Chapter 10.115
RP – RESEARCH PARK ZONE

Sections:

10.115.010    Purpose.

10.115.020    Permitted uses.

10.115.030    Conditional uses.

10.115.040    Minimum lot standards.

10.115.050    Off-street parking.

10.115.060    Signs.

10.115.070    Special provisions.

10.115.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this zone is to provide and establish areas designed for technology research, scientific development, and business and academia collaboration research endeavors. All uses conducted in this zone shall utilize well-designed, architecturally appealing buildings surrounded with abundant landscape. The uses in this zone shall promote a place where businesses and academia will collaborate to succeed and prosper through research and development. Uses in this zone shall not have characteristics of heavy manufacturing such as excessive noise, light, pollution, and numerous heavy vehicles. This zone shall act as a suitable and compatible buffer to adjoining residential and agricultural areas of use. [Ord. 08-07 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 06-27; Ord. 06-17; Code 1971 § 10-20-010.]

10.115.020 Permitted uses.

The following uses are appropriate to this zone, compatible with each other, and permitted by right; provided, that the parcel and buildings meet all other provisions of this title, or any other applicable ordinances of Syracuse City, and receive site plan approval by the Syracuse City Council as provided in SCC 10.20.100:

(A) Agriculture.

(B) Environmental enhancement facilities (composting, wetland biology, green waste recycling).

(C) Nonhazardous laboratories (testing, experimental, and scientific).

(D) Nonhazardous environmental and educational research facilities.

(E) Public and quasi-public buildings and public utilities.

(F) Sewage and water treatment facilities.

(G) Uses considered similar and compatible by the Planning Commission. [Ord. 08-07 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 06-27; Ord. 06-17; Code 1971 § 10-20-020.]

10.115.030 Conditional uses.

The following may be permitted as conditional uses after application and approval as specified in SCC 10.20.080:

(A) Accessory uses and buildings (200 square feet or greater) (minor).

(B) Public parks (major).

(C) Temporary commercial uses (see SCC 10.35.050) (minor).

(D) Wireless communication towers (see Chapter 10.130 SCC) (major). [Ord. 11-10 § 13; Ord. 08-07 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 06-27; Ord. 06-17; Code 1971 § 10-20-030.]

10.115.040 Minimum lot standards.

All lots developed and all structures and uses placed on lots shall be in accordance with the following lot standards:

(A) Lot area: minimum one acre.

(B) Lot width: 150 feet.

(C) Front Yard: as required by the site plan review.

(D) Side yards: 30 feet.

(E) Rear yard: 50 feet.

(F) Building Height. Building height shall generally be no greater than 45 feet. However, building heights in excess of 45 feet may be equal to the horizontal distance from the nearest zone boundary line. Buildings within this zone may be no closer than 15 feet from the zone boundary.

(G) Minimum distance between multiple structures on the same parcel of land shall be 30 feet. [Ord. 08-07 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 06-27; Ord. 06-17; Code 1971 § 10-20-040.]

10.115.050 Off-street parking.

Off-street parking and loading shall be provided as specified in Chapter 10.40 SCC. [Ord. 08-07 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 06-27; Ord. 06-17; Code 1971 § 10-20-050.]

10.115.060 Signs.

Signs shall be those allowed in research park areas by Chapter 10.45 SCC. [Ord. 08-07 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 06-27; Ord. 06-17; Code 1971 § 10-20-060.]

10.115.070 Special provisions.

In addition to the foregoing regulations, all uses shall comply with the following requirements:

(A) Landscaping. All lots, parcels, or sites shall have a minimum 10 percent of the total area landscaped and permanently maintained in good condition. Landscape buffering shall comply with the requirements of SCC 10.30.080.

(B) Enclosed Operations. All principal uses shall take place within enclosed buildings unless environmental enhancement uses permitted herein receive approval via site plan review by the Land Use Authority.

(C) Outdoor Storage. There shall be no outdoor storage except for environmental enhancement uses permitted herein.

(D) Buffering of differing land uses shall be provided as specified in Chapter 10.30 SCC. [Ord. 08-07 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 06-27; Ord. 06-17; Code 1971 § 10-20-070.]