Town of Fishkill, NY
Dutchess County
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A. 
Legislative intent. In a Local Historic Center District, in order to preserve the existing architecture and historic buildings and the character of the area, to permit an appropriate and economically sound form of development and in order to provide a transitional use between businesses and adjoining residential areas, no building or premises shall be used and no building or part of a building shall be erected or altered which is arranged, intended or designed to be used, in whole or in part, for any purpose except as permitted in § 150-48B of this chapter, and all such uses shall be subject to site plan approval requirements of this article and the following additional special requirements:
(1) 
Criteria for site plan approvals. In considering applications within the LHC District, the Planning Board shall evaluate any proposal to construct or alter any structure or building, taking into consideration the outside dimension, the front facade and the appearance thereof, the visual relationship between the property in question and existing structures and the character of the district with regard to: architectural style (particularly in relation to properties which are within view of such structures of historic significance or of meritorious architectural quality), heights and sizes of buildings and the location and arrangement thereof, including such matters as setbacks, materials, line, color and detail, in order to ensure that all new construction and exterior alterations will result in a visual composition which will be in harmony with the character of the district.
(2) 
Nonhistoric structures. For purposes of this section, the Town Board may designate which structures are not preserved as historical structures, if outside the jurisdiction of New York State Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation or if listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
(3) 
Hours of operation. The Planning Board may limit the hours of operation of any permitted commercial use in acting on any site plan.