Establishes design standards and permitted uses for urban agriculture for the city of Olympia's neighborhoods (including residential areas), including animal husbandry and beekeeping standards, and small commercial urban farms.
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"healthy lifestyle and food choices for the community" (23.14.070 F), "All agricultural activities must comply with Article VI — Rules and Regulations of the Thurston County Board of Health Governing Nonpoint Source Pollution" (23.14.080 B.8)
Beekeeping for pollination purposes (23.14.080 B.4)."Agricultural uses shall employ best management practices (BMPs), such as may be included in a Conservation Plan developed by the Thurston Conservation District or in the Drainage Design and Erosion Control Manual for Thurston County (2009)" (23.14.080 B.8).
"Encourage the preservation of good agricultural uses for their value as economic assets" (23.14.070 F)
The intent of this chapter is to develop opportunities for a range of urban agriculture activities; define levels of urban agriculture; establish design standards; encourage and support urban agricultural opportunities for individuals, families, and community groups; and encourage the preservation of good agricultural uses. 23.14.070
Title 26 code enforcement includes enforcement and penalties for several codes including Title 22
Title 23, Olympia Urban Growth Area Zoning, Chapter 23.14 --Urban Agriculture. History: Ord. No. 15304, § 2(Att. A) (6-7-2016).