Chapter 10.55
A-1 – AGRICULTURE ZONE (0.5 LOTS PER GROSS ACRE)

Sections:

10.55.010    Purpose.

10.55.020    Permitted uses.

10.55.030    Conditional uses.

10.55.040    Minimum lot standards.

10.55.050    Off-street parking and loading.

10.55.060    Signs.

10.55.070    Special provisions.

10.55.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this zone is to preserve agricultural open spaces within the City and, in some cases, to act as a holding zone until such time as it becomes appropriate to allow development. [Ord. 15-24 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 11-02 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 08-07 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 06-27; Ord. 06-17; amended 1991; Code 1971 § 10-11-010.]

10.55.020 Permitted uses.

The following, and no others, are uses permitted by right provided the parcel and buildings meet all other provisions of this title and any other applicable ordinances of Syracuse City.

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

(B) Agriculture.

(C) Animal clinics and hospitals.

(D) Apiaries.

(E) Aviaries.

(F) Churches, synagogues, and temples.

(G) Dwellings, single-family.

(H) Educational services.

(I) Farm animal keeping (see SCC 10.30.040).

(J) Farm industry (on a parcel of five acres or more).

(K) Fruit and vegetable stands.

(L) Household pets.

(M) Minor home occupations.

(N) Public parks.

(O) Rabbits and hens.

(P) Residential facilities for persons with disabilities.

(Q) Vietnamese potbellied pigs. [Ord. 15-24 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 11-02 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 10-02 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 08-07 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 06-27; Ord. 06-17; Ord. 04-12; Ord. 03-18; amended 1991; Code 1971 § 10-11-020.]

10.55.030 Conditional uses.

The following, and no others, may be conditional uses permitted after application and approval as specified in SCC 10.20.080:

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

(B) Day care centers (major).

(C) Dog kennels (minor).

(D) Dwelling, accessory (major/minor, see SCC 10.30.020).

(E) Educational services, private (minor).

(F) Greenhouses (minor).

(G) Home occupations (major).

(H) Private parks and recreational activities (minor).

(I) Public and quasi-public buildings (major).

(J) Sewage treatment plants (major).

(K) Stables, public (minor).

(L) Temporary commercial uses (see SCC 10.35.050) (minor). [Ord. 15-24 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 14-01 § 1; Ord. 11-10 § 5; Ord. 11-02 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 10-02 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 08-07 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 06-27; Ord. 06-17; Ord. 03-18; amended 1991; Code 1971 § 10-11-030.]

10.55.040 Minimum lot standards.

Developers shall improve all lots and place all structures and uses on lots in accordance with the following lot standards. Lot areas for properties fronting existing streets shall include all property as described on the most recent plat of record.

(A) Density. Minimum lot size 21,780 square feet, but in no case shall the density exceed 0.5 lots per gross acre.

(B) Front yard: 25 feet.

(C) Side yards: 10 feet (both sides).

(D) Rear yard: 30 feet.

(E) Building height: as allowed by the current building code.

(F) Lot width: 100 feet. However, the Land Use Authority may reduce the lot width requirement in particular cases when a property owner provides evidence that they acquired the land in good faith and, by reason of size, shape, or other special condition(s) the requirement would effectively prohibit or unreasonably restrict the ability to subdivide the property or that a reduction of the lot width requirement would alleviate a clearly demonstrable hardship as distinguished from a special privilege sought by the applicant. The Land Use Authority shall approve no lot width reduction without a determination that:

(1) The strict application of the lot width requirement would result in substantial hardship;

(2) Adjacent properties do not share generally such a hardship and the property in question has unusual circumstances or conditions where literal enforcement of the requirements of the zone would result in severe hardship;

(3) The granting of such reduction would not be of substantial detriment to adjacent property or influence negatively upon the intent of the zone;

(4) The condition or situation of the property concerned or the intended use of the property is not of so general or recurring a nature as to detract from the intention or appearance of the zone as identified in the City’s general plan. [Ord. 15-24 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 11-13 § 2; Ord. 11-02 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 10-02 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 08-07 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 06-27; Ord. 06-17; Ord. 03-08; Ord. 02-16; Code 1971 § 10-11-040.]

10.55.050 Off-street parking and loading.

Off-street parking and loading shall be provided as specified in Chapter 10.40 SCC. [Ord. 15-24 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 11-02 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 08-07 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 06-27; Ord. 06-17; amended 1991; Code 1971 § 10-11-050.]

10.55.060 Signs.

The signs permitted in this zone shall be those allowed in agricultural zones pursuant to Chapter 10.45 SCC. [Ord. 15-24 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 11-02 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 08-07 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 06-17; amended 1991; Code 1971 § 10-11-060.]

10.55.070 Special provisions.

All pens, corrals, barns, coops, stables, and other similar enclosing structures to keep animals or fowl shall be located no less than 150 feet from a public street and no less than 100 feet from all dwellings on adjacent lots. (This provision shall not apply to pastures.) [Ord. 15-24 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 11-02 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 08-07 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 06-27; Ord. 06-17; amended 1991; Code 1971 § 10-11-070.]