In 2002, our community completed the Vision 2020 process, culminating in City Council’s adoption of the Vision 2020 formal plan . As 2020 approaches, the time has come to begin a new conversation and develop StPete2050. StPete2050 is a city-wide conversation about where our city is going and what it can become over the next 30 years.
We ask you to review the plan and provide your feedback. This can be done by taking the Third Community Survey or by providing comments. Visit the StPete2050 website to continue the conversation. Additionally, we invite residents to signup to receive updates and to share their ideas for the future of St. Pete here . View the Vision 2020 plan to get an idea of themes for consideration. Urban Agriculture Related Amendments The City is considering amendments to our Land Development Regulations, related to Urban Agriculture. We welcome your feedback! The purpose of these text amendments is to expand opportunities for the production and sale of produce in the City by removing regulatory barriers as follows: Community Gardens: eliminate not-for-profit requirement, which eliminates barriers created by the 501-C (3) process, extend date of initial permit expiration and lower fees; Commercial Gardens and Greenhouses: allow as a permitted use in Industrial Traditional (IT) and Industrial Suburban (IS) zoning districts, rather than a Special Exception, which will eliminate the public hearing before the Development Review Commission and create Use Specific standards to address compatibility, screening, noise and odor concerns; Sale of Produce:
- in residential districts, allow on-site sales of produce (including honeybee products) on residential properties with limits on frequency, up to 36 times per calendar year;
- in commercial districts, expand options for selling produce, from vehicles, and on vacant property under the Roadside Vending provisions, and lower associated fees; Landscape maintenance: changes to address staking of plants; Accessory structures: expand allowances to design and setback standards to include gardening structures including Hoop Houses, Cold Frames, Greenhouses, Vertical Vegetable Structures and raised planter beds. For more information contact Ann Vickstrom at: Ann.Vickstrom@stpete.org . Learn more about planning and zoning, as well as other city initiatives at - www.stpete.org #BusinessAssistance #Planning #StPete2050 #Plan #Agriculture