This section defines "urban farm" for purposes of the City's Zoning Code to include "vertical farms, aquaponics, aquaculture, hydroponics and rooftop farms." (See also use tables in Chapter 548 which identify zoning districts where urban farms are allowed; and Table 541-2 at section 541.320 which indicates a minimum of three bicycle parking spaces are required at urban farms.)
This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:
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In the section articulating the general "purpose" of the overall zoning code there are references to terms such as "public health," "safety," and "general welfare." § 520.30.
In the section articulating the general "purpose" of the overall zoning code there are references to terms such as "pedestrian," "bicycle" and "congestion in the streets." § 520.30.
In the section articulating the general "purpose" of the overall zoning code there are references to terms such as "economic viability" and "development." § 520.30. The definition of "urban farm" refers to food "grown or processed to be sold or donated." § 520.160.
Section 520.30 states the purpose of the zoning code, which includes, among other things, "to promote and protect the public health, safety, aesthetics, economic viability and general welfare of the city." § 520.30.
The provision described here is contained in section 520.160, which is the definitions section for the City's zoning code. § 520.160.
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