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Town of Elbridge approves controversial rezoning proposal

Robert Hill addresses the Town of Elbridge Town Council with concerns about the Revised Zoning proposal

Robert Hill addresses the Town of Elbridge Town Council with concerns about the Revised Zoning proposal Amanda Wada

— After amendments to the fifth draft of the town of Elbridge revised zoning proposal, new zoning regulations have finally been approved by the Elbridge Town Board. They are the first revised zoning rules to be adopted in 40 years.

The process of revising the zoning rules was started about three years ago, with the intent of attracting more businesses along the Route 5 corridor and supporting the town’s strong, viable agricultural character, said Councilor Douglas Blumer.

Many property owners will be affected by the zoning changes. While all current owners will be protected by grandfather and continued use laws, zoning changes may affect the sale of your property. The following is a brief explanation of each zoning district’s intent and regulations. To find out more about zoning districts and how your property may be affected, contact the Town of Elbridge Town Clerk’s Office.

Agricultural Zoning is for agricultural operations and the preservation of agricultural land and to permit low density development. They are no less than 3 acres.

Single family dwellings and agricultural buildings limited to use for farm products “grown on the farm or produced locally”.

Roadside stands must be setback 25 ft. from highway, manure must be stored 100 ft. from front, side, and rear of lot line, farm animals must be kept 100 ft. from front, side and rear of lot lines (including horses), three acre minimum lot size for first two horses, one additional acre per horse in excess of two.

Rural Residential “RR” is intended for low density, single family residential use where utilities may not be available. They are no less than 2 acres.

Single family dwellings and limited agricultural building

Lot coverage limited to 20% of lot, 40 ft. height limit

Placement limits on accessory buildings

Residential “R-1” is intended for medium density, residential use. They are no less than 2 acres without public water and sewer. If public water and sewer are available, the limit is 30,000 sq. ft.

Single family dwelling

Lot coverage limited to 25%, 40 ft. height limit

Placement limits on accessory buildings

Residential “R-2” is intended for single family and small lot developments where utilities are available. They are no less than 20,000 square feet.

Attached single family and multi-family dwellings, personal and professional services, adult housing facilities, commercial indoor lodging, and indoor Institutional

Placement limits on accessory buildings

Business “B-1” is intended for retail stores and personal service establishments. There is no minimum lot size.

Indoor sales, indoor commercial entertainment, restaurants and taverns, indoor institutional, personal and professional services

Business “B-2” is for larger scale businesses including motor vehicle sales, operations, fuel, maintenance and service. There is a one half acre lot size minimum.

Outdoor sales, motor vehicle maintenance and service, fuel stations and car washes.

Business “B-3” is for outdoor sales and service with outdoor displays. Three acre minimum lot size.

Motor vehicle sales and maintenance with outdoor displays

Industrial is intended for light industrial uses and certain commercial uses not appropriate for any other non-residential districts.

Light industrial, vehicle maintenance and service, contractors services, second hand material and parts facility, outdoor sales, fuel distribution, storage and warehousing, fuel stations and car washes, outdoor recreation, public service and utilities, trucking

Planned Commercial is not less than ten contiguous acres and must be controlled or owned by the same entity. Specific regulations are determined by the Planning Board.

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