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Definitions

Definitions specially applicable in this Chapter are set forth in this Section. The definitions of other defined terms are set forth in Section 12-10 (DEFINITIONS).

 

Arterial

An "arterial" is a street designated as an arterial in Section 107-25 (Special Regulations Along Certain Streets or Railroads) whose function is primarily the accommodation of through vehicular traffic and to which special provisions of this Chapter apply. All such arterials are shown on the District Plan, Map 2 in Appendix A, which is hereby incorporated as an integral part of the provisions of this Chapter.

 

Development

For the purposes of this Chapter, a "development" includes a development as defined in Section 12-10 (DEFINITIONS), the enlargement of a non-residential building, or the enlargement of a residential use that involves the addition of one or more dwelling units.

To "develop" is to create a development.

 

Designated open space

"Designated open space" is a portion of the open space network located on a zoning lot as shown on the District Plan (Map 3 in Appendix A), and is to be preserved in its natural state in accordance with the provisions of the Special South Richmond Development District.

 

Detached

For the purposes of this Chapter a "detached" building is a building surrounded by yards or other open area on the same zoning lot or is a building abutting a street line which is surrounded by yards or open area on the same zoning lot except where the building abuts the street line.

 

Drainage scheme

A "drainage scheme" is a plan for a system of storm sewers and/or sanitary sewers intended to serve a development which is submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection for review and approval.

 

Open space network

The "open space network" is a planned system of open spaces as shown on the District Plan (Map 3 in Appendix A), which includes public parks, park streets, designated open space and the waterfront esplanade.

 

Park street

A "park street" is a street designated as such in Section 107-25 (Special Regulations Along Certain Streets or Railroads) and whose primary function is to provide connecting links for pedestrians and cyclists between portions of the open space network and to which special provisions of this Chapter apply. Park streets shall be designated to provide limited vehicular access.

 

Sewer acceptance

A "sewer acceptance" is the acceptance by the Department of Environmental Protection of a system of storm and/or sanitary sewers which were built in accordance with an approved drainage scheme intended to serve a development.

 

Site alteration

A "site alteration" is an alteration on any vacant tract of land, land with minor improvements or any tract of land containing buildings or other structures, which includes land contour work, topographic modifications, removal of topsoil, removal of trees of six-inch caliper or more, excavating, filling, dumping, changes in existing drainage systems, improvements in public rights-of-way, whether or not a permit is required from the Department of Buildings, the Department of Transportation or other public agencies. A site alteration shall include any land operation within designated open space.

 

Waterfront esplanade

The "waterfront esplanade" is a pedestrian way to be provided for public use within the open space network along the Raritan Bay waterfront, as shown on the District Plan (Map 3 in Appendix A).

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