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Cleveland, Ohio, Code Sections 336.01-336.05 (current through Oct. 9, 2017)
Brief Summary
This law establishes urban garden districts. These districts include community gardens (which may have “occasional sales of items” grown on-site) and market gardens that conduct on-site sales. It also addresses main and accessory uses, including uses of hoop houses, greenhouses, cold frames, and other season extension structures; bike racks; tool sheds; composting toilets; parking; walkways; and seasonal farm stands.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Expressly allows something.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Get
State: Ohio
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Cleveland
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. Community health (§ 336.01).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. Environmental enhancement; Preservation of green space. (§ 336.01).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. Garden-related job training. (§ 336.01).
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 'Urban Garden District' is hereby established as part of the Zoning Code to ensure that urban garden areas are appropriately located and protected to meet needs for local food production, community health, community education, garden-related job training, environmental enhancement, preservation of green space, and community enjoyment on sites for which urban gardens represent the highest and best use for the community." Sec. 336.01.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 336.02. See also Chapter 325.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. "The Board shall adopt such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this Zoning Code…." (Sec. 329.02(b)).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. See sections 327.03 and 327.99 for remedies and penalties for noncompliance with the zoning code.
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
Part IIIB Land Use Code - Zoning Code; Title VII Zoning Code; Chapter 336 Urban Garden District. History: Ordinance No. 208-07 (2007); passed 3-5-07, effective 3-9-07.