City of Oswego, NY
Oswego County
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The Planning Board, at a regular public meeting of the Board, shall review and approve or approve with modifications all permitted uses listed as requiring site plan approval before a building permit is issued.
A. 
The owner shall submit a site plan and supporting data prepared by an architect, landscape architect, engineer, land surveyor or planner and, if required, may include the following information presented in drawn form, accompanied by a written text:
(1) 
A survey and photographs of the property, showing existing features, including contours, large trees, buildings, structures, streets, utility easements, rights-of-way, land use, zoning and ownership of the surrounding property.
(2) 
A site plan showing proposed lots, blocks, building locations and land use areas.
(3) 
Traffic circulation, parking and loading spaces and pedestrian walks.
(4) 
Landscaping plans, including site grading, landscape design and open and recreation areas.
(5) 
Preliminary architectural drawings for buildings to be constructed, including floor plans, exterior elevations and sections.
(6) 
Preliminary engineering plans, including street improvements, storm drainage systems, public utility extensions, water supplies and sanitary sewer facilities.
(7) 
Engineering feasibility studies of any anticipated problems which might arise due to the proposed development, as required by the Planning Board.
(8) 
Construction sequence and time schedule for completion of each phase for buildings, parking spaces and landscaped areas.
(9) 
A description of the proposed uses, including hours of operation, number of employees, expected volume of business, and type and volume of traffic expected to be generated.
B. 
With respect to property within the Oswego Waterfront Revitalization Area boundary, the owner shall demonstrate how the proposed development will enhance the waterfront area or otherwise fulfill the city's waterfront revitalization program[1] and, in addition, provide, where possible, for visual and physical access to the shore and water in conformance with the city's waterfront revitalization program.
[Added 4-14-1986]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 267, Waterfront Revitalization Program.
A. 
In accordance with the provisions of § 30-a of the General City Law, the Planning Board shall review the site plan and supporting data before approval or approval with stated conditions is given, taking into consideration the following:
[Amended 10-28-1996 by L.L. No. 4-1996]
(1) 
Harmonious relationship between proposed uses and existing adjacent uses.
(2) 
Maximum safety of vehicular circulation between the site and the street network.
(3) 
Adequacy of interior circulation, parking and loading facilities with particular attention to vehicular and pedestrian safety.
(4) 
Adequacy of landscaping and setbacks in regard to achieving maximum compatibility and protection to adjacent residential districts.
B. 
With respect to property within the Oswego Waterfront Revitalization Area boundary, the Board shall consider how the proposed development will enhance the waterfront area or otherwise fulfill the policies and purposes of the Oswego Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and, in addition, provide, where possible, for visual and physical access to the shore and water in conformance with the city's waterfront revitalization program.
[Added 1-12-1987]
C. 
The Board may require changes or additions in relation to yards, driveways, entrances and exits, landscaping and location and height of buildings and enclosures to ensure safety, to minimize traffic difficulties and to safeguard adjacent properties. Should changes or additional facilities be required by the Board, final approval of the site plan shall be conditional upon the satisfactory compliance by the owner with changes or additions. Any owner wishing to make changes in an approved site plan shall submit a revised site plan to the Planning Board for review and approval.
The Planning Board may require as a condition of site plan approval that the owner file a performance bond in such amount as it determines to be in the public interest, to ensure that the proposed development will be built in compliance with the accepted plans.