Policy Summary

Provides generic use standards for urban agricultural uses, which excludes animal husbandry, beekeeping and fish farms. Minimum lot size is one acre. Allows for use of season extension structures including greenhouses, hoophouses, cold frames, and shed; requires soil testing unless raised beds are used; farmstands are also allowed, but only to sell items grown on-site.

Background Information

State Illinois
Jurisdiction Name Mundlein
Jurisdiction Type Other, .
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:

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Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

Health-related goal?

"To promote and protect the public health, safety and welfare of the people" (sec. 20.04.020)

Environmental goal?

Economic goal?

Includes findings?

Has a stated intent or purpose?

"The purpose of this chapter is to set forth additional requirements for certain uses of land. These standards are intended to ensure that the use is compatible with the surrounding area."" Sec. 20.48.010. "

Includes definitions?

Chap. 20.68.040 (defining "urban agriculture" as "the production and processing of crops, applying large-scale, intensive production methods to yield a diversity of crops."

Addresses implementation?

See chapter 20.08 (Ordinance Adminstration).

Enforcement provisions?

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

Code context and ordinance history

Title 20-Zoning; chapter 20.48-use standards, § 20.48.030(HH) generic use standards. History: (Ord. No. 12-09-39, § 2(12.3), 9-24-12; Ord. No. 13-03-12, § 7, 3-25-13; Ord. No. 14-07-29, § 4, 7-19-14; Ord. No. 14-08-43, § 15, 8-25-14; Ord. No. 15-03-09, §§ 9, 13—16, 3-9-15; Ord. No. 16-08-46, §§ 2, 4, 8-22-16).


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