Township of Robbinsville, NJ
Mercer County
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Table of Contents
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[Adopted 3-15-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-9]
The Land Use Ordinance of the Township of Robbinsville, adopted 3-21-1979, as amended, which was previously codified 12-13-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-37 as Chapter 103 of the 2001 Code of the Township of Washington (now Township of Robbinsville), and amendments thereto, as revised and codified by General Code Publishers Corp. and renumbered as Chapter 142, is hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the Land Use Legislation of the Township of Robbinsville. A summary of Chapter 142 is outlined as follows:
Chapter 142
LAND USE
ARTICLE I
Title; Purpose; Interpretation
§ 142-1.
Long title.
§ 142-2.
Short title.
§ 142-3.
Purpose; goals and objectives.
§ 142-4.
Interpretation of standards.
§ 142-5.
Prohibition of uses not specifically permitted.
§ 142-6.
Time of compliance.
ARTICLE II
Definitions and Word Usage
§ 142-7.
Definitions; word usage.
ARTICLE III
Zoning Districts; Map; Boundaries
§ 142-8.
Districts designated.
§ 142-9.
Zoning Map.
§ 142-10.
Interpretation of boundaries.
§ 142-11.
Divisions of lots in single ownership.
ARTICLE IV
District Regulations
§ 142-12.
General principles.
§ 142-13.
RA Rural Agricultural District.
§ 142-14.
RR-T2 Rural Residential — Transition District.
§ 142-15.
RR-T1 Rural Residential — Transition District.
§ 142-16.
R1.5 Low Density Residential District.
§ 142-17.
H-1 Windsor Historic District — Residential; H-2 Windsor Historic District — Residential.
§ 142-18.
VD Village Development District.
§ 142-19.
TC Town Center District.
§ 142-20.
Open spaces in TC Town Center District; contributions to Public Space Fund.
§ 142-21.
OC-1 Office/Commercial Zone District.
§ 142-22.
OC-2 Office/Commercial Zone District.
§ 142-23.
OR Office Research Zone District.
§ 142-24.
ORH Office, Research, Hotel District.
§ 142-25.
PCD Planned Commercial Development Zone.
§ 142-26.
Agriculture and open space preservation component.
§ 142-27.
OW Office Warehousing Light Manufacturing District.
§ 142-28.
AC Airport Commercial District.
§ 142-29.
AS Air Safety and Air Hazard Zone.
§ 142-30.
GC Golf Course Commercial District.
§ 142-31.
MH Mobile Home District.
§ 142-32.
Areas of special flood hazard.
§ 142-33.
Required growth share affordable housing obligation.
ARTICLE V
General Provisions and Design Standards
§ 142-34.
Accessory buildings.
§ 142-35.
Appearance of buildings.
§ 142-36.
Stormwater management.
§ 142-37.
Fences, walls and sight triangles.
§ 142-38.
Lighting.
§ 142-39.
Lot configuration.
§ 142-40.
Natural and cultural resource conservation.
§ 142-41.
Nonconforming lots, structures and uses.
§ 142-42.
Off-street parking, loading areas and driveways.
§ 142-43.
Number of principal buildings per lot.
§ 142-44.
Performance standards for all uses.
§ 142-45.
Public utilities.
§ 142-46.
Sanitary sewers and septic systems.
§ 142-47.
Recyclable facilities for multifamily dwellings.
§ 142-48.
Landscape architecture.
§ 142-49.
Signs.
§ 142-50.
Streets, curbs and sidewalks.
§ 142-51.
Mausoleums and columbariums.
§ 142-52.
Swimming pools.
§ 142-53.
Tennis courts.
§ 142-54.
Water supply and fire protection.
§ 142-55.
Yards.
§ 142-56.
Rural agricultural development.
§ 142-57.
Trailer bodies used for storage.
§ 142-58.
Antennas and towers.
§ 142-59.
Miniwarehouses and self-storage facilities.
§ 142-60.
Stream corridor buffers.
ARTICLE VI
Exceptions and Modifications
§ 142-61.
Area requirements.
§ 142-62.
Accessory uses.
§ 142-63.
Conditional uses.
§ 142-64.
Temporary uses.
§ 142-65.
Cluster residential development design option.
§ 142-66.
Regulations for PVD Planned Village Development option.
§ 142-67.
Corner lots.
§ 142-68.
Height limits.
ARTICLE VII
Zoning Board of Adjustment; Planning Board
§ 142-69.
Establishment of Board of Adjustment.
§ 142-70.
Powers and jurisdiction of Board of Adjustment.
§ 142-71.
Appeals and applications to Board of Adjustment.
§ 142-72.
Establishment of Planning Board.
§ 142-73.
Powers and jurisdiction of Planning Board.
§ 142-74.
Provisions applicable to both Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment.
§ 142-75.
Appeals of decisions; fee.
§ 142-76.
Notice of decisions.
ARTICLE VIII
Development Application Review Procedures
§ 142-77.
Jurisdiction during review.
§ 142-78.
Application of requirements.
§ 142-79.
Submission of sketch plats and sketch plans.
§ 142-80.
Technical Review Committee.
§ 142-81.
Submission of preliminary plats and preliminary plans.
§ 142-82.
Submission of final plats and final plans.
§ 142-83.
Continuation of certain applications.
§ 142-84.
Lower income housing; Affordable Housing Board.
§ 142-85.
Down payment assistance.
§ 142-86.
Planned unit residential development.
§ 142-87.
Township authority to sell purchased development credits.
ARTICLE IX
Fees, Guarantees, Inspections and Off-Tract Improvements
§ 142-88.
Fees.
§ 142-89.
Guarantees and inspections.
§ 142-90.
Financial security for landscape architecture.
§ 142-91.
Inspection of landscape architecture.
§ 142-92.
Financial security for afforestation and reforestation.
§ 142-93.
Inspection of afforestation and reforestation.
§ 142-94.
Off-tract improvements.
ARTICLE X
Administration; Enforcement; Violations and Penalties
§ 142-95.
Administration.
§ 142-96.
Enforcement; construction permits; certificates of occupancy.
§ 142-97.
Noncompliance; action by Township.
§ 142-98.
Violations and penalties.
§ 142-99.
Amendments.
ARTICLE XI
Developer Contributions
§ 142-100.
Purpose.
§ 142-101.
Definitions.
§ 142-102.
Retention of fees.
§ 142-103.
Development fee assessment.
§ 142-104.
Residential development fees.
§ 142-105.
Nonresidential development fees.
§ 142-106.
Eligible exactions, ineligible exactions and exemptions.
§ 142-107.
Collection of fees.
§ 142-108.
Housing Trust Fund.
§ 142-109.
Use of funds.
§ 142-110.
Expiration of article.
Appendix A, Schedule of Area, Yard and Building Requirements
Appendix B, Maps
Appendix C, Trees and Plants
Appendix D, Checklists
Town Center Zoning and Design Regulations
A. 
In compiling and preparing the land use legislation for adoption and revision as part of the Code pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-4, certain grammatical changes and other minor changes were made in one or more of said ordinances. It is the intention of the Township Council that all such changes be adopted as part of the Code as if the ordinances so changed had been previously formally amended to read as such.
B. 
Nomenclature changes: Throughout Chapter 142, Land Use, the following nomenclature changes have been made:
(1) 
Township Committee to governing body.
(2) 
Township Clerk to Municipal Clerk.
(3) 
Building Inspector to Construction Official.
C. 
Throughout the Code, statutory references have been updated or revised to the current citation. Consolidated (N.J.S.A.) references have been added to unconsolidated (P.L.) where appropriate.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances which are inconsistent herewith are repealed to the extent of such inconsistencies.
If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Copies of Chapter 142, Land Use, shall be placed on file for public examination and acquisition at the Township Clerk's Office during regular business hours, and, upon final passage of Chapter 142, Land Use, copies shall be made available to the public.