Planning & Zoning Policies & Practices
Local governments play three major roles with regards to urban agriculture: treat urban agriculture as “a component of land-use and food policy in planning processes; create, enable, or fund community garden programs and urban agriculture organizations; and create zoning and permitting processes that are friendly to urban agriculture”?(91).
- The right to farm is given due to Kansas legislation
- Allows for peri-urban agriculture
- In Districts A and RR, road side stands, limited to the temporary sale of unprocessed goods and agricultural products which are grown on the premises, are allowed as an accessory use
- Has restrictions given in Section 9 of Article 18 concerning gardens for residential lots
- Gardens are allowed, but they must comply with the restrictions given in the section.
- Adopted ordinance number 100299, which allows for urban agriculture, community gardens, and other structures
- Allows urban agriculture
- Allows urban agriculture in code, but currently they are working on clarifying their position
- Has no regulations on urban agriculture
- Allows small scale crop cultivation in the rear yard within all residential districts
- Agricultural products grown on the property may be sold in conjunction with a home-based business (92)
- Community gardens may be utilized in areas designated for required open space (58)
- Approximately 43 percent of the total area within city limits is currently zoned as agricultural
- Allows urban agriculture without a special permit if there is an occupied structure on the land.
- If not, residents must apply for a special permit
Last updated January 27, 2011
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