Town of Lyons, NY
Wayne County
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A. 
No building, structure or land shall hereafter be used or occupied and no building or structure or part thereof shall be erected, moved or structurally altered unless in conformity with the regulations herein specified for the district in which it is located.
B. 
No building or structure shall hereafter be erected or altered to exceed the height, occupy a greater percentage of lot area, or have narrower or smaller rear yards, front yards, side yards or other open spaces than are specified herein for the district in which it is located.
C. 
No part of a yard or other open space or off-street parking or loading space required about or in connection with any structure for the purpose of complying with this chapter shall be included as a part of a yard or other open space or off-street parking or loading space similarly required for another structure.
D. 
Every principal building shall be built upon a lot with frontage upon a public street improved to meet the standards of the Town of Lyons.
E. 
Every residential building hereafter erected shall be located on a lot as defined herein, and there shall be not more than one residential building on one lot, except as specifically permitted elsewhere in this chapter. If more than one lot is located on a piece of property, each lot must meet the requirements of this chapter.
F. 
If any use could be construed to be incorporated within a general use listing, the more restrictive listing, if any, shall control.
G. 
Any uses not specifically permitted within any district shall be deemed prohibited.
The following regulations shall apply in the Residential-Agricultural District:
A. 
Permitted principal uses:
(1) 
Single-family dwelling.
(2) 
Two-family dwelling.
(3) 
Customary farm occupation.
(4) 
Public utility structure.
(5) 
Church or similar place of worship, parish house, convent, rectory or parsonage.
(6) 
Public building of a governmental or cultural nature, school and other educational institution, public park and playground, day-care facility.
(7) 
Hospital, nursing or convalescent home, adult care facility.
(8) 
Bed-and-breakfast establishment.
(9) 
Rooming house.
(10) 
Mobile home.
(11) 
Modular home, as a single-family or two-family dwelling.
(12) 
Farm-related use.
(13) 
Barn conversion.
(14) 
Cottage or recreational cabin.
(15) 
House trailer.
B. 
Permitted accessory uses:
(1) 
Home occupation.
(2) 
Private garage.
(3) 
Other customary accessory use and building, provided such use is incidental to the principal use and does not include an activity commonly conducted as a business.
(4) 
Professional office of a physician, lawyer, dentist, architect or engineer, surveyor or attorney, when conducted in a dwelling by the inhabitant thereof.
(5) 
Roadside stand, in connection with a farm occupation, for the display and sale of agricultural products.
(6) 
Off-street parking and loading.
(7) 
Signs.
(8) 
Accessory farm buildings.
(9) 
Apartment garage.
(10) 
Recreational cabin.
(11) 
Boathouse.
(12) 
Farm labor housing.
C. 
Uses requiring a special permit:
(1) 
Abattoir.
(2) 
Airfield, landing strip and related facilities.
(3) 
Kennel, animal hospital and veterinary clinic.
(4) 
Camp.
(5) 
Cemetery.
(6) 
Community building, golf course, social hall, club, lodge and fraternal organization.
(7) 
Extractive industry and commercial logging operation.*
(8) 
Sawmill.*
(9) 
Hog, pig, poultry or fur-bearing animal farm.*
(10) 
Migrant labor camp.
(11) 
Mobile home park.*
(12) 
Multifamily dwelling.*
(13) 
Riding academy and livery stable.*
(14) 
Large-scale business or industrial development.
(15) 
Planned development group.*
(16) 
Telecommunications facility.*
(17) 
Farm service use.
(18) 
Large-scale cattle or dairy farm.
D. 
Lots, minimum requirements:
(1) 
Lots not served with public sewer or water:
(a) 
Area: one acre.*
(b) 
Width: 150 feet.
(c) 
Depth: 100 feet.
(2) 
Lots served with either public sewer or public water:
(a) 
Area: 10,000 square feet.*
(b) 
Width: 125 feet.
(c) 
Depth: 200 feet.
E. 
Yards, minimum requirements:
(1) 
Front: 50 feet.*
(2) 
Rear: 40 feet.*
(3) 
Each side: 20 feet.
F. 
Maximum building height: 2 1/2 stories, not to exceed 35 feet.*
G. 
Maximum lot coverage: 30%.
*
See also: Specific standards for special permits, § 300-2.12.
The following regulations shall apply in the General Residential District:
A. 
Permitted principal uses: all permitted principal uses as regulated in R-A Districts, except a mobile home.
B. 
Permitted accessory uses: all permitted accessory uses as regulated in R-A Districts, except a roadside stand.
C. 
Uses requiring a special permit: multiwide mobile home.
D. 
Lots, minimum requirements:
(1) 
Lots not served with public sewer or water:
(a) 
Area: 30,000 square feet.
(b) 
Width: 125 feet.
(c) 
Depth: 200 feet.
(2) 
Lots served with either public sewer or public water:
(a) 
Area: 20,000 square feet.
(b) 
Width: 100 feet.
(c) 
Depth: 150 feet.
E. 
Yards, minimum requirements:
(1) 
Front: 50 feet.
(2) 
Rear: 30 feet.
(3) 
Each side: 15 feet.
F. 
Maximum building height: 2 1/2 stories, not to exceed 35 feet.
G. 
Maximum lot coverage: 30%.
The following regulations shall apply in the Floodplain District:
A. 
Permitted principal uses:
(1) 
Customary farm occupation, but shall not include or permit the spreading, accumulation, feeding or use of garbage in any manner.
(2) 
Park, playground or community recreation area, operated by a governmental agency.
(3) 
None of the above uses shall include the creation of any building or structure for residential purposes.
B. 
Permitted accessory uses:
(1) 
Home occupation and professional office in an existing residential structure.
(2) 
Private garage.
(3) 
Off-street parking and loading.
(4) 
Office incidental and necessary to the conduct of a permitted use.
(5) 
Sign.
(6) 
Other accessory uses and buildings customarily appurtenant to a permitted use.
C. 
Uses requiring a special permit:
(1) 
Private noncommercial recreation area, use and facility, including sportsman's club and facility.
(2) 
Kennel.
(3) 
Outdoor theater, golf driving range, and similar commercial recreation facility.
(4) 
Private airport or landing strip.
(5) 
Dumping of noncombustible materials for landfill purposes.
(6) 
Equipment and material storage yard.
D. 
Lots, minimum requirements:
(1) 
Lots not served with public sewer or water:
(a) 
Area: two acres.
(b) 
Width: 250 feet.
(c) 
Depth: 200 feet.
(2) 
Lots served with either public sewer or public water:
(a) 
Area: one acre.
(b) 
Width: 150 feet.
(c) 
Depth: 200 feet.
E. 
Yards, minimum requirements:
(1) 
Front: 50 feet.
(2) 
Rear: 50 feet.
(3) 
Each side: 40 feet.
F. 
Maximum building height: three stories, not to exceed 40 feet.
G. 
Maximum lot coverage: 35%.
The following regulations shall apply in the Commercial District:
A. 
Permitted principal uses:
(1) 
Retail business or service establishment.
(2) 
Office, bank or other financial institution.
(3) 
Social hall, club or lodge.
(4) 
Motel or hotel.
(5) 
Motor vehicle service station.
(6) 
Theater or auditorium.
(7) 
Motor vehicle repair shop.
(8) 
Public garage.
(9) 
Funeral parlor.
(10) 
Bowling alley.
(11) 
Automobile sales and showroom.
(12) 
Highway commercial establishment catering generally to the tourist, such as a gift shop, antique shop, and specialty shop.
(13) 
Public utility structure.
(14) 
Farm service use.
(15) 
Cider mill.
(16) 
Winery.
(17) 
Portable sawmill.
B. 
Permitted accessory uses:
(1) 
Dwelling.
(2) 
Sign.
(3) 
Off-street parking and loading.
(4) 
Farm labor housing.
(5) 
Boathouse.
(6) 
Other accessory uses and buildings which are clearly incidental to a permitted use.
C. 
Uses requiring a special permit:
(1) 
Travel trailer sales.
(2) 
Mobile home sales and repair.
(3) 
Mobile home park.
(4) 
Public and semipublic uses of a welfare, educational, recreational or cultural nature.
(5) 
Nursing or convalescent home.
(6) 
Railway or bus passenger station.
(7) 
Commercial self-service storage facility.
(8) 
Marina and boatyard.
D. 
Lots, minimum requirements:
(1) 
Lots not served with public sewer or water:
(a) 
Area: 20,000 square feet.
(b) 
Width: 125 feet.
(c) 
Depth: 150 feet.
(2) 
Lots served with either public sewer or public water:
(a) 
Area: 20,000 square feet.
(b) 
Width: 125 feet.
(c) 
Depth: 100 feet.
E. 
Yards, minimum requirements:
(1) 
Front: 50 feet.
(2) 
Rear: 25 feet.
(3) 
Each side: 15 feet.
F. 
Maximum building height: three stories, not to exceed 45 feet.
G. 
Maximum lot coverage: 80%.
The following regulations shall apply in the Industrial District:
A. 
Permitted principal uses:
(1) 
Agricultural or nursery uses, including the display and sale of farm products and the raising of stock and poultry, but not including dwellings.
(2) 
Public utility structure.
(3) 
Wholesale business, warehousing and distribution plant; storage and sales yard, open or enclosed, used for the storage of fuel, wood and coal, building materials, produce and meat, and machinery; contractor's equipment storage yard.
(4) 
Heavy commercial uses, including machine shops, trade schools, machinery sales, laundries, bakeries, bottling works, dry cleaning and dyeing, custom manufacturing, manufacture of electronic equipment or precision instruments, furniture, optics and watches, research and other laboratories.
(5) 
The manufacture, assembly or storage of products not objectionable or injurious because of smoke, dust, noise, vibration, odors, glare, noxious gas, hazardous materials, waste or particulate matter, traffic hazard or congestion, or fire or explosive hazard. Such materials would include: cloth, metal, plastic, paper, wood, leather, precious or semi-precious metals or stones, electronic or electrical instruments or devices, candy, food products, pharmaceuticals and the like.
(6) 
Commercial self-service storage facility.
(7) 
Farm service use.
(8) 
Cider mill.
(9) 
Winery.
(10) 
Portable sawmill.
B. 
Permitted accessory uses:
(1) 
Accessory uses and buildings clearly incidental to a permitted use.
(2) 
Sign.
(3) 
Off-street parking and loading.
(4) 
Private garage.
(5) 
Farm labor housing.
(6) 
Boathouse.
C. 
Uses requiring a special permit:
(1) 
Freight or truck terminal for the overnight parking of trucks, tractors or trailers.
(2) 
Retail business or service establishment.
(3) 
Junkyard, wrecking yard and scrap processing.
(4) 
Dump.
(5) 
Adult use.
D. 
Lots, minimum requirements:
(1) 
Lots not served with public sewer or water:
(a) 
Area: one acre.
(b) 
Width: 200 feet.
(c) 
Depth: 150 feet.
(2) 
Lots served with either public sewer or public water:
(a) 
Area: 20,000 square feet.
(b) 
Width: 100 feet.
(c) 
Depth: 200 feet.
E. 
Yards, minimum requirements:
(1) 
Front: 75 feet.
(2) 
Rear: 35 feet.
(3) 
Each side: 25 feet.
F. 
Maximum building height: four stories, not to exceed 60 feet.
G. 
Maximum lot coverage: 50%.