Provides specific use regulations for urban agriculture activities focused on growing of edible produce and horticultural items. Allows occastional on-site sale activities of agricultural items, and includes community gardens, neighborhood gardens, rooftop gardens and community farms, and allows for season extension structures such as coldframes, hoophouses and greenhouses. Also addresses procurement of water.
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"Walkways shall be paved in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)" 18.30.240( E)(4), play areas for children 18.30.240( D)(1)(c)
Community health, recreation 18.30.240(A)
Environmental enhancement, preservation of green space 18.30.240(A)
Garden-related job training 18.30.240(A)
"The purpose of urban agriculture is to ensure that urban garden areas are appropriately located and protected to meet needs for local food production, community health, recreation, community education, garden-related job training, environmental enhancement, preservation of green space, and community enjoyment." 18.30.240(A)
Chapter 18.11 includes several penalties for the violation of chapter 18 including termination of the right to operate a nonconforming use and discontinuation of use. 18.11.100
Title 18- Zoning, Div. 3-Specific uses, Chapter 18.30, Specific use regulations, Sec. 18.30.240-urban agriculture. History: Ord. No. 2012-2372, Exh. B-1, 2-7-2012