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Waynesville, N.C., Code § 7.2 (current through Jan 18, 2019)
Brief Summary
This law sets requirements for land dedicated for required civic spaces. Among other things, it specifies that civic space must used as a community garden or one of four other enumerated categories (park/greenway, green, square, playground).
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Requires something, sets standards.
Expressly allows something.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Get
State: North Carolina
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Waynesville
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. Refers to community gardens as being available to apartment residents or other dwelling types without private gardens. § 7.2.1.E.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. See this language: "Civic spaces, as defined by this Section are distinct from those areas that are environmentally significant and must be otherwise protected from human transgression." § 7.1.
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. "It is the intent of this ordinance to require that new development provide centrally-located, unencumbered land as neighborhood civic spaces for human use. Civic spaces, as defined by this Section are distinct from those areas that are environmentally significant and must be otherwise protected from human transgression .... " §7.1.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. §§ 17.3-17.5.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Unclear. The law indicates that the "Town" is responsible for much of the implementation. § 7.2. Implementation details are provided with respect to ownership of dedicated civic space, but details are not specific with respect to use standards. § 7.2.8.
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
Section 7.2 is located in Appendix A - Land Development Standards, Chapter 7 - Civic Space. History: the enacting ordinance is not specified.