Town of Ulysses, NY
Tompkins County
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§ 212-63 Purpose.

The purpose of the RM—Multiple-Residence District is to expand opportunities for quality and affordable rental housing in the Town and to protect existing and future single-family and two-family residential neighborhoods, consistent with the Ulysses Comprehensive Plan and the goals of organized and logical growth, increased employment opportunities and an increased tax base.

§ 212-64 Establishment of district.

An RM—Multiple-Residence District may be established in any R2—Moderate-Density Residence or H1—Hamlet District of the Town that is served by municipal water and shall be established by an amendment to this chapter by act of the Town Board, pursuant to Article III, § 212-20.

§ 212-65 Permitted uses.

In the RM—Multiple-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. 
Flag lots, subject to the standards set forth in Article XX, § 212-130.
B. 
Multiple-family residences, subject to site plan approval pursuant to Article III, § 212-19, and the standards set forth in Article XX, § 212-133, and their accessory structures.
C. 
Single-family residences and their accessory structures.
D. 
Two-family residences and their accessory structures.

§ 212-66 Permitted accessory uses.

Such necessary uses as are customarily incidental to the above uses, including rental offices, storage sheds, coin-operated laundry facilities for use by residents, and refuse dumpsters, as well as the following:
A. 
Family child care.
B. 
Family adult care.
C. 
Garages provided for the use of residents only.
D. 
Signs as regulated under Article XX, § 212-122, and also note § 212-122D.
E. 
Temporary buildings as defined in Article IV.
F. 
Vehicle parking, pursuant to the provisions of Article XX, § 212-121.

§ 212-67 Uses permitted by special permit.

The following uses are allowed upon approval of a special permit pursuant to Article III, § 212-18, and subject to the design standards set forth in Article XX:
A. 
Business directional signs, subject to limitations set forth in Article XX, § 212-122D.
B. 
Child-care centers, group child care.
C. 
Community centers.

§ 212-68 Lot area and yard requirements.

A. 
Minimum lot area shall be one acre.
B. 
Maximum allowed density shall be one dwelling for each 3,500 square feet of lot area.
C. 
Minimum lot width at front lot line shall be 160 feet.
D. 
Minimum lot depth shall be 250 feet.
E. 
Minimum front yard setback shall be 50 feet.
F. 
Minimum side yard setbacks shall be 25 feet, except that accessory structures, excluding garages, not exceeding 10 feet in height, may be placed not less than 10 feet from a side lot line.
G. 
Minimum rear yard setback shall be 25 feet, except that accessory structures, excluding garages not exceeding 10 feet in height, may be placed not less than 10 feet from a rear lot line.
H. 
Maximum building height for any building or structure shall be 32 feet above average grade measured at the building perimeter.
I. 
Maximum lot coverage by buildings, parking areas, driveways, walkways and other impervious surfaces shall not exceed 50% of total parcel area.

§ 212-69 Buffer areas. [1]

Buildings or other structures or parking areas shall be located as provided in § 212-133I.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).