Town of Poughkeepsie, NY
Dutchess County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Poughkeepsie 9-26-2007 by L.L. No. 18-2007.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Greenway Connections — See Ch. 18.
Building construction — See Ch. 68.
Unsafe buildings — See Ch. 71.
Erosion and sediment control — See Ch. 97.
Engineering, legal and consultant fees — See Ch. 106.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 110.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 113.
Aquatic resource protection — See Ch. 116.
Historic preservation — See Ch. 126.
Lot line revisions — See Ch. 135.
Noise — See Ch. 139.
Open space preservation — See Ch. 146.
Planning and Zoning Board — See Ch. 153.
Sewers — See Ch. 168.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 174.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 177.
Telecommunications — See Ch. 185.
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Editor's Note: This local law supersedes former Ch. 210, Zoning, adopted 8-11-1993 by L.L. No. 6-1993, as amended.
Article I General Provisions

§ 210-1 Title.

§ 210-2 Scope.

§ 210-3 Legislative authority; purpose.

§ 210-4 Severability.

§ 210-5 Supersession of inconsistent laws.

§ 210-6 When effective.

§ 210-7 (Reserved)

Article II Definitions and Word Usage

§ 210-8 Word usage.

§ 210-9 Definitions.

Article III Zoning Districts; Zoning Map

§ 210-10 List of districts.

§ 210-11 Zoning Map.

§ 210-12 District boundaries.

§ 210-13 General regulations.

Article IV Residential District Regulations

§ 210-14 Residence, Single-Family 4 Acre (R-4A) District.

§ 210-15 Residence, Single-Family 2 Acre (R-2A) District.

§ 210-15.1 Residence, Single-Family 1.5 Acre (R-1.5A) District.

§ 210-16 Residence, Single-Family 20,000 Square Foot (R-20,000) District.

§ 210-17 Residence, Multifamily (R-M) District.

§ 210-18 Residence, New Hamburg (R-NH) District.

§ 210-19 Residence, Mobile Home (R-MH) District.

§ 210-20 Senior Housing Overlay District (SHOD).

§ 210-21 Planned Residential Overlay District (PROD).

§ 210-21.1 Waterfront Housing Overlay District (WHOD).

Article V Town Center District Regulations

§ 210-22 Arlington Town Center (ATC) District.

§ 210-23 South Hills Center (SHC) District.

§ 210-24 Crown Heights Center Overlay (CHCO) District.

§ 210-25 Fairview Center (FC) District.

§ 210-26 Salt Point Center (SPC) District.

§ 210-27 MacDonnell Heights Center (MHC) District.

§ 210-28 Rochdale Road Hamlet (RRH) District.

§ 210-29 Red Oaks Mill Neighborhood Services Center (ROMNSC) District.

§ 210-30 Historic Revitalization Development (HRDD) District.

§ 210-31 (Reserved)

§ 210-32 (Reserved)

Article VI Business and Commercial District Regulations

§ 210-33 Neighborhood Business (B-N) District.

§ 210-34 Neighborhood Highway Business (B-NH) District.

§ 210-35 Highway Business (B-H) District.

§ 210-36 Shopping Center Business (B-SC) District.

§ 210-37 Office Research (O-R) District.

§ 210-38 Institutional (IN) District.

§ 210-39 Light Industrial (I-L) District.

§ 210-40 Heavy Industrial (I-H) District.

§ 210-41 Quarry (Q) District.

§ 210-42 (Reserved)

Article VII Waterfront District Regulations

§ 210-43 Waterfront District 1 (WD1).

§ 210-44 Waterfront District 2 (WD2).

§ 210-45 (Reserved)

Article VIII Supplementary Regulations

§ 210-45.1 Applicability.

§ 210-46 Accessory apartments in commercial districts.

§ 210-47 Accessory apartments in one-family dwellings.

§ 210-48 Accessory buildings and structures.

§ 210-49 Adult business uses.

§ 210-50 Agriculture excluding farm animals.

§ 210-51 Agriculture including farm animals.

§ 210-52 Animal hospitals.

§ 210-53 Architectural review.

§ 210-54 Bars and taverns.

§ 210-55 Bed-and-breakfast establishments.

§ 210-56 Boat and marine sales.

§ 210-57 Boutiques with goods processed or assembled on site.

§ 210-58 (Reserved)

§ 210-59 Building materials sales and storage (screened).

§ 210-60 Business parks.

§ 210-61 (Reserved)

§ 210-62 Cemeteries.

§ 210-63 Communication towers and radio stations.

§ 210-63.1 Contractor’s office; contractor’s equipment storage/contractor’s yard.

§ 210-64 Country clubs, fraternal clubs and recreational clubs.

§ 210-65 Day-care and nursery school facilities.

§ 210-66 Development master plan approval.

§ 210-67 Dish and microwave antennas.

§ 210-67.1 Energy facilities.

§ 210-68 Feeder roads.

§ 210-69 Fences and walls.

§ 210-70 Flammable liquid storage.

§ 210-71 Funeral homes.

§ 210-72 Garage sales; tent sales.

§ 210-73 Golf courses.

§ 210-74 Home occupations.

§ 210-75 Hotels and motels.

§ 210-76 Incentives.

§ 210-77 Inns.

§ 210-78 Kennels.

§ 210-79 Land contour changes.

§ 210-80 Landscaping.

§ 210-81 Lighting.

§ 210-82 Marinas.

§ 210-83 Mobile home park district.

§ 210-84 Mobile home park subdivisions.

§ 210-85 Mobile home and modular home sales and service.

§ 210-86 Motor vehicle accessory sales.

§ 210-87 Motor vehicle repair facilities.

§ 210-88 Motor vehicle rentals.

§ 210-89 Motor vehicle sales and service.

§ 210-90 Motor vehicle service facilities.

§ 210-90.1 Multifamily developments.

§ 210-91 Nursing homes and alternate-care housing.

§ 210-92 Off-street parking and loading.

§ 210-93 Parkland reservation and fees.

§ 210-94 Performance standards.

§ 210-95 Places of religious worship.

§ 210-96 Public utility structures.

§ 210-97 Recreation, indoor.

§ 210-98 Recreation, outdoor.

§ 210-99 Recycling businesses.

§ 210-100 Special provisions for Residence, New Hamburg District.

§ 210-101 Restaurants and fast-food restaurants.

§ 210-102 Outdoor restaurant dining facilities.

§ 210-103 Retail store outlets (where goods are manufactured on premises).

§ 210-104 Sanitary disposal.

§ 210-104.1 Sidewalk seating and tables for patrons.

§ 210-105 Shopping carts.

§ 210-106 Swimming pool enclosures.

§ 210-107 Swimming pools, private.

§ 210-108 Swimming pools, public.

§ 210-109 Temporary buildings.

§ 210-110 Temporary stockpiling of materials.

§ 210-111 Tennis courts, private.

§ 210-112 Trash and storage containers and receptacles.

§ 210-113 (Reserved)

§ 210-114 Visibility at intersections.

§ 210-115 Warehousing; storage buildings.

Article IX Signs

§ 210-116 Purpose.

§ 210-117 General regulations.

§ 210-118 Applications; fees; issuance, expiration and revocation of permits.

§ 210-119 Removal of certain signs.

§ 210-120 Temporary signs.

§ 210-121 Nonconforming signs.

§ 210-122 Prohibited signs; restrictions.

§ 210-123 Sign regulations for all districts.

§ 210-123.1 Electronic message display signs.

§ 210-123.2 A-frame and sidewalk signs.

§ 210-124 Signs permitted in residential districts.

§ 210-125 Signs permitted in ATC, SPC, CHCO, CHCO (EO), MHC, and RRH Districts.

§ 210-126 Signs permitted in B-N, B-NH, IN, and ROMNSC Districts.

§ 210-127 Signs permitted in B-H, SHC, and FC Districts.

§ 210-128 Signs permitted in B-SC District.

§ 210-129 Signs permitted in O-R, I-H, I-L, and Q Districts.

§ 210-130 Motor vehicle service facility signs.

§ 210-131 Exempt signs.

Article X Nonconforming Buildings and Uses

§ 210-132 General standards.

§ 210-133 Nonconforming use of land.

§ 210-134 Nonconforming use of structures.

§ 210-135 Nonconformity other than use.

§ 210-136 Residential lots in R-20,000 District.

§ 210-137 Completion of buildings under construction.

§ 210-138 Nonconforming signs.

§ 210-139 Administration.

Article XI Administration and Enforcement

§ 210-140 General standards.

§ 210-141 Duties of Zoning Administrator.

§ 210-142 Duties of Building Inspector and deputies.

§ 210-143 Building permits.

§ 210-144 Certificates of occupancy.

§ 210-145 Penalties for offenses; emergencies.

Article XII Zoning Board of Appeals

§ 210-146 Board established; duties.

§ 210-147 Appeals.

§ 210-148 Permitted actions.

§ 210-149 Special use permits.

Article XIII Procedures and Standards for Site Plan Approval

§ 210-150 General regulations.

§ 210-151 Application procedures; application review.

§ 210-152 Planning Board standards for site plan approval.

Article XIV Amendments

§ 210-153 General procedure.

§ 210-154 Advisory report by Planning Board.

§ 210-155 Other referrals.

§ 210-156 Public notice and hearing.

§ 210-157 Publication and posting.

Article XV Miscellaneous Provisions

§ 210-158 Conflicting standards; greater restrictions to prevail.

§ 210-159 Greenway connections.

§ 210-160 Exemptions.

Article XVI Fees

§ 210-161 Fee structure.