Fuquay-Varina, N.C., Code § 9-1005 (current through Dec. 30, 2016)
This provision is an intent section, rather than a law per se. It outlines the intent and purpose of the Town's Land Development Ordinance which includes the aim of adding "urban agriculture and community gardens into regulations to encourage a healthy community" along with enhancing a pedestrian and bicycle friendly environment in commercial areas, creating walkable neighborhoods, creating and enhancing green infrastructure throughout the Town, and creating a sustainable and resilient economic base.
Expressly allows something.
Food System Category: Grow, Get
State: North Carolina
Jurisdiction Type: Township
Jurisdiction Name: Fuquay-Varina
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Unclear. Housing, education (implies children and possibly multi-family housing) (§ 9-1004).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. "healthy living opportunities" (§ 9-1004); "encourage a healthy community” (§ 9-1005).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. Preventing adverse impacts on the environment, environmentally sensitive areas, natural resources. (§ 9-1004).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. "economic sustainability" (§ 9-1004); "create a sustainable and resilient economic base" (§ 9-1005).
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. "The Town of Fuquay-Varina has a rich heritage that must not be ignored or lost as the Town grows and develops. As such, the Town of Fuquay-Varina desires to maintain the ability and standards for the protection and rehabilitation of historic property and opportunities in conjunction with new development." § 9-1004.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. "The intent of the Land Development Ordinance is to implement and consolidate the regulations for development into a concise and complete ordinance that is easy to read and understand with minimal interpretations; improve and streamline the development approval process; support and encourage revitalization and infill development within the Town; enhance a pedestrian and bicycle friendly environment in commercial areas and create walkable neighborhoods; focus on permitting mixed-use development and alternative modes of transportation; create and enhance green infrastructure throughout the Town; and create a sustainable and resilient economic base. Additionally, this Land Development Ordinance is intended to:...Add urban agriculture and community gardens into regulations to encourage a healthy community..." (§ 9-1005).
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Unclear. Section 9-1007 acknowledges that the Town Board of Commissioners has responsibility for adoption of plans under the Land Development Ordinance, but no other details are specified. § 9-1007.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
Code context and ordinance history
"Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina - Code of Ordinances Part 9 - Land Development Ordinance Article A - General Provisions ".