Village of Alexandria Bay, NY
Jefferson County
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General Residential Districts — GR are established to provide for uses similar to those of Neighborhood Residential Districts — NR, however at somewhat higher densities. It is contemplated that all residences in these districts shall be served by public water supply and public sewage disposal facilities.
In General Residential Districts, no building or other structure shall be built for any purpose other than:
A. 
A use permitted in Neighborhood Residential District — NR.
B. 
Mobile home parks.
A. 
Area per dwelling unit and lot dimensions:
(1) 
For a single-family dwelling, the minimum land area shall be 7,500 square feet and the minimum width of the lot at the front building line shall be not less than 60 feet. However, this shall not apply to prevent the construction of a single-family dwelling on a lot existing on the date of this enactment and not adjoined at the side by another unoccupied land in the same ownership having an area of not less than 5,000 square feet and a width at the front building line of not less than 50 feet.
(2) 
For a two-family dwelling or a pair of semidetached dwellings, the minimum land area shall be 9,000 square feet and the minimum width of the lot at the front building line shall be not less than 75 feet or the distance necessary to provide the side yards specified below, whichever is the greater.
(3) 
For a dwelling containing three or more dwelling units, the minimum land area per dwelling unit shall be 2,000 square feet and the minimum width of the lot at the front building line shall be not less than 100 feet or the distance necessary to provide the side yards specified below, whichever is the greater.
B. 
Front yards. The requirements shall be determined in the same manner as SFR.
C. 
Rear yards. The requirements shall be determined in the same manner as SFR.
D. 
Side yards.
(1) 
For a single-family residence, there shall be two side yards with a total width of not less than 24 feet. The minimum width of any one side yard shall not be less than eight feet.
(2) 
For a two-family dwelling, there shall be two side yards, with a total width of 24 feet and the minimum width of one side yard shall not be less than 10 feet.
(3) 
For each semidetached dwelling, there shall be a side yard of not less than nine feet.
(4) 
For dwellings of three or more dwelling units, there shall be two side yards of a total width of not less than 24 feet, plus four feet additional for each dwelling unit in excess of three contained in the building. The width of the narrower of the two side yards shall not be less than 12 feet.
E. 
Corner lots. The requirements shall be determined in the same manner as SFR.
F. 
Height restrictions. The maximum building height shall be 30 feet.
[Added 7-26-1994 by L.L. No. 5-1994]
The requirements shall be the same as set forth in SFR.
The requirements shall be the same as set forth in NR.
Cottages in groups shall conform to the following requirements:
A. 
The land area per unit shall be not less than 750 square feet.
B. 
The space between rental units or structures shall not be less than 15 feet.
C. 
No rental structure or part thereof shall be placed closer to any street or road center right-of-way line than 75 feet or closer than 50 feet to any other established or marked right-of-way line or closer to a side or rear property line than 15 feet.
D. 
Automobile parking space shall be provided to accommodate not less than one car for each rental unit.
E. 
No outdoor swimming pool shall be placed closer to any street center line than 50 feet or closer than 25 feet from any other marked or established right-of-way line or closer to a side or rear property line than 25 feet.
F. 
The property is to be appropriately landscaped, particularly at the front and sides.
A. 
Permit for a mobile home park:
(1) 
It shall be unlawful within the village for any person or persons to construct or operate a mobile home park without first securing a written license from the Village Board and complying with the regulations of this chapter.
(2) 
The application for such annual license or the renewal thereof shall be filed with the Village Clerk and shall be accompanied by a fee prescribed by the Village Board. Thereafter, each mobile home within a mobile home park shall be assessed on the tax rolls of the village against the mobile home park owner. In the event that a mobile home within a mobile home park is not accounted for on the tax rolls for whatever reason and the taxes not paid for the current year, then in that event the mobile home park owner shall pay a monthly fee in the amount determined by the Village Board for each month or any portion thereof that a mobile home occupied a mobile home space. Said fee shall be paid at the commencement of each month.
(3) 
The application for a license or renewal thereof shall be made on forms prescribed by the village and shall include the name and address of the owner in fee of the tract (if the fee is vested in some person other than the applicant, a duly verified statement by that person that the applicant is authorized by him to construct or maintain the mobile home park shall accompany the application). Each license or renewal thereof shall expire on the 31st day of December following the issuance thereof.
B. 
Application for a mobile home license. Any applicant for a mobile home park license shall state that he, as agent or owner, shall be responsible for the proper maintenance and upkeep of the proposed park and shall furnish the following information:
(1) 
Boundaries of plot area.
(2) 
Entrances, exits and walkways.
(3) 
Mobile home sites or lots.
(4) 
Method and plan of garbage disposal.
(5) 
Electric lighting.
(6) 
Owner's and operator's name and address.
C. 
Park plan.
(1) 
For authorization, a mobile home park shall have an area of not less than two acres, and no mobile home park or service building shall be closer to a street or road center line than 45 feet or other property line than 20 feet.
(2) 
A mobile home park shall conform to the following additional requirements:
(a) 
The park shall be located on a well-drained site suitable for the purpose with an adequate entrance road at least 20 feet wide.
(b) 
Individual mobile home lots shall have an area of not less than 5,000 square feet with a minimum width of 40 feet and a minimum depth of 75 feet.
(c) 
Margins alongside the rear property line shall be densely planted with trees and shrubs.
D. 
Water supply and sewage disposal.
(1) 
An adequate supply of potable water shall be provided and wastes from showers, toilets and laundries shall be discharged into a suitable sewer system.
(2) 
Municipal water and sewage facilities. A plan shall be presented by the developer showing the linkup of individual trailer stations to village water and sewer facilities.
E. 
Refuse disposal. Refuse shall be disposed of in a manner acceptable to the village.
F. 
Registration. The park shall keep a record of the name and permanent address of each occupant.
G. 
Inspection. Before the park commences operation, the Zoning Enforcement Officer shall make an inspection of the premises to determine that all requirements of this chapter have been complied with and shall issue a zoning certificate of occupancy. No use shall be permitted until such certificate has been issued.
H. 
Revocation or suspension of license. The Village Board shall have the authority to enter and inspect, for health and sanitation purposes, any facility licensed hereunder at any reasonable time. If upon inspection it shall be found that the licensee has violated any provisions of this chapter, the Village Board shall have the power to revoke or suspend such license and order the mobile home removed or the mobile home park closed after notice and an opportunity to be heard.
Other uses include:
A. 
Signs and billboards as approved by the Village Board.
B. 
Temporary uses as provided for in SFR.
The following uses may be permitted subject to provisions and procedures outlined in SFR under the heading of special permits.
A. 
Any uses permitted by special permit in SFR or NR.
B. 
Individual mobile homes.
C. 
Commercial and light industrial uses.