Unified Development Ordinance, 5th supplement, March 2018

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 6 – 36 Effective Date: March 6, 2018 Supp. No. 5 Article 6.6. Open Uses Sec. 6.6.1. Agriculture A. Agriculture Use Category The raising and harvesting of trees, vines, seeds, plants and crops, as well as the keeping, grazing or feeding of animals (including fish) for animal products, animal propagation, or value increase. Agriculture includes the following uses. 1. Animal raising including horses, hogs, cows, sheep, goats, swine, poultry, rabbits and other small animals, apiculture, aquaculture, dairying, personal or commercial animal breeding and development. 2. Community garden. 3. Crop production, soil preparation, agricultural services, large animal and veterinary services, farm labor and management services, research farm. 4. Floriculture, horticulture, pasturage, row and field crops, viticulture, tree or sod farm, silviculture, sale of agriculture products. 5. Fish hatcheries, fish farm. 6. Forestry, timber tracts, forest nursery, gathering of forest products. 7. Grain, fruit, field crop and vegetable cultivation and storage. 8. Hunting, trapping and game propagation. 9. Livestock, horse, dairy, poultry and egg products. 10. Livestock auction. 11. Milk processing plant. 12. Plant nursery. 13. Restricted agriculture. 14. Urban farm. 15. Wildlife sanctuary. B. Community Garden 1. Defined Areas of land managed and maintained by a group of individuals to grow and harvest food crops and non-food ornamental crops, for personal or group use, consumption, or donation. They may be divided into separate plots for cultivation by one or more individuals or may be farmed collectively by members of the group and may include common areas maintained and used by the group. 2. Use Standards a. A community garden shall be primarily used for growing and harvesting food crops and ornamental crops, for consumption or donation or for sale off-site. b. On-site sales are not permitted in the residential districts. On-site sales may be permitted in the mixed use and special districts with the approval of a special use permit, following the procedures set forth in Sec. 10.2.9. Sales shall be restricted to horticultural and agricultural products produced on the premises. c. Detached accessory structures such as storage or utility buildings, gazebos, trellises, or accessory greenhouse structures are permitted, subject to compliance with the requirements of the zoning district. d. If security fencing is installed, such fencing shall be of an open design. e. If lighting is installed, only motion-detecting fixtures shall be permitted. All-night lighting is prohibited. f. Community gardens shall be managed and maintained in compliance with all applicable standards of this UDO and the City Code, including but not limited to those pertaining to: nuisance abatement, stormwater, site accessibility, signage, soil erosion and sedimentation control and any required tree conservation and landscaping. g. Raising of animals is not permitted in a Residential District. In all other permitted districts, the raising of animals is subject to the following conditions: i. The community garden must be in active use for the growing and harvesting of crops. ii. Hoofed animals are prohibited. iii. Chickens are permitted at rate of 1 chicken per 1,000 square feet of lot area not to exceed 10 chickens on any single lot. No roosters are allowed. iv. A maximum of 2 bee hives are permitted. CHAPTER 6. ​USE REGULATIONS | Article 6.6. Open Uses Sec. 6.6.1. Agriculture