Provides performance standards for urban agriculture uses, including beekeeping, backyard composting, hydroponics and aquaponics, and season extension structures such as low tunnels and cold frames, and high tunnels and green houses.
This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:
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We understand that this information is not comprehensive. It also does not include other important forms of evidence such as community members’ lived experiences and practice-based evidence.
See Art. I, Sec 3: "Whereas, the council of the City of Knoxville deems it necessary to exercise the power so granted in order to ...promote the health, safety, ...and welfare of the present and future inhabitants."
See Art. I, Sec. 3: "Whereas, the council of the City of Knoxville deems it necessary to exercise the power so granted in order to ...to promote the … prosperity and welfare of the present and future inhabitants."
"This section is meant to clarify additional setback and standards for uses related to urban agriculture." Sec. 25. See also, Art. I, Sec 3: "Whereas, the council of the City of Knoxville deems it necessary to exercise the power so granted in order to encourage the most appropriate use of land; to maintain and stabilize the value of property; to secure safety from fire, flood, panic, and other hazards; to prevent undue concentration of population; and to create a comprehensive and stable pattern of land uses upon which to plan for transportation, water supply, sewerage, schools, parks, public utilities, and other facilities; to promote the health, safety, morals, convenience, order, prosperity and welfare of the present and future inhabitants."
The ordinance includes responsibilities for the city building inspector, the planning commission, and the board of zoning appeals with regards to issuing building permits, reviewing applications, and hear and decide appeals, etc. Art VII, Sec 1.
"...penalties of a monetary fine not to exceed fifty dollars ($50.00) and the repayment of administrative costs incident to the correction of the municipal violation in the amount of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) and/or imprisonment not to exceed thirty (30) days, or both, for each separate offense." Art. VII, Sec. 8.
Appendxia B-Zoning regulations, art. V-Supplementary regulations applying to a specific to several, or to all districts, § 25-Performace standards for urban agriculture. History: Ord. No. O-126-2015, § 19, 7-21-15