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CL-2785 New Business   Item #: B.       
Meeting Date: 06/07/2022  
Subject:    Consideration of Zoning Ordinance Amendment Establishing a Section on Urban Agriculture Standards
From: Doug Plachcinski

Business Meeting:     06/07/2022
An Ordinance Amending, Repealing, and Reordaining Chapter 41, Entitled "Zoning Ordinance” of the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia by Adding a New Section 2.CC Urban Agriculture in Article 2., General Regulations, that Establishes a Purpose and Standards for Urban Agriculture and Deleting the Definition for Urban Agriculture in Article 15.
This proposed zoning ordinance amendment establishes a new subsection Article 2. Section CC. Urban Agriculture, that deletes the urban agriculture definition in Article 15 and allows backyard/container gardening, up to four (4) hen chickens, and up to four (4) beehives – with standards - as permitted uses.  All other Urban Agriculture requires a Special Use Permit. The Planning Commission's recommendation should also include updating the City Animal Code to accommodate these proposed changes.
The Planning Commission, at their meeting on May 9, 2022, recommended 7-0 that City Council approve Rezoning PZ22-91, initiated by the Planning Director, moving “urban agriculture” standards from Article 15 Definitions to Article 2 Section CC. Urban Agriculture.  The Planning Commission also recommended that City Council address any conflicts with the zoning changes in Chapter 5 of the City Code, Animals and Fowl.

Exhibit A
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