Town of Pittsford, NY
Monroe County
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§ 185-9 Definitions.

For purposes of this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
COUNTRY STORE
A retail business operation, operated by the farm owner as an accessory use to an agricultural use, that sells regionally produced agricultural products and regionally produced arts and handcrafted products within an enclosed structure. Additionally, other retail products may be sold in an area that is no more than 20% of the net sales floor space. Outside sales of regionally produced agricultural products (e.g., strawberries, pumpkins, Christmas trees, etc.) are also permitted.
FARM AREA
That portion of a parcel, as defined above, that is specifically designated in a recorded conservation easement to the Town of Pittsford as a "farm area."
FARM MARKET
A retail business operation, operated by the farm owner as an accessory use to an agricultural use, that sells locally produced agricultural products within an enclosed structure. Outside sales of locally produced agricultural products (i.e., strawberries, pumpkins, Christmas trees, etc.) are also permitted.
FARMSTEAD
That portion of a parcel, as defined above, that is specifically designated in a recorded conservation easement to the Town of Pittsford as a "farmstead."
HOMESTEAD
That portion of a parcel, as defined above, that is specifically designated in a recorded conservation easement to the Town of Pittsford as a "homestead" and as being exempt from the provisions of such recorded conservation easement.
PARCEL
Any tax parcel, as identified by the Tax Map of the Town of Pittsford as of June 1, 2007.

§ 185-10 Permitted uses.

The following uses are permitted:
A. 
In farm areas: agricultural uses, as permitted in a recorded conservation easement, and open space.
B. 
In farmstead areas: structures used solely in connection with an agricultural use; farm markets, operated by the farm owner as an accessory use to an agricultural use; country stores, operated by the farm owner as an accessory use to an agricultural use; and open space.
C. 
In homesteads: single-family residential; farm markets, operated by the farm owner as an accessory use to an agricultural use; country stores, operated by the farm owner as an accessory use to an agricultural use; and open space.
D. 
On parcels not subject to a conservation easement: single-family residential and open space.
E. 
Accessory structures and uses, subject to § 185-113.

§ 185-11 Farm market/country store regulations.

A. 
Interior retail floor space shall not exceed 5,000 square feet in size.
B. 
All structures shall comply with the setback requirements set forth in § 185-11.1B, C and D.
C. 
A special use permit shall be obtained from the Planning Board for the use. The Planning Board shall ensure that proposed structures are architecturally compatible with the surrounding neighborhood and that adequate off-street parking is provided.

§ 185-11.1 Development of parcels and homesteads.

A parcel or homestead consisting of less than two acres may be developed at a density of one residential dwelling unit. A parcel or homestead consisting of two acres or more may be developed at a density of one residential dwelling unit per acre. The following minimum standards shall apply:
A. 
Each lot shall have a width of 125 feet.
B. 
Front setbacks shall be 70 feet.
C. 
Side setbacks shall be 20 feet.
D. 
Rear setbacks shall be 10 feet.
E. 
Minimum floor space shall be 1,800 square feet.
F. 
The maximum permitted height of any structure shall be 40 feet, except that chimneys attached to such structure may extend five feet above the highest point of the structure.
G. 
A reasonable buffer shall be established and maintained between residential uses and any adjoining agricultural uses. The buffer shall be subject to review and approval by the Planning Board as part of subdivision review.
H. 
Accessory structures and uses shall comply with the requirements of § 185-113, except that accessory structures located in a homestead and adjacent to a farmstead and are used solely in connection with an agricultural use need not comply with the requirements of § 185-113, but shall comply with the requirements of § 185-11.2.

§ 185-11.2 Structures in farmsteads.

Structures on lands designated as a farmstead in a recorded conservation easement shall be limited to the types of structures specifically allowed for in such conservation easement. The following minimum standards shall apply:
A. 
Front setbacks shall be 70 feet.
B. 
Side setbacks shall be 20 feet.
C. 
Rear setbacks shall be 10 feet.
D. 
The maximum permitted height shall be 60 feet, except that silos, including grain elevators, may be 80 feet in height.