Mon. August 11th, 2014 the Evanston City Council approved amending the Zoning Ordinance text land use regulations for Neighborhood Gardens, Urban Farms and Rooftop Urban Farms. The amendment allows, for the first time, the existence of urban farms and rooftop urban farms within Evanston City limits. Neighborhood gardens, urban farms and rooftop urban farms are all now Special Use in a variety of different zoning districts.
What does this mean for you? If you have been dreaming up an urban farm plan, neighborhood garden idea or rooftop urban farm plan they can now become a reality in Evanston. For more information on the amended ordinance visit the www.cityofevanston.org or call/text 3-1-1 .