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).
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Refers to community gardens as being available to apartment residents or other dwelling types without private gardens. § 7.2.1.E.
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.
"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.
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.
Section 7.2 is located in Appendix A - Land Development Standards, Chapter 7 - Civic Space. History: the enacting ordinance is not specified.