Borough of Leonia, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Leonia as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Affordable housing — See Ch. 72.
Multiple dwellings — See Ch. 175.
Site plan review — See Ch. 236.
Zoning — See Ch. 290.
[Adopted 8-21-2006 by Ord. No. 13-06]
In District SH, only the following uses are permitted:
A. 
Senior citizen housing development, as defined in § 290-3.
B. 
A senior citizen housing development may also contain, as incidental uses accessory to the dwelling units, recreational facilities, exercise facilities, laundry facilities for the common use of the senior citizen housing development residents, living area for the common use of senior citizen housing development residents, office space for use of employees of the senior citizen housing development, workshops, central kitchen facilities where food may be prepared for serving in a common living area, and one dwelling unit to be occupied by the superintendent of the senior citizen housing development and the superintendent's family.
C. 
A senior citizen housing development may include an outdoor area for passive recreation, including but not limited to sidewalks, walking paths and outdoor seating.
D. 
One accessory structure customarily incidental to a multifamily development. Such structure shall be used for storage of property maintenance equipment and shall not exceed 200 square feet in size and 15 feet in height. The accessory structure shall be located a minimum of 15 feet from all property lines.
Prior to the issuance of a building permit, a site plan shall be reviewed and approved by the Planning Board in accordance with Chapter 236, Site Plan Review, for all senior citizen housing developments in the SH Zone.
Within the SH Zone, the following requirements apply:
A. 
Building height: No principal building shall exceed a height of 45 feet and four stories.
B. 
Minimum lot area: 22,500 square feet.
C. 
Minimum front yard setback: 25 feet.
D. 
Minimum side and rear yard setbacks: 10 feet.
E. 
Minimum lot frontage: 60 feet.
F. 
Minimum lot depth: 150 feet.
G. 
Maximum coverage: 45%.
H. 
Maximum lot/impervious coverage: 65%.
A. 
Within the SH Zone, on-site parking shall be provided at a rate of 0.5 parking spaces per dwelling unit, including all required barrier-free parking spaces.
B. 
Parking within the SH Zone may be located under the building containing the dwelling units.
C. 
All new parking areas shall not be located closer than 30 feet to any street line and five feet to all other property lines. Any parking area existing at the time of adoption of this article is not subject to this requirement.
D. 
All new parking areas shall be surrounded by a buffered landscape planting strip a minimum of five feet in width. The buffer area shall be shown on a landscape plan to be submitted with the required site plan. Any parking area existing at the time of adoption of this article is not subject to this requirement.
Within the SH Zone, all exterior lighting shall be adequate as to provide lighting to the property, its occupants and visitors while minimizing spillage onto adjacent properties. A one-footcandle maximum shall be maintained throughout all parking areas.