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Ferguson, Missouri, Zoning Ordinance § 8.3 (current through March 31, 2016)
Brief Summary
This law establishes and regulates permitted special uses in the City's single family residence district including agritourism and urban agriculture.
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Requires something, sets standards.
Expressly allows something.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Get
State: Missouri
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Ferguson
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. "public health, safety, and general welfare," (§ 8.3).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. "minimize water, any chemical pesticide, fertilizer, or other waste from draining onto adjacent properties and/or entering the storm sewer" (§ 8.3).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. Agritourism (§ 8.3).
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. Although labeled "Purpose," Chapter 49, section 1.) simply provides : "Chapter 49, Zoning Ordinance, as amended, of the Code of the City of Ferguson, Missouri and the "District Map" accompanying and made part of said Chapter 32, are hereby reaffirmed and amended. This chapter shall be known and cited as the "Zoning Ordinance of the City of Ferguson, Missouri.".
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. Ch. 49, § 2.0.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. "On-site parking [for agritourism] shall be approved by the Plan Commission on a use basis, and upon careful analysis of available information and site plans; " "Plan Commission shall approve the number, location, and size of buildings [for agritourism], based upon a careful analysis of the proposed site plan." § 8.3. "Each application for a building permit shall be accompanied by a survey prepared by a licensed surveyor and a site plan in duplicate and in a form and size suitable for permanent filing. A record of the applications, surveys and site plans shall be kept in the office of the Director of Public Works." § 21.2 (regarding general administration for the chapter).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. A fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each and every day that a violation continues or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding four (4) months for each and every day such violation continues, or by both such fine and imprisonment. §29.0.
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
Ferguson, Missouri, Zoning, Chapter 49 - ZONING, 8.0. - R-1D SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE DISTRICT, 8.3. - SPECIAL USES. History: Ord. No. 92-2555, 8-25-92; Ord. No. 95-2801, 11-28-95; Ord. No. 97-2896, 2-25-97; Ord. No. 2000-3072, 2-22-00; Ord. No. 2001-3105, 3-27-01; Ord. No. 2008-3372, 9-30-08; Ord. No. 2008-3772, 9-30-08; Ord. No. 2009-3415, 12-8-09; Ord. No. 2015-3598, §§ 1, 2, 12-8-15.