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SEC. 51-4.215.   ANIMAL RELATED USES.
   Animal related uses are subject to the following regulations:
      (1)   Farm or ranch.
         (A)   Definitions:
            (i)   AQUACULTURE means the cultivation, maintenance, and harvesting of aquatic species.
            (ii)   AQUAPONICS means the combination of aquaculture (fish) and hydroponics (plants) to grow food crops or ornamental crops and aquatic species together in a recirculating system without discharge or exchange of water.
            (iii)   BED COVER means a hoop-house, shade structure, or similar structure located above a planting bed to assist with the growing or shading of food crops or ornamental crops.
            (iv)   COMMUNITY GARDEN means an URBAN GARDEN as that use is defined in this subparagraph.  Except in those Chapter 51P articles where community garden is specifically defined, any reference to community garden in Chapter 51P is a reference to an urban garden in this subparagraph.
            (v)   FARM OR RANCH means an area which is usedfor growing farm products or keeping farm poultry and farm livestock.
            (vi)   URBAN GARDEN means an area managed and maintained to grow and harvest food crops and/or ornamental crops for personal or group use, consumption, sale, or donation.  Urban gardens 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 group members. 
         (B)   Districts permitted:
            (i)   A community garden is permitted by right in all districts.
            (ii)   A farm or ranch is permitted by right in residential districts except MH; nonresidential districts except NO, LO, MO, and GO districts.
         (C)   Required off-street parking:
            (i)   For an urban garden, except as otherwise provided in this Subparagraph, off-street parking is not required.  For an urban garden in non-residential districts that allows on-site sales, one off-street parking space is required for every 200 square feet of sales area with a minimum two off-street parking spaces provided.
            (ii)   For a farm or ranch, a minimum of two spaces.
         (D)   Required off-street loading: None.
         (E)   Additional provisions for urban gardens:
            (i)   An urban garden must comply with the regulations for the zoning district in which the urban garden is located.
            (ii)   Aquaponics, aquaculture, and the raising of chickens are permitted.  All other animal grazing and animal production are prohibited.
            (iii)   For an urban garden in a residential district, the combined floor area of structures may not exceed 10 percent of the lot, with no single structure exceeding 200 square feet in floor area.  Structures that assist in the growing of vegetation, such as bed covers and raised planting beds, are not included in floor area calculations.  Structures must comply with yard, lot, and space regulations for the district.
            (iv)   For an urban garden in a residential district, one single, non-illuminated, flat sign of no more than six square feet must be provided.  The sign must contain the phone number of an emergency contact person for the urban garden.  If animals are present in the urban garden, the sign must also contain the contact information for Dallas 311 city services.  In residential districts, no other signage is permitted.   
            (v)   Each bed cover may only cover one planting bed. 
            (vi)   Except as provided in this subparagraph, maximum height of a bed cover is four feet from the growing surface or eight feet, measured from grade, whichever is less.  Within the required front yard, maximum height of a bed cover is four feet, measured from grade.
            (vii)   The on-site sale of food crops, ornamental crops, and eggs produced at the urban garden is allowed only in non-residential districts.  No other items may be sold.
         (F)   Additional provisions for farms or ranches:
            (i)   A person shall not operate a farm or ranch upon an area less than three acres.
            (ii)   Farm products include vegetables, fruits, trees, and grain.
            (iii)   Farm poultry and farm livestock include but are not limited to pigs, chickens, turkeys, cows, sheep, goats, and horses.
            (iv)   A structure may be erected for a private stable, pen, barn, shed, or silo for raising, treating, and storing products raised on the premises. This structure may not include a dwelling unit.
            (v)   Standings under roofed stables must be made of a material that provides for proper drainage so as not to create offensive odors, fly breeding, or other nuisances.
            (vi)   The keeping of horses is subject to the requirements under the private stable use.
            (vii)   Fences for pens, corrals, or similar enclosures must be of sufficient height and strength to retain the animals. No pen, corral, fence, or similar enclosure may be closer than 20 feet to an adjacent property line. The widths of alleys, street rights-of-way, or other public rights-of-way may be used to calculate the 20-foot requirement.
            (viii)   Manure must be collected at least once a day and placed in concrete or metal fly-proof containers. Manure must be removed from the premises at least once a week.
            (ix)   The regulations under this use do not apply to government agencies, governmentally supported organizations, or educational agencies that keep and maintain animals for health research or similar purposes, nor do these regulations apply to special events such as circuses and livestock exhibits which are otherwise regulated by the city.
      (2)   Veterinarian’s office.
         (A)   Definition:  A facility for the prevention, treatment, cure, or alleviation of disease and injury in animals.
         (B)   Districts permitted:  O-2, LO, MO, GO, SC, GR, LC, HC, central area, and industrial districts.
         (C)   Required off-street parking:  One space for each 300 square feet of floor area.
         (D)   Required off-street loading:
 
SQUARE FEET OF FLOOR AREA IN STRUCTURE
TOTAL REQUIRED SPACES OR BERTHS
0 to 10,000
NONE
10,000 to 60,000
1
Each additional 60,000 or fraction thereof
1 additional
 
         (E)   Additional provisions:
            (i)   This use includes outpatient treatment only, and no boarding is permitted.
      (3)   Animal clinic without outside runs.
         (A)   Definition:  A facility for the diagnosis, treatment, or hospitalization of household pets including but not limited to dogs, cats, birds, and horses.
         (B)   Districts permitted:  SC, GR, LC, HC, central area, and industrial districts.
         (C)   Required off-street parking:  One space for each 300 square feet of floor area.
         (D)   Required off-street loading:
 
SQUARE FEET OF FLOOR AREA IN STRUCTURE
TOTAL REQUIRED SPACES OR BERTHS
0 to 10,000
NONE
10,000 to 60,000
1
Each additional 60,000 or fraction thereof
1 additional
 
         (E)   Additional provisions:
            (i)   Outside runs are not permitted under this use.
      (4)   Animal clinic with outside runs.
         (A)   Definition:  An animal clinic as defined in Subsection (3) above that has outside enclosures for the animals.
         (B)   Districts permitted:  Industrial districts when located at least 1,000 feet from residential districts; otherwise by SUP only in the same districts. Specific use permit required in the HC district.
         (C)   Required off-street parking:  One space for each 300 square feet of floor area.
         (D)   Required off-street loading:
 
SQUARE FEET OF FLOOR AREA IN STRUCTURE
TOTAL REQUIRED SPACES OR BERTHS
0 to 10,000
NONE
10,000 to 60,000
1
Each additional 60,000 or fraction thereof
1 additional
 
      (5)   Kennel with outside run.
         (A)   Definition:  A facility for the breeding or boarding of animals that has outside enclosures for the animals.
         (B)   Districts permitted:  I-3; specific use permit required in I-1 and I-2 districts.
         (C)   Required off-street parking:  One space for each 300 square feet of floor area.
         (D)   Required off-street loading:
 
SQUARE FEET OF FLOOR AREA IN STRUCTURE
TOTAL REQUIRED SPACES OR BERTHS
0 to 10,000
NONE
10,000 to 60,000
1
Each additional 60,000 or fraction thereof
1 additional
 
      (6)   Animal pound.
         (A)   Definition:  A facility for the keeping of animals, especially stray or unlicensed pets.
         (B)   Districts permitted:  I-3; specific use permit required in HC, I-1, and I-2 districts.
         (C)   Required off-street parking:  One space for each 500 square feet of floor area.
         (D)   Required off-street loading:
 
SQUARE FEET OF FLOOR AREA IN STRUCTURE
TOTAL REQUIRED SPACES OR BERTHS
0 to 10,000
NONE
10,000 to 50,000
1
50,000 to 100,000
2
Each additional 100,000 or fraction thereof
1 additional
 
         (E)   Additional provisions:
            (i)   An animal pound may have outside enclosures for the animals.
      (7)   Commercial stable.
         (A)   Definition:  A facility for the business of boarding horses or renting horses to the public.
         (B)   Districts permitted:  I-2 and I-3 districts.
         (C)   Required off-street parking:  One space for each two stalls.
         (D)   Required off-street loading:
 
SQUARE FEET OF FLOOR AREA IN STRUCTURE
TOTAL REQUIRED SPACES OR BERTHS
0 to 10,000
NONE
10,000 to 50,000
1
50,000 to 100,000
2
Each additional 100,000 or fraction thereof
1 additional
 
         (E)   Additional provisions:
            (i)   This use does not include sales, auction, or similar trading activity.
      (8)   Zoo.
         (A)   Definition:  A facility consisting of a zoological garden or a collection of animals for display to the public.
         (B)   Districts permitted:  Specific use permit required in I-2 and I-3 districts.
         (C)   Required off-street parking:  One space for each 600 square feet of site area.
         (D)   Required off-street loading:
 
SQUARE FEET OF FLOOR AREA IN STRUCTURE
TOTAL REQUIRED SPACES OR BERTHS
0 to 10,000
NONE
10,000 to 50,000
1
50,000 to 100,000
2
Each additional 100,000 or fraction thereof
1 additional
 
         (E)   Additional provisions:
            (i)   The city council must specially approve a public zoo.
      (9)   Hatchery and breeding operation.
         (A)   Definition:  A facility for hatching eggs or breeding of animals.
         (B)   Districts permitted:  I-2 and I-3 districts.
         (C)   Required off-street parking:  One space for each 600 square feet of site area; a minimum of five spaces required.
         (D)   Required off-street loading:
 
SQUARE FEET OF FLOOR AREA IN STRUCTURE
TOTAL REQUIRED SPACES OR BERTHS
0 to 10,000
NONE
10,000 to 50,000
1
50,000 to 100,000
2
Each additional 100,000 or fraction thereof
1 additional
 
      (10)   Livestock auction pens or sheds.
         (A)   Definition:  A facility for the public sale of animals to the highest bidder.
         (B)   Districts permitted:  I-3; specific use permit required in I-2 district.
         (C)   Required off-street parking:  One space for each four seats plus one space for each 600 square feet of sales area.
         (D)   Required off-street loading:
 
SQUARE FEET OF FLOOR AREA IN STRUCTURE
TOTAL REQUIRED SPACES OR BERTHS
0 to 10,000
NONE
10,000 to 50,000
1
50,000 to 100,000
2
Each additional 100,000 or fraction thereof
1 additional
 
      (11)   Slaughterhouse.
         (A)   Definition: A facility for butchering animals or poultry.
         (B)   Districts permitted:  I-3 district; specific use permit required in I-2 district.
         (C)   Required off-street parking:  One space for each 1,000 square feet of site area if the use is conducted outdoors; one space for each 500 square feet of floor area with a minimum of five spaces required if the use is conducted inside.
         (D)   Required off-street loading:
 
SQUARE FEET OF FLOOR AREA IN STRUCTURE
TOTAL REQUIRED SPACES OR BERTHS
0 to 10,000
NONE
10,000 to 50,000
1
50,000 to 100,000
2
Each additional 100,000 or fraction thereof
1 additional
 
(Ord. Nos. 18849; 26269; 27404; 28125; 29687)