Town of Lyons, NY
Wayne County
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All special permitted uses and any principal permitted use or accessory use over 4,000 square feet in floor area and/or which disturbs over one acre of land shall require site plan review and approval by the Town Planning Board prior to issuance of a building permit by the Code Enforcement Officer.
A. 
Preservation of natural resources. Where flood hazard areas, surface water bodies or wetlands, or conservation areas are located on or adjacent to a lot, the development of the lot as a building site shall comply with all applicable requirements (i.e., flood damage prevention or wetland).
B. 
Surface water protection. Buildings and building site improvements shall not be located over lakes, ponds, streams and other bodies of water that support or could support fish, recreation or industrial use. Exception: buildings and associated site improvements specifically related to the use of the water, including, but not limited to, bridges, dry hydrants, piers, bulkheads, marinas, boatyards, boathouses, fish hatcheries, and habitat restoration.
C. 
Stormwater management.[1] Development shall conform to applicable New York State Department of Environmental Conservation regulations as they pertain to stormwater management and erosion control. Stormwater management and erosion control measures shall not redirect or concentrate off-site discharge that would cause increased erosion or other drainage-related damage to adjoining lots or public property.
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Part 3, Stormwater Management, of this chapter.
D. 
Building site waste management.
(1) 
All slash from vegetation modification and construction debris shall be removed prior to or immediately upon completion of construction.
(2) 
Land-clearing debris, including rock, trees, stumps and associated vegetation, shall not be sent to sites that are agricultural land, flood hazard areas, wetlands, or conservation areas except where approved by the Code Enforcement Officer.
(3) 
Combustible debris shall not be accumulated within buildings. Combustible debris, rubbish and waste material shall be removed from buildings at the end of each shift of work. Combustible debris, rubbish and waste material shall not be disposed of by burning on site unless approved.
E. 
Transportation impact.
(1) 
Walkways and bicycle paths. Not less than one independent, paved walkway or bicycle path suitable for bicycles, strollers, pedestrians, and other forms of nonmotorized locomotion connecting a street or other path to a building entrance should be provided. Walkways and bicycle paths shall connect to existing paths or sidewalks, and shall be designed to connect to any planned future paths.
(2) 
Bicycle parking and storage. Bicycle parking should be designated on the site plan. The number of spaces should be not less than four for assembly occupancies and not less than two for all other occupancies.
(3) 
Bicycle parking areas. Where provided, bicycle parking shall comply with the following:
(a) 
It shall be provided with illumination of not less than one footcandle (11 lux) at the parking surface.
(b) 
It shall be at the same grade as the sidewalk or at a location reachable by ramp or accessible route.
(c) 
It shall have an area of not less than 18 inches by 60 inches for each bicycle.
(d) 
It shall be provided with a rack or other facility for locking or securing each bicycle.
(e) 
It shall be located within 100 feet of, and visible from, the main entrance.
(4) 
Hitching posts.
(a) 
At least one hitching post should be installed in each of the following locations:
[1] 
Customer parking lots for mercantile and business occupancies.
[2] 
Customer parking lots for public transportation facilities, parks and government buildings.
(b) 
Where off-street hitching posts are installed, they should be located in such a way as to avoid primary traffic circulation routes.
F. 
Site lighting. Uplight, light trespass and glare shall be limited for all exterior lighting equipment as described below. Exceptions: specialized signal, directional and marker lighting associated with transportation; advertising signage or directional signage; lighting integral to equipment or instrumentation and installed by its manufacturer; theatrical purposes, including performance, stage, film production and video production; athletic playing areas where lighting is equipped with hoods or louvers for glare control; temporary lighting; lighting for industrial production, material handling, transportation sites, and associated storage areas where lighting is equipped with hoods or louvers for glare control; theme elements in theme and amusement parks; roadway lighting required by governmental authorities; lighting used to highlight features of public monuments and registered landmark structures; lighting classified for and used in hazardous areas; lighting for aquatic vessels and water features; light poles not exceeding seven feet in height on the premises of one- and two-family dwellings, which are listed for residential use; required emergency and/or security lighting.
(1) 
Town Center, Division 1.
(a) 
Uplight. Directionally shielded lighting fixtures are required for all outdoor walkway, parking lot, canopy and building-/wall-mounted lighting.
(b) 
Light trespass and glare. On lots which abut property that is residentially developed, vacant or open space, all outdoor lighting fixtures shall be set back from the nearest residential lot line a distance equal to 1/2 the height of the lighting fixture, or "house-side shielding" shall be used on the residential property side of the lighting fixture. All outdoor lighting fixtures must be aimed, located and maintained to prevent glare that causes reduced visibility.
(c) 
Light pole heights. The maximum height of light poles shall be 40 feet.
(2) 
Town Center, Division 2 and 3.
(a) 
Uplight. Full-cut-off lighting fixtures are required for all outdoor walkway, parking lot, canopy and building-/wall-mounted lighting.
(b) 
Light trespass and glare. All outdoor lighting fixtures must be aimed, located and maintained to prevent glare that causes reduced visibility.
(c) 
Light pole heights. The maximum height of light poles shall be 20 feet.