Town of Thompson, NY
Sullivan County
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[Adopted 2-3-1998 by L.L. No. 1-1998; amended in its entirety 11-17-2009 by L.L. No. 6-2009]
Planned Unit Development District No. 4 is hereby established in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Code of the Town of Thompson.
The boundary and description of Planned Unit Development District No. 4 is fully set forth in the schedule titled "Boundary and Description" which is annexed hereto and made a part hereof. The boundary and description is further shown on a map of said planned unit development which is annexed hereto and made a part hereof.[1]
[1]:
Editor's Note: The schedule and map showing the boundary and description of Planned Unit Development District No. 4 is on file in the office of the Town Clerk.
The purpose of this Part 5 is to establish, in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan of the Town of Thompson, a well-integrated and coordinated planned unit development district which is sufficiently flexible to permit an orderly development responsive to the needs of the community and regulated to protect and safeguard the health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants thereof and adjacent thereto with a view to conserving the value of buildings and encouraging the most appropriate use of land in the district.
No buildings or other structures or land shall be located or used in Planned Unit Development District No. 4 except for:
A. 
Residential structures consisting of one-family, two-family and multifamily dwellings, not exceeding 352 residential units in Phase Two of the PUD; provided, however, that no more than three floors of any individual dwelling unit may be habitable space.
B. 
Commercial/retail uses not exceeding 30,000 square feet in the aggregate.
C. 
Office uses not exceeding 30,000 square feet in the aggregate.
D. 
Schools and religious buildings.
E. 
Accessory uses.
(1) 
Recreational facilities, including playgrounds, playhouse facilities or other related recreational or community facilities.
(2) 
Parking areas, roadways, walkways, installation of utility services and customary accessory buildings and uses, such as small storage sheds customarily used in connection with private dwellings and outdoor patios.
(3) 
Swimming pools, subject to approval of a homeowners' association or condominium owners' association and approval of the Town of Thompson Planning Board.
(4) 
Storage sheds.
(a) 
Storage sheds located upon single-family lots in subdivisions within the PUD meeting the same requirements as govern the placement of sheds elsewhere in the Town.
(b) 
Storage sheds located within portions of the property developed based on approved site plans, limited in location to areas shown on such site plans.
(c) 
Design guidelines for storage sheds may be imposed by the Planning Board as part of the site plan or subdivision review process.
(5) 
Fences.
(a) 
Fences located upon single-family lots in subdivisions within the PUD meeting the same requirements as govern the placement of fences elsewhere in the Town.
(b) 
Fences located within portions of the property developed based on approved site plans, limited in location to areas shown on such site plans.
(c) 
Design guidelines for fences may be imposed by the Planning Board as part of the site plan or subdivision review process.
(6) 
Porches and decks.
(a) 
Covered entry porches not exceeding 120 square feet may be located within the front yard setback area, provided such porches are more than 20 feet from a property line and may be located in side or rear yard setback areas, provided such porches are more than 10 feet from a property line.
(b) 
Open decks may be located within the front yard setback area, provided such decks are more than 15 feet from a property line and may be located in side or rear yard setback areas, provided such decks are more than 7 1/2 feet from a property line.
(c) 
In no event shall the porches and decks located within side and rear yards exceed 25% of the total enclosed floor area of a dwelling unit.
A. 
No buildings shall be any higher than 45 feet.
B. 
The locations of buildings, roadways and general layout within Phase One of the Planned Unit Development District No. 4 shall be substantially in accordance with the subdivision map annexed hereto.[1] The locations of buildings, roadways and general layout within Phase Two of the Planned Unit Development District No. 4 shall be in accordance with subdivision maps or site plans hereinafter approved by the Planning Board, minor modification permitted.
[1]:
Editor's Note: Said map is on file in the office of the Town Clerk.
C. 
On corner lots the frontage with the primary entry door shall be considered the front yard. The yard opposite the front yard shall be considered the rear yard. Other yards shall be considered side yards.
D. 
One automobile parking space shall be required for each residential unit. The Planning Board may require additional overflow parking to service residential areas. One automobile parking space shall be required for each 350 feet of nonresidential building area. The Planning Board may require additional parking to be designed as part of the site plan review process to be constructed on an as-needed basis.
E. 
The following lot and area requirements, exclusive of porches and open decks as described in § 250-122(6), shall apply to Lots 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 45, 47, 49, 50, 51, 117, 118, 119, 130, 131 and 132 within Phase One of the PUD:
[Amended 12-4-2012 by L.L. No. 14-2012]
(1) 
The minimum lot width shall be 100 feet; the minimum lot depth shall be 120 feet; the minimum lot area shall be 12,000 square feet.
(2) 
The minimum front yard setback shall be 30 feet; the minimum side yard setback shall be 20 feet; the minimum rear yard setback shall be 30 feet.
(3) 
The maximum residence size shall be 60 feet by 60 feet.
F. 
The following lot and area requirements, exclusive of porches and open decks as described in § 250-122(6), shall apply to Lots 4, 11, 12, 13, 21, 25, 29, 32, 33, 34, 40, 43, 44, 46 and 48, within Phase One of the PUD:
[Amended 12-4-2012 by L.L. No. 14-2012]
(1) 
The minimum lot width shall be 50 feet; the minimum lot depth shall be 120 feet; the minimum lot area shall be 6,000 square feet.
(2) 
The minimum front yard setback shall be 30 feet; the minimum side yard setback shall be an aggregate of 10 feet; provided, however, that one side yard may be designed in a zero lot line configuration; the minimum rear yard setback shall be 30 feet.
G. 
The following lot and area requirements, exclusive of porches and open decks as described in § 250-122(6), shall apply to sections of Phase Two of The PUD development as subdivisions:
[Amended 12-4-2012 by L.L. No. 14-2012]
(1) 
The minimum lot width shall be 50 feet; the minimum lot depth shall be 120 feet; the minimum lot area shall be 6,000 square feet.
(2) 
The minimum front yard setback shall be 30 feet; the minimum side yard setback shall be an aggregate of 20 feet; provided, however, that one side yard may be designed in a zero lot line configuration; the minimum rear yard setback shall be 30 feet.
H. 
The following building separation distances, exclusive of porches and open decks, shall apply to sections of Phase Two of the PUD developed by site plans:
(1) 
The minimum distance between buildings shall be 40 feet.
(2) 
The minimum distance between a building and front lot line shall be 30 feet.
(3) 
The minimum distance between a building and rear lot line shall be 30 feet.
I. 
No buildings, including porches or decks attached thereto, shall be located within 10 feet of a road bounds.
All property, other than building lots and residences, shall be in common ownership and shall be owned by, and the responsibility of, either a homeowners' association or condominium owners' association.
A. 
Interior roads shall be designed and constructed in accordance with the requirements of the Town of Thompson's road specifications under the observation of the Town Engineer. Fees and charges incurred by the Town for consultation, field review and approvals and road dedication shall be paid by the developer. Road and drainage systems are subject to the inspection and inspection approval of the Town Highway Superintendent.
B. 
All utility services shall be installed under the observation of the Town Engineer and shall be underground and below frost level, including water and sewer distribution lines, electric service and television cable service.
C. 
Drainage of surface water shall be designed and constructed in accordance with a filed stormwater pollution prevention plan.
D. 
Necessary regulatory agency approvals must be obtained prior to construction.
E. 
The entire development must be connected to the Town of Thompson Kiamesha Sewage Treatment Plant and to an existing or hereinafter approved public water system pursuant to Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and New York State Department of Health regulations in accordance with the plans accepted by the Town Engineer and under the Town Engineer's observation with respect to design and installation.
Phase One of the POD is substantially developed. Development of Phase Two of the PUD must start within five years of the date of adoption of this Part 5[1] and must be completed within a reasonable time.
[1]:
Editor's Note: This refers to L.L. No. 6-2009, adopted 11-17-2009.
The prospectus for any homeowners' association or condominium owners' associations shall be reviewed by the Town Attorney prior to presentation to the Attorney General of the State of New York.
Unless otherwise specifically provided, and to the extent that they are not inconsistent with this Part 5, all provisions of the Municipal Code of the Town of Thompson shall apply to this planned unit development district.
The Town Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to change the Official Zoning Map of the Town of Thompson by designating thereon the planned unit development district hereby established.