The purpose of the R-1 Residential Single-Family District is to encourage moderate-density residential development in the Town of LeRay that is accessible to a range of incomes. The district requires that new subdivisions and infill development opportunities be constructed in a manner consistent with the character of existing neighborhoods, while using design best practices that create and maintain a walkable environment. New subdivisions shall provide sufficient park and open spaces that are accessible, functional and appropriately programmed to supply needed recreational resources to Town residents.
The following uses are permitted within the Residential Single-Family District:
The following requirements apply to all lots within the Residential Single-Family District:
Minimum lot area and frontage requirements.
Maximum building height: 35 feet.
Maximum impervious surface coverage: 35% of total lot area.
Maximum development density:
The maximum dwelling unit density for a subdivision which creates greater than or equal to three additional lots shall not exceed three units per acre.
Parking and parking lots.
The following off-street parking space requirements shall apply within the Residential Single-Family District:
Dwellings: a minimum of two spaces per unit.
Public and private assembly uses: a minimum of one space per each 1.5 seats at maximum lawful occupancy as determined by Zoning Enforcement Officer.
All other uses: a minimum of one space per 330 gross square feet of building plus one space per employee.
No more than 20% of required off-street parking spaces shall be located between the front building facade(s) and the primary abutting street(s). This standard shall also be upheld for corner lots.
In no instance shall the number of parking spaces exceed 130% of the required minimums as stated above.
Parking spaces within enclosed residential garages do not count towards the required number of parking spaces pursuant to this section.
The following design standards, in addition to those in Articles IX through XIV, shall be utilized for new nonresidential development applications within the Residential Single-Family District.
Site and building design.
To the extent practical, buildings should be oriented with front facades parallel to the street.
Accessory structures shall be 10 feet or more from any property line.
The maximum gross floor area (GFA) for each story of a single nonresidential building shall be 6,000 square feet.
Buildings shall have pitched roofs with a slope not less than four inches of rise for every 12 inches of run.
Standard masonry block walls shall be prohibited on any residential structure or any primary facade of nonresidential structures.
Decorative masonry materials such as split-face and textured-finish blocks are permitted as a primary finished building material on nonresidential structures.
Buffer zones and landscaping requirements. The following shall be required for nonresidential uses, except as specified below, in addition to those standards in Article XI and § 135-21:
An opaque screen six feet in height shall buffer the Residential Single-Family District from nonresidential districts and shall be a fully functioning screen at the time of installation.
The use of approved fencing no more than six feet in height shall be permitted, in addition to vegetation, but shall not be permitted as a sole means of screening.
A minimum of one planting unit shall be required for each:
Lighting systems. Fixture heights shall be no taller than 18 feet in height or as determined by the Planning Board, with shorter poles along sidewalks and pedestrian zones, and taller poles within parking areas.