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Village of Delhi, NY
Delaware County
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The General Business Districts B are established to provide districts to accommodate general retail, service, finance, insurance and real estate and related structures and uses. It is contemplated that under usual circumstances these districts will be established only in areas served by public water supply and public sewage disposal facilities.
[Amended 8-16-2004 by L.L. No. 3-2004]
In General Business Districts B, permitted uses, buildings and other structures are as follows:
A. 
All those permitted in the Residence Districts R-3.
B. 
Professional offices, barbershops, beauty parlors, drive-in banks and drive-in building and loan associations, automatic coin laundry or dry-cleaning establishments where not more than five persons are employed and where no flammable cleaning fluids are used, drugstores, fruit markets, grocery stores, hardware stores, meat markets, self-service laundries, shoe repair shops and any accessory use or building customarily incidental to the above permitted uses.
C. 
Places of amusement or assembly, theaters other than drive in, offices, restaurants, hotels, or motels subject to the provisions of § 300-42, any retail business or retail service, including the making of articles to be sold at retail on the premises, provided that any such manufacturing or processing shall be incidental to a retail business or service and not more than five persons shall be employed in such manufacturing or processing, and any accessory use or building customarily incidental to the above permitted uses.
D. 
Other uses as provided by §§ 300-38, 300-41, 300-46 and 300-47.
E. 
Public garages, motor vehicle sales, new and used, and motor vehicle service stations, provided that the following special requirements are complied with:
(1) 
No major repair work is performed out-of-doors.
(2) 
Pumps or lubricating or other devices are located at least 20 feet from any street line or highway right-of-way.
(3) 
All fuel, oil or similar substances are stored a distance of at least 35 feet from any street or lot line.
(4) 
All vehicle parts, dismantled vehicles and similar articles are stored within a building.
(5) 
Lot area shall not be less than 1/4 acre, and lot width not less than 100 feet.
(6) 
All buildings, including accessory buildings, shall not cover more than 35% of the area of the lot.
(7) 
Each lot shall have front, side and rear yards with depths of not less than the following:
(a) 
Front yard: 35 feet.
(b) 
Each side yard: 25 feet.
(c) 
Rear yard: 30 feet.
[Amended 5-15-1978 by L.L. No. 3-1978; 8-16-2004 by L.L. No. 3-2004]
The following uses are prohibited in the General Business Districts B:
Alcohol storage in aboveground tanks with a unit capacity of greater than 550 gallons
Animal hospitals
Automobile graveyards or disassembly plants
Automobile laundries or car washes
Bakeries employing more than five full-time employees
Bottling works
Bowling alleys
Building material sales and storage yards
Cargo trailer or camping trailer sales and rentals
Coal yards
Commercial greenhouses and plant nurseries
Commercial warehouses
Construction equipment sales and rentals
Contractors' equipment and storage yards
Crude oil, gasoline or any of its volatile products or other highly flammable liquid storage in aboveground tanks with a unit capacity of greater than 550 gallons
Electric welding other than that incidental to building construction, garage repair or similar uses
Farm machinery sales and rentals
Ice plants
Junkyards, secondhand material yards and the storage, baling or treatment of junk, old iron, rags, bottles or scrap paper
Laundries, other than laundromats and similar self-service establishments, and dyeing and cleaning works using power machinery or employing more than five persons
Live animal or poultry sales
Lumberyards
Lunch wagons or diners, except on fixed and permanent foundations and approved by the Board of Appeals
Meat smoking and processing meat for animal foods, whether or not incidental to a retail business conducted on the premises
Milk distribution plants
Mobile home sales lots
Rendering lard and other fats
Repair and machine shops employing more than five persons
Slaughtering poultry and animals
Warehouses
Wholesale businesses exceeding two stories, maximum 5,000 square feet per story
Any process of manufacture, assembly or treatment which is not clearly incidental to a retail business conducted on the premises or which normally constitutes a nuisance by reason of odor, noise, glare, dust or smoke, even if incidental to a retail business conducted on the premises
All uses, buildings and other structures prohibited in the industrial districts
A. 
Residential buildings. All buildings intended for residential use, in whole or in part, shall comply with the area and yard requirements of the Residence Districts R-3, except those buildings lying between Kingston and Bridge Streets, on both sides of Main Street, now existing, and those buildings lying between Kingston Street and a point 375 feet south of Kingston Street, on the east side of Main Street, now existing, and between Kingston Street and Franklin Street in the west side of Main Street, now existing.
[Amended 5-15-1978 by L.L. No. 3-1978; 1-6-1997 by L.L. No. 1-1997]
B. 
Lots abutting residential districts. All buildings constructed on lots which abut residential districts, either at the side or rear, shall be so located as to conform in respect to the abutting yard with the side or rear requirements, as the case may be, for the residential district against which the lot abuts.
C. 
Corner lots. All nonresidential buildings and other structures built on corner lots shall conform to the requirements of § 300-54.
D. 
Lot coverage, open space and building bulk regulations.
(1) 
The maximum lot coverage permitted shall be 80% of the land area of the lot as defined herein.
(2) 
The maximum floor area ratio permitted shall be four.
E. 
Height. No building or structure shall exceed 60 feet in height. No building or structure shall be less than the average height of the buildings within 100 feet fronting the same side of the street.
[Amended 5-15-1978 by L.L. No. 3-1978[1]]
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Editor's Note: Former § 50-33, Fire-resistant construction, was repealed 4-21-1997 by L.L. No. 4-1997.