The City Council’s Regional Development and Sustainability Committee will hold a public hearing to take comments on DPD’s proposed code changes to support urban agriculture on July 21, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Council’s Chamber, 2nd floor, Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue.
The proposed legislation includes recommendations to add and/or clarify the definitions of key agricultural terms; expand opportunities for community gardens and urban farms in all zones; allow rooftop greenhouses dedicated to food production a 15-foot exception to height limits; add farmers’ markets to the definition of a “multipurpose retail sales” use; increase the number of domestic fowl allowed on a lot from three to eight; and allow existing urban horse farms greater than ten acres to operate as a permitted use in single-family zones.
Questions concerning the public hearing may be directed to Michael Jenkins, Council Central Staff, by calling (206) 615-1674 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Phyllis Shulman, by calling (206) 684-8805 or via email at email@example.com.
For more information on DPD’s proposed code amendments supporting urban agriculture, and to comment on the proposed code changes, please visit the project website: www.seattle.gov/dpd/urbanagriculture.
Senior Urban Planner