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Chattanooga, Tenn., Code, §§ 38-451 to -457 (Sept 28, 2017)
Brief Summary
These provisions set standards for the City's "A-1 Urban Agricultural Zone." They specifically designate agricultural uses such as growing of crops, dairying, grazing, the raising and maintaining of poultry and livestock as permitted uses in that zone and emphasize that the zone provides an opportunity for Planned Unit Development (PUD) that allows for open space design for the protection of sensitive natural resources.
Legal Strategies
Expressly allows something.
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Get
State: Tennessee
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Chattanooga
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. Applies to multi-unit housing, including housing with multiple dwelling units, townhouses, and two-family units (§ 38-456).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Sanitary, rat-proof (§ 38-453); Health Department (§ 38-456).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. "protection of sensitive natural resources such as floodplains, slopes over twenty percent (20%), riparian areas, wetlands, and prime agricultural soil" (§ 38-452).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. Development (§ 38-452).
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 purpose of the A-1 Urban Agricultural Zone is to provide the opportunity for agricultural land and related uses within the City limits. This zone also designed to provide an opportunity for Planned Unit Development (under Planned Unit Development: Residential article V, section 38-145, hereafter referred to as PUD) that allows for open space design for the protection of sensitive natural resources such as floodplains, slopes over twenty percent (20%), riparian areas, wetlands, and prime agricultural soils. § 38-452.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. "§ 38-451. ".
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Unclear. General implementation details are lacking, however section 38-456 (1) provides guidance on implementation: "Flexibility in the arrangement of residential uses may be permitted by the City Council as a special exception in any A-1 Urban Agricultural Zone…" § 38-456 (1).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Unclear. Fines of not less than two ($2.00) dollars nor more than fifty ($50.00) for each offense are specified generally for violations of the zoning chapter. (§ 38-681).
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
"Chattanooga, Tennessee - Code of Ordinances, Chapter 38 - ZONING ARTICLE V. - ZONE REGULATIONS, DIVISION 28. - A-1 URBAN AGRICULTURAL ZONE. History: Ord. No. 11253; Ord. No. 13205 ".