Policy Summary

Outlines special process for issuance of special use permits for urban agriculture pursuant to sections 18.28.085 (keeping of animals); 18.26.010 (farmers markets), 18.26.015 (neighborhood farmers markets), and 18.26.030 (urban farms).

Background Information

State Colorado
Jurisdiction Name Golden
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 5,000-50,000
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?

Economic goal?

Includes findings?

Has a stated intent or purpose?

"Special uses are those which are appropriate for an applicable zone district only upon site specific review according to the standards and procedures established by this chapter, and formal approval by the city." Sec. 18.30.010.

Includes definitions?

Sec. 18.04.020.

Addresses implementation?

"city staff member(s) as designated by the director of community and economic development will review the application, and approve, conditionally approve, or deny the application, based upon the criteria…" (sec. 18.30.020 (7)(b) and sec. 18.30.020 (7)(b)).

Enforcement provisions?

Revocation of the special use permit after due process. Sec. 18.30.030.

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

Code context and ordinance history

Title 18-planning and zoning; ch. 18.30 - Special Use Permits; § 18.30.020 - specific procedure; subsection (7 )and (7.5) History: Ord. No. 2049, § 11, 2-9-2017 ; Ord. No. 2017, §§ 2, 3, 10-8-2015 ; Ord. 1941, § 3, 2013; Ord. 1919, § 2, 2012; Ord. 1914, § 8, 2012; Ord. 1787, § 1, 2007; Ord. 1700, § 2, 2005; Ord. 1699, § 2, 2005; Ord. 1331, 1996; Ord. 1179, exh. A, 1993; Ord. 1107, 1991.


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