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Policy Summary

This regulates agritourism, produce stands, U-Pick, and community gardens. Community gardens may be permitted by right as specified in district use regulations, subject to the requirements in this section. Sales of items grown on-site are allowed but require a temporary use permit in residential zoning districts. Season extension structures such as greenhouses, hoophouses and sheds are permitted in community gardens. Community gardens may be up to 2 acres in size.

Background Information

State Florida
Jurisdiction Name Lee
Jurisdiction Type County,
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?

Health-related goal?

Relating to sale of fresh produce (§ 34-1711 (b)(4)).

Environmental goal?

Economic goal?

Relates to agritourism activities (§ 34-1711)

Includes findings?

Has a stated intent or purpose?

The purpose of this article is to provide rules and regulations which supplement, modify or further explain rules and regulations found elsewhere in this chapter, and, unless specifically noted to the contrary, the provisions of this article apply to all zoning districts. § 34-1169.

Includes definitions?

§ 34-2

Addresses implementation?

Impliedly, the Department of Community Development is responsible community garden application review and approval. (§ 34-1716(9)).

Enforcement provisions?

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

Code context and ordinance history

"Sections 34-1711 to 34-1716 are located in Chapter 34 - Zoning, Article VII. - Supplementary District Regulations, Division 16. - Agritourism Activities, Produce Stands, U-Pick Operations, and Community Gardens. History: Ord. No. 15-11 , § 1, 6-16-15."