City of Cohoes, NY
Albany County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Cohoes 7-25-2006 by L.L. No. 10-2006.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Outdoor burning — See Ch. 127.
Fair housing — See Ch. 148.
Freshwater wetlands — See Ch. 159.
Noise — See Ch. 189.
Residential occupancy — See Ch. 215.
Sewers — See Ch. 226.
285a Bulk and Use Table
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law also repealed former Ch. 285, Zoning, adopted 12-16-1969 by Ord. No. 108-1969, as amended.
Article I Intent, Applicability and Definitions

§ 285-1 Title.

§ 285-2 Intent; word usage.

§ 285-3 Applicability.

§ 285-4 When effective; lawfully issued variances or special use permits; pending applications.

§ 285-5 Definitions.

Article II Administration

§ 285-6 Enforcement.

§ 285-7 Duties of Zoning Officer.

§ 285-8 Certificates and permits.

§ 285-9 Application procedures.

§ 285-10 Application details.

§ 285-11 Application fees.

§ 285-12 Public hearing.

§ 285-13 Planning Board action on permit applications.

§ 285-14 Revocation and expiration of permits.

Article III Boards

§ 285-15 Creation, appointment and organization of Zoning Board of Appeals.

§ 285-16 Minimum requirements for Zoning Board of Appeals members.

§ 285-17 Powers and duties of Zoning Board of Appeals.

§ 285-18 Creation, appointment and organization of Planning Board.

§ 285-19 Minimum requirements for Planning Board members.

§ 285-20 Powers and duties of Planning Board.

§ 285-21 Creation, appointment and membership of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board.

§ 285-22 Powers of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board.

§ 285-23 Review procedure by Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board.

§ 285-24 Final appeal of architectural review decisions.

§ 285-25 Conflict with other laws.

§ 285-26 Amendments.

Article IV Violations

§ 285-27 Enforcement.

§ 285-28 Penalties for offenses.

§ 285-29 Continued violation.

§ 285-30 Other relief.

Article V Districts Established

§ 285-31 Types of districts and district designations.

§ 285-32 Official Zoning District Map.

§ 285-33 Interpretation of district boundaries.

§ 285-34 Regulations; prohibited uses.

Article VI Zoning District Regulations

§ 285-35 Residential District - 1 (R-1).

§ 285-36 Residential District - 2 (R-2).

§ 285-37 Multifamily Residential District (MFR).

§ 285-38 Mixed Use District (MU-1).

§ 285-39 Waterfront Mixed Use District (MU-2).

§ 285-40 Office/Retail Commercial District (C-1).

§ 285-41 Industrial District (I-1).

§ 285-42 Land Conservation District (LC).

§ 285-43 Planned Unit Development District (PDD).

§ 285-44 Historic Overlay District (HD).

§ 285-45 Floodplain District (FD).

Article VII Regulations Applicable to All Zoning Districts

§ 285-46 Principal buildings.

§ 285-47 Permissible structures within minimum required side or rear setbacks.

§ 285-48 Access to improved street.

§ 285-48.1 Complete streets.

§ 285-49 Clear vision at intersections.

§ 285-50 Widening of right-of-way.

§ 285-51 Lots in more than one district.

§ 285-52 Corner and through lots.

§ 285-53 Creation of new lot.

§ 285-54 Travel trailers.

§ 285-55 Kennels.

§ 285-56 Dumping of waste material.

§ 285-57 Quarries and pits; filling and excavating.

§ 285-58 Outdoor storage of materials and equipment.

§ 285-59 Fences, walls and other structural screening elements.

§ 285-60 Fire escapes.

§ 285-61 Temporary uses and structures.

§ 285-62 Swimming pools.

§ 285-63 Home occupations.

§ 285-64 Multifamily dwellings.

§ 285-65 Accessory dwelling units.

§ 285-66 Double-wide mobile homes and mobile home parks.

§ 285-67 Fairs, carnivals and circuses.

§ 285-68 Drive-in facilities.

§ 285-69 Motor vehicle fueling, service, sales or repair establishments.

§ 285-70 Incentive zoning.

§ 285-71 Performance standards.

§ 285-72 Mineral and natural gas resource extraction.

§ 285-73 Parking.

§ 285-74 Storage containers.

§ 285-74.1 Open space management.

Article VIII Nonconforming Uses, Buildings and Lots

§ 285-75 Nonconforming uses and buildings.

§ 285-76 Nonconforming lots.

Article IX Landscaping, Screening and Buffer Regulations

§ 285-77 Intent.

§ 285-78 Applicability.

§ 285-79 General requirements.

§ 285-80 Landscaping plan.

§ 285-80.1 Parking lots.

Article X Off-Street Parking and Loading Regulations

§ 285-81 Intent.

§ 285-82 Applicability.

§ 285-83 Location of required spaces.

§ 285-84 Computation of required spaces.

§ 285-85 Exceptions.

§ 285-86 Alternate parking arrangements.

§ 285-87 Nonconforming parking and loading.

§ 285-88 Off-street parking standards by usage.

§ 285-88.1 Maximum off-street parking; exemptions.

§ 285-88.2 Reduction of minimum off-street parking.

§ 285-88.3 Land-banked parking.

§ 285-89 Design standards for off-street parking spaces.

§ 285-90 Design standards for loading spaces.

Article XI Sign Regulations

§ 285-91 Intent.

§ 285-92 Nonconforming signs; applicability.

§ 285-93 General regulations.

§ 285-94 Location.

§ 285-95 Permitted signs in all districts.

§ 285-96 Permitted signs in residential districts.

§ 285-97 Permitted signs in commercial, industrial and mixed-use districts.

§ 285-98 Additional regulations.

§ 285-99 Procedures for sign permit; sign site plan; fees.

§ 285-99.1 Permit requirements; sign removal; lack of compliance; penalties for offenses; severability.

Article XII Telecommunications Facilities

§ 285-100 Review authority.

§ 285-101 General criteria.

§ 285-102 Submission requirements.

§ 285-103 Collocation.

§ 285-104 Fall zones.

§ 285-105 Setbacks.

§ 285-106 Lighting, screening and aesthetics.

§ 285-107 Access and parking.

§ 285-108 Signage.

§ 285-109 Security.

§ 285-110 Engineering standards.

§ 285-111 Abandonment and removal.

§ 285-112 Exemptions.

§ 285-113 Effect on existing telecommunications facilities.

Article XIII Subdivision of Land

§ 285-114 Short title.

§ 285-115 Scope and purpose.

§ 285-116 Conflicts with state law.

§ 285-117 Applicability.

§ 285-118 Submission of plans; general procedure.

§ 285-119 Preliminary plan.

§ 285-120 Final plan.

§ 285-121 Design standards and required improvements.

§ 285-122 Plan requirements.

Article XIV Site Plan Review and Approval

§ 285-123 Intent.

§ 285-124 Applicability.

§ 285-125 Sketch plan conference.

§ 285-126 Preliminary site plan application.

§ 285-127 Planning Board review of preliminary site plan.

§ 285-128 Planning Board action on preliminary site plan.

§ 285-129 Final site plan approval procedure.

§ 285-130 Referral to County Planning Board.

§ 285-131 Planning Board action on final site plan.

§ 285-132 Reimbursable costs.

§ 285-133 Letter of credit.

§ 285-134 Inspection of improvements.

§ 285-135 Integration of procedures.

Article XV Stormwater Management and Erosion Control

§ 285-136 Findings of fact.

§ 285-137 Purpose.

§ 285-138 Definitions.

§ 285-139 Applicability.

§ 285-140 Exemptions.

§ 285-141 Stormwater pollution prevention plans.

§ 285-142 Performance and design criteria.

§ 285-143 Maintenance, inspection and repair of stormwater facilities.

§ 285-144 Administration and enforcement; penalties for offenses.

§ 285-145 Fees for services.

Article XVI Illicit Discharges, Activities, and Connections to the Stormwater System

§ 285-146 Purpose and intent.

§ 285-147 Definitions.

§ 285-148 Applicability.

§ 285-149 Responsibility for administration.

§ 285-150 Severability.

§ 285-151 Discharge and connection prohibitions; exceptions.

§ 285-152 Prohibition against activities contaminating stormwater.

§ 285-153 Prevention, control and reduction of stormwater pollutants by use of best management practices.

§ 285-154 Suspension of access to MS4.

§ 285-155 Industrial or construction activity discharges.

§ 285-156 Applicability; access to facilities; monitoring of discharges.

§ 285-157 Notification of spills.

§ 285-158 Enforcement.

§ 285-159 Appeal of notice of violation.

§ 285-160 Corrective measures after appeal.

§ 285-161 Injunctive Relief.

§ 285-162 Alternative remedies.

§ 285-163 Violations deemed public nuisance.

§ 285-164 Remedies not exclusive.