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Policy Summary

Establishes “pocket parks” as one use that qualifies for an open space incentive; notes that pocket parks may be used for urban agriculture purposes, among other things.

Background Information

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

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
Yes

"protect, promote and improve the public health, safety and the general welfare of the people" Sec. 700-20(A). See also sec. 312.30 (A)--"offer relief from the urban hardscape."

Environmental goal?
Unclear

"For preservation, protection, conservation, and enhancement of natural resources and animal habitats" (sec. 700-20(B)(4)).

Economic goal?
Yes

"For efficiency and economy in the process of development" (sec. 700-20(B)(1)).

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

Sec. 312-10: "The following areas shall qualify as open space to satisfy minimum open space requirements and qualify for open space incentives. . ..". See also sec. 700-20: "to establish comprehensive controls for the development of land in the City of Dania Beach based on the comprehensive plan for the city and enacted in order to protect, promote and improve the public health, safety and the general welfare of the people."

Includes definitions?
Yes

Sec. 310-30(A). See also Art. 725.

Addresses implementation?
Unclear

See Article 700 (Code Administration and Legal Provisions)

Enforcement provisions?
Unclear

"the city commission or city manager may authorize the city attorney to bring legal action in a court of competent jurisdiction" (sec. 705-20).

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Part II, ch. 28-Land Development Code; part 3 - Special Zoning Districts; subpart 1-community redevelopment area form-based zoning district; art. 312-civic open space, standards and guidelines, § 312-30 pocket parks. History: Ord. No. 2010-20, § 2(Exh. A), 9-14-10.