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The purpose of farm-promotion accessory uses is to preserve viable agriculture and the rural character of the town by allowing farmers to conduct supplemental income-producing activities at a scale or intensity that will not unduly change the character of the area. All farm-promotion accessory uses must comply with any conditions imposed by the Board of Review under § 904; in addition, the uses specified below must satisfy the following requirements:
(A) Farm guest house.
(1) No kitchen facilities in guest rooms;
(2) Not more than one guest room per acre of land, to a maximum of nine rooms;
(3) No guest room shall have less than 70 square feet of floor area;
(4) Guestrooms shall not be equipped for or rented to more than two individual guests, except that children 12 or under may accompany their parents in a room;
(5) Parking shall be provided according to the following formula:
(a) One parking space per room;
(b) Two parking spaces for the principal residential use;
(c) No RV parking or facilities;
(6) Where public sewer is not provided, the adequacy of the existing/proposed ISDS and its location in relation to fresh water or coastal wetlands, rivers, streams and other waterways shall be reviewed by the Conservation Commission and an advisory opinion shall be forwarded to the Zoning Board of Review prior to its consideration.
(B) Product stands. One product stand for the sale of agricultural products may be operated on each lot or parcel devoted to an agricultural use permitted under § 602.
(1) Substantially all of the products sold, or the ingredients in the products sold, must be grown or raised on the premises;
(2) Nonagricultural products may not be sold without a permit from the Town Council;
(3) Product stands must have a front wall area that is at least 50% open;
(4) Product stands shall be set back at least ten feet from the nearest public way;
(5) Off-street parking shall be provided as follows: one parking space for each non-resident employee and four spaces for customer parking plus one additional space for each 50 square feet of building size above 150 square feet. Parking for product stands shall comply with the requirements of § 1301, except that the parking area need not be paved and may be located closer than ten feet to the street line.
(C) Farmers' markets. A farmer's market may be conducted on a lot or parcel of five or more acres devoted to an agricultural use permitted under § 602.
(1) The products sold must be grown, raised or processed in Newport County;
(2) Non-agricultural products, or agricultural products not grown, raised or processed in Newport County, may not be sold without a permit from the Town Council.
(3) A structure used for a farmers' market, if enclosed, must have a front wall area that is at least 50% open;
(4) A farmers' market shall operate only during daylight hours;
(5) Off-street parking shall be provided as follows: one parking space for each person selling products plus three spaces per seller for customer parking. Parking for a farmers' market shall comply with the requirements of § 1301, except that the parking area need not be paved and may be located closer than ten feet to the street line.
(Ord. passed 10-30-06)