Policy Summary

This section establishes requirements and allowed uses for the city's Edgartown Settlement Zoning District. The standards contained in this section contemplate a variety a mixed uses, including "urban food production" and "community gardens" to support the "community food system." Those terms are specifically defined within the section, along with other related key terms such as "apiculture," "aquaculture," "community garden," and "sustainability." The definition of "community food system" contemplates several facets of a food system and highlights "food security" as a "key goal." Other food-use related provisions within the section include language related to restaurants and other food businesses and language establishing "children's gardens" (a "garden area for planting, tending and harvesting of fruits, vegetables and flowers") as an amenity that may be included along with other amenities to satisfy the requirements for exterior play yards at day care homes and centers.

Background Information

State Florida
Jurisdiction Name Fort Pierce
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 5,000-50,000
Food System Category Grow; Process; Distribute; Get; Make; Surplus;
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?

The section includes, for example, references to "food security" and "low income households." § 125-197(f).

Health-related goal?

The section includes, for example, references to "nutritional health" and "food security." § 125-197(f).

Environmental goal?

The section includes, for example, references to "environmental protection" and "diversified agriculture." § 125-197(f).

Economic goal?

The section includes, for example, references to "food system workers" and "strong and thriving markets." § 125-197(f).

Has a stated intent or purpose?

"The Edgartown Settlement zoning district is intended to provide for a mix of uses integrating small scale, compatible commercial uses, public uses and accessory dwelling units into an existing urban residential neighborhood with access to multi-modal transit options and adjacency to a mixed use downtown area." §125-197(a).

Includes definitions?

§§ 125-197(e)(4) to (f).


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