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Madison, Wisconsin, Code § 28.093 (current through Aug. 14, 2017)
Brief Summary
Establishes an Urban Agricultural District where urban agricultural uses are allowed either as a permitted or conditional use. Allows no more than 15% coverage of lot by buildings or paved arease, but hoophouses and greenhouses don't count. Table 28G-1 lists permitted and conditional uses (table begins on p. 28-107 of code).
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Expressly allows something.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow
State: Wisconsin
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Madison
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. "enhance community health," sec. 28.093(1).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. "natural resource protection, preservation of green space," sec. 28.093(1).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. "garden-related job training," sec. 28.093(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. "to ensure that urban garden and farm areas are appropriately located and protected to meet needs for local food production, and to enhance community health, community education, garden-related job training, natural resource protection, preservation of green space, and community enjoyment." Sec. 28.093(1).
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. Sec. 28.211.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. Administrative functions include issuing zoning certificates, approving site plans, maintaining records, etc. (sec. 28.202).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. Sec. 28.207 specifies penalties that include a fine not less than $1 and not more than $1,000.
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
Chapter 28- Zoning Code; Subchapter 28G-Special Districts; § 28.093 Urban Agricultural District (Rev. 12-15-12).