Village of Pittsford, NY
Monroe County
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§ 210-26 Use regulations.

Within the B-1 District, no building or 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 uses:
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.
(3) 
Antique stores.
(4) 
Appliance stores, auto accessories, radio and television.
(5) 
Artists' studios, art stores.
(6) 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(6), regarding bakeries, confectionary stores and ice cream, soft drink and coffee shops, as amended, was repealed 3-14-2000 by L.L. No. 7-2000.
(7) 
Banks, savings, loan and finance offices.
(8) 
Barber- and beauty shops.
(9) 
Books, magazines and newspapers.
(10) 
Clothing, clothing accessories and yard goods.
(11) 
Community centers, clubs and lodges, provided that any building used therefor shall not be less than 30 feet from any other lot in any residence district.
(12) 
Drugstores and sundries.
(13) 
Dry-cleaning and laundry-collection stations.
(14) 
Department stores, furniture and variety stores.
(15) 
Gift, stationery and office supply stores.
(16) 
(Reserved)[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(16), Garages, public, as amended 6-8-2004 by L.L. No. 8-2004, was repealed 4-14-2009 by L.L. No. 6-2009.
(17) 
Hardware, lawn and garden supply stores.
(18) 
Jewelry, opticians, luggage shops.
(19) 
Shoe and shoe repair.
(20) 
Sporting goods.
(21) 
Supermarkets (groceries, meats and baked goods).
(22) 
Other retail businesses of similar character, but not including, by way of example, businesses such as:
[Amended 3-11-1997 by L.L. No. 3-1997]
(a) 
Carpet cleaning, dyeing or dry-cleaning plants.
(b) 
Bowling alleys or pool halls.
(c) 
(Reserved)[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(22)(c), regarding public eating and/or drinking establishments, was repealed 3-14-2000 by L.L. No. 7-2000.
(d) 
Open stands or markets.
(e) 
Servicing of motor vehicles on open lots, other than refueling.
(f) 
Parking partially dismantled or junked motor vehicles.
(g) 
Open storage of motor fuel and/or oil.
(h) 
Public garages.[4]
[Added 4-14-2009 by L.L. No. 6-2009]
[4]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(22)(h), Garages (public), was repealed 6-8-2004 by L.L. No. 8-2004.
(i) 
Other businesses otherwise objectionable by reason of odor, dust, smoke, cinders, gas, fumes, noise, glare, vibration, refuse matter, water-carried waste or traffic hazards or businesses likely to cause litter to be deposited within the Village.
(j) 
Drive-in or carry-out businesses for the consumption of food and/or beverage products.
(k) 
Amusement centers or any indoor place maintained or operated for amusement, recreation or patronage of the public containing any coin-operated amusement device. "Amusement device" is defined as a mechanical device controlled or operated by insertion of a coin or similar article into a slot or similar opening. "Amusement device" includes but is not limited to pinball, football and other electronic games. Jukeboxes are not included in this definition.
(l) 
Automobile junkyards.
(m) 
Junk dealer businesses.
(n) 
Checking cashing businesses.
[Added 4-28-2015 by L.L. No. 8-2015]
(o) 
Distilleries.
[Added 4-28-2015 by L.L. No. 8-2015]
(p) 
Pawn shops/resale businesses.
[Added 4-28-2015 by L.L. No. 8-2015]
(q) 
Precious metal exchange businesses.
[Added 4-28-2015 by L.L. No. 8-2015]
(r) 
Smoke shop/smoking bars.
[Added 4-28-2015 by L.L. No. 8-2015]
(s) 
Vapor establishments.
[Added 4-28-2015 by L.L. No. 8-2015]
(23) 
Recreation and instructional facilities are permitted upon the granting of a special exception use permit by the Zoning Board of Appeals, pursuant to § 210-113B(2), provided that such use is limited to 25 persons at any time, except that such use may exceed 25 persons only after a specific finding by such Board that the intensity of the proposed use is appropriate for and compatible with the neighborhood and facility in which the use is to be located.
[Added 7-9-2002 by L.L. No. 4-2002]
B. 
Accessory uses and structures customarily incidental to above-mentioned principal uses shall be permitted.

§ 210-27 Conditions regulating uses or services.

In any B-1 District, the following shall apply:
A. 
All business and service shall be conducted within completely enclosed buildings, except the retailing of motor vehicle fuels and oils, except as hereinafter provided.
[Amended 4-14-1998 by L.L. No. 3-1998]
B. 
All products shall be sold at retail.
C. 
No outside services or storage of merchandise to be sold shall be permitted, except as hereinafter provided.
[Amended 4-14-1998 by L.L. No. 3-1998]
D. 
No retail business shall be open to the public except between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. to assist in reaching the following goals:[1]
[Added 11-10-1992 by L.L. No. 4-1992]
(1) 
To preserve the public health and welfare of residential neighborhoods which are in close proximity to the commercial districts.
(2) 
To lawfully regulate disruptive noise created by late evening or all-night commercial activity and other disruptive influences such as traffic generation, lighting, etc.
(3) 
To preserve the character of the Village.
(4) 
To ensure that such limitation would not be an unreasonable restraint of trade.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection D, Garages, public as amended, was repealed 4-14-2009 by L.L. No. 6-2009. This local law also provided for the redesignation of former Subsections E through G as Subsections D through F, respectively.
E. 
Primary entrances to buildings or tenant spaces shall face the public right-of-way. If the Planning Board determines the configuration of existing buildings or property makes compliance with this requirement impractical, entrances shall be connected to the public right-of-way and/or Village sidewalk system via a minimum four-foot-wide sidewalk and crosswalks at drives.
[Added 5-10-2005 by L.L. No. 2-2005]
F. 
All compressors, HVAC units and fans shall be enclosed and shall be designed to avoid creating a noise or odor nuisance.
[Added 5-10-2005 by L.L. No. 2-2005]

§ 210-28 Dimensional requirements.

In any B-1 District, the following shall apply:
A. 
Building height limit. No building or structure hereafter erected or structurally altered shall exceed three stories, nor shall it exceed 50 feet in height.
B. 
Front yard. No front yard is required in the B-1 District, except when this district abuts or adjoins any R District within the same block and on the same side of the street. Provided that this situation occurs, the front yard requirements for this district shall be the same as that for the abutting or adjoining residential district but need not exceed 20 feet.
C. 
Side yard. No side yard is required in the B-1 District, except that, where any building is used for residential purposes or is erected on a corner lot, it shall have side yards as specified for such dwellings in the R-3 Residence District.
D. 
Rear yard. Every building hereafter erected or structurally altered shall have a rear yard of not less than 35 feet in depth. Such rear yard, when abutting on any residential district, shall be screened by a solid wall, fence or evergreen hedge six feet in height or a planting screen 15 feet in depth as measured from the rear lot line, subject to the approval of the Village of Pittsford Planning Board. Such a planting screen shall be of a type that will attain a height of not less than eight feet, as measured from the finished grade of the building thereon. Where the abutting residential lots at the rear are less than 100 feet in depth, said wall, fence or hedge shall be located not less than five feet from the rear lot line of the adjoining lots in the residential district.
E. 
Area. Buildings erected or structurally altered shall be limited in lot area coverage by yard requirements.

§ 210-29 Off-street parking and loading.

Off-street parking and loading requirements for the B-1 District shall be as set forth in Article XVI.