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Town of Rotterdam, NY
Schenectady County
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The following regulations shall apply to all I-2 Districts:
The following principal and accessory uses are permitted as of right in the I-2 District.
A. 
All principal permitted and special uses listed in the I-1 District use regulations, except towers.
B. 
Landfill operations subject to the provisions of Article XIX and Article XVIII, § 270-162, of this chapter.
C. 
Wind energy facilities subject to the requirements of the Town of Rotterdam Wind Energy Facility Law.[1]
[Added 10-8-2008 by L.L. No. 10-2008]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 269, Wind Energy Facilities.
The following uses may be permitted or denied subject to special use review under Article XIX of this chapter:
A. 
Industrial, manufacturing and processing uses not listed as a permitted use.
B. 
Junk, scrap, metal and rag storage or salvage yards, including automobile salvage and junkyards, subject to all applicable local and state requirements and the following:
(1) 
This use must be located at least 1/2 mile from any residential district and at least 75 feet from any public street or highway.
(2) 
The entire use is surrounded by a solid wooden fence eight feet in height above ground level or completely obscured year-round by an equivalent fence, wall or evergreen planting.
C. 
Commercial extraction of topsoil, sand, gravel and stone.
D. 
Towers.
E. 
Facilities for the filling of portable tanks with liquid propane gas.
F. 
Disturbance on a wetland or watercourse area of any class or in a wetland or watercourse buffer area as defined in this chapter.
[Added 4-27-2005 by L.L. No. 9-2005]
G. 
Solar farms and solar power plants in accordance with § 270-153.
[Added 2-22-2017 by L.L. No. 1-2017]
[Added 10-8-2008 by L.L. No. 10-2008]
Accessory uses permitted in the I-2 Heavy Industrial District shall be limited to the following:
A. 
Small wind energy facilities and wind measurement towers subject to the requirements of the Town of Rotterdam Wind Energy Facility Law.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 269, Wind Energy Facilities.
The following uses are expressly prohibited in the I-2 District:
A. 
The storage, dumping or disposal of slaughterhouse refuse, rancid fats, garbage, dead animals or offal.
B. 
The storage, spilling, dumping or disposal of toxic chemicals, except as may be lawfully permitted by New York State.
C. 
Stockyards and animal slaughtering (except poultry).
D. 
Residential dwellings except for watchman's quarters.
The maximum building height shall be 75 feet.
[Amended 12-26-1990 by L.L. No. 26-1990]
The minimum lot area required for each principal use is 20,000 square feet, with a minimum width of 100 feet.
Lot coverage shall not exceed 75%.
Yard requirements shall be the same as the I-1 District.
Off-street parking requirements applicable in the I-2 District are set forth in Article XVIII of this chapter.
Regulations relative to specific uses found in Article XVIII of this chapter shall apply.