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Village of Port Chester, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Port Chester 8-6-1956. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building and fire prevention — See Ch. 151.
Housing standards — See Ch. 197.
Licensed occupations — See Ch. 206.
Lodging and boarding houses — See Ch. 211.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 245.
Restaurants — See Ch. 254.
Signs and billboards — See Ch. 272.
Zoning — See Ch. 345.
For the purpose of this ordinance, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MOTEL
A series of attached, semidetached or detached dwelling units without kitchen facilities, having a private outside entrance for each unit, provided with an automobile parking space convenient to each unit, having access to a main traveled road, and providing lodging with or without meals, and other incidental services for a transient clientele exclusively.
If a site is to be used for a motel, use of the site and any buildings or structures on the site shall be limited to the usual motel activities, as defined above, and accessory uses incidental to the operation of a motel, including, but not necessarily limited to the following, provided that all accessory uses shall be planned as an integral part of the motel and located on the same site with the motel:
A. 
One apartment with or without kitchen facilities for the use of the motel manager and his family.
B. 
One restaurant serving either motel guests exclusively or the general public.
C. 
Amusement and sport facilities for the exclusive use of motel guests, including:
(1) 
Swimming pool.
(2) 
Children's playground.
(3) 
Tennis or other game courts.
(4) 
Game or recreation rooms.
D. 
Automobile parking garages or carports for the exclusive use of motel guests.
E. 
Office and lobby, provision of which shall be mandatory for each motel.
Occupancy for any guest shall be limited to not more than 30 days in any ninety-day period. In no case are motel units to be used as apartments for nontransient tenants.
No motel site shall have an area less than 25,000 square feet.
All principal and accessory buildings and structures shall be set back at least:
A. 
Sixty feet from all roads and parkways.
B. 
Thirty feet from all other property lines.
All principal and accessory buildings and structures shall cover a total of not more than 25% of the site.
There shall be no more than one motel dwelling unit for every 1,000 square feet of site area.
The site for each motel shall have frontage on a state or county highway with a means of ingress or egress on said highway or shall have a means of ingress from a state or county highway and the means of egress shall be limited to one exit on any street other than a state or county highway.
A. 
For motels at least one automobile parking space shall be provided for each motel dwelling unit and shall be located within 50 feet of the motel unit which it serves.
B. 
For restaurants at least one automobile parking space shall be provided for every 100 square feet of floor area devoted to patron use.
C. 
All off-street parking areas shall be at least five feet from all property lines and parking areas serving restaurants shall be at least 50 feet from all motel dormitory units.
No buildings or structures shall be more than two stories or 30 feet in height. Ventilators, skylights, water tanks, bulkheads, chimneys, necessary mechanical appurtenances and similar features not used for human occupancy and usually carried above the roof level may extend an additional 10 feet above the roof level of a building, but the total area for all such features shall not exceed 25% of the roof area. This section shall not be interpreted as prohibiting the construction of a gable roof.
A. 
Motel dwelling units shall not be interconnected by interior doors in groups of more than two units.
B. 
The maximum dimension of any motel building shall not exceed 200 feet.
C. 
The total interior floor area of each motel dormitory unit, inclusive of bathroom and closet space, shall not be less than 250 square feet.
Distance between buildings shall not be less than 50 feet except that this distance may be reduced to 25 feet from one-story buildings where no driveway passes between them.
Signs accessory to the motel shall be permitted, provided that:
A. 
No sign shall be greater than 150 square feet in area, and the total area of all signs shall not be greater than 250 square feet.
B. 
No more than one such sign shall face each public street on which the site has frontage, except that an accessory restaurant may have one additional sign.
C. 
No sign shall be of the flashing type.
D. 
Necessary small directional signs shall be permitted.
E. 
Signs shall comply with all regulations applicable to the height and location of buildings and structures, except that signs may be erected to within 25 feet of the street line.
F. 
No sign shall be erected which would be an annoyance to adjacent residential property or to adjacent hospitals or schools.
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Editor's Note: See also Ch. 272, Signs and Billboards.
Exterior spot- or floodlighting or other illumination shall be installed so as not to cause any annoyance to adjacent residential districts, hospitals, parks or schools. Lights shall be so located that their beams are not directed into residential areas. Necessary safety lighting of roads and buildings shall be permitted.
A motel site shall be suitably landscaped, and all driveways and parking areas shall be permanently improved.
In granting a permit for a motel, the Planning Board shall attach such conditions and safeguards as may be required to protect the public health, safety, morals and general welfare, and to ensure continual compliance with these regulations.
Motels are to be permitted only in C3 Roadside Business Districts.
[Amended 11-3-1997 by L.L. No. 17-1997]
All motel owners or operators must obtain a license, the fee for which shall be as set forth in Chapter 175, Fees, and must be approved by the Board of Trustees.