Town of Tusten

Sullivan County, NY

Eagle Capital of New York State

  • 1 and 2 family dwelling units on greater than 15% slope
  • Manufactured homes
  • Educational institutions
  • Day care centers
  • Retail shops
  • Public facilities and utilities
  • Commercial recreation
  • Motor vechicle, trailer, boat or farm equipment service and sales
  • Service stations
  • Eating and drinking establishments
  • Storage buildings and warehouses
  • Hotels and motels
  • Building supply and lumber yards
  • Enclosed manufacturing establishments
  • Bed and breakfast facilities




Accessory Uses

RR

  • Single and two family dwelling units on slopes of 15% or less (not including manufactured homes).
  • Forest management (except sawmills)
  • Wildlife management
  • Agriculture (except intensive livestock operations)





  • 1 and 2 family dwelling units on greater than 15% slope
  • Public facilities and utilities
  • Public schools and related facilities
  • Forest management
  • Commercial / Municipal Parking Lots
  • Day care centers






Development Standards

RR

Rural Residential

This district is intended to provide for low density development in combination with compatible commercial activities appropriate to rural areas of the Town of Tusten.





Development Standards

R-1

  • 1 and 2 family dwelling units on greater than 15% slope
  • Sportsmens clubs as hunting preserves
  • Seasonal residences
  • Commercial recreational facilities
  • Campgrounds
  • Canoe liveries
  • Bed and breakfast facilities
  • Small motels















Special Uses (1)

DB

Recreational River

This district is intended to complement the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River and protect the scenic character of that portion of the corridor which is presently undeveloped but allow for moderate river recreational use and somewhat greater density of development.

Accessory Uses

SR

  • Private garages
  • Home-based businesses
  • Other customary uses and buildings, provided such uses are clearly incidental to the principal use and do not include any activity commonly conducted as a business.
  • Service Stations
  • Eating and drinking establishments
  • Commercial recreation
  • Upper floor single family dwelling units
  • Day care centers
  • Multi-family dwellings
  • Retail and service establishments





  • Minimum lot area: 5 acres
  • Minimum lot width: 200 feet
  • Minimum river/road frontage: 200 feet
  • Minimum yard dimensions:
  • Front: 50 feet
  • Side: 35 feet
  • Rear: 50 feet
  • Maximum Building Height:
  • 28 feet
  • *Note: Lot width is not lot frontage (see Definitions Section)

Rural Development

This district is intended to provide for moderate density rural residential neighborhoods combined with essential commercial support activities.




Notes:

(1) Special Uses are subject to site plan review by the Town of Tusten Planning Board.

(2) Small-scale retail and service enterprises include any of those uses listed as Special Uses for the District which comply with 3.4 hereof, not including eating and drinking establishments.

(3) A Scenic Overlay District applies to that area within two hundred fifty (250) feet of both sides of New York State 97.  Within that district all uses other than residential shall be processed as Special Uses and Front Yards shall be increased by 50% and no more than 60% of natural vegetation shall be removed (except in RB Districts).

  • 1 and 2 family dwelling units on greater than 15% slope
  • Sportsmens clubs as hunting preserves
  • Seasonal residences
  • Bed and breakfast facilities




















Accessory Uses

GR

  • Single and two family dwelling units on slopes of 15% or less (not including manufactured homes).
  • Forest management (except sawmills)
  • Wildlife management
  • Agriculture (except intensive livestock operations)






Principal Permitted Uses

RR

Special Uses (1)

R-1

Special Uses (1)

SR

Scenic River

This district is intended to complement the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River and protect the scenic character of that portion of the corridor which is presently undeveloped.




Special Uses (1)

R-1

Principal Permitted Uses

R-2

Principal Permitted Uses

RB

  • Private garages
  • Home-based businesses
  • Other customary uses and buildings, provided such uses are clearly incidental to the principal use and do not include any activity commonly conducted as a business.
  • Associated parking facilities

Special Uses (1)

RR

  • Single and two family dwelling units (not including manufactured homes).
  • Professional business offices
  • Small scale retail and service enterprises (2) Arts, crafts and antique shops.



Special Uses (1)

RB

  • Customary accessory uses and buildings, provided such uses are clearly incidental to the principal use and do not include any activity commonly conducted as a business.




  • One and two family dwelling units on slopes of 15% or less (not including manufactured homes).
  • Agriculture 
  • Small animal husbandry
  • Arts, crafts and antique shops











  • Minimum lot area: 5 acres
  • Minimum lot width: 200 feet
  • Minimum river/road frontage: 200 feet
  • Minimum yard dimensions:
  • Front: 50 feet
  • Side: 35 feet
  • Rear: 50 feet
  • Maximum Building Height:
  • 28 feet
  • *Note: Lot width is not lot frontage (see Definitions Section)

Principal Permitted Uses

SR

RR

SR

  • Private garages
  • Home-based businesses
  • Other customary uses and buildings, provided such uses are clearly incidental to the principal use and do not include any activity commonly conducted as a business.

Accessory Uses

R-2

Principal Permitted Uses

GR

Principal Permitted Uses

R-1

RB

  • 1 and 2 family dwelling units on greater than 15% slope
  • Sportsmens clubs as hunting preserves
  • Seasonal residences
  • Commercial recreational facilities
  • Campgrounds
  • Day care centers
  • Farm stands
  • Bed and breakfasts
  • Clubs
  • Children's camps
  • Manufactured home parks
  • Commercial recreation
  • Business and professional offices
  • Multi-family dwellings
  • Mining
  • Public utilities and facilities
  • Cemeteries
  • Auto service centers
  • Summer camps
  • Enclosed storage (mini-warehouses)
  • Private garage
  • Any customary use incidental to a permitted use
  • Non-flashing signs
  • Exterior spot lighting





  • Private Garages
  • Home-based businesses
  • Other customary accessory uses and buildings, provided such uses are clearly incidental to the principal use and do not include any activity commonly conducted as a business.

Development Standards

SR

Accessory Uses

DB

Roadside Business

This district is intended to provide for commercial activity at relatively high density in areas with substantial highway access and public sewer services.




  • Single and two family dwelling units on slopes of 15% or less (not including manufactured homes).
  • Forest management (except sawmills)
  • Wildlife management
  • Agriculture 
  • Manufactured homes on slopes of 15% or less
  • Public schools, parks and playgrounds
  • Churches and similar places of worship
  • Outdoor recreation with no alteration to land
  • Arts, crafts and antique shops

DB

Development Standards

GR

  • Minimum lot area: 20,000 square feet
  • Minimum lot width*: 150 feet
  • Minimum yard dimensions:
  • Front: 40 feet
  • Side: 25 feet
  • Rear: 30 feet
  • Maximum Building Height:
  • 28 feet
  • Maximum Lot Clearing: 50%
  • *Note: Lot width is not lot frontage (see Definitions Section)

Accessory Uses

R-1

Special Uses (1)

GR

Accessory Uses

RB

  • Retail shops
  • Service establishments
  • Eating and drinking establishments
  • Day care centers
  • Upper floor single family dwelling units
  • Cultural recreational facilities
  • Public facilities and utilities
  • Financial establishments
  • Assorted parking facilities and municipal parking lots
  • River access facilities


  • Minimum lot area: 20,000 square feet
  • Minimum lot width*: 150 feet
  • Minimum yard dimensions:
  • Front: 40 feet
  • Side: 25 feet
  • Rear: 30 feet
  • Maximum Building Height:
  • 28 feet
  • Maximum Lot Clearing: 50%
  • *Note: Lot width is not lot frontage (see Definitions Section)

Development Standards

R-2

  • Minimum lot width: 300 feet
  • Minimum river/road frontage: 300 feet
  • Minimum yard dimensions:
  • Front: 50 feet
  • Side: 35 feet
  • Rear: 50 feet
  • Maximum Building Height:
  • 28 feet
  • Maximum Lot Clearing: 30%
  • *Note: Lot width is not lot frontage (see Definitions Section)


GR

Development Standards

RB

  • Small scale retail and service enterprises (2) Arts, crafts and antique shops.







  • 1 and 2 family dwelling units on less than 15% slope (not including manufactured homes).







Development Standards

DB

Principal Permitted Uses

DB

General Residential

This district is intended to provide for higher-density residential neighborhoods where public water and sewer infrastructure is available, along with other essential public services.



  • Minimum lot area: 15,000 square feet
  • Minimum lot width*: 100 feet
  • Minimum yard dimensions:
  • Front: 40 feet
  • Side: 25 feet
  • Rear: 50 feet
  • Maximum Building Height:
  • 28 feet
  • Maximum Lot Clearing: 15%
  • *Note: Lot width is not lot frontage (see Definitions Section)

Downtown Business

This district is intended to accommodate existing high-density commercial activity located along Bridge, Main and Fifth Streets and adjacent thereto, higher density residential development and associated service activites.


  • Private garages
  • Home-based businesses
  • Other customary uses and buildings, provided such uses are clearly incidental to the principal use and do not include any activity commonly conducted as a business.

R-1

  • Minimum lot area: 3 acres
  • Minimum lot width: 300 feet
  • Minimum river/road frontage: 300 feet
  • Minimum yard dimensions:
  • Front: 50 feet
  • Side: 35 feet
  • Rear: 50 feet
  • Maximum Building Height:28 feet
  • Maximum Lot Clearing: 10%
  • *Note: Lot width is not lot frontage (see Definitions Section)

R-2