City of Oswego, NY
Oswego County
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The following apply to the TN1 District:
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of the TN1 District is to provide for traditional single-family housing, including high-density housing, and limit other uses to preexisting nonconforming uses, while preserving greenspaces.
B. 
Uses. The permitted uses for the TN1 District are attached to the end of this chapter within the Table of Uses.
C. 
Bulk requirements. The applicable bulk requirements for the TN1 District are attached to the end of this chapter within the Table of Bulk Requirements.
D. 
Supplementary regulations. Supplementary regulations shall be as set forth in Article X hereof.
The following apply to the TN2 District:
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of the TN2 District is to provide for a compatible mixture of private residences of varying density and commercial uses, where the permitted commercial uses historically have coincided with residential use.
B. 
Uses. The permitted uses for the TN2 District are attached to the end of this chapter within the Table of Uses.
C. 
Bulk requirements. The applicable bulk requirements for the TN2 District are attached to the end of this chapter within the Table of Bulk Requirements.
D. 
Supplementary regulations. Supplementary regulations shall be as set forth in Article X hereof.
The following apply to the SR District:
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of the SR District is to accommodate single-family development, and related uses, in those areas of Oswego where public water is available and where adequate roads, drainage systems and related infrastructure are already in place.
B. 
Uses. The permitted uses for the SR District are attached to the end of this chapter within the Table of Uses.
C. 
Bulk requirements. The applicable bulk requirements for the SR District are attached to the end of this chapter within the Table of Bulk Requirements.
D. 
Supplementary regulations. Supplementary regulations shall be as set forth in Article X hereof.
The following apply to the UR District:
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of the UR District is to provide for a compatible mixture of private residences of varying density, including other than single-family housing, and multiple mixed commercial uses, where the permitted mixed commercial uses historically have coincided with residential use, in areas where new single-family home development is unlikely to occur.
B. 
Uses. The permitted uses for the UR District are attached to the end of this chapter within the Table of Uses.
C. 
Bulk requirements. The applicable bulk requirements for the UR District are attached to the end of this chapter within the Table of Bulk Requirements.
D. 
Supplementary regulations. Supplementary regulations shall be as set forth in Article X hereof.
The following apply to the TD District:
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of the TD District is to establish a visually attractive, inviting and economically vibrant City core that stimulates a diverse economic base for those who work, visit and reside in the district. Re-use and renovation of existing structures is encouraged. Future development should be compatible with the TD District's quaint character. It should help promote a safe, pleasant, livable and pedestrian-oriented district that preserves and enhances the City's unique cultural, historical and architectural heritage.
B. 
Uses. The permitted uses for the TD District are attached to the end of this chapter within the Table of Uses.
C. 
Bulk requirements. The applicable bulk requirements for the TD District are attached to the end of this chapter within the Table of Bulk Requirements.
D. 
Supplementary regulations. Supplementary regulations shall be as set forth in Article X hereof.
E. 
Design standards. The mandatory and applicable design standards for the TD District are incorporated at the end of this chapter within the attached Design Standards.[1]
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Editor's Note: The Design Standards are on file in the City offices.
The following apply to the TB District:
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of the TB District is to establish a transition between the Traditional Downtown District and the Commercial Business District. The TB District emphasizes compatible pedestrian and vehicular traffic and preservation of the City's cultural, historical and architectural heritage.
B. 
Uses. The permitted uses for the TB District are attached to the end of this chapter within the Table of Uses.
C. 
Bulk requirements. The applicable bulk requirements for the TB District are attached to the end of this chapter within the Table of Bulk Requirements.
D. 
Supplementary regulations. Supplementary regulations shall be as set forth in Article X hereof.
E. 
Design standards. The mandatory and applicable design standards for the TB District are incorporated at the end of this chapter within the attached Design Standards.
The following apply to the CB District:
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of the CB District is to establish an area for larger-scale commerce that is primarily accessible by vehicle. It includes shopping malls, lifestyle centers and large-scale retail establishments, as well as many other uses.
B. 
Uses. The permitted uses for the CB District are attached to the end of this chapter within the Table of Uses.
C. 
Bulk requirements. The applicable bulk requirements for the CB District are attached to the end of this chapter within the Table of Bulk Requirements.
D. 
Supplementary regulations. Supplementary regulations shall be as set forth in Article X hereof.
E. 
Design standards. The mandatory and applicable design standards for the CB District are incorporated at the end of this chapter within the attached Design Standards.
The following apply to the WA District:
A. 
Purpose. The WA District is unique because it largely comprises publicly-owned lands. Encouraged uses include civic uses that are open to the public, such as public green spaces, as well as uses that attract visitors and promote waterfront recreation, entertainment and living. Uses must complement and not compete with the permitted uses in the TD District and BD District. Development of the WA District should be consistent with the City of Oswego Waterfront Master Plan.
B. 
Uses. The permitted uses for the WA District are attached to the end of this chapter within the Table of Uses.
C. 
Bulk requirements. The applicable bulk requirements for the WA District are attached to the end of this chapter within the Table of Bulk Requirements.
D. 
Supplementary regulations. Supplementary regulations shall be as set forth in Article X hereof.
E. 
Design standards. The mandatory and applicable design standards for the WA District are incorporated at the end of this chapter within the attached Design Standards.
The following apply to the MH District:
A. 
Purpose. The City of Oswego has long been an important port on Lake Ontario. The purpose of the MH District is to foster uses that preserve and are consistent with the City's maritime industries, history and culture and to be a transition between these maritime uses and the WA District. Where applicable, development of the MH District should be consistent with the City of Oswego Waterfront Master Plan.
B. 
Uses. The permitted uses for the MH District are attached to the end of this chapter within the Table of Uses.
C. 
Bulk requirements. The applicable bulk requirements for the MH District are attached to the end of this chapter within the Table of Bulk Requirements.
D. 
Supplementary regulations. Supplementary regulations shall be as set forth in Article X hereof.
E. 
Design standards. The mandatory and applicable design standards for the MH District are incorporated at the end of this chapter within the attached Design Standards.
The following apply to the IN District:
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of the IN District is to establish a suitable location for industrial uses within the City. Because industrial uses may have considerable impacts upon infrastructure, utilities, transportation, wastewater treatment and electricity, the location of the IN District and the standards it requires will ensure that industrial users have access to these resources. The IN District also allows for industrial parks, transportation and communication facilities, as well as the manufacture, storage, or distribution of products. Compatible commercial uses, such as offices, laboratories, restaurants, and uses designed and limited to serve persons working in the district, also may be allowed in the IN District. Because noncompatible uses have the potential to encroach upon or displace industrial uses, they are not appropriate for the IN District.
B. 
Uses. The permitted uses for the IN District are attached to the end of this chapter within the Table of Uses.
C. 
Bulk requirements. The applicable bulk requirements for the IN District are attached to the end of this chapter within the Table of Bulk Requirements.
D. 
Supplementary regulations. Supplementary regulations shall be as set forth in Article X hereof.
In Planned Development Districts, where specifically permitted by the Common Council, multiple-family and condominium dwelling units may be constructed to conform to the following regulations:
A. 
Provision is included for Planned Development Districts to permit establishment of areas in which diverse residential, commercial and industrial uses may be brought together as a compatible and unified plan of development which is in the interest and general welfare of the public, with any such district containing a minimum of five acres or more.
B. 
Area, yard, coverage, height and supplementary regulation requirements shall be comparable to minimum requirements in appropriate residential, commercial or industrial zoning districts for each specific use, except where the Planning Board finds that it is in the public interest to modify these requirements.
C. 
No multiple-family or condominium dwelling units are permitted in basements.
D. 
Site plan approval. Site plan approval shall be required.
E. 
Findings required for approval of plans for development. The Planning Board shall recommend the approval with modifications or disapproval of the site plans. The Planning Board may recommend to the Common Council establishment of a Planned Development District, provided that it finds facts submitted with the plans established that:
(1) 
Uses proposed will not be detrimental to present and potential surrounding uses.
(2) 
Land surrounding the proposed development can be planned in coordination with the proposed development and that it be compatible in use.
(3) 
The proposed zoning change is in conformance with the intent of the Comprehensive Plan.
(4) 
Existing and proposed streets are suitable and adequate to carry anticipated traffic within and in the vicinity of the proposed district.
(5) 
Existing and proposed utility services are adequate for proposed development.
(6) 
Each phase of the proposed development, as proposed to be completed, contains the required parking spaces and landscaped areas necessary for creating and sustaining a desirable and stable environment.
F. 
Public hearings for planned development approval. The Common Council may amend the Zoning Map after holding a public hearing, but such action shall have the effect only of granting permission for development of the specific proposal, in accordance with site plans approved by the Common Council. An appropriate notation to that effect shall be made on three sets of plans. One set shall be retained by the City Clerk, and one set shall be retained by the Zoning Administrator.
G. 
Planned development approval by the Common Council shall be secured by the owner for each phase of development.
H. 
Bulk requirements. The applicable bulk requirements for multiple-family and condominium dwelling units in a PD District are attached to the end of this chapter within the Table of Bulk Requirements.
I. 
Supplementary regulations. Supplementary regulations shall be as set forth in Article X hereof.