Village of Scotia, NY
Schenectady County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Three types of development areas may be established, identified by the predominant use for which they are intended:
PR Predominantly Residential
PC Predominantly Commercial
PI Predominantly Industrial
A. 
Location and size. A planned area development district may be comprised of newly annexed land and any undeveloped land lying adjacent thereto. The minimum land area of any proposed district shall be three acres.
B. 
Ownership control. Title to the entire tract of land proposed for a planned area development shall be held by one owner, which may be an individual, a partnership or a corporation. The holder of a legal option to purchase shall be deemed an owner for the purpose of making application for a permit.
C. 
Environmental control.
(1) 
The predominant land use within a planned area development district shall be in harmony with the neighborhood or zoning district in which it is located.
(2) 
Secondary uses shall be permitted only to the extent that they supplement and serve the predominant use.
(3) 
The whole development shall be designated so as to produce a stable and desirable environment and shall not adversely affect any area outside the development.
A. 
Uses permitted. The following uses shall be permitted within the PR Predominantly Residential Districts:
(1) 
Primary uses.
(a) 
Any use permitted in SR Single Residence or MR Multiple Residence Districts.
(2) 
Secondary uses.
(a) 
Any nonresidence use permitted in NB Neighborhood Business Districts.
B. 
Land area requirements.
(1) 
Land coverage. The land covered by residential buildings shall not exceed 40% of the net residential area. The aggregate land coverage for all uses shall not exceed 1/3 of the total area of the district.
(2) 
Density. The total floor area for all residential buildings shall not exceed 80% of the net residential area.
(3) 
Secondary area limited. The maximum land area devoted to secondary uses shall not exceed 1/3 of the total area.
(4) 
Setback. Residential buildings shall be set back at least 40 feet from any district line. Other buildings and open parking areas shall be at least 20 feet from any district line.
(5) 
Parking requirements. Off-street parking shall be provided, adequate for the needs of all primary and secondary uses.
C. 
Building regulations.
(1) 
Residential principal buildings shall not exceed three stories or 35 feet in height.
[Amended 9-13-2006 by L.L. No. 7-2006]
(2) 
Secondary principal use buildings shall not exceed one story or 20 feet in height.
[Amended 9-13-2006 by L.L. No. 7-2006]
(3) 
Single-family dwellings shall have at least 1,000 square feet of floor space on the first or ground floor.
(4) 
Multifamily dwellings shall have at least 660 square feet of livable floor area per dwelling unit.
(5) 
Accessory building height and accessory structure height shall not exceed 20 feet.
[Added 9-13-2006 by L.L. No. 7-2006]
A. 
Uses permitted. The following uses shall be permitted within the PC Predominantly Commercial Districts:
(1) 
Primary uses.
(a) 
Any business use permitted in RC Retail Commercial Districts by § 250-25A(2), (3) and (4) and office buildings, experimental laboratories and such other business uses as would be permitted in BR Business-Residence Districts.
(2) 
Secondary uses.
(a) 
Single-family and multifamily dwellings.
B. 
Land area requirements.
(1) 
Land coverage. The aggregate land coverage for all uses, including required areas for parking and loading space, shall not exceed 60% of the total area of the district. Residential buildings shall cover no more than 40% of the net residential area.
(2) 
Density. The total floor area for residential buildings shall not exceed 80% of the net residential area.
(3) 
Secondary area limited. The maximum area devoted to residential use shall not exceed 1/3 of the total district area.
(4) 
Setback. Residential buildings shall be set back at least 40 feet from any district line. Other buildings and open parking areas shall be at least 20 feet from any district line.
(5) 
Parking requirements. Off-street parking shall be provided, adequate for the needs of all primary and secondary uses.
C. 
Building regulations.
(1) 
Residential principal buildings shall not exceed three stories or 35 feet in height.
[Amended 9-13-2006 by L.L. No. 7-2006]
(2) 
Other principal buildings shall not exceed three stories or 40 feet in height.
[Amended 9-13-2006 by L.L. No. 7-2006]
(3) 
Single-family dwellings shall have at least 1,000 square feet of floor space on the first or ground floor.
(4) 
Multifamily dwellings shall have a livable floor area of at least 660 square feet per dwelling unit.
(5) 
Accessory building height and accessory structure height shall not exceed 20 feet.
[Added 9-13-2006 by L.L. No. 7-2006]
A. 
Uses permitted. The following uses shall be permitted within all PI Predominantly Industrial Districts and all such uses shall be subject to the restrictions and performance standards imposed in their respective districts:
(1) 
Any use permitted in GB General Business Districts under § 250-28A(2) and (3).
(2) 
Any nonresidential use permitted in BR Business-Residence Districts.
(3) 
Any use permitted in IN Industrial Districts by § 250-31C(1).
B. 
Uses prohibited. No dwelling may be located in this district except as an accessory to a principal use, such as living quarters for caretakers, maintenance employees, guards, etc.
C. 
Land area requirements.
(1) 
Land coverage. The aggregate land coverage for all uses, including required parking and loading areas, shall not exceed 60% of the total area of the district.
(2) 
Setback. All buildings shall be set back at least 40 feet from any district line and all parking and loading areas shall be at least 20 feet from said district lines.
(3) 
Parking requirements. Off-street parking shall be provided, adequate to meet all employee, customer and visitor needs.
D. 
Height limits. No principal building shall exceed four stories or 50 feet in height. Accessory buildings, accessory living quarters building height and accessory structure height shall not exceed three stories or 35 feet.
[Amended 9-13-2006 by L.L. No. 7-2006]
A. 
Planned area development districts may be created by amendment to this chapter. Such amendment, when adopted by the Board of Trustees, shall have the effect of approving the petitioner's request for permission to establish such a district.
B. 
Such amendment shall be deemed automatically revoked and void and the previous regulations shall be reverted to if within six months from the date of adoption substantial progress has not been made in construction of the project. Six-month extension periods may be granted by the Board of Trustees.
A. 
Application for the creation of a planned area development district shall be filed with the Village Clerk-Treasurer, in a form prescribed by the Village Board of Trustees, and shall be accompanied by a certified check or cash deposit in an amount required by said Board to cover the cost of advertising and hearing on said application.
B. 
Preliminary plans.
(1) 
Four copies of a preliminary plan with all required supplementary information shall be submitted with the application.
(2) 
The application, with all preliminary plans and information, shall be referred forthwith to the Village Planning Board.
(3) 
After study and public hearing, the Planning Board may:
(a) 
Recommend to the Board of Trustees that the application be rejected; or,
(b) 
Request the applicant to furnish the Board with four copies of a final plan together with such supplementary material as it shall deem necessary for its final consideration and recommendations.
C. 
Final plans.
(1) 
The Planning Board may approve, disapprove, modify or amend said plans and attach thereto such conditions as it may deem necessary.
(2) 
The Planning Board shall report its recommendations to the Board of Trustees, accompanied by a full statement of reasons for its conclusions.
(3) 
If the Planning Board fails to report to the Trustees within such time as the Trustees shall prescribe, the Board of Trustees may take action upon the application without such report.
D. 
Final action.
(1) 
The Board of Trustees, after public hearing, may approve, disapprove, modify or amend the proposed final plans and place such conditions thereon as it may deem necessary.
(2) 
Final action by the Board of Trustees shall be in the form of:
(a) 
A resolution rejecting the application; or
(b) 
Approval of the application by adoption of an amendment to this chapter creating a planned area development district and defining its boundaries on the Zoning Map.