Ordinance No. 20-07
Introduced: May 3, 2007
Public Hearing: June 7, 2007
An ordinance amending the Land Development Ordinance of the Township of Randolph, Morris County, New Jersey to add a new zone entitled the ‘R/PO Residential and Professional Office District,’ and to rezone certain properties
Zoning Map Revisions, May 2007 (264 KB)
WHEREAS, the Municipal Land Use Law 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 modify its existing Land Development Ordinance to create a new zoning district entitled “R/PO Residential and Professional Office District” to emphasize residential uses and to make fiduciary or financial institutions or office buildings conditional uses in order to ensure the purpose and intent of the Master Plan and the Zoning Ordinance is achieved; and
WHEREAS, the Township desires to rezone certain properties within the Township to the new zoning district designated herein to encourage their development as set forth in the new zoning district created herein.
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 1. A new Section 15-31A is hereby added to Article III, Zoning of the Land Development Ordinance of the Township of Randolph, Morris County, New Jersey, to read as follows:
15-31A. R/PO RESIDENTIAL AND PROFESSIONAL OFFICE DISTRICT
The purpose of this district is to permit single-family detached dwellings and allow as conditional uses certain non-residential development. Non-residential development should be of a residential scale and character that is compatible with the residential nature of the district. The intent is to maintain the residential character of these neighborhoods but also to provide opportunities for office and financial institution uses where adequate parking lot size and buffering requirements are met.
15-31A.2. Permitted Uses.
A. Principal uses.
1. Single-family detached dwellings as permitted and regulated in the adjacent residential district. In the event that the lot(s) to be developed is adjacent to more than one residential district, the regulations of the most restrictive residential district shall apply even if the lot(s) is separated from the residential district by a street.
B. Accessory uses.
1. Those customary accessory uses which are permitted and regulated in the adjacent residential district as determined in Section 15-31A.2A1.
C. Conditional uses, pursuant to the requirements in section 15-35
1. Institutional uses, government uses and public utility facilities.
2. Home offices.
3. Fiduciary or financial institutions such as banks or savings and loan associations.
4. Office buildings, including business, administrative, professional or medical.
15-31A.3. Area and bulk requirements.
A. Minimum lot area: 30,000 square feet. The requirements of the adjacent residential district pursuant to section 15-31A.2A(1) shall apply to the area and bulk standards for the applicable adjacent residential zone district, except that the minimum lot area shall not be less than 30,000 square feet.
SECTION 2. Section 15-35, CONDITIONAL USES, of the Land Development Ordinance of the Township of Randolph, Morris County, New Jersey, is hereby amended to add a new subsection 15-35.18, Fiduciary or Financial Institutions and Office Buildings, to read as follows:
15-35.18. Fiduciary or Financial Institutions and Office Buildings
Where fiduciary or financial institutions or office buildings are designated as conditional uses in the R/PO Zone, the following bulk standards shall apply:
A. Minimum lot area: 30,000 square feet.
B. Minimum lot frontage: 100 feet.
C. Minimum setback: No part of any structure shall be closer than fifty (50) feet to any street line or adjacent residential zone line nor closer than twenty-five (25) feet to any property line.
D. Parking area setback: Parking areas shall not be closer than fifteen (15) feet to any street line or residential property line nor closer than five (5) feet to any other property line, except for properties providing a shared parking arrangement with an adjacent use.
E. Maximum height: No facade of any structure shall exceed a height of thirty (30) feet and two (2) stories, whichever is lesser. An additional five (5) feet and/or a half-story may be permitted upon an affirmative finding by the Board that the project is compatible with adjacent land use and site characteristics.
F. Maximum floor area ratio: .13.
G. Maximum impervious coverage: Fifty (50) percent.
H. Maximum structure size: Seven thousand five hundred (7,500) square feet.
I. Residential conversions: The conversion of an existing residential structure to any nonresidential use shall only be permitted where the character of the existing structure is maintained and all off-street parking and other requirements contained in this ordinance are met. Any conversion of an existing residential building to a commercial use shall be consistent with the existing architecture.
SECTION 3. Section 15-2.2, Definitions, of the Land Development Ordinance of the Township of Randolph, Morris County, New Jersey is hereby amended to redefine the following terms as follows:
Residential zones means those zones set forth in Article III of this Chapter and known as the RR, RR-5, RLD, R-1, R1-A, R-2, R-3, R-4, R-5, R-GAH, PRD, VC-R, OS/GU and R/PO districts.
SECTION 4. The Zoning District for the following properties listed by block, lot and street address shall be changed as follows:
|Block||Lot||Address||Current Zone to||New Zone|
|4||5||1121 Route 10||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|4||6||1115 Route 10||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|5||8||1578 Sussex Turnpike||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|5||12||1566 Sussex Turnpike||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|5||13||1564 Sussex Turnpike||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|5||14||1562 Sussex Turnpike||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|5||15||1558 Sussex Turnpike||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|5||16||1556 Sussex Turnpike||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|5||17||1554 Sussex Turnpike||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|5||18||1552 Sussex Turnpike||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|20||1||1555 Sussex Turnpike||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|20||2||1551 Sussex Turnpike||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|73||67||2 Mac Spar Drive||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|76||6||5 Mac Spar Drive||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|76||7||714 Route 10||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|76||8||720 Route 10||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|78||13||32 Valley View Avenue||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|78||14||38 Valley View Avenue||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|78||15||588 Route 10||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|78||16||6 Jennifern Avenue||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|80||4||172 Center Grove Road||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|80||5||4 Birch Street||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|80||6||8 Birch Street||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|137||9||95 Quaker Church Road||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|137||11.01||87 Quaker Church Road||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|137||14.01||79 Quaker Church Road||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|137||15||69 Quaker Church Road||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|137||17.01||67 Quaker Church Road||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|137||21||63 Quaker Church Road||PO/R District||R/PO District|
|137||22||59 Quaker Church Road||PO/R District||R/PO District|
SECTION 5. The Zoning Map of the Township of Randolph, Morris County, New Jersey is hereby amended to reflect the Zoning Map revisions set forth in this Ordinance and as set forth in the attached Exhibit A entitled, “Zoning Map Revisions May 2007.”
SECTION 6. Section 15-12, ZONED DISTRICTS, of the Land Development Ordinance of the Township of Randolph, Morris County, New Jersey is hereby amended to add thereto the following zone designations:
R/PO Residential and Professional Office District
SECTION 7. 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 8. This Ordinance may be renumbered for codification purposes.
SECTION 9. 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 10. This Ordinance shall take effect 20 days after passage and publication as provided by law.
Donna Marie Luciani, Township Clerk
TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH
Michael Obremski, Mayor
I, Donna Marie Luciani, Township Clerk, Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, do hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of an Ordinance introduced, read by title, and passed on first reading at a regular meeting of the Randolph Township Council held on May 3, 2007 and adopted by the Governing Body at a regular meeting of the Township held on June 7, 2007.
Donna Marie Luciani, Township Clerk
TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH, COUNTY OF MORRIS
ORDINANCE NO. 20-07
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 Add a New Zone Entitled the ‘R/PO Residential and Professional Office District,’ and to Rezone Certain Properties” 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 May 3, 2007 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 June 7, 2007 at 8:00 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 create a new zone to establish as the principal use in the zone as residential, but to also allow fiduciary or financial institutions or office buildings as conditional uses which meet specific stringent criteria. The conditions to be satisfied for fiduciary or financial institutions or office buildings are standards similar to those that are contained in the companion PO/R Zone as permitted uses in that Section of the Ordinance. In addition, this Ordinance will rezone certain properties within the Township of Randolph to place them in the new zoning district category created under this Ordinance.
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