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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Zoning Code § 912.07 (current through Sept. 21, 2017)
Brief Summary
Provides use regulations for urban agriculture accessory uses with and without animals.
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Expressly allows something.
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow
State: Pennsylvania
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Pittsburgh
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. "promote the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the community" 901.03.
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 Urban Agriculture standards of this Section are intended to permit the growing and off-site selling of legal agricultural products on properties throughout the City of Pittsburgh, and are permitted by right for Urban Agriculture (Accessory Use) With Animals. " Sec. 912.07. See also Sec. 901.03 (purpose and intent section for Zoning Code).
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. Chapt. 926.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Unclear. See Chapter 923.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. "Any person, firm, association, or corporation violating any provision of this Zoning Ordinance, or of the Stormwater Management provisions of Chapter 1003 of Title Ten: Building, shall upon conviction be fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) for each offense and costs, and in default of payment of such fine and costs, shall be imprisoned in the county jail or workhouse for not more than thirty (30) days. Each day a violation is continued shall constitute a separate offense. In the case of firms or associations, the penalty may be imposed upon the partners or members thereof, and in the case of corporations, upon the officers thereof." Sec. 924.04.G.
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
Zoning Code, title 9-Zoning code, art. V-use regulations, Chapter 912-accessory use and structures, § 912.07-urban agriculture (accessory use). History: Ord. No. 1-2011, § 3, eff. 2-14-11; Ord. No. 25-2015, § 3, eff. 7-9-15.