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Minneapolis, Minn., Code of Ordinances § 530.180 (current through Sept. 24, 2019)
Brief Summary
This policy expressly allows "edible landscaping" in meeting zoning requirements for landscaping not subject to "general landscaping" or "parking and loading landscaping" requirements.
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Requires something, sets standards.
Expressly allows something.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow
State: Minnesota
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Minneapolis
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. The chapter's purpose section lists, among other purposes, "to promote development that is compatible with …natural features" of the land. § 530.10.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. The purpose of this policy is to "promote development that is compatible with nearby properties, neighborhood character, natural features and plans adopted by the city council, to minimize pedestrian and vehicular conflict, to reinforce public spaces, to promote public safety, and to visually enhance development." § 530.10.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 530.20.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. Chapter 525 describes administration and enforcement of the zoning code. § 530.40 and ch. 525.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
No.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
This code is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota Code of Ordinances, Title 20 Zoning Code, Chapter 530 Site Plan Review, Article IV Landscaping and Screening. History: 2005-Or-038, § 23, 4-29-05; 2012-Or-017, § 1, 3-30-2012.