Urban Garden Zoning District, Ordinance No. 208-07

Jurisdiction Name: Cleveland
State/Province: OH
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality
Population: 396,815
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Links: WebPDF
Policy type: ordinance
Year: 2007
GFC Topic: community food production
Keywords: access, community food and agriculture, community garden, community health, food production, food retail, fresh produce, greenhouse, health, health promoting, healthy, hoop house, hoophouse, land use, local, local economy, local farm products, local food, local food access, local food production, locally grown, production, urban agriculture, zoning
Adopting Government Department(s):

Cleveland City Council

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Board of Zoning Appeals, Cleveland City Planning Commission
Support Entity(s):

Cleveland- Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition

Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Outcome(s):

The Urban Garden District is part of the zoning code to ensure that urban garden areas are appropriately located and protected to meet the needs of the community.  These needs include local food production, community health, community education, garden-related job training, environmental enhancement, preservation of green space, and community enjoyment on sites for which urban gardens represent the highest and best use for the community. Sales are permitted from gardens, as well as structures such as greenhouses, hoophouses, cold-frames and tool sheds.

Additional Resources and Information: Link 1