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Georgetown, Tex., Unified Development Code § 6.06.020 (current through Feb. 28, 2019)
Brief Summary
This provision establishes standards for "required amenity areas" in certain multifamily and manufactured housing developments and includes community gardens as one of several amenity options.
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Requires something, sets standards.
Expressly allows something.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Get
State: Texas
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Georgetown
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. See references to "multifamily development" and "manufactured housing parks" (§ 6.06.010)) and "after school center for children" (§ 6.06.020 (D)(12)).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. In addition to "community gardens," the allowed list of amenities includes options specifically associated with physical activity, including, e.g., playground equipment, walkways or bikeways, fitness facility, and swimming pool. § 6.06.020 (D).
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. "This Chapter establishes development standards for residential properties within the City limits and ETJ of the City of Georgetown" § 6.01.020.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 1.06.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
No.
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
Section 6.06.020, Common Amenity Area Requirements is located in Chapter 6- Residential and Agricultural Zoning Districts: Lot, Dimensional and Design Standards, Section 6.06. - Accessory Structures, Garages and Amenity Areas. History: Ord. No. 2017-15, § 2, 2-28-2017.