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Part 3 District Use Regulations

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Smithfield Township Zoning Ordinance - Schedule of District Regulations

District Intent

Principal Permitted Uses

Conditional Uses

Accessory Uses

Development Standards

R-1 Low Density Residential District:

This District includes large land areas that should, to the degree practical, be developed in a manner that preserves their open space character and natural amenities. Permanent and seasonal residences at low density, as well as recreational uses, resorts, camps, wildlife preserves and other types of uses compatible with the natural environment are appropriate.

Conservation subdivisions (see §302(3))

One-family detached dwellings (1 per lot)

Commercial seasonal camps

Communications towers on municipal property

Forestry and forest reserves, wildlife refuges

Membership clubs, camps and associations

Municipal recreation and entertainment facilities on lots of 5 or more acres in land area

Agriculture

Assisted living facilities

Bed and breakfasts

Cemeteries

Day care facilities (home care only)

Federal, State and County buildings and uses

Inns

Place of worship

Planned residential developments (PRD’s)

Professional and home occupations

Public utility structures

Resorts

Schools, colleges and education facilities

Stables, commercial (as part of resort)

[Ord. 192]

Accessory use or structure

Minimum impact home occupations

Noncommercial keeping of household pets

Private garages, tool houses and play houses

Private outdoor swimming pools

Signs as provided hereunder

Storage of vehicles and boats per §503(6)

Minimums:

A

B

C

D

Lot area:

50,000 sf

40,000 sf

40,000 sf

20,000 sf

Lot width:

150 ft

125 ft

125 ft

100 ft

Lot depth:

200 ft

175 ft

175 ft

150 ft

Front yard:

35 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Side yard:

30 ft

25 ft

25 ft

20 ft

Rear yard:

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

20 ft

Maximums:

Building coverage:

20%

20%

20%

25%

Building height:

35 ft

35 ft

35 ft

35 ft

A = On-site sewage and water

B = Central water only

C = Central sewage only

D = Central sewage & water

R-2 Moderate Density Residential District:

This District comprises areas of the Township that are basically rural in character and that are or may be used for permanent or seasonal residences at moderate densities as well as for other purposes in keeping with the rural nature of the area. Many of these areas are served with central sewage and water.

Conservation subdivisions (see §302(3))

One-family detached dwellings (1 per lot)

Two-family dwellings

Commercial seasonal camps

Communications towers on municipal property

Forestry and forest reserves, wildlife refuges

Membership clubs, camps and associations

Municipal buildings and uses

Outdoor recreation and entertainment facilities on lots of 5 or more acres in land area

Agriculture

Assisted living facilities

Bed and breakfasts

Campgrounds per Ord. 128

Cemeteries

Day care facilities (home care only)

Federal, State and County buildings and uses

Inns

Mobile home parks per Ord. 128

Multi-family dwellings per §506

Continuing care facilities

Place of worship

Planned residential developments (PRD’s)

Planned unit developments on 10+ acres

Professional and home occupations

Public utility structures

Residential conversions

Resorts

Schools, colleges and education facilities

Senior housing

Nursing home or skilled nursing facility

[Ord. 192]

Accessory use or structure

Minium impact home occupations

Noncommercial keeping of household pets

Private garages, tool houses and play houses

Private outdoor swimming pools

Signs as provided hereunder

Storage of vehicles and boats per §503(6)

Minimums:

A

B

C

D

Lot area:

40,000 sf

30,000 sf

15,000 sf

10,000 sf

Lot width:

150 ft

125 ft

100 ft

70 ft

Lot depth:

175 ft

150 ft

125 ft

110 ft

Front yard:

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Side yard:

25 ft

25 ft

20 ft

10 ft

Rear yard:

25 ft

25 ft

20 ft

10 ft

Maximums:

Building coverage:

25%

30%

30%

35%

Building height:

35 ft

35 ft

35 ft

35 ft

A = On-site sewage and water

B = Central water only

C = Central sewage only

D = Central sewage & water

R-C Residential Conservation District:

This District is intended to provide for residential development in the form of conservation subdivisions and other low intensity uses consistent with preservation of rural character in instances. It encompasses lands that can be difficult to develop without using conservation subdivision design. These lands also encompass special features that such design will help to protect

Conservation subdivisions (see §302(3))

One-family detached dwellings (1 per lot)

Two-family dwellings

Commercial seasonal camps

Communications towers on municipal property

Forestry and forest reserves, wildlife refuges

Membership clubs, camps and associations

Municipal buildings and uses

Outdoor recreation and entertainment facilities on lots of 5 or more acres in land area

Agriculture

Bed and breakfasts

Campground per Ord. 128

Cemeteries

Day care facilities (home care only)

Federal, State and County buildings and uses

Inns

Place of worship

Planned residential developments (PRD’s)

Professional and home occupations

Public utility structures

Residential conversions

Resorts

Schools, colleges and educational facilities

Stables, commercial (as part of resort)

[Ord. 192]

Accessory use and structure

Minimum impact home occupations

Noncommercial keeping of household pets

Private garages, tool houses and play houses

Private outdoor swimming pools

Signs as provided hereunder

Storage of vehicles and boats per §503(6)

Minimums:

A

B

C

D

Lot area:

80,000 sf

80,000 sf

80,000 sf

25,000 sf

Lot width:

150 ft

125 ft

125 ft

100 ft

Lot depth:

175 ft

150 ft

150 ft

125 ft

Front yard:

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Side yard:

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

20 ft

Both side yards:

50 ft

50 ft

50 ft

50 ft

Rear yard:

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

20 ft

Maximums:

Building coverage:

20%

20%

30%

35%

Building height:

35 ft

35 ft

35 ft

35 ft

A = On-site sewage and water

B = Central water only

C = Central sewage only

D = Central sewage & water

C-1 Commercial District:

This District is intended to permit the logical development of land for general business uses to meet the daily needs of both residents and visitors

Assembling and finishing operations

Automotive services

Business services (including offices)

Communications towers on municipal property

Data centers and disaster recovery facilities [Ord. 188]

Forestry and forest reserves, wildlife refuges

Inns

Minimal impact uses

Mortuary and funeral homes

Municipal buildings and uses

Personal services

Repair services

Retail businesses

Adult business, entertainment and gambling

Alzheimer’s residential care facility [Ord. 206]

Automotive and vehicular sales and rentals

Commercial indoor recreation and entertainment

Commercial kennels and animal hospitals

Communications centers/towers

Continuing care facilities

Day care (commercial)

Drive-in establishments

Federal, State and County buildings and uses

Flea markets

Hotels and motels

Nurseries and greenhouses

Office

Outdoor storage facilities (see §511(18))

Place of worship

Public transportation facilities

Public utility structures

Telecommunications facilities

Trucking terminals (except warehouses)

Stables, commercial

[Ord. 192]

Short stay medical center [Ord. 197]

Accessory use and structure

Signs as provided hereunder

Minimums:

A

B

C

D

Lot area:

30,000 sf

30,000 sf

30,000 sf

30,000 sf

Lot width:

125 ft

125 ft

125 ft

125 ft

Lot depth:

150 ft

150 ft

150 ft

150 ft

Front yard:

50 ft

50 ft

50 ft

50 ft

Side yard:

20 ft*

20 ft*

20 ft*

20 ft*

Rear yard:

30 ft**

30 ft**

30 ft**

30 ft**

Maximums:

Building coverage:

35%

35%

35%

35%

Building height:***

35 ft

35 ft

35 ft

35 ft

* Add 25 feet where abutting a residential district boundary

** Add 35 feet where abutting a residential district boundary

*** See §401(1)(A)(1) for exception for nonresidential structures.

A = On-site sewage and water

B = Central water only

C = Central sewage only

D = Central sewage & water

B-1 Planned Boulevard District:

This District consists of Route 209 properties where heavy traffic limits residential development potential and the best uses are planned commercial development with design features to enhance the development, limit further traffic congestion and protect adjacent residential development

Agricultural operations

Assembling and finishing operations

Bed and breakfast

Business services in enclosed buildings

Commercial parking areas

Communications towers on municipal property

Data centers and disaster recovery facilities [Ord. 188]

Forestry and forest reserves, wildlife refuges

Inns

Membership clubs, camps and associations

Minimal Impact uses

Mortuary and funeral homes

Motels and hotels

Municipal buildings and uses

Personal services in enclosed buildings

Places of worship, parish houses and parsonages

Repair services in enclosed buildings

Retail business in enclosed buildings

Automotive and vehicular sales and rentals

Commercial indoor recreation and entertainment

Commercial kennels and animal hospitals

Communications centers/towers

Day care (commercial)

Drive-in establishments

Federal, State and County buildings and uses

Light manufacturing, wholesale and warehouses

Medical and health care uses

Nurseries and greenhouses

Office

Planned unit developments (PUD’s)

Public transportation facilities

Public utility structures

Resorts

Service stations

Nursing home or skilled nursing facility

[Ord. 192]

Accessory use and structure

Signs as provided hereunder

Minimums:

A

B

C

D

Lot area:

200,000 sf

200,000 sf

200,000 sf

200,000 sf

Lot width:

300 ft

300 ft

300 ft

300 ft

Lot depth:

300 ft

300 ft

300 ft

300 ft

Front yard: [Ord. 189]

65 ft

65 ft

65 ft

65 ft

Side yard: [Ord. 189]

40 ft*

40 ft*

40 ft*

40 ft*

Rear yard: [Ord. 189]

60 ft**

60 ft**

60 ft**

65 ft**

Maximums:

Building coverage:

30%

30%

30%

30%

Building height:***

35 ft

35 ft

35 ft

35 ft

* Add 25 feet where abutting a residential district boundary

** Add 35 feet where abutting a residential district boundary

*** See §401(1)(A)(1) for exception for nonresidential structures.

A = On-site sewage and water

B = Central water only

C = Central sewage only

D = Central sewage & water

B-2 Business and Professional Office/Medical District:

This District is intended to be a transitional district between the more intense commercial districts and the residential districts. It is intended to provide opportunities for business and professional offices and medical facilities needed to serve the Township and the surrounding community.

[Ord. 192]

Agriculture

Assisted living facilities

Continuing care facilities

Hospital

Medical center

Medical office

Medical residential campus

Mortuary and/or funeral home

Municipal buildings and uses

Nursing home or skilled nursing facility

Place of worship

Office

Rehabilitation facility

Specialty hospital

Day care (commercial)

Federal, State and County buildings and uses

Customary incidental uses and structures

Signs as provided hereunder

The following uses are permitted as accessory uses ONLY to a hospital, specialty hospital or medical center:

Athletic facility or health club

Cafe, coffee shop or small restaurant

Communications centers

Communications tower

Health and wellness center

The following use shall be permitted as accessory ONLY to a hospital or specialty hospital: Ambulatory surgical center

Minimums:

A

B

C

D

Lot area:

40,000 sf

40,000 sf

40,000 sf

40,000 sf

Lot width:

150 ft

150 ft

150 ft

150 ft

Lot depth:

150 ft

150 ft

150 ft

150 ft

Front yard:

50 ft

50 ft

50 ft

50 ft

Side yard:

30 ft*

30 ft*

30 ft*

30 ft*

Rear yard:

25 ft*

25 ft*

25 ft*

25 ft*

Maximums:

Building coverage:

35%

35%

35%

35%

Building height:***

35 ft

35 ft

35 ft

35 ft

Hospital, specialty hospital, medical center or medical residential campus, assisted living facilities, continuing care facilities, and nursing home or skilled nursing facilities:

Minimums:

A

B

C

D

Lot area:

5 acres

5 acres

5 acres

5 acres

Lot width:

300 ft

300 ft

300 ft

300 ft

Lot depth:

300 ft

300 ft

300 ft

300 ft

Front yard:

50 ft

50 ft

50 ft

50 ft

Side yard:

50 ft*

50 ft*

50 ft*

50 ft*

Rear yard:

50 ft*

50 ft*

50 ft*

50 ft*

Maximums:

Building coverage:

30%

30%

30%

30%

Building height:***

35 ft**

35 ft**

35 ft**

35 ft**

* Add 25 foot buffer yard where abutting a residential district

** Not to exceed 38 feet with mechanicals and not to exceed two stories. Any roof-top mechanical equipment shall be screened from view.

A = On-site sewage and water

B = Central water only

C = Central sewage only

D = Central sewage and water

M-1 Industrial Districts:

This District is intended to include areas most suitable for industrial and extractive land uses

Communications towers on municipal property

Data centers and disaster recovery facilities [Ord. 188]

Forestry and forest reserves, wildfire refuges

Minimal impact uses

Municipal buildings and uses

Airports

Commercial kennels and animal hospitals

Communications centers/towers

Day care (commercial)

Distribution plants

Federal, State and County buildings and uses

Laboratories

Light manufacturing

Other similar uses

Outdoor shooting ranges

Outdoor storage facilities (see §511(18))

Paper mills

Public utility structures

Quarries and other extractive industries

Railroad yards and freight stations

Truck terminals

Warehouses

Accessory use and structure

Signs as provided hereunder

Minimums:

A

B

C

D

Lot area:

40,000 sf

40,000 sf

40,000 sf

40,000 sf

Lot width:

150 ft

150 ft

150 ft

150 ft

Lot depth:

200 ft

200 ft

200 ft

200 ft

Front yard:

50 ft

50 ft

50 ft

50 ft

Side yard:

20 ft*

20 ft*

20 ft*

20 ft*

Rear yard:

20 ft**

20 ft**

20 ft**

20 ft**

Maximums:

Building coverage:

35%

35%

35%

35%

Building height:

35 ft

35 ft

35 ft

35 ft

* Add 25 feet where abutting a residential district boundary

** Add 35 feet where abutting a residential district boundary

A = On-site sewage and water

B = Central water only

C = Central sewage only

D = Central sewage & water

R-E Resort District:

This District is intended to encompass and support the further development, and support the further development, on an incremental or planned unit basis, of existing large self-contained resorts within the Township

Bed and breakfasts

Commercial indoor recreation and entertainment

Communications towers on municipal property

Forestry and forest reserves, wildlife refuges

Inns

Membership clubs, camps and associations

Resorts

Restaurants (resort affiliated)

Campgrounds per Ordinance 128

Communications centers/towers

Day care facilities for resort guests and workers

Gambling

Kennels for resort customers

Motels and hotels

One-family detached dwellings (part of resort)

Planned residential development (PRD’s)

Public utility structures

Restaurants (independent)

Stables

Two-family dwellings (part of resort)

Accessory use and structure

Signs as provided hereunder

Minimums:

A

B

C

D

Lot area:

10 acres

10 acres

10 acres

10 acres

Lot width:

200 ft

200 ft

200 ft

200 ft

Lot depth:

200 ft

200 ft

200 ft

200 ft

Front yard:

50 ft

50 ft

50 ft

50 ft

Side yard:

50 ft

50 ft

50 ft

50 ft

Rear yard:

50 ft

50 ft

50 ft

50 ft

Maximums:

Building coverage:

35%

35%

35%

35%

Building height:

Occupied

35 ft

35 ft

35 ft

35 ft

Unoccupied

45 ft

45 ft

45 ft

45 ft

A = On-site sewage and water

B = Central water only

C = Central sewage only

D = Central sewage & water

(Ord. 187, 4/18/2008, §4; as amended by Ord. 188, 5/27/2008, §5; by Ord. 189, 7/22/2008, §5; by Ord. 192, 11/20/2008, §§1D, 1E; by Ord. 197, 9/14/2010, §II; and by Ord. 206, 4/10/2012, §II)