Township of North Brunswick, NJ
Middlesex County
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[Amended 2-4-1985]
Before any permit is issued for a building or an addition, loading or unloading facilities, railroad tracks, site development wherein a substantial change of grade is made or a quantity of earth is moved or the construction of a new off-street parking lot, a detailed site plan and other required data shall be submitted for approval of the Planning Board or Board of Adjustment, except that the following shall be excluded from such requirements: single- and two-family houses and industrial expansion in the I-1 and I-2 Districts where the total floor or parking area addition to an existing building or to an existing lot shall not be more than 20% of the existing area and shall not reduce the existing distance between any building or lot and an abutting residential district. Also excluded are existing developed properties where there is a change from one permitted use to another permitted use.
[Added 12-14-2000 by Ord. No. 00-23]
A site plan approval checklist designated as Appendix A shall be submitted with a site plan application.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Appendix A is included at the end of this chapter.
Application for site plan review shall be made in 10 copies. The application for site plan approval shall include the following:
A. 
Site plan. A site plan shall be professionally prepared, drawn at a scale not smaller than one inch equals 50 feet and including the following for the site and all areas within 100 feet of the site:
(1) 
The name and title of the person preparing the map.
(2) 
Dates, scale and North sign.
(3) 
The Tax Map block number and zone district in which the property is located.
(4) 
The location of all existing watercourses, wooded areas, easements, rights-of-way, streets, roads, highways, freeways, railroads, canals, rivers, buildings, structures or any other feature directly on the property or beyond the property if such feature has an effect upon the use of said property.
(5) 
The location, use and ground area of such proposed building, structure or any other land use, including all setback dimensions.
(6) 
The location and widths of proposed streets servicing the area.
(7) 
The capacity of proposed off-street parking areas and locations of all off-street parking spaces.
(8) 
The location and size of proposed loading berths. The location and treatment of proposed entrances and exits to public rights-of-way, including the possible utilization of traffic signals, channelization, acceleration and deceleration lanes, additional width and any other device necessary to traffic safety and/or convenience.
(9) 
The location of and identification of proposed open spaces, parks or other recreation areas.
(10) 
The general location of landscaping and other forestry features.
(11) 
The location and design of buffer areas and screening devices to be maintained.
(12) 
The location of sidewalks, walkways and all other areas proposed to be devoted to pedestrian use.
(13) 
The general nature and location of public and private utilities, including maintenance facilities.
(14) 
The specific location of signs.
(15) 
Interior traffic circulation.
(16) 
An exterior lighting plan showing the location, type, illumination and direction of light for all proposed lighting fixtures.
(17) 
Topographical information, including the elevation of buildings, contour lines at not less than two-foot intervals and grades of all roads, driveways and sewers.
(18) 
All existing property lines and the name of the owner of each property.
(19) 
Preliminary architectural plans for the proposed buildings or structures indicating typical floor plans, elevations, height and general design or architectural styling.
(20) 
Any other information required by the Planning Board or Board of Adjustment which is reasonably necessary to ascertain compliance with the provisions of this chapter or other federal, state, county or municipal laws, rules or regulations.
(21) 
For any area that will be developed in stages, a total development plan must be submitted in accordance with this section.
(22) 
For multifamily residential developments, the applicant shall state whether the dwelling units are going to be offered for sale, for rent or for both sale and rent.
[Added 11-2-1998 by Ord. No. 98-14]
(23) 
Digital vector data of the proposed site plan shall be submitted in New Jersey State Plane Coordinate System NAD83 in or compatible with one of the following formats: AutoCAD drawing (DWG), ESRI shapefile or Drawing Exchange (DXF) format.
[Added 11-14-2005 by Ord. No. 05-34]
B. 
In reviewing the site plan, the Planning Board or Board of Adjustment shall consider its conformity with the Master Plan and other codes and ordinances of the Township. Traffic flow, circulation and parking shall be reviewed to ensure the safety of the public and of the users of the facility and to ensure that there is no unreasonable interference with traffic on surrounding streets. The impact on drainage shall be considered to ensure against flooding. Conservation features, aesthetics, landscaping and impact on surrounding development, as well as on the entire Township, shall be part of the review. In its review the Planning Board or Board of Adjustment may request recommendations for any local, county, state and/or federal agency which may have an interest in the particular development for which site plan approval is being sought.
C. 
The Planning Board or Board of Adjustment may require that public and private improvements, landscaping and buffer area requirements be secured by a performance guaranty in the same manner prescribed for such improvements in the subdivision administration section of this chapter.[1]
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Editor's Note: Former Subsection D, Fees, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 9-15-1997 by Ord. No. 97-13. See now § 205-89, Fees and escrow deposits.