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(a) An owner, or an authorized agent of the owner, of an eligible urban agriculture incentive zone property may apply for an urban agriculture incentive zone contract ("Contract"). For purposes of this Chapter 53A, "eligible urban agriculture incentive zone property" shall mean a privately owned lot or parcel that is not exempt from property taxation and:
(1) is located within a zoning district where Neighborhood Agricultural or Large-Scale Urban Agricultural Uses as defined in Planning Code Section 102 are principally or conditionally permitted uses;
(2) is at least 0.10 acres and not more than three acres in size;
(3) does not include any dwelling units; and
(4) includes only structures that are accessory to the agricultural activity, including, but not limited to toolsheds, greenhouses, produce stands, or educational space.
(b) Determination of Eligibility. The property owner shall seek a determination from the Planning Department that the property is an eligible urban agriculture incentive zone property. The property owner shall provide, at a minimum, the address and location of the property and evidence that the property is an eligible urban agriculture incentive zone property as described in Subsection 53A.3(a). The Planning Department shall make an over-the-counter determination as to whether the property is an eligible urban agriculture incentive zone property. If the property is eligible, the Planning Department shall provide a certificate of eligibility to the property owner. The certificate of eligibility is not a permit to commence any work or a change in use. Permits from appropriate departments must be secured before work is started or use is changed.
(Added by Ord. 184-14, File No. 140702, App. 8/7/2014, Eff. 9/6/2014)