Town of Chautauqua, NY
Chautauqua County
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[Amended 10-9-1989 by L.L. No. 1-1989; 9-9-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991]
Permitted principal uses and structures in the R-L District shall be as follows:
A. 
Any principal uses and structures permitted and as regulated in the R District, subject to all the terms and conditions of this chapter.
B. 
Two-family detached dwellings.
C. 
Conservation projects or wildlife reservations.
D. 
Agriculture, floriculture and horticultural pursuits, including but not limited to general farms, greenhouses, plant nurseries, truck gardens and the raising of bees, together with all customary buildings, but excluding dairies, poultry and livestock.
E. 
Upon obtaining a special use permit from the Town Board in accordance with the provisions of Article XII, the following uses shall be permitted:
(1) 
Golf courses.
(2) 
Antique shops.
(3) 
Multiple-family dwellings.
(4) 
Condominiums.
(5) 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection E(5), dairies and dairy farms, was repealed 6-8-2015 by L.L. No. 1-2015.
(6) 
(Reserved)[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection E(6), raising and/or keeping of poultry and other fowl, was repealed 6-8-2015 by L.L. No. 1-2015.
(7) 
(Reserved)[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection E(7), raising and/or keeping of livestock, was repealed 6-8-2015 by L.L. No. 1-2015.
(8) 
(Reserved)[4]
[4]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection E(8), country inn/seminar facility, added 4-12-1994 by L.L. No. 1-1994, was repealed 6-8-2015 by L.L. No. 1-2015.
(9) 
Professional and business offices, within a building or group of buildings, provided such use meets all the following specific standards and requirements:
[Added 4-12-2010 by L.L. No. 2-2010]
(a) 
The building or the aggregate of the group of buildings contains 200 gross feet of floor space of building per employee to be housed therein;
(b) 
The off-street parking requirements of § 143-66 hereof are met;
(c) 
The parcel(s) on which the use is proposed to be located has access to municipal water and sewer services and fronts on a state highway; and
(d) 
The use does not create excessive noise, vibration, lights or odor, create a fire or explosion hazard, nor generate excessive traffic on neighboring roads.
Permitted accessory uses and structures in the R-L District shall be as follows:
A. 
Any accessory uses and structures permitted and as regulated in the R District.
B. 
Signs as regulated in the R District, except that one identification sign not exceeding 20 square feet in area and identifying the premises on which located shall be permitted on premises. Such sign may be illuminated by a nonflashing source of light.
C. 
Cabanas, dressing rooms or other customary accessory uses.
Minimum area requirements in the R-L District shall be as follows:
A. 
Lot sizes. Every single-family or two-family detached dwelling or other permitted structure not being accessory to a detached dwelling located on the property, hereafter erected, shall be located on a lot having an area of not less than 20,000 square feet, as measured from the street right-of-way, and a width at the established building line of not less than 100 feet, subject to compliance with waste and sewage disposal requirements as prescribed by the Chautauqua County Department of Health. When a tract of land is served by public sanitary sewer facilities or by a community sanitary sewer system operated as a public utility, a single-family detached dwelling may be erected on a lot having an area of not less than 15,000 square feet, as measured from the street right-of-way, and a width at the established building line of not less than 100 feet. When a tract of land is served by both a community water system and a sanitary sewer system, such single-family detached dwelling may be erected on a lot having an area of not less than 10,000 square feet, as measured from the street right-of-way, and with a width at the established building line of not less than 75 feet.
[Amended 6-22-1987 by L.L. No. 4-1987; 10-9-1989 by L.L. No. 1-1989]
B. 
Front yard depth shall be 40 feet, measured as the distance between the street right-of-way and any part of the dwelling.
C. 
Side yards (two required) shall total 25% of lot width; minimum side yard shall be eight feet.
D. 
Rear yard shall be 25% of lot depth or 40 feet, whichever is less.
[Amended 10-30-1986 by L.L. No. 6-1986; 9-9-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991; 5-8-1995 by L.L. No. 2-1995]
A. 
The minimum size of a dwelling shall be 800 square feet of enclosed living space.
B. 
The sum of all areas covered by all principal and accessory uses, buildings and structures shall not exceed 30% of the area of the lot.
C. 
No accessory use or structure, other than quarters for servants employed upon the premises as permitted in § 143-12C shove, shall be altered or otherwise modified in a manner that would make it a dwelling unit, as defined in this chapter.
[Added 5-13-1996 by L.L. No. 1-1996; amended 7-7-2003 by L.L. No. 2-2003]
D. 
If private garaging is located in the basement level under the dwelling such private garage area shall not exceed 775 square feet.
[Added 7-7-2003 by L.L. No. 2-2003]