Montgomery Township has several areas zoned for commercial use.
Highway Commercial (HC), Community Commercial-1 (CC-1) and Community Commercial-2 (CC-2) all permit retail sale of goods and services, banks (including drive-in facilities), and offices and office buildings. The floor-to-area (FAR) ratios allow 0.20 and 55% lot coverage. While these zones are very similar in terms of physical development of the property, the permitted uses do vary. For instance: HC permits restaurants and movie theaters in shopping centers and CC-2 permits small animal hospitals and service stations
*Mixed Use Zone*
Neighborhood Commercial is similar to our other commercial zones in that it provides for retail sale of goods and services, banks, office buildings, restaurants, etc. however it also provides for a residential component in the form of a Neighborhood Shopping Village which permits residential flats above the stores.
Small Business (SB) zone is located on Reading Boulevard adjacent to the CSX train tracks and is geared towards trade services. SB permits a multitude of specific types of business ranging from automobile uses, building materials, and contractor storage.
Research, Engineering and Office (REO-1), (REO-2) and (REO-3) is primarily for offices and office buildings and research and laboratories. Most of the large office parks (including Bloomberg and Convatec complexes) are located in this zone.
Limited Manufacturing (LM) permits offices and office buildings, research and limited manufacturing activities. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products is the largest office and product development campus park that is zoned LM.
Special Industrial (SI) zone was created specifically for the former 3-M manufacturing facility that was a part of the mining operation located on adjacent lands within Hillsborough Township. This property has been sold to Silvi Group Companies which will continue to operate the quarry in Hillsborough but will no longer use the coloring plant in Montgomery.
There are also several overlay zones within the Township including:
*Mixed Use Zone*
A Planned Shopping Complex overlay zone was created for a 50+ acre tract of land that includes HC, REO-3 and R-2 zoning districts, and has been specifically identified on the Township’s Zoning Map. The Montgomery Promenade development by Madison Marquette has received approval from the Montgomery Township Planning Board to develop a 300,000 sf and 32 age-restricted duplex townhomes. The development is centered around a “main street” and is anchored by a 58,000 sf supermarket and has 7 retail/restaurant/bank pad sites. http://www.shopmontgomerypromenade.com/
A Planned Office Complex overlay zone was created for a 145 acre land area within the R-2, REO-2 and REO-3 zoning districts, and has been specifically identified on the Township’s Zoning Map. The land areas include the existing Bloomberg Office Park and remaining farmlands that have since been preserved and no longer available for development.