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Policy Summary

This provision establishes standards for "required amenity areas" in certain multifamily and manufactured housing developments and includes community gardens as one of several amenity options.

Background Information

State Texas
Jurisdiction Name Georgetown
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 50,000-200,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
  • Expressly allows something
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Grow; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
Yes

See references to "multifamily development" and "manufactured housing parks" (§ 6.06.010)) and "after school center for children" (§ 6.06.020 (D)(12)).

Health-related goal?
Yes

In addition to "community gardens," the allowed list of amenities includes options specifically associated with physical activity, including, e.g., playground equipment, walkways or bikeways, fitness facility, and swimming pool. § 6.06.020 (D).

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

"This Chapter establishes development standards for residential properties within the City limits and ETJ of the City of Georgetown" § 6.01.020.

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 1.06

Addresses implementation?
No

Enforcement provisions?
No

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Section 6.06.020, Common Amenity Area Requirements is located in Chapter 6- Residential and Agricultural Zoning Districts: Lot, Dimensional and Design Standards, Section 6.06. - Accessory Structures, Garages and Amenity Areas. History: Ord. No. 2017-15, § 2, 2-28-2017.