Village of Amityville, NY
Suffolk County
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In an SC Senior Citizen Residence District, no building, structure or premises shall be used or occupied and no building or part thereof shall be so erected or altered except for apartments especially designed for senior citizens and their immediate families and accessory buildings directly incidental thereto. A "senior citizen" is considered any person 55 years of age or older. The senior citizen's immediate family is limited to the senior citizen's spouse, children and grandchildren 19 years of age or older. Adults under 55 years of age may be admitted as permanent residents if it is established to the satisfaction of the Village Board that the presence of such person is essential for the physical care or economic support of an eligible older person who is also a resident.
In an SC Senior Citizen Residence District where a private street or road is provided on the site, the front yard setback shall be measured from the established curbline of the unobstructed right-of-way.
[Amended 1-24-2011 by L.L. No. 1-2011]
In an SC Senior Citizen Residence District, no building or structure hereafter erected or altered shall be more than 32 feet above finished grade. The roof shall be a peak roof only and shall have a pitch of not less than 4/12.
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In a Senior Citizen Residence District, no building shall be erected or altered on a lot having an area of less than 1.75 acres.
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In a Senior Citizen Residence District, all buildings, including accessory buildings, shall cover not more than 20% of the area of the lot.
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In a Senior Citizen Residence District, no building shall occupy a lot having a street frontage of less than 200 feet along the front street line of the lot.
In a Senior Citizen Residence District, the front setback in any building unit shall not be less than 30 feet after street dedication. Balconies, porticoes or like open areas may extend not more than 10 feet into the front yard.
[Amended 1-24-2011 by L.L. No. 1-2011]
In an SC Senior Citizen Residence District, a corner lot shall have a front yard along each street as provided in § 183-114.4.
In a Senior Citizen Residence District, there shall be two side yards, one on each side of a building containing living units, each having a minimum width of at least 20 feet, except that where there shall be two or more such buildings on the plot, there shall be a minimum distance between buildings of 30 feet, in addition to the twenty-foot side yard requirement along the side property lines of the entire plot.
In a Senior Citizen Residence District, there shall be a rear yard having a minimum depth of 25 feet.
In a Senior Citizen Residence District, chimneys, cornices, eaves, gutters, bay windows projecting not more than 24 inches and one-story open porches and/or terraces not exceeding three feet in height are permitted encroachments into yard areas, except as otherwise provided herein.
In a Senior Citizen Residence District, no multiple-family dwelling or dwellings authorized hereby shall be erected or altered to accommodate or make provision for more than 20 one-bedroom dwelling units per acre or more than a proportionate number of dwelling units on any fractional part of an acre, and for the purpose of this section, a "dwelling unit" shall be such combination of rooms with provisions for living, cooking, sanitary and sleeping facilities arranged for the use of one family, which shall consist of not more than four separate rooms, exclusive of bathrooms and hallways.
In a Senior Citizen Residence District, no basement or cellar shall be occupied as living or sleeping quarters. Living or sleeping quarters may be provided for management and/or custodial employees as designated by the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code. Each separately owned and operated complex under the provisions of this article may contain therein living and sleeping facilities for management or custodial employees comprising one additional dwelling unit in addition to the number provided pursuant to § 183-114.9 of this article. Such unit shall not be a rental unit.
In a Senior Citizen Residence District, the minimum habitable floor area for each dwelling unit shall not be less than 700 square feet.
In a Senior Citizen Residence District, there shall be suitable landscaping, shrubbery, trees and screening as determined by the Planning Board.
[Amended 1-24-2011 by L.L. No. 1-2011]
In a Senior Citizen Residence District, an off-street parking area conforming to the requirements of this chapter shall be provided for each living unit at a ratio of two spaces for each unit. Where garages are provided, they may be substituted for such off-street parking areas and shall conform architecturally to the principal buildings. Ten percent of the required parking shall be designated as "visitors parking." Said parking areas must meet the requirements of Article XIV of this chapter and must be curbed, striped and have direction-of-travel lanes painted over the blacktop. However, the Planning Board may allow or direct that a portion of the designated parking area shall be left as green space and that it not be paved, provided that this shall not result in a reduction of paved parking of less than 1.5 spaces for each unit. The Planning Board may thereafter direct that the paved area be increased, but not beyond two spaces per unit, either on its own motion, by motion of the Board of Trustees or by application of the property owner; if the property owner then fails to comply, the Village or its agents may enter the premises, do the work required to comply and then assess the costs thereof, plus an administrative fee of 15%, against the premises, to be collected in the same fashion as Village real property taxes. This shall not limit the Village from enforcing the provisions of this section or collecting said costs by other legal means. Minimum paving and drainage specifications shall be designated by the Planning Board.
In a Senior Citizen Residence District, common recreation areas shall be provided with a minimum size calculated at 80 square feet of usable area per dwelling unit, exclusive of sidewalks, driveways and parking areas.
In a Senior Citizen Residence District, no garages or storage buildings shall exceed 14 feet in height as measured from the average grade adjacent to such building, or be built within six feet of any side or rear lot line or nearer than 50 feet to any street line. All other accessory buildings shall meet the requirements for setbacks set forth in this article.
In a Senior Citizen Residence District, commercial-type refuse containers must be provided and enclosed with six-foot slatted chain link fence and gate or other suitable material as designated acceptable by the Planning Board to be placed on concrete pads and kept clean at all times.
In a Senior Citizen Residence District, no building shall hereafter be erected unless a drainage plan providing for the collection, storage and disposal of stormwater runoff from the site has been approved by the Planning Board.
In a Senior Citizen Residence District, all parking areas, entries, corridors, passages, utility areas and front landscaping must be provided with adequate lighting for safety purposes. Lights shall be adjusted so as not to shine into adjacent properties. Lights must be controlled by a time clock or positive photocell switching so as to ensure adequate lighting during all dark hours.
In a Senior Citizen Residence District, no business or profession of any type shall be permitted.
In a Senior Citizen Residence District, the site plan and the architectural design of all buildings and structures shall be approved by the Planning Board.
Wherever a Senior Citizen Residence zoned parcel shall abut upon a residential zoned parcel or any parcel used for residential purposes, there shall be a buffer strip 10 feet wide erected, planted and thereafter maintained on the plot unless the Planning Board shall require a greater or larger buffer strip.
In a Senior Citizen Residence District, the owner of any building or premises used or erected as a residence designed primarily to provide living and dining accommodations for persons over the age of 62 shall file with the Village Clerk a signed, sworn affidavit, on or before the first day of January of every year, stating that all senior citizen residence housing age requirements mandated by law or regulations of the Village, county, state or federal government or agencies thereof are being and will continue to be complied with.