Zoning Ordinances

Zoning Ordinance of the Village of Upper Nyack rev date July 2017


Article I  Purpose of the Ordinance

1. Purpose of the Ordinance.......................................................................................................... 1


Article II  Definitions

2. Definitions.................................................................................................................................. 2


Article III  General Regulations

3. Application of Regulations......................................................................................................... 11
4. Application of Bulk and Use Regulations................................................................................... 12
5. Special Permits - Multiple Dwelling Conversion........................................................................ 13
6. Supplementary Regulations...................................................................................................... 14
   6:1. Parking Facilities................................................................................................................. 14
   6:2. Signs.................................................................................................................................... 17
   6:3. Walls and Fences................................................................................................................ 17
   6:4. Sewer Construction............................................................................................................. 17
   6:5. Tree Maintenance and Management Operations................................................................ 18
   6:6. Slope Formula...................................................................................................................... 23
   6:7. Flag Lots.............................................................................................................................. 25
   6:8. Sheds................................................................................................................................... 28
7. Non-Conforming Use................................................................................................................. 29
8. Amendment of Zoning Ordinance.............................................................................................. 30


Article IV  Establishment of Zoning Districts

9. Establishment of Zoning Districts............................................................................................... 31
   9:1. Classification of Districts...................................................................................................... 31
   9:2. Zone Map............................................................................................................................. 31
   9:3. Boundaries........................................................................................................................... 31
10. Residence R-1 District............................................................................................................. 32
11. Residence R-2 District............................................................................................................. 34
12. Residence R-3 District............................................................................................................. 36
13. Residence R-4 District............................................................................................................. 37
14. Residence R-5 District............................................................................................................. 38
15. Commercial Districts LL # 4 of 2003........................................................................................ 39
   15:1. Marine Business MB District.............................................................................................. 39
   15:2. Village Center VC District................................................................................................... 43
   15:3. Office Business OB District................................................................................................ 45
   15:4. Laboratory Office LO District.............................................................................................. 50
   15:5. Buffering Required............................................................................................................. 51
   15:6. Landscaping Required....................................................................................................... 52
   15:7. Demolition Approval Required........................................................................................... 55


Article IV  Establishment of Zoning Districts (con’t)

15:8. Uses Requiring a Special Permit.......................................................................................... 56
   15:81 Planning Board Approval.................................................................................................. 56
   15:82 Informal Application.......................................................................................................... 56
   15:83 Formal Application............................................................................................................ 56
   15:83.1 Submission.................................................................................................................... 56
   15:83.2 Referrals......................................................................................................................... 57
   15:83.3 Public Hearing................................................................................................................ 58
   15:83.4 Planning Board Decision................................................................................................ 58
   15:83.5 Site Plan Application...................................................................................................... 58
   15:83.6 Extensions of Time Periods........................................................................................... 58
15:84 General Standards............................................................................................................... 59
   15:84.1 Standards....................................................................................................................... 59
   15:84.2 Development & Use of Adjacent Land........................................................................... 59
   15:84.3 Operations in Connection with any Special Permit........................................................ 59
   15:84.4 Parking and Loading Areas........................................................................................... 59
   15:84.5 Land Under Water/Wetlands and the Minimum Lot Area.............................................. 59
   15:84.6 Slope Formula Shall Apply to Special Permit Uses....................................................... 59
15:85 Expiration, Temporary Permits, Inspection and Change...................................................... 60
   15:85.1 Conditions for Expiration................................................................................................ 60
   15:85.2 Term Limit, and Renewal Requirements........................................................................ 60
   15:85.3 Establishment of Schedule of Inspection....................................................................... 60
   15:85.4 Amendment of Special Permit for Changes in Use, etc................................................. 60
15:86 Existing Violations................................................................................................................ 60
15:87 Fees..................................................................................................................................... 60
   15:88 Individual Standards and Requirements for Special Permit Uses.................................... 61
    15:88.1 Private Membership Clubs............................................................................................ 61
    15:88.2 Day Care Centers/Nursery School/Day Camps............................................................ 62
    15:88.3 Group Family Day Care Homes.................................................................................... 62
    15:88.4 Places of Assembly, Worship........................................................................................ 63
    15:88.5 Cemeteries.................................................................................................................... 64
    15:88.6 Schools......................................................................................................................... 64
    15:89 General Standards and Requirements for Places of Assembly in
Residential Zones........................................................................................................................... 65


Article V  Administration of Zoning

16. Enforcement............................................................................................................................ 66
   16:1. Building Permit Required................................................................................................... 66
   16:2. Denial of Zoning Permit..................................................................................................... 66
   16:3. Fees.................................................................................................................................. 66
   16:4. Requirement of Plans....................................................................................................... 66
   16:5. Expiration of Permit.......................................................................................................... 66
   16:6. Duties and Powers of Inspectors...................................................................................... 67
      16:61 Duties and Powers of a Building Inspector................................................................... 67
      16.62 Department Records and Reports................................................................................ 67
      16:63 Application for Building Permit...................................................................................... 68
      16:63e Flood Control...............................................................................................................69
      16:64 Issuance of Zoning and Building Permits..................................................................... 70
      16:65 Performance of Work Under Building Permit................................................................ 70
      16:66 Standard Schedule of Fees.......................................................................................... 71
      16:67 Revocation of Building or Zoning Permit...................................................................... 72
      16:68 Stop Work Orders......................................................................................................... 72
      16:69 Right of Entry................................................................................................................ 73
16:7. Certificate of Occupancy...................................................................................................... 73
   16:71 Inspection Prior to Issuance of Certificate....................................................................... 73
   16:72 Issuance of Certificate of Occupancy............................................................................... 74
   16:73 Temporary Certificate of Occupancy................................................................................. 75
   16:74 Penalties for Violations..................................................................................................... 76
   16:75 Appointment of Village Clerk as Inspector........................................................................ 76
17. Zoning Board of Appeals......................................................................................................... 77
   17:1 Power and Duties............................................................................................................... 77
   17:2 Interpretation...................................................................................................................... 77
   17:3 Temporary Permits............................................................................................................. 75
   17:4 Variances........................................................................................................................... 77
   17:5 Procedure.......................................................................................................................... 79
   17:6 Alternate Members LL #1 of 1998..................................................................................... 81
18. Violations and Penalties......................................................................................................... 82
   18:1 Violations and Penalties.................................................................................................... 82
   18:2 Abatement of Violation...................................................................................................... 82
19. Tables of General Regulations.............................................................................................. 83
   19:1 Tables of Lot Areas and Restrictions in Residence Districts............................................ 83
   19:2 Table of Residence and Dwelling Dimensions................................................................. 83
   19:3 Summary of Land Use in Residence Districts.................................................................. 83
   19:4 Table of Standards for Commercial Districts.................................................................... 84


Article VI  Architectural Harmony – Board of Architectural Review

20. Intent and Purpose............................................................................................................... 85
21. Board of Architectural Review.............................................................................................. 86
22. Meetings of the Board of Architectural Review.................................................................... 86
23. Procedures of the Board of Architectural Review................................................................. 87
   23.1 Applications..................................................................................................................... 87
   23.2 Preliminary Review and Comment.................................................................................. 87
   23.3 Final Review and Approval.............................................................................................. 87
   23.4 Decision of the Board of Architectural Review................................................................ 88
   23.5 Evaluation Rubric............................................................................................................ 88
24. Issuance of Permits............................................................................................................. 89
25. Appeals................................................................................................................................ 89
26. Enforcement and Penalties................................................................................................. 90
27. Alternate Members LL # 3 of 1998...................................................................................... 90
Architectural Review Board Regulations Adopted 8/22/68........................................................ 91


Article VII  Cluster Development

28. Planning Board Authorization.............................................................................................. 92
29. Planning Board Discretion................................................................................................... 92
30. Procedure............................................................................................................................ 92
31. Permitted Dwelling Units..................................................................................................... 93
32. Permitted Number of Building Lots..................................................................................... 93


Article VIII  Stormwater Control

33. General Provisions............................................................................................................. 94
   33:1. Findings of Fact............................................................................................................ 94
   33:2. Purpose........................................................................................................................ 95
   33:3. Statutory Authority........................................................................................................ 95
   33:4. Applicability................................................................................................................... 96
   33:5. Exemptions................................................................................................................... 96
34. Zoning Law Amendment..................................................................................................... 97
   34.1. Definitions..................................................................................................................... 97
35. Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Requirement.......................................................... 99
   35:1. Contents of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan...................................................... 99
   35:2. Land Development Activities Conditions..................................................................... 100
   35:3. SWPPP Requirements................................................................................................ 101
   35:4. Plan Certification......................................................................................................... 101
   35:5. Other Environmental Permits....................................................................................... 101
   35:6. Contractor Certification................................................................................................ 102


Article VIII  Stormwater Control (con’t)

36. Performance Design Criteria Stormwater Management Erosion, Sediment Control....... 103
   36:1. Technical Standards................................................................................................... 103
   36:2. Water Quality Standards............................................................................................ 103
37. Maintenance and Repair of Stormwater Facilities............................................................ 104
   37.1. Operation and Maintenance of Facilities and Systems.............................................. 104
   37.2. Documentation of Control Practices........................................................................... 104
   37.3. Maintenance Easement(s)......................................................................................... 104
   37.4. Maintenance after Construction................................................................................. 104
   37.5. Maintenance Agreements.......................................................................................... 105
38. Site Plan Review Regulation Amendment....................................................................... 105
39. Administration and Enforcement...................................................................................... 106
   39.1. Construction Inspection............................................................................................. 106
   39.2. Stormwater Management Practice Inspections......................................................... 106
   39.3. Inspection of Stormwater Facilities after Project Completion.................................... 107
   39.4. Submission of Reports.............................................................................................. 107
   39.5. Right of Entry for Inspection...................................................................................... 107
   39.6. Performance Guarantee............................................................................................ 108
   39.6.1. Construction Completion Guarantee...................................................................... 108
   39.6.2. Maintenance Guarantee......................................................................................... 108
   39.6.3. Record Keeping...................................................................................................... 108
39.7. Enforcement and Penalties........................................................................................... 109
   39.7.1. Notice of Violation................................................................................................... 109
   39.7.2. Stop Work Orders................................................................................................... 109
   39.7.3. Violations................................................................................................................ 109
   39.7.4. Penalties................................................................................................................. 109
   39.7.5. Withholding of Certificate of Occupancy................................................................. 110
   39.7.6. Restoration of Lands............................................................................................... 110
40. Fee for Services............................................................................................................... 110
41. Severability and Effective Date........................................................................................ 110
   41.1. Severability................................................................................................................. 110
   41.2. Effective Date............................................................................................................. 110
Schedule “A” Stormwater Control Facility Maintenance Agreement....................................... 111
LL #1 of 1976 Planning Board Site Plan Approval.................................................................. 113
LL #1 of 1977 State Environmental Quality Review Act.......................................................... 115
1980 Amendment of Zone Map............................................................................................... 118
LL #2 of 1998 Alternate Members to Planning Board.............................................................. 120
LL #3 of 1998 Alternate Member to the Board of Architectural Review................................... 121
LL #7 of 1998 Senior Care Facilities   Amendments to §2, §15:1, and §19............................ 122
LL #1 of 1999   Amendments to Article II: Definitions, §19:2, and §19:4................................ 125
Village of Upper Nyack Official Zoning Map