Ben Stuckart, City Council President, No Phone Number Available
Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 4:45 p.m.
Updated November 14, 2017
Urban Farming is a growing market in many neighborhoods. Community market gardens, individual household gardens, chickens, and small livestock are becoming more and more common in residential neighborhoods throughout the City.
In response to growing interest, I met with many members of the community to investigate the interest and led the way for the urban farming ordinance to be passed on March 24. The ordinance changes the City regulations on market gardens, small livestock and chickens in residential City neighborhoods.
Market gardens allow a resident to sell what they grow on their property, including produce, fruit, flowers and eggs. Under the ordinance you would be able to have a market garden on any residential property in a Community Development Block Grant Neighborhood. A business license will be required for those choosing to grow items for re-sell.
For chickens and small livestock the ordinance allows for one chicken per 1,000 square feet. For every 2,500 square feet, you can have one small livestock. So, if you have a 5,000 square foot lot you could have five chickens, or two small livestock or one small livestock and two chickens.
For complete details of the ordinance visit the Urban Farming Project page.