Agricultural Use Updates
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History of the Proposed Amendments
In May 2021, City staff presented a recommendation to City Council for proposed amendments to the Land Development Code’s agricultural use regulations. The recommendations were made to encourage hobby farming and local food production. Based on Council’s discussion and direction from the May 25, 2021 workshop, a draft went before Council in July. The legislation had its first reading on July 20, at which time Council forwarded it to Planning Commission. Planning Commission will discuss the proposed amendments at its August 9 meeting.
Summary of Proposed 2021 Agricultural Use Updates
Hobby Farms vs. Large Scale Commercial Farms – Section 1206.03 Accessory Uses; 1213.02 Definitions
Backyard Chickens – Section 1206.03 Accessory Uses
Apiculture (Beekeeping) – Section 1206.03 Accessory Uses
Raised Garden Beds – Section 1201.07 Rules of Measurement
Use Allowances for Agriculture as a Primary Use – Section 1206.06 District 3: Outer Village Residential Neighborhood; 1205.11 District 8: Industrial/Business Park; 1206.01 Table of Permitted Uses
Farmer’s Roadside Stands – Section 1206.03 Accessory Uses
Clarification for Barns – Section 1206.03 Accessory Uses
Setbacks for General Agricultural Uses – Section 1207.19 Special Development Standards
Fencing and Hoop House Design–Architectural Design Standards and Section 1203.02