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Town of Stafford Permitted Main Uses

 

4.21 Schedule of Permitted Main Uses

District

AAA

AA

A

B

C

WM

OS

LB

HB

CB

IN

One-family dwelling, one/lot

P

P

P

P

SU*

Two-family dwelling

P

P

P

Accessory apartment

SU

SU

SU

Multi-family

SU

SU

Age Restricted Housing (Effective 6/11/08)

SU

SU

SU

Agriculture, forestry, truck gardening, nursery, including incidental greenhouses

P

P

P

P

P

SU

Boarding camp

SU

Governmental uses, cemeteries, places of worship

SU

SU

SU

SU

SU

SU

SU

SU

SU

SU

SU

Hospital, convalescent or nursing home; home for elderly

SU

SU

SU

SU

SU

Wood cutting/sawmill

SP

SP

SP

Public, parochial or private school or college

SU

SU

SU

Group day care home, child day care center, nursery school, adult day care

SU

SU

SU

SU

SU

SU

SU

SU

Bed and breakfast

SU

SU

SU

SP

SP

Clubhouse, lodge or other non-profit social, civic or fraternal use

SU

SU

SU

SP

SP

SP

Camping areas established prior to 4-7-72

SU

SU

Shooting ranges

SU

SU

Utility transmission lines and substations

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Elderly housing

SU

SU

SU

Noncommercial Kennel (Effective December 19, 2003)

SU

SU

 

Commercial Kennel (Effective December 19, 2003)

SU

SU

SU

Veterinary Hospital (Effective December 19, 2003)

SU

SU

SU

Horse and pony farms, riding academies, boarding stable

SU

SU

Livestock, poultry farms and piggeries

SU

Funeral home

SU

SU

SU

SP

SP

Retail, personal services, restaurant

SP

SP

SP

The Sale of Alcoholic Beverages:

Café permit

SU

Tavern permit

SU

Club permit or nonprofit club permit

SU

SU

SU

SU

SU

SU

Hotel permit or hotel permit for beer only

SU

Package store permit

SU

SU

SU

 

 

Restaurant permit, restaurant permit for beer only, restaurant permit for wine and beer only, or restaurant permit for catering establishment.

SU

SU

SU

Bowling establishment permit, bowling establishment

permit for beer only, or racquetball facility permit.

SU

Parking, (See Note A)

SU

SU

SU

SU

SU

SU

SU

SU

SU

Business and professional offices, banks

SP

SP

SP

Auto sales, auto repair, service station

SP

SP

Trade school, business school

SU

SU

Assembling, processing and packaging of goods for sale

(25% of floor)

SP

SP

SP

Veterinary hospital

SU

Grooming Facility

SP

SP

Drive-in, open air sales, commercial recreation, amusement arcade, café.

SU

Bus station, hotel, motel, inn

SP

Wholesale, storage, freight terminal, commercial processing

SP

Manufacturing, processing, assembly

SP

Outdoor storage, fuel storage, contractor's yard

SU

Salvage operations contained within a building

SU

Lawn Care Business Effective May 1, 2000

P

P

P

P

Retail use limited to 10% of floor area. Effective July 27, 2005

P

Retail uses having a gross floor area of more than 20,000 sq. ft. but not exceeding a gross floor area of 40,000 sq. ft as defined by Section 4.64(a) . Effective 4/1/06

SU

SU

SU

Earth Removal (Effective April 25, 2007)

SU

SU

SU*

SU*

4.10 Explanation of tables

a. No structure shall be used, erected or expanded and no land use shall be established or expanded except in accordance with the Zoning Regulations. The schedules contained in Section IV list permitted uses of lands and buildings, and the maximum height of buildings, the required yards, open space, area of lots and other requirements for the various districts in the Zoning Regulations.

b. Any use marked "SU" in the following tables is a permitted use subject to the issuance of a building and/or zoning permit and subject to Sec. 6.31 "Special Use Permit."

Any use marked "SP" in the following tables is a permitted use subject to the issuance of a building and/or zoning permit and subject to Sec. 6.32 "Site Plan Approval."

Any use marked "P" in the following tables is a permitted use subject to the issuance of a building and/or zoning permit.

Any use not marked is not a permitted use in the particular zoning district. Uses that are not permitted are prohibited unless the Commission determines that a proposed use is sufficiently similar to a listed use.

One family dwellings in WM zones are subject to site plan requirements. Such site plan shall include wetland, flood plain and stream encroachment delineations.

Uses permitted under "SP" are limited to sites with a total area of building coverage no greater than 50,000 square feet. Sites that propose total building coverage in excess of 50,000 square feet require "SU" approval. (Effective July 27, 2005)

All buildings or uses larger than 20,000 square feet of gross leasable floor area require the issuance of a special use permit in accordance with the requirements of Section 6.31 of these regulations. Effective 4/1/06

A special use permit is required for all drive through facilities. Effective 4/1/06

Earth removal in HB and LB allowable under temporary permit only, and in conjunction with a bona fide construction project.

NOTE A: All parking areas will comply with parking requirements of Sections 3.30, 3.31, 3.32, 3.33, 4.31, and 4.32.

NOTE: The Commission shall determine, upon request, all like uses not specifically listed and, in its discretion, may allow such use under a special use permit whether such use is a main use or accessory use.

 


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