Town of Ulysses, NY
Tompkins County
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§ 212-83 Purpose.

The purpose of an H2—Hamlet Residence District is to provide opportunities for village- and hamlet-scale residential development to serve the varied housing needs of the residents while preserving the historical nature of the Town. This district encourages the redevelopment of the Town's hamlets while providing the Town and the residents of the district with the ability to assert reasonable controls over development in the designated district that is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan, the historic nature of the district, and organized and logical growth.

§ 212-84 Permitted uses.

In the H2—Hamlet 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. 
Single-family residences and their accessory structures.
B. 
Two-family residences in the same dwelling and their accessory structures.

§ 212-85 Permitted accessory uses.

Such necessary uses as are customarily incidental to the above uses:
A. 
Accessory building for residential use.
B. 
Bed-and-breakfast establishments.
C. 
Elder cottages, subject to the provisions of Article XX, § 212-128.
D. 
Family child care.
E. 
Family adult care.
F. 
Home occupations.
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. 
Signs as regulated under Article XX, § 212-122E.
I. 
Temporary building as defined in Article IV.
J. 
Vehicle parking, pursuant to the provisions of Article XX, § 212-121.

§ 212-86 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 standards set forth in Article XX:
A. 
Business directional signs, subject to limitations set forth in Article XX, § 212-122D.
B. 
Church, mosque, synagogue, temple or other place of worship, convent, rectory, parish houses.
C. 
Community center.
D. 
Flag lots for residential use only and subject to the standards set forth in Article XX, § 212-130.
E. 
Library, museum.
F. 
Multiple residences for lease or rent, pursuant to Article IX.
G. 
Nursery school.
H. 
Public and private community parks and preserves.
I. 
Residential care/assisted living/rehabilitation facilities.

§ 212-87 Lot area and yard requirements.

A. 
There shall be no more than one principal building on any lot.
B. 
Minimum lot area shall be 21,780 square feet (1/2 acre).
C. 
Minimum lot width at front yard setback shall be 50 feet.
D. 
Minimum lot depth shall be 175 feet.
E. 
Minimum front yard setback shall be 10 feet.
F. 
Minimum side yard setback shall be five feet.
G. 
Minimum rear yard setback shall be 35 feet, except for detached garages and other accessory structures, 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.