Township of Bernards, NJ
Somerset County
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[Ord. #585, § 604A]
Improvements on individual lots shall be on land classified as unrestricted, or if on restricted land, in accordance with Subsection 21-14.1.
[Ord. #585, § 604B]
Lands set aside as open space as a result of the use of the residential cluster development or PRD provisions of this chapter shall be maintained by an association, (See Section 21-46.) or, if acceptable to the Township, may be deeded to the Township. While it is anticipated that restrictive topographic features of the property will be included as part of the open space, it is intended that land suitable for active and passive recreational purposes also will be included as part of any open space dedicated to the Township.
The layout of the open space is considered to be an integral part of the development design. Accordingly, the design of the open space network should provide continuity; isolated individual "pockets" of open space should be avoided. The Board may require the developer to provide improved bicycle paths and walkways within the open space areas.
[Ord. #585, § 604C; Ord. #641; Ord. #607, § 40]
The maximum floor allowed per lot in square feet shall equal 20 times the lot width measured at the building setback line, unless at least 35% of the total floor area is located on other than the first floor, in which case the maximum floor area may be increased by 10%. The maximum house size limit shall not apply to lots in the R-1 Zone or in any zone where the resultant or clustered lot is greater than one acre.
[Ord. #585, § 604D; Ord. #760, § 41]
Where any lot is proposed adjacent to or within 100 feet of the rear or side yard of an existing developed lot or lots or within 500 feet as measured along the street line of the side, rear or front yard of an existing developed lot or lots, the area of the proposed lot shall be reduced no more than 10,000 square feet below the minimum lot area for the zone in which the existing developed lot or lots lie and the lot width of the proposed lot shall be reduced no more than 25 feet. The minimum yard setback(s) of the yard(s) adjacent to the developed lot shall be the average of the minimum required setback of both the clustered lot and nonclustered lot. If it can be demonstrated to the Board's satisfaction that the use of landscaped open space between existing developed areas and the proposed development will be sufficient to offset any differences in lot sizes, the developer may be relieved of the obligation to establish transition lot sizes. However, if a proposed clustered lot is to be separated from an existing lot by a buffer of 100 feet or less, the Board may request that all or part of the buffer area be attached to the rear of the proposed clustered lot and a deed restriction be placed upon the buffer area. Landscaping shall be provided in buffered areas in accordance with Section 21-28 and Section 21-43.
[Ord. #585, § 604E; Ord. #1103, § 32]
No building shall have a height greater than 2 1/2 stories or 35 feet.