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Town of Massena, NY
St. Lawrence County
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The R-1 One-Family Residence District is intended to recognize and protect the integrity and property values of areas suitable for single-family houses of conventional construction or appearance. Manufactured homes are prohibited but not other forms of manufactured housing, such as modular homes. In R-1 Districts, no building or premises shall be used except the following:
A. 
Permitted uses.
(1) 
Uses requiring a standard permit (permitted by right):
(a) 
One-family dwellings.
(b) 
Accessory uses on the same lot and not intended for gain, such as private garages, sheds and barns, swimming pools and satellite dishes.
(2) 
Uses requiring site plan approval:
(a) 
Places of worship, private schools or similar uses.
(b) 
Nursing and rest homes.
(c) 
Membership clubs, including golf clubs, fraternal and veterans' organizations and the like.
(d) 
Cemeteries.
(e) 
Home occupations.
(f) 
Permanent signs of any type.
The minimum lot area and dimensions shall be as follows; refer to the development standards in the Schedule of District Regulations for additional standards:[1]
A. 
Area: 30,000 square feet unless otherwise provided for specific uses or by the Planning Board during site plan review. The minimum area is not intended to be the result of multiplying the minimum width times the minimum depth (irregular lot size).
B. 
Width: 150 feet.
C. 
Depth: 150 feet.
D. 
Yards (distance from any lot line to any building): refer to the development standards in the Schedule of District Regulations:
(1) 
Front: 50 feet from the right-of-way or 83 feet from the center of the road, whichever is greater.
(2) 
Side: 20 feet on each side, but 50 feet on the street side on corner lots.
(3) 
Rear: 30 feet.
E. 
Lot coverage: 25% of the total lot area may be covered by buildings.
[1]
Editor's Note: Said schedule is included at the end of this chapter.
The building limitations shall be as follows:
A. 
Maximum height: 35 feet or 2 1/2 stories, whichever is less.
B. 
Minimum total living space per dwelling unit: 850 square feet.