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Policy Summary

Allows urban agriculture uses in all residential districts with a conditional use permit, provided that specific standards are considered and deemed met. Includes animal husbandry, farm stands, on-site processing, composting, and use of greenhouses and hoophouses.

Background Information

State Wisconsin
Jurisdiction Name Fitchburg
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 5,000-50,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
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

"For presently developed areas, to preserve existing community values of quiet, privacy, safety, natural beauty, attractive landscape features and open space; to promote property improvement and upkeep; and to allow structures, parcels and yard areas to be adapted to new variations in residential and related usages reflecting changing conditions, without detracting from the residential character of neighborhoods." Sec. 22-33

Includes definitions?
No

Addresses implementation?
Unclear

See Article VII, Div. II, Administration and Enforcement, Sec. 22-645 (referring to responsibilities of the zoning administrator).

Enforcement provisions?
Unclear

See Article VII, Div. II, Administration and Enforcement, Sec. 22-648 (d) and €.

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Ttitle II- land use and development, ch. 22-Zoning, art. II-residential districts, div. 8-conditional uses applicable to all residential districts, § 22-218-urban agriculture. History: Ord. No. 2010-O-09, § 22.39(2), 10-12-2010.