Policy Summary

Identifies community gardens, farmers markets, and urban agriculture as commercial uses and provides regulations.

Background Information

State Minnesota
Jurisdiction Name Duluth
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 50,000-200,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Grow; Get;
Evidence for Health

This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:

For research on the potential effectiveness, please review the category links above.

We understand that this information is not comprehensive. It also does not include other important forms of evidence such as community members’ lived experiences and practice-based evidence.

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

Health-related goal?

Environmental goal?

Reduce carbon emissions, energy consumption, and water consumption; encourage production of renewable energy and food production. Sec. 50-2.

Economic goal?

Includes findings?

The council finds: "In order to implement the comprehensive land use plan and to promote the orderly development and redevelopment of property in the city, several ordinances related to land use, permitted construction, and environment protection need to be consolidated into a single unified development chapter" among other findings. Sec. 50-3.

Has a stated intent or purpose?

"to protect the public health, safety, and welfare and to implement goals and objectives of the comprehensive land use plan using those authorities over the development, redevelopment, use and occupancy of land and structures, and over the protection on the environment, granted to the city by the state..." Sec. 50-2.

Includes definitions?

Art. VI, Sec. 50.41.

Addresses implementation?

The land use supervisor is responsible for plan review, temporary and sidewalk permits 50-36.4; the building official is responsible for approving/denying zoning permits and other permits (sec. 50-36.5).

Enforcement provisions?

"May be fined as provided in Section 1-7 or Sec 12-6 of the City Code"(sec. 50-39.3).

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

Code context and ordinance history

Legislative Code, ch. 50; art. III-Permitted Uses, § 50-20.3(B) (1-4)-Commercial Uses (p.105-107 of pdf).


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