Village of Pittsford, NY
Monroe County
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[Amended 11-10-1998 by L.L. No. 10-1998; 3-14-2000 by L.L. No. 7-2000; 7-9-2002 by L.L. No. 4-2002; 5-10-2005 by L.L. No. 2-2005, 3-14-2006 by L.L. No. 3-2006]

§ 210-31.1 Purpose.

Purpose. The purpose of the B-2 District is to encourage mixed-use development of general business, professional offices, and residential uses that are compatible with the traditional residential character and appearance of this district. The objectives of this article are to:
A. 
Maintain and enhance the district as a location for retail business, services, residences, and other uses.
B. 
Foster civic pride and provide economic benefits through the continued utilization, preservation and restoration historic buildings within the district.
C. 
Enhance the aesthetic character of the area through streetscape improvements, landscaping, and new development of an appropriate character and scale.

§ 210-32 Use regulations.

Within the B-2 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 uses:
A. 
Permitted principal uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
One-family detached dwellings.
(2) 
Lodging, hotels, and bed-and-breakfasts.
(3) 
Animal hospitals.
(4) 
Retail stores including antiques, art, jewelry, art supplies, furniture, shoes, clothing, clothing accessories, yard goods, food, groceries, books, magazines, sporting goods, newspapers, gifts, luggage, stationery, office supplies, hardware, lawn and garden supplies and other similar retail establishments.
(5) 
Artists' studios.
(6) 
Banks, savings, loan and finance offices.
(7) 
Drugstores and sundries.
(8) 
Barber- and beauty shops.
(9) 
Shoe repair shops.
(10) 
Professional offices of a lawyer, architect, engineer, surveyor, musician, teacher, accountant, insurance agent, planning consultant, realtor, interior designer, web designer or advertising agency.
(11) 
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.
(12) 
Garages, public with a special permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals, except as prohibited by § 210-33C(7).

§ 210-33 Conditions regulating uses or services.

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.
B. 
Garages, public:
(1) 
Shall not be less than 500 feet from places of public assembly.
(2) 
Shall not be less than 1,000 feet from an existing public garage, provided that public safety and traffic congestion and welfare are primary considerations.
(3) 
Shall not be less than 500 feet from any R District, or any structure used solely as a residence.
(4) 
Shall be permitted to do repairs on motor vehicles only within an enclosed building.
(5) 
"Dispensing station" means a location at which a single vehicle may be fueled from a device that dispenses fuel and/or kerosene. Such location may contain multiple hoses supplying a variety of fuel qualities.
(6) 
Each dispensing station shall have one parking space for a vehicle being fueled, and a second space for a single vehicle waiting to be fueled.
(7) 
Each public garage shall have not less than four parking spaces for each service bay, including, as one such space, the service bay itself.
(8) 
Each public garage shall have no less than one parking space for each employee on the largest shift.
(9) 
All operations of a public garage, including structures, parking (except at dispensing stations), passenger vehicle sales, dispensing stations and their raised bases, product sales and signs, shall be set back from the front lot line of the property a minimum of 20 feet.
(10) 
The screening, lighting and signage requirements for a public garage shall be in accordance with § 210-81E, F and H of this chapter, and Chapter 168, Signs, of the Code of the Village of Pittsford.
C. 
The following principal uses are specifically prohibited:
(1) 
(Reserved)
(2) 
Medical offices.
(3) 
Industrial facilities.
(4) 
Storage facilities.
(5) 
Bowling alleys or pool halls.
(6) 
Parking partially dismantled or junked motor vehicles.
(7) 
Used car lots including the sale of used or new passenger vehicles and the sale of all other motor vehicles.
(8) 
Automobile junkyards.
(9) 
Junk dealer businesses.
(10) 
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.
(11) 
Check cashing businesses.
[Added 4-28-2015 by L.L. No. 8-2015]
(12) 
Distilleries.
[Added 4-28-2015 by L.L. No. 8-2015]
(13) 
Pawn shops/resale businesses.
[Added 4-28-2015 by L.L. No. 8-2015]
(14) 
Precious metal exchange businesses.
[Added 4-28-2015 by L.L. No. 8-2015]
(15) 
Smoke shops/smoking bars.
[Added 4-28-2015 by L.L. No. 8-2015]
(16) 
Vapor establishments.
[Added 4-28-2015 by L.L. No. 8-2015]
D. 
Accessory uses and structures customarily incidental to the above permitted principal uses shall be permitted.

§ 210-34 Dimensional requirements.

In any B-2 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.
(1) 
All principal buildings shall have a front yard setback measuring the average front yard setback in the district.
(2) 
Existing residential-house-type structures, regardless of current use, shall have and maintain a front yard setback from the front lot line to the structure's original building front line.
C. 
Side yard setback. The principal building shall have a total maximum side yard setback of 15 feet; minimum of six feet on one side.
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. 
All principal buildings shall be a minimum of two aboveground stories and a maximum of three aboveground stories high.
F. 
The principal building shall have no more than 6,000 square feet of total area nor more than 4,000 square feet on a single floor.
G. 
No drive-throughs shall be permitted.
H. 
Parking is not a permitted use and may only be constructed as an accessory use. Parking, if any, shall be located entirely behind the principal building on the lot. No parking shall front on any street and no parking within front yards is permitted.
I. 
Permitted residential and professional uses may be located on any floor of a building. Also, a building may contain either permitted professional office or residential uses exclusively, or it may serve both types of permitted uses.
J. 
The main entrance of principal buildings shall be located on the building's street facade and shall be connected to the public sidewalk with a sidewalk of not less than three feet in width.
K. 
New principal buildings shall be constructed so they are oriented with their primary facades parallel to the street.
L. 
Pavement shall be limited to the minimum amount required to provide safe access and provide required parking.
M. 
All compressors, HVAC units and fans shall be enclosed and shall be designed to avoid creating a noise or odor nuisance.

§ 210-35 Off-street parking and loading.

Off-street parking and loading requirements for the B-2 District shall be as set forth in Article XVI.