Policy Summary

This law establishes and regulates permitted special uses in the City's single family residence district including agritourism and urban agriculture.

Background Information

State Missouri
Jurisdiction Name Ferguson
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?

Emergency management?
Health-related linkage?

"public health, safety, and general welfare," (§ 8.3)

Environmental linkage?

"minimize water, any chemical pesticide, fertilizer, or other waste from draining onto adjacent properties and/or entering the storm sewer" (§ 8.3)

Economic linkage?

Agritourism (§ 8.3)

Includes findings?

Has a stated intent or purpose?

Although labeled "Purpose," Chapter 49, section 1.) simply provides : "Chapter 49, Zoning Ordinance, as amended, of the Code of the City of Ferguson, Missouri and the "District Map" accompanying and made part of said Chapter 32, are hereby reaffirmed and amended. This chapter shall be known and cited as the "Zoning Ordinance of the City of Ferguson, Missouri."

Includes definitions?

Ch. 49, § 2.0.

Addresses implementation?

"On-site parking [for agritourism] shall be approved by the Plan Commission on a use basis, and upon careful analysis of available information and site plans; " "Plan Commission shall approve the number, location, and size of buildings [for agritourism], based upon a careful analysis of the proposed site plan." § 8.3. "Each application for a building permit shall be accompanied by a survey prepared by a licensed surveyor and a site plan in duplicate and in a form and size suitable for permanent filing. A record of the applications, surveys and site plans shall be kept in the office of the Director of Public Works." § 21.2 (regarding general administration for the chapter).

Enforcement provisions?

A fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each and every day that a violation continues or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding four (4) months for each and every day such violation continues, or by both such fine and imprisonment. §29.0.

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

Code context and ordinance history

Ferguson, Missouri, Zoning, Chapter 49 - ZONING, 8.0. - R-1D SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE DISTRICT, 8.3. - SPECIAL USES. History: Ord. No. 92-2555, 8-25-92; Ord. No. 95-2801, 11-28-95; Ord. No. 97-2896, 2-25-97; Ord. No. 2000-3072, 2-22-00; Ord. No. 2001-3105, 3-27-01; Ord. No. 2008-3372, 9-30-08; Ord. No. 2008-3772, 9-30-08; Ord. No. 2009-3415, 12-8-09; Ord. No. 2015-3598, §§ 1, 2, 12-8-15.


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