Small Livestock

Potential Changes to Livestock Zoning Laws in Two NEO Communities

Major changes could be coming to one Cleveland neighborhood seeking to enhance community self-sufficiency by changing livestock zoning laws. Last week, Lakewood City Council’s Housing Committee resolved three issues regarding legislation that would create a pilot program to allow residents to raise hens in their backyards.... Read more »

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Community Food Assessment
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Land Use & Planning

City of Euclid Resolution for Hen Pilot Program

Euclid City Council is considering a proposed resolution that would create a hen pilot program for five families to each raise a flock of 4 chickens.

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Land Use & Planning

City of Cleveland - Urban Agriculture Overlay District DRAFT

The Urban Agriculture Overlay District was introduced to Cleveland City Council as a measure that would allow for more intensive uses of urban agriculture in certain areas designated by the city.  The legislation is currrently pending before Cleveland City Council.

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Land Use & Planning

City of Cleveland - Keeping of Farm Animals and Bees Licensing

The City of Cleveland adopted regulations that permit the keeping of farm animals and bees in all zoning districts throughout the city.  This legislation describes the permitting regulations through the Cleveland Department of Public Health that apply to the licenses required for keeping livestock.

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Land Use & Planning

City of Cleveland - Agriculture in Residential Districts

The City of Cleveland adopted amendments to the zoning regulations for residential districts that permit farm stands, different design guidelines for fencing, and allow agriculture as a principal use on vacant lots. 

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Land Use & Planning

Highlights of the Mow Goats Pilot Project in Cleveland

“Mow Goats” is a pilot project sponsored by the Stockyard, Clark-Fulton and Brooklyn Centre Community Development Office to identify a new environmentally sustainable and community-building alternative to city mowing using a herd of goats.  This summary includes highlights from the pilot project that was implemented in June 2012 on several lots in Cleveland's Stockyards neighborhood.

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Land Use & Planning

Ruminants Rule!

Goats and sheep are making a new home into a few communities in Cuyahoga County this year.  Beachwood City Council voted 5-0 for an ordinance to allow farm animals on residential property on May 7, 2012. The new policy allows residents to keep goats and sheep on tracts larger than 1.1 acres with a conditional use permit.... Read more »

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Land Use & Planning