Ordinance No. 18-12
Introduced: October 4, 2012
Public Hearing: December 6, 2012
An ordinance amending the land development ordinance of the Township of Randolph, Morris County, New Jersey to allow congregate care retirement communities as a conditional use in the B-4 General Commercial District
WHEREAS, the Municipal Land Use Law (“MLUL”) of the State of New Jersey, N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq. grants to municipalities the power to adopt a zoning ordinance relating to the nature and extent of the uses of lands, buildings and structures thereon; and
WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph (“Township”) desires to amend its existing Land Development Ordinance to allow congregate care retirement communities as a conditional use in the B-4 General Commercial District.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Township Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, and State of New Jersey as follows:
SECTION ONE. The definition of Congregate Care Retirement Community set forth in Section 15-2.2, Definitions, of the Land Development Ordinance of the Township of Randolph, Morris County, New Jersey is hereby deleted in its entirety and replaced by the following:
Congregate care retirement community means a development for occupancy by persons sixty-two (62) years of age or older, with or without a spouse or other members of the person’s housekeeping unit, which shall provide residential accommodations for independent living units and assisted living units. Such facilities may also include, for the use of the residents only, dining facilities, recreation facilities, medical facilities and services and physical therapy facilities and services.
SECTION TWO. Section 15-29.2.C. of the Land Development Ordinance of the Township of Randolph, Morris County, New Jersey, is hereby amended by the addition of the following:
4. Congregate Care Retirement Communities.
SECTION THREE. Section 15-35 of the Land Development Ordinance of the Township of Randolph, Morris County, New Jersey, is hereby amended by the addition of the following:
15-35.19. Congregate Care Retirement Communities
Congregate Care Retirement Communities shall comply with the following conditions:
1. Minimum lot area of five (5) acres.
2. Minimum lot width and depth of 200 feet.
3. Maximum building height of three (3) stories and 45 feet.
4. Minimum front yard of 100 feet, provided that elements such as a Porte Cochere or canopy may have a minimum front yard of 75 feet.
5. Minimum side and rear yards of fifty (50) feet.
6. Minimum landscape buffer from road frontage of fifty (50) feet.
7. Maximum impervious coverage as regulated in the underlying zone.
8. The maximum number of units permitted is 125. Should the site exceed 5.5 acres, the development shall be permitted 25 units per acre only for the site area in excess of 5.5 acres.
9. Parking shall be provided at a ratio of 0.8 parking spaces per residential unit.
10. No building shall have or appear to have a flat roof. If a building must have a flat roof it should be hidden on all sides by a decorative element. The development shall conform to the aesthetic standards for the Route 10 corridor as illustrated in the Master Plan and as determined by the Planning Board.
11. The development shall include a pedestrian circulation plan that links the project to neighboring properties to the greatest extent possible.
12. Vehicular connectivity to adjacent properties and Route 10 is encouraged.
13. A minimum of ten (10%) percent of the assisted living units shall be affordable to low and moderate income residents pursuant to the regulations of the Council on Affordable Housing or any other state agency with jurisdiction over affordable housing.
SECTION FOUR. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict or inconsistent with any part of this Ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent that they are in such conflict or inconsistent.
SECTION FIVE. This Ordinance may be renumbered for codification purposes.
SECTION SIX. In the event that any section, part or provision of this Ordinance shall be held to be unenforceable or invalid by any court, such holding shall not affect the validity of this Ordinance as a whole, or any part thereof, other than the part so held unenforceable or invalid.
SECTION SEVEN. This Ordinance shall take effect 20 days after passage and publication as provided by law.
Donna Marie Luciani, Township Clerk
TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH
Michael Guadagno, Mayor
TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH, COUNTY OF MORRIS
ORDINANCE NO. 18-12
Notice is hereby given that an Ordinance entitled “An Ordinance Amending the Land Development Ordinance of the Township of Randolph, Morris County, New Jersey To Allow Congregate Care Retirement Communities As A Conditional Use in the B-4 General Commercial District” was submitted in writing at a regular meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, held on October 4, 2012 and was introduced, read by title and passed on first reading. A Statement of Purpose of the Ordinance is contained below. The Governing Body of the Township of Randolph will further consider the Ordinance for second reading and final passage thereof at their regular meeting to be held on December 6, 2012 at 7 p.m. prevailing time, at the Municipal Building, 502 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph, New Jersey 07869, at which time and place a public hearing will be heard thereon by the Governing Body and all parties in interest and citizens shall have an opportunity to be heard concerning said Ordinance.
Statement of Purpose of Ordinance
The purpose of the above Ordinance is to amend its existing Land Development Ordinance to allow congregate care retirement communities as a conditional use in the B-4 General Commercial District A copy of the full Ordinance is available to any member of the general public, without cost, at the Township of Randolph, Municipal Building, Millbrook Avenue, Randolph, New Jersey, at the Office of the Township Clerk, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Donna Marie Luciani, Township Clerk
Township of Randolph
County of Morris, State of New Jersey