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Lee County, Fla., Land Development Code §§ 34-1711 to 34-1716 (current through Oct. 19, 2017)
Brief Summary
This regulates agritourism, produce stands, U-Pick, and community gardens. Community gardens may be permitted by right as specified in district use regulations, subject to the requirements in this section. Sales of items grown on-site are allowed but require a temporary use permit in residential zoning districts. Season extension structures such as greenhouses, hoophouses and sheds are permitted in community gardens. Community gardens may be up to 2 acres in size.
Legal Strategies
Expressly allows something.
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Get
State: Florida
Jurisdiction Type: County
Jurisdiction Name: Lee
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. Relating to sale of fresh produce (§ 34-1711 (b)(4)).
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?
Yes. Relates to agritourism activities (§ 34-1711).
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 purpose of this article is to provide rules and regulations which supplement, modify or further explain rules and regulations found elsewhere in this chapter, and, unless specifically noted to the contrary, the provisions of this article apply to all zoning districts. § 34-1169.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 34-2.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Unclear. Impliedly, the Department of Community Development is responsible community garden application review and approval. (§ 34-1716(9)).
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
"Sections 34-1711 to 34-1716 are located in Chapter 34 - Zoning, Article VII. - Supplementary District Regulations, Division 16. - Agritourism Activities, Produce Stands, U-Pick Operations, and Community Gardens. History: Ord. No. 15-11 , § 1, 6-16-15.".