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Biloxi, Miss., Code, art. 23-3(2)(B-1) (current through April 10, 2019)
Brief Summary
This provision describes the purpose and standards for an "agricultural restricted" zoning district and limits primary and accessory uses to only those uses that complement agricultural uses in rural areas of the city, including, e.g., community gardens.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Expressly allows something.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Get
State: Mississippi
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Biloxi
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. "The residential base zoning districts established in this section are intended to provide a comfortable, healthy, safe, and pleasant environment in which to live and recreate." Art. 23-3, sec. (2)(A).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. "To better achieve the City's comprehensive plan objectives of promoting orderly growth while reducing repetitive losses and preserving environmentally sensitive areas of the city." Art. 23-3(2)(B-1).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. "The residential base zoning districts established in this section are intended to provide a comfortable, healthy, safe, and pleasant environment in which to live and recreate. More specifically, they are intended to: ….Create neighborhoods and preserve existing community character while accommodating new infill development and redevelopment consistent with the city's goals and objectives..." Art. 23-3, sec. (2)(A).
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. Art. 23-10 (2).
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
No.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
Section 23-3(2)(B-1) is located in Article 23-3: - Zoning Districts / 2 - Agricultural and Residential Base Zoning Districts / (B-1) - AR: Agricultural Restricted District. History: the enacting ordinance is not specified.