Village of Spring Valley, NY
Rockland County
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The zoning districts listed below are hereby established, and the Village of Spring Valley is divided into the classes of districts listed:
Low-Density Residential District
Low-Medium Residential District
[Added 3-9-2004 by L.L. No. 5-2004]
Medium-Density Residential District
Medium-High-Density Residential District
High-Density Residential District
Low-Rise High-Density Residential District
[Added 7-23-1996 by L.L. No. 2-1996]
Specialized Housing Residential District
Planned Residential Development Overlay District
Professional Office-Residential District
Professional Office District
Neighborhood Business District
General Business District
Highway Business District
Planned Light Industrial District
Floodplain Overlay District
The boundaries of said districts are hereby established as shown on the Zoning Map which, with all explanatory matter thereon, is hereby adopted and made a part of this chapter. A copy of said map, indicating the latest amendments, shall be kept up-to-date in the offices of the Village Clerk and the Building Inspector for the use and benefit of the public.
In determining the boundaries of districts shown on the Zoning Map, the following rules shall apply:
District boundary lines follow lot lines, streets, municipal boundaries, rights-of-way, railroad rights-of-way or watercourses or bodies of water or are parallel or perpendicular thereto, unless such district boundary lines are fixed by dimensions, as shown on the Zoning Map.
Where district boundaries are shown approximately following streets, rights-of-way, railroad rights-of-way or watercourses, the center lines thereof shall be such boundaries.
Where district boundaries follow the edges of lakes, ponds, reservoirs or other bodies of water, the mean high water lines thereof shall be the district boundaries.
Where district boundaries are shown approximately following municipal boundaries or lot lines, such municipal boundaries or lot lines shall be the district boundaries.
Where district boundary lines divide a lot, the location of any such boundary, if not indicated by dimensions, shall be determined by use of the map scale appearing thereon.
If the district classification of any property is in question, it shall be deemed to be in the most restrictive adjoining district.
Where zoning districts are referred to as more restrictive or less restrictive, the designations shall refer to the order in which the districts are named in § 255-7, the first named being the most restrictive.
Where a lot in one ownership of record is divided by one or more district boundary or municipal lines, the following shall apply:
Uses permitted in one district may not extend into another district where they would not otherwise be permitted.
Bulk requirements shall be measured from lot lines and not from zoning district lines.
Following the effective date of this chapter:
No building shall be erected, moved, structurally altered, reconstructed or enlarged, nor shall any land or building be used, designed or arranged to be used for any purpose in any manner except in compliance with this chapter and all other applicable laws, together with all rules, requirements and restrictions appurtenant thereto.
No yard or open space required in connection with any building or use shall be considered as providing a required yard or open space for any other building or use on the same or any other lot.
No lot shall be formed from part of a lot already occupied by a building or use unless such building or use, all yards and open spaces connected therewith and the remaining lot comply with all requirements prescribed by this chapter for the district in which said lot is located.
[Amended 1-28-1986 by L.L. No. 1-1986]
Any use not permitted by this chapter shall be deemed to be prohibited. The list of prohibited uses contained in § 255-15 of this chapter shall not be deemed to be an exhaustive list, but has been included for the purposes of clarity and emphasis and to illustrate, by example, some of the uses frequently proposed that are deemed undesirable and incompatible and are thus prohibited. Uses identified by special permit shall be deemed prohibited unless a valid special permit shall be issued by the Village Board therefor. The Village Board shall not issue a special permit for a use that is not permitted in a given zoning district.
[Amended 1-28-1986 by L.L. No. 1-1986]
Preexisting uses identified as special permit uses in this chapter for which there exists, on the effective date of this chapter or amendment thereof, a valid certificate of occupancy shall not be deemed nonconforming unless such uses are nonconforming as to the bulk or supplemental requirements of this chapter.
No building permit or certificate of occupancy or certificate of use shall be granted for any use unless the Building Inspector shall find that the use shall conform to the requirements set forth in this chapter.
No land or building shall be used in any manner so as to create any hazard to the public health, peace or comfort or to hinder the most appropriate use of land in the vicinity by reason of fire, explosion or radiation; noise or vibration; smoke, dust, odor or other form of air pollution; heat, cold or dampness; electrical disturbances; glare; liquid or solid refuse or waste production; any condition conducive to the breeding of rodents or insects; or any other dangerous, noxious, injurious or objectionable condition, substance or element.
No building permit shall be issued for a structure to be located on two or more tax lots until they have been combined into a single tax lot.