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Mundelein, Illinois, Code § 20.48.030(HH) (current through Oct. 12, 2017)
Brief Summary
Provides generic use standards for urban agricultural uses, which excludes animal husbandry, beekeeping and fish farms. Minimum lot size is one acre. Allows for use of season extension structures including greenhouses, hoophouses, cold frames, and shed; requires soil testing unless raised beds are used; farmstands are also allowed, but only to sell items grown on-site.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Get
State: Illinois
Jurisdiction Type: Other
Jurisdiction Name: Mundlein
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. "To promote and protect the public health, safety and welfare of the people" (sec. 20.04.020).
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. "The purpose of this chapter is to set forth additional requirements for certain uses of land. These standards are intended to ensure that the use is compatible with the surrounding area."" Sec. 20.48.010. ".
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. Chap. 20.68.040 (defining "urban agriculture" as "the production and processing of crops, applying large-scale, intensive production methods to yield a diversity of crops.".
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Unclear. See chapter 20.08 (Ordinance Adminstration).
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
Title 20-Zoning; chapter 20.48-use standards, § 20.48.030(HH) generic use standards. History: (Ord. No. 12-09-39, § 2(12.3), 9-24-12; Ord. No. 13-03-12, § 7, 3-25-13; Ord. No. 14-07-29, § 4, 7-19-14; Ord. No. 14-08-43, § 15, 8-25-14; Ord. No. 15-03-09, §§ 9, 13—16, 3-9-15; Ord. No. 16-08-46, §§ 2, 4, 8-22-16).