City of Oswego, NY
Oswego County
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The following uses are permitted in B1 Neighborhood Business Districts:
A. 
Retail stores and retail services.
B. 
Business offices.
C. 
Personal services.
D. 
Restaurants and bars.
E. 
Hotels and motels.
F. 
Religious institutions.
G. 
Community centers.
H. 
Indoor recreation.
I. 
Clubs.
J. 
Accessory uses.
The following uses are permitted in B1 Neighborhood Business Districts after issuance of a special permit:
A. 
Gasoline stations and car washes.
B. 
Drive-in service.
C. 
Wholesale stores.
D. 
Public utility facilities.
E. 
Commercial parking.
F. 
Automobile sales.
G. 
Funeral homes.
H. 
Other commercial uses upon the finding that such use is compatible with those permitted and which will not be detrimental to other uses within the district or to adjoining land use.
I. 
Multiple-family dwellings.
J. 
One- and two-family dwellings.
[Added 8-9-1982]
K. 
Commercial marinas, mooring slips and private marina yacht clubs.
[Added 4-14-1986]
L. 
[1]Condominium dwellings as a special permit use in the B-1 Neighborhood Business District.
[Added 10-11-2005]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection L, dealing with residential uses of second and third floor premises, which immediately followed this subsection, was deleted 10-28-1996 by L.L. No. 4-1996.
M. 
Internal conversion of attached garage or porch to living space (bedrooms, kitchen, family room or bathroom). A kitchen shall not be installed unless it is replacing an existing kitchen.
[Added 6-22-2009]
N. 
Internal conversion of preexisting nonconforming use for additional living space (bedrooms, kitchen, family room or bathroom). A kitchen shall not be installed unless it is replacing an existing kitchen.
[Added 6-22-2009]
A. 
Area, yard, coverage and height. In any B1 Neighborhood Business District, area, yard, coverage and height requirements shall be as follows:
[Amended 9-8-1980; 5-29-2007]
Minimum district area
10 acres
Minimum lot area
10,000 square feet
Minimum lot width
120 feet
Minimum yards:
Front
25 feet
Rear
25 feet; 50 feet when abutting residential districts
Side
12 feet; 50 feet when abutting residential districts
Maximum coverage
Building area
30%
Paved area
25%
Maximum height
Principal building
3 stories or 40 feet, whichever is less
Accessory building
15 feet
B. 
Supplementary regulations shall be as set forth in Article XVII hereof.
C. 
Site plan approval shall be required.[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection D, regarding bulk requirements, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 10-11-2005.