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Uses What to call uses such as distilleries, breweries, and the like? [Was: making drinks]

Otis

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I am drafting an ordinance that is intended allow breweries, wineries, distilleries, and coffee roasters. But I don't want to call them out like that. I am looking for suggestions on what to call such a group of uses.

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Professional forums require professional titles, old man. Title edited, until teh trobbing brian, suggests something better. Carry on.
 
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DVD

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Uncle Jed's spot down by the creek.

On the serious side, you may want to scale the production somehow. Beverage production facility under X square feet allowed in the hipster overlay zoning. Everything else must go industrial. Just in case some unwanted macro brewery comes to town.
 

Dan

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Here's how I defined the boundary between brewing/distilling as a commercial vs industrial use. This is a condition for a restaurant/cafe/bar use:

Alcohol production and packaging may be part of the use. GFA of an alcohol production/packaging area must be ≤ 50% of the GFA for the entire use.

In an earlier draft, I based the threshold on New York state law upper limits for a by-right farm brewing / distilling operation. You'd need a special use permit or industrial zoning to go past those limits.

* Production and packaging area: ≤50% of total gross floor area.
* Beer: 15 barrels of beer/17.5 hectoliter (hl) brewing system.
* Distilled spirits: 150 gal/6.0 hl still capacity.
* Wine or cider: 1,700 gal/65 hl fermenter capacity.
 

gtpeach

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Cideries are considered wineries in our state. We need a shruggy emoji.
 

Otis

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I left out doperies, too, and that was intentional. We are not trying to cater to users of such fiendly products:mj:. My experience with mead and cider is that they are vile:puke: and cideries and meaderies should have no place in my community. So those are right out.

Maybe I should include honeyeries, though . . .
 
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