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Miami Gardens, Florida, Code § 34-420 (current through April 17, 2017)
Brief Summary
Provides standards that urban agricultural uses must comply with to satisfy minimum open space requirements and qualify for open space incentives.
Legal Strategies
Creates an exemption.
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Get
State: Florida
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Miami Gardens
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. "community gardens can be seen as a health or recreational amenity" (sec. 34-420(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?
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. "In order to ensure quality of design, to enhance city streetscapes and public realms, and to protect the safety and welfare of residents, all new buildings and accessory structures, and development shall be reviewed for compliance with this article. The design standards of this article shall be supplemental to other review standards set forth in this chapter." ARTICLE XIII Sec. 34-413.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. Art. XIX, Sec. 34-732 and 34-733.
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
Sub. B-land development code; ch. 34-zoning and land development, art. XIII-design standards, § 34-420-civic open space; standards and guidelines. History: Ord. No. 2010-10-218, § 2(13-80), 4-7-2010.