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Policy Summary

Uncodified version of an ordinance that amended Cleveland’s zoning codes to permit agriculture, some farm sales, and the keeping of farm animals in certain residential zones.

Background Information

State Ohio
Jurisdiction Name Cleveland
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 200,000-800,000
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

Food sales will be licensed by the Cleveland Dept. of Public Health (Sec.337.25 (d)(1))

Environmental goal?
Yes

composting (Sec. 337.25 (f))

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
No

Includes definitions?
Yes

Sec. 337.25 (i)

Addresses implementation?
Yes

The Board of Zoning Appeals has to review and approve farm stands and sales, and other buildings and uses in the residential districts (Sec. 337.02(g) and Sec. 337.25); food sales have to be licensed by the Cleveland Department of Public Health (Sec. 337.25).

Enforcement provisions?
No

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Uncodified ordinance amending the city's zoning code, Sections 337.02, 337.23, 337.25. Did not check for updating because it applies to multiple code sections.