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Burlington, Vermont, Zoning Regulation No. ZA-14-08 (March 11, 2014)
Brief Summary
This uncodified ordinance amended the city's Comprehensive Development Ordinance to make urban agriculture activities easier, including by exempting some cold frames, hoop houses and other season extension structures and rooftop urban agriculture structures and uses from permitting requirements; allowing sales of up to $1,000 from individual community gardens and allowing such food to be processed in the person's residential kitchen; providing development bonuses for inclusion of community garden space in residential and neighborhood mixed-use districts.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Expressly allows something.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Get
State: Vermont
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Burlington
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?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
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. Refines definitions and facilitates urban agriculture activities on private property as per an Urban Agriculture Task Force report prepared on September 2012. (Purpose section of uncodified ordinance.).
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 13.1.2.
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
Uncodified ordinance that amended Burlington's Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance to add provisions in articles 3, 4, 5, and 13 relating to urban agriculture. Codified version can be found at: https://www.codepublishing.com/VT/Burlington/. We did not compare versions because the ordinance involved multiple sections of code.