This chapter is designed to protect existing development and provide some control of growth so that future development will not be detrimental to the village. Its intent is to reduce land use conflicts, retain and improve land values, encourage quality development, ensure wise use of utilities, promote traffic safety, enhance and protect the historic, natural and scenic resources of the village and promote the general welfare.
Pursuant to the provisions of Article 7, New York State Village Law, and Articles 2 and 3 of the Municipal Home Rule Law, the Village Board of Alexandria Bay, New York, hereby enacts this chapter.
This chapter shall be known and cited as the "Village of Alexandria Bay Zoning Law."
No building, structure or land shall be used or occupied and no building, structure or part thereof shall be erected, moved or altered (to change the exterior physical dimensions) unless in conformity with the regulations for the district in which it is located, as specified by this chapter.
No part of a yard or other open space about any building required for the purpose of complying with the provisions of this chapter shall be included as part of a yard or other open space similarly required for another building.
Within each district, the regulations established by this chapter shall be minimum regulations and shall be applied uniformly to each class or kind of structure or land.
Any use which is not listed in the permitted use schedules of the various districts created by this chapter shall be presumed to be prohibited.
If the plot of a residential subdivision containing one or more new streets has been duly filed in the Jefferson County Clerk's office prior to the adoption of this chapter, the lots of the subdivision may be developed with the lots and yards delineated on the plot, and any provision of this chapter requiring larger lots or yards shall not apply to the subdivision, for a period of three years from the date of such filing.