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Dania Beach, Florida, Code § 312-30 (current through Sept. 29, 2017)
Brief Summary
Establishes “pocket parks” as one use that qualifies for an open space incentive; notes that pocket parks may be used for urban agriculture purposes, among other things.
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Expressly allows something.
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow
State: Florida
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Dania Beach
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. "protect, promote and improve the public health, safety and the general welfare of the people" Sec. 700-20(A). See also sec. 312.30 (A)--"offer relief from the urban hardscape.".
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Unclear. "For preservation, protection, conservation, and enhancement of natural resources and animal habitats" (sec. 700-20(B)(4)).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. "For efficiency and economy in the process of development" (sec. 700-20(B)(1)).
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. Sec. 312-10: "The following areas shall qualify as open space to satisfy minimum open space requirements and qualify for open space incentives. . ..". See also sec. 700-20: "to establish comprehensive controls for the development of land in the City of Dania Beach based on the comprehensive plan for the city and enacted in order to protect, promote and improve the public health, safety and the general welfare of the people.".
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. Sec. 310-30(A). See also Art. 725.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Unclear. See Article 700 (Code Administration and Legal Provisions).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Unclear. "the city commission or city manager may authorize the city attorney to bring legal action in a court of competent jurisdiction" (sec. 705-20).
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 II, ch. 28-Land Development Code; part 3 - Special Zoning Districts; subpart 1-community redevelopment area form-based zoning district; art. 312-civic open space, standards and guidelines, § 312-30 pocket parks. History: Ord. No. 2010-20, § 2(Exh. A), 9-14-10.