Township of Bernards, NJ
Somerset County
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[Ord. #585, § 503A; Ord. #760, § 24; Ord. #1371, 8-24-1999, amended]
a. 
No lot in a residential zone shall have more than one principal building or principal use, unless the lot is in the MH-1 Zone or development occurs under the PRD or Natural Resource Conservation Development Overlay Zone provisions of this chapter.
[Ord. #1932, 4-10-2007, amended; Ord. #2405, 9-11-2018, amended]
b. 
All lots shall have a front yard, or yards, and, if applicable, a rear yard and/or side yard(s) as defined in Section 21-3. On corner lots and through lots, any yard abutting a street shall be considered a front yard.
c. 
Where extra width has been or is required to be dedicated for the widening of existing streets, lots shall begin at the widened street line, and all yard requirements shall be measured therefrom. However, the additional dedication in excess of 25 feet from center line shall be considered as part of the lot area.
d. 
Dimensional Requirements.
1. 
Residential development under the provisions of Subsection 21-10.11, Standard Residential Development, shall provide for the minimum dimensions as set forth in Table 501.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Table 501 is included as an attachment to this chapter.
2. 
Residential development under the provisions of Subsection 21-10.12, Flag Lot Development, shall provide for the minimum dimensions as set forth in Table 502.[2] Further, the flag lot shall be subject to a restriction that no further subdivision shall occur, and the restriction shall be included in the deed.
[2]
Editor's Note: Table 502 is included as an attachment to this chapter.
3. 
Residential development under the provisions of Subsection 21-10.13, Residential Cluster Development, shall provide for the minimum dimensions as set forth in Table 503.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Table 503 is included as an attachment to this chapter.
4. 
In the single-family development areas, single-family detached houses and twin or duplex houses developed in accordance with the provisions of Subsection 21-10.14 pertaining to the PRD-2 forms of development shall meet the minimum dimensions set forth in Tables 504 and 505, respectively.[4]
[4]
Editor's Note: Tables 504 and 505 are included as attachments to this chapter.
5. 
Individual lots under the provisions of Subsection 21-10.13, Residential Cluster Development, or Subsection 21-10.14, Planned Residential Development, may be designed with reduced frontage and lot width, provided that:
(a) 
The lot is on a cul-de-sac or on a roadway with a center-line radius of 200 feet or less, the radius having a central angle of 35° or greater.
(b) 
The minimum frontage shall be 25 feet.
(c) 
The minimum width of the lot at any point shall be 25 feet.
(d) 
The Board shall approve a building envelope for each such lot and all adjoining lots and the orientation of the buildings such that rear yard privacy is maintained.
6. 
Residential development under the provisions of Subsection 21-10.14.1, Natural Resource Conservation Development Overlay Zone, shall provide for the minimum dimensions as set forth in Subsection 21-10.14.1.
[Ord. #1932, 4-10-2007, added]
[Ord. #585, § 503B]
a. 
No lot in the B-1 or B-3 Zones shall have more than one principal building. No lot in the B-2, E-1, E-2, E-3, E-4, E-5 or M-1 Zone which contains a residential use shall have more than one principal building or principal use.
b. 
All lots shall have a front yard or yards and, if applicable, a rear yard and/or side yard(s) as defined in Section 21-3. On corner lots and through lots, any yard abutting a street shall be considered a front yard.
c. 
When extra width has been or is required to be dedicated for the widening of existing streets, lots shall begin at the widened street line and yard requirements shall be measured therefrom.
d. 
Dimensional Requirements. Nonresidential development, under the provisions of Subsection 21-10.15, Standard Nonresidential Development, shall provide for the minimum dimensions as set forth in Table 506.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The table referred to herein can be found at the end of this chapter.