Town of Thompson, NY
Sullivan County
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[Amended 4-26-1988 by L.L. No. 2-1988; 8-6-2002 by L.L. No. 2-2002; 6-7-2005 by L.L. No. 1-2005]
The Town of Thompson is hereby divided into the following classes of districts, the respective symbol for each type of district being set forth opposite its title:
Suburban Residential
Rural Residential-1
Rural Residential-2
Highway Commercial-1
Highway Commercial-2
Commercial Industrial
Extractive Industry
Planned Business Park
[Amended 5-20-1986 by L.L. No. 1-1986; 4-26-1988 by L.L. No. 2-1988; 4-10-1989 by L.L. No. 4-1989; 10-21-2003 by L.L. No. 7-2003]
The boundaries of said districts are hereby established as shown on the Zoning Map, Town of Thompson, as adopted by the Town Board, dated October 2, 1984, which accompanies and which, with all explanatory matter thereon, is hereby made part of this Part 1. Said map, indicating the latest amendments, shall be kept up-to-date in the offices of the Building Department, where it shall be on display for the use and benefit of the public.[1] Said map is amended as shown by the modifications on the schedules annexed hereto and made a part hereof, all of which shall be incorporated into the Zoning Map, Town of Thompson, which shall be amended by the enactment of this Part 1.
Editor's Note: A copy of the Zoning Map is included in the pocket at the end of this volume.
In determining the boundaries of the districts shown on the map, the following rules should apply:
Unless otherwise shown, the district boundaries shall coincide with property lines, center lines of streets, highways, waterways, railroad and utility rights-of-way, municipal boundary lines or such lines extended.
Where such boundaries are indicated as approximately following the property lines of publicly owned lands, such lines shall be construed to be such boundaries.
Measurements stated on the Zoning Map are perpendicular or radial distances from street lines measured to the zone boundary lines which, in all cases where distances are given, are parallel to the street line.
Within each district, the regulations set by this Part 1 shall be minimum regulations and shall apply uniformly to each kind of structure or land.
No building, structure or land shall hereafter be used or occupied and no building or structure or part thereof shall hereafter be erected, moved, altered, rebuilt or enlarged except in conformity with the regulations herein specified for the district in which it is located.
No yard or open space required in connection with any building or use shall be considered as providing a required open space for any other building on the same or any other lot.
No yard or lot existing at the time of passage of this Part 1 shall be reduced in size or area below the minimum requirements set forth herein. Yards or lots created after the effective date of this Part 1 shall meet the minimum requirements established by this Part 1.
Within each district, the regulations set by this Part 1 shall be minimum regulations and shall apply uniformly to each kind of structure or land.
Except for agricultural/farming purposes, only one use shall be permitted on any lot unless otherwise approved by the Planning Board. Before granting approval, the Planning Board shall conduct a public hearing held for such purpose. Notice of the public hearing shall be provided to all property owners within 300 feet of the property for which such multiple use is requested. Multiple uses, when approved by the Planning Board, shall be compatible with each other and must be a use which would otherwise be permitted in the zone under the Schedule of District Regulations.[1] When granting multiple uses on one lot, the minimum area requirements and standards for both uses must be met. If an applicant for a multiple use under this subsection requests a variance for any purpose, such request shall be referred to the Zoning Board of Appeals and shall stay any meetings, hearings or other action by the Planning Board until such time as a decision on the variance shall be made by the Zoning Board of Appeals. Any use not specified shall be deemed to be prohibited. In granting multiple uses on one lot, special consideration should be given to the benefit to the public and the Town and not just the benefit to the owner of the property. In granting multiple uses on one lot, the Planning Board may require periodic renewals for the continuance of such use.
[Amended 5-4-1993 by L.L. No. 5-1993]
Editor's Note: The Schedule of District Regulations is included at the end of this chapter.