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INTRODUCTORY LOCAL LAW NO. 4-2014
Release Date: August 29, 2014

                                        INTRODUCTORY LOCAL LAW NO. 4-2014
 
ZONING CODE AMENDMENTS
 
 
            A LOCAL LAW amending Chapter 270 “Zoning” of the Village Code of the Village of Ossining to eliminate the mandatory ten percent requirement for inclusion of three-bedroom units in the bedroom mix for residential projects in the CDD, PW-a, PW-b, PW-c and IR zoning districts, thus making the inclusion of three-bedroom units discretionary.  
 
BE IT ENACTED by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining, as follows:
 
 
Section 1. Chapter 270 of the Village Code “Zoning”, Appendix B is hereby amended as follows, with deleted matter in [brackets]: 
 
 
B-5: Bulk Requirements for the CDD: Conservation Development District.
 
 
Setbacks
Minimum lot area 2 acres
Building width and open area (ft.) Shall be in accordance with § 270-19
Buffer for lots abutting a residential district (ft) 25
Minimum setback for buildings, parking or loading areas 30 ft of any street or lot line
Minimum distance between any two buildings except attached dwellings sharing a party wall (ft) 35
Residential Requirements
Density Baseline density 6 units per acre up to 8 dwelling units per acre pursuant to § 270-19.
Bedroom Mix 1-bedroom units or studios - 10 percent of total units;
2-bedroom units - 20 percent of total units[; 3 bedroom units – 10 percent of total units]
 
Heights
Maximum building height (stories / ft.) whichever is less 4.0/48
Coverage
Maximum impervious coverage (percent) 50
Maximum building coverage (percent) 30
Open Space
Minimum open space 25 percent of lot area

 

 
Table B-7: Bulk Requirements for PW-a: Northern Waterfront Subdistrict.
 
 
Setbacks
Minimum lot area (sq. ft.) 40,000
Building width and open area (ft.) Shall be in accordance with  § 270-23
No building or part thereof shall be situated within: 20 ft of any street or 15 ft of any lot line
Minimum setback for parking or loading areas from street or lot line (ft) 10 ft
Minimum distance between any two buildings except attached dwellings sharing a party wall (ft) 30
Residential Requirements
 Density  15 units per acre pursuant to § 270-23.
Density: Special Permit Application Baseline density 22 units per acre up to 32 dwelling units per acre pursuant to § 270-23.
Bedroom Mix 1-bedroom units or studios - 10 percent of total units;
2-bedroom units - 20 percent of total units[; 3 bedroom units – 10 percent of total units]
 
Heights
Maximum building height
(stories / ft.) whichever is less
6.0/72
Coverage
Maximum impervious coverage (percent) 60
Maximum building coverage (percent) 40
Open Space
Minimum open space 15 percent of lot area
 

Table B-8: Bulk Requirements for PW-b: Central Waterfront - Transit Oriented Subdistrict.
 
 
Setbacks
Minimum lot area (sq. ft.) 40,000
Building width and open area (ft.) Shall be in accordance with  § 270-23
No building or part thereof shall be situated within: 20 ft of any street or 15 ft of any lot line
Minimum setback for parking or loading areas from street or lot line (ft) 10 ft
Minimum distance between any two buildings except attached dwellings sharing a party wall (ft) 50
Maximum spacing between pedestrian building entrances on Main, Secor, Central and Water Street frontages 70 feet -  Entrances must be usable for ingress and egress by building users.
Maximum parking along Street frontage 30 percent of total street frontage for any given lot along Water Street, Central, Main and Secor Road can be parking
Residential Requirements
Density  15 units per acre pursuant to § 270-23.
Density: Special Permit Application Baseline density 22 units per acre up to 32 dwelling units per acre pursuant to § 270-23.
Bedroom Mix 1-bedroom units or studios - 10 percent of total units;
2-bedroom units - 20 percent of total units[; 3 bedroom units – 10 percent of total units]
 
Heights
Maximum building height (stories / ft.) No building shall extend more than 4.0 stories or 48 ft from either the average elevation of the proposed finished grade of the site, or the curbline on Water Street, Central Avenue, State Street, Main Street and Secor Road, whichever is greater; No building shall extend more than 1.0 story or 16 ft above Market or Hunter Streets.
 
Coverage
Maximum impervious coverage (percent) 60
Maximum building coverage (percent) 40
Open Space
Minimum open space 15 percent of lot area
 

 
 
Table B-9: Bulk Requirements for PW-c District: Central Waterfront – Hillside Subdistrict.
 
 
Setbacks
Minimum lot area (sq. ft.) 10,000
Building width and open area (ft.) Shall be in accordance with  § 270-23
Minimum distance between any two buildings except attached dwellings sharing a party wall (ft) 25
Minimum front yard (ft.) setback 15
Minimum side yard (each) (ft.) setback 10
Minimum rear yard (ft.) setback 20
Residential Requirements
Density  15 units per acre pursuant to § 270-23.
Density: Special Permit Application Baseline density 22 units per acre up to 32 dwelling units per acre pursuant to § 270-23.
Bedroom Mix 1-bedroom units or studios - 10 percent of total units;
2-bedroom units - 20 percent of total units[; 3 bedroom units – 10 percent of total units]
 
Heights
Maximum building height (stories / ft.) whichever is less 4.0/48
Additional height provisions Any other provision not withstanding,
no building  
shall be erected to a height exceeding 220 feet above sea level.
Coverage
Maximum impervious coverage (percent) 70
Maximum building coverage (percent) 50
Open Space
Minimum open space 15 percent of lot area
 

Table B-10: Bulk Requirements for IR: Institutional Redevelopment District.
 
 
Setbacks
Minimum lot area 5 acres
Building width and open area (ft.) Shall be in accordance with  § 270-24
Buffer for lots abutting a residential district (ft) 25
Riverfront Setback 50 ft pursuant to § 270-24
Minimum setback for buildings, parking or loading areas 30 ft of any street or lot line
Minimum distance between any two buildings except attached dwellings sharing a party wall (ft) 50
Residential Requirements
Maximum Density Baseline density 15 units per acre up to 20 dwelling units per acre pursuant to § 270-24.
Bedroom Mix 1-bedroom units or studios - 10 percent of total units;
2-bedroom units - 20 percent of total units[; 3 bedroom units – 10 percent of total units]
Heights
East of the railroad tracks Maximum building height (stories / ft.) whichever is less 4.0/48 provided that no building shall extend more than 1.0 stories or 16 feet above the westerly curb line of State Street
West of the railroad tracks Maximum building height (stories / ft.) whichever is less 4.0/48
Coverage
Maximum impervious coverage (percent) 60
Maximum building coverage (percent) 40
Open Space
Minimum open space 30 percent of lot area
 
 
Section 2.  Except as otherwise provided herein, all other provisions of Chapter 270 “Zoning” shall remain the same.
 
Section 3.        The provisions of this Introductory Local Law are declared to be severable, and if any section, subsection, sentence, clause or part thereof is, for any reason, held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of any remaining sections, subsections, sentences, clauses or part of this Local Law
 
Section 4.  This Local Law shall take effect immediately upon publication and posting as required by law.
 
 
 
                                        INTRODUCTORY LOCAL LAW NO. 4-2014
 
ZONING CODE AMENDMENTS
 
 
            A LOCAL LAW amending Chapter 270 “Zoning” of the Village Code of the Village of Ossining to eliminate the mandatory ten percent requirement for inclusion of three-bedroom units in the bedroom mix for residential projects in the CDD, PW-a, PW-b, PW-c and IR zoning districts, thus making the inclusion of three-bedroom units discretionary.  
 
BE IT ENACTED by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining, as follows:
 
 
Section 1. Chapter 270 of the Village Code “Zoning”, Appendix B is hereby amended as follows, with deleted matter in [brackets]: 
 
 
B-5: Bulk Requirements for the CDD: Conservation Development District.
 
 
Setbacks
Minimum lot area 2 acres
Building width and open area (ft.) Shall be in accordance with § 270-19
Buffer for lots abutting a residential district (ft) 25
Minimum setback for buildings, parking or loading areas 30 ft of any street or lot line
Minimum distance between any two buildings except attached dwellings sharing a party wall (ft) 35
Residential Requirements
Density Baseline density 6 units per acre up to 8 dwelling units per acre pursuant to § 270-19.
Bedroom Mix 1-bedroom units or studios - 10 percent of total units;
2-bedroom units - 20 percent of total units[; 3 bedroom units – 10 percent of total units]
 
Heights
Maximum building height (stories / ft.) whichever is less 4.0/48
Coverage
Maximum impervious coverage (percent) 50
Maximum building coverage (percent) 30
Open Space
Minimum open space 25 percent of lot area
 

 
Table B-7: Bulk Requirements for PW-a: Northern Waterfront Subdistrict.
 
 
Setbacks
Minimum lot area (sq. ft.) 40,000
Building width and open area (ft.) Shall be in accordance with  § 270-23
No building or part thereof shall be situated within: 20 ft of any street or 15 ft of any lot line
Minimum setback for parking or loading areas from street or lot line (ft) 10 ft
Minimum distance between any two buildings except attached dwellings sharing a party wall (ft) 30
Residential Requirements
 Density  15 units per acre pursuant to § 270-23.
Density: Special Permit Application Baseline density 22 units per acre up to 32 dwelling units per acre pursuant to § 270-23.
Bedroom Mix 1-bedroom units or studios - 10 percent of total units;
2-bedroom units - 20 percent of total units[; 3 bedroom units – 10 percent of total units]
 
Heights
Maximum building height
(stories / ft.) whichever is less
6.0/72
Coverage
Maximum impervious coverage (percent) 60
Maximum building coverage (percent) 40
Open Space
Minimum open space 15 percent of lot area
 

Table B-8: Bulk Requirements for PW-b: Central Waterfront - Transit Oriented Subdistrict.
 
 
Setbacks
Minimum lot area (sq. ft.) 40,000
Building width and open area (ft.) Shall be in accordance with  § 270-23
No building or part thereof shall be situated within: 20 ft of any street or 15 ft of any lot line
Minimum setback for parking or loading areas from street or lot line (ft) 10 ft
Minimum distance between any two buildings except attached dwellings sharing a party wall (ft) 50
Maximum spacing between pedestrian building entrances on Main, Secor, Central and Water Street frontages 70 feet -  Entrances must be usable for ingress and egress by building users.
Maximum parking along Street frontage 30 percent of total street frontage for any given lot along Water Street, Central, Main and Secor Road can be parking
Residential Requirements
Density  15 units per acre pursuant to § 270-23.
Density: Special Permit Application Baseline density 22 units per acre up to 32 dwelling units per acre pursuant to § 270-23.
Bedroom Mix 1-bedroom units or studios - 10 percent of total units;
2-bedroom units - 20 percent of total units[; 3 bedroom units – 10 percent of total units]
 
Heights
Maximum building height (stories / ft.) No building shall extend more than 4.0 stories or 48 ft from either the average elevation of the proposed finished grade of the site, or the curbline on Water Street, Central Avenue, State Street, Main Street and Secor Road, whichever is greater; No building shall extend more than 1.0 story or 16 ft above Market or Hunter Streets.
 
Coverage
Maximum impervious coverage (percent) 60
Maximum building coverage (percent) 40
Open Space
Minimum open space 15 percent of lot area
 

 
 
Table B-9: Bulk Requirements for PW-c District: Central Waterfront – Hillside Subdistrict.
 
 
Setbacks
Minimum lot area (sq. ft.) 10,000
Building width and open area (ft.) Shall be in accordance with  § 270-23
Minimum distance between any two buildings except attached dwellings sharing a party wall (ft) 25
Minimum front yard (ft.) setback 15
Minimum side yard (each) (ft.) setback 10
Minimum rear yard (ft.) setback 20
Residential Requirements
Density  15 units per acre pursuant to § 270-23.
Density: Special Permit Application Baseline density 22 units per acre up to 32 dwelling units per acre pursuant to § 270-23.
Bedroom Mix 1-bedroom units or studios - 10 percent of total units;
2-bedroom units - 20 percent of total units[; 3 bedroom units – 10 percent of total units]
 
Heights
Maximum building height (stories / ft.) whichever is less 4.0/48
Additional height provisions Any other provision not withstanding,
no building  
shall be erected to a height exceeding 220 feet above sea level.
Coverage
Maximum impervious coverage (percent) 70
Maximum building coverage (percent) 50
Open Space
Minimum open space 15 percent of lot area
 

Table B-10: Bulk Requirements for IR: Institutional Redevelopment District.
 
 
Setbacks
Minimum lot area 5 acres
Building width and open area (ft.) Shall be in accordance with  § 270-24
Buffer for lots abutting a residential district (ft) 25
Riverfront Setback 50 ft pursuant to § 270-24
Minimum setback for buildings, parking or loading areas 30 ft of any street or lot line
Minimum distance between any two buildings except attached dwellings sharing a party wall (ft) 50
Residential Requirements
Maximum Density Baseline density 15 units per acre up to 20 dwelling units per acre pursuant to § 270-24.
Bedroom Mix 1-bedroom units or studios - 10 percent of total units;
2-bedroom units - 20 percent of total units[; 3 bedroom units – 10 percent of total units]
Heights
East of the railroad tracks Maximum building height (stories / ft.) whichever is less 4.0/48 provided that no building shall extend more than 1.0 stories or 16 feet above the westerly curb line of State Street
West of the railroad tracks Maximum building height (stories / ft.) whichever is less 4.0/48
Coverage
Maximum impervious coverage (percent) 60
Maximum building coverage (percent) 40
Open Space
Minimum open space 30 percent of lot area
 
 
Section 2.  Except as otherwise provided herein, all other provisions of Chapter 270 “Zoning” shall remain the same.
 
Section 3.        The provisions of this Introductory Local Law are declared to be severable, and if any section, subsection, sentence, clause or part thereof is, for any reason, held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of any remaining sections, subsections, sentences, clauses or part of this Local Law
 
Section 4.  This Local Law shall take effect immediately upon publication and posting as required by law.
 
 
 
                                        INTRODUCTORY LOCAL LAW NO. 4-2014
 
ZONING CODE AMENDMENTS
 
 
            A LOCAL LAW amending Chapter 270 “Zoning” of the Village Code of the Village of Ossining to eliminate the mandatory ten percent requirement for inclusion of three-bedroom units in the bedroom mix for residential projects in the CDD, PW-a, PW-b, PW-c and IR zoning districts, thus making the inclusion of three-bedroom units discretionary.  
 
BE IT ENACTED by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining, as follows:
 
 
Section 1. Chapter 270 of the Village Code “Zoning”, Appendix B is hereby amended as follows, with deleted matter in [brackets]: 
 
 
B-5: Bulk Requirements for the CDD: Conservation Development District.
 
 
Setbacks
Minimum lot area 2 acres
Building width and open area (ft.) Shall be in accordance with § 270-19
Buffer for lots abutting a residential district (ft) 25
Minimum setback for buildings, parking or loading areas 30 ft of any street or lot line
Minimum distance between any two buildings except attached dwellings sharing a party wall (ft) 35
Residential Requirements
Density Baseline density 6 units per acre up to 8 dwelling units per acre pursuant to § 270-19.
Bedroom Mix 1-bedroom units or studios - 10 percent of total units;
2-bedroom units - 20 percent of total units[; 3 bedroom units – 10 percent of total units]
 
Heights
Maximum building height (stories / ft.) whichever is less 4.0/48
Coverage
Maximum impervious coverage (percent) 50
Maximum building coverage (percent) 30
Open Space
Minimum open space 25 percent of lot area
 

 
Table B-7: Bulk Requirements for PW-a: Northern Waterfront Subdistrict.
 
 
Setbacks
Minimum lot area (sq. ft.) 40,000
Building width and open area (ft.) Shall be in accordance with  § 270-23
No building or part thereof shall be situated within: 20 ft of any street or 15 ft of any lot line
Minimum setback for parking or loading areas from street or lot line (ft) 10 ft
Minimum distance between any two buildings except attached dwellings sharing a party wall (ft) 30
Residential Requirements
 Density  15 units per acre pursuant to § 270-23.
Density: Special Permit Application Baseline density 22 units per acre up to 32 dwelling units per acre pursuant to § 270-23.
Bedroom Mix 1-bedroom units or studios - 10 percent of total units;
2-bedroom units - 20 percent of total units[; 3 bedroom units – 10 percent of total units]
 
Heights
Maximum building height
(stories / ft.) whichever is less
6.0/72
Coverage
Maximum impervious coverage (percent) 60
Maximum building coverage (percent) 40
Open Space
Minimum open space 15 percent of lot area
 

Table B-8: Bulk Requirements for PW-b: Central Waterfront - Transit Oriented Subdistrict.
 
 
Setbacks
Minimum lot area (sq. ft.) 40,000
Building width and open area (ft.) Shall be in accordance with  § 270-23
No building or part thereof shall be situated within: 20 ft of any street or 15 ft of any lot line
Minimum setback for parking or loading areas from street or lot line (ft) 10 ft
Minimum distance between any two buildings except attached dwellings sharing a party wall (ft) 50
Maximum spacing between pedestrian building entrances on Main, Secor, Central and Water Street frontages 70 feet -  Entrances must be usable for ingress and egress by building users.
Maximum parking along Street frontage 30 percent of total street frontage for any given lot along Water Street, Central, Main and Secor Road can be parking
Residential Requirements
Density  15 units per acre pursuant to § 270-23.
Density: Special Permit Application Baseline density 22 units per acre up to 32 dwelling units per acre pursuant to § 270-23.
Bedroom Mix 1-bedroom units or studios - 10 percent of total units;
2-bedroom units - 20 percent of total units[; 3 bedroom units – 10 percent of total units]
 
Heights
Maximum building height (stories / ft.) No building shall extend more than 4.0 stories or 48 ft from either the average elevation of the proposed finished grade of the site, or the curbline on Water Street, Central Avenue, State Street, Main Street and Secor Road, whichever is greater; No building shall extend more than 1.0 story or 16 ft above Market or Hunter Streets.
 
Coverage
Maximum impervious coverage (percent) 60
Maximum building coverage (percent) 40
Open Space
Minimum open space 15 percent of lot area
 

 
 
Table B-9: Bulk Requirements for PW-c District: Central Waterfront – Hillside Subdistrict.
 
 
Setbacks
Minimum lot area (sq. ft.) 10,000
Building width and open area (ft.) Shall be in accordance with  § 270-23
Minimum distance between any two buildings except attached dwellings sharing a party wall (ft) 25
Minimum front yard (ft.) setback 15
Minimum side yard (each) (ft.) setback 10
Minimum rear yard (ft.) setback 20
Residential Requirements
Density  15 units per acre pursuant to § 270-23.
Density: Special Permit Application Baseline density 22 units per acre up to 32 dwelling units per acre pursuant to § 270-23.
Bedroom Mix 1-bedroom units or studios - 10 percent of total units;
2-bedroom units - 20 percent of total units[; 3 bedroom units – 10 percent of total units]
 
Heights
Maximum building height (stories / ft.) whichever is less 4.0/48
Additional height provisions Any other provision not withstanding,
no building  
shall be erected to a height exceeding 220 feet above sea level.
Coverage
Maximum impervious coverage (percent) 70
Maximum building coverage (percent) 50
Open Space
Minimum open space 15 percent of lot area
 

Table B-10: Bulk Requirements for IR: Institutional Redevelopment District.
 
 
Setbacks
Minimum lot area 5 acres
Building width and open area (ft.) Shall be in accordance with  § 270-24
Buffer for lots abutting a residential district (ft) 25
Riverfront Setback 50 ft pursuant to § 270-24
Minimum setback for buildings, parking or loading areas 30 ft of any street or lot line
Minimum distance between any two buildings except attached dwellings sharing a party wall (ft) 50
Residential Requirements
Maximum Density Baseline density 15 units per acre up to 20 dwelling units per acre pursuant to § 270-24.
Bedroom Mix 1-bedroom units or studios - 10 percent of total units;
2-bedroom units - 20 percent of total units[; 3 bedroom units – 10 percent of total units]
Heights
East of the railroad tracks Maximum building height (stories / ft.) whichever is less 4.0/48 provided that no building shall extend more than 1.0 stories or 16 feet above the westerly curb line of State Street
West of the railroad tracks Maximum building height (stories / ft.) whichever is less 4.0/48
Coverage
Maximum impervious coverage (percent) 60
Maximum building coverage (percent) 40
Open Space
Minimum open space 30 percent of lot area
 
 
Section 2.  Except as otherwise provided herein, all other provisions of Chapter 270 “Zoning” shall remain the same.
 
Section 3.        The provisions of this Introductory Local Law are declared to be severable, and if any section, subsection, sentence, clause or part thereof is, for any reason, held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of any remaining sections, subsections, sentences, clauses or part of this Local Law
 
Section 4.  This Local Law shall take effect immediately upon publication and posting as required by law.
 
 
 
 

 



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