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Policy Summary

This law sets requirements for land dedicated for required civic spaces. Among other things, it specifies that civic space must used as a community garden or one of four other enumerated categories (park/greenway, green, square, playground).

Background Information

State North Carolina
Jurisdiction Name Waynesville
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 5,000-50,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
  • Expressly allows something
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Grow; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
Yes

Refers to community gardens as being available to apartment residents or other dwelling types without private gardens. § 7.2.1.E.

Health-related goal?
No

Environmental goal?
Yes

See this language: "Civic spaces, as defined by this Section are distinct from those areas that are environmentally significant and must be otherwise protected from human transgression." § 7.1.

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

"It is the intent of this ordinance to require that new development provide centrally-located, unencumbered land as neighborhood civic spaces for human use. Civic spaces, as defined by this Section are distinct from those areas that are environmentally significant and must be otherwise protected from human transgression .... " §7.1.

Includes definitions?
Yes

§§ 17.3-17.5.

Addresses implementation?
Unclear

The law indicates that the "Town" is responsible for much of the implementation. § 7.2. Implementation details are provided with respect to ownership of dedicated civic space, but details are not specific with respect to use standards. § 7.2.8.

Enforcement provisions?
No

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Section 7.2 is located in Appendix A - Land Development Standards, Chapter 7 - Civic Space. History: the enacting ordinance is not specified.