Village of Great Neck Plaza, NY
Nassau County
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This chapter shall be known as the "Housing Code of the Village of Great Neck Plaza."
The purpose of this code is to provide basic and uniform housing standards governing the condition, occupancy and maintenance of residential premises and to establish reasonable safeguards for the safety, health and welfare of the occupants and users thereof.
[Amended 11-19-1997 by L.L. No. 8-1997]
This code shall apply to residential premises which, for the purposes of this chapter, shall include the following:
A. 
Lots, plots or parcels of land on which residential buildings, buildings of mixed occupancy or accessory structures are located.
B. 
Residential buildings, as defined in § 124-5.
C. 
Residential occupancies in buildings of mixed occupancy, as defined in § 124-5.
D. 
Hotels as defined in § 124-5.
E. 
Specialized senior housing facilities, as defined in § 124-5.
F. 
Accessory structures, as defined in § 124-5.
A. 
The provisions of this code shall supersede local laws, ordinances, codes or regulations to the extent that such laws, ordinances, codes or regulations are inconsistent with the provisions of this code, provided that nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent the adoption and enforcement of a law, ordinance, code or regulation which is more restrictive or establishes a higher standard than those provided in this code, and such more restrictive requirement or higher standard shall govern during the period in which it is in effect.
B. 
Where a provision of this code is found to be in conflict with a provision of a zoning, building, electrical, plumbing, fire, safety, health, water supply or sewage disposal law or ordinance, or regulation adopted pursuant thereto, or other law, ordinance, code or regulation of the village or of any other governmental body or agency having proper jurisdiction, the provision or requirement which is more restrictive or which establishes the higher standard shall prevail.
[Amended 11-19-1997 by L.L. No. 8-1997]
C. 
Ordinance number 57-B, entitled "Housing Code of the Village of Great Neck Plaza," is hereby repealed upon the effective date of this chapter.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ACCESSORY STRUCTURE
A structure, the use of which is incidental to that of the residential premises and which is located on the same premises.
[Amended 11-19-1997 by L.L. No. 8-1997]
ACCESSORY USE
[Amended 11-19-1997 by L.L. No. 8-1997]
A use, occupancy or tenancy customarily incidental to the principal use or occupancy of a residential premises. Such accessory uses may include, among others, the following:
A. 
Offices for the building management.
B. 
Dining rooms, banquet rooms, public kitchens and ballrooms.
C. 
Recreation and play rooms.
D. 
Laundries for the use of tenants and occupants and in connection with the management and operation of a residential building.
E. 
Maintenance and work shops and storage rooms for linen, bedding, furniture, supplies and tenants' equipment and effects.
F. 
Garages within a residential building or on the premises thereof used for the storage of passenger-type motor vehicles.
APARTMENT
Dwelling unit within a residential building or building of mixed occupancy.
[Amended 11-19-1997 by L.L. No. 8-1997]
APPROVED
Approved by the administrative officer under the regulations of this code or approved by an authority designated by law or this code.
BASEMENT
That space of a building that is partly below grade which has more than half its height, measured from floor to ceiling, above the average established curb level or finished grade of the ground adjoining the building.
BATHROOM
Enclosed space containing one or more bathtubs or showers, or both, and which may also contain water closets, lavatories or fixtures serving similar purposes. See definition of "toilet room."
BUILDING
A structure wholly or partially enclosed within exterior walls, or within exterior or party walls, and a roof, affording shelter to persons, animals or property.
CELLAR
That space of a building that is partly or entirely below grade, which has more than half of its height, measured from floor to ceiling, below the average established curb level or finished grade of the ground adjoining the building.
DWELLING, ONE-FAMILY
Building containing not more than one dwelling unit occupied exclusively for residential purposes.
DWELLING, TWO-FAMILY
Building containing not more than two dwelling units occupied exclusively for residential purposes.
DWELLING UNIT
One or more rooms with a separate entrance and with provision for living, cooking, sanitary and sleeping facilities arranged for the use of one family only, except that, in hotels and specialized senior housing facilities, a dwelling unit need not have any cooking facilities.
[Amended 6-19-1996 by L.L. No. 4-1996; 11-19-1997 by L.L. No. 8-1997]
EXIT
A way of departure from the interior of a building or structure to the exterior at street or grade, including doorways, passageways, hallways, corridors, stairways, ramps, fire escapes and all other elements necessary for egress or escape.
FAMILY
A household constituting a single housekeeping unit occupied by one or more persons.
GENERALLY ACCEPTED STANDARD
A specification, code, rule, guide or procedure in the field of construction or related thereto, recognized and accepted as authoritative.
GRADE, FINISHED
Natural surface of the ground, or surface of ground after completion of any change in contour, abutting building or premises.
HABITABLE SPACE
Space occupied by one or more persons for living, sleeping, eating or cooking. Kitchenettes shall not be deemed to be "habitable space." See definitions of "nonhabitable space," "public space" and "exit."
HOTEL
A building containing three or more dwelling units used for residential purposes which is built and used for transient occupancy instead of permanent residence.
[Added 11-19-1997 by L.L. No. 8-1997]
INFESTATION
The presence, within or contiguous to a dwelling, dwelling unit or premises, of insects, rodents, vermin or other pests.
KITCHEN
Space, 60 square feet or more in floor area, with a minimum width of five feet, used for cooking or preparation of food.
KITCHENETTE
Space, less than 60 square feet in floor area, used for cooking or preparation of food.
MIXED OCCUPANCY
Occupancy of a building in part for residential use and in part for some other use not accessory thereto.
MULTIPLE DWELLING
A building containing three or more dwelling units used for residential purposes which is built and used for permanent residence. A multiple dwelling shall include apartment buildings and garden apartments.
[Amended 11-19-1997 by L.L. No. 8-1997]
MULTIPLE RESIDENCE
See definition of "multiple dwelling."
MUNICIPALITY
A county, town or village.
NONHABITABLE SPACE
Space used as kitchenettes, pantries, bath, toilet, laundry, rest, dressing, locker, storage, utility, heater and boiler rooms, closets and other spaces for service and maintenance of the building and those spaces used for access and vertical travel between stories. See definitions of "habitable space," "public space" and "exit."
PERSON
Any individual, partnership, corporation, association or any other kind of entity.
PLUMBING SYSTEM
The water supply system, the drainage system, the vent system, fixtures and traps, including their respective connections, devices and appurtenances, within the property lines of the premises.
POTABLE WATER
Water which is approved for drinking, culinary and domestic purposes.
PUBLIC SPACE
Space within a residential building for public use, such as lobbies, lounges, reception, ball, meeting, lecture and recreation rooms, banquet and dining rooms and their kitchens, and swimming pools.
RESIDENTIAL BUILDING
A structure or building legally used for residential purposes, including one-family and two-family dwellings, multiple dwellings, hotels and specialized senior housing facilities.
[Added 11-19-1997 by L.L. No. 8-1997]
SEWAGE
Liquid waste containing animal or vegetable matter in suspension or solution.
SPECIALIZED SENIOR HOUSING FACILITY
A building which satisfies the requirements of a specialized senior housing facility under § 225-2 of the Village Code and which has been granted a conditional use permit as such pursuant to § 225-74A(6) of the Village Code.
[Added 11-19-1997 by L.L. No. 8-1997]
STRUCTURE
An assembly of materials, forming a construction framed of component structural parts for occupancy or use, including buildings.
TENANT
As used in this chapter, "tenant" shall refer to the tenant and/or occupant of a dwelling unit, regardless of the type of residential building in which such dwelling unit is located.
[Added 11-19-1997 by L.L. No. 8-1997]
TOILET ROOM
Enclosed space, containing one or more water closets, which may also contain one or more lavatories, urinals and other plumbing fixtures. See definition of "bathroom."
VENTILATION
Supply and removal of air to and from a space by natural or mechanical means.
VENTILATION, MECHANICAL
Ventilation by power-driven devices.
VENTILATION, NATURAL
Ventilation by opening to outer air through windows, skylights, doors, louvers or stacks with or without wind-driven devices.