Town of Tonawanda, NY
Erie County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Tonawanda 4-5-1982 by L.L. No. 4-1982. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Amusements — See Ch. 43.
Building code administration and enforcement — See Ch. 54.
Unsafe buildings — See Ch. 58.
Christmas tree sales — See Ch. 63.
Dance halls — See Ch. 67.
Environmental quality review — See Ch. 76.
Excavations — See Ch. 77.
Fireworks; explosives — See Ch. 89.
Gaming devices — See Ch. 97.
Golf courses — See Ch. 105.
Information bureaus — See Ch. 115.
Outdoor storage of inventory — See Ch. 117.
Sale of junk — See Ch. 121.
Local waterfront revitalization — See Ch. 129.
Off-street parking areas — See Ch. 140.
Riding academies — See Ch. 161.
Sewers — See Ch. 185.
Smoke and air pollution — See Ch. 173.
Soil removal — See Ch. 179.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 183.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 185.
Trailer parks and camps — See Ch. 195.
Water — See Ch. 212.
215a Plate D-2 215b Plate E 215c Plate F 215d Plate G 215e Plate H 215f Plate I 215g Plate J 215h-Plate L
Article I General Provisions

§ 215-1 Statutory authority; scope of provisions.

§ 215-2 Title.

§ 215-3 Purpose.

§ 215-4 Word usage; administrative agencies; definitions.

Article II Establishment of Districts; Zoning Map

§ 215-5 Districts established; map.

Article III Provisions Applicable to All Districts

§ 215-6 Inclusion of explanatory drawings.

§ 215-7 Snow fences.

§ 215-8 Sight obstructions.

Article IV Residential Districts

§ 215-9 Permitted uses in the A First Residential District.

§ 215-10 Permitted uses in the B Second Residential District.

§ 215-11 Applicability.

§ 215-12 Accessory uses and structures.

§ 215-13 Front yards.

§ 215-14 Projections into front yards.

§ 215-15 Establishment of building lines.

§ 215-16 Fences.

§ 215-17 Side yards.

§ 215-18 Rear yards.

§ 215-19 Maximum lot coverage.

§ 215-20 Exceptions to rear and side yard requirements.

§ 215-21 Floor area.

Article V M-F Multifamily Dwelling District

§ 215-22 Permitted uses; bulk requirements.

§ 215-23 Lot area per dwelling unit.

§ 215-24 Parking areas.

§ 215-25 Minimum gross living area.

§ 215-26 Dwelling units for transient occupancy.

§ 215-27 Garage construction materials.

§ 215-28 Landscaping.

§ 215-29 Accessory structures.

§ 215-30 Swimming pools.

§ 215-31 Homeowners' association or condominium ownership.

Article VI C-1 Restricted Business District

§ 215-32 Permitted uses.

§ 215-33 Use restrictions.

§ 215-34 Front, side and rear yards.

§ 215-35 Maximum lot coverage.

§ 215-36 Use of lands for parking space restricted.

§ 215-37 Use of depth on certain lots.

§ 215-37.1 Landscaping.

Article VII C General Business District

§ 215-38 Permitted uses.

§ 215-39 Construction standards.

§ 215-40 Use restrictions.

§ 215-41 Storage tanks for flammable liquids.

§ 215-42 Business streets.

§ 215-43 Use of business lots.

§ 215-44 Business lots parallel to and facing intersecting residential streets.

§ 215-45 Front yards.

§ 215-46 Side yards.

§ 215-47 Projections into yards.

§ 215-48 Rear yards.

§ 215-48.1 Landscaping.

§ 215-49 Permitted subordinate uses.

§ 215-50 Multiple dwellings.

§ 215-51 Permitted accessory structures.

§ 215-52 Automobile repair shops, gasoline stations, automobile detail shops and automobile dealers.

Article VIIA C-2 Commercial District

§ 215-52.1 Purpose and intent.

§ 215-52.2 Boundary description.

§ 215-52.3 Permitted uses.

§ 215-52.4 Use restrictions.

§ 215-52.5 Site plan review required.

§ 215-52.6 Construction standards.

§ 215-52.7 Storage tanks for flammable liquids.

§ 215-52.8 Front yards.

§ 215-52.9 Side yards.

§ 215-52.10 Rear yards.

§ 215-52.11 Projections into yards.

§ 215-52.12 Lot coverage.

§ 215-52.13 Design standards.

§ 215-52.14 Landscaping.

§ 215-52.15 Multiple dwellings.

§ 215-52.16 Permitted accessory structures.

Article VIII P-S Performance Standards Use District

§ 215-53 Purpose; issuance of performance standards use permits.

§ 215-54 Permits required.

§ 215-55 Use restrictions.

§ 215-56 Setbacks; front and side yards.

§ 215-57 Building line setbacks.

§ 215-58 Height of buildings.

§ 215-59 Permit request and approval procedure.

§ 215-60 Content and form of permit request.

§ 215-61 Performance standards.

§ 215-62 Contents of site and development plan.

§ 215-63 Compliance required; abandonment or discontinuance of permit; revocation of permit.

§ 215-64 Transfer of permit.

§ 215-64.1 Landscaping.

§ 215-64.2 Additional design requirements and standards.

Article IX G-I General Industrial District

§ 215-65 Permitted uses.

§ 215-66 Prohibited uses; exceptions.

§ 215-67 Performance standards use permits.

§ 215-68 Design standards.

§ 215-69 Residential subdivisions and industrial uses near residential areas.

Article IXA W-MU Waterfront Mixed Use District

§ 215-70 Purpose and intent.

§ 215-70.1 Permitted uses.

§ 215-70.2 Specially permitted uses.

§ 215-70.3 Accessory uses and structures.

§ 215-70.4 Dimensional requirements.

§ 215-70.5 Additional design standards and requirements.

Article IXB WB Waterfront Business District

§ 215-70.6 Purpose and intent.

§ 215-70.7 Permitted uses.

§ 215-70.8 Specially permitted uses.

§ 215-70.9 Accessory uses and structures.

§ 215-70.10 Dimensional requirements.

§ 215-70.11 Additional design standards and requirements.

§ 215-70.11A Performance standards.

Article IXC RHC Retail - Highway Commercial Use District

§ 215-70.12 Purpose and intent.

§ 215-70.13 Permitted uses.

§ 215-70.14 Specially permitted uses.

§ 215-70.15 Accessory uses and structures.

§ 215-70.16 Dimensional requirements.

§ 215-70.17 Additional design standards and requirements.

Article IXD WID Waterfront Industrial District

§ 215-70.18 Purpose and intent.

§ 215-70.19 Permitted uses.

§ 215-70.20 Specially permitted uses.

§ 215-70.21 Use restrictions.

§ 215-70.22 Accessory uses.

§ 215-70.23 Dimensional requirements.

§ 215-70.24 Design requirements and standards.

§ 215-70.25 Performance standards.

Article IXE River Road Overlay District

§ 215-70.26 Purpose and intent.

§ 215-70.27 Boundary description.

§ 215-70.28 General objectives.

§ 215-70.29 Permitted uses and accessory uses.

§ 215-70.30 Site design standards and requirements.

Article IXF Approval of Special Uses for Waterfront Districts

§ 215-70.31 Purpose and intent.

§ 215-70.32 Legislative authority; authorization for special uses.

§ 215-70.33 Applicability.

§ 215-70.34 Uses near residential districts.

§ 215-70.35 Special use permits; procedure and information required.

§ 215-70.36 Standards governing special uses.

Article IXG NB Neighborhood Business District

§ 215-70.37 Purpose and intent.

§ 215-70.38 Boundary description.

§ 215-70.39 Permitted uses.

§ 215-70.40 Use restrictions.

§ 215-70.41 Automobile repair shops, gasoline stations, automobile detail shops and automobile dealers.

§ 215-70.42 Business streets.

§ 215-70.43 Use of business lots.

§ 215-70.44 Business lots parallel to and facing intersecting residential streets.

§ 215-70.45 Construction and architectural design standards.

§ 215-70.46 Front yards.

§ 215-70.47 Side yards.

§ 215-70.48 Projections into yards.

§ 215-70.49 Rear yards.

§ 215-70.50 Maximum coverage.

§ 215-70.51 Landscaping.

§ 215-70.52 Multiple dwellings.

§ 215-70.53 Site plan review.

§ 215-70.54 Permitted accessory structures.

Article IXH Traditional Neighborhood Design District

§ 215-70.55 Purpose and intent.

§ 215-70.56 Boundary description.

§ 215-70.57 Permitted uses.

§ 215-70.58 Use restrictions.

§ 215-70.59 Site plan review required.

§ 215-70.60 Construction standards.

§ 215-70.61 Storage tanks for flammable liquids.

§ 215-70.62 Front yards.

§ 215-70.63 Side yards.

§ 215-70.64 Rear yards.

§ 215-70.65 Projections into yards.

§ 215-70.66 Lot coverage.

§ 215-70.67 Design standards.

§ 215-70.68 Landscaping, screening and outdoor storage.

§ 215-70.69 Multiple dwellings.

§ 215-70.70 Permitted accessory structures.

Article X Flammable and Combustible Liquids

§ 215-71 Storage areas.

§ 215-72 Location of gasoline filling station pumps.

Article XI Nonconforming Uses

§ 215-73 Continuance of existing uses.

§ 215-74 Change in use; expansion, reconstruction or structural alteration.

§ 215-75 Changes from conforming to nonconforming uses prohibited.

§ 215-76 Discontinuance of use.

Article XII Supplementary Regulations

§ 215-77 Maximum lot coverage in business and industrial use districts.

§ 215-77.1 Development considerations pertaining to solar skyspace in all districts.

§ 215-78 Restoration of destroyed buildings.

§ 215-79 Street width for certain streets.

§ 215-80 Temporary structures.

§ 215-81 Antenna restrictions.

§ 215-82 Excavation, removal and storage of materials.

Article XIII Off-Street Parking Requirements

§ 215-83 General requirements; definitions; existing facilities; required spaces; standards for spaces.

§ 215-84 Parking area dimensions.

§ 215-85 (Reserved)

§ 215-86 Recreational vehicles.

§ 215-87 (Reserved)

Article XIV Special Use Permits

§ 215-88 Purpose.

§ 215-89 Special permitted uses.

§ 215-90 Application procedure; fee; issuance of permit.

§ 215-91 Notice of public hearing.

§ 215-92 Contents of site and development plan.

§ 215-93 Compliance required; abandonment of permit; revocation of permit.

§ 215-94 Transfer of permits.

§ 215-95 Applicability of district regulations.

§ 215-95.1 Renewal of special use permits.

§ 215-95.2 Reapplication for denied special use permits.

Article XV Adult Uses

§ 215-96 Purpose.

§ 215-97 Definitions.

§ 215-98 Locations.

§ 215-99 Registration with Clerk required.

§ 215-100 Display of registration.

§ 215-101 Observation from unregistered property.

§ 215-102 Additional restrictions.

Article XVI Zoning Board of Appeals

§ 215-103 Establishment; membership.

§ 215-104 Designation of Chairman.

§ 215-105 Designation of Clerk.

§ 215-106 Terms of office.

§ 215-107 Residency and property ownership requirements.

§ 215-108 Filling of vacancies.

§ 215-109 Removal from office.

§ 215-109.1 Alternate members of Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board.

§ 215-110 Meetings.

§ 215-111 Powers of Chairman.

§ 215-112 Records to be kept.

§ 215-113 Filing of regulations and determinations.

§ 215-114 Quorum.

§ 215-115 Powers of Board.

§ 215-116 Appeals.

§ 215-117 Public hearings on appeals; notice; variances.

Article XVII Administration and Enforcement

§ 215-118 Administrative and enforcement officer designated; waiver of performance standards use permit requirement.

§ 215-119 Building permits.

§ 215-120 Inspections.

§ 215-121 Time limit for review of building permit applications.

§ 215-122 Contents of applications.

§ 215-123 Building permit fees.

§ 215-124 Maintenance of files.

§ 215-125 Certificates of occupancy; temporary certificates.

§ 215-126 Application fees for certificates of occupancy.

§ 215-127 Powers and duties of Code Enforcement Officer.

§ 215-128 Appointment of Code Enforcement Officer; term of office.

Article XVIII Amendments

§ 215-129 Public hearing; notice.

§ 215-130 Nonconforming uses.

§ 215-131 Petitions for amendment.

§ 215-132 Fee to accompany petition.

§ 215-132.1 Zoning of unzoned areas of Town.

Article XIX Small-Scale Solar Energy Systems

§ 215-133 Interpretation.

§ 215-134 Intent; greater restrictions to prevail.

§ 215-135 Solar energy systems.

§ 215-136 More restrictive provisions to prevail.

Article XX Enforcement; Penalties

§ 215-137 Duty of enforcement.

§ 215-138 Penalties for offenses; additional remedies; violations of district regulations.

Article XXI Repealer

§ 215-139 Repealer.

Article XXII Signs

§ 215-140 Purpose; general regulations.

§ 215-141 Definitions.

§ 215-142 Applicability.

§ 215-142.1 Contractor signs.

§ 215-143 Exempt signs.

§ 215-144 Prohibited signs.

§ 215-145 Sign regulations.

§ 215-146 Construction standards.

§ 215-147 Fees.

§ 215-148 Administration and enforcement.

§ 215-149 Variances.

Article XXIII Approval of Site Plans

§ 215-150 Legislative and local authority; purpose.

§ 215-151 Applicability.

§ 215-152 Procedures.

§ 215-153 Guaranty of site improvements.

Article XXIV Communications Towers and Antennas

§ 215-154 Purpose.

§ 215-155 Applicability.

§ 215-156 General requirements.

§ 215-157 Use of premises owned or controlled by Town.

§ 215-158 Administratively approved uses.

§ 215-159 Special use permits.

§ 215-160 Buildings or other equipment storage.

§ 215-161 Removal of abandoned antennas and towers.

§ 215-162 Nonconforming uses.

Article XXV Outdoor Dining Permits

§ 215-163 Purpose.

§ 215-164 Annual permit required.

§ 215-165 Issuance or denial of permit.

§ 215-166 Permit expiration.

§ 215-167 Restrictions.

§ 215-168 Revocation of permit.

Article XXVI Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECS)

§ 215-169 Purpose.

§ 215-170 Definitions; applicability.

§ 215-171 Permits required and allowable zoning districts.

§ 215-172 Applications for wind energy facilities.

§ 215-173 Wind measurement towers.

§ 215-174 Permit revocation.

§ 215-175 Fees and costs.

§ 215-176 Enforcement; penalties and remedies for violations.

Article XXVII Large-Scale and Utility-Scale Solar Energy Systems

§ 215-177 Purpose.

§ 215-178 Applicability.

§ 215-179 Permits and approvals required and applicable zoning districts.

§ 215-180 Applications for solar energy systems.

§ 215-181 General provisions.

§ 215-182 Abandonment or decommissioning.

§ 215-183 Transfer of special use permit and/or performance standards use permit.