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RE: zoning/permits for community gardens

  • Subject: RE: [cg] zoning/permits for community gardens
  • From: "Scott Keller" <skeller@ci.beaverton.or.us>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 17:10:39 -0700
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  • Thread-topic: [cg] zoning/permits for community gardens

Hi Robin –


The City of Beaverton, Oregon opened its third community garden this year and one of the primary issues we had to work through was that of zoning.  Our garden spot was located in an area zoned “high density residential” which did not go over well initially with the planning staff.  Ultimately it was determined that a “garden” was essentially a type of park or green space that was allowed in that type of zone.  We did have to go through several months of work and permitting, but ultimately had it approved.


Auxiliary Services Program Manager
Office of the Mayor
City of Beaverton
P.O. Box 4755, Beaverton, OR 97076
Office: 503.526.2217
Fax: 503.526.3730

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From: community_garden-admin@mallorn.com [mailto:community_garden-admin@mallorn.com] On Behalf Of markstanley
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 2:04 PM
To: community_garden@mallorn.com
Subject: [cg] zoning/permits for community gardens


I live in a small town in the foothills of Northern California.  Our church wants to create a community garden on property that is zoned residential.  Does anyone have any information on zoning practices for community gardens?  Our planning department says it has to be on property zoned agricultural. (There is a great deal of agricultural land in the county.)


Thank you,

Robin Stanley

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