Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ
Morris County
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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. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B, which listed buildings used for various agricultural purposes as permitted uses, was repealed 11-27-2012 by Ord. No. 2012:40.
C. 
(Reserved)[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection C, regarding churches, synagogues and other places of worship, was repealed 3-14-2000 by Ord. No. 2000:7.
D. 
(Reserved)[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection D, regarding schools, was repealed 12-12-1989 by Ord. No. 89-72.
E. 
Public community center building, public auditorium, public library, public museum, public art gallery, public park or playground or other like place of public assembly not conducted for gain or profit.
[Added 9-28-1988 by Ord. No. 88:47]
Prohibited uses shall be as specified in § 430-39.
The following accessory uses shall be permitted:
A. 
Any uses permitted under § 430-40 in its entirety.
[Amended 12-12-1989 by Ord. No. 89:72; 7-9-1991 by Ord. No. 91:43]
The following conditional uses shall be permitted only in the R-3 Residential District:
A. 
Public and nonprofit or limited dividend housing for elderly persons.
(1) 
It has been determined that there is a need for public and nonprofit or limited dividend housing for elderly persons located and designed to serve the special needs and habits of such persons and which will contribute to their dignity and independence. It is recognized that such housing projects, if not properly located, designed, constructed, maintained and safeguarded against deterioration, may be detrimental to the general welfare, health and safety of the occupants thereof.
(2) 
For the purposes of this section, "public and nonprofit or limited dividend housing for elderly persons" shall be deemed to mean one or more dwelling units intended and specifically designed to provide well-constructed and adequate housing for elderly persons having low-  or moderate income, which housing shall conform to all the requirements and guidelines established by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development or the New Jersey Housing and Finance Agency, whichever are the more stringent, with respect to cost limitation, construction, rental costs, selling prices and other standards for low- and moderate-income senior citizen housing, and further provided that the applicant for construction of such housing shall participate in federal and/or state subsidy programs for such housing in order that shelter costs shall be initiated and maintained at the lowest feasible amounts. Such housing shall be occupied by individuals 55 years of age or older. One person under age 55 may reside in a dwelling unit with an elderly person or persons, as permitted above, if the presence of such person is essential to the physical care or economic support of the elderly person or persons. Such dwelling units may be arranged as separate, detached dwellings or may be grouped together in one or more multi-unit buildings. Each dwelling unit may consist of complete living accommodations, including cooking facilities, or may consist mainly of sleeping accommodations with individual bathroom facilities.
(3) 
In addition, such a housing project may contain, as necessary uses thereto, one or more of the following: health facilities; dispensary; indoor and outdoor recreational facilities; worship facilities; living and dining area for the common use of project residents; central kitchen facilities where food may be prepared for service either in a common dining area or for distribution to individual dwelling units; however, such central kitchen facilities shall not be used by the residents for the preparation of their own individual meals; and stores, shops and offices for the sale of goods or rendering of services only to residents of the project, provided that such business uses shall not be noticeable beyond lot lines and that no outside advertising shall be permitted.
(4) 
A public and nonprofit or limited dividend housing project for the elderly shall conform to all the following minimum standards:
(a) 
No building shall be closer than 60 feet to any lot line or street line.
(b) 
There shall be provided off-street parking of at least one space for each one dwelling unit.
(c) 
One sign for each street frontage not exceeding six square feet in area shall be permitted.
(d) 
Minimum site area: 10 acres; minimum site width: 500 feet; minimum site depth: 500 feet.
(e) 
Maximum number of dwelling units: 24 per acre.
(f) 
Maximum percent coverage of all buildings: 20%.
(g) 
At least 50% of the dwelling units shall have one bedroom per unit, and the remainder shall be efficiency units.
(h) 
Said project shall be served by complete water, sewer, telephone and gas and/or electricity facilities. All of these services shall be placed underground.
(i) 
The maximum allowable height for any structure to be used totally or in part as a residential building shall be no more than 2 1/2 stories in height. No dwelling unit shall be constructed below grade.
(j) 
There shall be a minimum of two driveways or internal access roads to any such project which shall be separated from each other by no less than 400 feet. Such driveways or internal access roads shall connect with only secondary arterial, major collector or minor collector streets as designated in the adopted Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Master Plan, dated May 26, 1976.
(5) 
Such project must adhere to the following minimum criteria:
(a) 
Sites should be selected within 1/4 mile of arterial roadways and such community facilities as public transportation, hospital or medical facilities, shopping, religious, cultural and recreational facilities.
(b) 
Due consideration shall be given in planning walks, ramps and driveways to prevent slipping or stumbling; and handrails and ample places for rest shall be provided. Gradients of walks shall not exceed 5%. Single-riser grade changes in walk shall not be permitted. Outdoor area available to the residents shall permit older persons to move about without danger and with minimum effort. The site must be graded for adequate drainage.
(c) 
The project design shall be functional and provide for the safety, health and general welfare of occupants of this age group.
(d) 
Individually secured storage space for the occupants' use and storage space for equipment and supplies for the project operation and maintenance shall be provided in suitable locations within the project.
(e) 
Suitable and adequate facilities for social and recreational activities of the occupants are regarded as essential for the well-being of the occupants and the success of the project. Such facilities either shall be provided by including them in the project or by selecting a project site from which project residents can have convenient access to such facilities outside the project.
(f) 
Space for commercial facilities to meet the personal needs of occupants may be included in the project only where such facilities are not otherwise readily available to the residents. Such facilities shall be subordinate to the residential character of the project and designed for use only by project residents. The facilities should be located out of public view with no outside advertising permitted.
(g) 
Adequate facilities shall be provided for the removal of snow, trash, garbage and for general maintenance of the project.
B. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B, which listed townhouse development as a conditional use, was repealed 11-27-2012 by Ord. No. 2012:40.
C. 
Professional home office, subject to the conditions of § 430-59B, and further provided that no such use shall be located on a lot of less than 20,000 square feet in size.
D. 
Home occupations as specified in § 430-41 in its entirety.
E. 
The operation of a public or private nonprofit school or child-are center, subject to the requirements of § 430-41B.
F. 
Church, synagogue or other place of worship subject to the conditions set forth in § 430-41C.
[Added 3-14-2000 by Ord. No. 2000:7]
[Amended 7-9-1991 by Ord. No. 91:43]
The R-3 and R-3 (RCA) Residential Districts shall be differentiated from the R-3A (RCA) Residential District with respect to development standards as specified in the schedule of regulations in Article VI.
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 Article XXXVII.
A. 
Signs shall be permitted in conformance with Article XXXVIII.
B. 
Payment of housing subsidies.
[Added 7-9-1991 by Ord. No. 91:43]
(1) 
At the time of approval of a development in the R-3 (RCA) and R-3A (RCA) Residential Districts, an applicant shall, in order to obtain development approval, enter into or have entered into an agreement with the Township Council to fund a portion of the Township's obligation under the regional contribution agreement. Such agreement shall be incorporated by reference in any plan approval granted pursuant to this chapter and shall be modified without the consent of the applicant, the Township and the Council on Affordable Housing of the State of New Jersey.
(2) 
The applicant shall pay to the Township for the satisfaction of its Mount Laurel obligation off site and in consideration for the provisions set forth in this subsection the sum of $10,000 per lot created by way of subdivision approval. Such sum shall be paid in the following manner: Upon adoption of this subsection and the expiration of the time of appeal thereof without being taken or a final determination of any appeal of such an approval which upholds the approval, the developer shall pay the sum of 10% of the estimated amount determined at the rate of $10,000 per lot and shall post a letter of credit for the balance of the estimated amount to be paid to the Township. The terms of said letter of credit shall provide that the Township has the right to draw upon the letter of credit, upon notice to the developer of its intention to draw upon said letter of credit, in connection with the Township's obligation to fund its regional contribution agreement(s) in accordance with that agreement's funding provisions, and, in any event, the Township may draw down the balance of the moneys not later than the grant of final subdivision approval and the expiration of time for the filing of an appeal from Planning Board action. In the event that there is an inconsistency between the estimated number of lots and the number for which approval is granted, the amount of the contribution to be made by the developer under this agreement shall be adjusted at the time of final subdivision approval. It is understood that this financial contribution is a subsidy to the Township for the purpose of creating and/or rehabilitating low- and moderate-income housing and is in consideration for the Township adopting this subsection.