FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP – Municipal officials have amended Freehold Township’s zoning regulations to specify the types of dormitories that are permitted in the municipality and where private and parochial schools are permitted to operate.
The Township Committee adopted two ordinances on Jan. 29 that amend the land use ordinance. One amendment clarifies where public, private and parochial schools may be located. The second amendment clarifies the types of permitted uses supporting a dormitory or other housing facility uses, according to municipal officials.
Previously, the land use ordinance permitted public, private and parochial schools in four residential zones (R-80, R-60, R-40 and R-25) and one commercial zone (B-10), subject to the issuance of a conditional use permit, while educational services were permitted in an industrial zone (M-1), based on the North American Industry Classification System.
Following the adoption of the amendment related to public, private and parochial schools, only public schools are permitted in residential zones and the commercial zone if the conditional use permit is issued.
In the industrial zone, the ordinance amendment removes educational services as a permitted use under the North American Industry Classification System and adds public, private and parochial schools as permitted uses subject to the issuance of a conditional use permit.
The amendment related to dormitories changed the regulations in the professional zone to permit dormitories and other housing facilities if they are for students registered in educational programs related to the practice of medicine, nursing, medical technician, or medical and hospital physician care.