City of Fulton, NY
Oswego County
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A. 
Purpose. The R-1 Residential District is established to provide and maintain land area for neighborhoods of single-family dwellings on large-size lots.
B. 
The following use shall be permitted in any R-1 Residential District, provided that such use is in compliance with Schedule A[1] and other applicable provisions of the zoning regulations contained herein:
(1) 
One single-family residential dwelling per parcel of land.
[1]
Editor's Note: Schedule A is included as an attachment to this chapter.
C. 
The following accessory residential structures/uses shall be permitted in any R-1 Residential District, provided that such structures/uses are in compliance with § 640-13 and other applicable provisions of the zoning regulations contained herein:
(1) 
One detached residential garage.
(2) 
A private swimming pool.
(3) 
A residential greenhouse.
(4) 
A residential garden/tool/storage shed.
(5) 
A deck, gazebo.
(6) 
Private tennis court.
D. 
The following uses shall be permitted in any R-1 Residential District with site plan approval from the Planning Commission, provided that such use is in compliance with Schedule A and other applicable provisions of the zoning regulations contained herein:
(1) 
Church or other places of worship; a religious education center, parish house, rectory, parsonage or convent.
(2) 
Public or private school accredited by the New York State Department of Education.
(3) 
Public park or playground.
(4) 
Police or fire station.
(5) 
Municipal public or private utility structure.
[Added 5-5-1998 by L.L. No. 6-1998]
E. 
Multi-family dwellings to single-family dwelling conversion.
[Added 4-4-2018 by L.L. No. 7-2018]
(1) 
Multifamily dwellings to single-family dwelling conversion must meet the following standards in order to obtain a certificate of occupancy:
(a) 
Application for conversion permit must be completed and displayed in window.
(b) 
Criteria for compliance: one water meter; one gas meter; one electric meter; one kitchen.
(c) 
Final inspection must be scheduled for inspection.
(d) 
Certificate of occupancy issued by the City of Fulton Code Department upon approval.
A. 
Purpose. The R-1A Intermediate Density Residential District was established to provide and maintain land area for neighborhoods of single-family dwellings on smaller lots than required for R-1 zoned areas.
B. 
The following use shall be permitted in any R-1A Residential District, provided that such use is in compliance with Schedule A and other applicable provisions of the zoning regulations contained herein:
(1) 
One single-family residential dwelling per parcel of land.
C. 
The following accessory residential structures/uses shall be permitted in any R-1A Residential District, provided that such structures/uses are in compliance with § 640-13 and other applicable provisions of the zoning regulations contained herein:
(1) 
One detached residential garage.
(2) 
A private swimming pool.
(3) 
A residential greenhouse.
(4) 
A residential garden/tool/storage shed.
(5) 
A deck, gazebo.
(6) 
A private tennis court.
(7) 
A home occupation (allowed only within an owner-occupied dwelling unit).
D. 
The following uses shall be permitted in any R-1A Residential District with site plan approval from the Planning Commission, provided that such use is in compliance with Schedule A[1] and other applicable provisions of the zoning regulations contained herein:
(1) 
Church or other places of worship; a religious education center, parish house, rectory, parsonage or convent.
(2) 
Public or private school accredited by the New York State Department of Education.
(3) 
Public park or playground.
(4) 
Police or fire station.
(5) 
Hospital/nursing home.
(6) 
Professional physician/dental office.
(7) 
Funeral home.
(8) 
Municipal public or private utility structure.
[1]
Editor's Note: Schedule A is included as an attachment to this chapter.
E. 
Multi-family dwellings to single-family dwelling conversion.
[Added 4-4-2018 by L.L. No. 7-2018[2]]
(1) 
Multifamily dwellings to single-family dwelling conversion must meet the following standards in order to obtain a certificate of occupancy:
(a) 
Application for conversion permit must be completed and displayed in window.
(b) 
Criteria for compliance: one water meter; one gas meter; one electric meter; one kitchen.
(c) 
Final inspection must be scheduled for inspection.
(d) 
Certificate of occupancy issued by the City of Fulton Code Department upon approval.
[2]
Editor's Note: Pursuant to this local law, former Subsections E and F were also redesignated as Subsections F and G.
F. 
Eligibility for reclassification of existing R-2 Residential Districts to a R-1A Residential District. In any given block within an existing R-2 Residential District where the existing use of properties is more than 50% single-family residential dwellings and where the total square feet of land associated with such use exceeds 50% of the gross square feet within such a block, such block shall, with approval of the Common Council, be eligible for reclassification as an R-1A Residential District. For the purpose of calculation, vacant lots shall be considered as R-1 land uses.
G. 
Accessory dwelling units (ADU) shall be allowed in any R-1A Residential District, provided that they comply with all of the following:
[Added 9-2-1997]
(1) 
That the land area, on which the R-1A residential dwelling sets, shall be at least 60% of the minimum lot size required for new R-1A residential structures as depicted on Schedule A contained herein.
(2) 
That only one ADU shall be allowed within the principal building.
(3) 
That the ADU shall have a minimum of 325 gross square feet of floor area and shall not exceed more than 30% of the gross feet of the floor area of the principal building.
(4) 
That the principal building in which the ADU exists shall be owner-occupied.
(5) 
That the ADU shall not be occupied by more than two persons.
(6) 
That in addition to the two required parking spaces for the principal building, that one additional space shall be provided for the ADU.
(7) 
That individuals occupying the ADU must be related to the owner of the principal building.
(8) 
That a separate entrance/exit to the exterior at grade shall be provided from the ADU.
(9) 
That the ADUs are not allowed in accessory structures.
(10) 
That an application for the proposed ADU shall be made to the Bureau of Code Enforcement on a form provided by the Bureau.
(11) 
That an inspection of the premises shall be required to ensure compliance with the zoning regulations contained herein.
(12) 
That upon approval of the application, an ADU permit be issued to the owner/occupant of the principal building.
(13) 
That the ADU permit shall be required to be renewed annually by the owner.
(14) 
Application fee and permit fees shall be found in Chapter A700, titled "Fees."
A. 
Purpose. The R-2 Residential District is established to provide and maintain land area for neighborhoods of single- and two-family residential dwellings on medium-size lots.
B. 
The following uses shall be permitted in any R-2 Residential District, provided that such use is in compliance with Schedule A and other applicable provisions of the zoning regulations contained herein:
(1) 
One single-family residential dwelling per parcel of land.
(2) 
One two-family residential dwelling per parcel of land.
C. 
The following accessory residential structures/uses shall be permitted in any R-2 Residential District, provided that such structures/uses are in compliance with § 640-13 and other applicable provisions of the zoning regulations contained herein:
(1) 
One detached residential garage.
(2) 
A private swimming pool.
(3) 
A residential greenhouse.
(4) 
A residential garden/tool/storage shed.
(5) 
A deck, gazebo.
(6) 
Home occupations (allowed only within an owner-occupied dwelling unit).
D. 
The following uses shall be permitted in any R-2 Residential District with site plan approval from the Planning Commission, provided that such use is in compliance with Schedule A[1] and other applicable provisions of the zoning regulations contained herein:
(1) 
Hospital/nursing home.
(2) 
Professional physician/dental office.
(3) 
Funeral home.
(4) 
Municipal public or private utility structure.
(5) 
Church or other places of worship; a religious education center, parish house, parsonage or convent.
(6) 
Public or private school accredited by the New York State Department of Education.
(7) 
Public park or playground.
(8) 
Public library, art gallery or museum.
(9) 
Police, fire or ambulance station.
(10) 
Cemetery.
[1]
Editor's Note: Schedule A is included as an attachment to this chapter.
E. 
Any proposed uses described in Subsection D herein which involve property adjacent to or fronting on the Oswego River shall also be subject to special use permit requirements as contained in Article XII of this chapter.
[Added 4-1-2008 by L.L. No. 3-2008]
A. 
Purpose. The R-2A Residential Cluster Overlay District is established to provide and maintain land area for various types of clustered single-family residential units, both attached and detached, in existing R-2 and R-3 Residential Districts, having less square feet of land than would be normally required of such use, with the right to subdivide or resubdivide such lots or sites, per the regulations contained herein, to accommodate such dwelling units, with or without the extension of new City streets.
B. 
Application procedure. The owner or the developer, on behalf of the owner, shall make application to the Planning Commission for the establishment of any R-2A Residential Cluster Overlay District. The Planning Commission shall review the application at their regular monthly meeting. If the Commission finds that the drawing or information provided with the application is or is not adequate to properly consider the application, it may request additional information from the applicant.
C. 
Once the Planning Commission has deemed the application complete, it shall review the same and make recommendation to the Common Council as to whether it approved, approved with modifications or disapproved the application. If the application was approved or approved with modifications by the Planning Commission, the Common Council shall be required to conduct a public hearing on the proposed R-2A Residential Cluster Overlay Zoning District before a final decision can be made by the Council.
D. 
Standards. The Commission and the Council shall consider an application for establishment of an R-2A Residential Cluster Overlay District or for development within a district, only if all of the following conditions and standards are met:
(1) 
The proposed use of land is in compliance with Schedule A and other applicable provisions of the zoning regulations contained herein.
(2) 
Group, row or townhouse buildings shall contain no more than eight dwelling units.
(3) 
Two off-street parking spaces, each having a minimum area of 162 square feet, shall be provided for each dwelling unit.
(4) 
Home occupations shall not be permitted in such dwellings.
(5) 
The proposed dwellings shall be designed and suitable for individual unit ownership.
(6) 
Each unit shall have separate water, sanitary, stormwater, natural gas and electrical connections.
(7) 
Residential garages proposed for any type of row housing shall be incorporated within the dwelling units.
A. 
Purpose. The R-3 Residential District is established to provide and maintain land area for neighborhoods of single-family, two-family and multiple-family dwellings on medium-size lots.
B. 
The following uses shall be permitted in any R-3 Residential District, provided that such use is in compliance with Schedule A[1] and other applicable provisions of the zoning regulations contained herein:
(1) 
One single-family residential dwelling per parcel of land.
(2) 
One two-family residential dwelling per parcel of land.
(3) 
One residential multiple dwelling per parcel of land.
[1]
Editor's Note: Schedule A is included as an attachment to this chapter.
C. 
The following accessory residential structures/uses shall be permitted in any R-3 Residential District, provided that such structure/uses are in compliance with § 640-13 and other applicable provisions of the zoning regulations contained herein:
(1) 
One detached residential garage.
(2) 
A private swimming pool.
(3) 
A residential greenhouse.
(4) 
A residential garden/tool/storage shed.
(5) 
A deck or gazebo.
(6) 
A private tennis court.
D. 
The following uses shall be permitted in any R-3 Residential District with site plan approval from the Planning Commission, provided that such use is in compliance with Schedule A and other applicable provisions of the zoning regulations contained herein:
(1) 
Church or other place of worship; a religious education center, parish house, rectory, parsonage or convent.
(2) 
Public or private school accredited by the New York State Department of Education.
(3) 
Public park or playground.
(4) 
Public library, art gallery or museum.
(5) 
Police, fire or ambulance station.
(6) 
Cemetery.
(7) 
Hospital/nursing home.
(8) 
Professional physician/dental office.
(9) 
Funeral home.
(10) 
Municipal public or private utility structure.
(11) 
A social club or lodge.
(12) 
Boardinghouses.
[Added 5-1-2007 by L.L. No. 4-2007]
E. 
Any proposed uses described in Subsection D herein which involve property adjacent to or fronting on the Oswego River shall also be subject to special use permit requirements as contained in Article XII of this chapter.
[Added 4-1-2008 by L.L. No. 3-2008]
A. 
Purpose. The R-4 Residential Planned Unit Development (PUD) District is established to provide and maintain land area for large-scale residential multiple-dwelling developments of a type and/or density that would not be permitted in other residential districts.
B. 
Eligibility for reclassification. Any R-2 or R-3 zoned residential district shall be eligible for reclassification from an R-2 or R-3 to an R-4 Planned Unit Development District with site plan approval from the Planning Commission, provided that such use is in compliance with Schedule A[1] and other applicable provisions of the zoning regulations contained herein.
[1]
Editor's Note: Schedule A is included as an attachment to this chapter.
C. 
Developer's responsibilities.
(1) 
Developer shall be responsible for the installation and maintenance of all infrastructure, including stormwater, sanitary and potable waterlines to be installed on the premises and the connection to all City utility mains.
(2) 
The developer shall be responsible for the installation and maintenance of all private road, driveway and parking areas on the premises.
D. 
Special limitations.
(1) 
No building shall contain more than 10 dwelling units.
(2) 
No building shall exceed two stories in height above a basement.
(3) 
There shall be no less than two off-street parking spaces per dwelling unit.
E. 
Permitted accessory use. The following shall be permitted accessory uses:
(1) 
Recreation center.
(2) 
Playground.
(3) 
Parking.
(4) 
Garden/tool/trash/storage shed.
(5) 
Management office.
(6) 
Municipal public or private utility structure.
[Added 5-5-1998 by L.L. No. 6-1998]
A. 
Accessory residential structure limitations.
(1) 
No accessory structure shall be located forward of the front wall of the main building.
(2) 
No accessory structure shall be located within five feet of an exterior property line, except, where a side yard abuts a street, the setback shall be the same as for the principal building.
(3) 
The height of an accessory structure shall not exceed 15 feet as measured from the average grade at the front of the accessory building to the highest point of the roof.
(4) 
An accessory structure shall be located on the same lot as the principal building.
(5) 
Except for the Residential Accessory Parking District (R-AP), the maximum percentage of lot occupied by the principal building, accessory structures and impervious surface shall not exceed 50% of the lot area. (See § 640-21.)
(6) 
No single detached accessory structure shall occupy more than 75% of the gross square feet of land area occupied by the principal building on the same lot.
(7) 
No back or side backstops or fencing of any tennis courts shall exceed 12 feet in height.
(8) 
In addition to one unattached garage, there shall not be more than one other accessory building on each lot intended for residential purposes, provided that any other accessory building shall not exceed 140 square feet in area.
(9) 
A paved patio or stoned terrace shall not be considered as part of a building in determining lot coverage for buildings, provided that such patio is unroofed and enclosures of such space do not exceed six feet in height. However, a patio shall be considered as an impervious surface when calculating for percentage of lot covered by accessory structures/impervious surfaces.
(10) 
When an accessory building is attached to the principal building, it shall be considered an addition and shall comply in all respects with the requirements of this chapter applicable to the principal building.
B. 
Accessory residential use limitations/home occupation.
(1) 
A home occupation shall be limited to residential owner-occupied dwelling units in one- and two-family dwellings in districts which allow the same upon application and approval of the permit by the Bureau of Code Enforcement.
[Amended 9-2-1997]
(2) 
A home occupation shall not be conducted in an accessory structure.
(3) 
A home occupation shall not change the exterior residential character of the building, except that a sign may be installed per § 640-25C(1).
(4) 
No nonresident person outside the family shall be employed in any home occupation.
(5) 
A home occupation shall not occupy more than 25% of the floor area in buildings where they are conducted.
(6) 
The following home occupations shall be permitted in any owner-occupied one- and two-family dwellings in districts which allow the same:
(a) 
Babysitting for less than three nonrelated children and group family day-care homes.
(b) 
Cooking or baking.
(c) 
Dressmaking or seamstress.
(d) 
Drafting.
(e) 
Piano instruction for a single pupil at a time.
(f) 
Artist/sculptor.
(g) 
Accountant.
(h) 
Special education instruction for one pupil at a time.
(i) 
Computer service other than sales and/or repair of computer equipment.
(j) 
Nail salon.
[Added 7-23-2002 by L.L. No. 12-2002]
(7) 
If the applicant desires a home occupation which is different but similar to the expressly permitted use above, they may make application for approval from the Zoning Board of Appeals for such use.
(8) 
Notwithstanding compliance with any of the above, a home occupation shall not involve or require processes or practices which are or may be hazardous, noxious or offensive to surrounding use of the neighborhood by reason of generation or emission of odor, dust, smoke, fumes, noise, vibration or electrical interference.
C. 
Prohibited accessory use. No materials which are not customary to residential use shall be stored outdoors on open areas of the premises in any residential district except those which are to be used in the construction or alteration of a structure or building upon the lot where such material is stored. Such material shall not be stored for a period in excess of six months.
A. 
Purpose. The Mobile Home Park District is established to provide and maintain land area for residential mobile homes in a mobile home park. It shall be unlawful for any person to park any mobile home on any public or private property in the City of Fulton except in a mobile home park or on a sales lot approved by the Planning Commission for such use.
[Amended 9-2-1997]
B. 
Mobile home park permits.
(1) 
Applications for mobile home parks shall be made to the Planning Commission. The application shall be accompanied by a site plan and drawings showing the proposed grading of the park, layout of the roads, walkways, mobile home lots, off-street parking, water, storm and sanitary lines and other planned facilities.
(2) 
The Planning Commission may accept the proposed plan, accept proposed plan with required changes or reject the plan.
C. 
Mobile home park standards.
(1) 
Mobile home parks shall be at least five acres in land area and shall provide for individual home lots, roads, access driveways, off-street parking and areas for recreational purposes.
(2) 
Each mobile home lot shall be at least 5,000 square feet in area, 50 feet wide and shall front on a street.
(3) 
Setback requirements for buildings and structures shall be in compliance with Schedule A of the zoning rules and regulations of the City of Fulton.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Schedule A is included as an attachment to this chapter.
(4) 
Each mobile home site shall be provided with potable water and sanitary connections in compliance with the New York State Department of Health regulations and other codes, ordinances and local laws.
(5) 
In addition to minimum lot size required in Schedule A, an additional ten-foot-wide planting strip shall be provided around the entire perimeter of the mobile home park abutting other properties. Thick evergreen growth, at least eight feet in height, shall be planted and maintained in such planting strip so as to totally obscure the mobile home park from other properties.
(6) 
There shall be no more than one mobile home placed on any individual lot within the park.
(7) 
All roadways within the mobile home parks shall be a minimum of 24 feet in width and shall be designed per the City Engineering Office's specifications.
(8) 
Electricity shall be supplied to each mobile home site and shall be in compliance with the National Electrical Code requirements for mobile homes.
(9) 
Each mobile home lot shall be provided with off-street parking on asphalt driveways or on a parking lot within 50 feet of each mobile home meeting the requirements of Schedule B herein.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Schedule B is included as an attachment to this chapter.
(10) 
In addition to the minimum 5,000 square feet area of land required for each mobile home lot, an additional 500 square feet per mobile home lot shall be required for accessory recreational buildings and structures. Such building or structure shall require approval of the Planning Commission and shall be in compliance with Schedule A of the zoning rules and regulations of the City of Fulton.
D. 
Mobile/manufactured home standards.
(1) 
No mobile/manufactured home shall be permitted in a mobile home park lot which contains less than 600 square feet of habitable space.
(2) 
The installation of mobile/manufactured homes, including foundation systems, anchoring and tie downs, shall be in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications or, in lieu of such specifications, in accordance with the ANSI 225.1 standards and in compliance with the requirements of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.
(3) 
No additions shall be made to a mobile home except a porch/deck open on three sides.
(4) 
Accessory structures shall only be allowed with the permission of the owner and shall be in compliance with Schedule A of the zoning rules and regulations of the City of Fulton.
A. 
Purpose. The C-1 Neighborhood Commercial District is established to provide for limited commercial use abutting any residential district.
B. 
The following uses shall be permitted in any C-1 Neighborhood Commercial District with site plan approval from the Planning Commission, provided that such use is in compliance with Schedule A[1] and other applicable provisions of the zoning regulations contained herein:
(1) 
Neighborhood grocery store.
(2) 
Small retail store.
(3) 
Bank or other lending institution.
(4) 
Church or other places of worship; a religious educational center, parish house, rectory, parsonage or convent.
(5) 
Social club or lodge.
(6) 
Restaurant/eating and drinking establishment.
(7) 
Confectionery or bakery in which goods are made and sold at retail on premises.
(8) 
Personal service establishment, such as a beauty parlor, barber or shoe repair.
(9) 
Coin-operated laundry or dry-cleaning establishment.
(10) 
Licensed professional offices, such as medical, dental, legal, engineering, architectural, real estate broker, insurance.
(11) 
Copy center.
(12) 
Licensed day-care center.
(13) 
Municipal public or private utility structure.
[Added 5-5-1998 by L.L. No. 6-1998]
[1]
Editor's Note: Schedule A is included as an attachment to this chapter.
C. 
Any proposed uses described in Subsection B herein which involve any of the following shall also be subject to special use permit requirements as contained in Article XII of this chapter:
[Added 4-1-2008 by L.L. No. 3-2008]
(1) 
New construction.
(2) 
Property adjacent to or fronting on the Oswego River.
(3) 
Mini-marts/convenience stores.
A. 
Purpose. The C-2 Commercial District is established to provide for a wide variety of business use.
B. 
The following uses shall be permitted in any C-2 Commercial District with site plan approval from the Planning Commission, provided that such use is in compliance with Schedule A and other applicable provisions of the zoning regulations contained herein:
(1) 
Retail store.
(2) 
Police, fire or ambulance station.
(3) 
Restaurant/eating and drinking establishment.
(4) 
Movie theater.
(5) 
Convenience store/mini-mart.
(6) 
Repair garage.
(7) 
Self-service station/service station.
(8) 
Public parking garage.
(9) 
Business or professional office.
(10) 
Bank or other lending institution.
(11) 
Personal service establishment, such as beauty parlor, tailor, barbershop or shoe repair.
(12) 
Laundry or dry-cleaning establishment.
(13) 
Warehouse/wholesale supplier.
(14) 
Printing and photo copy shop.
(15) 
Hotel or motel.
(16) 
Appliance sales or service.
(17) 
Bowling alley, billiard or pool hall.
(18) 
Indoor golf driving range or tennis court.
(19) 
Commercial or vocational school.
(20) 
Municipal, county, state or federal office.
(21) 
Business services, such as Chamber of Commerce or trade union office.
(22) 
Auto, boat, trailer or mobile home sales lot or agency.
[Amended 9-2-1997]
(23) 
Farm implement sales agency.
(24) 
Car work.
(25) 
Greenhouse/garden supply.
(26) 
Church.
[Added 1-17-2012 by L.L. No. 1-2012]
(27) 
Veterinarian animal hospital.
(28) 
Licensed day-care center.
(29) 
Municipal public or private utility structure.
[Added 5-5-1998 by L.L. No. 6-1998]
(30) 
Taxicab company.
[Added 11-7-2018 by L.L. No. 12-2018]
C. 
Any proposed uses described in Subsection B herein which involve any of the following shall also be subject to special use permit requirements as contained in Article XII of this chapter:
[Added 4-1-2008 by L.L. No. 3-2008]
(1) 
New construction.
(2) 
Property adjacent to or fronting on the Oswego River.
(3) 
Mini-marts/convenience stores.
(4) 
New or used motor vehicle retail sales.
(5) 
Auto repair/body shop.
A. 
Purpose. The C-2A Central Business District is established to provide for a limited variety of small businesses and mixed residential use in close proximity to one another.
B. 
The following uses shall be permitted in any C-2A Central Business District with site plan approval from the Planning Commission, provided that such use is in compliance with Schedule A[1] and other applicable provisions of the zoning regulations contained herein:
(1) 
Retail store.
(2) 
Bank and financial institutions.
(3) 
Insurance/real estate office.
(4) 
Travel bureau.
(5) 
Movie theater.
(6) 
Personal service establishment such as beauty parlor, barbershop, tailor, shoe repair and tanning salon.
(7) 
Restaurant/eating or drinking establishments.
(8) 
Bookstore.
(9) 
Photographic studio.
(10) 
Delivery, mailing or telephone answering service.
(11) 
Dry-cleaning establishment.
(12) 
Packaged liquor store.
(13) 
Hobby shop.
(14) 
Business service office such as Chamber of Commerce or trade union office.
(15) 
Residential dwellings in existing buildings located above the first floor.
(16) 
Residential dwellings in multistory buildings more than 30 feet in height.
(17) 
Residential townhouses on property which abuts the Oswego River.
(18) 
Day-care center.
(19) 
Municipal public or private utility structure.
[Added 5-5-1998 by L.L. No. 6-1998]
[1]
Editor's Note: Schedule A is included as an attachment to this chapter.
C. 
Any proposed uses described in Subsection B herein which involve any of the following shall also be subject to special use permit requirements as contained in Article XII of this chapter:
[Added 4-1-2008 by L.L. No. 3-2008]
(1) 
New construction.
(2) 
Property adjacent to or fronting on the Oswego River.
(3) 
Mini-marts/convenience stores.
A. 
Purpose. The C-3 Commercial Planned Unit Development (PUD) District is established to provide and maintain land area for large-scale commercial developments of a type and/or density that would not be permitted on other commercial land.
B. 
Eligibility for reclassification. Any C-1 or C-2 zoned commercial district shall be eligible for reclassification from C-1 or C-2 to a C-3 Commercial Planned Unit Development District with site plan approval from the Planning Commission, provided that such use is in compliance with Schedule A and other applicable provisions of the zoning regulations contained herein.
C. 
Any permitted use in a C-1 or C-2 District shall be permitted in the C-3 District. Any prohibited use in a C-1 or C-2 District shall be prohibited in the C-3 District.
D. 
Developer's/owner's responsibilities.
(1) 
The developer/owner shall be responsible for the installation and maintenance of all infrastructure, including stormwater, sanitary and potable waterlines to be installed on the premises and the connections to all City utility mains.
(2) 
The developer/owner shall be responsible for the installation and maintenance of all private roads, driveways and parking areas on the premises.
E. 
Special limitations.
(1) 
No principal building shall exceed four stories or 48 feet in height.
(2) 
No accessory building shall exceed three stories or 36 feet in height.
(3) 
Off-street parking requirements shall meet or exceed the minimum requirements of Schedule B[1] contained herein. If there be more than one use on such premises, each use shall be regulated independently of each other.
[1]
Editor's Note: Schedule B is included as an attachment to this chapter.
(4) 
Off-street parking spaces shall be provided as needed. Such spaces shall be a minimum of 10 feet wide and 28 feet in length and shall at no time extend into a public street.
F. 
Permitted accessory use. The following shall be permitted accessory uses:
(1) 
Recreation centers or parks.
(2) 
Day-care centers.
(3) 
Storage buildings.
(4) 
Parking lots or garages.
(5) 
Municipal public or private utility structures.
[Added 5-5-1998 by L.L. No. 6-1998]
A. 
Purpose. The M-1 Manufacturing/Industrial District is established to provide and maintain land area for industrial manufacturing, processing and production facilities.
B. 
The following uses shall be permitted in any M-1 Manufacturing/Industrial District with site plan approval from the Planning Commission, provided that such use is in compliance with Schedule A[1] and other provisions of the zoning regulations contained herein:
(1) 
Any manufacturing, processing, packaging, production or assembly facility.
(2) 
Motor freight or truck terminal.
(3) 
Bottling company.
(4) 
Wholesale/retail storage facility.
(5) 
Automobile or truck repair, painting or collision service when conducted entirely within a completely enclosed building.
(6) 
Research and development facility.
(7) 
Industrial bakery.
(8) 
Accessory uses and structures customarily accessory and incidental to a principal use.
(9) 
Municipal public or private utility structure.
[Added 5-5-1998 by L.L. No. 6-1998]
(10) 
Taxicab company.
[Added 11-7-2018 by L.L. No. 12-2018]
[1]
Editor's Note: Schedule A is included as an attachment to this chapter.
C. 
The following uses shall be strictly prohibited in any M-1 Manufacturing/Industrial District:
(1) 
Any dwelling, school or institution for human care, unless incidental to a permitted principal use.
(2) 
A grease, tallow or fat rendering facility.
(3) 
Blast furnace, looming or rolling mill.
(4) 
Grain drying or animal or poultry feed manufacturing from refuse, mash or grain refuse.
(5) 
Junkyard, including auto wrecking or dismantling.
(6) 
Manufacture of alcohol, textile dyes or rubber.
(7) 
Manufacture of corrosive acid or alkali.
(8) 
Manufacture of cement, lime, gypsum, plaster of paris or abrasives.
(9) 
Manufacture of fertilizer, glue, size or gelatin involving the recovery or refining of products from fish or animal refuse.
(10) 
Manufacture of fireworks and small-arms ammunition.
(11) 
Production or refining of petroleum or other flammable liquids.
(12) 
Smelting of copper, iron, tin or zinc ore.
(13) 
Stockyards.
(14) 
Slaughterhouse.
D. 
Any proposed uses described in Subsection B herein which involve any of the following shall also be subject to special use permit requirements as contained in Article XII of this chapter:
[Added 4-1-2008 by L.L. No. 3-2008]
(1) 
New construction.
(2) 
Property adjacent to or fronting on the Oswego River.
(3) 
Mini-marts/convenience stores.
(4) 
New or used motor vehicle retail sales.
(5) 
Auto repair/body shop.
A. 
Purpose. The M-2 Manufacturing/Industrial Planned Unit Development (PUD) District is established to provide and maintain land area for large-scale manufacturing/industrial development of a type and/or density that would not be permitted on other manufacturing/industrial land.
B. 
Eligibility for reclassification. Any M-1 zoned manufacturing/industrial district shall be eligible for reclassification from an M-1 to an M-2 Manufacturing/Industrial Planned Unit Development District with site plan approval from the Planning Commission, provided that such use is in compliance with Schedule A and other applicable provisions of the zoning regulations contained herein.
C. 
Any use permitted in an M-1 District shall be permitted in the M-2 District, and any prohibited use in an M-1 District shall also be prohibited in the M-2 District.
D. 
Developer's/owner's responsibility.
(1) 
The developer/owner shall be responsible for the installation and maintenance of all infrastructure, including stormwater, sanitary and potable waterlines to be installed on the premises and the connections to all City mains.
(2) 
The developer/owner shall be responsible for the installation and maintenance of all private roads, driveways and parking areas on the premises.
E. 
Special limitations.
(1) 
No principal building shall exceed four stories or 48 feet in height.
(2) 
No accessory building shall exceed three stories or 36 feet in height.
(3) 
Off-street parking requirements shall meet or exceed the minimum requirements of Schedule B[1] contained herein. If there be more than one use on such premises, each use shall be regulated independently of each other.
[1]
Editor's Note: Schedule B is included as an attachment to this chapter.
(4) 
Off-street loading spaces shall be provided as needed. Such spaces shall be a minimum of 10 feet wide and 54 feet in length and shall at no time extend into any public street.
A. 
The following uses shall be permitted with site plan approval from the Planning Commission, provided that such use is in compliance with Schedule A[1] and other provisions of the zoning regulations contained herein:
(1) 
Residential Accessory Parking Districts (R-AP).
(2) 
Commercial Accessory Parking Districts (C-AP).
(3) 
Manufacturing Accessory Parking Districts (M-AP).
[1]
Editor's Note: Schedule A is included as an attachment to this chapter.
B. 
Residential Accessory Parking Districts (R-AP) shall not be allowed in any R-1 Residential District.
C. 
Residential Accessory Parking Districts (R-AP) which abut upon or are contiguous with any residential use shall be required to comply with the following:
(1) 
Comply with the front yard setback as specified in Schedule A of the zoning regulations contained herein.
(2) 
To provide an eight-foot-wide buffer zone planting strip consisting of either the planting of thick evergreen growth at least six feet in height or erecting an opaque wood fence at least six feet in height on the R-AP zoned property to protect the adjoining residential use.
(3) 
Provide a plan for stormwater control on the property which shall require the approval of the Commissioner of Water and Sanitation.
(4) 
All parking areas shall be asphalt covered per the specifications of the City Engineering Department.
D. 
Commercial and Manufacturing Accessory Parking Districts (C-AP and M-AP) shall not be allowed in R-1 Residential zoned districts.
E. 
Commercial and Manufacturing Accessory Parking Districts (C-AP and M-AP) which abut upon or are contiguous with any residential use shall be required to comply with the following:
(1) 
To provide an eight-foot-wide buffer zone planting strip consisting of either the planting of thick evergreen growth, at least six feet in height, or erecting an opaque wood fence at least six feet in height on the C-AP or M-AP zoned property to protect the adjoining residential use.
(2) 
Provide a plan for stormwater control on the property which shall require the approval of the Commissioner of Water and Sanitation.
(3) 
All parking areas shall be asphalt covered per the specifications of the City Engineering Department.
A. 
All commercial, industrial and PUD use shall be suitably landscaped with suitable vegetation and at appropriate levels of maturity or with an opaque wood fence in order to screen effectively the dissimilar uses from one another, both visually and acoustically, and to protect and enhance the overall quality of the environment.
B. 
In any situation where a business or manufacturing use in a commercial, industrial or PUD district shall be contiguous to or abut upon any residential use, conforming or nonconforming, an eight-foot-wide buffer zone planting strip of thick evergreen growth, at least six feet in height, shall be planted or an opaque wood fence, at least six feet in height, shall be erected on such commercial or industrial or PUD property in such planting strip and shall be maintained to protect the residential use.