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File #: 18-1802    Version: Name: Ordinance: Amending Title 41, Chapters 1-5 to create an MX-3 Zone
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 11/19/2018 In control: Economic and Housing Development
On agenda: 11/27/2018 Final action: 1/9/2019
Title: ORDINANCE OF THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEWARK AMENDING THE CITY OF NEWARK ZONING ORDINANCE, TITLE XLI, CHAPTERS 1 THROUGH 5 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE, AND THE CITY OF NEWARK ZONING MAPS, TO CREATE AN MX-3 ZONE, WHICH WILL ALLOW A BLEND OF HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL USES.
Sponsors: Council of the Whole
Code sections: 41: - Title 41, Zoning & Land Use Regulations
Attachments: 1. 18-1802 Exhibit A - Map 1 Rezoning Boundary, 2. 18-1802 Exhibit B - Map 2 Existing Zoning, 3. 18-1802 Exhibit C - Map 3 Proposed Zoning, 4. 18-1802 Exhibit D - Map 4 Existing Land Uses (Newark Master Plan), 5. 18-1802 Exhibit E - Map 5 Proposed Land Uses, 6. 18-1802 Certified Ordinance
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ORDINANCE OF THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEWARK AMENDING THE CITY OF NEWARK ZONING ORDINANCE, TITLE XLI, CHAPTERS 1 THROUGH 5 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE, AND THE CITY OF NEWARK ZONING MAPS, TO CREATE AN MX-3 ZONE, WHICH WILL ALLOW A BLEND OF HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL USES.

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WHEREAS, the Municipal Council, pursuant to NJSA 40:55D-62, may adopt or amend a zoning ordinance relating to the nature and extent of the uses of land and of buildings and structures thereon; and

WHEREAS, The Municipal Council of the City of Newark is proposing an Ordinance to amend the Newark Zoning and Land Use Regulations (NZLUR), Title XLI of the Municipal Code. This Ordinance proposes the establishment of a new zone, the MX-3 Mixed Use Residential/Commercial (High Density) District.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, THAT:

Section 1: Title 41, Chapters 1 through 5 of the City of Newark Municipal are hereby amended as follows:

Bold and underlined is new text not present in the current zoning ordinance.
Strike through is text deleted from the current zoning ordinance.

Chapter 1. Purpose & Intent Introduction
41:1-2. Introduction to ZonesZoning Districts


MX-3 Mixed-Use 3: Residential & Commercial (High Density)

Mixed Use 3: Residential & Commercial (MX-3) zoning allows for a blend of high density residential and commercial uses in the same building or district, within a half (1/2) mile from Newark Penn Station. It builds upon Newark's strength as a multimodal transportation hub to support the Downtown Core District, expand housing and economic opportunities along the area's major streets and transportation corridors and protect adjacent low-density neighborhoods. It promotes a walkable neighborhood with a vibrant commercial/retail zone. The district's bulk standards allow taller buildings - up to 145 feet high with a minimum lot area per dwelling unit of two hundred (200) squa...

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