Town of Ulysses, NY
Tompkins County
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§ 212-42 Purpose.

The purpose of the R2—Moderate-Density Residence District is to provide for moderate-density residential development in areas served by public water and/or public sewerage. Development densities when combined with cluster residential subdivision development options have the potential for providing for attractive, quality neighborhoods while preserving important open space resources consistent with the Ulysses Comprehensive Plan and the goals of organized and logical growth, increased employment opportunities and an increased tax base.

§ 212-43 Permitted uses.

In the R2—Moderate-Density Residence District, no building or structure shall be erected, altered or extended, and no land or building thereof shall be used for any purpose or purposes other than the following:
A. 
Agriculture.
B. 
Flag lots, subject to the standards set forth in Article XX, § 212-130.
C. 
Single-family residences and their accessory structures.
D. 
Two-family residences, provided the second dwelling is contained in the principal building and their accessory structures.

§ 212-44 Permitted accessory uses.

Such necessary uses as are customarily incidental to the above uses:
A. 
Bed-and-breakfast establishments.
B. 
Business directional signs, subject to limitations set forth in Article XX, § 212-122D.
C. 
Home occupations.
D. 
Elder cottages, subject to the provisions of Article XX, § 212-128.
E. 
Family adult care.
F. 
Family child care.
G. 
Professional offices where such office is part of the residence building and no more than three persons not residing on the premises are employed.
H. 
Noncommercial gardens and home nurseries.
I. 
Signs as regulated under Article XX, § 212-122; also note Article XX, § 212-122E.
J. 
Roadside stands, subject to provisions of Article XX, § 212-135.
K. 
Temporary buildings as defined in Article IV.

§ 212-45 Uses permitted by site plan approval.

The following uses are allowed upon approval of a site plan by the Planning Board pursuant to Article III, § 212-19, subject to the design standards set forth in relevant sections of Article XX:
A. 
Adult care centers.
B. 
Cemeteries and the buildings and structures incidental to cemetery operations.
C. 
Child-care centers, group child care.
D. 
Churches, mosques, synagogues, temple and other places of worship, convents, rectories, parish houses.
E. 
Community centers.
F. 
Fraternal organizations and the clubhouse, hall, post, temple and other facilities associated with the activities of the organization, except that the on-premises sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
G. 
Libraries, museums.
H. 
Life care facilities.
I. 
Nursing homes.
J. 
Residential care/assisted living/rehabilitation facilities.

§ 212-46 Uses allowed by special permit.

The following uses are allowed upon approval pursuant to Article III, § 212-18, subject to the design standards set forth in relevant sections of Article XX:
A. 
Fire stations and other public buildings necessary for the protection or servicing of a neighborhood, upon approval of the Town Board.
B. 
Golf courses, except miniature golf courses operated on a commercial basis, upon approval of the Town Board.
C. 
Public and private schools, nursery schools, institutions of higher education, including dormitory accommodations, upon approval of the Town Board.
D. 
Public and private community parks and preserves, upon approval of the Town Board.

§ 212-47 Lot area and yard requirements.

A. 
There shall be no more than one principal building on any lot in the R2—Moderate-Density Residence District.
B. 
In areas where public water or sewer service is available, the minimum lot area shall be 32,000 square feet.
C. 
In areas where public water or sewer service is not available, the minimum lot area shall be one acre or a size as regulated by the Tompkins County Health Department.
D. 
Minimum lot width at front lot line shall be 160 feet.
E. 
Minimum lot depth shall be 200 feet.
F. 
Minimum front yard setback shall be 50 feet.
G. 
Minimum side yard setbacks shall be 15 feet, except for a corner lot fronting on two public streets where the minimum yard setback for the side yard adjacent to the street shall be 25 feet.
H. 
Minimum rear setback shall be 35 feet.
I. 
Maximum building height for any building or structure shall be 32 feet above average grade measured at the building perimeter.
J. 
Maximum lot coverage shall be 7.5% of the lot area.

§ 212-48 Buffer areas.

No buildings or other structures, or parking areas, shall be located within 50 feet from a stream edge or any wetland as defined by state or federal law.