The following uses are permitted:
The following uses may be permitted pursuant to a special use permit issued by the Planning Board:
For purposes of this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any tax parcel, contiguous tax parcels under single ownership or contiguous tax parcels proposed to be developed as a unit. For the purpose of this section, each tax parcel shall be identified by the Tax Map of the Town of Pittsford dated January 13, 1986, and single ownership shall be determined by deeds filed as of January 13, 1986. It is the express intent of this article that no parcel as defined herein may be changed or reconfigured after January 13, 1986, for the purposes of applying or avoiding the restrictions of this article.
All residential development applications shall be processed by the Planning Board pursuant to the provisions of § 278 of the Town Law. As part of that process, the Planning Board shall, at a minimum, apply the limitations and conditions of this article.
Each parcel may be developed at a density of 1.7 residential dwelling units per acre, subject to the following limitations and conditions:
Development site. Residential dwelling units shall be developed on a maximum of 70% of the land within the parcel.
Site capacity. The maximum allowable dwelling units that may be built on said development site shall be determined by the site capacity calculation worksheet, as required by the Town's Subdivision Regulations.
Permanent rural conservation site. A minimum of 30% of the land within the parcel shall be permanently designated as rural conservation and shall be so designated on the Official Zoning Map.
The selection of land within a parcel to be designated as rural conservation shall be made by the applicant and subject to the approval of the Planning Board based on the following criteria:
Preservation of existing farms.
Appropriateness of land for agricultural use.
Appropriateness of land for recreational use.
Preservation of environmentally sensitive lands.
Inappropriateness of land for development.
Location and availability of roads, utilities and other services.
Location of other rural conservation land.
Location of other development sites.
Rural conservation lands may be held in private ownership or dedicated to the Town.
Land designated as rural conservation shall be limited to the following uses:
Agriculture, to include the growing of crops, and accessory agricultural uses. No livestock farming shall be permitted, but nothing contained herein shall prevent the keeping of horses in privately owned rural conservation land in accordance with § 185-116 as permitted by this chapter, including pasturage, but no structures other than fences, as permitted by this chapter, may be erected thereon.
Dedicated park and recreation area.
Where rural conservation sites result from the application or SRAA zoning requirements, or are otherwise existing, and which are not dedicated to the Town, they shall be described in a conservation easement executed by the owner and delivered to the Town. The Department of Public Works may not grant final approval to any development plans until the conservation easement is received by the Town.
The conservation easement shall describe the rural conservation site in metes and bounds and shall include the statement: "This tract or parcel of land is a rural conservation site subject to the provisions of the Town of Pittsford Zoning Law substantially restricting its use."
The conservation easement shall be recorded by the Town in the Monroe County Clerk's office.
The maximum permitted height of any structure is 30 feet, except that chimneys attached to such structure may extend five feet above the highest point of the structure.