POLICY DATABASE
Policy Summary

Defines and provides regulations for home and community gardens, and Community Supported Agriculture. Community Supported Agriculture activities require a permit; home gardens are permitted as an accessory use (and occasional on-site sales or donations of whole, uncut fresh produce grown on-site are allowed and not subject to commercial business regulations) and community gardens are permitted as a primary or accessory use (and on-site sales of whole, uncut produce may be allowed).

Background Information

State Missouri
Jurisdiction Name Kansas City
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 200,000-800,000
Legal Strategies
  • Expressly allows something
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Grow; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
Yes

Protecting and promoting the public health, safety and general welfare (88-10-05-A); promoting development patterns and practices that support active living and uses that support improved public health (88-10-05-L)

Environmental goal?
Yes

Promoting natural resource conservation, and environmentally responsible and sustainable development practices (88-10-05-K)

Economic goal?
Yes

Maintaining economically vibrant and visually attractive business and commercial areas (88-10-05-E); retaining and expanding the city's industrial and employment base (88-10-05-F)

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

The zoning and development code is adopted for several purposes including protecting and promoting the public health, safety and general welfare; maintaining economically vibrant and visually attractive business and commercial areas; promoting development patterns and practices that support active living and uses that support improved public health; promoting natural resource conservation, and environmentally responsible and sustainable development practices, etc. 88-10-05

Includes definitions?
Yes

Sections 88-312-02-A, 88-312-02-B and 88-312-02-C

Addresses implementation?
Yes

See Section 88-500 (review and approval procedures) and 88-600 (administration and enforcement)

Enforcement provisions?
Yes

All remedies available at law, including injunction, abatement, withholding of permit; stop work; remedial action, and monetary fines. See Section 88-615-05.

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Zoning and Development Code, 300 series, Use Regulations; 88-312 - Agriculture; § 88-312-02 Urban Agriculture. History: Ord. No. 150603, § 1, 7-23-2015.