FULL DETAILS: Jackson’s New Shul and Mikva Ordinance

The full details of the Jackson ordinance passed last night which will ease the process of establishing new shuls and mikvaos in the township has been collated by The Jackson Pulse. Those details, as well as the full ordinance document, can be read by clicking here.

Shuls in the R9 and R15 zones (the Brookwoods, most of flair, Harmony farms, Robyn estates) shuls will be allowed on a corner lot with a minimum of 20,000 square feet. Off street parking will be required. The parking required will be 1 spot per 4 mispallelim plus 1 spot per 100 square feet of simcha halls. A mikvah in a shul will not increase the parking requirement.

In other zones shuls will be allowed on 1 acre. (The current minimum is 2 acres)
A shul on 1 acre must have frontage on a main road. The setbacks and buffers for shuls between 1 and 2 acres will be minimal. Off street parking will be the same as in other zones.

For shuls over 2 acres, larger setbacks and a 50 foot perimeter buffer will be required. The off street parking requirements will remain the same as other zones

Mikvaos will be permitted in all zones with a lot minimum of 20,000 square feet. In residential zones Mikvaos will be limited to 4 rooms. The parking requirement will be 1 parking spot per room plus an additional parking spot for each 400 square feet of common area.

Mikvaos in the Highway Commercial or Neighborhood Commercial zone will not have a limit on the amount of rooms. The parking requirement will be 1 parking spot per room plus an additional parking spot for each 400 square feet of common area.

 

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