Town of Ulysses, NY
Tompkins County
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§ 212-103 Purpose.

The purpose of the IL—Light Industry District is to provide for employment, support local entrepreneurs and stimulate local economic development by providing areas where light industrial, service, research and development enterprises can locate. This district also sets standards for locating and developing such land uses in a manner that does not adversely affect adjacent residential areas, the overall character of the Town or the environment.

§ 212-104 Permitted uses.

In the IL—Light Industry 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 pursuant to Article III, § 212-19:
A. 
Adult entertainment businesses, subject to the standards set forth in Article XX, § 212-125.
B. 
Agricultural commerce.
C. 
Business directional signs, subject to limitations set forth in Article XX, § 212-122D.
D. 
Business and professional offices.
E. 
Communication transmission towers and telecommunications facilities, subject to the provisions of Article XXII.
F. 
Extractive industry, subject to the provisions of Article XX, § 212-129.
G. 
Light industry.
H. 
Off-premises signs, subject to the provisions of Article XX, § 212-122B.
I. 
Research and development enterprises.
J. 
Large- and small-scale sawmills, subject to the provisions of Article XX, § 212-136.
K. 
Self-service storage facilities, subject to the standards set forth in Article XX, § 212-137.
L. 
Warehouses.
M. 
Wholesale distribution centers.

§ 212-105 Permitted accessory uses.

In the IL—Light Industrial 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. 
Child-care centers, group child care.
C. 
Indoor and outdoor dining facilities, except that such facilities shall be for the exclusive use of employees or their guests.
D. 
Off-street loading areas.
E. 
Signs as regulated under Article XX, § 212-122; also note Article XX, § 212-122E.
F. 
Temporary buildings as defined in Article IV.
G. 
Vehicle parking, pursuant to the provisions of Article XX, § 212-121.

§ 212-106 Uses by special permit.

The following uses are allowed upon approval of a special permit pursuant to Article III, § 212-18, and upon receipt of site plan approval from the Planning Board, pursuant to the provisions of Article III, § 212-19, subject to the standards set forth in Article XX:
A. 
Auto body and repair shops.

§ 212-107 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 50 feet in the case of a public road right-of-way. In cases where the lot or parcel fronts on a private interior street or road, the minimum front yard setback shall be 80 feet from the center line of said street or road.
E. 
Minimum side yard setbacks shall be 25 feet.
F. 
Minimum rear setback shall be 35 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 50% of the lot area.

§ 212-108 Buffer areas.

A. 
Wherever an IL—Light Industry District abuts an R1—Rural Residence District, R2—Moderate-Density Residence District, RM—Multiple-Residence 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 50 feet. No building or structure, parking or outside storage of any kind shall be allowed within this buffer area. All buffer area plantings shall be subject to the requirements of Article XVI, § 212-100.
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. Streams are required to have a stream protection setback as defined in Article XX, § 212-124.

§ 212-109 Building permits.

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