Town of Ulysses, NY
Tompkins County
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§ 212-88 Purpose.

The purpose of the B1—Business District is to provide opportunities for neighborhood-scale retail commercial development in appropriate locations in the Town of Ulysses to serve the needs of local residents, and to provide the Town with the ability to assert reasonable controls over commercial development consistent with the Ulysses Comprehensive Plan and the goals of organized and logical growth, increased employment opportunities and an increased tax base.

§ 212-89 Permitted uses.

In the B1—Business 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, upon receipt of site plan approval from the Planning Board, pursuant to the provisions of Article III, § 212-19:
A. 
Adult care centers.
B. 
Business directional signs, subject to limitations set forth in Article XX, § 212-122D.
C. 
Business and professional offices.
D. 
Banks and other financial institutions.
E. 
Boarding house.
F. 
Child-care centers, group child-care centers.
G. 
Communication transmission towers and telecommunications facilities, subject to the provisions of Article XXII.
H. 
Community centers.
I. 
Conference centers.
J. 
Dry cleaners.
K. 
Fire stations and other public buildings necessary for the protection or servicing of a neighborhood.
L. 
Fraternal organizations and their clubhouse, hall, post, temple and other facilities associated with the activities of the organization.
M. 
Funeral homes.
N. 
Gasoline and other retail vehicle fuel sales, subject to the standards set forth in Article XX, § 212-131.
O. 
Health clubs.
P. 
Hospitals.
Q. 
Hotels.
R. 
Marinas.
S. 
Places of amusement, such as theatres, including drive-in theatres, bowling alleys, game arcades, miniature golf courses and skating rinks.
T. 
Private schools, nursery schools, institutions of higher learning including dormitories.
U. 
Restaurants, bars and other places for serving food and beverages.
V. 
Retail lumber and building-supply centers.
W. 
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.
X. 
Retail stores, provided the establishment does not exceed 12,000 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.
Y. 
Self-service storage facilities, subject to the standards set forth in Article XX, § 212-137.

§ 212-90 Permitted accessory uses.

In the B1—Business District, no building or structure shall be erected, altered, or extended, and no land or building thereof shall be used for any purpose other than the following, upon receipt of site plan approval from the Planning Board, pursuant to the provisions of Article III, § 212-19.
A. 
Accessory buildings.
B. 
Off-street loading areas.
C. 
Temporary buildings, as defined in Article IV.
D. 
Signs as regulated under Article XX, § 212-122, and also note § 212-122E.
E. 
Vehicle parking, pursuant to the provisions of Article XX, § 212-121.

§ 212-91 Uses permitted by special permit.

The following uses are allowed within the B1—Business District upon receipt of approval for a special permit, per Article III, § 212-18, upon receipt of approval for site plan approval from the Planning Board, pursuant to the provisions of Article III, § 212-19:
A. 
Any establishment ordinarily operating between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
B. 
Drive-through restaurants.
C. 
Multiple dwellings and their accessory structures.
D. 
One and two-family dwellings and their accessory structures.
E. 
Vehicle and boat sales, rentals, service, auto body and repair shops.

§ 212-92 Lot area and yard requirements.

A. 
Minimum lot area: none.
B. 
Minimum lot width at front lot line: none.
C. 
Minimum lot depth: none.
D. 
Minimum front yard setback shall be 30 feet.
E. 
Minimum side yard setbacks shall be 15 feet or as required by the New York State Fire Prevention Code, whichever is greater.
F. 
Minimum rear setback shall be 15 feet.
G. 
Maximum building height for any building or structure shall be 32 feet above average grade measured at the building perimeter.
H. 
Maximum lot coverage by all buildings, structures and impervious surfaces shall be 70% of the lot area.
I. 
No parking shall be allowed within the required front yard setback.
J. 
No outdoor display of products shall be allowed within the front yard setback.

§ 212-93 Buffer areas.

A. 
Wherever a B1—Business District abuts an R1—Rural Residence District, R2—Moderate-Density Residence District, RM—Multiple-Residence District, H2—Hamlet Residential District, or H1—Hamlet District, there shall be in addition to the required side yard and rear yard a vegetated buffer area of not less than 35 feet. No building or structure, parking or outside storage of any kind shall be allowed within this buffer area.
B. 
No buildings or other structures, or parking areas, shall be located within 100 feet from a stream or any wetland as defined by state or federal law. With the exception of stream crossings, no roadways shall be located within 50 feet from a stream or any wetland as defined by state or federal law. Streams are required to have a stream protection setback as defined in Article XX, § 212-124.
C. 
All buffer area plantings shall be subject to the requirements of Article XX, § 212-124.

§ 212-94 Building permits.

No building permit shall be issued for a building or structure within a B1—Business District unless the proposed building or structure is in accordance with an approved site plan, except as provided for in Article III, § 212-19J.