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Fitchburg, Wisconsin, Code § 22-218 (current through Aug. 9, 2017)
Brief Summary
Allows urban agriculture uses in all residential districts with a conditional use permit, provided that specific standards are considered and deemed met. Includes animal husbandry, farm stands, on-site processing, composting, and use of greenhouses and hoophouses.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Get
State: Wisconsin
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Fitchburg
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. "For presently developed areas, to preserve existing community values of quiet, privacy, safety, natural beauty, attractive landscape features and open space; to promote property improvement and upkeep; and to allow structures, parcels and yard areas to be adapted to new variations in residential and related usages reflecting changing conditions, without detracting from the residential character of neighborhoods." Sec. 22-33.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Unclear. See Article VII, Div. II, Administration and Enforcement, Sec. 22-645 (referring to responsibilities of the zoning administrator).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Unclear. See Article VII, Div. II, Administration and Enforcement, Sec. 22-648 (d) and €.
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
Ttitle II- land use and development, ch. 22-Zoning, art. II-residential districts, div. 8-conditional uses applicable to all residential districts, § 22-218-urban agriculture. History: Ord. No. 2010-O-09, § 22.39(2), 10-12-2010.