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Policy Summary

This uncodified ordinance amended the city's Comprehensive Development Ordinance to make urban agriculture activities easier, including by exempting some cold frames, hoop houses and other season extension structures and rooftop urban agriculture structures and uses from permitting requirements; allowing sales of up to $1,000 from individual community gardens and allowing such food to be processed in the person's residential kitchen; providing development bonuses for inclusion of community garden space in residential and neighborhood mixed-use districts.

Background Information

State Vermont
Jurisdiction Name Burlington
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?
No

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

Refines definitions and facilitates urban agriculture activities on private property as per an Urban Agriculture Task Force report prepared on September 2012. (Purpose section of uncodified ordinance.)

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 13.1.2

Addresses implementation?
No

Enforcement provisions?
No

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Uncodified ordinance that amended Burlington's Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance to add provisions in articles 3, 4, 5, and 13 relating to urban agriculture. Codified version can be found at: https://www.codepublishing.com/VT/Burlington/. We did not compare versions because the ordinance involved multiple sections of code.