Existing zoning standards are shown in the table below.
business directly related to and supportive of an agricultural
use as defined herein.
cultivation of the soil or nutrient solution, including but not limited to indoor agriculture, the growing of crops and/or plants, animal and poultry husbandry, dairying, grazing, and
accessory uses customarily incidental to agricultural activities. Does not include commercial cultivation of marijuana.
Agriculture, commercial - conducting the business of
agriculture with the intent to sell the products of the enterprise for profit.
Agriculture, Indoor - agriculture entirely indoors within a fully enclosed facility for any purpose including but not limited to commercial or retail. Does not include animal and poultry husbandry, dairying, or grazing.
Community garden, neighborhood - cultivation of the soil, or the growing of crops or plants on a lot or zoning lot for personal use, trade, or sale off site with the area under cultivation not exceeding 10,000 square feet. A community garden may be divided into separate plots for cultivation by individuals or families, or farmed by an individual, or the area may be farmed collectively by members of a group. Does not include the cultivation of marijuana.
Community garden, regional - cultivation of the soil, or the growing of crops or plants on a lot or zoning lot for personal use, trade, or sale off site with the area under cultivation exceeding 10,000 square feet. A community garden may be divided into separate plots for cultivation by individuals or families, or the area may be farmed collectively by members of a group. Does not include the cultivation of marijuana.
Home occupation - a business, profession, occupation or trade, excluding
marijuana establishments in residential zones (RE, RR, SF, TF, MF, MFO), located entirely within a
dwelling unit or a
accessory building, which is accessory, incidental, secondary and subordinate to the residential
use of the
dwelling unit and which does not change the essential residential character or appearance of such
building or neighborhood in which it is located.
Livestock, commercial - any quantity of farm animals kept with the intention of selling related goods and/or services.
Livestock, domestic - any quantity of farm animals raised and/or kept for personal
use or for occasional competitive
use (i.e., 4H, FFA, etc.).
Use, accessory -
use which is clearly and customarily incidental and subordinate to the
principal use of a
building or premises and which is located on the same
zoning lot as the
principal use or
How might these changes affect me?
This proposed ordinance allows small livestock and small-scale commercial agriculture in more zones than are currently permitted, particularly in the urban residential-type zones. It also creates limits to the numbers and types of livestock permitted in those zones as well as other regulations to maximize compatibility with surrounding uses.
In addition to a lot's zoning designation, lot size also determines the number and type of livestock animals permitted.
In the table below, note the addition of Market Garden and Urban Livestock and permitted zones associated with these proposed new uses:
"Beehive" means a movable frame structure used for the housing of honey bees.
"Domestic livestock" means any quantity of farm animals raised and/or kept for personal use, occasional competitive use (e.g., 4H, FFA, etc.), or incidental sales of animal products.
"Market garden" means a small-scale production of food-producing or ornamental plants, not including marijuana, grown incidentally for commercial purposes using a variety of growing techniques including in-soil, container, or nutrient solution, in conjunction with and clearly subordinate to a residential use on the same site.
"Miniature goat" means those goats commonly known as Pygmy or Dwarf.
"Urban Livestock" means the small-scale keeping of rabbits, chickens, roosters, ducks, geese, turkeys, miniature goats, goats, sheep, llamas, alpacas, and honey bees, where permitted, outdoors or in an accessory structure, for personal use, occasional competitive use, or incidental sales of animal products.