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    Zoning - Butterfly conservation tourist attraction

    Hello planners -
    I wanted to get some feedback from you on zoning for a rather unique use. I received an inquiry about the possible zoning for a butterfly conservation tourist business in our area. We don't currently have such a use in our land development code. My thought is for a passive park or conservation zoning category, but I'm not sure.

    Have any of you had to create a special zoning category for this type of use? What were the major or minor considerations that had to be made?

    Any input would be great!

    Thanks!

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    What about zoning it as if it were a museum?

    It might be a better fit for a tourist attraction than a conservation area and would probably provide requirements for traffic/parking/etc.

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    Our is zoned as Open Space. Then again, it is runned by the State Parks, and the coastal conservation group.
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    I would treat it as a tourist commercial business. Butterfly conservation is essentially a by-product. At the fundamental level it's no different from Disneyworld or Gatorland or that mermaid thing. It's point is to make money from admissions, right?

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    yes a tourism business category, or education (especially if you already have this in your code,) or museum would work
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