This provision sets landscaping requirements for the jurisdiction's "Employment Districts," but allows developers to offset those requirements by including on-site recreation facilities, including e.g., community gardens.
Expressly allows something. Creates an exemption.
Food System Category: Grow
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Ridgefield
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
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?
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 city recognizes that the optional development of master planned mixed use sites consistent with this chapter has the potential to increase employment opportunities within these zones. The city has created the employment mixed use overlay (EMUO) to provide for a mix of compatible light industrial, service, office, retail, and limited residential uses in certain areas designated within the IND or OFF zone. The EMUO allows retail and residential uses that would otherwise be prohibited in the underlying IND or OFF zoning district. Uses can achieve improved efficiency and flexibility beyond the base zones through the application of master planning opportunities. ..." § 18.240.010.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. ch. 18.100.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
Code context and ordinance history
Section 18.240.090 is located in Title 18 - Development Code, Chapter 18.240 - Employment Districts (E). History: Ord. No. 1132, § 2 (Exh. A), 7-11-2013; Ord. No. 1226, § 2 (Exh. A), 12-15-2016.