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Policy Summary

This provision describes the purpose and standards for an "agricultural restricted" zoning district and limits primary and accessory uses to only those uses that complement agricultural uses in rural areas of the city, including, e.g., community gardens.

Background Information

State Mississippi
Jurisdiction Name Biloxi
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 5,000-50,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
  • Expressly allows something
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Grow; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
Yes

"The residential base zoning districts established in this section are intended to provide a comfortable, healthy, safe, and pleasant environment in which to live and recreate." Art. 23-3, sec. (2)(A).

Environmental goal?
Yes

"To better achieve the City's comprehensive plan objectives of promoting orderly growth while reducing repetitive losses and preserving environmentally sensitive areas of the city." Art. 23-3(2)(B-1).

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

"The residential base zoning districts established in this section are intended to provide a comfortable, healthy, safe, and pleasant environment in which to live and recreate. More specifically, they are intended to: ….Create neighborhoods and preserve existing community character while accommodating new infill development and redevelopment consistent with the city's goals and objectives..." Art. 23-3, sec. (2)(A).

Includes definitions?
Yes

Art. 23-10 (2)

Addresses implementation?
No

Enforcement provisions?
No

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Section 23-3(2)(B-1) is located in Article 23-3: - Zoning Districts / 2 - Agricultural and Residential Base Zoning Districts / (B-1) - AR: Agricultural Restricted District. History: the enacting ordinance is not specified.