Village of Pittsford, NY
Monroe County
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§ 210-8 Use regulations.

Within any R-1 District, no building, structure or premises shall be used, and no building or structure shall be erected or structurally altered, except for one or more of the following purposes:
A. 
Principal uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
One-family detached dwellings.
(2) 
Buildings or premises used for noncommercial horticultural or gardening purposes, provided that no greenhouse heating plant or fertilizer storage building is nearer than 50 feet to any lot line.
B. 
Special exception uses.
(1) 
The following uses may be authorized by the Board of Appeals after application has been made, a public hearing has been held and a permit has been granted:
(a) 
Educational or religious buildings.
(b) 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection B(1)(b), listing public or parochial schools, libraries and philanthropic institutions as special exception uses authorized by the Board of Appeals, was repealed 1-13-2015 by L.L. No. 3-2015.
(c) 
Essential services buildings and structures for public services, but not including storage yards, warehouses or garages.
(2) 
The foregoing uses in Subsection B(1) shall have side yards not less than four times the amount required under § 210-9 and must be located in accordance with at least one of the following situations:
(a) 
On a corner lot adjoining or across the street from a public park or playground.
(b) 
On a parcel of land entirely surrounded by streets.
(c) 
On a lot immediately adjoining or immediately opposite on the other side of the street from R-2 to M-1 Districts, inclusive.
(d) 
On a lot approved by the Board of Appeals as being a location where such building or structure will not materially injure neighboring property for residential use.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subdivision 4, dealing with office uses, as added 1-8-1974, which immediately followed this subsection, was deleted 11-13-1979 by L.L. No. 5-1979.
C. 
Accessory uses and structures shall be as follows:
(1) 
Accessory uses and structures customarily incidental to the above uses and located on the same lot therewith, not involving the conduct of a business or industry.
(2) 
A private garage or parking space, and space for not more than one commercial motor vehicle not exceeding 1/2 ton's capacity.
(3) 
Living quarters of persons employed on the premises and not rented or otherwise used as a separate dwelling.

§ 210-9 Dimensional requirements.

In any R-1 District, the following shall apply:
A. 
Building height limit. No building or structure hereafter erected or structurally altered shall exceed 2 1/2 stories, nor shall it exceed 35 feet in height.
B. 
Front yard. There shall be a front yard of not less than 70 feet in depth.
C. 
Side yard. The minimum width of a side yard shall not be less than 15 feet.
D. 
Rear yard. There shall be a rear yard of not less than 35 feet in depth.
E. 
Lot area per family. The minimum lot area shall not be less than 17,500 square feet and the width of the lot at the street line shall not be less than 100 feet and the average depth of the lot shall not be less than 175 feet.
F. 
Lot coverage. No principal building or structure shall occupy more than 25% of the area of any lot.
G. 
Ground floor area of buildings. No principal building on the premises shall occupy thereon a ground floor area of less than 1,000 square feet if two stories in height, nor less than 1,400 square feet if 1 1/2 stories in height, nor less than 1,600 square feet if one story in height.
H. 
[1]In all residential districts there shall be permitted no more than one accessory residential storage building, exclusive of a private garage, per residential lot, the area of which, together with any additions thereto, shall not exceed 120 square feet. The height of such accessory building shall not exceed 12 feet as measured from the average grade at the front of said accessory building to the highest point of such accessory building. No such accessory building shall be located in the front or side yard of the lot on which such accessory building is located. There shall be a distance of not less than three feet between such accessory building in the rear and side lot line and not less than 10 feet between such accessory building and the rear line of the principal building on the lot.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection H, regarding placement of accessory structures, was repealed 1-14-1997 by L.L. No. 1-1997, which also redesignated former Subsection I as Subsection H.

§ 210-10 Off-street parking.

[Amended 1-13-2004 by L.L. No. 1-2004]
A. 
No portion of any front yard area of any lot or side yard area of any corner lot having a driveway entrance from the side street shall be covered with paving, gravel, crushed stone or similar nongrowing surfacing, except for not more than one walkway not exceeding five feet in width, or two walkways (one front and one side) for a corner lot not exceeding five feet in width and one driveway not exceeding 10 feet in width for a single-car garage or not exceeding 20 feet in width for a two-or-more-car garage. On lots without garages, driveways shall not exceed 10 feet in width. Parking areas exceeding the permitted driveway width must be located in the side or rear yard and are subject to all other provisions of this chapter.
B. 
The portion of any lot or parcel of land covered by paving, gravel, crushed stone or similar nongrowing surfacing other than structures shall not exceed, in area, 12% of the total square footage of the entire lot. Any such nongrowing surfacing shall be applied in accordance with the specifications and requirements of the Building Inspector, Superintendent of Public Works, or Village Engineer, and shall be subject to the requirements of Chapter 176, Streets and Sidewalks, of the Code of the Village of Pittsford.
C. 
No motor vehicle may be parked in a front yard of any lot, or in a side yard of a corner lot, unless such motor vehicle is on a permitted driveway.
D. 
For additional provisions regulating off-street parking, see Article XVI.