Village of Mamaroneck, NY
Westchester County
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The following are the only uses permitted in residence districts. See Article XI for uses subject to site plan approval. See Article IV for general regulations applying to all districts.
A. 
Permitted principal uses. The following are the only principal uses permitted in R-20, R-15, R-10, R-7.5, R-6 and R-5 One-Family Residence Districts:
(1) 
One-family dwellings, not to exceed one such dwelling on each lot.
(2) 
Places of worship and religious instruction, including parish houses, subject to § 342-40. (This use is subject to the approval procedure set forth in Article X and shall conform to any additional requirements made in connection with such approval.)
(3) 
Any municipal uses of the Village of Mamaroneck.
(4) 
Public schools.
(5) 
Private schools having a comprehensive curriculum of studies similar to a public school, provided that the lot on which they are located at least meets the site size requirements of the State Department of Education. (This use is subject to the approval procedure set forth in Article X and shall conform to any additional requirements made in connection with such approval.)
(6) 
Nursery schools. (This use is subject to the approval procedure set forth in Article X and shall conform to any additional requirements made in connection with such approval.)
(7) 
Annual membership clubs, such as beach, golf, country, yacht and similar clubs, but only if incorporated pursuant to the provisions of the Membership Corporations or Benevolent Order Laws of the State of New York, subject to § 342-42. (This use is subject to the approval procedure set forth in Article X and shall conform to any additional requirements made in connection with such approval.)
(8) 
Transformer stations and customary accessory uses, subject to a finding by the Board of Appeals that service cannot be adequately supplied by transformer stations located in a district other than a residence district, that a public necessity exists for a transformer station in a residence area and that the particular site for which application is made is the least objectionable from the public standpoint and is so located as to facilitate adequate electric service to the area. Such use shall be subject to the requirements of § 342-43. (This use is subject to the approval procedure set forth in Article X and shall conform to any additional requirements made in connection with such approval.)
(9) 
Planned residential developments, subject to § 342-52.
[Added 2-26-1979 by L.L. No. 7-1979, effective 3-21-1979]
(10) 
Family day-care homes and group family day-care homes, for which a permit has been issued pursuant to § 390, Subdivision 1(a), of the Social Services Law of the State of New York.
[Added 12-14-1987 by L.L. No. 15-1987, effective 1-28-1988]
(11) 
Adaptive reuse of educational and religious buildings by special permit from the Planning Board as permitted by § 342-52.2.
[Added 5-23-2016 by L.L. No. 6-2016, effective 7-5-2016]
B. 
Permitted accessory uses. The following accessory uses are permitted in R-20, R-15, R-10, R-7.5, R-6 and R-5 One-Family Residence Districts only in conjunction with a permitted principal use:
(1) 
Home professional offices or studios.
[Amended 1-26-1987 by L.L. No. 3-1987, effective 2-18-1987]
(a) 
This shall include the office of a resident physician, surgeon, dentist or other person licensed by the State of New York to practice a healing art: or the office or studio of a lawyer, accountant, architect, artist, engineer, musician, licensed real estate broker, licensed insurance broker or agent or teacher, as hereinafter restricted, or any reasonably similar profession, provided that:
[1] 
The resident operator has not more than one employee, associate or assistant who is not a member of the immediate family.
[2] 
Such office or studio occupies not more than 30% of the floor area of the building in which it is located.
[3] 
Studios where dancing or music instruction is offered shall have groups of no more than four pupils at one time and shall hold no concerts or recitals at the studio.
[4] 
There is no external evidence of such use, except for permitted signs.
(b) 
A home professional office shall not include the practice of veterinary medicine, the office of any person engaged in the purchase or sale of economic goods, tearooms, tourist homes, beauty parlors, barbershops, hairdressing and manicure establishments, stores or trades, businesses or occupations of a similar nature. The home professional office of a physician shall not include a biological or other medical or testing laboratory.
(c) 
In no event shall a home professional office be permitted which activities may create a hazard or nuisance to the surrounding neighborhood.
(2) 
Customary home occupations, provided that:
(a) 
They are incidental to the residential use of the premises and are conducted by the resident thereof with no assistants or associates, except members of the immediate family who reside on the premises.
(b) 
They are conducted only in the main building and occupy not more than 30% of the area of one floor.
(c) 
Only customary home appliances and equipment are used.
(d) 
There is no external evidence of such use.
(3) 
Garden houses, tool houses, playhouses, greenhouses or other uses customarily incidental to the residential use of the premises and not operated for gain, subject to the provisions set forth in Note 11 of the Schedule of Minimum Requirements for Residential Districts.
[Amended  9-11-1972, effective  9-27-1972]
(4) 
Tennis or other game courts or other entertainment or diversion structures or equipment permanently installed and not specifically designed for small children. (This use is subject to the approval procedure set forth in Article X and shall conform to any additional requirements made in connection with such approval.)
[Amended  9-11-1972, effective  9-27-1972; 7-10-1978 by L.L. No. 6-1978, effective 7-27-1978]
(5) 
Off-street parking facilities and private garages for the use of the occupants of the premises and their guests, as required by § 342-54D, provided that not more than one parking space is leased to a person not resident on the lot, and provided that no trucks shall be parked on the lot, except as permitted by § 342-13. In addition, the following requirements shall apply:
[Amended 10-24-2005 by L.L. No. 6-2005, effective 11-4-2005]
(a) 
An accessory garage shall not exceed 20 feet in height;
(b) 
The doors of an accessory garage may not exceed eight feet in height;
(c) 
An accessory detached garage shall not exceed 25% of the total gross floor area of the principal building and shall not exceed 1,200 square feet.
(6) 
Not more than two roomers or boarders.
(7) 
The keeping of a reasonable number of customary household pets, but excluding any commercial breeding or keeping of the same.
(8) 
Only such signs as permitted by the Village Sign Ordinance.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 286, Signs.
(9) 
Fences, walls or retaining walls pursuant to § 342-14.
[Amended  5-31-1979 by L.L. No. 10-1979, effective  6-8-1979; 5-10-2010 by L.L. No. 12-2010, effective 5-26-2010]
(10) 
Storage of boats and boat trailers, subject to § 342-12, and, in addition, facilities for residents to dock, moor and/or launch boats, in accordance with all requirements of local law, where the property is located within the Marine Zone.
[Amended  5-13-1985 by L.L. No. 12-1985, effective  5-22-1985]
(11) 
Swimming pools, subject to § 342-49.
[Added  7-10-1978 by L.L. No. 6-1978, effective  7-27-1978]
A. 
Permitted principal uses. The following are the only principal uses permitted in R-2F One- and Two-Family Residence Districts:
[Amended 10-25-1982 by L.L. No. 13-1982, effective 11-2-1982]
(1) 
Any uses permitted in the R-5 District, as permitted therein.
(2) 
Two-family dwellings.
B. 
Permitted accessory uses. The following accessory uses are permitted in R-2F One- and Two-Family Residence Districts only in conjunction with a permitted principal use:
(1) 
Any accessory uses permitted in a one-family residence district, as permitted therein.
A. 
Permitted principal uses. The following are the only principal uses permitted in R-4F One- to Four-Family Residence Districts:
[Amended 10-25-1982 by L.L. No. 13-1982, effective 11-2-1982]
(1) 
Any uses permitted in an R-5 or R-2F District, as permitted therein.
(2) 
Dwellings for not more than four families.
B. 
Permitted accessory uses. The following accessory uses are permitted in R-4F One- to Four-Family Residence Districts only in conjunction with a permitted principal use:
(1) 
Any accessory uses permitted in a one-family residence district, as permitted therein.
A. 
Permitted principal uses. The following are the only principal uses permitted in RM-1, RM-2 and RM-3 Multiple Residence Districts:
(1) 
Any uses permitted in a one-family residence district, as permitted therein.
(2) 
Dwellings or dwelling groups for three or more families, provided that the entire lot occupied by such dwellings or dwelling groups shall be maintained in single ownership.
(3) 
Professional offices or studios, provided that the number of such offices and studios on any lot shall not exceed one for each 25 dwelling units on the lot, and provided that such offices or studios shall be located only on the street floor of any building and shall have access provided thereto from other than a public hall used by residential apartments.
B. 
Permitted accessory uses. The following accessory uses are permitted in RM-1, RM-2 and RM-3 Multiple Residence Districts only in conjunction with a permitted principal use:
(1) 
Any accessory uses permitted in a one-family residence district, as permitted therein.
[Added  4-28-1986 by L.L. No. 10-1986, effective  5-8-1986; amended  9-26-1989 by L.L. No. 17-1989, effective  10-5-1989]
Permitted uses. In the RM/SC Multiple Residence/Senior Citizen District, no building, structure or premises shall be used or occupied and no building or part thereof or other structure shall be erected or altered, unless otherwise provided in this chapter, except for the following:
A. 
Senior citizen housing shall be limited to projects developed through local nonprofit sponsors with state or federal assistance.
B. 
Occupancy shall be limited to:
(1) 
A single person who is 62 years of age or over or a nonelderly handicapped person between the ages of 18 and 62.
(2) 
A husband or wife under the age of 62 years who is residing with his or her spouse who is 62 years of age or over or handicapped.
(3) 
Children and grandchildren residing with their parents or grandparents where one of said parents or grandparents with whom the child or grandchild is residing is 62 years of age or older or handicapped, provided that said children or grandchildren are 18 years of age or over.
(4) 
The surviving member or members of a family living within the RM/SC District with an eligible older or handicapped person at the time of his or her death.
(5) 
Two or more elderly or handicapped persons living together.
(6) 
Adults under 62 years of age and may be admitted as permanent residents if it is established that the presence of such persons is essential for the physical care or economic support of eligible older or handicapped persons.
[Added  5-29-1974, effective  6-12-1974]
A. 
Permitted principal uses. The following are the only principal uses permitted in residential P Parking Districts:
(1) 
Off-street parking areas for private motor vehicles, when operated as an accessory use to a permitted principal use or uses on an adjoining property in a residential district, but not including the storage of new or used motor vehicles for sale or for hire or any servicing of motor vehicles.
B. 
Accessory uses. The following accessory uses are permitted in residential P Parking Districts only in conjunction with a permitted principal use:
(1) 
Signs in accordance with all applicable Village regulations and ordinances.
(2) 
Fences, walls or retaining walls pursuant to § 342-14.
[Added 5-10-2010 by L.L. No. 12-2010, effective 5-26-2010]
The minimum requirements listed in the Schedule of Minimum Requirements for Residential Districts[1] may need to be increased and the maximum limitations decreased in order to attain the full intensity of use permitted on a particular lot or in order to satisfy the requirement established in connection with an approval under Article X.
[1]
Editor's Note: The Schedule of Minimum Requirements for Residential Districts is included at the end of this chapter.
[Added 11-28-2016 by L.L. No. 22-2016, effective 12-7-2016]
The maximum allowable FAR for lots in the R-20, R-15, R-10, R-7.5, R-6 and R-5 One-Family Districts and the RF-2 One- and Two-Family District shall be determined by the following Residential FAR (Floor Area Ratio) Schedule set forth below. To determine the maximum gross floor area permitted for an individual one- or two-family house, the actual lot size shall be multiplied by the FAR listed in, or computed in accordance with, the schedule for the appropriate lot size category.
Residential FAR (Floor Area Ratio)
Schedule
Floor Area Ratio (FAR)
Lot Size
(square feet)
Maximum FAR
Maximum Gross Floor Area
(square feet)
Less than 5,000
0.530
5,000
0.530
2,650
6,000
0.480
2,880
7,000
0.430
3,010
8,000
0.410
3,280
9,000
0.390
3,510
10,000
0.370
3,700
11,000
0.360
3,960
12,000
0.350
4,200
13,000
0.340
4,420
14,000
0.330
4,620
15,000
0.320
4,800
16,000
0.310
4,960
17,000
0.300
5,100
18,000
0.290
5,220
19,000
0.280
5,320
20,000 or more
0.270
5,400
Each lot size range represents 1 to 999 square feet. FAR must be interpolated for any values that fall between the lot sizes indicated. For example, a lot of 12,500 square feet would have a FAR of 0.345.