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Policy Summary

Establishes an Urban Agricultural District where urban agricultural uses are allowed either as a permitted or conditional use. Allows no more than 15% coverage of lot by buildings or paved arease, but hoophouses and greenhouses don't count. Table 28G-1 lists permitted and conditional uses (table begins on p. 28-107 of code).

Background Information

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

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
Yes

"enhance community health," sec. 28.093(1).

Environmental goal?
Yes

"natural resource protection, preservation of green space," sec. 28.093(1).

Economic goal?
Yes

"garden-related job training," sec. 28.093(1).

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

"to ensure that urban garden and farm areas are appropriately located and protected to meet needs for local food production, and to enhance community health, community education, garden-related job training, natural resource protection, preservation of green space, and community enjoyment." Sec. 28.093(1).

Includes definitions?
Yes

Sec. 28.211.

Addresses implementation?
Yes

Administrative functions include issuing zoning certificates, approving site plans, maintaining records, etc. (sec. 28.202).

Enforcement provisions?
Yes

Sec. 28.207 specifies penalties that include a fine not less than $1 and not more than $1,000.

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Chapter 28- Zoning Code; Subchapter 28G-Special Districts; § 28.093 Urban Agricultural District (Rev. 12-15-12).