Where, by the terms of this chapter, a site plan is required in connection with any use or structure, such site plan must be approved prior to making application for a building permit. The administrator shall forthwith circulate the site plan for comment by the Town Planning Commission and any other Town officer that may have a responsibility for or interest in an aspect of the development.
Within 30 days of submittal, the Administrator shall transmit the site plan along with all pertinent comment to the Planning Commission for their consideration. Except as required in connection with a special exception, no public notice and hearing is required for site plan consideration, but such matters shall be handled in public session as part of a previously prepared agenda. All matters relating to site plan consideration shall be a public record. In cases where a site plan is submitted in connection with an application for a special exception, public notice and hearing is required. Site plan approval shall require formal action of the Planning Commission but shall not require action by the Town Board.
Multiple frontage. Where a parcel abuts two streets, access may be limited to the street with the lowest functional classification, i.e., primary arterial, arterial, collector and local.
Combined access/frontage road. Where a lot abuts an arterial or collector street, provision for combined access with adjacent parcels by easement or dedicated frontage road may be required.
Number of accesses. No parcel abutting a public street for less than 100 feet shall ordinarily have more than one driveway access to that street. No parcel fronting on a public street for over 100 feet shall ordinarily have more than two driveway accesses to that street; provided, however, that the closest edge of the driveway shall not be closer than 50 feet for local streets or closer than 100 feet for collector or arterial streets.
Location to intersections. No driveway access shall be located with its closest edge closer than 50 feet to a local street intersection or closer than 100 feet to a collector or arterial street intersection. To the extent practical, driveways shall be located to maximize distances to intersection.
Coordination of access. Driveway access shall be located to minimize potential interference and conflicts with the use of buildings and driveways on the opposite side of the street.
Configuration. Driveway access shall ordinarily intersect with public streets as nearly as possible at right angles; provided, however, that for high-intensity uses (average daily traffic of 500 or more vehicles per day), or for parcels with access to streets with posted speeds of 45 miles per hour or greater, a channelized T-intersection may be required and acceleration and deceleration lanes may be required.
Signs. Signs shall meet the requirements of Article VII of this chapter. Signs shall be shown on the site plan.
Lighting. Exterior lighting, whether freestanding or mounted on a building or structure, shall be downcast, shielded and oriented so as to not exceed the following light levels on adjacent properties: 0.05 horizontal footcandles on residentially zoned property or nonresidentially zoned property that has a residential use; 0.5 horizontal footcandles on nonresidentially zoned property; and five horizontal footcandles on public road right-of-way. If light spills onto property across a public right-of-way the 0.05 and 0.5 horizontal footcandle restrictions shall apply accordingly.
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Building orientation. Building orientation shall be appropriate to the street frontage and adjacent buildings and uses.
A site plan required to be submitted by the terms of this chapter shall contain the following elements, where applicable:
Statements of ownership and control of the proposed development.
Statement describing in detail the character and intended use of the development.
A site plan containing the title of the project and the names of the project owner and developer, date, and North arrow and, based on an exact survey of the property drawn to a scale of sufficient size to show boundaries of the project, any existing streets, buildings, watercourses, easements, and section lines; exact location of all buildings and structures, including the dimensions of the buildings shown and the distance perpendicular to the property line shown; driveways access and traffic flow; off-street parking and off-street loading areas; landscaping (pursuant to requirements of § 320-60 of this chapter); lighting; signage; setbacks; drainage; recreation facilities locations; and access of utilities and points of utility hookups; impervious surface.
Tabulations of total gross acreage in the project and the percentages thereof proposed to be devoted to the various permitted uses.
Tabulations showing the derivation of numbers of off-street parking and loading spaces and total project density in dwelling units per gross acre.
Architectural definitions for buildings in the development; exact number of dwelling units, sizes, and types, together with typical floor plans of each type.
If common facilities (such as recreation areas or structures, common open space, etc.) are to be provided for the development, statements as to how such common facilities are to be provided and permanently maintained. Such statements may take the form of proposed deed restrictions, deeds of trust, homeowners' associations, surety arrangements, or other legal instruments providing adequate guarantee to the Town that such common facilities will not become a future liability for the Town.
Plans for signs, if any.
Plans for the exterior walls of all buildings, lighting, outside storage and industrial processes and materials pertinent to conformance with the industrial performance standards herein.
Such additional data, maps, plans or statements as may be required for the particular use or activity involved or as the applicant, Administrator or Planning Commission may believe is pertinent.
Plans for storm drainage, erosion control, site grading, and public utilities, if any.
Drainage plans are required as part of a special exception permit, formal site plan review (when required) or subdivision. These standards are not for single-family or two-family dwellings.
Submitted drainage plans must include the following information:
Scale, North arrow and date of preparation.
Acreage draining into the subdivision and the acreage of the subdivision.
Lot numbers corresponding to the plat.
Direction of flow indicated by arrows on all lot lines, grades along the lot lines, elevation of break points along lot lines, and the distance from the nearest lot corners to the break point.
Proposed easements which will be on final plat.
Contour information shall be provided at intervals of not more than two feet. All elevations shall be based on USGS datum.
Reference to two established USGS benchmarks.
Areas to be filled showing the depth of fill, existing elevation and proposed elevation.
Typical proposed street cross-section.
Culvert sizes and type of pipe, including all proposed driveway culverts, where applicable.
Storm sewer sizes and type of pipe, where applicable.
Detention/retention pond contours, storage volume and outlet structure design; computation of impervious surface.
Location/neighborhood map with blowup area.
Additionally, any supplemental information as deemed necessary by the Town may be required.
A site plan, required to be approved by the Planning Commission under this section, shall not be modified as to any of the elements unless approved by the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission may, by resolution, delegate authority to the Building Inspector to approve minor variations from the approved site plan.