African American Heritage Project
Community Gardens and Urban Farming
Historic and Archaeological Preservation Ordinance
Land Development Regulations (LDRs)
Mobile Food Trucks
Interactive MAP of existing gardens (Check box for "General / Gardens")
Memorandum submitted by SUAC and Bon Secours St. Petersburg
Current Section 16.50.085 regulating community gardens
Current Chapter 4 regulating the keeping of chickens, bees, etc.
|PS&I||06-13-2013||City Hall, 9:30 a.m.||Presentation||Video|
|PS&I||12-12-2013||City Hall, 9:30 a.m.||Presentation|
The city of St. Petersburg is committed to emerging market segments that provoke entrepreneurial risk, diversify the city’s economic base, increase employment opportunities and generally enrich the overall quality of life for St. Petersburg’s many residents and visitors. Toward this end, the Land Development Regulations (LDRs) are monitored to ensure that new business trends and endeavors, not previously known or anticipated, are appropriately regulated such that any negative impacts are identified and properly addressed. Starting on November 3, 2011, the Public Service and Infrastructure Committee (PS&I) considered a request to evaluate the existing regulations for mobile food trucks.
The LDRs currently allow mobile food trucks city-wide, subject to certain conditions which are regulated under one (1) or more of the following:
- Section 16.50.440 titled “Vending of Products from Motor Vehicles”
- Section 16.50.410 titled “Temporary Uses”
- City Co-Sponsored Special Events
- PS&I, November 3, 2011 – PowerPoint
- PS&I, February 23, 2012 – PowerPoint, Video
- PS&I, March 22, 2012 - PowerPoint
- Workshop, May 3, 2013 at 9:15 a.m., Room 100, City Hall
- PS&I, May 30, 2013 - Staff Report, PowerPoint
- DRC, December 4, 2013 - Staff Report (See Below)
In January 2010, the City Council’s Public Service and Infrastructure Committee (PS&I) received a presentation from staff concerning the issue of local landmark designation without owner consent. The PS&I members decided that a comprehensive review of the Historic and Archaeological Preservation Overlay section of the Land Development Regulations (LDRs) would be appropriate as well as potential changes to the Transfer of Development Rights, Historic (TDR,H) program. To accomplish this task, the Community Preservation Commission (CPC) formed a Committee on Historic Preservation to solicit input from stakeholders and interested parties. The stated objective was to enhance activities of the CPC and clarify the processes and procedures related to historic preservation, including but not limited to, local landmark designation, the Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) process and the TDR,H program.
At the CPC workshop on April 14, 2010, the CPC voted to establish the Historic Preservation Committee. At the first meeting of the Committee on May 18, 2010, the Committee decided to form five (5) subcommittees that subsequently met individually to focus on the various issues. The subcommittees’ recommendations make up the final recommendation of the Historic Preservation Committee.
- Section 16.20.120 – Downtown Center Districts (DC)
- Section 16.30.070 – Historic and Archaeological Preservation Ordinance
- Section 16.70.040.1.17 – Transfer of Development Rights, Historic (Page 68 of 86)
- CPC, April 14, 2010
- CPC – Historic Preservation Committee, May 18, 2010
- Subcommittees met individually
- CPC, April 15, 2011 - Video
- City Council Workshop, July 28, 2011 - Video
- City Council Workshop, October 18, 2012 - Video
Chapter 16 of the City Code is formally known as the Land Development Regulations (LDRs), which include zoning regulations and site planning and design standards. The LDRs in their current form became effective on September 10, 2007 and have since been modified periodically to stay current with evolving community preferences and to resolve minor inconsistencies, improve clarity of understanding and respond to changes in local, state and federal law.
Ideas and requests for improvements to the LDRs are submitted from a variety of sources, including the general public, city council, administration and staff. Improvements are generally processed bi-annually, twice per year.
To submit your code improvement suggestion(s), email:
Derek S. Kilborn, City Planner
LGCP 2013-01, CENTRAL AVENUE REVITALIZATION PLAN - City-initiated amendments to the LDRs, Future Land Use map and Official Zoning map implementing objectives of the Central Avenue Revitalization Plan.
LDR 2013-05, MOBILE FOOD TRUCKS - City-initiated amendments to the LDRs pertaining to ice cream trucks, mobile canteen trucks and mobile food trucks.
|CC, 1st Reading||01-09-2014*|
|CC, Public Hearing||01-16-2014*|
|* = tentative dates|
LDR 2013-02, FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT
|CC, 1st Reading||11-25-2013||Report|
|CC, Public Hearing||12-05-2013||Report|
LDR 2013-03, COMMISSION CONSOLIDATION
|CC, 1st Reading||12-05-2013|
|CC, Public Hearing||12-19-2013|
LDR 2013-04 HISTORIC and ARCHAEOLOGICAL PRESERVATION
|CC, 1st Reading||Pending|
|CC, Public Hearing||Pending|
LDR Code Amendment Schedule
The LDR Code Amendment Scedule is a tentative schedule for the processing of city-initiated applications to amend the text of the city's Land Development Regulations (LDRs). Please be advised, the schedule is tentative and subject to change depending on circumstances. Private-initiated applications may be filed and processed at any time. Please contact Derek Kilborn, Planner III at (727) 893-7872 for more information.
LDR Code Improvements - Adopted
Ordinance XX-H LDR Code Amendment Package No. 4
Ordinance 52-H: Signs Ordinance 50-H: Building Separation, Downtown Center Ordinance 35-H: Digital Billboards Ordinance 21-H: Docks Ordinance 25-H: Downtown Waterfront Master Plan
Ordinance 1029-G: LDR Code Amendment Package No. 4 Ordinance 1012-G: City Attorney Codification Update Ordinance 3-H: Signage for BlueWays Ordinance 13-H: Beekeeping
Ordinance 971-G: Temporary Parking Lots Ordinance 985-G: LDR Code Amendment Package No. 3 Ordinance 1007-G: Artist Enclave Overlay District
Ordinance 933-G: Community Gardens Ordinance 934-G: Drought Tolerant Turf Ordinance 935-G: Office, General within DC-P Ordinance 936-G: Maximum Height Map within DC Ordinance 937-G: Maximum Height Map within DC Ordinance 957-G: Pushcarts Ordinance 959-G: Historic Preservation TDRs
Ordinance 876-G: LDR .Amend. Package No. 1 Ordinance 882-G: Tree Removal Permits Ordinance 892-G: LDR Amend. Package No. 2 (Procedures) Ordinance 893-G: LDR Amend. Package No. 2 (All Others) Ordinance 900-G: Temporary Uses
Ordinance 777-G: Adoption of LDRs Ordinance 819-G: Adoption of LDRs (DC Districts) Ordinance 820-G: Adoption of LDRs (Procedures) Ordinance 821-G: Adoption of LDRs (All Other)