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Vertical Farming

ursus

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Anybody currently zoned to allow vertical farming in commercial/manufacturing zones? I'm about to amend our text to allow it. I'm looking at pretty standard issues as far as I can tell. If anybody has any advice or codes I can look at I'd appreciate it. I think I'm just going to be adding it as a permitted use, but I don't want to miss anything.
 

DVD

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I guess it depends on how vertical they go. Do they need lift equipment to harvest the stuff? I would still have no issue with it in a light industrial type zone. I don't know about commercial unless they actually sell direct to the customer and have that kind of traffic.
 

ursus

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I guess it depends on how vertical they go. Do they need lift equipment to harvest the stuff? I would still have no issue with it in a light industrial type zone. I don't know about commercial unless they actually sell direct to the customer and have that kind of traffic.
That's my thinking. They are going to be supplying restaurants and grocers, but also sell in a kind of "in-house" market format once or twice a week for limited hours. The facility in question is an older warehouse that is located in a retail zone. I'm thinking that a site plan review would handle all the basics like parking and accessibility, transport in and out, etc. We'll have them set up for public restrooms for their retail area, probably a lot like a working dairy or cheese factory with a walk in front retail, you know? It seems simple, so I'm nervous.
 
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