Village of Spring Valley, NY
Rockland County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: As amended through L.L. No. 1-1987.
Note: The accompanying table entitled "Table of General Use Requirements" shall be deemed part of the Zoning Chapter and is referred to herein as the "Use Table."
Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

§ A-1
R-1 District. 

§ A-1.1
R-1A District.  

§ A-2
R-2 District. 

§ A-3
R-3 District. 

§ A-4
R-4 District. 

§ A-5
RSH District. 

§ A-6
PRD District. 

§ A-7
POR District. 

§ A-8
PO District. 

§ A-9
NB District. 

§ A-10
GB District. 

§ A-11
HB District. 

§ A-12
PLI District. 

§ A-13
FPO District. 

§ A-14
R-5 District.  

§ A-1 R-1 District.

A. 

Uses permitted by right:

(1) 

One-family detached dwellings.

(2) 

Churches or other places of worship.

(3) 

Convents.

(4) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley.

(5) 

Uses of other governments.

(6) 

Public schools.

B. 

Uses by special permit of the Village Board:

(1) 

Private secondary or elementary schools.

(2) 

Universities, seminaries or colleges.

(3) 

(Reserved)

Editor’s Note: Former Subsection B(3), regarding indoor and outdoor athletic facilities as accessory to private school, university or college, was repealed 1-24-2012 by L.L. No. 1-2012.

(4) 

Membership clubs.

(5) 

Hospitals or sanitariums.

(6) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers.

(7) 

Dormitories as accessory to a private school, university or college, seminary or convent.

(8) 

Domiciliary care facilities or community residences.

(9) 

Libraries, museums or art galleries.

(10) 

Public utility buildings or structures.

Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(11), Accessory swimming pools to a dwelling, and Subsection B(12), Accessory tennis courts, paddle tennis courts or other similar courts to a dwelling, which immediately followed this subsection, were repealed 7-18-1989 by L.L. No. 7-1989. See now Subsection C(10) and (11).

(11) 

Temporary housekeeping unit.

[Added 6-30-1992 by L.L. No. 2-1992]

C. 

Accessory uses permitted by right:

(1) 

The keeping of household pets.

(2) 

Noncommercial greenhouses and minor accessory buildings.

(3) 

Sunday schools or other similar religious schools in conjunction with a permitted church or other place of worship.

(4) 

Parish houses or rectories in conjunction with a permitted church or other place of worship.

(5) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers in conjunction with a permitted church, other place of worship or public or private secondary or elementary school.

(6) 

Office in residence of a professional person.

(7) 

Customary home occupations.

(8) 

Private garages, carports or parking for private passenger vehicles.

(9) 

Signs, as provided in Chapter 209.

(10) 

Accessory swimming pools to a dwelling.

[Added 7-18-1989 by L.L. No. 7-1989]

(11) 

Accessory tennis courts, paddle tennis courts or other similar courts to a dwelling.

[Added 7-18-1989 by L.L. No. 7-1989]

(12) 

Caretaker apartment.

[Added 1-10-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]

(13) 

Accessory swimming pools and customary outdoor recreational facilities to a private school, university or college.

[Added 1-24-2012 by L.L. No. 1-2012]

D. 

Minimum off-street parking spaces:

(1) 

Dwelling units: at least two parking spaces for each dwelling unit, plus two spaces for any home occupation or professional office.

[Amended 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

(2) 

Churches or other places of worship: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

(3) 

Convents: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

(4) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley: N/A.

(5) 

Uses of other governments: N/A.

(6) 

Public schools: at least one parking space for each 12 seats or students of elementary grades and one space for each five seats or students in all other grades.

(7) 

Membership clubs: at least one parking space for each 75 square feet of floor area.

(8) 

Hospitals or sanitariums: at least one parking space for each three beds, plus one additional space for each employee.

(9) 

Private secondary or elementary schools: at least one parking space for each 12 seats or students of elementary grades and one space for each five seats or students in all other grades.

(10) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers: at least one parking space for each 12 seats or students.

(11) 

Universities, seminaries or colleges: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

(12) 

Dormitories as accessory to a private school, university or college, seminary or convent: not less than the actual residential capacity.

(13) 

Domiciliary care facilities or community residences: at least one parking space for each four beds, plus one additional parking space for each employee.

(14) 

Libraries, museums or art galleries: at least one parking space for each 150 square feet of floor area.

(15) 

Public utility buildings or structures: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

(16) 

Sunday schools or other similar religious schools: at least one parking space for each four seats or students.

(17) 

Parish houses or rectories: at least one parking space for each dwelling unit.

(18) 

Caretaker apartments: at least one parking space for each dwelling unit.

[Added 1-10-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]

E. 

Additional use requirements:

(1) 

A buffer with a minimum dimension of the respective required yard may be required as a condition of approval for any special permit use in Subsection B where such uses may affect the residential character of the neighborhood. Such buffer area may be reduced where local conditions warrant and substitute measures are prescribed for the protection of neighboring properties or where the adjacent use is similar to that proposed for special permit approval. For dormitories, a minimum buffer of 50 feet shall be required.

(2) 

Day-care centers, places of worship and places of public assembly accommodating over 49 persons shall have a fire alarm system connected to the Rockland County Municipal Fire Board located in Pomona, New York.

[Added 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

(3) 

Caretaker apartments must be attached to the principal building, and the use is limited to person(s) who are employed by the church, house of worship, private secondary or elementary school, mortuary or funeral home to provide care-taking and/or security services to the church, house of worship, private secondary or elementary school, mortuary or funeral home and members of their immediate family. Rent, if any, for the caretaker apartment shall be below the fair market rent, which is defined as 110% of the fair market rent for a comparable apartment in Rockland County as established annually by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

[Added 1-10-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]

§ A-1.1 R-1A District.

[Added 3-9-2004 by L.L. No. 5-2004]
A. 

Uses permitted by right:

(1) 

One-family detached dwellings.

(2) 

Churches or other places of worship.

(3) 

Convents.

(4) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley.

(5) 

Uses of other governments.

(6) 

Public schools.

(7) 

Two-family detached dwellings meeting the requirements of Appendix B, § B-1.1, R-1A.

B. 

Uses by special permit of the Village Board:

(1) 

Private secondary or elementary schools.

(2) 

Universities, seminaries or colleges.

(3) 

(Reserved)

Editor’s Note: Former Subsection B(3), regarding indoor and outdoor athletic facilities as accessory to private school, university or college, was repealed 1-24-2012 by L.L. No. 1-2012.

(4) 

Membership clubs.

(5) 

Hospitals or sanitariums.

(6) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers.

(7) 

Dormitories as accessory to a private school, university or college, seminary or convent.

(8) 

Domiciliary care facilities or community residences.

(9) 

Libraries, museums or art galleries.

(10) 

Public utility buildings or structures.

(11) 

Temporary housekeeping unit.

C. 

Accessory uses permitted by right:

(1) 

The keeping of household pets.

(2) 

Noncommercial greenhouses and minor accessory buildings.

(3) 

Sunday schools or other similar religious schools in conjunction with a permitted church or other place of worship.

(4) 

Parish houses or rectories in conjunction with a permitted church or other place or worship.

(5) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers in conjunction with a permitted church or other place of worship, private secondary or elementary school.

(6) 

Office in residence of a professional person, but not in conjunction with a two-family home.

(7) 

Customary home occupations, but not in conjunction with a two-family home.

(8) 

Private garages, carports or parking for private passenger vehicles.

(9) 

Signs, as provided in Chapter 209.

(10) 

Accessory swimming pools to a dwelling.

(11) 

Accessory tennis courts, paddle tennis courts or other similar courts to a dwelling.

(12) 

Caretaker apartment.

[Added 1-10-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]

(13) 

Accessory swimming pools and customary outdoor recreational facilities to a private school, university or college.

[Added 1-24-2012 by L.L. No. 1-2012]

D. 

Minimum off-street parking spaces:

(1) 

One-family dwelling units: at least two parking spaces for each dwelling unit, plus two spaces for any home occupation or professional office.

(2) 

Two-family dwelling units: at least two parking spaces for each dwelling unit.

(3) 

Churches or other places of worship: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

(4) 

Convents: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

(5) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley: N/A.

(6) 

Uses of other governments: N/A.

(7) 

Public schools: at least one parking space for each 12 seats or students of elementary schools and one space for each five students in all other grades.

(8) 

Membership clubs: at least one parking space for each 75 square feet of floor space.

(9) 

Hospitals or sanitariums: at least one parking space for each three beds plus one additional space for each employee.

(10) 

Private secondary or day-care centers: at least one parking space for five seats or students of elementary grades and one space for each five seats or students in all other grades.

(11) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers: at least one parking space for each 12 seats or students.

(12) 

Universities, seminaries or colleges: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area; but not less than one space for each four seats.

(13) 

Dormitories as accessory to a private school, university or college, seminary or convent: not less than actual residential capacity.

(14) 

Domiciliary care facilities or community residences: at least one parking space for each four beds plus one additional space for each employee.

(15) 

Libraries, museums or art galleries: at least one parking space for each 150 square feet of floor area.

(16) 

Public utility buildings or structures: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

(17) 

Sunday schools or other similar religious schools: at least one parking space for each four seats or students.

(18) 

Parish houses or rectories: at least one parking space for each dwelling unit.

(19) 

Caretaker apartment.

[Added 1-10-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]

E. 

Additional use requirements:

(1) 

A buffer with minimum dimension of the respective required yard may be required as a condition of approval for any special permit use in Subsection B where such uses may affect the character of the neighborhood. Such buffer area may be reduced where local conditions warrant and substitute measures are prescribed for the protection of neighboring properties or where the adjacent use is similar to that proposed for special permit approval. For dormitories, a minimum buffer of 50 feet shall be required.

(2) 

Day-care centers and places of public assembly accommodating over 49 persons shall have a fire alarm system connected to the Rockland County Municipal Fire Board located in Pomona, New York.

(3) 

Caretaker apartments must be attached to the principal building, and the use is limited to person(s) who are employed by the church, house of worship, private secondary or elementary school, mortuary or funeral home to provide care-taking and/or security services to the church, house of worship, private secondary or elementary school, mortuary or funeral home and members of their immediate family. Rent, if any, for the caretaker apartment shall be below fair market value, which is defined as 110% of the fair market rent for a comparable apartment in Rockland County as established annually by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

[Added 1-10-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]

§ A-2 R-2 District.

A. 

Uses permitted by right:

(1) 

One-family detached dwellings.

(2) 

Churches or other places of worship.

(3) 

Convents.

(4) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley.

(5) 

Uses of other governments.

(6) 

Public schools.

(7) 

One-family semiattached dwellings.

(8) 

Two-family detached dwellings.

B. 

Uses by special permit of the Village Board:

(1) 

Private secondary or elementary schools.

(2) 

Universities, seminaries or colleges.

(3) 

(Reserved)

Editor’s Note: Former Subsection B(3), regarding indoor and outdoor athletic facilities as accessory to private school, university or college, was repealed 1-24-2012 by L.L. No. 1-2012.

(4) 

Membership clubs.

(5) 

Hospitals or sanitariums.

(6) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers.

(7) 

Dormitories as accessory to a private school, university or college, seminary or convent.

(8) 

Domiciliary care facilities or community residences.

(9) 

Libraries, museums or art galleries.

(10) 

Public utility buildings or structures.

Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(11), Accessory swimming pools to a dwelling, and Subsection B(12), Accessory tennis courts, paddle tennis courts or other similar courts to a dwelling, which immediately followed this subsection, were repealed 7-18-1989 by L.L. No. 7-1989. See now Subsection C(10) and (11).

C. 

Accessory uses permitted by right:

(1) 

The keeping of household pets.

(2) 

Noncommercial greenhouses and minor accessory buildings.

(3) 

Sunday schools or other similar religious schools in conjunction with a permitted church or other place of worship.

(4) 

Parish houses or rectories in conjunction with a permitted church or other place of worship.

(5) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers in conjunction with a permitted church, other place of worship or public or private secondary or elementary school.

(6) 

Office in residence of a professional person.

(7) 

Customary home occupations.

(8) 

Private garages, carports or parking for private passenger vehicles.

(9) 

Signs, as provided in Chapter 209.

(10) 

Accessory swimming pools to a dwelling.

[Added 7-18-1989 by L.L. No. 7-1989]

(11) 

Accessory tennis courts, paddle tennis courts or other similar courts to a dwelling.

[Added 7-18-1989 by L.L. No. 7-1989]

(12) 

Caretaker apartment.

[Added 1-10-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]

(13) 

Accessory swimming pools and customary outdoor recreational facilities to a private school, university or college.

[Added 1-24-2012 by L.L. No. 1-2012]

D. 

Minimum off-street parking spaces:

(1) 

Dwelling units: at least two parking spaces for each dwelling unit, plus two spaces for any home occupation or professional office.

[Amended 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

(2) 

Churches or other places of worship: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

(3) 

Convents: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

(4) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley: N/A.

(5) 

Uses of other governments: N/A.

(6) 

Public schools: at least one parking space for each 12 seats or students of elementary grades and one space for each five seats or students in all other grades.

(7) 

Membership clubs: at least one parking space for each 75 square feet of floor area.

(8) 

Hospitals or sanitariums: at least one parking space for each three beds, plus one additional space for each employee.

(9) 

Private secondary or elementary schools: at least one parking space for each 12 seats or students of elementary grades and one space for each five seats or students in all other grades.

(10) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers: at least one parking space for each 12 seats or students.

(11) 

Universities, seminaries or colleges: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

(12) 

Dormitories as accessory to a private school, university or college, seminary or convent: not less than the actual residential capacity.

(13) 

Domiciliary care facilities or community residences: at least one parking space for each four beds, plus one additional parking space for each employee.

(14) 

Libraries, museums or art galleries: at least one parking space for each 150 square feet of floor area.

(15) 

Public utility buildings or structures: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

(16) 

Sunday schools or other similar religious schools: at least one parking space for each four seats or students.

(17) 

Parish houses or rectories: at least one parking space for each dwelling unit.

(18) 

Caretaker apartments: at least one parking space for each dwelling unit.

[Added 1-10-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]

E. 

Additional use requirements:

(1) 

A buffer with a minimum dimension of the respective required yard may be required as a condition of approval for any special permit use in Subsection B where such uses may affect the residential character of the neighborhood. Such buffer area may be reduced where local conditions warrant and substitute measures are prescribed for the protection of neighboring properties or where the adjacent use is similar to that proposed for special permit approval. For dormitories, a minimum buffer of 50 feet shall be required.

(2) 

Day-care centers, places of worship and places of public assembly accommodating over 49 persons shall have a fire alarm system connected to the Rockland County Municipal Fire Board located in Pomona, New York.

[Added 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

(3) 

Caretaker apartments must be attached to the principal building, and the use is limited to person(s) who are employed by the church, house of worship, private secondary or elementary school, mortuary or funeral home to provide care-taking and/or security services to the church, house of worship, private secondary or elementary school, mortuary or funeral home and members of their immediate family. Rent, if any, for the caretaker apartment shall be below fair market value, which is defined as 110% of the fair market rent for a comparable apartment in Rockland County as established annually by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

[Added 1-10-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]

§ A-3 R-3 District.

A. 

Uses permitted by right:

(1) 

One-family detached dwellings.

(2) 

Churches or other places of worship.

(3) 

Convents.

(4) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley.

(5) 

Uses of other governments.

(6) 

Public schools.

(7) 

One-family semiattached dwellings.

(8) 

Two-family detached dwellings.

(9) 

Multifamily dwellings.

B. 

Uses by special permit of the Village Board:

(1) 

Private secondary or elementary schools.

(2) 

Universities, seminaries or colleges.

(3) 

(Reserved)

Editor’s Note: Former Subsection B(3), regarding indoor and outdoor athletic facilities as accessory to private school, university or college, was repealed 1-24-2012 by L.L. No. 1-2012.

(4) 

Membership clubs.

(5) 

Hospitals or sanitariums.

(6) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers.

(7) 

Dormitories as accessory to a private school, university or college, seminary or convent.

(8) 

Domiciliary care facilities or community residences.

(9) 

Libraries, museums or art galleries.

(10) 

Public utility buildings or structures.

Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(11), Accessory swimming pools to a dwelling, and Subsection B(12), Accessory tennis courts, paddle tennis courts or other similar courts to a dwelling, which immediately followed this subsection, were repealed 7-18-1989 by L.L. No. 7-1989. See now Subsection C(12) and (13).

(11) 

Office space for physicians and dentists within the lowest story of a multifamily dwelling, limited to not more than 50% of the gross floor area of that story.

(12) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers not affiliated with but on the same lot as a church, other place of worship, public or private secondary or elementary schools.

[Added 3-10-2009 by L.L. No. 2-2009]

C. 

Accessory uses permitted by right:

(1) 

The keeping of household pets.

(2) 

Noncommercial greenhouses and minor accessory buildings.

(3) 

Sunday schools or other similar religious schools in conjunction with a permitted church or other place of worship.

(4) 

Parish houses or rectories in conjunction with a permitted church or other place of worship.

(5) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers in conjunction with a permitted church, other place of worship or public or private secondary or elementary school.

(6) 

Office in residence of a professional person.

(7) 

Customary home occupations.

(8) 

Private garages, carports or parking for private passenger vehicles.

(9) 

Signs, as provided in Chapter 209.

(10) 

Accessory apartment unit in a one-family dwelling.

(11) 

Parking lots or parking garages.

(12) 

Accessory swimming pools to a dwelling.

[Added 7-18-1989 by L.L. No. 7-1989]

(13) 

Accessory tennis courts, paddle tennis courts or other similar courts to a dwelling.

[Added 7-18-1989 by L.L. No. 7-1989]

(14) 

Accessory swimming pools and customary outdoor recreational facilities to a private school, university or college.

[Added 1-24-2012 by L.L. No. 1-2012]

D. 

Minimum off-street parking spaces:

(1) 

Dwelling units: at least two parking spaces for each dwelling unit, plus two spaces for any home occupation or professional office.

[Amended 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

(2) 

Churches or other places of worship: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

(3) 

Convents: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

(4) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley: N/A.

(5) 

Uses of other governments: N/A.

(6) 

Public schools: at least one parking space for each 12 seats or students of elementary grades and one space for each five seats or students in all other grades.

(7) 

Membership clubs: at least one parking space for each 75 square feet of floor area.

(8) 

Hospitals or sanitariums: at least one parking space for each three beds, plus one additional space for each employee.

(9) 

Private secondary or elementary schools: at least one parking space for each 12 seats or students of elementary grades and one space for each five seats or students in all other grades.

(10) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers: at least one parking space for each 12 seats, students or attendees.

[Amended 3-10-2009 by L.L. No. 2-2009]

(11) 

Universities, seminaries or colleges: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

(12) 

Dormitories as accessory to a private school, university or college, seminary or convent: not less than the actual residential capacity.

(13) 

Domiciliary care facilities or community residences: at least one parking space for each four beds, plus one additional parking space for each employee.

(14) 

Libraries, museums or art galleries: at least one parking space for each 150 square feet of floor area.

(15) 

Public utility buildings or structures: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

(16) 

Sunday schools or other similar religious schools: at least one parking space for each four seats or students.

(17) 

Parish houses or rectories: at least one parking space for each dwelling unit.

(18) 

Multifamily dwellings: two spaces per dwelling unit for condominium, cooperative and rental dwellings (new construction only).

(19) 

Accessory apartment unit: at least one parking space for each two additional parking spaces.

(20) 

Office space in a multifamily dwelling unit: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of office space, but in no event less than four spaces per any unit devoted to professional office space.

E. 

Additional use requirements:

(1) 

A buffer with a minimum dimension of the respective required yard may be required as a condition of approval for any special permit use in Subsection B where such uses may affect the residential character of the neighborhood. Such buffer area may be reduced where local conditions warrant and substitute measures are prescribed for the protection of neighboring properties or where the adjacent use is similar to that proposed for special permit approval. For dormitories, a minimum buffer of 50 feet shall be required.

(2) 

The density for multifamily dwellings shall be a maximum of 18 dwelling units per acre. On lots consisting of more than one multifamily dwelling building, the maximum density requirements herein set forth shall prevail on a pro rata basis.

(3) 

Number of bedrooms. In any multiple-dwelling building, only where the number of bedrooms in any unit is four or more, is a special permit from the Village Board required.

[Amended 2-27-1990 by L.L. No. 3-1990; 3-25-2008 by L.L. No. 4-2008]

(4) 

Of that portion of any lot which is not covered by either the building or buildings or the parking facilities permitted on such lot, a minimum of 50% thereof shall be maintained in the landscaped area, with all of the balance thereof containing recreational facilities.

(5) 

No living quarters shall exist below the finished grade of the ground adjoining a multifamily dwelling.

(6) 

Day-care centers, places of worship and places of public assembly accommodating over 49 persons shall have a fire alarm system connected to the Rockland County Municipal Fire Board located in Pomona, New York.

[Added 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

§ A-4 R-4 District.

A. 

Uses permitted by right:

(1) 

One-family detached dwellings.

(2) 

Churches or other places of worship.

(3) 

Convents.

(4) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley.

(5) 

Uses of other governments.

(6) 

Public schools.

(7) 

One-family semiattached dwellings.

(8) 

Two-family detached dwellings.

(9) 

Multifamily dwellings.

B. 

Uses by special permit of the Village Board:

(1) 

Private secondary or elementary schools.

(2) 

Universities, seminaries or colleges.

(3) 

(Reserved)

Editor’s Note: Former Subsection B(3), regarding indoor and outdoor athletic facilities as accessory to private school, university or college, was repealed 1-24-2012 by L.L. No. 1-2012.

(4) 

Membership clubs.

(5) 

Hospitals or sanitariums.

(6) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers.

(7) 

Dormitories as accessory to a private school, university or college, seminary or convent.

(8) 

Domiciliary care facilities or community residences.

(9) 

Libraries, museums or art galleries.

(10) 

Public utility buildings or structures.

Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(11), Accessory swimming pools to a dwelling, and Subsection B(12), Accessory tennis courts, paddle tennis courts or other similar courts to a dwelling, which immediately followed this subsection, were repealed 7-18-1989 by L.L. No. 7-1989. See now Subsection C(12) and (13).

(11) 

Office space for physicians and dentists within the lowest story of a multifamily dwelling limited to not more than 50% of the gross floor area of that story.

C. 

Accessory uses permitted by right:

(1) 

The keeping of household pets.

(2) 

Noncommercial greenhouses and minor accessory buildings.

(3) 

Sunday schools or other similar religious schools in conjunction with a permitted church or other place of worship.

(4) 

Parish houses or rectories in conjunction with a permitted church or other place of worship.

(5) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers in conjunction with a permitted church, other place of worship or public or private secondary or elementary school.

(6) 

Office in residence of a professional person.

(7) 

Customary home occupations.

(8) 

Private garages, carports or parking for private passenger vehicles.

(9) 

Signs, as provided in Chapter 209.

(10) 

Accessory apartment unit in a one-family dwelling.

(11) 

Parking lots or parking garages.

(12) 

Accessory swimming pools to a dwelling.

[Added 7-18-1989 by L.L. No. 7-1989]

(13) 

Accessory tennis courts, paddle tennis courts or other similar courts to a dwelling.

[Added 7-18-1989 by L.L. No. 7-1989]

(14) 

Caretaker apartment.

[Added 1-10-2006 by 1-2006]

(15) 

Accessory swimming pools and customary outdoor recreational facilities to a private school, university or college.

[Added 1-24-2012 by L.L. No. 1-2012]

D. 

Minimum off-street parking spaces:

(1) 

Dwelling units: at least two parking spaces for each dwelling unit, plus two spaces for any home occupation or professional office.

[Amended 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

(2) 

Churches or other places of worship: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

(3) 

Convents: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

(4) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley: N/A.

(5) 

Uses of other governments: N/A.

(6) 

Public schools: at least one parking space for each 12 seats or students of elementary grades and one space for each five seats or students in all other grades.

(7) 

Membership clubs: at least one parking space for each 75 square feet of floor area.

(8) 

Hospitals or sanitariums: at least one parking space for each three beds, plus one additional space for each employee.

(9) 

Private secondary or elementary schools: at least one parking space for each 12 seats or students of elementary grades and one space for each five seats or students in all other grades.

(10) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers: at least one parking space for each 12 seats or students.

(11) 

Universities, seminaries or colleges: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

(12) 

Dormitories as accessory to a private school, university or college, seminary or convent: not less than the actual residential capacity.

(13) 

Domiciliary care facilities or community residences: at least one parking space for each four beds, plus one additional parking space for each employee.

(14) 

Libraries, museums or art galleries: at least one parking space for each 150 square feet of floor area.

(15) 

Public utility buildings or structures: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

(16) 

Sunday schools or similar religious schools: at least one parking space for each four seats or students.

(17) 

Parish houses or rectories: at least one parking space for each dwelling unit.

(18) 

Multifamily dwellings: at least one parking space for each 1/2 dwelling unit for condominium or cooperative dwellings and 3/4 dwelling unit for rental dwellings.

(19) 

Accessory apartment unit: at least one parking space for each two additional parking spaces.

(20) 

Office space in a multifamily dwelling unit: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of office space, but in no event less than four spaces per any unit devoted to professional office space.

(21) 

Caretaker apartments: at least one parking space for each dwelling unit.

[Added 1-10-2006 by 1-2006]

E. 

Additional use requirements:

(1) 

A buffer with a minimum dimension of the respective required yard may be required as a condition of approval for any special permit use in Subsection B where such uses may affect the residential character of the neighborhood. Such buffer area may be reduced where local conditions warrant and substitute measures are prescribed for the protection of neighboring properties or where the adjacent use is similar to that proposed for special permit approval. For dormitories, a minimum buffer of 50 feet shall be required.

(2) 

Number of bedrooms. In any multiple-dwelling building, only where the number of bedrooms in any unit is four or more, is a special permit from the Village Board is required.

[Amended 5-22-1990 by L.L. No. 7-1990; 3-25-2008 by L.L. No. 4-2008]

(3) 

Of that portion of any lot which is not covered by either the building or buildings or the parking facilities permitted on such lot, a minimum of 50% thereof shall be maintained in the landscaped area, with all of the balance thereof containing recreational facilities.

(4) 

No living quarters shall exist below the finished grade of the ground adjoining a multifamily dwelling.

(5) 

The density ratio in multifamily dwelling structures containing six stories or less shall be a maximum of 30 dwelling units per acre. On lots consisting of more than one acre or containing more than one multifamily dwelling of six stories or less in height, the maximum density provision herein set forth shall prevail on a pro rata basis. The density ratio in multifamily dwelling structures containing eight stories shall be a maximum of 35 dwelling units per acre. On lots consisting of more than one acre or containing more than one such multifamily dwelling, the maximum density provision herein set forth shall prevail on a pro rata basis.

(6) 

Day-care centers, places of worship and places of public assembly accommodating over 49 persons shall have a fire alarm system connected to the Rockland County Municipal Fire Board located in Pomona, New York.

[Added 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

(7) 

Caretaker apartments must be attached to the principal building, and the use is limited to person(s) who are employed by the church, house of worship, private secondary or elementary school, mortuary or funeral home to provide care-taking and/or security services to the church, house of worship, private secondary or elementary school, mortuary or funeral home and members of their immediate family. Rent, if any, for the caretaker apartment shall be below fair market value, which is defined as 110% of the fair market rent for a comparable apartment in Rockland County as established annually by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

[Added 1-10-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]

§ A-5 RSH District.

A. 

Uses permitted by right:

(1) 

One-family detached dwellings.

(2) 

Churches or other places of worship.

(3) 

Convents.

(4) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley.

(5) 

Uses of other governments.

(6) 

Public schools.

(7) 

One-family semiattached dwellings.

(8) 

Two-family detached dwellings.

B. 

Uses by special permit of the Village Board:

(1) 

Private secondary or elementary schools.

(2) 

Universities, seminaries or colleges.

(3) 

(Reserved)

Editor’s Note: Former Subsection B(3), regarding indoor and outdoor athletic facilities as accessory to private school, university or college, was repealed 1-24-2012 by L.L. No. 1-2012.

(4) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers.

(5) 

Dormitories as accessory to a private school, university or college, seminary or convent.

(6) 

Domiciliary care facilities or community residences.

(7) 

Libraries, museums or art galleries.

(8) 

Public utility buildings or structures.

Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(9), Accessory swimming pools to a dwelling, and Subsection B(10), Accessory tennis courts, paddle tennis courts or other similar courts to a dwelling, which immediately followed this subsection, were repealed 7-18-1989 by L.L. No. 7-1989. See now Subsection C(12) and (13).

(9) 

Office space for physicians and dentists within the lowest story of a multifamily dwelling limited to not more than 50% of the gross floor area of that story.

(10) 

Government-assisted multifamily dwellings.

C. 

Accessory uses permitted by right:

(1) 

The keeping of household pets.

(2) 

Noncommercial greenhouses and minor accessory buildings.

(3) 

Sunday schools or other similar religious schools in conjunction with a permitted church or other place of worship.

(4) 

Parish houses or rectories in conjunction with a permitted church or other place of worship.

(5) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers in conjunction with a permitted church, other place of worship or public or private secondary or elementary school.

(6) 

Office in residence of a professional person.

(7) 

Customary home occupations.

(8) 

Private garages, carports or parking for private passenger vehicles.

(9) 

Signs, as provided in Chapter 209.

(10) 

Accessory apartment unit in a one-family dwelling.

(11) 

Parking lots or parking garages.

(12) 

Accessory swimming pools to a dwelling.

[Added 7-18-1989 by L.L. No. 7-1989]

(13) 

Accessory tennis courts, paddle tennis courts or other similar courts to a dwelling.

[Added 7-18-1989 by L.L. No. 7-1989]

(14) 

Caretaker apartment.

[Added 1-10-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]

(15) 

Accessory swimming pools and customary outdoor recreational facilities to a private school, university or college.

[Added 1-24-2012 by L.L. No. 1-2012]

D. 

Minimum off-street parking spaces:

(1) 

Dwelling units: at least two parking spaces for each dwelling unit, plus two spaces for any home occupation or professional office.

[Amended 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

(2) 

Churches or other places of worship: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

(3) 

Convents: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

(4) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley: N/A.

(5) 

Uses of other governments: N/A.

(6) 

Public schools: at least one parking space for each 12 seats or students of elementary grades and one space for each five seats or students in all other grades.

(7) 

Membership clubs: at least one parking space for each 75 square feet of floor area.

(8) 

Hospitals or sanitariums: at least one parking space for each three beds, plus one additional space for each employee.

(9) 

Private secondary or elementary schools: at least one parking space for each 12 seats or students of elementary grades and one space for each five seats or students in all other grades.

(10) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers: at least one parking space for each 12 seats or students.

(11) 

Universities, seminaries or colleges: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

(12) 

Dormitories as accessory to a private school, university or college, seminary or convent: not less than the actual residential capacity.

(13) 

Domiciliary care facilities or community residences: at least one parking space for each four beds, plus one additional parking space for each employee.

(14) 

Libraries, museums or art galleries: at least one parking space for each 150 square feet of floor area.

(15) 

Public utility buildings or structures: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

(16) 

Sunday schools or other similar religious schools: at least one parking space for each four seats or students.

(17) 

Parish houses or rectories: at least one parking space for each dwelling unit.

(18) 

Government-assisted multifamily housing: at least one parking space for each 3/4 dwelling unit.

(19) 

Caretaker apartments: at least one parking space for each dwelling unit.

[Added 1-10-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]

E. 

Additional use requirements:

(1) 

A buffer with a minimum dimension of the respective required yard may be required as a condition of approval for any special permit use in Subsection B where such uses may affect the residential character of the neighborhood. Such buffer area may be reduced where local conditions warrant and substitute measures are prescribed for the protection of neighboring properties or where the adjacent use is similar to that proposed for special permit approval. For dormitories, a minimum buffer of 50 feet shall be required.

(2) 

The density for multifamily dwellings shall be a maximum of 18 dwelling units per acre. On lots consisting of more than one multifamily dwelling building, the maximum density requirements herein set forth shall prevail on a pro rata basis.

(3) 

(Reserved)

Editor's Note: Former Subsection E(3), Number of bedrooms, as amended 5-22-1990 by L.L. No. 7-1990, was repealed 3-25-2008 by L.L. No. 4-2008. See now § 227-27.1C.

(4) 

Of that portion of any lot which is not covered by either the building or buildings, or the parking facilities permitted on such lot, a minimum of 50% thereof shall be maintained in the landscaped area, with all of the balance thereof containing recreational facilities.

(5) 

No living quarters shall exist below the finished grade of the ground adjoining a multifamily dwelling.

(6) 

Caretaker apartments must be attached to the principal building, and the use is limited to person(s) who are employed by the church, house of worship, private secondary or elementary school, mortuary or funeral home to provide care-taking and/or security services to the church, house of worship, private secondary or elementary school, mortuary or funeral home and members of their immediate family. Rent, if any, for the caretaker apartment shall be below fair market value, which is defined as 110% of the fair market rent for a comparable apartment in Rockland County as established annually by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

[Added 1-10-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]

§ A-6 PRD District.

A. 

Uses permitted by right:

(1) 

One-family detached dwellings.

(2) 

Churches or other places of worship.

(3) 

Convents.

(4) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley.

(5) 

Uses of other governments.

(6) 

Public schools.

(7) 

One-family semiattached dwellings.

(8) 

Two-family detached dwellings.

B. 

Uses by special permit of the Village Board:

(1) 

Private secondary or elementary schools.

(2) 

Universities, seminaries or colleges.

(3) 

(Reserved)

Editor’s Note: Former Subsection B(3), regarding indoor and outdoor athletic facilities as accessory to private school, university or college, was repealed 1-24-2012 by L.L. No. 1-2012.

(4) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers.

(5) 

Dormitories as accessory to a private school, university or college, seminary or convent.

(6) 

Domiciliary care facilities or community residences.

(7) 

Libraries, museums or art galleries.

(8) 

Public utility buildings or structures.

Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(9), Accessory swimming pools to a dwelling, and Subsection B(10), Accessory tennis courts, paddle tennis courts or other similar courts to a dwelling, which immediately followed this subsection, were repealed 7-18-1989 by L.L. No. 7-1989. See now Subsection C(12) and (13).

(9) 

Office space for physicians and dentists within the lowest story of a multifamily dwelling limited to not more than 50% of the gross floor area of that story.

(10) 

Multifamily dwellings.

(11) 

Stores for sales retail or performance of customary personal services or services clearly incident to retail sales but not including sales of automobile parts or accessories involving installation at the point of sale, in conjunction with Subsection B(10) above.

C. 

Accessory uses permitted by right:

(1) 

The keeping of household pets.

(2) 

Noncommercial greenhouses and minor accessory buildings.

(3) 

Sunday schools or other similar religious schools in conjunction with a permitted church or other place of worship.

(4) 

Parish houses or rectories in conjunction with a permitted church or other place of worship.

(5) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers in conjunction with a permitted church, other place of worship or public or private secondary or elementary school.

(6) 

Office in residence of a professional person.

(7) 

Customary home occupations.

(8) 

Private garages, carports or parking for private passenger vehicles.

(9) 

Signs as provided in Chapter 209.

(10) 

Accessory apartment unit in a one-family dwelling.

(11) 

Parking lot or parking garages.

(12) 

Accessory swimming pools to a dwelling.

[Added 7-18-1989 by L.L. No. 7-1989]

(13) 

Accessory tennis courts, paddle tennis courts or other similar courts to a dwelling.

[Added 7-18-1989 by L.L. No. 7-1989]

(14) 

Caretaker apartment.

[Added 1-10-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]

(15) 

Accessory swimming pools and customary outdoor recreational facilities to a private school, university or college.

[Added 1-24-2012 by L.L. No. 1-2012]

D. 

Minimum off-street parking:

(1) 

Dwelling units: at least two parking spaces for each dwelling unit, plus two spaces for any home occupation or professional office.

[Amended 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

(2) 

Churches or other places of worship: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

(3) 

Convents: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

(4) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley: N/A.

(5) 

Uses of other governments: N/A.

(6) 

Public schools: at least one parking space for each 12 seats or students of elementary grades and one space for each five seats or students in all other grades.

(7) 

Membership clubs: at least one parking space for each 75 square feet of floor area.

(8) 

Hospitals or sanitariums: at least one parking space for each three beds, plus one additional space for each employee.

(9) 

Private secondary or elementary schools: at least one parking space for each 12 seats or students of elementary grades and one space for each five seats or students in all other grades.

(10) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers: at least one parking space for each 12 seats or students.

(11) 

Universities, seminaries or colleges: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

(12) 

Dormitories as accessory to a private school, university or college, seminary or convent: not less than the actual residential capacity.

(13) 

Domiciliary care facilities or community residences at least one parking space for each four beds, plus one additional parking space for each employee.

(14) 

Libraries, museums or art galleries: at least one parking space for each 150 square feet of floor area.

(15) 

Public utility buildings or structures at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

(16) 

Sunday schools or other similar religious schools: at least one parking space for each four seats or students.

(17) 

Parish houses or rectories: at least one parking space for each dwelling unit.

(18) 

Multifamily dwellings: at least two parking spaces for each dwelling unit for condominium or cooperative dwellings and rental dwellings.

(19) 

Accessory apartment unit: at least one parking space for each two additional parking spaces.

(20) 

Office space in a multifamily dwelling unit: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of office space but in no event less than four spaces per any unit devoted to professional office space.

(21) 

Retail sales and services: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

(22) 

Caretaker apartments: at least one parking space for each dwelling unit.

[Added 1-10-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]

E. 

Additional use requirements.

(1) 

A buffer with a minimum dimension of the respective required yard may be required as a condition of approval for any special permit use in Subsection B where such uses may affect the residential character of the neighborhood. Such buffer area may be reduced where local conditions warrant and substitute measures are prescribed for the protection of neighboring properties or where adjacent use is similar to that proposed for special permit approval. For dormitories, a minimum buffer of 50 feet shall be required.

(2) 

The density for multifamily dwellings shall be a maximum of 18 dwelling units per acre. On lots consisting of more than one multifamily dwelling building, the maximum density requirements herein set forth shall prevail on a pro rata basis.

(3) 

(Reserved)

Editor's Note: Former Subsection E(3), Number of bedrooms, as amended 5-22-1990 by L.L. No. 7-1990, was repealed 3-25-2008 by L.L. No. 4-2008. See now § 227-27.1C.

(4) 

Of that portion of any lot which is not covered by either the building or buildings or the parking facilities permitted on such lot, a minimum of 50% thereof shall be maintained in the landscaped area, with all of the balance thereof containing recreational facilities.

(5) 

No living quarters shall exist below the finished grade of the ground adjoining a multifamily dwelling.

(6) 

All retail, sales and service establishments and accessory storage and servicing of goods shall be within completely enclosed buildings. No production of goods is permitted, and all processing and servicing of goods shall be limited to 50% of the floor area and in no event shall occupy more than 1,000 square feet in such establishment.

(7) 

In addition to required parking, for buildings with retail sales and service establishments, one loading berth shall be provided for each 10,000 to 25,000 square feet of floor area, and one additional loading berth shall be provided for any additional 25,000 square feet of floor area or fraction thereof.

(8) 

Day-care centers, places of worship and places of public assembly accommodating over 49 persons shall have a fire alarm system connected to the Rockland County Municipal Fire Board located in Pomona, New York.

[Added 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

(9) 

Caretaker apartments must be attached to the principal building, and the use is limited to person(s) who are employed by the church, house of worship, private secondary or elementary school, mortuary or funeral home to provide care-taking and/or security services to the church, house of worship, private secondary or elementary school, mortuary or funeral home and members of their immediate family. Rent, if any, for the caretaker apartment shall be below fair market value, which is defined as 110% of the fair market rent for a comparable apartment in Rockland County as established annually by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

[Added 1-10-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]

§ A-7 POR District.

A. 

Uses permitted by right:

(1) 

One-family detached dwellings.

(2) 

Churches or other places of worship.

(3) 

Convents.

(4) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley.

(5) 

Uses of other governments.

(6) 

Public schools.

(7) 

Business or professional offices.

B. 

Uses by special permit of the Village Board:

(1) 

Private secondary or elementary schools.

(2) 

Universities, seminaries or colleges.

(3) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers.

(4) 

Dormitories as accessory to a private school, university or college, seminary or convent.

(5) 

Domiciliary care facilities or community residences.

(6) 

Libraries, museums or art galleries.

(7) 

Public utility buildings or structures.

Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(8), Accessory swimming pools to a dwelling, and Subsection B(9), Accessory tennis courts, paddle tennis courts or other similar courts to a dwelling, which immediately followed this subsection, were repealed 7-18-1989 by L.L. No. 7-1989. See now Subsection C(12) and (13).

(8) 

Restaurants with a seating capacity for not more than 20 persons to be located not more than 500 feet from an office building.

[Added 5-10-2005 by L.L. No. 8-2005]

C. 

Accessory uses permitted by right:

(1) 

The keeping of household pets.

(2) 

Noncommercial greenhouses and minor accessory buildings.

(3) 

Sunday schools or other similar religious schools in conjunction with a permitted church or other place of worship.

(4) 

Parish houses or rectories in conjunction with a permitted church or other place of worship.

(5) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers in conjunction with a permitted church, other place of worship or public or private secondary or elementary school.

(6) 

Office in residence of a professional person.

(7) 

Customary home occupations.

(8) 

Private garages, carports or parking for private passenger vehicles.

(9) 

Signs, as provided in Chapter 209.

(10) 

Accessory apartment unit in a one-family dwelling.

(11) 

Parking lots or parking garages.

(12) 

Accessory swimming pools to a dwelling.

[Added 7-18-1989 by L.L. No. 7-1989]

(13) 

Accessory tennis courts, paddle tennis courts or other similar courts to a dwelling.

[Added 7-18-1989 by L.L. No. 7-1989]

(14) 

Caretaker apartment.

[Added 1-10-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]

(15) 

Accessory swimming pools and customary outdoor recreational facilities to a private school, university or college.

[Added 1-24-2012 by L.L. No. 1-2012]

D. 

Minimum off-street parking spaces:

(1) 

Dwelling units: at least two parking spaces for each dwelling unit, plus two spaces for any home occupation or professional office.

[Amended 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

(2) 

Churches or other places of worship: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

(3) 

Convents: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

(4) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley: N/A.

(5) 

Uses of other governments: N/A.

(6) 

Public schools: at least one parking space for each 12 seats or students of elementary grades and one space for each five seats or students in all other grades.

(7) 

Membership clubs: at least one parking space for each 75 square feet of floor area.

(8) 

Hospitals or sanitariums: at least one parking space for each three beds, plus one additional space for each employee.

(9) 

Private secondary or elementary schools: at least one parking space for each 12 seats or students of elementary grades and one space for each five seats or students in all other grades.

(10) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers: at least one parking space for each 12 seats or students.

(11) 

Universities, seminaries or colleges: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

(12) 

Dormitories as accessory to a private school, university or college, seminary or convent: not less than the actual residential capacity.

(13) 

Domiciliary care facilities or community residences: at least one parking space for each four beds, plus one additional parking space for each employee.

(14) 

Libraries, museums or art galleries: at least one parking space for each 150 square feet of floor area.

(15) 

Public utility buildings or structures: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

(16) 

Sunday schools or other similar religious schools: at least one parking space for each four seats or students.

(17) 

Parish houses or rectories: at least one parking space for each dwelling unit.

(18) 

Business or professional offices: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

(19) 

Restaurants with a seating capacity for not more than 20 persons: at least one parking space per 75 square feet used for restaurant purposes, including kitchen counters and dining room areas, but excluding toilet areas.

[Added 5-10-2005 by L.L. No. 8-2005]

(20) 

Caretaker apartments: at least one parking space for each dwelling unit.

[Added 1-10-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]

E. 

Additional use requirements:

(1) 

A buffer with a minimum dimension of the respective required yard may be required as a condition of approval for any special permit use in Subsection B where such uses may affect the residential character of the neighborhood. Such buffer area may be reduced where local conditions warrant and substitute measures are prescribed for the protection of neighboring properties or where the adjacent use is similar to that proposed for special permit approval. For dormitories, a minimum buffer of 50 feet shall be required.

(2) 

Day-care centers, places of worship and places of public assembly accommodating over 49 persons shall have a fire alarm system connected to the Rockland County Municipal Fire Board located in Pomona, New York.

[Added 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

(3) 

Caretaker apartments must be attached to the principal building, and the use is limited to person(s) who are employed by the church, house of worship, private secondary or elementary school, mortuary or funeral home to provide care-taking and/or security services to the church, house of worship, private secondary or elementary school, mortuary or funeral home and members of their immediate family. Rent, if any, for the caretaker apartment shall be below fair market value, which is defined as 110% of the fair market rent for a comparable apartment in Rockland County as established annually by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

[Added 1-10-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]

§ A-8 PO District.

A. 

Uses permitted by right:

(1) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley.

(2) 

Uses of other governments.

(3) 

Business or professional offices.

(4) 

Parking lots or parking garages of the Village of Spring Valley.

(5) 

Churches or other places of worship.

[Added 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

B. 

Uses by special permit of the Village Board:

(1) 

Libraries, museums or art galleries.

(2) 

Public utility buildings or structures.

(3) 

Business, administrative or headquarters offices for philanthropic institutions.

(4) 

Mixed-use development (in accordance with § 255-28K).

(5) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers.

[Added 4-24-1989 by L.L. No. 4-1989]

C. 

Accessory uses permitted by right:

(1) 

Noncommercial greenhouses and minor accessory buildings.

(2) 

Private garages, carports or parking for private passenger vehicles.

(3) 

Signs, as provided in Chapter 209.

(4) 

Parking lots or parking garages.

(5) 

Caretaker apartment.

[Added 1-10-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]

D. 

Minimum off-street parking:

(1) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley: N/A.

(2) 

Uses of other governments: N/A.

(3) 

Public utility buildings or structures: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

(4) 

Business or professional office: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

(5) 

Business administrative or headquarters offices for philanthropic institutions: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

(6) 

Mixed-use development: see § 255-28K.

(7) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers: at least one parking space for each 12 seats or students.

[Added 4-24-1989 by L.L. No. 4-1989]

(8) 

Churches or other places of worship: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

[Added 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

(9) 

Caretaker apartments: at least one parking space for each dwelling unit.

[Added 1-10-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]

E. 

Additional use requirements:

(1) 

A buffer with a minimum dimension of the respective required yard may be required as a condition of approval for any special permit use in Subsection B where such uses may affect the residential character of the neighborhood. Such buffer area may be reduced where local conditions warrant and substitute measures are prescribed for the protection of neighboring properties or where the adjacent use is similar to that proposed for special permit approval. For dormitories, a minimum buffer of 50 feet shall be required.

(2) 

Any permitted use in this district which is located on a lot, the lot lines of which lie within 25 feet of a residential district boundary, shall be screened along such lot lines.

(3) 

No parking, loading or storage areas shall be provided within 25 feet of any residence district, and such areas shall be landscaped so as to screen such areas from said adjoining district.

(4) 

Exterior spotlighting or other illumination shall be so installed as to reflect light away from adjoining streets or residential properties and as to prevent any nuisance.

(5) 

Caretaker apartments must be attached to the principal building, and the use is limited to person(s) who are employed by the church, house of worship, private secondary or elementary school, mortuary or funeral home to provide care-taking and/or security services to the church, house of worship, private secondary or elementary school, mortuary or funeral home and members of their immediate family. Rent, if any, for the caretaker apartment shall be below fair market value, which is defined as 110% of the fair market rent for a comparable apartment in Rockland County as established annually by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

[Added 1-10-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]

§ A-9 NB District.

A. 

Uses permitted by right:

(1) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley.

(2) 

Uses of other governments.

(3) 

Stores for sales at retail or performance of customary personal service or services clearly incident to retail sales, but not including sales of automobile parts or accessories involving installation at the point of sale.

(4) 

Retail laundries, laundromats or retail dry cleaners.

[Added 3-8-1988 by L.L. No. 3-1988
Editor's Note: A former Subsection A(4), which also listed retail laundries, laundromats or retail dry cleaners, was repealed 3-10-1987 by L.L. No. 3-1987.
]

(5) 

Churches or other places of worship.

[Added 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

(6) 

Businesses or professional offices.

[Added 7-12-2005 by L.L. No. 10-2005]

B. 

Uses by special permit of the Village Board:

(1) 

Public utility building or structures.

Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(2), Retail laundries, laundromats or retail dry cleaners, added 3-10-1987 by L.L. No. 3-1987, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 3-8-1988 by L.L. No. 3-1988.

C. 

Accessory uses permitted by right:

(1) 

Noncommercial greenhouses and minor accessory buildings.

(2) 

Private garages, carports or parking for private passenger vehicles.

(3) 

Signs, as provided in Chapter 209.

(4) 

Parking lots or parking garages.

D. 

Minimum off-street parking spaces:

(1) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley: N/A.

(2) 

Uses of other governments: N/A.

(3) 

Public utility buildings or structures: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

(4) 

Retail sales and services: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

(5) 

Churches or other places of worship: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

[Added 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

(6) 

Businesses or professional offices: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

[Added 7-12-2005 by L.L. No. 10-2005]

E. 

Additional use requirements:

(1) 

A buffer with a minimum dimension of the respective required yard may be required as a condition of approval for any special permit use in Subsection B where such uses may affect the residential character of the neighborhood. Such buffer area may be reduced where local conditions warrant and substitute measures are prescribed for the protection of neighboring properties or where the adjacent use is similar to that proposed for special permit approval. For dormitories, a minimum buffer of 50 feet shall be required.

Editor's Note: Former Subsection E(2), (3), (4) and (5), which immediately followed this subsection and dealt with maximum density, number of bedrooms, landscaped areas and location of living quarters, respectively, were repealed 5-22-1990 by L.L. No. 7-1990.

(2) 

All retail, sales and service establishments and accessory storage and servicing of goods shall be within completely enclosed buildings. No production of goods is permitted, and all processing and servicing of goods shall be limited to 50% of the floor area and in no event shall occupy more than 1,000 square feet in such establishment.

(3) 

In addition to required parking, for buildings with retail sales and service establishments, one loading berth shall be provided for each 10,000 to 25,000 square feet of floor area, and one additional loading berth shall be provided for any additional 25,000 square feet of floor area or fraction thereof.

(4) 

The primary business entrance, show window and sign and the vehicular entrances shall be located where approved by the Planning Board and shall be located so as to give consideration to the distances from residential district boundaries and the uses existing or permitted in said residential districts.

§ A-10 GB District.

A. 

Uses permitted by right:

(1) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley.

(2) 

Uses of other governments.

(3) 

Business or professional offices.

(4) 

Parking lots or parking garages of the Village of Spring Valley.

(5) 

Stores for sales at retail or performance of customary personal services or services clearly incident to retail sales, but not including sales of automobile parts or accessories involving installation at the point of sale.

(6) 

Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(6), Retail laundries or retail dry cleaners, was repealed 3-10-1987 by L.L. No. 3-1987.
Commercial indoor recreation facilities.

(7) 

Theaters.

(8) 

Auditoriums.

(9) 

Banks.

(10) 

Business or trade schools.

(11) 

Libraries, museums or art galleries.

(12) 

Medical laboratories.

(13) 

Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(13), Restaurants or cafeterias, was repealed 3-10-1987 by L.L. No. 3-1987.
Retail laundries, laundromats or retail dry cleaners.
[Added 3-8-1988 by L.L. No. 3-1988]

(14) 

Restaurants and cafeterias.

[Added 3-8-1988 by L.L. No. 3-1988]

(15) 

Churches or other places of worship.

[Added 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

(16) 

Fast-food restaurant.

[Added 9-19-1995 by L.L. No. 2-1995]

B. 

Uses by special permit of the Village Board:

(1) 

Public utility buildings or structures.

(2) 

Business, administrative or headquarters offices for philanthropic institutions.

(3) 

Mixed-use development (in accordance with § 255-28K).

(4) 

Multifamily dwelling.

(5) 

Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(5), Cabarets and bars, was repealed 4-28-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992.
Mortuaries or funeral homes.

(6) 

Commercial parking lots for private passenger vehicles, but not for storage of used or new motor vehicles for sale or for hire.

(7) 

Electronic game arcades, subject to the requirements of § 255-28H.

(8) 

Pool halls and billiard parlors.

[Added 3-8-1988 by L.L. No. 3-1988
Editor's Note: This local law also repealed former Subsection B(9), Retail laundries, laundromats or retail dry cleaners, and Subsection B(10), Restaurants or cafeterias, both of which were added 3-10-1987 by L.L. No. 3-1987.
]

(9) 

Wholesale businesses, storage and warehousing.

[Added 4-14-2004 by L.L. No. 6-2004]

(10) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers not affiliated with but on the same lot as a church, other place of worship, public or private secondary or elementary schools.

[Added 6-23-2009 by L.L. No. 3-2009]

C. 

Accessory uses permitted by right:

(1) 

Noncommercial greenhouses and minor accessory buildings.

(2) 

Private garages, carports or parking for private passenger vehicles.

(3) 

Signs, as provided in Chapter 209.

(4) 

Parking lots or parking garages.

(5) 

Newsstands.

(6) 

Not more than three electronic games accessory to a restaurant, theater or indoor recreation facility, subject to the applicable requirements of § 255-28H.

[Amended 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

(7) 

Caretaker apartment.

[Added 1-10-2006 by 1-2006]

D. 

Minimum off-street parking spaces:

(1) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley: N/A.

(2) 

Uses of other governments: N/A.

(3) 

Public utility buildings or structures: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

(4) 

Retail sales and services: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

(5) 

Business administrative or headquarters offices for philanthropic institutions: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

(6) 

Mixed use development: see § 255-28K.

(7) 

Commercial indoor recreation facilities: at least one parking space for each 300 square feet of floor area.

(8) 

Auditoriums: at least one parking space for each 4% capacity, plus 10 spaces.

(9) 

Banks: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

(10) 

Business or trade schools: at least one parking space for each 100 square feet of floor area or per two students, whichever is less.

(11) 

Libraries, museums or art galleries: at least one parking space for each 300 square feet of floor area.

(12) 

Medical laboratories: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

Editor's Note: Original Section 301.11D11, Cabarets and bars, which immediately followed this subsection, was deleted 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995.

(13) 

Mortuaries and funeral homes: at least one parking space for each 75 square feet of net usable floor area.

(14) 

Electronic game arcades: at least one parking space for each two amusement devices.

(15) 

Restaurants or cafeterias: at least one parking space for each 75 square feet of floor area.

(16) 

Theaters: at least one parking space for each 75 square feet of floor area.

(17) 

Business or professional office: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

(18) 

Churches or other places of worship: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

[Added 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

(19) 

Pool halls and billiard parlors: at least one parking space for each 75 square feet of floor area.

[Added 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

(20) 

Wholesale businesses, storage and warehousing: at least one parking space for each 1,000 square feet of floor area.

[Added 4-14-2004 by L.L. No. 6-2004]

(21) 

Caretaker apartments: at least one parking space for each dwelling unit.

[Added 1-10-2006 by 1-2006]

(22) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers: at least one parking space for each 12 seats, students or attendees.

[Added 6-23-2009 by L.L. No. 3-2009]

E. 

Additional use requirements:

(1) 

A buffer with a minimum dimension of the respective required yard may be required as a condition of approval for any special permit use in Subsection B where such uses may affect the residential character of the neighborhood. Such buffer area may be reduced where local conditions warrant and substitute measures are prescribed for the protection of neighboring properties or where the adjacent use is similar to that proposed for special permit approval. For dormitories, a minimum buffer of 50 feet shall be required.

(2) 

The density for multifamily dwellings shall be a maximum of 18 dwelling units per acre. On lots consisting of more than one multifamily dwelling building, the maximum density requirements herein set forth shall prevail on a pro rata basis.

(3) 

(Reserved)

Editor's Note: Former Subsection E(3), Number of bedrooms, as amended 5-22-1990 by L.L. No. 7-1990, was repealed 3-25-2008 by L.L. No. 4-2008. See now § 255-27.1C.

(4) 

Of that portion of any lot which is not covered by either the building or buildings or the parking facilities permitted on such lot, a minimum of 50% thereof shall be maintained in the landscaped area, with all of the balance thereof containing recreational facilities.

(5) 

No living quarters shall exist below the finished grade of the ground adjoining a multifamily dwelling.

(6) 

All retail, sales and service establishments and accessory storage and servicing of goods shall be within completely enclosed buildings. No production of goods is permitted, and all processing and servicing of goods shall be limited to 50% of the floor area and in no event shall occupy more than 1,000 square feet in such establishment.

(7) 

In addition to required parking, for buildings with retail sales and service establishments, one loading berth shall be provided for each 10,000 to 25,000 square feet of floor area, and one additional loading berth shall be provided for any additional 25,000 square feet of floor area or fraction thereof.

(8) 

The primary business entrance, show window and sign and the vehicular entrances shall be located where approved by the Planning Board and shall be located so as to give consideration to the distances from residential district boundaries and the uses existing or permitted in said residential districts.

(9) 

Accessory outdoor storage areas shall be screened by fencing and landscaping from adjoining residential districts and from the street.

[Added 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

(10) 

Caretaker apartments must be attached to the principal building, and the use is limited to person(s) who are employed by the owner of a multifamily dwelling, mortuary or funeral home to provide care-taking and/or security services to the multifamily dwelling mortuary or funeral home and members of their immediate family. Rent, if any, for the caretaker apartment shall be below fair market value, which is defined as 110% of the fair market rent for a comparable apartment in Rockland County as established annually by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

[Added 1-10-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]

F. 

Downtown Urban Renewal Area Overlay Zone.

[Added 7-9-2002 by L.L. No. 5-2002]

(1) 

The Downtown Urban Renewal Area, as adopted by the Village of Spring Valley Village Board of Trustees and the Village Urban Renewal Agency, has been established to create a concentrated mixed-use downtown community. This area extends from Maple Avenue on the north to Van Orden Avenue on the south, from Madison Avenue on the west and to Memorial Park Drive on the east.

(2) 

The amended zoning for the Downtown Urban Renewal Area acts as an overlay district within the currently zoned GB traditional business district of Spring Valley.

[Amended 3-27-2007 by L.L. No. 1-2007]

(a) 

It applies to lots that have a minimum size of 20,000 square feet. Due to the fact that lots of 20,000 square feet are not common within this area, these zoning requirements primarily apply to cases of redevelopment that may entail combining lots and/or the demolition of existing structures and the redevelopment of the properties.

(b) 

To promote home ownership and to provide a greater degree of flexibility in site design within the Downtown Urban Renewal Area, as an option at the request of the applicant, the Village Board may by special permit and upon recommendation from the Planning Board allow further subdivision of the lot to permit individual or multiple unit ownership for the purposes of constructing a townhome dwelling, two-family attached dwelling, or a mixture of townhomes and two-family attached dwellings. In order to qualify for this option, the property must have a lot area of 20,000 square feet inclusive of the property to be further subdivided. This option shall not be available to applicants with properties that do not meet the minimum lot area requirement of 20,000 square feet.

(3) 

Existing properties that do not meet the minimum lot requirements of the Downtown Urban Renewal Area overlay district are subject to existing GB zoning requirements.

(4) 

Uses along Main Street.

[Amended 3-27-2007 by L.L. No. 1-2007]

(a) 

This area encourages both residential and nonresidential uses along Main Street, but does not permit retail and other commercial uses in properties that do not front Main Street.

(b) 

Residential complexes must have an educational center, which shall include, but is not limited to, computer access, unless specifically waived by the Village of Spring Valley Urban Renewal Agency.

(c) 

Townhomes and two-family attached dwellings are exempted from the requirement of an educational center if the number of lots included in the development are not more than eight.

(5) 

Uses permitted by right:

(a) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley.

(b) 

Uses of other governments.

(c) 

Business or professional offices.

(d) 

Parking lots or parking garages of the Village of Spring Valley.

(e) 

Stores for sales at retail or performance of customary personal services clearly incidental to retail sales, but not including sales of automobile parts or accessories involving installation at the point of sales.

(f) 

Theaters.

(g) 

Auditoriums.

(h) 

Banks.

(i) 

Libraries, museums or art galleries.

(j) 

Retail laundries or retail dry cleaners.

(k) 

Restaurants and cafeterias.

(l) 

Fast-food restaurants.

(m) 

Multifamily dwellings including garden apartments and mid-rise apartments.

[Amended 3-27-2007 by L.L. No. 1-2007]

(n) 

Multifamily dwellings with ground floor retail, only in buildings fronting Main Street.

(o) 

Mixed-use development.

(6) 

Uses permitted by special permit of the Village Board:

[Added 3-27-2007 by L.L. No. 1-2007]

(a) 

Two-family attached dwellings, townhome dwellings or a mixture of townhomes and two-family attached dwellings limited to those designated as urban renewal sites in the Village’s Urban Renewal Plan, as it may be amended.

G. 

Minimum off-street parking spaces for Downtown Urban Renewal District.

[Added 7-9-2002 by L.L. No. 5-2002]

(1) 

Rental apartments: at least 1.5 parking spaces per dwelling unit.

(2) 

Senior housing: at least .5 parking space per dwelling unit.

(3) 

Townhome dwellings, two-family attached dwellings, garden apartments and mid-rise apartments: at least 1.5 parking spaces per dwelling unit. The parking spaces shall be off street and may be separated from the townhomes, two-family attached dwellings, garden apartments and mid-rise apartments by not more than 200 feet from the furthest such dwelling unit.

[Amended 3-27-2007 by L.L. No. 1-2007]

(4) 

Office: at least one parking space per 300 square feet.

(5) 

Retail and services (freestanding): at least one parking space per 250 square feet of floor area.

(6) 

Retail and services (as part of ground floor use): shall be determined by site plan review and approval.

§ A-11 HB District.

A. 

Uses permitted by right:

(1) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley.

(2) 

Uses of other governments.

(3) 

Business or professional offices.

(4) 

Parking lots or parking garages of the Village of Spring Valley.

(5) 

Stores for sales at retail or performance of customary personal services or services clearly incident to retail sales, but not including sales of automobile parts or accessories involving installation at the point of sale.

(6) 

Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(6), Retail laundries or retail dry cleaners, was repealed 3-10-1987 by L.L. No. 3-1987.
Commercial indoor recreation facilities.

(7) 

Theaters.

(8) 

Auditoriums.

(9) 

Banks.

(10) 

Business or trade schools.

(11) 

Libraries, museums or art galleries.

(12) 

Medical laboratories.

(13) 

Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(13), Restaurants or cafeterias, was repealed 3-10-1987 by L.L. No. 3-1987.
Miniwarehousing.

(14) 

Retail laundries, laundromats or retail dry cleaners.

[Added 3-8-1988 by L.L. No. 3-1988]

(15) 

Restaurants and cafeterias.

[Added 3-8-1988 by L.L. No. 3-1988]

(16) 

Churches or other places of worship.

[Added 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

(17) 

Fast-food restaurant.

[Added 9-19-1995 by L.L. No. 2-1995]

B. 

Uses by special permit of the Village Board:

(1) 

Public utility buildings or structures.

(2) 

Business, administrative or headquarters offices for philanthropic institutions.

(3) 

Mixed-use development (in accordance with § 255-28K).

(4) 

Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(4), Cabarets and bars, was repealed 4-28-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992.
Mortuaries or funeral homes.

(5) 

Commercial parking lots for private passenger vehicles, but not for storage of used or new motor vehicles for sale or for hire.

(6) 

Auction houses or flea markets.

(7) 

Hotels.

(8) 

Motels.

(9) 

Veterinary hospitals, including boarding or care of small animals.

(10) 

Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(10), Restaurants and cafeterias, as amended 3-10-1987 by L.L. No. 3-1987, was repealed 3-8-1988 by L.L. No. 3-1988.
Automobile sales and service agencies, including accessory repair shops, or outdoor storage of motor vehicles.

(11) 

Gasoline service stations.

(12) 

Motor vehicle repair shops

(13) 

Automotive washing facilities.

(14) 

Printing plants.

Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(17), Retail laundries, laundromats or retail dry cleaners, added 3-10-1987 by L.L. No. 3-1987, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 3-8-1988 by L.L. No. 3-1988.

(15) 

Automobile rental agencies.

[Added 8-11-1987 by L.L. No. 13-1987]

(16) 

Adult entertainment use businesses.

[Added 8-13-1996 by L.L. No. 3-1996]

C. 

Accessory uses permitted by right:

(1) 

Noncommercial greenhouses and minor accessory buildings.

(2) 

Private garages, carports or parking for private passenger vehicles.

(3) 

Signs, as provided in Chapter 209.

(4) 

Parking lots or parking garages.

(5) 

Newsstands.

(6) 

Not more than three electronic games accessory to a restaurant, theater or indoor recreation facility subject to the applicable requirements of § 255-28H.

[Amended 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

(7) 

Caretaker apartment.

[Added 1-10-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]

(8) 

Hotels and motels only shall be permitted to have the following accessory uses:

[Added 3-11-2008 by L.L. No. 3-2008]

(a) 

One apartment with or without kitchen facilities for the use of the hotel or motel manager or caretakers and his/her family.

(b) 

One coffee shop or restaurant for motels and hotels with no more than 50 units. For motels and hotels of over 50 units, a restaurant and a coffee shop are permitted.

(c) 

Amusements and sports facilities for the exclusive use of hotel or motel guests, including:

[1] 

Swimming pool.

[2] 

Children’s playground.

[3] 

Tennis and other game courts.

[4] 

Game or recreation rooms.

(d) 

Office and lobby, provision of which shall be mandatory for each hotel or motel.

(e) 

Meeting and/or conference rooms.

D. 

Minimum off-street parking spaces:

(1) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley: N/A.

(2) 

Uses of other governments: N/A.

(3) 

Public utility buildings or structures: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

(4) 

Retail sales and services: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

(5) 

Commercial indoor recreation facilities: at least one parking space for each 300 square feet of floor area.

(6) 

Auditoriums: at least one parking space for each 4% capacity, plus 10 spaces.

(7) 

Banks: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

(8) 

Business or trade schools: at least one parking space for each 100 square feet of floor area or per two students, whichever is less.

(9) 

Libraries, museums or art galleries: at least one parking space for each 300 square feet of floor area.

(10) 

Medical laboratories: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

Editor's Note: Original Section 301.10D13, Cabarets and bars, which immediately followed this subsection, was deleted 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995.

(11) 

Mortuaries and funeral homes: at least one parking space for each 75 square feet of net usable floor area.

(12) 

Restaurants or cafeterias: at least one parking space for each 75 square feet of floor area.

(13) 

Theaters: at least one parking space for each 75 square feet of floor area.

(14) 

Hotels and motels: at least one parking space for each unit available for rent, plus one per each two employees in the maximum work shift. If the hotel or motel has a coffee shop, restaurant, conference room or other accessory use which individually occupy more than 10% of the gross floor area of the principal structure exclusive of indoor/covered parking areas, the following off-street parking requirements shall be additionally required: coffee shop and restaurant at least one parking space for each 75 square feet of floor area; conference room at least one parking space for each 4% of maximum occupancy of the conference room, plus 10 spaces.

[Amended 3-11-2008 by L.L. No. 3-2008]

(15) 

Veterinary hospitals: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area or two spaces for each three employees, whichever is less.

(16) 

Editor's Note: Former Subsection D(16), Fast-food restaurants, was repealed 3-8-1988 by L.L. No. 3-1988.
Motor vehicle sales or rentals, including accessory repair shops: at least one parking space for each employee, plus one for one-fifth ( 1/5) of the storage capacity of rental vehicles.

(17) 

Motor vehicle service stations: at least one parking space for each 100 square feet of floor area.

(18) 

Auto laundries: at least one parking space for each two employees.

(19) 

Printing plants: at least one parking space for each 500 square feet of floor area.

(20) 

Auction houses, flea markets: at least one parking space for each 75 square feet of floor area, plus one parking space for each two employees.

(21) 

Miniwarehousing: at least one parking space for each 2,000 square feet of floor area.

(22) 

Churches or other places of worship: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

[Added 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

(23) 

Caretaker apartments: at least one parking space per dwelling unit.

[Added 1-10-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]

E. 

Additional use requirements:

(1) 

A buffer with a minimum dimension of the respective required yard may be required as a condition of approval for any special permit use in Subsection B where such uses may affect the residential character of the neighborhood. Such buffer area may be reduced where local conditions warrant and substitute measures are prescribed for the protection of neighboring properties or where the adjacent use is similar to that proposed for special permit approval. For dormitories, a minimum buffer of 50 feet shall be required.

Editor's Note: Former Subsection E(2), (3), (4) and (5), which immediately followed this subsection and dealt with maximum density, number of bedrooms, landscaped areas and location of living quarters, respectively, were repealed 5-22-1990 by L.L. No. 7-1990.

(2) 

All retail, sales and service establishments and accessory storage and servicing of goods shall be within completely enclosed buildings. No production of goods is permitted, and all processing and servicing of goods shall be limited to 50% of the floor area and in no event shall occupy more than 1,000 square feet in such establishment.

(3) 

In addition to required parking, for buildings with retail sales and service establishments, one loading berth shall be provided for each 10,000 to 25,000 square feet of floor area, and one additional loading berth shall be provided for any additional 25,000 square feet of floor area or fraction thereof.

(4) 

The primary business entrance, show window and sign and the vehicular entrances shall be located where approved by the Planning Board and shall be located so as to give consideration to the distances from residential district boundaries and the uses existing or permitted in said residential districts.

(5) 

Accessory outdoor storage areas shall be screened by fencing and landscaping from adjoining residential districts and from the street.

[Added 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

(6) 

Caretaker apartments must be attached to the principal building, and the use is limited to person(s) who are employed by the owner of a multifamily dwelling, mortuary or funeral home to provide care-taking and/or security services to the multifamily dwelling mortuary or funeral home and members of their immediate family. Rent, if any, for the caretaker apartment shall be below fair market value, which is defined as 110% of the fair market rent for a comparable apartment in Rockland County as established annually by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

[Added 1-10-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]

§ A-12 PLI District.

A. 

Uses permitted by right:

(1) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley.

(2) 

Uses of other governments.

(3) 

Business or professional offices.

(4) 

Parking lots or parking garages of the Village of Spring Valley.

(5) 

Commercial indoor recreation facilities.

(6) 

Auditoriums.

(7) 

Medical laboratories.

(8) 

Manufacturing, fabrication, finishing or assembling of products.

(9) 

Research, experimental or testing laboratories.

(10) 

Printing plants.

(11) 

Wholesale businesses, storage or warehousing.

(12) 

Miniwarehousing.

(13) 

Churches or other places of worship.

[Added 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

B. 

Uses by special permit of the Village Board:

(1) 

Public utility buildings or structures.

(2) 

Business, administrative or headquarters offices for philanthropic institutions.

(3) 

Mixed-use development (in accordance with § 255-28K).

(4) 

Commercial parking lots for private passenger vehicles, but not for storage of used or new motor vehicles for sale or for hire.

(5) 

Veterinary hospitals, including boarding or care of small animals.

(6) 

Automobile sales and service agencies, including accessory repair shops, or outdoor storage of motor vehicles.

(7) 

Gasoline service stations.

(8) 

Motor vehicle repair shops.

(9) 

Automotive washing facilities.

(10) 

Contractor's storage yards.

(11) 

Outdoor storage of commercial or industrial vehicles or construction equipment.

(12) 

Laundry or dry-cleaning plants.

(13) 

Automobile wrecking, storage or treatment of junk, iron, bottles, scrap paper or similar materials, provided that operations are within a building.

(14) 

Hotels and motels.

[Added 3-11-2008 by L.L. No. 3-2008]

C. 

Accessory uses permitted by right:

(1) 

Private garages, carports or parking for private passenger vehicles.

(2) 

Signs, as provided in Chapter 209.

(3) 

Parking lots or parking garages.

(4) 

Hotels and motels only shall be permitted to have the following accessory uses:

[Added 3-11-2008 by L.L. No. 3-2008]

(a) 

One apartment with or without kitchen facilities for the use of the hotel or motel manager or caretakers and his/her family.

(b) 

One coffee shop or restaurant for motels and hotels with no more than 50 units. For motels and hotels of over 50 units, a restaurant and a coffee shop are permitted.

(c) 

Amusements and sports facilities for the exclusive use of hotel or motel guests, including:

[1] 

Swimming pool.

[2] 

Children’s playground.

[3] 

Tennis and other game courts.

[4] 

Game or recreation rooms.

(d) 

Office and lobby, provision of which shall be mandatory for each hotel or motel.

(e) 

Meeting and/or conference rooms.

D. 

Minimum off-street parking spaces:

(1) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley: N/A.

(2) 

Uses of other governments: N/A.

(3) 

Public utility buildings or structures: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

(4) 

Retail sales and services: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

(5) 

Business administrative or headquarters offices for philanthropic institutions: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

(6) 

Mixed-use development: see § 255-28K.

(7) 

Auditoriums: at least one parking space for each 4% capacity, plus 10 spaces.

(8) 

Medical laboratories: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

(9) 

Veterinary hospitals: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area or two spaces for each three employees, whichever is less.

(10) 

Motor vehicle sales or rentals, including accessory repair shops: at least one parking space for each employee, plus one for one-fifth ( 1/5) of the storage capacity of rental vehicles.

(11) 

Motor vehicle service stations: at least one parking space for each 100 square feet of floor area.

(12) 

Auto laundries: at least one parking space for each two employees.

(13) 

Printing plants: at least one parking space for each 500 square feet of floor area.

(14) 

Miniwarehousing: at least one parking space for each 2,000 square feet of floor area.

(15) 

Manufacturing: at least one parking space for each 500 square feet of floor area.

(16) 

Research experimental or testing laboratories: at least one parking space for each 400 square feet of floor area.

(17) 

Wholesale businesses, storage or warehousing: at least one parking space for each 1,000 square feet of floor area.

(18) 

Laundry or dry-cleaning plants: at least one parking space for each 500 square feet of floor area.

(19) 

Automobile wrecking, storage or treatment: at least one parking space for each two employees.

(20) 

Churches or other places of worship: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

[Added 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

(21) 

Hotels and motels: at least one off-street, parking space for each unit available for rent, plus one for every two employees in the maximum work shift. If the hotel or motel has a coffee shop, restaurant, conference room or other accessory use which individually occupy more than 10% of the gross floor area of the principal structure exclusive of indoor/covered parking areas, the following off street parking requirements shall be additionally required: coffee shop and restaurant, at least one parking space for each 75 square feet of floor area; conference room at least one parking space for each 4% of maximum occupancy of the conference room, plus 10 spaces.

[Added 3-11-2008 by L.L. No. 3-2008]

E. 

Additional use requirements.

(1) 

A buffer with a minimum dimension of the respective required yard may be required as a condition of approval for any special permit use in Subsection B where such uses may affect the residential character of the neighborhood. Such buffer area may be reduced where local conditions warrant and substitute measures are prescribed for the protection of neighboring properties or where the adjacent use is similar to that proposed for special permit approval. For dormitories, a minimum buffer of 50 feet shall be required.

Editor's Note: Former Subsection E(2), (3), (4) and (5), which immediately followed this subsection and dealt with maximum density, number of bedrooms, landscaped areas and location of living quarters, respectively, were repealed 5-22-1990 by L.L. No. 7-1990.

(2) 

All retail, sales and service establishments and accessory storage and servicing of goods shall be within completely enclosed buildings. No production of goods is permitted, and all processing and servicing of goods shall be limited to 50% of the floor area and in no event shall occupy more than 1,000 square feet in such establishment.

(3) 

In addition to required parking, for buildings with retail sales and service establishments, one loading berth shall be provided for each 10,000 to 25,000 square feet of floor area, and one additional loading berth shall be provided for any additional 25,000 square feet of floor area or fraction thereof.

(4) 

The primary business entrance, show window and sign and the vehicular entrances shall be located where approved by the Planning Board and shall be located so as to give consideration to the distances from residential district boundaries and the uses existing or permitted in said residential districts.

(5) 

Accessory outdoor storage areas shall be screened by fencing and landscaping from adjoining residential districts and from the street; no outdoor storage shall be permitted in the front yard.

[Amended 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

§ A-13 FPO District.

A. 

Uses permitted by right: none.

B. 

Uses by special permit of the Village Board:

(1) 

All principal uses and accessory uses other than those stipulated under Subsection C.

C. 

Accessory uses permitted by right:

(1) 

The keeping of household pets.

(2) 

Office in residence of a professional person.

(3) 

Customary home occupations.

(4) 

Private garages, carports or parking for private passenger vehicles.

(5) 

Signs, as provided in Chapter 209.

(6) 

Accessory apartment unit in a one-family dwelling.

D. 

Minimum off-street parking spaces: all applicable off-street parking requirements.

E. 

Additional use requirements: all applicable additional requirements.

§ A-14 R-5 District.

[Added 7-23-1996 by L.L. No. 2-1996]
A. 

Uses permitted by right:

(1) 

One-family detached dwellings.

(2) 

Churches or other places of worship.

(3) 

Convents.

(4) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley.

(5) 

Uses of other governments.

(6) 

Public schools.

(7) 

One-family semiattached dwellings.

(8) 

Two-family detached dwellings.

(9) 

Multifamily dwellings, subject to Subsection E(2).

(10) 

Private secondary or elementary schools.

B. 

Uses by special permit of the Village Board:

(1) 

(Reserved)

Editor’s Note: Former Subsection B(1), regarding indoor and outdoor athletic facilities as accessory to private school, university or college, was repealed 1-24-2012 by L.L. No. 1-2012.

(2) 

Membership clubs.

(3) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers.

(4) 

Dormitories as accessory to a private school or convent.

(5) 

Domiciliary care facilities or community residences.

(6) 

Libraries, museums or art galleries.

(7) 

Public utility buildings or structures.

(8) 

Office space for physicians and dentists within the lowest story of a multifamily dwelling limited to not more than 50% of the gross floor area of that story.

C. 

Accessory uses permitted by right:

(1) 

The keeping of household pets.

(2) 

Sunday schools or similar religious schools in conjunction with a permitted church or other place of worship.

(3) 

Parish houses or rectories in conjunction with a permitted church or other place of worship.

(4) 

Nursery school or day-care centers, in conjunction with a permitted church, other place of worship or public or private secondary or elementary school.

(5) 

Office of a professional person, accessory to a one-family detached dwelling.

(6) 

Customary home occupations, accessory to a one-family detached dwelling.

(7) 

Signs, as provided in Chapter 209.

(8) 

Accessory apartment unit in a one-family dwelling.

(9) 

Parking lots or parking garages.

(10) 

Accessory swimming pools to a dwelling.

(11) 

Fundraising activities such as bazaars, the occasional sale of goods and social events, in conjunction with public and private schools.

(12) 

Accessory swimming pools and customary outdoor recreational facilities to a private school, university or college.

[Added 1-24-2012 by L.L. No. 1-2012]

D. 

Minimum off-street parking spaces:

(1) 

One- and two-family dwellings: at least two parking spaces for each dwelling unit, plus two spaces for any home occupation or professional office.

(2) 

Churches or other places of worship: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

(3) 

Convents: at least one parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area, but not less than one space for each four seats.

(4) 

Uses of the Village of Spring Valley: N/A.

(5) 

Uses of other governments: N/A.

(6) 

Public schools: at least one parking space for each 12 seats or students of elementary grades and one space for each five seats or students in all other grades.

(7) 

Membership clubs: at least one parking space for each 75 square feet of floor area.

(8) 

Private secondary or elementary schools: at least one parking space for each 12 seats or students of grades K through 9 and one space for each five seats or students in all other grades.

(9) 

Nursery schools or day-care centers: at least one parking space for each 12 seats or students.

(10) 

Dormitories as accessory to a private school or convent: not less than the actual residential capacity.

(11) 

Domiciliary care facilities or community residences: at least one parking space for each four beds, plus one additional parking space for each employee.

(12) 

Libraries, museums or art galleries: at least one parking space for each 150 square feet of floor area.

(13) 

Public utility buildings or structures: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of floor area.

(14) 

Sunday schools or similar religious schools: at least one parking space for each four seats or students.

(15) 

Parish houses or rectories: at least one parking space for each dwelling unit.

(16) 

Multifamily dwellings: at least two parking spaces per dwelling unit for condominium, cooperative and rental dwellings.

(17) 

Accessory apartment unit: at least one parking space for each two additional parking spaces.

(18) 

Office space in a multifamily dwelling unit: at least one parking space for each 250 square feet of office space, but in no event less than four spaces per any unit devoted to professional office space.

E. 

Additional use requirements.

(1) 

A buffer with the minimum dimension of the respective required yard may be required as a condition of approval for any special permit use in Subsection B where such uses may affect the residential character of the neighborhood. Such buffer areas may be reduced by the Village Board where local conditions warrant and substitute measures are prescribed for the protection of neighboring properties or where the adjacent use is similar to that proposed for special permit approval. For dormitories, a minimum buffer of 50 feet shall be required.

(2) 

Of the total number of dwelling units erected in any multifamily dwelling project, a minimum of 20% of the dwelling units in such multifamily dwelling project shall be units of three bedrooms. The remainder may be four- and five-bedroom units.

(3) 

Of that portion of any lot which is not covered by either the building or buildings or the parking facilities permitted on such lot, a minimum of 40% thereof shall be maintained as landscaped area and recreational facilities.

(4) 

No living quarters shall exist in a cellar, as defined by the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.

(5) 

The density ratio in multifamily dwelling structures shall be a maximum of 18 dwelling units per acre. On lots consisting of more than one acre or containing more than one multifamily dwelling, the maximum density provision herein set forth shall prevail on a pro rata basis.

(6) 

Day-care centers, places of worship and places of public assembly accommodating over 49 persons shall have a fire alarm system connected to the Rockland County Municipal Fire Board located in Pomona, New York.