Site Plan Application (Planning Board action)Approval of a site plan is required in several instances:
- Construction of a building (other than a one or two family dwelling or an accessory to a 1 or 2 family dwelling).
- Alteration of a building (other than one or two family dwelling or an accessory to a 1 or 2 family dwelling) if any floor is increased by 25%; or
- Change in use or occupancy of land or building (other than one or two family) that causes an increase in the required off-street parking.
Subdivision Application(Planning Board action)
A subdivision is required when any parcel of land is divided into one or more lots, plats, sites or other divisions of land. Subdivision is also required for building development in such a way as to create one or more new public streets.
Variance & Special Use Permit Application (Zoning Board of Appeals action(s))
A variance is essentially a waiver of specific zoning requirements to a specific parcel of land, and may be authorized if certain conditions exist.
USE VARIANCE – is defined as “authorization by the Zoning Board of Appeals for the use of land in a manner or for a purpose, which is otherwise not allowed or is prohibited by the applicable zoning regulations.”
AREA VARIANCE – is defined as “authorization by the Zoning Board of Appeals for the use of land in a manner, which is not allowed by the dimensional or topographical requirements of the applicable zoning regulations.
SPECIAL USE PERMIT - Certain uses, not permitted as a matter of right in a zoning district, may be located therein upon the issuance of a special use permit by the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Certificate of Appropriateness (Historic Preservation Commission action)
No person shall carry out any exterior alteration, restoration, reconstruction, demolition, new construction or moving of a landmark or property within an historic district, nor shall any person make any physical change in the appearance of such a property, its light fixtures, signs, sidewalks, fences, steps, paving or other exterior elements visible from a public way, without first obtaining a certificate of appropriateness.
Sign Site Plan (Planning Board action)
All structures that have more than two sign, directory signs and all ground signs shall require a sign site plan to be approved by the Village of Fairport Planning Board.