Town of Parma, NY
Monroe County
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A. 
Purpose. The purpose of this district is to provide suitable areas for various nonretail service-oriented uses that are easily accessible to the public. Such uses are also intended, where applicable, to act as a compatible transitional area between residential, commercial and industrial areas because of the generally low volumes of traffic associated with such uses, their limited hours of operation and low noise characteristics. The Town Board may on its own motion, or in response to an application, amend the Zoning Map to establish a Restricted Business (RB) District. In reaching its decision, the Town Board shall consider this statement of purpose, the general criteria set forth in this chapter and the current Comprehensive Plan for the Town.
B. 
Permitted principal uses.
(1) 
Offices of planners, architects, engineers, accountants, real estate brokers, insurance agents, financial planners, lawyers, travel agents, or manufacturer's representatives.
(2) 
Offices and clinics of New York State licensed health-care professions including but not limited to dentists, chiropractic, optical, physicians, veterinarians or other health-care professions, excluding overnight occupancy, provided that there are not more than four professionals per office or clinic.
(3) 
Data processing or computer service centers which do not include retail sales.
(4) 
Offices for public service utility companies, excluding any warehouse or storage areas.
(5) 
Barbershops, beauty shops or cosmetic treatment clinic.
(6) 
Studios for individual art, music or dance instruction.
(7) 
Nursery or day-care centers.
(8) 
Funeral homes.
(9) 
Historical museums, or art studios for exhibition or sale.
(10) 
Other types of executive or professional offices which are consistent with the purpose of this district.
(11) 
Customary agricultural operations, structures and uses as specified in § 165-31B of this chapter.
[Amended 9-7-2010 by L.L. No. 1-2010]
C. 
Permitted accessory uses.
(1) 
Boarding of animals, provided that said use is located entirely inside the principal building which serves as a veterinarian's office.
(2) 
Storage facilities incidental to the principal use, provided that all storage of materials and equipment is enclosed and secured from adverse weather.
(3) 
Any building in the RB District containing a permitted restricted business use may include a residence as an accessory use, provided that the living unit shall have a minimum area of 800 square feet. Said living unit shall not be on the same floor of the building as the restricted business use.
(4) 
Pharmacies when included within a medical services building.
(5) 
Dish antennas/towers according to the requirements of Article X of this chapter.
D. 
Special permitted uses. The following uses may be permitted by the Zoning Board of Appeals according to the requirements of Article IX this chapter:
[Amended 12-1-1998]
(1) 
Townhouse dwelling units, according to the requirements of § 165-36.
(2) 
Nonprofit social centers for charitable, religious, cultural or community purposes.
(3) 
Membership clubs, lodges or social centers, except those whose activity is a service customarily carried on as a business and primarily for gain.
(4) 
Essential services, excluding structures, maintenance facilities or storage yards for area utility services.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 6.1.D, Subdivision 5, regarding communication towers, which immediately followed this subsection, was deleted 4-18-2000 by L.L. No. 1-2000.
(5) 
Adult day-care, child care and nursery schools.
[Added 4-15-2003]
E. 
Dimensional requirements for the Restricted Business (RB) District.
(1) 
The dimensional requirements for this district are specified in Schedule I which is a part of this chapter.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Schedule I is included at the end of this chapter.
(2) 
No principal building in a Restricted Business (RB) District shall contain an area of less than 1,000 square feet.
[Added 12-1-1998]
(3) 
The minimum area to be considered for zoning as a Restricted Business District shall be five acres.
(4) 
Off-street parking may be permitted in the front yard, provided that such parking is set back not less than 25 feet from the front lot line.
F. 
Additional requirements for the Restricted (RB) District.
(1) 
Site plan approval shall be secured from the Planning Board as required in Article XIII of this chapter.
(2) 
Parking, loading, access, fencing and site requirements shall be as provided in Article XVI of this chapter.
(3) 
Signs shall be permitted as listed and further regulated in Article XIV of this chapter.
(4) 
Joint access with contiguous parcels through cross-access easements shall be encouraged. Access points to public highways shall be spaced no closer than 150 feet, edge to edge.
(5) 
Wherever possible, entrances and exits shall be aligned with the center lines of existing intersecting public rights-of-way. If such alignment is not possible, accessways shall be offset not less than 100 feet from the closest edge of a street intersection.
(6) 
No outside storage of any junked or dismantled vehicles or equipment, waste materials, or materials accumulated for reclamation or recycle shall be permitted.
(7) 
Restricted Business (RB) District development shall also be subject to:
(a) 
Securing final subdivision plan approval; and
(b) 
Compliance with all additional conditions and requirements for special permitted uses as may be set forth by the Zoning Board of Appeals in its resolution authorizing such uses.
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of this district is to provide local small convenience outlets to meet the personal service needs of the residential community. Such uses are intended to be compatible with the residential neighborhood because of their small size, low volume of traffic and their limited hours of operation. The Town Board, on its own motion or in response to an application, may amend the Zoning Map to establish a Neighborhood Commercial (NC) District. In reaching its decision, the Town Board shall consider this statement of purpose, the general criteria set forth in this chapter and the current Comprehensive Plan for the Town.
B. 
Permitted principal uses.
(1) 
Convenience sales mart of sundry items, including groceries, beverages, pharmaceuticals, garden or auto service items.
(2) 
Food, coffee or ice cream shop.
(3) 
Laundromats, or other self-service laundry facilities, provided that all services are inside a building.
C. 
Permitted accessory uses.
(1) 
Storage facilities incidental to the principal use, provided that all storage of materials and equipment is enclosed, or otherwise secured from adverse weather.
(2) 
Any building in the NC District containing a permitted neighborhood commercial use may also include a residence as an accessory use, provided that the living area shall have a minimum area of 800 square feet. Said living unit shall not be on the same floor of the building as the neighborhood commercial use. The building shall meet the minimum requirements specified in the Uniform Code for such mixed occupancies.
D. 
Special permitted uses. (This subsection is reserved.)
E. 
Dimensional requirements for the Neighborhood Commercial (NC) District.
(1) 
The dimensional requirements for this district are specified in Schedule I which is a part of this chapter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Schedule I is included at the end of this chapter.
(2) 
No principal building in a Neighborhood Commercial (NC) District shall contain an area of less than 1,000 square feet.
[Added 12-1-1998]
(3) 
The minimum area to be considered for zoning as a Neighborhood Commercial District shall be one acre.
(4) 
The maximum area to be considered for zoning as a Neighborhood Commercial District shall be three acres.
(5) 
No structure within a Neighborhood Commercial District shall contain more than 2,000 square feet of floor space.
(6) 
The setback requirements shall be as provided for in the abutting residential district. Under no circumstances, however, shall the setback to any building or parking area be less than 25 feet.
F. 
Additional requirements for the Neighborhood Commercial (NC) District.
(1) 
Site plan approval shall be secured from the Planning Board as required in Article XIII of this chapter.
(2) 
Parking, loading, access, fencing and site requirements shall be as provided in Article XVI of this chapter.
(3) 
Signs shall be permitted as listed and further regulated in Article XIV of this chapter.
(4) 
No business use operating in a Neighborhood Commercial (NC) District shall be open to the public during the hours of 12:00 midnight to 5:00 am.
(5) 
No drive-in or drive-through services shall be permitted.
(6) 
There shall be no outside display of merchandise or storage of waste materials.
(7) 
Site lighting shall be shielded in such a way that the source light is not visible at the lot line.
(8) 
All customer parking areas shall be hard-surfaced and buffered from any adjacent residential lot.
(9) 
Buffers shall be required along all side and rear lot lines that abut an adjacent residential district.
A. 
Intent. The purpose of this district is to provide for and regulate in an orderly fashion the development of general service and retail business uses whose operations are largely carried out within enclosed structures with no outside sales, display or service activity.
[Amended 4-15-2003]
B. 
Permitted principal uses.
(1) 
Stores and shops for retail sales including confectionery products, bakeries, florists, grocery stores, craft and hobby centers, clothing and jewelry sales, newsstands, pharmacies, and sundry goods markets.
(2) 
Personal service shops including dry-cleaning pickup shops, laundromats, barber and beauty shops, and tailoring shops.
(3) 
Hardware stores, garden supply stores, painting and wallpaper, plumbing and electrical supply stores and similar uses.
(4) 
Auto accessories and parts (excluding repairs), home appliances, flooring, furniture and department stores.
(5) 
Banks, including remote teller stations.
(6) 
Equipment rentals, including video films.
(7) 
Packaged liquor or bulk refreshment-drink sales only stores.
(8) 
Commercial schools such as for art, barber, beauty, dancing, exercise, music and similar uses.
(9) 
Motels or hotels.
(10) 
Sit-down service restaurants and taverns, excluding those which include activities identified as adult entertainment.
(11) 
Fast-food restaurants, including drive-through facilities.
(12) 
Enclosed commercial recreation facilities, including bowling alleys, theaters, vending or video games, skating rinks or ball courts.
(13) 
Building supply centers, provided that materials storage is under a roofed structure.
(14) 
All sales and service uses permitted in Restricted Business District, § 165-37B, excepting residential uses.
(15) 
Customary agricultural operations, structures and uses as specified in § 165-31B of this chapter.
[Amended 9-7-2010 by L.L. No. 1-2010]
(16) 
Multiple-garage rental units.
[Added 4-15-2003; amended 10-18-2005]
(17) 
Bottle redemption centers that provide for the redemption of plastic and glass bottles and aluminum cans by the general public, the redemption of which takes place totally within the building premises and which does not include any exterior storage or processing undertaken to reshape or recycle the collected material.
[Added 11-3-2010 by L.L. No. 2-2010]
(18) 
Self-service storage facility.
[Added 1-15-2013 by L.L. No. 1-2013]
C. 
Permitted accessory uses.
(1) 
Boarding of animals, provided that said use is located entirely inside the principal building which serves as a veterinarian's office.
(2) 
Storage facilities incidental to the principal use, provided that all storage of materials and equipment is enclosed and secured from adverse weather.
(3) 
Any building containing a permitted commercial or business use may include a residence as an accessory use, provided that the living unit shall have a minimum area of 800 square feet and shall not be on the same floor of the building with the commercial use.
(4) 
Shops for the manufacture or processing of articles incidental to the conduct of a retail business lawfully conducted on the premises, provided that:
(a) 
Such manufacturing activities shall be conducted within a completely enclosed building;
(b) 
All such articles manufactured or processed are sold at retail on the premises;
(c) 
Not more than four persons are engaged in such manufacturing or processing at any one time in any one establishment; and
(d) 
Such activity shall not produce offensive odors, noise, vibration, heat, glare or dust.
(5) 
Dish antennas/towers according to the requirements of Article X of this chapter.
(6) 
Portable on-demand storage structure. Up to two individual storage units may be used on the property for a period of up to one year as a means for temporary storage. Storage units are required to be located in the side or rear yard and are subject to the setback requirements for the zoning district that they are located in. After the storage units have been removed for a period of at least one year, the owner/tenant may make a new application. A permit is required for each storage unit.
[Added 1-15-2013 by L.L. No. 1-2013]
D. 
Special permitted uses. The following uses may be permitted by the Zoning Board of Appeals according to the requirements of Article IX of this chapter:
[Amended 12-1-1998]
(1) 
Hospitals, convalescent homes, homes for the aged nursing homes or proprietary care facilities.
(2) 
Essential services, including structures, maintenance facilities or storage yards for area utility services.
(3) 
Communication towers.
(4) 
Adult day-care, child care and nursery schools.
[Added 4-15-2003]
E. 
Dimensional requirements for the General Commercial (GC) District.
(1) 
The dimensional requirements for this district are specified in Schedule I which is a part of this chapter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Schedule I is included at the end of this chapter.
(2) 
Principal buildings in a General Commercial (GC) District shall contain an area of not less than 1,000 square feet.
[Added 12-1-1998]
(3) 
Off-street parking may be permitted in the front yard, provided that such parking is set back not less than 25 feet from the front lot line.
F. 
Additional requirements for the General Commercial (GC) District.
(1) 
All general regulations as provided in Article X of this chapter.
(2) 
Site plan approval shall be secured from the Planning Board as required in Article XIII of this chapter.
(3) 
Parking, loading, access, buffer and site requirements shall be as provided in Article XVI of this chapter.
(4) 
Signs shall be permitted as listed and further regulated in Article XIV of this chapter.
(5) 
General Commercial (GC) District development shall be subject to:
(a) 
Securing final site plan and/or subdivision plan approval; and
(b) 
Compliance with all additional conditions and requirements for special permitted uses as may be set forth by the Zoning Board of Appeals in its resolution authorizing such uses.
(6) 
Joint access with contiguous parcels shall be encouraged. Access points to public highways shall be spaced no closer than 100 feet, edge to edge.
(7) 
Wherever possible, entrances and exits shall be aligned with the center lines of existing intersecting public rights-of-way. If such alignment is not possible, accessways shall be offset not less than 100 feet from the closest edge of a street intersection.
(8) 
No outside storage of any junked or dismantled vehicles or equipment, waste materials, or materials accumulated for reclamation or recycle shall be permitted.
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of this district is to provide for and regulate in an orderly fashion the development of a full range of service and retail commercial uses, including more intensive uses which deal in bulk retail merchandise or businesses or trades which are dependent upon a high volume of traffic. Such uses shall not, however, be permitted to develop in such concentrations or in such a manner as to impede traffic or become a nuisance or hazard to the public welfare and safety.
B. 
Permitted principal uses.
(1) 
All permitted principal uses in the General Commercial (GC) District, § 165-39B.
(2) 
Motor vehicle service and repair, provided that any lubrication or repair facilities shall be located within wholly enclosed structures.
(3) 
Gasoline dispensing stations, provided that all gasoline, fuel oil and similar substances shall be stored underground and at least 30 feet from any lot line, and that all pumps and service islands shall be located at least 30 feet from any lot line.
(4) 
Building materials supply centers including the display and sale of prefabricated building units.
(5) 
Garden and nursery sales.
(6) 
Enclosed storage facilities, including self-service storage facilities.
[Amended 1-15-2013 by L.L. No. 1-2013]
(7) 
Public utility substations.
(8) 
Commercial recreation facilities, including bowling alleys, theaters, miniature golf course, golf driving range, vending or video games, skating rinks or ball courts.
(9) 
Customary agricultural operations, structures and uses as specified in § 165-31B of this chapter.
[Amended 9-7-2010 by L.L. No. 1-2010]
C. 
Permitted accessory uses.
[Amended 9-7-2010 by L.L. No. 1-2010]
(1) 
Shops for the manufacture or processing of articles incidental to the conduct of a retail business lawfully conducted on the premises, provided that:
(a) 
Such manufacturing use shall be conducted within a completely enclosed building;
(b) 
All such articles manufactured or processed are sold at retail on the premises;
(c) 
Not more than four persons are engaged in such manufacturing or processing at any one time in any one establishment; and
(d) 
Such activity shall not produce offensive odors, noise, vibration, heat, glare or dust.
(2) 
Outside storage for display purposes, provided that all materials, stock and equipment shall not be located within the required setback distances from the lot lines.
(3) 
Dish antennas/towers according to the requirements of Article X of this chapter.
(4) 
Storage facilities incidental to the principal use, provided that all storage of materials and equipment is enclosed and secured from adverse weather.
(5) 
Portable on-demand storage structure. Up to two individual storage units may be used on the property for a period of up to one year as a means for temporary storage. Storage units are required to be located in the side or rear yard and are subject to the setback requirements for the zoning district that they are located in. After the storage units have been removed for a period of at least one year, the owner/tenant may make a new application. A permit is required for each storage unit.
[Added 1-15-2013 by L.L. No. 1-2013]
D. 
Special permitted uses. The following uses may be permitted by the Zoning Board of Appeals in accordance with the requirements of Article IX of this chapter:
[Amended 12-1-1998]
(1) 
Hospitals, convalescent homes, homes for the aged, nursing homes or proprietary care facilities.
(2) 
Essential services, including structures, maintenance facilities or storage yards for area utility services.
(3) 
New or used cars, trucks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, boats, trailers, lawn or farm equipment sales, including related display, repair or services facilities.
(4) 
Communication towers.
(5) 
Car wash establishments.
E. 
Dimensional requirements for the Highway Commercial (HC) District.
(1) 
The dimensional requirements for this district are specified in Schedule I which is a part of this chapter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Schedule I is included at the end of this chapter.
(2) 
Principal buildings in a Highway Commercial (HC) District shall contain an area of not less than 1,000 square feet.
[Added 12-1-1998]
(3) 
Off-street parking may be permitted in the front yard, provided that such parking is set back not less than 25 feet from the front lot line.
F. 
Additional requirements for the Highway Commercial (HC) District.
(1) 
Site plan approval shall be secured from the Planning Board as required in Article XIII of this chapter.
(2) 
Highway Commercial (HC) District development shall be subject to:
(a) 
Securing final site plan and/or subdivision plan approval; and
(b) 
Compliance with all additional conditions and requirements for special permitted uses as may be set forth by the Zoning Board of Appeals in its resolution authorizing such uses.
(3) 
Parking, loading, access, buffer and site requirements shall be as provided in Article XVI of this chapter.
(4) 
Signs are permitted as listed and further regulated in Article XIV of this chapter.
(5) 
The outside display or storage of vehicles, materials or equipment on a lot abutting a residential district shall be visually screened from the residential district.
(6) 
No outside storage of any junked or dismantled vehicles or equipment, waste materials, or materials accumulated for reclamation or recycle shall be permitted.
(7) 
Joint access with contiguous parcels shall be encouraged. Access points to public highways shall be spaced no closer than 100 feet, edge to edge.
(8) 
Wherever possible, entrances and exits shall be aligned with the center lines of existing intersecting public rights-of-way. If such alignment is not possible, accessways shall be offset not less than 100 feet from the closest edge of a street intersection.