Town of Clifton Park, NY
Saratoga County
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[Amended 4-6-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998]
The Town of Clifton Park recognizes the need and desirability of maintaining suitable lands in the Town of Clifton Park for the recreational, institutional and public assembly needs of its residents. It is the policy of the Town of Clifton Park to provide appropriate locations for public assembly, including by way of example, churches or other places of worship, a publicly financed senior citizen center, a youth center, general meeting space, publicly financed senior citizen housing, governmental and public school facilities and other related uses and facilities. It is also the policy of the Town of Clifton Park to foster and encourage active and passive recreational uses and facilities. To that end, the Town Board of the Town of Clifton Park, in furtherance of the relevant provisions of the Master Plan of the Town of Clifton Park related thereto, hereby creates a new zoning district to be known as the "Public/Institutional/Recreational District PIR" and imposes upon such zoning district the following area and use restrictions. The creation of this district serves to provide for and, in so doing, preserve for the residents of the Town of Clifton Park certain lands for public, institutional and recreational use. It is the intent of the Town to ensure the existence of lands located within the Town of Clifton Park dedicated to the enjoyment of its residents.
This zoning district shall encompass those portions of the Town of Clifton Park as shown on the Official Zoning Map, as amended, as "public/institutional/recreational."
A. 
To promote the purposes of the Public/Institutional/Recreational District, no building or other structures shall be built or altered or erected nor shall land be used for any purposes other than for the following enumerated uses:
(1) 
Governmental facilities.
(2) 
Public recreational facilities.
(3) 
Athletic fields.
(4) 
Baseball and softball diamonds.
(5) 
Play lots.
(6) 
Playfields.
(7) 
Playgrounds.
(8) 
Basketball courts.
(9) 
Tennis courts.
(10) 
Swimming pool, indoor and outdoor.
(11) 
Ice-skating rink; roller-skating rink.
(12) 
A publicly owned outdoor theater.
(13) 
Gymnasium.
(14) 
A youth center.
(15) 
Publicly financed senior citizen center.
(16) 
Publicly financed senior citizen housing.
(17) 
Other places of public assembly directly related to the advancement of governmental purposes.
(18) 
Other accessory buildings and uses, including but not limited to athletic equipment storage barns, sheds and concession stands.
(19) 
Handball courts.
(20) 
Picnic areas.
(21) 
Facilities operated by a not-for-profit entity for the purpose of carrying out the inherent uses set forth above.
(22) 
Public school facilities.
(23) 
Public library.
(24) 
Public safety buildings.
(25) 
Emergency services facilities.
(26) 
Community residences.
(27) 
Churches or other places of worship.
[Added 4-6-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998]
B. 
No type of motorized activity shall be permitted in this zone. By way of example, motorized activity shall include but shall not be limited to the following: activities wherein motorized rides are used, go-cart facilities, motorized vehicle racing, all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles.
[Amended 12-9-1996 by L.L. No. 11-1996]
C. 
Only the following special uses shall be considered pursuant to § 208-79 et seq.:
[Added 12-9-1996 by L.L. No. 11-1996]
(1) 
All other telecommunication towers as in § 208-95B.
A. 
Area. The minimum net land area per establishment shall be determined by the Planning Board, consistent with the purposes as set forth herein.
B. 
Height. The maximum height for any structure shall be 35 feet.
C. 
Front yards. No structure or part of a structure shall extend nearer than 80 feet to the front street line of any street.
D. 
Rear yards. The rear yard depth shall be not less than 25 feet.
E. 
Side yards. There shall be two side yards with a minimum width of 20 feet each.
Nothing contained in this article shall prohibit the erection of more than one establishment per parcel. The site plan is subject to approval by the Planning Board. The minimum land area for consideration as a group of establishments shall be five acres.
A. 
Ingress/egress. The number of curb cuts per lot shall be determined by the Planning Board, taking into consideration the type of traffic to be generated by the use and generally accepted traffic control standards as approved by the Town's engineer.
B. 
Landscaping. In determining the need for landscaping, the Planning Board shall take into consideration the location of structures, parking areas and the proximity of the neighboring structures and parking areas. If there is substantial natural vegetation on site that serves these requirements, the Planning Board shall not require additional plantings except where deficiencies exist. Consideration shall be given to preservation of natural and existing vegetation as well as new planting throughout the site.
C. 
Architecture. The architectural design shall be consistent with the use proposed and shall take into consideration color, exterior materials and treatments, roof structures, exposed mechanical equipment and service and storage areas.
D. 
Utilities. Uses proposed within the PIR District shall be served by sanitary sewers, adequate drainage control and/or storm sewers and a community water system where available. If none is available at the time of approval, the Planning Board shall require the owner to hook into a community water and sewer system as soon as one becomes available, as defined by the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.
E. 
Green space. The green space requirement within the Public/Institutional/Recreational District shall be not less than 45% for any proposed new construction. For any developed existing site, the green space shall not be reduced to less than what currently exists, if less than 45%, or 45%.
[Added 3-15-1999 by L.L. No. 3-1999]