[Amended 5-1-1998 by L.L. No. 1-1998; 1-16-2008 by L.L. No. 1-2008]
For the purpose of promoting the health, safety, morals and the general welfare of the community, the Town of Cortlandville outside of the Villages of McGraw and Homer and the City of Cortland is hereby divided into Zoning Districts as follows:
Neighborhood Business B-1 District.
Highway Commercial Business B-2 District.
Planned Commercial Business B-3 District.
Light Industrial, Office, Business Park I-1 District.
General Industrial I-2 District.
Acquifer Protection District.
[Amended 5-1-1988 by L.L. No. 1-1988]
The boundaries of the districts are established as shown an the map entitled "Zoning Map" in this chapter, except that the Aquifer Protection District is set forth an the Aquifer Protection District Map filed with the Town of Cortlandville. Reference is also made to § 178-80B of this chapter herein concerning the filed plan and maps for flood hazard areas. The Zoning Map, including any explanatory material on it, is made a part of this chapter. The Town Clerk shall certify the Zoning Map as part of this chapter and keep it on file in the clerk's office. Any changes in district boundaries or other matter shown on the Zoning Map shall be made on the certified Zoning Map. The local law making any change shall provide for its entry upon the Zoning Map.
If there is uncertainty of the exact boundaries of districts as shown on the Zoning Map, certain rules shall apply as follows:
Boundaries shown as approximately following a street or highway shall be construed to follow the nearest boundary line or right-of-way line of the street or highway.
Boundaries shown as approximately following platted lot lines shall be construed to follow such lot lines.
Boundaries shown as following shore lines of streams, lakes, and reservoirs shall be construed to follow such shore lines and to move with changes in the actual shore lines.
Distances not specifically set forth on the Zoning Map shall be determined by the scale of the map.
Where a district boundary line divides a preexisting lot in single or joint ownership of record at the time such line is adopted, the regulations applying to the major portion of the lot shall apply to the whole lot, and, in the case where a lot is divided exactly in half by the district line, the regulations of the more restrictive district shall apply to the whole lot. However, if the back of such a lot fronts on a residential street, and the effect is to extend a commercial or industrial use onto the residential street, the above provisions shall not apply, and each portion of the lot shall conform to its respective district.
No structure or land shall hereafter be used, occupied, or changed in use and no structure shall hereafter be erected, constructed, reconstructed, moved or structurally altered unless in conformity with all of the regulations for the district in which it is located.
No part of a yard, open space, parking space or loading space required for any structure under this chapter shall be included as part of a yard, open space, parking space or loading space similarly required for another structure.
No yard, lot or parking space now existing shall be reduced in size below the minimum requirements of this chapter. Yards or lots created after the effective date of this chapter shall meet its minimum requirements.
Within each district, the regulations established by this chapter shall be minimum regulations and shall be applied uniformly to each class or kind of structure or land.
If the plat of a residential subdivision containing one or more new streets has been duly filed in the Cortland County Clerk's office prior to the effective date of this chapter, the lots of the subdivision may be developed in accordance with the lots and yards delineated on the plat, and any provision of this chapter requiring larger lots or yards shall not apply to the subdivisions for a period of three years from the date of such filing.
Until such time as water and sewer facilities are installed, the Cortland County Health Department Regulations shall take precedence over the less restrictive provisions of this chapter.