Village of Monroe, NY
Orange County
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§ 200-6 List of districts.

For the purposes of this chapter, the Village of Monroe is hereby divided into the following zoning districts:
Suburban Residential District
Suburban Residential District
Multifamily Conversion Overlay District
Urban Multifamily Residential District
Central Business District
Village Recreation District
General Business District[1]
Environmentally Sensitive Overlay District
Editor's Note: Former entry for LI - Light Industrial District was repealed 1-21-1997 by L.L. No. 1-1997.

§ 200-7 Zoning Map.

The boundaries of the zones are hereby established as shown on the Zoning Map, Village of Monroe, adopted 12-4-1990, and signed by the Village Clerk, which accompanies this chapter, and which, with all explanatory matter thereon, is hereby adopted and made a part of this chapter.[1] Said map, indicating the latest amendments, shall be kept up-to-date in the office of the Building Inspector and the Village Clerk for the use and benefit of the public.
Editor's Note: The Zoning Map is included in a pocket at the end of the Code.

§ 200-8 Annexed property.

Any property which may hereafter be annexed to the Village of Monroe shall automatically be zoned Suburban Residential District (SR-20), unless specifically zoned otherwise by an action of the Village Board of Trustees.

§ 200-9 Interpretation of district boundaries.

In determining the boundaries of districts on the map, the, following rules shall apply:
Center lines. Unless otherwise shown, the zone boundaries shall be construed to coincide with the center lines of street, alleys, parkways, waterways, railroad rights-of-way or such lines extended.
Property lines. Where such boundaries are indicated as approximately following the property lines of privately or publicly owned land, such lines shall be construed to be such boundaries.
Parallel to streets. Unless otherwise shown, all zone boundaries running parallel to streets shall be construed to be 120 feet from the center line of the street.
Division of a lot. In all cases where a zone boundary divides a lot in one ownership at the time of the adoption of this chapter and more than 50% of the area of such lot lies in the less restricted zone, the regulations prescribed by this chapter of the less restrictive zone shall apply to such portion of the more restricted portion of said lot as lies within 30 feet of such zone boundary. For purposes of this section, the more restricted zone shall be deemed that district which is subject to regulations which prohibit the particular use intended to be made of said lot or which require higher standards with respect to setback, coverage, yards, screening, landscaping and similar requirements.
Close to lot line. In all cases where a zone boundary line is located not farther than 15 feet away from a lot line of record, such boundary line shall be construed to coincide with such lot line.
Use of scale. In all other cases where dimensions are not shown on the map, the location of boundaries shown on the map shall be determined by the use of the scale appearing thereon.
Uncertainty. In case of uncertainty as to the true location of a district boundary line, the determination thereof shall be made by the Building Inspector. The Building Inspector shall ask the Zoning Board of Appeals for an interpretation if in doubt, or an appeal may be taken to the Board of Appeals as provided in this chapter.

§ 200-10 Effect of establishment of zones.

No land, water, building or structure shall be used and no building or other structure shall be constructed, or reconstructed, erected, moved, altered, rebuilt or enlarged, nor shall any land or building be used, designed or arranged to be used for any purpose or in any manner except in conformity with all regulations, requirements and restrictions specified in this chapter for the district in which such building or land is located.
No lot or land, shall be subdivided, sold, encumbered or conveyed so as:
To make said lot or land nonconforming or more nonconforming to this chapter.
To make any use, building or other structure nonconforming or more nonconforming.
To reduce any setback, open space or off-street parking or loading spaces to less than is required by this chapter.
To make any nonconformity more nonconforming.
Required yard and open space. No yard or open space required in connection with any structure or use shall be considered as providing a required yard or open space for any other structure on the same or any other lot.
No subdivision unless both lots conforming. No lot shall be formed from a part of a lot already occupied by a structure unless such structure, all setbacks and open spaces connected therewith and the remaining lot comply with all requirements prescribed by this chapter for the district in which said lot is located. No permit shall be issued for the erection of a structure on any new lot thus created unless such structure and lot comply with all provisions of this chapter.
Compliance with previous ordinance. Nothing contained in this chapter shall require any change in the plans, construction or designated use of a structure complying with local laws in force prior to this chapter, if the following is found to exist:
A building permit or certificate of occupancy shall have been duly issued prior to this date of first publication of notice of the public hearing on this chapter; or
The entire building shall have been completed in accordance with such plans as have been filed with the Village within one year from the effective date of this chapter.
Prohibition. Any use not permitted by this chapter shall be deemed to be prohibited.