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               Town of                                  Saratoga                                             


            Local Law No.                        1                      of the year 2019


A local law amending the Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Saratoga to add provisions regarding mixed uses.                                                                              

Be it enacted by the                           Town Board                                                of the

                                                      (Name of Legislative Body)


           Town of                                   Saratoga                                                     as follows:


The Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Saratoga is hereby amended in the following respects:


Section 1 – Legislative Findings


The Town Board of the Town of Saratoga, in consultation with the Town Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals, has determined that in certain zoning districts of the Town where commercial use is permitted, there is a need to expand the scope of land use by allowing a mixture of commercial and non-commercial purposes on a single lot, so long as this can be accomplished through orderly development.  The Board has determined that the current prohibition of multiple uses on a single lot is inconsistent with this objective. The Board also finds that allowing “mixed uses” (as defined), subject to Planning Board site review, furthers one of the “high priority” planning goals of the Town Comprehensive Plan to “incorporate flexible zoning regulations to individualize specific development to specific sites”.


Section 1 – Mixed Uses


Section 400-8.11 of the Saratoga Town Code is amended to read as follows:


400-8.11. Mixed Uses


  1. The mixed use of property in the Town, as defined in this chapter, is allowed as a use requiring a special permit in the following zoning districts: Rural, Rural Residential, Hamlet, Conservancy and Lake Commercial. The minimum lot area, lot width, frontage, yard dimensions and building coverage for a mixed use shall be the minimum dimensions specified in the respective zoning districts for the permitted use having the higher requirements.
  2. Unless otherwise allowed by this chapter, in all other zoning districts of the Town no more than one principal building or use shall be established on any lot.



Section 2 – Effective Date


This local law shall take effect immediately.