The Philadelphia Code, Title 14

Jurisdiction Name: Philadelphia
State/Province: PA
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality
Population: 1,526,006
Population Range: 1 million or more
Policy Links: Web
Policy type: bill
Year: 2012
GFC Topic: community food production
Keywords: CSA, access, agriculture, animal husbandry, animals, community garden, community supported agriculture, community supported farm, farm, farming, food access, food infrastructure, food production, food system, fruit, greenhouse, horticulture, infrastructure, land use, nursery, production, urban, urban agriculture, urban farming, vegetables, zoning, zoning code
Adopting Government Department(s):

Philadelphia City Council

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Philadelphia City Planning Commission
Support Entity(s):


Funding Amount: The zoning commission had a budget of $500,000 a year from FY9-FY12
Funding Sources: not available
Policy Outcome(s):

Bill repealed and replaced Title 14 of the Philadelphia Code (Zoning and Planning); new zoning code recognizes four subcategories of urban agriculture including animal husbandry, community garden, market or community-supported farm, and horticulture nurseries and greenhouses (see Zoning Code Chapter 14-601.11); permits urban agriculture and community gardens as-of right in most residential and commercial districts; permits animal husbandry in most industrial districts; allows the square footage of fresh food markets to not count against the maximum buildable area for development projects.

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