The following is the agenda for today’s 2:00pm meeting of the Transportation and Environmental Committee:
The following are the provisions proposed and passed by the Zoning Ordinance Committee by a 5 to 0 vote on November 4th:
- A community garden must comply with the regulations for the zoning district in which the community garden is located.
- For a community garden in a residential district, the combined floor area of structures may not exceed 200 square feet and must be erected in the rear 30% of the lot.
- Animal grazing and animal production are prohibited.
- For a community garden in a residential district, signage is limited to a single, non-illuminated, flat sign of no more than six square feet.
Officially, the Community Gardens of Oak Cliff will not support these provisions, as they restrict the development of new gardens in urban areas where fresh fruits and vegetables are needed most by citizens on fixed and low incomes, as well as prohibits bee production which aides in the pollination and growth of all plantings in a garden.