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The U-R Urban Renewal Districts are separate and distinct areas with identified objectives, actions and land use plans for the purpose of eliminating substandard and deteriorated structures and other blighting influence in an area of the City, through demolition and subsequent redevelopment. These districts promote economic development in the City and beautification of an area in both the public and private realm and provide the City with the ability to convey property to support private development. Areas specified as U-R Urban Renewal Districts by the City Council of the City of Rochester include:
A. 
Cascade Area Urban Renewal District.
B. 
Genesee Crossroads South I Urban Renewal District.
C. 
Genesee Crossroads Urban Renewal District.
D. 
Mt. Read - Emerson Urban Renewal District.
E. 
Norton Street Urban Renewal District.
F. 
Ridgeway Urban Renewal District.
G. 
Southeast Loop Urban Renewal District.
H. 
St. Joseph's Area Urban Renewal District.
I. 
Third Ward Urban Renewal District.
J. 
Upper Falls Urban Renewal District.
K. 
Washington Square Urban Renewal District.
L. 
Brooks Landing Urban Renewal District.
[Added 8-26-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-276]
M. 
Erie Canal Urban Renewal District.
[Added 8-26-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-276]
N. 
La Marketa North Clinton Avenue Urban Renewal District.
[Added 6-22-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-199]
O. 
Midtown Urban Renewal District.
[Added 3-20-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-93]
P. 
Dewey-Driving Park Urban Renewal District.
[Added 9-19-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-370; 7-14-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-254]
Q. 
Marketview Heights Urban Renewal District.
[Added 12-16-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-381]
[Amended 4-8-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-86; 6-17-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-183; 8-26-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-276]
The adopted land use controls and administrative procedures shall be in effect upon adoption of this chapter for the U-R Districts. Changes or amendments to such controls may be made at any time by the City Council, provided that any amendment of this plan shall be concurred with by any owner or lessee of project land materially affected thereby. No sexually oriented business shall be established in any urban renewal district. The U-R District shall follow the regulations for the specified district on the City of Rochester Zoning Map. In addition, the following provisions in the specified U-R Districts shall apply to that individual U-R District.
A. 
Cascade Area Urban Renewal District.
(1) 
In the sections of the U-R District designated as CCD, all of the requirements of the CCD shall apply except as follows:
(a) 
Permitted uses and structures.
[1] 
Industrial uses shall be restricted to the following:
[a] 
Research and testing laboratories, but excluding biotechnology, genetic and gene research;
[b] 
Corporate headquarters and offices;
[c] 
Manufacture, processing and assembly of: communications equipment, data processing equipment and software, electronic systems, components and accessories, professional, scientific and control instruments, office systems and equipment, photographic and imaging equipment and systems, optics, surgical, medical and dental instruments, appliances and products.
B. 
Genesee Crossroads South I Urban Renewal District. See Rochester Zoning Map.
C. 
Genesee Crossroads Urban Renewal District. See Rochester Zoning Map.
D. 
Mt. Read - Emerson Urban Renewal District.
(1) 
In the sections of the district designated on the Zoning Map as R-1, all of the requirements of the R-1 shall apply except as follows:
(a) 
Special permit uses:
[1] 
None.
(b) 
Lot, area and yard requirements.
[1] 
Minimum lot area, one-family dwelling: 5,000 square feet.
[2] 
Minimum lot frontage: 50 feet for single-family.
[3] 
Minimum side yard, one or 1 1/2 stories.
[a] 
One side yard: seven feet.
[b] 
Two side yards: 16 feet.
[4] 
Minimum side yard, two or 2 1/2 stories.
[a] 
One side yard: eight feet.
[b] 
Two side yards: 18 feet.
[5] 
Minimum rear yard: 35 feet in depth.
(2) 
In the sections of the U-R District designated as R-2, all of the requirements of the R-2 shall apply except as follows:
(a) 
Lot, area and yard requirements.
[1] 
Maximum density: 20 dwelling units/acre.
[2] 
Minimum side yard, one or 1 1/2 stories.
[a] 
One side yard: five feet.
[b] 
Two side yards: 15 feet.
[3] 
Minimum side yard, two or 2 1/2 stories.
[a] 
One side yard: six feet.
[b] 
Two side yards: 16 feet.
[4] 
Minimum side yard, three stories.
[a] 
One side yard: eight feet.
[b] 
Two side yards: 18 feet.
[5] 
Minimum rear yard: 35 feet.
(3) 
In the sections of the U-R District designated as M-1, all of the requirements of the M-1 shall apply except as follows:
(a) 
Prohibited uses.
[1] 
Any commercial uses allowed in the M-1 District;
[2] 
Junkyards;
[3] 
Vehicle repair, vehicle sales and rental, and car washes;
[4] 
Building materials storage and sales;
[5] 
Construction equipment storage yards, including rental and sales of equipment;
[6] 
Batch mixing of cement, concrete and asphalt;
[7] 
Manufacture of any of the following items or materials:
[a] 
Coke or charcoal.
[b] 
Disinfectants, soap, insecticides or poisons.
[c] 
Ferrous or nonferrous metals.
[d] 
Glass, from raw materials.
[e] 
Pyrotechnic devices.
[f] 
Paint, shellac, varnish or enamel.
[g] 
Paper or paper pulp.
[h] 
Rubber or tires.
[8] 
Pawnbrokers.
[Added 9-19-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-363]
(b) 
Lot, area and yard requirements.
[1] 
Maximum building height: two stories or 30 feet.
[2] 
Minimum front yard: 50 feet.
[a] 
Lee Road.
[b] 
Colfax Street.
[c] 
Emerson Street.
[d] 
Lexington Avenue.
[3] 
Minimum front yard: 35 feet.
[a] 
All other streets.
[4] 
Minimum side yard: 20 feet.
[5] 
Minimum rear yard: 50 feet.
(c) 
Off-street parking.
[1] 
Visitor and customer parking may be located in the front yard, provided parking:
[a] 
Is not located within 20 feet of the front property line; and
[b] 
Does not exceed 15 spaces.
(d) 
Signs.
[1] 
All signs identifying industrial uses shall be flat wall signs or signs on the face of a marquee and shall not project above the parapet of the building.
[2] 
No advertising signs or signs painted on the wall of a structure shall be permitted.
[3] 
Signs shall not occupy more than 1/4 of the area of the front face of the building.
[4] 
Animated signs, signs with flashing or intermittent illumination or signs with revolving devices which cause intermittent flashes are not permitted.
(e) 
Minimum landscaped buffer: 30 feet abutting residential districts.
(4) 
In the sections of the U-R District designated as O-S, all of the requirements of the O-S shall apply except as follows:
(a) 
Permitted uses shall be limited to the following:
[1] 
Publicly owned parks, squares, and recreational areas.
[2] 
Hiking and bicycle trails, greens and commons, sitting and picnic areas.
[3] 
Public community centers.
(b) 
Special permit uses shall be limited to the following:
[1] 
Indoor and outdoor swimming pools and skating rinks.
[2] 
Lighting of all outdoor recreational activity areas for nighttime use.
E. 
Norton Street Urban Renewal District.
(1) 
In the sections of the U-R District designated on the Zoning Map as M-1, all of the requirements of the M-1 shall apply except as follows:
(a) 
Prohibited uses:
[1] 
Any commercial uses allowed in the M-1 District.
[2] 
Junkyards.
[3] 
Waste centers.
[4] 
Truck centers.
[5] 
Animal care, including breeding, boarding and health care.
[6] 
Vehicle repair.
[7] 
Car washes.
[8] 
Any nonmanufacturing establishments.
(b) 
Special permit uses.
[1] 
Technical and vocational schools providing job training programs.
[2] 
Warehousing, storage and distribution establishments.
[3] 
Business and government offices.
[4] 
Manufacture of items and materials of the following:
[a] 
Acetylene.
[b] 
Asbestos products.
[c] 
Cement, lime or gypsum.
[d] 
Coke or charcoal.
[e] 
Disinfectants, insecticides or poisons.
[f] 
Ferrous or nonferrous metals.
[g] 
Glass, from raw materials.
[h] 
Matches, explosives, fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices.
[i] 
Paint, shellac, varnish or enamel.
[j] 
Paper or paper pulp.
[k] 
Rubber or tires.
[l] 
Soap.
[m] 
Wine, beer, liquor or other alcoholic beverages.
[n] 
Tobacco products.
[o] 
Gas.
[p] 
Metal foundries; metal stamping and forging.
[q] 
Enameling, lacquering, galvanizing.
[r] 
Batch mixing of cement; rock- and stone-crushing mills; lumber mills.
[s] 
Food processing; dairy and soft drink bottling.
[t] 
Slaughterhouses; tanneries; fat and tallow rendering.
[u] 
Petroleum refineries; bulk fuel storage; distillation of petroleum, tar, coal, wood or bones.
[v] 
Bus and railroad yards.
[w] 
Construction equipment, sales, rental and storage yards.
[x] 
Sewage treatment facilities.
[y] 
Electric and steam generation facilities.
(c) 
Lot, area and yard requirements.
[1] 
Minimum front yard, building height is 15 feet: 10 feet.
[2] 
Minimum front yard, building height is 15 to 30 feet: height of the building.
[3] 
Minimum front yard.
[a] 
Bastian Street: zero feet.
[b] 
Norton Street: 10 to 30 feet from sidewalk easement.
[4] 
Minimum side yard: five feet.
[5] 
Maximum building height: 30 feet.
F. 
Ridgeway Urban Renewal District.
(1) 
In the sections of the U-R District designated on the Zoning Map as M-1, all of the requirements of the M-1 shall apply except as follows:
(a) 
Prohibited uses.
[1] 
Junkyards and waste centers.
[2] 
Vehicle repair, vehicle sales and rental, and car washes.
[3] 
Warehousing, storage and distribution establishments.
[4] 
Building materials storage and sales.
[5] 
Construction equipment storage yards, including rental and sales of equipment.
[6] 
Batch mixing of cement, concrete and asphalt.
[7] 
Truck centers.
[8] 
Personal wireless telecommunication facilities.
[9] 
Manufacture of any of the following items or materials:
[a] 
Acetylene.
[b] 
Asbestos products.
[c] 
Cement, lime or gypsum.
[d] 
Coke or charcoal.
[e] 
Disinfectants, insecticides or poisons.
[f] 
Ferrous or nonferrous metals.
[g] 
Glass, from raw materials.
[h] 
Matches, explosives, fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices.
[i] 
Paint, shellac, varnish or enamel.
[j] 
Paper or paper pulp.
[k] 
Rubber or tires.
[l] 
Soap.
[m] 
Wine, beer, liquor or other alcoholic beverages.
[n] 
Tobacco products.
[o] 
Gas.
[p] 
Metal foundries; metal stamping and forging.
[q] 
Enameling, lacquering, galvanizing.
[r] 
Batch mixing of cement; rock- and stone-crushing mills; lumber mills.
[s] 
Food processing; dairy and soft drink bottling.
[t] 
Slaughterhouses; tanneries; fat and tallow rendering.
[u] 
Petroleum refineries; bulk fuel storage; distillation of petroleum, tar, coal, wood or bones.
[v] 
Bus and railroad yards.
[w] 
Construction equipment, sales, rental and storage yards.
[x] 
Sewage treatment facilities.
[y] 
Electric and steam generation facilities.
[10] 
Pawnbrokers.
[Added 9-19-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-363]
(b) 
Special permit uses.
[1] 
Commercial uses and wholesale establishments whose goods are stored entirely indoors, subject to the additional standard that such uses are in conformance with the goals and objectives of the Urban Renewal District and the policies of the City for economic development and job creation, or when the Planning Commission finds that the use will provide a service to the manufacturing uses and/or their employees.
[2] 
Trade or technical schools.
[3] 
Day-care centers that serve industries within the district.
(c) 
Minimum landscape buffer: 20 feet abutting a residential district boundary line.
G. 
Southeast Loop Urban Renewal District. See Rochester Zoning Map.
H. 
St. Joseph's Area Urban Renewal District.
(1) 
In the sections of the U-R District designated on the Zoning Map as CCD, all of the requirements of the CCD shall apply except as follows:
(a) 
Maximum front yard. The first three stories or the first 50 feet of building height of all buildings shall comply with the following maximum yard requirements:
[1] 
North Clinton Avenue: zero to five feet.
[2] 
Pleasant Street: zero to 40 feet.
[3] 
Franklin Court: N/A.
[4] 
Other yards: N/A.
I. 
Third Ward Urban Renewal District.
(1) 
In the sections of the U-R District designated on the Zoning Map as M-1, all of the requirements of the M-1 shall apply except as follows:
(a) 
Special permit uses:
[1] 
None.
(b) 
Prohibited uses. The following uses shall be prohibited:
[1] 
Commercial uses allowed in the M-1 District.
[2] 
Junkyards and waste centers.
[3] 
Vehicle repair, vehicle sales and rental, and car washes.
[4] 
Warehousing, storage and distribution establishments.
[5] 
Building materials storage and sales.
[6] 
Construction equipment storage yards, including rental and sales of equipment.
[7] 
Batch mixing of cement, concrete and asphalt.
[8] 
Truck centers.
[9] 
Personal wireless telecommunication facilities.
[10] 
Manufacture of any of the following items or materials:
[a] 
Acetylene.
[b] 
Asbestos products.
[c] 
Cement, lime or gypsum.
[d] 
Coke or charcoal.
[e] 
Disinfectants, insecticides or poisons.
[f] 
Ferrous or nonferrous metals.
[g] 
Glass, from raw materials.
[h] 
Matches, explosives, fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices.
[i] 
Paint, shellac, varnish or enamel.
[j] 
Paper or paper pulp.
[k] 
Rubber or tires.
[l] 
Soap.
[m] 
Wine, beer, liquor or other alcoholic beverages.
[n] 
Tobacco products.
[o] 
Gas.
[p] 
Metal foundries; metal stamping and forging.
[q] 
Enameling, lacquering, galvanizing.
[r] 
Batch mixing of cement; rock- and stone-crushing mills; lumber mills.
[s] 
Food processing; dairy and soft drink bottling.
[t] 
Slaughterhouses; tanneries; fat and tallow rendering.
[u] 
Petroleum refineries; bulk fuel storage; distillation of petroleum, tar, coal, wood or bones.
[v] 
Bus and railroad yards.
[w] 
Construction equipment, sales rental and storage yards.
[x] 
Sewage treatment facilities.
[y] 
Electric and steam generation facilities.
[11] 
Pawnbrokers.
[Added 9-19-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-363]
(c) 
Signs.
[1] 
In the residential district of the plan, signs shall be limited to flat wall signs or signs on the face of an awning or canopy identifying the name and address of the building.
[2] 
In the commercial and industrial areas of the plan, signs shall be regulated according to § 120-177, respectively, except as hereinafter modified:
[a] 
Permitted structural types shall be limited to the following: awning, canopy or marquee signs; ground signs; projecting signs; wall signs.
[b] 
Advertising signs are prohibited.
J. 
Upper Falls Urban Renewal District.
(1) 
In the sections of the U-R District designated on the Zoning Map as M-1, all of the requirements of the M-1 shall apply except as follows:
(a) 
Permitted uses shall be limited to:
[1] 
Manufacturing uses.
(b) 
Special permit uses.
[1] 
None.
K. 
Washington Square Urban Renewal District.
(1) 
In the sections of the U-R District designated on the Zoning Map as CCD, all of the requirements of the CCD shall apply except as follows:
(a) 
Permitted uses shall be limited to:
[1] 
Administrative offices, corporate headquarters and governmental offices.
[2] 
Retail shopping establishments, as permitted in the CCD District.
[3] 
Consumer service establishments, as permitted in the CCD District.
[4] 
Business goods and service establishments.
[5] 
Day-care centers.
[6] 
Municipal parking garages.
(b) 
Special permit uses.
[1] 
None.
(c) 
Lot, area and yard requirements.
[1] 
Maximum front yard. Within the first three stories or the first 50 feet of building height, all buildings shall comply with the following maximum yard requirements:
[a] 
South Clinton Avenue: zero to 20 feet for the first 100 feet from East Broad Street and Court Street; zero to 50 feet for the balance of the street frontage.
[b] 
East Broad Street: zero to 20 feet.
[c] 
Court Street: zero to 30 feet.
[d] 
South Avenue: zero to 20 feet.
[e] 
Bausch & Lomb Place: zero to 30 feet.
[f] 
Woodbury Boulevard: zero to 15 feet.
(d) 
Building standards. The following limitations and conditions apply to and must be complied with by all permitted and permissible uses.
[1] 
Structures that abut Clinton Avenue shall have a major pedestrian entrance onto Clinton Avenue.
[2] 
The primary entrance thresholds of all structures shall be flush with the abutting outdoor sidewalk elevations, and all other entrances shall not exceed grade elevations by more than 18 inches.
[3] 
In any street yard of 30 feet or less, activities, attractions and/or an inviting environment directly linked to the adjacent public sidewalk shall be provided.
[4] 
The building facades along South Clinton Avenue and Court Street between South Clinton Avenue and Bausch & Lomb Place (the realigned Stone Street) shall have fenestration with a total horizontal length equal to approximately 3/4 of the linear frontage of walls facing a street, consisting of glazing that is clear, see-through and nonreflective and having lower edges no higher than two feet above the building's first floor elevation and top edges no lower than seven feet above the building's first floor elevation.
[5] 
No loading facility shall be permitted along South Clinton Avenue, Court Street, East Broad Street, South Avenue or St. Mary's Place.
L. 
Brooks Landing Urban Renewal District.
(1) 
Land use areas. The District is divided into three land use areas which are comparable to zoning districts listed in the Rochester Zoning Code:
The Open Space land use area (O-S) located along the edge of the Genesee River will remain in City ownership as dedicated parkland.
The Neighborhood Commercial land use area (C-1) provides infill development and renovation opportunities on the west side of Genesee Street and nearly two acres of new commercial development opportunities on the east side of Genesee Street north of Brooks Avenue.
The Riverfront Commercial land use area (C-2) on the east side of Genesee Street south of Brooks Avenue will provide unique riverfront development opportunities.
(a) 
Open Space Land Use. In the sections of the District designated on the Land Use Map as "O-S," all of the requirements of the O-S shall apply.
(b) 
Neighborhood Commercial Land Use. The Neighborhood Commercial land use area is comparable to the C-1 Neighborhood Center District. In the sections of the District designated on the Land Use Map as “C-1,” all of the requirements of the C-1 shall apply, except as follows:
[1] 
Permitted uses. The following uses are permitted in the Neighborhood Commercial land use area when conducted entirely within an enclosed building:
[a] 
Dwelling units when part of a mixed-use development with other permitted commercial uses.
[b] 
Public and semi-public uses.
[c] 
Retail sales and services.
[Amended 9-19-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-363; 8-9-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-263]
[d] 
Offices open between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
[e] 
Bars, cocktail lounges and taverns operating between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
[f] 
Restaurants operating between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., including accessory outdoor seating/assembly areas but excluding drive-thru facilities.
[2] 
Special permit uses:
[a] 
Drive-thru services when attached to employee-occupied bank branch with indoor teller service.
[b] 
Ancillary parking lots.
[3] 
Lot, area and yard requirements. Lot, area and yard requirements shall be subject to the provisions of § 120-36 of the Rochester Zoning Code, except as follows:
[a] 
Maximum lot coverage for new infill development shall be 95%.
[4] 
Bulk requirements. Bulk requirements shall be subject to the provisions of § 120-37 of the Rochester Zoning Code, except as follows:
[a] 
Minimum building height, principal use or structure: two stories or 18 feet.
[b] 
Maximum building height, principal use or structure: three stories or 35 feet.
[c] 
Maximum square footage, principal use: 8,000 square feet on the ground floor.
[5] 
Off-street parking. Off-street parking shall be subject to the provisions of § 120-173 Rochester Zoning Code, except as follows:
[a] 
Parking lots shall have a maximum frontage of 50 feet.
(c) 
Riverfront Commercial Land Use. The Riverfront Commercial land use area is comparable to the C-2 Neighborhood Center District. In the sections of the District designated on the Land Use Map as "C-2," all of the requirements of the C-2 shall apply, except as follows:
[1] 
Permitted uses:
[a] 
Multifamily dwellings.
[b] 
Public and semi-public uses.
[c] 
Retail sales and service when conducted in an entirely closed building.
[Amended 9-19-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-363; 8-9-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-263]
[d] 
Offices open between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
[e] 
Bars, cocktail lounges and taverns, including accessory outdoor seating and assembly areas.
[f] 
Restaurants and banquet facilities, including accessory outdoor seating and assembly areas.
[g] 
Hotels.
[h] 
Ancillary parking lots.
[i] 
Drive-through services, with up to two lanes, when attached to an employee-occupied financial institution with indoor teller service.
[Added 3-27-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-99]
[2] 
Lot, area and yard requirements. Lot, area and yard requirements shall be subject to the provisions of § 120-44 of the Rochester Zoning Code, except as follows:
[a] 
Maximum front yard setback shall be zero to five feet, except for buildings that front on the river. Buildings that front on the river shall have a minimum setback of 30 feet and a maximum setback of 60 feet from the existing river wall or river edge, whichever is closer to the building.
[3] 
Bulk requirements. Bulk requirements shall be subject to the provisions of § 120-45, except as follows:
[a] 
Maximum building height, principal use or structure fronting on the river: five stories or 65 feet.
[b] 
Minimum building height, principal use or structure: two stories or 20 feet.
[c] 
Maximum square footage, principal use: N/A.
[4] 
Off-street parking. Off-street parking shall be subject to the provisions of § 120-173 of the Rochester Zoning Code, except as follows:
[a] 
Parking shall not be permitted between a building and the sidewalk on the street, except for buildings that front on the river.
[b] 
Parking shall not be permitted between a building and the riverfront.
[c] 
Parking lots shall be screened from view from all directions.
[5] 
Design guidelines and standards. Design guidelines and standards shall be subject to the provisions of Article XIX of the Rochester Zoning Code, with the following:
[a] 
ADDITION: Any building fronting on the river shall have a facade facing the river of equal or near equal prominence to the facade facing the public street.
[b] 
EXCEPTION to § 120-158A(1):[1] Any building fronting a river promenade shall have a facade with an active elevation facing the river. This active elevation shall include architectural features that enhance the pedestrian scale and experience of the building facade. Such elevations may or may not include windows and/or building entrances.
[1]
Editor's Note: See now § 120-158B(1).
(d) 
Other requirements applying to all land use areas. Other requirements, including provisions regarding accessory uses and structures, air quality, dumpsters and refuse collection areas, fences and walls, floodplain regulations, landscaping buffers and screening, lighting, noise, off-street loading, off-street stacking requirements, outdoor storage, outdoor displays and signs, shall be subject to the provisions of Article XX of the Rochester Zoning Code.
M. 
Erie Canal Urban Renewal District.
(1) 
Permitted uses:
(a) 
Multi-purpose stadium with associated concessions, parking and pedestrian ways.
(b) 
Offices.
(c) 
Athletic fields.
(d) 
Retail sales and service.
[Amended 9-19-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-363; 8-9-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-263]
(e) 
Restaurants, including accessory outdoor seating/assembly areas.
(2) 
Lot and yard requirements.
(a) 
Lot area requirements.
[1] 
[2]Minimum lot coverage: 80%.
[2]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection M(2)(A)[1], providing maximum building coverage, was repealed 9-19-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-299, which ordinance also redesignated Subsection M(2)(A)[2] as Subsection M(2)(A)[1].
(b) 
Yard requirements.
[1] 
Front yards:
[a] 
Buildings: 20 feet.
[b] 
Parking: 10 feet.
[c] 
Patios/pedestrian ways: zero feet.
[2] 
Yards abutting residential uses:
[a] 
Buildings: 20 feet.
[b] 
Parking: 10 feet, except where a solid screening wall at least six feet in height is placed on the lot line, in which case no setback shall be required.
[c] 
Patios/pedestrian ways: 10 feet, except where a solid screening wall at least six feet in height is placed on the lot line, in which case no setback shall be required.
(3) 
Fences. Fences in the district shall be subject to the requirements outlined in § 120-167 of the City Zoning Code, except for the following when along a street frontage:
(a) 
Within the required front yard, fences must be decorative and limited to six feet in height.
(b) 
Behind the required front yard, fences are limited to six feet in height.
(4) 
Off-street parking.
(a) 
Parking lots in the district shall be subject to the parking lot landscaping requirements outlined in § 120-173F(2) of the City Zoning Code.
(b) 
Parking lots in the district shall be subject to the parking lot design standards outlined in § 120-173F(3) of the City Zoning Code.
(5) 
Signs. Signage for the district shall be subject to the alternate sign program as outlined in § 120-177K of the City Zoning Code, except that signs facing toward the interior of the site located on concession buildings and nonpermanent signs located on the playing surface level shall be permitted without requiring a certificate of zoning compliance.
(6) 
Additional requirements. Development in the Erie Canal Urban Renewal District shall be subject to the requirements applying to all districts outlined in Article XX of the City Zoning Code, except for fences, off-street parking and signs which are regulated in Subsection M(3), (4) and (5) above
(7) 
Exceptions. Development in the Erie Canal Urban Renewal District shall not be subject to the Citywide design guidelines and standards listed in Article XIX of the City Zoning Code.
N. 
La Marketa North Clinton Avenue Urban Renewal District.
[Added 6-22-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-199]
(1) 
All of the requirements of the C-2 Zoning District shall apply except as follows:
[Amended 7-19-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-247[3]]
Permitted uses:
(a) 
Public and semipublic uses.
(b) 
Retail sales and service.
[Amended 9-19-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-363; 8-9-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-263]
(c) 
Health clubs and similar facilities.
(d) 
Offices.
(e) 
Bars, cocktail lounges and taverns, including accessory outdoor seating/assembly areas provided the outdoor areas only operate between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
(f) 
Restaurants and banquet facilities, including accessory outdoor seating/assembly areas provided the outdoor areas only operate between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
(g) 
Mixed uses.
(h) 
Dwelling units when part of a mixed-use development on the second story or above.
[3]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided an effective date of 9-1-2011.
(2) 
Special permit uses:
(a) 
Amusement centers.
(b) 
Entertainment not including sexually oriented uses, subject to the additional requirements for specified uses in § 120-137 of the Rochester Zoning Code.[4]
[4]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection N(2)(c), Retail sales and service, high-impact, as amended, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 8-9-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-263.
(3) 
Lot, area and yard requirements. Lot, area and yard requirements shall be subject to the provisions of § 120-44 of the Rochester Zoning Code except as follows:
(a) 
Parcel I, front yards. Maximum front yard setback:
[1] 
North Clinton Avenue: N/A.
[2] 
Hoeltzer Street: N/A.
[3] 
Sullivan Street: N/A.
(4) 
Bulk requirements. Bulk requirements shall be subject to the provisions of § 120-45 of the Rochester Zoning Code except as follows:
(a) 
Maximum building height, principal use or structure: three stories or 35 feet.
(b) 
Parcel I, Minimum building height: 30% of building; 20 feet.
(c) 
Maximum square footage:
[1] 
Principal use: N/A.
[2] 
Structure: N/A.
(5) 
Design guidelines and standards. Design guidelines and standards shall be subject to the provisions of Article XIX of the Rochester Zoning Code except as follows:
(a) 
Parcel I, exception to §§ 120-158A(1)[5] and 120-159B(3). Any building facade facing Sullivan Street or Hoeltzer Street shall have an active building elevation which may or may not include windows and or building entrances. Where such facade does not comply with the window transparency requirement in § 120-159B(3), such facade must be set back from the street with a minimum ten-foot landscaped front yard.
[5]
Editor's Note: See now § 120-158B(1).
(6) 
Fences and walls. Fences and walls requirements shall be subject to the provisions of § 120-167 of the Rochester Zoning Code except as follows:
(a) 
No fence shall exceed three feet in height, except where it abuts a residential district where such fence or wall shall not exceed six feet in height.
(7) 
Off-street parking. Off street parking shall be subject to the provisions of § 120-173 of the Rochester Zoning Code except as follows:
(a) 
Required parking spaces:
[1] 
Minimum number of parking spaces: N/A.
[2] 
Maximum number of parking spaces: N/A.
(b) 
No parking shall be permitted between a building and the sidewalk on the street within a building's street frontage.
(c) 
In Parcel I, accessory parking shall be located at the rear (east side) of the parcel.
(8) 
Signs. Signs shall be subject to the provisions of § 120-177 of the Rochester Zoning Code except as follows:
(a) 
The owner may submit an alternative sign program which shall be subject only to site plan review by the Manager of Zoning.
[Amended 6-16-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-179; 6-20-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-170]
(9) 
Other requirements. Other requirements, including provisions regarding accessory uses and structures, air quality, dumpsters and refuse collection areas, floodplain regulations, landscaping buffers and screening, lighting, noise, off-street loading, off-street stacking requirements and outdoor storage, shall be subject to the provisions of Article XX of the Rochester Zoning Code.
O. 
Midtown Urban Renewal District.
[Added 3-20-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-93; amended 11-9-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-391]
(1) 
Land use regulations.
(a) 
Development within the Midtown Urban Renewal District will be regulated by the Center City District (CCD) zoning. All of the requirements of the CCD contained in the Rochester Zoning Code shall apply, except proposed demolition is not subject to the requirements of § 120-65B.
(b) 
The current zoning allows for a mix of uses within the district, most of which are consistent with the revitalization of the project area. Uses allowed in the Center City District but prohibited in the Midtown Urban Renewal District shall include:
[1] 
Warehousing and distribution, unless accessory to the principal use of the property;
[2] 
Rooming houses;
[3] 
Recycling centers; and
[4] 
Vehicle repair.
(c) 
Development shall be guided by the design principles outlined in Exhibit D of the Amended Midtown Urban Renewal Plan.
P. 
Dewey-Driving Park Urban Renewal District.
[Added 9-19-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-370; amended 7-14-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-254]
(1) 
North Area. Land uses within the North Area of the Dewey-Driving Park Urban Renewal District will be regulated by the C-1 Neighborhood Center District Zoning.
(a) 
Uses allowed in the C-1 Neighborhood Center District but prohibited in the Dewey-Driving Park Urban Renewal District shall include:
[1] 
Attached single-family dwellings;
[2] 
Bed-and-breakfast establishments;
[3] 
Places of worship; and
[4] 
Convents and rectories.
(b) 
Uses specially permitted in the C-1 Neighborhood Center District but prohibited in the Dewey-Driving Park Urban Renewal District shall include:
[1] 
Community garages and parking lots;
[2] 
Homeless residential facilities;
[3] 
Hospice;
[4] 
Residential care facilities; and
[5] 
Public utilities.
(c) 
All of the requirements of the C-1 Neighborhood Center District contained in the Rochester Zoning Code shall apply.
(2) 
South Area. Land uses within the South Area of the Dewey-Driving Park Urban Renewal District will be regulated by the C-2 Community Center District Zoning.
(a) 
Uses allowed in the C-2 Community Center District but prohibited in the Dewey-Driving Park Urban Renewal District shall include:
[1] 
Single-family attached dwellings;
[2] 
Bed-and-breakfast establishments;
[3] 
Day-care centers;
[4] 
Animal hospitals;
[5] 
Places of worship;
[6] 
Convents and rectories;
[7] 
Funeral homes and mortuaries; and
[8] 
Limited adult retail store when conducted entirely within an enclosed building.
(b) 
Uses specially permitted in the C-2 Community Center District but prohibited in the Dewey-Driving Park Urban Renewal District shall include:
[1] 
Amusement center;
[2] 
Animal day care;
[3] 
Drive-throughs;
[4] 
Motels and hotels;
[5] 
Private clubs;
[6] 
Public utilities;
[7] 
Research laboratories, including testing facilities;
[8] 
Residential care facilities;
[9] 
Homeless residential facilities;
[10] 
Hospices;
[11] 
Rooming houses;
[12] 
Vehicle service stations; and
[13] 
Vehicle repair of noncommercial vehicles.
(c) 
All of the requirements of the C-2 Community Center District contained in the Rochester Zoning Code shall apply.
Q. 
Marketview Heights Urban Renewal District. See the Rochester Zoning Map.
[Added 12-16-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-381]
(1) 
Land uses within the Marketview Heights Urban Renewal District that are classified as U-R Marketview Heights O-S shall be regulated by the O-S Open Space zoning.
(2) 
Land uses within the Marketview Heights Urban Renewal District that are classified as U-R Marketview Heights R-2 shall be regulated by the R-2 Medium-Density Residential zoning.
(3) 
Land uses within the Marketview Heights Urban Renewal District that are classified as U-R Marketview Heights CCD-M shall be regulated by the CCD-M Center City District-Main Street zoning.
(4) 
Land uses within the Marketview Heights Urban Renewal District that are classified as U-R Marketview Heights C-2 shall be regulated by the C-2 Community Center zoning.
(5) 
Land uses within the Marketview Heights Urban Renewal District that are classified as U-R Marketview Heights M-1 shall be regulated by the M-1 Industrial zoning.
[Amended 6-17-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-183]
The following procedures for site plan review, variance and amendment shall apply in all Urban Renewal Districts:
A. 
Review of site and development plans. Site and development plans, including landscaping, shall be submitted to the Manager of Zoning for review and approval subject to site plan review. Prior to making a determination, the Manager of Zoning shall transmit such plans to the Secretary of the Urban Renewal Agency for review and comment with respect to the conformance of such plans with the respective Urban Renewal Plan and its objectives.
[Amended 6-16-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-179; 6-20-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-170]
B. 
Variance of plan regulations. Variances of Urban Renewal District regulations may be approved by the Zoning Board of Appeals, with the exception of use variances.
C. 
Amendment. This article may be amended at any time by the City Council of the City of Rochester. An Urban Renewal Plan may be amended in accordance with procedures then in effect for the adoption of an Urban Renewal Plan per Article 15 of the General Municipal Law, § 505.
D. 
Design review. All development and redevelopment in U-R Districts shall be subject to the city-wide design guidelines and standards in Article XIX and the requirements applying to all districts set forth in Article XX, except where modified by the land use regulations of the Urban Renewal Plans. When located in the CCD, only the requirements set forth in Article IX shall apply.