAY-CARE CENTER
Means a facility designed for and/or used for the care of more than three (3) preschool children who do not live at the site. All such facilities shall be required to be licensed by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs or by the Edison Township Department of Health and Human Services, as applicable.
DECK
Means any extended horizontal accessory structure [not covered by any type of roof] serving as a floor which covers, partially or fully any portion of the lot area of a particular lot or track, so long as such floor is pervious. A deck which is over two (2) feet above grade shall be subject to the principle building set back requirements of this chapter. See also subsection 37-4.16 for deck maximum lot coverage requirements.
DRIVEWAY
Means a paved unoccupied space providing access to property and parking spaces and is accessory to the use.
DWELLING UNIT
Means a permanent building or portion thereof providing sleeping room(s), bathroom(s) and kitchen facilities for the use of one (1) or more persons. "Dwelling units" shall be differentiated one from the other as follows:
a. 
Dwelling, Single-Family. Single-family dwelling means a detached building designed for or occupied exclusively by one (1) family.
b. 
Dwelling, Townhouse. Townhouse dwelling means more than one (1) single-family dwelling contained in a building, wherein each dwelling unit shall have private parking, storage space and individual systems and utilities.
c. 
Dwelling, Two-Family. Two-family dwelling means a building designed for or occupied exclusively by two (2) families living independently of each other.
d. 
Dwelling, Multifamily. Multifamily dwelling means a building used or designated as a residence for three (3) or more families living independently of each other and doing their own cooking therein, including apartment houses but not including motels.
ENTERTAINMENT
Means any activity of a cultural, artistic or sporting nature, or special talent, skill or unique ability demonstrated by a person or persons for the purpose of enjoyment and/or diversion by the public at large performed in a specific venue. In no way shall entertainment cater to prurient interests, be unlawful or of a pornographic nature.
FAMILY
Means one (1) or more persons related by blood or marriage living together in a single housekeeping unit, or a collective number of persons living together in one (1) house whose relationship is of a permanent and distinct domestic character, and cooking as a single housekeeping unit. This definition shall be deemed to include maids, servants or other employees of one (1) or more members of the family.
FARM
Means land consisting of five (5) acres or more on which produce, crops or flowers are grown for profit.
FLOOR AREA
Means the calculated surface area of all floors within a building, excluding cellars.
FREESTANDING TELECOMMUNICATION TOWER
Means any structure upon which there is located any devices which are used for the transmission and reception of wave frequencies for the purpose of any wireless communication [e.g. telephone, radio, internet, paging and/or television]. "Freestanding telecommunication tower" shall not be considered a "public utility."
GASOLINE STATION or AUTOMOBILE SERVICE STATION
Means any area of land, including structures thereon, that is used for the sale of gasoline or other motor vehicle fuel and oil and other lubricating substances.
GENERAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN
Means a comprehensive plan for the conceptual design and layout of a planned development for a tract of land more than one hundred (100) acres in size as provided in N.J.S.A. 40:55D-45.2.
GRANDFATHER CLAUSE
Pursuant to the provision of N.J.S.A. 40:55D-5, means any nonconforming use or structure existing at the time of the passage of this chapter may be continued upon the lot or in the structure so occupied and, subject to the provisions of the Code of the Township of Edison, any such structure may be restored or repaired in the event of partial destruction thereof.
HABITABLE ATTIC
Means an attic in a residential dwelling unit that has a stairway as a means of access and egress from the residential story below and in which the ceiling area at a height of at least seven (7) feet above the attic floor is no more than one-third (1/3) of the floor area of the residential story below. A habitable attic shall not constitute a story unless it exceeds the limits of the definition herein set forth.
HEIGHT OF BUILDING
See Building height.
HISTORIC SITE
Means as defined by the Office of New Jersey Heritage.
HOME OCCUPATION
Means an accessory use conducted entirely within a dwelling by the residents of the dwelling, provided that such use shall be limited to twenty-five (25%) percent of the total floor area of the building. Any advertisement shall be demonstrative of the existence of a home occupation at the address cited within such advertisement.
HOME-BASED OCCUPATION
Means an activity conducted for profit by residents of a single-family home limited in nature to service and crafts and not resulting in any exterior alteration of the principal residential structure nor residential character of the lot and not including any use which customarily includes clients visiting the site to receive service and advice, such as but not limited to the practice of medicine, dentistry, chiropractic, law, real estate, music studios, dance studios, gymnastics, astrology, automotive repair, appliance repair and any use which generates vehicular traffic to the site in addition to that normally associated with the occupants of the property as a single family.
INDUSTRIAL PARK
Means an area of land twenty-five (25) acres or greater in size having access to an existing or proposed public street consisting of a minimum number of permitted industrial uses individually located on lots of a minimum specified size which have been planned as an integrated development regarding circulation, traffic, parking, utility needs, landscaping, buffering, aesthetics and land use compatibility.
JUNKYARD (SALVAGE YARD)
Means as defined by the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code.
LOT
Means a designated parcel, tract or area of land established by a plat or otherwise permitted by law and to be used, developed or built upon as a unit.
a. 
Means a lot at the junction of and fronting on two (2) or more intersecting streets. The greater frontage of a corner lot is its depth, and its lesser frontage is its width.
b. 
Means any boundary line of a lot.
c. 
Means the mean distance between the mean front lot line and the mean rear lot line.
d. 
Means the width of any lot shall be measured along a straight line connecting the points of intersection of the required minimum front setback line and the side lines of the lot.
MINOR SITE PLAN
Means a development plan of one (1) or more lots which proposes new development or building alteration or addition of less than one thousand (1,000) square feet of floor area, requiring no more than ten (10) new parking spaces for the proposed development; does not involve coverage by building or impervious lot coverage in excess of that permitted in the Zone Bulk Schedule[1]; and does not involve any planned development, any new street or the extension of any off-tract improvements.
MOTEL/HOTEL
Means a use which shall contain at least one hundred (100) sleeping rooms each having its own bathroom. Such use may also contain meeting rooms, office and temporary office space, restaurants and retail-commercial space.
NONCONFORMING USE
Means a use that does not comply with the regulations of this chapter for the zone in which it is located.
NONRESIDENTIAL FLOOR AREA RATIO (NRFAR)
Means the result of dividing the total floor area of building(s), excluding attics, basement floors and parking garages, by the total area of the lot.
OPEN PORCH
Means a roofed piazza, porch or porte cochere which projects beyond the main wall of a building into a yard for which the columns supporting the roof shall present a minimum of obstruction to the view and the circulation of air.
OPEN SPACE
Means any parcel or area of land or water essentially unimproved and set aside, dedicated, designated or reserved for public or private use or enjoyment or for the use and enjoyment of owners and occupants of land adjoining or neighboring such open space, provided that such areas may be improved with only those buildings, structures, streets and off-street parking and other improvements that are designed to be incidental to the natural openness of the land.
OVERALL DEVELOPMENT PLAN
Means a comprehensive plan for the conceptual design and layout of a planned development for a tract of land having a minimum size of twenty (20) acres and a maximum size of one hundred (100) acres and as further specified elsewhere in this chapter.
PATIO
Means a level, landscaped and or impervious surfaced area, also referred to as a terrace, directly adjacent to a principle building which is less than two (2) feet above grade and not covered by any type of roof. The surface upon which a patio is constructed shall constitute pavement for the purpose of this chapter. A patio which is over two (2) feet above grade shall be subject to the principle building setback requirements of this chapter.
PRIVATE GARAGE
Means a building or space used as an accessory to the main building which provides storage space for motor vehicles and in which no occupation, business or service for profit is carried on.
PUBLIC GARAGE
Means any building, premises or land or part thereof, other than a private garage, used for the storage, care or repair of motor vehicles for profit, or where any such vehicles are kept for hire.
RECREATIONAL USE
Means the use of land for leisure time activities, more specifically, the following land uses:
a. 
Recreation, Commercial—Commercial recreation means recreational facilities operated as a business and open to the general public for a fee.
b. 
Recreation, Private or Membership—Private or membership recreation means clubs or recreation facilities operated by organizations and open only to bona fide members of such nonprofit organizations.
c. 
Recreation, Public—Public recreation means recreation facilities operated as a nonprofit enterprise by the Township, other governmental entity or any nonprofit organization and open to the general public.
RESIDENTIAL FLOOR AREA RATIO (RFAR)
Means the result of dividing the total floor area of the residential dwelling (excluding basements and attics, but including garages) by the total land area of the lot.
RESTAURANT
Means any establishment, however designated, at which food is sold for consumption on the premises, but normally to patrons seated within an enclosed building, excluding drive-in restaurants. For purposes of this definition, the word "diner" shall be synonymous with the word "restaurant."
RESTAURANT, DRIVE-IN—DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT
Means:
a. 
An establishment where patrons are served food, soft drinks, ice cream and similar confections, inclusive of refreshment stands commonly called "snack bars," "dairy bars," "hamburger stands" or "hot dog stands" or similar uses where customers and patrons are served food, soft drinks or ice cream primarily for their immediate consumption outside the confines of the building or structure in which the business is conducted, regardless of whether seats or other accommodations are provided for the patrons thereto.
b. 
No such use shall include drive-through window(s) or other physical appurtenances designed or used to service customers outside of the principal structure.
ROOMING HOUSE
Means a building or rooming unit wherein occupants are furnished shelter by the owner or his agent. The term "rooming house" shall include boardinghouse, tourist home and hostel.
SETBACK LINE
Means a line delineating the limits of a yard as defined herein.
SHOPPING CENTER
Means a structure used for retail sales having a gross square foot area of seventy-five thousand (75,000) square feet or more.
SIGN
Includes every billboard, ground sign, wall sign, roof sign, sign painted on the exterior surface of a building structure, illuminated sign, projecting sign, temporary sign, awning and canopy sign and any announcement, declaration, demonstration, display, illustration or insignia used to advertise or promote the interests of any person, firm or corporation when the same is placed out of doors in view of the general public.
SITE
Means a parcel or portion or other division of land which may reasonably be separated from other parcels or portions of land by description and which is used or is intended to be used for a separate use, lease, tenancy or occupancy.
STREET LINE
Means the dividing line between the public right-of-way and a lot.
STRUCTURAL ALTERATION
Means any change in the structural members of a building, such as walls, columns, beams or girders.
STRUCTURE
Means anything constructed the use of which requires permanent location on the ground or attachment to something having permanent location on the ground, including stationary and portable carports.
TEMPORARY SIGN
Means a sign authorized by this chapter and regulated by Section 37-62. All banners, inflatables and the like shall be classified as temporary signs and require permits.
TEMPORARY STRUCTURE
Means as defined by the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code.
TOWNHOUSE DEVELOPMENT
Means dwellings developed as a single entity in which individual dwellings and associate lots if applicable have a common or public open space as an appurtenance, and further provided that no more than fifty (50%) percent of all townhouse units contained within the "townhouse development" shall occupy air space one above the other as defined in N.J.S.A. 46:8-1 et seq., and further provided that wherever a unit is proposed to occupy air space above another, a noise and fire barrier between the two units shall be provided.
TRAILER
Means a piece of apparatus or equipment designed to be hauled, pulled or moved by a motor vehicle and not classified as a structure.
TRANSFER STATION
Means a facility licensed by the Board of Public Utilities which license shall be subservient to the Zoning Regulations of Edison Township.
TRANSPORTATION FACILITY
Means any building, structure or land area which enables the movement of people between one or more modes of transportation. Transportation facilities may provide for the movement of goods ancillary to passenger transportation but shall not involve freight transhipment as a primary function. Such facilities may include, but not be limited to, bus terminals, taxi stands, train stations or private charter services.
TRUCK DEPOT
Means any building, structure or land area used for the storage of trucks including facilities utilized for the repair and maintenance of such vehicles, but where no transshipment of freight occurs.
TRUCK TERMINAL
Means an area and buildings where trucks load and unload cargo and freight and where the cargo and freight may be broken down or aggregated into smaller or larger loads for transfer to other vehicles or modes of transportation. Truck terminals are transshipment facilities which include ancillary storage facilities and parking areas for trucks awaiting cargo and may include facilities for servicing of trucks.
USE
Means the specific purpose for which land or a building is designed, arranged, intended or for which it is or may be occupied or maintained.
USED CAR LOT
Means any place out of doors where two (2) or more motor vehicles in operating condition are displayed or offered for sale.
VARIANCE
Means a departure from the terms of this chapter.
WAREHOUSE
Means a facility designed for the storage of goods and materials and having restricted access to the general public. Such use shall not include repackaging or assembly of products.
YARD
Means an open space located between the setback line and the nearest lot line and which is unoccupied and unobstructed from the ground upward except as herein permitted.
a. 
Means an open space extending across the full width of the lot between the front setback line and the front lot line and which is unoccupied and unobstructed from the ground upward except as specified elsewhere in this chapter.
b. 
Means a yard extending across the full width of the lot and between the rear line of the lot and the rear yard setback line. The depth of the yard shall be measured at right angles to the rear line of the lot or, if the lot is not rectangular, then in the general direction of its side lot lines.
c. 
Means an open, unoccupied space between the side line of the lot and the side setback line and extending from the front yard to the rear yard or, in the absence of either of such yards, to the street or rear lot lines as the case may be. The width of a "side yard" shall be measured at right angles to the side line of the lot.
ZONE
Includes the word "district."
ZONING OFFICER
Means an official of the Township and/or any other Township employee who is authorized by this chapter to enforce these regulations.
ZONING PERMIT
Means a document signed by the Zoning Officer, which document is required by ordinance as a condition precedent to the commencement of a use or the erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, conversion or installation of a structure or building and which acknowledges that such use, structure or building complies with the provisions of this chapter, or variance therefrom duly authorized by a municipal agency pursuant to Sections 39-4 and 39-7. The term "this chapter," when used herein, shall be construed to refer to all sections and subsections of the Edison Township Zoning Regulations, unless otherwise specified.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Chapter 37, Section 37-63, Area, Yard and Building Requirements.
[1999 Code § 17.08.010]
This chapter shall apply to the construction, nature and extent of uses of all buildings and structures and to the nature and extent of the uses of land. No building, structure or land, or any part thereof, shall be used or occupied and no building or structure shall be erected, constructed, reconstructed, moved, repaired, extended, converted, altered, maintained or used unless in conformity with all the regulations of this chapter specified for the district in which it is located. All regulations set by this chapter within each of the districts shall be minimum regulations and shall apply uniformly to each class or kind of structure or land, and particularly, except as hereinafter provided.
[1999 Code § 17.08.020]
Regardless of whether the Township or any duly constituted Township board, agency or department is acting in or pursuant to the performance of a governmental or proprietary function, any municipally owned, operated or controlled building, structure, facility or use, either existing or proposed, shall be permitted in any class of zone as set forth in this chapter, it being the intention of this section that whatever the Township may authorize to do shall constitute a function of government and that whenever the Township shall act pursuant to granted authority, it acts as government and not as a private entrepreneur.
[1999 Code § 17.08.030]
a. 
No yard or any other open space or off-street parking or loading space required about or in connection with any building or buildings on a lot for the purpose of complying with this chapter shall be included as part of a yard, open space or off-street parking or loading space similarly required for any other building.
b. 
No existing yard or existing lot shall be reduced in dimension or area below the minimum requirements set forth herein. Yards or lots created hereafter shall meet at least the minimum requirements established by this chapter.
c. 
Except as hereinafter specified in this section, yards and courts required under this section shall be entirely free of buildings or parts thereof and parking and storage.
d. 
Cornices and eaves may project not to exceed two (2) feet over any required yard or court.
e. 
Sills, leaders, belt courses and similar ornamental or structural features may project only four (4) inches into any required yard. Any open fire balcony, fire escape or fire tower may project into a required yard not more than eight (8) feet.
f. 
The requirements of this section respecting yards shall not apply to any necessary retaining wall or steps or to any fence or wall which is less than six (6) feet high. In addition to the above, the following shall control the location, height and design of fences:
1. 
In any residential zone, no fence shall be permitted in the front yard area which will restrict visibility and be over four (4) feet high. No fence shall exceed six (6) feet in height. On a corner lot, the fencing along the street frontage coincident with the architectural front door, or main dwelling entrance, shall be subject to the same restrictions as for a front yard area. On a corner lot, the fencing along the street frontage not coincident with the architectural front door, or main dwelling entrance, shall be permitted to extend into the front yard setback area for a distance equal to one-half (1/2) of the required front yard setback distance. On a through lot, the fencing along both street frontages shall be subject to the same restrictions as for a front yard area. For the purposes of this section, a "through lot" shall be defined as: an interior lot which fronts upon two (2) streets which do not intersect at the boundaries of the lot, and which runs unobstructed from one street to another. A corner lot shall not be considered a through lot.
2. 
No fence shall be constructed of any material or in any manner which may be dangerous to persons or animals.
3. 
The finished side of any fence shall face the adjoining properties.
4. 
In any nonresidential zone, fences shall be permitted in the front, side and rear yards. A fence in the side and rear yard of an industrial zone only may exceed six (6) feet but shall not exceed ten (10) feet in height.
5. 
All fences, shrubs, trees, etc., must be installed within the property lines of the lot.
6. 
On any corner lot, no fence, wall or other structure shall be permitted within a triangle formed by two (2) sides measured twenty-five (25) feet from the point of intersection of the street right-of-way lines and the connecting of the two (2) points twenty-five (25) feet in distance from the intersecting point of the street right-of-way lines.
7. 
No fence shall be permitted on or about a lot created by subdivision and/or site plan approval for any townhouse as defined by this chapter in any residential district or any single detached dwelling located on a lot which was created as a result of approval of a planned residential development with the R-A (PRD) zone, except and unless such fencing was specifically authorized by site plan and/or subdivision plan approval of a townhouse or planned residential development. Fencing within such development may be permitted only after approval of a plan as provided in Chapter 36, subsection 36-8.1
8. 
The provision of this subsection notwithstanding, a fence may be erected in a residential zone up to eight (8) feet in height along the rear property line of the residential lot when said rear property lot line borders a nonresidential zone other than the OSC zone.
g. 
No building or structure shall be located on a corner lot nearer to a street boundary line than the required front yard as set forth in the schedule (see Section 37-63).
[Ord. No. O.1502-2006]
a. 
In addition to the regulations of subsection 37-4.3, any applicant for site plan approval for a nonresidential use upon land which either abuts a residential zone or residential use lawfully existing thereon, shall install an eight (8) foot high board-on board fence on said nonresidential property for the entire length of the property line between the nonresidential property and said residential zone or use. The requirements of this subsection are in addition to, and are not to be interpreted as a substitute for, any buffer area that may be required by this chapter.
b. 
No such fence shall be required when a street, rail or utility right-of-way separates the residential zone or residential-use and the proposed nonresidential use.
c. 
Any deviation from the requirements of this subsection shall require a design waiver from the appropriate board.
[1999 Code § 17.08.040]
No accessory buildings permitted by this chapter shall be placed in any required yard except as specified hereinafter in this subsection:
a. 
Within any residential zone, the aggregate ground area covered by accessory buildings, including the ground area covered by any projections hereinabove permitted, shall not exceed ten (10%) percent of the total lot area or thirty-five (35%) percent of the rear yard area, whichever is the lesser. Within any other zone, the aggregate area covered by any accessory building(s) shall not exceed fifty (50%) percent of the rear yard area.
b. 
No accessory building within any residential zone or business zone shall be more than fifteen (15) feet or one and one-half (1 1/2) stories, whichever is the lesser, in height. In all other zones, no accessory building, including tanks, silos or similar structures, shall exceed the height of the principal building to which same is accessory. No building permit for any accessory building shall be issued in any residential zone until a permit for a dwelling or other permitted principal structure has been issued and construction started.
c. 
No accessory building shall be located within the required front yard area.
d. 
On through lots (any lot running from one street to another), no accessory building erected in the rear yard shall be nearer the street line than the minimum distance specified for a front yard setback on that part of the street which the yard abuts.
e. 
Any accessory building attached to the main building shall be considered part of the main building.
[1999 Code § 17.08.050]
a. 
On any lot running through from one street to another, the front of the lot shall, for the purposes of this chapter, be considered that frontage upon which the majority of the buildings in the same block front, but, in case there has been no clearly defined building frontage established, the owner may, when applying for a building permit, specify which lot line is to be considered the front lot line for the purposes of this chapter.
b. 
In the case of lots fronting on the turnaround of a cul-de-sac street or fronting upon any other curved street, lot frontage (as distinguished from lot width) may equal but shall be no less than two-thirds (2/3) of the required lot width as set forth in the schedule (see Section 37-63), and further provided that no lot shall have a frontage of less than fifty (50) feet.
[1999 Code § 17.08.060]
a. 
No lot shall be so subdivided or reduced in area as to cause any open space required by this chapter to be less in any dimension than is required for the zone and lot in question.
b. 
Where a lot is formed from part of another lot and occupied by a building, such division shall be effected in such a manner as not to impair any of the requirements of this chapter with respect to the existing building or yards and open spaces in connection therewith. No permit shall be issued for the erection of a new building on a new lot thus created, unless it complies with all the provisions of this chapter.
c. 
Off-Street Parking. Off-street parking space shall be provided as specified in Section 37-60 or as otherwise may be required in this chapter.
d. 
Access Driveways. Any access driveway to any use shall be deemed to be accessory to such use. No driveway that is accessory to a business or industrial use shall be established in any residential zone.
e. 
Ingress or Egress. No ingress or egress over private roads or private driveways of Edison Township through districts zoned for residential uses shall be permitted to or from nonresidential properties.
[1999 Code § 17.08.070]
a. 
The measurement shall be made from the mean finished grade of the lot immediately adjacent to the building foundation.
b. 
Height limits in this chapter shall not apply to transmission or aerial towers, masts, flagpoles or chimneys, provided that the horizontal area of such parts does not exceed one and zero-tenths percent of the ground area covered by the main building, nor shall the limits apply to parapet walls not over four (4) feet high for buildings located in nonresidential zones, and further provided that height limits shall not apply to roof-mounted heating, air conditioning or other mechanical equipment, except that such equipment shall not be visible while standing at ground level and shall be screened by a wall, cover, parapet, fencing or by other means equal to the height of the equipment to be screened and such screening shall be in keeping with the architectural motif of the building.
[1999 Code § 17.08.080]
The lowest floor level in a cellar, basement, crawl space or other structure in any building or structure shall not be less than specified by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection or other flood elevation established by the Township Engineer.
[1999 Code § 17.08.090]
The standards for control and regulation of land within flood hazard areas as promulgated by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection are incorporated in this chapter.
[1999 Code § 17.08.100]
a. 
Except as hereinafter provided, no building permit shall be issued for a building or use or enlargement of any building or use unless a site plan is first submitted and approved, and no certificate of occupancy shall be given unless all construction conforms to the approved plan, except that site approval shall not be required for single-family or two-family dwellings or for permitted accessory uses incidental to single-family dwellings.
b. 
No change of occupancy permit pursuant to Chapter 36, subsection 36-8.1b) for any nonresidential use shall be authorized or permitted until approved by the Planning Board committee for change of occupancy.
c. 
The Planning Board committee, for a change of occupancy, may require, as a condition of permit approval, the installation of landscaping, paving, fencing, lighting and building facade renovation.
d. 
Site plan application and approval shall be required for all parking areas not accessory to a single-family or two-family dwelling.
[1999 Code § 17.08.110]
Notwithstanding compliance with specific conditional use standards hereinafter set forth, no conditional use will be permitted if the use at the proposed location would be detrimental to the health, safety and general welfare of the community.
[1999 Code § 17.08.120]
On a corner lot, with a triangular area, no wall or fence or other structure shall be erected of a height in excess of three (3) feet, and no hedge, shrub or other growth shall be maintained at a height in excess of three (3) feet, except that trees whose branches are trimmed away to a height of at least ten (10) feet above the curb level shall be permitted. Such triangular area shall be determined by the intersecting center lines of the streets and a diagonal connecting points on each street center line seventy-five (75) feet from the intersection of such street center lines.
[1999 Code § 17.08.130; Ord. No. O.1880-2014]
a. 
All uses not specifically permitted by zone or by State or Federal law are prohibited, inclusive of, but by no means limited to, refineries, cement manufacturing, slaughterhouses, explosive manufacturing, adult bookstores, movies and the like and as further prohibited by this chapter.
b. 
Drive-through windows or other physical appurtenances designed or used to serve food to customers.
c. 
Chemical manufacture for storage or sale of extremely toxic chemicals, such as but not limited to phosphine, phosgene, stibine, arsine, hydrogen selinide, methyl isocyanate, chlorine dioxide, chlorine trifloride, diborane, mercury and chloroform.
d. 
Hazard or toxic waste disposal, storage and transfer facilities designed or used for the incineration, disposal, storage or transfer of hazardous or toxic waste produced off-site.
e. 
In any approved lot in a zone which permits the construction of a single-family dwelling as the principal structure, it shall be prohibited to construct more than one (1) such principal structure on that lot.
f. 
Drilling for natural gas; using the drilling technique of hydraulic fracturing; exploring for natural gas beyond the reconnaissance phase; or the treatment, discharge, disposal, or storage of waste from hydraulic fracturing or any by-product of hydraulic fracturing.
1. 
Applicability. The provisions of this paragraph f. shall apply to the entire municipality of Edison and the Township Code shall be deemed amended accordingly.
[1999 Code § 17.08.140]
The use of trailers or modular office buildings as accessory buildings shall be temporarily permitted at a site for which a building permit has been issued for development of land as defined by the Municipal Land Use Law. Upon completion of the approved project, such trailer or other modular structure shall be removed from the site unless specifically authorized by site plan and/or subdivision application approval by the Edison Township Planning Board. No trailer or modular structure not permanently affixed to the ground shall be permitted unless approval is granted in accordance with the Subdivision and Site Plan Regulations, Chapter 36. Trailers or modular buildings used as an accessory building must be approved in accordance with the Subdivision and Site Plan Regulations, Chapter 36. This section does not apply to recreation or house-type trailers.
[1999 Code § 17.08.150]
a. 
All decks or patios as described in this chapter shall comply with accessory building yard requirements for accessory buildings and with lot coverage regulations as set forth in the schedule in Section 37-63, except that for the purposes of this chapter, decks in the R-AA, R-A, R-A(PRD), R-BB and R-B zone districts shall have their own lot coverage requirements, separate and apart from the requirements for lot coverage as set forth in Section 37-63 and the schedule attached thereto. The following maximum lot coverage requirements in the R-AA, R-A, R-A (PRD), R-BB and R-B zone districts shall apply to decks:
Zone District
Maximum Deck Lot Coverage
R-AA
2%
R-A
3%
R-A [PRD]
3%
R-BB
3%
R-B
4%
[1999 Code § 17.08.170]
Pools shall be located in conformance with the side yard requirements of the principal structure and shall be located no less than twenty (20) feet from the rear lot line in the R-AA and R-A zones. In the R-BB and R-B zones, no pool shall be located less than six (6) feet from any side or rear lot line. No pools shall be located in the required front yard area.
[1999 Code § 17.08.180]
Such uses shall be located on a tract of land of no less than five (5) acres; and further provided that for each one hundred (100) students permitted by license of New Jersey Department of Institutions and Agencies or New Jersey Board of Education, an additional one (1) acre shall be required.
[1999 Code § 17.08.190]
No structure used for the feeding, care and housing of hoofed animals shall be located within seventy-five (75) feet of a property line.
[1999 Code § 17.08.200]
All construction, alteration or enlargement of nonresidential structures or multifamily structures shall require a planted buffer area when such use adjoins single-family dwellings. The purpose of the buffer area is to provide a visual screen to separate the impacts of nonresidential use and/or disproportionate building bulk to adjoining single-family residents. The buffer area may consist of preservation of existing natural mature plant growth, new plant materials, fencing or any combination of the same to ensure proper separation of one use from the other. This regulation shall apply to all districts unless specifically regulated elsewhere by zone district.
[1999 Code § 17.08.210]
a. 
Definitions. As used in this chapter:
DISTRIBUTION LINE
Means a pipeline other than a gathering or transmission line.
GATHERING LINE
Means a pipeline that transports gas from a current production facility to a transmission line or main.
PIPELINE
Means any conduit through which natural gas, petroleum, oxygen or other flammable or combustible products or any of their products is conveyed or intended to be conveyed. The definition of "pipeline" shall include compressor plants and other facilities integrated with pipeline operations.
SERVICE LINE
Means a distribution line that transports natural gas from a common source of supply to a customer meter or the connection to a customer's piping, whichever is farther downstream, or to the connection to a customer's piping if there is not a customer meter. The "customer meter" is the meter that measures the transfer of gas from an operator to a customer.
TRANSMISSION LINE
Means a pipeline subject to pressures of one hundred twenty-five (125) or more pounds per square inch gauge, other than a gathering line, that:
1. 
Transports gas from a gathering line or storage facility to a distribution line in a storage facility to a distribution center or storage facility;
2. 
Operates at a hoop stress of twenty (20%) percent or more of SMYS (specified minimum yield strength);
3. 
Transports gas within a storage field.
b. 
No building or land disturbance shall be permitted within seventy-five (75) feet of any distribution, gathering or transmission line, as defined in paragraph a. above.
c. 
No building or structure or part thereof which is used for the manufacturing, processing, generation or storage of corrosive, highly toxic, oxidizing, pyrophoric, water-reactive, highly combustible, flammable or explosive materials that constitute a high fire, explosion or health hazard, including loose, combustible fibers, dust and unstable material, shall be constructed within one hundred twenty-five (125) feet of any distribution, gathering or transmission line.
d. 
Exceptions and Exemptions. This subsection shall not apply to:
1. 
Any building, land disturbance or construction involved in the crossing of a pipeline to provide access to a property when no other reasonable access is permitted and the crossing of a pipeline to provide utility services to a parcel of land;
2. 
Any work done to any building, land disturbance or construction on a pipeline by or on behalf of the owner or operator of any pipeline.
e. 
The approving board may permit the encroachment upon the buffer area provided for in this subsection upon a demonstration that the strict application of this section would result in particular and exceptional practical difficulties or undue hardship caused by reason of exceptional narrowness, shallowness or shape of the property or by reason of exceptional topographic conditions or physical features uniquely affecting a property or by reason of extraordinary and exceptional situations uniquely affecting a property or the structures lawfully existing thereon.
[1999 Code § 17.08.220]
a. 
In accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:55D-66.1, no community residence for the developmentally disabled and no shelter for victims of domestic violence shall house more than six (6) persons, excluding resident staff, unless a conditional use permit has been issued by the Planning Board for the use or conversion to use of a dwelling unit to such a community residence or shelter.
b. 
An applicant for a conditional use permit shall file an application for development which shall be the subject of a public hearing at the Planning Board following the required notice and service requirements of an application for development as more particularly set forth in Sections 39-12.5 and 39-12.6. In each case, the decision of the Planning Board shall be reasonably related to the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the zoning district in which the proposed use is to be located. Before granting such a conditional use permit, the Planning Board shall make specific findings of fact including, but not limited to the following:
1. 
The proposed area shall be sufficient for the intended purpose;
2. 
Adequate parking facilities shall be provided;
3. 
Means of ingress and egress shall be adequate to prevent traffic hazard, congestion or excessive interference with normal traffic movement on adjacent public streets and thoroughfares;
4. 
The building and use shall be appropriately located and designed and will meet a community need without adversely affecting the neighborhood;
5. 
In accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:55D-66.2, no more than fifteen (15) persons other than resident staff shall be permitted in the residence;
6. 
The applicant shall satisfy the Planning Board as to the adequacy of all items required in an application for site plan approval, including but not limited to, drainage, illumination, sewerage, landscaping and all other items required for site plan approval.
[1999 Code § 17.08.230]
All uses and activities shall comply with performance standards as set forth in this subsection.
a. 
General Intent. As a condition to approval and as a condition to continuance of any building, process, installation, production or other use in an industrial district, the applicant shall supply evidence, satisfactory to the Planning Board or to its designated representative, that the proposed building, process, installation, production or other use will conform fully to all the applicable performance standards. As evidence of compliance, the Board may require certification of tests by appropriate government agencies or by recognized testing laboratories, any costs to be borne by the applicant. The Planning Board may require that specific types of equipment, machinery or devices be installed or require specific operating procedures or methods in order to assure compliance with the applicable performance standards.
b. 
Liquid Wastes. No liquid waste shall be discharged into any watercourse in the municipality.
c. 
Industrial Waste. No industrial waste shall be discharged into the public sewage collection and disposal system unless the appropriate officials of the Township sewer utility or Middlesex County Sewerage Authority, whichever has jurisdiction, shall have first investigated the character and volume of such waste and shall have certified that it will accept the discharge of the waste material into the system. The applicant shall comply with any requirements of the utility, including the pretreating of such wastes, control of pH and other methods of improving such wastes prior to discharge, as a condition to acceptance by the utility.
d. 
Noise and Vibration. All uses and activities shall comply with applicable noise and vibration standards of the State and Federal government, provided that no use shall cause an increased vibration beyond the limits of the property on which it is located nor increase the ambient noise levels present at boundaries of the site nor cause intermittent or point audible noise or noise vibration to adversely impact adjoining property.
e. 
Heat. No process or use shall be permitted that produces heat to the extent that the temperature has an adverse effect of any kind upon adjoining properties and uses.
f. 
Glare. Any process producing intense glare or flashing of lights shall be performed within a completely enclosed building in such manner that no discomfort glare shall be disseminated beyond the building. No sky-reflected or indirect glare shall be permitted if any operation is to be conducted in any area outside of a building except where required for safety purposes. Lighting of any interior roadway or driveway shall conform to American Standard Practice for Roadway Lighting, ASAD 12.1-1963, sponsored by the Illuminating Engineering Society and published by the United States American Standards Institute. Lighting of any parking area or of any loading and unloading area shall conform to the strictest standards described in Recommended Practice for Outdoor Parking Area Lighting, published by the Illuminating Engineering Society, with spacing and type of luminaire such that spill light shall be kept at a minimum objectionable glare to any point beyond the lot line. Parking and loading and unloading areas that are in use after dark shall be so situated as to provide maximum shielding and concealment of lighting from adjoining properties. Lighting of any sign, building exterior, fountain or decorative fixture shall be placed in such a manner that it is directed toward the object to be lighted and does not disseminate glare. The subsection shall not be construed to prohibit lighting required by police or other enforcement agencies for the safety and protection of employees and of the general public.
g. 
Additional Standards and References. In order to satisfy itself that the applicant will comply fully with all of the applicable performance standards, the Planning Board or its designated representative may examine and refer to any or all of the available standards, codes, regulations and requirements of Federal, State, County, this Township and recognized professional organizations, associations and societies.
h. 
Testing Procedures and Technical Assistance. In all cases where the Planning Board shall deem it advisable to determine whether or not the facility will be in conformity with the applicable performance standards or other provisions of this chapter, the Planning Board or its designated representatives shall require adequate testing procedures and shall utilize the expert assistance at the expense of the applicant.
[1999 Code § 17.08.240]
a. 
In all single-family residential developments, no dwelling shall be similar, alike, coincide or the same in architectural appearance as any other dwelling within that development, or within three hundred (300) feet [sight outside] of that dwelling [development].
b. 
The proposed residential unit shall be of such character, quality or architectural design and construction materials as will assure that the proposed structure will be in keeping with the general character of the neighborhood in which it is located, and that the proposed structure will have a harmonious visual relationship with the neighboring residential structures.
c. 
The floor plans of the affected dwellings need not be different, however, the dwellings shall differ substantially in the following features:
1. 
Orientation of house on the lot (e.g., garage location);
2. 
Landings, porches or other prominent ornamentation on street façade;
3. 
Color of all exterior wall veneers to include but not be limited to siding, stucco and brick;
4. 
The relative location or type of windows and doors on street elevation;
5. 
Color and design of front entry doors;
6. 
Color and design of window treatments, such as shutters, keystones, arches and panels;
7. 
The type of pitch of roof, including roof lines and roof appurtenances such as dormers, parapet, belfries, skylights and roof windows;
8. 
The type of roofing material, or the color thereof, or the pattern.
d. 
Reversing the layout of the same dwelling without substantial architectural changes as set forth above does not satisfy the requirements of this subsection.
e. 
A building permit will be denied to a proposed development consisting of two (2) or more houses where the proposed development will create a building or buildings of such dissimilar character and appearance to those prior existing structures and/or buildings as to destroy the character of the existing neighborhood.
f. 
In a multi-unit development, there shall be a minimum of two (2) models of dwellings that differ in layout as it refers to footprint, setbacks, elevation, perimeter and room configuration.
g. 
In any proposed development of two (2) or more attached or detached single-family homes, there shall be a variety of separate basic house designs. In no event shall there be less than the following separate basic designs:
Total Number of Houses in the Development
Minimum Number of Separate Basic House Designs
2-10
2
11-20
3
21-30
4
31-40
5
41 and over
5 plus 1 additional basic house design for every additional 25 housing units
h. 
Architectural plans shall be submitted when applying for a zoning permit for appropriate review by the Zoning Officer to determine compliance with this subsection.
[Ord. No. O.1969-2017]
a. 
Mobile temporary storage units shall be permitted on private property provided that:
1. 
No temporary storage unit or units shall be permitted on any private property in the Township for greater than thirty (30) consecutive days without a zoning permit, nor shall a temporary storage unit or units be permitted on a private property for a period of time to exceed ninety (90) days per three hundred sixty (360) day period;
2. 
Temporary storage units shall not obstruct the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic and shall not be located within a public right-of-way; and
3. 
Temporary storage units shall not contain advertising or any other writing, except to identify the manufacturer or owner of the mobile temporary storage units.
b. 
All private property owners in the Township seeking to maintain a temporary storage unit or units upon private property for greater than thirty (30) days, but in no case greater than ninety (90) days per three hundred sixty (360) day period, shall first obtain a zoning permit which shall dictate the location of a temporary storage unit or units on a property, and which shall also take into account the accessibility, safety and aesthetics of the temporary storage unit or units in relation to the subject private property.
[Ord. No. O.1938-2016; Ord. No. O.1969-2017]
No exception shall be made from the Chapter 37, section 37-4, "General Design and Use Regulations" unless the proposed waiver is reasonable and within the general purposes and intent of the Chapter 37 and/or the Code, and/or that literal enforcement of Chapter 37 and/or the Code is impractical and will exact undue hardship because of the peculiar conditions pertaining to a certain property and can be granted without substantial detriment to the public good and without substantially impairing the intent and purpose of the Township's Master Plan and Zoning Ordinances and redevelopment plan if applicable.
[1999 Code § 17.12.010]
No building, structure or premises shall be used and no building or structure shall be erected or structurally altered except for the following uses:
a. 
Single-family detached house;
b. 
Church, synagogue or other place of worship, including parish house and school buildings, provided that the lot has a minimum area of three (3) acres and a width of two hundred (200) feet and further that no accessory use shall be located within twenty-five (25) feet of a lot line;
c. 
Private nonprofit school approved by the State of New Jersey, provided that said use is located on a lot of three (3) acres or more and has direct access to a street classified as other than a local access street in the Master Plan of Edison Township;
d. 
Private golf courses, provided that the lot has a minimum area of one hundred (100) acres and that no structure or parking area is located within one hundred (100) feet of a lot line.
[1999 Code § 17.12.020]
Accessory uses usually incidental to the above uses, including but not limited to those specified below. The term "accessory use" shall not include a business nor any building or unit not located on the same lot with the principal building to which it is accessory.
a. 
Private garages, carports and parking areas;
b. 
Private swimming pools erected in accordance with applicable Township ordinances and tennis courts;
c. 
Outdoor barbecue structures and storage sheds;
d. 
Animal shelters for domestic pets;
e. 
Private stables, provided that the plot or lot contains an area of not less than three (3) acres.
[1999 Code § 17.12.030]
Private membership recreation facility offering activities limited to swimming, tennis, racquetball and handball courts, but not to include commercial use such as banquet hall restaurants open to the general public, etc., provided that:
a. 
The use is located on a lot of not less than five (5) acres in size;
b. 
A planted buffer area of not less than twenty-five (25) feet in depth and fencing, or both, shall be required between all parking areas, picnic areas, playfields and buildings and the adjacent lot lines. This provision may be waived if natural topography, wetlands or other natural or man-made features adequately separate the above from adjoining residentially zoned land;
c. 
No building shall be located within seventy-five (75) feet of any lot line nor have a total floor area of more than ten (10%) percent of the lot area, nor shall any building exceed two (2) stories or twenty-five (25) feet in height.
[1999 Code § 17.12.040]
As specified in the schedule of regulations Section 37-63.
Variable Lot Size Provision. In a major subdivision application, variable lot sizes may be approved by the Planning Board. The lot sizes may be varied to the extent that the lots may have areas of not less than thirty thousand (30,000) square feet each and widths of not less than one hundred twenty-five (125) feet if a sufficient number of the remainder of the lots are increased in area so that the average lot size will be not less than forty thousand (40,000) square feet. The Planning Board, in passing on such plats, shall consider the physical and structural characteristics, including topography of the land comprised in the subdivision, and determine that such variation in lot size will provide a better layout of the subdivision and a better use of the land for building sites that would a uniform lot size. The subdivider shall submit a plat map showing the development according to the requirements of the R-AA district as shown in the schedule, Section 37-63, and another plat map showing the development as modified in accordance with this subsection. In no event shall the density of development throughout the subdivision exceed the exact number of lots that would have been permitted to be built if such development has proceeded on the basis of forty thousand (40,000) square feet per lot with a width of not less than one hundred fifty (150) feet.
[1999 Code § 17.12.060]
Off-street parking space, together with appropriate access thereto, shall be provided on the same lot as the building it is intended to serve in accordance with the standards of Section 37-60. Not more than twenty (20%) percent of the required front yard shall be paved for driveways and parking.
[1999 Code § 17.12.070]
Signs shall be permitted in conformance with Section 37-62.
[1999 Code § 17.20.010]
The following regulations are applicable in the R-A Residential District:
No building, structure or premises shall be used, and no building or structure shall be erected or structurally altered, except for the following uses:
a. 
A single-family detached house;
b. 
A church, synagogue or other place of worship, including parish house and school buildings, provided that the lot has a minimum area of three (3) acres and a width of two hundred (200) feet, and provided further that no accessory use shall be located within twenty-five (25) feet of a lot line;
c. 
A private, nonprofit school approved by the State of New Jersey, provided that said use is located on a lot of five (5) acres or more and has direct access to a street classified as other than a local access street in the Master Plan of Edison Township;
d. 
Private golf courses, provided that the lot has a minimum area of one hundred (100) acres and that no structure or parking area is located within one hundred (100) feet of a lot line.
[1999 Code § 17.20.020]
a. 
Accessory uses shall be the same as in the R-AA district.
b. 
Home-based occupations, subject to the following:
1. 
No exterior alteration of the residential structure results which shows existence of home-based occupation conducted in the residence.
2. 
No exterior signage shall be permitted other than as permitted in subsection 37-62.4h.
3. 
No more than one (1) full-time employee, in addition to a person(s) residing at the site, shall be employed at the site.
4. 
No outdoor storage of materials, equipment, goods or products shall be permitted.
5. 
No sale of goods and materials to the general public shall be permitted at the site.
6. 
No more than twenty (20%) percent of the habitable floor space of the dwelling shall be used exclusively for the conduct of a home-based occupation.
[1999 Code § 17.20.030]
Conditional uses shall be the same as in the R-AA district, except that planned residential development permitting single-family dwellings shall be subject to standards and requirements set forth in subsection 37-11.1a.
[1999 Code § 17.20.040]
Height, area and yard requirements shall be as specified in the Schedule of Area, Yard and Building Regulations, Section 37-63.
[1999 Code § 17.20.050]
In a major subdivision application to which both public water and sewer service are to be provided, variable lot sizes may be approved by the Planning Board. The lot sizes may be varied to the extent that the lots may have areas of not less than fifteen thousand (15,000) square feet each and a width of not less than eighty-five (85) feet if a sufficient number of the remainder of the lots are increased in area so that the average lot size will be not less than twenty thousand (20,000) square feet. The Planning Board, in passing on such plat, shall consider the physical and structural characteristics, including the topography of the land comprised in the subdivision, and determine that variation in lot size will provide a better layout of the subdivision and a better use of land for building sites than would a uniform lot size. The subdivider shall submit a plat map showing the development according to the requirements of the R-A district as shown in the schedule, Section 37-63, and another plat map showing the development as modified in accordance with this section. In no event shall the density of development throughout the subdivision exceed the exact number of lots that would have been permitted to be built if such development has proceeded on the basis of twenty thousand (20,000) square feet per lot with a width of not less than one hundred (100) feet.
[1999 Code § 17.20.060]
In order to preserve and protect natural woodlands and waterways, and further to afford open space area available to future residents and concurrent with residential development in a major subdivision to which both public water and sewer service are to be provided, the lot size of one or more lots may be less than twenty thousand (20,000) square feet and have a width of lot of less than one hundred (100) feet, but in no event shall any lot be less than fifteen thousand (15,000) square feet in area and have a width of lot of less than eighty-five (85) feet, if the following conditions and regulations are met:
a. 
Plat Map. The subdivider shall submit a plat map showing the development according to the requirements of the R-A district and another plat map showing the development as modified in accordance with this subsection.
b. 
Approval. If lands are proposed to be dedicated to the Township or homeowners' association, the Planning Board shall condition final approval upon acceptance of such land by the Township Council or establishment of a homeowners' association, as the case may be.
c. 
Dedication. All open space areas of the tract being subdivided shall be dedicated and conveyed by the owner, in fee simple absolute, by a good and sufficient deed.
d. 
Application Requirement. All approvals for such major subdivisions as permitted hereunder, together with the standards of dedication and sanitary approval, shall be in accordance with Chapter 36, Subdivisions and Site Plans.
e. 
Yard Modification. Yard depths shall be reduced by one (1) foot for each one thousand (1,000) square feet of lot area less than twenty thousand (20,000) square feet.
[1999 Code § 17.20.070]
Off-street parking space, together with appropriate access thereto, shall be provided on the same lot as the building it is intended to serve in accordance with the standards of Section 37-60.
[1999 Code § 17.20.080]
Signs shall be permitted in conformance with Section 37-62.
[1999 Code § 17.20.090]
Any and all provisions of the Subdivision and Site Plan Regulations, Chapter 36, shall constitute the collective development regulations of planned residential development options.
a. 
Intent and Purpose. The planned residential development intent and purposes are:
1. 
To provide for necessary educational and recreational facilities conveniently located to such housing;
2. 
To encourage innovations in residential development so that the growing demands of the population may be met by greater variety in type, design and layout of buildings and by the conservation and more efficient use of open space auxiliary to such buildings;
3. 
To provide greater opportunities for better housing and recreation, conveniently located to each other;
4. 
To encourage a more efficient use of land and of public services, private services in lieu thereof;
5. 
To lessen the burden of traffic on streets and highways;
6. 
To encourage builders to incorporate land;
7. 
To provide a procedure which can relate the type, design and layout of residential development to the particular demand for housing and other facilities including the foregoing at the time of development a manner consistent with the preservation of the property values within established residential areas to insure that the increased flexibility of substantive regulations over land development authorized herein is subject to such administrative standards and procedures as shall encourage the disposition of proposals for land development.
b. 
Location of Planned Residential Development. The provision of this subsection shall apply only to the RA(PRD) district wherein planned residential development options are permitted.
c. 
Development Application Filing Procedure.
1. 
An applicant may request an informal review of application by the Board. No fee shall be charged for the review, and no written report from the Board or its technical or professional advisors shall be provided.
2. 
Filing Application. The applicant shall pay all fees and file copies of plans with the Planning Board. Plans shall be reviewed by technical and professional advisors of the Board and report to the Board. The Board, within forty-five (45) days of filing of the application, shall determine by resolution whether or not the plans are complete as per N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq. The Board, after determination that the application is complete, shall schedule a public hearing and act upon said application in accordance with law. All planned residential development applications shall be made as a simultaneous major site plan and subdivision application.
d. 
Permitted Uses. Uses permitted in a planned residential development may include and shall be limited to:
1. 
Detached single-family dwellings and accessory structures thereto;
2. 
Attached single-family dwellings and accessory structures thereto. For purposes of this section no more than one (1) dwelling shall be located on a lot and no more than two (2) dwellings shall be attached one to another; and further provided, that the word "attached" means common bearing wall(s) and foundation(s) but shall not be construed to include fencing, decks or other architectural appurtenances as connecting structural parts;
3. 
Accessory uses shall be limited to customary and incidental uses and structures to single-family dwellings; accessory uses shall not include home offices or occupations.
e. 
Development Schedule.
1. 
Planned residential development applications shall comply with the applicable standards hereafter and all other applicable standards of this chapter.
2. 
Development Standards.
(a) 
Minimum acres: forty (40) acres. [The minimum required area shall include only lands adjacent or contiguous to each other under single or combined ownership and located entirely within the R-A (PRD) District.]
(b) 
Maximum gross density: four and five-tenths (4.5) acres. [Gross density shall be calculated by dividing the total number of proposed lots by the total acreage of the development application.]
(c) 
Minimum lot size for detached single-family dwelling: eight thousand five hundred (8,500) square feet.
(d) 
Minimum lot width for single-family detached dwelling: eighty (80) feet.
(e) 
Minimum lot size for attached single-family dwellings: six thousand (6,000) square feet.
(f) 
Minimum lot width for attached single-family dwellings: fifty-five (55) feet.
(g) 
Minimum/maximum percentage of single-family detached homes to total homes: thirty-five (35%) percent/sixty-five (65%) percent.
(h) 
Minimum/maximum percentage of single-family attached homes to total homes: thirty-five (35%) percent/sixty-five (65%) percent.
(i) 
Minimum percentage open space: five (5%) percent.
Minimum required open space and public area shall include all lands, whether to be in common open space, public facility areas or public areas. Required open space lands shall not include yard areas of lots in private individual ownership, land area within the right-of-way of a public or private street and land area between walkways or sidewalks and buildings wherein the principal use of said lands is to provide for pedestrian traffic to and from buildings and parking lots.
f. 
Development Regulations for Single-Family Detached Homes.
1. 
The lot size and all other development standards of an adjacent residential zone shall be the minimum standards of development of any lot(s) created within a planned residential development which is adjacent to a residential zone boundary.
2. 
No lot shall front an existing or proposed street classified as other than a local access street in the adopted Master Plan of Edison Township.
3. 
Except as required above and provided herein, the minimum development standards for lots shall be as set for the R-B district except that lot sizes may be varied not to exceed thirty-five (35%) percent of total lots and that no lots shall have an area of seven thousand five hundred (7,500) square feet or less and provided that an equal number of lots shall exceed eight thousand five hundred (8,500) square feet.
4. 
No detached accessory structures shall be permitted.
5. 
Floor plans and building elevations shall be submitted of all proposed housing types.
6. 
Typical landscaping plans shall be required.
g. 
Development Regulations for Single-Family Attached Homes.
1. 
No lot proposed to be developed for an attached single-family dwelling shall be adjacent or contiguous to a lot located in the R-A district.
2. 
No more than two (2) single-family dwellings shall be attached one to another.
3. 
The minimum yard-depth requirement shall be as follows:
(a) 
Front yard depth: twenty (20) feet from a public street right-of-way or twenty-five (25) feet from the curb of a private street.
(b) 
One (1) side yard: zero.
(c) 
One (1) side yard: fifteen (15) feet.
(d) 
Rear yard: thirty-five (35) feet.
(e) 
Maximum percentage of lot coverage by building(s): thirty-five (35%) percent.
4. 
Accessory Structures.
(a) 
No attached accessory structures shall have a floor area of more than eighty (80) square feet or a height of more than ten (10) feet.
(b) 
No attached accessory structure shall extend more than six (6) feet from the side wall of the principal dwelling to which attached, and, further, such accessory structure shall comply with side yard requirements for the principal structure.
(c) 
Any attached accessory structure shall be of the same color as the principal structure to which attached.
5. 
No structure shall exceed thirty (30) feet in height.
6. 
Floor plans and building elevations shall be submitted of all proposed housing types.
7. 
Typical landscaping plans shall be required.
8. 
All attached single-family dwelling units shall be served by individual driveways connected to a public or private street. The driveway shall have a minimum surface area of one hundred sixty (160) square feet and minimum width of eight (8) feet.
h. 
Density Modification. To encourage flexibility of housing density, design and type intended, for a development proposed to be developed over a period of years, deviations may be authorized from the density or intensity of use established for the entire planned development. The Planning Board may allow for a greater concentration of density or intensity of land use within a section or sections of the development, whether it be earlier or later in the development, than upon others. The approval of the Planning Board of a greater concentration of density or intensity of land use for any section to be developed must be offset by a smaller concentration in any completed prior stage, or there must be an appropriate reservation on the remaining land by a grant of easement or covenant in favor of the municipality.
i. 
Open Space Regulations.
1. 
In reviewing applications for a planned residential development the Planning Board will require evidence that adequate open space in appropriate locations will be available.
2. 
Open space must have safe and convenient pedestrian access.
3. 
The applicant must consult with the Planning Board early in the design stage to ascertain open space requirements. Such open space shall consist of any combination of common space, public open space and public areas.
4. 
Common Open Space. The landowner shall provide for the establishment of an organization for the ownership and maintenance of any common open space and such organization shall be established and regulated by all applicable standards and conditions of State statute.
j. 
Roadway Standards.
1. 
All existing roads and proposed roads to be dedicated shall be improved and/or constructed in accordance with the Township subdivision standards.
2. 
The right-of-way and pavement widths for improvement of private ways, roads and alleys shall be determined from sound planning and engineering standards in conformity to the estimated needs of the full development proposed and the traffic to be generated thereby and shall be adequate and sufficient in size, location and design to accommodate the maximum traffic, parking and loading needs and the access of fire fighting equipment and police vehicles. Internal private roads shall have a required pavement width as follows:
(a) 
Two-way traffic roads: thirty (30) feet paved width, and the right-of-way width of said streets shall be a minimum of fifty (50) feet.
(b) 
Sidewalks shall be at least three (3) feet in width. Service ways for public service and emergency vehicles shall be no less than fifteen (15) feet in width.
k. 
Development Staging. As a condition to preliminary approval of the planned residential development plan, the Board may permit the implementation of the plan in whole or in sections or in stages consisting of one (1) or more sections or stages, under the sequence of actions determined as a part of the planned residential development district plan. Such sections or stages shall be:
1. 
Substantially functionally self-contained and self-sustaining with regard to access, parking utilities, open spaces and similar physical features and shall be capable of substantial occupancy, operation and maintenance upon completion of construction and development;
2. 
Properly related to other services of the community as a whole and to those facilities and services yet to be provided in the full execution and implementation of the planned residential development district;
3. 
Provided with such temporary or permanent transitional features, buffers or protective areas as the conditions of ownership and maintenance may require to prevent damage or detriment to any completed section or stage, to other sections or stages and to adjoining properties not in the planned development. Plans and specifications of such sections or stages are to be filed with the Board and are to be of sufficient detail and at such scale as to fully demonstrate the arrangement and site locations of all structures, primary and accessory land uses, parking, landscaping, public and private utilities and services facilities and land ownership conditions.
l. 
Improvement Guarantees.
1. 
Before consideration of final approval or, as a condition of the preliminary approval, the applicant shall have installed the improvements specified as part of the conditions of preliminary approval, or the Board shall require the posting of adequate performance guarantees to assure the installation of the required improvements or the conditions approved as part of the preliminary approval.
2. 
Improvement. Prior to the granting of final approval, the applicant shall have installed or shall have first post-performance guarantees for the ultimate installation of all improvements required.
m. 
Enforcement and Modification of Development Plan. To further the mutual interest of the residents and owners of the planned residential development and of the public in the preservation of the integrity of the plans finally approved, and to secure that modifications, if any, in the plans shall not impair the reasonable, reliance of the residents and owners upon the provisions of the plan, nor result in changes that would adversely affect the public interest, the enforcement and modification of the provisions of the plan as finally approved, whether recorded by plat, covenant, easement or otherwise, shall be subject to the following provisions:
1. 
Enforcement by the Township of the provisions of the plans relating to the use of land and the use, bulk and location of buildings and structures; to the quality and location of common open space; and to the intensity of use or the density of residential units shall run in favor of the Township and shall be enforceable in law or in equity by the Township without limitation of any powers or regulation otherwise granted the Township by law.
2. 
Provision of the plans shall run in favor of the residents of the planned development, but only to the extent expressly provided in the plans and in accordance with the terms of the plans, and to that extent the provisions, whether recorded by plat, covenant, easement or otherwise, may be enforced at law or equity by the residents and owners, acting individually, jointly or through an organization designated in the plans to act on their behalf; provided, however, that no provisions of the plans shall be implied to exist in favor of residents and owners of the development except as to those portions of the plans which have been finally approved and have been recorded.
3. 
Modification of the Plan by the Township. All those provisions of the plans authorized to be enforced by the Township under paragraph m1 above may be modified, removed or released by the Township (except grants or easements relating to the service or equipment of a public utility), subject to the following conditions:
(a) 
No such modification, removal or release of the provisions of a plan by the Township shall affect the rights of the residents and owners of the developments to maintain and enforce those provisions, at law or equity, as provided above.
(b) 
No modification, removal or release of the provisions of a plan by the municipality shall be permitted except upon a finding by the Board following a public hearing called and held in accordance with law, that the same is consistent with the efficient development and preservation of the entire development, does not adversely affect either the enjoyment of land abutting upon or across a street from the development or the public interest, and is not granted solely to confer a special benefit upon any person.
4. 
Modification by the Residents. Residents and owners of a development may, to the extent and in the manner expressly authorized by the provisions of the plan, modify, remove or release their rights to enforce the provisions of the plan, but no such action shall affect the right of the Township to enforce the provisions of the plan.
n. 
Contents of Application. In addition to the requirements for subdivision and site plan map submission, a planned residential development application shall include such information as is reasonably necessary to disclose the following:
1. 
The location, district and size of the site and the nature of the landowner's interest in the land to be developed;
2. 
The type of land use to be allocated to parts of the site to be developed;
3. 
The location and size of any open space;
4. 
The use and the approximate height, bulk and location of buildings and other structures;
5. 
The feasibility of proposals for the disposition of sanitary waste and stormwater, and for the provision of other utilities and services such as water supply and solid waste disposal;
6. 
The substance of covenants, grants of easements or other restrictions proposed to be imposed upon the use of the land, buildings and structures including proposed easements or grants for public utilities;
7. 
The provisions for the parking of vehicles and the location and width of proposed streets and public ways;
8. 
In the case of plans which call for development over a period of years, a schedule showing the proposed times within which applications for final approval of all sections of the development are intended to be filed and the developer's financial responsibility;
9. 
A written statement by the landowner or any other entity having cognizable interest in the land, setting forth the reasons why, in his or her opinion, a planned residential development would be in the public interest and would be consistent with the municipal statement of objectives.
[1999 Code § 17.24.010]
No building, structure or premises shall be used and no building or structure shall be erected or structurally altered except for the following uses:
a. 
Single-family detached house;
b. 
Church, synagogue or other place of worship, including parish house and school buildings, provided that the lot has a minimum area of three (3) acres and a width of two hundred (200) feet, and further that no accessory use shall be located within twenty-five (25) feet of a lot line;
c. 
Private nonprofit school approved by the State of New Jersey, provided that the use is located on a lot of three (3) acres or more and has direct access to a street classified as other than a local access street in the Master Plan of Edison Township;
d. 
Private golf courses, provided that the lot has a minimum area of one hundred (100) acres and that no structure or parking area is located within one hundred (100) feet of a lot line.
[1999 Code § 17.24.020]
Accessory uses shall be as permitted in the RA district.
[1999 Code § 17.24.030]
a. 
Same as permitted in the R-A district;
b. 
Nursing home, provided that such use fronts a street classified in the adopted Master Plan of the Township as other than a local street, and further provided that such use shall comply with the following standards:
1. 
No building so used shall be closer than fifty (50) feet to any lot line or street line nor closer than thirty (30) feet to any other building on the same lot.
2. 
There shall be provided off-street parking of at least one (1) space for each two (2) beds plus one (1) space for each staff member and employee, based on the maximum number on duty at any one time. Off-street parking areas shall be located at least thirty-three (33) feet from any street line and at least ten (10) feet from any other lot line and shall be suitably screened with landscaping.
3. 
Where appropriate to the welfare of adjoining properties, adequate sound control measures and security control measures may be required. These may include fencing and landscaping, as well as additional setbacks from front lot lines.
4. 
The use shall comply with all State requirements.
5. 
Minimum site area shall be three (3) acres.
6. 
Maximum coverage of all buildings shall be twenty (20%) percent.
7. 
Maximum coverage of all buildings and pavement shall be thirty-five (35%) percent.
[1999 Code § 17.24.040]
Height, area and yard requirements are as specified in the Schedule of Regulations, Section 37-63, except that where a lot is not served by a sanitary sewer facility, the minimum lot area shall be not less than twenty thousand (20,000) square feet.
[1999 Code § 17.24.060]
Off-street parking space, together with appropriate access thereto, shall be provided on the same lot as the building it is intended to serve in accordance with the standards of Section 37-60.
[1999 Code § 17.24.070]
Signs shall be permitted in conformance with Section 37-62.
[1999 Code § 17.28.010; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
No building, structure or premises shall be used and no building or structure shall be erected or structurally altered except for the following uses:
a. 
Single-family detached house;
b. 
Church, synagogue or other place of worship, including parish house and school buildings, provided that the lot has a minimum area of three (3) acres and a width of two hundred (200) feet and further that no accessory use shall be located within twenty-five (25) feet of a lot line;
c. 
Private nonprofit school approved by the State of New Jersey, provided that the use is located on a lot of three (3) acres or more and has direct access to a street classified as other than a local access street in the Master Plan of Edison Township;
d. 
Private golf courses, provided that the lot has a minimum area of one hundred (100) acres and that no structure or parking area is located within one hundred (100) feet of a lot line;
e. 
Planned unit development, subject to standards and requirements set forth under subsection 37-13.6.
[1999 Code § 17.28.020; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
Accessory uses shall be as permitted in the RBB district.
[1999 Code § 17.28.030; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
a. 
Off-Street Parking.
1. 
Parking areas located on property in common ownership in a G-B, GB-H or LB zone shall extend no more than one hundred (100) feet beyond the zone boundary line of the RB district and adjoining commercial zones cited above.
2. 
No off-street parking space or access driveways shall be located within ten (10) feet of an adjacent residential lot line.
3. 
No access driveway shall extend from the parking area within the residential zone to a public street right-of-way also located in the residential zone.
4. 
A landscaped buffer area consisting of earth berm, evergreen plantings of no less than six (6) feet in height or any combination of the foregoing shall be required around the entire perimeter of the parking area.
5. 
No lighting shall be located within twenty-five (25) feet of a residential lot line, and further, such lighting shall have a height of no greater than twelve (12) feet.
[1999 Code § 17.28.050; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
Off-street parking, together with appropriate access thereto, shall be provided on the same lot as the building it is intended to serve in accordance with the standards of Section 37-60.
[1999 Code § 17.28.060; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
Signs shall be permitted in conformance with Section 37-62.
[1999 Code § 17.28.070; Ord. No. O.1941-2016; Ord. No. O.1953-2016]
a. 
Statement of Objectives.
1. 
It is the specific intent of this section to create a balanced development composed of the integrated uses developed in accordance with an overall Master Plan for the district.
2. 
It is recognized that the development of this zone and the development of uses herein may take place over a long period of time, and further that the development would be accomplished in steps or phases. It is, nevertheless, the intent that all steps or phases and elements of development shall be combined into one plan or master development for the entire zone.
3. 
It is the intent to regulate the intensity of the permissible uses and to afford a combination of uses to the extent that the entire zone is developed as one (1) unit encompassing all those uses consistent with the limitations of the area and a reasonable utilization of the property and compatible with the Comprehensive Plan of this Township.
b. 
Permitted Uses. The following are permitted uses within a PUD subject to development regulations as set forth hereinafter:
1. 
Commercial uses similar to, but not limited to, restaurants, health spas, indoor recreation centers, inclusive of tennis, skating, handball and swimming facilities, indoor theaters, department stores, drugstores, clothing and shoe sales, gift shops, banks and delicatessens and personal service uses, not including freestanding fast-food stores, as defined in this chapter;
2. 
Motel and hotels, provided that the use shall have no less than one hundred (100) rental rooms or suites, and further provided that the use shall include restaurant and banquet facilities, meeting and conference rooms, and that restaurant and meeting room space shall amount to not less than twenty (20%) percent of the total floor area of the motel/hotel;
3. 
Office buildings for professional, executive, administrative and management purposes;
4. 
Television and radio studios;
5. 
Civic, cultural, educational or religious uses;
6. 
Private and public golf course;
7. 
Mid-rise residential structure(s) of not less than six (6) stories and no more than nine (9) stories in height;
8. 
Apartment and garden apartments;
9. 
Townhouses;
10. 
Single-family detached dwelling;
11. 
Public and semipublic facilities limited to church or other religious facility, rescue squads and fraternal eleemosynary uses.
c. 
Accessory Uses: uses customary and incidental to the principal uses.
d. 
Conditional Uses: none.
e. 
Height, Area and Bulk Requirements. For a planned unit development, the following standards are established. The standards set forth in this subsection apply to the entire development and not to subsequent subdivision within the overall development. Individual uses and standards regulating the density and intensity of use are set forth under paragraph f. below.
1. 
Minimum Acreage for a PUD. The minimum land area shall be three hundred fifty (350) acres. The minimum required area shall include only lands adjacent or contiguous to each other under single or combined ownership and located within the zone district specified. A street shall not be construed to divide lands for purposes of this section.
2. 
Nonresidential Use Limits.
(a) 
Commercial Uses. A retail service use center shall be permitted subject to the following:
(1) 
No center shall have a floor area of less than twenty-five thousand (25,000) square feet nor greater than one hundred thousand (100,000) square feet.
(2) 
A center may consist of one (1) or more structures or may be developed as part of midrise residential structure(s). In any event, such center shall be planned, designed and constructed in such a fashion to function as an integrated part of the entire planned unit development.
(b) 
Office and Hotel Uses.
(1) 
Such uses shall occupy not more than thirty (30%) percent or sixty (60) acres, whichever the lesser, of the developable land area of the PUD.
(2) 
The floor area ratio of building(s) located upon the designed tracts to be used for office and hotel use shall not exceed three hundred thirty-three thousandths (0.333).
3. 
Open Space Requirement. The minimum percent of required open space of the total area of the tract shall be forty (40%) percent of the entire PUD tract.
4. 
Residential Density Standards and Limitations.
(a) 
The maximum overall density of a PUD shall not exceed six (6) dwellings per acre. The overall (gross) density shall be calculated by the total number of proposed dwellings by the total acreage of the PUD.
(1) 
The net residential density of a PUD shall not exceed twelve and five-tenths (12.5) dwellings per acre. This net density shall be calculated by dividing the total number of proposed dwellings by the total developable acres proposed for residential use in the PUD.
(2) 
Developable land shall include all acreage of the PUD not classified as floodway or as upland wetland preservation area. The delineation of floodway and upland wetland preservation area shall be certified by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and shown on a map signed and sealed by a licensed land surveyor in the State of New Jersey.
(b) 
The permitted mix of the various residential uses shall be as follows:
Percent of Total Units
Housing Type
Minimum
Maximum
Low-rise apartment units
0
70
Mid-rise units
0
30
Garden apartment units
0
50
Townhouse units
0
50
Single-family detached units
0
50
f. 
Standards and Requirements for Single-Family Development in a PUD Development. The minimum standards and requirements shall be set forth in the R-B zone.
g. 
Standards and Requirements for Townhouse Development in a PUD. The minimum standards and requirements shall be as set forth in the R-B zone, except that a net density of seven (7) townhouse units per acre shall be permitted within a townhouse cluster in a PUD.
h. 
Standards and Requirements for Apartments and Garden Apartment Development in a PUD Development. The minimum standards and requirements shall be as set forth in the L-R zone with the following exceptions:
1. 
A total of twenty-four (24) dwelling units shall be permitted in a single structure.
2. 
The minimum distance between structures shall be equal to one-half (1/2) the total height of the adjacent structures, except that the side to side minimum distance between buildings shall be twenty (20) feet.
3. 
No continuous wall shall exceed two hundred ten (210) feet in length. For purposes of this subsection, a "continuous wall" shall mean any wall which is parallel to the center line of the building's roof. A seventy-five (75) degree angle of declination of one wall to the next wall shall be required to establish discontinuity.
4. 
Density. No more than ten (10) apartment units per acre shall be permitted for two-story apartment buildings and no more than twenty (20) apartment units per acre shall be permitted for three-story apartment buildings.
5. 
Where the PUD apartment or garden apartment component abuts an existing utility right-of-way having a width of one hundred (100) feet or greater, the required side yard setback may be reduced from fifty (50) feet to forty-five (45) feet.
6. 
The minimum required front building setback to a private roadway shall be ten (10) feet.
i. 
Standards and Requirements for Mid-Rise Residential Development in a PUD Development. The main standards and requirements shall be as follows:
1. 
No structure shall have a height of less than six (6) stories.
2. 
No structure shall have a height of greater than nine (9) stories.
3. 
The net density of a midrise residential cluster shall not exceed forty (40) dwelling units per acre.
4. 
The minimum distance between structures shall be equal to one-half (1/2) the total height of adjacent structures.
5. 
No continuous wall shall exceed two hundred ten (210) feet in length. For purposes of this subsection, a "continuous wall" shall mean any wall which is parallel to the center line of the building's roof. A seventy-five (75) degree angle of declination of one wall to the next wall shall be required to establish discontinuity.
j. 
Affordable Housing Requirements.
The development of all multi-family residential development, of the various permitted types, within a PUD shall comply with the following Affordable Housing Requirements:
1. 
For Sale Developments:
Total Number of Units
Minimum Percent of Affordable Housing Units
10 and under
none*
11-20
10%
21-50
15%
Over 51
20%
*Units 10 and under are subject to the development fee
2. 
Rental Units:
Total Number of Units
Minimum Percent of Affordable Housing Units
10 and under
none*
11-20
10%
21-50
15%
Over 51
20%
*Units 10 and under are subject to the development fee
3. 
Pursuant to the Amended Settlement Agreement In the Matter of Certification or Judgement of Compliance and Repose of its Obligations Under the Fair Housing Act and Approval of its Amended Spending Plan, Docket No. MID-L-3944-15 (the "Settlement Agreement"), certain terms and conditions applicable to the inclusionary development of Block 762, Lot 1A, and Block 3B, Lot 18 in its entirety and a portion of Lot 19 (the "Properties") were agreed to by the parties and which terms and conditions were approved by the Court. Where the terms of the Settlement Agreement conflict with terms of the Township Affordable Housing Ordinance, the terms of the Settlement Agreement shall control any development application relative to the Properties.
[Ord. No. O.1953-2016]
k. 
Standards and Requirements for Commercial Land Service Development in a PUD Development. The minimum standards and requirements shall be as follows: commercial and service uses may occupy space within a midrise residential structure and/or be designed and developed as separate freestanding structure(s), the standards and requirements of the G-BH zone shall be the minimum standards and requirements for development.
l. 
Standards and Requirements for Office and Hotel Use in a PUD Development. The minimum standard and requirements shall be as set forth in the ROL district.
m. 
Application Procedure.
1. 
The applicant shall initially submit a sketch plan for the entire tract. The sketch shall show all informational items as required for any major subdivision as set forth in Chapter 39, Land Use, and further shall indicate the general location of buildings (except single-family dwellings), parking areas and roadways as well as any other significant site development features planned by the applicant. The purpose of the sketch development plan are:
(a) 
To establish the land use plan for the site;
(b) 
To establish staging or phasing of site development;
(c) 
To determine at the earliest possible time any off-site improvements required as a result of the development;
(d) 
To determine design criteria for buffer areas, parking lot locations, open space areas, etc., and as applicable.
2. 
The applicant, after approval of the overall development plan, shall proceed with formal site plan and subdivision applications for all or phase(s) of the development.
3. 
Preliminary application for development shall be made under and in accord with all the regulations and procedures as set forth for a major subdivision and major site plan as set forth in the land use ordinance.
n. 
Other Requirements.
1. 
Open Storage of Materials. No open display or storage of products, materials and equipment shall be permitted.
2. 
Transition Requirement. There shall be established along the line of any side or rear lot that is contiguous to any residential district, unless the side or rear lot line coincides with a State, Federal highway or railroad, a buffer area at least fifty (50) feet in width, plus five (5) feet additional width for each ten (10) foot interval or fraction thereof of the principal building exceeding twenty-five (25) feet in height. The buffer area shall be landscaped and fenced to provide screening of the uses and associated activities of the lot from adjoining residential districts.
3. 
Site Access. Recognizing the heavy traffic flow existing and projected within I-287, Talmadge Road, Park Avenue area of Edison, a connection of Talmadge Road to the Park Avenue extension shall be required.
4. 
Building Separation. No office building shall be located within one hundred (100) feet of a residential multifamily building or one-half (1/2) the sum of the height of adjacent commercial and/or office and residential buildings, whichever is the greater.
5. 
Off-street parking space may be located in the front, side and rear yards; provided, however, that no parking space shall be located nearer than fifteen (15) feet to any street, nor closer than ten (10) feet to any building, and provided further that complete building perimeter parking is prohibited.
6. 
Signs. Signs shall be subject to the sign regulations of Section 37-62.
o. 
Density Modification. To encourage flexibility of housing density, design and type intended, for a development proposed to be developed over a period of years, deviations may be authorized from the density or intensity of use established for the entire planned development. The Planning Board may allow for a greater concentration of density or intensity of land use within a section or sections of the development, whether it be earlier or later in the development, than upon others. The approval of the Planning Board of a greater concentration of density or intensity of land use for any section to be developed must be offset by a smaller concentration in any completed prior stage or there must be an appropriate reservation on the remaining land by a grant of easement or covenant in favor of the municipality.
p. 
Open Space Regulations.
1. 
In reviewing applications for a PUD development, the Planning Board will require evidence that adequate open space in appropriate locations will be available.
2. 
Open space must have safe and convenient pedestrian access.
3. 
The applicant must consult with the Planning Board early in the design stage to ascertain open space requirements. Such open space shall consist of any combination of common space, public open space and public areas.
4. 
Common Open Space. The landowner shall provide for the establishment of an organization for the ownership and maintenance of any common open space and such organization shall be established and regulated by all applicable standards and conditions of State Statute.
q. 
Roadway Standards.
1. 
All existing roads and proposed roads to be dedicated shall be improved and/or constructed in accordance with the Township subdivision standards.
2. 
The right-of-way and pavement widths for improvement of private ways, roads and alleys shall be determined from sound planning and engineering standards in conformity to the estimated needs of the full development proposed and the traffic to be generated thereby and shall be adequate and sufficient in size, location and design to accommodate the maximum traffic, parking and loading needs and the access of fire-fighting equipment and police vehicles. Internal private roads shall have a required pavement width as follows:
(a) 
Two-way traffic roads: thirty (30) feet paved width, and the right-of-way width of said streets shall be a minimum of fifty (50) feet.
(b) 
Sidewalks shall be at least three (3) feet in width. Service ways for public service and emergency vehicles shall be no less than fifteen (15) feet in width.
r. 
Development Staging. As a condition to preliminary approval of the PUD development plan, the Board may permit the implementation of the plan in whole or in sections or in stages consisting of one (1) or more sections or stages, under the district plan. Such sections or stages shall be:
1. 
Substantially functionally self-contained and self-sustaining with regard to access, parking utilities, open spaces and similar physical features and shall be capable of substantial occupancy, operation and maintenance upon completion of construction and development;
2. 
Property related to other services of the community as a whole and to those facilities and services yet to be provided in the full execution and implementation of the PUD district;
3. 
Provided with such temporary or permanent transitional features, buffers or protective areas as the conditions of ownership and maintenance may require to prevent damage or detriment to any completed section or stage, to planned development. Plans and specifications of such sections or stages are to be filed with the Board and are to be of sufficient detail and at such scale as to fully demonstrate the arrangement and site locations of all structures, primary and accessory land uses, parking, landscaping, public and private utilities and services facilities and land ownership conditions.
s. 
Improvement Guarantees.
1. 
Before consideration of final approval or as a condition of the preliminary approval, the applicant shall have installed the improvements specified as part of the conditions of preliminary approval, or the Board shall require the posting of adequate performance guarantees to assure the installation of the required improvements or the conditions approved as part of the preliminary approval.
2. 
Improvement. Prior to the granting of final approval, the applicant shall have installed or shall have first post-performance guarantees for the ultimate installation of all improvements required.
t. 
Enforcement and Modification of Development Plan. To further the mutual interest of the residents and owners of the planned residential development and of the public in the preservation of the integrity of the plans finally approved, and to secure that modifications, if any, in the plans shall not impair the reasonable reliance of the residents and owners upon the provisions of the plan nor result in changes that would adversely affect the public interest, the enforcement and modification of the provisions of the plan as finally approved, whether recorded by plat, covenant, easement or otherwise, shall be subject to the following provisions:
1. 
Enforcement by the Township of the provisions of the plans relating to the use of land and the use, bulk and location of buildings and structures; to the quality and location of common open space; and to the intensity of use or the density of residential units shall run in favor of the Township and shall be enforceable in law or in equity by the Township without limitation of any powers or regulation otherwise granted the Township by law.
2. 
Provision of the plans shall run in favor of the residents of the planned development, but only to the extent expressly provided in the plans and in accordance with the terms of the plans and to what extent the provisions, whether recorded by plat, covenant, easement or otherwise, may be enforced by law or equity by the residents and owners, acting individually, jointly or through an organization designated in the plans to act on their behalf, provided, however, that no provisions of the plans shall be implied to exist in favor of residents and owners of the development except as to those portions of the plans which have been finally approved and have been recorded.
3. 
Modification of the Plan by the Township. All those provisions of the plan authorized to be enforced by the Township above may be modified, removed or released by the Township (except grants or easements relating to the service or equipment of a public utility), subject to the following conditions:
(a) 
No such modification, removal or release or the provisions of a plan by the Township shall affect the rights of the residents and owners of the developments to maintain and enforce those provisions, at law or equity, as provided above.
(b) 
No modification, removal or release of the provisions of a plan by the municipality shall be permitted except upon a finding by the Board following a public hearing called and held in accordance with law, that the same is consistent with the efficient development and preservation of the entire development, does not adversely affect either the enjoyment of land abutting upon or across a street from the development or the public interest and is not granted solely to confer a special benefit upon any person.
(c) 
Modification by the Residents. Residents and owners of a development may, to the extent and in the manner expressly authorized by the provisions of the plan, modify, remove or release their rights to enforce the provisions of the plan, but no such action shall affect the right of the Township to enforce the provisions of the plan.
u. 
Contents of Application. In addition to the requirements for subdivision and site plan map submission and other requirements hereinabove, a PUD development application shall include such information as is reasonably necessary to disclose the following:
1. 
The location, district and size of the site and the nature of the landowner's interest in the land to be developed;
2. 
The type of land use to be allocated to parts of the site to be developed;
3. 
The location and size of any open space;
4. 
The use and the approximate height, bulk and location of buildings and other structures;
5. 
A traffic improvement plan setting forth on- and off-site improvements, scheduling as a function of development and detailing of permit requirements necessary to complete;
6. 
The feasibility of proposals for the disposition of sanitary waste and stormwater and for the provision of other utilities and services, such as water supply and solid waste disposal;
7. 
The substance of covenants, grants of easements or other restrictions proposed to be imposed upon the use of the land, buildings and structures, including proposed easements or grants for public utilities;
8. 
The provision for the parking of vehicles and the location and width of proposed streets and public ways;
9. 
In the case of plans which call for development over a period of years, a schedule showing the proposed times within which application for final approval of all sections of the development are intended to be filed and the developer's financial responsibility;
10. 
A written statement by the landowner(s) or any other entity having recognizable interest in the land, setting forth the reasons why, in his or her opinion, a PUD development would be in the public interest and would be consistent with the municipal statement of objectives;
11. 
Environment Assessment Statement. A written assessment of the short- and long-term impacts of the proposed development shall be prepared and filed. The statement shall detail methods and procedures to be established to ameliorate any adverse impact upon the environment.
[1999 Code § 17.32.010; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
No building structure or premises shall be used and no building or structure shall be erected or structurally altered except for the following uses:
Townhouse dwellings as defined in this section and as regulated hereinafter under subsection 37-14.4.
[1999 Code § 17.32.020; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
Accessory uses customary and incidental to townhouse development.
[1999 Code § 17.32.030; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
None.
[1999 Code § 17.32.040; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
Height, area and yard requirements are as specified below.
a. 
The minimum lot size shall be twenty-five (25) acres.
b. 
The minimum setback distance shall be fifty (50) feet from all existing State and County roads or any other road other than a local street as designated upon the Master Plan of Edison Township. The minimum setback from all other streets shall be twenty-five (25) feet.
c. 
The minimum setback from all side property lines shall be thirty-five (35) feet.
d. 
The minimum setback from all rear property lines shall be forty-five (45) feet.
e. 
Maximum Density.
1. 
The maximum density shall be:
(a) 
R-A-th: 8 units per acre.
(b) 
R-BB-th: 8 units per acre.
(c) 
R-B-th: 15 units per acre.
2. 
Lands proposed as public street rights-of-way shall not be included in this calculation.
f. 
Maximum building coverage shall be:
1. 
R-A-th and R-BB-th: twenty (20%) percent.
2. 
R-B-th: twenty-five (25%) percent.
g. 
The maximum percent of coverage by buildings and pavement, inclusive of driveways, parking and sidewalks but not including recreation facilities, patios or steps, shall be fifty (50%) percent for R-A-th and R-BB-th and sixty (60%) percent for R-B-th zones.
h. 
The minimum width of any townhouse shall be sixteen (16) feet.
i. 
The minimum floor area per unit shall be seven hundred fifty (750) square feet.
j. 
The maximum building height in the R-A-th, R-BB-th and R-B-th zones is thirty (30) feet.
k. 
The minimum number of units per structure shall be two (2).
l. 
The maximum number of units per structure shall be eight (8).
m. 
The minimum distance between structures shall be thirty-five (35) feet.
n. 
Buffer Requirement. A buffer area consisting of existing mature trees (six (6) inch diameter or greater) or planted landscaped area shall be required in each district. The buffer width shall equal the required yard depth, plus five (5) feet of buffer for each one (1) foot of building height over twenty-five (25) feet.
[1999 Code § 17.32.050; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
Off-street parking space, together with appropriate access thereto, shall be provided on the same lot as the building it is intended to serve in accordance with the standards of Section 37-60.
[1999 Code § 17.32.060; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
Signs shall be permitted in conformance with Section 37-62.
[Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
All new development within this district as of October 4, 2016, shall comply with the following Affordable Housing Requirements:
a. 
For Sale Developments:
Total Number of Units
Minimum Percent of Affordable Housing Units
10 and under
none*
11-20
10%
21-50
15%
Over 51
20%
*Units 10 and under are subject to the development fee.
b. 
Rental Developments:
Total Number of Units
Minimum Percent of Affordable Housing Units
10 and under
None*
11-20
10%
21-50
15%
Over 51
20%
*Units 10 and under are subject to the development fee.
c. 
A project shall not be subdivided into two or more lots so as to fall below the threshold or circumvent the set aside requirement by taking multiple actions.
[1999 Code § 17.36.010; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
No building, structure or premises shall be used and no building or structure shall be erected or structurally altered except for the following uses:
a. 
Single-family detached houses subject to the same development regulations specified in the R-B district;
b. 
Townhouses subject to development regulations specified in the R-B-th district;
c. 
Multifamily dwelling and apartment houses subject to the following requirements:
1. 
Minimum Lot Size. No building which is intended or designed to be used, in whole or in part, as a garden apartment building shall be erected or constructed upon a lot containing an area of less than three (3) acres; except that, if a zone boundary line passes through any lot of three (3) acres or more with the result that the area available for garden apartment construction is less than three acres, such area of less three (3) acres may be approved for garden apartment development; provided, however, that all other regulations pertaining to the erection or construction of the garden apartments shall be applied to and within the area permitting such construction, except that the calculation of the number of units to be constructed shall be based upon such acreage available for such construction.
2. 
Height. No apartment building shall have more than three (3) habitable stories or exceed fifty (50) feet in height.
3. 
Minimum Space Between Buildings. The minimum distance between buildings shall be one-half (1/2) the total height of the two (2) buildings, except that the side to side minimum distance between buildings shall be twenty (20) feet.
4. 
Density. No more than fifteen (15) apartment units per acre shall be permitted for two-story apartment buildings and no more than twenty-three (23) apartment units per acre shall be permitted for three-story buildings.
5. 
Rooms. Each apartment unit in each apartment building shall contain separate bedroom, separate bathroom and separate kitchen/dining facilities. This provision shall not be interpreted to preclude efficiency apartments.
6. 
Landscaping. All areas of a garden apartment development not used for the construction of buildings, roads, accessways, parking areas or sidewalks shall be fully landscaped. Where a garden apartment development boundary line abuts a lot in a residential zone, which lot is not owned by the garden apartment developer, there shall not be cut, uprooted, destroyed or taken away any existing trees, shrubbery or other planting within the area of twenty (20) feet inside the boundary line of the garden development abutting a residential lot. If no adequate trees, shrubs or plantings exist in the twenty (20) foot area in the natural state of the premises before development, the area shall be provided with an adequate approved planting plan to provide a belt of screening within the twenty (20) foot area.
7. 
Interior Roads. All roads and other accessways within the garden apartment development shall be private roads, and be constructed with pavement and curbs within the established cartways. All roads and or drive aisles containing right-angle parking or angled parking on one or both sides of the road shall contain drive aisles of not less than twenty-four (24) feet in width. All access roads that do not contain angled parking shall comply with the current Residential Site Improvement Standards (N.J.A.C. 5:21) for the width of the cartway inclusive of any on-street parallel parking areas. All such construction, paving and curbing shall be completed in accordance with the subdivision regulations of Edison Township. All interior roads shall provide suitable access for ingress, egress and circulation for emergency vehicles, by providing additional width of drive aisles, adequate turning radius at corners and appropriate delineated Fire Lanes, subject to the review by the Edison Township Fire Department.
8. 
Parking. All parking shall be confined to the areas specifically designated on the site plan for that purpose. Parking area shall be paved and curbed and provided with an adequate system of stormwater drainage. No parking area (other than driveway parking spaces located in front of a garage) may be placed closer to a building than ten (10) feet. Parking areas may be constructed in the front, side and rear yards, but in no event closer than ten (10) feet to a lot line (other than driveway parking spaces located in front of a garage).
9. 
Buildings.
(a) 
No principal building shall:
(1) 
Be designed for or occupied by more than twenty (20) families;
(2) 
Exceed two hundred ten (210) feet in length in its longest dimensions;
(3) 
Allow or contain outside television antennas. All television antenna equipment shall be built into the building to eliminate individual antennas being erected upon the roof. This subsection shall not apply to a common antenna tower.
(b) 
No basement apartment units shall be permitted. For purposes of this section, a "basement unit" shall be defined as a unit having its finished floor elevation three (3) or more feet below the finish grade of the ground about the building.
10. 
Utilities. For all garden apartments, the applicant for the site plan approval shall arrange with the serving utilities for the underground installation of the utilities' distribution supply lines and service connections in accordance with the provisions of the applicable standard terms and conditions incorporated as part of its tariff on file with the State of New Jersey Board of Public Utility Commissioners and shall submit to the Planning Board prior to the granting of site plan approval a written instrument from each serving utility which shall evidence full compliance with the provisions of this section; provided, however, that sites which abut existing streets where overhead electric or telephone distribution supply lines have theretofore been installed on any portion of the streets involved may be supplied with electric and telephone service from the overhead lines or extensions, but the service connections from the utilities' overhead lines shall be installed underground.
[1999 Code § 17.36.020; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
Accessory uses usually incidental to the above uses, as specified below:
a. 
Noncommercial garage for exclusive use of site residents only;
b. 
Noncommercial swimming pools for exclusive use of site residents only.
[1999 Code § 17.36.030; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
a. 
Office buildings used for professional services, business services, management and consulting services only and subject to the following conditions and regulations:
1. 
Site development shall comply with the minimum development regulations set forth for the district. The buffer requirement set forth in the district shall be measured from the required yard width from existing garden apartments,
2. 
No retail sales of goods or merchandise shall be permitted;
b. 
Indoor tennis courts, skating rinks, handball courts and health clubs, subject to the following conditions and regulations: site development shall comply with the minimum development regulations set forth for the district, except that such use or uses shall not occupy an area of land of less than five (5) acres, excluding garden apartments;
c. 
Nursing homes, subject to the following conditions and regulations:
1. 
The use shall have direct access to a street other than a local access street as classified in the adopted Master Plan of the Township.
2. 
The minimum site area shall be one (1) acre.
[1999 Code § 17.36.040; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
Height, area and yard requirements are as specified in the schedule, Section 37-63, except as otherwise specified in this section.
[1999 Code § 17.36.050; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
Off-street parking together with appropriate access thereto, shall be provided on the same lot as the building it is intended to serve in accordance with the standards of Section 37-60.
[1999 Code § 17.36.060; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
Signs shall be permitted in conformance with Section 37-62.
[Ord. No. O.1941-2016; Ord. No. O.1953-2016]
Unless otherwise set forth at subsection 37-15.7c below, all development within this district shall comply with the following Affordable Housing Requirements:
a. 
For Sale Developments:
Total Number of Units
Minimum Percent of Affordable Housing Units
10 and under
none*
11-20
10%
21-50
15%
Over 51
20%
*Units 10 and under are subject to the development fee
b. 
Rental Units:
Total Number of Units
Minimum Percent of Affordable Housing Units
10 and under
none*
11-20
10%
21-50
15%
Over 51
20%
*Units 10 and under are subject to the development fee
c. 
Pursuant to the Amended Settlement Agreement In the Matter of Certification or Judgement of Compliance and Repose of its Obligations Under the Fair Housing Act and Approval of its Amended Spending Plan, Docket No. MID-L-3944-15 (the "Settlement Agreement"), certain terms and conditions applicable to the inclusionary development of Block 762, Lot 1A, and Block 3B, Lot 18 in its entirety and a portion of Lot 19 (the "Properties") were agreed to by the parties and which terms and conditions were approved by the Court. Where the terms of the Settlement Agreement conflict with terms of the Township Affordable Housing Ordinance, the terms of the Settlement Agreement shall control any development application relative to the Properties.
[Ord. No. O.1953-2016]
[1999 Code § 17.40.010]
No building, structure or premises shall be used and no building or structure shall be erected or structurally altered except for the following uses:
a. 
Retail and wholesale household and business supplies;
b. 
Electrical, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, plumbing and refrigeration equipment sales and service businesses;
c. 
Business and professional offices, banks and funeral homes;
d. 
Indoor theaters, indoor tennis courts, skating rinks, handball courts and health clubs;
e. 
Motels and nursing homes;
f. 
Newspaper offices and printing establishments;
g. 
Drug store, beauty shop and retail dry cleaning;
h. 
Clothing, furniture and appliance stores;
i. 
Recreational equipment, hardware and hobby shops;
j. 
Offices for executive or administrative personnel; scientific or research laboratories; and experimental or computation centers;
k. 
Restaurants and other eating and drinking establishments wherein food and drink are consumed within the principal building. Such uses shall not be interpreted to include and are hereby defined to exclude drive-in restaurants or refreshment stands, commonly called snack bars, dairy bars, hamburger stands or hot dog stands or similar uses where customers and patrons are served food, soft drinks or ice cream primarily for their immediate consumption outside the confines of the building or structure in which the business is conducted;
l. 
Private schools conducted for profit.
[1999 Code § 17.40.020]
The following uses, whether as a main use or as an accessory use, are strictly prohibited and shall include, but not be limited to:
a. 
Used car and truck sales and lots;
b. 
Arcades, carousels, rollercoasters, merry-go-rounds, ferris wheels, pony riding tracks, exhibitions of wild animals and similar commercial amusements, except in connection with a carnival or circus having special permit from Township Council;
c. 
Ammunition, explosives and fireworks;
d. 
Heavy manufacturing;
e. 
Trailer or camps and mobilehome camps;
f. 
Private garages as a primary use of the property;
g. 
Fertilizer plants;
h. 
The processing and canning of food for wholesale distribution;
i. 
Drive-in restaurants as defined in this chapter, junkyards, auto wrecking and scrap metal baling uses.
[1999 Code § 17.40.030]
Any accessory use on the same lot which is customarily incidental to the principal use permitted on the same lot, such as but not limited necessarily to: maintenance and storage buildings.
[1999 Code § 17.40.040]
None.
[1999 Code § 17.40.050]
In any P-B district, an applicant proposing the development of a shopping center, which for purposes of this section shall mean retail sales use(s) proposed to occupy a tract of land ten (10) acres or larger and/or proposed building(s) of seventy-five thousand (75,000) square feet or larger, shall meet the following requirements in addition to development regulations of this zone. An applicant may apply to the Planning Board for sketch site plan review prior to making formal application to the Board. The specified supporting data and accompanying information shall be in accordance with the applicable sections of this chapter.
a. 
A preliminary site plan showing a unified arrangement of buildings, off-street parking, internal traffic circulation, service facilities, pedestrian walks, loading and unloading areas, streams and topographic information for the lot and surrounding area within two hundred (200) feet of any lot line. The site plan shall also show the location and arrangement of proposed lawn, trees or areas of massed shrubs.
b. 
The site plan shall be accompanied by preliminary architectural sketches indicating the type of materials to be utilized for exterior walls and space to be allocated to various uses.
c. 
The site plan shall be accompanied by a market analysis providing the need for the center and carried out by an individual or firm experienced and recognized in this field. It shall include the following:
1. 
Delineation of the trade area of the proposed center;
2. 
The existing and projected population of the trade area;
3. 
Determination of effective buying power in the trade area;
4. 
The amount and percentage of buying power in the trade area allocated to the proposed shopping center;
5. 
The amount and percentage of buying power in the proposed trade area which will be expended in the existing commercial area.
d. 
The site plan shall be accompanied by a time schedule indicating when the various stages of construction will be initiated after final approval.
e. 
The site plan shall be accompanied by a traffic study prepared by a traffic engineer being a member of the American Society of Traffic Engineers, indicating the impact which the center will have on surrounding roads. It shall include the following elements:
1. 
Estimated peak hourly traffic to be generated by the center;
2. 
Assignment of estimated peak hourly traffic by percentage and volume to surrounding roads;
3. 
Determination of unused capacity of surrounding roads during peak hours;
4. 
Recommendations for necessary road improvements such as acceleration and deceleration lanes and traffic control devices recommended for public roads or highways surrounding the site.
f. 
Additional Shopping Center Development Regulations.
1. 
No parking area shall be located closer than fifteen (15) feet to any front lot line nor closer than ten (10) feet to the side and rear lot line.
2. 
If any P-B district abuts a residential zone, fences, walls or year-round screen plantings shall be required to shield adjacent areas from parking lot illumination and headlights and to diminish the visual encroachment on residential privacy and residential neighborhood character. The Planning Board may waive the requirement for screening if equivalent screening is provided by parks or by topography or other natural conditions.
3. 
Any part of the center not used for structures, loading accessways, parking or pedestrian walks shall be landscaped with grass, trees or shrubs.
[1999 Code § 17.40.060]
Height, area and yard requirements are as specified in the schedule, Section 37-63.
[1999 Code § 17.40.070]
a. 
Open Storage of Materials. All materials and equipment shall be stored in completely enclosed buildings. All open display of products shall be placed no closer to any private or public thoroughfare than the distance equal to the required front yard depth.
b. 
Transition Requirement. There shall be established along the line of any side or rear lot that is contiguous to any residential district, unless the side or rear lot line coincides with a State or Federal highway or railroad right-of-way, a buffer of at least fifty (50) feet in width plus five (5) feet additional width for each ten (10) foot interval or fraction thereof of the height of the proposed building exceeding twenty-five (25) feet. The buffer area shall be landscaped and fenced to provide screening of the operations of the lot from adjoining residential districts.
[1999 Code § 17.40.080]
a. 
Off-street parking space, together with appropriate access thereto, shall be provided on the same lot as the building it is intended to serve in accordance with the standards of Section 37-60.
b. 
Off-street parking space may be located in the front, side and rear yards; provided, however, that no parking area shall be located nearer than ten (10) feet to any side or rear lot line nor shall a parking area be nearer than fifteen (15) feet to any street lot line nor nearer than five (5) feet to any building, and further provided that complete building perimeter parking is prohibited.
[1999 Code § 17.40.090]
Signs shall be subject to the sign regulations of Section 37-62.
[1999 Code § 17.44.010]
The following regulations are applicable in the G-B and G-BH general business districts. The G-B and G-BH districts are differentiated one from the other by lot area and yard requirements and the permitted conditional uses.
[1999 Code § 17.44.020; Ord. No. O.1963-2017]
a. 
Retail and wholesale household and business supplies, stores, shops and similar commercial uses selling food, apparel, clothing, household appliances and furnishings;
b. 
Electrical, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, plumbing and refrigeration equipment sales and service businesses;
c. 
Business and professional offices, banks and funeral homes;
d. 
Indoor theaters, indoor tennis courts, skating rinks, handball courts and health clubs;
e. 
Motels, provided such use is located on a lot of three (3) acres or more and has direct access to a street classified as other than a local access street in the adopted Master Plan of Edison Township;
f. 
Newspaper offices and printing establishments;
g. 
Retail laundry, bakery and barbershops, beauty shops and similar service establishments;
h. 
New car and truck dealership and used car and truck sales and service wherein used car and truck sales and service are accessory to new car and truck sales uses and outdoor display and/or storage of used cars and trucks does not exceed thirty (30%) percent of the total outdoor display and storage area of cars and trucks, and further provided such uses are located on a lot of not less than one (1) acre in size and has a width of two hundred (200) feet;
i. 
Offices for executive or administrative personnel; scientific or research laboratories; experimental or computation centers;
j. 
The packing, fabricating, finishing or assembly of:
1. 
Beverages (nonalcoholic only),
2. 
Candy,
3. 
Toilet supplies, except those involving fat rendering processes,
4. 
Metal products,
5. 
Electrical appliances, fixtures or components,
6. 
Electrical instruments or devices;
k. 
Restaurants and other eating and drinking establishments wherein food and drink are consumed within the principal building. Such uses shall not be interpreted to include and are hereby defined to exclude drive-in restaurants or refreshment stands, commonly called snack bars, dairy bars, hamburger stands or similar uses where customers and patrons are served food, soft drinks or ice cream primarily for their immediate consumption outside the confines of the building or structure in which the business is conducted;
l. 
Church, synagogue or similar religious facility;
m. 
Fraternal clubs, including but not limited to Elks, Lions, Masons, etc.;
n. 
Commercial schools and institutes offering courses or training;
o. 
Repair shops, but not including automotive repair.
p. 
Fuel Only Service Station with Convenience Store:
The following requirements shall apply to this use:
[Ord. No. O.1963-2017]
1. 
Minimum lot size: 1.5 acres.
2. 
Maximum building size: 6,000 square feet.
3. 
Maximum number of fueling stations: Eight (8) dispensers that includes gasoline and low-flow diesel sales, with two (2) nozzles/hoses per dispenser.
4. 
Maximum number of stories: One (1), exclusive of towers, cuppolas, or other architectural elements.
5. 
Maximum height for principal building: Thirty-five (35) feet, exclusive of towers, cuppolas or other architectural elements.
6. 
Maximum height for fuel area canopy: Twenty-five (25) feet, with yard setbacks consistent with Section 37-63.
7. 
Parking: Minimum of one (1) space reach three hundred (300) square feet of convenience store building footprint, plus one (1) space for each employee on the most heavily staffed shift. Additional parking may be provided to enhance internal circulation and eliminate stacking at driveways.
8. 
Signs: One (1) free standing pole sign at the driveway of each street front with fuel pricing, maximum area shall not exceed seventy-five (75) square feet, maximum height of twenty (20) feet, and minimum set back of fifteen (15) feet from any street; two (2) façade signs, on the front of the building, not to exceed twenty (20%) percent of the front wall area; and two (2) canopy signs, located below the top of the canopy, on the side of the canopy facing the front or side street.
[1999 Code § 17.44.030]
a. 
As specified in the P-B district;
b. 
Commercial dog kennels;
c. 
Lumber yards.
[1999 Code § 17.44.040]
Any accessory use of the same lot with and customarily incidental to any use permitted in this district, such as but not necessarily limited to: maintenance and storage buildings.
[1999 Code § 17.44.050; Ord. No. O.1653-2008]
a. 
Conditional Uses in a GB-H Zone Only.
1. 
An area of land, including structures, that is used for the retail sale and direct delivery to motor vehicles of gasoline and lubricating oil and the making of minor repairs, but not auto body work, welding or painting nor any repair work in the open. Such use shall be subject to the following regulations:
(a) 
No part of any automobile filling station may be used for residence or sleeping purposes except by a watchman.
(b) 
No part of any entrance to or exit from any filling station which is capable of accommodating more than five (5) vehicles shall be connected with a public street within one hundred fifty (150) feet of any entrance or exit of a theater, auditorium, church, hospital, school, college, institution for dependents or children, park, playground, library, museum or other similar place of public assembly.
(c) 
No part of any building used as an automobile service station and no filling pumps, car lifts, greasing mechanisms or other service appliances used to service or supply motor vehicles shall be erected within fifty (50) feet of any boundary line of any residential zone. All such car lifts and greasing mechanisms shall be located within an enclosed building.
(d) 
No gasoline or oil pump and no other service appliances installed for use in connection with any automobile service station shall be so installed or located within thirty-five (35) feet of any lot line.
(e) 
No building used as an automobile service station shall be located within twenty-five (25) feet of any lot line.
(f) 
No automobile service station shall store out of doors, in a side or front yard, wrecked, damaged or disassembled (either whole or in part) vehicles, boats or used automotive or marine parts, or used supplies or materials thereof. Any storage areas located in a rear yard shall be screened so that no stored vehicle or article shall be visible from the front, side or rear premises or to any adjacent premises, and further provided that no overnight parking at service stations shall be permitted within one hundred (100) feet of a residential zone.
(g) 
No automobile service station shall be permitted an outdoor display storage or parking of any new or used vehicles within the distance of the required minimum front yard, except such temporary parking as may be necessary in connection with the immediate servicing of customers' vehicles.
(h) 
All outside lighting or electrified signs on such premises shall be so shielded as to prevent glare, whether reflected or not, from any source detectable beyond the boundaries of the premises and shall not obstruct site distances at intersections nor present safety hazards to traffic.
(i) 
No more than three (3) vehicles for rent or lease shall be stored at any one (1) time at a service station;
2. 
Car wash, subject to the following:
(a) 
Recognizing that the principal building used in a car wash is generally of uniform design allowing for one (1) or two (2) bays and office and storage areas, no such principal building, when permitted, shall be built and used unless it has a minimum of two thousand five hundred (2,500) square feet and a maximum of twenty (20%) percent of land area.
(b) 
Such use shall provide adequate stacking area for a minimum of twenty-five (25) cars per bay or washing aisle. The stacking system shall in no way hinder or impair normal traffic flow on roads or traffic flow on adjoining property.
(c) 
No such use shall be located on a tract of land of less than one (1) acre in size.
3. 
Drive-through Restaurants. Drive-through restaurant, with or without drive-in or drive-through windows, or other appurtenances designed or used to serve food to customers outside the principal building, as part of the shopping center. The drive-through restaurant may be located either in a building with other uses or in a separate building. The following criteria shall be met in order to create a drive-through restaurant:
(a) 
The shopping center site shall contain a minimum of twenty-five (25) acres,
(b) 
The shopping center site shall have a minimum of one thousand (1,000) feet of frontage on a major arterial State highway,
(c) 
The shopping center shall have a minimum single-story gross area of two hundred thousand (200,000) square feet,
(d) 
The shopping center shall have a total of at least one thousand (1,000) at-grade parking spaces.
4. 
Village Center. This conditional use would apply only to those properties currently zoned G-BH which have a minimum frontage of six hundred fifty (650) feet along the Route 27 right-of-way, subject to compliance with all of the following additional conditions:
(a) 
Permitted uses within a "Village Center" include all permitted uses in the G-BH zone district, excluding new and used automobile dealerships and motels.
(b) 
Permitted accessory uses within a "Village Center" include all permitted accessory uses in the G-BH zone district.
(c) 
All existing bulk requirements of the G-BH zone district shall apply except as follows:
(1) 
The maximum permitted floor area ratio shall be increased from 0.25 to 0.35; and
(2) 
The minimum required front yard setback shall be decreased from fifty (50) feet to ten (10) feet.
(d) 
On-site parking shall be required at a rate of one (1) space per two hundred fifty (250) square feet of floor area.
(e) 
Pedestrian connectivity between buildings.
b. 
Conditional Uses in G-B and G-BH Zones.
1. 
Dog kennel and veterinarian's clinic.
(a) 
Such use shall be located on a minimum lot area of not less than twenty thousand (20,000) square feet.
(b) 
No outdoor dog run shall be located within twenty-five (25) feet of a lot line, no animals at the site shall be kept out of doors from dusk to dawn;
2. 
Drive-in restaurant, provided that:
(a) 
No such use shall be located on a lot of less than one (1) acre in size.
(b) 
No drive-in or drive-through windows or other appurtenances designed or used to serve food to customers outside the principal building shall be permitted.
(c) 
No such use shall have a habitable floor area, as defined in the Township Uniform Construction Code, of less than five thousand five hundred (5,500) square feet.
[1999 Code § 17.44.060]
Height, area and yard requirements are as specified in the schedule, Section 37-63, except as otherwise specified hereinabove.
[1999 Code § 17.44.070]
a. 
Open Storage of Materials. All materials and equipment shall be stored in completely enclosed buildings. All open display of products shall be placed no closer to any private or public thoroughfare than the distance equal to the required front yard.
b. 
Transition Requirement. There shall be established along the line of any side or rear lot that is contiguous to any residential district, unless the side or rear lot line coincides with a State or Federal highway, a buffer area at least fifteen (15) feet in width plus five (5) feet additional width for each ten (10) foot interval or fraction thereof of the height of the principal building exceeding fifteen (15) feet in height. The buffer area shall be landscaped and fenced to provide screening of the operations of the lot from adjoining residential districts.
[1999 Code § 17.44.080]
a. 
Off-street parking space, together with appropriate access thereto, shall be provided on the same lot as the building it is intended to serve in accordance with the standards of Section 37-60.
b. 
Off-street parking space may be located in the front, side and rear yards; provided, however, that no parking space shall be located nearer than five (5) feet to any front, side or rear lot line nor nearer than five (5) feet to any building, and further provided that complete building perimeter parking is prohibited.
[1999 Code § 17.44.090]
Signs shall be subject to the sign regulations of Section 37-62.
[1999 Code § 17.48.010]
No building, structure or premises shall be used and no building or structure shall be erected or structurally altered except for the following uses:
a. 
Stores, shops and similar commercial uses selling food, apparel, clothing, household appliances and furnishings;
b. 
Business and professional offices and banks;
c. 
Barbershops, beauty shops and similar service establishments;
d. 
Restaurants and other eating and drinking establishments wherein food and drink are consumed within the principal building. Such uses shall not be interpreted to include and are hereby defined to exclude drive-in restaurants or refreshment stands, commonly called snack bars, dairy bars, hamburger stands or hot dog stands or similar uses where customers and patrons are served food, soft drinks or ice cream primarily for their immediate consumption outside the confines of the building or structure in which the business is conducted;
e. 
Church, synagogue and similar religious facility;
f. 
Fraternal club or organization registered with the State of New Jersey as a nonprofit corporation;
g. 
Hardware stores, bakeries, music stores, stationery stores and drug stores.
[1999 Code § 17.48.020]
The following uses, whether as a main use or as an accessory use, are strictly prohibited and shall include but not be limited to:
a. 
As specified in the P-B district;
b. 
Video arcades, used-car or auto body repair uses.
[1999 Code § 17.48.030]
Any accessory use on the same lot with and customarily incidental to any use permitted in this district, such as but not necessarily limited to: equipment storage and maintenance buildings.
[1999 Code § 17.48.040]
a. 
Automobile service stations and restaurants subject to the same requirements of the G-B district;
b. 
Drive-in banks, subject to the following standards:
1. 
All other regulations for the district in which the use is to be located shall be complied with, except that the minimum lot area for a drive-in bank shall be thirty thousand (30,000) square feet.
2. 
Recognizing the need for substantial vehicle storage area and drive-in window lanes, in addition to normal parking and driveway area associated with a business use, the maximum percent of building coverage shall be twenty (20%) percent.
3. 
No driveway shall be located closer than fifty (50) feet to the nearest street intersection, and further, no such driveway shall connect to a street frontage where such street frontage is located in a residential district.
[1999 Code § 17.48.050]
Height, area and yard requirements are as specified in the schedule, Section 37-63.
[1999 Code § 17.48.060]
a. 
Open Storage of Materials. All materials and equipment shall be stored in completely enclosed buildings. All open display of products shall be placed no closer to any private or public thoroughfare than the distance equal to the required front yard.
b. 
Transition Requirements. There shall be established along the line of any side or rear lot that is contiguous to any residential district, unless the side or rear lot line coincides with any major street, as shown on the adopted Master Plan of Edison Township, a buffer area at least ten (10) feet in width plus five (5) feet additional width for each ten (10) foot interval or fraction thereof of the height of the principal building which exceeds fifteen (15) feet in height. The buffer area shall be landscaped and fencing provided as required to provide appropriate screening of the operations of the lot from adjoining residential districts. Landscaping shall provide a visual screen of no less than six (6) feet in height, except the Board may waive this requirement if topography or existing mature plant growth provide the visual screen stated above.
[1999 Code § 17.48.070]
a. 
Off-street parking space, together with appropriate access thereto, shall be provided on the same lot as the building it is intended to serve in accordance with the standards of Section 37-60.
b. 
Off-street parking space may be located in the front, side and rear yards; provided, however, that no parking area shall be located nearer than five (5) feet to a front and rear property line, and further provided that complete building perimeter parking is prohibited.
[1999 Code § 17.48.080]
Signs shall be subject to the sign regulations of Section 37-62.
[1999 Code § 17.49.010; Ord. No. O.1870-2014; Ord. No. O.1887-2014; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
Due to the proposed revitalization by the Township of Edison of Amboy Avenue between the limits of the New Jersey Turnpike and US Highway Route 1, zoning requirements shall be incorporated in the AAR, Amboy Avenue Revitalization Zone as herein set forth to promote and encourage said revitalization. The purpose of the revitalization is to instill economic development for the limits set forth herein and inject into the commercial properties opportunities for growth and prosperity in conjunction with the aesthetic improvements that will ensue. The zoning ordinance shall be amended to also promote and encourage pedestrian traffic so as to conversely reduce the use of single occupancy vehicles in the subject area.
[1999 Code § 17.49.020; Ord. No. O.1870-2014; Ord. No. O.1887-2014; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
The limits of the Amboy Avenue Revitalization Zone on Amboy Avenue shall include all parcels presently classified as L-B along both sides of Amboy Avenue between the New Jersey Turnpike as its southeasterly terminus and US Highway Route 1 as its northwesterly terminus. The official Edison zoning map shall be amended to reflect the limits of the AAR Zone as herein described.
[1999 Code § 17.49.030; Ord. No. O.1870-2014; Ord. No. O.1887-2014; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
The permitted uses in the AAR Zone shall be as specified in the L-B District with the following additional uses:
a. 
Restaurants and eating establishments shall be permitted to provide entertainment in the form of various acts which may include musicians, comedians, magicians, diverse musical groups and other like acts of entertainment.
b. 
Other establishments whose primary function is to provide entertainment as specified in paragraph a. above which may incidentally also serve snacks and drinks.
c. 
Instructional facilities such as karate schools, dance schools, art schools, acting schools, educational schools, music schools and other such similar uses.
In no fashion shall the form of entertainment violate the requirements of this Code including but not limited to, Chapter 6 (Alcoholic Beverages), Chapter 12 (Health Regulations and Licensing), Chapter 15 (Property Maintenance), Chapter 21 (Solid Waste Management), Chapter 22 (Environmental Regulations), Section 10-7 (Indecency and Obscenity) and Section 10-5 (Public Peace and Decency).
[1999 Code § 17.49.040; Ord. No. O.1870-2014; Ord. No. O.1887-2014; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
Seventy-five (75%) percent of the gross floor area of any building in the Amboy Avenue Revitalization Zone may be used for residential purposes. One (1) residential unit shall be permitted on the first floor to meet ADA standards. The construction of any residential units within any mixed-use building shall be subject to the Affordable Housing Requirements set forth in subsection 37-15.7 in terms of the minimum number of affordable housing units that must be contained required.
[1999 Code § 17.49.050; Ord. No. O.1870-2014; Ord. No. O.1887-2014; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
Restaurants and eating establishments in the Amboy Avenue Revitalization Zone are permitted to have outdoor tables and chairs for serving food and beverages to customers provided that a minimum four (4) feet pedestrian pathways are not impeded to insure ADA compliance, that all fire codes are in compliance and that no public right-of-way is encroached upon.
[1999 Code § 17.49.060; Ord. No. O.1870-2014; Ord. No. O.1887-2014; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
The uses prohibited in the AAR Zone shall be as specified in the L-B Zone and to also include:
a. 
Service or gas stations.
b. 
Fast food restaurants.
c. 
Massage parlors.
d. 
Body piercing and tattoo parlors.
e. 
Go-go bars, strip clubs, cabarets and/or any form of adult entertainment activities, adult entertainment materials, sales or rentals.
f. 
Cultural centers and churches.
g. 
Video arcades.
h. 
Automobile repair shops.
i. 
Banquet halls or similar uses.
[1999 Code § 17.49.070; Ord. No. O.1870-2014; Ord. No. O.1887-2014; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
No accessory uses are permitted.
[1999 Code § 17.49.080; Ord. No. O.1870-2014; Ord. No. O.1887-2014; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
No conditional uses are permitted.
[1999 Code § 17.49.090; Ord. No. O.1870-2014; Ord. No. O.1887-2014; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
The height, area and yard requirements as specified in the schedule of Section 37-63, shall be modified in the following manner:
a. 
The minimum lot area shall be five thousand (5,000) square feet.
b. 
The minimum lot width shall be fifty (50) feet.
c. 
The required front yard setback shall be five (5) feet with a tolerance of twenty-five hundredths (0.25) feet. There shall be no deviation from this five (5) foot dimension including the tolerance without an application for a variance to the Zoning Board of Adjustment or Planning Board, whichever has jurisdiction, for relief from this requirement.
d. 
The required side yard setback shall be zero (0) feet provided that the lot line does not abut a residential district in which case the minimum side yard requirement shall be fifteen (15) feet unless a public street intervenes in which case the front yard requirement of five (5) foot setback shall govern. There shall be no deviation from this zero (0) foot dimension without an application for a variance to the Zoning Board of Adjustment or Planning Board, whichever has jurisdiction, for relief from this requirement. Where due to building orientation, lot configuration or other condition that preclude entry to the rear of a property for parking area access, loading/unloading, refuse collection, public safety vehicle access or any other purpose requiring such entry, a paved alleyway no wider than fifteen (15) feet shall be permitted alongside or within the frontage of the building. In such cases where the building has more than one (1) story, all additional stories shall be constructed pursuant to governing building codes above said alleyway with the aforementioned side yard requirements where applicable.
e. 
The minimum rear yard setback shall be twenty-five (25) feet for parking.
f. 
The maximum percent of lot coverage by all buildings shall be seventy (70%) percent.
g. 
The maximum percent of lot coverage by all buildings and pavement shall be ninety-five (95%) percent.
h. 
The building height shall be a maximum of three (3) stories or forty (40) feet in height whichever is the lesser.
i. 
Regardless of the gross floor area of any building, the maximum gross floor area of each and any separate and individual permitted use within that building shall be no greater than two thousand five hundred (2,500) square feet per story.
j. 
All mechanical equipment must be screened from public view.
k. 
All buildings must comply with all fire safety and sprinkler laws.
[1999 Code § 17.49.100; Ord. No. O.1870-2014; Ord. No. O.1887-2014; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
The following parking requirements shall be incorporated into the AAR, Amboy Avenue Revitalization Zone as herein set forth.
a. 
Parking and loading for the AAR Zone shall comply with the parking standards established in Section 37-60 of the Land Use Regulations.
b. 
Parking for residential uses shall conform to RSIS Standards.
c. 
Future parking needs, as they become evident, shall be satisfied through the construction of strategic parking lots on properties to be rendered available along or in the vicinity of Amboy Avenue.
d. 
Location of Parking Facilities. All on-site parking facilities shall be located in the rear yard of each property. All parking shall be prohibited in front and side yards.
e. 
Contiguous Parking Lots. Buildings on individual parcels in the AAR Zone are permitted to have contiguous on-site parking areas with free flowing traffic between said parking areas. The areas of on-site parking that are not contiguous shall be no closer than five (5) feet to any property line of the parcel on which they are located. There shall be available as necessary, access to the rear of such properties for accessing parking areas, refuse collection, loading/unloading, entry of public safety vehicles and other necessary functions which require such entry.
f. 
Loading/Unloading Requirements.
1. 
On street loading/unloading shall be prohibited between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight.
2. 
All loading/unloading shall be permitted in the rear yard area only.
3. 
Rear yard cross-access easements shall be required as needed in order to eventually create a system of screened and buffered access ways to the rear of nonresidential uses fronting Amboy Avenue. A minimum fifteen (15) foot wide cross-access easement shall be dedicated to the municipality in the form of a deed. Additionally, a minimum ten (10) foot wide buffer area shall be required adjacent to all residential uses or residential zones comprised of a five (5) foot to six (6) foot high living evergreen wall and eight (8) foot high solid fencing to provide screening for the abutting incompatible uses. Application for a subdivision or site plan to either the Planning Board or Zoning Board of Adjustment shall mandate the cross-access easement and buffer/screening requirement.
[1999 Code § 17.49.110; Ord. No. O.1870-2014; Ord. No. 1887-2014016]
Open storage of materials and transition requirements shall be as specified in the L-B Zone, subsection 37-22.6, except that the maximum buffer area distance from a residential district shall be ten (10) feet.
[1999 Code § 17.49.120; Ord. No. O.1870-2014; Ord. No. O.1887-2014; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
Signs shall be subject to the sign regulations of Section 37-62.
[1999 Code § 17.49.130; Ord. No. O.1870-2014; Ord. No. O.1887-2014; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
The following activities regarding any of the buildings in the AAR Zone shall render the building(s) subject to the requirements of this section:
a. 
The new construction of a primary use building on a parcel of land.
b. 
The addition to an existing primary use building that is fifteen (15%) percent or more of the gross floor area of the existing building.
c. 
The renovation or alteration in any manner of any outer wall of a building that faces street frontage or is considered the front of the building that constitutes twenty-five (25%) percent or more in area of the wall(s) being renovated.
d. 
The renovation or alteration in any manner of any outer wall or combination of outer walls of a building which constitutes forty (40%) percent or more of the aggregate area of all the outer walls of the building.
e. 
The major internal renovation or alteration of a building which constitutes fifty (50%) percent or more of the gross floor area.
[1999 Code § 17.49.140; Ord. No. O.1870-2014; Ord. No. O.1887-2014; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
Since all of the existing buildings within the limits of the AAR Zone vary considerably in age and architecture in their present state, it is understandable that it is difficult to impose on them a rigid architectural design standard. Although beauty and character are subjective, there shall be an underlying design theme to the buildings and specifically to the facades so that a sense of conformity to a time period is achieved. Variation, creativity, uniqueness and distinction are not discouraged provided that there is a visual flow from building to building with no evidence of abrupt change or disruption in design or theme. Each building, although having its own identity should complement the others in style and taste without the look of an exact copy.
The architectural motif that is to be followed throughout the AAR Zone shall be based on the design of the "Old Clara Barton School Building" which is located on the southerly side of Amboy Avenue between Fourth Street and Brower Avenue. The architectural design can be characterized as "turn of the century." Understandably, exact historic replication is not expected, however this building is considered the focal point of the AAR Zone and all future building façade designs shall have its architectural flavor and sense.
[1999 Code § 17.49.150; Ord. No. O.1870-2014; Ord. No. O.1887-2014; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
Although diversity is not prohibited in the building design characteristics, various specific design criteria are to be followed as listed below:
a. 
The prominent veneers to be used for facades and sides of buildings facing the street shall be brick or stone. The brick colors shall be in the brown, beige or red tones. Stone coloring shall be more flexible but maintain a subdued color scheme in keeping with the brick tones.
b. 
Other veneers such as vinyl, aluminum or other man-made siding products and wood veneer products shall be considered secondary veneers to compliment the brick or stone. The colors of such veneers shall be in subdued tones to blend in a compatible and aesthetic fashion. The use of fluorescent colors is prohibited as are abrupt color changes, even in the subdued tones, that clash visually.
c. 
All facades or sides of buildings facing the street shall have a décor that prohibits for a maximum distance of fifteen (15) feet horizontally, bare unadorned walls along each floor. These walls shall have appurtenances either decorative or functional to satisfy the condition. Such appurtenances shall consist of windows, doors, columns, lintels, cornices, balconies, overhangs, awnings, arches, railings or any other architectural items that fit the herein recommended design theme.
d. 
Roofs shall be of the "A" frame peak type wherever possible and include turrets, cupolas, towers and gables to reflect the "turn of the century" and "Victorian" attributes. Where it is necessary to install other than a peaked roof due to structural or height restrictions, parapets, cornices, eaves, turrets and other architectural devices that also reflect the above stated attributes shall be utilized.
[1999 Code § 17.49.160; Ord. No. O.1870-2014; Ord. No. O.1887-2014; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
When a building is subject to the requirements of subsection 37-25.14, new signs for the building shall be installed in accordance to specific standards as herein set forth. To maintain the desired degree of conformity with an acceptable level of diversity, all signs shall be installed in accordance with a style that fits the architectural standards recommended for the AAR Zone.
Other than the above standards all other sign regulations shall be pursuant to Section 37-62.
[1999 Code § 17.49.170; Ord. No. O.1870-2014; Ord. No. O.1887-2014; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
If a building subject to the requirements of subsection 37-25.14, is also installing site appurtenances, they shall be compatible with the streetscape design as installed by the municipality along Amboy Avenue in the AAR Zone. The proposed appurtenances which include but are not limited to landscaping, curbing, sidewalks, tree grates, benches, area lamps, trash receptacles, and planters shall comply with the streetscape specifications of said zone which are available at the Office of the Township Engineer.
[1999 Code § 17.52.010; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
These districts are differentiated one from the other by the schedule of development and use. The purpose of these districts is to provide a reasonable use of land for nonresidential purposes, but at the same time maintain a residential presence.
[1999 Code § 17.52.020; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
No building, structure or premises shall be used and no building or structure shall be erected or structurally altered except for the following uses:
a. 
Medical and dentistry and related professional services;
b. 
Business and professional offices and banks;
c. 
In the O-S and O-S-1 districts only, barbershops, beauty shops and similar service establishments;
d. 
In the O-S and O-S-1 districts only, retail sales of books, stationery sales, arts and craft sales, antique stores, photography sales and supplies and recreational equipment sales. In no case shall any use be permitted which involves the sale of food, inclusive of candy, ice cream, etc.;
e. 
Single-family detached dwelling.
[1999 Code § 17.52.030; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
Use customary and incidental to the principal use and located within the principal building(s).
[1999 Code § 17.52.040; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
Dwelling unit as an accessory use, subject to the following:
a. 
The dwelling unit shall be accessory to the principal use at the site and shall be located in the same building.
b. 
A dwelling unit shall have an exterior entrance separate from that of the principal business use at the site.
c. 
The inclusion of a dwelling unit as an accessory to the principle unit will be subject to the required Affordable Housing Development Fee.
[1999 Code § 17.52.050; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
Height, area and yard requirements are as specified in the schedule, Section 37-63.
[1999 Code § 17.52.060; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
Same as specified for the L-B district. (Editor's Note: See subsection 37-22.6)
[1999 Code § 17.52.070; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
Off-street parking and loading requirements are as specified in Section 37-60.
[1999 Code § 17.52.080; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
Signs shall be subject to the sign regulations of Section 37-62.
[1999 Code § 17.52.090; Ord. No. O.1941-2016]
The development character of these districts in most instances was or is residential in appearance. Most buildings were originally constructed as single-family homes. In this context, any new, altered or enlarged construction shall be designed to maintain a residential appearance.
[1999 Code § 17.56.010]
No building, structure or premises shall be used and no building or structure shall be erected or structurally altered except for the following uses:
a. 
Offices for executive, administrative, professional and business purposes;
b. 
Scientific or research laboratories, provided that all activities and equipment associated with the principal use are housed within the principal structure(s);
c. 
Fabrication and assembly of products, but not including uses which require operation of grinders, scalers, drop drainers or for uses involving chemical restructuring of materials;
d. 
Processing and printing facilities for finished products or materials;
e. 
Commercial recreational uses limited to tennis, racquetball and swimming facilities.
[1999 Code § 17.56.020]
The following uses are specifically intended to be prohibited:
a. 
Residential uses;
b. 
Commercial uses, except if permitted as an accessory use hereafter;
c. 
Hazardous use of buildings and lands as follows:
1. 
No building or land shall be used and no structure shall be erected, constructed, reconstructed, altered or repaired for the purpose of processing, manufacturing, producing or storing hazardous, toxic or corrosive substances. This provision shall not apply to the incidental use and limited storage of such substances in connection with uses permitted by this chapter.
2. 
"Hazardous, toxic and corrosive substances" shall be defined as those named in regulations promulgated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and other Federal and State of New Jersey regulatory agencies.
[1999 Code § 17.56.030]
Any accessory use on the same lot customary and incidental to any use permitted in this district, such as but not limited to:
a. 
Quarters for necessary caretakers and watchmen located on the same lot;
b. 
Cafeteria facilities for the sale of items to and for the personal convenience of persons employed on the premises;
c. 
Showroom for the limited sale of products to employees only, provided that:
1. 
It shall be limited to an area not more than one (1%) percent of the total building area, but in no event shall the area exceed one thousand five hundred (1,500) square feet,
2. 
It shall be an integral part of the building,
3. 
Sales of products to the general public may be permitted in accordance with Township ordinances.
[1999 Code § 17.56.040]
a. 
Freestanding telecommunication towers subject to the following conditions:
1. 
The telecommunication towers shall meet all other zoning regulations for freestanding towers including, but not limited to, height and setback,
2. 
The height of such towers does not exceed the distance between the tower base and any property line of a parcel which is in any zone other than L-I or R-I zone, and
3. 
No such tower shall be located within one thousand (1,000) feet of any school or residential dwelling;
4. 
Any proposed tower shall be "mono-pole," unless the applicant can empirically demonstrate, and the approving Board agrees, that a different type of pole is necessary for the collocation of additional antennas on the tower or for camouflaging purposes.
5. 
To the greatest extent possible, no tower shall be located to be visible from any historic district or site as duly designated by Edison Township, the State of New Jersey and/or by the Federal government.
6. 
To the greatest extent possible, no tower shall be located to be visible from any public street or from any residential zone.
7. 
To the extent possible, any new tower shall be located behind existing buildings and/or natural topographic elevations in order to screen the tower's base from being visible from adjacent properties and from any street right-of-way.
8. 
All new towers shall be camouflaged (e.g. housed in a "silo," "bell tower," etc. or made to look like a "tree" or a non oversized "flagpole") as may be appropriate in the context of the visibility of the tower from different vantage points throughout the Township and the existing land uses and vegetation in the vicinity of the subject site.
9. 
The height of any proposed new supporting tower shall not exceed one hundred fifty (150) feet unless it can be empirically demonstrated by the applicant, to the satisfaction of the Board, that a higher height is necessary for the proposed installation of the antenna(s) to satisfactorily operate.
10. 
To the greatest extent possible, all cables shall be installed within underground conduits.
11. 
No signage is permitted, unless "warning" and/or equipment information signs are deemed necessary for safety purposes and are specifically approved by the approving Board.
12. 
Minimal off-street parking shall be permitted as needed and as specifically approved by the approving Board in no case less than one (1) off-street parking be provided per each carrier proposed to be located at any antenna site.
13. 
No lighting is permitted on a tower except lighting that specifically is required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and any such required lighting shall be focused and shielded to the greatest extent possible so as not to project towards adjacent and nearby properties. The applicant shall provide to the approving Board all applicable FAA standards regarding lighting that may apply to a proposed tower.
14. 
Individual cabinets for the required electronic equipment related to the wireless communications antenna(s) shall be permitted in accordance with the following design criteria:
(a) 
Any proposed cabinet enclosing required electronic equipment shall not be more than fifteen (15) feet in height nor more than two hundred fifty (250) square feet in area, and only one (1) such cabinet shall be permitted for each provider of wireless communication services located on the site;
(b) 
No electronic equipment shall interfere with any public safety communications;
(c) 
All of the electronic equipment shall be automated so that, to the greatest extent possible, the need for on-site maintenance and the commensurate need for vehicular trips to and from the site will be minimized.
(d) 
All the required electronic equipment for all anticipated communication carriers to be located on the subject site shall be housed within a one and one-half (1 1/2) story building, which building shall not exceed one thousand (1,000) gross square feet in area and twenty (20) feet in height, and which shall be designed with a single-ridge, pitched roof with a residential or barnlike character of appearance; and
(e) 
The building may have one (1) light at the entrance to the building, provided that the light is attached to the building, is focused downward and the switch to that light is turned on only when workers are at the building.
15. 
Between the location of the tower and the building enclosing related electronic equipment and any public street or residential dwelling unit or residential zoning district within view of the tower and the building, landscaping shall be provided in accordance with the following:
(a) 
The landscaping shall consist of a combination of existing and/or newly planted evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs of sufficient density to screen the view of the tower, particularly at its base, to the maximum extent reasonably possible, and to enhance the appearance of the building from the surrounding residential properties and any public street;
(b) 
The landscaping plan shall be prepared by a licensed Landscape Architect who shall present testimony to the approving Board regarding the adequacy of the plan to screen the tower from view and to enhance the appearance of the building; and
(c) 
Any newly planted evergreen trees shall be at least eight (8) feet high spaced on ten (10) inch centers at time of planting, and any newly planted deciduous trees shall be a minimum caliper of three (3) inches to three and one-half (3 1/2) inches caliper, spaced on thirty (30) inch centers at time of planting.
b. 
Dishes or antennas which transmit microwaves from a tower, rooftop, water tower or other elevated location subject to the following conditions:
1. 
The dishes or antennas shall meet all other zoning regulations for dishes and antennas including, but not limited to, height and setback,
2. 
The height of such dishes or antennas does not exceed the distance between the dish or antenna base and any property line of a parcel which is in any zone other than an L-I or R-I zone,
3. 
No such dish or antenna shall be located within one thousand (1,000) feet of any school or residential dwelling.
[1999 Code § 17.56.050]
Height, area and bulk requirements are as specified in the Schedule of Regulations, Section 37-63.
[1999 Code § 17.56.060]
All uses hereafter established shall conform to the following requirements:
a. 
Transition Requirements. There shall be established along the line of any lot that is contiguous to any residential district, unless the side or rear lot line coincides with a State or Federal highway or railroad right-of-way, a buffer area at least thirty (30) feet in width which shall consist of trees, fencing, earthen berm or any combination of the same.
b. 
Storage. All materials and equipment shall be stored in completely enclosed buildings or shall otherwise be screened by walls, fences and landscaping to adequately screen such materials and equipment from view outside the boundaries of the lot.
c. 
Where an R-I district lot abuts a residential district, the minimum yard depth adjacent to the residential district shall be seventy (70) feet.
[1999 Code § 17.56.070]
a. 
Off-street parking space, together with appropriate access thereto, shall be provided on the same lot as the building it is intended to serve, in accordance with the standards of Section 37-60.
b. 
Off-street parking space may be located in the side and rear yards; provided, however, that no parking area shall be located nearer than ten (10) feet to any side or rear lot line.
[1999 Code § 17.56.080]
Signs shall be as specified in Section 37-62.
[1999 Code § 17.60.010]
The purpose and intent of the R-I-1 restricted industrial district is to permit low intensity, low traffic generating, environmentally sensitive industrial uses which are compatible with surrounding nonindustrial uses and protective of adjacent potable watershed lands.
[1999 Code § 17.60.020]
No building, structure or premises shall be used and no building or structure shall be erected or structurally altered except for the following uses:
a. 
Offices for executive, administrative, professional and business purposes;
b. 
Finishing and assembly of products made from previously prepared or refined materials and delivered to the site but not involving chemical compounding or mixing or use of solvents, dyes or similar agents which are classified as hazardous substances;
c. 
Mechanical assembly of high technology and electronic equipment;
d. 
Warehousing facilities for products or materials, excluding hazardous, toxic, flammable and corrosive substances;
e. 
Electrical equipment and appliances, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, plumbing and refrigeration equipment service businesses;
f. 
Craftsman's or contractor's shop, such as carpentry, plumbing, welding, electrical or machine shop;
g. 
Indoor tennis courts, handball courts, gymnasium, health clubs, aerobics or dance studio or similar uses;
h. 
Scientific or research laboratories (excluding genetically engineered products), for nonhazardous, nontoxic, noncorrosive substances, provided that all activities and equipment associated with the principal use are housed within the principal structure(s);
i. 
Agricultural uses limited to indoor operations only, such as greenhouses and aquaculture facilities;
j. 
Freezer and cold storage facilities not utilizing hazardous or toxic refrigerants.
[1999 Code § 17.60.030]
The following uses are specifically intended to be prohibited:
a. 
Residential uses;
b. 
Commercial uses, except indoor tennis courts, handball courts, gymnasium, health clubs, aerobic or dance studios or similar uses;
c. 
The use, manufacturing, generation, refining, transportation, treatment, disposal, processing, handling, transfer or storage of toxic, hazardous, flammable or corrosive materials by any "industrial establishment" as such term is defined in the Environmental Cleanup Responsibility Act, N.J.S.A. 13:1K-6 et seq. and its regulations, as such Act and its regulations may be amended front time to time;
d. 
Hazardous use of buildings and lands as set forth in subsection 37-3.1.2c of this chapter;
e. 
Professional dry-cleaning operations and similar uses;
f. 
Transportation facilities and truck depots;
g. 
Keeping or raising livestock, domesticated animals, fowl, reptiles, amphibians or other similar type animals;
h. 
Any use involving underground or aboveground and outdoor storage tanks for the storage of toxic, hazardous, flammable or corrosive materials.
[1999 Code § 17.60.040]
Any accessory use on the same lot customary and incidental to any use permitted in this district, such as but not limited to: showroom for the sale of products, provided that no more than ten (10%) percent or one thousand (1,000) square feet, whichever the lesser, of the gross floor area for the entire site is used for retail sales. Such retail sales shall be accessory to a permitted principal use within the facility. Further, such use shall be located on a lot of no less than three (3) acres in size.
[1999 Code § 17.60.050]
None.
[1999 Code § 17.60.060]
Height, area and bulk requirements are as specified in the Schedule of Regulations, Section 37-63.
[1999 Code § 17.60.070]
All uses hereafter established shall conform to the following requirements:
a. 
Transition Requirements. There shall be established along the line of any lot that is contiguous to any residential district (unless the side or rear lot line coincides with a State or Federal highway or railroad right-of-way) a buffer area of at least fifty (50) feet in width which shall consist of trees, fencing, earthen, berm or any combination of the same.
b. 
Storage. All materials and equipment shall be stored in completely enclosed buildings.
c. 
Any/all storage of nonhazardous, nontoxic, nonflammable and noncorrosive liquid material or products, whether internal or external, shall be provided with a diked containment area with a capacity equal to one hundred twenty (120%) percent of the capacity for the stored volume of material, with the containment area provided with positive drainage to a collection point served by an oil separator chamber and/or such other control devices deemed necessary by the Township Divisions of Health, Engineering and Fire to preclude any discharge of materials from the storage area or containment area onto any ground surface. Such storage and containment facilities shall comply with all applicable Federal, State and local environmental, health, safety and fire codes, laws, rules and regulations and shall be inspected and approved by the Township Health Officer and Fire Subcode Official prior to use.
d. 
Where an R-I-1 district abuts a residential district, the minimum yard depth adjacent to the residential district shall be seventy (70) feet.
[1999 Code § 17.60.080]
a. 
Off-street parking space and loading space, together with appropriate access thereto, shall be provided on the same lot as the building they are intended to serve, in accordance with the standards of Section 37-60.
b. 
Off-street parking space and loading space may be located in the side and rear yards, provided that no parking or loading area shall be located nearer than ten (10) feet to any side or rear lot line nor nearer than thirty (30) feet to any side or rear lot line when the lot line is contiguous to any residential district.
c. 
All surface water from any parking in this zone shall be collected and discharged to a stormwater transmission system approved by the Township Division of Engineering. No surface runoff from parking areas or loading areas shall be allowed to percolate into permeable on-site or contiguous off-site soils.
[1999 Code § 17.60.090]
Signs shall be subject to the regulations set forth in Section 37-62.
[1999 Code § 17.64.010]
No building, structure or premises shall be used and no building or structure shall be erected or structurally altered except for the following uses or a use or building similar or equivalent:
a. 
Offices for executive, administrative or professional purposes;
b. 
Scientific or research laboratories, including incidental pilot plants in connection therewith;
c. 
Manufacturing, processing, finishing, fabrication and assembly of products subject to the limitations of subsection 37-4.14, Uses Prohibited in All Zones, and subsection 37-33.8;
d. 
Warehousing-distribution facilities for products or materials but not including truck terminals as defined herein;
e. 
Retail sale and warehousing-distribution facilities, provided that no more than ten (10%) percent or two thousand (2,000) square feet, whichever the lesser, of the gross floor area is used for retail sales. Such retail sales shall be accessory to a permitted principal use within the facility. Further, such use shall be located on a lot of no less than three (3) acres in size;
f. 
Electrical equipment and appliances, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, plumbing and refrigeration equipment sales and service businesses;
g. 
Packaging and bottling plant;
h. 
Indoor tennis courts, skating rinks, handball courts and health clubs or similar uses;
i. 
Newspaper and printing establishments;
j. 
Craftsman's or contractor's shop, such as carpentry, plumbing, welding, electrical or machine shop;
k. 
Wholesale business establishment, distribution plant, parcel delivery establishment, cold-storage plant or food commissary.
[1999 Code § 17.64.020]
Any accessory use on the same lot customary and incidental to the principal use on the lot, and further provided that, recognizing that occasional inventory or stock clearance sales are necessary, four (4) such sales per year may be permitted.
[1999 Code § 17.64.030]
a. 
Restaurants and other eating and drinking establishments wherein food and drink are consumed within the principal building, provided that such use is located within an industrial park for which an approved overall development plan is of record. Such uses shall not be interpreted to include and are hereby defined to exclude drive-in restaurants or refreshment stands, commonly called "snack bars," "dairy bars," "hamburger stands" or "hot dog stands" or similar uses where customers and patrons are served food, soft drinks or ice cream primarily for their immediate consumption outside the confines of the building or structure in which the business is conducted;
b. 
Transportation facilities and truck depots, provided that the use is individually located on a lot within an industrial park as defined herein for which an improved overall development plan or general development plan is of record and has Edison Township Planning Board approval. An industrial park shall be a minimum of twenty-five (25) acres in size and consist of not less than four (4) principal uses located on five (5) acre minimum size lots and subject to the following: A transportation facility or truck depot shall not include bus, truck, trailer and/or tank, washing and cleaning facilities, new or leased vehicle storage areas and vehicle dismantling facilities and further provided:
1. 
No repair or painting shall be conducted out of doors,
2. 
No vehicles awaiting repair shall be stored within the front yard area,
3. 
No such use shall be located on a lot within two hundred (200) feet of a residential zone, day-care facility, public park, school, church or mosque,
4. 
No such use shall be included as an accessory activity to the salvage and/or sale of used vehicles or parts thereof,
5. 
No such use shall engage in the activity of crushing, cutting or general disassembly of vehicles; such activity commonly referred to as a "salvage" or "junkyard" are prohibited by this chapter;
c. 
Automotive repair, inclusive of body repair, painting, and customizing, provided that such use is located within an industrial park for which an improved overall development plan is of record, and further provided that the use complies with paragraphs 1. through 5. below:
1. 
No repair or painting shall be conducted out of doors,
2. 
No vehicles awaiting repair shall be stored within the front yard area,
3. 
No such use shall be located adjacent to any residential zone,
4. 
No such use shall include as an accessory activity the salvage and/or sale of used vehicles or parts thereof,
5. 
No such use shall engage in the activity of crushing, cutting or general disassembly of vehicles; such activity commonly referred to as a "salvage" or "junkyard" are prohibited by this chapter;
d. 
Freight yard classified as second class railroad property pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:29A-23, but not including privately owned rail siding(s), provided that the use complies with the following:
1. 
No principal or accessory structure associated with such use shall be located less than fifty (50) feet from any lot line.
2. 
A buffer consisting of earthen berm, solid fencing and plants, or any combination of the same, shall be installed along any lot line of a freight yard use which coincides with a residential zone boundary. The buffer shall have an effective height of no less than ten (10) feet and shall provide an effective noise and visual barrier of the freight yard use to the adjacent residential zone. Existing trees of three (3) inches or more caliper shall be incorporated into the buffer design.
3. 
No maintenance, security or other access driveway shall be located between the required buffer and an adjacent residential zone;
e. 
Freight yard classified as second class railroad property pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54-29A-23, provided that the use complies with the following:
1. 
No principal or accessory structure associated with such use shall be located less than fifty (50) feet from the lot line of any residential use or any residentially-zoned lot, owned by any person or entity other than the owner of the freight yard classified as second class railroad property.
2. 
A buffer consisting of earthen berm, board-on-board fencing or equal and plants or any combination of the same shall be installed along any lot line of a freight yard use which coincides with a zone boundary, excepting any lot or lots that are not the subject of an application for development. The buffer shall have an effective height of no less than ten (10) feet and shall provide an effective visual barrier of the freight yard use to the adjacent residential zone. Existing trees of three (3) inches or more caliper shall be incorporated into the buffer design.
3. 
No maintenance, security or other access driveway shall be located between the required buffer and an adjacent residential zone;
f. 
Freestanding telecommunication towers subject to the following conditions:
1. 
The telecommunication towers shall meet all other zoning regulations for freestanding towers including, but not limited to, height and setback,
2. 
The height of such towers does not exceed the distance between the tower base and any property line of a parcel which is in any zone other than L-I or R-I zone, and
3. 
No such tower shall be located within one thousand (1,000) feet of any school or residential dwelling;
4. 
The conditions set forth in subsection 37-31.4, paragraph a4 through a15.
g. 
Dishes or antennas which transmit microwaves from a tower, rooftop, water tower or other elevated location subject to the following conditions:
1. 
The dishes or antennas shall meet all other zoning regulations for dishes and antennas including, but not limited to, height and setback.
2. 
The height of such dishes or antennas does not exceed the distance between the dish or antenna base and any property line of a parcel which is in any zone other than an L-I or R-I zone.
3. 
No such dish or antenna shall be located within one thousand (1,000) feet of any school or residential dwelling.
[1999 Code § 17.64.040]
Height, area and yard requirements are as specified in the Schedule of Regulations, Section 37-63, except as permitted herewith:
a. 
Permitted Modifications--Industrial Parks.
1. 
An industrial park development shall be permitted in the L-I district, provided that it shall have a total area of at least twenty-five (25) acres. No individual use within said industrial park shall be on a plot of land less than one (1) acre in size. Not more than fifty (50%) percent of the total land area in the industrial park shall be devoted to uses of individual plots of less than two (2) acres in size. Within an industrial park, all frontages shall be a minimum of one hundred fifty (150) feet; rear yards shall be a minimum of twenty-five (25) feet; and all front yard setbacks shall be a minimum of forty (40) feet. The minimum side yard shall be twenty-five (25) feet in width.
2. 
The height of building(s) and/or the number of stories may be increased by ten (10) feet and/or one (1) story for each additional forty thousand (40,000) square feet of lot area above the minimum required, except that no structure shall exceed one hundred (100) feet in height, and further provided that this modification shall not be permitted where the structure is or is proposed to be located within five hundred (500) feet of a residential zone boundary. This modification shall be applicable to industrial parks.
3. 
Within an industrial park, commercial and personal service uses, limited to restaurants, barber and beauty shops, clothing and drug stores, newspaper and stationery stores, shall be permitted, provided that such uses occupy less than one (1%) percent of the floor area of the industrial park in which located.
b. 
General Development Plan Requirements for Industrial Parks.
1. 
Application Procedure. The applicant shall submit a general development plan for the entire tract. The general development plan shall set forth the amount of nonresidential floor space and the floor area ratio for the industrial park development in its entirety, according to a schedule which sets forth the sequence of construction of the various sections of the development. Subject to the provisions hereof and of other applicable law, the development shall be developed in accordance with the general development plan approved by the Planning Board, notwithstanding any provision of N.J.S.A. 40:55D-45.2, or an ordinance or regulation adopted pursuant thereto after the effective date of the approval. The applicant shall file an application form for a general development plan and pay applicable fees as set forth in the subdivision and site plan ordinance of Edison Township. The application submission shall conform to paragraph b2 below.
In making its determination regarding duration of the effect of approval of the general development plan, the Planning Board shall consider the amount of nonresidential floor area to be constructed, prevailing economic conditions, the timing schedule to be followed in completing the development and the likelihood of its fulfillment, the developer's capability of completing the proposed development and the contents of the general development plan and any conditions which the Planning Board attaches to the approval thereof.
The term of the effect of the general development plan approval shall be determined by the Planning Board using the guidelines set forth in this subsection, except that the term of the effect of the approval shall not exceed twenty (20) years from the date upon which the developer receives final approval of the first section of the development. Upon the expiration of the initial term and for good cause, the Planning Board may grant extensions of the term up to the maximum term permitted by N.J.S.A. 40:55D-39.
2. 
Contents of General Development Plan Application. A general development plan application shall include such information as is reasonably necessary to disclose the following:
(a) 
The location and size of the site and the nature of the landowner's interest in the land to be developed;
(b) 
The general land use plan at scale of one (1) inch to four hundred (400) feet or greater indicating the tract area and general locations of the land uses to be included in the planned development. The amount of nonresidential floor area to be provided and proposed land area to be devoted to nonresidential use shall be set forth. In addition, the proposed types of nonresidential uses to be included in the planned development shall be set forth, and the land area to be occupied by each proposed use shall be estimated. The density and intensity of use of the entire planned development shall be set forth, and a residential density and a nonresidential floor area ratio shall be provided;
(c) 
A circulation plan showing the general location and types of transportation facilities, which may include rail, heliport, docks, terminals and facilities for pedestrian access within the development. The general development plan shall also show proposed improvements to the existing transportation system outside the development. The general development plan shall also show means of access for all emergency services. Further, the circulation plan shall form the basis for an Official Map pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-32. At time of final site plan, the Official Map shall be filed by applicant as a part of development application;
(d) 
An open space plan showing the proposed land area and general location of any land areas to be set aside for conservation and recreation purposes and a general description of improvements proposed to be made thereon, including a plan for the operation and maintenance of parks and recreational lands;
(e) 
A utility plan indicating the need for and showing the proposed location of sewage and water lines, any drainage facilities necessitated by the physical characteristics of the site, proposed methods for handling solid waste disposal; and a plan for the operation and maintenance of proposed utilities;
(f) 
A stormwater management plan setting forth the proposed method of controlling and managing stormwater on the site, including preliminary engineering estimates of stormwater run-off quantities;
(g) 
An environmental inventory including a general description of the vegetation, soils, topography, geology, surface hydrology, climate and cultural resources of the site, existing man-made structures or features, any hazardous/toxic material and/or contamination on the site and the probable impact of the development on the environmental attributes of the site;
(h) 
A local service plan indicating those public services which the applicant proposes to provide and which may include, but not be limited to, water, sewer, cable and solid waste disposal;
(i) 
A proposed timing schedule in the case of a planned development whose construction is contemplated over a period of years, including any terms or conditions which are intended to protect the interests of the public prior to the completion of the development in its entirety;
(j) 
A plan showing all off-tract improvements and/or extensions of municipal facilities;
(k) 
A road plan for total development, showing where any proposed roads continue and/or form a roadway system outside the site, if applicable;
(l) 
A preliminary plan for development shall include all items required in the checklist for the major site plan and subdivision application.
3. 
Other Requirements.
(a) 
Open Storage of Materials. Except in the case of marine facility uses, no open display or storage of products, materials and equipment shall be permitted in a required front yard area.
(b) 
Off-street parking space may be located in the front, side and rear yards and beneath buildings, provided, however, that no parking space for a nonresidential use shall be located nearer than ten (10) feet to any street curbline. Parking beneath a building shall not be considered floor area of the building for any purpose. Any parking proposed within a required front, side, or rear setback area shall be screened with a dense planting of five (5) foot to six (6) foot high evergreens placed at seven (7) foot centers.
4. 
Procedure for Variation from General Development Plan. The developer shall be required to gain the prior approval of the Planning Board if, after approval of the general development plan, the developer wishes to make any variation in the location of land uses within the development or increases the floor area ratio of nonresidential development in any section of the development.
5. 
Roadway Standards.
(a) 
All existing roads and proposed roads to be dedicated shall be improved and/or constructed in accordance with the Township standards.
(b) 
The right-of-way and pavement widths for improvement of private ways, roads and alleys shall be determined from sound planning and engineering standards in conformity with the estimated needs of the full development proposed and the traffic to be generated thereby and shall be adequate and sufficient in size, location and design to accommodate the maximum traffic, parking and loading needs and the access of fire-fighting equipment and police vehicles. Internal private roads shall have a required pavement width as follows:
(1) 
Two-way traffic roads shall be a minimum of thirty-six (36) feet paved width;
(2) 
Sidewalks, if any, shall be at least four (4) feet in width. Service ways for public service and emergency vehicles shall be no less than fifteen (15) feet in width;
(3) 
Development Staging. As a condition of final approval of the general development plan, the Board may permit the implementation of the plan, the plan in whole or in sections or in stages consisting of one (1) or more sections or stages. Such sections or stages shall be: