Town of Ulysses, NY
Tompkins County
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§ 212-76 Purpose.

The purpose of the H1—Hamlet District is to provide opportunities for village- and hamlet-scale residential and small-scale, pedestrian-oriented, commercial development to serve the varied needs of local residents, to encourage redevelopment of the Town's hamlets, and to provide the Town with the ability to assert reasonable controls over such development consistent with the Ulysses Comprehensive Plan and the goals of organized and logical growth, increased employment opportunities and an increased tax base.

§ 212-77 Permitted uses.

In the H1—Hamlet 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. 
Single-family residence and their accessory structures.
B. 
Two-family residence and their accessory structures.

§ 212-78 Permitted accessory uses.

Such necessary uses as are customarily incidental to the above uses:
A. 
Accessory building for business.
B. 
Bed-and-breakfast establishments.
C. 
Business directional signs, subject to limitations set forth in Article XX, § 212-122D.
D. 
Elder cottages, subject to the provisions of Article XX, § 212-128.
E. 
Family child care.
F. 
Family adult care.
G. 
Home occupations.
H. 
Off-street loading areas.
I. 
Professional offices, where such office is part of the residence property and no more than three persons not residing on the premises are employed.
J. 
Signs as regulated under Article XX, § 212-122; also note Article XX, § 212-122F.
K. 
Temporary buildings as defined in Article IV.
L. 
Vehicle parking, pursuant to the provisions of Article XX, § 212-121.

§ 212-79 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. 
Adult group care.
C. 
Banks and other financial institutions, provided that there is no more than one drive-through window.
D. 
Business offices.
E. 
Child-care centers, group child care.
F. 
Community centers.
G. 
Fire stations and other public buildings necessary for the protection or servicing of a neighborhood.
H. 
Funeral homes.
I. 
Multiple residences for rent or lease.
J. 
Professional offices.
K. 
Public and private community parks and preserves.
L. 
Residential care/assisted living/rehabilitation facilities.

§ 212-80 Uses permitted by special permit.

The following uses are allowed upon approval of a special permit pursuant to Article III, § 212-18, subject to the design standards set forth in Article XX:
A. 
Churches, mosques, synagogues, temples and other places of worship, convents, rectories, parish houses.
B. 
Flag lots for the purpose of residential uses only and subject to the standards set forth in Article XX, § 212-130.
C. 
Fraternal organizations and their 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.
D. 
Gasoline and other retail vehicle fuel sales, subject to the standards set forth in Article XX, § 212-131.
E. 
Hotel, motel.
F. 
Libraries, museums.
G. 
Life care facilities.
H. 
Outdoor dining facilities, excluding any permanent structures within any required setback areas.
I. 
Places of amusement, such as theatres, including drive-in theatres, bowling alleys, game arcades, and skating rinks.
J. 
Public and private schools, nursery schools and institutions of higher education, including dormitory accommodations.
K. 
Restaurants, bars and other places for serving food and beverages.
L. 
Retail services, such as barber shops or hairdressers; decorators, dressmakers or tailors; opticians; photographers; film developing, printing, photocopying and digital imaging; video, DVD and other electronic visual and audio entertainment media rentals; and businesses of a similar and no more intense nature.
M. 
Retail stores, provided the establishment does not exceed 3,000 gross square feet in floor area, with the exception of basement storage areas, and operates only between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.

§ 212-81 Lot area and yard requirements.

A. 
There shall be no more than one principal building on any lot in the H1—Hamlet District.
B. 
Minimum lot area shall be 6,000 square feet.
C. 
Minimum lot width at front lot line setback shall be 50 feet.
D. 
Minimum lot depth shall be 120 feet.
E. 
Minimum front yard setback shall be 10 feet for all single-family and two-family residences, bed-and-breakfast establishments and adult- and child-care facilities, and zero feet for all other uses.
F. 
Minimum side yard setback shall be five feet, except in the instance where two or more single-family dwellings are attached with a common wall, or two or more commercial structures are attached with a common wall, in which case the setback may be zero feet. Where a lot does not have frontage on a rear or side public or private alley, however, there shall be at least 15 feet of side yard setback on one side to allow for a driveway.
G. 
Minimum rear yard setback shall be 35 feet, except for detached garages and other accessory structures or parking lots, in which case the minimum setback shall be five feet.
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 shall be 75% of the lot area.

§ 212-82 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.