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Town of Catskill, NY
Greene County
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[Amended 8-7-2007 by L.L. No. 3-2007]
The restrictions and controls intended to regulate development in each district are set forth in the following district regulations. Any uses not specifically allowed in the following district regulations are prohibited in the Town of Catskill. In all districts that permit one-family and two-family residential dwellings, there shall be no more than one dwelling per lot.
A. 
These areas have soil conditions which generally are not conducive to intense development. They are located in the more rural areas of the Town and development which has already occurred here has taken place on large lots providing a low intensity of development. While the principal type of development should be residential, agriculture should continue in most areas and open-space types of commercial uses are allowed if properly located and designed.
B. 
Minimum lot sizes in the Rural Residential/Agriculture Districts are reduced in locations that are served by community sewer or water systems.
C. 
Permitted uses. Permitted uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
One-family dwellings.
(2) 
Agriculture.
(3) 
Mobile homes.
(4) 
Religious institutions.
(5) 
Private academic or parochial schools.
(6) 
Day nurseries or camps.
(7) 
Cultural facilities.
(8) 
Cemeteries.
(9) 
Stables and riding academies.
(10) 
Home occupations.
(11) 
Golf courses and country clubs.
(12) 
Veterinarian offices, animal hospitals or kennels.
(13) 
Accessory uses.
D. 
Special uses. Special uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Two-family dwellings.
(2) 
Multiple-family dwellings.
(3) 
Boardinghouses.
(4) 
Mobile home parks.
(5) 
Resorts.
(6) 
Hospitals.
(7) 
Nursing or convalescent homes.
(8) 
Institutional or philanthropic uses.
(9) 
Crematories.
(10) 
Motels.
(11) 
Restaurants.
(12) 
Boat docking facilities.
(13) 
Bars or nightclubs.
(14) 
Marinas.
(15) 
Dance halls or skating rinks.
(16) 
Boat ramps.
(17) 
Theater or concert halls.
(18) 
Recreational commercial water-dependent uses (public or private).
(19) 
Manufacture, fabrication, extraction and mining uses.
(20) 
Recreational water-dependent uses (public or private).
(21) 
Drive-in movie theaters.
(22) 
Campgrounds/recreation vehicle parks.
(23) 
Research laboratories.
(24) 
General or professional offices.
(25) 
Public utilities.
(26) 
Membership clubs and recreational uses.
(27) 
District-related retail uses.
(28) 
Shopping centers.
E. 
Yard and lot requirements. Yard and lot requirements shall be as follows:
Minimum Yard Dimensions
Minimum Lot Size
(acres)
Minimum Lot Width
(feet)
Front
(feet)
Side
(feet)
Rear
(Seat)
No water and sewer
1.5
150
50
30
100
Water and sewer
1
150
50
30
50
Water and sewer
0.5
100
50
30
30
A. 
Most of these areas have developable soils and are located in proximity to established hamlets. They are designed to accommodate growth emanating out from the hamlets.
B. 
Permitted uses. Permitted uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
One-family dwellings.
(2) 
Agriculture.
(3) 
Religious institutions.
(4) 
Private academic or parochial schools.
(5) 
Day nurseries or camps.
(6) 
Cultural facilities.
(7) 
Cemeteries.
(8) 
Accessory uses.
C. 
Special uses. Special uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Two-family dwellings.
(2) 
Multiple-family dwellings.
(3) 
Hospitals.
(4) 
Boardinghouses.
(5) 
Nursing or convalescent homes.
(6) 
Institutional or philanthropic uses.
(7) 
Theater or concert halls.
(8) 
Public utilities.
(9) 
Membership clubs or recreational uses.
D. 
Yard and lot requirements. Yard and lot requirements shall be as follows:
Minimum Yard Dimensions
Minimum Lot Size
(acres)
Minimum Lot Width
(feet)
Front
(feet)
Side
(feet)
Rear
(feet)
0.5
100
50
30
50
A. 
These districts are generally suitable for an urban scale of development and are located around existing heavily developed areas. The purpose of these districts is to encourage growth in concentrated areas and to reduce the trend toward scattered development.
B. 
Permitted uses. Permitted uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
One-family dwellings.
(2) 
Two-family dwellings.
(3) 
Multiple-family dwellings.
(4) 
Agriculture.
(5) 
Religious institutions
(6) 
Private academic and parochial schools.
(7) 
Day nurseries or camps.
(8) 
Cultural facilities.
(9) 
Accessory uses.
C. 
Special uses. Special uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Boardinghouses.
(2) 
Hospitals.
(3) 
Nursing or convalescent homes.
(4) 
Institutional or philanthropic uses.
(5) 
Cemeteries.
(6) 
Theater or concert halls.
(7) 
Public utilities.
(8) 
Membership clubs or recreational uses.
(9) 
General and professional offices.
[Added 1-20-2010 by L.L. No. 1-2010]
D. 
Yard and lot requirements. Yard and lot requirements shall be as follows:
Minimum Yard Dimensions
Minimum Lot Size
(acres)
Minimum Lot Width
(feet)
Front
(feet)
Side
(feet)
Rear
(feet)
0.25
75
25
10
30
A. 
These areas reflect past trends toward commercial growth. The intent of these districts is to maintain commercial uses that are compatible with the surrounding moderate- and high-density residential districts.
B. 
Permitted uses. Permitted uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
One-family dwellings.
(2) 
Agriculture.
(3) 
Religious institutions.
(4) 
Private academic and parochial schools.
(5) 
Day nurseries or camps.
(6) 
Cultural facilities.
(7) 
Funeral homes.
(8) 
General and professional offices.
(9) 
Schools conducted for profit.
(10) 
Self-service laundries.
(11) 
Restaurants.
(12) 
Bars or nightclubs.
(13) 
Dance halls or skating rinks.
(14) 
Bowling alleys.
(15) 
Theater or concert halls.
(16) 
Newspaper offices and printing shops.
(17) 
Automobile storage or repair shops.
(18) 
Accessory uses.
(19) 
District-related retail uses.
C. 
Special uses. Special uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Two-family dwellings.
(2) 
Multiple-family dwellings.
(3) 
Boardinghouses.
(4) 
Institutional or philanthropic uses.
(5) 
Service stations.
(6) 
Veterinarian offices, animal hospitals or kennels.
(7) 
Public utilities.
(8) 
Membership clubs or recreational uses.
(9) 
Hotels.
(10) 
Motels.
(11) 
Shopping centers.
D. 
Yard and lot requirements. Yard and lot requirements shall be as follows:
Minimum Yard Dimensions
Minimum Lot Size
(acres)
Minimum Lot Width
(feet)
Front
(feet)
Side
(feet)
Rear
(feet)
0.25
75
15
10
30
A. 
The intent of these districts is to encourage highway-oriented commercial uses along the heavily traveled principal routes in Town.
B. 
Permitted uses. Permitted uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
One-family dwellings.
(2) 
Agriculture.
(3) 
Religious institutions.
(4) 
Private academic or parochial schools.
(5) 
Day nurseries or camps
(6) 
Public facilities.
(7) 
Cultural facilities.
(8) 
Funeral homes.
(9) 
General and professional offices.
(10) 
Schools conducted for profit.
(11) 
Self-service laundries.
(12) 
Restaurants.
(13) 
Bars or nightclubs.
(14) 
Dance halls or skating rinks.
(15) 
Bowling alleys.
(16) 
Theater or concert halls.
(17) 
Newspaper offices and printing shops.
(18) 
Automobile storage or repair shops.
(19) 
Car washing stations.
(20) 
Equipment rental or sales yards.
(21) 
Wholesale businesses or services not otherwise specifically mentioned herein.
(22) 
Laundry or dry-cleaning plants.
(23) 
Accessory uses.
(24) 
District-related retail uses.
C. 
Special uses. Special uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Two-family dwellings.
(2) 
Multiple-family dwellings.
(3) 
Mobile home parks.
(4) 
Institutional or philanthropic uses.
(5) 
Service stations.
(6) 
Veterinarian offices, animal hospitals or kennels.
(7) 
Public utilities.
(8) 
Membership clubs or recreational uses.
(9) 
Hotels.
(10) 
Motels.
(11) 
Boardinghouses.
(12) 
Mobile homes.
[Added 9-2-2003 by L.L. No. 1-2003]
D. 
Yard and lot requirements. Yard and lot requirements shall be as follows:
Minimum Yard Dimensions
Minimum Lot Size
(acres)
Minimum Lot Width
(feet)
Front
(feet)
Side
(feet)
Rear
(feet)
0.5
100
25
25
25
A. 
These areas recognize the considerable industrial investments made in the Town. The intent of these districts is to provide areas for industrial expansion while reducing the potential for conflicts with nonindustrial land uses.
B. 
Permitted uses. Permitted uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Agriculture.
(2) 
Newspaper offices and printing shops.
(3) 
Automobile storage or repair shops.
(4) 
Car washing stations.
(5) 
Equipment rental or sales yard.
(6) 
Wholesale businesses and services not otherwise specifically mentioned herein.
(7) 
Laundry or dry-cleaning plants.
(8) 
Veterinarian offices, animal hospitals or kennels.
(9) 
Research laboratories.
(10) 
Accessory uses.
C. 
Special uses. Special uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Junkyards.
(2) 
Manufacture, fabrication, extraction, assembly, warehousing and other handling of material.
(3) 
Mining and other similar extractive operations.
(4) 
Docking facilities.
(5) 
Marinas.
(6) 
Boat ramps.
(7) 
Water-dependent industrial uses.
(8) 
Public utilities.
(9) 
Membership clubs or recreational uses.
(10) 
Adult uses (limited to parcels within this district with direct frontage on U.S. Route 9W).
[Added 5-16-2001 by L.L. No. 2-2001]
D. 
Yard and lot requirements. Yard and lot requirements shall be as follows:
Minimum Yard Dimensions
Minimum Lot Size
(acres)
Minimum Lot Width
(acres)
Front
(feet)
Side
(feet)
Rear
(feet)
3
200
200
100
40
A. 
These include wetlands and, in the waterfront area, includes lands along the Catskill and Kaaterskill Creeks. These areas are environmentally sensitive and generally should not be developed.
B. 
The Zoning Map[1] is designed to show wetlands according to the official New York State Freshwater Wetlands Map. As the New York State Freshwater Wetlands Map changes, so shall the Zoning Map be automatically changed.
[1]
Editor's Note: The Zoning Map is included in a pocket at the end of the Code.
C. 
Permitted uses. Permitted uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
Agriculture.
(2) 
Membership clubs and recreational uses.
(3) 
Stables for horses for noncommercial purposes.
(4) 
Accessory uses.
D. 
Special uses. Special uses shall be as follows:
(1) 
One-family dwellings.
(2) 
Institutional or philanthropic uses.
(3) 
Public utilities.
(4) 
Veterinarian offices, animal hospitals or kennels.
E. 
Yard and lot requirements. Yard and lot requirements shall be as follows:
Minimum Yard Dimensions
Minimum Lot Size
(acres)
Minimum Lot Width
(feet)
Front
(feet)
Side
(feet)
Rear
(feet)
5
250
100
200
100