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Policy Summary

This law designates permitted uses in the City's Government District and allows urban agriculture in addition to municipal government buildings and facilities.

Background Information

State Florida
Jurisdiction Name New Port Richey
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 5,000-50,000
Legal Strategies
  • Expressly allows something
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Grow;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
Yes

"To foster and preserve public health, safety, comfort and welfare" (§ 1.03.01 (B)).

Environmental goal?
Yes

Protection of environmentally sensitive lands (§ 1.02.02)

Economic goal?
Yes

Economic benefits, development (§ 1.02.02).

Includes findings?
Yes

There are general and specific findings for various subject areas of the Land Development Code at sections 1.02.01 and 1.02.02. Among other things, this language is included: "Controlling the location, design and construction of development within the City is necessary to maintain and improve the quality of life in the City..." (§ 1.02.01 (B))

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Unclear

Although not labeled purpose, or intent the first sentence of the provision indicates a purpose ("The (G) Government Zoning District recognizes the importance for the city to provide high quality services to its residents"). §7.14.00.

Includes definitions?
Yes

§§ 2.00.00 - 2.01.00

Addresses implementation?
Unclear

Implementation detail are slim, but the law provides that "the city council may prescribe conditions on permitted uses to alleviate any obvious or perceived hardships on affected property owners." § 7.14.02. Additionally, administrative duties are set forth in Chapter 3 of Appendix A with respect to administration of the Land Development Code in general. Ch. 3.

Enforcement provisions?
No

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

New Port Richey, Florida - Code of Ordinances, APPENDIX A - LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, CHAPTER 7. - ZONING, 7.14.00 - (G) Government Zoning. History: Ord. No. 2016-2073, § XIII, 6-21-2016; Ord. No. 1869, § 1, 2-19-2008.