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.
This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:
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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.)
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.