Village of Ridgewood, NJ
Bergen County
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For the purpose of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings described below, unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning. The term "shall" indicates a mandatory requirement, and the term "may" indicates a permissive action.
ABOVE-GRADE STRUCTURE
Any building, roofed structure or other structure which has a height above the ground of at least one foot. If only part of said structure is one foot or higher above the ground, then only that part shall be considered an "above-grade structure." This definition shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, swimming pools, hot tubs, ornamental pools, porches, decks, balconies, tanks, fireplaces and barbecue pits, roofed arbors and trellises, any or all of which are located above grade, as defined herein. Notwithstanding the above, the following shall not be construed to be above-grade structures for the purposes of this chapter: fences, freestanding or retaining walls and the earth retained by such walls, flagpoles, mail boxes, signs and lawn ornaments.
[Amended 2-11-2004 by Ord. No. 2862]
ACCESSORY BUILDING OR STRUCTURE
A building or structure on the same lot with and subordinate to a principal building, occupied or devoted exclusively to an accessory use. Where an accessory building is integrated into the principal building, as with an attached garage having access between the garage and the principal building, such accessory building shall be considered part of the principal building. Notwithstanding the above, a structure shall be construed as being accessory to a principal use or structure although it is located on a different lot than said principal use or structure, when such location is specifically permitted by this chapter.
[Amended 2-11-2004 by Ord. No. 2862]
ACCESSORY USE
A use customarily incidental and subordinate to the principal use upon any premises.
ADVERTISE
When used in reference to signs, the giving or attempting or intending to give any notice or information or any activity which gives or attempts to give or intends to give notice, information or warning.
AFFORDABLE
Having a sales price or rent within the means of a low-or moderate-income household as defined in N.J.A.C. 5:93-7.4, as may be amended; in the case of an ownership unit, that the sales price for the unit conforms to the standards set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:80-26.6, as may be amended and supplemented, and, in the case of a rental unit, that the rent for the unit conforms to the standards set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:80-26.12, as may be amended and supplemented.
[Added 5-12-2004 by Ord. No. 2891; amended 3-23-2016 by Ord. No. 3493]
ALTER; ALTERATION
"Alter" means any action which changes or modifies in a perceptible manner any aspect of development which is regulated by this chapter. "Alteration" means the result of any such action.
ALTERATION, STRUCTURAL
Any change in the supporting members of a building, such as bearing walls, columns, beams, girders, interior partitions, as well as any change in doors or windows, or any addition to or diminution of the dimensions or configurations of the roof or exterior walls of a building.
AMATEUR RADIO STATION
A noncommercial facility involving the arrangement of wires or metal rods used in the sending and receiving of electromagnetic waves, and including any support structures, and operating in the Amateur Radio service under license by the Federal Communications Commission.
[Added 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643]
AMENDED APPROVAL
An action of the Planning Board or Board of Adjustment, as applicable, that amends the subject, terms and/or conditions of a prior approval and which occurs prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy, certificate of continued occupancy, the filing of a subdivision plat or deed with the county recording officer, or any other perfection of the such prior approval. Amended approval is by resolution of the Board and involves only minor modifications from the original application. Applications that, in the opinion of the reviewing board, deviate substantially from the initial application are not properly the subject of amended approval; rather, such applications are to be considered new applications and are subject to the same requirements for approval as if there had been no prior approval.
[Added 7-18-2007 by Ord. No. 3066]
APARTMENT
One or more dwelling rooms, with private bath and kitchen facilities, comprising an independent self-contained dwelling unit in a larger building.
APPLICANT
Any developer submitting an application for development.
APPLICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT
The application form and all accompanying documents required by this chapter for approval of a subdivision plat, site plan, planned development, conditional use, zoning variance or direction for the issuance of a permit pursuant to § 190-31 or 190-32.
AREA OF SIGN
The area within a line drawn around the surface of a sign, including all decorations, but excluding any supports, whether decorative or not, and in computing sign area, the area of all surfaces used or employed or designed for use as a sign for sign purposes shall be included and totaled.
AREA OF SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARD/SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARD AREA
The land in the floodplain subject to a one-percent or greater chance of flooding in any given year.
ATTIC
The open, nonhabitable space between the ceiling beams of the top habitable story and the roof rafters in any building.
AWNING
A lightweight roof-like cover made of fabric over a frame, which projects from the wall of a building, the purposes for which may include the shielding of a doorway, window or sidewalk from the elements and, when permitted, the display of signs.
[Amended 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
BASE FLOOD
The flood having a one-percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year.
BASEMENT
An interior space or a portion of an interior space having a floor level at least three feet below the average elevation of the finished ground level at the foundation wall of the structure in which it is contained.
[Amended 10-10-2007 by Ord. No. 3083; 5-14-2008 by Ord. No. 3120]
BLADE SIGN
A type of projecting sign mounted on a building facade or storefront pole or attached to a surface perpendicular to the normal flow of traffic.
[Added 6-13-2018 by Ord. No. 3647]
BUILDABLE AREA
A rectangular area on a lot, located and having dimensions as specified by the zone district regulations, and encompassing as much as possible of the principal building and above-grade structures attached to the principal building. In the case of a substandard lot having a rectangular area with dimensions less than required, the usable area shall be construed to be the largest rectangular area having dimensions less than or equal to the required dimensions, and encompassing as much as possible of the principal building and above-grade structures attached to the principal building.
[Added 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
BUILDING
A combination of materials to form a construction adapted to permanent, temporary or continuous occupancy and having a roof.
BUILDING ENVELOPE
That portion of a lot within which a principal building is permitted to be located by law. The building envelope excludes the minimum front, side and rear yards required by the zoning regulations as well as wetlands, approved wetland transition areas, floodways, utility easements, access easements, conservation easements and all other areas within which buildings are prohibited.
[Added 10-25-2000 by Ord. No. 2713]
CANOPY
A roof-like cover made of rigid building materials and which projects from the wall of a building, the purpose for which may include the shielding of a doorway, window or sidewalk from the elements. In the case of a gasoline service station, a "canopy" is also a roof-like cover that is supported by one or more columns or stanchions, does not have any side walls and is used primarily to shield the pumps from the elements. The definition of "canopy" includes marquees, but excludes awnings.
[Amended 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS ANTENNA
An antenna that is intended for commercial transmission or reception of personal wireless telephone services communications, and including commercial mobile services communications, unlicensed wireless services communications and common carrier wireless exchange access services, and also including any tower or other supporting structures and equipment necessary for such transmission or reception, as may be permitted by this chapter.
[Added 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643]
CERTIFICATE OF CONTINUED OCCUPANCY
A certificate stating that the continued occupancy of an existing building or structure may occur.
CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY
A certificate stating that all work has been completed in accordance with the requirements of this chapter and the Uniform Construction Code and that the building or structure may be occupied or used.
CHANGE OF USE
Any use which substantially differs from the previous use of a building or land. A change of use does not necessarily involve modifications to existing improvements, or construction of new improvements.
CHANNEL
The bed and banks of a watercourse which convey the normal flow of the stream.
CHILD-CARE CENTER
Any facility which is maintained for the care, development or supervision of six or more children who attend the facility for less than 24 hours a day, and which is licensed as a child-care center by the Department of Human Services. This term shall not include any of those facilities or uses which are not included within the definition of "child-care center" contained in the Child Care Center Licensing Act (N.J.S.A. 30:5B-1 to 30:5B-15).
COMMUNITY RESIDENCES AND SHELTERS
A community residence for the developmentally disabled, community shelter for victims of domestic violence, community residence for the terminally ill, community residence for persons with head injuries, or adult family-care homes for elderly persons and physically disabled adults, all as defined and regulated by N.J.S.A. 40:55D-66.1 and -66.2 and N.J.S.A. 26:2Y-3.
[Added 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643[1][2]; amended 2-24-2010 by Ord. No. 3240; 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
CONCEPT/INFORMAL PLAN
The optional, initial development plan for subdivisions and/or site plans of sufficient accuracy and detail to be used for the purpose of informal review, evaluation and nonbinding comment by the Planning Board and meeting the requirements of this chapter.
CONDITIONAL USE
A use permitted in a particular zoning district only upon a showing that such use in a specified location will comply with the conditions and standards for the location or operation of such use as contained in this chapter, and upon the issuance of an authorization therefor by the Planning Board.
CONSTRUCTION OFFICIAL
A qualified person appointed by the Village Council pursuant to the Uniform Construction Code, Chapter 23, Title 5, to enforce and administer the regulations within the jurisdiction of the enforcing agency.
CONVENTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Any form of development other than planned development.
COVERAGE BY ABOVE-GRADE STRUCTURES
The combined area of all buildings and other above-grade structures on a lot, including but not limited to porches, decks, balconies and cantilevered parts of the building at any level, but excluding, however, cornices, eaves and other structures which are specifically excluded by this chapter.
[Added 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 2670]
COVERAGE BY IMPROVEMENTS or IMPROVEMENT COVERAGE
The coverage by buildings and other above-grade structures on a lot as defined by this chapter, plus the coverage of any other structures, including but not limited to driveways, sidewalks, patios, decks, swimming pools, tennis courts, parking areas and other paved areas, whether constructed of asphalt, concrete, brick, stone, gravel or other paving materials, but excluding structures, or portions of structures, that are located below the surface of the ground and which are not visible from above the surface of the ground. (Thus, subsurface structures such as drywells, underground tanks, etc., are typically excluded from such coverage, whereas swimming pools, which may be located below the surface of the ground, but which are visible from above the surface of the ground, are not excluded). It is intended to include within this definition all man-made features except vegetation, organic mulch, soil (including soil retained by retaining walls) and structures that may be specifically excluded by this chapter.
[Added 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 2670; amended 2-11-2004 by Ord. No. 2862]
"C" VARIANCE
Any variance which is not a "D" variance.
DAYS
Calendar days.
DECK
A structure consisting primarily of a man-made platform or platforms which is/are elevated above the adjacent ground level by at least one foot and which is/are typically used or designed for use for outdoor dining, recreational, entertainment or similar purposes.
[Added 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
DENSITY
The permitted number of dwelling units per gross area of land to be developed.
DEVELOPER
The legal or beneficial owner or owners of a lot or of any land proposed to be included in a proposed development, including the holder of an option or contract to purchase, or other person having an enforceable proprietary interest in such land.
DEVELOPMENT
The division of a parcel of land into two or more parcels, the construction, reconstruction, conversion, structural alteration, relocation or enlargement of any building or other structure or of any mining excavation or landfill and any use or change in the use of any building or other structure or land or extension or use of land, for which permission may be required pursuant to this chapter.
DISPLAY
A three-dimensional item meant to attract patrons to a business.
[Added 9-12-2018 by Ord. No. 3667]
DISPLAY RACK
A framework (i.e., bar, rail, hooks) for holding multiple items up for display.
[Added 9-12-2018 by Ord. No. 3667]
DISTRICT
See "zoning district" below.
DRIVE-IN BANK
A facility either within the principal structure or in a freestanding accessory structure which, by design, encourages or permits customers to receive services while remaining in their motor vehicles.
"D" VARIANCE
Permission to depart from the literal requirements of the zoning regulations, Article X of this chapter, to permit:
A. 
A use or principal structure in a district restricted against such use or principal structure.
B. 
An expansion of a nonconforming use;
C. 
Deviation from a specification or standard pertaining solely to a conditional use;
D. 
An increase in the permitted floor area ratio as defined in Section 3.1 of P.L. 1975, c. 291 (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-4);
E. 
An increase in the permitted density as defined Section 3.1 of P.L. 1975, c. 291 (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-4), except as applied to the required lot area for a lot or lots for detached one or two dwelling unit buildings which lot or lots are either an isolated undersized lot or lots resulting from a minor subdivision; or
F. 
A height of a principal structure which exceeds by 10 feet or 10% the maximum height permitted in the district for a principal structure.
DWELLING UNIT
A unit comprising living accommodations designed and used for occupancy by only one family.
EASEMENT
An encumbrance or grant of an estate in lands distinct from ownership to use in some way the land of another.
ENVIRONMENTALLY ACTIVATED SIGN/DISPLAY
Animated signs or devices motivated by wind, thermal changes, or other natural environmental input. Includes spinners, pinwheels, pennant strings, and/or other devices or displays that respond to naturally occurring external motions.
[Amended 9-12-2018 by Ord. No. 3667]
ERECT
To build, construct, attach, hang, place, suspend or affix, and shall include the painting of wall signs.[3]
FAMILY
Any reasonable number of persons (consistent with the provisions of the building, fire and health codes and the residential character of the neighborhood involved) living together as a single, not-for-profit housekeeping unit, whose relationship is of a permanent, domestic and private residential character and who utilize all rooms and cooking facilities in common. Commercial and institutional uses, boarding- or rooming houses, transient uses, societies, clubs, fraternities, sororities, associations, lodges, shelters, halfway houses and similar organizations are excluded from this definition, except as otherwise specifically provided by the Municipal Land Use Law under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-66c.
FAMILY DAY-CARE HOME
The private residence of a family day-care provider which is registered as a family day-care home pursuant to the Family Day-Care Provider Registration Act, P.L. 1987, c. 27 (N.J.S.A. 30:5B-16 et seq.), and in which child care services are regularly provided to no fewer than three and no more than five children for no less than 15 hours per week, not including children legally related to the provider or being cared for as part of a cooperative agreement between parents for the care of their children where no payment for the care is being provided.[4]
FENCE
An artificially constructed freestanding barrier, typically constructed of wood, wire, metal, vinyl or other materials and typically erected for the enclosure and/or screening of areas of land.
[Added 3-12-2003 by Ord. No. 2818]
FINAL APPROVAL
The official action of the Planning Board taken on a preliminary approved major subdivision or site plan after all conditions, engineering plans and other requirements have been completed or fulfilled and the required improvements have been installed or guaranties properly posted for their completion, or approval conditioned upon the posting of such guaranties.
FINAL PLAT
The final map of all or a portion of the subdivision which is presented to the Planning Board for final approval in accordance with this chapter.
FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP (FIRM)
The official map on which the Flood Insurance Administration has delineated both the areas of special flood hazard and the risk premium zones applicable to the community.
FLOOD INSURANCE STUDY
The official report provided in which the Federal Insurance Administration has set forth flood profiles, as well as the Flood Boundary-Floodway Map and the water surface elevation of the base flood.
FLOODPLAIN
The area of a special flood hazard subject to a one-percent or greater chance of flooding in any given year.
FLOODWAY
The channel of a river or other watercourse and the adjacent land areas that must be reserved in order to discharge the base flood without cumulatively increasing the water surface elevation more than 0.2 of a foot.
FLOOR AREA
See "gross floor area and/or habitable floor area" below.
FLOOR AREA RATIO
In the case of residential uses in residential zones, the habitable floor area of the building(s) divided by the total area of the site, expressed as a percentage. In the case of any use in the nonresidential zones or nonresidential use in the residential zones, the gross floor area of all buildings which are enclosed by an exterior wall, divided by the total area of the site, expressed as a percentage.
FREESTANDING WALL
An artificially constructed freestanding barrier, typically of heavier-duty construction than a fence, typically constructed of wood, stone, brick, concrete or other masonry materials, often containing a footing and/or foundation, and typically erected for the enclosure and/or screening of areas of land.
[Added 3-12-2003 by Ord. No. 2818]
GARAGE, PRIVATE
A detached accessory building or a portion of a principal building used primarily for the storage of motor vehicles owned or used by the occupant of the principal building to which the garage is accessory.
GARAGE, PUBLIC
Any building, structure, lot or land in or upon which a business, service or industry involving the fueling, storage, maintenance, washing or servicing and storage in connection therewith of motor vehicles is maintained, conducted, operated or rendered. Garages used exclusively for the parking of motor vehicles for the general public are not included within this definition.
GARDEN APARTMENT
A building situated on one lot which contains separate dwelling units for more than two families, and which contains no more than two stories, and in which individual dwelling units may be located above one another. Garden apartments may also provide access to dwelling units from a common entrance and utilize shared parking, utilities and open space.
GASOLINE SERVICE STATION
See "garage, public."
GOVERNING BODY
The Village Council of the Village of Ridgewood.
GROSS BUILDING AREA
The sum of the horizontal area or areas of each story or half story of all principal and accessory buildings on a site, measured from the exterior face of the exterior walls of such buildings. Gross building area shall not include basements, areas not enclosed by walls, screening, windows, etc., and areas having a vertical dimension of less than seven feet between the floor (or if there is no floor, then the joists) and the bottom of the roof structure. Gross building area shall include but not necessarily to be limited to the following:
[Added 10-10-2007 by Ord. No. 3083]
A. 
The horizontal area of habitable and nonhabitable floor area.
B. 
The horizontal area of interior and exterior walls.
C. 
The horizontal area of the portion of attics or other similar areas below the roof having a vertical dimension of at least seven feet between the floor (or if there is no floor, then the joists) and the bottom of the roof structure.
D. 
The horizontal area of all stairs and stairwells on each floor. The gross building area shall be calculated as the area of stairs and stairwells times the number of stories through which the stairs and stairwells project.
E. 
The horizontal area of spaces that project through two or more stories. The gross building area shall be calculated as the area of the space times the number of stories through which the space projects.
F. 
The horizontal area of enclosed porches, decks and similar features enclosed by screening, windows or similar enclosures.
G. 
The horizontal area of attached garages, storage rooms and similar areas.
GROSS FLOOR AREA
The aggregate area of all floors in a building enclosed by an exterior wall and measured from the exterior face of exterior walls or from the center line of walls separating two buildings, excluding any space where the floor to ceiling height is less than six feet, and excluding basements and cellars, attics, garages and other interior parking and loading space used by motor vehicles. Notwithstanding the above, if any part of the area of an attic, basement or cellar in a building or any part of a garage shall be devoted to a principal use, including but not limited to a dwelling unit, display space, sales space, work areas, food preparation and service areas, offices, meeting rooms, drafting rooms or facilities, waiting rooms, laboratories or patient treatment or therapy facilities, such part or area shall be included in the computation of gross floor area. This shall not be construed to include the use of such areas for storage and similar support functions within the calculation of gross floor area.
HABITABLE FLOOR AREA
The area of that portion of a building or structure designed, intended and furnished for year-round human occupancy measured on each floor from the inside face of exterior walls or from the center line of walls separating two buildings, and including but not limited to interior walls and stairwells. Habitable floor area shall not include attic spaces, basements or cellars, open porches, breezeways and garages.[5]
HISTORIC PRESERVATION PERMIT
A document signed by the Construction Official which is required for exterior work to any improvement on property in an historic district or on an historic site. A preservation permit pursuant to the historic preservation provisions of the this chapter shall include, but is not limited to, a building permit, a demolition permit or a permit to move, convert, relocate or remodel or which involves exterior changes to the structure or the property on which it is located, which changes are visible from a public street, also known as "preservation permit."
HISTORIC SITE
Any real property, man-made structure, natural object or configuration or any portion or group of the foregoing of historical, archaeological, cultural, scenic or architectural significance and which has been designated as such in the Village Master Plan or in this chapter.[6]
HOUSE OF WORSHIP
A building or structure or group of buildings or structures that is/are: 1) used primarily by groups of persons organized as a nonprofit 501c(3) organization recognized by the Federal Internal Revenue Service; and 2) used primarily for organized religious services and the accessory uses associated therewith. This definition shall include, but not be limited to, chapels, churches, congregations, temples, mosques, shrines and similar designations.
[Added 2-8-2017 by Ord. No. 3579]
INCLUSIONARY DEVELOPMENT
A development containing both affordable units and market-rate units. This term includes, but is not necessarily limited to new construction, the conversion of a nonresidential structure to residential and the creation of new affordable units through the reconstruction of a vacant residential structure.[7]
[Added 5-12-2004 by Ord. No. 2891; amended 3-23-2016 by Ord. No. 3493]
INSTITUTIONAL USE
A house of worship and/or a public or private school-providing academic instruction for children between the grades kindergarten through 12 and accredited by the State Department of Education. Included in this definition are uses accessory to the foregoing that are part of the same development. Specifically excluded from this definition are child-care centers operating as a principal use and not accessory to a house of worship or school.
[Amended 2-8-2017 by Ord. No. 3579]
INSTRUCTIONAL SCHOOLS
An institution for providing nonaccredited instruction to children or adults in the arts, dance, language, crafts, martial arts and similar uses. Instructional schools shall not include post-secondary education or trade schools.
[Added 11-7-2018 by Ord. No. 3686; amended 12-12-2018 by Ord. No. 3691]
INTERESTED PARTY
In a criminal or quasi-criminal proceeding, any citizen of the State of New Jersey; and in the case of a civil proceeding in any court or in an administrative proceeding before a municipal agency, any person, whether residing within or without the Village, whose right to use, acquire or enjoy property is or may be affected by any action taken under this chapter or whose rights to use, acquire or enjoy property under this chapter or under any other law of this state or of the United States have been denied, violated or infringed by an action or failure to act under this chapter or the Municipal Land Use Law.[8]
LOT
A designated parcel, tract or area of land, established by a plat or otherwise as permitted by law and to be used, developed or built upon as a unit.
LOT AREA
The total square unit content of any lot as measured within the lot lines.
LOT, CORNER
A lot at the junction of and having frontage on two or more intersecting streets. A "corner lot" is also a lot bounded on two or more sides by the same street.
LOT DEPTH
The distance between the front lot line and the rear lot line, or extensions thereof, measured along the shortest such line that crosses the building envelope.
[Amended 10-25-2000 by Ord. No. 2731]
LOT FRONTAGE
That portion of a lot which is contiguous with a street right-of-way. In the case of a through lot, the lot frontage shall be considered that frontage upon which the majority of the buildings in the same block front; provided that in case there has been no clearly defined frontage established, the owner may, when applying for a building permit, specify on his permit application which lot line shall be considered the lot frontage. A corner lot shall be deemed to have frontage on any abutting street.
LOT LINE, FRONT
The lot line(s) separating a lot from a street right-of-way. On corner lots and on through lots, all lot lines separating a lot from a street right-of-way are front lot lines. See lot line illustration, below.
[Amended 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
LOT LINE, REAR
On interior lots, the lot line or lines opposite from the front lot line and not intersecting the front lot line. In the case of interior lots which have side lot lines meeting at a point in the rear of the lot, the rear lot line shall be the point of intersection of the side lot lines and the minimum rear yard shall be measured radially from said point.
[Amended 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
A. 
On corner lots, the rear lot line shall be that lot line or lines opposite from the shortest front lot line, and which may intersect the longest front lot line.
B. 
On through lots, there may or may not be a rear lot line or lines, depending upon the configuration of the lot.
C. 
See lot line illustration, below, for examples using various lot configurations. For uncommon lot configurations, the Zoning Officer shall determine the side and rear lot lines, as set forth in § 190-119A(5).
LOT LINE, SIDE
Any lot line other than a front or rear lot line. On corner lots, the side lot line shall be the lot line or lines which is/are opposite the longest front lot line.
[Amended 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
A. 
See lot line illustration, below, for examples using various lot configurations. For uncommon lot configurations, the Zoning Officer shall determine the side and rear lot lines, as set forth in § 190-119A(5).
FRONT, REAR AND SIDE LOT LINES - EXAMPLES
LOT, THROUGH
A lot that fronts upon two streets that do not intersect at the boundaries of the lot.
LOT WIDTH
The shortest straight line distance between the two side lines of any lot, measured parallel to the front lot line and at a distance from the front lot line equal to the minimum required front yard setback. On corner lots, the lot width shall be as defined herein, but measured parallel to the shortest front lot line. If the front lot line of any lot is not a straight line, the lot width shall be measured parallel to the shortest imaginary line which is entirely within the lot and tangent to the front lot line. The lot width shall be measured parallel to said imaginary line at a distance equal to the minimum front yard setback.
[Amended 6-10-1997 by Ord. No. 2606]
LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLD
A household having a gross household income less than or equal to 50% of the median gross household income for households of the same size within the housing region in which the housing for said household is located, as approved by the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing.
[Added 5-12-2004 by Ord. No. 2891]
LOW-INCOME HOUSING
Housing affordable according to the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development or the standards included in the Substantive Rules of the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing (N.J.A.C. 5:93-1.1 et seq.) for home ownership and rental costs, and occupied or reserved for occupancy by households with a gross household income equal to 50% or less of the median gross household income for households of the same size within the housing region in which the housing is located, and which is subject to affordability controls promulgated by the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing.
[Added 5-12-2004 by Ord. No. 2891]
MAINTENANCE GUARANTY
Any security which may be accepted by the Village for the maintenance of any improvements required by this chapter, including but not limited to cash, surety bonds and letters of credit under the circumstances specified by this chapter.[9]
MAJOR SUBDIVISION
Any subdivision not classified as a minor subdivision.
MARKET-RATE DWELLING UNITS
Housing units not restricted to low- and moderate-income households that may sell at any price determined by a willing seller and a willing buyer.
[Added 6-14-2006 by Ord. No. 3001]
MARQUEE SIGN
A sign located on a building or canopy of a building, which sign is designed to be changed on a regular basis and which is intended to advertise or announce performances or performers, attractions, exhibits and similar events, as in the case of theaters, playhouses, halls, etc.
[Amended 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
MASTER PLAN
A composite of one or more written or graphic proposals for the development of the municipality as set forth in and adopted pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-28.
MINOR SITE PLAN
A development plan of one or more lots which requires site plan approval and which:
[Amended 10-14-2009 by Ord. No. 3220; 8-13-2014 by Ord. No. 3426]
A. 
Proposes new development which is limited to any or all of the following, provided that for purposes of this definition multiple development applications for the same property shall be construed as a single development application if such application(s) is (are) filed within 190 days of the filing of any prior application:
(1) 
Alterations to the facade, roof, entrance or exit doors, windows or other exterior components of an existing building, provided that such alterations do not involve alteration of the location or extent of the exterior building walls or roof in a manner inconsistent with Subsection A(2) and (3) in this definition.
(2) 
The construction, demolition or other change in the gross building area on the property, provided that the change involves no more than 500 square feet. Said five-hundred-square-foot change shall be calculated as the total amount of existing and proposed gross building area affected by the change, not as the net change in gross building area; thus, a demolition of 250 square feet and the construction of 250 square feet of gross building area would be calculated as a change of 500 square feet.
(3) 
The construction, reconstruction, conversion, alteration, relocation, enlargement or demolition of any nonbuilding structure(s), and any site grading, landscaping or other ground disturbance, all of which have a combined ground surface area of no greater than 2,000 square feet. Said two-thousand-square-foot limitation shall exclude any ground surface area affected by changes in the gross building area included in the calculation in Subsection A(2) of this definition.
B. 
Does not involve planned development, any new street or extension of off-tract improvement which is to be prorated pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-42.
C. 
Contains the information reasonably required in order to make an informed determination as to whether the requirements established by this chapter for approval of a minor site plan have been met.
MINOR SUBDIVISION
A subdivision of land for the creation of not more than three lots fronting on an existing street, provided that such subdivision will not adversely affect the development of the remainder of the parcel or adjoining property and that such subdivision does not involve a planned development, any new street or the extension of any off-tract improvement, the cost of which is to be prorated pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-42.
MODERATE-INCOME HOUSEHOLD
A household having a gross household income in excess of 50% but less than 80% of the median gross household income for households of the same size within the housing region in which the housing for said household is located, as approved by the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing.
[Added 5-12-2004 by Ord. No. 2891]
MODERATE-INCOME HOUSING
Housing affordable according to the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development or the standards included in the Substantive Rules of the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing (N.J.A.C. 5:93-1.1 et seq.) for home ownership and rental costs, and occupied or reserved for occupancy by households with a gross household income in excess of 50% but less than 80% of the median gross household income for households of the same size within the housing region in which the housing is located, and which is subject to affordability controls promulgated by the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing.
[Added 5-12-2004 by Ord. No. 2891]
MOTOR VEHICLE
Any motorized means of conveyance of persons or property, including but not limited to those vehicles covered by N.J.S.A. 39:1-1 et seq.
[Added 4-9-2008 by Ord. No. 3114]
MULTIFAMILY DWELLING
Any structure containing three or more dwelling units.
MUNICIPAL AGENCY
The Village Planning Board or Board of Adjustment or Village Council when acting pursuant to this chapter, and any agency created by or responsible to the Village of Ridgewood when such agency is acting pursuant to this chapter.
NONCONFORMING LOT
A lot the area, dimension or location of which was lawful prior to the adoption, revision or amendment of the zoning regulations, but which fails to conform to the requirements of the zoning district in which it is located by reasons of such adoption, revision or amendment.
NONCONFORMING STRUCTURE
A structure the size, dimension or location of which was lawful prior to the adoption, revision or amendment of the zoning regulations, but which fails to conform to the requirements of the zoning district in which it is located by reasons of such adoption, revision or amendment.
NONCONFORMING USE
A use or activity which was lawful prior to the adoption, revision or amendment of the zoning regulations, but which fails to conform to the requirements of the zoning district in which it is located by reasons of such adoption, revision or amendment.
NONRESIDENTIAL ZONES/DISTRICTS
Those zones set forth in the zoning regulations of this chapter which are intended primarily for nonresidential or mixed-use development. In addition, those lots in the HC and T Zone Districts which are used primarily for nonresidential purposes shall be considered to be in a nonresidential zone.[10]
[Amended 6-13-2012 by Ord. No. 3343; 3-23-2016 by Ord. No. 3493]
OCCUPANCY or OCCUPIED
The residing of a person or persons in a dwelling unit overnight or the installation, storage or use of equipment, merchandise or machinery in any commercial, residential, public or industrial building. Excluded from the definition is the use of any construction equipment or machinery not considered part of the building or the storage of product, merchandise, raw material or other personal property or the use of a structure by those engaged in its construction.
OFFICIAL MAP
A map adopted by ordinance pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-32 et seq. Such map shall be deemed conclusive with respect to the location and width of streets and public drainage ways and the location and extent of flood control basins and public areas including public parks, playgrounds, trails, paths and other recreation areas, public open spaces, scenic and historic sites, sites for schools and other public buildings and structures, whether or not such streets, ways, basins or areas are improved or unimproved or are in actual physical existence.
OFF-SITE
Located outside the lot lines of the lot in question but within the property of which the lot is a part which is the subject of a development application or the closest half of the street or right-of-way abutting the property of which the lot is a part.
[Added 3-9-1999 by Ord. No. 2657]
OFF-TRACT
Not located on the property which is the subject of a development application nor on the closest half of the abutting street or right-of-way.
[Amended 3-9-1999 by Ord. No. 2657]
ON-SITE
Located on the lot in question and excluding any abutting street or right-of-way.
[Added 3-9-1999 by Ord. No. 2657]
ON-TRACT
Located on the property which is the subject of a development application or on the closest half of an abutting street or right-of-way.
[Amended 3-9-1999 by Ord. No. 2657]
OPEN SPACE
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.
OUTDOOR CAFE
Any eating establishment where food and other refreshments are served or consumed outside the interior of the eating establishment on private property or upon the public right-of-way, namely, the sidewalks immediately in front of any restaurant, cafe, cafeteria or place of business where food and/or other refreshments are served or consumed or where permitted on private property pursuant to this chapter.
[Amended 7-18-2007 by Ord. No. 3071]
OWNER
Any individual, firm, association, syndicate, partnership, limited liability corporation or corporation having sufficient proprietary interest in the land sought to be processed for development under this chapter.
PARKING AREA
An open area, other than a street or other public way, used for the parking of motor vehicles, including parking spaces and adjacent service aisles, but not including access drives from a public thoroughfare.
PARKING SPACE
A rectangular space designed to be used as an accommodation for off-street motor vehicle parking, exclusive of access drives or aisles.
PATIO
A structure consisting primarily of a man-made platform or platforms which is/are located at the adjacent ground level, below the adjacent ground level, or elevated above the adjacent ground level by less than one foot and which is/are typically used or designed for use for outdoor dining, recreational, entertainment or similar purposes.
[Added 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
PERFORMANCE GUARANTY
Any security which may be accepted by the Village, including but not limited to surety bonds, cash and letters of credit under the circumstances specified in this chapter in lieu of a requirement that certain improvements be made before the Planning Board or other municipal agency approves a subdivision plat or site plan.
PERSON
Any person, individual, business entity, partnership, association, corporation, limited liability corporation, company, organization or legal entity of any kind or nature.
PLAT
The map or maps of a subdivision.
POOL, REGULATED
Any structure intended for swimming, recreational bathing or wading that contains water over 24 inches deep, including in-ground, aboveground and on-ground pools; hot tubs; spas and fixed-in-place wading pools.
[Added 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
PORCH
An elevated structure attached to a building, consisting of a platform or platforms and which may also include steps and/or a ramp, and which typically provides ingress to and/or egress from the building, and which may be used for outdoor relaxation and socializing.
[Added 4-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3591]
PRELIMINARY APPROVAL
The conferral of certain rights pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-46 et seq., prior to final approval after specific elements of a development plan have been agreed upon by the Planning Board and the applicant.
PRELIMINARY PLAT
The preliminary map indicating the proposed layout of the subdivision and meeting the requirements of this chapter.
PRELIMINARY SITE PLAN
The preliminary development plan indicating the proposed layout of the site and meeting the requirements of this chapter.
PREMISES
A building or structure or a piece or tract of land or real estate vacant or otherwise.
PRINCIPAL USE OR STRUCTURE
The primary or predominant use of any lot. A principal structure is one devoted to the principal use.
PROFESSIONAL OFFICES
A place for the transaction of business where reports are prepared, records are kept and services rendered, but where no retail sales are offered and where no manufacturing, assembly, distribution center or fabricating takes place. Office includes medical office.
[Added 11-7-2018 by Ord. No. 3686; amended 12-12-2018 by Ord. No. 3691]
PUBLIC UTILITY FACILITIES
Telephone and electric lines, poles, equipment and structures, water or gas pipes, mains, valves or structures or sewer pipes, valves or structures maintained, operated and conducted for the service, convenience, necessity, health and welfare of the general public, whether owned by any arm or creature of the local, state or federal government or by any privately owned public utility corporation.
PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM
A system comprising structures which, operating alone or with other structures, results in the enclosure, derivation, conveyance, transmission or distribution of water for potable or domestic purposes to consumers in 20 or more dwellings or properties.
QUORUM
The majority of the full authorized membership of a municipal agency.[11]
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
A vehicular-type portable structure without permanent foundation that can be towed, hauled, or driven and is primarily designed as a temporary living accommodation for recreation and camping purposes. Recreational vehicles include, but are not limited to, travel trailers, truck campers, camping trailers and self-propelled motor homes.
[Added 4-9-2008 by Ord. No. 3114]
REPORT OF THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
A document issued by the Historic Preservation Commission reporting to the Construction Official on a preservation permit application for any alteration or addition to a historic site or for a property within an historic district based upon plans presented for the preservation, restoration, rehabilitation or alteration of property or the demolition, addition, removal, repair, remodeling of any feature for any existing or new construction stating the findings of fact and conclusions upon which the report is based.
RESIDENTIAL CLUSTER
A contiguous or noncontiguous area to be developed as a single entity according to a plan containing residential housing units which have a common or public open space as an appurtenance.
RESIDENTIAL ZONES/DISTRICTS
Those zones set forth in the zoning regulations of this chapter which are intended primarily for residential development. In addition, those lots in the HC and T Zone Districts which are vacant or used primarily for residential purposes, as well as those lots in the nonresidential zones which are developed or proposed to be developed entirely for residential uses permitted by ordinance or by variance shall be considered to be in a residential zone.
[Amended 6-13-2012 by Ord. No. 3343; 3-23-2016 by Ord. No. 3493]
RESUBDIVISION
The further division or relocation of lot lines of any lot or lots within a subdivision previously made and approved or recorded according to law or the alteration of any streets or the establishment of any new streets within any subdivision previously made and approved or recorded according to law, but does not include conveyances so as to combine existing lots by deed or other instrument.
RETAIL SALES
An establishment engaged in the selling of goods or merchandise to the general public for personal or household consumption and rendering services incidental to the sale of such goods. In no instance shall bars selling alcohol or service stations be considered as retail sales.
[Added 11-7-2018 by Ord. No. 3686; amended 12-12-2018 by Ord. No. 3691]
RETAIL SERVICES
An establishment providing services, as opposed to products, to the general public for personal or household use.
[Added 11-7-2018 by Ord. No. 3686; amended 12-12-2018 by Ord. No. 3691]
RETAINING WALL
A wall that is designed and constructed for the purpose of supporting a change in elevation between one side of the wall and the other side. Notwithstanding the foregoing, structures including but not limited to curbs that support a change in elevation of eight inches or less shall not be considered a retaining wall for the purposes of this chapter.
[Added 3-12-2003 by Ord. No. 2818]
ROAD STAND
A business engaged in the sale of food, soft drinks, ice cream and other similar goods or confections which are so prepared and served as to be intended for immediate consumption and in or from which the customers are served while standing outside the confines of the structure or building in which the business is conducted. The term "road stand" includes the terms "snack bars," "dairy bars" and terms describing similar establishments.
ROOF SIGN
Any sign extending above any part of the roof of any structure.
SATELLITE DISH
A parabolic or dish-shaped antenna that is designed for the purpose of receiving or transmitting radio waves.[12]
[Added 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 2643]
SIGN
Any device, freestanding or attached to a building or structure or erected, painted represented or reproduced upon or in any building or structure, which displays, reproduces or includes any letter, word, name, number, model, insignia, design, device or representation used for one or more of the following purposes: to identify the premises or occupant or owner of the premises; to advertise any trade, business, profession, industry, service or other activity; to advertise any product or item; to advertise the sale or rental or use of all or any part of any premises, including that upon which it is displayed; to direct vehicular or pedestrian traffic other than state, county or Village highway and roadway markers; and shall include any announcement, declaration, demonstration, display, illustration, insignia or any representation used to advertise or intended to advertise or promote the interests of any person. The term "sign" shall not be construed to mean any sign in the interior of any structure which is not visible from outside the structure. Furthermore, any interior sign visible from outside the building through a window or doorway shall not be construed as a "sign" for purposes of this chapter if such sign is set back more than two feet from the window or doorway, and is either nonilluminated or is indirectly illuminated; or is set back more than six feet from the window or doorway and is directly illuminated. Official flags of the United States, New Jersey or its political subdivisions, and any poles upon which such flags are hung, shall not be considered a sign for purposes of this chapter.
[Amended 12-11-2013 by Ord. No. 3400]
SIGN MESSAGE
The letters, numbers, symbols or other graphic representation of a sign used to identify or advertise a premises, occupant, activity, product, service or to direct traffic, when such graphic representation is distinguished from the sign structure.
SIGN, PRINCIPAL
A primary or predominant sign on the premises displayed to identify the occupant thereof or the services rendered or a product or item available therein or a trade, business or profession carried on therein.
SIGN STRUCTURE
The physical structure of a sign, used for purposes of support, ornamentation, background, illumination, ventilation or other purposes, when such structure is distinguished from the sign message. When not distinguished, the sign structure shall be deemed to include the sign message.
SINGLE-FAMILY ATTACHED RESIDENTIAL DWELLING UNIT
A dwelling unit in a structure containing at least three dwelling units in which each separate dwelling unit is attached to other similar dwelling units by one or more common walls, or portions thereof, extending from the foundation to the roof and further provided each dwelling unit has a separate front and rear or side entrance providing direct access for said unit to and from the outdoors. Single-family attached residential dwelling units are also known as "townhouse units."
[Amended 8-9-2006 by Ord. No. 3015]
SITE PLAN
A development plan of one or more lots on which is shown the information required by this chapter, plus any other information reasonably necessary and required in order to make an informed determination pursuant to this chapter.
SITE PLAN COMMITTEE
A committee of at least three Planning Board members appointed by the Chairman of the Board for the purpose of reviewing site plans for a report back to the entire Board and such other duties relating to land development which may be conferred on this Committee by the Board.[13]
STAIRS
A series of steps (a minimum two steps), including a landing area.
[Added 9-12-2018 by Ord. No. 3668]
STEP
Has a minimum tread depth of nine inches and a maximum depth of 11 inches with a riser height of a minimum of four inches and a maximum height of 8 1/4 inches.
[Added 9-12-2018 by Ord. No. 3668]
STORAGE
The placement of any vehicle, boat, trailer, machine, equipment or material upon the particular premises or property on a regular or recurring basis.[14]
STORY
That portion of a building between the surface of any one floor and the surface of the floor next above it or, if there is no floor above it, then that portion of the building included between the surface of any floor and the ceiling or roof next above it. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a basement shall be considered a story only if the finished surface of the floor above the basement is:
[Amended 10-10-2007 by Ord. No. 3083; 5-14-2008 by Ord. No. 3120]
A. 
More than six feet above the average elevation of the finished ground level at the foundation wall of the structure; or
B. 
More than six feet above the average elevation of the finished ground level for more than 50% of the total building perimeter; or
C. 
More than 12 feet above the finished ground level at any point.
STORY, HALF
That portion of a building included between the surface of any floor and the ceiling or roof next above it, and in which the ceiling area at a height of seven feet above the floor is not more than one-third the area of the next floor below.
[Added 5-14-2008 by Ord. No. 3120]
STREET
Any street, avenue, boulevard, road, parkway, viaduct, alley or other way which is an existing state, county or municipal roadway; which is shown upon a plat heretofore approved pursuant to law; which is approved by official action as provided by this chapter; or which is shown on a plat duly filed and recorded in the office of the County Recording Officer prior to the appointment of the Planning Board and the grant to such Board of the power to review plats; and includes the land between the street lines, whether improved or unimproved, and may comprise pavement, shoulders, gutters, curbs, sidewalks, parking areas and other areas within the street lines.
STREET SIDE LINE
The outermost line of the whole area devoted to street purposes on either side thereof. "Street side line" is synonymous with street right-of-way line, but generally throughout this chapter the former is used in conjunction with existing streets and the latter is used in conjunction with proposed streets.
STRUCTURE
A combination of materials to form a construction for occupancy, use or ornamentation, whether installed on, above or below the surface of a parcel of land.
SUBDIVISION
The division of a lot, tract or parcel of land into two or more lots, tracts, parcels or other divisions of land for sale or development. The term "subdivision" shall also include the term "resubdivision." The following shall not be considered subdivisions within the meaning of this chapter, if no new streets are created:
A. 
Divisions of land found by the Planning Board or Subdivision Committee to be for agricultural purposes where all resulting parcels are five acres or larger in size.
B. 
Divisions of property by testamentary or intestate provisions.
C. 
Divisions of property by court order, including but not limited to judgments of foreclosure.
D. 
Consolidation of existing lots by deed or other recorded instrument.
E. 
The conveyance of one or more adjoining lots, tracts or parcels of land owned by the same person or persons and all of which are found and certified by the Zoning Officer to conform to the requirements of this chapter and are shown and designated as separate lots, tracts or parcels on the Tax Map or atlas of the Village.
SUBDIVISION COMMITTEE
A Committee of at least three Planning Board members appointed by the Chairman of the Board for the purpose of reviewing subdivisions in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and such other duties relating to land subdivision which may be conferred on this Committee by the Board.
TEMPORARY CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY
A certificate permitting the occupancy of any building or structure prior to the full completion, provided that such portion or portions may be occupied safely prior to full completion of the building or structure without endangering life or public welfare.
TEMPORARY STORAGE CONTAINER
A container designed for the outdoor storage of personal property for temporary use and delivered and removed by vehicle. Temporary storage containers shall include 1/2 cargo containers with a maximum length of 26 feet. Temporary storage containers shall not be utilized for operating a business. Temporary storage containers shall hereinafter be referred to as "pods."
[Added 1-16-2019 by Ord. No. 3695]
TRANSCRIPT
The typed or printed verbatim record of the proceedings or reproduction thereof.
USABLE AREA
A rectangular area on a lot, located and having dimensions as specified by the zone district regulations, encompassing the buildable area and adjacent environs, and located as required by the zone district regulations. In the case of a substandard lot having a rectangular area with dimensions less than required, the usable area shall be construed to be the largest rectangular area having dimensions less than or equal to the required dimensions, encompassing the buildable area and adjacent environs, and located as nearly as possible to that required by the zone district regulations.
[Added 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
VARIANCE
Permission to depart from the literal requirements of the zoning regulations, Article X of this chapter.
VILLAGE RESIDENT
A person who is domiciled in the Village of Ridgewood.
[Added 3-9-1999 by Ord. No. 2657]
WATERCOURSE
Any natural swale, stream, brook or river which is the natural course of storm- or running water through which water flows ordinarily and frequently but not necessarily continuously. This definition includes watercourses which have been artificially realigned or improved.
WETLAND
An area that is inundated or saturated by surface water or groundwater at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances does support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions, commonly known as "hydrophytic vegetation," as designated and approved by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection using a three-parameter approach (i.e., hydrology, soils and vegetation).
[Added 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
WETLAND TRANSITION AREA
An area of land adjacent to a freshwater wetland which minimizes adverse impacts on the wetland or serves as an integral component of the wetlands ecosystem, as designated and approved by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
[Added 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2744]
WINDOW
Any opening in the exterior wall or roof of any structure for the purpose of admitting air or light, whether or not covered with glass, plastic or other coverings.
WINDOW SPACE
The aggregate square foot of all windows on any given side and any given story of any structure, regardless of the angle or angles at which they are set, and in computing window space, there shall be included all portions of any door which, if part of any exterior wall, does contain any window.
A. 
On interior lots, that space extending across the full width of the lot and located between the front lot line and the nearest principal building or principal structure located on said lot.
B. 
On corner lots, the two or more spaces extending across the full width and/or depth of the lot, as applicable, and the nearest principal building or principal structure located on said lot.
C. 
On through lots, the spaces defined as above for interior and corner lots, and further defined as follows:
(1) 
One front yard is a space extending across the full width of the lot and located between the front lot line and the front of the principal building, as determined by the Zoning Officer.
(2) 
The other front yard(s) is/are a space or spaces extending across the full width of the lot and located between the other front lot line(s) and the minimum required front yard setback line from such other front lot line(s).
D. 
The depth of the front yard(s) shall be measured perpendicular to the street right-of-way line.
E. 
See yards illustration, below, for examples using various lot configurations. For uncommon lot configurations, the Zoning Officer shall determine the front, rear and side yards, as set forth in § 190-119A(5).
A. 
On interior lots, the space extending across the full width of any lot and lying between the rear lot line(s) and the nearest principal building or principal structure located on said lot.
B. 
On corner lots, a space extending between one front yard, the rear lot line(s), the side lot line(s) located opposite the front yard, and the nearest principal building or structure located on said lot.
C. 
On through lots, the space located between the other front yard(s) defined for through lots in "yard, front" above and the nearest principal building or principal structure located on said lot.
D. 
The depth of the rear yard shall be measured perpendicular to the rear lot line.
E. 
See yards illustration, below, for examples using various lot configurations. For uncommon lot configurations, the Zoning Officer shall determine the front, rear and side yards, as set forth in § 190-119A(5).
A. 
On interior lots, the spaces located between the front yard, rear yard, the side lot lines and the nearest principal building or principal structure located on said lot.
B. 
On corner lots, the space located between the front yard, rear yard, side lot line and the nearest principal building or principal structure located on said lot.
C. 
On through lots, the space(s) located between the first front yard defined for through lots in "yard, front" above, the rear yard, the side lot line(s) and the nearest principal building or principal structure located on said lot.
D. 
The depth of the side yard(s) shall be measured perpendicular to the side lot line(s).
E. 
See yards illustration, below, for examples using various lot configurations. For uncommon lot configurations, the Zoning Officer shall determine the front, rear and side yards, as set forth in § 190-119A(5).
FRONT, SIDE AND REAR YARDS-EXAMPLES
ZONE
See "zoning district" below.
ZONING DISTRICT
An area delineated by this chapter within which uniform regulations and requirements govern the use, placement, spacing and size of land and buildings.
ZONING PERMIT
A document signed by the Zoning Officer which is required by this chapter 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 the zoning regulations or variance therefrom duly authorized by a Village agency pursuant to the provisions of the New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law, N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq.
[Added 4-9-2008 by Ord. No. 3109]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed the former definitions of "community residence for persons with head injuries," "community residence for the developmentally disabled," and "community shelter for victims of domestic violence," which were previously included in this section.
[2]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance provided that it shall take effect after execution of a settlement agreement that resolves West Bergen Mental Healthcare’s objection to the Village’s housing element and fair share plan and after COAH’s approval of such agreement.
[3]
Editor's Note: The definition of "erosion," added 3-8-2006 by Ord. No. 2983, which immediately followed this definition, was repealed 1-7-2007 by Ord. No. 3035. See now § 190-83.
[4]
Editor’s Note: The definition of "fast-food restaurant," which immediately followed this definition, was repealed 12-14-2011 by Ord. No. 3323.
[5]
Editor's Note: The definition of "height of building," as amended, which immediately followed this definition, was repealed 5-14-2008 by Ord. No. 3120.
[6]
Editor's Note: The definition of "impervious surface," added 3-8-2006 by Ord. No. 2983, which immediately followed this definition, was repealed 1-7-2007 by Ord. No. 3035. See now § 190-83.
[7]
Editor's Note: The definition of "infiltration," added 3-8-2006 by Ord. No. 2983, which immediately followed this definition, was repealed 1-7-2007 by Ord. No. 3035. See now § 190-83.
[8]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq.
[9]
Editor's Note: The definition of "major development," added 3-8-2006 by Ord. No. 2983, which immediately followed this definition, was repealed 1-7-2007 by Ord. No. 3035. See now § 190-83.
[10]
Editor's Note: The definition of "normal grade," added 3-12-2003 by Ord. No. 2818, as amended, which immediately followed this definition, was repealed 5-14-2008 by Ord. No. 3120.
[11]
Editor's Note: The definition of "recharge," added 3-8-2006 by Ord. No. 2983, which immediately followed this definition, was repealed 1-7-2007 by Ord. No. 3035. See now § 190-83.
[12]
Editor's Note: The definition of "sediment," added 3-8-2006 by Ord. No. 2983, which immediately followed this definition, was repealed 1-7-2007 by Ord. No. 3035. See now § 190-83.
[13]
Editor's Note: The definition of "soil," added 3-8-2006 by Ord. No. 2983, which immediately followed this definition, was repealed 1-7-2007 by Ord. No. 3035. See now § 190-83.
[14]
Editor's Note: The definitions of "stormwater" and "stormwater runoff," added 3-8-2006 by Ord. No. 2983, which immediately followed this definition, were repealed 1-7-2007 by Ord. No. 3035. See now § 190-83.